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The Oak Staff is an Earth-elemental staff available for Natalie in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5. It is exclusive to the Steam release of the game and the post-Battle Mountain update version of the Premium Pack.

Description

The Oak Staff is a brown staff made from carved oak wood and decorated with green oak leaves. The head resembles a Wooden Idol with glowing green eyes.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Oak Staff gives Natalie a gargantuan set of boosts in HP, MP, Defence and Magic Defence that eclipse even Flower Pot's, but horrifically cripples both Attack and Magic Attack by 40%. As such, one wielding the Oak Staff will have to deal damage through status effects, or be there primarily to provide buffs, yet will excel at tanking incoming attacks. Even healing is weakened by the decrease in Magic Attack, though this can be compensated by the heal-boosting Nurse Hat. The Oak Staff will still be inferior to all other staves when it comes to healing though, even with the Nurse Hat.

The Oak Staff provides three elemental resistances: Earth, Wind and Poison, none of which become immunities. It may Bless Natalie in-battle, and is the most efficient equipment piece at doing so, with two turns of Bless per application instead of just one. It boosts Earth skills and can cast Lumber with single-target weapon-elemental attacks; unfortunately, Lumber doesn't have much in way of special effects and, since it is physical and Natalie naturally has very low Attack (which is further decreased by the staff), won't deal any noticeable damage.

If the player wants a less extreme defensive staff, they may wish to consider the Flower Pot.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

Much like in EBF4, the Oak Staff has obscene defenses and severe offensive penalties. While it now boosts healing spells, this only serves to negate the bizarre Magic Attack penalty, and still doesn't allow Natalie to heal for significant amounts of HP. The staff can also summon Stumpy Gloop for complimentary party-wide Morale, albeit inconsistently. It also angers or intimidates plant and tree-like enemies.

While the staff does grant Natalie unparalleled survivability, its lack of relevant special effects makes it somewhat lackluster at actual support. The intimidation effect in particular tends to be more harmful than helpful, making the weaker Gloops and Bushes Surrender/Flee while Berserking the much more powerful Chompers. However, its impeccable defences make for a potential base of a defensive build.

The Oak Staff continues to resist Earth, Wind and Bio. None of these become immunities at level 5.

If the player wants a less extreme defensive staff, they may wish to consider the Slime Staff which has strong defensive boosts and actually existent Magic Attack.

Equip Remix

Alt Oak Staff is the epitome of magical walls and the god of eternal buffs. With deific levels of Magic Defence, moderate HP, and great Evade, the Oak Staff can weather any and all forms of magic while holding its own against physical attacks. While it has nonexistent offensive potential, it can support the party with its buff boost. Of course, the Oak Staff will force Natalie to be a very dedicated defensive player. For a less extreme defensive staff, consider Alt [...].

The Oak Staff can also reliably apply Heavy, making it potential support for an Earth-based offense on top of the normal defensive assets.

While it boasts incredible defensive stats, Alt Oak Staff faces stiff competition from its physical counterpart, Alt Wrecking Rod. While Oak Staff provides supreme magical protection, Natalie already has good Magic Defence and there are noticeably more physical attacks in the game than magical ones. As such, Wrecking Rod is typically better for most scenarios. For any given battle though, the decision is a matter of personal preference.

The Alt Oak Staff provides three elemental resistances: Earth, Water and Poison, none of which become immunities.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Oak Staff is found on Battle Mountain, in one of the two chests accessible after beating the Armored Oak one screen to the left from the entrance. The Axe is required to get there.

EBF4 WepIcon Oak Staff Oak Staff
Randomly blesses the player. Boosts the power of Earth skills. May cast Lumber with certain skills.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat MP 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Element Earth 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack -40% -40% -40% -40% -40% Stat Defence 10% 15% 20% 30% 40% Element Wind 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic -40% -40% -40% -40% -40% Stat Mdef 10% 15% 20% 30% 40% Element Poison 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% Element Earth
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill (90%) -- - - - - -
Auto Status 2x Status Bless (30%) - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Soft Wood
x 2
-- -- 3 Item Soft Wood
x 12
-- --
4 Item Soft Wood
x 6
Item Geode
x 6
-- 5 Item Emerald
x 7
Item Geode
x 6
Item Jungle Flower
x 2

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Found inside a chest in Crystal Caverns, one screen west of the entrance, the chest is blocked by some spikes, which are removed by solving the Slip 'n' Slide puzzle.

EBF5 WepIcon Oak Staff Oak Staff
A purely defensive staff.
  • Intimidates or angers tree and plant enemies.
  • Level 3: Boosts the power of healing spells.
  • Level 5: Randomly casts Stumpy Gloop between turns.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% - - - - - - EBF5 Element Earth 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack -50% -50% -50% -50% -50% Stat Defence 10% 15% 20% 30% 40% EBF5 Element Wind 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic -50% -50% -50% -50% -50% Stat Mdef 10% 15% 20% 30% 40% EBF5 Element Bio 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Earth
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (25%) - - - - - -
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Note: Before the v2 update, gave Bless between turns (2x strength and 15% modifier) instead of summoning the Stumpy Gloop.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Soft Wood
x 1
EBF5 Item Earth Ball
x 1
-- 3 EBF5 Item Gash Root
x 3
EBF5 Item An Herb
x 3
EBF5 Item Jungle Flower
x 3
4 EBF5 Foe Icon Wooden Idol
x 1
EBF5 Item Gash Root
x 15
EBF5 Item Jungle Flower
x 15
5 EBF5 Foe Icon Stumpy Gloop
x 1
EBF5 Item Emerald
x 6
EBF5 Item Opal
x 1

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 WepIcon Oak Staff Oak Staff
A purely defensive staff.
  • Increases the effect of buff skills used.
  • Level 3: Boosts the power of healing spells.
  • Level 5: Defending also buffs magic defence by 80%.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - 5% 5% 10% 10% - - - - - - EBF5 Element Earth 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack -50% -50% -50% -50% -50% Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Element Water 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic -50% -50% -50% -50% -50% Stat Mdef 30% 60% 90% 120% 150% EBF5 Element Bio 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - 5% 10% 15% 20% Element 50% EBF5 Element Earth
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Heavy 30% 50% 70% 85% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- 5x 5x 5x 5x 5x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status 80% Stat Mdef -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Soft Wood
x 1
EBF5 Item Earth Ball
x 1
-- 3 EBF5 Item Gash Root
x 3
EBF5 Item An Herb
x 3
EBF5 Item Jungle Flower
x 3
4 EBF5 Item Opal
x 1
EBF5 Item Gash Root
x 15
EBF5 Item Jungle Flower
x 15
5 EBF5 Item Emerald
x 6
EBF5 Item Opal
x 3
--

Trivia

  • As with many other weapons found on Battle Mountain, the Oak Staff metaphorically represents one of the bosses in the main game; in this case, Mighty Oak.
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