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The Obsidian Staff, known simply as Obsidian before EBF5, is a Dark-elemental staff available for Natalie in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 5. It is also present in Epic Battle Fantasy 4, albeit unused.

Description

The Obsidian Staff is made of black volcanic glass and features an elaborate head made of interlocking spikes and orange orbs. There is usually a faint glow around the orbs. In EBF5, if equipped while having the Dark Gown on, the orbs turn purple in color.

In EBF3, The Obsidian has a high Magic Attack bonus and boosts some of Natalie's strongest skills, as well as patching up Natalie's defence a bit at later levels. It has an additional utility in drastically debuffing foes' Magic Defence with the basic attack, and later gains a chance to counter with that exact attack, leading to free debuffs that both Natalie and Lance can easily make use of.

In EBF5, the Obsidian Staff plays very similarly to the Dark Tooth's EBF3 iteration, much like how the Dark Tooth's EBF5 version closely resembles the original Obsidian Staff. It provides the single highest Magic Attack bonus between Staves (along with a moderate Attack bonus). Unfortunately, this comes at the cost of a moderate penalty to both defences. When compared to weapons like the Honjo Masamune or the Soul Eater, the Obsidian Staff provides a less exaggerated boost to Natalie's offence, but also has much milder penalties. Regardless, the Obsidian Staff is a very potent weapon, packing not only strong stats with moderate downsides but also allowing for very powerful combos when paired with an appropriately armed Lance build.

The staff can also unleash Invisibility, which, as the name suggests, applies the Invisible status to the target, which will double magical damage dealt to them for the rest of the turn; since the staff also applies the Dry status, this means a single Normal Attack with Natalie can triple the damage dealt by any following magical Bomb or Fire attacks. Overall, this means that aside from just using the staff due to its high offensive stats, it can also be used to support a Lance geared towards magical Fire and Bomb damage, allowing skills like Bullet Hell, Air Strike or even Nuke to deal massive damage with proper setup.

In EBF5, the Obsidian Staff resists Fire and Syphon, with the latter becoming an immunity on reaching level 5. The EBF3 Obsidian solely provides resistance to Dark.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Found inside a chest in Volcano Peak.

EBF3 WepIcon Obsidian Obsidian
Boosts the power of dark skills. Lowers foes magic defence. Level 5: Counters with Attack.
Unleash: Lowers target's attack.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP - - - - - Element Dark 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack - - - - - Stat Defence - - 5% 5% 10% - - - - - -
Stat Magic 15% 25% 40% 50% 60% Stat Mdef - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% Element Dark
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- StatDown Mdef 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Earthball
x 10
-- -- 3 Item Magmaball
x 2
Item Brick
x 2
--
4 Item Ruby
x 2
Item Brick
x 2
-- 5 Item Dark Rune
x 5
Item Magmaball
x 6
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Compared to the Cat Costume with the same fate, Obsidian is more complete, lacking only forging data. The staff is mostly unchanged, but has additional perks of resisting Curse and increasing user's Magic Defence on higher levels. It appears as Oak Staff when hacked in.

(No icon) Obsidian
May debuff targets' magic defence. Boosts the power of Dark skills. Counter-attacks with Normal Attack.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP - - - - - Element Dark 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack - - - - - Stat Defence - - 5% 5% 10% Status Curse 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic 15% 25% 40% 50% 60% Stat Mdef - - 5% 5% 10% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% Element Dark
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- StatDown Mdef 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
Bonus Skill -- -- 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Found inside a chest in the Forgotten Temple of the Forgotten Ruins, the chest is behind a diamond block, which requires a Diamond Key to be unlock.

EBF5 WepIcon Obsidian Staff Obsidian Staff
Made from shards of volcanic glass.
  • Boosts the damage of dark skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Invisibility while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Fire 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Defence -20% -20% -20% -20% -20% EBF5 Status Syphon 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic 30% 45% 60% 85% 110% Stat Mdef -20% -20% -20% -20% -20% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Dark
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Dry 30% 50% 70% 85% 100%
Bonus Skill 1x EBF5 Status Invisible (50%) 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Gunpowder
x 2
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Amber
x 2
-- --
4 EBF5 Item Gunpowder
x 10
EBF5 Item Dark Rune
x 1
-- 5 EBF5 Item Dark Matter
x 1
EBF5 Foe Icon Obsidian Boulder
x 1
EBF5 Item Amber
x 3


Trivia

  • The roles of the Obsidian Staff and the Dark Tooth are reversed between EBF3 and EBF5; in EBF3 the Obsidian Staff is a reasonably strong Dark-elemental staff while the Dark Tooth had ultimate power in exchange for some of Natalie's defences. In EBF5 the Dark Tooth, as Natalie's starting weapon, is a standard Dark-elemental staff while the Obsidian Staff now provides a massive amount of power but lowers Natalie's defences.
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