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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.

Description

As its name suggests, the Obsidian Staff is made of obsidian, a black volcanic glass. It has two spikes on the base and an elaborate head made of interlocking spikes; the latter also has two orange orbs with a faint glow. In EBF3, the orbs are next to each other on the front of the staff's head, framed by its uppermost crook. In EBF5, one of the orbs is moved to the back of the head, and both become purple if the staff is equipped while Natalie wears the Dark Gown.

The Obsidian is usually a strong offensive staff that empowers Natalie's Dark skills while giving her weapon-elemental skills the ability to make foes more vulnerable to magic attacks. Its elemental resistances usually include Dark and/or Fire.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Obsidian has a high Magic Attack bonus to give Natalie's spells more punch - especially the Dark skills that benefit from its elemental boost - as well as a slight Defence bonus to help her poor physical bulk. It can drastically debuff enemy Magic Defence with a Normal Attack, and gains the ability to counter with said skill once fully upgraded. Its Unleash significantly reduces the victim's Attack, which can be helpful for physically-inclined foes.

The Obsidian's best assets are its ability to boost some of Natalie's strongest spells (including her Black Hole Limit Break) and apply free debuffs that both Natalie and Lance can easily make use of. However, it faces competition if the player is not actively making use of Dark attacks; the Crystal Staff and the Nimbus have identical Magic Attack and useful stat boosts (MP and HP respectively), while the Dark Tooth offers more raw damage at the cost of Natalie's defenses. It's also obtained in a late-game area with many Dark-resistant foes; on the other hand, Natalie can get a lot of mileage from its resistance.

The Obsidian resists Dark, up to 50% at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Obsidian was intended to return in Epic Battle Fantasy 4, but was cut during the development process. Compared to the Cat Costume (another piece of dummied-out gear), the Obsidian's stats are nearly complete, lacking only forging data. It would have been mostly unchanged from EBF3, but with additional perks of resisting Curse (which becomes an immunity when fully forged) and increasing Natalie's Magic Defence at higher levels; on the other hand, its on-hit Magic Defence debuff is slightly weaker and not guaranteed to land, even at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Obsidian Staff provides the single highest Magic Attack bonus of any staff, along with a moderate Attack bonus. Unfortunately, this comes at the cost of a moderate penalty to both defenses. Compared to other "glass cannon" weapons (like the Honjo Masamune or the Soul Eater), it provides a less exaggerated boost to Natalie's offence, but also has much milder penalties; regardless, it is a very potent weapon for both offense and support.

The Obsidian Staff's weapon-elemental attacks can apply the Invisible status via their Invisibility unleash, which will double magical damage dealt to the victim for the rest of the turn. Since the staff also applies the Dry status on hit, a single Normal Attack from Natalie can instantly triple the damage of any magical Bomb or Fire follow-ups. This allows her to support a magic-based offensive Lance build, quickly setting up skills like Bullet Hell, Air Strike, or even Nuke to deal massive damage. On the other hand, the Obsidian Staff's massive offensive output and boost to Dark skills allows Natalie to devastate the opposition with Dark PulsePulsar, or even Black Hole if the party sets her up with Magic Defence debuffs and Weaken support.

The Obsidian Staff resists Fire and Syphon, with the latter becoming an immunity at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Obsidian Staff offers great boosts to Natalie's offensive stats and minor boosts to her Accuracy and Evade. It also empowers her Dark skills and gives her Weapon-elemental skills a chance to apply Burn and unleash Unholy Ritual for significant damage and possible Curse. This makes it equally effective at dealing immediate damage (especially against Dark-weak foes), and chipping away at enemy defenses over time.

The Alt Obsidian Staff resists Fire and Dark, becoming immune to both at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Obsidian is found inside a chest in Volcano Peak, on a small island behind a Beholder and right next to Curly.

EBF3 WepIcon Obsidian.png 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.png - - - - - Stat MP.png - - - - - Element Dark.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png - - 5% 5% 10% - - - - - -
Stat Magic.png 15% 25% 40% 50% 60% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element 50% Element Dark.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- StatDown Mdef.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Earthball
x 10
-- -- 3 Magmaball
x 2
Brick
x 2
--
4 Ruby
x 2
Brick
x 2
-- 5 Dark Rune
x 5
Magmaball
x 6
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Obsidian is unavailable by normal means. It appears as the 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.png - - - - - Stat MP.png - - - - - Element Dark.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png - - 5% 5% 10% Status Curse.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png 15% 25% 40% 50% 60% Stat Mdef.png - - 5% 5% 10% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element 50% Element Dark.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- StatDown Mdef.png 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
Bonus Skill -- -- 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Obsidian is found inside the bottom-right chest in the Forgotten Temple of the Forgotten Ruins. The chest is behind a Diamond Block, which requires a Diamond Key to unlock.

EBF5 WepIcon Obsidian Staff.png 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.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Fire.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Defence.png -20% -20% -20% -20% -20% Syphon & Disable 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png 30% 45% 60% 85% 110% Stat Mdef.png -20% -20% -20% -20% -20% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Dark.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Dry.png 30% 50% 70% 85% 100%
Bonus Skill 2x[1x] EBF5 Status Invisible.png (50%) 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Gunpowder
x 2
-- -- 3 Amber
x 2
-- --
4 Gunpowder
x 10
Dark Rune
x 1
-- 5 Dark Matter
x 1
Obsidian Boulder
x 1
Amber
x 3

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.



EBF5 WepIcon Obsidian Staff.png Obsidian Staff
Made from shards of volcanic glass.
  • Boosts the damage of dark skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Unholy Ritual while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Fire.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png 15% 25% 35% 50% 70% Stat Defence.png - - - - - EBF5 Element Dark.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png 15% 25% 35% 50% 70% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - 5% 5% 10% Stat Evade.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element 50% EBF5 Element Dark.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Burn.png 30% 50% 70% 85% 100%
Bonus Skill 120 (20%) 5x 5x 5x 5x 5x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Gunpowder
x 2
-- -- 3 Amber
x 2
-- --
4 Gunpowder
x 10
Dark Rune
x 1
-- 5 Dark Matter
x 1
Opal
x 1
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 making Natalie more fragile. In EBF5, the Dark Tooth is a standard Dark-elemental staff, while the Obsidian Staff now provides a massive amount of power but lowers Natalie's defenses.
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