Holy Fire EBF4

Holy Fire cast on a Haunted Tree.

Purging Flame (Holy Fire in Epic Battle Fantasy 4) is a Holy-elemental special skill available for Matt, Natalie, Lance, and Anna in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5.


When cast, seven white orbs appear next to the target that then disappear in small white clouds. Holy Fire deals Holy damage to one enemy, Dispels the target, and lowers either its Magic Defence (Epic Battle Fantasy 4) or Magic Attack in (Epic Battle Fantasy 5).

Elementally, this skill tends to work better on Lance as he both lacks a Holy skill and has high Magic Attack. While he already has a Dispelling attack in Armor Crush, Purging Flame's above-average power makes it a useful skill for offensive purposes. Anna lacks a practical Holy skill in EBF4 and can make good use of the Dispel, but she tends to be more oriented towards physical skills.

Outside of EBF4 Anna has both a potent Holy skill and a reliable Dispelling skill, making Lance the best choice for the skill.

Foe Users

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Holy Fire is unlocked by completing a quest in Whitefall Town for Helen.

EBF4 Skill Holy Fire
Holy Fire
Dispels the target and debuffs their magic defence. High accuracy.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single Stat Magic 100% Element Holy Status Dispel
StatDown Mdef
130% 10% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 50 80%
18 1000
2 80 90%
23 2000
3 110 95%
38 4000
4 140 100%
33 8000
EBF4 Skill Light Blade EBF4 Skill Shine EBF4 Skill Medipack EBF4 Skill Soul Arrow

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Obtained by completing Angela's quest in the first tree you need to enter in the Mystic Woods. Purging Flame now lowers Magic Attack instead of Magic Defense.

EBF5 Skill Purging Flame
Purging Flame
Holy magic which dispels a single target and debuffs their magic attack.
  • High accuracy.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Holy EBF5 Status Dispel
EBF5 StatDown Magic
150% 10% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength AP Cost
1 50 80% --
2 80 90% --
3 110 95% --
4 150 100% --


  • In EBF4 Holy Fire is the only skill in the game to have its MP cost reduced after upgrading (namely from level 3 to level 4). Judging from the surprisingly big jump in MP cost at level 3, the level 3 MP cost seems to be a typo and was intended to be 28 rather than 38, which would also solve the cost reduction.
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