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 Flare deals medium 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 is particularly useful for Lance, who does not have a Holy skill, though his Crush skill already takes the niche of single-target Dispel. In EBF4 it could also fit on Anna, whose inherent Holy skill is highly impractical, though she is more oriented at physical skills. In later games Anna has a very powerful Holy skill and a reliable single-target Dispelling attack, so Purging Flame tends to work better with Lance due to getting him more elemental coverage. All of the other players get strong Holy-elemental attacks, so Purging Flame is not a particularly useful skill for any of them.

Foe Users

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

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 is a typo and was intended to be 28 rather than 38, which would also solve the cost reduction.
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