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The Red Vulcan is a Fire-elemental gun available to Lance in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 4.

Description

The Red Vulcan is a crude-looking weapon made of dull red metal or polished stone. Its body is lined with large cracks, revealing a second, redder layer beneath the first. The grip has a large spike on the bottom, matching the bayonet-like protrusion beneath the red-glowing barrel. The top of the weapon has several jagged spikes and appears to be made of red gemstone; this may be Ruby, given its usage in upgrading the Red Vulcan.

In both of its appearances, the Red Vulcan provides strong boosts to both offensive stats, also bolstering Magic Defence. It has Fire-based bonus skills which generally add extra damage rather than debilitate foes, as well as a means of making foes go Berserk.

The Red Vulcan is one of the few guns in the series whose resistances have remained completely consistent between games. It resists Fire and Freeze, with the latter becoming an immunity at Level 5; however, it also has a 30% weakness to Water, regardless of forging level.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Red Vulcan has great Magic Attack and only slightly lower Attack, along with a bit of Magic Defence and Evade. It empowers Lance's Fire skills and gives him chances to automatically cast Flameshot as a counter or as an effect of his weapon-elemental skills. Its Unleash allows Lance to inflict Berserk on a foe, compensating for the Berserk spell's inability to target foes.

The Red Vulcan is a viable weapon for the endgame, competing with the Shadow Blaster, Thunder Core and Steel Shark. Which one the player will use is a matter of personal preference; the Thunder Core and Red Vulcan have the highest damage output with their elemental attacks, the Steel Shark has the highest Magic Attack in the game and the ability to reliably Syphon foes, and the Shadow Blaster has useful resistances to Dark and Death along with good Magic Attack.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Red Vulcan has balanced offensive stats and a small Magic Defence boost. It amplifies Lance's Fire skills, such as its Flame Shot counter and its Fire Crystals unleash; however, the latter can only be accessed through weapon-elemental skills, which means that Lance also has to run the risk of making his target Berserk unless a status-changing Flair is applied.

If the player intends to use the Red Vulcan for a Berserk-inducing strategy, keep in mind that the mechanics have changed slightly after the Battle Mountain update. If Lance wants to inflict Berserk on a foe, he must use a multi-hit attack like Double Shot or Unload — otherwise, the Berserk will simply fade once the enemy turn begins. On the other hand, if the target is already Berserk before Lance attacks, any of his weapon-elemental skills will add stacks to prolong it as normal.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Red Vulcan is found inside a chest in the restricted 30 Medals Area; to access the area, 30 Medals are required.

EBF3 WepIcon Red Vulcan.png Red Vulcan
Boosts fire skills. Level 4: Counters with Flameshot. Level 5: May cast Flameshot.
Unleash: Magic which sends target into berserk status.
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 Fire.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Element Water.png -30% -30% -30% -30% -30%
Stat Magic.png 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Mdef.png - - - 5% 10% Status Freeze.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - 5% Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element 50% Element Fire.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Red Potion
x 1
-- -- 3 Magmaball
x 1
Brick
x 2
--
4 Magmaball
x 3
Ruby
x 5
Brick
x 3
5 Ruby
x 7
Red Potion
x 2
Brick
x 10

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Red Vulcan can be bought from the Whitefall Town Equip Shop for 20,000 gold.

EBF4 WepIcon Red Vulcan.png Red Vulcan
May berserk targets. Boosts the power of Fire skills. May cast Fire Crystals with certain skills. Counter-attacks with Flame Shot.
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 Fire.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Element Water.png -30% -30% -30% -30% -30%
Stat Magic.png 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Mdef.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Status Freeze.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element 50% Element Fire.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Berserk.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Bonus Skill (50%) -- 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Iron Ore
x 2
-- -- 3 Magma Sample
x 2
-- --
4 Magma Sample
x 8
Dragon Scales
x 7
-- 5 Ruby
x 8
Dragon Scales
x 8
--

Pre-Battle Mountain update version.

EBF4 WepIcon Red Vulcan.png Red Vulcan
May berserk targets. Boosts the power of Fire skills. May cast Fire Crystals with certain skills. Counter-attacks with Flame Shot.
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 Fire.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Element Water.png -30% -30% -30% -30% -30%
Stat Magic.png 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Mdef.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Status Freeze.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element 50% Element Fire.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Berserk.png 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%
Bonus Skill (50%) -- 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Iron Ore
x 2
-- -- 3 Magma Sample
x 2
-- --
4 Magma Sample
x 8
Dragon Scales
x 7
-- 5 Ruby
x 8
Dragon Scales
x 8
--


Trivia

  • Because of the speed of Flameshot's animation, Red Vulcan is the only gun in EBF3 to be able to perform two bonus skills during Crush. As such, it is the only weapon in the series capable of landing two bonus skills in a single attack.