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  • The Rune Blade in EBF3 and EBF4
  • The Rune Blade in EBF1 and EBF2

The Rune Blade is a recurring Holy-element sword for Matt in the Epic Battle Fantasy series.

Description

The Rune Blade is a white and black longsword with a slimmer design than the Heaven's Gate, Matt's other Holy-elemental weapon. It has a white blade with a black marking near the base; the latter gives the impression of a cross when combined with the black hilt and crossguard. A pair of white ropes or cloth are wrapped around the guard, and both they and the black parts of the sword are covered in runes, as per the sword's name. In the third and fourth games, the runes were removed from the Rune Blade's in-game model, but remained on its menu icons. 

Unlike most of Matt's other weapons, the Rune Blade gives him a massive boost to his lackluster Magic Attack, while giving him little bonus (or even a penalty) in Attack. It also can drain MP with weapon-elemental attacks. Its resistances and other stat bonuses vary between games, but are typically biased towards magic.

Epic Battle Fantasy

The Rune Blade boosts Matt's magical stats while reducing his physical ones, and also boosts the power of Seiken.

  • Attack -10%
  • Defence -10%
  • Magic Attack 30%
  • Magic Defence 30%
"Magic blade. Works well with Screamer, Power Metal and Seiken"

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

The Rune Blade now drains MP with Weapon-elemental attacks, just like before, it also secretly boosts the power of Seiken.

  • Attack -30%
  • Magic Attack 10%
  • Evade 10%
  • Element - 20% Holy
  • Unleash - Seal
"Drains MP from foes"

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Rune Blade is found in a chest behind a tombstone in Glacier Valley. It gains a chance to Syphon the victims of Matt's weapon-elemental skills, which is greatly increased with his Unleash attack.

EBF3 WepIcon Rune Blade Rune Blade
Drains MP from the target. Level 4: May syphon targets.
Unleash: Has a high chance of syphoning the target.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP - 5% 10% 15% 20% Element Dark 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack -40% -30% -20% -10% - Stat Defence - - - - - Status Death 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic - - - 10% 20% Stat Mdef - 5% 5% 10% 10% Status Doom 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - 5% 10% Element 25% Element Holy
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Syphon - - - 20% 30%
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - 2x 3x
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Paper Talisman
x 1
-- -- 3 Item Paper Talisman
x 5
-- --
4 Item Light Rune
x 5
Item Rainbow Gems 3
x 4
-- 5 Item Mercury
x 1
Item Paper Talisman
x 5
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Rune Blade is given after completing a quest for ???. It now resists Syphon and Dispel instead of the previous combination of Dark, Death and Doom, and it gives a much higher boost to Magic Attack. Unlike previous iterations,  it also gives Matt a means of utilizing its best stat by unleashing Glitter with weapon-elemental skills, which also benefits from the sword's new Holy boost.

The Equilibrium sword (exclusive to post-Battle Mountain update version of the Premium Pack), given for beating all four boss rushes at the summit of Battle Mountain, can be considered an upgrade from the Rune Blade, having even higher Magic Attack boost and twice the Syphon infliction chance, though it lacks several of the Rune Blade's features like MP drain.

EBF4 WepIcon Rune Blade Rune Blade
May Syphon targets. Drains MP from targets with certain skills. Boosts the power of Holy skills. May cast Glitter with certain skills.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Status Syphon 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Defence - - - - - Status Dispel 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic 30% 40% 50% 65% 80% Stat Mdef - 5% 10% 15% 25% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - 5% 5% 10% 10% Stat Evade - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element 50% Element Holy
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Syphon 25% 30% 35% 40% 50%
Bonus Skill (50%) -- 2x 2x 2x 2x 3x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Paper Talisman
x 1
-- -- 3 Item Paper Talisman
x 3
-- --
4 Item Silver Plate
x 8
Item Paper Talisman
x 4
-- 5 Item Mercury
x 1
Item Silver Plate
x 8
--

Pre-Battle Mountain update version.



EBF4 WepIcon Rune Blade Rune Blade
May Syphon targets. Drains MP from targets with certain skills. Boosts the power of Holy skills. May cast Glitter with certain skills.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Status Syphon 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Defence - - - - - Status Dispel 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic 20% 30% 40% 55% 70% Stat Mdef - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element 50% Element Holy
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Syphon 25% 30% 35% 40% 50%
Bonus Skill (30%) -- 2x 2x 2x 2x 3x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Paper Talisman
x 1
-- -- 3 Item Paper Talisman
x 3
-- --
4 Item Silver Plate
x 8
Item Paper Talisman
x 4
-- 5 Item Mercury
x 1
Item Silver Plate
x 8
--
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