For the EBF5 item, see Sacred Rune (item). For the EBF3&4 boss helper Rune with same elemental affinity, see Barrier Rune.

The Sacred Rune is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It appears primarily in Graybone Cemetery and Temple of Godcat. It is a member of the Rune enemy class.


Much like the Runes of EBF3, the Sacred Rune is comprised of a grey floating sphere and disk; the latter also has Paper Talismans attached to it. From the bottom of the disk, a second smaller sphere with a tiny spike sticks out.


Sacred Rune can be seen as a weaker version of the Holy Rune which debuted in EBF3. Aside from non-elemental attacks, the Sacred Rune is able to Syphon the players, making it a relatively minor threat on its own, but capable of being a nuisance when paired with other more powerful foes. Like other Runes, the Sacred Rune is able to suicide bomb players when its health is low, dealing heavy Holy damage to the foe's victim as it self-destructs.

Sacred Runes are quite fragile, and while they absorb Holy they have plenty of weaknesses to exploit. Most multi-target abilities, namely Air Strike, Fire Storm, and especially Pulsar should be able to effectively wipe out a group of Sacred Runes, though the players should take care not to leave any Sacred Runes on critical HP to prevent them from using their self-destruct attack.


Icon bestiary ebf4 sacred rune Sacred Rune EBF4
A blessed ornament which uses holy attacks and may self destruct at low HP.
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
129 4 4 4 4 4 4 17 2 2 22 50
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
-50% - - - - -50% -50% -50% 200% -100%
Status Burn Status Stun Status Freeze Status Tired Status Poison Status Dispel Status Stagger Status Syphon Status Wet Status Weaken Status Curse Status Death
- - - - 100% - - - - - - -
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Paper Talisman Item Rainbow Gems Item Brick - - - -
Name Paper Talisman Rainbow Gems Brick - - - -
Chance 80% 20% 50% - - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn Burn Status Poison Poison Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen Regen
10.5% Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Prick Single 15 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Pricking Barrage Single 30/5 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Talisman Seal Single 20 Stat Attack 50% Element Holy 80%
Status Syphon
StatDown Magic
100% 10% 10%
(Holy Fire)
Single 50 Stat Magic 100% Element Holy 80%
Status Dispel
StatDown Mdef
130% 10% 10%
Notes: The user dies during this attack.

Battle Logic

The following describes general logic of the enemy and attack patterns, with chances of each attack to be used. Conditions are listed from highest to lowest priority unless specified otherwise.

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Prick (1/2), Pricking Barrage (1/2);
  • ≥32% HP → Prick (1/3), Pricking Barrage (1/3), Talisman Seal (1/3);
  • <32% HP → Holy Fire.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.