Sacrifice is a Dark-elemental special skill available for Matt, Natalie, and Anna in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It is also present as a foe-only spell in Epic Battle Fantasy 5.


When cast, Sacrifice creates a glowing red 死 (Shi - Death) kanji over the target, wreathed in red vapor and emblazoned over a red and black "burst" detail.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Sacrifice kills the user to deal massive, somewhat Dark-elemental magic damage to a single enemy, with a chance of inflicting Instant Death to the target. The act of sacrifice cannot be blocked by Instant Death resistance, Bless or Morale, but will still trigger Auto-Revive. It also has no impact on the Limit Break bar.

In general, Sacrifice has little to no practical applications, as the loss of a party member outweighs the damage dealt. While Auto-Revive mitigates its main drawback, the time spent setting it up for a single move is usually better spent on other tactics. Additionally, Sacrifice only hits one enemy and has low elemental degree, meaning effects that boost Dark will not do much.

Sacrifice can be used in joke builds such as those revolving around Revenge or to kill off a player to conserve experience, but Lance (who has the least useful skillset of the four and is most often benched) cannot learn it. It has no practical use in normal play.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

In EBF5, Sacrifice is no longer usable by players, and now simply deals weak Dark-elemental damage while debuffing the HP of the target, and has a decent chance to inflict Doom. It also has no negative consequences on the user.

Foe Users

Sacrifice has no side effects when used by foes.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Found in the Graybone Cemetery, in the bottom-left corner of the map, in the chest inside the block puzzle.

EBF4 Skill Sacrifice.png Sacrifice
Sacrifice the user to inflict massive damage to the target. May kill targets instantly.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single Stat Magic.png 30% Element Dark.png Status Death.png 150% 10% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 250 {180} 20% {10%} -- 12 500
2 320 {260} 30% {15%} -- 17 1000
3 400 {340} 40% {15%} -- 22 2000
4 500 {420} 50% {20%} -- 27 4000
Note: Stats in braces (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

No longer usable by players, Sacrifice is only used by the Zombie Hydra; it's also vastly different from its EBF4 version.

Name Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Sacrifice Single 30 Stat Magic.png 100% EBF5 Element Dark.png 50%
EBF5 Status Doom.png
EBF5 StatDown HP.png
150% 10% 10%
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