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  • In EBF3 and EBF4
  • In EBF5, with matching revolver

The Shadow Blaster is a gun available for Lance in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, 4 and 5. Its element varies between games.

Description

The Shadow Blaster is a futuristic looking gun with a black exterior and red lines running through the gun. It has a pair of power cells located at the top, and a single black wire connecting the middle of the gun with what appears to be the gun's exhaust vents. The Shadow Blaster lacks a barrel, instead having only two short "lips" at the gun's muzzle.

The Shadow Blaster is one of Lance's most powerful weapon magically speaking. In all of its appearances, the Shadow Blaster gives one of the highest Magic Attack boosts in the game, but has a mediocre Attack boost. In EBF3 it also gives a hefty increase in MP at later levels yet suffers from a minor Evade penalty.

In EBF3, the Shadow Blaster is a viable weapon for the endgame, along with the Steel Shark, Thunder Core and Red Vulcan. Which one the player will use is a matter of personal preference. The Thunder Core and Red Vulcan both have an elemental boost for Plasma Field and Bullet Hell respectively; this gives them the highest power out of all of Lance's guns, and their elemental weaknesses are rare during the final battle. That said, the final boss can change resistances readily and spamming a single attack will probably bring up issues with the minion resistances. The Steel Shark, on the other hand, has superior stats and can efficiently damage with all of Lance's attacks. It is also capable of reliably Syphoning foes with Double Shot. However, its resistances are completely irrelevant for the final battle, and it cannot outdo Thunder Core or Red Vulcan with their elemental boost. The Shadow Blaster has the power of the Thunder Core but lacks an elemental boost, however it has incredibly useful resistances due to the ability to resist the most frequently occurring element in the final area and Instant Death.

The Shadow Blaster is generally capable of casting a Dark-elemental bonus skill, and may counter with one in EBF4 and 5.

In terms of resistance, the Shadow Blaster provides resistance against Dark and Death in all of its appearances, with Doom and Thunder resistance added on in EBF4 and 5 respectively. Since EBF4 Death and Doom resistances become immunity at level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Found inside a chest in Kitten Kingdom Ruins. It is non-elemental and, contrary to the description, does not boost the power of Dark skills.

EBF3 WepIcon Shadow Blaster Shadow Blaster
Boosts the power of dark skills. Level 5: May cast darkblast with certain skills.
Unleash: Magic which lowers target's magic defence.
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 5% 10% 20% 30% 40% Stat Defence - - - - - Status Death 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 15% 25% 40% 50% 60% Stat Mdef - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade -5% -5% -5% -5% -5% Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Microcontroller
x 2
-- -- 3 Item Metal Gear
x 3
-- --
4 Item Metal Gear
x 15
Item Dark Rune
x 1
-- 5 Item RAM Chip
x 4
Item Microcontroller
x 2
Item Metal Gear
x 2

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Shadow Blaster returns, and is now Lance's starting weapon when he rejoins the party. It is now a Dark-elemental weapon and properly boosts Dark skills.

EBF4 WepIcon Shadow Blaster Shadow Blaster
Boosts the power of Dark skills. May cast Dark Flare with certain skills. Counter-attacks with Dark Shot.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP - - - - - Element Dark 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Defence - - - - - Status Death 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic 15% 30% 45% 60% 80% Stat Mdef - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% Element Dark
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill (50%) -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Springy Spring
x 2
-- -- 3 Item Springy Spring
x 2
Item Red LED
x 3
--
4 Item Bottled Darkness
x 3
Item RAM Chip
x 1
Item Blank CD
x 1
5 Item Dark Matter
x 1
-- --

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Shadow Blaster once again returns as Lance's starting weapon. Aside from extra Thunder resistance, the Shadow Blaster's statistics remains practically identical to the previous game's version.

Lance joins the party with the Shadow Blaster already at level 3.

EBF5 WepIcon Shadow Blaster Shadow Blaster
A gun made from mysterious alien technology.
  • Boosts the damage of dark skills.
  • Level 3: Counter-attacks with Dark Shot.
  • Level 5: May unleash Gravity Surge while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Thunder 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Element Dark 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 15% 30% 45% 60% 80% Stat Mdef - - - - - EBF5 Status Death 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Dark
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill 55/3 (20%) - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Hand Bomb
x 2
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Dark Rune
x 1
-- --
4 EBF5 Foe Icon Red Flybot
x 1
EBF5 Item Hand Bomb
x 2
-- 5 EBF5 Item Dark Matter
x 1
EBF5 Item Dark Rune
x 1
--

Trivia

  • Based on Lance's comments in EBF5 as well as the aesthetic and elemental similarities between the Cosmic Monoliths and the Shadow Blaster, it seems that the Shadow Blaster may have been created using technology derived from the Cosmic Monoliths.
  • The same may hold true for EBF5's Neon Valkyrie, as well as several other machines.
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