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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, although it is usually Dark-based.

Description

The Shadow Blaster is a futuristic-looking gun with a black exterior and angular red line details. It has a pair of cylindrical 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.

In EBF5, the gun gained a round red gem on the top center, a second wire on its side, and more noticeable red lines. It also comes with a black revolver with red accents and a small blade below the barrel.

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.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Shadow Blaster is a non-elemental gun with great Magic Attack and a hefty increase in MP, but below-average Attack and a minor Evade penalty. It casts Darkblast with some weapon-elemental attacks, and using Lance's Unleash allows it to lower the target's Magic Defence; despite its description, it doesn't boost the power of Dark skills.

The Shadow Blaster is a viable weapon for the endgame, along with the Steel Shark, Thunder Core and Red Vulcan. While the best choice is a matter of personal preference, the Shadow Blaster has the most useful resistances and the Steel Shark gets the most power with Air Strike.

The Shadow Blaster provides resistance against Dark and Death; neither becomes an immunity at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Shadow Blaster offers excellent Magic Attack, but poor Attack. It gives some of Lance's attacks a partial Dark element and boosts his existing Dark skills while casting two of its own; Dark Shot as a counter and Dark Flare as a potential unleash from Lance's weapon-elemental skills.

Despite Dark Flare providing utility through its decent chance to Dispel the entire enemy wave while debuffing their Magic Attack, the Shadow Blaster should be mainly used as a potent booster for Lance's magical offense, particularly Antimatter.

The Shadow Blaster resists DarkDoom, and Instant Death, becoming immune to the latter two at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Shadow Blaster hasn't changed much from its EBF4 incarnation; it has the same stats (superb Magic Attack and less-than-noteworthy Attack), and similar bonuses: a boost to Dark skills, a Dark Shot counter attack, and a chance to unleash Gravity Surge with weapon-elemental skills. However, both of its bonus skills are now purely Dark-based - and thus gain more of a boost from the Shadow Blaster - and can debuff the Magic Defence of their targets.

While the debuff isn't very strong and the unleash has a low chance of activating, the Shadow Blaster is still a capable offensive gun for Lance's magically-focused needs. Its bonus skills also have a slight niche by allowing him to maintain a Dark spell assault even with his cooldown problems while simultaneously having a chance to make his other spells hit harder by debuffing the enemies' Magic Defence.

The Shadow Blaster resists Dark, Thunder​​​​​, Doom, and Instant Death, becoming immune to the latter two at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Shadow Blaster grants solid Magic Attack and decent Magic Defence, along with boosts to Dark and Fire skills - barring foe resistances, this allows Lance to alternate between Antimatter Flux and Bullet Hell to maintain the offensive. It can unleash Space Distortion with weapon-elemental skills, which benefits from the gun's Dark boost while potentially applying Invisible and a Magic Defence debuff to further amplify future magic assaults. Magic-resistant foes aren't safe, either; the Alt Shadow Blaster can rarely summon Prototype 9X to bombard the entire enemy wave with serious physical Dark damage that's all but guaranteed to score a critical hit. 

While Space Distortion's Invisible can negate the damage of Prototype 9X, they'll rarely interfere with each other and the risk can be averted entirely by simply not using weapon-elemental skills or having Lance's teammates use up Invisible stacks with their physical moves (although relying on Prototype 9X itself is highly questionable, given its poor activation chance). In general, the Alt Shadow Blaster's main niche is to be a reliable gun that emphasizes Lance's natural talents and lacks the penalties (but also the power) of the likes of the Alt Flame Titan or the Alt Heartstopper

The Alt Shadow Blaster resists Dark, Thunder​​​​​, and Fire. None of these become immunities 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
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.


EBF5 WepIcon Shadow Blaster Shadow Blaster
A gun made from mysterious alien technology.
  • Boosts the damage of dark skills.
  • Level 3: Boosts the damage of fire skills.
  • Level 4: Randomly casts Prototype 9X between turns.
  • Level 5: May unleash Space Distortion 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 Fire 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack - - - - - Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Element Thunder 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 15% 30% 40% 55% 70% Stat Mdef - 5% 10% 15% 20% EBF5 Element Dark 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Dark
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (17%) - - - - - -
Bonus Skill 180 (22%) - - - - -
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 Item Dark Rune
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 its aesthetic and elemental similarities with the Cosmic Monolith, it seems that the Shadow Blaster may have been created using technology derived from the Cosmic Monoliths (presumably the one being researched in the Iron Fortress).
    • The same may hold true for EBF5's Neon Valkyrie, as well as several other machines.
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