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  • The Soul Eater in EBF5
  • The Soul Eater in EBF1-3

The Soul Eater is one of Matt's recurring swords in the Epic Battle Fantasy series.

Description

Appearing in the first three games, it is a large sword with a massive red-tinted spiked blade, with an reddish eye and orange downward horns as the cross-guard.

In EBF5, its coloring was altered: the blade, cross-guard, and hilt were changed to crimson, the spikes became black, and the eye was changed to orange.

The Soul Eater's properties have been fairly consistent in all games it's featured in, following the "glass cannon" archetype: a phenomenal boost in Attack, balanced by a massive hit to Magic Attack (except EBF5), Defence and Magic Defence.

The glass part of the "glass cannon" is somewhat remedied in EBF5, as at level 5 the Soul Eater gains the ability to drain HP with Weapon-elemental attacks. In combination with its ability to counter with a Normal Attack, the Soul Eater can manage to remain fairly alive. Unfortunately, the Soul Eater now applies Curse to Matt when he has it equipped.

In Epic Battle Fantasy 3, the Soul Eater decreases Matt's Holy resistance. In EBF5, the intensity of the weakness is worsened and the Soul Eater is now also weak to Dark.

The sword does not appear in Epic Battle Fantasy 4, which instead has Anarchy for the same purpose.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Soul Eater is found inside the Forgotten Temple of the Forgotten Ruins, it is inside a chest behind a diamond block, therefore a Diamond Key is required to remove the block and open the chest. The Soul Eater has slightly less damning (*rimshot*) debuffs, but the player must now deal with a second elemental weakness and Curse. HP Drain helps this, but won't stop Matt from being killed outright.

EBF5 WepIcon Soul Eater Soul Eater
A weapon which contains many demonic souls.
  • Gives the player cursed status.
  • Level 3: Counter-attacks with Normal Attack.
  • Level 5: Drains HP from targets.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Holy -30% -30% -30% -30% -30%
Stat Attack 100% 120% 140% 160% 180% Stat Defence -40% -40% -40% -40% -40% EBF5 Element Dark -30% -30% -30% -30% -30%
Stat Magic - - - - - Stat Mdef -40% -40% -40% -40% -40% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Dark
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Curse 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Bonus Skill -- -- 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Auto Status 1x EBF5 Status Curse (50%) - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Iron Plate
x 3
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Razor Claw
x 3
-- --
4 EBF5 Item Amber
x 4
EBF5 Item Bone Spike
x 6
-- 5 EBF5 Item Dark Matter
x 1
EBF5 Foe Icon Demon Mirror
x 1
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Soul Eater can be bought from The Town's Equipment Shop for 22 000 gold. Its element was raised by a whole 5%, while doubling its Attack bonus and further increasing the penalties. It is famous as part of the SoulZerker strategy for defeating Akron, as described on the Kongregate comments page for EBF3.

EBF3 WepIcon Soul Eater Soul Eater
Pure attack power. Level 4: Counters with Attack.
Unleash: Very low accuracy attack which deals extreme damage.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP - - - - - Element Holy -20% -20% -20% -20% -20%
Stat Attack 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% Stat Defence -50% -50% -50% -50% -50% - - - - - -
Stat Magic -20% -20% -20% -20% -20% Stat Mdef -50% -50% -50% -50% -50% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy -10% -5% - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 25% Element Dark
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Note: Prior to the 2016 update, the Defence and Magic Defence penalties were only -40%.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Steel Plate 3
x 3
-- -- 3 Item Curly Horn
x 3
Item Steel Plate 3
x 3
--
4 Item Dark Rune
x 1
-- -- 5 Item Dark Matter
x 1
Item Dark Rune
x 1
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

  • Attack 60%
  • Defence -30%
  • Magic Attack -30%
  • Magic Defence -30%
  • Element - 20% Dark
  • Unleash - Massive damage
"The user won't live long with this..."

Epic Battle Fantasy

  • Attack 60%
  • Defence -20%
  • Magic Attack -20%
  • Magic Defence -20%
"For tanking bosses. Works well with Wind Slash, Drain and Legend."

Trivia

  • The Soul Eater's design is based off of the Soul Edge, an evil sword from the Soulcalibur series of video games.
    • The sword's name is not a reference to the Soul Eater manga/anime, that's a coincidence.
  • The comment in the original Epic Battle Fantasy appears to be a typo; try reading it as "For taking bosses" (as in meant for fighting bosses).