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EBF4 Syphon Appearance

Syphon is a recurring skill in the Epic Battle Fantasy series. In Epic Battle Fantasy 2 and 5, it is one of Natalie's standard spells. In Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 4, it is an unlockable skill that can be taught to any of the players.

Description

When cast, a large, translucent sigil appears over the targets, rotating a few times before disappearing. The sigil appears to consist of several concentric circles, each with a different design:

  • The outer circle is black and dotted with a sequence of small and large rings connected by elegant curving lines.
  • The middle circle is white, with strange runes written around it.
  • The inner circle is black, with a Japanese character written in it. It is surrounded by a few thin white and black rings.

Syphon's purpose is to try to put all enemies under the status effect of the same name, which typically prevents them from using magical attacks.

In EBF4, White Clay can also use Syphon.

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

The in-game description incorrectly states the skill has 0 power instead of 900, and 200% Accuracy instead of 150%.

Syphon
Targets all foes. Seals their magic and special abilities.
Target Type Element Status Effect MP Acc RdF
All Stat Magic Stat Magic Defence ---- Status Syphon 60 150% 10%
Power Status Chance Status Strength
900 120% 5x


Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Found in the secret area in Vegetable Forest, which becomes accessible after getting 10 Medals. It no longer has guaranteed Syphon infliction on foes with no resistance to Syphon, and the status has a shorter duration.

EBF3 Skill Syphon
Syphon
Sends all foes into Syphon status, which stops them from using magical attacks.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All Stat Magic ---- Status Syphon 200% 10% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 2.5 50% 3x 10 500
2 3.5 70% 3x 20 1500
3 4.5 90% 3x 30 5000

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Found in Crystal Caverns, on the screen with drill-wielding NPCs, in the left chest, blocked by a battle that appears as a Coal Bat.

It no longer deals damage to the targets, and the status's duration has decreased again.

EBF4 Skill Syphon
Syphon
Syphons all foes.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All -- ---- Status Syphon 100% 10% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 -- 50% 2x 10 500
2 -- 65% 2x 15 1000
3 -- 80% 2x 20 2000
4 -- 90% 2x 25 4000
Note: When cast by foes, has level 1 parameters.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Syphon is the upgraded version of Mute. It can either target all foes or just one, acting like Mute when used against a single target.

EBF5 Skill Syphon
Syphon
Syphons all foes, making them unable to use most magical attacks. Can also target a single foe for a stronger syphoning effect.
  • Has a 2-turn cooldown.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All | Single -- ---- EBF5 Status Syphon 100% -- --
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength AP Cost
3 -- 50% | 150% 2x | 3x 500
4 -- 75% | 200% 2x | 4x 1000
5 -- 100% | 250% 2x | 5x 2000
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