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  • EBF5: The Deceased
  • EBF4: The Departed

The Deceased, known as The Departed in EBF4, is a non-elemental bow available for Anna in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5.

Description

The Departed is entirely composed of bones, possibly out of a tail or a spine. The outer edge of the bow has an array of spikes, as well as a single large spike near the bottom. The arrows are also thinner bones (possibly thigh bones) with a sharp tip that acts as the arrowhead. The Deceased is made of several bones bound together with leather strips, with the result resembling the shoulders of a human skeleton. The arrows are similar to The Departed's, but with a small leather band tied around the shaft, just below the arrowhead.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Departed gives a mediocre boost to Attack and Magic Attack, but its true worth lies in its ability to harass foes with Doom and Magic Defence debuffs by using Anna's weapon-elemental attacks. Even if the foes aren't put on a timer, the debuff can soften them up before Natalie hits them with powerful magic attacks; this is especially effective with Arrow Rain, as it allows Anna to hit an entire wave of foes with a great chance of Dooming and debuffing them.

The Departed's strengths are further improved with its ability to unleash Bones with its weapon-elemental skills; while the Doom timer on this skill is a few turns longer, it can still give Anna some added insurance if the innate Doom status doesn't trigger. It also counters attacks with a Normal Attack, providing opportunities to activate its on-hit effects even on the enemies' turn.

The Departed resists Doom and Instant Death, becoming immune to both at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

Although The Deceased has average offenses, debilitation is its true forte. It can inflict Doom and a decent Defence debuff with Anna's weapon-elemental skills, with an added chance of casting Bone Star for some Dark-elemental magic damage and a chance of inflicting Syphon. It also powers up Anna's debuffing skills (including its on-hit Defence debuff) and has a chance to summon a Zombie Hand between turns, giving her another source of Doom infliction.

The Deceased lends itself well to a debuff-based support build for Anna, with its Defence debuff supplementing the lack of Debilitate. It also has a good Doom chance, though it is outclassed by the Alchemist's Bow with Fat Fly. Either way, Arrow Rain is a perfect means of spreading its on-hit effects to an entire wave if the Zombie Hand summon doesn't trigger, and Bad Luck support can further reduce enemy life expectancy.

The Deceased resists Weaken, Tired, CurseBad Luck, Doom and Instant Death. It becomes immune to all of them at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Deceased is a balanced offensive bow with good Attack and Magic Attack and sharply boosting noth Accuracy and Evade. Its weapon-elemental skills inflict Bad Luck and a fairly strong Magic Defence debuff with a chance to unleash Bone Pillar (which benefits from the bow's boost to non-elemental skills), and it can counter attacks with a Normal Attack to punish the foes with its on-hit effects.

While Bone Pillar is quite powerful and carries a decent Weaken chance, it's inconsistent enough that the Alt Deceased's other traits should be focused on when deciding how best to use it. The non-elemental boost is mostly negligible; aside from the Bone Pillar unleash, Anna's only options for non-elemental attacks are Geometry and Sawblade. The resistances are notable for protecting Anna against all of the stat-reducing ailments as well as Confuse, allowing her to maintain her offensive with minimal disruption. Being able to apply Bad Luck can be useful (especially if a reliable source of Doom is available), and the Magic Defence debuff can provide opportunities for the party to deliver some arcane pain to the afflicted foes; in both cases, Arrow Rain enables Anna to afflict a whole group of foes with one attack. 

The Alt Deceased resists Weaken, Tired, CurseBad Luck, Stagger and Confuse, becoming immune to all of them at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Found at the Graybone Cemetery inside the left tomb, in one of the chests surrounded by spikes. Light up the torches to hide the spikes.

EBF4 WepIcon The Departed The Departed
May doom targets. May debuff targets' magic defence. Counter-attacks with Normal Attack. May cast Bones with certain skills.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP - - - - - Status Death 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack - 10% 20% 30% 40% Stat Defence - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Magic - 10% 20% 30% 40% Stat Mdef - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Doom 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%
Bonus Skill (50%) -- 3x 3x 3x 3x 3x
Auto Status -- -- StatDown Mdef 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
-- 20% 20% 25% 25% 30%
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Curly Horn
x 1
-- -- 3 Item Curly Horn
x 3
-- --
4 Item Solid Spike
x 4
Item Bottled Darkness
x 3
-- 5 Item Bottled Darkness
x 5
Item Curly Horn
x 15
Item Solid Spike
x 15

Pre-Battle Mountain update version.



EBF4 WepIcon The Departed The Departed
May doom targets. May debuff targets' magic defence. Counter-attacks with Normal Attack. May cast Bones with certain skills.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP - - - - - Status Death 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack - 10% 20% 30% 40% Stat Defence - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Magic - 10% 20% 30% 40% Stat Mdef - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Doom 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
Bonus Skill (50%) -- 4x 4x 4x 3x 3x
Auto Status -- -- StatDown Mdef 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
-- 20% 20% 25% 25% 30%
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Curly Horn
x 1
-- -- 3 Item Curly Horn
x 3
-- --
4 Item Solid Spike
x 4
Item Bottled Darkness
x 3
-- 5 Item Bottled Darkness
x 5
Item Curly Horn
x 15
Item Solid Spike
x 15


Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Found inside a chest behind a copper block inside Anna's House in Greenwood Village, thus it requires a Copper Key to unlock the copper block to open the chest.

EBF5 WepIcon The Deceased The Deceased
A symbol of inevitable decay.
  • Increases the effect of debuff skills used.
  • Level 3: Randomly casts Zombie Hand between turns.
  • Level 5: May unleash Bone Star while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Status Weak+Tired 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack 5%[0%] 15%[10%] 30%[20%] 45%[30%] 60%[40%] Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic 5%[0%] 15%[10%] 30%[20%] 45%[30%] 60%[40%] Stat Mdef - - - - - EBF5 Status Death 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (80%) EBF5 Status Doom 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%
Bonus Skill -- -- 3x 3x 3x 3x 2x
Auto Status -- -- EBF5 StatDown Defence 50%[30%] 70%[40%] 80%[50%] 90%[60%] 100%[70%]
Defend Status -- -- 20% 20% 25% 25% 30%
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version. Before the v2 update, debuff boost was unlocked at level 5 and didn't have an unleash.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Razor Claw
x 1
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Razor Claw
x 2
-- --
4 EBF5 Item Bone Spike
x 3
EBF5 Item Bio Virus
x 2
-- 5 EBF5 Item Dark Matter
x 1
EBF5 Item Bone Spike
x 5
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.


EBF5 WepIcon The Deceased The Deceased
A symbol of inevitable decay.
  • Boosts the damage of non-elemental skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Bone Pillar while attacking.
  • Level 5: Counter-attacks with Normal Attack.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Status Weak+Tired 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack 10% 30% 40% 60% 75% Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic 10% 30% 40% 60% 75% Stat Mdef - - - - - EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy - 5% 5% 10% 15% Stat Evade - 5% 5% 10% 15% Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Bad Luck 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill 180 (33%) 1x 2x 2x 3x 3x
Auto Status -- -- EBF5 StatDown Mdef 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Defend Status -- -- 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Razor Claw
x 1
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Razor Claw
x 2
-- --
4 EBF5 Item Bone Spike
x 3
EBF5 Item Bio Virus
x 2
-- 5 EBF5 Item Dark Matter
x 1
EBF5 Foe Icon Anna Doll
x 1
--


Trivia

  • The Deceased can be considered part of a subset of bone-themed weapons in EBF5, along with the Human Skull, Kaladanda, Club of Withering and Spine Snapper. Other than their visual appearance, their common themes include being focused around debuffs, being able to inflict either Instant Death or Doom (be it directly or through bonus/auto skills), and being Non-elemental (except for the Spine Snapper).
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