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The Phantom

The Phantom is a Dark-elemental gun available for Lance in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It is exclusive to the Steam release of the game and the post-Battle Mountain update version of the Premium Pack.

Description

The Phantom is a cannon with a massive rectangular barrel constantly glowing bright red. Mysterious patterns decorate the weapon's back and barrel, also glowing with a bright red color. This gun, in a manner similar to the Deep Blue, has a giant blade on top of the barrel, but it is blood red in color.

The Phantom boasts obscene Attack and a nice pinch of Evade, but suffers from a mediocre Magic Attack boost and a wretched defensive penalty. It essentially resembles Anarchy; great physical offense, poor defenses. Unfortunately, most Lance builds will specialize in magical attacks, making The Phantom not nearly as appropiate for Lance as the Anarchy is for Matt. Of course, it can deal blistering damage with Unload and Double Shot (both of which will have a great chance of Dispelling the target), but this is far less useful than having the Shadow Blaster use Antimatter. Speaking of which, The Phantom casts Antimatter as a bonus skill, albeit with the lowest power multiplier of all damaging bonus skills in the game.

Ultimately, while The Phantom has impressive offensive stats, its dreadful defenses and poor compatibility with Lance's skillset makes it generally inferior to more reliable guns such as the Shadow Blaster. It does have a niche in its high Dispel chance, but Crush is more feasible in most cases and the Vortex Cannon's Unload is almost as effective where it isn't.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Found on Battle Mountain, specifically in the left chest on the spike puzzle screen, after defeating the Praetorian MKII on the previous screen. The Hammer is required to get this far.

EBF4 WepIcon The Phantom The Phantom
May dispel targets. Boosts the power of Dark skills. May cast Antimatter 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 40% 55% 70% 90% 120% Stat Defence -50% -50% -50% -50% -50% Status Dispel 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic - 10% 20% 30% 40% Stat Mdef -50% -50% -50% -50% -50% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - 5% 5% 10% Element 50% Element Dark
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Dispel 30% 40% 50% 60% 80%
Bonus Skill (18%) -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Steel Plate
x 2
-- -- 3 Item Steel Plate
x 2
Item Red LED
x 3
--
4 Item Bottled Darkness
x 5
Item RAM Chip
x 1
Item Steel Plate
x 3
5 Item Dark Matter
x 1
Item Bottled Darkness
x 12
--

Trivia

  • As with many other weapons found on Battle Mountain, The Phantom metaphorically represents one of the bosses in the main game; in this case, the Praetorian (though the Dark affinity may make it resemble the Praetorian MKII more).
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