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The Black Clay, also known as Dark Clay, is a foe that appears in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 4, and one of many members in the Clay enemy family. It is found primarily in Kitten Kingdom Ruins in EBF3, or the Crystal Caverns, Lankyroot Jungle and the Temple of Godcat in EBF4.

Appearance

Like all Clays, Black Clay is a human-shaped living statue. It wields a double axe (or possibly a very short halberd due to the spike at the end), and, true to its name, wears black armor. It has a "X" as its sigil in place of face.

Overview

While Black Clay's attacks are moderately powerful at most, its Dark element affinity granted it a Doom/Instant Death skill (worst when multiple Black Clays are in the same wave — and they often are), which also could inflict formidable debuffs in EBF3. Once this threat is eliminated via status resistance, Syphon or Berserk, this single-target melee warrior is left with no outstanding abilities and shouldn't last long, thanks to its severe weaknesses to Holy and Bomb.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Dark Clay
Dark Clay Living Statue EBF3
An elite clay soldier. Uses earth and dark elemental attacks.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP Gold
180 4 4 4 4 4 4.1 26 6 40
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Water Element Wind Element Earth Element Poison Element Dark Element Holy Element Bomb
100% 100% - -120% - 200% 100% 200% -100% -60%
Status
Resistance
Status Poison Status Syphon Status Dispel Status Doom Status Berserk Status Stun Status Death
100% - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Brick Item Dirt Ball Item Steel Plate 3 Item Dark Rune - - -
Name Brick Dirt Ball Steel Plate Dark Rune - - -
Chance 100% 60% 40% 5% - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 black clay Black Clay EBF4
An axe-wielding warrior which uses dark attacks.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
188 4 4 4 4 4 4 28 2.8 2.8 32 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
- 100% - -50% 100% -100% - -50% -100% 200%
Status
Resistance
Status Burn Status Stun Status Freeze Status Tired Status Poison Status Dispel Status Stagger Status Syphon Status Wet Status Weaken Status Curse Status Death
- - - - 100% - - - - - 100% 50%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Brick Item Iron Ore Item Solid Spike Item Bottled Darkness Item Opal - -
Name Brick Iron Ore Solid Spike Bottled Darkness Opal - -
Chance 70% 40% 15% 10% 5% - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn Burn Status Poison Poison Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen Regen
7% Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

On Hard and Epic difficulties, enters the battle with 5x Status Brave Brave.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Slash Single 24 Stat Attack 30% Element Earth -- -- -- 120% 10% 10%
Multi-Slash Single 45/3 Stat Attack 30% Element Earth -- -- -- 90% 20% 10%
Notes: On Epic difficulty, attacks 5 times, each with 15 power as usual, raising total power to 75.
Quake Single 50 Stat Attack 50% Element Earth -- -- -- 120% 10% 10%
Haunt Single 35/5 Stat Magic 100% Element Dark 80% 300%
300%
300%
300%
3x
StatDown Attack
StatDown Magic
StatDown Defence
StatDown Mdef
Status Doom
100% 10% 10%
Notes: Each hit inflicts one ailment, selected at random, Doom is twice as likely to be selected.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Slash Single 22 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Is immediately followed by casting Dark Shot on the same player.
Triple Slash Single 45/3 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Fence Single 36/4 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Dark Shot Single 25 Stat Magic 75% Element Dark -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Is used only in conjunction with Slash.
Death Spike Single 40 Stat Attack 50% Element Dark 50% -- Status Death 90% 30% 10%
Evil Spikes Single 52.8/6 Stat Attack 50% Element Dark -- -- -- 90% 10% 10%

Battle logic

The following describes general logic of the enemy and attack patterns, with chances of each attack to be used. Conditions are listed from highest to lowest priority unless specified otherwise.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

  • Berserked → Slash;
  • Syphoned → Slash (1/2), Multi-Slash (1/2);
  • Otherwise → Slash (1/4), Multi-Slash (1/4), Quake (1/4), Haunt (1/4).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Slash (1/3), Triple Slash (1/3), Fence (1/3);
  • Otherwise → Slash (1/5), Triple Slash (1/5), Fence (1/5), Death Spike (1/5), Evil Spikes (1/5).