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  • Red Clay
  • Blue Clay
  • White Clay
  • Black Clay
  • Green Clay
  • Yellow Clay

Clays are a recurring class of foe in the Epic Battle Fantasy series. First appearing in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, they appear as knight-like humanoids made of hard clay.

Clays are not limited to physical damage; they can also cast magic. However, they are not resistant to Syphon, which is a great strategy to reduce their attacks to hacking and slashing. They are all resistant to Poison, Thunder and Earth-elemental attacks, however they share a weakness to Bomb damage, giving Lance an excellent advantage against them.

The Clay family initially consisted of four members: the Red Clay, the Blue Clay, the Light Clay, and the Dark Clay. Two new variants were introduced in Epic Battle Fantasy 4: the Green Clay and the Yellow Clay.

Red Clay

Red Clays use Earth and Fire-elemental attacks, such as Quake and Fireball. They are weak against Water and Ice.

Icon Name Chance
Item Brick Brick 70%
Item Iron Ore Iron Ore 40%
Item Concrete Concrete 20%
Item Ruby Ruby 5%

Blue Clay

Blue Clays use Wind-elemental attacks, such as Tornado, and Windslash which hits all players. They are weak against Fire.

Icon Name Chance
Item Brick Brick 70%
Item Iron Ore Iron Ore 50%
Item Concrete Concrete 30%

Light Clay/White Clay

A white-armored Clay armed with a staff and bearing a vaguely priest-like appearance to its armor. It specializes in Holy-element attacks such as Shine, but also wields a variety of healing and buffing spells (such as Temper, Regen, and Healmore). It tends to be vulnerable to Dark-element attacks, but absorbs Holy.

The Light Clay first appeared in the Kitten Ruins of EBF3. It returned in EBF4 as the White Clay, mainly being found around Lankyroot Jungle and the Temple of Godcat. On Hard or Epic difficulties, they start the battle with Regenerate status for five turns.

Icon Name Chance
Item Silk Silk 100%
Item Brick Brick 70%
Item Satin Satin 20%
Item Silver Plate Silver Plate 15%
Item Elixir of Life Elixir of Life 3%

Dark Clay/Black Clay

Dark Clays are elite soldiers with heavier attacks than the rest. They can cast Earth and Dark-elemental spells such as Cataclysm, and a Dark spell that hits multiple times. Besides, Dark clays are also well known for their Instant Death attack. They must be taken out as soon as possible if your players are not equipped with Death resistant armors. They weak against Holy-elemental damage.

It returned in EBF4 as the Black Clay, making their first appearance in Crystal Caverns. On Hard or Epic difficulties, they start with the brave status for five turns.

Icon Name Chance
Item Brick Brick 70%
Item Iron Ore Iron Ore 40%
Item Solid Spike Solid Spike 15%
Item Bottled Darkness Bottled Darkness 10%
Item Opal Opal 5%

Green Clay

Green clay are archer that appear in EBF4. They can use poison and earth magic. Green Clay attack similar to Anna such as piercing shot, Combo shot and arrow rains. These attack infilct poison status and earth magic can cause tired status. It weak to fire and bomb element.

Icon Name Chance
Item Brick Brick 70%
Item Iron Ore Iron Ore 40%
Item Lanky Root Lanky Root 10%
Item Emerald Emerald 5%

Yellow Clay

Yellow Clays serve a pike man or spear warrior appear in EBF4. These guys cast thunder elemental spells and throwing spears to the party. Their attack can inflict stun status. Its weak to earth and bomb element.

Icon Name Chance
Item Brick Brick 70%
Item Paper Talisman Paper Talisman 20%
Item Concrete Concrete 20%
Item Topaz Topaz 10%

Trivia

  • The Red Clay and Dark Clay cast spells by stabbing their weapons into the ground, similar to how Matt uses many of his Bushido techniques. Matt even comments "Hey, he stole my casting pose!" when he first sees a Red Clay casting magic. 
  • The fact that all Clays have a rune on their face might perhaps link to a connection with the original Golem of Hebrew lore, a creature made of clay animated by putting a note with the Tetragrammaton in his mouth and writing the Hebrew word for truth, "emet"(which means truth). The golems, unlike the clays in the game, can get deactivated by simple removing the "aleph" (א) from the word "emet", thus changing it to "met", which means dead in Hebrew.

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