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The Cosmic Monolith is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and Adventure Story, an optional miniboss in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 (found on Battle Mountain, which is exclusive to the upgraded Premium Pack and the Steam release of the game), and a summon in the latter game. It is also a member of the Monolith enemy class.

Appearance

The Cosmic Monolith is in the shape of a rectangular prism with very round holes in the front of it. It is of a black coloring and has marking going across the front, top, and sides, which glow red every few seconds. When destroyed, Cosmic Monolith gets sliced apart, revealing it is made of dark matter.

Overview

Monoliths take the role of offensive spell-casters, with Cosmic Monolith itself being biased towards the Dark element, fitting its color theme. Cosmic Monolith is notable for its high Magic Attack and very high Evade, requiring the players to buff own accuracy or/and debuff Monolith's evade in order to have adequate chances to hit it. Its array of abilities includes mostly damage-oriented Dark magic such as Pulsar, often with a chance to slightly debuff or Dispel the targets.

Doomsday EBF3

Doomsday, as seen in Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Cosmic Monolith is most known for its Doomsday spell, that deals immense Dark-elemental damage in a fiery energy explosion, hurting both players and foes; its raw damage far exceeds players' usual health, typically resulting in an instant party wipe unless counter-measures were taken, while the Monolith itself absorbs it and therefore heals from it. Even a 70% Magic Defence buff alone doesn't guarantee survival, forcing the player to Defend or/and look for equipment that gives resistance to Dark.

Alternatively, one can try Syphoning the thing — the common weak point of Monoliths works with Cosmic Monolith as well, rendering it completely useless for a lengthy while, giving time to attack and possibly destroy it before it becomes operational again. However, considering Monoliths' resistance to Syphon, it's more of a gamble than a reliable tactic.

In Epic Battle Fantasy 3, Doomsday is preceded by Flare on the same turn, which lowers players' accuracy, making them miss even more often. The Monolith uses this combo attack on its very first turn and then each third turn, most likely taking unawares down at turn one. However, since all of Cosmic Monolith's spells besides the weak Flare are fully Dark-elemental, getting 100% Dark resistance would make them all do zero damage, effectively ruining Monolith's offense, though this won't protect from debuffs and Dispel.

In Adventure Story, the Cosmic Monolith launches powerful, fast moving, and homing fireballs at Matt in groups of three. it appears in the shape of a normal monolith much like the other Monoliths, but instead of doing Dark-Based attacks as it usually does, it instead does Fire-Based attacks.

Cosmic Monolith sliced

Sliced apart, with its parts falling down.

In Epic Battle Fantasy 4, Cosmic Monolith gets its weaknesses changed from Thunder and Bomb to Thunder and Water, loses Flare and Antimatter's Dispel function, and Doomsday is no longer a surprise: although the Monolith still uses it each third turn, it no longer begins the battle with it, and now gains the Charge status a turn before it would be used, giving the player an idea of something big and evil incoming; the Doomsday itself now targets only players instead of everyone, no longer healing the caster. In this game Cosmic Monolith gains a new attack, where it teleports itself above a player and falls onto them, slamming them for extreme physical non-elemental damage. Additionally, some of its spells, including Doomsday, were changed from 100% element degree to 75%, meaning that 100% Dark resistance is no longer enough to completely nullify their damage.

Other than that, Cosmic Monolith and his role on the battlefield remain unchanged, and Dark resistance is still almost mandatory to survive it on higher difficulties. Its summon version, being the strongest summon in the game, does exactly what one would expect — nukes all foes with Doomsday; using it for the first time awards the Space Invaders medal.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Cosmic Monolith
Cosmic Monolith Unknown Machine EBF3
Distorts the space and time around it to avoid attacks. Destroys everything.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP Gold
500 4 4 6 4 4 7 420 25 200
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Water Element Wind Element Earth Element Poison Element Dark Element Holy Element Bomb
100% -100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 400% 100% -100%
Status
Resistance
Status Poison Status Syphon Status Dispel Status Doom Status Berserk Status Stun Status Death
100% 70% - - - 70% 100%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Dark Rune Item Dark Matter - - - - -
Name Dark Rune Dark Matter - - - - -
Chance 100% 40% - - - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 cosmic monolith Cosmic Monolith EBF4
A mysterious monolith from deep space. Uses extremely powerful dark attacks, and has incredibly high evade.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
500 4 4 6 4 4 8 400 22 22 150 25
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
100% -100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% -100% 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% 100% - 100% 50% 100% 50% - - - 100%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Dark Rune Item Dark Matter - - - - -
Name Dark Rune Dark Matter - - - - -
Chance 100% 30% - - - - -
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
Immune Immune Immune -16.(6)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

EBF5 Foe Icon Cosmic Monolith
Cosmic Monolith EBF5
An alien machine from deep space. There's crazy amounts of dark energy stored in this thing! Dark resistance is critical!
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
500 4 4 4 4 4 8 500 25 25 200 25 4
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire EBF5 Element Thunder EBF5 Element Ice EBF5 Element Earth EBF5 Element Bio EBF5 Element Bomb EBF5 Element Water EBF5 Element Wind EBF5 Element Holy EBF5 Element Dark
100% -80% 100% 100% 100% 100% -80% 100% 100% 200%
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch EBF5 Status Stun EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze EBF5 Status Poison+Virus EBF5 Status Syphon EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse EBF5 Status Wet+Dry EBF5 Status Heavy+Light EBF5 Status Weak+Tired EBF5 Status Dispel EBF5 Status Death
100% 100% 100% 100% 50% - 100% - - 100% 50% 100%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn Burn EBF5 Status Poison Poison EBF5 Status Virus Virus EBF5 Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate Regen
Immune Immune Immune Immune -16.(6)%
Damage taken from first three is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Flare All 10 Stat Magic ---- 100% 20% StatDown Accuracy 160% 0% 10%
Notes: Is immediately followed by...
Doomsday Everyone 130 Stat Magic 100% Element Dark -- -- -- 200% 10% 10%
Notes: Allies will only be hit for 3 power.
This combo attack is used at the first turn, and then each third turn.
Prior to the 2016 update, Doomsday instead had 180 power and 90% element degree.
Pulsar All 70 Stat Magic 100% Element Dark 50% 30% StatDown Mdef 100% 10% 10%
Antimatter All 50 Stat Magic 100% Element Dark 100% -- Status Dispel 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Unlike Lance's Antimatter, this one does not center its damage on anyone and instead spreads it evenly, and has higher element degree and higher Dispel chance.
Buff Self
Allies
-- -- ---- -- 70%
50%
Stat Magic
Stat Evade
-- -- --

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Doomsday All 250 Stat Magic 75% Element Dark -- -- -- 300% 10% 10%
Notes: Used every three turns if able, indicated by the Charge status the turn prior.
Pulsar All 60 Stat Magic 100% Element Dark 30% 20% StatDown Magic 115% 10% 10%
Antimatter Centered 80 Stat Magic 75% Element Dark -- -- -- 120% 10% 10%
Slam Single 160 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Buff Allies -- -- ---- -- 50%
50%
Stat Magic
Stat Evade
-- -- --
Charge Self -- -- ---- -- 2x Status Charge -- -- --
Notes: Charges to cast Doomsday.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Slam Single 180 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Can be used only while under the effect of EBF5 Status Berserk Berserk or EBF5 Status Syphon Syphon.
Space Distortion Single 80 Stat Magic 50% EBF5 Element Dark 100%
40%
30%
3x
EBF5 StatDown Mdef
EBF5 Status Invisible
100% 10% 10%
Notes: Can be used only in conjunction with Charge, and only on Hard and Epic difficulties.
Distortion Field All 40 Stat Magic 50% EBF5 Element Dark 25%
100%
3x
20%
EBF5 Status Invisible
EBF5 StatDown Mdef
100% 10% 10%
Pulsar All 60 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Dark 40% 2x EBF5 Status Heavy 115% 10% 10%
Energy Barrage All 50/2 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Bomb -- -- -- 100% 30% 10%
Shockwave All 45/2 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Wind 20% 1x EBF5 Status Stagger 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Can be used only on Hard and Epic difficulties.
Charge Self -- -- ---- -- 3x EBF5 Status Charge -- -- --
Notes: On Hard and Epic difficulties, is immediately followed by casting Space Distortion on a random player, unless all players are EBF5 Status Lovable Lovable.
Doomsday All 150 Stat Magic 75% EBF5 Element Dark 100% 5x EBF5 Status Scorch 300% 10% 10%
Notes: Requires and expends EBF5 Status Charge Charge.
Buff Allies -- -- ---- -- 30%
30%
Stat Magic
Stat Evade
-- -- --
Notes: On Hard and Epic difficulties, the strength of both stat buffs is increased to 50%.

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

  • Syphoned → Nothing;
  • First turn and then each 3rd turn or/and Berserked → Flare;
  • Otherwise → Pulsar (1/3), Antimatter (1/3), Buff (1/3).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Spent 2 turns without Charge status → Charge on the same turn;
  • Syphoned → Nothing;
  • Charged → Doomsday;
  • Otherwise → Pulsar (1/4), Antimatter (1/4), Slam (1/4), Buff (1/4).

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

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Summon

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

In EBF4, it can be obtained from the farthest chest in the Danger Room of Waste Disposal Plant. The room can be observed the first time Waste Disposal Plant is visited, but cannot be accessed until much later: to open the door into the room, levers marked II, III, VI, IX and X should be turned on and the rest off, and the last lever required for the puzzle is outside the factory, reached only from the other side, when you get to the entrance of the Temple of Godcat. Additionally, in the Danger Room itself, one Copper Key and one Silver Key are required to clear the path to the chest.

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Summon Cosmic Monolith
Cosmic Monolith SP Status Freeze
Targets all foes. 150 Cured
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All 450 Stat Magic 75% Element Dark -- -- -- 300% 10% 10%

Using the summon for the first time awards the Space Invaders medal.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

EBF5 Foe Icon Cosmic Monolith
Cosmic Monolith SP EBF5 Status Freeze
Nukes the battlefield with a tremendous dark magic blast, which hits all foes. 111 Cured
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All 300 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Dark -- -- -- 200% 10% 10%

Trivia

  • In Epic Battle Fantasy 3, the Doomsday spell has a status effect chance set for it, with this chance getting increased from 10% to 40% on Epic difficulty. However, Doomsday does not have any status effects attached to it, so the status effect chance never comes into play.
  • The Cosmic Monolith's design, powers and alien origin are a reference to the Monoliths from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • A few objects in the Epic Battle Fantasy series share the Cosmic Monolith's color scheme, such as the Dark Rune item and the "Secret Weapon" used in Air Strike.