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"That Matt doesn't look too bright... (Just like the real one!)"
―Natalie, Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Dark Matt is an optional boss featured in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. He appears in the final areas of Battle Mountain, along with the other Dark Players.

Appearance

Dark Matt resembles Matt, but with a grim, undead appearance. He has reddish-grey skin, black eyes, and red pupils characteristic of all Dark Players, and his hair is a dull black. He wears the Captain's Hat and a dark version of the Captain's Shirt, and wields the Anarchy sword.

Overview

Dark Matt has high health, attack and defence, but below-average magic defence and evasion. He uses many of Matt's Bushido skills, and scores critical hits very often. He is supported by various Monoliths, which can deal considerable magical damage (something that Dark Matt lacks on his own) and provide him with a variety of buffs.

Defeating Dark Matt on Epic difficulty will reward the player with the Captain of Death medal.

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Statistics

Icon Dark Matt EBF4
Uses mostly non-elemental and debuffing attacks. Has high defence and very high critical hit rate. Summons Undying, Sky and Viking Monoliths.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold
5100 6 12 6 3 4 3.5 800 80 200 800
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%
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% - 70% - 100% - 50% 50% 100%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Mythril Shards Item Bottled Darkness - - - - -
Name Mythril Shards Bottled Darkness - - - - -
Chance 100% 100% - - - - -

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF Status Syphon Status Berserk
Quick Slash Single 120 Stat Attack ---- 100% 30% StatDown Magic 150% 100% 10% U U
Wind Slash All 60 Stat Attack ---- 100% -- Status Dispel 90% 50% 10% U U
Revenge Single up to 149* Stat Attack ---- 100% -- Status Dispel 100% 100% 10% U U
Notes: *Power is calculated by: 150 - CurrentHealthPercent. For the exact formula, see the corresponding article.
Legend Single 80/8
80
Stat Attack ---- 100% 10%
30%
StatDown Defence 90%
100%
50% 10% U U
Notes: The first line is for Legend's first 8 small attacks; the second line is for its final attack.
Iceberg Single 75 Stat Attack 50% Element Ice -- -- -- 100% 10% 10% U U
Eruption Single 65 Stat Attack 50% Element Fire 30% 2x Status Burn 100% 10% 10% U U
Cataclysm Single 75 Stat Attack 50% Element Earth -- -- -- 100% 30% 10% U U
Drill Time Self -- ---- 100% 50%
50%
Stat Attack
Stat Accuracy
-- -- -- U U
Notes: Dark Matt then switches to the Drill Lance sword, and uses Giga Drill in the same turn.
Giga Drill Single 36* Stat Attack 25% Element Earth -- -- -- 100% 20% 10% U U
Notes: *Can deal up to 17.7x damage, depending on target's buffs, possibly reaching 637.2 power. For the exact formula, see the corresponding article.
Eat Bat
(Heal & Buff)
Self 1 / 15 MaxHP ---- 100% 50%
50%
--
5x
Stat Defence
Stat Mdef
Status Defend
Status Brave
-- -- 20% U U
Cleaver Single 500/5 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 100% 10% U U
Notes: Limit Break! Re-targets upon target's death.
Annihilate All 150 Stat Attack ---- 50% -- Status Death 120% 100% 10% U U
Notes: Limit Break!

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.

  • Limit Break → Cleaver (1/2), Annihilate (1/2);
  • ≥65% HP → Quick Slash (3/12), Wind Slash (3/12), Iceberg (1/12), Eruption (1/12), Cataclysm (1/12), Eat Bat (3/12);
  • <65% to ≥32% HP → Quick Slash (3/15), Wind Slash (3/15), Iceberg (1/15), Eruption (1/15), Cataclysm (1/15), Revenge (3/15), Legend (3/15);
  • First turn at <32% HP → Drill Time;
  • <32% HP → Revenge (1/3), Legend (1/3), Giga Drill (1/3).

Eat Bat may be used no more often than once in four turns; meanwhile, an attempt to initiate said ability would result in Wind Slash instead.

Strategy

Equipment

Your gears should be based around high defence, HP, Dispel and Death resistance. Dark Matt is weak to Holy and Earth, and Burn and Poison will also work wonderfully considering his high health and that these status effects deal damage based on a percentage of victim's health.

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Battle

Treat the battle as if it has 2 phases: In the first phase, you will need to cast Protect and Reflex to withstand Dark Matt's damage output. It's recommended to use SP only to summon the Ancient Monolith to survive boss' Limit Breaks. On the second phase, when he pulls out his Drill Lance and begins using Giga Drill, Protect can turn against you, significantly increasing the worth of accuracy debuffs and evade buffs, along with Morale and Auto-Revive.

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Trivia

  • Dark Matt may be partially inspired by Zombie Goku, the final boss of the first Epic Battle Fantasy. Other than being undead, they both wield the Anarchy sword and have somewhat similar movesets, especially the ability to dispel their opponents' buffs, and the ability to charge for an extremely strong attack.

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