The Defender is a midgame boss in Epic Battle Fantasy and an elite foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It is a robotic artillery unit with four spindly legs and a large cannon.

Epic Battle Fantasy

The Defender attacks with melee and presumably bomb-elemental attacks. It is weak against Thunder and Bomb damage. At low health, Defender will start firing its cannon, inflicting considerable area-of-effect damage.


  • Stabs a player with a blade.
  • Slashes a player with two buzzsaws.
  • Fires its machine guns, hitting both players multiple times for light damage.
  • Fires a barrage of rockets, hitting both players a few times for moderate damage.
  • Fires its main cannon, hitting both players for heavy damage.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

In Epic Battle Fantasy 4, Defenders return as powerful foes in the Waste Disposal Plant. They are largely identical to their original appearance save for color - their bodies are grey instead of green.

Defenders can fire missiles, MG, bind bombs that may debuff evasion, and cannon shells, and also use powerful physical attacks. They can also cast Bullet Hell and Blast. Unlike in EBF, it doesn't gain a powerful attack at low health. As mechanical foes, Defenders are weak to thunder and bomb elements, but resistant to wind, poison and earth elements. They are immune to stun, freeze, burn, Syphon, poison and death status effects and resistant to many debuffs.

A Defender appears as the 33rd wave in Battle Mountain's Foe Rush.


Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon Defender EBF4
A robotic sentry tasked with defending its position. Uses powerful bomb and fire attacks.
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold
900 6 4 7 4 3.7 4.1 210 23 23 220
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
100% -80% - 50% 100% -80% 50% - - -
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% - - 100% - - - 100%
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item RAM Chip Item 7-Segment Display Item Gunpowder Item Blank CD Item Steel Plate Item Plastic -
Name RAM Chip 7-Segment Display Gunpowder Blank CD Steel Plate Plastic -
Chance 25% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% -

Concept and design

EBF1 Defender Concept Art

Defender concept art

Matt had released several conceptual designs on his DeviantArt portfolio before the release of the game.


  • The overall concept and design of the Defender seems to be heavily based on the enemies from the Metal Slug franchise.
  • Defender is named after the classic 1980 arcade video game Defender.
  • Several of the Defender's parts and weapons are based on parts in the Mecha Dress Up Game.

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