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"Ack, dispel is annoying!"
―Anna / Natalie, Epic Battle Fantasy 4
Status Dispel
Dispel, also named Debuff (not to be confused with stat debuffs) in first two games, is a recurring negative status effect in the Epic Battle Fantasy series. Its icon is a broken yellow disk. Upon infliction, it erases all of target's stat buffs and positive status effects (sometimes with special relation to certain statuses), while keeping stat debuffs and negative status effects. It does not have a lasting effect like Poison or Stun — it takes effect instantly and then has no more effect unless applied again; it also does not prevent the buffs and statuses from being re-applied. All stat buffs and status effects one had at the time when inflicted by Dispel would still affect this attack, barring some statuses in EBF4 and 5.

Dispel can be prevented only by having corresponding status resistance, including Bless' temporary immunity in EBF4 and 5. Dispel becomes especially devastating on higher difficulties, when keeping defensive buffs up is often vital to survive; it may be advised to always have Dispel resistance on if affordable.

Epic Battle Fantasy

Dispel is not yet available for players to use, neither there are resistances against it.

Enemy attacks that can cause Dispel:

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

Spirit, Zombie Hydra and Flybot handle Dispel incorrectly. Technically, when getting Dispelled, the (de)buff state of the Attack stat (stored as a decimal) is normally set to 1 if it's above said value. However, for these three foes the wrong parameter is specified to manipulate with, which instead contains the result of base Attack * wave-specific multiplier, usually 1 * difficulty's multiplier. This can be abused to slightly decrease their physical strength on higher difficulties — on Epic, Zombie Hydra and Flybot become ≈11.7% and ≈20% weaker, respectively, while Spirit is basically unaffected.

Dispel is available to players through the following skills and equipment:

As no foes have higher Dispel resistance than 66.(6)% (besides final boss' immunity), 400% chance is basically a guaranteed application.

No enemy attacks can cause Dispel.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

In this game, Dispel will not affect Auto-Revive and Berserk.

Dispel is available to players through the following skills and equipment:

  • Antimatter — 50% chance for the foe chosen, 20% chance for the rest.
  • Dispel — up to 120% chance, targets all foes.
  • Unleash with Swordbreaker (sword) — 100% chance, ignores resistances and Evade. Won't display the pop-up status infliction notification (which were introduced in the 2016 update).

Although not directly related to Dispel, Crush will cancel a foe's Defence and Magic Defence buffs (and only them), ignoring resistances and attack's accuracy.

Equipment providing resistance against Dispel:

Enemy attacks that can cause Dispel:

  • Akron's dark scream (only in raised form) — 60% chance, targets all players.
  • Ancient Monolith's orange beam — 50% (200% on Epic) chance, targets all players.
  • Beholder's laser — 50% chance, targets all players.
  • Cosmic Monolith's Antimatter — 100% chance, targets all players (and, unlike Lance's Antimatter, evenly).
  • Czars's white Megaflare — 40% chance, targets all players.
  • Protector's orange beam — 100% chance, targets all players.
  • Rune Claw's charged laser — 70% chance.
  • Tundra Mammoth's Ground Pound — 20% (80% on Epic) chance, targets all players.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Stats before the Battle Mountain update are listed in brackets.
  • Out of neutral/multi-purpose statuses, Dispel affects Berserk but doesn't affect Wet.
  • Due to Dispel's order in statuses-related calculations, presence of Auto-Revive and Morale will be checked only after Dispel took the effect and erased them. Thus, these two statuses will not affect the attack that caused Dispel.
  • As with most statuses in EBF4 (besides Instant Death), there would be no pop-up notification of Dispel when Dispelled and killed by the same attack. Combined with the previous point, it'd create an illusion of Morale and Auto-Revive disappearing for no reason.

Dispel is available to players through the following skills and equipment:

  • Crush — up to 100% chance.
  • Dark Flare — up to 50% chance.
  • Dispel — up to 105% chance, targets all foes.
  • Holy Fire — up to 100% chance.
  • Holy Sword — up to 35% chance.
  • Protector (summon) — 80% chance, targets all foes. The status is applied before dealing damage.

Equipment providing resistance against Dispel:

Enemy attacks that can cause Dispel: