Holy Sword hitting a Dark Golem


Holy Sword's animation in EBF2

"My love for swords has given me the ability to create them from thin air!"
―Matt, Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Holy Sword (also known as Seiken in earlier games) is one of Matt's signature skills, having appeared in every game of the Epic Battle Fantasy series.


When cast, a runic circle appears in front of an enemy, diagonally facing the ground. From this circle, a sword-shaped blast of white energy erupts, dealing high Holy-elemental damage to a single target.

Equipping Holy elemental sword such as Heaven's Gate or Rune Blade will boost the power of Holy Sword. In EBF4, Heaven's Gate may automatically cast Holy Sword with certain skills.

Epic Battle Fantasy

Seiken costs 77 MP to use. It's power increases when Heaven's Gate or Rune Blade is equipped.

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

Seiken's cost has been reduced slightly, costing 70 MP instead of 77. It has 100 accuracy and 80 power, with 75% of the damage dealt being of Holy element. It's power increases when Heaven's Gate is equipped.

One Skill Bonus is available to improve Seiken:

  • Holy Power - Boosts Seiken by 40%, +20% resistance to Dark

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Seiken deals 50% Holy-based damage, down from 75%, aligning it with Matt's remaining skills. In this game it may stun the target on final level.

EBF3 Skill Seiken
Seiken Element Type
Expert holy attack. Level 3: May stun target. 50% Element Holy Stat Attack
Level Power MP AP Cost
1 80 15 1250
2 110 20 2500
3 140 25 5000
EBF3 Skill Wind SlashEBF3 Skill Unleash (Matt)

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The skill was renamed Holy Sword in this game. It received a substantial power boost as well as a weaker version, Light Blade, which serves as a prerequisite. Chance to stun the target was replaced with a chance to dispel the target instead.

EBF4 Skill Holy Sword
Holy Sword Element Type
Expert holy attack. May dispel targets. 50% Element Holy Stat Attack
Level Power MP AP Cost
1 120 15 1250
2 160 20 2500
3 200 25 6000
EBF4 Skill Light Blade


  • The sword summoned by Holy Sword is a white silhouette of Heaven's Gate.
  • "Seiken" is Japanese for "Holy Sword", hence its name.
  • The symbols on the summoning circle appear to be lowercase Greek letters.
  • Holy Sword's animation is inspired by Excalibur's unleash from the Golden Sun series.
  • A similar attack was used by Matt to defeat Natalie in Brawl Royale, prior to the series. However, it summoned an actual sword, instead of one made of pure energy, it was also considerably larger, so big that the summoning portal wasn't visible on-screen.