Epitaphs are among the more dangerous creatures due to their Stone Breath attack, which can petrify all party members, leading to a Game Over. It can be learned as a Blue Bullet. It also inflicts various status ailments through its physical attacks, one of which is named Madness. They can come in pairs, or with other fiends.
The Epitaph does not oversoul.
It is best to take down these enemies quickly with Water or Holy-elemental attacks, and to bring along anti-petrifying abilities, such as Ribbons. Another strategy involves employing powerful captured fiends in combat, especially any fiend that knows Ailment Def. (e.g. Aka Manah, Black Elemental) and has access to powerful magic (e.g. Waterga, Ultima), as the Epitaph's Magic Defense is very low.
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