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Anna is a miniboss and the third player character to be fought in Epic Battle Fantasy 5.

Anna attacks the party in No Man's Land shortly after Natalie has been kidnapped by Lance, mistaking Matt and NoLegs to be the latter's henchmen. After being defeated and informed of the situation, she joins the party as they invade the Iron Fortress.

Appearance

Anna bears a striking resemblance to Anna, courtesy of being literally the same person. She is wearing the Amber Bobble and the Ranger Skirt, and wields the Fairy Bow.

Overview

As the penultimate player character fought, Anna is much tougher than NoLegs or Natalie. She mainly uses physical Bio skills, but she can also inflict Ice, Thunder and Water damage. Additionally, she knows some Wind spells that hit particularly hard thanks to her very high Magic Attack.

Most of Anna's attacks have a high chance of inflicting status effects and Magic Defence drops, with some of the former (namely Wet and Light) amplifying the damage of subsequent moves. In addition, she can summon a variety of weak enemies as backup - when pushed, she'll also call upon the Mighty Oak to deal severe physical Earth damage to both players.

Like all player bosses, Anna can be made to Surrender if certain conditions are met; in this case, she needs to be put at a significant disadvantage by lowering her HP and/or afflicting her with negative status effects. This can be made more difficult by the Air Strikes weather that will be active during the fight, as it will occasionally give Anna a Medipack that will cure her ailments and heal a good chunk of her HP. She can also heal herself after taking significant damage; fortunately, she can only do this once.

Anna is resistant to Bio, Earth, and Water and immune to Stun, Freeze, Chill, Doom, and Instant Death. On the other hand, she is weak to Wind and especially Fire, with the latter being further emphasized by her susceptibilities to Burn and Scorch. With "More Foe Resistance" enabled, she reduces her Fire weakness, loses her Wind weakness, becomes quite resistant to Weaken, Tired, Curse, and Bad Luck, and gains a slight resistance to all stat debuffs except for HP.

Two Medals can be earned from Anna's battle. Forcing her to Surrender (on any difficulty) will award Child Minder, while defeating her (either conventionally or via Surrender) on Epic will award Firewood.

Stats

EBF5 Foe Icon Anna.png
Anna EBF5
Why are you wasting a turn to read this? She's seriously intent on beating you up. Get back to it!
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP.png Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Stat Magic.png Stat Mdef.png Stat Accuracy.png Stat Evade.png Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
1102 4 4 7 4 4 4 125 20 20 200 15 N/A*
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire.png EBF5 Element Thunder.png EBF5 Element Ice.png EBF5 Element Earth.png EBF5 Element Bio.png EBF5 Element Bomb.png EBF5 Element Water.png EBF5 Element Wind.png EBF5 Element Holy.png EBF5 Element Dark.png
-80% - - 50% 50% - 50% -50% - -
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch.png EBF5 Status Stun.png EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze.png EBF5 Status Poison+Virus.png EBF5 Status Syphon.png EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck.png EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse.png EBF5 Status Wet+Dry.png EBF5 Status Heavy+Light.png EBF5 Status Weak+Tired.png EBF5 Status Dispel.png EBF5 Status Death.png
-100% 100% 100% - - - - - - - - 100%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP.png EBF5 StatDown Attack.png EBF5 StatDown Magic.png EBF5 StatDown Defence.png EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png EBF5 StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon An Herb An Herb An Herb Gash Root Soft Wood
Name An Herb An Herb An Herb Gash Root Soft Wood
Chance 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn.png Burn EBF5 Status Scorch.png Scorch EBF5 Status Poison.png Poison EBF5 Status Virus.png Virus EBF5 Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate.png Regen
1.89% per stack,
up to 17.01%
3.78% per stack,
up to 34.02%
0.45% per stack,
up to 4.05%
0.9% per stack,
up to 8.1%
Immune -10%
Damage taken from first four is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
EBF5 Foe Icon Anna.png
Anna EBF5
Why are you wasting a turn to read this? She's seriously intent on beating you up. Get back to it!
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP.png Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Stat Magic.png Stat Mdef.png Stat Accuracy.png Stat Evade.png Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
1102 4 4 7 4 4 4 125 20 20 200 15 N/A*
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire.png EBF5 Element Thunder.png EBF5 Element Ice.png EBF5 Element Earth.png EBF5 Element Bio.png EBF5 Element Bomb.png EBF5 Element Water.png EBF5 Element Wind.png EBF5 Element Holy.png EBF5 Element Dark.png
-50% - - 50% 50% - 50% - - -
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch.png EBF5 Status Stun.png EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze.png EBF5 Status Poison+Virus.png EBF5 Status Syphon.png EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck.png EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse.png EBF5 Status Wet+Dry.png EBF5 Status Heavy+Light.png EBF5 Status Weak+Tired.png EBF5 Status Dispel.png EBF5 Status Death.png
-100% 100% 100% - - 50% - - - 50% - 100%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP.png EBF5 StatDown Attack.png EBF5 StatDown Magic.png EBF5 StatDown Defence.png EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png EBF5 StatDown Evade.png
- 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Item Drop Rate
Icon An Herb An Herb An Herb Gash Root Soft Wood
Name An Herb An Herb An Herb Gash Root Soft Wood
Chance 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn.png Burn EBF5 Status Scorch.png Scorch EBF5 Status Poison.png Poison EBF5 Status Virus.png Virus EBF5 Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate.png Regen
1.575% per stack,
up to 14.175%
3.15% per stack,
up to 28.35%
0.45% per stack,
up to 4.05%
0.9% per stack,
up to 8.1%
Immune -10%
Damage taken from first four is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.


Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Normal Attack Single 30 Physical 50% EBF5 Element Bio.png 100% 1x EBF5 Status Poison.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Unleashes Leaf Blade. Status strength increased to 2x on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Piercing Shot Single 65 Physical 50% EBF5 Element Bio.png 100% 2x EBF5 Status Poison.png 150% 10% 100%
Notes: Ignores target Defence buffs. Unleashes Leaf Blade.
Status strength increased to 4x on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Leaf Blade Single 55/2 Physical 100% EBF5 Element Bio.png -- -- -- 100% 30% 10%
Notes: Is only used immediately after Normal Attack and Piercing Shot.
Razor Leaf All 70/5 Physical 100% EBF5 Element Bio.png -- -- -- 100% 30% 10%
Notes: Only used on Hard or Epic difficulties. Summons a Green Bush, Wooden Idol or Putrid Worm, summoning a second one when <49% HP; if Foe Remix is enabled, summons Cat Ninjas, Cat Bombers and Cat Snipers instead.
Whirlwind Single 36/3 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Wind.png 60%
50%
2x
20%
EBF5 Status Light.png
EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png
100% 10% 10%
Notes: Cannot be used on Hard or Epic difficulties. Summons a Green Bush, Wooden Idol or Putrid Worm, summoning a second one when <49% HP; if Foe Remix is enabled, summons Cat Ninjas, Cat Bombers and Cat Snipers instead.
Hurricane All 50 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Wind.png 60%
50%
2x
15%
EBF5 Status Light.png
EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png
100% 10% 10%
Notes: Only used on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Before the v2 update, didn't inflict a Magic Defence debuff.
Summons a Green Bush, Wooden Idol or Putrid Worm, summoning a second one when <49% HP; if Foe Remix is enabled, summons Cat Ninjas, Cat Bombers and Cat Snipers instead.
Aqua Arrow Single 40 Physical 100% EBF5 Element Water.png 100% 2x EBF5 Status Wet.png 100% 10% 10%
Frost Arrow Single 50 Physical 100% EBF5 Element Ice.png 50% 1x EBF5 Status Freeze.png 100% 10% 10%
Spark Arrow Single 40 Physical 100% EBF5 Element Thunder.png 50% 1x EBF5 Status Stun.png 100% 10% 10%
Eat Pumpkin Self MaxHP/4 -- ---- -- -- -- -- -- 10%
Notes: Only used once upon reaching <59% HP.
Mighty Oak All 120/9 Physical 100% EBF5 Element Earth.png -- -- -- 200% 10% 10%
Notes: Limit Break! First 2 hits deal 10% total damage each, the following 4 hits deal 5% each, next hit deals 10%, first jump deals 40% and last jump deals 10%.

Summoned foes will be at the same level as Anna.

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.

Action

  • If Surrender Score ≥4 → Surrender;
  • Every 2nd turn;
    • Limit Break → Mighty Oak;
    • If playing on Hard/Epic → Hurricane (1/2), Razor Leaf (1/2);
    • Otherwise → Whirlwind;
  • <59% HP and hasn't eaten yet → Eat Pumpkin;
  • Otherwise → Normal Attack (1/4), Piercing Shot (1/4);
    • If playing on Hard/Epic and selected target is Wet → Frost Arrow (1/4), Spark Arrow (1/4);
    • Otherwise → Aqua Arrow, (1/6), Frost Arrow (1/6), Spark Arrow (1/6).

* Anna's Limit Break becomes available every time she receives damage equal to 50% of her max HP.

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 50% → Normal Attack (1/2), Piercing Shot (1/2).


Surrender Score is calculated as such:

Strategy

Among the player fights, Anna is a serious challenge and much more powerful than Natalie was. She boasts a wide variety of attacks from many different elements, and has a good chance of inflicting several painful status conditions such as Freeze or Stun. This movepool gets even worse on harder difficulties, as Anna's Whirlwind gets upgraded to Hurricane (which has higher power and is multi-target), and she gains the option of using Razor Leaf. Furthermore, Anna's AI is improved somewhat on harder difficulties, as she will stop using Aqua Arrow on Wet targets (instead having a slightly higher chance to use Spark and Frost Arrow against them).

Anna's biggest weakness is Fire, which Matt can exploit with Magma or Eruption (especially if he's equipped with the Inferno); however, NoLegs can use Wispy Strike or Tornado Tantrum to hit her Wind weakness and potentially Weaken her offenses. On the defensive side of things, increasing Bio and Wind resistance will help deal with her most common attacks, but Earth resistance is useful against the Mighty Oak Limit Break; increasing resistance to Stun, Freeze, and Wet can neuter the effectiveness of her elemental arrows.

Surrender Strategy

In order to make Anna Surrender, the player needs to put 4 points on a hidden "Surrender Meter". It gains a point for every status ailment Anna's currently suffering from; relevant statuses include Burn, Poison, Wet, Weaken, Tired, Curse, Bad Luck, and Stagger. The Surrender Meter also gains points as Anna crosses certain HP thresholds; the checkpoints are at 29%, 19%, 9% and 4%.

While a combination of damage and status effects can make Anna Surrender, it's entirely possible to do so with nothing but the latter. A reliable combination would be throwing a Shuriken (Poison), using a Weapon-elemental attack with the Baby Penguin flair (Wet), casting the Dirt Boulder summon (Tired), and finishing with a Hand Bomb (Stagger). NoLegs can also add points with Bubbly Strike (Bad Luck), Wispy Strike (Weaken), and Shadow Strike (Curse), but his lower infliction chance makes this less reliable.

Be wary of the weather while you work on Anna's Surrender meter; if she gets a Medipack, she'll be cured of most status effects. On the other hand, the missiles and bombs can occasionally Stagger her, adding a point to her Surrender meter or increasing the power of your next attack (which can be helpful if you're trying to beat her conventionally or add points to her Surrender score by lowering her HP). If the Air Strikes are too annoying, NoLegs can temporarily clear the skies with The Creator Limit Break, also dealing a fair amount of damage to Anna and giving the players Good Luck to slightly boost their ailment infliction rates.

Trivia

  • As with all of the player bosses, looking at Anna in the bestiary will show whatever equipment she currently has instead of what she wore during the fight.
  • If Anna is fought during a "Randomized Equip Locations" Custom Game, she will appear with her default equipment set, no matter what she's actually carrying when she joins the party.
  • Despite not wearing any equipment that gives an elemental weakness (in fact, the Amber Bobble resists Fire), Anna still is vulnerable to Fire and Wind.
  • Unlike NoLegs and Natalie, the base stats of Anna's boss self (exemplary Magic Attack and average Evade and Attack) don't reflect her stats as a playable character.
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