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"Ahahaha! Who's dropped into my lair this time?
A group of feeble mortals?

LET'S PLAY A GAME TO DECIDE WHICH OF YOU MAY LIVE!!
"
―Annabelle, Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Annabelle is an optional boss in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. She is found in the Temple of Trials, together with other Evil Players — as such, she is currently exclusive to the paid Steam release of the game.

Appearance

Annabelle is a demonic version of Anna, with red skin, black hair and black eyes with glowing red pupils. She wears a modified Spider Gown with a shortened skirt (giving it a slight resemblance to the Ranger Skirt), revealing her black boots and black-and-orange stockings. She also wears an orange version of the Curly Horns - which could be actual horns, considering her demonic origins - and wields a variant of the Black Widow bow with brown leather wrapped around its red segments.

Personality

Annabelle is a foul demon who seems to be a perverse manifestation of Anna's "hunter" side, seeking to not merely hunt targets but sadistically inflict pain on them. As such, she treats the party like her prey, and toys with them for her own amusement instead of for the sake of anything as simple as victory. Annabelle also seems to represent Anna's childish, somewhat naive qualities, given that she treats the battle as some sort of game. She is indifferent to the outcome of the battle, simply expressing a desire to go back to hell if defeated.

Annabelle's personality changes little after being captured; she looks forward to finding new targets to torture and kill, commenting that "The hunt never ends" and treating the whole arrangement as a "deal" she made with the party. However, she also reminds the party that she will eventually come to hunt them again, potentially foreshadowing some sort of revenge plot.

Overview

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As with other Evil Player battles, the players will be afflicted with a special unremovable status until the boss is defeated. Annabelle's is Brimstone (EBF5 Status Brimstone), which inverts all attempts to buff the party's stats; debuffs work normally. The exception to the rule is the Turtle Gi, which buffs the wearer depending on how hard he was hurt. All three Flybot summons also have no effect at all when used in this fight.

Annabelle's base offenses and defenses are slightly below-average, but her Accuracy and Evade are quite high. She primarily uses Dark and Wind-based physical attacks, along with a few Dark spells and a massive number of debuffs and status conditions. Contrary to what her flavor text implies, none of her arrow attacks are Bio-based; the text actually refers to the Poison that they can inflict upon the party. However, she does have a Bio skill which throws spiders at the party, hitting multiple times to inflict damage, Virus, and a Magic Defence debuff.

Befitting her demonic nature, Annabelle absorbs Fire, Bio, and Dark while being extremely weak to Holy. She has lesser weaknesses to Ice and Wind while being immune to Bomb and many status effects. Additionally, she is very resistant to all stat debuffs, especially regarding her Attack and Magic Attack. If "More Foe Resistance" is enabled, she gains resistances to Thunder and Earth while turning her Wind weakness into an absorption.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Annabelle
Annabelle EBF5
A foul demonic beast from the underworld. She uses dark and wind attacks, and her arrows are very poisonous.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
4856 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.5 4.5 4.5 1500 80 200 800 4 3
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire EBF5 Element Thunder EBF5 Element Ice EBF5 Element Earth EBF5 Element Bio EBF5 Element Bomb EBF5 Element Water EBF5 Element Wind EBF5 Element Holy EBF5 Element Dark
200% - -50% - 200% 100% - -50% -80% 200%
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch EBF5 Status Stun EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze EBF5 Status Poison+Virus EBF5 Status Syphon EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse EBF5 Status Wet+Dry EBF5 Status Heavy+Light EBF5 Status Weak+Tired EBF5 Status Dispel EBF5 Status Death
- 100% 100% - 100% 100% - - - 100% 50% 100%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
50% 80% 80% 40% 40% 40% 40%
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Razor Claw EBF5 Item Bone Spike EBF5 Item Satin EBF5 Item Dark Rune EBF5 Item Dark Matter
Name Razor Claw Bone Spike Satin Dark Rune Dark Matter
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 Burn EBF5 Status Scorch Scorch EBF5 Status Poison Poison EBF5 Status Virus Virus EBF5 Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate Regen
-0.28% per stack,
up to -2.52%
-0.56% per stack,
up to -5.04%
-0.24% per stack,
up to -2.16%
-0.48% per stack,
up to -4.32%
Immune -2.(6)%
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 Annabelle
Annabelle EBF5
A foul demonic beast from the underworld. She uses dark and wind attacks, and her arrows are very poisonous.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
4856 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.5 4.5 4.5 1500 80 200 800 4 3
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire EBF5 Element Thunder EBF5 Element Ice EBF5 Element Earth EBF5 Element Bio EBF5 Element Bomb EBF5 Element Water EBF5 Element Wind EBF5 Element Holy EBF5 Element Dark
200% 50% -50% 50% 200% 100% - 200% -80% 200%
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch EBF5 Status Stun EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze EBF5 Status Poison+Virus EBF5 Status Syphon EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse EBF5 Status Wet+Dry EBF5 Status Heavy+Light EBF5 Status Weak+Tired EBF5 Status Dispel EBF5 Status Death
- 100% 100% - 100% 100% - - - 100% 50% 100%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
50% 80% 80% 40% 40% 40% 40%
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Razor Claw EBF5 Item Bone Spike EBF5 Item Satin EBF5 Item Dark Rune EBF5 Item Dark Matter
Name Razor Claw Bone Spike Satin Dark Rune Dark Matter
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 Burn EBF5 Status Scorch Scorch EBF5 Status Poison Poison EBF5 Status Virus Virus EBF5 Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate Regen
-0.28% per stack,
up to -2.52%
-0.56% per stack,
up to -5.04%
-0.24% per stack,
up to -2.16%
-0.48% per stack,
up to -4.32%
Immune -2.(6)%
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

Standard Skills

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Piercing Shot x2 Random 260/2 Stat Attack 30% EBF5 Element Dark 100% 2x EBF5 Status Poison 200% 30% 10%
Notes: Unleashes Whirlwind on the second hit. Status strength increased to 4x on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Will not target the same player twice in a row unless they have EBF5 Status Target Target or no other targets are available. If catch score >55 and all players have EBF5 Status Lovable Lovable, targets completely randomly instead.
Bow Whack Single 60 Stat Attack ---- 100% -- EBF5 Status Dispel 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Used first on the third turn and then every other turn. Does not take up Annabelle's action.
Removes EBF5 Status Invisible Invisible from the target before dealing damage (this effect ignores EBF5 Status Bless Bless and happens even if the attack misses).
Black Spikes x4 Random 600/12 Stat Attack 50% EBF5 Element Dark -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Base spell is 3 hit, so retargeting and statuses happen on every third hit.
On Hard or Epic difficulties, also has a 100% chance to inflict 3xEBF5 Status Tired Tired.
Will not target the same player twice in a row unless they have EBF5 Status Target Target or no other targets are available.
Tentacles x4 Random 520/12 Stat Attack ---- 100%
100%
3x
50%
EBF5 Status Poison
EBF5 StatDown Evade
100% 10% 10%
Notes: Base spell is 3 hit, so retargeting and statuses happen on every third hit.
Will not target the same player twice in a row unless they have EBF5 Status Target Target or no other targets are available.
Screamer All 120 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Dark 100%
100%
2x
30%
EBF5 Status Bad Luck
EBF5 StatDown Defence
200% 10% 10%
Tempest All 180 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Wind 50% 2x EBF5 Status Light 100% 10% 10%
Arrow Rain All 70/3 Stat Attack 30% EBF5 Element Dark 100% 2x EBF5 Status Poison 80% 20% 10%
Notes: Unleashes Hurricane. Status strength increased to 4x on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Combo Shot Single 220/3 Stat Attack 30% EBF5 Element Dark 100% 4x EBF5 Status Poison 200% 20% 10%
Notes: Unleashes Whirlwind. Status strength increased to 8x on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Syphon All -- -- ---- 50% 2x EBF5 Status Syphon 100% -- --
Notes: Status chance and strength increased to 100% and 3x respectively on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Throw Spiders Random 180/3 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Bio 100%
100%
3x
20%
EBF5 Status Virus
EBF5 StatDown Mdef
100% 10% 10%
Notes: Status and debuff strengths increased to 5x and 30% respectively on Hard or Epic difficulties. Status and debuff are applied on all hits.
Will not target the same player twice in a row unless they have EBF5 Status Target Target or no other targets are available. If catch score >55 and all players have EBF5 Status Lovable Lovable, targets completely randomly instead.
Unholy Ritual All 140 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Dark 100%
100%
6x
25%
EBF5 Status Curse
EBF5 StatDown HP
100% 10% 10%
Equip & Defend Allies -- -- ---- -- 1x Status Defend -- -- --
Notes: Also gives 3xEBF5 Status Brave on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Summons either a Topaz Golem or a Mutant Chomper; if Foe Remix is enabled, summons either a Zombie, Blaze or Crystal Hydra instead. Summoned foes will be 2 levels above Annabelle.
Annihilate All 150 Stat Attack ---- 100% 2x Status Syphon EBF1 150% 100% 10%
Notes: Limit Break! Super high critical rate.
Black Hole All
Backup
220
120
Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Dark 50%
--
1x
--
EBF5 Status Death
--
150% 10% 10%
Notes: Limit Break! Status chance for the front increased to 100% on Hard or Epic difficulties.

Unleashed Bonus Skills

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Whirlwind Single 60/3 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Wind 10%
50%
3x
20%
EBF5 Status Light
EBF5 StatDown Mdef
100% 10% 10%
Notes: Will target a different player if the target of Piercing/Combo Shot already died.
Before the v2 update, didn't inflict a Magic Defence debuff.
Hurricane All 60 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Wind 100%
50%
2x
15%
EBF5 Status Light
EBF5 StatDown Mdef
100% 10% 10%

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.

Bow Whack

  • 3rd turn, and every 2nd turn afterwards → Bow Whack;

* Bow Whack will always target the least damaged player.

Action

  • Limit Break;
    • <32% HP → Black Hole;
    • Otherwise → Annihilate;
  • If Summon Score ≥4 → Equip & Defend;
  • <39% HP → Arrow Rain (1/7), Combo Shot (1/7), Tentacles (1/7), Tempest (1/7), Unholy Ritual (1/7), Syphon (1/7), Throw Spiders (1/7);
  • <74% HP → Arrow Rain (1/5), Black Spikes (1/5), Tentacles (1/5), Tempest (1/5), Screamer (1/5);
  • Otherwise → Piercing Shot (1/3), Black Spikes (1/3), Screamer (1/3).

* Annabelle's Limit Break becomes available every time she receives damage equal to 35% of her max HP.

* Summon score increases by 1 if no other foes are left (checked at the start of Annabelle's turn), and resets to 0 after summoning.

Before the v2 update, summon score reset when it reached ≥7 even if she couldn't summon due to using her Limit Break, which could delay her re-summoning.

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 66% → Bow Whack.

Strategies

Note that all Virus, Poison and Burn based strategies will not work, as Annabelle absorbs those elements.

Dark and Wind immunity are recommended, since those will outright nullify a lot of Annabelle's attacks (such as Screamer, Tempest or Hurricane). Her most dangerous attack is Tentacles, which can inflict massive physical damage, and cannot be resisted due to being non-elemental. It's generally a good idea to set up a Target tank with high Defence to protect your party from Annabelle's random and single target attacks.

Annabelle will use Annihilate as her first Limit Break and Black Hole as her second. As both only hit once, they can be blocked with Morale and Auto-Revive (though the Demon and Angel Mirror summons respectively can also be used to block their damage). Do keep in mind that if Annabelle uses her Bow Whack on the same turn as her Limit Break, she may Dispel the protective statuses off her target, leaving them defenseless against her ultimate attacks.

Try to inflict Weaken and Tired on the Zombie Hydra to keep it debuffed, which will allow you to focus your attention on Annabelle.

As for offence, Ice, Wind (not applicable when More Foe Resistance is on) and especially Holy are your best bets. NoLegs with the Honjo Masamune in particular can deal tremendous damage with proper setup.

Quotes

Summon

"The hunt never ends, and I've spotted a new target! But remember, you've made a deal with a demon, and eventually I'll come for you again..."
―Annabelle, when summoned, Epic Battle Fantasy 5
The foe can be captured to be used as a summon. She casts a powered up version of Tempest on every foe.
EBF5 Foe Icon Annabelle
Annabelle SP EBF5 Status Freeze
Cuts through all foes one by one with incredibly powerful wind attacks.
  • High critical hit rate.
134 Cured
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All 520 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Wind -- -- -- 150% 30% 10%
Note: Before the v2 update, cost 154 SP instead.

Trivia

  • Like Anna, Annabelle's bangs will sway if the cursor is moved over them. Unlike Anna, her hair can only be swayed forwards.
  • Annabelle's dialogue upon being summoned may be a reference to making a pact with a demon, a common subject in English folklore. In this case, Annabelle gives the party her power in combat, but she warns them that she'll be back for them.
  • When Annabelle casts Annihilate, the kanji are mirrored.
  • In the Evil Players' beta designs (seen on his deviantART page), Matt Roszak gave Annabelle the regular version of the Spider Gown (with the floor-length skirt), and her eyes were more similar to Anna's, but with red irises instead of green.
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