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"Luck is decreased in status effects, critical hits, accuracy, and foe catching. Speeds up doom."
―Bad Luck's unspecific hover-over tip, Epic Battle Fantasy 5

EBF5 Status Bad Luck.png Bad Luck is a negative status effect in Epic Battle Fantasy 5, and the opposite of the Good Luck status. It is associated with the Dark element, and its icon is a black and red horseshoe pointing down. It affects many aspects (and always multiplicatively), but none drain the status' length.

Random status has a 5% chance to become 9 stacks of Bad Luck.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Bad Luck makes its first appearance in EBF5.

  • Cancels out Good Luck.
  • The afflicted's attacks have 20% less accuracy.
  • The afflicted's attacks have 20% less critical hit chance, calculated after Brave's bonus but prior to Stagger's.
  • The afflicted's attacks have 20% less chance to cause status effects and debuffs.
  • Incoming attacks have 10% more accuracy.
  • Incoming attacks have 30% more critical hit chance, calculated prior to Stagger's bonus.
  • Incoming attacks have 25% more chance to cause status effects (debuff chances are unaffected).
  • When inflicted on somebody who already had Doom, its timer jumps to 1, killing them after their turn.
  • Incoming Doom becomes Instant Death; infliction chance stays the same.
  • For its effects on foe catching/capturing, see the capture formula.

Sources of Bad Luck

Player Skills and Equipment

Foe Skills

Resisting/Curing Bad Luck

Cures

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Equipment

The following equipment offers resistance to the Bad Luck status:

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