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The Barrier Rune, also known as Holy Rune, is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and, since the Battle Mountain update, Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It appears only as a helper to the Protector boss.

Appearance

The Barrier Rune is made up of two light beige stone constructs: a disk and a sphere. Two white crystals are perpendicularly protruding out of the top and bottom of the Rune.

Overview

This Rune specializes in reducing and mitigating the damage inflicted to the enemy wave, although it can also inflict a fair amount of damage with a non-elemental physical stab attack and a blast of Holy magic that has a good chance of inflicting debuffs or status effects, depending on the game. Like all Runes, it can also self-destruct when low on HP, dealing a good amount of magical Bomb damage to a single player.

In EBF3, the Holy Rune only uses its Prick attack when suffering from Syphon; otherwise, it uses its magic to support the Protector. Its Energy Shot can greatly lower the target's Magic Defence, which is especially dangerous if the Protector has charged up a laser attack. On the other hand, it can give itself and its allies a substantial heal or a buff to both defenses, making them much harder to wear down. As such, it should be destroyed quickly (or at least forced to self-destruct) by exploiting its significant weaknesses to Bomb, Dark, and especially Water.

When it returns for EBF4, the Barrier Rune loses its healing skill and has a slightly weaker defensive buff (although it also boosts Evade on higher Difficulty levels), but gains a stronger multi-hit physical attack in addition to its normal Prick. Its Energy Shot now inflicts Syphon instead of debuffing Magic Defence, and its self-destruct move is more powerful and has a chance to Stagger the target. It now absorbs Holy and is immune to Fire, Thunder, Earth, and Poison, but it is very weak to Ice, Bomb, Wind, and Water. In terms of status effects, it is immune to Burn and Poison while being vulnerable to Dispel and Syphon.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Rune.png
Holy Rune Magic Cannon Ball EBF3
Casts holy spells. Suicides at low HP.
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 Gold
180 4 4 6 4 4 5 15 1.5 9
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Water.png Element Wind.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Dark.png Element Holy.png Element Bomb.png
- - - -120% - - 100% -100% - -60%
Status
Resistance
Status Poison.png Status Syphon.png Status Dispel.png Status Doom.png Status Berserk.png Status Stun.png Status Death.png
100% - - - 100% - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Talisman Pearl - - - - -
Name Talisman Pearl - - - - -
Chance 100% 5% - - - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 barrier rune.png Barrier Rune EBF4
Uses defensive buffs and holy attacks, and will self destruct at low HP.
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
129 4 4 4 4 4 4 17 2 2 22 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Bomb.png Element Wind.png Element Water.png Element Holy.png Element Dark.png
100% 100% -80% 100% 100% -80% -80% -80% 200% -
Status
Resistance
Status Burn.png Status Stun.png Status Freeze.png Status Tired.png Status Poison.png Status Dispel.png Status Stagger.png Status Syphon.png Status Wet.png Status Weaken.png Status Curse.png Status Death.png
100% - - - 100% -50% - -50% - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Paper Talisman Rainbow Gems - - - - -
Name Paper Talisman Rainbow Gems - - - - -
Chance 50% 10% - - - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn.png Burn Status Poison.png Poison Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen.png Regen
Immune Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 barrier rune.png Barrier Rune EBF4
Uses defensive buffs and holy attacks, and will self destruct at low HP.
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
129 4 4 4 4 4 4 17 2 2 22 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Bomb.png Element Wind.png Element Water.png Element Holy.png Element Dark.png
100% 100% -80% 100% 100% -80% -80% - 100% -
Status
Resistance
Status Burn.png Status Stun.png Status Freeze.png Status Tired.png Status Poison.png Status Dispel.png Status Stagger.png Status Syphon.png Status Wet.png Status Weaken.png Status Curse.png Status Death.png
100% - - - 100% -50% - -50% - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Paper Talisman Rainbow Gems - - - - -
Name Paper Talisman Rainbow Gems - - - - -
Chance 50% 10% - - - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn.png Burn Status Poison.png Poison Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen.png Regen
Immune Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Prick Single 30 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Is used only while under the effect of Status Syphon.png Syphon.
Energy Shot Single 35 Magical 100% Element Holy.png 100% 50% StatDown Mdef.png 100% 10% 10%
Heal Allies 3333 -- ---- -- 3x Status Regen.png -- -- 0%
Buff Allies -- -- ---- -- 30%
30%
Stat Defence.png
Stat Mdef.png
-- -- --
Self-destruct All 50 Magical 100% Element Bomb.png -- -- -- 120% 10% 10%
Notes: The user dies during this attack.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Prick Single 20 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Pricking Barrage Single 30/5 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Energy Shot Single 25 Magical 100% Element Holy.png 100% 2x Status Syphon.png 100% 10% 10%
Buff Allies -- -- ---- -- 20%
20%
Stat Defence.png
Stat Mdef.png
-- -- --
Notes: On Hard and Epic difficulties, adds 20% Stat Evade.png Evade buff on top of that.
Self-destruct Single 70 Magical 100% Element Bomb.png 60% -- Status Stagger.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: The user dies during this attack.
Prior to the v2 update, had no usage conditions set, and therefore could not be seen during normal gameplay.

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.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

  • ≤18.5% HP → Self-destruct;
  • Syphoned → Prick;
  • >18.5% HP → Energy Shot (1/3), Heal (1/3), Buff (1/3).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Pricking Barrage;
  • ≥32% HP → Prick (1/4), Pricking Barrage (1/4), Energy Shot (1/4), Buff (1/4);
  • <32% HP → Self-destruct.

Prior to the v2 update, a coding mistake caused the Barrier Rune to use Pricking Barrage over and over at <32% HP instead of Self-destructing.

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