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The Black Bird, also known as Swift Crow, is a recurring foe in Epic Battle Fantasy series. It appears primarily in early locations, such as Vegetable Forest (in Epic Battle Fantasy 3) and Ashwood Forest (in Epic Battle Fantasy 4). It is a member of the Bird enemy class.

Appearance

Black Birds are fairly generic crow-like birds. They are completely black with the exception of their red eyes. There are no other particularly notable features of the Black Bird.

Overview

In short, the Black Bird is a relatively strong early-game foe noteworthy for its high Evade and ability to debuff Accuracy.

Defensively, they have several elemental weaknesses: Thunder, Ice and Wind (as well as Poison and Holy in EBF4). They also are immune to Earth and in EBF4 absorb Dark. That said, due to their high Evade it would be best to either use multi hit attacks such as Thunderbolt or high-accuracy attacks such as Quick Slash or Piercing Shot as opposed to capitalizing on elemental weakness. If the player encounters one later in the game, they should simply hit it with Plasma Wave, Thunderstorm/Icestorm or Hurricane.

Black Birds are particularly weak to Evade debuffs, but given that the player encounters them early on it is unlikely that they will be able to make use of this.

Offensively, Black Birds use mediocre non-elemental physical attacks and a Wind-elemental magical attack which is particularly dangerous because it can debuff the target's Accuracy. This in turn leads to the Black Bird's already high Evade becoming effectively untouchable by low accuracy skills.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Swift Crow
Swift Crow Scavenger Bird EBF3
An evasive bird which searches for shiny gems.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP Gold
80 4 3.6 4 4 5 5 10 2 15
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Water Element Wind Element Earth Element Poison Element Dark Element Holy Element Bomb
- -70% -40% - -60% 100% - - - -
Status
Resistance
Status Poison Status Syphon Status Dispel Status Doom Status Berserk Status Stun Status Death
- - - - - -50% -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - -50% -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Light Feather Item Rainbow Gems 3 - - - - -
Name Light Feather Rainbow Gems - - - - -
Chance 20% 10% - - - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 black bird Black Bird EBF4
A bird that uses wind attacks, and has high evade.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
96 4 4 4 4 4 4.5 10 1.6 1.6 10 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
- -100% -60% 100% -60% - -80% - -80% 200%
Status
Resistance
Status Burn Status Stun Status Freeze Status Tired Status Poison Status Dispel Status Stagger Status Syphon Status Wet Status Weaken Status Curse Status Death
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -50%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Red Feather Item Rainbow Gems - - - - -
Name Red Feather Rainbow Gems - - - - -
Chance 70% 10% - - - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn Burn Status Poison Poison Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen Regen
7% 4.8% per stack,
up to 43.2%
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
Skyfall Single 16 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Barrage Single 33/3 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 90% 10% 10%
Dust Single 12 Stat Magic 100% Element Wind 80% 40% StatDown Accuracy 110% 10% 10%

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Skyfall Single 16 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Barrage Single 24/3 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Dust Single 14 Stat Magic 100% Element Wind 100% 20% StatDown Accuracy 100% 10% 20%
Notes: On Hard and Epic difficulties, debuff strength is increased to 35%.

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

  • Berserked → Skyfall;
  • Syphoned → Skyfall (1/2), Barrage (1/2);
  • Otherwise → Skyfall (1/3), Barrage (1/3), Dust (1/3).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Anything → Skyfall (1/3), Barrage (1/3), Dust (1/3).
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