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The Cactus Dress (previously known as the Green Dress in EBF3 and 4) is a recurring female armor available in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, 4 and 5. Its hat counterpart is the Leafy Hairclip.

Description

Unlike most armors in the series, the design of the Cactus Dress has changed radically between appearances:

  • In EBF3, the Green Dress appears as a strapless red dress with vine-like green details around the bottom of the skirt. Worn over the dress is a green jacket with long sleeves and red trim around its bottom edge. The front of the jacket is held together by crisscrossing red laces and a green belt with a round gold buckle. A few more laces are visible around the wrists, holding the flared sleeves to its user's arms.
  • In EBF4, the Green Dress appears as a strapless green and brown dress with detached sleeves. It also includes a necklace - Anna's appears to be made of small wooden balls, while Natalie's is a green pendant on a string.
  • In EBF5, the newly-renamed Cactus Dress is almost identical to its EBF4 counterpart, but with somewhat different shades; notably, the white trim has been replaced with a different shade of green. The necklace has been removed, and the skirt's hem has a zigzag pattern rather than being straight. If the "Cleavage" option is disabled, Natalie also wears a green scarf that covers most of her chest.

However, its abilities remain fairly consistent; it usually confers strong defensive bonuses as well as Earth and Poison/Bio resistance on its wearer, as well as having a chance to cast a single-target Bio skill between turns.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Green Dress has great Defence and Magic Defence along with decent HP, making Natalie a fair bit bulkier overall. While it lacks an elemental boost or offensive stats, its ability to cast Ivy between turns is useful for stacking Poison on foes; with added Poison support from other sources, it can deliver serious damage over time, allowing Natalie to focus on healing and buffing the party.

As a defensive armor, the Green Dress is a bit less bulky than the Cow Costume and especially the Breastplate, but its resistances are typically more useful, its auto-skill is effective for many battles, and it's available much earlier. In contrast, it's a little bulkier than the Whitemage Dress, but it lacks MP and the ability to cast Regen between turns.

The Green Dress resists Earth, Poison, and Death, up to 50% for each at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

With the second-best Defence and Magic Defence among female armor, the Green Dress is a solid choice for letting Anna or Natalie endure varied enemy assaults. It doesn't provide any offensive bonuses, but it somewhat compensates with random casts of Ivy between turns to damage and Poison foes.

The Green Dress resists Earth and Poison (both the element and the status). At Level 5, it becomes completely immune to the Poison ailment.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Cactus Dress is in a four-way tie for the best Attack of any female armor; it also provides good Defence and Magic Defence, as well as a boost to Bio skills. Its Cactus auto-skill isn't particularly outstanding (decent, mostly Bio-elemental physical damage and a small chance of Stun), but it benefits from the armor's elemental boost and activates with relative frequency.

As with the other armors in its Attack range, the Cactus Dress works better with Anna than Natalie; it's a little bulkier than the Ranger Skirt, but it lacks Evade and its status resistances are a bit less useful. Additionally, the Bomb-boosting Camo Skirt (which is available almost immediately after Anna joins the party) is typically better for No Man's Land and the Iron Fortress. However, the Cactus Dress gets its chance to shine in the midgame, where Anna can pair it with The Stinger for great physical damage output and double-boosted Bio attacks.

The Cactus Dress resists Earth, BioPoison and Virus, becoming immune to the latter two at Level 5.

Equip Remix

Living up to its namesake, the Alt Cactus Dress gives its wearer great resilience to endure the harsh conditions of battle. It has decent Defence and Magic Defence supplemented with a little HP and Evade, and it allows its wearer to gain Regen and Morale by Defending herself. Offensively, its only asset is a boost to Bio skills.

The Alt Cactus Dress shines in a Target Tank build, where its on-Defend bonuses can make Natalie or Anna more difficult to kill with its combination of Regen and Morale. With some Dispel resistance and possibly Auto-Revive from other gear, its wearer will be able to draw in and survive anything short of prolonged focus fire or powerful multi-hit attacks. It pairs well with the Alt Nurse Hat, with its Morale helping to preserve the latter's on-Defend buffs; alternatively, it can be paired with the Alt Bunny Ears to counteract their frailty while adding Bless and HP/Evade buffs to its Defend-activated benefits.

The Alt Cactus Dress resists Earth, BioPoison and Virus, becoming immune to the latter two at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Green Dress can be found in a chest in Vegetable Forest, on the screen with two battles that appear as Leaf Eaters and a third battle that appears as a Green Slime. The chest is in an alcove formed by trees that can only be reached from the screen directly north of it; the path to the alcove is blocked by a battle that appears as a Purple Bee.

EBF3 Arm Green Dress.png Green Dress
Earth resistant clothes. Level 4: Randomly casts Ivy.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Stat MP.png - - - - - Element Earth.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Element Poison.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Status Death.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - -
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill 30 power, 2x Poison --
Bonus Skill -- --
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Herb
x 2
Kiwi
x 2
-- 3 Herb
x 5
Green Potion
x 1
Geode
x 1
4 Emerald
x 2
Cactus
x 3
-- 5 Emerald
x 2
Watermelon
x 8
Geode
x 3

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Green Dress is available from the beginning of the game as Anna's alternative to the Ranger Skirt.

EBF4 Arm Green Dress.png Green Dress
Randomly casts Ivy between turns.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - Stat MP.png - - - - - Element Earth.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png 10% 15% 20% 30% 40% Element Poison.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png 10% 15% 20% 30% 40% Status Poison.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - -
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status -- --
--
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Wool
x 4
Seaweed
x 2
-- 3 Silk
x 1
Turnip
x 1
--
4 Silk
x 6
Seaweed
x 8
-- 5 Satin
x 5
Emerald
x 4
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Cactus Dress is found inside a chest in Hope Harbor, at the northern edge of the desert with the broken bridge leading to the Mystic Woods. The chest is guarded by a battle that appears as a Sand Slime.

EBF5 Arm Cactus Dress.png Cactus Dress
Embrace and show off your love for cacti.
  • Boosts the damage of bio skills.
  • Level 3: Randomly casts Cactus between turns.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Earth.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 5% 10% 10% 15% 20% Stat Defence.png 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% EBF5 Element Bio.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png 10%[0%] 15%[5%] 20%[10%] 25%[15%] 30%[20%] Poison & Virus 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - -
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill 60 (200%)
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status -- --
Defend Status -- --
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Cactus
x 2
-- -- 3 Cactus
x 8
-- --
4 Geode
x 8
Emerald
x 2
-- 5 Emerald
x 7
An Herb
x 3
Cactus
x 3

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.


EBF5 Arm Cactus Dress.png Cactus Dress
Embrace and show off your love for cacti.
  • Defending gives regenerate status.
  • Level 3: Defending gives morale status.
  • Level 5: Boosts the damage of bio skills.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% - - - - - - EBF5 Element Earth.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% EBF5 Element Bio.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Poison & Virus 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - 5% 5% 10% 10%
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status -- --
Defend Status 2x EBF5 Status Regenerate.png
2x EBF5 Status Morale.png
--
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Cactus
x 2
-- -- 3 Sand Slime
x 1
-- --
4 Geode
x 8
Emerald
x 2
-- 5 Emerald
x 7
An Herb
x 3
Cactus
x 3


Trivia

The shopkeeper in Epic Battle Fantasy wearing an outfit similar to the EBF3 Green Dress

  • The Green Dress's EBF3 design appears to be inspired by the Anna-like shopkeeper's outfit from the original Epic Battle Fantasy. However, the latter lacks the red cords around the wrists and the green vine details on the skirt; it also has a shorter top that exposes the shopkeeper's midriff.
  • The Alt Cactus Dress has the exact same stat boosts as the Alt Sami Dress, although their resistances and Equipment Effects are completely different.
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