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The Cat Ninja is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. They can be found stealthily lounging about the Mystic Woods and surrounding areas accompanied by other cats.

Appearance

The Cat Ninja is a small, fluffy limbless cat. It wears a black headband with a golden plate at the front, and wields a blade and a shuriken as weapons. The former can be either a small katana (similar to the Honjo Masamune) or a black kunai with a brown handle; the latter can be a silver shuriken with eight straight points (similar to the Shuriken item) or a black shuriken with four curved blades.

Overview

Unlike most Cats, the Cat Ninja doesn't have a shield to increase its defenses; instead, its shuriken is used for a one-time attack early into the battle. It will throw its shuriken in the first two turns of battle, and can Defend itself to apply Morale (as well as Brave on higher difficulty levels). The shuriken attack can be prevented entirely by hitting the Cat Ninja with a powerful blow.

Once the Cat Ninja has lost its shuriken, it uses Earth, Bio, and non-elemental attacks that can inflict Poison or Stagger. It can also throw a non-damaging smoke bomb that inflicts Shroud; this skill is literally unavoidable, ignoring both Evade and Bless. It uses skills with higher base power than most Cats, but has lower offensive stats. It also has a high chance to focus on the player with the lowest HP, allowing it to pick off weakened party members.

Although the Cat Ninja's great Evade can make it tough to hit, it has low HP and no resistances whatsoever (even with "More Foe Resistance" enabled). It is weak to Fire, Thunder, Water, and especially Bio; with More Foe Resistance, it has a mild weakness to Water and Bio.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Cat Ninja
Cat Ninja EBF5
These very evasive cats will coordinate their efforts to poison and assassinate the weakest player.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
60 3.6 4 3.6 4 4 5.5 10 1.2 1.2 9 50 55
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
-50% -50% - - -80% - -50% - - -
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
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
- - - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Wool EBF5 Item Shuriken EBF5 Item Energy Drink EBF5 Item Bio Virus -
Name Wool Shuriken Energy Drink Bio Virus -
Chance 50% 50% 33% 5% -
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
5.25% per stack,
up to 47.25%
10.5% per stack,
up to 94.5%
5.4% per stack,
up to 48.6%
10.8% per stack,
up to 97.2%
25% -33.(3)%
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 Cat Ninja
Cat Ninja EBF5
These very evasive cats will coordinate their efforts to poison and assassinate the weakest player.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
60 3.6 4 3.6 4 4 5.5 10 1.2 1.2 9 50 55
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
- - - - -30% - -30% - - -
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
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
- - - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Wool EBF5 Item Shuriken EBF5 Item Energy Drink EBF5 Item Bio Virus -
Name Wool Shuriken Energy Drink Bio Virus -
Chance 50% 50% 33% 5% -
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
3.5% per stack,
up to 31.5%
7% per stack,
up to 63%
3.9% per stack,
up to 35.1%
7.8% per stack,
up to 70.2%
25% -33.(3)%
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.

Loses the shuriken if hurt for >50% of its max HP in a single hit (or if thrown by its Shuriken attack).

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Backstab Single 26 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 9999% 10% 10%
Notes: Gets 33% chance of 1x EBF5 Status Stagger Stagger on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Shuriken Single 40 Stat Attack 25% EBF5 Element Bio 100% 2x EBF5 Status Poison 100% 30% 10%
Notes: Can only be used once.
Loses the Shuriken on use.
Bamboo Single 40/2 Stat Attack 50% EBF5 Element Bio 20% 2x EBF5 Status Poison 100% 10% 10%
Log Single 28 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Earth 50% 1x EBF5 Status Stagger 100% 20% 10%
Smoke Puff Single -- -- ---- -- 3x EBF5 Status Shroud -- -- --
Notes: Can't be dodged with Evade and bypasses EBF5 Status Bless Bless.
Defend Self -- -- ---- -- 2x EBF5 Status Morale -- -- --
Notes: Also gives 2x EBF5 Status Brave Brave on Hard or Epic difficulties.

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.

Action

  • If catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Surrender;
  • If Syphoned and it lost its Shuriken, or Berserked → Backstab;
  • If it lost its Shuriken → Backstab (3/6), Smoke Puff (1/6), Bamboo (1/6), Log (1/6);
  • If it used Defend on the last turn → Shuriken;
  • Otherwise → Defend (1/2), Shuriken (1/2).

Additionally, the Cat Ninja has a 75% chance to target the most damaged player with its attacks.

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 100% → Backstab.

Summon

The foe can be captured to be used as a summon. It essentially has the same effect as the Encore skill.

EBF5 Foe Icon Cat Ninja
Cat Ninja SP EBF5 Status Freeze
Gives an extra turn to an ally. 27 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Ally -- -- ---- -- 1x EBF5 Status Haste -- -- --
Note: Before the v2 update, cost 19 SP and changed the Weather to Cherry Blossom for 5 turns instead.
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