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The Cold Steel is a Ice-elemental bow available for Anna in Epic Battle Fantasy 5.

Description

The Cold Steel is a small bow comprised of silver metal, with limbs that resemble a pair of crab claws. Large blue ice crystals extend from the tips and front of its metal limbs; the former extend the bow to the length of Anna's other weapons, while the latter give it a pair of vicious-looking frontal protrusions. The bowstring is attached to the icy parts of the bow's limbs; it doesn't appear to be tied around them, implying that its ends are frozen within the ice to secure it.

The Cold Steel fires metal arrows with "V"-shaped tails and blue ice crystals for heads.

Normal

The Cold Steel is a fairly well-rounded offensive weapon, with slightly above-average Attack, slightly below-average Magic Attack, and small bonuses to Defence and Magic Defence at the cost of a minor Evade penalty. Its Weapon-elemental skills have a small Freeze chance and a good chance of unleashing Iceshard for extra damage and another small Freeze chance. It also counters with a Normal Attack, which will in turn lead to Iceshard being cast.

The Cold Steel boosts Ice skills, which Anna can exploit with Frost Flurry and the bow's own unleash; however, the latter is slightly underwhelming due to being a magic attack while both the bow and Anna herself are more physically-focused. Its innate Freezing abilities are negligible, particularly when compared to weapons like the Book of Spells; if Anna needs to Freeze things, it's probably better to use Frost Flurry or Absolute Zero with a status build. On the other hand, the bow is obtained shortly before the Rainbow River and the Frozen Valley, where its resistances can be put to good use.

The Cold Steel resists Water, Ice, Chill and Freeze, up to an immunity for the latter two at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Cold Steel has good Attack, barely-existent Magic Attack, and a bit of extra HP and Evade. Its Weapon-elemental skills can Chill foes on hit, increasing the damage they'll suffer from Ice and Water attacks; conveniently, the bow happens to boost both elements on its own. Between turns, it can summon a Blue Crystal or a Glacier Eater; neither is particularly powerful, but their high Freeze chances have plenty of synergy with the bow's Chill infliction.

Compared to the Alt Aquamarine, the Alt Cold Steel is better used for straightforward offense; its superior Attack allows Anna to better exploit its elemental boosts with her natural skills. It retains a good amount of Freeze utility, with a better on-hit Chill chance and two Freeze-inflicting auto-summons, but the Alt Aquamarine is better at setting up Freeze on all foes at once (especially if paired with other sources of Chill and Wet).

The Alt Cold Steel has Water, Ice, and Wind resistance. None of them become an immunity at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Cold Steel is found in the last section of the Mystic Woods, in a chest on the northern shore of the lake. The chest can be reached by using the Raft obtained on the same screen.

EBF5 WepIcon Cold Steel.png Cold Steel
A heartless weapon of ice and metal.
  • Boosts the damage of ice skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Iceshard while attacking.
  • Level 5: Counter-attacks with Normal Attack.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Water.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 15% 30% 40% 55%[50%] 70%[65%] Stat Defence.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% EBF5 Element Ice.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 55%[50%] Stat Mdef.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Chill & Freeze 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10% Element 50% EBF5 Element Ice.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Freeze.png 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
Bonus Skill 60 (50%) 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version. Before the v2 update, had a -30% Fire weakness instead of resisting Water.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Steel Plate
x 1
-- -- 3 Steel Plate
x 2
Solid Water
x 2
--
4 Icicle Creep
x 1
Solid Water
x 5
-- 5 Sapphire
x 10
Steel Plate
x 15
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 WepIcon Cold Steel.png Cold Steel
A heartless weapon of ice and metal.
  • Boosts the damage of ice skills.
  • Level 2: Boosts the damage of water skills.
  • Level 4: Randomly casts Blue Crystal between turns.
  • Level 5: Randomly casts Glacier Eater between turns.
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 Ice.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 10% 25% 40% 55% 70% Stat Defence.png - - - - - EBF5 Element Wind.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png - - 5% 10% 15% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - EBF5 Element Water.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - 5% 10% 10% 10% Element 50% EBF5 Element Ice.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (66%)
(44%)
EBF5 Status Chill.png 50% 60% 70% 80% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Steel Plate
x 1
-- -- 3 Steel Plate
x 2
Solid Water
x 2
--
4 Sapphire
x 1
Grolar Bear
x 1
-- 5 Sapphire
x 10
Steel Plate
x 15
--

Trivia

  • In Equip Remix, the Alt Cold Steel can be considered a counterpart of the Alt Crimson Dragon, having opposite elements, summons, and roles.
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