"Should I just spam random skills? It sounds like a good idea, now that I think about it."
―Lance, Epic Battle Fantasy 5
Confuse is a negative status effect found in Epic Battle Fantasy 5 that only affects players. Its icon is a white question mark.
When Confused, the affected player(s) will become uncontrollable and randomly use one of their learned skills. That said, its in-game description is not completely accurate: the affected players can only use the weakest version of any skill they have learned while Confused. The skill will retain its upgrade level unless it's a skill that changes upon being upgraded; in this case, it will be at the maximum level before changing into a different skill.
As an example, if a Confused Natalie has already upgraded Fire into Fireball, she will only be able to use Fire at Level 2 (the highest level of the skill before it becomes Fireball).
Confuse ignores Syphon and skill cooldowns, and won't put the used skills in cooldown, either. Confused players will also ignore Lovable on foes.
Confuse's behavior takes priority over Berserk when both are inflicted at the same time. If Hungry is inflicted, its behavior takes priority over both.
There are 3 skills that cannot be used while Confused: Cherish, Berserk and Medipack. This is entirely for practical reasons, since having Lance or NoLegs use these skills while Confused caused infinite-loop bugs.
As a side note, a Confused player will only ever use Purify, Dispel and Sharpen on allies, never foes.
Before the v2 update, if Dispel was used on the player party while Confused, the skill didn't work properly and debuffs were not removed.