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The Dark Bush is a recurring foe in the Epic Battle Fantasy series, first appearing in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. It appears mostly in ashy areas, such as Volcano Peak (EBF3), The Rapture (EBF5), and certain parts of Ashwood Forest and Lankyroot Jungle (EBF4). It is a member of the Bush enemy class.

Appearance

The Dark Bush is a black-colored bush with demonic red eyes, bull horns and sharp nails. In EBF3, it has multiple possible appearances (the only difference is how much its horns are broken), with the fourth one having twice the chance to be chosen; in EBF4, only that one is left. In EBF5, it gains some horn variants back, with equal chance for each.

Overview

In contrast to its flammable brethren, the Dark Bush has Fire and Ice resistance (or is neutral to them in EBF3), Dark absorption/immunity, but doesn't absorb Water. That said, it's still just a weak bush and is easily defeated, especially with attacks hitting an elemental weakness, which vary between games. However, as with other Bushes, watch out for its (de)buff abilities helping its stronger allies in combat.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Dark Bush
Dark Bush Sooty Shrub EBF3
A timid creature well hidden under the ash.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP Gold
100 4 4 4 4 4 4.4 12 1.5 6
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Water Element Wind Element Earth Element Poison Element Dark Element Holy Element Bomb
- - - - - - -100% 200% -100% -
Status
Resistance
Status Poison Status Syphon Status Dispel Status Doom Status Berserk Status Stun Status Death
-100% - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Herb Item Curly Horn - - - - -
Name Herb Curly Horn - - - - -
Chance 100% 60% - - - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 dark bush Dark Bush EBF4
A timid creature which uses non-elemental attacks and can lower the party's defence.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
85 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 1.2 1.2 6 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
50% -50% 50% -50% -80% - -80% - -100% 100%
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
-100% - - - - - -100% - - -100% - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Fine Fur Item Curly Horn Item Solid Spike - - - -
Name Fine Fur Curly Horn Solid Spike - - - -
Chance 25% 20% 5% - - - -
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
3.5% 5.4% per stack,
up to 48.6%
25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

EBF5 Foe Icon Dark Bush
Dark Bush EBF5
I'm not sure if this thing is still technically a bush. It looks almost like a creature. It's got sharp claws too.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
65 4 4 4 4 4 4 6.5 1 1 4.5 50 80
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% -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
- - - - - - -100% - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Razor Claw EBF5 Item Bone Spike - - -
Name Razor Claw Bone Spike - - -
Chance 15% 2% - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn Burn EBF5 Status Poison Poison EBF5 Status Virus Virus EBF5 Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate Regen
1.75% per stack,
up to 15.75%
4.5% per stack,
up to 40.5%
9% per stack,
up to 81%
25% -33.(3)%
Damage taken from first three is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
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
Leaf Stab Single 17 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Bite Single 22 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 90% 30% 10%
Thin Tone Scream Single 15 Stat Magic 100% Element Wind 100% 30% StatDown Defence 100% 0% 10%
Deep Tone Scream Allies -- -- ---- -- 30% Stat Attack -- -- --

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Leaf Stab Single 16 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Bite Single 28 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Scream All -- -- ---- 70% 20% StatDown Defence 100% -- --
Notes: On Hard and Epic difficulties, debuff strength is increased to 30%.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
6x Hit Single 28/6 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Bite Single 18 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Scream All -- -- ---- 75% 15% EBF5 StatDown Evade 100% -- --
Notes: Debuff strength increased to 25% 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.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

  • Berserked → Leaf Stab;
  • Otherwise → Leaf Stab (1/4), Bite (1/4), Thin Tone Scream (1/4), Deep Tone Scream (1/4).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Berserked → Bite;
  • Syphoned → Leaf Stab;
  • Otherwise → Leaf Stab (1/3), Bite (1/3), Scream (1/3).

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

  • If catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Surrender;
  • If Syphoned or Berserked → 6x Hit (1/2), Bite (1/2);
  • Otherwise → 6x Hit (2/5), Bite (2/5), Scream (1/5).

Summon

In EBF5, the foe can be captured to be used as a summon.

EBF5 Foe Icon Dark Bush
Dark Bush SP EBF5 Status Freeze
Hisses viciously at the enemies, debuffing their evade slightly. 13 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All -- -- ---- 100% 25% EBF5 StatDown Evade 100% -- --
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