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The Dead Pixel is a foe that appears in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. It is fought in the Hope Harbor Glitch Area outside of the Grand Gallery; in Foe Remix, one appears in the Wild Tropics.


Appearance

The Dead Pixel's appearance is similar to the Bone Bat (complete with the same visual variants), but more pixelated. Like other Pixels, it appears as a static image that slightly floats back and forth on the battlefield; vibrating or flashing when struck or attacking.

Overview

As with its fellow Pixels, the Dead Pixel is much more dangerous than the foe it appears to be; compared to the Bone Bat, it has slightly more Evade, doubled offensive stats, and almost three times as much HP. Its single-target options include a part-Wind physical attack and a slightly weaker part-Dark magic attack with very high Accuracy. It also has a physical attack that hits three random targets, dealing pure Dark damage with a decent chance to inflict Bad Luck.

On Hard or Epic difficulty, the Dead Pixel's Bad Luck Tackle has a doubled status chance. Its Dark Strike gains a similarly high chance to inflict Shroud, although it can mitigate the status if it hits the affected player with its Wind Strike.

While quite a bit stronger than it looks, the Dead Pixel still has several exploitable weaknesses. It's vulnerable to most elements and status effects, including Stun; this allows the party to keep it immobilized with multi-target weapon-elemental skills like Slicing Cyclone off of the Lightning Shard or Swift Slash off of the Neon Lightbulb. Its offenses and Evade can be easily worn down by Weaken and Tired, respectively, and it has no resistance to Syphon or Berserk, either of which stops its status shenanigans. High-Accuracy skills and gear can be helpful against it; not only is its base Evade on the high side, it often appears with a level advantage on the party.

Aside from its immunity to Doom and Instant Death, the Dead Pixel has similar resistances to the Bone Bat; it absorbs Dark, is immune to Earth, is very weak to Wind and Holy, and has vulnerabilities to Stun and especially Weaken and Tired. With "More Foe Resistance" active, it absorbs Wind and Bio while becoming very resistant to all types of stat debuff apart from HP.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Dead Pixel.png
Dead Pixel EBF5
This foe is shrouded in mystery. There is something a little strange about it, isn't there?
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP.png Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Stat Magic.png Stat Mdef.png Stat Accuracy.png Stat Evade.png Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
264 8 4 8 4 4 5 21 2.1 2.1 14 50 15
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire.png EBF5 Element Thunder.png EBF5 Element Ice.png EBF5 Element Earth.png EBF5 Element Bio.png EBF5 Element Bomb.png EBF5 Element Water.png EBF5 Element Wind.png EBF5 Element Holy.png EBF5 Element Dark.png
- - - 100% - - - -80% -80% 200%
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch.png EBF5 Status Stun.png EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze.png EBF5 Status Poison+Virus.png EBF5 Status Syphon.png EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck.png EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse.png EBF5 Status Wet+Dry.png EBF5 Status Heavy+Light.png EBF5 Status Weak+Tired.png EBF5 Status Dispel.png EBF5 Status Death.png
- -50% - - - - - - - -100% - 100%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP.png EBF5 StatDown Attack.png EBF5 StatDown Magic.png EBF5 StatDown Defence.png EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png EBF5 StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Leather Floppy Coffee Razor Claw Bone Spike
Name Leather Floppy Coffee Razor Claw Bone Spike
Chance 15% 10% 5% 5% 5%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn.png Burn EBF5 Status Scorch.png Scorch EBF5 Status Poison.png Poison EBF5 Status Virus.png Virus EBF5 Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate.png Regen
3.5% per stack,
up to 31.5%
7% per stack,
up to 63%
3% per stack,
up to 27%
6% per stack,
up to 54%
Immune -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 Dead Pixel.png
Dead Pixel EBF5
This foe is shrouded in mystery. There is something a little strange about it, isn't there?
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP.png Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Stat Magic.png Stat Mdef.png Stat Accuracy.png Stat Evade.png Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
264 8 4 8 4 4 5 21 2.1 2.1 14 50 15
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire.png EBF5 Element Thunder.png EBF5 Element Ice.png EBF5 Element Earth.png EBF5 Element Bio.png EBF5 Element Bomb.png EBF5 Element Water.png EBF5 Element Wind.png EBF5 Element Holy.png EBF5 Element Dark.png
- - - 100% 200% - - 200% -80% 200%
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch.png EBF5 Status Stun.png EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze.png EBF5 Status Poison+Virus.png EBF5 Status Syphon.png EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck.png EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse.png EBF5 Status Wet+Dry.png EBF5 Status Heavy+Light.png EBF5 Status Weak+Tired.png EBF5 Status Dispel.png EBF5 Status Death.png
- -50% - - - - - - - -100% - 100%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP.png EBF5 StatDown Attack.png EBF5 StatDown Magic.png EBF5 StatDown Defence.png EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png EBF5 StatDown Evade.png
- 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Leather Floppy Coffee Razor Claw Bone Spike
Name Leather Floppy Coffee Razor Claw Bone Spike
Chance 15% 10% 5% 5% 5%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn.png Burn EBF5 Status Scorch.png Scorch EBF5 Status Poison.png Poison EBF5 Status Virus.png Virus EBF5 Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate.png Regen
3.5% per stack,
up to 31.5%
7% per stack,
up to 63%
-3% per stack,
up to -27%
-6% per stack,
up to -54%
Immune -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.

On Hard/Epic, enters the battle with 5x EBF5 Status Shroud.png Shroud.

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Dark Strike Single 30 Magical 50% EBF5 Element Dark.png -- -- -- 150% 10% 10%
Notes: Gets 66% chance of 3x EBF5 Status Shroud.png Shroud on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Wind Strike Single 37 Physical 50% EBF5 Element Wind.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Bad Luck Tackle Random 42/3 Physical 100% EBF5 Element Dark.png 33% 3x EBF5 Status Bad Luck.png -- -- --
Notes: Status chance increased to 66% 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 catchscore >55 and all players are Lovable → Surrender;
  • If Syphoned or Berserked → Wind Strike;
  • Otherwise → Bad Luck Tackle (1/3), Wind Strike (1/3), Dark Strike (1/3).

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 50% → Wind Strike.

Summon

The Dead Pixel can be captured and used as a summon. It uses Dark Strike to hit one foe with weak magical Dark damage and five stacks of Bad Luck. Despite its low power, its on-hit Bad Luck can be used to facilitate evasion or status strategies, particularly if the party has a reliable source of Doom to follow up with.

EBF5 Foe Icon Dead Pixel.png
Dead Pixel SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Hits a target with some weak dark magic, giving them very bad luck. 7 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single 20 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Dark.png 100% 5 EBF5 Status Bad Luck.png 100% 10% 10%

Trivia

  • At first glance, the Dead Pixel appears to be the only Pixel to lack a color in its name. However, its name is a reference to an electronic display error where an individual pixel on a screen fails to change color as normal (usually due to a power connection problem), and remains as a black spot on the display. Essentially, "Dead Pixel" is a fancy alternative way to say "Black Pixel" while simultaneously referencing the undead appearance of the foe's inspiration and giving a nod to the developer's studies in Computing Science.
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