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"Flybot" redirects here. For the foe group in EBF5, see Flybots.
"I don't think these guys have the spirit to pull off a Giga Drill Breaker. Good for us!"
―Lance, Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Drill Bot, also known as Flybot, is a recurring foe in the Epic Battle Fantasy series. It appears primarily around factories and other industrial areas, such as the final stages of Epic Battle Fantasy 2 and the Waste Disposal Plant in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. However it can also be found at Volcano Peak in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, where it was initially used as a mining drone.

Appearance

Drill Bot is a round, flying robot with a propeller on top. It has a large red "eye" on its front flanked by two smaller eyes, has three small landing struts on its underside, and a pair of large drills on its sides.

Overview

The Drill Bot is a recurring mid-tier foe which largely uses non-elemental attacks. While it frequently appears in late-game areas, the Drill Bot is not an overly threatening foe. However, it can still dish out damage and can inflict moderately annoying statuses.

The Drill Bot is notable for being able to debuff Defence in EBF2 and 4, while in EBF3 it can instead Syphon players. It also has a surprisingly strong Bomb attack; while it is derived from different attacks depending on the game, it still deals heavy damage and can take out players. That said, this is the only elemental attack the Drill Bot has in any game; none of its other attacks can be resisted.

In EBF2, the Flybot is weak to Ice, Wind, Bomb and Thunder. However, it resists Poison, Earth, Fire and Dark. Thunderbolt and Airstrike are particularly effective against it.

In EBF3, the Drill Bot is flat out immune to Poison and Earth, though it is quite weak to Bomb and Thunder.

In EBF4, the Drill Bot is once again immune to Poison and Earth, but suffers from weaknesses to Ice, Bomb, Thunder, and especially Wind.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

It should be noted that HP, Attack, and Magic Attack also will be multiplied by the wave modifier. Check Epic Battle Fantasy 2 Foe Waves to see the value of the modifier for a specified wave.

EBF2 Foe Icon Flybot.png
Flybot Spy Robot EBF2
Most powerful grunt in the game!
Statistics
Base Statistics Stat HP.png Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Stat Magic.png Stat Mdef.png Eva S. Hit
70000 0.9 1.1 0.8 1 0.9x 10000
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Water.png Element Wind.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Dark.png Element Holy.png Element Bomb.png
30% -70% -20% - -20% 70% 70% 50% - -50%
Status
Resistance
Status Poison.png Status Syphon.png Debuff (status) Status Stun.png Status Blind.png StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png
100% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
(De)buff
Cap
Buffs Debuffs
- 40%
Stealable Item
Icon Stunner
Name Stunner

Before the EBF Collection update, the in-game Bestiary didn't mention its minor Ice and Wind weaknesses.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Drill Bot.png
Drill Bot Armored Sentry EBF3
It's drills will pierce your heavens.
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 Gold
240 4 4 4 4 4 4.2 30 4 20
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Water.png Element Wind.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Dark.png Element Holy.png Element Bomb.png
- -80% - - - 100% 100% - - -80%
Status
Resistance
Status Poison.png Status Syphon.png Status Dispel.png Status Doom.png Status Berserk.png Status Stun.png Status Death.png
100% - - - 100% - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Metal Gear Microcontroller Steel Plate Magnet RAM Chip - -
Name Metal Gear Microcontroller Steel Plate Magnet RAM Chip - -
Chance 100% 80% 60% 40% 10% - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 drill bot.png Drill Bot EBF4
An agile robot used for scouting and simple transportation tasks. Uses bomb and non-elemental attacks.
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
194 4 4 4 4 4 4.2 28 3 3 30 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Bomb.png Element Wind.png Element Water.png Element Holy.png Element Dark.png
- -80% -60% 100% 100% -80% -100% - - -
Status
Resistance
Status Burn.png Status Stun.png Status Freeze.png Status Tired.png Status Poison.png Status Dispel.png Status Stagger.png Status Syphon.png Status Wet.png Status Weaken.png Status Curse.png Status Death.png
100% - - - 100% - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Steel Plate 7-Segment Display Springy Spring Plastic Glass - -
Name Steel Plate 7-Segment Display Springy Spring Plastic Glass - -
Chance 40% 10% 30% 10% 20% - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn.png Burn Status Poison.png Poison Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen.png Regen
Immune Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Prior to the Battle Mountain update, it had -60% Wind resistance instead.

Prior to the v2 update, its description didn't mention it also used non-elemental attacks.

Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 drill bot.png Drill Bot EBF4
An agile robot used for scouting and simple transportation tasks. Uses bomb and non-elemental attacks.
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
194 4 4 4 4 4 4.2 28 3 3 30 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Bomb.png Element Wind.png Element Water.png Element Holy.png Element Dark.png
50% -80% -60% 100% 100% -80% - - - -
Status
Resistance
Status Burn.png Status Stun.png Status Freeze.png Status Tired.png Status Poison.png Status Dispel.png Status Stagger.png Status Syphon.png Status Wet.png Status Weaken.png Status Curse.png Status Death.png
100% 50% 50% - 100% - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - 100%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Steel Plate 7-Segment Display Springy Spring Plastic Glass - -
Name Steel Plate 7-Segment Display Springy Spring Plastic Glass - -
Chance 40% 10% 30% 10% 20% - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn.png Burn Status Poison.png Poison Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen.png Regen
Immune Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc RdF
Drills Single 4400/2
2200
Stat Attack.png ---- --
50%
--
20%
--
StatDown Defence.png
100% 10%
Energy Waves Single 2000/2 Stat Magic.png ---- 60% 25% StatDown Mdef.png 100% 10%
Notes: Before the EBF Collection update, the debuff on the attack didn't work properly.
Rocket All 2900 Stat Magic.png 100% Element Bomb.png -- -- -- 120% 10%
Laser All 3500 Stat Magic.png ---- -- -- -- 80% 10%

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Drills Single 60/5 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Energy Waves Single 33 Magical ---- 70% 20% Status Syphon.png 100% 10% 10%
Laser All 33 Magical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Rocket
(Hand Bomb)
All 50 Magical 100% Element Bomb.png -- -- -- 110% 10% 20%

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Drills Single 45/5 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Energy Waves Single 25 Magical ---- 100% 30% StatDown Defence.png 100% 10% 10%
Laser All 18 Magical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Rocket
(Blast)
Single 42 Magical 100% Element Bomb.png 20% -- Status Stagger.png 100% 10% 10%

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 2

  • Sealed → Drills;
  • Otherwise → Drills (1/4), Energy Waves (1/4), Rocket (1/4), Laser (1/4).

Before the EBF Collection update, the Flybot only used Energy Waves when Sealed instead of Drills.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

  • Berserked → Drills;
    • Note: Since the foe is immune to Berserk, this pattern never comes into play.
  • Syphoned → Drills (1/3), Energy Waves (1/3), Rocket (1/3).
  • Otherwise → Drills (1/4), Energy Waves (1/4), Laser (1/4), Rocket (1/4).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Berserked and/or Syphoned → Drills;
  • Otherwise → Drills (1/4), Energy Waves (1/4), Laser (1/4), Rocket (1/4).

Trivia

  • The EBF3 incarnation of the Drill Bot has several references to the animé Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
    • Its Bestiary description states: "It's [sic] drills will pierce your heavens." This references a recurring motif/statement in TTGL: "My/your Drill is the drill that will pierce the heavens!"
    • When the party destroys their first Drill Bot in battle, Lance will comment: "I don't think these guys have the spirit to pull off a Giga Drill Breaker. Good for us!" The Giga Drill Break is one of the iconic attacks of the main robot in TTGL.
  • In EBF5, the Mini Drone flair has the same design as Drill Bot, minus the drills.

See Also

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