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"Sandworms I can still eat, but I draw the line at these things! I wouldn't even eat it cooked!"
―Matt, Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Evil Worm is a foe found in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 4, and a summon in the latter. It is associated with the Evil Tail, however, their exact relationship varies between games.

Appearance

The Evil Worm is a large brown worm-like creature. Its skin is marred with bulging veins and boils, the largest of which bear twisted faces of their own. Its round, toothless mouth takes up its entire front. It appears with several grey, spiked chains binding its body, but most are broken off during its intro animation, leaving a few chains forming rings around its body. It also has a few black spines on its body, mainly visible when it attacks players.

Evil Worms made their first appearance in Epic Battle Fantasy 3's final battle, where they were helpers of Akron. When the demonic entity switched to his second form, an Evil Worm would jump out of his mouth and join the fray, along with an Evil Tail. (If the first and fifth enemy slots were already occupied, however, the Evil Worm and its tail would simply vanish after leaping from Akron's mouth.)

Evil Worms and Evil Tails appeared in Graybone Cemetery of Epic Battle Fantasy 4 as some of the area's strongest enemies. Their appearance and abilities are largely the same as before, but their connection to Akron was removed, becoming a rare and especially foul species of burrowing cave-dweller. Interestingly, EBF4 also claimed that Evil Tails were not actually the tails of an Evil Worm, but rather chunks of its body that can act independently, similar to the relationship between the Crystal Golem and its Bits.

Overview

The Evil Worm is capable of dishing out heavy amounts of mostly non-elemental damage to a single target or moderate fully elemental damage with status effects (including stat debuffs, Poison and in EBF4 Doom) to all players; as its health goes down, the latter group is more likely to be seen. In EBF4, Evil Worm also can grow tails to attack the players, underlining that it's a high priority target. It has high health and several resistances (yet no elemental resistances in EBF3), but isn't devoid of elemental weaknesses, and every player would have at least one effective skill to use to kill the worm before it stacks a bunch of status defects on the party.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Evil Worm.png
Evil Worm Mutant Tentacle EBF3
Uses poison, water, dark and bomb 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 Gold
440 3.5 4 3.7 4 9* 11* 150 0 0
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
-70% - - - - -90% - - -80% -
Status
Resistance
Status Poison.png Status Syphon.png Status Dispel.png Status Doom.png Status Berserk.png Status Stun.png Status Death.png
- 60% - - - 60% 40%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon - - - - - - -
Name - - - - - - -
Chance - - - - - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 evil worm.png Evil Worm EBF4
A foul beast that lives deep underground. Uses poison, bomb and dark attacks. Has low accuracy. May summon Evil Tails.
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
479 4 4 4 4 3.5 4 75 9 9 50 25
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% 200% 50% 50% -50% -100% 200%
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
- 70% 70% - - - - - - - - 70%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Bio Virus Bottled Darkness Solid Spike Dark Matter Beef - -
Name Bio Virus Bottled Darkness Solid Spike Dark Matter Beef - -
Chance 60% 40% 10% 5% 1% - -
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
5.25% -1.5% per stack,
up to -13.5%
12.5% -16.(6)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 evil worm.png Evil Worm EBF4
A foul beast that lives deep underground. Uses poison, bomb and dark attacks. Has low accuracy. May summon Evil Tails.
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
479 4 4 4 4 3.5 4 75 9 9 50 25
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% 200% 50% 50% - -100% 200%
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
- 70% 70% - - - - - - - - 70%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
50% - 50% - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Bio Virus Bottled Darkness Solid Spike Dark Matter Beef - -
Name Bio Virus Bottled Darkness Solid Spike Dark Matter Beef - -
Chance 60% 40% 10% 5% 1% - -
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
3.5% -1.5% per stack,
up to -13.5%
12.5% -16.(6)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Attacks and Abilities

"Infectious diseases; gotta catch 'em all!"
―Matt, Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Headbutt Single 40 Physical ---- -- -- -- 110% 10% 10%
Swallow Single 70 Physical ---- 100% 2x Status Poison.png 110% 10% 10%
Notes: Has no usage conditions set, and therefore may not be seen during normal gameplay.
Sword Strike Single 75 Physical 30% Element Fire.png -- -- -- 90% 10% 10%
Double Cannon Random 70/2 Physical 100% Element Bomb.png -- -- -- 90% 10% 10%
Bubble Burp All 30 Magical 100% Element Water.png 70% 20% StatDown Evade.png 150% 10% 10%
Poison Burp All 33 Magical 100% Element Poison.png 50% 3x Status Poison.png 150% 10% 10%
Blood Burp All 40 Magical 100% Element Poison.png 100% 2x Status Poison.png 150% 10% 10%
Oil Burp All 35 Magical 100% Element Dark.png 50% 30% StatDown Accuracy.png 150% 10% 10%

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Headbutt Single 30 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Swallow Single 65 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Sword Strike Single 80 Physical 30% Element Bomb.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Double Cannon Single 70/2 Physical 50% Element Bomb.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Poison Burp All 20 Magical 100% Element Poison.png 66% 3x Status Poison.png 100% 10% 20%
Blood Burp All 10 Magical 100% Element Poison.png 30%
50%
20%
3x
StatDown HP.png
Status Doom.png
100% 10% 20%
Oil Burp All 22 Magical 100% Element Dark.png 100% 20% StatDown Evade.png 100% 10% 20%

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

  • Syphoned → Headbutt (1/2), Double Cannon* (1/2);
  • Berserked → Headbutt;
  • ≥64.5% HP → Headbutt (1/6); Sword Strike (1/6); Double Cannon* (2*/6), Bubble Burp (1/6), Poison Burp (1/6);
  • <64.5% to ≥31.5% HP → Sword Strike (1/6); Double Cannon (1/6), Bubble Burp (1/6), Poison Burp (1/6), Blood Burp (1/6), Oil Burp (1/6);
  • <31.5% HP → Blood Burp.

*The Swallow attack, although it exists, is never used; what could activate it triggers Double Cannon instead. The impact on the gameplay is that Double Cannon gets a double chance to be used during Evil Worm's first third of health, while it would've been an equal chance for all attacks, including Swallow and Double Cannon; Worm's behaviour when Syphoned has also been altered due to that.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Berserked → Blood Burp;
  • ≥65% HP → Headbutt (1/4), Swallow (1/4), Sword Strike (1/4), Double Cannon (1/4);
  • <65% to ≥32% HP → Swallow (1/6), Sword Strike (1/6), Double Cannon (1/6), Poison Burp (1/6), Blood Burp (1/6), Oil Burp (1/6);
  • <32% HP → Sword Strike (1/5), Double Cannon (1/5), Poison Burp (1/5), Blood Burp (1/5), Oil Burp (1/5).

Has a 20% chance to spawn an Evil Tail at the beginning of own turn.

Summon

In EBF4, it can be obtained in the premium-exclusive Battle Mountain area, specifically from the top-right chest on the dead/poison forest screen. The Ladder is required to get to the chest.

Upon usage, an Evil Worm and an Evil Tail will emerge from the ground, and the worm will burp poison on all enemies, dealing Poison-elemental magical damage in two hits with slightly different status property. The tail does nothing.

Summon Evil Worm.png
Evil Worm SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Target all foes. May debuff targets' magic defence. May poison targets. 72 Cured
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All 50
50
Magical 100% Element Poison.png 80%
80%
3x
30%

2x
20%

Status Poison.png
StatDown Mdef.png
150% 10% 10%
Note: The two sets of stats belong to the first and second attack, respectively.

Trivia

  • The Evil Worm and Evil Tail are based on the Sandworm and its tail from Epic Battle Fantasy 2.
  • Evil Worm's entry in the Epic Battle Fantasy 3 Bestiary is marked with a thumbnail that is a recolored version of the Sandworm's overworld sprite. Consequently, the thumbnail shows the Evil Worm with teeth, when the worm itself is toothless.
  • During Akron's death sequence, three Evil Worms emerge from the ground after his second form disintegrates, quickly meeting the same fate as their apparent master. The implications of this are unclear, but given their similar designs, it may be meant to imply that Evil Worms are actually part of Akron himself.
  • In spite of the fact that Matt states that he "wouldn't even eat [Evil Worms] cooked", they drop Beef, which is a consumable.