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Farming is a term for the act of repeatedly killing certain monsters for gold, experience points, and/or items. It is generally a source of mixed opinions from players, who are often divided between the ability to gradually acquire extra boosts to their party's power/equipment and the time-consuming, repetitive nature of the act.

Farming became relevant to the Epic Battle Fantasy series after the release of the third game, which introduced RPG elements and the ability to fight certain enemy groups repeatedly. It became more prevalent (and encouraged) in the fourth game, as the Bestiary now listed the items that could be dropped by various monsters, as well as the chances of them being dropped. Furthermore, virtually all crafting and food items in the game are available, meaning that a player can just farm the relevant foe instead of buying one of the more expensive items.

Farming was made slightly easier in EBF5 with the introduction of stealing, which allowed the player to get an extra item from a foe, giving the player a better chance of getting the desired item (depending on which drop slot it is in); the item will be instantly added into your inventory, so it is possible to repeatedly steal from any foe by fleeing and starting the battle again. Matt is the only one to have a dedicated skill, but other players can use the following equipment (once they are upgraded of course) to steal items with single-target melee attacks: Ultra Pro 9000X (sword), Bandit Blade (toy), Hobo Clothes (male armor), and the Fake Mustache (flair). The Lucky Fish and the Coin Charm flairs increase drop rates of items and money respectively by 33% at max level. Fortunately, neither of these actually need to be equipped by someone on the frontline, but rather can both be given to a player in backup, thus allowing the players in battle to use their regular setup.

Farming opportunities in Epic Battle Fantasy 3

  • Foes marked with an asterisk (*) cannot be fought outside of their respective bossfights.

Food

Heal:

(De)buffs, statuses and revival:

No foes drop permanent stat boosters.

Crafting items

Farming opportunities in Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Foes marked with 1 were added into the game in the Battle Mountain update.
  • Foes marked with 2 do not appear in any respawn-able battles, outside of Battle Mountain.

Food

Heal:

(De)buffs, statuses and revival:

Labeled as "very rare":

Permanent stat boosters: (for tips on farming locations, see below)

Quest items

Crafting items

Notable Locations and Details for Stat Boosters

For drop rates, see above.

Additionally, the Battle Mountain update has introduced several bosses with 50% chance of dropping two different stat boosters, all of which can be found in the Miniboss Marathon at the summit of Battle Mountain, adding an universal farming spot.

Honeycomb (HP)

Any location with at least one Yellow Wasp works. Red Wasps and Yellow Wasps drop Honeycomb and both can summon more of themselves. Playing on Hard/Epic causes Yellow Wasps to have a chance of summoning an extra Wasp, making the grinding much easier. That said, Red Wasps have a 42% chance of summoning nothing while Yellow Wasps have a ~10% chance of summoning nothing, so Yellow Wasps are preferred. Make sure you have no counters or random summons on your equipment or the wave will end early.

The best location is the Purple Wasp fight right next to the Lankyroot Jungle Slime Cat (screen). It has a great location, nothing else really matters as the fight involves getting the Wasps to spawn more. Only attack them when there are four or five Yellow Wasps on the screen so as to optimize the grinding. One Wasp takes forever to become more, but two or three will quickly become four or five.

Try giving Lance the Ultra Zapper and using Double Shot to trim the numbers if there are four or five Wasps on the screen. Since the Ultra Zapper drains MP, Lance can use it as much as he needs to without running out of MP. Also, having a character use Sacrifice and leaving them dead means that the player will not need to use their turn, making grinding more efficient.

Sushi (MP)

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To do: Find a good location for farming. Look for: Proximity to Slime Cat and/or other location and number of desired foe type.

Ham (Attack)

Right next to the final Slime Cat is a Chimera Bear fight. This one has two waves and a grand total of four Chimera Bears, meaning there is a roughly 8% chance of Ham per fight. Aside from the convenient location, the fight also has several foes who drop the valuable Elixir of Life, so one can both farm for Ham and farm lots of cash for buying other Stat Boosters.

Early in the game, the Brown Bears in the panel below Mighty Oak (screen) can be used for farming, though the player generally will prefer to do so later in the game.

Beef (Defence)

Like Honeycombs, Beef comes from a foe which summons more foes. Unlike Honeycombs, the summoned foes cannot summon any more and you cannot boost the rate at which they appear.

In the screen to the left of the Graybone Cemetery Slime Cat there is an Evil Tail fight. In it, two Evil Worms appear. Kill only the Evil Tails; killing the Worms themselves will end the fight. As such, using Double Shot is a bad idea.

Cake (Magic Attack)

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To do: See if there are any better locations. Look for: Proximity to Slime Cat and/or other location and number of desired foe type.

Fire, Ice and Thunder Elementals all drop Cake, so there are multiple good locations. A useful one in the Waste Disposal Plant involves the Thunder Elementals in the panel above and below the Slime Cat.

Donut (Magic Defence)

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To do: See if there are any better locations. Look for: Proximity to Slime Cat and/or other location and number of desired foe type.

The plentiful Spark Wraiths on the path between Goldenbrick Resort and the Temple of Godcat drop Donuts and are placed between two Slime Cats. Simply start at one Slime Cat and walk to the other, fighting the Wraiths on the way.

One can also try the Wraiths found in the fights along the path to the Zombie Hydra. They aren't exactly convenient, but if one is farming Zombie Hydra for experience they can probably clear those battles in a turn.

Lollipop (Accuracy)

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To do: Find a good location for farming. Look for: Proximity to Slime Cat and/or other location and number of desired foe type.

Candy Cane (Evade)

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To do: Find a good location for farming. Look for: Proximity to Slime Cat and/or other location and number of desired foe type.

Notable endgame battles for EXP and Gold farming

  • The Zombie Hydra fight in Graybone Cemetery (added in the Battle Mountain update), one screen above from the bottom-left corner of the world map, surrounded by purple clouds that require Winged Boots to walk through them. One head is worth:
    • EXP per player: 227 653 in NG, 7 611 676 in NG+, 48 487 134 in NG++ and onwards, assuming all players are alive by the end of the battle.
    • Gold: 39 529 in NG, 222 313 in NG+, 667 215 in NG++ and onwards.
    • AP per player: 1021 anytime.
    • Notable items: Orange Juice (10%), Burger (10%).
  • The Gold Dragon fight in Temple of Godcat, one screen to the left from the top-right corner of the world map. There are two Gold Dragons, two Ancient Monoliths, one Black Dragon and one Red Dragon in the battle. One battle is worth:
    • EXP per player: 683 642 EXP in NG, 22 857 885 in NG+, 145 607 007 in NG++ and onwards, assuming all players are alive by the end of the battle.
    • Gold: 208 287 in NG, 1 171 417 in NG+, 3 515 712 in NG++ and onwards.
    • AP per player: 4984 anytime.
    • Notable items: Chilli Sauce (3%).

Farming Opportunities in Epic Battle Fantasy 5

It is worth noting that since the loot is shown to the player and received when the foe dies (regardless of whether the player has completed the battle) other foes in the wave are irrelevant unless the player wants to get EXP, AP or extra money. If one is farming materials or stat boosters, they can start the fight, kill the foe with the desired loot, and then flee. This saves time spent fighting the other foes and the time spent traveling to and from the Slime Cats. As mentioned in the beginning of this article, using Steal can give the player an extra piece of loot, increasing the odds of getting something valuable. Unfortunately, most particularly rare items such as stat boosters cannot be stolen due to the Steal mechanics.

To increase the efficiency of the grind further, the player can equip the Lucky Fish, boosting the odds of obtaining an item by 33%.

Most foes can be found in the Grand Gallery, sorted by family. If you are looking for the loot of a certain foe and do not know where to reliably find them, the Grand Gallery is a good default place to go to. Keep in mind that some rarer foes (such as Mammoths and Monoliths) require the player to have many medals (and therefore be far in the game) in order to access. Furthermore, a select few foes (most notably the Omega Dragon, which drop Bacon) can only be repeatedly fought in the final room of the Grand Gallery, meaning that at such a point the player has probably beaten everything on Epic several times, and so farming them will be largely pointless unless the player is planning on doing some sort of challenge run. This means that the player will want to spare a copy of them for use in farming.

Italics indicates that the enemy is only fought once per playthrough, so they are not suitable for farming (except by stealing items and restarting the battle before finishing it).

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Food

Heal:

(De)buffs, statuses and revival:

Labeled as "very rare":

Steroids: (for tips on farming locations, see below)

Crafting items

Quest items

Quest items

Notable Endgame Farming Opportunities for EXP

In The Beyond, there is a wave of three Cosmic Monoliths; once the player is sufficiently leveled, they can be defeated by simply summoning God (the SP cost can be recovered by equipping the Small Cloud flair). However, you may want to consider the 3-headed Blaze Hydra back in The Rapture as you do not have to keep going back and forth through the portal to make the monoliths appear.

Repeatedly defeating/capturing Snowflake is also an efficient approach, since Snowflake always has the same level as the party.

Notable Locations and Details for Steroids

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To do: Look for respawning foes which drop the desired item and are near an entrance/Slime Cat. There should be multiple locations.

Note: Please do note list the Grand Gallery as a farming location unless the foe does not respawn anywhere else. The Grand Gallery is a given, this is for more efficient locations.

For drop rates, see above.

Matt

Crispy Bacon (Attack & Defence)

Crispy Bacon is dropped by Omega Dragon. There are no respawning regular fights including Omega Dragons. The only way to encounter an infinite amount of them is by replaying the Foe Marathon which includes every regular enemy in the game, however the dragon appears near the end of the hour-long battle so it is a very inefficient way to farm. Another encounter is in the all badges room of the Grand Gallery, but this requires you to have totally completed the game, at which point there is no reason to farm any more unless you set your own post-game goals.

To farm the Omega Dragon, consider not killing the Omega Dragon by the Super Hammer in The Rapture as the chest they guard has no valuable items inside of it (baring 99 Coffee, but those can be bought easily).

Raw Beef (Magic Attack & Magic Defence)

Raw Beef is dropped by Grolar Bear. There is a battle with 3 Grolar Bears and 2 Recue Dogs one screen up from the slime cat in Frozen Valley. Focus on the bears and avoid killing the dogs so you can run away and restart the fight without having through the warp again.

Chicken Leg (Accuracy & Evade)

Chicken Legs are dropped by Wooly Mammoth.

Fried Egg (HP)

Fried Eggs are dropped by Ancient Monolith. The best area for this is the Frozen Valley warp, as there is a battle with 3 Grolar Bears above, below a battle with 3 Ancient Monoliths (2 waves), and to the right 3 Viking Monoliths (2 waves).

Natalie

Poptart (Attack & Defence)

Poptarts are dropped by Purple Squid. The best area for this is the Mystic Woods warp, as there is a battle with 2 Big Mud Slimes, then immediately to the left there is a battle with two Purple Squids (2 waves), another with 3 Panda Bears, and another with a Big Mud Slime and a Big Chocolate Slime (2 waves) in the same area.

Donut (Magic Attack & Magic Defence)

Donuts are dropped by Topaz Golem.

Cake (Accuracy & Evade)

Cake is dropped by Big Chocolate Slime. The best area for this is the Mystic Woods warp, as there is a battle with 2 Big Mud Slimes, then immediately to the left there is a battle with two Purple Squids (2 waves), another with 3 Panda Bears, and another with a Big Mud Slime and a Big Chocolate Slime (2 waves) in the same area.

Lollipop (HP)

Lollipops are dropped by Big Sand Slime.

Lance

Bread (Attack & Defence)

Bread is dropped by Panda Bear. The best area for this is the Mystic Woods warp, as there is a battle with 2 Big Mud Slimes, then immediately to the left there is a battle with two Purple Squids (2 waves), another with 3 Panda Bears, and another with a Big Mud Slime and a Big Chocolate Slime (2 waves) in the same area.

Potato (Magic Attack & Magic Defence)

Potatoes are dropped by Earth Dragon. There are several Earth Dragons found in the Forgotten Ruins, most of which respawn and one of which comes in a pair.

Red Pill (Accuracy & Evade)

Red Pills are dropped by Cosmic Monolith, which are found in The Rapture and The Beyond. A good place to farm is the portal that leads to The Beyond: Kill the 2 Monolith in the top-right corner, enter the beyond, kill the 3 Monolith on the first screen. Rinse and repeat. The Pills have a 2% chance to spawn on every Monolith killed. The Cosmic Monoliths will also drop Dark Matter pretty often, giving the player a plentiful supply of cash while they farm.

Mushroom (HP)

Mushrooms are dropped by Big Mud Slime. The best area for this is the Mystic Woods warp, as there is a battle with 2 Big Mud Slimes, then immediately to the left there is a battle with two Purple Squids (2 waves), another with 3 Panda Bears, and another with a Big Mud Slime and a Big Chocolate Slime (2 waves) in the same area.

Anna

Turnip (Attack & Defence)

Turnips are dropped by Viking Monolith. The best area for this is the Frozen Valley warp, as there is a battle with 3 Grolar Bears above, below a battle with 3 Ancient Monoliths (2 waves), and to the right 3 Viking Monoliths (2 waves).

Grapes (Magic Attack & Magic Defence)

Grapes are dropped by Lime Squid.

Mint Leaf (Accuracy & Evade)

Mint is dropped by the elusive Sky Dragon, which are often found in faraway endgame locations. Fortunately, there is a pair that respawn which live in the Forgotten Ruins. They appear on the panel immediately to the left of the entrance, though they require the Winged Boots to be fought. They scale with the party's level, but are easy to access.

Hard Nut (HP)

Hard Nuts are dropped by Defender Mk III.

NoLegs

Sushi (Attack & Defence)

Sushi is dropped by Pink Squid.

Riceball (Magic Attack & Magic Defence)

Riceballs are dropped by Bubbler MX-01.

Yoghurt (Accuracy & Evade)

Yoghurt is dropped by Sea Dragon.

Chocolate Milk (HP)

Chocolate Milk is dropped by Camel Mammoth.

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