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The Florn is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5. In EBF4, it is usually found in the Lankyroot Jungle; in EBF5, it appears in the Data Bunker following the v2 update.


Appearance

The Florn is a red flower with four large, slightly ragged petals surrounding the barbed green spike at its center. Like all Flowers, it is attached to a thick green vine with a single leaf sticking out of the back.

Overview

The Florn is the Flower species with the most battle similarities to the Rafflesia that spawned it, using powerful physical Bio attacks that can inflict Poison status with varying levels of power. It also has a multi-target non-elemental attack, but this is slightly weaker than its single-target moves and lacks special effects. When its HP is reduced to critical levels, it can sacrifice itself in a final attack, spearing a single target for significant, slightly Bio-based physical damage and a high chance of Poison. This attack can also be provoked by applying Syphon or Berserk to the Florn, giving players an option to quickly remove it from a battle at the cost of taking a big hit.

Compared to its fellow Flowers, the Florn is a straightforward offensive foe without many tricks beyond possibly Poisoning the victims of its attacks. Pairing up with a Frose is a mixed blessing for it; the frequent Cloudburst casts will reduce its weakness to Fire while amplifying its weakness to Ice. It shares its Wind weakness with the rest of its family (as well as Rafflesia itself), so moves like Hurricane or Power Metal will be most effective at taking them all down at once.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Florn's moveset changes slightly between difficulty levels; it uses Nettle on Normal and below, and Vines on Hard or Epic. It is equally weak to FireIce, and Wind, but absorbs Water and Bio while being immune to Poison. Enabling "More Foe Resistance" removes its Ice weakness and gives it an immunity to Attack and Accuracy debuffs.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Florn underwent several small changes for its reintroduction to the series. The elemental degree on its Bio attacks was reduced to 25%, but their Poison-inflicting abilities were also lowered; in fact, only Suicide has a chance to Poison its target now (although the success rate triples on higher difficulties). It also enjoys slight boosts to its HP and the Base Power of its attacks, making it a little stronger and more durable than its EBF4 incarnation. As a Classic foe, it ignores Lovable and cannot be affected by Invisible or Enchanted.

Unfortunately for the Florn, its improvements pale in comparison to the new options that players can bring against it, particularly the increased viability and versatility of status builds. Aside from being forced to Suicide if hit by Syphon or Berserk, it can easily be afflicted with Wet, Light, or Dry to amplify any of its elemental weaknesses, immobilized with Stun or Freeze, and reliably slaughtered by Instant Death (either directly or by combining Doom and Bad Luck). Elemental resistance is minimally useful against it, so it's best to just kill it outright; alternatively, physically bulky and Poison-resistant parties can let it live to prevent more annoying support Flowers from replacing it.

FireIce, and Wind do extra damage to the Florn, but it absorbs Water, Bio, and especially Thunder. It's also immune to Poison and Virus (which actually hurts it, since they'd act like free Regen for it) and has a modest resistance to all stat debuffs except HP. The "More Foe Resistance" challenge makes it neutral to Ice, very resistant to Stun, Chill, and Freeze, and quite resistant to Wet, Dry, Doom, and Instant Death.

As a Flower, the Florn is one of the few foes in EBF5 that cannot be Captured and used as a summon.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 florn.png Florn EBF4
A red flower which uses poison attacks. Will self destruct at low HP.
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
136 4 4 4 4 4 4 20 2.3 2.3 15 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% - -50% - 150% - -50% 150% - -
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% - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Gash Nut Jungle Flower Lanky Root Cactus - - -
Name Gash Nut Jungle Flower Lanky Root Cactus - - -
Chance 60% 20% 40% 40% - - -
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
10.5% Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 florn.png Florn EBF4
A red flower which uses poison attacks. Will self destruct at low HP.
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
136 4 4 4 4 4 4 20 2.3 2.3 15 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% - - - 150% - -50% 150% - -
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% - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
100% - - - 100% -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Gash Nut Jungle Flower Lanky Root Cactus - - -
Name Gash Nut Jungle Flower Lanky Root Cactus - - -
Chance 60% 20% 40% 40% - - -
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
10.5% Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

EBF5 Foe Icon Florn.png
Florn EBF5
This smelly red flower uses bio attacks, and will self destruct when its HP is low.
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
159 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 2.5 2.5 2 40 N/A*
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
-50% 200% -50% - 150% - 150% -50% - -
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
- - - 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
- 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Gash Root Cactus An Herb Raspberries Bone Spike
Name Gash Root Cactus An Herb Raspberries Bone Spike
Chance 75% 75% 30% 25% 10%
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
4.2% per stack,
up to 37.8%
8.4% per stack,
up to 75.6%
Immune Immune 20% -26.(6)%
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 Florn.png
Florn EBF5
This smelly red flower uses bio attacks, and will self destruct when its HP is low.
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
159 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 2.5 2.5 2 40 N/A*
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
-50% 200% - - 150% - 150% -50% - -
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
- 70% 70% 100% - - - 50% - - - 50%
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
- 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Gash Root Cactus An Herb Raspberries Bone Spike
Name Gash Root Cactus An Herb Raspberries Bone Spike
Chance 75% 75% 30% 25% 10%
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
4.2% per stack,
up to 37.8%
8.4% per stack,
up to 75.6%
Immune Immune 20% -26.(6)%
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.

As with all the Classic foes, the Florn is immune to both Invisible and Enchanted.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Petal Volley All 24/3 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Nettle Single 30 Physical 50% Element Poison.png 40% 3x Status Poison.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: May be used only on Easy and Normal difficulties.
Vines Single 45 Physical 50% Element Poison.png 50% 2x Status Poison.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: May be used only on Hard and Epic difficulties
Thorny Vine Single 90/3 Physical 30% Element Poison.png 10% 2x Status Poison.png 100% 10% 10%
Suicide Single 70 Physical 30% Element Poison.png 100% 3x Status Poison.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Kills the user.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Petal Volley All 33/3 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Vines Single 60 Physical 25% EBF5 Element Bio.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Thorny Vine Single 110/3 Physical 25% EBF5 Element Bio.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Suicide Single 90 Physical 25% EBF5 Element Bio.png 50% 3x EBF5 Status Poison.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Status chance increased to 150% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Kills the user.

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 4

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Suicide;
  • ≥32% HP → Petal Volley (1/3), Nettle/Vines (1/3), Thorny Vine (1/3);
  • <32% HP → Suicide.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Action

  • If Syphoned, Berserked, or <32% HP → Suicide;
  • Otherwise → Petal Volley (1/3), Vines (1/3), Thorny Vine (1/3).

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 25% and not Syphoned → Petal Volley.


Additionally, like all the Classic foes, the Florn ignores the Lovable status on players.

Trivia

  • The Florn's name is a combination of "flower" and "thorn", with the latter alluding to its Bio affinity and penchant for stabbing players with sharp bits of vegetation.
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