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"Did we get a horse update?!"
―Matt / Lance, Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Horse Fort, also known as Trojan Horse, is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and, since the Battle Mountain update, a miniboss in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It appears mostly in nature/forest-themed areas, such as Vegetable Forest and Lankyroot Jungle.

Appearance

The Horse Fort is a large cart made of brown wood, with a crude horse head mounted upon its front. It has two round metal shields attached to its sides, engines in the back, and a large, sharpened log that it uses like a battering ram. A randomly-generated Cat Soldier sits on the back of the cart, acting as its pilot.

In EBF4, the Horse Fort has gained a small pink tongue and two tufts of light brown fur representing a mane and tail.

Overview

Horse Forts are high-tier foes which have far more power than a mere Cat Soldier. They use mostly non-elemental attacks, but their pilot can also blow a horn to buff its allies. They are frequently accompanied by their lone brethren and other weak enemies, but they have several weaknesses, most commonly to Fire and Earth.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Trojan Horse has two non-elemental physical attacks; one is stronger and has a better critical hit rate, but the other is more accurate and hits all three players at once. Contrary to what its bestiary description states, it has no Bomb attacks; however, it does have the ability to buff the Attack of itself and its allies; coupled with high HP relative to most foes in its area, it can be quite an effective support unit for physically-inclined enemy waves. Its Evade is lower than the average foe, so hitting it shouldn't be too difficult; magical attacks are recommended to avoid its higher Defence.

The Trojan Horse resists Wind and Thunder, but is weak to Bomb, Earth, and Fire (the first less so than the others). It resists the Poison status (though not the element) as well as Stun, and is highly vulnerable to Syphon; the latter status can restrict it to its single-target attack, making it much more predictable.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Unlike the garden-variety Cat Soldier, a Horse Fort is a serious threat. It has a strong non-elemental physical attack that hits one player, but it has two other attacks that can hit the entire front line; its physical attack deals non-elemental damage with a good chance of Burn, while its magical attack inflicts Bomb damage and has a small Stagger chance. More threatening still is the Horse Fort's ability to summon reinforcements while simultaneously buffing their physical stats and making them Brave, making them significantly stronger.

Fortunately, both Syphon and Berserk can prevent the Horse Fort from summoning and buffing foes, also locking it out of its Bomb attack. Depending on which status is inflicted, it may spam its Chained Log or Ram attacks; Syphon forces the former and Berserk forces the latter, so plan accordingly. A high HP stat makes it fairly durable; on the other hand, its below-average Evade means that most attacks will hit it consistently.

Any elements are effective against the Horse Fort, but it's especially weak to Poison, Earth, and Fire. In terms of status conditions, it is immune to Stun and Freeze while being resistant to Syphon, but it is also very vulnerable to Burn and the Poison status. As such, the Horse Fort is easily worn down through attrition; using Fire Spin or Poison Gas will inflict status effects that can take it out in a few turns. Powerful skills like Bullet Hell, Vines or Cataclysm can further accelerate its demise.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Trojan Horse
Trojan Horse Kitten Battering Ram EBF3
Not really a horse at all. Attacks with explosives[incorrect] and rallies the troops.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP Gold
380 4 4.2 4 4 4 3.6 50 10 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Water Element Wind Element Earth Element Poison Element Dark Element Holy Element Bomb
-70% 70% - - 70% -70% - - - -50%
Status
Resistance
Status Poison Status Syphon Status Dispel Status Doom Status Berserk Status Stun Status Death
50% -100% - - - 50% -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Old Wood Item Metal Gear - - - - -
Name Old Wood Metal Gear - - - - -
Chance 40% 20% - - - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 horse fort Horse Fort EBF4
Not actually a real horse. Uses mostly non-elemental attacks, and can buff other foes.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
1111 4 4 4 4 4 3.6 111 10 10 60 20
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
-100% - - -100% -100% - - - - -
Status
Resistance
Status Burn Status Stun Status Freeze Status Tired Status Poison Status Dispel Status Stagger Status Syphon Status Wet Status Weaken Status Curse Status Death
-100% 100% 100% - -100% - - 50% - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Soft Wood Item Cat Food - - - - -
Name Soft Wood Cat Food - - - - -
Chance 100% 20% - - - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn Burn Status Poison Poison Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen Regen
5.6% 2.4% per stack,
up to 21.6%
10% -13.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Chained Log Single 40 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 80% 30% 10%
Ram All 25 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 20% 10%
Rally Allies -- -- ---- -- 35% Stat Attack -- -- --

Despite Bestiary's description, the foe has no Bomb-elemental attacks or anything resembling an explosion.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Chained Log Single 80 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Ram All 45 Stat Attack ---- 50% 2x Status Burn 100% 10% 10%
Explosive Barrel
(Big Blast)
All 40 Stat Magic 100% Element Bomb 20% -- Status Stagger 100% 10% 10%
Rally Allies -- -- ---- -- 20%
20%
2x
Stat Attack
Stat Defence
Status Brave
-- -- --
Notes: Summons a Sludge Slime or a Cat Soldier, then applies the buffs.
On Hard and Epic difficulties, stat buff strength is increased to 30%.

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

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Chained Log;
  • Otherwise → Chained Log (1/3), Ram (1/3), Rally (1/3).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Berserked → Ram;
  • Syphoned → Chained Log;
  • Otherwise → Chained Log (1/4), Ram (1/4), Explosive Barrel (1/4), Rally (1/4).
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