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The Ice Elemental is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 4. It appears mostly around cold areas, such as Glacier Valley and Crystal Caverns.


Appearance

Like other Elementals, the Ice Elemental is a vaguely reptilian creature that levitates above the ground; instead of legs, it has a vaguely triangular protrusion resembling a heater shield with jagged edges. True to its name, most of its body appears to be made of crystalline blue ice, with some white accents on its limbs and solid blue armor on its torso. It has narrow white eyes, a toothless, beak-like upper jaw, a solid blue lower jaw with small white teeth, and a long horn with a backwards-angling tip. It has a rectangular pauldron over its left shoulder, dominated by a huge, curved spike of ice. Its left arm ends in a icy blade with two smaller spikes protruding from its base, and its right arm ends in a crude, three-fingered claw.

Overview

The Ice Elemental is a high-tier foe that can decimate players if they are under-prepared. As you might expect, it uses Ice attacks, some of which may Freeze their targets. Most of its attacks are physical and quite powerful; its magic attacks are mainly used for better Freeze chances.

In both appearances so far, the Ice Elemental is weak to Fire, but absorbs Ice and Water.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Ice Elemental puts its blade-tipped arm to good use in battle, stabbing a single player either once or repeatedly for physical part-Ice damage with slightly above-average Accuracy. It can also charge its blade with icy energy and slash a single target; this is a little stronger than its single Stab, with better Accuracy, crit chance, and a high risk of Freeze; alternatively, it can drop an Ice Spike on a player, which is mostly notable for its decent chance to inflict Instant Death, although it also has slightly below-average Accuracy and a good critical hit chance. Its sole multi-target option is Snow, which hits the entire party for mild magical Ice damage and a small chance of Freeze.

On Epic difficulty, the Ice Elemental's Multi-Stab attack hits ten times instead of four, drastically amplifying its damage output.

Maintaining Regen is highly advisable against an Ice Elemental; the passive healing will cure any Freeze it manages to inflict and keep the party healthy against its physical damage output. Ice and Freeze resistance will obviously go a long way to reduce its threat level (especially against the pure elemental Snow), but Syphoning or Berserking it (preferably the former) will limit it to only using its stabbing attacks. Offensively, the party has no shortage of means to kill it; Cataclysm, Airstrike, Fireball, Eruption, and Bullet Hell will all cut through its HP in record time.

The Ice Elemental's main weakness is Fire, but Earth and Bomb will also be more effective than normal (albeit not to the same degree). On the other hand, it absorbs Ice and Water while being immune to Wind and the Poison status.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Ice Elemental is a fairly powerful opponent who specializes in single-target Ice damage. Its basic attacks involve stabbing a player (once or four times) for slightly Ice-based physical damage, or it can use an energized slash for higher pure Ice damage (non-elemental prior to the v2 update). Its sole magic attack is Deep Freeze, which hits slightly harder than Quad Stab and is all but guaranteed to Freeze a non-resistant player for two turns. At less than half HP, it replaces this spell with Ice Spike, which is physical, weaker, and less accurate, but also carries a decent chance to inflict Instant Death,

On Hard or Epic difficulty levels, the Ice Elemental enters battle with nine stacks of Wet, dampening its biggest elemental weakness and amplifying the amount it can heal from Ice attacks. The best way to get rid of the status is to hit it with Thunder skills, which it is neutral to.

Ice resistance will greatly weaken most of the Ice Elemental's attacks, but Stab and Quad Stab have a very low elemental degree, so strong Defence may be preferable. Depending on the party's status resistances, it may be optimal to burst it down to 50% HP and prevent it from using Deep Freeze, chip it down slowly before wiping out the last half of its health to avoid Ice Spike, or hitting it with Syphon or Berserk to lock it into its blade attacks.

The Ice Elemental naturally absorbs Ice, and Water to a lesser degree; additionally, it's immune to Freeze and resistant to Stun, Syphon, Doom, and Instant Death. It's weak to Dark and especially Fire, so the party has several options to hit it hard. "More Foe Resistance" increases its Water absorption and makes it resistant to Holy and offensive debuffs; however, it also removes its Ice absorption.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Ice Elemental.png
Ice Elemental Demonic Entity EBF3
Attacks with blades and ice magic.
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
300 4 4 4 4 4 4 45 8 50
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% - 200% 200% 100% -50% - - - -60%
Status
Resistance
Status Poison.png Status Syphon.png Status Dispel.png Status Doom.png Status Berserk.png Status Stun.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 Ice Crystal Solid Spike Amethyst - - - -
Name Ice Crystal Solid Spike Amethyst - - - -
Chance 80% 20% 10% - - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 ice elemental.png Ice Elemental EBF4
A powerful monster which uses ice 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
327 4 4 4 4 4 4 61 8 8 70 30
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
-100% - 200% - - - - 150% - -50%
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
- 50% 100% - - - - 50% - - - 50%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Liquid Ice Solid Water Cake - - - -
Name Liquid Ice Solid Water Cake - - - -
Chance 50% 100% 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
8.4% 1.8% per stack,
up to 16.2%
15% -20%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 ice elemental.png Ice Elemental EBF4
A powerful monster which uses ice 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
327 4 4 4 4 4 4 61 8 8 70 30
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
-100% - - - - - - 200% 50% -50%
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
- 50% 100% - - - - 50% - - - 50%
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 Liquid Ice Solid Water Cake - - - -
Name Liquid Ice Solid Water Cake - - - -
Chance 50% 100% 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
8.4% 1.8% per stack,
up to 16.2%
15% -20%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

On Hard and Epic difficulties, enters the battle with 9x Status Wet.png Wet, shielding the Fire weakness.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Stab Single 35 Physical 60% Element Ice.png -- -- -- 110% 10% 10%
Multi-Stab Single 50/4 Physical 60% Element Ice.png -- -- -- 110% 10% 10%
Notes: On Epic difficulty, attacks 10 times, each with 12.5 power as usual, raising total power to 125.
Glowing Blade Single 45 Physical 60% Element Ice.png 50% -- Status Freeze.png 130% 30% 10%
Ice Spike Single 40 Physical 60% Element Ice.png 10% -- Status Death.png 95% 20% 10%
Snow All 22 Magical 100% Element Ice.png 20% -- Status Freeze.png 100% 10% 10%

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Stab Single 35 Physical 30% Element Ice.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Quad Stab Single 52/4 Physical 30% Element Ice.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Glowing Blade Single 70 Physical 100% Element Ice.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Prior to the v2 update, this attack was non-elemental.
Ice Spike Single 40 Physical 100% Element Ice.png 25% -- Status Death.png 80% 10% 10%
Deep Freeze Single 55 Magical 100% Element Ice.png 100% 2x Status Freeze.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 3

  • Berserked → Stab;
  • Syphoned → Stab (1/2), Multi-Stab (1/2);
  • Otherwise → Stab (1/5), Multi-Stab (1/5), Glowing Blade (1/5), Ice Spike (1/5), Snow (1/5).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Stab (1/3), Quad Stab (1/3), Glowing Blade (1/3);
  • >49% HP → Stab (1/5), Quad Stab (1/5), Glowing Blade (1/5), Ice Spike (2/5);
  • ≤49% HP → Stab (1/5), Quad Stab (1/5), Glowing Blade (1/5), Deep Freeze (2/5).

Trivia

  • The Ice Elemental is the only Elemental to lack an arm cannon, with its right arm instead having a crude claw.
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