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The Ice Golem is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. As its name suggests, it's an Ice-based enemy and is found in cold areas. It is also a fairly rare enemy that only appears in three battles outside of Battle Mountain: near the Crystal Caverns' ice block puzzle, in the Waste Disposal Plant's cooling room, and in the Temple of Godcat's ice cave. Of these three encounters, only the first one respawns.


Appearance

The Ice Golem is made out of large chunks of grey rock with huge shards of ice coming out of its shoulders. The opening in the middle of the body acts as its "mouth", and its arms are long blades made of ice. Small chunks of ice stick out of its feet, resembling toes.

Overview

The Ice Golem is a strong foe with many resistances and a large health pool, making it tricky to wear down. It only uses physical Ice attacks, but it is remarkably diverse in its manner of doing so. It has no less than six attacks to choose from with varying levels of elemental degree; some of them are only 30% elemental, so Ice resistance will be less effective at reducing their damage. Between its area-of-effect attacks (one of which packs an impressive 50% Freeze chance) and three attacks with over 70 base power (one of which hits twice and has a small Stagger chance) coming off of an above-average Attack stat, the Ice Golem is a force to be reckoned with both offensively and defensively.

Fortunately however, the Ice Golem has no resistance to stat debuffs or the ailments that reduce them. Inflicting Curse, Tired, and/or Weaken along with some immediate stat drops can greatly lower its damage output and durability. With below-average base Evade, it's also pretty easy to hit it with strong Fire or Bomb attacks.

Inflicting Berserk or Syphon on an Ice Golem will result in it choosing between its two area-of-effect attacks and its most potent single-target attack. While it can be a viable tactic if you have extremely strong Defence and Ice resistance on the active party members (as the Ice Golem's multi-target attacks are both 100% elemental), the low elemental degree and sheer damage output of 6x Stab can make this a risky option.

Interestingly, the Ninja Gear can be found a few screens before the first Ice Golem encounter, and its ability to boost the power of attack items makes the Hand Bomb the best option against it at the time.

The Ice Golem is weak to Fire and Bomb, takes neutral damage from Dark and Holy, absorbs Ice, and is immune to all other elements. It is also immune to Burn, Freeze, and Poison while being highly resistant to Stun, Doom, and Instant Death. "More Foe Resistance" gives it Wind and Water absorption, immunity to Holy and Attack debuffs, and resistance to Curse, Tired, and Weaken.

Statistics

Icon bestiary ebf4 ice golem.png Ice Golem EBF4
A powerful foe 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
555 5 4 4 4 4 3.2 128 15 15 90 20
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% 100% 200% 100% 100% -80% 100% 100% - -
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% 70% 100% - 100% - - - - - - 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 Liquid Ice Solid Water Amethyst Rainbow Gems Mythril Shards - -
Name Liquid Ice Solid Water Amethyst Rainbow Gems Mythril Shards - -
Chance 100% 100% 50% 50% 10% - -
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
Immune Immune 10% -13.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 ice golem.png Ice Golem EBF4
A powerful foe 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
555 5 4 4 4 4 3.2 128 15 15 90 20
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% 100% 200% 100% 100% -80% 200% 200% 100% -
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% 70% 100% 50% 100% - - - - 50% 50% 70%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
100% - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Liquid Ice Solid Water Amethyst Rainbow Gems Mythril Shards - -
Name Liquid Ice Solid Water Amethyst Rainbow Gems Mythril Shards - -
Chance 100% 100% 50% 50% 10% - -
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
Immune Immune 10% -13.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Double Stab Single 50/2 Physical 30% Element Ice.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
6x Stab Single 96/6 Physical 30% Element Ice.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Iceberg Single 75 Physical 50% Element Ice.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Icicles Single 80/2 Physical 50% Element Ice.png 10% -- Status Stagger.png 85% 30% 70%
Crystal Shatter All 40/2 Physical 100% Element Ice.png -- -- -- 80% 20% 10%
Cold Breath All 20 Magical 100% Element Ice.png 50% 1x Status Freeze.png 120% 10% 10%
Notes: Prior to the v2 update, this attack was Physical.

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.

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → 6x Stab (1/3), Crystal Shatter (1/3), Cold Breath (1/3);
  • ≥49% HP → Double Stab (2/10), 6x Stab (2/10), Iceberg (1/10), Icicles (1/10), Crystal Shatter (2/10), Cold Breath (2/10);
  • <49% HP → 6x Stab (1/5), Iceberg (1/5), Icicles (1/5), Crystal Shatter (1/5), Cold Breath (1/5).