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  • The Ice Needle in EBF5
  • The Ice Needle in EBF4

The Ice Needle is an Ice-elemental sword available for Matt in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5.

Description

In EBF4, the Ice Needle is a grey halberd with a blue tip made of ice. In EBF5, the Ice Needle received a major redesign, being changed to what appears to be a sword or perhaps a lance with the blade being made of ice. It is, in fact, a literal Ice Needle.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Ice Needle has overall very average offensive stat bonuses and also granted minor bonuses to Evade and Defence. Its main selling point is the ability to Freeze on Weapon-elemental skills, which allowed Matt to Freeze entire enemy waves with Swift Slash (even more so when combined with Cloudburst to double the chance to land Freeze).

The Ice Needle has 3 elemental resistances to Ice, Wind and Water. None of these become immunities.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Unlike its EBF4 iteration, the Ice Needle in EBF5 is a strong offensive attacker much like the Sapphire Saint.

The Ice Needle has strong Attack and decent Magic Attack, but no other stat boosts. It can unleash Tundra as a bonus skill. Despite having a Freeze chance, it is vastly more useful for day-to-day offense, though in the early game it's generally simpler to just obliterate things with the Sapphire Saint.

The Ice Needle resists Ice, Water, Wet and Dry. The Wet and Dry resistances become immunities at level 5.

Equip Remix

With Equip Remix in effect, the Alt Ice Needle leans a bit on Instant Death.

The Alt Ice Needle has above-average Attack and poor Magic Attack , but no other stat boosts. However, it can inflict Instant Death and unleash Ice Needles as a bonus skill, which adds more death chances. It can also summon Icicle Creep between turns, though this is fairly unimportant. Of course, it is much more consistent to just use Spine Snapper or a traditional Fat Fly build with status boost for Instant Death.

The Alt Ice Needle resists Ice and Water, but is weak to Fire. None of these become immunities.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Found in Whitefall Town, in the left chest behind the equipment shop.

EBF4 WepIcon Ice Needle Ice Needle
May freeze targets. Boosts the power of Ice skills. May cast Tundra with certain skills.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP - - - - - Element Ice 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Defence - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element Wind 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Mdef - - - - - Element Water 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element 50% Element Ice
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Freeze 5% 10% 10% 10% 15%
Bonus Skill -- -- 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Iron Ore
x 2
-- -- 3 Item Steel Plate
x 2
Item Solid Water
x 1
--
4 Item Liquid Ice
x 7
Item Solid Water
x 7
-- 5 Item Mythril Shards
x 1
-- --

Tundra doesn't have the bonus skill power multiplier specified, and thus calculates independent of host skill's power, as if it was used as a normal skill — power depends on Tundra's level, defaulting to level 1's power (50) if it isn't learned.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Found inside a chest in the Ice Cave, the chest is guarded by a Viking Monolith

EBF5 WepIcon Ice Needle Ice Needle
A shard of piercing ice.
  • Boosts the damage of ice skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Tundra while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Ice 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack 15% 30% 45% 60% 75% Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Element Water 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 15% 30% 40% 50% 60% Stat Mdef - - - - - EBF5 Status Wet+Dry 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Ice
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Freeze 10% 10% 15% 15% 25%
Bonus Skill 80 (33%) 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Note: Before the v2 update, had a -30% Fire weakness instead of resisting Ice.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Snowball
x 3
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Liquid Ice
x 1
EBF5 Item Solid Water
x 1
--
4 EBF5 Item Sapphire
x 3
EBF5 Item Liquid Ice
x 2
EBF5 Item Solid Water
x 2
5 EBF5 Item Sapphire
x 10
EBF5 Item Liquid Ice
x 10
EBF5 Item Solid Water
x 10

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 WepIcon Ice Needle Ice Needle
A shard of piercing ice.
  • Boosts the damage of ice skills.
  • Level 3: Randomly casts Icicle Creep between turns.
  • Level 5: May unleash Ice Needles while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Fire -30% -30% -30% -30% -30%
Stat Attack 15% 30% 40% 50% 65% Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Element Ice 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Stat Mdef - - - - - EBF5 Element Water 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Ice
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (30%) EBF5 Status Death 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
Bonus Skill 100 (35%) - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Snowball
x 3
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Liquid Ice
x 1
EBF5 Item Solid Water
x 1
--
4 EBF5 Item Sapphire
x 3
EBF5 Item Liquid Ice
x 2
EBF5 Item Solid Water
x 2
5 EBF5 Item Sapphire
x 10
EBF5 Foe Icon Icicle Creep
x 1
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