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The Ice Shards are a female headgear available in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, 4 and 5. They do not have an armor counterpart.

Description

The Ice Shards are fairly self-explanatory; hairclips made from three blue ice crystals fused at the base. Their EBF5 version also has small grey clips at the base of the crystals, explaining how they stay in their wearer's hair. They also cause the wearer to wear part of her hair in braids.

In all of their appearances, the Ice Shards grant a moderate boost for both Defence and Magic Defence, as well as somewhat raising Evade. They also resist Ice damage, although they're never immune.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Ice Shards have decent Defence, good Magic Defence, and a little extra Evade to make Natalie more durable and better able to dodge enemy attacks. The latter stat is their main advantage over the Red Ribbon and the Thunder Bauble, although their additional stat boosts (HP and MP, respectively) may prove more useful for Natalie.

The Ice Shards also boost the power of the Ice Spike attack summoned by using an Ice Crystal. Since thrown items are not dependent on the user's stats in EBF3, this gives Natalie a source of strong physical Ice damage; however, Iceshard will usually do just fine unless the target has immense magic resistance. On the other hand, the Death Bringer's Unleash is a more reliable source of Instant Death than Ice Spike.

The Ice Shards resist Ice, up to 50% at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Ice Shards give Natalie or Anna a moderate increase to Defence and Magic Defence, as well as a bit of Evade. This makes them a fairly balanced defensive hat, but they don't offer anything beyond that besides resistances.

While the Ice Shards' ability to resist two elements at once is somewhat rare among female hats, the Fur Hat of Battle Mountain is a direct upgrade in almost every way; while it lacks Evade, it offers stronger defenses, slight offensive boosts, a third elemental resistance, and a fairly strong auto-skill. On the other hand, the Ice Shards usually outperform the Santa Hat due to identical defenses, a little Evade, and a second elemental resistance.

The Ice Shards resist Ice and Wind, neither of which becomes an immunity at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Ice Shards are a straightforward defensive hat with above-average defenses and a nice Evade boost; additionally, they can randomly summon an Icicle Creep between turns, which deals physical Ice-elemental damage with a chance to inflict Chill. They lack many offensive or support functions, but they provide what's arguably the best combination of bulk and Evade among Anna and Natalie's headgear options; other hats sacrifice one or the other. This makes them particularly useful for Anna's tanking purposes, although other hats provide better Equipment Effects in exchange for less raw defensive potential.

The Ice Shards resist Ice, Fire, Chill and Freeze, becoming immune to the latter two at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Ice Shards work well for beating the heat...perhaps a little too well, since they have a high chance to Chill the wearer between turns. On the other hand, they have decent Defence and Magic Defence, along with small boosts to Attack, Magic Attack, and Evade. Their resistances also mitigate some of the downsides to being Chilled, but Natalie and Anna will still need to watch out for Water attacks; on the other hand, they can turn auto-Chill to their advantage when facing Bio attacks or as part of a Virus strategy.

Although the Alt Ice Shards have very balanced stats, they struggle to stand out next to more specialized hats with better effects. For example, the Alt Curly Horns have better defenses and useful buff/debuff boosts, while the Alt Spider Bobble has better offenses and capturing utility.

The Alt Ice Shards have resistances to Ice, Wind, Chill and Freeze, becoming immune to all of them at Level 5. However, the wearer will still be susceptible to the hat's automatic Chill effect.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Ice Shards are found in Glacier Valley, in a chest on the right side of the third screen. The chest is blocked by a battle that appears as a Glacier Eater.

EBF3 Hat Ice Shards.png Ice Shards
Hairclip resistant to ice. Boosts the power of Ice Spike.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - Stat MP.png - - - - - Element Ice.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png - - 5% 10% 15% - - - - - -
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - 5% 10%
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Ice Crystal
x 1
-- -- 3 Ice Crystal
x 1
Icecream
x 2
--
4 Ice Crystal
x 5
Bubble Stone
x 2
-- 5 Ice Crystal
x 10
Icecream
x 5
Bubble Stone
x 10

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Ice Shards are found in a treasure chest in the Crystal Caverns, specifically on the second block puzzle screen, inside the room with a battle that appears as an Ice Golem. The room can only be accessed by solving the block puzzle.

EBF4 Hat Ice Shards.png Ice Shards
Ice and wind resistant accessory.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - Stat MP.png - - - - - Element Ice.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% Element Wind.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - 5% 10%
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status -- --
--
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Snowball
x 4
-- -- 3 Solid Water
x 2
Snowball
x 4
--
4 Solid Water
x 4
Liquid Ice
x 4
-- 5 Bubble Stone
x 8
Solid Water
x 6
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Ice Shards are found inside a chest in the Frozen Valley, on the screen south of the Rainbow Gate. There is slippery ice around the chest, so it is only possible to reach it by entering from the right side of the screen until the Spiked Boots are found.

EBF5 Hat Ice Shards.png Ice Shards
A hair clip made of nevermelting ice.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Fire.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png 5% 10%[5%] 15%[10%] 20%[15%] 25%[20%] EBF5 Element Ice.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png 5% 10%[5%] 15%[10%] 20%[15%] 25%[20%] Chill & Freeze 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - 5%[0%] 10%[0%] 15%[5%] 20%[10%]
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- (60%)
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status -- --
Defend Status -- --
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version. Before the v2 update, cast Avalanche (unlocked at level 2) instead of summoning Icicle Creep.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Snowball
x 2
-- -- 3 Solid Water
x 1
-- --
4 Solid Water
x 6
Liquid Ice
x 6
-- 5 Sapphire
x 4
Solid Water
x 7
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 Hat Ice Shards.png Ice Shards
A hair clip made of nevermelting ice.
  • Gives the player chill status.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Ice.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png - - - 5% 10% Stat Defence.png 5% 5% 10% 15% 20% EBF5 Element Wind.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - - - 5% 10% Stat Mdef.png 5% 5% 10% 15% 20% Chill & Freeze 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - 5% 10% 15%
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status 2x EBF5 Status Chill.png (50%)
Defend Status -- --
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Snowball
x 2
-- -- 3 Solid Water
x 1
-- --
4 Solid Water
x 6
Liquid Ice
x 6
-- 5 Sapphire
x 4
Solid Water
x 7
--
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