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"This is an older model. It was discontinued when engineers decided it was a bad idea to give robot fish machine guns. There's a funny story about that..."
―Lance, Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Jet Fish (also known as Steel Fish) is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5. It's frequently found in industrial areas, such as the Waste Disposal Plant and the Iron Fortress.

Appearance

The Jet Fish is a mid-sized robot that vaguely resembles a fish, possibly a bass. It is made entirely out of grey and silver metal (probably steel, at least in EBF4), with a large projection on its back resembling a dorsal fin. Like all Fishes, it has rocket engines to keep itself afloat; fixed thrusters on its rear and two movable thrusters on its sides.

In EBF4, the Steel Fish has a metallic silver grate covering its mouth-like frontal vent, a single "tail" engine, and blue flames for exhaust. Its EBF5 incarnation loses the front grate, adds two smaller engines to its rear thruster, and emits light purple flames for exhaust; its color scheme is slightly darker overall.

Overview

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Steel Fish is armed with a single-target Wind attack, a multi-target Thunder spell, and a physical Bomb attack that hits random targets multiple times (on Epic difficulty, it has double the hits). While its attacks are generally not especially strong, its Thunder attack can Stun the party; fortunately, the infliction chance is low enough that even a slight Stun resistance will negate the risk. Aside from its Machine Gun attack, all of its moves have 100% elemental degrees, so raising the appropriate resistances will greatly reduce their damage.

Like all Fishes, the Steel Fish can perform one last attack on death, hitting one player for moderate magical Bomb damage with a high chance to Stagger. This can be avoided by defeating the Steel Fish as the final foe in the wave; keep in mind that its Evade is a little higher than normal.

The Steel Fish is seriously vulnerable to ​Thunder, but it's often paired with the Thunder-absorbing Copper Fish; fortunately, it has similarly severe weaknesses to Wind and Bomb, so Shockwave and Air Strike will remain effective multi-target options. On the other hand, the Steel Fish is immune to Burn, Earth, and Poison (including the Poison status) while being quite resistant to Freeze.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Jet Fish mainly uses Bomb attacks, with one being single-target magic and the other dealing multiple hits of physical damage to random targets. It can also use Plasma Wave (which can debuff the party's Evade) and a non-elemental ram attack. Its Evade is slightly higher than average, but this won't be more than a minor annoyance unless you're using low-Accuracy equipment or skills.

When killed, the Jet Fish will launch its thrusters at a random player, hitting them with a final Energy Bomb. The damage isn't especially notable, but hitting the Jet Fish with Syphon or Stun will prevent it from launching its last attack entirely.

The Jet Fish is immune to Earth, Poison, and Virus while being fairly resistant to Bio. Its primary weakness is ​Thunder, with lesser vulnerabilities to Wind and Bomb. However, be careful if you're dealing with other Fishes at the same time; the Steam Fish is neutral to Thunder, and the Gold Fish absorbs both Thunder and Bomb. In these cases, Wind attacks like Shockwave or Power Metal are your best bets for eliminating all of the Fishes at once.

With "More Foe Resistance" enabled, the Jet Fish loses its Wind weakness and becomes immune to Fire, Ice, Bio, and Water. It also gains significant resistances to Evade and Accuracy debuffs.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 steel fish.png Steel Fish EBF4
A steel flying fish robot. Uses wind, thunder and bomb attacks. Launches a final attack when defeated.
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
198 4 4 4 4 4 4.3 34 3.2 3.2 22 50
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% 100% -80% -80% - - -
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% - 50% - 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 Microcontroller Springy Spring 7-Segment Display Red LED Steel Plate - -
Name Microcontroller Springy Spring 7-Segment Display Red LED Steel Plate - -
Chance 70% 60% 20% 30% 30% - -
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 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Prior to the Battle Mountain update, it had -50% Wind resistance instead.

Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 steel fish.png Steel Fish EBF4
A steel flying fish robot. Uses wind, thunder and bomb attacks. Launches a final attack when defeated.
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
198 4 4 4 4 4 4.3 34 3.2 3.2 22 50
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
50% -80% 50% 100% 100% - -80% - - -
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% 100% 50% - 100% 50% - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - 50%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Microcontroller Springy Spring 7-Segment Display Red LED Steel Plate - -
Name Microcontroller Springy Spring 7-Segment Display Red LED Steel Plate - -
Chance 70% 60% 20% 30% 30% - -
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 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

EBF5 Foe Icon Jet Fish.png
Jet Fish EBF5
A dumb drone that just shoots at anything that looks alive. It's got bomb and thunder attacks... But why is it a fish?
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 Catch
164 4 4 4 4 4 4.1 31 2.8 2.8 17 40 38
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire.png EBF5 Element Thunder.png EBF5 Element Ice.png EBF5 Element Earth.png EBF5 Element Bio.png EBF5 Element Bomb.png EBF5 Element Water.png EBF5 Element Wind.png EBF5 Element Holy.png EBF5 Element Dark.png
- -80% - 100% 50% -50% - -50% - -
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch.png EBF5 Status Stun.png EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze.png EBF5 Status Poison+Virus.png EBF5 Status Syphon.png EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck.png EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse.png EBF5 Status Wet+Dry.png EBF5 Status Heavy+Light.png EBF5 Status Weak+Tired.png EBF5 Status Dispel.png EBF5 Status Death.png
- - - 100% - - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP.png EBF5 StatDown Attack.png EBF5 StatDown Magic.png EBF5 StatDown Defence.png EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png EBF5 StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Spring Hand Bomb Gunpowder Super Tape Metal Gear
Name Spring Hand Bomb Gunpowder Super Tape Metal Gear
Chance 25% 75% 25% 25% 25%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn.png Burn EBF5 Status Scorch.png Scorch EBF5 Status Poison.png Poison EBF5 Status Virus.png Virus EBF5 Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate.png Regen
2.8% per stack,
up to 25.2%
5.6% per stack,
up to 50.4%
Immune Immune 20% -26.(6)%
Damage taken from first four is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
EBF5 Foe Icon Jet Fish.png
Jet Fish EBF5
A dumb drone that just shoots at anything that looks alive. It's got bomb and thunder attacks... But why is it a fish?
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 Catch
164 4 4 4 4 4 4.1 31 2.8 2.8 17 40 38
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire.png EBF5 Element Thunder.png EBF5 Element Ice.png EBF5 Element Earth.png EBF5 Element Bio.png EBF5 Element Bomb.png EBF5 Element Water.png EBF5 Element Wind.png EBF5 Element Holy.png EBF5 Element Dark.png
100% -80% 100% 100% 100% -50% 100% - - -
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch.png EBF5 Status Stun.png EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze.png EBF5 Status Poison+Virus.png EBF5 Status Syphon.png EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck.png EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse.png EBF5 Status Wet+Dry.png EBF5 Status Heavy+Light.png EBF5 Status Weak+Tired.png EBF5 Status Dispel.png EBF5 Status Death.png
- - - 100% - - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP.png EBF5 StatDown Attack.png EBF5 StatDown Magic.png EBF5 StatDown Defence.png EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png EBF5 StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - 50% 50%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Spring Hand Bomb Gunpowder Super Tape Metal Gear
Name Spring Hand Bomb Gunpowder Super Tape Metal Gear
Chance 25% 75% 25% 25% 25%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn.png Burn EBF5 Status Scorch.png Scorch EBF5 Status Poison.png Poison EBF5 Status Virus.png Virus EBF5 Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate.png Regen
0 0 Immune Immune 20% -26.(6)%
Damage taken from first four is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.


Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Cooler Single 32 Physical 100% Element Wind.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Machine Gun Random 70/6 Physical 50% Element Bomb.png -- -- -- 75% 10% 10%
Notes: On Hard and Epic difficulties, attacks 12 times, each with 11.(6) power as usual, raising total power to 140.
Bombs
(Blue Bolt)
All 22 Magical 100% Element Thunder.png 10% 1x Status Stun.png 100% 10% 10%
Mini Missiles Single 40 Magical 100% Element Bomb.png 80% -- Status Stagger.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Is used only upon death.
Ignores any pre-death (de)buffs.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Ram Single 32 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Plasma Wave All 24 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Thunder.png 50% 25% EBF5 StatDown Evade.png 100% 10% 10%
Energy Bomb Single 50 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Bomb.png -- -- -- 100% 30% 10%
Machine Gun Random 66/10 Physical 50% EBF5 Element Bomb.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Instead of targeting completely randomly, after each hit there's a 25% chance to swap to a different target.
Fish Missiles (Energy Bomb) Single 50 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Bomb.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Is used only upon death. Ignores any pre-death (de)buffs. Ignores EBF5 Status Lovable.png Lovable.
Cannot be used if EBF5 Status Syphon.png Syphoned or EBF5 Status Stun.png Stunned.

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 4

  • Death → Mini Missiles;
  • Berserked → Bombs;
  • Syphoned → Cooler;
  • Otherwise → Cooler (1/3), Machine Gun (1/3), Bombs (1/3).

Mini Missiles will not be activated if no foes are left in the wave.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

  • If Syphoned, catch score >55, and all players are Lovable → Flee
  • If catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Plasma Wave (3/4), Machine Gun (1/4);
  • If Syphoned → Ram;
  • If Berserked → Machine Gun;
  • Otherwise → Ram (1/4), Machine Gun (1/4), Plasma Wave (1/4), Energy Bomb (1/4).

Additionally, the Jet Fish will use Fish Missiles when it's killed (unless it's Syphoned or Stunned).

Unlike most other foes, the Jet Fish doesn't get a counter when Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled.

Summon

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Jet Fish can be captured to be used as a summon. When used, a Jet Fish will fire its Machine Gun at all enemies, hitting them four times for decent physical Bomb damage.

EBF5 Foe Icon Jet Fish.png
Jet Fish SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Spams bullets at all enemies with a simple bomb attack. 35 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All 90/4 Physical 100% EBF5 Element Bomb.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
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