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"How is that cyclops speaking without a mouth? Is it just talking out of its ass?"
―Matt, Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Jotun is the first boss encountered in Epic Battle Fantasy 5, and also a summon. He appears in Hope Harbor, blocking the path to the Ice Cave.

Appearance

Jotun is a cyclops with one big eye, three claw toes on each foot, and a belly for mouth. He has brown skin, and has two giant arms, each with spikes coming out of them. He has giant hands with four fingers, claws, and a rope around his left hand. He wears a red kilt, with a brown belt holding it up, and has an "X" marked spot on his head.

If you have the mature filter on, he will have a brown dong dangling below his kilt, and two black dots near his eye which are his nipples.

Personality

Jotun is a self-confident cyclops. He frequently yells in third-person English with poor grammar, and refers to the players "chimps" or "apes". Jotun believes that his combat abilities are unmatched, but starts to become worried when his HP gets low.

If captured, Jotun acts more humble and appears to willingly work with the party.Interestingly, Jotun makes no mention of his sisters in any way. There is no clear in-game reason.</p>

Overview

Jotun is the first boss the party encounters, and wields an arsenal of heavy-hitting Earth,Bomb and non-elemental attacks. While he is a force to be reckoned with, he is much more straightforward than later bosses, with mostly raw power to back him up. Jotun can be worn out by Poisoning him, and is easy pickings for Wet+Ice combos.

Jotun has no elemental resistances, but is weak to WaterBio and especially Ice.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Jotun
Jotun EBF5
This guy's a serious heavyweight. He punches with earth-shaking force, and he'll use bomb attacks when he's hurt.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
2100 3.5 4 3.5 4 4 3.8 150 25 25 300 6 8
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire EBF5 Element Thunder EBF5 Element Ice EBF5 Element Earth EBF5 Element Bio EBF5 Element Bomb EBF5 Element Water EBF5 Element Wind EBF5 Element Holy EBF5 Element Dark
- - -80% - -50% - -50% - - -
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch EBF5 Status Stun EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze EBF5 Status Poison+Virus EBF5 Status Syphon EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse EBF5 Status Wet+Dry EBF5 Status Heavy+Light EBF5 Status Weak+Tired EBF5 Status Dispel EBF5 Status Death
- 100% 100% - 100% - - - - - - 100%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
- 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Hand Bomb EBF5 Item Pretzel EBF5 Item Leather EBF5 Item Hamburger EBF5 Item Topaz
Name Hand Bomb Pretzel Leather Hamburger Topaz
Chance 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn Burn EBF5 Status Scorch Scorch EBF5 Status Poison Poison EBF5 Status Virus Virus EBF5 Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate Regen
0.42% per stack,
up to 3.78%
0.84% per stack,
up to 7.56%
0.54% per stack,
up to 4.86%
1.08% per stack,
up to 9.72%
Immune -4%
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 Jotun
Jotun EBF5
This guy's a serious heavyweight. He punches with earth-shaking force, and he'll use bomb attacks when he's hurt.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
2100 3.5 4 3.5 4 4 3.8 150 25 25 300 6 8
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire EBF5 Element Thunder EBF5 Element Ice EBF5 Element Earth EBF5 Element Bio EBF5 Element Bomb EBF5 Element Water EBF5 Element Wind EBF5 Element Holy EBF5 Element Dark
- - -80% 50% - - - - - -
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch EBF5 Status Stun EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze EBF5 Status Poison+Virus EBF5 Status Syphon EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse EBF5 Status Wet+Dry EBF5 Status Heavy+Light EBF5 Status Weak+Tired EBF5 Status Dispel EBF5 Status Death
- 100% 100% - 100% - - - - - - 100%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
- 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Hand Bomb EBF5 Item Pretzel EBF5 Item Leather EBF5 Item Hamburger EBF5 Item Topaz
Name Hand Bomb Pretzel Leather Hamburger Topaz
Chance 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn Burn EBF5 Status Scorch Scorch EBF5 Status Poison Poison EBF5 Status Virus Virus EBF5 Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate Regen
0.42% per stack,
up to 3.78%
0.84% per stack,
up to 7.56%
0.36% per stack,
up to 3.24%
0.72% per stack,
up to 6.48%
Immune -4%
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

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Triple Punch Single 180/3 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Before the v2 update, had 300/3 power due to an oversight.
Body Slam Single+B 120 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Slam Centered 100 Stat Attack 33% EBF5 Element Earth 50% 1x EBF5 Status Stagger 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Status chance increased to 100% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Ground Pound All 60 Stat Attack 50% EBF5 Element Earth 10% 1x EBF5 Status Stagger 100% 10% 20%
Notes: Will cast Tremor or Quake immediately after using this attack when under 65% HP on Hard or Epic difficulties .
Tremor All 25 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Earth -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Is only used immediately after Groud Pound on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Quake Single 60 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Earth -- -- -- 140% 10% 10%
Notes: Is only used immediately after Groud Pound on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Bomb Throw All 80 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Bomb -- -- -- 100% 30% 10%
Notes: Gets 33% chance of 1xEBF5 Status Stagger Stagger on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Eye Lasers Random 220/4 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Bomb -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Gets 33% chance of EBF5 Status Dispel Dispel on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Will not target the same player twice in a row unless they have EBF5 Status Target Target or no other targets are available.
Buff Self -- -- ---- -- 50% Stat Attack
Stat Magic
-- -- --
Notes: Also gives 5xEBF5 Status Brave Brave on Hard or Epic difficulties.

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.

Start of turn:

* Summon Score increases by 1 if no other foes are left (checked at the start of
Jotun's turn), and resets to 0 after summoning foes.

* Summoned foes will be at the same level as Jotun.

Action:

  • If catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Ground Pound (2/5), Eye Lasers (1/5), Bomb Throw (1/5),
    Buff (1/5);
  • If Berserked → Body Slam;
  • <39% HP and Jotun has less than a 15% Attack and Magic Attack buff → Buff;
  • <39% HP → Ground Pound (1/4), Slam (1/4), Eye Lasers (1/4), Bomb Throw (1/4);
  • <74% HP → Body Slam (1/5), Ground Pound (1/5), Slam (1/5), Eye Lasers (1/5), Bomb Throw (1/5);
  • Otherwise → Triple Punch (1/3), Body Slam (1/3), Ground Pound (1/3).

* If <65% HP, Ground Pound will immediately be followed by either Tremor or Quake (same 1/2 chance for each) on Hard/Epic.

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 20% → Ground Pound.

* If <65% HP, Ground Pound will immediately be followed by either Tremor or Quake (same 1/2 chance for each) on Hard/Epic.

Strategy

Equipment

Jotun's weakness to Water can easily be exploited by the Sapphire Saint sword. While the Black Fang is also fairly effective, the Wet condition caused by Water attacks will make Ice attacks even more effective against him. Sapphire Saint also has an unleash that will deal heavy damage in comparison to the rest of the player's skills.

Try to get Earth and Bomb resistance, since Jotun only uses those 2 elements.

Battle

As the game's first boss, Jotun is not terribly difficult. Try to keep the party's Defence and Magic Defence buffed up first (while Jotun mainly uses physical attacks at first, he starts using strong magical attacks once his HP gets lower), then buff up Matt and/or NoLegs Attack and Natalie's Magic Attack; Matt and NoLegs should focus on using Water-elemental attacks, while Natalie should use Ice. Having Matt do a normal attack with Sapphire Saint to trigger the Torrent unleash, and then following that up with Ice, will deal heavy damage to Jotun.

Once Jotun gets low on HP he'll start buffing himself up, and he'll rebuff whenever his offensive buffs get too low. If the player needs some breathing room, this behavior can be abused with NoLegs' Star Blast and The Destroyer, which will Dispel him and force him to use up his next turn rebuffing. However, neither of these cannot be used repeatedly.

Keep in mind the Sandstorm weather present in the fight majorly benefits Jotun, since the Dry inflicted on the players will increase his own Bomb damage, while the Dry inflicted on him will dampen his Ice weakness (try to remove the Dry with a Water attack before using any Ice attacks).

Remember that it the player can capture him once he's low on health (aim for 20% or so) and the player has summoned a Putrid Worm. Also, the player can obtain the Spelunking Hat after completing Indy's quest, and the Mini Drone from Grand Gallery (plus the Viking Fur from the shop, though that's probably over the player's budget); in combination with Good Luck the player can capture Jotun before he's about to die. For more information, see Capturing.

Quotes

Like most other Epic Battle Fantasy 5 bosses, Jotun will speak to the party during the battle. He calls the party "chimps" and himself "cyclops".

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  • "CYCLOPS REST NOW. MONKEY APES CAN GO HOME OR BECOME RED PAINT FOR CAVE!!" (Entering the battle)
  • "PATHETIC APES BACK FOR MORE BEATING? RUN AWAY LIKE DINGOS LAST TIME!" (Fleeing and returning to the battle)
  • "CYCLOPS SMASH PUNY BABOON MEN INTO DIRT!!"
  • "CYCLOPS IS CHAMPION!!! NO MONKEY CAN DEFEAT!! EAT FIST AND DIE!!"
  • "MONKEY BONES CRUNCHY AND TASTY!! MAKE GOOD BUTTER FOR ROCK TOAST!!"
  • "WHY STUPID CHIMPS DO NOT BREAK?! CYCLOPS NOT HIT HARD ENOUGH?!"
  • "WHY IS CYCLOPS TIRED AND HURT?!"
  • "CYCLOPS EYE HURT. NEED EYE DROPS."
  • "CYCLOPS DIE WITH ALL REGRET...


Summon

"CYCLOPS WORK HARD FOR TEAM!! UNDERSTAND STRENGTH OF NUMBERS NOW!"
―Jotun when summoned
The foe can be captured to be used as a summon. When used, Jotun will throw a bomb at the foes, then shoot them with his eye lasers 4 times.

Jotun is a useful summon during the early game (through the Iron Fortress in particular), since before recruiting Lance the players don't really have much access to Bomb-elemental attacks. Jotun also has a decent, if inconsistent, chance of stunning enemies. His SP cost will be high at the time of obtaining him, but it will become more manageable as the player progresses. That said, he generally becomes obsolete by mid game.

EBF5 Foe Icon Jotun
Jotun SP EBF5 Status Freeze
Deals massive magical bomb damage to all foes with several hits, which may also stun them. 65 Cured
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All 90
90/4
Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Bomb --
50%
--
1x
--
EBF5 Status Stun
120% 10% 10%

Trivia

  • Jotun's name comes from Norse mythology. Jotun is derived from Jötunn, a race of giants in Nordic mythology.
  • Jotun's stomach and eye can be clicked on, clicking on his stomach can give the Squishy medal.
  • If the player summons Jotun against the Cyclops Sisters Sol and Skadi, unique dialogue will be spoken by them.
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