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The Mad Cactus is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and Adventure Story, also available as a summon in the former. It appears primarily in desert areas, such as in Goldenbrick Resort (in EBF4).

Appearance

The Mad Cactus is a semi-sentient plant similar to the Evil Mushroom and Haunted Tree. It appears as a small green cactus with two "arms" and a pink flower on top. Holes in its front create a simple face consisting of two eyes and a mouth; the eyes are slightly mismatched, and the mouth has small protrusions resembling teeth.

Overview

Much like its fellow killer plants (Haunted Trees and Evil Mushrooms), the Mad Cactus is a low to moderate threat on its own, having several elemental weaknesses, no resistances, and one immunity/absorption. Its main threat comes from its ability to Stun and Poison the party with its special attacks, leaving them vulnerable to other enemies.

In addition to its elemental weaknesses, the Mad Cactus can be largely neutralized as a threat by inflicting Syphon or Berserk upon it, which restricts it to a basic melee attack, making it much more manageable.

Statistics

Icon bestiary ebf4 mad cactus.png Mad Cactus EBF4
An angry cactus which uses poison attacks. Has low evade.
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
135 4 4 4 4 4 3 22 2.5 2.5 12 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% - -80% -80% - - -80% 200% - -
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
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Cactus Gash Nut Lanky Root - - - -
Name Cactus Gash Nut Lanky Root - - - -
Chance 100% 25% 25% - - - -
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
12.6% 3% per stack,
up to 27%
25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Prior to the v2 update, its description incorrectly claimed it could use Earth-elemental attacks.

Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 mad cactus.png Mad Cactus EBF4
An angry cactus which uses poison attacks. Has low evade.
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
135 4 4 4 4 4 3 22 2.5 2.5 12 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% - -80% 200% 200% - -80% 200% - 200%
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%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Cactus Gash Nut Lanky Root - - - -
Name Cactus Gash Nut Lanky Root - - - -
Chance 100% 25% 25% - - - -
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
12.6% -3% per stack,
up to -27%
Immune -33.(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
Emerge Single 30 Physical 50% Element Poison.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Cacti Single 50/3 Physical 80% Element Poison.png 33.33% 1x Status Stun.png 90% 10% 10%
Notes: Prior to the v2 update, this attack had 48/3 power and 33% status chance per hit.
Pink Spores All 12 Magical 100% Element Poison.png 50% 2x Status Poison.png 100% 10% 30%

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 → Emerge;
  • Otherwise → Emerge (1/3), Pink Spores (1/3), Cacti (1/3).

Summon

The Mad Cactus summon is given to the player after completing a quest for Cactussa, a cactus-loving girl found in the northern part of the Greenwood Village. When used, a Mad Cactus will cause cactus clubs to erupt beneath a single foe, dealing Poison-elemental damage in three hits, with high chance to Stun the foe with each hit.

Summon Mad Cactus.png
Mad Cactus SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
May stun targets. Hits 3 times. 30 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single 150/3 Physical 80% Element Poison.png 66.66% 1x Status Stun.png 110% 10% 10%
Note: Prior to the v2 update, the summon had 66% status chance per hit.
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