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The Mage Bird is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 4. In EBF3, it appears in many areas, primarily in Rock Lake and Volcano Peak; in EBF4, the population is concentrated in Temple of Godcat, although some are seen in the hidden temple of Lankyroot Jungle. It is a member of the Bird enemy class.

Appearance

The Mage Bird is a white bird with a short pink beak. It wears a long black cloth over its head, giving it the appearance of a nun wearing a habit.

Overview

As a Bird, Mage Bird has high Evade but low HP and several elemental weaknesses, and thus can easily fall victim to high accuracy attacks.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

In EBF3, the Mage Bird is a mid-tier foe that can use a variety of elemental spells, possessing Iceshard, Fireball, Thunderbolt, and Toxic. This gives it diverse offensive potential, though the party can take the Mage Bird down fairly easily. If the player wants, they can cast Syphon and shut down the Mage Bird's magic. Unlike in EBF4, the Mage Bird cannot affect the party's stats.

The Mage Bird is weak to Thunder, Wind, and Dark. However, it is immune to both Earth and Holy. Plasmawave, Shockwave and Thunderbolt are quite effective at taking Mage Birds down.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

In EBF4, the Mage Bird's behavior and abilities have been completely overhauled. Now an endgame foe, the Mage Bird has lost its elemental attacks in favor of powerful buffing and debuffing spells to hamper the party. It can Stun, drain MP, and can buff the Accuracy and Evade of other foes. Fortunately, if Berserked or Syphoned, the Mage Bird can only use minor physical attacks. While resistant to Syphon, the player can reliably Berserk the Mage Bird in order to make it into a pathetically weak foe.

Mage Bird has a multitude of weakness, being vulnerable to Poison, Wind, Ice, and especially Thunder. That said, the Mage Bird is immune to Dark, Earth, and Holy. Attacks such as Spark Arrow, Iceberg, and Airwave are quite useful against them, though in groups Poison Gas and Thunder Storm should do away with them quite quickly.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Mage Bird
Mage Bird Spellcasting Bird EBF3
Casts a wide variety of elemental spells.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP Gold
100 4 4 5 4 4 5 20 3 15
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Water Element Wind Element Earth Element Poison Element Dark Element Holy Element Bomb
- -70% - - -60% 100% - -90% 100% -
Status
Resistance
Status Poison Status Syphon Status Dispel Status Doom Status Berserk Status Stun Status Death
- -50% - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - -50% -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Paper Talisman Item Light Feather Item Rainbow Gems 3 - - - -
Name Talisman Light Feather Rainbow Gems - - - -
Chance 100% 60% 40% - - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 mage bird Mage Bird EBF4
A magic bird that uses non-elemental attacks to weaken the players and strengthen other foes. Has high evade.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
147 4 4 4 4 4 5 22 2.2 2.2 28 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
- -80% -60% 100% -60% - -80% - 100% 100%
Status
Resistance
Status Burn Status Stun Status Freeze Status Tired Status Poison Status Dispel Status Stagger Status Syphon Status Wet Status Weaken Status Curse Status Death
- - - - - - - 50% - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -50%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Red Feather Item Silk Item Paper Talisman Item Satin - - -
Name Red Feather Silk Paper Talisman Satin - - -
Chance 60% 20% 40% 10% - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn Burn Status Poison Poison Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen Regen
7% 4.8% per stack,
up to 43.2%
25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Skyfall Single 16 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Is used only while under the effect of Status Berserk EBF3 Berserk or/and Status Syphon Syphon.
Fireball Single 38 Stat Magic 100% Element Fire 30% 20% StatDown Defence 100% 10% 10%
Thunderbolt Single 40/3 Stat Magic 100% Element Thunder -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Iceshard Single 45 Stat Magic 100% Element Ice -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Toxic Single 20 Stat Magic 100% Element Poison 100% 2x Status Poison 100% 0% 10%

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Skyfall Single 18 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: May be used only while under the effect of Status Berserk Berserk or/and Status Syphon Syphon.
Barrage Single 27/3 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: May be used only while under the effect of Status Berserk Berserk or/and Status Syphon Syphon.
Mana Drain Single -- -- ---- -- -- -- -- -- --
Notes: Drains 66% of target's current MP, or 88% on Hard and Epic difficulties.
Slow Down Single -- -- ---- 80%
80%
2x
50%
Status Stun
StatDown Evade
100% -- --
Speed Up Ally -- -- ---- -- 50%
50%
Stat Accuracy
Stat Evade
-- -- --

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 3

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Skyfall;
  • Otherwise → Fireball (1/4), Thunderbolt (1/4), Iceshard (1/4), Toxic (1/4).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Skyfall (1/2), Barrage (1/2);
  • Otherwise → Mana Drain (1/3), Slow Down (1/3), Speed Up (1/3).

Trivia

  • In EBF4, the Mage Bird's map sprite has its color palette swapped; while it appears on the map as a black bird wearing a white cloth, the in-battle sprite is white with a black cloth.
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