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The Marble Boulder is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. It is mainly found in the Forgotten Ruins, although a few also live in the caves beneath Hope Harbor.

Appearance

The Marble Boulder, as the name implies, is a stout being made of off-white marble, with relatively large arms and short legs. It has amethysts forming its eyes and mouth, and its forehead resembles the base of a pillar. Its shoulders and arms have projections made of dark brown stone.

Like all Boulders, the Marble Boulder can use a thematic boulder to attack players; in its case, a large white marble cat head with a coin chiseled onto its forehead. The head is missing a large chunk of its left side, including the round amethyst gem serving as its eye; the right side is relatively pristine in contrast, only having a few cracks on the bottom.

Overview

The Marble Boulder uses non-elemental or partly Wind-elemental attacks that tend to inflict Stagger, Disable, and Syphon (even more so on Hard or Epic difficulty). Most of its attacks are physical, but two of its boulder attacks inflict magic damage; one hits the entire front line for minor damage, and the other hits randomly for significant damage. Another of its boulder attacks hits a single player before bouncing into the backup characters, so try to keep everyone at a decent HP level.

Like the rest of its family, the Marble Boulder's moves can be easily controlled by inflicting Berserk or Syphon; the former limits it to its boulder attacks, while the latter locks it out of the same. It has above-average Magic Defence, so physical attacks will be more effective against it; hitting it shouldn't be difficult, given its mediocre Evade.

The Marble Boulder is weak to Bomb and especially Dark, but it absorbs Holy and resists all other elements. On the other hand, its status resistances are limited to an immunity to Poison and Virus, as well as a significant resistance to Stun, Doom, and Instant Death; it also has no resistances to stat debuffs. With "More Foe Resistance" enabled, it becomes resistant to Bomb and defensive debuffs.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Marble Boulder.png
Marble Boulder EBF5
In his glory days he held up a huge temple. His magic attacks are, surprisingly, wind elemental. He's also got high magic defence.
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
266 4 4 4 5 4 3.6 48 6.6 6.6 44 33 18
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
50% 50% 50% 50% 50% -50% 50% 50% 200% -80%
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
- 50% - 100% - - - - - - - 50%
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 Sacred Rune Silk Satin - -
Name Sacred Rune Silk Satin - -
Chance 35% 20% 5% - -
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
1.155% per stack,
up to 10.395%
2.31% per stack,
up to 20.79%
Immune Immune 16.5% -22%
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 Marble Boulder.png
Marble Boulder EBF5
In his glory days he held up a huge temple. His magic attacks are, surprisingly, wind elemental. He's also got high magic defence.
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
266 4 4 4 5 4 3.6 48 6.6 6.6 44 33 18
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
50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 200% -80%
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
- 50% - 100% - - - - - - - 50%
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
- - - 30% 30% - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Sacred Rune Silk Satin - -
Name Sacred Rune Silk Satin - -
Chance 35% 20% 5% - -
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
1.155% per stack,
up to 10.395%
2.31% per stack,
up to 20.79%
Immune Immune 16.5% -22%
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
Arm Swinging Single 42/6 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Bump Single 38 Physical ---- 25% 1x EBF5 Status Stagger.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Status chance increased to 50% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Marble Roll All 24 Magical 50% EBF5 Element Wind.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Gets 33% chance of 2xEBF5 Status Syphon.png Syphon on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Zephyr Crystals Single 48/3 Physical 50% EBF5 Element Wind.png 90%
100%
1x
25%
Status Syphon EBF1.png
EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png
100% 10% 10%
Marble Bowling Single
Backup
48
28
Physical ---- 25%
--
1x
--
EBF5 Status Stagger.png
--
85% 10% 10%
Notes: Status chance for the front increased to 50% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Marble Bounce Random 75/3 Magical 50% EBF5 Element Wind.png 50% 2x EBF5 Status Syphon.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Status chance increased to 100% 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.

Action

  • If Syphoned, catch score >55, and all players are Lovable → Surrender;
  • If catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Marble Roll (1/3), Marble Bowling (1/3), Marble Bounce (1/3);
  • If Syphoned → Arm Swinging (1/2), Bump (1/2);
  • If Berserked → Marble Roll (1/3), Marble Bowling (1/3), Marble Bounce (1/3);
  • Otherwise → Arm Swinging (1/6), Bump (1/6), Zephyr Crystals (1/6), Marble Roll (1/6), Marble Bowling (1/6), Marble Bounce (1/6).

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 33% and not Syphoned → Zephyr Crystals.

Summon

The foe can be captured to be used as a summon. The Marble Boulder summon is noteworthy for being guaranteed to Syphon any foe with 50% or less resistance to the status, including Monoliths.

EBF5 Foe Icon Marble Boulder.png
Marble Boulder SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Hits all foes with wind magic, which strongly syphons them. 58 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All 40 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Wind.png 200% 3x EBF5 Status Syphon.png 100% 10% 10%

Trivia

  • The marble cat head resembles Meowth, a Pokémon.
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