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The Metal Idol is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. It is mainly found in the Iron Fortress.


Appearance

Metal Idols are pieces of scrap metal which have transformed into tiny magical golems; whether this was intentional or not is ambiguous. Their body is primarily silver, with dark grey metal details. They have rectangular mouths and large black holes for eyes with tiny white pupils; combined with their energetic movements, they give the impression of being perpetually surprised or terrified.

Metal Idol variants include:

  1. A rectangular Idol that's wider than it is tall, with a screw in each corner of its body. It has short, wide "legs" and another, smaller silver plate forming its backside. Its mouth has small, dark grey slats for "teeth". It is the only Metal Idol variant with full bilateral symmetry.
  2. A rectangular Idol that's taller than it is wide, with a screw in each of its upper corners. Its right eye is larger than its left, and its "mouth" is a rectangular hole in its right side. It has stubby "arms" formed from a piece of dark grey metal, as well as three metal poles running through its body; two protrude from its lower edge to act like thin legs.
  3. A triangular Idol with square "legs", a single eye, and sharp white teeth in its mouth. A screw is embedded in its topmost and bottom-left corners, with their ends protruding from the second metal plate serving as the Idol's back.

Overview

The Metal Idol is more of an annoyance than a true threat. It has two physical attacks with a mild Earth element, as well as a non-elemental magic attack that has a decent chance to inflict Disable; while the status isn't very strong, it can prove to be a mild annoyance. On higher difficulty levels, the Disable chance becomes significantly higher and one of its physical attacks gains a small Stagger chance, slightly improving its ability to support its stronger allies.

Like most Idols, the Metal Idol is a low-priority target that can be picked off with multi-target attacks while the party focuses on stronger foes. Despite slightly above-average Evade, it's not especially difficult to kill, especially if its weaknesses are exploited by skills such as Water Whirl, Aqua Volley, or Bullet Hell.

The Metal Idol resists Bio while being weak to Fire and especially Water; it also has a massive Stagger vulnerability. With "More Foe Resistance" enabled, it gains a Thunder absorption and becomes immune to Bio, Water, and Bomb.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Metal Idol.png
Metal Idol EBF5
It's a pile of living scrap metal. It's not very dangerous, but it can disable a player's attacks.
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
68 4 4 4 4 4 4.2 6 1 1 7 50 70
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% - - - 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 Steel Plate Shuriken Floppy - -
Name Steel Plate Shuriken Floppy - -
Chance 20% 25% 10% - -
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
6.3% per stack,
up to 56.7%
12.6% per stack,
up to 113.4%
1.5% per stack,
up to 13.5%
3% per stack,
up to 27%
25% -33.(3)%
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 Metal Idol.png
Metal Idol EBF5
It's a pile of living scrap metal. It's not very dangerous, but it can disable a player's attacks.
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
68 4 4 4 4 4 4.2 6 1 1 7 50 70
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% 200% - - 100% 100% 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
- - - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Steel Plate Shuriken Floppy - -
Name Steel Plate Shuriken Floppy - -
Chance 20% 25% 10% - -
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
6.3% per stack,
up to 56.7%
12.6% per stack,
up to 113.4%
0 0 25% -33.(3)%
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
Hit Single 15 Physical 25% EBF5 Element Earth.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Disabling Burst Single 12 Magical ---- 33% 1x Status Syphon EBF1.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Status chance increased to 66% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Before the v2 update, the attack was Physical.
Idol Pyramid Single 24 Physical 25% EBF5 Element Earth.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Gets 20% chance of 1x EBF5 Status Stagger.png Stagger 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 catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Surrender;
  • If Syphoned or Berserked → Hit;
  • Otherwise → Hit (1/3), Disabling Burst (1/3), Idol Pyramid (1/3).

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 33%;
    • If Syphoned → Idol Pyramid;
    • Otherwise → Disabling Burst.

Summon

The Metal Idol can be captured and used as a summon.

EBF5 Foe Icon Metal Idol.png
Metal Idol SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Gives heavy status to all allies, including those in backup, protecting them from wind damage. 14 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Allies+B -- -- ---- -- 5x EBF5 Status Heavy.png -- -- --
Note: Before the v2 update, cost 13 SP and gave 3x EBF5 Status Heavy.png Heavy instead.
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