The Metal Idol is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 5, mainly found in the Iron Fortress. It is a member of the Idols enemy group.


Metal Idols are pieces of grey scrap metal which have been inexplicably crafted into tiny magical golems. They all have eyes with white pupils and black sclera, and have bewildered or terrified expressions.

They can be either square, rectangular or triangular.


Metal Idols are overall pretty weak foes. They are only somewhat notable for their ability to inflict Disable, which can prove to be a mild annoyance to the players. For the most part, they can be easily defeated and pose little threat by themselves.

Metal Idols resist Bio, but are weak to Fire and especially Water. While any given multi-target attack should work due to their low health, using Water Whirl, Aqua Volley, or Bullet Hell will be particularly effective.


EBF5 Foe Icon Metal Idol
Metal Idol EBF5
It's a pile of living scrap metal. It's not very dangerous, but it can disable a player's attacks.
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
68 4 4 4 4 4 4.2 6 1 1 7 50 70
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% - - -
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% - - - - -
EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Steel Plate EBF5 Item Shuriken EBF5 Item 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 Burn EBF5 Status Poison Poison EBF5 Status Virus Virus EBF5 Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate Regen
6.3% per stack,
up to 56.7%
1.5% per stack,
up to 13.5%
3% per stack,
up to 27%
25% -33.(3)%
Damage taken from first three 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 Stat Attack 25% EBF5 Element Earth -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Disabling Burst Single 12 Stat Attack ---- 33% 1x Status Syphon EBF1 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Stats chance increased to 66% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Idol Pyramid Single 24 Stat Attack 25% EBF5 Element Earth -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Gets 20% chance of 1x EBF5 Status Stagger 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.

  • 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).


The foe can be captured to be used as a summon.

EBF5 Foe Icon Metal Idol
Metal Idol SP EBF5 Status Freeze
Gives heavy status to all allies, including those in backup, protecting them from wind damage. 13 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Allies+B -- -- ---- -- 3x EBF5 Status Heavy -- -- --
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