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"YOU!! I SAW WHAT YOU DID! Those things don't belong to you! I'm not going to let you get away with that!"
―Natalie confronting Matt, Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Natalie is a miniboss and the second player character to be fought in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. After Matt and NoLegs steal the Shovel from the Farmer's Market of Hope Harbor, she appears right in front of the stairs leading to the Grand Gallery. The player can attempt to walk around her, but the battle will start when they try to go east beyond a certain point.

After Natalie is defeated, she will recruit Matt and NoLegs as bodyguards for her journey to the southern continent in order to investigate the recent meteor impact and the appearance of monoliths around the world.

Appearance

Natalie looks like how she typically would: a fair-skinned young lady with blue eyes, orange hair, and a...memorable figure. She has the same equipment as her playable self; since she doesn't become playable until after you defeat her, this means that she's using her default combination of the Red Ribbon, the Red Dress, and the Dark Tooth.

Overview

As the second player boss, Natalie isn't much tougher than NoLegs, but she can be a credible threat if left to her own devices. She has above-average Magic Defence and immense Magic Attack; on the other hand, her Defence is lower than normal. She has a weak physical attack that deals slight Dark damage, but she prefers to use her array of Fire, Thunder, Ice, and non-elemental spells. Her magic can also inflict Burn, Freeze, and Stun, but the chances are low enough to be almost negligible.

On higher Difficulty levels, Natalie gains an all-new litany of more powerful spells; notably, she can no longer inflict non-elemental damage. Aside from hitting harder, these spells have higher status infliction chances, although they still aren't that likely to trigger.

Natalie has the standard boss immunity to Doom, Instant Death, Chill, Freeze, and Stun; she also resists Holy and Dark while having no weaknesses. If "More Foe Resistance" is enabled, she gains resistances to Fire, Thunder, and Ice.

Like NoLegs before her, Natalie can be forced to Surrender if certain conditions are met; in this case, both Matt and NoLegs must be Lovable at the start of her turn. Doing so will give you the "Nice Guy" medal.

Stats

EBF5 Foe Icon Natalie.png
Natalie EBF5
Whoah, it's a cute girl! Let's try not to do anything stupid to upset her. She already looks quite mad.
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
487 4 3.6 8 4.4 4 4 60 3 3 16 30 N/A*
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%
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% 100% - - - - - - - - 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 Cupcake Pretzel Coffee - -
Name Cupcake Pretzel Coffee - -
Chance 100% 50% 25% - -
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
2.1% per stack,
up to 18.9%
4.2% per stack,
up to 37.8%
1.8% per stack,
up to 16.2%
3.6% per stack,
up to 32.4%
Immune -20%
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 Natalie.png
Natalie EBF5
Whoah, it's a cute girl! Let's try not to do anything stupid to upset her. She already looks quite mad.
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
487 4 3.6 8 4.4 4 4 60 3 3 16 30 N/A*
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%
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% 100% - - - - - - - - 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 Cupcake Pretzel Coffee - -
Name Cupcake Pretzel Coffee - -
Chance 100% 50% 25% - -
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
1.05% per stack,
up to 9.45%
2.1% per stack,
up to 18.9%
1.8% per stack,
up to 16.2%
3.6% per stack,
up to 32.4%
Immune -20%
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
Normal Attack Single 25 Physical 25% EBF5 Element Dark.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Lucky Star Single 22 Magical ---- -- -- -- 100% 25% 150%
Notes: Cannot be used on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Fire Single 22 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Fire.png 10% 2x EBF5 Status Burn.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Cannot be used on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Ice Single 22 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Ice.png 5% 2x EBF5 Status Freeze.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Cannot be used on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Thunder Single 22/2 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Thunder.png 5% 1x EBF5 Status Stun.png 115% 10% 10%
Notes: Cannot be used on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Fireball Single 40 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Fire.png 25% 2x EBF5 Status Burn.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Only used on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Iceshard Single 40 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Ice.png 10% 2x EBF5 Status Freeze.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Only used on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Thunderbolt Single 40/3 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Thunder.png 15% 1x EBF5 Status Stun.png 115% 10% 10%
Notes: Only used 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 all players are Lovable → Surrender;
  • If Syphoned or Berserked → Normal Attack;
  • Otherwise → Normal Attack (1/4);
    • If playing on Hard/Epic → Fireball (1/4), Iceshard (1/4), Thunderbolt (1/4);
    • Otherwise → Lucky Star (3/16), Fire (3/16), Ice (3/16), Thunder (3/16).

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 100%;
    • If playing on Hard/Epic → Fireball (1/3), Iceshard (1/3), Thunderbolt (1/3);
    • Otherwise → Lucky Star (1/4), Fire (1/4), Ice (1/4), Thunder (1/4).

Strategy

Equipment

While the player won't have many options at this point in the game, the battle is easy enough that equipment choice is generally irrelevant. However, the player may want to avoid using the Knight's Helmet or the Heroic Armor if possible; while they have strong stats and a useful Thunder resistance, their weakness to Fire may be more trouble than it's worth.

Surrender Strategy

Natalie will automatically Surrender if both members of the party are Lovable at the start of her turn. This can be attained easily with two uses of NoLegs's Cherish; during its cooldown, you can have him and Matt Defend themselves, set up defensive buffs, or use items to keep themselves healthy and speed up Cherish's cooldown. It's generally a better idea to use Cherish on NoLegs first and let Matt Defend himself to mitigate Natalie's attacks; this leaves NoLegs free to cast Barrier and further reduce incoming damage. Protect is generally unnecessary; Natalie's only physical attack is fairly weak compared to her spells.

Combat Strategy

If the player wishes to fight Natalie directly instead of making her Surrender, they should keep in mind that she essentially just uses Fire/Ice/Thunder, or Fireball/Iceshard/Thunderbolt on harder difficulties. While these are fairly basic skills for her, her high Magic Attack stat gives them reasonable power; to top it off, her Fire magic will be extremely effective against a character wearing the Knight's Helmet and/or the Heroic Armor. Keep in mind that Natalie can inflict Burn, Freeze and Stun on her targets, though the odds of this are low (but noticeably higher on harder difficulties). As with the Surrender strategy, maintain Barrier to reduce most of her damage output.

Since Natalie's Magic Defence is much higher than her Defence, physical attacks are most effective against her. Fortunately, both Matt and NoLegs specialize in physical attacks, so the player only has to avoid using magic-based summons and NoLegs's few offensive spells. While Natalie has no elemental weaknesses, she only resists Holy and Dark (add Fire, Ice, and Thunder if "More Foe Resistance" is enabled), so the party should have plenty of options to take her down. If you feel the need to use a Limit Break, Cleaver is probably the best option; both of NoLegs's Limit Breaks use elements that Natalie resists.

Trivia

  • As with all player bosses in EBF5, Natalie's appearance in the bestiary will show her with the gear she has currently equipped as a player. Her appearance as a boss will not change if she's fought during a "Randomized Equip Locations" Custom Game; her "real" loadout will only being revealed when she joins the party after her defeat.
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