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The Nimbus Rod (also known as just Nimbus) is a Water-elemental staff available for Natalie in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 5.

Description

The Nimbus Rod is a blue staff which appears to be "weaved" from two intertwining strips of metal; the "weave" separates slightly near the base and above the grip. The head is made of two blue orbs set atop one another, with the upper one larger than the bottom one. In EBF3, white feathers adorn the base of each orb; in EBF5, a cloud-like decoration surrounds the bottom orb completely.

In both of its appearances so far, the Nimbus Rod has given Natalie access to various Water-based skills, as well as a resistance to both Water and Fire.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Nimbus provides a substantial boost to Natalie's Magic Attack and a modest HP complement, along with a significant Evade buff when Natalie uses its Unleash skill. The boosted Bubbles skill is cast by using the Bubble Stone item, giving Natalie a source of Water damage; if she's not in the mood to spam items, she can also use Flood with her Normal Attack and other Weapon-elemental skills.

The Nimbus resists Fire, Ice, and Water, up to 50% at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Nimbus Rod offers good Magic Attack, moderate HP, and a mostly incidental Attack bonus. It powers up Natalie's Water skills, but she'll need shared skills to exploit this outside of the staff's Bubble Ring unleash. Aside from that, the staff can Chill enemies with Weapon-elemental attacks, which can be used to empower the party's Water attacks. The randomly-cast Rain inflicts Wet on both foes and allies, which can be combined with the staff's on-hit Chill to Freeze enemies or used to reduce Fire and Bomb damage taken by the party. However, against enemies that use Ice, Thunder, or Chilling/Freezing attacks, Rain may become more of a liability than a boon.

The Nimbus Rod resists Fire, Holy, and Water, although none of them become an immunity at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Nimbus Rod has above-average Magic Attack, decent HP, and a small Attack boost that Natalie has little use for. It empowers Holy and Water skills while enabling Natalie to greatly buff her Magic Attack by Defending herself, allowing her to inflict severe damage with skills like Judgement and Bubble Blast. It can also summon a Sea Dragon between turns to cripple enemy Attack and bombard them with powerful Water magic, but this is a very rare occurrence.

Like its normal counterpart, the Alt Nimbus Rod can Chill foes with Weapon-elemental attacks, but with slightly lower infliction chances per forging level; in return, the Chill status lasts much longer, even at Level 1. While Natalie can exploit this with her powered-up Water spells and the staff's auto-summon, it may be better to let other party members apply Wet in order to easily Freeze foes that Natalie "marks" with Chill.

The Alt Nimbus Rod resists Fire, Holy, and Water, none of which become an immunity at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Found in the restricted 20 Medals Area, which becomes accessible after getting 20 medals.

EBF3 WepIcon Nimbus Nimbus
Water based staff. Boosts the power of Bubbles. Level 3: Casts Flood with standard attack.
Unleash: Buffs the user's evade.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - 5% 5% 10% 10% Stat MP - - - - - Element Fire 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack - - - - - Stat Defence - - - - - Element Ice 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Stat Mdef - - - - - Element Water 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% Element Water
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Bubble Stone 3
x 2
-- -- 3 Item Light Feather
x 3
-- --
4 Item Bubble Stone 3
x 20
Item Sea Shell
x 8
-- 5 Item Mercury
x 1
Item Bubble Stone 3
x 10
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Nimbus Rod can be bought in any equipment shop for 8000 gold, e.g. in Hope Harbor, Greenwood Village or Redpine Town.

EBF5 WepIcon Nimbus Rod Nimbus Rod
A staff that conjures up water.
  • Boosts the damage of water skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Bubble Ring while attacking.
  • Level 5: Randomly casts Rain between turns.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - 5% 5% 10% 15% - - - - - - EBF5 Element Fire 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Element Water 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Mdef - - - - - EBF5 Element Holy 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Water
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (100%) EBF5 Status Chill 70% 80% 90% 100% 120%
Bonus Skill 90 (33%) 2x 2x 2x 2x 3x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Snowball
x 3
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Liquid Ice
x 2
EBF5 Item Snowball
x 2
--
4 EBF5 Item Sapphire
x 2
EBF5 Item Liquid Ice
x 2
-- 5 EBF5 Item Moon Pearl
x 2
EBF5 Item Sapphire
x 2
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 WepIcon Nimbus Rod Nimbus Rod
A staff that conjures up water.
  • Boosts the damage of water skills.
  • Level 3: Boosts the damage of holy skills.
  • Level 4: Randomly casts Sea Dragon between turns.
  • Level 5: Defending also buffs magic attack by 80%.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - 5% 5% 10% 15% - - - - - - EBF5 Element Fire 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Element Water 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 15% 35% 45% 55% 65% Stat Mdef - - - - - EBF5 Element Holy 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Water
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (15%) EBF5 Status Chill 30% 50% 70% 85% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- 5x 5x 5x 5x 5x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status 80% Stat Magic -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Snowball
x 3
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Liquid Ice
x 2
EBF5 Item Snowball
x 2
--
4 EBF5 Item Sapphire
x 2
EBF5 Item Liquid Ice
x 2
-- 5 EBF5 Item Moon Pearl
x 2
EBF5 Item Sapphire
x 2
--
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