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The Nuclear Bomb is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 2 and 5. In both games, it appears primarily as a "turret" for Lance's tank (the Valkyrie in EBF2 and the Neon Valkyrie in EBF5), but in EBF5, it is occasionally seen among regular enemy waves in the Iron Fortress and The Rapture.

Appearance

True to its name, the Nuclear Bomb is a large missile with a nuclear warhead. It has a red tip, a grey body, and a clearly demarcated "radiation" symbol on its side.

Prior to EBF5, the Nuclear Bomb had a more pointed tip and more prominent dark red details. EBF5 also added a device to its launch frame with three colored lights to indicate its readiness to fire.

Overview

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

The Nuke may be summoned as a random turret during the Valkyrie Tank's second phase. Its only "attack" is a countdown; when the countdown ends, it will launch itself and explode for massive non-elemental damage, easily capable of killing Matt and Natalie in one strike. Fortunately, it is relatively fragile compared to other components of the boss, especially when hit with its weakness.

On Epic Difficulty, Nukes take only two turns to launch, and the Valkyrie Tank tends to spawn two at a time. In this situation, the only option may be to use the Ion Cannon summon.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

After two games of being relegated to Lance's Limit Break, the Nuclear Bomb returns as an enemy that functions similarly to its EBF2 self. It takes four turns to launch, with the countdown indicated by the number it displays on its turn and the three lamps on the side of its frame; if the topmost green light is on, it will attack on its next turn. While its 100% Fire-elemental damage can be resisted without much trouble, its ability to change the weather to Radiation is a serious effect that is worth trying to destroy the bomb before it launches. Some summons or Limit Breaks can be used to change the weather into something else, but note that the bomb's weather will first activate prior to your turn.

Fortunately, the Nuclear Bomb has a plethora of elemental weaknesses and can be easily debilitated by many status effects. Wet and Heavy are somewhat useful for increasing the damage of its most serious weaknesses, Stun and Freeze stall its countdown for their duration, Syphon can cause it to fizzle out and Surrender on its launch turn (and only its launch turn, mind you), and Instant Death destroys it outright.

Keep in mind that the Nuclear Bomb loses its Earth weakness if it's deployed by the Neon Valkyrie and only takes three turns to launch itself if it appears in the Battle Arena.

Unlike most foes in EBF5 and like other Bombs, the Nuclear Bomb cannot be captured to be used as a summon.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

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Epic Battle Fantasy 5

EBF5 Foe Icon Nuclear Bomb
Nuclear Bomb EBF5
It does exactly what you would expect. Once the timer reaches zero, it'll wipe out your party with a fiery explosion.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
589 4 4 4 4 4 2 52 4 4 44 50 N/A*
Elemental
Resistance
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% -80% 100% -50% -50% 100% - -
Status
Resistance
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% - - 100% - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP 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 Gunpowder EBF5 Item Spring EBF5 Item Plutonium Core -
Name Steel Plate Gunpowder Spring Plutonium Core -
Chance 50% 50% 40% 2% -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn Burn EBF5 Status Scorch Scorch EBF5 Status Poison Poison EBF5 Status Virus Virus EBF5 Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate Regen
3.5% per stack,
up to 31.5%
7% per stack,
up to 63%
Immune Immune 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 Nuclear Bomb
Nuclear Bomb EBF5
It does exactly what you would expect. Once the timer reaches zero, it'll wipe out your party with a fiery explosion.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
589 4 4 4 4 4 2 52 4 4 44 50 N/A*
Elemental
Resistance
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
50% -80% -50% -80% 100% -50% 50% 100% - 200%
Status
Resistance
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% 50% - 100% - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP 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 Gunpowder EBF5 Item Spring EBF5 Item Plutonium Core -
Name Steel Plate Gunpowder Spring Plutonium Core -
Chance 50% 50% 40% 2% -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn Burn EBF5 Status Scorch Scorch EBF5 Status Poison Poison EBF5 Status Virus Virus EBF5 Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate Regen
1.75% per stack,
up to 15.75%
3.5% per stack,
up to 31.5%
Immune Immune 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.

The Bomb is neutral to Earth when attached to the Neon Valkyrie (changed to 50% resistance when More Foe Resistance is enabled).

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

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Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Launch (Nuke) All 270 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Fire 100% 5x EBF5 Status Burn 200% 10% 10%
Notes: Also changes weather to Radiation for 5 turns. Kills the user.

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.

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

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Epic Battle Fantasy 5

  • Counter = 0 and Syphoned → Surrender;
  • Counter = 0 → Launch;
  • Counter > 0 → Decrease Counter by 1.

* Counter starts at 4 (3 when fought in the Battle Arena).

Unlike most other foes, the Nuclear Bomb doesn't get a counter when Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled.

Trivia

  • The Bestiary in Epic Battle Fantasy 2 identifies the Nuke as a "V3 Rocket." This is one of many Nazi allusions in Lance's EBF2 appearance; in this case, a parallel to the V1 and V2 missiles used by Nazi Germany in the final months of World War 2.
  • In EBF2, one Medal requires you to be hit by a Nuke (Matt and Natalie's survival is optional).
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