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PHOENIX is a miniboss and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 5 introduced in the v2 update. It is found in a secret room in the caves below the Wild Tropics, becoming first accessible once the player gets The Hammer.

Appearance

PHOENIX is a small bird depicted in the style of 8-bit video game graphics. It has an orange body, a black beak and legs, and red-and-yellow wings. Its eyes are either yellow with red pupils or pure red with small yellow markings around them.

PHOENIX's arcade room is part of the subterranean caves found in the Wild Tropics. The arcade room's most notable feature is the lava pool and the presences of ores, sprites, and a golem. Columns (presumably for support) are also present, indicating that this room may have existed for some time.

Overview

PHOENIX can slash a single target for non-elemental physical damage, but it also has randomly-targeting magical attacks that deal significant damage while debuffing the party's defences and applying Burn or Doom. On harder difficulty levels, the debuffs have higher infliction rates and the status effects become Scorch and Instant Death. Like all Arcade foes, its elemental attacks only have a 25% elemental degree, making resistances less useful.

However, PHOENIX is most notable for its Immortality skill, which it casts every turn as a free action to give itself a stack of Auto-Revive. If killed with the status, it automatically uses its Resurrection skill to recover all of its health and give itself a Burn for a small heal over time. While Auto-Revive can be easily removed with Dispel, PHOENIX can also revive its brethren if they're killed or captured, also giving itself Regen to make it even harder to kill. As a result, it's important to Dispel and immediately kill all instances of PHOENIX at once; if that's infeasible, the survivors must be prevented from reapplying their Auto-Revive effect.

Stun, Freeze, Syphon and Berserk can all prevent PHOENIX from using Immortality; the first two prevent it from taking a turn, while the latter two simply remove it from its combat pattern. Unfortunately, PHOENIX is extremely resistant to all but Berserk, necessitating a dedicated status build or a party that can handle its powered-up Talons spam. Morale is useful to stop its spells from debuffing the party's defences, and Death resistance is important on higher difficulties to prevent it from instantly killing players with its Bird Song.

PHOENIX absorbs Fire and Dark, is immune to Earth, Doom, and Instant Death, and greatly resists Stun, Freeze, Chill, Weaken, Tired, Curse, Bad Luck, and Syphon. However, it is weak to Thunder, Ice, Bio, Water, Wind and Holy. It also resists all stat debuffs aside from HP, especially Magic Attack and Accuracy.

With "More Foe Resistance" on, PHOENIX becomes neutral to Wind and Holy while its Thunder weakness becomes an absorption. Its resistance to Attack and Evade debuffs also increases significantly.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon PHOENIX.png
PHOENIX EBF5
THIS FOE CANNOT BE KILLED, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE.
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
534* 4 3 4 6 4 5* 75 10 10 100 15 5
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
200% -50% -50% 100% -50% - -50% -50% -50% 200%
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
- 80% 80% - 80% 50% - - - 50% - 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
- 20% 60% 20% 20% 60% 20%
Item Drop Rate
Icon White Feather Cactus Amber Magma Chunk Razor Claw
Name White Feather Cactus Amber Magma Chunk Razor Claw
Chance 75% 75% 75% 75% 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%
1.35% per stack,
up to 12.15%
2.7% per stack,
up to 24.3%
Immune -10%
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 PHOENIX.png
PHOENIX EBF5
THIS FOE CANNOT BE KILLED, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE.
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
534* 4 3 4 6 4 5* 75 10 10 100 15 5
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
200% 200% -50% 100% -50% - -50% - - 200%
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
- 80% 80% - 80% 80% - - - 80% - 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
- 40% 60% 20% 20% 60% 40%
Item Drop Rate
Icon White Feather Cactus Amber Magma Chunk Razor Claw
Name White Feather Cactus Amber Magma Chunk Razor Claw
Chance 75% 75% 75% 75% 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%
1.35% per stack,
up to 12.15%
2.7% per stack,
up to 24.3%
Immune -10%
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.

Enters battle with 1x EBF5 Status Auto Revive.png Auto-Revive, and 3x EBF5 Status Burn.png Burn.

PHOENIX gains up to 24% extra Attack, Magic Attack, HP and Accuracy depending on how many optional bosses have been killed, medals awarded and monster cards obtained:


After level 23, PHOENIX gains a 5% boost to Attack and Magic Attack, and a 2.5% boost to HP and Accuracy on every level-up (these boosts stack additively, acting as a multiplier). This boost caps out at level 36.

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Talons Single 50/2 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Fireballs Random 105/9 Magical 25% EBF5 Element Fire.png 25%
10%
2x
25%
EBF5 Status Burn.png
EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png
100% 10% 10%
Notes: EBF5 Status Burn.png Burn changed to EBF5 Status Scorch.png Scorch instead on Hard or Epic difficulties. Debuff chance increased to 50% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Status and debuff are applied on all hits.
Can target dead players, leading to a chance to waste hits.
Bird Song Random 80/6 Magical 25% EBF5 Element Dark.png 25%
10%
3x
50%
EBF5 Status Doom.png
EBF5 StatDown Defence.png
100% 10% 10%
Notes: EBF5 Status Doom.png Doom changed to EBF5 Status Death.png Death instead on Hard or Epic difficulties. Debuff chance increased to 100% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Status and debuff are applied on all hits.
Regenerate Self -- -- ---- -- 3x EBF5 Status Regenerate.png -- -- --
Notes: Also spawns a new PHOENIX to replace a dead one (it'll be the same level as the user).
Resurrection Self Max HP -- ---- -- 3x EBF5 Status Burn.png -- -- --
Notes: Automatically used if killed while having EBF5 Status Auto Revive.png Auto-Revive.
Immortality Self -- -- ---- -- 1x EBF5 Status Auto Revive.png -- -- --
Notes: Cannot be used while EBF5 Status Syphon.png Syphoned or EBF5 Status Berserk.png Berserked.

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.

1st Action

  • If Syphoned or Berserked, catch score >55, and all players are Lovable → Flee;
  • If Syphoned or Berserked → Talons;
  • If a PHOENIX has been killed, or catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Regenerate;
  • Otherwise → Talons (1/3), Fireballs (1/3), Bird Song (1/3).

2nd Action

  • If not Syphoned or Berserked → Immortality.

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 33% → Talons.


Additionally, if PHOENIX dies while having Auto-Revive, it'll automatically use Resurrection to revive itself at full HP.

Summon

PHOENIX can be captured and used as a summon; it can also be randomly called by the Alt Pixel Popper. It uses Immortality on the entire front line, bringing dead players back to life with about a third of their HP and giving living players several turns of Auto-Revive.

EBF5 Foe Icon PHOENIX.png
PHOENIX SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Revives all active allies, or gives them auto revive status if they are already alive. 75 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Allies -- -- ---- -- 5x EBF5 Status Auto Revive.png -- -- --
Note: Revives dead allies with 33% (with 10% RdF) of their max HP.
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