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The Purple Squid is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. It's primarily seen in the Rapture and some parts of the Mystic Woods, usually near water. It is a member of the Squids enemy group.

Appearance

Hence its name, the Purple Squid is a giant purple cephalopod. It has a tube-shaped mouth, big green eyes, and a large, bulbous head which has a skull symbol on it. The Purple Squid also has pink bumps all over its body, and its two long tentacles have spikes at the end of them.

Overview

Purple Squids are high-tier foes that can prove difficult to defeat, especially on Hard or Epic difficulty wherein they enter the battle with numerous stacks of Poison which allows them to heal themselves after every turn since they absorb Bio damage. The main threat they pose comes from an assortment of Bio and Dark attacks which can inflict a number of crippling status effects. The Bio attacks can debuff the party members' Magic Defense and inflict Poison or Burn, while the Dark attacks debuff Accuracy and inflict Doom or Invisible. On Hard or Epic difficulty, they can also use a devastating Bomb attack that can Dispel the party members. The majority of these effects can be remedied with Purify, Garlic, and other similar methods, though players should consider applying Bless to the party members for extra protection.

The majority of the Purple Squid's attacks are magic, so attempting to Syphon or Berserk one will usually work in your favor. When Syphoned or Berserked, Purple Squids are limited to only using physical attacks with their arms, although these attacks still have a chance to inflict Poison. However, as with all Squids in EBF5, Purple Squids lose their arms if hit with a powerful attack; if an armless Purple Squid is Syphoned or Berserked, it will Surrender.

If one chooses to defeat a Purple Squid normally, it should be noted that the squid has a few elemental resistances; in addition to Bio, it also absorbs Water and resist Wind; however, it's weak to Thunder, Ice, Earth, and Holy, giving players plenty of options for taking it down. The Purple Squid also possesses a mere handful of status effect resistances; it strongly resists Stun, Chill, Freeze, and Accuracy debuffs, and moderately resists Doom and Death; aside from those, the squid can be afflicted with the effects or debuffs of your choosing. Do note, however, that when a Purple Squid dies, it has a small chance to make the party members Stuffed.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Purple Squid.png
Purple Squid EBF5
The bright colors of this squid are a warning sign: It's full of potent poison and other nasty status effects.
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
611 4 4 4 4 4 3.8 111 16 16 95 20 7
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
- -80% -50% -80% 200% - 200% 50% -80% -
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
- 70% 70% - - - - - - - - 50%
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
- - - - - 60% -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Razor Claw Razor Claw Bone Spike Bio Virus Poptart
Name Razor Claw Razor Claw Bone Spike Bio Virus Poptart
Chance 100% 100% 50% 50% 2%
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
1.4% per stack,
up to 12.6%
2.8% per stack,
up to 25.2%
-1.2% per stack,
up to -10.8%
-2.4% per stack,
up to -21.6%
10% -13.(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.

Before the v2 update, had no resistance to Accuracy debuffs.

Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
EBF5 Foe Icon Purple Squid.png
Purple Squid EBF5
The bright colors of this squid are a warning sign: It's full of potent poison and other nasty status effects.
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
611 4 4 4 4 4 3.8 111 16 16 95 20 7
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
- - - -30% 200% - 200% 100% -80% -
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
- 70% 70% - - - - - - - - 90%
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% 40% 40% 40% 60% -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Razor Claw Razor Claw Bone Spike Bio Virus Poptart
Name Razor Claw Razor Claw Bone Spike Bio Virus Poptart
Chance 100% 100% 50% 50% 2%
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
1.4% per stack,
up to 12.6%
2.8% per stack,
up to 25.2%
-1.2% per stack,
up to -10.8%
-2.4% per stack,
up to -21.6%
10% -13.(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.

Getting hurt for >25% HP in a single hit breaks off the squid's arms.
On Hard/Epic, enters battle with 9xEBF5 Status Poison.png Poison.

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Tentacle Hit All 60 Physical ---- -- -- -- 80% 10% 10%
Poisonous Tentacles All 47 Physical 50% EBF5 Element Bio.png 33% 3x EBF5 Status Poison.png 80% 10% 10%
Notes: Status chance increased to 66% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Ink Blob Single 65 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Dark.png 100%
100%
3x
50%
EBF5 Status Invisible.png
EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png
100% 10% 100%
Dark Smoke All -- -- 100% EBF5 Element Dark.png 50%
100%
5x
10%
EBF5 Status Doom.png
EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png
200% 10% 10%
Notes: Doom chance increased to 100% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Debuff strength increased to 20% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Sea Bomb Single 130 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Bomb.png 50% -- EBF5 Status Dispel.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Can only be used on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Acid All 35 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Bio.png 100%
100%
3x
25%
EBF5 Status Burn.png
EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png
100% 10% 10%
Life Drain Single 60 Magical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: If attack deals damage, heals 10% (20% on Hard or Epic difficulties) of user's Max HP with 10% RdF.
Stuff All -- -- ---- 30% 3x EBF5 Status Stuffed.png -- -- --
Notes: Status chance increased to 50% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Can't be dodged with Evade and bypasses EBF5 Status Bless.pngBless.
Only used after death.

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 Syphoned or Berserked, and the Squid has lost its arms → Surrender;
  • If catch score >55, all players are Lovable and the Squid has lost its arms → Dark Smoke;
  • If Syphoned, catch score >55, and all players are Lovable → Tentacle Hit;
  • If Syphoned, Berserked, or catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Tentacle Hit (1/2), Poisonous Tentacles (1/2);
  • <49% HP and the Squid has lost its arms → Ink Blob (1/4), Black Smoke (1/4);
    • If playing on Hard/Epic → Sea Bomb (2/16), Life Drain (3/16), Burning Acid (3/16);
    • Otherwise → Life Drain (1/4), Burning Acid (1/4);
  • <49% HP → Ink Blob (1/6), Tentacle Hit (1/6), Poisonous Tentacles (1/6), Black Smoke (1/6);
    • If playing on Hard/Epic → Sea Bomb (2/24), Life Drain (3/24), Burning Acid (3/24);
    • Otherwise → Life Drain (1/6), Burning Acid (1/6);
  • If the Squid has lost its arms → Ink Blob (3/8), Black Smoke (3/8);
    • If playing on Hard/Epic → Sea Bomb (2/32), Life Drain (3/32), Burning Acid (3/32);
    • Otherwise → Life Drain (1/8), Burning Acid (1/8);
  • Otherwise → Ink Blob (1/4), Tentacle Hit (1/4), Poisonous Tentacles (1/4), Black Smoke (1/4).

Before the v2 update, the Purple Squid would not always Surrender when Berserked after it had lost its arms.

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 50% and it still has its arms → Tentacle Hit (1/2), Poisonous Tentacles (1/2).


Additionally, the Squid will use Stuff when it's killed.

Summon

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

EBF5 Foe Icon Purple Squid.png
Purple Squid SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Debuffs the accuracy of all foes, and may also give them doom status. 42 Cured
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All -- -- ---- 30%
100%
3x
50%
EBF5 Status Doom.png
EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png
150% -- --

Trivia

  • The Purple Squid shares many similarities to the Toxic Squid from EBF4; both are purple, have a similar body shape, and specialize in Bio and Dark attacks.
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