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"That Purple Bee is a healer! Kill it!"
―Natalie, when a Purple Bee uses Heal for the first time, Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Purple Wasp, also known as Purple Bee, is a recurring foe in the Epic Battle Fantasy series. It appears primarily in Vegetable Forest, Rock Lake (in Epic Battle Fantasy 3), and Lankyroot Jungle (in Epic Battle Fantasy 4). It is one of many Giant Insects the party encounters.

Appearance

It is a large butterfly-like creature with large purple eyes, a black body, giant purple wings, and two antennae coming out of the top of its head.

Overview

Like other Wasps, the Purple Wasp is a middling foe that is easily exterminated. However, Purple Wasps are considerably more dangerous than their fellow wasps; while incapable of summoning additional foes they can both heal the entire wave of foes as well as occasionally Syphon players. Thus, Purple Wasps should be prioritized over other enemies to prevent it from healing its allies.

Fortunately, the Purple Bee has plenty of weaknesses; in EBF3 it is weak to Thunder, Wind, Bomb, and especially Dark attacks. It has moderate resistance to Holy and Poison, but is nearly immune to Earth. Given when it is first fought, sticking to Thunder and Plasma should work best.

In EBF4, the Purple Wasp is largely unchanged from its EBF3 appearance. While appearing later on, the most meaningful difference is in resistances; the Purple Wasp now only resists Earth, while it is weak to Holy, Thunder, Wind, Poison and Fire. While Bullet Hell deserves special mention, the player has numerous options to take down Purple Wasps.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Purple Bee
Purple Bee Mystic Butterfly EBF3
A bug which can heal it's allies and attack with sparkly stuff.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP Gold
90 4 3.7 4.2 4 4 4.2 15 4 10
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Water Element Wind Element Earth Element Poison Element Dark Element Holy Element Bomb
- -70% - - -50% 80% 30% -90% 50% -50%
Status
Resistance
Status Poison Status Syphon Status Dispel Status Doom Status Berserk Status Stun Status Death
- -50% - 60% - - 60%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Bug Wing Item Purple Potion - - - - -
Name Bug Wing Purple Potion - - - - -
Chance 60% 10% - - - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 purple wasp Purple Wasp EBF4
An exotic insect which can heal other foes and syphon players.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
83 4 4 4 4 4 4.3 12 1.6 1.6 8 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
-60% -60% - 50% -60% - -60% - -60% -
Status
Resistance
Status Burn Status Stun Status Freeze Status Tired Status Poison Status Dispel Status Stagger Status Syphon Status Wet Status Weaken Status Curse Status Death
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Bug Wing Item Silk - - - - -
Name Bug Wing Silk - - - - -
Chance 100% 5% - - - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn Burn Status Poison Poison Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen Regen
11.2% 4.8% per stack,
up to 43.2%
25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Flip Single 12 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 90% 10% 10%
Sparkly Stuff All 20 Stat Magic 100% Element Wind 20% 2x Status Syphon 100% 10% 10%
Heal Allies 10 Stat Magic ---- -- -- -- -- -- 0%

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Flip Single 14 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Sparkly Stuff All 8 Stat Magic ---- 33% 2x Status Syphon 100% 10% 10%
Heal Allies MaxHP * Hit2HP / 150 -- ---- -- -- -- -- -- 30%
Notes: Depends on target's stats, not user's. See the Hit2HP article for a list of foes' Hit2HP values and resulting heal strength.

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 3

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Flip;
  • Otherwise → Flip (1/3), Sparkly Stuff (1/3), Heal (1/3).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Flip;
  • Otherwise → Flip (1/3), Sparkly Stuff (1/3), Heal (1/3).
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