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The Red Dragon is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It appears mostly in burnt areas, such as the lava-filled portions of the Crystal Caverns and Lankyroot Jungle.

Appearance

The Red Dragon is essentially a smaller version of Blaze, one of the Pyrohydra's heads in Epic Battle Fantasy 3. It is a massive reptilian monster with red scales and a tan underbelly, with numerous spikes and horns protruding from its head and the back of its serpentine neck. It has orange eyes with slit-like pupils and a mouthful of sharp teeth; the ones in its upper jaw seem to go all the way to the back of its skull, assuming that the last three or four aren't actually additional horns on its jowls.

Overview

Although it's not quite as powerful as its EBF3 predecessor, the Red Dragon is still a foe not to be trifled with. It uses a variety of non-elemental melee strikes and magical Fire attacks, with the latter having higher-than-normal Accuracy and high Burn chances. It can also belch smoke over the party to Burn them while debuffing their Accuracy, or roar to provide Brave and a huge Attack buff to every foe in the wave (including itself). As its HP falls, it'll start using Red Megaflare, which essentially acts like a powered-up version of its Ranged Fire Burp; it does more damage, has even higher Accuracy, and inflicts a decent Defence debuff in addition to a Burn.

Despite having some support abilities (particularly if accompanied by strong physically-inclined foes), the Red Dragon's forte remains pure damage output, especially given its high base offenses. Fortunately, most of its damage is purely Fire-based, so high elemental resistance will drastically reduce the threat it poses to the party. If their Fire resistance is high enough, they should aim to apply Berserk or knock the Dragon's HP below 40% as quickly as possible; this prevents it from using its non-elemental skills in addition to its buffing Roar. On the other hand, Syphon prevents the Dragon from using its Fire attacks and its Accuracy-debuffing move, but the party will have to contend with its physical attacks and buffing ability if they manage to circumvent its high Syphon resistance.

The Red Dragon's resistances are surprisingly sparse; it absorbs Fire, is immune to Bomb, Doom, and Instant Death, and strongly resists Stun, Freeze, Syphon, and Accuracy/Evade debuffs. On the other hand, it's very weak to both Ice and Water; coupled with a lack of Wet resistance, this encourages the player to set up a devastating elemental combo against it. If "More Foe Resistance" is active, it becomes immune to Weaken and resistant to Ice, Holy, Stagger and offensive debuffs, but gains a serious Earth weakness.

Statistics

Icon bestiary ebf4 red dragon.png Red Dragon EBF4
A mighty lava dragon which uses powerful fire attacks. Can buff the attack of other foes.
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
877 6 4 6 4 4 4 266 22 22 250 20
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Bomb.png Element Wind.png Element Water.png Element Holy.png Element Dark.png
200% - -80% - - 100% - -80% - -
Status
Resistance
Status Burn.png Status Stun.png Status Freeze.png Status Tired.png Status Poison.png Status Dispel.png Status Stagger.png Status Syphon.png Status Wet.png Status Weaken.png Status Curse.png Status Death.png
- 70% 70% - - - - 70% - - - 100%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - 50% 50%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Ruby Magma Sample Solid Spike Dragon Scales Chilli Sauce - -
Name Ruby Magma Sample Solid Spike Dragon Scales Chilli Sauce - -
Chance 70% 100% 100% 100% 3% - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn.png Burn Status Poison.png Poison Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen.png Regen
-2.8% 1.2% per stack,
up to 10.8%
Immune -13.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 red dragon.png Red Dragon EBF4
A mighty lava dragon which uses powerful fire attacks. Can buff the attack of other foes.
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
877 6 4 6 4 4 4 266 22 22 250 20
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Bomb.png Element Wind.png Element Water.png Element Holy.png Element Dark.png
200% - 50% -80% - 100% - -80% 50% -
Status
Resistance
Status Burn.png Status Stun.png Status Freeze.png Status Tired.png Status Poison.png Status Dispel.png Status Stagger.png Status Syphon.png Status Wet.png Status Weaken.png Status Curse.png Status Death.png
- 70% 70% - - - 50% 70% - 100% - 100%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
50% 50% - - 50% 50%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Ruby Magma Sample Solid Spike Dragon Scales Chilli Sauce - -
Name Ruby Magma Sample Solid Spike Dragon Scales Chilli Sauce - -
Chance 70% 100% 100% 100% 3% - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn.png Burn Status Poison.png Poison Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen.png Regen
-2.8% 1.2% per stack,
up to 10.8%
Immune -13.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Bite Single 65 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Headbutt Single 55 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Melee Fire Burp Single 75 Magical 100% Element Fire.png 100% 5x Status Burn.png 120% 10% 10%
Ranged Fire Burp All 35 Magical 100% Element Fire.png 100% 2x Status Burn.png 130% 10% 10%
Smoke Burp All -- -- ---- 100%
100%
2x
25%
Status Burn.png
StatDown Accuracy.png
130% -- --
Red Megaflare All 55 Magical 100% Element Fire.png 100%
100%
3x
20%
Status Burn.png
StatDown Defence.png
150% 10% 10%
Roar Allies -- -- ---- -- 50%
3x
Stat Attack.png
Status Brave.png
-- -- --

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.

  • Syphoned → Bite (1/3), Headbutt (1/3), Roar (1/3);
  • Berserked → Same as ≤32% HP;
  • >65% HP → Bite (1/5), Headbutt (1/5), Melee Fire Burp (1/5), Smoke Burp (1/5), Roar (1/5);
  • ≤65% to >32% HP → Bite (1/6), Melee Fire Burp (1/6), Ranged Fire Burp (1/6), Smoke Burp (1/6), Red Megaflare (1/6), Roar (1/6);
  • ≤32% HP → Melee Fire Burp (1/4), Ranged Fire Burp (1/4), Smoke Burp (1/4), Red Megaflare (1/4).

Summon

The Red Dragon summon can be obtained from a chest in the Crystal Caverns, specifically in the room directly above the one where the Crystal Golem is fought. The chest is guarded by a battle that appears as a Red Dragon, and is blocked by a golden box (requiring a spare Gold Key) and a river of lava (requiring Thermal Boots).

When called upon, the Red Dragon uses its Red Megaflare on all foes, hitting them for strong magical Fire damage and a small chance of Burn. It has high Accuracy.

Summon Red Dragon.png
Red Dragon SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Targets all foes. May burn targets. 80 Cured
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All 200 Magical 100% Element Fire.png 30% 2x Status Burn.png 150% 10% 10%
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