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The Red Ribbon is a recurring female headgear in the Epic Battle Fantasy series. Although it was largely irrelevant from a gameplay perspective until Epic Battle Fantasy 3, it has appeared in every Epic Battle Fantasy game to date as Natalie's default headgear (albeit with some design changes). Its armor counterpart is the Red Dress.

Description

The Red Ribbon consists of a pair of roses with long ribbons attached, with one being worn on each side of the head. As per its name, it's usually completely red, but its color changes in EBF5 if its wearer dons the Magical Skirt; the rose becomes pink, and the ribbon becomes pink (for Natalie) or white (for Anna). Curiously, the Red Ribbon's item icon in the same game depicts it as a single rose with the ribbons tied in a bow behind it.

The Red Ribbon is Natalie's signature headgear, with some variant of it appearing in every installment of the main series as one of her default options, if not the default. Its primary attribute in its gameplay-relevant appearances is a resistance to Fire, although it also has decent and often balanced defenses.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Red Ribbon has a good boost to Magic Defence, a fair boost to Defence, and small boosts to HP and Magic Attack. It also boosts the power of Fire Rain if Natalie uses a Magmaball, but this is negligible; its main use is as a balanced complement to Natalie's base stats.

The Red Ribbon resists Fire, up to 50% at Level 5. This is somewhat useful for the boss of Vegetable Forest, but becomes much more relevant in Volcano Peak and a small part of Glacier Valley.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Red Ribbon has decent Magic Defence and Defence as well as minor Attack and Magic Attack, making it a fairly balanced hat. However, it lacks any other effects beyond its Fire resistance (up to 50% at maximum level), so more specialized headgear can eclipse it as the game progresses; in particular, the Cow Horns and the Slime Hat completely surpass its bulk and the Gold Crown offers better mixed offenses in exchange for being significantly frailer.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

With modest offensive boosts and average defensive boosts, the Red Ribbon doesn't seem particularly exceptional aside from its elemental resistances. However, forging it to its maximum level enables it to grant Auto-Revive between turns; while the trigger chance is small, it can still give Natalie or Anna a welcome safety net in any build where more specialized headgear isn't required.

Much like the Red Dress it comes with, the Red Ribbon resists Fire, Ice and Thunder; it won't be immune to any of them at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Red Ribbon slightly reduces Attack and Magic Attack in exchange for offering mediocre defenses and decent Accuracy and Evade. However, its Equipment Effects make it a phenomenal asset for a status build; not only does it increase the chance of landing status effects, it also grants Good Luck to its wearer, either randomly between turns or when she Defends herself.

Compared to the Alt Rubber Duck, which also boosts status infliction, the Alt Red Ribbon has more Defence, Evade, and Accuracy as well as on-demand Good Luck; on the other hand, it has offensive penalties, a bit less Magic Defence, and no elemental resistances. This makes it a superior option for pure status builds - especially for Anna, who can make better use of its Evade than Natalie.

The Alt Red Ribbon resists Bad Luck, Curse, and Dispel, becoming immune to all of them at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The player begins the game with the Red Ribbon in their inventory, serving as Natalie's alternative to the default Pink Flower.

EBF3 Hat Red Ribbon.png Red Ribbon
Ribbon resistant to fire. Boosts the power of Fire Rain.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - 5% 10% Stat MP.png - - - - - Element Fire.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png - - 5% 10% 15% - - - - - -
Stat Magic.png - - - 5% 10% Stat Mdef.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - -
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Ragged Cloth
x 2
-- -- 3 Silk
x 1
-- --
4 Silk
x 3
-- -- 5 Ruby
x 3
Red Potion
x 5
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Red Ribbon is unlocked when Natalie joins the team in Ashwood Forest, being her default hat.

EBF4 Hat Red Ribbon.png Red Ribbon
A fire-resistant ribbon.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - Stat MP.png - - - - - Element Fire.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - - 5% 10% Stat Defence.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% - - - - - -
Stat Magic.png - - - 5% 10% Stat Mdef.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - -
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status -- --
--
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Wool
x 2
Red Feather
x 1
-- 3 Silk
x 1
Red Feather
x 1
--
4 Silk
x 3
Satin
x 1
-- 5 Silk
x 2
Satin
x 5
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Red Ribbon is the default hat of Natalie, she wears it when she joins the party in Hope Harbor.

EBF5 Hat Red Ribbon.png Red Ribbon
A beautiful ribbon with tri-elemental properties
  • Level 5: Gives the player auto-revive status.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Fire.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - - 5% 10% Stat Defence.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% EBF5 Element Thunder.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png - - - 5% 10% Stat Mdef.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% EBF5 Element Ice.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - -
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status 2x EBF5 Status Auto Revive.png (15%)
Defend Status -- --
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Wool
x 1
-- -- 3 Silk
x 1
-- --
4 Satin
x 1
Rainbow Ore
x 10
-- 5 Satin
x 3
Rainbow Ore
x 20
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 Hat Red Ribbon.png Red Ribbon
A beautiful ribbon with tri-elemental properties
  • Gives the player good-luck status.
  • Defending gives good-luck status.
  • Level 5: Increases the chance of inflicting status effects.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - Curse & Bad Luck 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10% Stat Defence.png - 5% 5% 10% 15% EBF5 Status Dispel.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10% Stat Mdef.png - 5% 5% 10% 15% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png 10% 10% 10% 15% 15% Stat Evade.png 10% 10% 10% 15% 15%
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status 2x EBF5 Status Good Luck.png (25%)
Defend Status 3x EBF5 Status Good Luck.png --
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Wool
x 1
-- -- 3 Silk
x 1
-- --
4 Satin
x 1
Rainbow Ore
x 10
-- 5 Satin
x 3
Rainbow Ore
x 20
--

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