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"Omg, so cute! ^_______^"
―Natalie meets a Friend Dog, Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Rescue Dog (Friend Dog in EBF4) is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5. They can be found scattered across the map, though there are fairly few of them for the most part. It is a member of the Dogs enemy group.

Appearance

The Rescue Dog has white fur, brown paws, and a short tail. It also has a round barrel tied around its neck. The barrel has a large green cross (red in EBF4) on the front.

Overview

The Rescue Dog poses a very little threat on its own, as this peaceful creature simply won't even attack its adversary. Instead, the Rescue Dog will support its teammates by buffing their stats, or will use its cuteness to reduce the player's will to fight.

Much like other foes that can buff their allies, it is generally recommended to deal with Rescue Dogs as fast as possible, as its support will make defeating other foes much harder.

In all games it appears in, the Rescue Dog has no resistances but is weak to both Bio and Dark; while it is vulnerable to Curse in EBF4, it is resistant to Freeze and Chill in EBF5.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 friend dog Friend Dog EBF4
A loyal and friendly dog that refuses to fight, and instead supports other foes.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
138 4 4 4 4 4 4 17 2.2 2.2 15 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
- - - - -60% - - - - -80%
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
- - - - - - - - - - -100% -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Fine Fur Item Milk Item Coffee Item Beer Item Energy Drink Item Softdrink -
Name Fine Fur Milk Coffee Beer Energy Drink Softdrink -
Chance 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% -
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
7% 4.8% per stack,
up to 43.2%
25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.


Epic Battle Fantasy 5

EBF5 Foe Icon Rescue Dog
Rescue Dog EBF5
A dog that just wants to protect its allies. It'll heal itself at low health, and try to de-escalate the violence with buffs.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
138 4 4 4 4 4 4 17 2.2 2.2 15 50 45
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire EBF5 Element Thunder EBF5 Element Ice EBF5 Element Earth EBF5 Element Bio EBF5 Element Bomb EBF5 Element Water EBF5 Element Wind EBF5 Element Holy EBF5 Element Dark
- - - - -50% - - - - -80%
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch EBF5 Status Stun EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze EBF5 Status Poison+Virus EBF5 Status Syphon EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse EBF5 Status Wet+Dry EBF5 Status Heavy+Light EBF5 Status Weak+Tired EBF5 Status Dispel EBF5 Status Death
- - 50% - - - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Iron Brew EBF5 Item Beer EBF5 Item Cola EBF5 Item Energy Drink EBF5 Item Coffee
Name Iron Brew Beer Cola Energy Drink Coffee
Chance 20% 20% 20% 20% 10%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn Burn EBF5 Status Poison Poison EBF5 Status Virus Virus EBF5 Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate Regen
3.5% per stack,
up to 31.5%
4.5% per stack,
up to 40.5%
9% per stack,
up to 81%
25% -33.(3)%
Damage taken from first three is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Backflip Single 12 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Is used only while under the effect of Status Berserk Berserk.
Cute Pose All -- -- ---- 100% 20% StatDown Attack 100% -- --
Notes: On Hard and Epic difficulties, debuff strength is increased to 30%.
Alcoheal Self MaxHP -- ---- -- -- -- -- -- 30%
Buff Allies -- -- ---- -- 20% Stat Evade -- -- --
Notes: On Hard and Epic difficulties, buff strength is increased to 30%.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Hit Single 13 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Buff Allies -- -- ---- -- 15% Stat Evade -- -- --
Notes: Buff strength increased to 25% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Alcoheal Self MaxHP / 2 -- ---- -- -- -- -- -- --
Notes: Also gets 3xEBF5 Status Regenerate Regen on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Cute Pose All -- -- ---- 100% 20% EBF5 StatDown Attack 150% -- --
Notes: Debuff strength increased to 25% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Also gives self 3xEBF5 Status Lovable Lovable on Hard or Epic difficulties.

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 4

  • Syphoned → Cute Pose;
  • Berserked → Backflip;
  • Otherwise → Cute Pose (1/3), Alcoheal (1/3), Buff (1/3).

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

  • If catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Surrender;
  • If Syphoned → Hit;
  • If Berserked → Buff;
  • <19% HP → Alcoheal;
  • If two randomly selected foes both have less than a 10% Evade buff;
    • If a randomly selected player has less than a 10% Attack debuff → Buff (3/6), Cute Pose (2/6), Hit (1/6);
    • Otherwise → Buff (1/2), Hit (1/2);
  • Otherwise;
    • If a randomly selected player has less than a 10% Attack debuff → Cute Pose (1/3), Hit (2/3);
    • Otherwise;
      • <49% HP → Alcoheal;
      • Otherwise → Hit.

Summon

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Friend Dog summon is available since the beginning of the game. Upon activation, a Friend Dog will appear and throw a randomly chosen healing item at each active player. It is essentially a replacement of the NoLegs skill from previous games.

Summon Friend Dog
Friend Dog SP Status Freeze
Brings random healing items to the party. 5 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Allies -- -- ---- -- -- -- -- -- --

List of possible items and the chance of them being chosen:

  • Beer — 1/30
  • Cherry — 2/30
  • Chocolate — 1/30
  • Energy Drink — 1/30
  • Kiwi — 1/30
  • Lemon — 18/30
  • Milk — 1/30
  • Muffin — 2/30
  • Orange Juice — 1/30
  • Pineapple — 1/30
  • Softdrink — 1/30

They are still affected by the item power boost of Casual Shirt (male armor), School Uniform (female armor, Premium only) and Shrine Maiden Dress (female armor). The Puppy Hat (male hat, Premium only) may randomly summon Friend Dog between turns.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

In EBF5, the foe can be captured to be used as a summon.

EBF5 Foe Icon Rescue Dog
Rescue Dog SP EBF5 Status Freeze
Gives the lovable status to all allies, making enemies hesitant to attack them directly. 19 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Allies -- -- ---- -- 2x EBF5 Status Lovable -- -- --

Trivia

  • Even though Friend Dog is the first summon available to the player in Epic Battle Fantasy 4, it is still only the second cheapest, being 3 points more expensive than Scanbot.
  • In EBF5, unlike all the other Dogs, the Rescue Dog isn't affected by Beast scaring equipment.
  • In EBF5, the Puppy Hat has a chance to randomly summon "Maxi", a Rescue Dog with a unique sprite, this is a homage to Matt's dog Maxi, which died during the development of EBF5.
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