The Ruby Ore is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. It is a member of the Ores enemy group. They are largely found in The Rapture.


Ruby Ore resembles a hybrid of the two Fire Bit sprites; black body with red crystals protruding from assorted points. It distinguishes itself from its Bitier brethren by its two small eyes that glow like a furnace.


Ruby Ore is the new Fire Bit, and basically acts the same way. It can ram into a character and deal some minor non-elemental damage if the standard strategy is blocked/ineffective, but most of the time it will just commit honorable explosions and deal some Fire damage, Burning the target and killing itself in the process. The player will still receive loot if the Ruby Ore kills itself.

Ruby Ore has several elemental resistances, including Fire absorption, but also several elemental weaknesses and a small health pool, and thus is easily dispatched. Still, take caution when there are several of them and you don't have Fire resistance.


EBF5 Foe Icon Ruby Ore
Ruby Ore EBF5
A magical ruby ore. It'll self destruct in a fiery explosion as soon as it has the chance. Keep it away from yourself.
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
101 4 4 4.5 4 4 4 12 1.2 1.2 5 50 33
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
200% 50% -50% 100% 50% -50% -80% -50% - -
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
- - - 100% - - - - - - - -
EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Magma Chunk EBF5 Item Rainbow Ore - - -
Name Magma Chunk Rainbow Ore - - -
Chance 25% 5% - - -
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%
Immune Immune 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

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Bash Single 32 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Fire Crystals Single 45/3 Stat Attack 50% EBF5 Element Fire 50%
EBF5 Status Burn
EBF5 StatDown Defence
100% 10% 10%
Notes: Kills the user.
Flame Blast Centered 38 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Fire 25% 2x EBF5 Status Burn 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Kills the user.

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.

  • If catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Surrender;
  • If Syphoned or Berserked → Bash;
  • Otherwise → Fire Crystals (1/2), Flame Blast (1/2).

* On Hard/Epic, Fire Crystals and Flame Blast have up to a 70% chance to be replaced by Bash depending on player party Fire resistance.


The foe can be captured to be used as a summon. It is effectively a stronger version of the Fire Crystals attack.

EBF5 Foe Icon Ruby Ore
Ruby Ore SP EBF5 Status Freeze
Assaults a foe with a fire attack, which debuffs their defence and may burn them. 16 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single 90/3 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Fire 60%
EBF5 Status Burn
EBF5 StatDown Defence
100% 10% 10%
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