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The Sand Tail, also known as Sandworm's Tail, is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 2, Epic Battle Fantasy 4 since the Battle Mountain update, and Epic Battle Fantasy 5 since the v2 update. It appears only as a helper to the Sand Worm boss.

Appearance

The Sand Tail is the tail of a Sand Worm, and thus has a very similar appearance. It is a plump, sinuous mass of light tan flesh emerging from the ground. The sides of the tail are lined with black spikes and small brown blemishes, while the tip of the tail has a particularly large black spike or stinger with small, forward-curving barbs.

Overview

The Sand Tail assists the Sand Worm in battle with strong single-target physical attacks. It can burrow underground to strike a player with the spikes along its length, hitting multiple times for slightly Earth-based damage. However, its most annoying attack is a quick stab with its stinger; this isn't as strong as its other moves, but it has a good chance to Stun its victim for several turns - this can easily spell disaster for an under-prepared party.

Being a mere appendage of the Sand Worm, the Sand Tail cannot be "killed" in the traditional sense; if its HP is depleted, it simply retreats underground for a few turns. As such, it is often better to debilitate the tail with status effects and stat debuffs whenever possible, reducing its threat level while denying the Sand Worm the chance to restore it; however, keep in mind that the Sand Tail usually has a bevy of resistances to ailments and debuffs.

Interestingly, the foe does not appear in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, leaving the Sandworm to fight on its own in this game.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

It should be noted that HP, Attack, and Magic Attack also will be multiplied by the wave modifier. Check Epic Battle Fantasy 2 Foe Waves to see the value of the modifier for a specified wave.

EBF2 Foe Icon Sandworm's Tail.png
Sandworm's Tail Wormtail EBF2
Only has physical attacks. May also stun!
Statistics
Base Statistics Stat HP.png Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Stat Magic.png Stat Mdef.png Eva S. Hit
75000 0.8 1 1 1 0.90x 8000
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Water.png Element Wind.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Dark.png Element Holy.png Element Bomb.png
30% 50% -50% -50% 50% 30% -10% - - -
Status
Resistance
Status Poison.png Status Syphon.png Debuff (status) Status Stun.png Status Blind.png StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png
- 100% - - 100% - - - -
(De)buff
Cap
Buffs Debuffs
- 40%
Stealable Item
Icon Ether
Name Ether

Before theEBF Collection update, the in-game Bestiary didn't mention its minor Poison weakness; it also actually had +7 Evade instead of +10.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 sand tail.png Sand Tail EBF4
The Sand Worm's tail. Uses mostly poison and earth attacks. Hides for a while when "killed".
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
689 4 4 4 4 3.5 4 0 0 0 0 50
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
- - -100% -50% -100% - 100% -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
- 100% 100% - -100% - - 100% - - - 100%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Solid Spike - - - - - -
Name Solid Spike - - - - - -
Chance 50% - - - - - -
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
7% 6% per stack,
up to 54%
Immune -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 sand tail.png Sand Tail EBF4
The Sand Worm's tail. Uses mostly poison and earth attacks. Hides for a while when "killed".
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
689 4 4 4 4 3.5 4 0 0 0 0 50
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
50% 50% -50% -50% 200% - 100% -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
- 100% 100% - -100% - - 100% - - - 100%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Solid Spike - - - - - -
Name Solid Spike - - - - - -
Chance 50% - - - - - -
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
3.5% -3% per stack,
up to -27%
Immune -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

EBF5 Foe Icon Sandworm's Tail.png
Sandworm's Tail EBF5
The Sandworm's Tail can only use simple physical attacks, but be careful not to get stunned!
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 Catch
303 4 4 4 4 4 4 17 7 7 0 25 N/A*
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire.png EBF5 Element Thunder.png EBF5 Element Ice.png EBF5 Element Earth.png EBF5 Element Bio.png EBF5 Element Bomb.png EBF5 Element Water.png EBF5 Element Wind.png EBF5 Element Holy.png EBF5 Element Dark.png
50% 50% -50% 50% - - -50% 50% - -
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch.png EBF5 Status Stun.png EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze.png EBF5 Status Poison+Virus.png EBF5 Status Syphon.png EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck.png EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse.png EBF5 Status Wet+Dry.png EBF5 Status Heavy+Light.png EBF5 Status Weak+Tired.png EBF5 Status Dispel.png EBF5 Status Death.png
100% 100% 100% 50% 70% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 50% 50%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP.png EBF5 StatDown Attack.png EBF5 StatDown Magic.png EBF5 StatDown Defence.png EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png EBF5 StatDown Evade.png
- 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Earth Ball Earth Ball Earth Ball - -
Name Earth Ball Earth Ball Earth Ball - -
Chance 100% 50% 25% - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn.png Burn EBF5 Status Scorch.png Scorch EBF5 Status Poison.png Poison EBF5 Status Virus.png Virus EBF5 Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate.png Regen
Immune Immune 1.5% per stack,
up to 13.5%
3% per stack,
up to 27%
12.5% -16.(6)%
Damage taken from first four is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
EBF5 Foe Icon Sandworm's Tail.png
Sandworm's Tail EBF5
The Sandworm's Tail can only use simple physical attacks, but be careful not to get stunned!
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 Catch
303 4 4 4 4 4 4 17 7 7 0 25 N/A*
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire.png EBF5 Element Thunder.png EBF5 Element Ice.png EBF5 Element Earth.png EBF5 Element Bio.png EBF5 Element Bomb.png EBF5 Element Water.png EBF5 Element Wind.png EBF5 Element Holy.png EBF5 Element Dark.png
50% 50% -50% 50% 200% - -50% 50% - -
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch.png EBF5 Status Stun.png EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze.png EBF5 Status Poison+Virus.png EBF5 Status Syphon.png EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck.png EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse.png EBF5 Status Wet+Dry.png EBF5 Status Heavy+Light.png EBF5 Status Weak+Tired.png EBF5 Status Dispel.png EBF5 Status Death.png
100% 100% 100% 50% 70% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 50% 50%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP.png EBF5 StatDown Attack.png EBF5 StatDown Magic.png EBF5 StatDown Defence.png EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png EBF5 StatDown Evade.png
- 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Earth Ball Earth Ball Earth Ball - -
Name Earth Ball Earth Ball Earth Ball - -
Chance 100% 50% 25% - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn.png Burn EBF5 Status Scorch.png Scorch EBF5 Status Poison.png Poison EBF5 Status Virus.png Virus EBF5 Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate.png Regen
Immune Immune -1.5% per stack,
up to -13.5%
-3% per stack,
up to -27%
12.5% -16.(6)%
Damage taken from first four is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

As with all the Classic foes, the Sandworm's Tail is immune to both Invisible and Enchanted.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc RdF
Emerge Single 3600/2 Stat Attack.png ---- -- -- -- 100% 10%
Prick Single 3200 Stat Attack.png ---- 30% 2x Status Stun.png 100% 10%
Spinal Spikes Single 5600/7 Stat Attack.png ---- -- -- -- 100% 10%

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Emerge Single 160/2 Physical 50% Element Earth.png 33% -- Status Stagger.png 100% 10% 10%
Prick Single 66 Physical 50% Element Poison.png 33% 3x Status Stun.png 100% 10% 10%

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Emerge Single 90/2 Physical 25% EBF5 Element Earth.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Prick Single 60 Physical ---- 50% 3x EBF5 Status Stun.png 100% 10% 10%
Spinal Spikes Single 100/7 Physical 25% EBF5 Element Earth.png -- -- -- 75% 10% 10%

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 2

  • Anything → Emerge (1/3), Prick (1/3), Spinal Spikes (1/3).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Anything → Emerge (1/2), Prick (1/2).

The first time Sand Tail is defeated, it will be regrown three turns after. In case of subsequent "deaths", the tail shows up on the next turn.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Action

  • Anything → Emerge (1/3), Prick (1/3), Spinal Spikes (1/3).

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 100% → Spinal Spikes.


Additionally, like all the Classic foes, the Sandworm's Tail ignores the Lovable status on players.

Trivia

  • The Sand Tail is one of the few enemies which is not killed outright by the party — instead, it simply retreats underground for a few turns.
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