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The Sandstone Boulder is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. It is often found along the coast of Hope Harbor.


Appearance

The Sandstone Boulder is a stout golem made of warm brown sandstone, with stubby legs and proportionally large arms carved to resemble mitten-like hands. Its face is formed of five yellow gems; two large ones acting as eyes and three small ones denoting a mouth. The top of its body is mostly covered in light brown sand, with a few smaller rocks embedded in it and a small amount dribbling down the side of its face. A smaller patch of sand is visible on its left arm.

For some of its attacks, the Sandstone Boulder uses a large ball of compressed sand with some brown stones, a pair of pointed white bones, and a small green cactus embedded in it.

Overview

The Sandstone Boulder is a straightforward foe with a variety of physical Earth attacks; depending on the move, they can be pure elemental or as low as 25% elemental. Its most notable attacks are Sand, (has a good chance to debuff the victim's Accuracy), Big Leap (does decent damage and has a small Stagger chance in exchange for being rather inaccurate), and Sand Bowling (hits the backup players in addition to a member of the front line). Its debilitation abilities become stronger on higher difficulty levels; not only does Big Leap have a better Stagger chance, its other moves gain the ability to inflict Accuracy debuffs, Stagger, and even Dry. The latter does nothing for the Sandstone Boulder itself, but be mindful of other foes with Fire and Bomb attacks to exploit the status.

Earth resistance and Defence buffs will prove most effective at reducing the Sandstone Boulder's damage output. Notably, Berserk limits it to Sand Bowling, which can be completely negated by 100% Earth resistance; however, it may be difficult to protect the entire party, given its ability to hit backup players. On the other hand, Syphon forces it to use its basic Arm Swinging and Bump attacks; while they're harder to resist due to a low elemental degree, they also have lower status chances than its other moves. Its Accuracy debuffs can be annoying (particularly if paired with evasive foes or ones that can apply Tired), but its own below-average Evade mitigates the benefits to itself. Its weaknesses are conducive to Freeze combos, allowing the party to immobilize it or set it up for a big hit while dealing good damage in the process.

The Sandstone Boulder resists Fire, Thunder, Earth, Bio, and Wind while being weak to Water, Bomb, and especially Ice. It's also immune to Poison and Virus while being resistant to Stun, Doom, and Instant Death. With "More Foe Resistance", it becomes immune to Earth, Bio, and Wind, neutral to Bomb and Water, and fairly resistant to Defence and Magic Defence debuffs.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Sandstone Boulder.png
Sandstone Boulder EBF5
A little golem that pops out from sand dunes, sometimes too enthusiastically. He likes to throw his weight around.
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
266 4 4 4 4 4 3.6 48 6.6 6.6 44 33 18
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% -80% 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
- 50% - 100% - - - - - - - 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
- - - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Brick Sea Shell Amber - -
Name Brick Sea Shell Amber - -
Chance 100% 20% 10% - -
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
1.155% per stack,
up to 10.395%
2.31% per stack,
up to 20.79%
Immune Immune 16.5% -22%
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 Sandstone Boulder.png
Sandstone Boulder EBF5
A little golem that pops out from sand dunes, sometimes too enthusiastically. He likes to throw his weight around.
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
266 4 4 4 4 4 3.6 48 6.6 6.6 44 33 18
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% -80% 100% 100% - - 100% - -
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
- 50% - 100% - - - - - - - 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
- - - 30% 30% - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Brick Sea Shell Amber - -
Name Brick Sea Shell Amber - -
Chance 100% 20% 10% - -
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
1.155% per stack,
up to 10.395%
2.31% per stack,
up to 20.79%
Immune Immune 16.5% -22%
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.


Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Arm Swinging Single 38/6 Physical 25% EBF5 Element Earth.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Gets 33% chance of 1xEBF5 Status Dry.png Dry on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Bump Single 43 Physical 25% EBF5 Element Earth.png -- -- -- 90% 10% 10%
Notes: Gets 50% chance of 1xEBF5 Status Stagger.png Stagger on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Sand Boulder Single 62 Physical 100% EBF5 Element Earth.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Gets a 100% chance of inflicting a 25%EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png Accuracy debuff on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Sand Single 36 Physical 100% EBF5 Element Earth.png 50% 25% EBF5 StatDown Accuracy.png 100% 10% 10%
Big Leap Single 60 Physical 50% EBF5 Element Earth.png 25% 1x EBF5 Status Stagger.png 85% 10% 10%
Notes: Status chance increased to 100% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Sand Bowling Single
Backup
48
28
Physical 100% EBF5 Element Earth.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Gets 50% chance of 2xEBF5 Status Dry.png Dry for the front player 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.

Action

  • If catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Surrender;
  • If Syphoned → Arm Swinging (1/2), Bump (1/2);
  • If Berserked → Sand Bowling;
  • Otherwise → Arm Swinging (1/6), Bump (1/6), Sand (1/6), Big Leap (1/6), Sand Boulder (1/6), Sand Bowling (1/6).

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 33% and not Syphoned → Sand.

Summon

The Sandstone Boulder can be captured and used as a summon. It uses its Big Leap on one foe, dealing physical Earth damage - compared to the foe's version of the attack, it has higher Accuracy, more power, and a stronger elemental degree, but lacks the ability to Stagger the target.

EBF5 Foe Icon Sandstone Boulder.png
Sandstone Boulder SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Leaps at a single target and deals massive physical earth damage. 41 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single 330 Physical 100% EBF5 Element Earth.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%

Notes

  • According to Matt, the sand balls the Sandstone Boulder throws are not made of sand, but something referred to as "sticky pudding stuff". This is consistent with the "sand" on the Boulder's head, which seems to be dripping down in a way inconsistent with regular sand.
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