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The Scaly Worm is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. It appears in multiple location, but it tends to be most common in the Frozen Valley.


Appearance

The Scaly Worm is a caterpillar-like creature with an off-white underbelly and face separated from its blue back with dark red spots by a thin red stripe. It also has large red eyes, two red horns with blue stripes near the base, and two tiny blue wings on its back. It can have one of five expressions:

  1. Four small fangs protruding from the upper lip.
  2. A single square tooth protruding from the middle of the lower lip.
  3. One triangular fang protruding from the upper lip.
  4. Two triangular fangs protruding from the lower lip.
  5. One triangular fang protruding from the corner of the lower lip.

Overview

The Scaly Worm is a fairly simplistic foe with the standard bite and sting attacks of its brethren. Both deal mild non-elemental physical damage and the Sting has a high chance to inflict Disable, but they also have terrible Accuracy; Sting in particular will literally miss half of the time. Its strongest and most reliable attack deals magical Water damage and inflicts a few stacks of Wet; however, its damage output is still quite low and Wet is largely inconsequential unless the Worm's allies have powerful Thunder or Ice attacks. Additionally, it can curl up to give itself a Defence buff, but low HP and a plethora of weaknesses means that the party will have little difficulty taking it down even without magic attacks or sources of Dispel. All of its skills have a decent chance to call a Worm for backup; it's usually another Scaly Worm, but it can occasionally bring in a Cutie Worm instead.

On higher difficulty levels, the Scaly Worm's buff ability also improves its Accuracy, the Disable effect on its Sting becomes twice as powerful and its Bite gains a very small chance to apply Virus on its target. The chance of it summoning reinforcements also increases significantly, so be prepared to take out multiple Worms at once.

In general, the Scaly Worm can be easily defeated by anything other than Water attacks, especially since its Evade isn't very good. If you're having trouble killing it faster than it can call backup, Stun and Freeze will prevent it from acting on its turn (and thus, summoning more Worms). Tired also cripples it severely; it lowers its already-poor Evade, makes it even harder to land its physical attacks, and further amplifies its extreme vulnerability to Bio damage.

A Water absorption is the extent of the Scaly Worm's resistances; on the other hand, it's weak to Ice, Earth, and especially Thunder and Bio. The latter weakness is further emphasized by its severe susceptibility to Poison and Virus. "More Foe Resistance" turns its Ice weakness into an absorption.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Scaly Worm.png
Scaly Worm EBF5
Is this some sort of baby dragon? It's got a crippling sting, but chances are you can dodge it most of the time.
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
77 4 4 4 4 4 3.5 6 1 1 6 50 60
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
- -80% -50% -50% -80% - 200% - - -
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% - - - - - - - -
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 Blueberries Silk - - -
Name Blueberries Silk - - -
Chance 15% 5% - - -
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
3.5% per stack,
up to 31.5%
7% per stack,
up to 63%
5.4% per stack,
up to 48.6%
10.8% per stack,
up to 97.2%
25% -33.(3)%
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 Scaly Worm.png
Scaly Worm EBF5
Is this some sort of baby dragon? It's got a crippling sting, but chances are you can dodge it most of the time.
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
77 4 4 4 4 4 3.5 6 1 1 6 50 60
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
- -80% 200% -50% -80% - 200% - - -
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% - - - - - - - -
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 Blueberries Silk - - -
Name Blueberries Silk - - -
Chance 15% 5% - - -
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
3.5% per stack,
up to 31.5%
7% per stack,
up to 63%
5.4% per stack,
up to 48.6%
10.8% per stack,
up to 97.2%
25% -33.(3)%
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
Sting Single 10 Physical ---- 100% 1x Status Syphon EBF1.png 50% 10% 10%
Notes: Status strength increased to 2x on Hard or Epic difficulties,
Bite Single 15 Physical ---- -- -- -- 66% 10% 10%
Notes: Gets 10% chance of 3xEBF5 Status Virus.png Virus on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Water Shot Single 22 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Water.png 100% 2x EBF5 Status Wet.png 100% 10% 10%
Curl Up Self -- -- ---- -- 25% Stat Defence.png -- -- --
Notes: Also gets a 25%Stat Accuracy.png Accuracy buff on Hard and 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 Berserked → Bite;
  • If Syphoned → Sting (1/2), Bite (1/2);
  • Otherwise → Sting (1/4), Water Shot (1/4);
    • If the Scaly Worm has at least a 10% Defence buff → Bite (1/2);
    • Otherwise → Bite (1/4), Curl Up (1/4).

Additionally, any action other than Surrender has a 25% (50% in Hard/Epic) chance to summon either a Scaly Worm (3/4 chance) or a Cutie Worm (1/4 chance), these will be at the same level as the user.

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 25% → Water Shot.

Summon

The Scaly Worm can be captured and used as a summon. It simply applies five stacks of Wet to the entire party (including backup players), reducing Fire and Bomb damage at the cost of making them more vulnerable to Thunder and Ice.

EBF5 Foe Icon Scaly Worm.png
Scaly Worm SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Gives wet status to all allies, including those in backup, protecting them from fire damage. 13 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Allies+B -- -- ---- -- 5x EBF5 Status Wet.png -- -- --
Note: Before the v2 update, cost 14 SP and gave 3x EBF5 Status Wet.png Wet instead.
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