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The Scaly Worm is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. They tend to be found in the Frozen Valley. It is a member of the Worms enemy group.

Appearance

The Scaly Worm is a caterpillar-like creature with a white underbelly and face, blue back with red spots, red eyes, two red horns, and two tiny blue wings on its back.

Overview

The Scaly Worm is a fairly simplistic foe. They have the ability to inflict Disable and Wet, but the former comes from an attack that will miss half the time and the latter is largely inconsequential. While the Scaly Worm can buff its Defence (and Accuracy on Hard/Epic), for the most part the Scaly Worm is a minor nuisance.

Scaly Worms absorb Water and have several weaknesses, but for the most part can be readily defeated with anything aside from Water. It is usually better to focus on the other foes in the wave, or take out groups of them with Gaia Blossom.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Scaly Worm
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 Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade 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 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
- -80% -50% -50% -80% - 200% - - -
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
- - - -100% - - - - - - - -
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 Blueberries EBF5 Item 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 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%
5.4% per stack,
up to 48.6%
10.8% per stack,
up to 97.2%
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
Sting Single 10 Stat Attack ---- 100% 1x Status Syphon EBF1 50% 10% 10%
Notes: Status strength increased to 2x on Hard or Epic difficulties,
Bite Single 15 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 66% 10% 10%
Notes: Gets 10% chance of 3xEBF5 Status Virus Virus on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Water Shot Single 22 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Water 100% 2x EBF5 Status Wet 100% 10% 10%
Buff Self -- -- ---- -- 25% Stat Defence -- -- --
Notes: Also gets a 25%Stat Accuracy 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.

  • 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), Buff (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 the same level as the user.

Summon

The foe can be captured to be used as a summon.

EBF5 Foe Icon Scaly Worm
Scaly Worm SP EBF5 Status Freeze
Gives wet status to all allies, including those in backup, protecting them from fire damage. 14 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Allies+B -- -- ---- -- 3x EBF5 Status Wet -- -- --
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