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The Slimy Tentacle is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. It appears in The Beyond as a helper for The Devourer; he begins with one Slimy Tentacle in the first slot and may summon more to replace defeated appendages.


Appearance

The Slimy Tentacle is a large tentacle attached to The Devourer, resembling a vastly larger and more detailed version of the Beholder's appendages. Its top half is segmented, bumpy and a dark shade of red, while its lower half is pink and littered with suckers; a thin, sickly yellow stripe separates the two. When cut, it reveals dark green innards.

Overview

The Slimy Tentacle is The Devourer's "mage" appendage, specializing in magic and status effects. It can slap a player for non-elemental physical damage and a high chance of Syphon (all but guaranteed on Hard or Epic difficulty), or cast one of two multi-target spells; a weak Ice attack with a decent Freeze chance or a powerful Wind attack with increased Accuracy and a great chance to Curse everyone. While none of these attacks are particularly lethal on their own, their associated statuses can drastically reduce the party's chances of survival against The Devourer.

Like the Spikey Tentacle, the Slimy Tentacle can be cut if it suffers a powerful blow; this slightly increases its base Evade, but limits it to spraying acid on its turn. This attack hits all players for magical Bio damage and a high chance of Poison, but neither is especially powerful. Harder difficulties change its on-hit effect to Virus, which can potentially spread back to The Devourer and its appendages for free healing; as such, killing a severed Slimy Tentacle should be a priority unless the party can spare turns to Purify their enemies.

Although the Slimy Tentacle isn't too difficult to kill, it's more efficient to cripple it so The Devourer can't replace it with new appendages. Alternating attacks with the Neon Lightbulb and Thor's Hammer status builds will reliably stun-lock it (and the rest of the boss's helpers), but either Syphon or Berserk will lock it out of its magic unless it's been severed; make sure that the party has Syphon immunity to negate the side effect of its Hit spamming. Its stats aren't particularly notable outside of slightly above-average Accuracy, but remember that it'll become stronger depending on how much optional content the player has completed.

Aside from its Bio absorption, the Slimy Tentacle has no elemental resistances and severe weaknesses to Fire, Ice, and Thunder. It's also immune to Chill and Freeze, quite resistant to Stun, Weaken, Tired, Curse, Bad Luck, Doom, and Instant Death, and slightly resistant to all debuffs, particularly HP. "More Foe Resistance" enables it to absorb Bomb and Water in addition to Bio.

Like the rest of The Devourer's appendages, the Slimy Tentacle cannot be captured.

Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Slimy Tentacle.png
Slimy Tentacle EBF5
The Devourer's spell-casting arm. It uses other-worldly magic and sprays poisonous acid when wounded.
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
623 4 4 4 4 4.1 4 90 6 6 20 15 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
-80% -80% -80% - 150% - - - - -
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% - - - 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
30% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Bio Virus - - - -
Name Bio Virus - - - -
Chance 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
1.89% per stack,
up to 17.01%
3.78% per stack,
up to 34.02%
-0.45% per stack,
up to -4.05%
-0.9% per stack,
up to -8.1%
7.5% -10%
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 Slimy Tentacle.png
Slimy Tentacle EBF5
The Devourer's spell-casting arm. It uses other-worldly magic and sprays poisonous acid when wounded.
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
623 4 4 4 4 4.1 4 90 6 6 20 15 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
-80% -80% -80% - 150% 150% 150% - - -
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% - - 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
30% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Bio Virus - - - -
Name Bio Virus - - - -
Chance 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
1.89% per stack,
up to 17.01%
3.78% per stack,
up to 34.02%
-0.45% per stack,
up to -4.05%
-0.9% per stack,
up to -8.1%
7.5% -10%
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.

The tentacle is cut when hurt for >50% of maximum health or >5% when it's below 32% HP in a single hit, which increases its base Evade by 10%.

Slimy Tentacle gains up to 24% extra Attack, Magic Attack, HP and Accuracy depending on how many optional bosses have been killed, medals awarded and monster cards obtained:

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Dev Ice All 30 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Ice.png 33% 3x EBF5 Status Freeze.png 100% 10% 10%
Dev Wind All 90/3 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Wind.png 100% 3x EBF5 Status Curse.png 150% 10% 10%
Hit Single 70 Physical ---- 50% 2x EBF5 Status Syphon.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Status chance increased to 100% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Spray Acid All 30 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Bio.png 100% 1x EBF5 Status Poison.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: EBF5 Status Poison.png Poison changed to EBF5 Status Virus.png Virus instead on Hard or Epic difficulties. Can only be used when cut.
Before the v2 update, the attack was Physical.

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 cut → Spray Acid;
  • If Syphoned or Berserked → Hit;
  • Otherwise → Hit (2/10), Dev Wind (4/10), Dev Ice (4/10).

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 25%, and not Syphoned or Berserked;
    • If cut → Spray Acid;
    • Otherwise → Hit.
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