"These slimes are full of bombs... this might be considered a safety violation."
―Lance, Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Sludge Slime is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It appears mostly around the Waste Disposal Plant. It is a member of the Slime enemy class.


The Sludge Slime is a translucent black blob with either a missile, mine or bomb sticking out of it. The missile is the same as the one in Air Strike's multi-hit version.


Like other slimes, the Sludge Slime is weak and can be slain easily. Unlike those of its species, the slime is unable to inflict the Slimed status. Instead, this slime has the ability to self-destruct, dealing magical Bomb-elemental damage and possibly inflicting the status Stagger to the victim. Its other attack is considerably weaker, as it only deals minor physical damage.

If the slime can't be taken out quickly, it may be best to Syphon the foe so it will be unable to self-destruct, leaving the slime with its weaker attack. Otherwise, it may be best to simply kill the Sludge Slime with a Holy or multi-target Thunder or Fire attack (such as Shine, Thunderstorm or Flameburst) which you'll likely obtain by the time you reach the Waste Disposal Plant.

While the Sludge Slime is immune to Earth and absorbs Poison and Dark, the transient nature of the Sludge Slime makes this largely irrelevant.


Icon bestiary ebf4 sludge slime Sludge Slime EBF4
A weak enemy that may self destruct at any time, dealing bomb damage.
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
58 4 4 4 4 4 3 6 1.2 1.2 5.5 50
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
-60% -60% - 100% 200% -60% - 50% -100% 200%
Status Burn Status Stun Status Freeze Status Tired Status Poison Status Dispel Status Stagger Status Syphon Status Wet Status Weaken Status Curse Status Death
- - -80% - - - - - - -100% - -100%
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Gunpowder Item Hand Bomb - - - - -
Name Gunpowder Hand Bomb - - - - -
Chance 20% 20% - - - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn Burn Status Poison Poison Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen Regen
11.2% -3% per stack,
up to -27%
25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

On Hard and Epic difficulties, enters the battle with 9x Status Poison Poison, effectively regenerating each turn.

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Jump & back Single 13 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Self-destruct Single 50 Stat Magic 100% Element Bomb 60% -- Status Stagger 100% 10% 10%
Notes: The user dies during this attack.
Prior to the Battle Mountain update, this attack used to be 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.

  • Syphoned → Jump & back;
  • Berserked → Self-destruct;
  • Otherwise → Jump & back (1/2), Self-destruct (1/2).


Can be obtained in the Premium-exclusive Battle Mountain area, specifically one screen to the left from the entrance, in one of chests guarded by 8-wave Ashwood Forest-themed foe marathon. Upon activation, a Sludge Slime jumps to an enemy and explodes, dealing Fire-elemental damage and Burning the target.

Summon Sludge Slime
Sludge Slime SP Status Freeze
May burn targets. 15 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single 70 Stat Magic 100% Element Fire 100% 2x Status Burn 150% 10% 10%
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