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The Swordslinger is a member of the Slinger family of enemies in the Epic Battle Fantasy series. They roam in ancient areas like Kitten Kingdom Ruins or near mechanical factories like the Waste Disposal Plant; in EBF5, they appear in the Data Bunker. It can often be seen together with its shooty counterpart, the Gunslinger.

Appearance

The Swordslinger has a very similar appearance compared to its Gunslinger brethren: A floating robot wearing a long, old, tattered brown coat, with its metallic face partially covered by a wide brimmed cowboy hat. The only difference between the two is the decoration on their hat: While the Gunslinger has a magazine clipped to the back of its hat, the Swordslinger appears to have part of a sabre attached to the front instead.

Overview

In all games it's appeared in, the Swordslinger primarily uses non-elemental physical attacks that can hit a single party member several times (multiple smaller swords), or only once (giant sword, including one that resembles the Fusion Sword). While the attacks' non-elemental property means that elemental resistance will be of not much use, their base power are ultimately not very threatening, and the Swordslinger itself can be easily dispatched using Bomb skills.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Swordslinger.png
Swordslinger Mysterious Fencer EBF3
Uses very non-elemental stabby attacks.
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 Gold
180 4 4 4 4 4 4.3 30 7 40
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Water.png Element Wind.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Dark.png Element Holy.png Element Bomb.png
- -70% - -90% - 50% 100% - - -80%
Status
Resistance
Status Poison.png Status Syphon.png Status Dispel.png Status Doom.png Status Berserk.png Status Stun.png Status Death.png
100% - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Metal Gear Microcontroller Steel Plate RAM Chip - - -
Name Metal Gear Microcontroller Steel Plate RAM Chip - - -
Chance 100% 80% 60% 10% - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 swordslinger.png Swordslinger EBF4
A wandering robot which uses non-elemental sword attacks.
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
180 4 4 4 4 4.2 4.2 30 3 3 30 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Bomb.png Element Wind.png Element Water.png Element Holy.png Element Dark.png
- - - 50% 50% -80% -80% -80% - -
Status
Resistance
Status Burn.png Status Stun.png Status Freeze.png Status Tired.png Status Poison.png Status Dispel.png Status Stagger.png Status Syphon.png Status Wet.png Status Weaken.png Status Curse.png Status Death.png
- - - - 100% - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Springy Spring Wool Steel Plate Microcontroller - - -
Name Springy Spring Wool Steel Plate Microcontroller - - -
Chance 80% 60% 50% 100% - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn.png Burn Status Poison.png Poison Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen.png Regen
7% Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Prior to the Battle Mountain update, it instead had -80% Thunder and no Water resistance.

Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 swordslinger.png Swordslinger EBF4
A wandering robot which uses non-elemental sword attacks.
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
180 4 4 4 4 4.2 4.2 30 3 3 30 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire.png Element Thunder.png Element Ice.png Element Earth.png Element Poison.png Element Bomb.png Element Wind.png Element Water.png Element Holy.png Element Dark.png
- - - 50% 50% 50% -80% -80% - 50%
Status
Resistance
Status Burn.png Status Stun.png Status Freeze.png Status Tired.png Status Poison.png Status Dispel.png Status Stagger.png Status Syphon.png Status Wet.png Status Weaken.png Status Curse.png Status Death.png
- - - - 100% - - - - - - 50%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - 100% -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Springy Spring Wool Steel Plate Microcontroller - - -
Name Springy Spring Wool Steel Plate Microcontroller - - -
Chance 80% 60% 50% 100% - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn.png Burn Status Poison.png Poison Status Doom.png Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen.png Regen
7% Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

EBF5 Foe Icon Swordslinger.png
Swordslinger EBF5
They specialize in non-elemental stabby attacks. Fedora warriors would be jealous of their sword collection.
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
271 3.5 4 3.5 4 4 4.4 18 3.6 3.6 30 35 12
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% 100% -50% -80% - - -
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% - 100% 100% 50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 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
- 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Spring Shuriken Belt Buckle Steel Plate Leather
Name Spring Shuriken Belt Buckle Steel Plate Leather
Chance 75% 75% 50% 25% 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
Immune Immune Immune Immune 17.5% -%
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 Swordslinger.png
Swordslinger EBF5
They specialize in non-elemental stabby attacks. Fedora warriors would be jealous of their sword collection.
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
271 3.5 4 3.5 4 4 4.4 18 3.6 3.6 30 35 12
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% - 100% 100% -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
100% 100% 100% 100% 50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 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
- 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Spring Shuriken Belt Buckle Steel Plate Leather
Name Spring Shuriken Belt Buckle Steel Plate Leather
Chance 75% 75% 50% 25% 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
Immune Immune Immune Immune 17.5% -%
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.

As with all the Classic foes, the Swordslinger is immune to both Invisible and Enchanted.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Knife Single 33/3 Physical ---- -- -- -- 120% 10% 10%
Sword Volley Single 55/5 Physical ---- -- -- -- 120% 10% 10%
Fusion Sword Single 55 Physical ---- -- -- -- 90% 10% 10%
Huge Sword Single 77 Physical ---- -- -- -- 60% 10% 10%

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Knife Single 30/3 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Sword Volley Single 40/5 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Fusion Sword Single 50 Physical 30% Element Bomb.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Huge Sword Single 60 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Knife Single 70/3 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Sword Volley Single 85/5 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Fusion Sword Single 120 Physical ---- -- -- -- 90% 10% 10%
Huge Sword Single 190 Physical ---- -- -- -- 60% 10% 10%

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.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

  • Berserked → Fusion Sword;
  • Otherwise → Knife (1/4), Sword Volley (1/4), Fusion Sword (1/4), Huge Sword (1/4).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • ≥49% HP → Knife (1/3), Sword Volley (1/3), Fusion Sword (1/3);
  • <49% HP → Sword Volley (1/3), Fusion Sword (1/3), Huge Sword (1/3).

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Action

  • If Berserked → Fusion Sword;
  • Otherwise → Knife (1/4), Sword Volley (1/4), Fusion Sword (1/4), Huge Sword (1/4).

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 25% → Huge Sword.


Additionally, like all the Classic foes, the Swordslinger ignores the Lovable status on players.

Summon

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The foe can be captured to be used as a summon. When summoned, the Swordslinger uses its Huge Sword against a single target. While cheap and powerful, the summon will always have at least a 50% chance of missing. It should be noted that since targets that are inflicted with Freeze and Stun are incapable of dodging, it's still guaranteed to hit them (the same applies for the EBF1 simulation foes, since they have 0 Evade).

EBF5 Foe Icon Swordslinger.png
Swordslinger SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Attempts to stab a single target with a powerful non-elemental attack.
  • Always has a 50% chance of hitting.
  • Ignores target evade stat, and defensive buffs.
26 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single 680 Physical ---- -- -- -- 100%* 10% 10%
Note: * Has a 50% chance of having its accuracy reduced to 0%.
Despite what the description says, it doesn't actually ignore foe Evade, meaning that against foes with extremely high Evade, the hit chance can be lower than 50%.

Trivia

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  • In the Sword Volley attack, one of the swords has writings that appears to be gibberish. It is unlikely to be noticed due to its small size in-game.
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