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"Another bunch of cats have fortified themselves inside a tree, I see. I expected something more sinister to be at the bottom of this cursed dungeon."
―Lance, Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Telperion is an optional boss that appears in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. It is found in the Deathly Hollows dungeon.

Appearance

Much like Laurelin, Telperion is a large tree house filled with many, many cats, with bone-like protrusions covered by spiderwebs visible from its top and sides. It's also darker than its regular counterpart. Telperion has a large hole on its front, from which the cats inside will appear out of when casting spells.

Overview

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Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Telperion
Telperion EBF5
The hidden hideout of the ninja cat gang. It attacks with powerful bio, dark, and bomb skills, and gets two turns.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
6666 5.5 4 5.5 4 6 2 770 64 64 580 6 3
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
-50% - - 150% -80% - 150% -50% -50% 100%
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% 100% - 100% - 100% - 50% 50% 100% 100%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
80% 80% 20% 20% 80% 80%
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Bone Spike EBF5 Item Bone Spike EBF5 Item Bone Spike EBF5 Item Plutonium Core EBF5 Item Titanium
Name Bone Spike Bone Spike Bone Spike Plutonium Core Titanium
Chance 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
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
0.63% per stack,
up to 5.67%
0.648% per stack,
up to 5.832%
1.296% per stack,
up to 11.664%
Immune -4%
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

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Battle logic

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Strategy

Virus Strategy

Unlike Laurelin, Telperion is vulnerable to Bio damage and as such can be efficiently felled via Virus and Poison. It also is unable to cast Purify, meaning that Telperion is pretty much incapable of getting rid of applied status effects. Hence, the Virus strategy.

This is a fairly standard Virus strategy - give the characters on the front line Virus or Bio immunity, use Beholding Eye or Biohazard Blaster to apply virus, then wait out the fight. Assuming the player does this fight when it first becomes available, they should use the Surgical Mask and Gas Mask to provide Virus immunity to the other two players. Give everyone defensive, status effect and buff improving gear; while dealing extra damage is nice, the goal of this is to wait out the fight. By casting Encore on the Virus spreader and attacking twice (for Lance, it may be preferable to use Unload followed by Double Shot), one can immediately drive up the Virus stack to 6, and then to 9 on the next turn. Afterwards, have everyone focus on applying Poison and Burn. Assuming all three are at the maximum number of stacks, Telperion will be taking well over 20% of its maximum HP in damage every round. In more probable and less favorable conditions (i.e. 9 stacks of Virus, varying amounts of everything else), Telperion will still die in about 10 turns or less. Of course, this is quite a while in-game, so the player will need to be prepared to combat this. It is generally best to have a more traditional offensive build on the player with the Surgical Mask equipped to have them deal more damage and take a turn or two off of Telperion's lifespan.

Summon

"*the cats still believe that their empire will rise again, but are willing to compromise and live in shame until then*"
―Telperion and its cats when summoned

When summoned Telperion casts a powered up version of Satanic Ritual that inflicts maximum Curse stacks.

EBF5 Foe Icon Telperion
Telperion SP EBF5 Status Freeze
Hits all foes with incredibly powerful dark magic, which curses them. 123 Cured
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All 380 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Dark 100% 9x EBF5 Status Curse 150% 10% 10%

Trivia

  • Telperion and Laurelin are named after the Two Trees of Valinor in J.R.R. Tolkien's writings.