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The Thunder Elemental is a foe and a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It mostly appears in the Waste Disposal Plant.


Appearance

The Thunder Elemental is a scaly reptilian creature that resembles a floating torso. It has a lizard-like face with yellow eyes, a blunt snout, and small fangs visible in its mouth. Its black body is adorned with pieces of golden armor, including a massive spiky protrusion on its left shoulder. Its lower body is a simple protrusion that splits in two before connecting to a curved piece of golden armor, making it resemble the head of an axe.

Like most Elementals, the Thunder Elemental has weapons instead of hands. Its right arm ends in a black cannon with two protrusions on the sides and a golden ring around the barrel. Its left "hand" is a golden device that serves as the base for an angular blade made of bright yellow energy.

Overview

Despite its Bestiary description, the Thunder Elemental cannot inflict Bomb damage (the description was corrected in the v2 version of EBF4), instead using a variety of strong Thunder attacks. It mostly uses single-target physical skills - one of which has a decent Dispel chance - but it can also Charge itself in order to fire a massive energy blast that hits the entire party for magical Thunder damage and a fair chance of Stagger. This attack actually has lower Base Power than most of its physical skills, but it runs off of its very high Magic Attack.

On harder difficulties, the Thunder Elemental starts the battle with Charge status, letting it use Thunder Blast right away.

Despite being hampered by mostly single-target attacks and the need to Charge its only multi-target move, the Thunder Elemental can quickly tear through the HP of an underprepared party. Fortunately, the high elemental degree on its skills makes Thunder resistance highly effective at reducing its damage output; a Thunder-immune player only has to worry about Big Spark, and even then it'll only do 20% of its normal damage. With its offense neutered, it can't really threaten the party outside of assisting its allies with occasional Dispel or Stagger effects. Alternatively, Syphon or Berserk will lock it into its weakest, effect-less attack; keep in mind that it's quite resistant to the former and gets a power boost off the latter.

The Thunder Elemental predictably absorbs Thunder, but it's also immune to Stun and resistant to Fire, Bomb, Freeze, Syphon, Doom, and Instant Death. Its biggest weakness is Earth, but Ice and Water can dish out serious damage as well; this combination also encourages Wet combos against it. If "More Foe Resistance" is active, it loses its Water weakness, becomes immune to Dark, and gains a strong resistance to offensive debuffs.

It is worth noting that the Thunder Elemental can drop Cake — consumable items that permanently boost Magic Attack by 2% — like the rest of its family. However, as this is only an 1% chance, farming is generally inadvisable.

Statistics

Icon bestiary ebf4 thunder elemental.png Thunder Elemental EBF4
A powerful monster which uses thunder 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
340 4 4 7 4 4 4.1 62 8 8 75 30
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% 200% -60% -80% - 50% - -60% - -
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% - - - - 50% - - - 50%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Plasma Ball Topaz Dragon Scales Gunpowder Cake - -
Name Plasma Ball Topaz Dragon Scales Gunpowder Cake - -
Chance 20% 10% 25% 30% 1% - -
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
2.1% 1.8% per stack,
up to 16.2%
15% -20%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

Prior to the v2 update, its description incorrectly claimed it could use Bomb-elemental attacks.

Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 thunder elemental.png Thunder Elemental EBF4
A powerful monster which uses thunder 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
340 4 4 7 4 4 4.1 62 8 8 75 30
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% 200% -60% -80% - 50% - - - 100%
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% - - - - 50% - - - 50%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
50% 50% - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Plasma Ball Topaz Dragon Scales Gunpowder Cake - -
Name Plasma Ball Topaz Dragon Scales Gunpowder Cake - -
Chance 20% 10% 25% 30% 1% - -
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
2.1% 1.8% per stack,
up to 16.2%
15% -20%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

On Hard and Epic difficulties, enters the battle with 2x Status Charge.png Charge, which allows to use the strongest attack from the get-go.

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Double Slash Single 44/2 Physical 100% Element Thunder.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Glowing Blade Single 60 Physical 100% Element Thunder.png 33% -- Status Dispel.png 100% 10% 10%
Big Spark Single 50 Physical 80% Element Thunder.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Charge Self -- -- ---- -- 2x Status Charge.png -- -- --
Notes: Charges to use Thunder Blast.
Thunder Blast All 45 Magical 100% Element Thunder.png 40% -- Status Stagger.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Requires and expends Status Charge.png Charge.

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.

  • Charged → Thunder Blast;
  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Double Slash;
  • Otherwise → Double Slash (1/4), Glowing Blade (1/4), Big Spark (1/4), Charge (1/4).

Summon

The Thunder Elemental summon can be obtained in the Waste Disposal Plant, one screen to the right and one screen up from the toxic pool. The chest containing the summon is guarded by a battle that appears as a Thunder Elemental.

When called upon, the Thunder Elemental will charge itself up and unleash Thunder Blast on the foes, hitting all of them for accurate magical Thunder damage and a mediocre chance of Stagger.

Summon Thunder Elemental.png
Thunder Elemental SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Targets all foes. May stagger targets. 45 Cured
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All 100 Magical 100% Element Thunder.png 40% -- Status Stagger.png 130% 10% 10%
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