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The Thunder Sprite (called Lightning Sprite in EBF4) is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5; it is also a summon in the latter game. It primarily inhabits industrial areas, such as the Iron Fortress and the Waste Disposal Plant, but appears in areas such as the Temple of Godcat.

Appearance

The Thunder Sprite has a large, circular head and vaguely conical body with short arms, vaguely resembling a human child in a dress. It has yellow jagged edges around its head and "skirt", the latter of which exposes a black lower body, and it has a pair of horns resembling lightning bolts.

In EBF4, the Lightning Sprite has two blank white eyes as its only facial feature. The EBF5 version has two blue eyes with proper pupils and irises, a visible mouth, and a small blue diamond-shaped gem on its forehead.

Overview

True to its name, the Thunder Sprite uses Thunder-based spells - many of which can potentially Stun their targets - but it can also give itself beneficial status effects, most notably Charge. When it gains the latter status, it will perform a more powerful attack on its next turn, although what this attack is can vary between games.

Defensively, the Thunder Sprite's resistances are almost the same in all games it appears in; it absorbs Thunder, is immune to Stun, and weak to Bio, Dark and especially Earth. It is also vulnerable to Poison (and Virus, in EBF5), so the player has many ways to deal with it; because of its low HP, it may be best to use a quick round of Antimatter Flux or Pulsar to take it out while damaging other foes. Like all Sprites, it can be rendered a non-issue by Syphon, which locks it out of its annoying magic attacks.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Lightning Sprite's main attack is Thunderbolt, which acts similarly to Natalie's version; it deals accurate magical Thunder damage with a tiny chance to Stun the victim. It also has two self-buffs; one gives it Defend and Regen, the other boosts its Magic Attack and gives it a Charge. The latter buff is a warning for its Thunder Blast, which hits the entire party for decent magical Thunder damage and a fair chance of Stagger; on higher difficulty levels, it'll open with this move by virtue of entering battle with Charge status.

The Lightning Sprite's damage output can be neutered or completely negated by high Thunder resistance while Stun and Stagger resistance prevent it from supporting its allies. Its buffs can be counteracted by Dispel, which it has no resistance to; its susceptibility to Poison helps counter its Regen and Giga Drill can turn its Defend status against it. However, the absolute best weapon against it is a reliable source of Syphon; it'll lock down all of the Sprite's skills, forcing it to do nothing on its turn until the status wears off.

A Thunder absorption and a Stun immunity are the extent of the Lightning Sprite's resistances; on the other hand, it's vulnerable to Poison and Bio, even more vulnerable to Dark, and extremely vulnerable to Earth. "More Foe Resistance" makes it immune to Dark and resistant to Fire, Tired, Dispel, and Syphon.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Thunder Sprite has slightly above-average Magic Attack and some accurate, decently powerful spells to take advantage of it. Its Thunderbolt serves as its main source of damage (it can also Stun, but this is very rare), but it also has a high-Accuracy shock attack that can occasionally make the victim Tired. Its other two abilities require it to Charge up energy; fortunately for it, the move also gives it Defend to reduce the damage it takes for a turn. Once Charged, it can either cast Plasma Cage for decent magical Thunder damage and a good chance of a Stun (which becomes more likely and double-length on higher difficulty levels) or briefly electrify the air to potentially Stun everyone on the battlefield without resistance to the status (including the Sprite itself).

The simplest way to thwart a Thunder Sprite's antics is to give it Syphon, which limits it to its basic Head Bash; despite running off a surprisingly good Attack stat, its only notable trait is being the Sprite's only part-elemental attack. If that isn't an option, high Thunder resistance greatly lowers its damage output, but status resistances (especially to Stun) may be more important, especially given its potential to Stun everyone at once if it lucks out with its Electric attack. Between the base Accuracy of its spells and its ability to inflict Tired, tanking is more effective than evasion against it; however, it's weak enough that killing it outright is the most efficient option. If it Charges itself, Giga Drill will do significant damage even through Defend status; partially exploiting its biggest elemental weakness helps as well.

The Thunder Sprite's only resistance is a strong Thunder absorption; conversely, it's weak to Bio, Dark and especially Earth. It's also vulnerable to Stun, Poison, and Virus: the latter is particularly effective against it if it appears alongside other types of Sprite. With "More Foe Resistance" enabled, its Earth weakness is reduced, and it becomes resistant to Bio, Dark, Stun, Syphon, Doom, and Instant Death.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 lightning sprite.png Lightning Sprite EBF4
A creature that embodies the spirit of thunder. 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
147 4 4 4 4 4 4 20 3 2.1 22 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
- 200% - -100% -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% - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack.png StatDown Magic.png StatDown Defence.png StatDown Mdef.png StatDown Accuracy.png StatDown Evade.png
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Topaz Plasma Ball Gold Plate - - - -
Name Topaz Plasma Ball Gold Plate - - - -
Chance 3% 5% 3% - - - -
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% 4.5% per stack,
up to 40.5%
25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
Icon bestiary ebf4 lightning sprite.png Lightning Sprite EBF4
A creature that embodies the spirit of thunder. 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
147 4 4 4 4 4 4 20 3 2.1 22 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% 200% - -100% -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% - 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 Topaz Plasma Ball Gold Plate - - - -
Name Topaz Plasma Ball Gold Plate - - - -
Chance 3% 5% 3% - - - -
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
3.5% 4.5% per stack,
up to 40.5%
25% -33.(3)%
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.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

EBF5 Foe Icon Thunder Sprite.png
Thunder Sprite EBF5
A living battery pack, basically. Take these guys out quickly if they charge up and you don't have stun resistance!
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
155 5 4 4.2 4 4 4 21 3 2.2 20 50 42
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
- 200% - -80% -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
- -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
- - - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Pumpkin Pineapple - - -
Name Pumpkin Pineapple - - -
Chance 25% 10% - - -
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
3.5% per stack,
up to 31.5%
7% per stack,
up to 63%
4.5% per stack,
up to 40.5%
9% per stack,
up to 81%
25% -33.(3)%
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 Thunder Sprite.png
Thunder Sprite EBF5
A living battery pack, basically. Take these guys out quickly if they charge up and you don't have stun resistance!
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
155 5 4 4.2 4 4 4 21 3 2.2 20 50 42
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
- 200% - -50% 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
- 50% - -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
- - - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Pumpkin Pineapple - - -
Name Pumpkin Pineapple - - -
Chance 25% 10% - - -
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
3.5% per stack,
up to 31.5%
7% per stack,
up to 63%
1.5% per stack,
up to 13.5%
3% per stack,
up to 27%
25% -33.(3)%
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.


Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Thunderbolt Single 40/3 Magical 100% Element Thunder.png 5% 1x Status Stun.png 115% 10% 10%
Buff Self -- -- ---- -- 5x
--
Status Regen.png
Status Defend.png
-- -- --
Charge Self -- -- ---- -- 2x
30%
Status Charge.png
Stat Magic.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.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Head Bash Single 18 Physical 25% EBF5 Element Thunder.png -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Tiring Electricity Single 35 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Thunder.png 33% 3x EBF5 Status Tired.png 200% 10% 10%
Notes: Before the v2 update, the attack was Physical.
Thunderbolt Single 40/3 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Thunder.png 15% 1x EBF5 Status Stun.png 115% 10% 10%
Charge Self -- -- ---- -- 3x
--
EBF5 Status Charge.png
Status Defend.png
-- -- --
Plasma Cage Single 40 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Thunder.png 50% 1x EBF5 Status Stun.png 150% 10% 10%
Notes: Status chance and strength increased to 100% and 2x respectively on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Requires and expendsEBF5 Status Charge.png Charge.
Electric Everyone -- -- ---- 20% 1x EBF5 Status Stun.png 1000% -- --
Notes: Requires and expendsEBF5 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.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Charged → Thunder Blast;
  • Berserked → Thunderbolt;
  • Syphoned → Nothing;
  • Otherwise → Thunderbolt (1/3), Buff (1/3), Charge (1/3).

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Action

  • If catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Flee;
  • If Syphoned → Head Bash;
  • If Berserked;
    • If Charged → Plasma Cage;
    • Otherwise → Thunderbolt;
  • If Charged → Plasma Cage (1/2), Electric (1/2);
  • Otherwise → Head Bash (1/4), Tiring Electricity (1/4), Thunderbolt (1/4), Charge (1/4).

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 25% and not Syphoned → Charge.

Summon

In EBF5, the Thunder Sprite can be captured and used as a summon; additionally, it has a chance to be called between turns by the Alt Wrath of Zeus. It creates Electric weather for five turns, potentially stunning players and foes alike; outfitting the party with some Stun-resistant gear can minimize the risk of this backfiring on them.

The Thunder Sprite summon is the only method by which the player can manually cause the Electric weather.

EBF5 Foe Icon Thunder Sprite.png
Thunder Sprite SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Replaces the current weather with an electric field for 5 turns. 26 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Weather -- -- ---- -- 5x Electric -- -- --
Note: Before the v2 update, cost 34 SP instead.
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