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"I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU - THE MURDERERS OF MY BROTHER, POSEIDON!! WHILE HE MAY REST NOW, I, VULCAN, STILL AGONISE FOR REVENGE!!"
―Vulcan upon entering battle, Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Vulcan is an optional boss in Epic Battle Fantasy 5. He can be found at the western end of the Crystal Caverns.

Appearance

Like his brother Poseidon, Vulcan is a golem shaped like a head, with orange crystals jutting out of his head (presumably Ruby). He also has a pair of massive black stone horns on top of it. He is made out of black stone like the Ruby Ore, and has red crystals for "teeth".

Overview

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Statistics

EBF5 Foe Icon Vulcan
Vulcan EBF5
The god of volcanoes. He uses powerful fire and bomb magic, with some wind and earth attacks in there too.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
7000 6 4 6 4 4 2 600 60 60 500 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
300% 100% -50% 200% 100% -50% -80% 100% -80% 200%
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% 100% - - - 100% 50% 100%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
40% 40% 40% 40% 40% -
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Magma Chunk EBF5 Item Opal EBF5 Item Amber EBF5 Item Topaz EBF5 Item Ruby
Name Magma Chunk Opal Amber Topaz Ruby
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
-0.84% per stack,
up to -7.56%
Immune Immune 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

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Ram All
Backup
120
90
Stat Attack 25% EBF5 Element Earth 20%
--
1x
--
EBF5 Status Stagger
--
100% 10% 10%
Notes: Status chance for the front increased to 30% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Spit Lava Single 240/3 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Fire 100% 3x EBF5 Status Burn 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Inflicts 3xEBF5 Status Scorch Scorch on Hard or Epic difficulties instead.
Lava Breath Random 400/6 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Fire 100% 3x EBF5 Status Burn 300% 10% 10%
Notes: Inflicts 3xEBF5 Status Scorch Scorch on Hard or Epic difficulties instead.
Eye Lasers Random 420/6 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Bomb -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Also gets a 100% chance to inflict 3xStatus Syphon EBF1 Disable on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Syphoning Roar All 60 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Wind 100% 3x EBF5 Status Syphon 300% 10% 10%
Status Wind All 52/2 Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Wind 66%
100%
1x
5x
EBF5 Status Dispel
EBF5 Status Curse
150% 10% 10%
Notes: Dispel chance increased to 100% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Bullet Bob Random 330/6 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Bomb -- -- -- 100% 30% 10%
Scalding Fume Random 240/6 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Water 50% 2x EBF5 Status Burn 100% 10% 10%
Magma All 100 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Fire 20% 2x EBF5 Status Dry 100% 10% 10%
Quake All 100 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Earth -- -- -- 140% 10% 10%
Defend Self -- -- ---- -- 30%
30%
30%
30%
Stat Attack
Stat Magic
Stat Defence
Stat Mdef
-- -- --
Notes: All buff strengths increased to 50% on Hard or Epic difficulties. Also gives 1xEBF5 Status Haste Haste to Vulcan on Hard or Epic difficulties. Spawns either a Topaz, Ruby, Amethyst or Peridot Ore.
Supernova All
Backup
Allies
260
180
100
Stat Magic 50% EBF5 Element Fire 100%
--
--
9x
--
--
EBF5 Status Scorch
--
--
9000% 10% 10%
Notes: Only used on Hard or Epic difficulties. Damage to allies scales off Player Weather Magic Attack and Accuracy.

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.

Start of turn:

  • Summons a Peridot, Topaz, Ruby or Amethyst Ore;
    • Has a 1/3 chance to summon a second Ore, this becomes guaranteed once <49% HP.
    • Level of the summoned ores depends on Vulcan's HP;
      • <29% HP: Vulcan's level + 3.
      • <59% HP: Vulcan's level + 2.
      • <89% HP: Vulcan's level + 1.
      • Otherwise: same level as Vulcan.


Action:

  • If playing on Hard/Epic, <39% HP and has not used Supernova yet → Supernova;
  • <19% HP and both Magic Attack and Magic Defence buffs are below 10% → Defend;
    • Summons a Peridot, Topaz, Ruby or Amethyst Ore (level depends on Vulcan's HP, see above);
  • <39% HP → Status Wind (1/4), Syphoning Roar (1/4);
    • 66% chance to choose the element the party is weakest to → Bullet Bob/Magma/
      Scalding Fume/Quake (1/2);
    • Otherwise → Scalding Fume (1/8), Quake (1/8), Magma (1/8), Bullet Bob (1/8);
  • <74% HP → Status Wind (1/8), Syphoning Roar (1/8), Eye Lasers (1/8), Ram (1/8);
    • If catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Lava Breath (1/4);
      • 66% chance to choose the element the party is weakest to → Bullet Bob/Magma/
        Scalding Fume/Quake (1/4);
      • Otherwise → Scalding Fume (1/16), Quake (1/16), Magma (1/16), Bullet Bob (1/16);
    • Otherwise → Lava Breath (1/8), Spit Lava (1/8);
      • 66% chance to choose the element the party is weakest to → Bullet Bob/Magma/
        Scalding Fume/Quake (1/4);
      • Otherwise → Scalding Fume (1/16), Quake (1/16), Magma (1/16), Bullet Bob (1/16);
  • Otherwise → Ram (1/3);
    • If catch score >55 and all players are Lovable → Lava Breath (2/3);
    • Otherwise → Spit Lava (1/3), Lava Breath (1/3).

Strategy

Immunity to Fire and Bomb is recommended, since most of Vulcan's strongest attacks are of those elements (and they're powerful enough that resistance may not be enough to readily survive them); secondary resistances to Water and Earth may also be a good idea. Vulcan summons Topaz, Ruby, Amethyst and Peridot Ores as his helpers, and just like Poseidon these ores will gradually get more levels as Vulcan's HP gets lower; amongst the ores, the Topaz Ores should be dealt with quickly, since they can use Protect to buff Vulcan's Defence (and on higher difficulties this'll also give Good Luck).

Offensively, it's recommended to either focus on using Bomb-elemental attacks while inflicting the Dry status to boost its damage, or alternatively use Ice and boost it with Wet instead. Water will deal more damage than Ice/Bomb attacks, but cannot be boosted on account of Vulcan's Chill immunity.

Vulcan's Ram attack is probably his most dangerous skill, since it's largely non-elemental and hits incredibly hard. That said, he stops using it once he drops low enough in HP (<39%), so a more offensive strategy to quickly reduce his HP to the necessary threshold is recommended. Keep in mind that the point he stops using Ram is when he casts Supernova on higher difficulties. A Limit Break Rush strategy might be useful, especially Oblivion followed by a physical Tsunami (with prior Defence debuffs and/or Enchanted to maximize damage). Once Vulcan drops below 19% HP, he'll start buffing himself, and just like Poseidon, this'll also give him Haste on Hard or Epic, allowing him to attack immediately after.

On Hard and Epic, he'll use Supernova when below 39% HP (indicated by his sprite changing to a crying one), which will deal great magical Fire elemental damage to both the front and the back players, and since it's only 50% elemental, it'll still deal some damage to players with 100% Fire resistance. Note that due to Vulcan's 300% resistance to Fire, he will be healed by Supernova.

Summon

"I, THE MIGHTY VULCAN, HAVE FALLEN FROM MY THRONE!! I SHALL NOW BE KNOWN AS VULCAN THE COWARD, AND SLAVE OF MORTALS!!"
―Vulcan when summoned, Epic Battle Fantasy 5
This boss can be captured to be used as a summon. It casts a powered-up version of Eruption on every foe.
EBF5 Foe Icon Vulcan
Vulcan SP EBF5 Status Freeze
Blasts all foes with incredibly powerful fire attacks, which also burn any survivors. 121 Cured
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All 350 Stat Attack 100% EBF5 Element Fire 100% 5x EBF5 Status Burn 150% 10% 10%

Trivia

  • It is worth noting that not only are the mythological Vulcan and Poseidon not related, they are from two different pantheons of gods; Vulcan is a Roman deity (corresponding to the Greek Hephaestus) while Poseidon is a Greek deity (corresponding to the Roman Neptune).
  • If you captured Poseidon instead of killing him, Matt/Lance will say "We didn't kill him, we captured him. Does no good deed go unpunished in your world?"
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