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Whirlwind cast on a Clay Idol, EBF4

Whirlwind, known as Tornado in EBF3, is an advanced Wind-elemental skill available for Anna in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5, and for any player in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 through items.

Description

Whirlwind blasts the target with a small tornado, dealing medium wind damage. It is the stronger variant of Gust and the concentrated version of Hurricane. While Whirlwind has always inflicted a status effect it varies between games; it debuffs targets' Attack in EBF3, Magic Defence in EBF4 and EBF5, and in EBF5 it also inflicts the Light status effect, boosting the power of any subsequent Wind-elemental attacks.

Foe Users

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

It is accessible to players only through the Light Feather item, which casts the spell on the target chosen. Its power is boosted by the Ark Angel gun.

Statistics
Name Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Tornado Single Variable Magical 100% Element Wind.png 50% 30% StatDown Attack.png 120% 10% 10%
Notes: Power is 40 when cast by foes, 90 when cast via Light Feather, or 180 (2x) when cast via Light Feather and the user has Ark Angel (gun) equipped. Like Meow Meow, ignores user's Magic Attack stat and any bonuses to it, instead using the user's level * 3 formula to get a value to multiply the skill's power by. Also ignores Accuracy buffs and equipment bonuses to it, yet still considers the base stat and the bonus from permanent stat food, Lollipop.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

It became a skill exclusive to the new party member, Anna. It can no longer score a critical hit without Stagger or Brave.

EBF4 Skill Whirlwind.png
Whirlwind
Advanced wind magic. May debuff targets' magic defence.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single Magical 100% Element Wind.png StatDown Mdef.png 100% 0% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 60 50% [30%] 25% 8 150
2 90 60% [40%] 25% 12 300
3 120 70% [50%] 25% 16 600
Requirement(s)
EBF4 Skill Gust.png
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-Battle Mountain update version.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Whirlwind is the upgraded form of Gust, and becomes Hurricane at level 5. It has base critical chance again, allowing it to score critical hits without Brave or Stagger again.

EBF5 Skill Whirlwind.png
Whirlwind
Advanced wind magic which hits a single target.
  • May make targets lighter.
  • May debuff targets' magic defence.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single Magical 100% EBF5 Element Wind.png EBF5 Status Light.png
EBF5 StatDown Mdef.png
100% 10% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength AP Cost
3 65/3 60%
50%
2x
20%
150
4 90/3 80%
75%
2x
25%
500
Note: Before the v2 update, didn't inflict a Magic Defence debuff.

Trivia

  • Whirlwind in EBF4 is one of the few damaging skills without a critical hit chance; as such it cannot land a critical hit without Stagger or Brave.
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