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The Mad Cactus is a foe in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and Adventure Story, also available as a summon in the former. It appears primarily in deserted areas, such as in Goldenbrick Resort (in EBF4).

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Appearance

The Mad Cactus is a semi-sentient plant similar to the Evil Mushroom and Haunted Tree. It appears as a small green cactus with two "arms" and a pink flower on top. Holes in its front create a simple face consisting of two eyes and a mouth; the eyes are slightly mismatched, and the mouth has small protrusions resembling teeth.

Overview

Much like its fellow killer plants (Haunted Trees and Evil Mushrooms), the Mad Cactus is a low to moderate threat on its own, having several elemental weaknesses, no resistances, and one immunity/absorption. Its main threat comes from its ability to Stun and Poison the party with its special attacks, leaving them vulnerable to other enemies.

In addition to its elemental weaknesses, the Mad Cactus can be largely neutralized as a threat by inflicting Syphon or Berserk upon it, which restricts it to a basic melee attack, making it much more manageable.

Statistics

Icon bestiary ebf4 mad cactus Mad Cactus EBF4
An angry cactus which uses poison and earth[incorrect] attacks. Has low evade.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
135 4 4 4 4 4 3 22 2.5 2.5 12 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
-80% - -80% -80% - - -80% 200% - -
Status
Resistance
Status Burn Status Stun Status Freeze Status Tired Status Poison Status Dispel Status Stagger Status Syphon Status Wet Status Weaken Status Curse Status Death
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Cactus Item Gash Nut Item Lanky Root - - - -
Name Cactus Gash Nut Lanky Root - - - -
Chance 100% 25% 25% - - - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn Burn Status Poison Poison Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen Regen
12.6% 3% per stack,
up to 27%
25% -33.(3)%
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
Emerge Single 30 Stat Attack 50% Element Poison -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Clubs Single 49.5/3 Stat Attack 80% Element Poison 33% 1x Status Stun 90% 10% 10%
Pink Spores All 12 Stat Magic 100% Element Poison 50% 2x Status Poison 100% 10% 30%

Despite Bestiary's description, the foe does not have any Earth-elemental attacks at its disposal.

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.

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Emerge;
  • Otherwise → Emerge (1/3), Pink Spores (1/3), Clubs (1/3).

Summon

The Mad Cactus summon is given to the player after completing a quest for Cactussa, a cactus-loving girl found in the northern part of the Greenwood Village. When used, a Mad Cactus will cause cactus clubs to erupt beneath a single foe, dealing Poison-elemental damage in three hits, with high chance to Stun the foe with each hit.

Summon Mad Cactus
Mad Cactus SP Status Freeze
May stun targets. Hits 3 times. 30 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single 148.5/3 Stat Attack 80% Element Poison 66% 1x Status Stun 110% 10% 10%