- "Poison spells work well against most beasts, especially big ones!"
- ―Anna, Epic Battle Fantasy 4
Poison is both an element and a status effect in the Epic Battle Fantasy series. They are very closely related to each other, and their mechanics make both of them rather unique in comparison to the other elements and statuses.
Poison may be considered relatively uncommon element in the EBF series, yet all characters have access to at least one skill of that element, either in their default skills available or throughout shared skills. Poison is effective against many animal foes such as dogs, bears and insects and it also useful against most enemies with a lot of HP and Bosses, if they happened not to resist it. Poison's main drawback is its uselessness against most non-biological foes, such as robots and various machinery, rock and stone based enemies, undead. Furthermore, many undead foes absorb poison and as such will be healed by the application of the status.
Though most characters have access to a poison elemental attack, only one strong non-shared poison attack exists in the form of Vines. That said, Bamboo Trap is also a potent move. However, no Poison elemental magic attacks exist with high base power (other than the Mother Earth limit break); the only ones that do exist are focused on spreading the Poison status. These are Poison Gas and Toxic. The rest that are available either are low base power (Nettle) or are only found through use of items/equipment (like The Dead). There is also Acid, but that is exclusive to the Steam release and the pre-Battle Mountain version of Premium Pack.
- Nirvana: 50% poison
- Nettle: 50% poison
- Life Drain: 50% Poison
- Toxic: 100% poison
- Poison Gas: 50% poison
- Ivy: 50% Poison
- Vines: 50% Poison
- Mother Earth: 100% Poison
- Bamboo Trap: 50% Poison
- Acid: 100% Poison
- Green Potion: Casts The Dead and hits all foes with poison damage.
|Bomb - Dark - Earth - Fire - Holy - Ice - Poison - Thunder - Water - Wind|
Non-elemental - Weapon-elemental