|Stats (Level 50, Normal Difficulty)|
- "That's one ugly plant!"
- ―Matt / Lance, Epic Battle Fantasy 4
The Rafflesia is the fourth boss encountered in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It is in control of the aggressive flowers infesting the Lankyroot Jungle. Before attacking it, the heroes note that destroying it will probably make the jungle a lot safer.
The Rafflesia's design is based on a real giant and pestilent tropical flower of the same name. It is a green plant monster with a Rafflesia flower on its head.
Attacks and Abilities
- Launching its leaves, dealing heavy Poison damages for an ally.
- Belch, dealing light Wind damages for whole party and lower the party's Attack.
- Attack using its tentacles, dealing heavy Poison damages for an ally or moderate Poison damages for whole party.
- Heal itself.
- Firing an array of petals.
Rafflesia and its flowers are weak to Fire damage (Except for the Froses), Wind damage and Ice damage. Gear-wise, pack some poison resistance since the monster uses quite some poison attacks. The Red Dragon Summon is very useful, same goes for Lance's Nuke Limit Break. The Frost Wraith Summon from the graveyard can also dish out insane damage, especially if Rafflesia is Wet from the rain created by Froses.
Rafflesia summons Flowers. As the battle goes on, it starts summoning more of them. Heasies must necessarily be destroyed or otherwise incapacitated (such as via Syphon). Frozes and Stunflowers are also troublesome, and should ideally be incapacitated - the former can reduce fire damage to the boss, the latter can stun.
Rafflesia attacks by slashing and swiping with its leaves. It can also summon sharp-tipped vines to strike one player or the whole party and fire a storm of petals. It can also burp at the player characters, unleashing fetid exhalations that can poison players, dramatically debuff their stats or cause other status effects like Stagger. In addition, it can charge itself with sunlight, restoring some health, dispelling debuffs and status ailments, buffing attack by 30%, and casting Regen (the latter three work on all flowers as well).
There is an alternate strategy to face Rafflesia; equip your party with ice, poison and freeze resistance equipment. During the battle, kill all the flowers but leave Froses behind. If a new flower is summoned, kill it. If it is a Frose, leave it behind. This allows the player to take advantage of Froses, which will wet the battlefield. With ice resistance, the damage from a Frose's ice attack would be reduced. Not to mention that it would prevent Rafflesia from summoning other Flowers.
- Rafflesia inspired by a Southeastern Asia rain forest plant that had the same name. Rafflesia's named after Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, a British statesman.