Ice Bulb (Etrian Odyssey IV)Edit
|Items||Icy Rind, Icy Seed (Conditional)|
To get its conditional drop, Icy Seed, you must kill it with petrification. Currently no petrification skill exists so either forging it on to the weapons of a Nightseeker or using the weapon, Evil Eye Club will help obtain this drop.
Icy Bulb (Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold)Edit
|Items||Frosted Hull, Eternal Hide (conditional)|
|Weakness||Fire, Fear, Sleep|
Icy Bulbs are FOEs found scattered across the Forbidden Wood. They emit fog that envelops the rooms they reside in, greatly reducing visibility and even preventing auto-mapping from working. The player has to draw the map themselves to work out their bearings while maneuvering through these rooms, but mercifully the lowered visibility also hinders FOE sight range, making them unable to turn aggressive unless the player is right next to them.
The Icy Bulb is the only FOE whose sight is unaffected by this fog, as it becomes alerted to the player's presence from 2 tiles away. However, rather than pursuing the player, the Icy Bulb runs away from them instead, but only if the player moves to a tile adjacent to them. If the player keeps their distance the Icy Bulb will remain stationary, and later attempt to retreat to its original patrol path if left alone. They cannot cross damage tiles, so noting their position will be vital in determining dead ends through which one can corner these enemies. Several floor puzzles will also involve chasing them to warp pads in order to fog up certain rooms, allowing a player to sneak past FOEs with ease. Due to their importance in these situations, Icy Bulbs will respawn upon leaving the floor, in case a player accidentally exterminates all the Icy Bulbs in the room and is left stranded.
In-battle, the Icy Bulb is rather weak compared to the rest of the enemies. However, it can quickly inflate itself - this is it telegraphing its Frost Bomb move which it will use on the next turn, which will kill it but also do massive ice damage to the party. Throwing up an Ice Wall on that turn will let the FOE die without a fuss. Defeating or chasing away all Icy Bulbs in the room will lift the fog and allow auto-mapping to work as normal again.
- Frost Bomb (uses head): Self-destructs to inflict massive ice damage to the party. Used only when it's inflated.
To get the Eternal Hide, defeat the Icy Bulb in 10 or more turns. This will require putting it to sleep or binding its head, and occasionally hoping that it randomly chooses to attack before expanding, so that it doesn't explode so soon. Don't worry about doing damage to kill it as the FOE can and will explode on its own, unless the party lacks Ice Wall. Selling this to the shop unlocks the Angel Robe, the strongest armor for the Medic.