Malboro Vine(モルボルの触手, Moruboru no Shokushu?), also called M-Tentacle or Malboro Tentacle, is a recurring item in the Final Fantasy series. It is, as its name implies, typically acquired from the Malboro enemy and has varying uses, mostly associated with Poison.
The M-Tentacles is a battle item, which deals Poison-elemental damage to all enemies with 48% chance of inflicting target with the Poison status, in essence being the item version of the spell Bio3. It can be dropped from the Malboro or Sneaky Step, or by stolen from the Malboro.
Malboro Vines are dropped from members of the Morbol family, and are used by Alchemists to synthesize goods such as Hi-Potions. A variant is the Ameretat Vine, dropped from the eponymous relatives in the Near East; these vines are used in production of special high-level swords exclusive to Blue Mages.
[view·edit·purge]"Malboro" may derive from the Japanese onomatopoeia boro, the sound of an upset stomach. The word mal, means something bad or illness. The name could also be a reference to Marlboro Cigarettes, since the creatures often spew horrid fumes.
Dissidia Final Fantasy makes mention of Malboro Tentacles being used in many things in the summon files for the Malboro. Malboro wine is among the most famous of the products refined from the tentacles due to its pungent scent.