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This malboro tendril was dried in the sun, removing much of its scent. Used as a material in basket weaving and other handcrafts.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description

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.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Uses "Bio3" on all opponents

Description

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.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

The Malboro Tentacle is one of the required items to use the Solomon Ring to get the GF Doomtrain, six in all needed with the other items. It also teaches Quistis the Bad Breath Blue Magic and is used to get her ultimate weapon, Save the Queen. For refining purposes, Malboro Tentacle x100 can be refined into Moon Curtain x1, Malboro Tentacle x1 can be refined into Bio x40, and Malboro Tentacle x1 can be refined into Remedy x2.

Malboro Tentacle can be mugged or dropped from the Malboro. It can also be obtained by Card Modding Malboro Card x4 into Malboro Tentacle x1.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

The Malboro Vine is a piece of loot needed to unlock the Flametongue at the bazaar, along with a value pack of Hi-Potions and Smelling Salts. They are dropped by Malboros and Great Malboros.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[edit | edit source]

A slender, scissile tentacle. Usually shipped by the Malboro Vine bunch.

Description

Malboro Vine is a high-ranked Braided Twine that can be Scavenged from Inscrutable Bones on Muruc Cahuac Skysea and Tswarra, Isle of the Lost or bought at the Sky Saloon in Chapter 6 for 570 gil (5% discount). It can be used to craft Runeblade, Earthsabre, Elfin Bow, and Pyroblade.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

A fibrous vine dripping with poison. It is valued as a monster ward, and could fetch a high price.

Description

Malboro Vine is a treasure that can be used as an Elemancy ingredient to add Killcast to a spell. It drops from Malboro Sprout and Malboro Brat (5%) and sells for 2,250 gil.

Malboro Tentacle is a quest item for Randolph obtained from a Malbodoom and traded for a Dragoon Lance.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

Malboro Vine is a loot material, obtained by completing the missions "Pirate Attack," "Wanted: Floraxion," and "Open Wide." It is required to make the Malbow, Green Beret, and Nail Bow.

Final Fantasy Tactics S[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

"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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
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