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M-tentacles FF7
This malboro tendril was dried in the sun, removing much of its scent. Used as a material in basket weaving and other handcrafts.

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

Final Fantasy VII Edit

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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

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Final Fantasy VIII Edit

VIII 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 stolen or dropped from the Malboro. It can also be obtained by Card Modding 4 Malboro Card x4 into Malboro Tentacle x1.

Final Fantasy XI Edit

XI Malboro Vines are dropped from members of the Malboro 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

XII 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

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

The Malboro Vine is a high-ranked Material obtained during Mission 4-2, Summoning Melee (Cebe, Isle Of The Treasures), Mission 4-3, Mission 5-2, Monster Melee (Gugoza Falls), The Sword In The Shell, Monster Melee (The Ymir Qul Range), and bought in the Material Shop during Chapter 8 and later.

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

XIV

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Final Fantasy XVEdit

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Edit

TA2 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

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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Final Fantasy Explorers Edit

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Etymology Edit

"Malboro" may derive from the Japanese onomatopoeia boro, the sound of an upset stomach. Their name is most likely derived from the Latin and Greek words mal (meaning bad) and boros (meaning breath), a reference to their infamous attack. The name could also be a reference to Marlboro Cigarettes, since the creatures often spew horrid fumes.

Trivia Edit

  • 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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