Briar patch

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Version 0.30: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
briar patch PBriar patch.png
HP 9-20
HD 10
XP 0
Speed 0
AC 10
EV 0
Will Immune

Resistances rPois+
Vulnerabilities Fire
Habitat Amphibious
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Plant
Size Small
Type plant, briar patch
Flags Stationary
No experience gain
A tangled cluster of thorny briars, sharp enough to pierce thick hide and armour. Though the gaps in the copse are plentiful enough to fire missiles through, walking through it looks like a painful prospect.

Useful Info

Briar patches are short lived obstacles created by thorn hunters and Fedhas' Wall of Briars ability. Although they won't attack you, briars are spiny - attacking them in melee causes you to take 5d4 damage. Like bushes, briars do not block ranged attacks. Briars created by thorn hunters will expire quickly after you kill their creator.

Tips & Tricks

  • Ranged attacks and spells can be fired past briars. Penetrating attacks can damage both the briar patch and thorn hunter at the same time. Keep in mind that monsters can also attack you through briars.
  • Reaching melee weapons can attack briars safely.


  • Briar patches were added in 0.14.