Vine stalker (monster)

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This page is about the vine stalker monster. For the player race, see Vine Stalker.

vine stalker fVine stalker.png
HP 23-48
HD 8
XP 386
Speed 10
AC 2
EV 12
Will 40
Attack1 10 (hit: plain)
Attack2 10 (bite: antimagic)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type vine stalker, vine stalker
Flags Regenerates
No poly
A bizarre symbiotic creature, made up of a carnivorous vine magically combined with a humanoid.

“The monstrous plant bud . . . had grown again with preternatural rapidity, from Falmer's head. A loathsome pale-green stem was mounting thickly, and had started to branch like antlers after attaining a height of six or seven inches.
“More dreadful than this, if possible, similar growths had issued from the eyes; and their stems, climbing vertically across the forehead, had entirely displaced the eyeballs.”
-Clark Ashton Smith, “The Seed from the Sepulcher”. 1933.

Useful Info

Vine stalkers are hybrid plant creatures.

Tips & Tricks

Like most monsters based off of player species, vine stalkers do not spawn naturally. If you see one, it's probably a shapeshifter. They may also spawn in decorative arrival or Pandemonium vaults.

Be aware that vine stalkers regenerate more quickly than normal and have an antimagic bite, though neither are likely to matter much to characters that encounter one.


Monstrous vine stalkers were added in 0.14 along with the player race.