Black vulture

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Threat level 3
Black vulture
Black vulture.jpg
Basic statistics
Disposition Hostile
Armor Class C1
Pain Sensitivity 220%
Max Blood 9
Agility +2
Limb groups
HEAD Head - 5 HP
BODY Body - 32 HP
LIMB 2 wings - 9 HP
2 legs - 9 HP
EXTREMITY 2 talons - 7 HP
Secondary statistics
Skeleton type Has bones.png
Can use Weapons/LBE? No box.png
Can use Clothing and armor? No box.png

The black vulture is a creature belonging to the Birds category.

Attacks and techniques

This creature has two attacks: Peck and Talon attack.


Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Piercing Melee 2 5 -1 30% 27% 24% 20% 15% 8% 2%

Talon attack

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Sharp Melee 2 3 -1 23% 21% 18% 15% 12% 6% 1%

Other information

Creature traits:

  • Flight: This creature is capable of flying using its wings. As a free action, this creature may toggle Flight on or off once per turn. If Flight is on, this creature receives the following effects:
    • Primed pressure mines will not be set off by a flying creature on the same Side.
    • Primed directional mines will not be set off by a flying creature even if it enters the Protected Side from the Target Side.
    • Opponents attacking a flying creature suffer from a FT malus: FT+2 with melee attacks, FT+1 with ranged attacks.
    • Flying creatures cannot take cover.
    • Flying creatures suffer from certain maluses: Recoil +1 and FT+1.
    • If at least half of their wings is disabled, this creature is forced off Flight and can no longer toggle it back on until healed.


This article or section contains lore-related information.
Though not strictly necessary for playing the game, you are encouraged to read this section if you wish to have a better understanding of the game's universe.

Black vultures are similar to their bearded cousins in many respects, the main differences being diet and plumage color. Once known as birds that barely reached more than 2 feet in height, they have since evolved in the Mazes to become much taller, tougher and heavier than their real-life equivalents, reaching heights of up to 4 feet 6 inches and weighing up to 35 pounds.

Like all vultures, they are scavenger birds, feeding nearly exclusively on the corpses of other creatures. They are the traditional type of scavenger bird, which feasts on fresh corpses for their meat.

Black vultures are one of the species of creatures in the Mazes that are capable of flying and will use this ability to maintain themselves in the air, perform diving attacks, or simply remain out of reach from potential enemies. Black vultures are territorial and prone to fighting other creatures, with rare few exceptions. Most notably and curiously, black vultures and bearded vultures have been observed to cooperate together in the Mazes on certain occasions - groups of black vultures have been seen picking apart fresh corpses for their meat, leaving the bones to their bearded cousins.