Vinebeast

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Science experiments
Threat level 2
Vinebeast
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Basic statistics
Disposition Hostile
Armor Class N/A
Pain Sensitivity N/A
Max Blood N/A
Agility -3
Limb groups
HEAD N/A
BODY N/A
LIMB N/A
EXTREMITY N/A
WEAK POINTS N/A
Secondary statistics
Skeleton type No bones.png
Can use Weapons/LBE? No box.png
Can use Clothing and armor? No box.png

The vinebeast is a creature belonging to the Science experiments category.


Attacks and techniques

This creature has three attacks: Vine strike, Poison darts and Acid spit.

Vine strike

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Sharp Melee 6 9 -1 13% 12% 10% 8% 7% 3% 1%

Poison darts

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Piercing Ranged 4 14 -3 9% 8% 7% 6% 5% 2% 0%
  • On a successful hit, inflicts Venom +1.

Acid spit

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (All ACs)
Spec-Acid Ranged 1 14 +2 9%


Other information

Creature traits:

  • Is a construct: Constructs have no Armor Class, cannot feel pain (no Pain Sensitivity), and have no Blood. Constructs do not usually leave corpses that can be butchered, and in fact do not use the regular limb health system at all. Instead, they possess an HP counter which can be damaged using limb damage, but as they have no AC, they instead have a direct LDV modifier (which causes the amount of limb damage received per hit to be modified by the listed amount), as well as either an Unarmored or an Armored tag, used to determine the effectiveness of certain ammo types.
  • Weakness to fire: Will take double damage (both Pain and Limb Damage if applicable) from Spec-Fire attacks as well as the On fire effect.

Construct stats

  • HP: 40
  • LDV modifier: -0
  • Counts as Unrmored


Overview

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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.

Certain creatures in the Mazes are the result of past scientific experiments that have, for one reason or another, either gone wrong or been released into the Uncivilized Area, where they proceeded to "go native" and become one of the many species of creatures inhabiting the UA.

Vinebeasts are one of the most peculiar creatures in this category. Meant to be a genetic cross between an animal and a plant, the vinebeast exhibits many traits that are exclusive to plants; namely, the ability to sustain itself from photosynthesis. One significant disadvantage of plant life is that if light isn't natural (sunlight) or simulated sunlight, most plants cannot grow. This issue was meant to be addressed by giving the vinebeast the ability to move on its own, so that it can relocate and seek sunlight at will.

The body of a vinebeast is composed of a large, bulbous body, usually red or purple in color, with two "arms" made out of bundles of thorny vines, and two "legs" made out of a material that is described as "half flesh, half wood". This creature reproduces asexually by releasing spores into outside areas, so that they may be exposed to water and sunlight before they gain the ability to move on their own. When fully standing, a vinebeast's body is roughly 5 feet 6 inches tall.

The creature does not have a head, instead having the ability to partially split the top of its body into three sections, revealing a dark purple or dark blue fleshy interior. The vinebeast can release globs of acid or "fire" poison darts from its body. It can also defend itself by using its thorny vine "arms" to strike targets with. Although this creature does not have anything resembling a digestive system, it frequently seeks other living creatures to attack and kill, so that it can absorb the water contained within their bodies. Vinebeast fatalities are easily recognizable: the bodies are dry and appear grotesquely wrinkled.

Being a cross of animal and plant life, the vinebeast's natural enemy is, of course, fire. Flamethrowers and other incendiary weapons are extremely effective against the vinebeast. However, if not available, firearms with expanding ammunition, or large bladed weapons will also be effective against these creatures.