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Only spotted in the Hollow Bough, the aptly named Stabber Vine is very aggressive and should be approached with caution. The source of these "vines" is still unknown as is their exact nature. Is it a plant or animal, we just don't know.
— Miner's Manual Description

The Stabber Vine is a hostile form of life encountered only in Hollow Bough. It is an aggressive and much more dangerous form of its stationary brethren, and will actively attempt to hit Dwarves.

They will spawn in clusters of 2 or 3 in the same spot, and have quite a large range. If a player wanders near, one of the clawed vines will lash out with lighting speed and impale them, dealing heavy damage. If the dwarf stays in their range they will alternate attacking with the other claws. They can be destroyed by focused fire.


Health and Armor


Health Scaling

Hazard Level
Any Mission
1 to 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1.png to Dwarfcount4.png 300


Direct Melee Attack
Damage Amount Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1.png 12.5 17.5 30 50 70 30 37.5 57.5 70 75
Dwarfcount2.png 12.5 20 32.5 53.75 75 32.5 40 61.25 75 80
Dwarfcount3.png 12.5 22.5 35 57.5 80 35 42.5 65 80 85
Dwarfcount4.png 12.5 25 37.5 62.5 85 37.5 45 70 85 90
Damage Type Melee


  • Keeping a distance from the Stabber Vine will allow you to completely avoid getting hit by it.
  • When entering a new cave in Hollow Bough, search the cave for any Stabber Vines, and remove them immediately, as they can pose much more a threat when trying to navigate a room while fighting off a swarm.



It is the only entry in the Miner's Manual to not have an animated model.