Dexivine

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Japan 日本語 寄生触手 (Parasitic Tentacle)

Dexivines[1] are plant-like enemies that appear in The Wind Waker. These enemies can be found in the Forbidden Woods and the Wind Temple, often hiding in grassy areas. While Dexivines are similar to Dexihands and Tailpasaran, these enemies conceal most of their body underground, only a portion of the Dexivine's claw is shown. When Link approaches them, the Dexivine reveals the rest of their body, being a blue tentacle with a purple claw attached at the top. While Link is approaching one of them, the Dexivine attempts to grab onto him.[2] If they succeed, the Dexivine drains Link's magic but do not damage him.[3] Once attached to Link, Dexivines cannot come off unless he cuts the tentacles off with almost all of his items like the sword, bombs, and Skull Hammer. When underground, Link can defeat them with the Bow or the Boomerang. However, they grow back shortly after and continue to grow back no matter how many times Link cuts the Dexivine.[4] As a result, it is best for Link to cut the Dexivines apart and proceed before they grow back, or he can avoid them entirely.[5]

References

  1. "You'll have to deal with several Green ChuChus and a couple of Magic-sapping Dexivines." — Prima Games The Wind Waker HD Collector's Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 123
  2. "Dexivines are less an enemy and more of an obstacle. Like Morths, they grab on to you and slow your movement." — Prima Games The Wind Waker HD Collector's Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 123
  3. "Unlike Morths, however, Dexivines will slowly draw you towards themselves, draining your Magic Bar." — Prima Games The Wind Waker HD Collector's Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 123
  4. "A single sword slash of any type will dispatch them, but they'll just end up sprouting from the ground again moments later." — Prima Games The Wind Waker HD Collector's Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 123
  5. "To deal with these volatile vines, do whatever needs to be done in the area they are in and then move along without delay. In other words, cut and run." — Prima Games The Wind Waker HD Collector's Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 123