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Location Black Vine Ruins, Vinedeath Cave, The Moonless Walk,
Grahtwood, Greenshade, Malabal Tor, and Shadowfen: in the wilderness
The Land Sundered from TamrielMarkarth
Ghost Haven BayHigh Isle
Dawnwood, OstumirGold Road
Species Strangler
Health 60,370
Reaction Hostile
Supple Root, Lashing Tentacle
A strangler

Stranglers are carnivorous plantlike creatures found primarily in Valenwood and Black Marsh. They are capable of dragging prey towards them from a distance and siphoning their life-force.

Related Quests[edit]

Skills and Abilities[edit]

Stranglers are rooted to the ground, and any abilities that knock back or pull targets will be ineffective on them.

A basic melee attack that does minor physical damage.
A basic ranged attack that does minor poison damage.
The strangler will pull the player towards it. This ability is only used if the player is far away from the strangler.
The strangler will drain the player's blood, dealing moderate physical damage over time. This attack can be interrupted to set the strangler off balance.
Poisoned Ground
The strangler sends out roots to lash at the player. This attack does moderate poison damage as indicated by a red circle.

Unique Stranglers[edit]

A dormant strangler


Generic Stranglers[edit]

Generic, unnamed stranglers can be encountered in various places across Tamriel, including delves, dungeons, and DLC content. These stranglers have varying stats, namely health. Below is a list of stranglers, categorized by location, difficulty and health.

Zone / Dungeon Specific Location Difficulty Health
Elden Hollow I Throughout the dungeon Normal29,470Veteran64,808
City of Ash II Whisper Grove Normal68,763Veteran185,918
Dragonstar Arena Round 3: The Marsh Normal30,943Veteran88,990
Maelstrom ArenaOrsinium Stage 3: Drome of Toxic Shock Normal4,541Veteran(?)
Bloodroot ForgeHorns of the Reach Summoned by Mathgamain and Caillaoife Normal49,100Veteran(?)
Scalecaller PeakDragon Bones During the fight against Plague Concocter Mortieu Normal(?)Veteran191,386
River valley near SunholdSummerset Area inhabitants 57,497
At the third arrangement during the quest The Forest Vandal ON-misc-Boss 1.png 42,500
March of SacrificesWolfhunter Whispwood Normal12,770Veteran(?)
Moon Hunter KeepWolfhunter Moon Hunter Keep Gardens Normal36,837Veteran(?)
Northern ElsweyrElsweyr
Southern ElsweyrDragonhold
Deep-Root/Ixtaxh Xanmeer/Teeth of SithisMurkmire
The TangleElsweyr
Western PlainsDragonhold
IcereachHarrowstorm Summoned by Sister Skelga
Summoned during final boss in Veteran
RockgroveBlackwood (?) Normal54,680Veteran(?)