|Final Fantasy XII Rare Game|
|16 of 80|
|Bestiary Location||Rare Game|
|Location||Golmore Jungle - The Needlebrake|
|Common Steal||Tattered Garment|
|Common Drop||Scythe Trophy|
|Very Rare Drop||None|
|Canopic Jar Drop||None|
|Attacks||12-hit max, Gnaw|
|Innate abilities||Safety, Null Knockback, Focus, Last Stand, Counter+, Attack CT 0, If HP < 50% - Counter|
|Immune to||Death, Petrify, Stop, Doom, Confuse, Sleep, Disease, Disable, Immobilize, Silence, Blind, Poison, Sap, Lure, Berserk, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Numerology, Charm, Achilles, Wither, Addle|
|Other Information||Has Haste and Bravery.|
Derivation: Preying Mantis
Mutant with a carapace many times thicker than that of the typical preying mantis. Hunted in Golmore Jungle.
In order to find the Biding Mantis the player must have spoken to the "Huntmaster" in Phon Coast and defeated Thalassinon, which will trigger the start of the Rare Game quest. This mantis will then appear in the southern portion of the Needlebrake area of the Golmore Jungle, when the game clock is between 30 and 59 minutes.
The Biding Mantis is a great way to test the party's strength on higher level foes. If the Biding Mantis is lured to other enemies it will cannibalize them, growing in strength. Once at a very high level it can deal 9,999 damage to a character with a single strike.
Biding Mantis is fast and the player should cast Reverse on a character to make every one of the enemy's attacks heal a character. Physical attacks become useless on high levels so magick is the way to go. One can also use Quickenings, but most of the time they kill the enemy in one hit.