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Final Fantasy XII Rare Game
Biding Mantis
バイドカッター (Baidokattā)
16 of 80
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Minimum Stats Maximum Stats
Level Level
47 48
68,170 715 68,280 720
Strength Magic Strength Magic
40 19 42 19
Defense Mag Def Defense Mag Def
28 26 30 26
Vitality Speed Vitality Speed
79 19 80 19
Attack Evade% Attack Evade%
78 0 80 0
5,330 13 5,419 13
CP Gil CP Gil
2,065 0 2,139 0
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water
- - - -
Wind Earth Dark Holy
- - Absorb Weak
Bestiary Location Rare Game
Location Golmore Jungle - The Needlebrake
Common Steal Tattered Garment
Uncommon Steal None
Rare Steal None
Common Drop Scythe Trophy
Uncommon Drop None
Rare Drop None
Very Rare Drop None
Monograph Drop None
Canopic Jar Drop None
Common Poach None
Rare Poach None
Attacks 12-hit max, Gnaw
Abilities Cannibalize
Innate abilities Safety, No Knockback, Full-HP ATK+, Low-HP Def+, Counter+, Attack CT0, 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.

The Biding Mantis is a Trophy Rare Game enemy in the game Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in Golmore Jungle.

Bestiary Entry Edit

Derivation: Preying Mantis

Mutant with a carapace many times thicker than that of the typical preying mantis. Hunted in Golmore Jungle.

Requirement Edit

FF12 Map - Golmore Jungle
Map of Biding Mantis's approximate spawn point.

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.

Battle Edit

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.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

[view  · edit  · purge]Mantises is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 species and about 430 genera in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most are in the family Mantidae. A common name, often applied to any species in the order, is "praying mantis" due to the typical "prayer-like" posture with folded fore-limbs, although the eggcorn "preying mantis" is sometimes used in reference to their predatory habits. In Europe and other regions, however, the name "praying mantis" refers to only a single species, Mantis religiosa.

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