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Killer Mantis (Final Fantasy VI)

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Comes in for the attack wielding a big Sickle. Its attack is powerful, so be careful.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Killer Mantis, also called Gilomantis, is an enemy in the game Final Fantasy VI.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#114#115 (GBA) #116
#160 #161 (Mobile/PC) #162
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Gilomantis
PS: Gilmants
GBA: Killer Mantis
Mobile/PC: Killer Mantis
Southern Continent None N/A
Level HP MP Attack Magic
26 1,412 110 16 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 140 0 35 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 559 756
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
200% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
- - - - - Immune - Immune Immune -
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- - - Immune - Immune - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
- - - - - - - - Immune -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 42.9%)

[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Venom Claws
None [Slot 1 (25%)]Tent
[Slot 2 (25%)]Phoenix Down
[Slot 3 (25%)]Teleport Stone
[Slot 4 (25%)]Holy Water
Morph ID: 1
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Rune Blade
Special Attack: Kama (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
None Attack, Metal Cutter Kama, Hailstone Attack, Kama, Metal Cutter

Battle Edit

It is not a great threat and has no dangerous attacks. Fira spells and the Flametongue are effective against it, as the Killer Mantis is weak to Fire.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
199 Killer Mantis, Fafnir Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1
200 Killer Mantis x2, Fafnir Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 2

AI script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)

If attacked by "Attack": Kama (33%)

Other appearances Edit

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit


PFF Killer Mantis

Killer Mantis from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit


FFRK Killer Mantis FFVI
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Etymology Edit

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.

Related enemies Edit