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Killer Mantis (Final Fantasy XII)

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The Killer Mantis is an insect/mantis-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It is found in the Lhusu Mines.

Bestiary entry Edit

Page 1: Observations Edit

Being a great insect with forelimbs resembling sharp scythes. The head being directly attached to, and forming a part of, the creature's upper body. The forelimb blades being jointed in three places, the better to grasp prey, their tips sharp as needles. While aggressive, they are also known to be quite cautious, raising their scythes at the first sign of danger to threaten and give warning to potential predators.

Page 2: Aletap Rumors Edit


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Lhusu Mines (Site 9, Site 11) Insect/Mantis Aggressive (attacks on detection) Ground (Speed: Normal) N/A N/A
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
43 - 44 11,703 - 11,943 500 - 507 34 - 36 16 - 16
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
55 - 57 19 - 19 64 - 66 28 - 31 27 - 27
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 - 0 3,063 - 3,220 1 375 - 535 0 - 0
Elemental affinities
FFXII Fire Icon FFXII Ice Icon FFXII Thunder Icon FFXII Water Icon FFXII Wind Icon FFXII Earth Icon FFXII Dark Icon FFXII Holy Icon
100% 100% 100% 100% 150% 100% 100% 100%
Statuses and immunities*% refers to chance to spawn under status
FFXII Stone Icon FFXII Stop Icon FFXII KO Icon FFXII Confuse Icon FFXII Reverse Icon FFXII Sleep Icon FFXII Blind Icon FFXII Poison Icon
Partial Immune 0% Immune 0% Partial Immune 0%
FFXII Silence Icon FFXII Oil Icon FFXII Disease Icon FFXII Disable Icon FFXII Immobilize Icon FFXII Sap Icon FFXII Slow Icon FFXII Lure Icon
0% 0% Immune Partial Immune Immune 0% 0%
FFXII Libra Icon FFXII Bravery Icon FFXII Faith Icon FFXII Protect Icon FFXII Shell Icon FFXII Haste Icon FFXII Regen Icon FFXII Invisible Icon
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy does not have innate Safety augment
Item dropped Steal Poach

[3%] Monograph: Pebble (Knight)
[19%] Canopic Jar: Nothing
[95%] Insect Husk
[5%] Charger Barding
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Charge time: 25
Max Combo hits: 5 (17%)

None Ram, Shock Wave, Cannibalize No Knockback, Low-HP Def+ None


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.

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