The Mandrake is an enemy in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-.
Despite having high Attack and Magic stats, its low Vitality and Spirit stats make it relatively easy to defeat. But it is best to eliminate this foe as quickly as possible to prevent the Mandrake from draining Zack's HP. Assault Twister will do well against the Mandrake. It is highly recommended to have resistance to Instant Death, as its Tri-Fire attack can inflict it.
Mandrake is another name for the mandragora genus of plants. Mandragora is a plant belonging to the nightshade family. According to legends surrounding witchcraft, when mandragoras (Mandrake plants) are uprooted, they emit a piercing scream which kills all who hear it.