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The Scythe Mantis is an insect/mantis-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII found in the Zertinan Caverns.

Bestiary entry Edit

Page 1: Observations Edit

Being a variety of mantis with purple and blue coloration, feared for its aggressive nature, and the sharp sickle-like claws with which it rends and dismembers foes. Their claws are made from an incredibly hard metallic substance, serving both as weapons and as shields against enemies' attacks. Its celadon stripes shift hues with the light, making the woven patterns seem to float above the surface of the creature's carapace.

Page 2: On Being Fashionable Edit

With the exception of the elegant fabrics worn by the very wealthy, giving new life to old garments is the order of the day. Why, even the tattered garments worn by a man the day before he died would find a buyer at market. That is why we must always wash our clothes with great diligence. After all, you never who might be wearing them tomorrow.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Zertinan Caverns (Hourglass Basin*, The Balamka Fault^) Insect/Mantis Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A
  • Lv 36-37
    ^Lv 37-39
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
36 - 39 8,835 - 9,315 425 - 439 33 - 37 15 - 15
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
53 - 57 18 - 18 56 - 60 25 - 31 21 - 21
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 - 0 2,526 - 2,840 1 219 - 639 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% 150% 100% 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
Immune 0% 0% 0% 0% Immune 0% 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% 0% Immune 0% 0% 0% Immune
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

[12%] Monograph: Tattered Garment (Knight)
[16%] Canopic Jar: Arcana
[95%] Iron Carapace*, Insect Husk^
[5%] Tattered Garment
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 5

None Ram, Shock Wave, Cannibalize No Knockback, Normal Damage+, Defense Plus None

Battle Edit

The Scythe Mantis is one of the most challenging normal enemies in the Zertinan Caverns. In addition to its high HP, they are difficult to isolate as they appear closely grouped and will often come running to each other's aid. They can use Cannibalize to devour each other, healing themselves and increasing their stats.

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


PFF Scythe Mantis
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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.

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