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Health 200
Swimming Speed 2
Walking Speed 1.5
Armored? Yes
Weakpoint(s) Underside

Mantises are horse-sized Crustaceans that manifest in Barotrauma.

Description[edit | edit source]

Mantises are shrimp-like in their movements, using their claws to propel themselves when swimming and skittering when on dry ground. They posses three pairs of limbs: two pairs of walking legs, and a pair of claws. They are primarily amber in color, with the exception of their bright orange claws.

The Mantis' most unique feature is their shell, which segments across their body, abdomen and tail. Any attacks inflicted here will be partially absorbed by the shell. The key area to attack them at to deal full damage are their heads and underbellies.

Mantises can only attack by slashing with their claws. The actual swipe is slow, although they can attack and skitter at the same time, making the claws difficult to avoid.

Mantises are often encountered alone, but can just as frequently appear in pair.

In-game[edit | edit source]

Mantises are small enough to fit in the submarine's corridors, where they can move around quickly and attack crew members. On the other hand, their claws are inefficient at getting through the hull, so they tend to only enter the ship through pre-existing breaches.

Mantises aren't subjected to bleeding.

It is recommended to use close ranged weaponry against a Mantis once it is inside the ship, as direct hits need to be made to its underbelly to kill it quickly. Splash type weapons such as Incendium Grenades can also be effective at medium range.

Mantises can neither open doors nor claw their way out, so quarantining a section of the submarine where a Mantis has been seen is a viable, if suboptimal, way to deal with it.

Damage Values[edit | edit source]

Item Attack Damage
Bleeding Damage
Structure Damage
Stun Damage
Damage Type
Attack Duration
Claw 30
0.5 Seconds
3 Seconds
Item Claw
Attack Damage 30
Bleeding Damage 5
Structure Damage 50
Stun Damage 0.1
Damage Type Slash
Attack Duration 0.5 Seconds
Cooldown 3 Seconds|}}

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Mantises share their sound files with Crawlers.