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Mantis King


NES BATTLE SPRITE


WSC BATTLE SPRITE


PSX BATTLE SPRITE


GBA BATTLE SPRITE


PSP BATTLE SPRITE

RANK: 6
HP: 1140
MP: 0
ATTACK: 85
ACCURACY: 7-80%
DEFENSE: 70
EVASION: 1-70%
MAGIC DEFENSE: 5-40%
GIL: 3000-15,000 (2000-10,000)
TREASURE: Cat Claws, Ether, Mallet, Mythril Mirror, Phoenix Down
WEAKNESS: Ice
RESISTANCE: None
ABSORB: None
* Amounts in (parenthesis) indicate amounts in original NES and PSX releases.
FINAL FANTASY II :: ENEMIES

PRONUNCIATION: MAN-tis king
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: マンティスキング
ORIGINS NAME: Mantis King
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Mantis King
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Mantis King

    Mantis Kings were aggressive, green-shelled insects with giant, sharp mandibles.

GAME INFO
    Encountered in:
     • Mysidia area (after Cyclone)
     • Arcane Labyrinth (Giants)
    Vulnerable to:
     • Antarctic Wind
     • Ice Bow
     • Ice Brand
     • Ice Lance

ADDITIONAL INFO
    Palette swap with:
     • Killer Mantis
     • Mantis Devil


Mantis King artwork by Yoshitaka Amano

NAME ORIGIN
    A mantis is a predatory insect of the order Mantidae, usually pale green and having two pairs of walking legs and powerful grasping forelimbs held in an upraised position as if in prayer. The name comes from the Greek mántis meaning "prophet, seer" due to its prayer-like stance. A king is a male sovereign and chief authority over a country or people. The word comes from the Old English cyning.

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Killer Mantis (FF2)
Mantis Devil (FF2)
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