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Guide on How to Defeat Mantis in Tales of Arise
Mantis is a gigant zeugle boss enemy in Tales of Arise. The boss is encountered at Sandinus Ravine, Calagia. Also, at Elde Menancia’s Tietal Plain when playing the demo version.
|All Zeugles||All Gigants|
Below are obtainable trophies and achievements relevant to this guide and how to unlock them in the game.
|Trophy||How to Unlock|
|Encyclopedia Zeuglica||Encounter 120 types of non-DLC enemies. Careful observation is sure to reveal their weaknesses.|
|Big Game Hunter||Slay 20 Gigants. No good adventurer can resist the temptation of fighting a great beast.|
Here is a breakdown of the boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and attacks.
|HP||? (Normal) / 79,940 (Demo)|
|Base Level||Level 43 (Normal) / Level 26 (Demo)|
|Weak Point||Front Left Leg|
|Habitat||Sandinus Ravine, Calagia (Normal) / Tietal Plain, Elde Menancia (Demo)|
|Recommended Level||Level 40 or higher (Normal) / Level 25 or higher (Demo)|
|EXP Rewards||? Exp|
Mantis Strength and Weaknesses
|Charge Attack||Mantis dashes forward in an attempt to run over a target and hit them using its claws|
|Slash Attack||Mantis will do a slash attack on its enemies and it will reach a distance.|
|Ground Attack||Mantis will strike the ground and create a small damaging wave.|
|Power-Up Mode||Whenever the HP of Mantis is reduced by 25%, it will power up and deal more damage.|
Mantis Recommended Artes
These are our recommended artes against the boss. Feel free to add other artes in your kit and decide for your starting party members.
|Alphen||Damage: Hurricane Thrust (Wind)||Has access to Sword Strike, Aerial Strike, and Flame Strike Artes. Plays the role of a damage dealer. Can deal Wind and Light elemental attack damage. Can also inflict Paralysis ailment to enemies.|
|Shionne||Healing: First Aid, Ressurection, Healing Circle||Has access to Gun Strike, Blast Strike, and Astral Artes. Plays the role of a damage dealer and healer. Can deal Fire, Water, Light, and Dark elemental attack damage. Can also inflict Paralysis and Curse ailment to enemies.|
|Rinwell||Damage: Razor Cyclone, Air Thrust, Swallow’s Flight, Cross Blade (Wind)||Has access to Light Strike, Wind Strike, and Water Artes. Plays the role of a damage dealer and buff support. Can deal Light, Wind, and Water elemental attack damage. Can also inflict Paralysis ailment to enemies.|
|Buff: Concentrate, Sharpness|
|Law||Damage: Glimmer Dragon, Whirlwind Snap (Wind)||Has access to Fist Strike, Leg Strike, and Spirit Artes. Plays the role of a damage dealer and buff support. Can deal Fire, Wind, and Earth elemental attack damage.|
|Kisara||Damage: Hurricane Slice, Lightning Streak (Wind)||Has access to Shield Strike, Power Strike, and Counter Strike Artes. Plays the role of a tank and damage dealer. Can deal Water, Wind, Earth, and Light elemental attack damage. Can also inflict Freeze ailment to enemies.|
|Dohalim||Healing: Heal, Lionheart, Regenerate||Has access to Staff Strike, Demon Strike, and Recovery Artes. Plays the role of a damage dealer and healer. Can deal Earth and Dark elemental attack damage. Can also inflict Curse ailment to enemies.|
Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the boss:
Setup Strategy to Focus on Healing
Before engaging the boss, set your party strategy to “Focus on Healing”. AI-controlled party members will still deal damage but will change their focus to using healing artes or consuming HP items to recover HP.
Carry HP and CP Recovery Items
In addition, bring a stock of HP and CP recovery items. These items can be bought from accessible shopkeepers or acquired from normal Zeugles as drop items. Include Life Bottles in your supply and keep CP sustained in order to cast healing and buff artes.
Start the battle by casting buffs to party members if available. Buffs can be in the form of physical and elemental attack increase (Sharpness and Steel) and interrupt and critical hit chance increase (Concentrate). These buffs can be accessed by Rinwell and Law.
Switch your attack target to the weak spot of the boss in order to core break it. The weak point is the boss’ front leg. Don’t attack all-out and leave room for evasion and blocking.
Use Wind Artes
Assign wind elemental ground and aerial artes to each party member if they have access to it. Make it a point on using these artes most of the time since they deal more damage to the boss. These wind artes can be accessed Alphen, Rinwell, Law, and Kisara.
Mantis will summon Bee Zeugles as additional minions during the boss fight. They offer a distraction by dealing sting attacks to you especially when you are casting elemental and healing artes. Feel free to eliminate them when they are nearby to your casters and healers.
Evade and Block Attacks
While damaging the boss, it will also execute its attacks against your party:
|Charge Attack||Dodge or block the attack. Then, attack the body using normal attacks or artes. Make use of Kisara’s Fierce Guardian to block the charge.|
|Slash Attack||Don’t stay in front of the boss to deal damage for a long time. Go sideways and keep your dodge and block button ready at all times.|
|Ground Attack||While attempting to hit the ground, move away or block. Make use of Kisara’s “Fierce Guardian” to disrupt the attack or Dohalim’s “Prehendere” to bind the boss.|
|Power-Up Mode||Don’t stay still and be more mobile. Also, confuse and bait the attacks from the boss to let the boost expire. Keep party member’s HP full or sustained in case that they’ll get hit.|
Activate Boost Attacks
Complement your normal and wind artes with Boost Attacks. Alphen, Kisara, and Dohalim’s boost attacks are highly effective against the boss.
|Blazing Sword: Burning Wave||Make use of Alphen’s “Blazing Sword: Burning Wave” as your initiating Boost attack when it’s available. Not only that it will down the boss, but it will also open you for follow-up boost attacks. In addition, it boosts Alphen damage.|
|Fierce Guardian||Block upcoming attacks with Kisara’s “Fierce Guardian”. It also boosts your allies’ physical defense and elemental defense as well.|
|Prehendere||Make use of Dohalim’s “Prehendere” to ensnare and also down the boss. In addition, it nullifies the evasion of the boss.|
Unleash Boost Strikes
While engaging Mantis, you may build up your Boost Strike gauge. When it’s available, unleash any Boost Strike against the boss. The boss will suffer massive damage so make it a high priority when it’s ready.
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