Vana'diel Bestiary: Greater Manticore  

Found in:Cape Teriggan
Level:74 - 77
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Water
  • Strong against Fire
  • Strong against Wind
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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# Mar 10 2007 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
This is my second, and FINAL time EXp'ing on these... VERY slow kills, even with brd, they hit extremely hard, and camp takes forever to get to and is VERY dangerous to get to (aggro EVERYWHERE for both sight and sound, and VERY few safe places to recast, even the tunnels are inhabited by multiple goblins). I think anyone who exp's here vs these is a fool - there are MUCH better places at ANY level, and if you think Caerdva mire is "too crowded" with 36 people (like my last pt) then I suggest seekign professional help! I"ve gotten 12K an hour there before with 92 people in the zone!
easy solo fight
# Dec 23 2006 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
i solo these on my 75 drg/whm. the T ones give about 140-160 exp/kill, the VTs give 250ish exp/kill.
Not a bad spot for lvl69 pt
# Dec 20 2005 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
125 posts
Brought my static to these at 69. NIN THF WAR SMN WHM BRD

They have just under 7k HP so they take a while to kill and without a brd it may be hard to get chain4 or chain5 on them.

They do "Riddle" which is max mp down so PLD tank will have a hard time tanking here.

Tanking as nin is pretty easy on them as elegy + slow will make their attacks slow enough to cast ichi without interruption between hits.

Deadly Hold is another tp attack which only takes 1 shadow but if you dont have shadows up it can one shot you; highest dmg I saw was 1092 from it (tarutaru nin).

Camp outside the cloister of gales.

Edited, Tue Dec 20 23:10:59 2005
# Nov 27 2005 at 3:49 AM Rating: Decent
495 posts
Took these on as a 67MNK in my party. They are definitely one of the stronger mobs based on level, and we did pretty good despite being there a bit early for 67. Bring a BRD if you plan on playing with these guys, otherwise don't count on the DD's to be doing much, as they've got high evasion, hp, and defence.
# Aug 17 2005 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
i was stuck on secret beach so i wondered to terrigan as lv 17whm and because i wasnt bothered to walk back i picked a fight with 1 of these with my little wand i missed and it turned round and got me with 404 damage
good times
# Feb 22 2005 at 12:20 AM Rating: Decent
5 bsts lvl 65-67 can chain these bad boys. Bring pets to cloister entrance off map top left. 200+ base xp before chain. They intimidate lizzies.
Good times
# Jan 13 2005 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
817 posts
Everytime I came to Gustav Tunnel I saw the Cape Terrigan zone. I always wondered where it would leave me and if it could be used as an alternative route to the Cape. So I zone in. For those that don't know, it leaves you off the map at the top right hand corner. You end up inside a tunnel which leads to a pit with 5 or 6 of these bad boys with some Sand Cockatrice (71-74) friends. This pit is a dropoff from the main Cape, meaning you can't get to the rest of the Cape from here. You could probably run into the pit though if you go to the top right of the map. That will take you back into Gustav Tunnel.

Anyway, I have sneak/invis on and do some scouting. I check these mobs and every one of them is IT++ to me (RDM58/29BLM). Before I leave I think it would be fun to cast a tier II spell and run. So I position myself in the tunnel as far as possible from my chosen victim, but within casting distance. I leave invisible on while casting to buy me some extra last seconds. I finally start casting Fire II (this is before I read they're strong to fire), and it lands.

"Gotti casts Fire II."
"The Greater Manticore takes 11 points of damage."

So I turn and run. I had only taken 2 steps when I see...

"The Greater Manticore hits Gotti for 339 points of damage.
The Greater Manticore hits Gotti for 320 points of damage.

Gotti's evasion skill rises 0.1 points.
The Greater Manticore hits Gotti for 324 points of damage.
Gotti was defeated by the Greater Manticore."

These things are VERY fast and hit VERY hard. Either way, it was fun.

Happy hunting!

Edited, Thu Jan 13 12:30:37 2005
# Dec 07 2004 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
ah Manticores....good times good times....ok lets face the facts, THEY SUCK!
# Nov 14 2004 at 1:36 PM Rating: Default
these are good exp for 69-71 but slow.

also mages stand back & they would hurt a pld ank because of their max mp down ability.

meera, just remember that.
# Nov 07 2004 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
The Greater Manticore is kool looking
but he becomes uncool when he hits u
# Oct 18 2004 at 9:41 PM Rating: Default
this thing spawned right behind me i tried to run but it killed me.....Galkan>paladin 70/Warrior 35>>>>>>>taru>BLM 42/WHM 21
# Sep 15 2004 at 5:11 PM Rating: Default
that would be sweet if you could charm or summon one of these
# Jul 17 2004 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
I was a lvl 20 summoner... and I waundered out of the cloyster of trails... and this thing 1 hit KOed me. FUN ^^
Stay Away...
# Jul 11 2004 at 3:31 PM Rating: Default
164 posts
No, I don't want this thing anywhere near me.
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