Monipulator Overview

Legendary Manticore
Type: Beasts
Family: Manticores
Weak against: Plantoids
Strong against: Fire Trans Fire Wind Trans Wind
Killer Trait: Lizard Killer
Size: Medium
Movement Speed: 150%Exclamation

A bizarre looking creature, the manticore was early on thought to be a demonic branch of beastmen. However, further study proves them to be a naturally occurring species in Vana'diel. Most manticore vary in size, though they are all larger than adventurers. With their markings varying in color along with their gigantic fangs and spiked tails makes them an imposing target to go after. Armed with various breath attacks, brute strength, and even an ability to lower MP, they are well equipped for combat. Interestingly, all manticore have wings, but it seems they are incapable of flight due to their size. It is believed these wings act as cooling units, since the majority of manticore are found in desert regions such as Altepa and Teriggan. Several notorious manticore are known to drop valuable weapons and armor, and even a rare type of hide.

How to Unlock:

Species Forms:

  • Manticore (MON) (Available levels 1-99)
  • Legendary Manticore (MON) (Available levels 50-99)
Table of Contents:
Monster SkillsTraits

Monster Skills

Level  Name TP(%)  Description
50   Tail Swing 100% Deals physical damage. Additional effect: Bind.
50   Tail Smash 100% Deals physical damage. Additional effect: Bind.
50   Riddle 100% Lowers maximum MP of enemies around caster.
50   Heat Breath 100% Deals fire damage to enemies within a fan-shaped area originating behind caster.
50   Great Sandstorm 100% Deals wind damage. Additional effect: Blindness.
50   Great Whirlwind 120% Deals wind damage. Additional effect: Choke.
60   Deadly Hold 100% Deals physical damage.

Job Abilities

Level  Name
01  Chainspell
40  Convert
50  Composure
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Instincts Learned

Instinct NameEffectFaculty Point Cost Level
Manticore Instinct I Fire Trans Fire+30 Store TP+5 Breath Damage dealt +20% 6 30
Manticore Instinct IIINT +8 Wind Trans Wind +30 Magic critical hit rate +15% 8 60
Manticore Instinct III 90