If you are planning on doing anything involving water prepare to despise these flat horrors. They can out swim you. They can swarm you. They can act friendly and once you turn your back eat your tame. Beware.
When I was still a noob and didn’t know anything I saw 3 mantas, I didn’t know if they were aggressive so I went to check if they were at first for some unknown reason it didn’t attack me they just acted like ichthyosauruses so I thought they were passive but then when I tamed a low level ichthyosaurus the mantas started killing my ichthyosaurus I was like WHAT I THOUGHT U GUYS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE PASSIVE then it killed my ichthyosaurus, i went to check again but this time they killed me R.I.P me and my ichthyosaurus
I was swimming back to base on my sarco and when I get back to base I turn it off I come back to find my sarco missing but not dead me 17 days later: let’s explore the ocean on our Meg next thing I see is a sarco swimming in the ocean killing mantas fortunately I brought sarco back to base and tail stunned them with my baryonyx
If caught in open water by a manta fight don't flee. If you have a spear or pike swim up as it gets close. This keeps you above it attack area and puts you in striking range. The manta is slower moving up and down in the water.
The manta is quite dangerous, as it's attacks can punch straight through armour, even flak. They are very fast and unless you have lots of oxygen and speed, you will not escape. Just poke your head underwater and look left and right before crossing the sea. It's like a road, but worse, because roads don't have angry stingrays, very large sharks and/or killer piranha
Ok so I just tamed a lvl30 meg that was at passive (I was on easy, don’t judge me I just started the game)I was so happy when it tamed but then while I was going home 3 mantas attacked me I was like ok my Sarco can take 3 mantas (i was riding a Sarco) then 500000 more came and killed my meg but I survived. T-T
So, yesterday I tamed my first Megalodon (around lvl 105), I went outside of our base to test it. Killed a bunch of other megalodons and mantas. That was pretty easy. Went back to base. An hour later, my megalodon died...ONE OF THE FUCKING MANTAS FOLLOWED ME AND ENTERED VERY SNEAKY IN MY BASE AND KILLED MY FUCKING MEGALODON. It was a lvl 5 so it took a fucking hour to kill my megalodon. Those are bitches. Update: I tamed another megalodon today. Lvl 200. Fuck mantas.
Found a basilosaurus once being follow by two of these mad little pancakes I accidentally hit the basil and got swarmed by life 50 of the mad pancakes I screamed before they killed me they killed my level 100 meg they are like a swat team for the basil I started crying then my mum walked in and asked why I was crying I explained then she gave me the look