ARK: Survival Evolved Companion
The best way to deal with a mantis is to use fire. Use flame throwers, fire wyverns, or oil jars.
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Where do they spawn on lost island? Sky arrow if spawn deep in the desert
Be warned that they have a fairly long range pounce, and do good damage. Don't fight these unless you're truly prepared.
I got jumpscared by one of the mantis and I lost my wyvern I was crying
You can carry a mantis with anything aslong as you have a grapple, the grapple wont cut and the mantis will fly with you. Usefull for taking a mantis from an enemy element vien.
Using a deinonychus will get you a really good amount of organic polymer from these guys. This is whay I do in asgard in Fjordur.
One day I was wandering in the desert when I saw one of these things for the first time. I thought they would be easy to kill. I took my fabricated pistol and shot slowly at the mantis, thinking I was invincible. (I was such a noob at that time) then suddenly out of nowhere it pounced on my face ripping me to shreds. Up if this was helpful. 👍
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I don’t know if it’s happened to anyone else but when in the lava wyvern trench on lost island watch out for mantis as well as wyverns because I've had a few jump out at me, sure it’s not the most deadly thing in the world when it’s wild but it can give you a bit of a jump scare when it jumps at you from out of nowhere. (This is more for when your on a mount with decent health and speed like a maewing or a mana)
There also found in the valconoe region underneath in the lava caverns. Why? Idk but it is what it is
They spawn on Lost Island in the desert in the bottom of the map.