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For an overview of mantises in the Fallout series of games, see mantis.
 
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Giant mantises are mutated insects found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Giant mantises are mutated praying mantises created by the horticultural experiments that took place in Vault 22. They have since escaped from the vault and have spread into the Mojave Wasteland. Compared to other mutant creatures, they are genetically more similar to the original specimen, albeit much larger. Mantises are significantly smaller than humans, but almost always attack in swarms. Mantis eggs and mantis forelegs may be taken from their dead bodies.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Because of the height difference, giant mantises' attacks mainly consist of jumping and slicing its target in mid-air with their forelegs. If a mantis' antennae become crippled, it will become frenzied and the mantis will begin to attack anything within reach. There are quite a few mantises on the way to Jacobstown and around Spring Mt. Ranch State Park.

VariantsEdit

Giant mantisEdit

Giant mantis

This variant is the standard giant mantis encountered later in the game around Spring Mt. Ranch State Park or on the way to Jacobstown. They can be found in groups or scattered around these areas when encountered. This variant is also the majority of mantises encountered in Vault 22.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Giant mantis
000f3d53
Icon level
3
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
6
Icon heart
50
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (25 Icon damage)
Giant mantis
000ef412
001028c1
00156778
0015c669
Icon level
6
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
3
Icon heart
40
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (45 Icon damage)
Giant mantis
000f3d52
000f0904
Icon level
9
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
50
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (25 Icon damage)
Giant mantis
000f4401
Icon level
9
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
6
Icon heart
50
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (25 Icon damage)
Giant mantis
001347e0
Icon level
9
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
3
Icon heart
60
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Melee (40 Icon damage)
Icon ability
Icon poison Poison resistance 100%
Giant mantis
00135b35
Icon level
9
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
3
Icon heart
60
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (40 Icon damage)
Icon ability
Icon poison Poison resistance 100%
  • Icon dead none

Giant mantis femaleEdit

Giant mantis

The giant mantis female is larger and more powerful than the normal giant mantis. They may have mantis eggs in their inventory. One can be found in the caves of Vault 22.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Giant mantis female
000fc1d0
Icon level
9
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
6
Icon heart
50
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (40 Icon damage)

Giant mantis nymphEdit

Giant mantis nypmh

Young giant mantis. They are much smaller and weaker than adult mantis. With a high enough Strength, they can be killed simply by walking over them. They are usually found early in the game at the Goodsprings schoolhouse and the Nevada Highway Patrol station but they can also be found in Vault 11, Vault 22 and other areas.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Giant mantis nymph
000ef411
Icon level
1
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
6
Icon heart
1
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (1 Icon damage)
Giant mantis nymph
0011d584
Icon level
1
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
4
Icon heart
5
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (1 Icon damage)
Giant mantis nymph
0015c653
Icon level
3
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
2
Icon heart
15
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (25 Icon damage)

Zion mantis (Honest Hearts)Edit

Giant mantis

The Zion mantis is a variety of giant mantis found in Zion Canyon. They are much larger and more dangerous than the other varieties of giant mantis that are found in the Mojave Wasteland.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Zion mantis Gametitle-FNV HH
xx009b7c
Icon level
12
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
70
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (65 Icon damage)

Zion mantis nymph (Honest Hearts)Edit

Giant mantis nypmh

The younger, smaller and weaker version of the Zion mantis found in Zion Canyon. Significantly stronger than the Mojave mantis nymphs.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Zion mantis nymph Gametitle-FNV HH
xx009b7e
Icon level
6
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
4
Icon heart
35
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (45 Icon damage)

Giant Zion mantis (Honest Hearts)Edit

Giant mantis

This variation of the giant mantis can be found in Zion Canyon. They are the strongest mantis in the game.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Giant Zion mantis Gametitle-FNV HH
xx009b7d
Icon level
20
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
6
Icon heart
120
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (110 Icon damage)

NotesEdit

  • Taking two or more mantis forelegs off of one will cause the model's forelegs to explode. This does not occur for mantis nymphs or giant Zion mantises.
  • Shooting a mantis ootheca will release a dozen giant mantis nymphs, which will then attack.
  • When observed for a time, a mantis can be seen cleaning its mouth. On occasion, it will flutter its wings the same way it would when attacking.

AppearancesEdit

Giant mantises appear in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons Honest Hearts and Old World Blues.

BugsEdit

PCIcon pc The mantis XP glitch still remains with Zion mantises. A transfer of legs could lead to 200 XP gained at a time, dependent on level. [verified]

SoundsEdit

Mantis attack

Mantis chasing

Mantis flapping wings

GalleryEdit