Comes in for the attack wielding a big Sickle. Its attack is powerful, so be careful.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Killer Mantis, also called Gilomantis, is an enemy in the game Final Fantasy VI.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

It is not a great threat and has no dangerous attacks. Fira spells and the Flametongue are effective against it, as the Killer Mantis is weak to Fire.

Formations[edit | edit source]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
199 Killer Mantis, Fafnir Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 1
200 Killer Mantis x2, Fafnir Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 2

AI script[edit | edit source]

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)

If attacked by "Attack": Kama (33%)

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

PFF Killer Mantis.png

Killer Mantis from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

FFRK Killer Mantis FFVI.png
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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Mantises is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 species and about 430 genera in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most are in the family Mantidae. A common name, often applied to any species in the order, is "praying mantis" due to the typical "prayer-like" posture with folded fore-limbs, although the eggcorn "preying mantis" is sometimes used in reference to their predatory habits. In Europe and other regions, however, the name "praying mantis" refers to only a single species, Mantis religiosa.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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