- Carnivorous plant that resists taking root in one place. While technically classified as vegetation, the mandrake behaves much as a beast, hunting and killing for sustenance. Its sonic emissions can play tricks on the ears of trespassers, but they cause no harm to the florae of the forest.
- Size: 19.78 ft. Weight: 3.73 t
Mandrake is weak to one-handed swords, firearms and fire, and resists lightning and light. It flails with its tail when attacked from behind, claws with its hands when attacked from the front and pounces onto the player characters from attacked from afar (can be block/parried). Its attacks can easily stagger Noctis and knock him down or back.
The player can character-swap to Gladiolus and avoid being knocked down by the mandrake's attacks quite so much, and raise the shield when it attacks. However, it is not a difficult enemy to defeat.
Mandrake is another name for the mandragora genus of plants. Mandragora is a plant belonging to the nightshade family. According to legends surrounding witchcraft, when mandragoras (Mandrake plants) are uprooted, they emit a piercing scream which kills all who hear it.