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Spawn point
# Aug 16 2015 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Trying to clock up kill totals for banestrikes but these are rare. I was roaming around the Western side around Great Divide, killing the odd manticore.
Stumbled upon 3 of them, stationary and newly spawned. Two were superimposed.
Loc -3210, 4760
AFK'ed for a few hours and clocked up a good few kills

Edited, Aug 16th 2015 10:43am by Chardlb
Chard ~ 115 Magician of Bertoxxulous
Mean Ole Men
Formerly a soloer but now twin boxing another mage.
# Mar 05 2005 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
53 posts
2.9 k hp guess it will help for newbes
Bad Mama Jama
# Feb 16 2004 at 10:51 PM Rating: Excellent
This is one tough cookie! Got my first and only kill of one of these last night. I think it was my 3rd attempt after running for my life on the first two. Was after the Mane and it dropped the Mane...yea! Needed this for my Prayer Shaw 6 quest, still on 4th but always looking for the items.

As a level 44 Ranger I found my arrows usless I suspect since they were not magic even though the bow was. Had to Snare, Stinging Swarm, Swarm of Pain, blast away with Burning Arrow and Flaming Arrow and repeat Stinging Swarm and Swarm of Pain once more to get this sucker down to about 50% before going head to head. He still had me down to about 25% when I killed him. Glad I got the Main so I don't have to worry about this guy anymore. Not worth if for the exp! :o These guys are Hard Core for there level and remind me of my first encounter with the Crag Spiders! Ouch! : (

Edited, Mon Feb 16 23:15:08 2004
under coned
# Jul 01 2003 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
these things are way underconed i way there killing snow griffs with a 49 shaman and me 35 druid trying to get shaman snow griffs eggs got attacked by one of them i had to bugile a mammoth to get it off the shammys pet so it wont die it was a very long fight
A bladder loosening effect.
# Jun 02 2003 at 4:35 AM Rating: Default
These things scare the holy bejesus out of me. Looks like some perversion of a Plains of Karana Lion. Just that scorpion tail takes it way over the top. First time i saw one of these i nearly peed my pants. Thank Tunare I had wolf form on when it attacked. RUN DRUID RUN.
# Apr 29 2003 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
My level 48 Bard has been living in EW since the high 30's. I love having Manticore pets. They chew through just about anything. The only beast I prefer is the Snow Griffins. Manticores are easy to solo if you never have to touch them :-)

Fyrebryte Frostfyre
48 Bard of New Elements of Power
Luclin Server
Manticore mane
# Mar 16 2003 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
The manticore mane is used in one of the shawl quests. the quest might take awhile but the shawls get better with everyone... I think it is worth it..

Edited, Sun Mar 16 17:11:06 2003
Only around to kill you
# Jan 25 2003 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
These things are vicious and aggressive. I remember being in a group of mid 30’s that was challenged to take one of these down. I soloed one at 39 using chants, but these things have a ton of HP for no loot and lousy experience. I guess the only good thing to say about them is that even when red they rarely resist chants. Other than that, these things around only out to kill you and make life generally difficult.
# Jan 07 2003 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Well this is a monster, so only really a bard or a enchanter can charm it. I have noticed if the beasty has ANY humanoid features at all, or is a monster of sorts... you can not charm it. I mean you would think a griffon is, but in every sense of the word a griffon is just an animal, just 2 animals combined.... This is basically a lion with a scorpion tail and the face of a man by mythology.... like I thought I could charm the badgers that walk in FM and I cant, you cant. They are humanoid... and wear armor and stuff... hense... a monster...I hope that makes sense. So you cant charm things with human like features, or that appear inteligent... in a sense.

For some REALLY weird reason I can not charm a Yeti (which I guess is also a monster) but I could nto charm a Towering brute monkey thing either. Ok, its a big freaking monkey... so what. I can charm a giant rino and a snake though.. Personally I think its weird I could only charm about 1 of 10 types of drake that I have come accross. The ones I can charm being the butherblock emrald drake, no others. And usually it helps to think MAMMAL when charming with a druid. but I CAN charm a crock and a snake. which are not much of a mammal type animal. Those are reptiles. I can also charm a Baslink which is actually one of my favorite pets by far, good damage

I personally would not fight this thing, If I had to, I would combine the root,dot,snare,snare AND pet. Or not root and do DD spells with a pet, so the mob chases me snared while my pet rips him up from behind, ALSO avoiding my pet being poisoned. So kite with a pet. or as I call it, reverse fear kiting.... where I run like a girl and my pet hits the mob.

perhapse a snow bunny, with feral spirit to make him mad powerful. And take out manticores left and right... right? maybe with thorns... and then hes the vorpal bunny from monty python quest for the holy grail.

The other thing people forget is that THESE mobs, a lot of them, were never really ment to be soloed. I mean I am sure they knew they would one day, but for the most part it was a new frontier and very dangerous without a group. I dont want to get flamed, I just mean originally.... they were supposed to be nasty.

Edited, Tue Jan 7 23:43:11 2003
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Manticore Tail
# Dec 31 2002 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
Anybody know what this is for? Mane is for shawl quest but can't find this.

BTW, these things are a BUGGER to kill. Myself (41 pally) and 42 ranger: Had to LOH the ranger and we both ended up with only 1 bub of health. Had just enough mana to Counteract Poison the ranger.
Chump Change
# Oct 09 2002 at 11:53 AM Rating: Default
44 Beastlord here.. I was soloing these things from 42 to 44 in EW and will continue to do it to I can't get anymore xp from them.. Alot of things in EW are pretty fairable to solo. STAY AWAY from RyGorr Fort.. hehe.. Those things are a huge under con if I have ever seen one. WOW... Great solo xp in this region from 42+ I am seeing. With the new mana/health reg'n spell.. Hardly any down time at all for us BL's. My 2cents!

Tygera Primalbane
44th Beastlord of Karana
Couldnt Charm
# Sep 30 2002 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
Used Beguile Animal On it and Says its not an animal so any posts that say droods can charm these are incorrect.
Outstanding pets
# Aug 27 2002 at 9:34 PM Rating: Default
For those of us charm crazy chanters and druids, these guys are the best pets in the zone. Quad for up to 113, lots of HP, kinda slow. Excellent pets, right up there with giants and griffons.

After charming and hasting these bad boys, you can tell since the landscape is soon literally piled up with carcasses
# Jul 15 2002 at 10:40 AM Rating: Good
Last night I went back to EW to find the area (slightly east and south of the kael entrance) where the manticores are usually in great numbers, only to find the whole area to be wholly mammoths and no manticores.

I won't complain, those things are just plain mean! 2 of those will eat my whole mana bar even with medding while rooted unless i use a pet. Not worth the exp given the danger of adds and med time.

My question is, is this a cycle? or are the different spawns triggered like rockhoppers/tribals in dsp?
Don't be fooled, they are tough
# Jul 11 2002 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
I was just in EW. Saw a blue one, and figured no prob being a 54 Mage. I buffed earth pet, and sat till full mana. Had C3 so it was not long. Pulled it using scars of sigil, it hit for 450. Sent pet in. I kept casting scars, and hit it 5 more times for 450 each. Pet must have been poisoned be cause he was down to 30 percent health by now. I cast char and that hit for 680, and manticore dropped shortly after that by pet. I was ok , just low mana. My pet was at 22 percent health after battle.. They must have a ton of hp. I nuked for a total of 3380 and pet was quading for around 56....

I won't attemp to solo another blue till i get my 55 spells..
First Griffawns now Manticores
# Jul 10 2002 at 9:57 PM Rating: Excellent
First time to solo in Eastern wastes and this lovely, charming, sweet, Creature came up to me and said 'Hi.' Well I suppose I didn't answer back well enough and I got SMACKED.

I am a 42 Human Paladin with an Argent Defenders and all my wonderful Pali's Buffs. And a kicker.. my LOH.

Well... It first hit me with its stinger.. 'POW' 95.. then the poison kicked in 30HP/tick.. Then I hit this Glorious Creature with a double attack of 90/90 followed by a single hit of 99 before this Fantastic specime hit me with three 80/95/60..

Okay I think I this will be a tough fight so I rooted and cured my poison then loaded up my HP again.. and started back at this Magnificent Monster of the Easter Wastes. 'BOINK' poisoned again.. 'BAMB' six hits total=240.

Now the FEAR FACTOR peaks my brow.. time to yell at the dog and totally ignore all LIFE outside EQ until I can reach safety. But why worry, the 'GM' once said? I have my wonderous LOH at the ready.. okay now I am down to 20% HP....

Root and Run
Root and Run
Root and Run

No matter how long I say it.. it doesn't always work like that especially when this Proud Creature RESISTS ALL ROOTS.

Now it is LOH and Run...

I made it with 1/2 blue bubble into The Great Divide and still poisoned.. Okay I have less than a Manticore's Hair width of Mana (a bit more than that) and I had to quickly use my Couteract Poison spell... Please Verant let it work.. no Fizzles.. Praise be to Norrath.. It worked.. I have been healed.

I Sit and Med and count my blessings... I have been saved..

The Moral of this story is: know your limitations and your strengths, keep your eyes open, and you mind focused.

And Remember the Griffawns in North Karana because 'They are Back' but as Manticores.

The Manticores have made it to my list of Creatures to KILL KILL KILL... but in a kind way.. I will first "Hail" them then shred them up for spite; However, I will have to wait until I am a Level 80 Paladin before I try to solo these Pleasant Manticores again.

42 (Human) Paladin
"Knights of Mistic Legend"
Quad them
# Jun 11 2002 at 1:01 AM Rating: Default
I can quad them with 207 wis and C3 fairly easy.
Though they tend to break up at the end I just dot all of them with my ES vambraces and med.
Decent xp at level 51, where most stuff is light blue and green except manticores and a few rhinos, tundra mammoths, very few walrus' and the ulthorks are blue which helps the solo hunting druid on the move.
# Apr 18 2002 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
110 posts
All I konw to drop on these so far is the random pages that drop on everything anymore (for those classes that have to work for their spells) =P, and of course the manes for the shawls. Just today i got a Manticore Tail off one though. Any ideas what it is for?

PS- those of you hunting them for shawls, get a shaman with JBB to come in, piece of cake then. It is insanely fast when I have a druid handy to snare and DoT off his ES gear.
Gemleaf says avoid
# Apr 06 2002 at 8:56 AM Rating: Default
the most worthless mob in zone. Resists root a lot , has nasty poison, more hit points than a frost giant and has no worthwhile loot. Enough said
# Mar 12 2002 at 3:55 PM Rating: Default
Manticores con light blue at 60. If you think these ave a lot of hit points, try to solo an Elder Wyvern in Skyfire Mountains. You would have to kill 2 or 3 of these things to even get close. Just food for thought :)

Yuromastic Virilator
60 Warlock
Zeb Server
cake walk
# Mar 09 2002 at 7:02 PM Rating: Default
I'm a lvl 40 necro, these things have been easy to kill, just stick darkness then keep fear up and dot dot, redotting as necessary. Alot easier than snow griffins.
kinda hard
# Mar 02 2002 at 6:44 PM Rating: Default
im a 49 wizzy and used my confulergation and bonds of force and kited it at 60mana..
RE: kinda hard
# Apr 04 2002 at 10:32 AM Rating: Default
You are on crack if you think that you can solo a Manticore at 49 on 60m....i had about 90mana at lvl 52 and was using draught of fire (which has a 3-1 dmg/mana ration which is better than that ice comet that you probly got resisted by half the time) and only got him 3/4 dead. If you are going to lie on these things, at least make it halfway believable!!!
RE: kinda hard
# Apr 16 2002 at 5:16 AM Rating: Decent
111 posts
There must be different kinds then. I almost soloed one in EW as a 39 wizzy. Was DB to me and it resist a few snares but not too much, but as mentioned above, they have a ******** of life. Im guessing I had it down to 20% life when I had to zone, so 1 or 2 more levels would definitelly have made the difference.
Total Jerk
# Feb 26 2002 at 3:46 PM Rating: Default
I'm a well equiped, lvl 46 Necro. and this is the nastiest thing I've fought in this zone yet. I made my highest lvl pet(multi hits for 47). He was hasted and had 2 velium weapons and barely lived with 3% life. 6 DOTs averaging 500hp each + 2 snares w/ 300hp each + a pet triple or quad hiting for 47hp = ? Pet also lifetaps and both his weapons seemed to be proc'ing velium shards. lol- totally not worth it.
These guys are nasty
# Feb 18 2002 at 3:04 PM Rating: Default
My wife (40 Druid) and myself(42monk) took a couple of these down by kiting it and me following beating it down..but was still tough..and there poison is nasty )
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