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General Information
Universe Might and Magic
Aliases Praying Mantis
Giant Mantis
Classification Unknown, though likely belong to Family Mantidae
Species Type Mantid
Homeworld Axeoth
Environment Forests
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs (presumed)
Average Height Enormous, though exact size remains unspecified
Average Weight Enormous, though exact size remains unspecified
Locomotion Movement using four of their six legs
Feeding Behavior Carnivore
Prey Dragons
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Axeoth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Ecdysozoa
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class Insecta
Subclass Pterygota
Infraclass Neoptera
Superorder Dictyoptera
Order Mantodea
Family Mantidae
Other Information
Status Least Concern
Creator Somarinoa
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Mantises are absolutely massive mantises indigenous to Axeoth. They are extremely fast for their size, able to move and strike faster than most other lifeforms. Like other mantises, they possess grasping, spiked forelegs known as raptorial legs which can be used to bind potential meals—unlike other mantises, however, this Mantis can bind seemingly anything, including Dragons. Although a bound foe can still strike back, they are significantly weakened due to the grip of the Mantis.

Mantises are communal creatures, unlike their smaller brethren, and are often found within huge mantis nests together. Although dangerous, they are not as strong as other comparable species and heroes purchasing them will find them to be quite expensive. They are also known to be overpowered through the use of magic, which is a significant con in the heat of battle.

Shortly after the destruction of Enroth following the Reckoning caused by the clash of Armageddon's Blade and the Blade of Frost, the Preserve nations utilized Mantises to war with their foes; although the nests were apparently too large to keep within their towns, the creatures were able to be found through the use of creature portals.


  • Heroes of Might and Magic IV (First appearance)