Elimite the Maevilian Armsmen

Who thought it was a good idea to add a Mantis boss (that can only be killed efficiently with vehicles) in the North Garage at Sanctum, where vehicles cannot reach it? The mantises are bullet sponges as is. It already takes long enough to destroy the ones outside, that most of us run out of time before we can target the one in the garage. Please do the community a favor and move that mantis outside.

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> Who thought it was a good idea to add a Mantis boss (that can only be killed efficiently with vehicles) in the North Garage at Sanctum, where vehicles cannot reach it? The mantises are bullet sponges as is. It already takes long enough to destroy the ones outside, that most of us run out of time before we can target the one in the garage. Please do the community a favor and move that mantis outside.

The best way to kill it is with the gravity hammer variant (Grinder) which emps the Mantis while doing damage and have an overshield to provide more resistance and use armor mod reflex enhancer to swing faster since third tiers take longer to reload. You should have 9 reqs to be able to get it.

I wasn’t angry at the boss being inside the garage, I had already given up on winning, I was just upset at having four mantises in one round.

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> > Who thought it was a good idea to add a Mantis boss (that can only be killed efficiently with vehicles) in the North Garage at Sanctum, where vehicles cannot reach it? The mantises are bullet sponges as is. It already takes long enough to destroy the ones outside, that most of us run out of time before we can target the one in the garage. Please do the community a favor and move that mantis outside.
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> The best way to kill it is with the gravity hammer variant (Grinder) which emps the Mantis while doing damage and have an overshield to provide more resistance and use armor mod reflex enhancer to swing faster since third tiers take longer to reload. You should have 9 reqs to be able to get it.

That implies people just have Grinders laying around for use.

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> > > Who thought it was a good idea to add a Mantis boss (that can only be killed efficiently with vehicles) in the North Garage at Sanctum, where vehicles cannot reach it? The mantises are bullet sponges as is. It already takes long enough to destroy the ones outside, that most of us run out of time before we can target the one in the garage. Please do the community a favor and move that mantis outside.
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> > The best way to kill it is with the gravity hammer variant (Grinder) which emps the Mantis while doing damage and have an overshield to provide more resistance and use armor mod reflex enhancer to swing faster since third tiers take longer to reload. You should have 9 reqs to be able to get it.
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> That implies people just have Grinders laying around for use.

Also use Void’s Tear if you have no grinder which has a longer lasting emp effect giving you time to shoot the mantis.

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> > > Who thought it was a good idea to add a Mantis boss (that can only be killed efficiently with vehicles) in the North Garage at Sanctum, where vehicles cannot reach it? The mantises are bullet sponges as is. It already takes long enough to destroy the ones outside, that most of us run out of time before we can target the one in the garage. Please do the community a favor and move that mantis outside.
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> > The best way to kill it is with the gravity hammer variant (Grinder) which emps the Mantis while doing damage and have an overshield to provide more resistance and use armor mod reflex enhancer to swing faster since third tiers take longer to reload. You should have 9 reqs to be able to get it.
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> That implies people just have Grinders laying around for use.

Well… i do lol

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> > > Who thought it was a good idea to add a Mantis boss (that can only be killed efficiently with vehicles) in the North Garage at Sanctum, where vehicles cannot reach it? The mantises are bullet sponges as is. It already takes long enough to destroy the ones outside, that most of us run out of time before we can target the one in the garage. Please do the community a favor and move that mantis outside.
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> > The best way to kill it is with the gravity hammer variant (Grinder) which emps the Mantis while doing damage and have an overshield to provide more resistance and use armor mod reflex enhancer to swing faster since third tiers take longer to reload. You should have 9 reqs to be able to get it.
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> That implies people just have Grinders laying around for use.

Void’s tear, SP laser, there are counters to it. Just think outside of the box.

And if you don’t have hardly any reqs, you shouldn’t be playing legendary WZFF to begin with. They aren’t really a problem on heroic.

The problem isn’t the mantis being bullet sponges but it’s the fact their shield/health regeneration starts way too quickly after being shot at. I’d say reduce it by 2-3 seconds and I think it will be better.

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> Who thought it was a good idea to add a Mantis boss (that can only be killed efficiently with vehicles) in the North Garage at Sanctum, where vehicles cannot reach it? The mantises are bullet sponges as is. It already takes long enough to destroy the ones outside, that most of us run out of time before we can target the one in the garage. Please do the community a favor and move that mantis outside.

The plasma caster will wreck it.

Try using teamwork. The manti aren’t that hard once you have 2 answers and a few incinerator cannons

I see a few ways of combating the Mantis inside the Armory:

  • Shooting through the second-floor window. A Wraith and a Mantis are your best bets to keep pressure on the boss. While it may be frustrating to hit it at times, you will keep its shields down which will make it easier for your guys to destroy it.

  • Whipping out a Plasma Pistol or Grinder. As you are getting up close and personal, this requires you to clear out the Armory before you proceed. From there, dish out as damage as possible it is stalled.

  • Scooping it out with a Wasp / Phaeton. This works in theory, but it’s unproven as I have yet to perform it. With a Wasp / Phaerton, rush over to the armory’s opening before the Mantises spawn in. When the one that falls into the armory spawns in, use your craft to scoop it out and away from the armory to save your teammates some headaches. Of course, it won’t be easy to perform.