ARK Manticore Boss (How to Summon, Fighting, Variants, Rewards…)

ARK Manticore Boss

The Manticore is a mythical beast who takes the role of the boss in Scorched Earth, being the only boss on that map that players aim to defeat in the endgame.

This creature is a combination of several others, having a lion’s body and head, bat-like wings, and the stinger of a scorpion, which can release venomous projectiles.

First seen in the Scorched Earth map, the Manticore has proven to be one of the toughest, if not annoying, creatures due to its tremendous power and ability to fly and swoop down.

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How to Summon Manticore?

The Manticore can be summoned by bringing all of the required tributes to one of the Obelisks and using them to initiate the boss fight.

Manticore Tributes

 Artifact of the Gatekeeper

111
 Artifact of the Crag11

1

 Artifact of the Destroyer

111
Fire Talon210

20

Lightning Talon

21020
Poison Talon210

20

The Manticore may be encountered in the Ragnarok Map and Valguero Maps as they are spawned alongside other bosses.

Fighting Manticore

When you teleport into the arena after using the tribute, you will find yourself on a platform in the Scorned Crags (also known as Manticore Arena.)

The Manticore will let out a fierce roar before it engages you, attempting to go straight for you and any tamed creatures that you have.

When the Manticore is in the air, it will attempt to either swoop down and swipe you with a powerful melee attack or shoot out several projectiles that cause damage and torpor.

It is best to have a good ranged weapon and ammo for dealing damage when the Manticore is far from you while staying on the back of one of your tames.

Be sure to mount your tames when the Manticore gets close or when it sprays out its venomous projectiles.

When you are on your mount. You can be affected by the projectile torpor as it has a small area of effect, which can be countered by wearing a Gas Mask or Tek Helmet.

Bringing Stamina recovery items can help you or your tames when it comes to avoiding being knocked out by the torpor from the ranged attacks of the Manticore.

Your best bet is to have creatures that can fight the Manticore with a good amount of health, such as Rexes, Spinos, or Therizinosaurus.

Beware of the Alpha Deathworms that appear if you step off of the platform and Rock Elementals that spawn when you have reduced the health of the Manticore to some extent.

Manticore Variants

1) Gamma Manticore

The Manticore’s Gamma variant is a light shade of brown and has glowing yellow eyes, being the basic model and color for the creature.

Manticore Gamma Stats

 Health

100,000
 Stamina

400

 Oxygen

2,000
 Food

2,600

 Weight

3,000
 Melee Damage

85/8

 Movement Speed

100%
 Torpidity

350

Engram Unlocks

  • Tek Gauntlets
  • Tek Generator
  • Tek Leggings
  • Tek Replicator
  • Tek Trough

2) Beta Manticore

The Beta variant of the Manticore retains its glowing yellow eyes but has a slightly darker shade of brown and a more orange-colored sset of spikes, horns and its stinger.

Manticore Beta Stats

 Health

130,000
 Stamina

400

 Oxygen

2,000
 Food

2,600

 Weight

3,000
 Melee Damage

110/10

 Movement Speed

100%
 Torpidity

350

Engram Unlocks

  • Tapejara Tek Saddle
  • Tek Dedicated Storage
  • Tek Gauntlets
  • Tek Generator
  • Tek Leggings
  • Tek Replicator
  • Tek Rifle
  • Tek Shield
  • Tek Trough

3) Alpha Manticore

The Alpha Manticore, like most alpha variants, gets a darker shade of red to replace the brown colors and retains yellow glowing eyes.

Manticore Alpha Stats

 Health

160,000
 Stamina

400

 Oxygen

2,000
 Food

2,600

 Weight

3,000
 Melee Damage

120/16

 Movement Speed

100%
 Torpidity

350

Engram Unlocks

  • Cloning Chamber
  • Rex Tek Saddle
  • Tapejara Tek Saddle
  • Tek Dedicated Storage
  • Tek Forcefield
  • Tek Gauntlets
  • Tek Generator
  • Tek Grenade
  • Tek Leggings
  • Tek Replicator
  • Tek Rifle
  • Tek Shield (Ragnarok)
  • Tek Teleporter
  • Tek Trough

Rewards

Manticore Gamma

  • 38 Element
  • Manticore Trophy Gamma
  • Manticore Flag

Manticore Beta

  • 135 Element
  • Manticore Trophy Beta
  • Manticore Flag

Manticore Alpha

  • 285 Element
  • Manticore Trophy Alpha
  • Manticore Flag

Other Manticore Drops

  • Manticore Shield Skin
  • Manticore Leggings Skin
  • Manticore Chestpiece Skin
  • Manticore Gauntlets Skin
  • Manticore Boots Skin

Tips

  • The Manticore is the only boss in Scorched Earth but on other maps, it can be encountered with other bosses.
  • Bring one or more ranged weapons so that you can deal damage to the Manticore even if it is airborne.
  • In Scorched Earth, you can bring flyers in the arena, making Wyverns quite useful, but always watch out for your torpor as the Manticore can hit you with its poison ranged attack.
  • The Manticore usually flies around a lot but once it lands, your other tamed creatures can begin to swarm it.

Michael James

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