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Here is another example of a creature that seems to have evolved beyond its historical traits. Everything points to this being a saltwater ray, but Manta mobula has developed the ability to swim into the island’s rivers and shallows, as well as through the open ocean. Perhaps there were originally two types of ray on the island before, but years of interbreeding combined their lineage.

While not the fastest swimmer around the island, Manta mobula is among the deadliest of small ocean mounts. Tribes who value striking power over speed often keep large schools of Manta to ride. Its capability to briefly leap out of water provides it a showy tactic for avoiding combat as well.

While its dossier describes the manta to be a docile creature, it is actually anything but docile. Simply swimming near them is reason enough for them to attack the player.


They also seem to actively seek out their prey, as tamed aquatic creatures ‘parked’ near the coast will be regularly attacked by them as well. Mantas usually swim together in groups of three.

The Manta is an odd-looking fish that lives in the island’s deeper offshore waters. A wide-bodied plankton-eater with distinctive trailing barbules, M. mobula is nevertheless a dangerous creature due to the barbed stinger it carries on its tail. Between this weapon and its fast swimming speed, they are rarely bothered by larger predators.

The Manta is tamed passively, meaning it must not be rendered unconscious before taming it. This is kind of similar to the Ichthy and Mesopithecus. However, the main problem you are going to face is that unlike the Ichthy and Mesopithecus, the manta is a hostile creature which makes this tame very frustrating and, due to the Manta’s high damage output, even dangerous. Mantas are tamed using Angler Gel, which is dropped by the Angler.

Bug Repellant works against their aggro radius. Use an amphibious mount to lure them into very shallow water (so they can’t go up or down), jump your mount on land, apply Bug Repellant on yourself, put on your scuba fins and approach the manta from the rear. You can touch his stingers and his rear end of the wings without him attacking you. Just don’t come in contact with his forward parts, upper side or underside and everything will be alright (by going into very shallow, you can not come in contact with lower and upper side, making the process a lot(!) easier).

If you have a rather large mount, such as a Paracer, Rex or Spino, there is a very easy way to tame a manta. Go to shallow waters near the coast and find a spot of water that is shallow enough for your mount to stand in, but is too deep for your character to stand in, causing him to swim. You then need to lure one Manta to the shallow spot near your mount. The trick here is that mantas do not attack creatures standing in water, but only the ones swimming in it. So to tame the manta with this trick, follow these steps.

When sitting on your mount, the Manta will probably swim away, as it has no targets near it. To lure it back to you, simply follow step 1 again. It might also be advisable to take some Medical Brew with you, due to the Manta’s huge damage output.

Building an under boat metal cage works well to stay inside cage underwater and let the manta try to get in through a doorway. They won’t be able to get in, but you can get close enough to feed them. The distance to feed is just ever so slightly greater than their striking range, so you should stay safe as long as you don’t get closer than necessary.

Stone Doorframe trapping is very efficient if you are wishing to tame a Manta solo. Create a Stone Foundation on the flat part of the water somewhere (obviously not too close to the shore), and place three stone door frames around the perimeter, but only leave one empty slot. When you bring the Manta towards you, swim into the foundation from the open slot and swim out the stone door frame opposite to it so that the Manta will get stuck in the stone foundation. After this, slowly swim towards it so you can place the final stone door frame behind it to ultimately trap it. Be careful though, if you get too close to the open stone door frame the Manta might be able to hit you!

It seems the feeding counter has 2 different ways to count down. When attacking, the Manta becomes hungry a lot quicker (feeding ~every 20 seconds), in other circumstances it takes ~ 1 minute until you can feed him again. Needs further checking.

The Manta has a melee attack strong enough to rival a Megalodon; not only do they spawn in the deep sea, but they also spawn near the surface swimming peacefully with Megalodons. This now makes the sea much more dangerous, especially for low-mid level players; Even high level players might find they struggle with this creature. The only good thing is that the Manta has low health so it’s not too hard to take one out.

Manta’s have low health, but are fast. Either kite it towards land so you can easily shoot it, or take a big risk and use a crossbow underwater to kill it. Due to their high damage, they will typically destroy flippers within 3 hits, so in order to out-swim and/or hunt mantas underwater you’ll also need a high Oxygen stat. Beware that mantas usually are found in small packs of 2 to 4, and can easily block your movements by surrounding you.

It happens they commit suicide (including tamed ones) by jumping onto the beach or rocks. They also have a low health stat in general which makes them die fast when fighting. Additionally, they appear to have considerably reduced damage resistance when run onto land.

War: Too frail to be an effective war beast (unless you have a good saddle), mantas excels in swift pokes and harassing enemies sea creatures. However, using hit-and-run tactics such as attacking from behind and the side can be used to kill wild plesiosaur and even mosasaurs. Simply speed up to a creature and attack it from above. The downwards attack of its tail is useful, as it allows you to swiftly hit-and-run without getting hit at all. DON’T LEVEL UP HEALTH; the stats increase is extremely low. Instead, just level melee.

• The Dossier mentions A quick jab through the heart. This might be a reference to Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist Steve Irwin (nicknamed The Crocodile Hunter), who died when a stingray barb pierced his chest.