Mantis Shrimp

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Mantis Shrimp
Mantis Shrimp.png
Damage200 / 400 Expert Mode / 600 Master Mode
Max Life30 / 60 Expert Mode / 90 Master Mode
KB Resist0% / 10% Expert Mode / 20% Master Mode
Immune toKami Flu
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The Mantis Shrimp is a Hardmode enemy that spawns in the Ocean biome. Similarly to Crabs they walk along the Ocean's floor in the player's general direction. When hitting the player, the Mantis Shrimp releases an explosion. The explosion deals no damage and is purely for visual effect.

After Plantera has been defeated, they will occasionally drop the Mantis Claws, a claw-like melee weapon that mimics the Mantis Shrimp's main attack.


  • With their extremely high melee damage, they can kill most characters with one hit on Expert Mode.
  • Because they are small and can kill a player with one to two hits, caution is advised when exploring the ocean in Hardmode.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Mantis Shrimp: "Should it land a blow with its rounded front claws, it will tear your flesh and shatter your bones. Needless to say, avoid this at all costs."
  • Similarly to real Mantis shrimps, their claws are extremely powerful for their size and can easily kill their prey in one hit.