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Location Skyreach Hold, Serpent's Nest, Sanctum Ophidia
The Feral Gallery Necrom
Species Mantikora
Health 31,364
Reaction Hostile
Other Information
Faction(s) Scaled Court
Foul Hide, Poison Solvents, Raw medium armor hides
A juvenile Mantikora

Mantikoras are four-legged beasts with two arms and the tail of a scorpion. They can be found in parts of Upper Craglorn. The creatures were created by the Scaled Court using nirncrux and alchemy.

Mantikoras were artificially created by the Scaled Court alchemist Regent Boward in Serpent's Nest. They combine the traits of numerous predators, the primary ones being scorpions and a specially bred wamasu. Additionally, captives from various races and nirncrux pools were also utilized. Mantikoras are large, powerful, and exceptionally intelligent, and that makes them extremely dangerous. Hruzizolk, the Progenitor Mantikora, is capable of creating other young mantikoras on her own.

Mantikoras can be found at Skyreach Hold, in the Serpent's Nest, and during the fight against the Serpent in Sanctum Ophidia.

Related Quests[edit]

Skills and Abilities[edit]

Claw Swipe
The mantikora does quick claw swipe at the player, dealing a low amount of damage.
Sweeping Strike
The mantikora swipes its spear at the player if they are not in reach of its claws, dealing a low amount of damage.
Charged Up Attack
The mantikora readies its spear to deal a heavy attack. If the player successfully blocks it, the mantikora is stunned for a brief period of time, allowing it to be toppled with a heavy attack. If the player does not block the attack, they are hit for a moderate amount of damage and are knocked back slightly.
Around 50% of its health, the mantikora becomes enraged, indicated by a red glow around its body. This phase greatly increases the damage of the above attacks and the mantikora also starts to use more devastating ones.
Ground Pound
The mantikora rears its forelimbs and brings them down to cause a heavy ground pound in a small radius around it. Players should step out of the circle, or else they will incur a high amount of damage and be stunned.
Hurl Javelin
The mantikora hurls its spear into the air and it homes in on the player like a javelin. Players should step out of the target zone that is formed around them, or else they will incur a high amount of damage.

Unique Mantikoras[edit]


Generic Mantikoras[edit]

Generic, unnamed mantikoras can be encountered in various places across Tamriel, including delves, dungeons, and DLC content. These mantikoras have varying stats, namely health. Below is a list of mantikoras, categorized by location, difficulty and health.

Zone / Dungeon Specific Location Difficulty Health
Sanctum Ophidia Summoned by The Serpent ON-misc-Boss 1.png Normal(?)Veteran344,9807
Skyreach Hold Throughout the dungeon ON-misc-Boss 1.png 265,435


  • The generic juvenile mantikora spawned by Hruzizolk have much smaller horns, with only six on their head, four on their back, and two on their arms. They also have more fur and lack the spikes that adult mantikoras have on their tails.