Difficulty: ★★★★★★★ (Tier 3)
In Double Rages, there are two Mantises, albeit with different color schemes. The alien wave takes place at the Fire in the Hole map. The initial wave is somewhat similar to Siegfried, with almost all units swarming along with two Mambulls. However, there are very few camping spots compared to Siegfried. As such, if you have extremely weak armor (Viper Armor and below), the aliens will kill you in about two hits. For the Plasma Slugs, they can kill you in one hit if you are not paying attention. The wave also has a number of Black Mayflies, so watch out. The real challenge lies in killing the boss itself.
How the health is determined for bosses. After you finish the initial wave of aliens, the number of players entered the arena will determine the amount of health for any boss, but it is unclear by how much. So here are the estimates:
1 player entering the boss fight: Boss HP 100%
2 players entering the boss fight: Boss HP 150%
3 players entering the boss fight: Boss HP 200%
Fighting Double Rages:
Double Rages' Attacks:
The two Mantises will use all of the moves that Wrath of Mantis used (they also have scripted "team" moves), but at a much faster rate. They will be able to knock down a person multiple times if both are close enough.
Each Mantis looks different: there's a greenish-blue one(like the one in Wrath of Mantis), and a purple-blue one. There will be a blue shield protecting the area that both of them are at, which deactivates, and the green one will come out and "play", while the purple one watches while being protected by the barrier. As mentioned, it will use all of the moves in Wrath of Mantis, albeit doing considerably higher damage and using them a lot faster, so be prepared.
Easy enough right? Wrong. Once the green Mantis flinches (is stunned) for the first time, the purple one protected by the barrier will begin using either buzzarangs, laser beams, or wind waves against you while you are still fending off the green one, so be careful. Once you have taken out about 2/3 of the green Mantis's HP, the shield will once again deactivate, and the purple one will come out, using the same moves the green Mantis used in the beginning.
Also BE AWARE: After the purple one comes out, BOTH will attack you at the same time, so watch your back! The green Mantis appears to have significantly more HP than the blue one. If you kill one of them, the other Mantis will cloak itself in a hexagonal shield shortly afterward, which massively reduces the damage it takes from all attacks for a period of time. However, the shield can be avoided entirely if the second Mantis is killed within about two or three seconds of the first one before it manages to activate it. If you have weaker weapons like an Assault Rifle or a Shotgun, YOU WILL DIE! Try to have your weapons upgraded or get more decent weapons, preferably higher-tiered Laser Guns like the NOVA27 or Machine Guns. Also, whenever they use their team moves, they will launch 5 Tri Waves instead of 3 and use a laser beam that covers the entire perimeter of the map.
The gold the boss gives depends on how many players entered the boss room. Also, each time you kill a boss, the base gold amount will be cut in half the next time you kill him. For example, the Mantis drops 111,110 gold when killing him by yourself, but the next time you kill him you will only get 55,555 gold for killing him by yourself. These amounts I have posted are the amounts you will get for killing him for the first time of the day.
If you enter the boss stage with just yourself, the base amount you will get:
If you enter the boss stage with one other player, the base amount you will get is: (This is 20% more gold than just killing him by yourself)
If you enter the boss stage with two other players, the base amount you will get is: (This is 50% more gold than just killing him by yourself)
Now multiply those numbers by 1.xx and replace the xx with the amount of "% gold" you have on your armor and backpack combined, which will give you how much gold you will earn for killing that boss with that amount of players.
This boss has a chance to drop between 2-4 mithril. Note that all bosses have the same mithril drop rate, but each boss has a different amount they can drop. Also, each time you acquire any amount of mithril from any boss, the drop rate will decrease for that particular boss until 12 a.m. CDT when it resets.
Tips On Eliminating the Mantises:
- Try to get one of them to really low health, then focus on the other one while dodging the other boss's attacks. That way it won't be able to use its shield.
- Use weapons with high DPS, such as the M-Z7B2, M-27B1, or AST-KK, and Hyperclips can be utilized to quickly eliminate the bosses.
- Equip armor at least Thunder that can survive couple hits or so.