Remnant 2: How to Beat Mantagora Boss

Turn the Remnant 2 Mantagora fight into a turkey shoot.

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How do you beat the Remnant 2 Mantagora boss? This creature, cross between a butterfly and a phoenix, flies high up in the air, causing problems since you need to shoot it down. Our guide discusses the Mantagora boss’ abilities, how you can defeat it, and what reward you’ll receive.

How to Beat the Mantagora in Remnant 2

Mantagora Boss Abilities

To beat the Mantagora boss, you need to be mindful of its flight pattern, projectiles, and enemy summons. Your opponent has the following abilities:

  • Flight — Since Mantagora is always flying, you’ll need to take note of its movement.
  • Feather Flame — Shoots out multiple flaming orbs that explode on impact.
  • Root Grab — The Mantagora that I fought had the Root Grab affix, which meant that tendrils sometimes appeared on the ground.
  • Creature Summons — Throughout the fight, several regular enemies and elites will also appear.
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Mantagora Strategy

Due to dynamic campaign progression, your journey might be different. In my case, I fought the Mantagora in the Yaesha: Imperial Gardens dungeon. The location itself wasn’t part of the region’s main quest, but it did have the Imperial Gardens puzzle that yielded the Crossbow.

Defeating the Mantagora isn’t required to access the puzzle, but it’s in the area, so you might as well take it out. The idea is to venture deeper into the dungeon until you reach the castle in the center. There’s a checkpoint that should help you out in case of unlucky deaths. Moreover, I used the vantage points on the castle, which allowed me to see the Mantagora as it flew around the forest.

While the boss doesn’t have a lot of health, it’s too far to hit with melee attacks most of the time. It can be hard to keep the damage up since it gets out of range so often. If possible, you can use long-range weapons, or accessories that increase the effective range of your firearms.

While battling it, pay attention to warhorns and other sound effects, as these can signal when other enemy mobs spawn. Other things to be mindful of are ledges and cliffs. Since you’re too focused when aiming at the boss, you might not notice that you’re about to fall to your doom.

Related: Best Starting Long Guns in Remnant 2

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Reward: Momentum Mutator

The reward for beating the Mantagora is the Momentum Mutator. This can be socketed into any ranged weapon to give the following effects:

  • When the Momentum Mutator scores a critical hit, gain +1.5% crit chance and crit damage for three seconds, up to a maximum of 10 stacks.
  • The level 10 upgraded boost also add two stacks when you score critical hits, and the duration is increased by two seconds each time.

As you can see, the Momentum Mutator is a must-have. As long as you’re able to land critical hits with your guns (i.e., shooting the weak spots of enemies), you’re guaranteed to have high uptime with the buff, leading to higher DPS.

That’s it: that’s all you need to know about the Mantagora in Remnant 2. Don’t forget that Yaesha has other deadly foes, such as the Kaeula’s Shadow and Legion. For more tips and strategies, you can visit our Remnant 2 guides hub.

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Jason Rodriguez

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