Depiction of a Manticore, from D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., page 213.[art 1]

A manticore is a large, magical beast with the body of a lion, dragon-like wings, and a somewhat humanoid head. Its long tail has a cluster of deadly spikes, which the creature can launch at its foes as weapons. It has dagger-like claws and fangs.[1]

Fan art of the Mighty Nein fighting a manticore, by Linda Lithén.[art 2]


  • Senses: Darkvision.
  • Languages: Common.
  • Tail Spike regrowth: The manticore's twenty-four tail spikes grow back after a long rest.
  • Attacks:
    • Multiattack: The manticore can make three attacks.
    • Bite: The manticore can bite with its giant, toothy maw.
    • Claw: The manticore can attack with its dagger-like claws.
    • Tail Spike: The manticore can make a ranged attack with its tail spikes.[1]

Known Manticores

The manticore who appeared in "Hush" (2x07) was a female. She had large red-brown leathery wings, and fur that covered her rhinoceros-sized, lion-like body. Massive and muscled, she had giant, clawed paws, a thick, red, fiery mane of hair around the neck, a long tail of thick spines, and a dark tanned humanoid face with a large, curled grin in a mouth that hung open with rows of sharp teeth. She had with her a manticore infant whose eyes had not yet opened.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 213.
  2. See "Hush" (2x07) from 02:49:39 through 02:51:12.


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