The Mantis Claws are a Hardmode melee weapon that autoswings. They are dropped from Mantis Shrimps once Plantera is defeated and act similarly to the Fetid Baghnakhs, having a very short range but extremely fast speed. However, unlike the Fetid Baghnakhs, Mantis Claws create a small explosion effect on hit. This explosion is, however, quite small and unlikely to hit anything outside this weapon's already short range.
Its best modifier is Legendary.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Unlike other items in the mod, this weapon does not also drop after Calamitas has been defeated.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The explosion effect is a reference to real life mantis shrimp and how they attack their prey with such speed and force that it creates a tiny vacuum called a cavitation bubble between the claw and the striking surface, the sudden collapse of which creates a shockwave as water rushes to fill in this gap. This explosion causes their targets to be hit twice; once from the claw itself and then a second time from the following explosion, similarly to the in-game weapon.