Manticore

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Manticore
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Statistics
Attack Type: Ranged
Monster Traits: Wilderness / Dark
Base Size: Medium (1x2)
Expansion(s): Conversion Kit
Visions of Dawn



Manticore is a monster found in the fifth Hero and Monster Collection set, Visions of Dawn. It was first introduced in the Second Edition Conversion Kit.

Description

A manticore can hurl a magical volley of spikes from its tail, attacking twice in the blink of an eye. The greatest of their kind possess envenomed spikes that can poison the body of even the mightiest hero.

Resembling a hideous amalgamation of unnatural features, the manticore is the unmistakable magical corruption of some base creature. This beast’s most dangerous weapon is neither its rows of fangs, nor its razor-edged claws, but its arched tail. The spikes fired from a manticore’s tail can pierce armor of the finest quality, and the most fearsome manticores imbue their spikes with deadly venom. Recently, these terrifying creatures have been sighted fighting alongside ogres and trolls, making them a deadly threat to the heroes’ latest quest.

Setup

Monster Group Size
#
Heroes
Minions Masters
2 1 0
3 0 1
4 1 1


Act I

Minion

Speed
4
Health
5
Defense
1 Gray
Special 1
Ravage
Special 2
Surge: Pierce 2
Special 3
Surge: +1 Range
Attack
1 Blue + 1 Yellow

Master

Speed
4
Health
7
Defense
1 Gray
Special 1
Ravage
Special 2
Surge: Pierce 3
Special 3
Surge: Poison
Special 4
Surge: +1 Range
Attack
1 Blue + 1 Yellow

Act II

Minion

Speed
4
Health
7
Defense
1 Gray
Special 1
Ravage
Special 2
Surge: Pierce 3
Special 3
Surge: +2 Range
Attack
1 Blue + 2 Yellow

Master

Speed
4
Health
9
Defense
1 Gray
Special 1
Ravage
Special 2
Surge: Pierce 4
Special 3
Surge: Poison
Special 4
Surge: +2 Range
Attack
1 Blue + 2 Yellow

Abilities

  • Ravage: Both of this monster's actions on a turn may be attack actions.
  • Pierce X: This attack ignores X Shield rolled on the defense dice.
  • Poison: If this attack deals at least 1 Heart (after the defense roll), the target is Poisoned.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Manticores first appeared in the base game from Descent: Journeys in the Dark (first edition).
  • When updated to 2nd edition, they were made medium size monsters (1x2) instead of huge (2x2).