Manticore and Scorpicore

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Dungeon creatures
Level 1
Troglodyte Troglodyte
Infernal Troglodyte Infernal Troglodyte
Level 2
Harpy Harpy
Harpy Hag Harpy Hag
Level 3
Beholder Beholder
Evil Eye Evil Eye
Level 4
Medusa Medusa
Medusa Queen Medusa Queen
Level 5
Minotaur Minotaur
Minotaur King Minotaur King
Level 6
Manticore Manticore
Scorpicore Scorpicore
Level 7
Red Dragon Red Dragon
Black Dragon Black Dragon
Towns
Castle Rampart Tower
Inferno Necropolis Dungeon
Stronghold Fortress Conflux
Cove Neutral
Statistics
Manticore
Creature Manticore.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif
850

Attack 15
Defense 13
Damage 14–20
Health 80
Speed 7
Movement Flying
Size 2
Growth 2
AI Value 1547
Scorpicore
Creature Scorpicore.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif
1050

Attack 16
Defense 14
Damage 14–20
Health 80
Speed 11
Movement Flying
Size 2
Growth 2
AI Value 1589
 Special abilities:
Paralyzing Venom
Manticore Lair  Manticore (adventure map).gifScorpicore (adventure map).gif

Manticores and Scorpicores are level 6 creatures of the Dungeon town. They are recruited from the Manticore Lair.

"Manticores and their venomous cousins, the scorpicores, have features combined of bat, lion and scorpion. They attack with stabs from their stinging tails. Scorpicore attacks have a 20% chance of paralyzing an opponent. Creatures thus petrified take 50% damage and are unfrozen when attacked or after three rounds." RoE manual

Tactics and info[edit]

Because of their low stats for a level 6 creature, especially in health, two Minotaurs are considered to be a better deal than one Manticore, at the same cost with double the damage and more health. For that reason, Manticores and Scorpicores are mainly used to block shooters, paralyze stacks and sometimes soak up retaliations, leaving the dragons and minotaurs to finish off the opponent without receiving damage.

Paralyzing special ability[edit]

Effect Affected unit cannot act
Duration 3 Rounds
Chance 20%
Resist Gold Dragons
Black Dragons
Magic Elementals

Paralyzing Venom is a special ability of Scorpicores. A target surviving a Scorpicore's melee attack has a 20% chance of being paralyzed immediately after. Paralyzed creatures forgo their turn for the remainder of the current combat round and the two combat rounds thereafter, unless they are attacked meanwhile. Paralyzed creatures take full damage from attacks, but retaliate at only a quarter of their strength. The effect can be removed with Cure or Dispel. Paralyzing Venom is negated by the Recanter's Cloak and Cursed Ground, but not by the Orb of Inhibition.

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Heroes with a specialty[edit]

  • Synca Synca the Overlord has manticores as a specialty, which increases the attack and defense skills of any manticores or scorpicores for each level attained after 6th level and gives them a speed bonus of 1.

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