Grounded: How To Beat Orchid Mantis? [Location, Strategy, Loot]

Read our step-by-step guide on the Orchid Mantis in Grounded.

Orchid Mantis is one of the deadliest bosses in Grounded. The game features multiple creatures which need a specified strategy to beat. While most of these creatures would be pretty easy to topple, the same can not be said for the Orchid Mantis. Today I will teach you how to beat the Orchid Mantis in Grounded.

Key Takeaways
  • The Orchid Mantis is the toughest boss in Grounded.
  • You need to use the Orchid Mantis Kebab in the arena where it spawns to summon the Orchid Mantis Mantis.
  • The Orchid Mantis has a variety of melee attacks, including a 3-slam combo and a swiping attack.
  • It can also create shockwaves that can knock you back.
  • You should make sure to use weapons with Salty enhancements on them, as these will deal the most damage to the Orchid Mantis.
  • Finally, you should time your blocks perfectly in order to stay longer in the battle.

How To Defeat The Orchid Mantis In Grounded

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Orchid Mantis in Arena [Image Credit: eXputer]
To defeat the Grounded Orchid Mantis there are a couple of preparation steps you need to do. Without performing these steps the fight will remain inaccessible to you in Grounded. First and foremost, it is crucial to have the Best Armor and a bunch of weapons on you. Make sure you have a few weapons with Salty enhancements since the Mantis are weak against them.

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Before we get into the details of every single step. Let us list down the things you need to do in order to access the boss and fight against it. So here are the things you first need to do before considering taking on the Orchid Mantis.

  • Defeat the Assistant Manager.
  • Defeat the Hedge Broodmother.
  • Cook Orchid Mantis Kebab.

Without defeating these two it is impossible to face the Orchid Mantis. However, to cook the Orchid Mantis Kebab, you will need an oven. Once you have access to an oven, you can then proceed and collect the required ingredients.

Here is a quick breakdown of the items you will need to cook the Orchid Mantis Kebab:

  • 5x Broodmother Chunk
  • 2x Fire Ant Head
  • 1x Wooden Splinter

After the Kebab is cooked, you will complete the preparation steps for the Orchid Mantis boss fight.

Boss Location

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Grounded Map [Image Credit: eXputer]
Once you finish the previous steps, gather your essentials and head to the Shed Surroundings in Grounded. Beware of dangerous creatures on the way from the first Field Station. Prepare for a challenging battle with the Orchid Mantis. Travel during the daytime, bring enough food and water and equip yourself with multiple weapons and high-tier armor.

Find the Orchid Mantis boss on the porch of the Shed in the North-West region. Look for the largest flower pot with Orchids. Climb up using the grass shear or water hose, then enter the pot through the tube to face the Orchid Mantis


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Fight against the Orchid Mantis [Image Credit: eXputer]
During the battle, keep the following tips in mind:

  1. Melee Attacks: The Orchid Mantis utilizes various melee attacks, including a 3-slam combo, swiping attacks, a slam causing bleeding, and a lunging attack. Dodge or block these attacks to avoid taking damage.
  2. Phase Transitions: When the boss’s health reaches 80%, it enters its second phase, where it starts spitting pollen shots that create a damaging mist. At 50% health, it enters the third phase, unleashing unblockable attacks with shockwaves.
  3. Cover Usage: Utilize the big trunk in the middle of the arena as cover to protect yourself from the boss’s attacks. Positioning behind cover is crucial, especially during the third phase when the boss’s attacks inflict high damage.
  4. Weapon Choice: Use weapons with Salty enhancements to maximize damage against the Orchid Mantis. These weapons will be most effective in dealing with the boss’s substantial health bar.
  5. Blocking and Dodging: Time your blocks effectively to mitigate damage during the battle. However, be aware that shockwaves from the boss’s attacks are unblockable, so prioritize finding cover to avoid taking damage from these attacks.


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Loot from the Orchid Mantis [Image Credit: eXputer]
The long-lasting battle is worth the pain because it will give you access to some high-tier loot in Grounded. After finally putting down the Mantis in the game, you can then loot its body to collect a few natural resources.

Here are the items you will get after beating the Orchid Mantis in Grounded:

  • Mantis Claw
  • Mantis Chunk
  • Mantis Head

Additionally, after defeating and looting the Orchid Mantis, you will be able to make the ‘Scythe of Blossoms‘, which is considered one of the Best Weapons in Grounded. Furthermore, you can also craft the Assassin’s Armor Set, which is one of the strongest and coolest-looking sets in Grounded. 

This easy-to-read guide will make the whole Orchid Mantis boss fight silky smooth for you. Of course, the battle won’t be that simple and would require some top-class strategy, but at the end of it all, you will get your hands on some valuable resources. We hope you enjoyed reading through our Mantis Boss Guide; stick around at eXputer to learn a lot more stuff about Grounded!


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