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Disambiguous This article is about the sniper rifle. For the armor set, see Mantis Armor. For the gunship, see A-61 Mantis Gunship.

The M-92 Mantis Sniper Rifle is a sniper rifle in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3.

Mass Effect 2 Edit

ME2 SR - Mantis
M-92 Mantis
Type Sniper Rifle
Location Freedom's Progress
Accuracy High
Recoil High
Fire Mode Single shot
Fire Rate Low
Reload Time 1.5 s
Damage Stats
Base Damage 263.1
Damage Multipliers Armor x1.5
Shields x1.0
Barriers x1.0
Ammunition Stats
Shots Per Clip 1
Maximum Spare Ammo Capacity Default 9
Armor Pack 9
Upgraded N/A
Both N/A
Ammo Pickup Amount 1 - 2

Description Edit

Powerful sniper rifle able to take out most targets in a single shot. Incredibly accurate at long range, but rate of fire is slow. Effective against armor, but weaker against shields and biotic barriers.

Manufactured by Devlon Industries, the Mantis is primarily used by police and planetary militia groups. The prevalence of kinetic barriers has made this weapon less popular with the military, but it is used more frequently in the Terminus systems where these defenses are less common.

Acquisition Edit

You get this weapon automatically when you start the Freedom's Progress mission as a Soldier or Infiltrator.

Squad Use Edit

This weapon can be used by Garrus, Legion, Thane, and Zaeed. Squadmates deal 45% less damage with this weapon than if wielded by Shepard.

Player Notes Edit

  • The Mantis is a very powerful weapon, able to take down most lower-ranked enemies in a single headshot. This power is offset by the huge heat buildup caused by the weapon, causing the rifle to fire only one shot before the thermal clip must be replaced, and its low spare ammo capacity.
  • Using Adrenaline Rush helps you get some very hard headshots, boosts the damage of the Mantis, and allows you to reload much faster, if you aren't waiting too long to shoot.
  • The Mantis is the typical single-shot, precision sniper rifle found in shooters. Infiltrators and Soldiers can compensate for this with Adrenaline Rush, Tactical Cloak and the time dilation effect of the Infiltrator's class skill. Other classes that pick up sniper rifle training on the Collector's Ship will find it much harder to take a precision headshot, and may find it more beneficial and less wasteful to use either the semi-automatic M-97 Viper or burst-fire M-29 Incisor which have higher ammo capacities and firing rates than the Mantis, and thus have more room for error.
  • The Mantis is generally the best one-shot, one-kill weapon, if the player chooses not to or cannot pick up the M-98 Widow during the Collector Ship mission. Other sniper rifles can be difficult to use if you are trying for a quick direct headshot. With the Viper rifle, the stagger caused by the first headshot usually makes it is difficult to line up a second headshot on the target.
  • For any difficulty through Veteran, this default sniper rifle should be the preferred choice for Infiltrators and Soldiers, since one shot will always take down any enemy below elite rank.
  • For higher difficulty levels, where all enemies have protection and very few enemies can be taken down in a single shot, it loses some effectiveness as a "one shot, one kill" weapon. However, once said protection is gone, a clean headshot still inflicts impressive, if not fatal damage.
  • The Mantis has a field of view of only 10° and therefore a much higher level of magnification than the M-97 Viper and the M-98 Widow, as they both have a FoV of 40°.

Mass Effect 3 Edit

Trivia Edit

  • While the Mantis looks nearly identical to the standard sniper rifle from Mass Effect, the scope has changed and the multiple levels of magnification are absent.

See Also Edit

Mass Effect 2 Weapons
Heavy Pistols M-3 PredatorM-6 CarnifexM-5 Phalanx
Submachine Guns M-4 ShurikenM-9 TempestM-12 Locust
Shotguns M-23 KatanaM-27 ScimitarM-300 ClaymoreM-22 EvisceratorGeth Plasma Shotgun
Assault Rifles M-8 AvengerM-15 VindicatorGeth Pulse RifleM-76 RevenantCollector Assault RifleM-96 Mattock
Sniper Rifles M-92 MantisM-97 ViperM-98 WidowM-29 Incisor
Heavy Weapons M-100 Grenade LauncherML-77 Missile LauncherM-622 AvalancheM-920 CainCollector Particle BeamM-490 BlackstormM-451 FirestormArc Projector
Mass Effect 3 Weapons
Heavy Pistols M-3 PredatorM-5 PhalanxM-6 CarnifexM-11 SuppressorM-77 PaladinM-358 TalonAcolyteArc PistolExecutioner PistolN7 EagleScorpion
Submachine Guns M-4 ShurikenM-9 TempestM-12 LocustM-25 HornetBlood Pack Punisher
Collector SMGGeth Plasma SMGN7 Hurricane
Shotguns M-11 WraithM-22 EvisceratorM-23 KatanaM-27 ScimitarM-300 ClaymoreAT-12 RaiderDiscipleGeth Plasma ShotgunGraal Spike ThrowerN7 CrusaderN7 PiranhaReegar CarbineVenom Shotgun
Assault Rifles M-7 LancerM-8 AvengerM-15 VindicatorM-37 FalconM-55 ArgusM-76 RevenantM-96 MattockM-99 SaberAdas Anti-Synthetic RifleCerberus HarrierChakram LauncherCollector RifleGeth Pulse RifleGeth SpitfireN7 TyphoonN7 ValkyrieParticle RiflePhaestonStriker Assault Rifle
Sniper Rifles M-13 RaptorM-29 IncisorM-90 IndraM-92 MantisM-97 ViperM-98 WidowBlack WidowCollector Sniper RifleJavelinKishock Harpoon GunKrysae Sniper RifleN7 Valiant
Heavy Weapons M-451 FirestormM-560 HydraM-597 LadonM-920 CainCobra Missile LauncherGeth Combat SoftwareGeth SpitfireReaper BlackstarSync Laser

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