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. Mantis Claws additionally create a small explosion on enemy hits. However, the explosion deals no damage and is purely visual.
Its best modifier is Legendary.
- This weapon only benefits from 25% of melee swing speed bonuses.
- The explosion effect is a reference to real life Mantis shrimps 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 (although the in-game explosion does not deal any damage).