Tips and Tricks – Maneater Wiki Guide


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Maneater is a simple game about a shark looking to eat literally everything it can – but it’s also about revenge and overcoming incredible obstacles through aquatic combat.

Even with its simple premise and controls, there’s a lot to learn if you want to become a vicious killing machine, and we’ve compiled all the best tips and tricks to help you on your way.


General tips

  • Don’t Forget Your ABCs – Always Be Chompin’! As you move from objective to objective, there’s almost never a reason to constantly gobble up the fish you encounter along the way. The more nutrients you devour, the faster you’ll evolve, level up, and get stronger. It will also allow you to upgrade your mutations faster as you find them, as well as heal yourself between attacks from other mobs or hunters.
  • There are 4 types of nutrients: fat (yellow) mostly found in most docile fish, minerals (blue) mostly found in turtles, protein (red) mostly found in more aggressive sea creatures and humans, and mutagen ( green) only present in rarer species. albino creatures. Obtaining any type will help you level up, and each mutation requires a different type to level up (though most will require a certain mutagen to level up to their max level.

  • Your cave is a safe space – and you can’t be attacked by humans or sea creatures while you’re inside. You can actually use this to your advantage, as any aggressive enemies that follow you into your cave can still be attacked, but they won’t retaliate. Free nutrients!
  • In the beginning, when you’re still a puppy and a teenager, you can encounter several hunted creatures in each region that easily surpass you in power. While you can even the odds later by using mutations and evolution buffs, you probably won’t have many abilities early in the game, so make sure to avoid these enemies at all costs until you do. that you feel stronger. If a mission is happening in their vicinity, be quick and stealthy to try to swallow more docile fish around them before they notice.


  • Once you become an adult, you will be able to use your tail to throw objects that you have held on to. It can be incredibly versatile – as you can use it to open certain doors, launch hunters into the sea (or against each other), and launch fish at predators to stun them. Once you get past a particular aggressive fish, you’ll find that you can latch onto the smaller creatures – and throw them away if they harass you.
  • Humans are generally not great swimmers unless they have scuba gear – and injured hunters or other humans thrown into the water after being kicked, forcibly ejected from a ship that explodes or gets chewed up, will likely drown on their own – and while they won’t cause you any more trouble, you can use them as an easy snack while fighting other still active hunters.

  • There are 3 main “sets” of mutations – the bone set, the bioelectric set, and the shadow set, as well as several organ mutations. The Bone Set is obtained by defeating Apex Predators and is generally best for boat combat. The Bio-Electric set is obtained by defeating named bounty hunters as you increase your infamy, and is usually great for stunning multiple attacking sea predators. The Shadow Set is obtained by obtaining Landmark collectibles and works well against both enemy types, due to its speed boost, poison blasts, and lifesteal attacks.
  • Once you start finding “body” mutations, you can activate special bonuses which are charged by eating enough food. If you know you’re about to do battle with an Apex Predator or attract bounty hunters, prepare your bonus first to activate when needed.

  • Using different moves will cause certain parts of your body to glow – depending on your evolution and the mutations that affect it: like the fins that glow when you dodge, the head and body that glows when you dash, and the tail which glows when you whip the tail.

Battle Tips


  • You’ll eventually be able to outrun any enemy chasing you, but you can expect to be chased and attacked multiple times as you try to escape. For this reason, it’s often essential that you have your camera facing backwards when fleeing so that you’re ready to get away at a moment’s notice. A successful escape usually means your enemy will need a while to recover, giving you more time to escape.

  • Combat against other sea creatures is pretty straightforward, but some techniques are easy to overlook. Enemies will often alternate between fast attacks and slower charges before lunging at you or whipping their tails if you get too close. Many times when an enemy charges and after they dash, their body will glow, indicating they are vulnerable. If you hit at these points, you can deal extra damage, interrupt them with tail swipes, or even latch onto enemies smaller than you and beat them.

  • When fighting enemies at or above your level – especially apex predators – trying to match them head-to-head probably won’t help. Instead, let them take the first step, dodge and punch a few times, then step back a short distance and be ready to dodge again.
  • During fights, more docile fish tend to scatter, but they can still be found nearby – wait until you’ve dodged or stunned an opponent to seek out a quick meal to regain health in a tough fight.


  • Remember that your lock is not a permanent move – it only allows you to turn to face your current attacker. This can take a lot of getting used to, as you’ll need to get in the habit of panning the camera to face your attacker, dodging their incoming attack, quickly locking into their new position, and quickly striking before they hit. does not recover or continue to stroll. If you’re facing multiple attackers, try to keep as many in front of you as possible – or you risk getting hit from all sides.
  • If you are able to launch a Predator out of the water (using your tail whip attack), it won’t be able to retaliate until it reaches the water again – but you can chase it and continue to attack.

  • Holding down the button to throw something into your mouth will slow down time, allowing you to choose your target carefully – which is particularly useful in the midst of multiple chase boats, so you can incapacitate someone shooting at you by throwing one of his friends right at them.
  • Hunters can overwhelm you if you’re not careful and focus entirely on one boat. Be sure to dash between them and use your whip or spear to quickly empty the boats – as they’ll usually be helpless in the water and drown quickly if already injured. You can snack on them to regain health during combat, but your goal should be to disable the boats as quickly as possible.

  • Big boats tend to have fighters attacking from guarded spaces – so you’ll have to jump and land on the boat and struggle to destroy the top part and expose them.
  • If you need to get away from hunters quickly, head into deeper waters where they can’t track your movements, or enter gratings and sewers where they can’t track until they quickly forget about you .


Exploration Tips

  • Don’t underestimate your shark’s ability to jump on land. You can stay above water surprisingly long, and when your O2 runs out you start losing health until you get back underwater. However, not only can you leave the water for a quick human snack, but you can also use the land to get away from other predators and scare them away if another water source is nearby.
  • At the start of Maneater, you won’t be able to progress until you’ve evolved into a teenager or taller adult needed to break some barriers – but when you reach the Golden Shores, you’re essentially able to explore the rest of the map if you wish – just be careful to avoid the more powerful predators that live towards the open waters!
  • After growing from teenager to adult or adult to elder, be sure to check previous regions for grids you couldn’t open before, as they may hide new collectibles or shortcuts to other ones. regions.

  • As you level up, you’ll be able to increase the distance you can dash out of the water – and you’ll eventually be able to jump multiple times. With this you can swim out of the water or jump from the surface (first jump), then jump or dash twice more!


  • There are many underwater caves and sewers in Maneater, and it can be easy to get lost and disoriented in the narrow waterways. As a general rule, note that all tunnel openings or passages will always be surrounded by yellow lights.

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