|Damage:||20 (x2 Broodlings)|
|Unique Trait:|| Detector|
|Charge on NM:||No|
A Lelanthos is a large, thickly armored creature that resembles a flying manta ray. They only appear only during certain points of the game. Lelanthos are very slow but have long range. Their attack consists of launching a pair of Broodlings at the players. In Easy Company, on anything harder than Recruit, a single Lelanthos will spawn during the Nydus Worms Mission. One or two will also spawn during the battle with Eos the Zombie Queen. Lelanthos can also be found in the Apollo Security Team Campaign. Multiple Lelanthos will attack as part of Athena's horde. A mass of Lelanthos also make up round 13 of Survival, and they can be quite difficult to deal with. In Survival, it is typically best to dodge them early on and take them down later with a Stinger or AOE skill.
Lelanthos can detect cloaked units in a 4.5 radius. Any unit using cloak to avoid enemies should use caution when near a Lelanthos. The Broodlings can not detect, so moving out of a Lelanthos's detection range will prevent the Broodlings from attacking further.
A Lelanthos will fly over terrain and obstacles to reach players. This it they may ambush the team by attacking from higher ground, or from behind sight obstructions.
A Lelanthos has thick armor making it resistant to many weapons. Armor piercing weapons and skills like the Barrett M112, Stinger, XM814 Heavy Machine Gun, AER138 Laser Rifle, and OSOK perform well against Lelanthos.