As one of the three ECA Battlefield Prototypes research protocols, the Manticore Protocol is often selected by commanders whose forces are fighting at the thickest of mechanized battles.

The Manticore Protocol permits the fielding one of the ECA's feared superheavy tank prototypes, the Manticore, and advanced Anvil Bots. It also grants access to Hydrogen Fuel Cells or Nano Shock Absorbers, two mutually exclusive add-ons for Gepard Flakpanzers, Leopard Tanks, Mole Minelayers and Jagdmammut Tank Destroyers to improve either their speed or survivability.