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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The subject of this article appeared in Zombies mode

The Mangler Helmet is an item in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies map, Gorod Krovi. It can be found on a mannequin in the Department Store's second floor, in a corner directly to the left of the L-CAR 9 Wall Buy and across from the barrier.

It is one of three wearable items on the map, the others being the Valkyrie Drone Hat and Dragon Wings. All can be unlocked and swapped at will in the same game, but only one can be equipped at a time.

When equipped, players gain the following traits:

In order to obtain the Mangler Helmet, players have to:

  • Shoot off the Helmet on five Russian Mangler Soldiers.
  • Shoot off the Arm Cannon on five Russian Mangler Soldiers.

Both of the above tasks can be done on the same Mangler. It is recommended to first fire on the shoulder of the arm cannon to disarm the Mangler, which causes the Mangler to sprint. Then, simply shoot it in the head until it is killed. This speeds up the process of obtaining this Helmet substantially.

A good place to accomplish progress towards the Mangler Helmet is when in Lockdown for obtaining the Dragon Strike/Draconite Controller. In co-op, the progress towards the above two challenges is shared between all players. If at least one player has the Mangler Helmet available to be worn, it is available to everyone.

This Helmet is notably useful for the Easter Egg, Love and War, due to the high amount of Manglers that spawn during the Information Download task in the Hatchery. It retains usefulness during the final boss fight, as direct impact shots from their Arm Cannons can otherwise heavily damage or down players instantly, even with Juggernog.