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Behemoth are Elder Dragons first introduced in Monster Hunter: World.


Ecology

Characteristics

A powerful beast from another world. Its large horns and muscular frame defy nature. Unique strategies are required to battle it.

Useful Information

  • Behemoth can be fought alone, but this is much more difficult than fighting it as designed; it is best fought with a full party, with some hunters playing specific roles:
    • Instigator - Also known as a Tank, the instigator's job is to attack Behemoth's head and gain its enmity (a.k.a Aggro). The Behemoth will focus most of its attacks on the instigator and stop using most of its magical attacks such as Charybdis, making it easier for the other hunters to set up and execute their own attacks. Weapons should be chosen to allow the hunter to block powerful attacks (like the Lance or Charge Blade) or avoid them (like the Insect Glaive). Weapons that can block will obtain Behemoth's enmity more easily, but any player can gain Behemoth's enmity regardless of weapon choice.
    • Healer - The Healer brings healing items (and the items to combine them) and focuses on keeping the other hunters, especially the instigator, from getting knocked out. Nevertheless, hunters should bring their own healing items in case of emergencies, especially Lifepowder.
    • Other hunters should concentrate on breaking parts and otherwise doing as much damage to Behemoth as possible, taking the role of DPS. Attacks to the head, even when trying to break the horns, should be done sparingly as to avoid taking enmity from the instigator. It's much safer to bomb the horns while the Behemoth is asleep to break them.
  • Flash Pods will stop Behemoth from casting Charybdis and will reset enmity.
  • *Extreme Behemoth will gain complete immunity from Flash Pods after two successful flashes.
  • Unlike most other Monsters, Behemoth can cast spells, which the game will helpfully warn you about:
    • Charybdis is a whirlwind attack (similar to that caused by Kushala Daora) that is cast on a single Hunter. It remains for a long time after the initial cast.
    • Meteor is a Fire-based attack that drops a rock from the sky. It usually targets a Hunter when cast.
    • Thunder is a Thunder-element attack that targets a single hunter.
    • Comet is a variation of Meteor that leaves a rock behind after impact. These rocks will be necessary later in the hunt but can be destroyed. It is also the Instigator's job to keep the fight away from set Comets to avoid breaking them.
    • Ecliptic Meteor is a massive attack that will instantly K.O. a hunter from anywhere on the map. The only safe places are right behind a Comet between the hunter and the impact, or inside the Tent in Camp.

Known Habitats

Behemoth can be seen inhabiting Elder's Recess.

Game Data

Physiology

Behemoth Physiology for Monster Hunter: World
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Cutting Damage
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Impact Damage
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Shot Damage
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Key: = Non-Weak Point = Fairly effective = Effective = Most effective
Weak Point Hitzone Damage Data
Hitzone Cutting Damage Impact Damage Shot Damage
Head ★★★ ★★★ ★★★
Tail ★★★ ★★ ★★
Breakable Parts: Horns, Forelegs, and Tail
Key: = Fairly effective ★★ = Effective ★★★ = Most effective
Element Weakness Damage Data
Status Effect-Fireblight MH4 Icon Fire Status Effect-Waterblight MH4 Icon Water Status Effect-Thunderblight MH4 Icon Thunder Status Effect-Iceblight MH4 Icon Ice Status Effect-Dragonblight MH4 Icon Dragon
★★ ★★ ★★★
Status Effects Data
StatusEffect05 Poison StatusEffect01 Sleep StatusEffect29 Paralysis Status Effect-Blastblight MH4 Icon Blast StatusEffect04 Stun
★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
Key: = Fairly effective ★★ = Effective ★★★ = Most effective = Not effective


Rewards

Icon Item Name Qty Frequency Type
MH4G-Monster Parts Icon Purple Behemoth Mane 1 ★★★★★ Body Carve
MH4G-Bone Icon Purple Behemoth Bone 1 ★★★★ Body Carve
Wiki Behemoth Tail 1 ★★★ Body Carve
MH4G-Claw Icon Purple Behemoth Shearclaw 1 ★★★ Body Carve
MH4G-Claw Icon Purple Behemoth Great Horn 1 ★★ Body Carve
MH4G-Monster Parts Icon Purple Behemoth Mane 1 ★★★★★ Shiny Drop
MH4G-Claw Icon Purple Behemoth Great Horn 1 ★★★★★ Break Horns
MH4G-Claw Icon Purple Behemoth Shearclaw 1 ★★★★★ Break Forelegs
Wiki Behemoth Tail 1 ★★★★★ Tail Carve
MH4G-Bone Icon Purple Behemoth Bone 1 ★★★★★ Rewards
MH4G-Monster Parts Icon Purple Behemoth Mane 1 ★★★★ Rewards
MH4G-Claw Icon Purple Behemoth Shearclaw 1 ★★★ Rewards
Wiki Behemoth Tail 1 ★★ Rewards
MH4G-Claw Icon Purple Behemoth Great Horn 1 Rewards
MH4G-Ore Icon White Aetheryte Shard 1 ★★★★ Rewards

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHW (2018) Logo-MHW (2018) Logo-MHW (2018)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter: World
MHW-Behemoth Icon A powerful beast from another world. Its large horns and muscular frame defy nature. Unique strategies are required to battle it.

Notes


  • Behemoth is a collaboration monster from Final Fantasy XIV.
  • Behemoth was permanently added to the game on August 2, 2018 (UTC).
  • Behemoth's horns and front limbs can be broken. Its tail can also be severed.
  • Outside of physical attacks, Behemoth can also cast 4 ranged attacks, Meteor, Thunderbolt, Charybdis and Ecliptic Meteor.
    • Behemoth can also summon Comets.
  • Ecliptic Meteor will be cast a total of 3 times during the hunt, and will kill all hunters in the entire area unless they either hide behind a Comet, or be inside the tent at base camp.
    • Behemoth will die after the final Ecliptic Meteor has been cast.
  • Attacking Behemoths head will cause Hunters to gain Enmity faster.
  • Hunters can use the "FINAL FANTASY XIV Jump" gesture to attack Behemoth, if in range, the gesture will automatically aim for Behemoths head.
    • This gesture can also be used to avoid the blast from the Ecliptic Meteor with good timing.
  • Behemoth has the ability to regain health if left alone (No hunters present in its current area).
  • Unlike other monsters in the Recess, Behemoth will not fall over if struck by falling boulders and will only be staggered from the impact.
  • Behemoth has a pin attack in which it lunges at hunters with its horns. If the strike make contact, the hunter will then be grabbed and tossed several feet away. This attack causes Bleeding.
    • Behemoth does not use this attack until the 3rd stage of the battle.
  • Being hit by the pin attack or successfully toppling Behemoth in a mount has a high chance of granting Enmity.


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