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Learn how to beat Behemoth in the game Monster Hunter World (MHW)! This guide explains everything about Behemoth's weakness, carves, rewards, and a complete strategy guide for beating and capturing it. Find out what parts are breakable and severable, and what drops and Monster materials are available.
|All Behemoth Articles|
|Behemoth Weakness & Strategy||Behemoth Weapons||
List of Contents
|Horn, Forearms, Tail|
|Map||Starting Area||Visited Areas||Rest Spot|
|Elder's Recess||8||8 / 9 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15||Coming soon!|
*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.
Higher values indicate higher damage.
With the Iceborne patch, we are no longer limited with using specific armor to combat the massive Behemoths. The Iceborne armor comes with several decoration slots and massive defense stats which makes assembling skills, the only issue when facing certain monsters. Below, we list all the recommended skills to have when facing the mighty behemoth. Before starting the fight, know your role and make sure to play according to it.
As a tank, your role is to keep on drawing the aggro of the Giant Behemoth, while the Behemoth focuses you, turtle up, keey your HP up, and stay alive!
|Recovery Up 3||Recovery Speed 3|
|Guard 5||Health Boost 3|
|Blight Resist||Guard Up|
|Flinch Free||Mind's Eye/Ballistics|
As the attacker, you must always be on the move. Keep the pressure up while the tank draws the monster's attention. Skills such as True Razor Sharp are recommended to reduce the time you'll be out of the fight sharpening your weapon / keep your damage up. While it is not completely necessary, attackers can also run wide range to save the tank/healer when they can but their main goal is to deal damage.
|True Razor Sharp/Spare Shot (or Protective Polish)||Clutch Claw Boost (must have for light weapons|
|Weakness Exploit||Critical Boost|
As the healer, keeping the tank alive is your priority, yourself second, and the attackers third. Massive amount of items and supportive buffs are asked of the healer to make sure allies don't die to the Massive Behemoth.
|Free Meal||Wide Range|
|Evade Window/ Guard Up||Blight Resistance|
|Evasion Mantle||The Behemoth has some nasty attacks. Using a mantle that increases your survivability is always great. The Evasion Mantle is trickier to use for tank weapons so they're better off opting for the Health Booster.|
|Temporal Mantle||Free dodges increases survivability. Sadly, the Behemoth cannot be flinched so the Temporal Mantle is solely used for defensive purposes.|
|Health Booster||This can be used on your tank's position to keep his/her HP up.|
|Enmity||・A state where you are targeted by Behemoth wherever you go
・You can earn Enmity by continuously attacking Behemoth's head
・The hunter with a shielded weapon and the highest defense should be the one to get the Enmity for the party
|Charybdis||・A powerful tornado similar to Kushala Daora's attack
・Targeted hunters can guide them to the edge of the area
・Can be stopped using a Flash Pod
|Comet||・A large rock from the sky that will target your position before falling
・Use as a barrier against the Ecliptic Meteor
・Move it slightly away from Behemoth to prevent it from breaking
|Ecliptic Meteor||・A powerful attack that covers a wide area which instantly cart your party
・Items cannot be used during this attack
・Hide behind the Meteorite or avoid the attack using the FF14 Jump Gesture
|Meteor||・A large falling rock from the sky on a fixed point
・Has an additional fire attribute
|Thunderbolt||・A lightning attack that hits in three locations
・Has an additional lightning attribute
・Can inflict stun if it lands directly to a hunter
Dividing the roles is important in the Behemoth hunt. Your team should decide who will tank Behemoth and who will focus on healing the team before starting the hunt to avoid any confusion.
|Tank (Weapon with Shield)||・Focus on attacking the head to gain Enmity
・Proper positioning so allies can hit Behemoth easily
|Healer (Focus on Recovery)||・Recover the health of your allies using Wide-Range
・Constantly check the tank if he needs more support
|Attacker||・Deal as much damage as you can while the tank has the Enmity|
Unlike other monsters, Behemoth will have the same HP for both the solo run and the party run. Also, since Behemoth can easily be controlled using his Enmity mechanic, it is highly recommended that you only fight him with a 4-man party.
Ecliptic Meteor is the most powerful technique that Behemoth can use and it can cart you regardless of your health and defense. You can only avoid dying from this attack by hiding behind the comet or by using the FF14 Jump Gesture at the perfect time.
|How to Avoid|
|Comet||Behemoth will usually summon a comet that will stay in its place unless it gets hit by any of Behemoth's attacks. You can hide behind these comets when Behemoth uses his Ecliptic Meteor to avoid carting from the attack.|
|FF14 Jump Gesture||The Ecliptic Meteor can also be avoided by using the gesture that you will get during the event. This gesture is the FF14 Jump, this will allow you to jump out of the screen and it can give you a few seconds of invincibility which is enough to completely avoid any damage from the Ecliptic Meteor.|
|Methods That Does Not Work|
|Farcaster||When Behemoth enters the Ecliptic Meteor stance, all items can no longer be used|
|Temporal Mantle||The damage from the Ecliptic Meteor can penetrate the mantle|
|Area Movement||The range of the Ecliptic Meteor is big enough to hit all nearby areas|
|Skill Guts||Dying from the Ecliptic Meteor will not activate the Guts skill|
You can get the Enmity from Behemoth if you deal enough damage to its head or by shooting a specific slinger ammo continuously. This will force Behemoth to focus on only attacking his target and ignore all other hunters that are attacking a different part of his body.
|Attack the Head||You can gain Behemoth's Enmity by hitting his head with a certain number of times. The number of attacks required will vary depending on the weapon that you are using. (Example: Gunlance = 10 Times, Heavy Bowgun = 30 Times)|
|Using Dragon Pod||Hit Behemoth's head 5 times with the Dragon Pod|
Charybdis is an attack that creates a tornado at the hunter's position after a few seconds. These tornadoes that Behemoth summons will not disappear for a few minutes. It is recommended that you immediately move to the edge of the area so the tornadoes will not appear near the battle.
If it becomes too difficult to move around because of the tornadoes, you can use a Flash Pod to stop these tornadoes. However, Behemoth will eventually resist the Flash Pod if it is used frequently.
The attacks of Behemoth are extremely powerful and it can instantly cart you if you do not have high enough maximum health or defense. Using gears that can push your Health Boots skill to level 3 and build up your Stun Resistance is highly recommended for this hunt.
Also, some of Behemoth's heavy attacks can cause major tremors which can be dangerous especially if you are using a melee weapon. It might be a good idea to consider wearing gears with Tremor Resistance.
Having a healer with the skill Wide-Range at max level is a must in order for your tank to survive the attack. Since the tank will be getting the Enmity, most of the time he will have to raise his shield to lessen the damage from the attacks, this will prevent him from using any potions to recover his health.
It is highly recommended that your healer uses the Lunastra Beta set and utilize the bonus effect of the skill Wide-Range.
There are many ways to release the Enmity from Behemoth but if you accidentally take the Enmity away from the tank, the best thing that you can do is that you shoot a Flash Pod directly onto his face to release the Enmity.
|Smoke Bomb||Flash Pod|
You can weaken his rotation attack by cutting off his tail. This will not only weaken the damage, but it will also shorten the range of his tail attacks making the hunt a lot easier. You should focus on attacking this part especially if the tank has Behemoth's Enmity.
Paralyzing or putting Behemoth to sleep will also release the Enmity away from the tank. It is best that you avoid using any status effect weapons to avoid accidentally inflicting any ailment. Leave this task to your tank and get as much raw damage as you can from your weapon to maximize your damage output.
There are two collapsable crystals that you can use in area 8 that can deal massive damage to Behemoth. Try to lure Behemoth under these crystals and use your slinger ammo to drop it on top of Behemoth. This will take a huge chunk of his health and also stun him for a few seconds.
Behemoth can inflict a Bleeding status ailment with his pin attack which is only available during the third phase. This attack can stop you from moving around because of the Bleeding ailment, try to cure this immediately using an Astera Jerky to avoid taking any further damage.
|Obtain Rate (%)|
Behemoth Bone / ★★★★
Behemoth Shearclaw / ★★★
Behemoth Tail / ★★★
Behemoth Great Horn / ★★
|Obtain Rate (%)|
Behemoth Great Horn / Horn
Behemoth Shearclaw / Hindlegs
|Obtain Rate (%)|
|Obtain Rate (%)|
Behemoth Mane / ★★★★
Aetheryte Shard / ★★★★
Behemoth Shearclaw / ★★★
Behemoth Tail / ★★
Behemoth Great Horn / ★
|Event||★9 - A Visitor from Eorzea (Extreme)|
|Special Assignment||★9 - The Legendary Beast|
|Special Assignment||★9 - He Taketh It With His Eyes|
|Optional||★9 - A Visitor From Eorzea|
|Kulve Taroth||Kushala Daora||Lavasioth||Legiana|
|Uragaan||Vaal Hazak||Xeno'jiiva||Zorah Magdaros|
|Ancient Leshen||Azure Rathalos||Black Diablos||Pink Rathian|
|Arch-Tempered Great Jagras||Arch-Tempered Kirin||Arch-Tempered Kulve Taroth||Arch-Tempered Kushala Daora|
|Arch-Tempered Lunastra||Arch-Tempered Nergigante||Arch-Tempered Teostra||Arch-Tempered Vaal Hazak|
|Arch-Tempered Xeno'jiiva||Arch-Tempered Zorah Magdaros|
|All Monsters by Game|
|Iceborne||Monster Hunter World|
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