Enemy Type Elder Dragons
Elements fireblightFire
Ailments BleedingBleeding

fireblight Fireblight 
thunderblight Thunderblight

DragonBlight Dragon ⭐⭐⭐

Critical Damage

Resistances mhw-thunder-damage_s Thunder (⭐)
fireblight Fire (⭐)
Locations Elder's Recess

Behemoth is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ベヒーモス in Japanese. It was added as a special free DLC in summer 2018 (August 2nd) for a Final Fantasy XIV collaboration event.


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

Behemoth Details & Locations

Talk to the Serious Handler in Astera after defeating the main story to add the new special mission “A Visitor From Another World”. Players will go to Wildspire Wastes and follow the Cactuars. The Cactuars can be caught and are worth 85 points. This will lead the players to slay a powered up Kulu-Ya-Ku. Afterwards, players will enjoy a cutscene leading them to Elder’s Recess to undertake another Special Assignment.

Notes: Monster can  be mounted, but is immune to traps. If it lands on the player it will deal heavy damage. It will be a guaranteed giant crown. Several moves, such as the standard meteor and wind attacks, can be interrupted by a flash pod. Temporal mantle is recommended as many attacks are unblockable and others result in heavy chip damage, even with guard level 4. 

Polar Behemoth Event Quest
A Visitor from Eorzea (Extreme)” 

  • 9 ★ located in the Elder Recess
  • Players must be HR 50 or higher
  • Player must slay a Tempered Behemoth
  • Players will obtain Behemoth Ticket to forge the new Drachen/Dragoon Layered Armor.
  • This mission last from August 23rd to September 6th.

Behemoth Combat Info

  • Deals mhw-thunder-damageThunder and fireblight Fire Element Damage, and is resistant to both
  • A Tank or Evasion Tank is absolutely essential to the run
  • Lance, IG and shield users should tank the monster: Let the tank start to get aggro first. Do not engage until the tank has enmity confirmed by the combat text.
  • Weak to mhw-dragon-damageDragonmhw-water-elemental-damageWater and mhw-ice-damage_sIce.
  • Status weak to paralysis Paralysis and Sleep (gunners should have these two elements)
  • The Horns and Tail, and claws can be broken
  • Ecliptic meteor can be avoided by using the Dragoon Jump emote given to you, use right before the meteor collides with the ground(think old school FF rules)
  • Bring healing items to help your teammates such as Lifepowder.
  • Bring Large Barrel Bombs to place when it falls asleep.
  • The boss summons COMETS. Your team should drop them in accessible areas of the arena.
  • When the large meteor AOE comes, put the COMET between you and the middle of the arena where the large meteor will land. The floor turns red and the boss glows red as a signal.
  • When Charybdis is cast, a player will be selected with a gust of wind similar to the starting of a Kushala Tornado. Move closer to a wall if possible to ensure that the team isn't affected during combat. 
    • If you are playing with randoms and your teammates are dropping tornados everywhere, you can use a Flashpod to stop the cast.
    • Be aware that flashpods reset Enemity (aggro), so they should be used sparingly
  • If you have played FF14 before you will notice that Behemoth has distinct skills that have areas to position your team in. - For example the Thunderbolt, standing either on the side, behind or in the spaces between his head and arm are the safest places to stand, unlike Kirin his lighting isn't as telegraphed, and CAN be spammed up to 3 times(from my experience) so the best place to stand when this happens is on the sides or behind. If you are his target it is better to stand in the spaces between his hand and arm or you risk wiping your team if he turns around suddenly on a teammate.
  • Similar with Thundaga, his Eruption is the same 3 directions however it is telegraphed more clearly and is not used more than once at a time.
  • Meteor can be blocked but chunks for a lot, it is better to super man dive or avoid completely.
  • The player with Enmity should move Behemoth away from any tornados.
  • If it stumbles, everyone focuses the same weak point they focused before, repeat until broken. If it sleeps, sleep bomb and have your range special shot the barrel if no GS/GL is present.

Behemoth Battle

  • Phase 1- The battle will start in the cave with 2 destructible stalactites each doing about 1.7k, this will be the easiest and quickest phase if you manage to get even one of them to hit behemoth, he will only use Meteor and Charybdis in this phase.
  • Phase 2- He will run to the next zone, where the first person who enters with be met with a Charybdis cast or a meteor and most of the Enmity. in this phase he will use his skills more often and sometimes in rapid succession and his meteor will now target all hunters. he gains two new moves Thunderbolt and Comet. Thunderbolt can and usually is used 3 times in a row, but its possible to blind him and stop the triple cast. Once Comet falls you MUST make sure that at least one rock stays up to hide behind when he uses ecliptic meteor at the end of the phase or you will instantly be carted.
  • Phase 3 - He will run again and there you will be met with objects that can be used to mount without an IG (Its not confirmed but I'm almost positive they cannot shield you from ecliptic meteor then even if they manage to stay up). same as phase 2 you must make sure at least one rock is up to have any chance of surviving at the end of the phase.
  • Phase 4 - He will run one last time to the nergi nest, there here will stand waiting for you, both destructible walls are already broken down. similar to phase 2-3. you must survive yet again and this time finally kill him and carve from the remains.
  • It is worth noting that if everyone leaves the zone he is currently in he will begin to regenerate health.
  • He may flee into the zone with heat hazard, so bring cold drinks, if he does run to this zone, he may run back to his previous zone after the 3rd phase.
  • The ecliptic meteor, while it is not map wide, it is far enough to reach all adjacent zones, you will not be able to run from the blast unless you somehow manage to get inside the tent if he comets near a camp zone you happen to be in.

Behemoth Mounting Cheese Method

  • IMPORTANT: This method is very risky and could easily wipe your whole team if done incorrectly, however it is currently the fastest way to kill/repel behemoth(from my experience). I easily went from getting to phase 4 and my team getting wiped to, getting to phase 4 in the normal time it takes to get to phase 3 with the least about of worry for E.meteors or sudden carts. 
  • YOU WILL NEED: An IG user, a separate person with wide range and a lot of dash drinks, Brain.exe
  • Its recommended to do this with a full premade party.
  • Phase 1, hit behemoth with both stalactites, after that mount it as quickly as possible, the easiest way is usually when he is casting Charybdis. once mounted hold brace while your team dishes out damage to behemoth, do this for as long as possible
    • To pseudo steer behemoth away from rocks you will need to jump on his back wait for him to try to knock you off then quickly move to his head, this will cause him to go in one direction twice. once he is safely away from the rocks proceed to jump back on his head and hold brace he will just move back and forth infinitely (or as long as you are on him)
    • if you hold the dash drinks or are mount if possible find a way to notify your team that your mounter's stamina is getting low(skype, discord text/voice chat, etc.) so that he/she can stay on as long as possible.
    • Its best to do this before he summons comets, as he is hard coded to summon comets at least 3 times before bringing down E.Meteor(Unconfirmed)
    • Remember to run as quick as you can to the rocks, as soon as you seem him summon comets in a strange way(its hard to explain but trust me you will notice.)
  • Repeat this phase 1 until you reach phase 4(See behemoth battle phase 4), and will have easily killed behemoth with little to no chance of getting carted.
  • This method works outside of behemoth as well (Unconfirmed but its obvious it does.)

Kinsect Spots

  • Green: The neck and torso and upper back
  • Red: the Forearms
  • Orange: the Head and Tail
  • White: the Hind legs(the back legs)

Behemoth Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw-poison-status-effect sleep-mhw-status-effect paralysis blast stun
Weakness Level ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point cut-damage-mhw blunt-damage-mhw ammo-damage-mhw
Horns (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Claws (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information




Behemoth Low and High Rank Carves

Defeating this monster allows the player to carve the following items:

Behemoth Carves

Carves Frequency  
Behemoth Mane (dropped, carved) High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Behemoth Bone High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Behemoth Tail (cut tail) High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
Behemoth Shearclaw (forelegs broken) High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
Behemoth Great Horn (Horn Broken) High Rank⭐⭐  


Behemoth Rewards

Rewards Frequency  
Behemoth Bone High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Behemoth Mane High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Behemoth Shearclaw High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Behemoth Tail High Rank ⭐⭐  
Behemoth Great Horn High Rank ⭐  
Aetheryte Shard High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  



Behemoth Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Behemoth Monster. 



Behemoth Armor


rare-8-mhw-helm-headgear-wiki Drachen Beta Armor Set (β)
Set Bonus: ??



Notes & Trivia

  • Behemoth is a Free DLC update in collaboration with FF14, however behemoth has had numerous appearances in other Final Fantasy games as well




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    • Anonymous

      17 Aug 2018 08:06  

      People are just leaving! We were at phase 4, had 2 lifes remaining and one person just went out... to makes things better that was appearently the only dude (besides me) using flashpods. But gratz you lootet the claws though. I mean that's more important than mounting the damn thing, right? Getting the jug of milk when you could have the whole cow....

      • Anonymous

        15 Aug 2018 08:01  

        Is it worth waiting when he is a few hits away from casting eclipse and all meteors are lost? Does he cast another one without getting hit? it only happened ones so far in my (countless...) attempts to finaly beat that beast with randoms but dunno what the right choice is here. Waiting or send half the team into the tends?

        • Anonymous

          12 Aug 2018 21:35  

          Behemoth wasn't really a boss in the FF franchise. Just a harder random encounter that could get you on the wrong foot with it's spells and many HPs. Later in the game he is only a one click like the rest. But there where variations of him like Catplebus which were real bosses. What they did in MHW with him is like beefing up a Chocobo until is ends up beeing a Deviljho basicaly. How he is now he reminds me more of a Weapon (a certain boss type in FF). Kill all attacks and a ton of hp.

          • Anonymous

            07 Aug 2018 02:53  

            Be Great If They'd Add It Into The Game Itself ; Since I Have The Base Game... (No Internet Access To It ; No Updates ; And No DLC)

            • Anonymous

              04 Aug 2018 21:14  

              Do they want to troll us? Two examples: "pls attack his head...super important...something MARVELOUS will happen" (he only stops casting and if he cast a meteor second phase they say that: "stay close to it...BUT don't let it destroy that meteor". You know what very likely happens if a wild beast is casting area spells nonstop? IT DESTROYS THE METEOR IF WE STAY CLOSE TO IT! Oh and was our cat helper ever more useless as in this fight? He was either dead or drinking green juice. They had some restriction, some rules to keep the bosses managable in the main game...even Xeno was doable solo. But what is this boss? Is this supposed to be "manageable"?

              • Anonymous

                04 Aug 2018 18:31  

                Quick Double Knockout Method: Things Needed • Any compatible Bowgun • Sticky Ammo 3 • 2 ML Barrel Bombs • Sleep Ammo Behemoth falls over after 3 shots of Sticky Ammo 3 to the head. After the first fall, use 5 shots of Sleep Ammo to put Behemoth down for a second. Plant both bombs, all Wyvern Charges, and any additional bombs you may have directly by his head. Set off the bombs with normal ammo for a substantial amount of damage (845). Use 5 more shots of Sticky Ammo 3 to put Behemoth down once again. I use this method during the first or second phase of “He Taketh with his eyes” with the “Devils Madness” light bowgun ( I could only imagine the damage with a Heavy ) XboxLive: Carnell02k10

                • 04 Aug 2018 05:45  

                  I have added the cheese method for behemoth fight, I take no credit for the discovery of this method. And while its unconfirmed I'm pretty sure this works on all mountable monsters.

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Aug 2018 22:12  

                    Just saying, from my experience, it tends to target a player who is sharpening as when I try to sharpen far away as the other players are fighting it, it will jump on me and ignore them. But maybe I’m just unlucky!

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Aug 2018 19:52  

                      Do you have to attack the claws or the arms itself? Also, do I need to attack one arm/ claw at a time to break them?

                      • 03 Aug 2018 16:49  

                        IMPORTANT: the jump emote can be used to avoid Ecliptic meteor but must be timed well enough, I do not know for sure but I think is right before the meteor lands

                        • Anonymous

                          03 Aug 2018 14:17  

                          For those who can't play with others, you can literally make his armor set and weapon by just using plunderblade and focusing on breaking off his parts without having to actually kill him, the only thing you miss out on for not killing him is the inability to unlock the poogie costume and kinsect alongside the other ffiv collab stuff.

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Aug 2018 12:58  

                            I get that he’s a ff boss, but that mechanic where he can kill you in camp with ecliptic meteor is total bullshit. Am I supposed to just go with the fact that he can hit me through 50 feet of solid rock but a tiny boulder barely bigger than my body directly in the drop zone of the attack will save me? That being said, the Jump emote, if used at the right second, can be used to avoid ecliptic meteor. Hopefully, this tip saves a few hunters from being carted. Happy hunting.

                            • Anonymous

                              03 Aug 2018 05:15  

                              Can confirm that he does indeed drop comets and ecliptic meteor in the last area (Nergs nest). Got wiped out just before he himself died. *sigh*

                              • Anonymous

                                03 Aug 2018 04:52  

                                They really need to patch this thing. His attacks shouldn't target carted players, much less players outside of the area he is currently in. I joined a quest in-progress just in time to see someone dumped at a camp, to have a comet get cast on them. Who in the world is that going to help there, and who looked at this big cow and went "Yeah he can target you with spells from anywhere on the map" was gonna work.

                                If you're gonna throw a MMO boss at us and have it play like an MMO, give us a friggin white mage, or atleast a competent casting system on it's attacks Capcom. Cripes...

                                • 03 Aug 2018 04:12  

                                  Thanks everyone for adding tips! This is a really rough go with random players so I merged the comment clarifying to use the flashpods only when you're in a team with people that keep dropping tornados in the middle of the arena.
                                  WE NEED GLAIVE KINSECT TARGETS PLEASE. Click edit top right of page

                                  • 03 Aug 2018 03:03  

                                    I have added the phases of the fight, I will need someone who has manage to kill him to confirm it however as I am unable to get past phase 4 with randoms.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      03 Aug 2018 01:05  

                                      No tail target (glaive cant focus in weakpoint) heavy fisic defense agains weapons. Not coldown for tornado. Final attack invalide teleport item (where i when behemoth dont drop rocks?)

                                      Capcom if you break you own rules and game mechanics you have a creative problem.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        03 Aug 2018 00:06  

                                        "Run behind the meteor" is very misleading. The spell that drops the rocks isn't Meteor, it's Comet. You can easily tell when he is casting it on you because a red lightning graphic starts striking where you're standing. It makes it relatively easy to put them in accessible places.

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