Species Elder Dragons
Elements fireblightFire
Ailments BleedingBleeding

fireblight-status-effect-mhw_s Fireblight 
Weakness DragonBlight Dragon ⭐⭐⭐
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 (Behīmosu) 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 charybdis 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, count 1 second as soon as behemoth twitches from finalizing it's EM summon. Note however, that timing varies slightly depending on your distance from EM's epicenter. In general however, the above rule should provide enough leeway for you to time it right for medium distance (between 4 rolls to 10 rolls distance from epicenter)
  • Ecliptic meteor CAN be avoided via farcaster, but beware, as item usage of any kind is locked as soon as behemoth casts EM. It is possible to use a farcaster before the items lock and still be invincible as the EM hits.
  • Bring healing items to help your teammates such as Lifepowder. 3 on hand and 10 combination reserves will ensure everyone stays alive.
  • Bring Mega 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. 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 tornadoes and comet.
  • 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/Hammer 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 not map wide, is far enough to reach all adjacent zones, you will not be able to run from the blast nor can you escape by any conventional means such as fast-traveling to camp (be it via farcaster or wingdrakes). Item usage is locked as soon as Behemoth casts ecliptic meteor, likewise anyone who are foolish enough to try and stay in camp area's tent will be booted out of the tent automatically, rendering any of these options obsolete. It is, however, possible to bypass ecliptic meteor's effect by eating in the canteen should one be close enough to a canteen table.
  • you can control how the behemoth moves while mounted, depending on which section you're clinging to. If you aren't familiar with these patterns, it's highly inadvisable to mount behemoth for prolonged periods of time (ergo infinite mount strategy) as Behemoth will continue to thrash around more erratically the longer it is mounted

  • It is highly recommended to put the Behemoth to sleep under a boulder in Phase 1. The boulder's damage will be doubled as a wake up hit akin to any other source of damage, surpassing several Mega barrel bomb worth of damage combined. Likewise, using both boulders in Phase 1 will essentially allow for a faster run overall.
  • Do not assume any of your random party members will flash to cancel Charybdis; always assume your due diligence/ responsibility of flashing a Charybdis aimed at you personally and be proactive on finding an area's edge to go to in case Behemoth's head clips through a wall thus rendering flash cancelling Charybdis impossible. Sole focus on damage dealing is neither useful nor helpful; do not be "that guy".
  • Always do a head count prior to starting a random hunt; if there is a support tank in there (e.g. barroth lance user with guard up/ guard 5, etc) then let them gain enmity. If and when the system works, this will cause behemoth to cast Charybdis on a much lesser frequency as well as ensuring Behemoth only casting meteor on said tank.

    Any IG or S&S hunters in the midst should always aim to finish mounting as soon as possible, instead of the mythical infinite mount strategy as enmity resets after a few minutes. Wasting enmity active time would only cause more sporadic Charybdis and meteors being cast on the long run. Stay on your lanes.

Kinsect Spots

  • Green: Neck, Torso, and Back
  • Red: Forearms
  • Orange: Head and Tail
  • White: Hind(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


Notes & Trivia

  • Behemoth is a Free DLC update in collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV. The Behemoth is a monster that has recurred since its first appearances as a boss in Final Fantasy II, and typically appears towards the end of the game as a very powerful enemy.
  • It is known as the "Demon Beast."




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    • Anonymous

      02 Apr 2020 00:14  

      >run PUG because I need 1 f**king crystal for the gae boi. >host mr 14, hr 45: better than most >in comes god amongst virgins: mr 546, hr 999 >"Easy win," I think >first phase: virgin god dies >"Alright***** happens," I think >second phase: virgin god dies to meteor; he didn't run for cover >"Okay dude, what's going on?" >final phase, meteor casting, run for cover, but see virgin god pressing his assault >"We're *****ed," >virgin god smoked to ashes, duty failed, behemoth topples behind me kneeling in agonized depression >how the *****?

      • Anonymous

        14 Mar 2020 08:04  

        If you don't have enough behemoth manes/behemoth bones, just go solo and have your palico with plunderblade and just whistle for plunderblade/palarang until you get them, the other resources like shearclaws and tails have to be obtained from actually fighting him till the parts break, as for the horn, if you need them, go the the melder with gold wyverian print (just do limited bounties that award it) and exchange it for the horns you need, and the crystals are rewarded from the fight afterwards, and can't be farmed via plunderblade.

        • Anonymous

          05 Feb 2020 11:08  

          Unfortunately he is one of the toughest fights in the game and all you get is a very powerful high rank insect glaive set that is garbage the moment you enter iceborn with only half of the armor all the masterrank sets offer....... so sad. You will have no issue to fight the first monsters with the set however during the high crit buff leading to solid 100+ damage hits on the weakspots even with the rather weak dragon element attacks (MR Enemys are quite resistant to that element) So you can choose between enough defense to survive their attacks or the buffs that actually will make combat easier. I really hope for an armor update in the future.

          • Anonymous

            25 Nov 2019 19:35  

            does anyone else agree with me that Monster Hunter World should do a collab with Dark Souls 3 where the monster you have to slay is Darkeater Midir

            • Anonymous

              26 Sep 2019 20:02  

              Ok can someone explain to me why I keep failing He Taketh with his Eye? He doesn't kill me, he just brings down the meteor and then Duty Failed. Is there a reason he casts it and I have to kill him beforehand?

              • Anonymous

                03 Sep 2019 22:39  

                I need help betting this quest. I’m only level 25 and I use charge blade if anyone can help my XBL is Visi0n

                • Anonymous

                  25 Aug 2019 10:56  

                  Does anyone know how I can get the dragon soul kinsect? I saw someone using it and I wonder if it's an armor effect now or an actual kinsect you can create or get as a reward

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Aug 2019 20:47  

                    I beat him solo after like 40 tries over the span of half a year, went from the insect glaive(which i got him to roughly 8% hp till i used my last cart), to the lance(which was god awful and i couldn't get him out of phase 2 with) to using the heavy bow gun and clusterbombing him to death. I've literally killed every other arch tempered elder dragon in the game before I got this monstrosity downed. I soloed him in like 29 minutes and then an hour later that night I joined a party of 3 and killed him in under 17 minutes. So much easier when you don't have his aggro 24/7 and when a sns player is flashing him. My hub music is finally back to normal quick tip, sleep him in phase 1 under the boulders so you can instantly pull a quick 6k dmg on him, speeds up the fight by so much to the point where you can actually skip most of phase 2. I stupidly didn't use this method in my run which is why I had only 6 minutes left before the quest failed

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Aug 2019 19:18  

                      If you are at low HR, try asking for help from some high HR and go a sup build (lunastra set is perfect for that), it worked for me.

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Jul 2019 16:45  

                        This is the best monster ever and everyone who disagree is a filthy casual who can't cluster boom it solo.

                        • Anonymous

                          10 Jun 2019 16:15  

                          Still haven't completed this quest because I always get some idiot that thinks he can take this on like a Great Jagras. Refusing to flash or bait Charybdis, refusing to bait Behemoth AWAY from Comets, actually hiding behind Comets thinking they will block tackles, refusing to use life powders, refusing to use mantles (this one REALLY doesn't make sense), and even attacking the damn thing while he's casting EM. I can't even with this.

                          • Anonymous

                            09 Jun 2019 21:24  

                            One question I have is if crossover monsters like these are canon. Oh, and Extreme Behemoth is impossible.

                            • Anonymous

                              07 Jun 2019 20:05  

                              The best thing you can do for your team to make the fight easier if you don't have flash pods and you don't think your team will flash him when he summons charydbis on you is RUN TO THE F***ING WALL, don't stand in the middle of the arena like an idiot.

                              • Anonymous

                                05 Jun 2019 19:16  

                                So glad to have my Astera music back, finally. I murdered the special assignment and optional quest with a support build and some good randos, one time was me + a cluster bomber, and the other was me + IG, HH support, and I think an LS dps. Did the mounting strat (stay mounted, don't attack and just wait it out to let allies wail on behe), flashed any charybdis, and pretty much heal-tanked anything with Speed Eating 3, Wide Range 5 mega potions. My build was Kjarr Slicer "Dragon" (this can be any SnS really, it doesn't matter a whole lot.) with all Empress Beta except for the pants which were Alpha, and my charm was the Mushroom Charm II. Jewels were 3x Gobbler, 3x Steadfast, 1x Maintenance, 1x Vitality, 1x Jumping, 1x Fire Res, and 1x Friendship. I simply spammed the mounting attack the whole fight, while occasionally providing buffs and heals when needed. Items were Blue Mushrooms, Toadstools, Nitroshrooms, Parashrooms, Demon Powder, Hardshell Powder, Might Seeds, Adamant Seeds, Flash Pods, and Flashbugs, along with Potions, Mega Potions, and Max Potions. (don't forget powercharm/talon and armorcharm/talon!)

                                • Anonymous

                                  02 Jun 2019 19:38  

                                  This thing is downright *****ing impossible to defeat. ***** whoever came up with this crossover idea. Now I'm stuck with the Final Fantasy background music on Astera and it's driving me nuts.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    27 May 2019 01:12  

                                    thank god i figured out how to get those shearclaws consistently. For anyone else, my build is Empress Shell "Styx" with Breaker Charm 2, and Vitality/Temporal Mantles. Armor is Dragonking a, Kaiser B, Zorah a, Uragaan B, and Kirin B. Gems are 2x Attack, 2x Bombadier, and 3x Steadfast. This nets you 3x Stun Resist, 3x Ammo Up, 3x Partbreaker, 3x Bombardier, 2x Attack Boost, 2x Weakness Exploit, 2x Special Ammo Boost, and Spare Shot. Sleep him with Sleep 2 Ammo, and make some on the fly for every sleep. Needed materials are Sleep Herbs, Catalysts, Bitterbugs, and Honey (latter two are for more Catalysts for more sleep 2). Sleep Behe, and then place 3 of your Wyvernblast and 2 Mega Barrel Bombs (craft more on the go with Gunpowder, Large Barrels, Large Barrel Bombs, and Devil's Blight. This should get you a total of 9 bombs.) Shoot his LEFT foot (your right if you're facing him) and repeat. At most you should need to bomb 4 times, but I got it down to 3 every now and then. Don't bother with the falling boulders. They're not going to hit his paw AFAIK.

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