Vana'diel Bestiary: Behemoth  

Found in:Behemoth's Dominion
Spawned using:Beastly Shank
Grants Title:Behemoth's Bane
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Lightning
  • Strong against Lightning
Updated: Fri Jun 3 23:22:18 2011

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General Information

    • Respawn time on the ??? is approximately one minute after Behemoth is defeated or despawns.

  • Will "Rage" thirty minutes after it is first engaged unless it is killed first or all players with hate are killed or leave the zone and Behemoth's hp regenerates.

  • Grants title: Behemoth's Bane

Special Attacks

  • Thunderbolt: AoE Thunder based magic damage with an additional Stun effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

  • Flame Armor: Blaze Spikes effect (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Howl: Warcry effect (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Wild Horn: Frontal cone AoE physical damage

  • Shock Wave: Cone AoE physical damage with an additional knockback effect.

  • Kick Out: Single target physical damage.

    • Behemoth will only utilize this ability if its primary target is attacking from behind.

Historical Information

The Behemoth first appears in the Book of Job, 40: 15-24, being described as a massive herbivorous creature that lives in swamps, with a tail that moves like a cedar tree and bones as hard as iron and brass. Several contemporary animals have been believed to have been the basis of the Behemoth legend, including the ox, the elephant, and the hippopotamus, though none fit the description perfectly.

It is said in Hebrew legend that, after the end of the world, the Behemoth will engage in a battle with the Leviathan and will kill one another. In alternate tellings of this legend, the Behemoth and the Leviathan will fight eachother, only to both be struck down by God.

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# Jun 29 2004 at 9:38 PM Rating: Default
HNM= Hyper Notorius Monster
meaning: idk weather its only spawns once a day, or is over lvl 75
i know it;s one of those 2
# Jun 24 2004 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
This guy sounds awesome but I need to know one thing. Whats an ->H<-NM. I know that NM is Notorious Monster, but what does the H in HNM mean?
RE: Awesome
# Aug 25 2004 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
RE: Awesome
# Jun 30 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Default
762 posts
I thought "Hyper"
RE: Awesome
# Jun 25 2004 at 12:10 AM Rating: Default
flame fights are sad
# Jun 24 2004 at 1:35 AM Rating: Default
yea im a low lvl (please dont judge me on that) and i dont know anything about this mob...all i want to say is i was reading the posts and there are some sad people on this thread...wake up yo this game aint life stop crying and ******* bout mobs that you (and me) probably never even seen, and go out and do something with your life...thats all just wanted to get that out
# Jun 21 2004 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
223 posts
He looks pretty much the same as in all the other final fantsies, FFIX-X-2 I mean.
# Jun 14 2004 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
Just killed it, 2 Hides and a Thunder Cloud. We're getting Rdy for Next fight with it after Matenance.
Not worth $hit?
# Jun 14 2004 at 6:29 AM Rating: Decent
hmm someone said that the behemoth hides that this mob drops aren`t worth $hit. i don`t know how much they`re worth on other servers but on seraph they go for 1.5million each. well maybe some undercutters sold for 1.2million but its still alot. I haven`t battled such a strong HNM before but i will try this with my LS soon...
#REDACTED, Posted: May 27 2004 at 11:54 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) my alliance of lvl 10's killed this thats right lvl 10's because i said so. now ***** about that for about half an hour.
#REDACTED, Posted: May 27 2004 at 11:53 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
not as bad as you think
# May 24 2004 at 1:34 AM Rating: Default
82 posts
i saw this bad boy get taken down fast, it was a full pt of 75s and it was a wicked fight, they had a pld/war, war/nin a blm/whm, brd/whm, and a rdm/blm, the fight lasted only a few minutes and the pld tanked it with ease(lvl 75 with FULL ADAMAN GEAR) and this pld was wicked as the gehempth tried to kill him. In the end it was the pld with savage blade that killed him. oh and btw the AoE of some of his attacks are HUGE i was pretty far when he started doing the AoE attacks and i was getting hit every time, oh there was also a rng/nin there

Edited, Mon May 24 02:34:38 2004
Can be solo'ed.
# May 20 2004 at 12:16 PM Rating: Default
Watched a MNK75/NIN37 solo Behemoth.
Needless to say, this guy was sucking down potions left and right.

I must say I was impressed.
He actually brought it down to maybe 1/6th HP before he died (the player, not Behemoth).

The ******* called in his friends to take over just before he died so that no one else could get it. ><
moogle fun
# Apr 29 2004 at 5:05 PM Rating: Default
yes, you can turn your moogle into anything, even a behemoth. there's a guide instructing you on it at ffxi.killvoid.com (another good ffxi site)
# Apr 19 2004 at 4:42 AM Rating: Default
174 posts
Out of curiosity....how much EXP would he be worth?
# Jun 01 2004 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
1,824 posts
how much EXP would he be worth?

I assume no more than 200, unless you got him in a chain somehow.
# Jun 07 2004 at 1:27 AM Rating: Default
Excuse me ?
it's NM so no EXP for it and there are no more than 200 EXP with out chain >.<
# Jun 10 2004 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
You can still get exp off of NMs. It's just a matter of what they check to you. However, you can't atually check them, 'cause they are impossible to gague. IF it would check as an IT (being 7+ levels higher than the highest member of the party), you could get 200 exp for it. This would be very unlikely, being that NMs, let alone HNMs like Behemoth are much more difficult than a normal mob would be.
# Mar 11 2004 at 8:14 PM Rating: Decent
Killed it last night he dropped:
Behemoth hide
Behemoth Hide

# Mar 07 2004 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
Im confused at how this is worth it, none of these items are worht major cash, and with 3 alliances the loot would be divided like nuts.
RE: um...
# Jun 28 2004 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
103 posts
Generally people just lot on the items. It may be different with something worth millions of gil, of course, but if it's not on that scale, yeah just lot.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 27 2004 at 8:13 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I died... sigh...
RE: correction 3
# Mar 01 2004 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
951 posts
This is on my "have to fight as soon as I can survive it" list.

I've wandered around here some as a whm, but never have been able to see it.

I so wish I could understand japanese or had the time to learn some (or just learn to read it).

I hope that none take offence to the fact that I dont, I certainly never expect them to understand me =)
# Feb 26 2004 at 2:43 PM Rating: Default
that is one big ****..it could crush that taru ezily
# Feb 26 2004 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
Heh, no HNM is soloable, regardless of level, they're just too damn over powered.

1) Yes, this is a 22-26hr respawn timer.
2) He is considered a placeholder as well. Either another Behemoth will pop on spawn time, or ******* boy King Behemoth will. (Title for him is Behemoth Dethroner)
3) Not 100% on this on, but he should also placehold for the beyond absurdly strong Astral Behemoth. (Currently top dog, not heard of anyone dropping him.) If Astral does not die within 24hr's of pop, he will vanish and Behemoth will replace him within the hour. (This is if nobody is engaged in combat as well.)
4) The hide will drop off the normal, the horn will not. Behemoth Horn is strictly from King Behemoth. (Possibly Astral, no clue what he drops yet of course ><)

[Edit] Oh, just noticed. Drop is wrong. The mantle is not dropped, the Behemoth Hide used to make the mantle is.

Edited, Thu Feb 26 00:33:45 2004
# May 27 2004 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
209 posts
Heh, no HNM is soloable, regardless of level, they're just too damn over powered.
Some HNM are soloable. Capricious Cassie was defeated by a solo RDM75 on my server. Also the lower level HNM (Simurg, Roc, etc.) the high level RDMs will have little problems with.

1) Yes, this is a 22-26hr respawn timer.
For those going by this, I believe a patch a bit ago modified the HNM times, so that all are 21-24 hour pop windows from the last death of the HNM.
# Mar 11 2004 at 4:30 PM Rating: Default
63 posts
.... Now theres an even BIGGER behemoth... Fwee, i gots some leveling to do!
Man, i'd delevel myself to get a pic with that big boy.
# Jun 03 2004 at 2:22 AM Rating: Default
Actually ive read that Astral Behemoth was a one time deal like the Twinkling Treant.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 22 2004 at 11:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) One more thing to those people who wrote i was talking mad BS. How do i know the title that we get once i killed the beast, if i didnt beat em.
RE: Correction 2
# Feb 27 2004 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
you are so full of ****, probably just another 12 year old trying to sound like you're somebody.
Don't leave a name cause people will ask you for help...? How about you are just a liar so that people on Caitsith can't look you up and expose you as a fraud?
Hmmm you say you're from the US, and yet your English is worse than most of the Japanese people I meet online. Could it be that you're just a poorly educated child who's trying to sound important? Everyone look at me i'm a lvl75 rdm and I will pk you good.
Stfu noob, learn yourself some english, go back to playing D2, and stay there.

As to "How do i know the title that we get once i killed the beast, if i didnt beat em." grammatical mistakes aside, you can get that information from any one of the thousands of FFXI resource sites... or more likely, you saw someone running around with that title, and you asked him...
Holy ****, I know how to get a title, that must mean I've finished the quest, or killed the NM!
RE: Correction 2
# Apr 21 2004 at 11:57 PM Rating: Default
to start, im not defending the guy your ******* about in any way. just saying how much i love it when ppl start crying because they read some absurdity on a message board, as if what he's saying has any consequence to your real life. i know what im doing (complaining about ppl complaining) is almost hypocritical, but i think i still have a point. so dig that sand outta your ****** and grow up.
# Feb 22 2004 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
I guess i have to make some correction here. We did kill the behemoth will 3 full alliance (40+ish-50+ish, but most of them are lv 50ish some even reached 56 and 58) and its hard. but once u get full AF(lv 60-75), it takes only one party to kill this NM. (this is not BS, we did kill it, form 18 ppl with 50+ish job lv is more recommended, not too sure but i fought twice once when i was lv 46, and the 2nd one when i was lv 65).
That time i was not high level enough to know.
Now i can say that i'm qualified to say this, you can never solo this behemoth alone (>_<), but u can form a party to beat them. Now i one of my job reached lv75, can't wait to try to solo this NM.
I'll make a post whether if i can solo this NM after i fight one again.
Hope that you all enjoy fight this NM, it was the best one for me, yet. Now, I'm hoping that i can fight a Bahamuth. I heard this is hard too for summoner quest. Im looking forward to it.

Someone in Caitsith's server (i don't want people from my server to ask me for help, i'm sorry to say that i'm unknown to all of you who read this, except my shell and friends.)
75 RDM, 40 WAR, 25 WHM, 38 BLM, the other jobs only reached lv7, >_<.
RE: Correction
# Mar 26 2004 at 11:56 PM Rating: Default
are you trying to say that your going to fight bahamut for smn........if you are then you are a lier and a noob, THERE IS NO BAHAMUT SMN...(im not saying there never will be) but if your trying to tell us there is then your full of ****.

if this isnt what your trying to say by "i'm hoping that i can fight bahamuth. i heard its hard too smn quest" then im sorry for my outburst but you gramer is very bad so its kinda hard to tell what your trying to say
RE: Correction
# May 09 2004 at 5:55 AM Rating: Good
726 posts
are you trying to say that your going to fight bahamut for smn........if you are then you are a lier and a noob, THERE IS NO BAHAMUT SMN...(im not saying there never will be) but if your trying to tell us there is then your full of sh*t.

Or it could just be a mis-type or mistake. English does not seem to be that poster's first language, perhaps something got lost in translation or some other misunderstanding. Didn't take you long to jump to a conclusion.
# Feb 18 2004 at 12:07 PM Rating: Default
can a high level bst tame this?? :D
RE: tameable?
# Feb 22 2004 at 4:24 PM Rating: Default
don't think so, if this is supposedly a nm ....

because nm's (notorious monsters) cannot be tamed
solo lmao?.. NO WAY
# Feb 18 2004 at 10:53 AM Rating: Default
whoever said they did this with 40's and 50's is talking mad bull$hit. Solo at lvl 65, I hope you're joking. We just did him last nite with lvl 60's and it wasn't too bad.

61 Dark Knight
# Feb 16 2004 at 9:20 PM Rating: Default
heh holy **** i wish i could kill it and in seraph server no one has yet lol
# Feb 16 2004 at 8:26 AM Rating: Default
40-50 is a big range can a full pt of 50's take it like a drk a war 2 whms a pld and a blm all like between 50-53? Please answer i want a mantle :) 1.4 million gil on the unicorn server
mog house
# Feb 15 2004 at 4:23 PM Rating: Default
A friend of mine messed with the dat files ant replaced his moogle with Behemoth! Its so biiiig, the whole house is filled with behemoth @_@
# Feb 15 2004 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
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