Vana'diel Bestiary: King Behemoth  

Found in:Behemoth's Dominion
Spawned using:Savory Shank
Job:Black Mage
Grants Title:Behemoth Dethroner
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Based on Lightning
  • Strong against Lightning
Updated: Mon Feb 27 10:28:35 2012

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General Information

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

  • Physical attacks have an additional Stun effect that cannot be dispelled.

  • Grants title: Behemoth Dethroner

King Behemoth Special Attacks

  • Meteor: Strong AoE non-elemental Spell. (Circle of effect originates from spell target.)

  • Thunderbolt: AoE Thunder based damage with an additional stun effect.

    • King Behemoth often will begin casting Meteor after performing this tp move. Extremely large range.

  • 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: Frontal cone AoE physical damage with an additional knockback effect.

  • Kick Out: Massive single target physical damage.

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

Note: All AoE moves will hit -everyone- in range, regardless if they are in the alliance that has claimed King Behemoth or not.

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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# Aug 06 2004 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
funniest thing that happend to me....

Alright, i was doing BLM AF2, boots, my PT was Comming from Crawlers' nest, but my first person in my PT decided to go to the Domain, so i thought i would tag along when we get there we saw the King Behemoth dystroying eveything and i thought hah, serves them right, King Behemoth = God... so i wanted to poke it, it seemed that he he had a Magic Spell Metoer, i thought MUHAHAHA im sure hes casting it on someone else, of course its a AOE, and BOOM my taru head burst into 10,000 peices... i got raised, King Behemoth was almost dead but yet the Allience gave up... though he was disengaged, and i was along, so second i got raised, SWAT my taru head that was rebuilt was distroyed again, i said ***** it, then went to HP
# Sep 01 2004 at 8:09 PM Rating: Default
hey man wuts up just though i would say HEY LMAO
# Sep 01 2004 at 8:09 PM Rating: Default
hey man wuts up just though i would say HEY LMAO
# Aug 29 2004 at 9:22 PM Rating: Good
It's spelled Trogdor.
# Oct 20 2004 at 3:17 PM Rating: Default
omfg DUH!!

think Trogdor was availble?
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 01 2004 at 5:01 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i seen him for about 2hr straight runing around havn fun an what not at first meteor was only doint 600 damage to me i was like hahahahaha thats all u got while my little taru buddy was dead (lv30) so i ran right in between his horns got a nice screen shot an for another hour run around screen shot there an 1 there well about 30min after that this guy has been powering up for like ever an his meteor gets stronger so my last screen shot cost me my life it was him doing meteor to me 1300 dam -.-;;; i got a raise ... yea a raise i cant beleave i got a raise an not at least raise 2 thought that was sad do to the fact there were 20 whm's around all 70plus an got charged 5k just for a warp dont know y but i did guess they were in a cranky mood cause they died 20 times a peice or something lol
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 28 2004 at 1:09 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Edited, Sat Sep 11 14:13:15 2004
# Jul 15 2004 at 6:12 AM Rating: Decent
LOL, I was talking in my LS today, and a friend of mine mentions the uber thf on my server. i do a /sea on him to find out that hes in Behemoth's Dominion right then. i start out there. and apon entering the main opening i find about 10 high lvl players. im like "umm whats going on?"

I look around for a second and see a flock of high lvls going in a direction. i goto look and i find nothing other than the King Behemoth. im like wow. i run around looking for the thf. i find him take a few picks ok. i go up to the King Behemoth and take more pics. then i decided to stay very far away because i was using my lvl 61 thf and didnt want to die. i stand by just faw away enough to see the battle.
...all of a sudden i watch my HP hit 0. looks like i got hit wroth 1100 dmg from his AoE, i was like "oww, stupid meteor..."
all in all King Behemoth dies and i lay on the ground waiting for my raise 3....first 1 min goes by, then 5, then 10, then 20....all in all its about 20 mins till i zone to HP, i decide i needed to ****. i go up do my buisness. finnaly o come down and relize ive been raise. only after i accepted i relized it was a pld that raised me and i dont think pld get raise 3 -.- good thing i only lost like 500-1000 exp and i got some nice pics from it all =)
Not Linking
# Jul 10 2004 at 10:26 AM Rating: Default
545 posts
I just want to see it in action. Some enemies in this game are animated really well. Would be cool to see how this thing walks around and attacks

Edited, Thu Aug 26 00:54:11 2004
RE: Not Linking
# Jul 14 2004 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
It teleport-walks and can pull people in so it can attack them. Also, if it would kill you with a strike, it will do so by spinning and striking with its tail so it can teleport-walk to its next victim faster.
# Jul 01 2004 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
281 posts
I can't wait to tank this thing...
RE: Wow...
# Nov 10 2004 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
I can't wait to tank this thing...

good luck.
RE: Wow...
# Jul 06 2004 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
586 posts
I've seen people fighting it, you can't really tank it straight out. First, you need a LOT of -% physical damage eq. Earth staff, Jelly ring, etc. The PLD I saw tanking it was a 75 Galka named Sushibar and had a lot of that kind of stuff. He trained it around to avoid Meteors when it stopped to cast it. King Behemoth was hitting Sushibar for 150 damage average, and hitting others for 250-350 depending on the class. There were a LOT of WHMs healing Sushibar and raising the people who got hit by Meteor. As for the rest of the alliance, BLMs and RNGs were standing around shooting it, melees would run in, unleash Spirits Within, then go kill other mobs for TP. Took them like 2 hours to beat it, I didn't stay for the whole time because I got a pt invite, but a few of my LS members watched while I was gone. That's pretty much it.
king behemoth movie
# Jun 25 2004 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know the link to see this infamous movie?
hard fight
# Jun 25 2004 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
i watched a Ls fighting agains KB ( i checked the killing time for my HNM LS ;) )
well...the LS fought like 4-5 hours against him. KB killed like 40 ppl+. u cant fight him like a normal mob....cuz when u fight him with meele he will make meteor and ure history. this is one of the hardest HNMs for sure. a full alli of 75s will have a realy hard fight...i dont wanna know how it is on lower lvls
RE: hard fight
# Jul 03 2004 at 6:34 AM Rating: Default
English please, not IDIOT SPEAK.
RE: hard fight
# Jul 22 2004 at 12:07 PM Rating: Default
62 posts
Congratulations, you're a ****.

Edited, Tue Oct 5 07:18:10 2004
10 levels?
# Jun 24 2004 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
Wait it took you 7 months to go from lvl 20 - 30? Do you play like once a week?
RE: 10 levels?
# Oct 10 2004 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
I think he means 20 WAR (or any other basic job) to level 30 DRG....but I have played like 7 or 8 months myself and am a 54 DRG, and a bunch of other jobs at like 10. So thats still a long time....
i tryed and died
# Jun 19 2004 at 5:44 AM Rating: Default
i would like to tell you a story of Snowfoxx (me) i was lvl 20 and i wanted a pic of the KING himself. so i go and i have 2 stacks of slient oils and 2 stacks of prism powder to make it to him. i got thru with 4 of one stack and a whole nother stack both left and was using them just incase i looked over and bats were commin so i use both of the items to hide myself. i waited 2 HR's and i saw a buch of JP comming so i use another powder and prism and waited then they waited at the entrance of the battlefield. About that time the KING poped and instantly tured to me and started casting something i was in total shock on how huge this guy was. and then i get hit (ok remeber i am INV and sound proof) for 1896 damg i looked at log when i HPed and dang thing casted METEOR i think that was an overkill but one day i will return to dethrone him and claim my prize. 7 monthes later i am a lvl 30 DRG and still goin because i am determined to kill this thing. then next KINRIN

Edited, Sat Jun 19 06:46:48 2004
RE: i tryed and died
# Aug 03 2004 at 1:34 AM Rating: Decent
55 posts
Mobs can also detect by smell, I doubt he took along deodorizers, since virtually nothing aggroes by smell (master coeurls in this zone do). Also, if you're resting, mobs can aggro you through a lot, I had a gob one-hit kill me in Yhoator jungle while resting with sneak/invis on. Incidentally I've had Wights in Qufim walk through me when all I had on was sneak, so I'm not sure what the rule is here *shrug* but I bet an HNM like this gets to do whatEVER he feels like, including overkilling randoms who happen across him when it would normally be impossible.
RE: i tryed and died
# Jul 06 2004 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
586 posts
HNMs see through Sneak, Invisible, and Deodorize. Nothing you can do but stay far, far away from them.
# Jun 17 2004 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
A beastmaster can tame any mob?

How long does charm last for on average?

Edited, Apr 14th 2009 4:04pm by Hyrrosekki
# Oct 18 2004 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
Also a BST can't Charm Beastmen. Mobs such as Yagudos, Quadavs, Orcs, Demons, Goblins, etc..
# Jul 26 2004 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
Beastmasters can't charm NMs especially HNMs the only thing charm would do would be to stun it.
# Sep 10 2004 at 7:17 PM Rating: Good
2,063 posts
Bind it, attempting to charm an uncharmable mob (beastman, arcana, undead, NM, HNM) will bind the mob.
# Jun 17 2004 at 5:10 AM Rating: Decent
122 posts
I nearly passed out after just looking at the SS of this damn thing!! If square made the nostalgic Behemoth from the FF series this insane, I wonder what a FFXI version of Emerald Weapon would be like
# Jun 14 2004 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
586 posts
I saw him two days ago. I'm not sure whether Meteor hit me twice or what, but I ate 2 hits for 500+ each, at least one was from Meteor. Either way, I got owned horribly.
# Jun 13 2004 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
What level should you be to solo this? =P
RE: Solo?
# Jun 15 2004 at 11:37 AM Rating: Good
986 posts

This guy is in the 80's easy. Hits very hard and Casts spells like Meteor like thay are going out of style.

It's going to be a sad day when square adds a new mob to this area when the lvl cap raises... And you and I will be there camping this one...

Picture it if a new one in the Chain of Behemoths were added and appeared unexpectedly:

Phraust casts Dia on the Senior Behemoth.
Senior Behemoth Casts Ultima.
Phraust was defeated by the Senior Behemoth.
PlayerX was defeated by the Senior Behemoth.
PlayerY was defeated by the Senior Behemoth.
PlayerZ was defeated by the Senior Behemoth.
PlayerEtc(All 50 campers)... were defeated by the Senior Behemoth.

The whole chat log would be red by that time =D

Yeah I can't wait to be able to Fight it, let alone solo it.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 04 2004 at 7:44 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Zanofwar I heard something very similier but i heard he was in a hidden area??? can anyone verify this for me zanofwar do u have any advanced jobs
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 04 2004 at 2:00 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ummm actually no,, i dont have any advanced jobs,, i have tried them and didnt really like them much,, im gonna stick with RDM/thf, mainly because i like it ,, and if others dont ,, well that s their problem,, not mine,, but hey if you wann PT some time look me up
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 03 2004 at 8:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i heard from a jpaneese friend of mine that the king behemoth is suposed to be a place holder for a even stronger behomoth called the ASTRAL BEHMOTH , now he couldent veryfy it because he heard it from some one else( the grape vine) . can any one veryfy this
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 03 2004 at 2:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) the behemoth king is a simpleton i soloed him an won hes easy im a lvl 100 drk/sam lvl 50 he is easy im in the bahamut server have fun searchin for me ill be waitin for a deul COME ON WEAKLINGS COM GET ME HAHAHAHAHAHA SIMPLETONS
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 16 2004 at 5:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) uh i thought lv 75 was highest u could get?Maybe u should put the crack pipe down!
# May 30 2004 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
176 posts
I wonder how much HP he has.
# Jun 02 2004 at 5:54 PM Rating: Excellent
986 posts
I'll tell you this:

He was being pummled constantly by PLDs NINs THFs and DRKs and they were doing little damage at all the ones that were doing Damage were the Mages. About 1.5k a blast, and not to mention that all the Bio, Poison, Dia, choke, drown, burn, frost, and all the other status ailments that go with em... If all the DOT spells stuck and did 5 DMG every secon for the hour it was wreking havoc, thats 18,000 pts of DMG alone. Every time a mage would cast Fire III or IV, any of the other Highest lvl Magics, it would barely lose a pixel of health. I could easily say this thing has a clean 200,000 - 500,000 Hit points.
Mega Bastardo!
# May 26 2004 at 3:10 AM Rating: Excellent
986 posts
This thing is a Mega Bastardo!

I popped on line and checked my friends list. I noticed one of my buddies was In the Behemoth Dominion... So I asked, are you fighting one, he replied, not yet.

I wandered over there...

We waited about an hour, my other friend came and we screwed around while they sat and spammed provoke/dia.

Then it happened... Spawn, Voke dia, the americans got it, hadn't shown up on the screen yet, I could just imagine everyone's expression when the name materialized in red:

King Behemoth

King Behemoth casts Meteor...
A lot of peope die. and me and my buddy are all that's left... Swat! I take 650 dmg leaving me with about 30 - 40 hp left. RUN!!

Behemoth King casts Meteor...
Phraust takes 1438 points of damage.
Phraust has leveled down to 44...


I was tractored and raised.

I used my 2hour, used flee and ran in for some screenshots. I had already lost a level...

I am amazed that this thing moves so fast.

I mean REALLY fast!

Within about a half hour a alliance of high lvls showed up and spanked it. I got my third Raise II for the evening, and called it quits.

I think the screenshots were worth the 2200 exp I lost...

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

Picture 4

Picture 5

The brightness and contrast were adjusted in photoshop, other than that they are authentic. I had /names armed, but managed to get a couple with it's name as proof


Edited, Thu May 27 11:12:31 2004
RE: Mega Bastardo!
# Sep 05 2004 at 11:32 PM Rating: Default
Forget the HNM... I'm liking the first shot you got us. Mrowl. >D
RE: Mega Bastardo!
# Jun 10 2004 at 6:44 AM Rating: Default
at the end of the US beta they held an event which sent people to various NMs. I got sent to see this one. when my screen loaded all I saw and heard was people dying and losing lvls. Somehow I survived all this and tried to make my way back, died when I saw my first lost soul... I never had so much fun in my entire life lol
RE: Mega Bastardo!
# Jun 07 2004 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
Nice Backside..... haha i cant wait to kil him.
# May 12 2004 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
79 posts
Craciant asked earlier how it was possible to have multiple parites of mages. Basically, it's a subbing system. You have a main party, and of course you can have 2 other parties join for an alliance. Those would be your mage parties. When the mages run out of mp, new parties are switched in while the previous parties remain outside and heal. In this way, you can always have a fresh batch of mages at the ready. Takes coordination. Of course, it's not just for mages. Sometimes the melee subs will hunt around the area for easy prey in order to build up their TP.

Melliora, Odin
# May 09 2004 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
can ne1 post a link 2 a movie of the king behemoth fighting? if u can that would be great!
Looks a lot like Red XIII
# May 04 2004 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
1,978 posts
If you look very closely at a Behemoth, (not a good idea), you will notice the spiky hair at the back of his neck, and, except for the huge horns, he resembles Red XIII from FFVII. Maybe Red XIII got mad, because his species hasn't reappeared yet in any Final Fantasy after VII?
Is it a game?
It's a SERVICE. Not a game. It's a WORLD. Not a game. It's a COMMUNITY. Not a game. Anyone who says, "it's just a game" is missing the point.

Beastmaster 75 on 2/5/2008 at 12:00 am EST

BFTM - Seriously, Beastmaster is Serious.
# May 01 2004 at 3:55 PM Rating: Excellent
70 posts
Got a couple nasty ones when I went looking for behemoths, just to see one... pick HIM up on widescan and as soon as I was close enough to see him well, it was over.

RE: Pics
# May 21 2004 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
986 posts
I can't belive you Got a Screen Cap of it with no one around hunting it, And it's name is still yellow.


I'm impressed.
RE: Pics
# May 01 2004 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
210 posts
still though..those are some awesome screencaps o.O;
# Apr 27 2004 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
what are abjurations?
RE: ab
# Apr 27 2004 at 2:26 PM Rating: Good
137 posts
They are used to "uncurse" the "cursed" equipment.

However I am unsure as to the process of this however ;_;. Sorry everyone -_-;

Edited, Tue Apr 27 15:27:34 2004
1 down in Cerberus
# Apr 27 2004 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
With joint force of JN HNM LS and NA HNM LS, we took down dang thing last night. The fight lasted total of 5 hours. First try, we failed because we had too many going on and off. Second try, somebody decided to call it help... (by accident) TT.
On last try, we had some more enforcements coming in. 5 PLDs in 70-75, with total of about 25 people, we finally brought down the monster in long and arduous fight of 3-4 hours.

After 10th deaths, i just stopped counting. Average death of each person was probably 7 to 8 times. Yes, Meteor is terrifying ability. It 1 shot me for 1706dmg and it can 1 shot many other members for hefty amount of dmg.

The drops were as following
Pixie earring
and 1 of abjuration. I don't remember which.

70 PLD
36 WAR
30 NIN
36 THF
RE: 1 down in Cerberus
# Apr 30 2004 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
735 posts
Curious, how do you split up loot? Does everyone lot? Really want the defending ring at some point in my FFXI career!

Stormweaver, Phoenix
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