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Behemoths are a mysterious and solitary family of monsters in Vana'diel. Only a few are known to exist, and those that do are rarely seen by adventurers. A sizable monster, several times the average height of a hume, a behemoth can require a large party to defeat. Nevertheless, the rewards can be worth the effort. The hide of a behemoth requires an advanced leathercrafter to manipulate, and is used in a number of notable armor sets, including the Dusk Jerkin Set and the Unicorn Harness Set. The tongue of a behemoth is a highly prized item for Monks looking to obtain a Black Belt. The notorious nature of these monsters enables them to carry rare and exclusive weapons and armor pieces, including the widely acclaimed Defending Ring.
Family Information
Type: Beasts
Common Behavior: A, T(S)
Common Job(s): Warrior
Uncommon Job(s): Thief
Charmable: Eks.png
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas
Thunderbolt: 40' AoE Lightning damage + Stun effect. Check.png Check.png
Shock Wave: Cone Attack damage and Knockback effect. Check.png Check.png
Wild Horn: Conal AoE damage. Check.png Check.png
Howl: Warcry effect. Check.png Check.png
Flame Armor: Blaze Spikes effect. Check.png Check.png
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Behemoth Timed Spawn every 21-24hrs 80 Behemoth's Dominion Behemoth Tongue

Behemoth Hide
Comet Tail

King Behemoth Lottery Spawn from Behemoth from 3 days after his last spawn. 85 Behemoth's Dominion Behemoth Tongue

Behemoth Hide
Defending Ring
Pixie Earring

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Chlevnik (BCNM - Horns of War)

Other NMs: Kaiser Behemoth (Limbus - NW Apollyon), Kronprinz Behemoth (Limbus - NW Apollyon)

Historical Background

Behemoth is the name of a creature mentioned in the Bible, Book of Job, 40:15-24 (King James Version):

15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

16 Lo now, his strength [is] in his loins, and his force [is] in the navel of his belly.
  17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
  18 His bones [are as] strong pieces of brass; his bones [are] like bars of iron.
  19 He [is] the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach [unto him].
  20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
  21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
  22 The shady trees cover him [with] their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
  23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, [and] hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
  24 He taketh it with his eyes: [his] nose pierceth through snares.

The word is most likely a plural form of בהמה (bəhēmāh ("animal")). It may be an example of pluralis excellentiae, a Hebrew method of expressing greatness by pluralizing a noun; it thus indicates that Behemoth is the largest and most powerful animal.

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