Behemoths are massive, hulking beasts that spread throughout in The Shattered Isles. They seem to be naturally occurring, though this has always been in question. They feed off the land by consuming Aether, and grow increasingly stronger as they consume.
List of Behemoths
The following Behemoths are not currently in-game.
Behemoth can become enraged after taking a significant amount of damage from slayers. This is indicated by a quick burst of red aether in a sphere around the behemoth as well as a residual glow from the body and eyes. Once enraged, behemoths will deal more damage and may attack faster or even change their attack patterns.
While behemoths are more dangerous when they are enraged there are perks that can allow you to do deal additional damage to them. Enraged behemoths may still become aether charged. Behemoths also can not flee from battle when they are enraged.
Some behemoths can become aether charged in a similar manner to becoming enraged. The effects of an aether charged state vary between behemoths but are indicated by a temporary change in appearance and attack patterns as well as attaining new attacks.
While behemoths are more dangerous when they are aether charged there are perks that can allow you to do deal additional damage to them. Charged behemoths may still become enraged. Behemoths also can not flee from battle while they are charged.
Terror of the Shattered Isles
Behemoths are savage, gigantic beasts that roam the Shattered Isles and threaten our survival. Entire settlements and countless lives have been lost to these beasts. A behemoth will consume every resource and drop of aether in its path, leaving nothing but lifeless husks.
Behemoths draw their deadly power from the earth itself, swallowing up latent aether in the ground. This power fuels their hunger and the deadly elemental blaze, shock, and frost energy they unleash in combat. This aetheric power determines their physiology, appearance, sometimes even their behaviour. There are even rumours from the frontier of beasts harnessing darker energies as well…
A slayer’s legend is written in their armour and weapons, forged from the trophies they take from the behemoths they defeat. The smiths of Ramsgate can use these tokens of victory to add the Drask scales to a sword's blade or the hide of a mighty Embermane to your breastplate, for example. Improve your weapons and armour with the spoils of the hunt and every slayer will know the challenges you’ve conquered.
“We heard it bellow across the island, lightning striking in the distance. The men were shaken to their core, for they had no idea what we were up against. We had all heard the rumours of a behemoth that could breathe lightning. The thunder shaking our bones confirmed our worst fears.
“The men broke for the ship, scrambling for their lives. Lightning struck near us and the behemoth, riding it down from the sky, attacked without hesitation. I can’t say how many died in the first blast of aether, but I saw the body of my bosun thrown and broken against a tree. In all, only three of fifteen made it back. Only one is willing to leave port again.”