Boreus

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Boreus is a Behemoth in the world of Dauntless.

Journal Entry

"That chill in your bones is a sure sign you’re hunting a Boreus, skipper, and a Boreus doesn't fight like any other Behemoth l've ever seen."

From the heart of the Maelstrom comes the mighty Boreus, a frost-powered Behemoth with the ability to control flying minions. These smaller airborne beasts both protect the Boreus from harm and do its psionic bidding. The relatively recent emergence of the Boreus—once thought only a legend—was seen at the time as another sign that the Behemoth threat has continued to evolve in bizarre and unexpected ways. Since the Skyquake, Behemoths thought extinct or even entirely unknown to science have begun to emerge at an escalating rate, and the Boreus has been reassessed as a potential harbinger of the increasing threat.

In some ways the Boreus is best thought of as not a single Behemoth, but as a whole host of creatures, and Slayers have given the minions of the Boreus descriptive nicknames to easily tell them apart. Stalkers are lean, toothy creatures that prefer to surround Slayers and jab at them with their razor-sharp legs. They can be easily distinguished by their long, blade-like limbs, and are slightly smaller than other minions. The aptly nicknamed spitters prefer to strike from range, lobbing cold, frost-charged projectiles from their mouths. These icy spitballs can inflict a surprising amount of harm on unsuspecting Slayers. Perhaps the most dramatic of the Boreus' minions are the bombers. These self-destructive creatures can prime their own bodies to become an explosive aether charge. Bombers sacrifice themselves to blast the Boreus’ foes, sometimes even taking other minions with them.

Slayers have learned the hard way that the Boreus is full of surprises. While it deals with minor threats as any Behemoth would—by hoof, horn, and tooth—it reacts to lethal attacks with innate defences as necessary. If the Boreus takes too much harm, it can encase itself in an impenetrable layer of aetheric ice. While Slayers can batter at this bizarre phenomenon, it is only by tackling the minions themselves that they can charge their weapons with enough power to bring the Boreus’ cold protection crashing down.


Kat’s Hunting Tips:

-Striking bomber minions near a Boreus will deal extra damage to its shield.

-When you slay a bomber in a group of other bombers, dodge through or away from the ensuing chain of explosions.

-A Boreus is psionically connected to its minions and can summon them when threatened. Don’t assume you’re not surrounded if you don’t see any minions yet.

Boreus

Boreus

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Details
Element(s)
Weakness(es)
Threat Level
Threat Level 6
Recommended Power
230

The mighty Boreus is the maestro of frozen mayhem, controlling a pack of beastly minions with its powerful psionic abilities and manipulating frost aether to attack foes and defend itself.

Drop Table

Name Obtained From
Boreus Hide Icon 001.png Boreus Hide Slay
Horn Fragment Icon 001.png Horn Fragment Head Break
Hoof Chip Icon 001.png Hoof Chip Leg Break
Icy Hindscale Icon 001.png Icy Hindscale Tail Break

Dreadfrost Boreus

Dreadfrost Boreus

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Details
Element(s)
Weakness(es)
Threat Level
Threat Level 8
Threat Level 15 (Heroic)
Recommended Power
305
475 (Heroic)

Summary

The fearsome Dreadfrost Boreus consumes frost aether and commands beastly minions with its uncanny psionic power. These creatures act as extensions of the Behemoth itself, drawing on their master's strength while intercepting any harm Slayers might try to inflict.

Drop Table

Name Obtained From
Boreus Hide Icon 001.png Boreus Hide Slay
Psionic Scale Icon 001.png Psionic Scale
Dreadfrost Shard Icon 001.png Dreadfrost Shard
Horn Fragment Icon 001.png Horn Fragment Head Break
Hoof Chip Icon 001.png Hoof Chip Leg Break
Icy Hindscale Icon 001.png Icy Hindscale Tail Break
Dominion Dye Icon 001.png Dominion Slay Heroic variant

Hunt Modifiers

Modifiers Description
Heroic Icon 001.png Heroic Behemoths are tougher and deal more damage.
Frigid Touch Icon 001.png Frigid Touch Behemoth physical attacks apply Chilled to Slayers.
Ice Shield Icon 001.png Ice Shield Killing any minion grants a bonus the next time you deal damage to the Boreus' shield. Stacks multiple times.

Lesser Boreus

Lesser Boreus

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Details
Element(s)
Weakness(es)
Threat Level
Threat Level 2
Recommended Power
75

Summary

The Lesser Boreus may not be as large or strong as the more mature varieties, but it still dominates its minions with psionic force and quite effectively uses frost aether to shield itself from attack.

Drop Table

Name Obtained From
Boreus Hide Icon 001.png Boreus Hide Slay
Horn Fragment Icon 001.png Horn Fragment Head Break
Hoof Chip Icon 001.png Hoof Chip Leg Break
Icy Hindscale Icon 001.png Icy Hindscale Tail Break

Minions

Stalkers

Stalkers are lean, toothy creatures that prefer to surround Slayers and jab at them with their razor-sharp legs. They can be easily distinguished by their long, blade-like limbs, and are slightly smaller than other minions.

Spitter

The aptly nicknamed spitters prefer to strike from range, lobbing cold, frost-charged projectiles from their mouths. These icy spitballs can inflict a surprising amount of harm on unsuspecting Slayers.

Bomber

Perhaps the most dramatic of the Boreus’ minions are the bombers – self-destructive creatures that can prime their bodies with an explosive aether charge. Bombers sacrifice themselves to blast the Boreus’ foes, sometimes even taking other minions with them.

Lore

The Boreus was thought for a long time to be extinct. The records of the Orrery thought the sigtings of the Boreus was a hoax.
The Orrery has records of the Boreus that date from a century ago. I’ve seen those records, and the disbelieving notes my predecessors scribbled all over them. “Impossible,” they called it. “A hoax.” “Clearly the delusions of Slayers who spent too much time in the sky.” As if aether cannot make anything possible. Even a giant horned beast that can control flying minions with only its mind. One thing is indisputable: The Orrery believed this Behemoth to be long extinct. Clearly they were mistaken.


When the Boreus was discovered not to be a myth, a mysterious note was left on the floor of the Bormen smithy.

Z –

Brought you a few gifts. Three, each one different. A spitter. A stalker. A bomber. Haven’t seen anything this strange before, and I know you like strange things. At least I think so. Look, maybe you can do something with them. Maybe not. Whatever. Write back or don’t, Hammer Boy. You’re not so cool. Maybe.

–X

Gear

Weapons

Icon Name Power Elemental Power Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
Brawlers of Boreus Icon 001.png
Brawlers of Boreus 100 560   +3 Conditioning Power Cell Power Cell
Defence Cell Defense Cell
After Surging, generate 2 Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +60 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Turmoil of Boreus Icon 001.png
Turmoil of Boreus 100 560   +3 Conditioning Power Cell Power Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
After each charge attack level, generate a Frost Sprite that grant your next attack +60 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Destiny of Boreus Icon 001.png
Destiny of Boreus 100 560   +3 Conditioning Power Cell Power Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
After using your Special, generate 3 Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +60 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Brutality of Boreus Icon 001.png
Brutality of Boreus 100 560   +3 Conditioning Power Cell Power Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
After spending ammo, generate a Frost Sprite that grant your next attack +60 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Onus of Boreus Icon 001.png
Onus of Boreus 100 560   +3 Conditioning Power Cell Power Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
After your special continually generates Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +60 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites) (generate sprites every 0.35s during special).
Revolution of Boreus Icon 001.png
Revolution of Boreus 100 560   +3 Conditioning Power Cell Power Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
Storing or spending ammo continually generates Frost Sprites for 6 seconds that grant your next attack +60 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)

Armour

Icon Name Resistance Elemental Strength Elemental Weakness Perks Cell Slots
Boreal Epiphany Icon 001.png
Boreal Epiphany 25 140 +25 Frost Icon.png Frost -25 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +3 Conditioning Utility Cell Utility Cell
Boreal Resolve Icon 001.png
Boreal Resolve 25 140 +25 Frost Icon.png Frost -25 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +3 Rage Defence Cell Defence Cell
Boreal Might Icon 001.png
Boreal Might 25 140 +25 Frost Icon.png Frost -25 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +3 Rage Power Cell Power Cell
Boreal March Icon 001.png
Boreal March 25 140 +25 Frost Icon.png Frost -25 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +3 Iceborne Technique Cell Technique Cell
Boreus Armour Body Type A Render 001.png
Boreus Armour 100 560 +100 Frost Icon.png Frost -100 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +6 Rage
+3 Conditioning
+3 Iceborne
Utility Cell Utility Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
Power Cell Power Cell
Technique Cell Technique Cell

Mastery

Objective Levels
Hunt Boreus
Hunt Boreus wearing Boreus Armour [10] times
Craft all Boreus Armour
Upgrade all Boreus Armour +6
Upgrade all Boreus Armour +10
Deal [5,000,000] damage to Boreus
Hunt Dreadfrost Boreus while taking less than 100 damage
Hunt Dreadfrost Boreus in under 3 minutes
Stagger Boreus [x] times
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
10
40
100
Wound Boreus [x] times
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
10
40
100
Break [x] Boreus parts
Level 1 Level 2
25
75
Experience
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
300
900
3,240
8,100
14,460

Gallery

External Links

Boreus announcement blog on PlayDauntless.com