Hunting Grounds

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The Hunting Grounds are a group of islands in The Shattered Isles home to many Behemoths. Slayers can travel to the various islands and slay Behemoths continuously, without having to return to Ramsgate. The Hunting Grounds have replaced Pursuits and Patrols as the primary method of progression for earning reagents, Rams, and more.

The islands in the Hunting Grounds all contain journal entries hidden among the environment. Additionally, patrol chests can be found in various locations, which can be unlocked using Patrol Keys Icon.pngPatrol Keys.

Islands[edit | edit source]

There are currently 18 different islands that make up the Hunting Grounds.

Icon Island Stars Level New Behemoth
Island Icon 001.png
Emberthorn Cove   1 2 Embermane Icon Framed.png Embermane
Island Icon 002.png
Boreal Outpost   1 3 Boreus Icon Framed.png Boreus
Island Icon 004.png
Restless Sands   3 5 Drask Icon Framed.png Drask
Island Icon 004.png
Sunderstone 5 8 Charrogg Icon Framed.png Charrogg
Island Icon 002.png
Frostmarch ⭐⭐⭐ 7 10 Pangar Icon Framed.png Pangar
Island Icon 006.png
Cape Fury ⭐⭐⭐ 14 17 Stormclaw Icon Framed.png Stormclaw
Island Icon 004.png
Hades Reach ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 15 18 Hellion Icon Framed.png Hellion

Island Events[edit | edit source]

During a hunt in the Hunting Grounds, random Island Events can occur. These events will bring various challenges and will reward Slayers who participate with additional rewards, such as Cores, Rams Icon 001.pngRams, Combat Merits Icon.pngCombat Merits, and Exploration Merits Icon.pngExploration Merits. A list of all island events can be found below.

Icon Event Description
Island Event Aether Surge Icon.png Aether Surge Aether surges are a common occurrence across the Hunting Grounds, attracting powerful Behemoths and other hostile creatures.
Island Event Below Zero Icon.png Below Zero Radiant aether and frost aether combine for a deadly effect. Free downed Slayers from radiant prisons and avoid ice spikes.
Island Event Blast Zone Icon.png Blast Zone Avoid surges of shock aether and slay any Behemoths and creatures.
Island Event Coldsnap Icon.png Coldsnap Frost spitters can chill players with every attack. Avoid their missiles and slay the Behemoths.
Island Event Dark Matter Icon.png Dark Matter Umbral aether has a way of corrupting everything it touches. Defeat the Behemoths and creatures, but avoid umbral instabilities.
Island Event Embermania Icon.png Embermania Blaze aether surges attract hordes of Embermanes.
Island Event Firewatch Icon.png Firewatch The island itself ruptures and spews fire. Dodge the fireballs and slay the Behemoths.
Island Event High Alert Icon.png High Alert Extremely powerful Behemoths pose an even greater threat to the island's ecosystem. Slay it quickly.
Island Event Lightning Warfare Icon.png Lightning Warfare Hunt your prey, but look out for young Nayzagas and their shock spires.
Island Event Melting Point Icon.png Melting Point The island itself is unstable. Flames and lava pour out from the ground while Behemoths feed on the blaze aether.
Island Event Rock & Roll Icon.png Rock & Roll Slay tough Behemoths and creatures that often use roll attacks.
Island Event Shards of Chaos Icon.png Shards of Chaos Extremely powerful Behemoths are attracted to a rare combination of shock, frost, and umbral aether on a single island.
Island Event Shatterstorm Icon.png Shatterstorm Tough Behemoths with thick hides swarm together. Shatter crystals to increase your attack speed.
Island Event Shockwaves Icon.png Shockwaves Shock aether surges attract hordes of Stormclaws.
Island Event Shrike Strike Icon.png Shrike Strike A flock of Shrike take roost on the island.
Island Event Slice and Dice Icon.png Slice and Dice Slay powerful Behemoths before they use their sharp claws to wound you.
Island Event Sudden Death Icon.png Sudden Death Large quantities of aether can turn any Behemoth into a formidable force. Every Behemoth attack is fatal.
Island Event Swarmageddon Icon.png Swarmageddon Battle away airborne Behemoths and swarms of insects.
Island Event Toxic Behavior Icon.png Toxic Behavior Behemoths have been infected with poisonous terra aether, making their attacks toxic.