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Behemoths
Behemoth
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.

The Elasmoth is a subspecies of the traditonal Behemoth, albeit of such gargantuan proportions as to render ill-befitting the moniker given it's purple toned cousin. Warlike markings emblazon their muscular frames with heads crowned by several horns, needlessly intensifying their fearsome mien. Claims that their mighty roar can fell stars from the heavens are received with skepticism, though none disputes that it can stop a man's heart in his chest.

Family Information
Type: Beasts
Subfamilies: Elasmoth
Common Behavior: A, T(S)
Charmable: Eks
Pankration: Eks
Aspir: Eks
Drain: Check

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Aht Urhgan Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea
Flame Armor: Blaze Spikes effect. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Howl: Warcry effect. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark CheckCheck
Kick Out: Heavy damage AoE attack triggered when someone gets hate from behind. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark XEks
Shock Wave: Cone Attack damage + Knockback. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark XEks
Thunderbolt: 40' AoE Lightning damage and Stun. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Wild Horn: Frontal Cone Attack damage. CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark CheckCheck
Accursed Armor: Curse Spikes effect. (Only used by Elasmoth subspecies) CheckCheck XEks XEks XEks CheckCheck
Amnesic Blast: Single Target damage + Amnesia. (Only used by Elasmoth subspecies) CheckCheck XEks XEks XEks CheckCheck
Ecliptic Meteor: Area of effect damage + Paralysis + Bio. (Only used by Elasmoth subspecies) CheckCheck XEks XEks XEks CheckCheck
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 Forced Spawn with Beastly Shank at E-7 80 Behemoth's Dominion
Hadhayosh Forced Spawn by clicking the ??? at (K-8) with the key items Marbled Mutton Chop, Bloodied Saber Tooth, Blood-Smeared Gigas Helm, and Glittering Pixie Choker. Qmark Abyssea - La Theine
King Behemoth Forced Spawn with Savory Shank at E-7 85 Behemoth's Dominion

Quest NMs: Young Behemoth (Bonds That Never Die)

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Chlevnik (BCNM - Horns of War), Behemoth (Nyzul Isle Investigation), Lofty Behemoth (Legion), Lofty Elasmoth (Legion)

Campaign NMs: Kaiser Behemoth

Einherjar NMs: Dendainsonne (Wing III)

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

Voidwatch NMs: Kholomodumo (Voidwatch Notorious Monsters)

Other NMs: Gudanna (Fields of Valor), Guardian Behemoth (Moblin Maze Mongers)

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 ???? (b?hemah ("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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