In the face of the Behemoth King, I had to draw upon all my skills and resources to emerge victorious and progress to the next section of the quest in Chapter 10.
Crisis Core Behemoth King
Among the many challenging bosses I faced in Crisis Core Reunion, one adversary that stands out is the Behemoth King. Encountering this formidable foe early in the game can be quite an experience. Unlike the regular Behemoth, which players can face in the earlier stages, the Crisis Core Behemoth King is reserved for a late-game boss fight. This encounter provides access to various resources, such as improved equipment and Materia, making it all the more challenging.
The Behemoth King itself is a truly menacing creature. Its roar resembles that of a lion, sending shivers down your spine. Its dark, imposing horns leave a lasting impression, symbolizing both dominance and incredible strength. This boss has an almost demonic aura and guards the gateway to the Portal of Severance in Banora Underground. To make matters even more intriguing, it holds the key required to unlock the door known as the “Goddess Wing Key.”
Behemoth King is a challenging boss in Crisis Core.
Encountered in Chapter 10 during the Howling Fang section, defeating it is necessary to progress.
Players must defeat Behemoth King to obtain the Goddess Wing Key for unlocking the gate to the Portal of Severance.
Behemoth King has 118,780 HP and 321 MP, making it a formidable opponent.
Defeating Behemoth King requires dodging attacks like Gyro Tail, Comet, Double Claw, Heave, and Regen, while draining its regenerative HP.
Using the Wall Materia to create a Barrier Status on Zack and combining Graviga with Genji Gloves can help deal unlocked Critical Hit damage to defeat Behemoth King.
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Crisis Core Behemoth King Stats
Although most players will engage in combat with Behemoth King directly, you must familiarize yourself with what you are against during the sequence. As said earlier, Behemoth King is one of the most exciting boss fights that require careful consideration during the battle.
Behemoth King in Zack’s fight is a formidable opponent with some key stats and details:
Behemoth King is immune to elemental damage (Fire, Ice, Lightning, Gravity), giving you flexibility in choosing your arsenal for the battle.
Goddess Key (important for dungeon progression).
Steal: Iron Bangle (common), X-Potion (rare). Consider using Steal Materia on Zack to increase your chances of getting the rare steal.
You can focus on defeating the boss to obtain the Goddess Key and complete the dungeon section, or aim for the rare steal items if you’re a completionist player.
Strategy To Defeat Behemoth King
Although players have complete freedom to choose whatever equipment and Materia they have since Behemoth King does not feature any Elemental Affinities, you can still incorporate some strategy and tips to take down the mighty boss. One of the critical aspects you should consider in the battle is using Regen while positioning Zackon the back of the Behemoth King.
Attacking the boss from the back will allow you to claim Critical Hits and drain a significant portion of the HP. Conversely, Behemoth King will also drain the HP of your character with all of the attacks listed above. However, Regen can help your character to stay on the battleground and finish the fight.
Using Wall can also contribute to your battle by creating a barrier status between Zack and Behemoth King and tank the Comet. While limiting the boss with this barrier, you can position Zack behind the boss to use Graviga to deal massive Area of Effect damage and drain HP up to 99,999.
For that instance, you will also need Genji Glove to remove the cap damage limit from the Critical Hits. You can follow up on our Crisis Core Genji set guide to get your hands on the overpowered Genji Glove.
Lastly, we recommend players use Dispel Blade. Surprisingly, you can get your hands on the Dispel Blade Materia within the dungeon. Make sure to search every room in the existing dungeon before encountering the Behemoth King. Moreover, using this Materia will allow players to negate the Regen abilities of the Behemoth King, thus giving you a prominent tactical advantage to defeat the boss easily.
Behemoth King is known for the most famous battle in Crisis Core Reunion, demanding a unique strategy to defeat and loot the Goddess Key required to progress the campaign. While the boss can easily intimidate all kinds of players, using the right set of weapons and Materia can assist players in tackling the tricky boss quickly. It is highly recommended to upgrade your character with the right set of equipment by investing Gils.
That is about it for Crisis Core Behemoth King. Do you find this guide helpful for defeating the colossal monster? What are your approach and tips on tackling the upgraded Behemoth in Banora Underground? Share with us in the comments section below.
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