T1-3: Increasingly specced build, Bob = mystery


#1

I’ve found that my Stage 1 builds become more specialized as I move further up the Monster tiers, but Behemoth has me stumped.

Goliath
Stage 1: Leap Smash, Charge, Flame Breath
Stage 2: 3 Rock Throw
Stage 3: 2 Leap Smash (3), 1 Flame Breath (2)

Kraken
Stage 1: 2 Banshee Mines, 1 Vortex
Stage 2: 3 Lighting Strike or Aftershock, depending on Hunter composition
Stage 3: Whatever I feel like killing them with

Wraith
Stage 1: 3 Redacted
Stage 2: 3 Redacted
Stage 3: 2 Redacted, 1 Redacted

Which brings us to Behemoth. Given that he is currently more buggy than an Obsidian Grub, I realize that getting a sense for his abilities is rather difficult That said, I’ve been trying multiple combinations of diverse & specialized, but nothing feels right. I’m hoping something will click once his abilities become more fluid, but figured I’d ask if anyone has found combinations to swear by just yet.


#2

Here are the most prominent. Out of all the Monsters, I feel Behemoth improves the least by going 3 points into skills. As such here are what I find to be common.

1 Tongue 1 Lava 1 Fissure
2 Fissure 1 Rock
1 Fissure 2 Rock
2 Lava 1 Fissure

While I’m sure others use different builds, these are the ones I see crop up the most atm.


#3

If you’re cheesing his Roll/Melee then the only abilities you need are Tongue and Wall.

I’ve settled on builds for all Monsters bar Behemoth. Currently I tend to go;

1 Tongue 2 Wall
3 Lava Bomb/Fissure
3 Fissure/Lava Bomb

Regardless of builds Wall is his bread and butter and is a must have at Stage 1 because of the sheer amount of utility it brings. Using level 1 Fissure or Lava Bomb is going to do you more harm than good.


#4

1: 2 Rock wall 1 fissure
2: 2 Rock wall, 3 fissure, 1 lava bomb
3: 2 rock wall, 3 fissure, 3 lava bomb, 1 tongue
This build has been working for me with big ol bob, results may vary


#5

Interesting to see his opening build benefit from being less specialized. On a related note, what do you all feel is his ‘skill shot’? I figure Tongue Grab or Lava Bombs if the latter gets fixed to behave more like Rock Throw.


#6

I have 2 builds that I use.

1 Fissure 1 Lava Bomb 1 Tongue
1 Lava Bomb 2 Wall

The second is my preferred setup. I find that the area denial of lava bomb and the ability to cut off areas and break line-of-sight with rock wall gives me the greatest survivability if I get domed early.

The other build is a bit more offensively oriented and allows you farm wildlife a bit faster. It doesn’t have rock wall because if find that ability to be quite ineffective with just one point into it.

My stage 2 Behemoth almost always looks like this:
1 Lava Bomb 1 Tongue 1 Fissure 3 Wall


#7

I actually think Fissure is a bit of a skillshot, hard to land but extremely rewarding when it does, Lava Bomb and Tongue grab strike me more as the “utility” abilities, like charge and leapsmash