Elemental tailgem is one of the many crafting resources in Dauntless. It’s a rare material, and you’ll need it for certain armor and weapon upgrades. There also seems to be some kind of bug related to it, and a lot of people are wondering how to get it. This guide is going to show you how to get elemental tailgem in Dauntless.
Best way to get elemental tailgem
According to the description, you can get an elemental tailgem by cutting off a tail of any elemental behemoth with a threat level of 8 or more. There’s a catch, though. You can to break it off withing two minutes of combat. The timer doesn’t start until you actually reach the monster, but it’s still not what we’d call generous.
There are several behemoths you could try, including the Firebrand Charog, Valomyr and the Rockfall Skarn. Each of them has their own strengths and weaknesses, and you should choose the one that best suits your play style and equipment.
The Rockfall Skarn seems like the best opportunity if you have a beefed up Thundering Blade (Drask sword). It has a +20% tail damage as a unique perk, and it has a power cell slot. This means you can fit a Sharpened cell into it, which will give you a percentual increase to part damage. The reactive hilt wouldn’t hurt, either, if you have the mod unlocked. Make sure you slot a Bladestorm cell into a technique slot somewhere too, as it’ll give you a flat increase in part damage. You could also use a Shell of The Swarm (Kharabak chest piece), as it comes with this perk.
The Valomyr might seem like a bad idea at first, especially since you probably don’t have umbral weapons at this point. However, using maxed out neutral weapons will do just fine. It’s a relatively easy fight, just make sure you have high levels of Sharpened and Bladestorm perks – either via cells or armor/weapons. For instance, a good combo would be a Kharabak sword and chest plate, along with Drask gloves.
The Firebrand Charog is also a good choice, as it allows you to focus on its tail without too much hassle. Just make sure you’re fireproof, either using molten cells or a combination of Charog and Embermane armor that stacks the perk up. Other than that, you’ll need a good frost weapon and a bunch of Sharpened and/or Bladestorm cells.