Behemoths are a type of robot animal you’ll have to fight in Horizon Zero Dawn. It’s a fearsome adversary, with a whole host of devastating attacks. It resembles a rhino, but it’s much larger and much more powerful. In this guide, we’ll show you how to kill Behemoth in Horizon Zero Dawn, which tactics to use, and so on.
How to Defeat Behemoth in Terror of the Sun Quest
The Behemoth has a vast array of ways to mess you up. Its charge attacks will kill you in one or two hits, and if that fails, it can hurl huge boulders at you, or pelt you with a shower of smaller rocks. In other words, the most important thing you want to do is to stay on the move. Also, prepare for a long battle. Never get cocky and try to do more damage than it’s worth. If the Behemoth is gearing up to attack, run and dodge immediately. Also, never attempt to engage in close quarters.
At the beginning of the fight in the Terror of the Sun quest, you need to get your weapons back. Simply stand behind one of the pillars in the arena, then wait for the Behemoth to ram into it. As soon as you hear it preparing to charge, run away from the pillar, since the impact can still hurt you. Then do the same thing again with a second pillar.
Once you have your weapons back, it’s time to engage. There’s two possible ways to go about this For the first one, your two main weapons should be Tear arrows and anything that does Shock damage. Use Shock bombs, arrows and/or tripwires to wear the Behemoth down. Then, concentrate your Tear arrows (Precision arrows will do in a pinch) on the yellow canisters (Power Loaders) on both sides of the beast’s head. If you use one of the Shock arrows on the power cell behind its head, you can do some serious electrical damage to it. If you have some Freeze arrows, you can hit those canisters on the robot’s hips.
The other strategy that worked really well for us is to use the Ropecaster with Tie Down ammo a lot. Shoot one side into the Behemoth and the other side into the ground. After about three or so such shots, the machine will be unable to attack you if you keep your distance, and you have free reign to wail on it with everything ranged you’ve got. The same targets and ammo from above still apply. You can also target the huge metal Crate Holder on its belly or just tear away its armor to do more damage. Use the Concentration skill to slow down time as you aim for more precise shots.
Once again, prepare yourself for a very long fight. Always remember to heal when you’re in trouble. There are some healing plants in the arena, as well as carcasses of other robots that you can scavenge for crafting parts. Trust me, you’ll want a lot of ammo for this one.