The King Behemoth is an enemy in Final Fantasy V. It is a powerful creature fought in the deepest area of the Rift and the Sealed Temple.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

King Behemoths have high HP and Attack Power, and will counter any magic attack with Meteor. This includes summon spells and, in the mobile/Steam version, Berserk.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Prior to the mobile version, inflicting Berserk stops King Behemoths from countering, making them trivial to defeat. The player can also use control and make it use ??? on itself to kill it without losing control over the creature.

King Behemoths are only immune to the "Mini" status effect, and thus are easy to crowd control through spells. Black Mages can attempt to Toad them, Blue Mages can attempt to Pond's Chorus or Doom them, and Oracles (for the GBA/mobile/Steam releases) can outright kill them easily with "Doom." Mystic Knights can apply Break to petrify them.

Another viable, albeit luck-based strategy, is to use Gaia, which has a chance of reducing King Behemoth's HP to single digits with Twister. Though magical in nature, King Behemoths will only counter Gaia skills with physical attacks.

In the GBA and following versions, Lenna's elemental Finisher ability will instantly kill it.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

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King Behemoth from Final Fantasy V has a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Behemoth is a beast mentioned in Job 40:15–24. In addition to mythological creatures, it is likened to elephants, hippos, rhinos, and bison. Metaphorically, the term behemoth denotes "an extremely large or powerful entity."

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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