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The Behemoth is a machine in Horizon Zero Dawn. The Behemoth is a huge, rugged transport-class machine that uses antigravity technology to transfer precious cargo from smaller acquisition-class machines into its stomach container. When provoked, it may charge at the enemy or use its anti-gravity unit to hurl heavy objects. It is also equipped with a set of grinding drills that allow it to grind and propel rocks as projectiles.


The Behemoth appears similar to a rhinoceros with its snout shaped like a pyramidal battering ram. It features a pair of mandibles similar to those of a Thunderjaw, that house a pair of rotary tools.

As a heavy transport machine, it can manipulate gravity using small gravity generators that can be found on its neck and shoulders. The Behemoth's underside includes a large yellow circular canister which carries different loot and cargo within it.


Behemoths seem to be purpose-built GAIA machines that were designed as part of the terraforming process centuries after the Faro Plague wiped out all life on Earth in the 21st Century. Its original purpose seems to be mainly for use in mining and clearing away rock, although to what end is unsure.

The Derangement turned this mighty machine into a serious threat. Although it is not a dedicated combat machine, it can shrug off tons of damage and deal a lot of it's own by throwing rocks, crashing through obstacles, and crushing anything that gets too close.

A Behemoth was imprisoned in the Sun Ring when Aloy was captured by the Eclipse. Somehow it was restrained with tough cables while two Corruptors arrived and overrode it, making it overly hostile towards Aloy. However, the machine's rage was harnessed by Aloy, and she goaded it to knock down large support pillars to retrieve her weapons from a platform above the arena. She then killed the machine with her retrieved gear just in time to be rescued by Sylens, who arrived with three Sawteeth to kill the Corruptors and two Striders as escape mounts.


The Behemoth is a ferocious machine in combat due to its large size and ability to influence gravity in attacks. From long range, the Behemoth can lift large boulders and toss them. At close range, the Behemoth uses its large front legs to perform a Quake Smash that inflicts a large amount of damage immediately in front of it.

Special Ability: Gravity Purge - A charge-up long-range attack. The Behemoth manipulates gravity to lift up multiple boulders that encircle the creature. Shortly after, the machine brings it's front legs down, shooting the boulders outwards in multiple directions.


Image: Component: Information: Weakness: Strength:
Behemoth-Body Body Hard outer casing to protect synthetic muscle and operational systems. None Shock Shock-Icon
Behemoth-CrateHolders Crate Holders Destroying this component will detach the cargo container All None
Behemoth-FreezeCanister Freeze Canister Shooting this canister with Freeze will trigger an elemental explosion. Chillwater can be looted from this canister. Freeze Freeze-Icon
Tear Tear-Icon
Behemoth-ForceLoader Force Loader Destroying this component disables the lifting attacks. Tear Tear-Icon None
Behemoth-PowerCell Power Cell Shooting this component with Shock will trigger an elemental explosion. Sparker resource can be looted from this component. Shock Shock-Icon
Tear Tear-Icon


MetalShards-Icon Sparkler-Icon Chillwater-Icon EchoShell-Icon
Metal Shards Sparker Chillwater Echo Shell
MetalShardsTransparent 1 MetalShardsTransparent 1 MetalShardsTransparent 4 MetalShardsTransparent 4
MachineCoreLarge-Icon CrystalBraiding-Icon BehemothLens-Icon BehemothHeart-Icon
Machine Core - Large Crystal Braiding Behemoth Lens Behemoth Heart
MetalShardsTransparent 100 MetalShardsTransparent 50 MetalShardsTransparent 70 MetalShardsTransparent 140


  • While most other GAIA-designed machines seem to be purposed towards repurposing broken machines or cleaning the air, the Behemoth is unique in its purpose as a mining transport vehicle.
  • The Behemoth's naming convention is unique in that it is neither an active agent like Strider or Ravager nor a compound noun like Snapmaw of Glinthawk. Addition it is the only machine other than the Metal Devil to have a name based in mythology.



Acquisition Class Charger - Lancehorn - Rockbreaker - Scrapper - Snapmaw - Trampler
Combat Class Fire Bellowback - Freeze Bellowback - Sawtooth - Stalker - Stormbird - Ravager - Thunderjaw
Recon Class Watcher (Redeye Watcher) - Glinthawk - Longleg - Tallneck
Transport Class Behemoth - Broadhead - Grazer - Shell-Walker - Strider
Other Corrupted Machines - Corruptor - Deathbringer - Metal Devil

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