Read this Dauntless guide on Behemoth interruption, commonly known as booping. This includes a list of booping opportunities per Behemoth & how to boop with each weapon.
What is Booping?
Interrupting Behemoth Moves & Attacks
Booping is the act of interrupting Behemoths during their attacks and other moves, via a heavy attack or item, which will cause them to stagger and be knocked down.
Watch For Prompt on Behemoth Heads
A booping opportunity will present itself when a prompt appears on a Behemoth's head. Certain attacks or dealing enough damage when the prompt appears can interrupt and stagger the Behemoth.
Opens Up Damage Opportunities
Booping gives the entire team an opportunity to deal massive and focused damage on Behemoths when booped. This also allows you to target specific parts while the Behemoth is down.
High Risk High Reward Move
While booping is extremely rewarding, it is equally as risky as it requires precise timing to be performed. Some Behemoths also require you to be directly in front of their charging attack for them to be booped.
How To Boop All Behemoths
Interruption Opportunity List Per Behemoth
|Boreus||No confirmed interruptible attacks|
|Charrogg||No confirmed interruptible attacks|
|Drask||No confirmed interruptible attacks|
|Embermane||Can be interrupted by hitting its head with a heavy attack while rushing|
|Gnasher||Use a heavy attack when it slides flat on its belly|
|Hellion||No confirmed interruptible attacks|
|Kharabak||Can be interrupted during its forward charge with one claw scraping the ground|
|Koshai|| Do enough damage while twirled up in a vine as it chages for an aerial attack. |
Can also be interrupted by select weapons when he leaps and heads town to the ground.
|Nayzaga||While Aethercharged, destroying its spines on its back can interrupt the Nayzaga. Destroying the turret with 4 needles will also stagger the Shockjaw Nayzaga|
|Pangar||Heavy attack from the front when rolling|
|Quillshot||Its quill barrage can be interrupted when enraged with enough damage|
|Rezakiri||No confirmed interruptible attacks|
|Riftstalker||Can be booped anytime it comes out of its portal.|
When dragged into its Umbral bubble, it can be interrupted by hitting its head when the real Riftstalker comes out of the portal. The real one hides behind a glowing pink portal
|Shrike||Use a heavy attack during its gliding attack or when it focuses its energy|
|Shrowd||While gliding when encased in the shadow dome|
|Skarn||When it stands, hit its hind legs, but watch out as it can damage players where it falls. |
It's spinning tornado attack can also be interrupted, but a ranged weapon is recommended
|Skraev||Use a heavy attack during its gliding attack|
|Stormclaw||Can be interrupted during its forward charge. Can also be interrupted when it places its final lightning fence pylon|
|Valomyr||Boop when laser projectiles circle around it and red marks appear on its head|
How To Boop With Weapons & Items
How To Interrupt Per Weapon & Item Type
Each weapon has a different method of interrupting but boils down to using the heavy attack. Consumables such as the Concussive Grenade can also interrupt with the right timing.
|Swords||Can boop with a heavy attack but timing can be hard as it requires you to be close and the attack is slow. A dodge then light attack follow up is recommended instead|
|Axes||Charged Attacks & Heavy Attacks can boop|
|Hammers||Concussive Salvo, Evasive Blast, and Aetherslam can cause a boop, however it requires practice since the range is limited and it takes quite a while for the move to complete|
|Chain Blades||By default, the Chain Blades will not be able to boop Behemoths, and requires +6 Weighted Strikes perk to boop. Use a Heavy Attack to boop enemies.|
|War Pikes||Use the Pike Blast move to perform a boop. The dodge-heavy attack can also boop.|
|Repeaters||By default, the Repeaters will not be able to boop Behemoths, and requires +6 Weighted Strikes perk to boop. Use your Ballistic Chamber ability to boop enemies.|
|Concussive Grenade||Throw a Concussive grenade at the moment of the booping opportunity to interrupt a Behemoth|