The Behemoth King casts Meteor, Blizzara, and Blizzaga, occasionally using Holy as well. If any party members have Reflect, the Behemoth King uses its special attack, Devil Claw, to remove it from all party members at once. It also has a unique AI script to attack several times a turn if inflicted with Imp status.
When killed the Behemoth King rises as an undead enemy, and surprises the party with a back attack. The undead Behemoth King uses normal attacks, Meteor, Death and its special, Sleeping Gas. If any party member is put to sleep, the Behemoth King attacks them four times in a row. The easiest way to defeat the Behemoth King in this form is to use a Phoenix Down on it, killing it instantly. Otherwise, Fira and Cura spells work well.
The Behemoth King is one of the few bosses in the game to appear on the Veldt and have a Rage. In Final Fantasy VI Advance, both versions of the boss appear on the Veldt in one encounter, just like the original boss battle. Because the undead Behemoth King is always a back attack, the party changes formation, and Gau cannot return after the encounter. In order to get the Behemoth King Rage, Gau must leap at the undead form; leaping at the first form will not gain him the Rage ability.
All three encounters are with the undead version of Behemoth King. The undead Behemoth King can only use a regular attack in the coliseum, so having high Evasion can help lower-level characters; for higher-level characters, the Mirage Vest can help. The player can maximize Defense with a Snow Scarf.
A character under the Imp with the Imp equipment will work perfectly for the battle, since Behemoth King only uses physical attacks.
[view·edit·purge]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."