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Boreus
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Boreus is one of the Behemoths in Dauntless. There are 4 versions of Boreus throughout The Shattered Isles.

Variants

Boreus

Journal Entry

"That chill in your bones is a sure sign you’re hunting a Boreus, skipper, and a Boreus doesn't fight like any other Behemoth l've ever seen."

From the heart of the Maelstrom comes the mighty Boreus, a frost-powered Behemoth with the ability to control flying minions. These smaller airborne beasts both protect the Boreus from harm and do its psionic bidding. The relatively recent emergence of the Boreus—once thought only a legend—was seen at the time as another sign that the Behemoth threat has continued to evolve in bizarre and unexpected ways. Since the Skyquake, Behemoths thought extinct or even entirely unknown to science have begun to emerge at an escalating rate, and the Boreus has been reassessed as a potential harbinger of the increasing threat.

In some ways the Boreus is best thought of as not a single Behemoth, but as a whole host of creatures, and Slayers have given the minions of the Boreus descriptive nicknames to easily tell them apart. Stalkers are lean, toothy creatures that prefer to surround Slayers and jab at them with their razor-sharp legs. They can be easily distinguished by their long, blade-like limbs, and are slightly smaller than other minions. The aptly nicknamed spitters prefer to strike from range, lobbing cold, frost-charged projectiles from their mouths. These icy spitballs can inflict a surprising amount of harm on unsuspecting Slayers. Perhaps the most dramatic of the Boreus' minions are the bombers. These self-destructive creatures can prime their own bodies to become an explosive aether charge. Bombers sacrifice themselves to blast the Boreus’ foes, sometimes even taking other minions with them.

Slayers have learned the hard way that the Boreus is full of surprises. While it deals with minor threats as any Behemoth would—by hoof, horn, and tooth—it reacts to lethal attacks with innate defences as necessary. If the Boreus takes too much harm, it can encase itself in an impenetrable layer of aetheric ice. While Slayers can batter at this bizarre phenomenon, it is only by tackling the minions themselves that they can charge their weapons with enough power to bring the Boreus’ cold protection crashing down.


Kat’s Hunting Tips:

-Striking bomber minions near a Boreus will deal extra damage to its shield.

-When you slay a bomber in a group of other bombers, dodge through or away from the ensuing chain of explosions.

-A Boreus is psionically connected to its minions and can summon them when threatened. Don’t assume you’re not surrounded if you don’t see any minions yet.

Drop Table

Icon Name Obtained From
Boreus Hide Icon 001.png Boreus Hide Slay
Horn Fragment Icon 001.png Horn Fragment Head Break
Hoof Chip Icon 001.png Hoof Chip Leg Break
Icy Hindscale Icon 001.png Icy Hindscale Tail Break

Modifiers

This Behemoth has no modifiers.

Islands

Boreus can be found on the following Islands.

Icon Island Stars Level Guaranteed Behemoth Available Behemoths
Island Icon 003.png
Revelation Rock
2 - 4
Quillshot Illustrated Full Icon.png Quillshot Lesser Quillshot Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Lesser Quillshot Lesser Gnasher Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Lesser Gnasher Gnasher Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Gnasher Lesser Boreus Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Lesser Boreus Boreus Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Boreus
Island Icon 003.png
Iron Falls
4 - 6
Skarn Illustrated Full Icon.png Skarn Skarn Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Skarn Boreus Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Boreus Gnasher Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Gnasher Quillshot Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Quillshot
Island Icon 005.png
Aulric's Peak ⭐⭐
6 - 9
Shrike Illustrated Full Icon.png Shrike Shrike Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Shrike Drask Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Drask Boreus Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Boreus Ragetail Gnasher Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Ragetail Gnasher Gnasher Illustrated Trimmed Icon.png Gnasher

Attack Patterns

Minions

Stalkers: Stalkers are lean, toothy creatures that prefer to surround Slayers and jab at them with their razor-sharp legs. They can be easily distinguished by their long, blade-like limbs, and are slightly smaller than other minions.

Spitters: The aptly nicknamed spitters prefer to strike from range, lobbing cold, frost-charged projectiles from their mouths. These icy spitballs can inflict a surprising amount of harm on unsuspecting Slayers.

Bombers: Perhaps the most dramatic of the Boreus’ minions are the bombers – self-destructive creatures that can prime their bodies with an explosive aether charge. Bombers sacrifice themselves to blast the Boreus’ foes, sometimes even taking other minions with them.

Weapons

Icon Name Power Elemental Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
Brawlers of Boreus Icon.png Brawlers of Boreus 20 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Conditioning Brutality Cell Brutality
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
After Surging, generate 2 Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +30 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Turmoil of Boreus Icon.png Turmoil of Boreus 20 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Conditioning Brutality Cell Brutality
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
After each charge attack level, generate a Frost Sprite that grant your next attack +30 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Destiny of Boreus Icon.png Destiny of Boreus 20 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Conditioning Brutality Cell Brutality
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
After using your Special, generate 3 Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +30 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Brutality of Boreus Icon.png Brutality of Boreus 20 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Conditioning Brutality Cell Brutality
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
After spending ammo, generate a Frost Sprite that grant your next attack +30 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Voice of Boreus.png Voice of Boreus 20 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Conditioning Brutality Cell Brutality
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
The last 4 shots in your magazine generates Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +30 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Onus of Boreus Icon.png Onus of Boreus 20 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Conditioning Brutality Cell Brutality
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
Using your special continually generates Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +30 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Revolution of Boreus Icon.png Revolution of Boreus 20 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Conditioning Brutality Cell Brutality
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
Storing or spending ammo continually generates Frost Sprites for 6 seconds that grant your next attack +30 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)

Armour

Icon Name Resistance Element Perk Cell Slot
Boreal Epiphany Icon 001.png Boreal Epiphany 5 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Conditioning Insight Cell Insight
Boreal Resolve Icon 001.png Boreal Resolve 5 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Brutality Perk Icon.png Rage Fortitude Cell Fortitude
Boreal Might Icon 001.png Boreal Might 5 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Brutality Perk Icon.png Tenacious Brutality Cell Brutality
Boreal March Icon 001.png Boreal March 5 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Brutality Perk Icon.png Tenacious Finesse Cell Finesse

Mastery

Objective Levels
Hunt Boreus
Hunt Boreus wearing Boreus Armour [10] times
Craft all Boreus Armour
Deal [5,000,000] damage to Boreus
Hunt Dreadfrost Boreus while taking less than 100 damage
Hunt Dreadfrost Boreus in under 3 minutes
Stagger Boreus [x] times
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
10
40
100
Wound Boreus [x] times
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
10
40
100
Break [x] Boreus parts
Level 1 Level 2
25
75
Experience
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
300
900
3,240
8,100
14,460

Lore

The Boreus was thought for a long time to be extinct. The records of the Orrery thought the sigtings of the Boreus was a hoax.
The Orrery has records of the Boreus that date from a century ago. I’ve seen those records, and the disbelieving notes my predecessors scribbled all over them. “Impossible,” they called it. “A hoax.” “Clearly the delusions of Slayers who spent too much time in the sky.” As if aether cannot make anything possible. Even a giant horned beast that can control flying minions with only its mind. One thing is indisputable: The Orrery believed this Behemoth to be long extinct. Clearly they were mistaken.


When the Boreus was discovered not to be a myth, a mysterious note was left on the floor of the Bormen smithy.

Z –

Brought you a few gifts. Three, each one different. A spitter. A stalker. A bomber. Haven’t seen anything this strange before, and I know you like strange things. At least I think so. Look, maybe you can do something with them. Maybe not. Whatever. Write back or don’t, Hammer Boy. You’re not so cool. Maybe.

–X

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