The Hunting Grounds are a group of islands in The Shattered Isles home to many Behemoths. Slayers can travel to the various islands and slay Behemoths continuously, without having to return to Ramsgate. The Hunting Grounds have replaced Pursuits and Patrols as the primary method of progression for earning reagents, Rams, and more.
There are currently 20 different islands that make up the Hunting Grounds.
During a hunt in the Hunting Grounds, random Island Events can occur. These events will bring various challenges and will reward Slayers who participate with additional rewards, such as Cores, Rams, Combat Merits, and Exploration Merits. A list of all island events can be found below.
|Aether Surge||Aether surges are a common occurrence across the Hunting Grounds, attracting powerful Behemoths and other hostile creatures.|
|Below Zero||Radiant aether and frost aether combine for a deadly effect. Free downed Slayers from radiant prisons and avoid ice spikes.|
|Blast Zone||Avoid surges of shock aether and slay any Behemoths and creatures.|
|Coldsnap||Frost spitters can chill players with every attack. Avoid their missiles and slay the Behemoths.|
|Dark Matter||Umbral aether has a way of corrupting everything it touches. Defeat the Behemoths and creatures, but avoid umbral instabilities.|
|Embermania||Blaze aether surges attract hordes of Embermanes.|
|Firewatch||The island itself ruptures and spews fire. Dodge the fireballs and slay the Behemoths.|
|High Alert||Extremely powerful Behemoths pose an even greater threat to the island's ecosystem. Slay it quickly.|
|Lightning Warfare||Hunt your prey, but look out for young Nayzagas and their shock spires.|
|Melting Point||The island itself is unstable. Flames and lava pour out from the ground while Behemoths feed on the blaze aether.|
|Rock & Roll||Slay tough Behemoths and creatures that often use roll attacks.|
|Shards of Chaos||Extremely powerful Behemoths are attracted to a rare combination of shock, frost, and umbral aether on a single island.|
|Shatterstorm||Tough Behemoths with thick hides swarm together. Shatter crystals to increase your attack speed.|
|Shockwaves||Shock aether surges attract hordes of Stormclaws.|
|Shrike Strike||A flock of Shrike take roost on the island.|
|Slice and Dice||Slay powerful Behemoths before they use their sharp claws to wound you.|
|Sudden Death||Large quantities of aether can turn any Behemoth into a formidable force. Every Behemoth attack is fatal.|
|Swarmageddon||Battle away airborne Behemoths and swarms of insects.|
|Toxic Behavior||Behemoths have been infected with poisonous terra aether, making their attacks toxic.|