Dauntless Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Dauntless Guides RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network How to Stagger Behemoths in Dauntless https://www.gameskinny.com/9kcnb/how-to-stagger-behemoths-in-dauntless https://www.gameskinny.com/9kcnb/how-to-stagger-behemoths-in-dauntless Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:37:47 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Stagger is an important status effect in Dauntless. While it doesn't deal direct health damage to behemoths, it can leave them open to more high-damage attacks from your hunting party. 

Out of all of the weapons in Dauntless, the hammer is the best choice for the task. It deals the most damage from the start of the game, because its base multiplier is higher than other weapons.

It's true that other weapon types can stagger, but almost all of those must be buffed with Perks do deal worthwhile damage.

Axes come in a distant second. Two of them come with the Knockout Perk, making them good options if you just hate the hammer. However, they don't have any special stunning effects like some of the hammers do.

And as we'll see, axes also don't have an important hammer ability that simply melts behemoths. 

Using the Hammer and Aetherslam

The hammer may be slow, but it's extremely powerful. That power is magnified by the Aetherslam. It's a special attack you can pull off at the end of any combo that inflicts massive amounts of stagger damage at one time. 

Success hinges on the ammo canisters you see underneath your health bar, the same ones you use to power a Concussive Salvo. Save all four of the canisters for the Aetherslam combo. 



The most interesting aspect of this, as pointed out by PlayStationGrenade, is that if you land the Aetherslam correctly, all four of your ammo canisters will automatically reload. This time they will be supercharged, letting you deal even more damage if you can pull the combo off again. 

If you understand the timing, it's also possible to charge each attack in a combo by inputting the first command, then hitting the secondary attack button, then inputting the second command, and so forth. It's quite powerful. 

On an Xbox One controller, a basic attack combo followed by the Aetherslam would look like this: 

  • X -> X -> X -> Y

However, the charged variant followed by the Aetherslam would look like this: 

  • X -> Y -> X -> Y -> X -> Y

Essential Perks for Inflicting More Stagger

The three perks you'll want to have are Knockout King, Pacifier, and/or Weighted Strikes. 

How Perks Stack in Dauntless

To get the most out your weapons and armor, it's important to know that Perks stack. When you open a Hunter Core at the Core Breaker, you get a Cell. Cells then provide Perk bonuses depending on rarity.

There are three rarities: 

  1. Uncommon: +1
  2. Rare: +2
  3. Epic: +3

Each Perk can be increased to a maximum rank of +6 through a combination of Perk bonuses and rarities. For example, two epics or three rares.

Loadout screen showing weapons, mods, cells

Knockout King, Weighted Strikes, Pacifier 

Knockout King and Weighted Strikes are the most powerful for several reasons. First, both deal stun damage to behemoths whether they are enraged or not; Pacifier only deals damage to enraged behemoths. 

Second, but perhaps more important, both Knockout King and Weighted Strikes receive dodge multipliers once they reach +4. After dodging through an attack, you will receive a percentage boost (Knockout King) or point boost (Weighted Strikes). 

For a clearer picture, here's how that breaks down per the Dauntless wiki:

Knockout King

Level Effect
+1  +5% Stagger damage
+2 +10% stagger damage
+3 +15% stagger damage
+4 +20% stagger damage
Next weapon attack after dodging behemoth attack +50%
+5 +25% stagger damage
Next weapon attack after dodging behemoth attack +50%
+6 +30% stagger damage
Next weapon attack after dodging behemoth attack +100%

 

Weighted Strikes

Level Effect
+1  +5 Stagger on hit
+2 +10 stagger on hit
+3 +15 stagger on hit
+4 +20 stagger on hit
+200 stagger after dodging through attack
+5 +30 stagger on hit
+200 stagger after dodging through attack
+6 +40 stagger on hit
+400 stagger after dodging through attack
Ranged swings and missile interrupt unstable behemoth attacks

 

Pacifier

Pacifier simply stacks stun damage by 10% per level, maxing out at 60% at +6. It is one of the more common Power Perks, and it is one you'll come across very frequently in the early game. 

Mods You Should Consider for the Hammer

You can also equip mods to your weapons:

  • Weighted Crown: The removes the 50% "penalty" for attacking the legs of a behemoth. 
  • Impulse Crown: This is secondary to Weighted Crown. It increases damage dealt using an Aerial Strike. It doubles damage when striking a behemoth in the head.  

Shrikedown Gloves in Dauntless

Armor You Should Consider

The Shrikedown Gloves in the Shrike armor set can reach Weighted Strikes +3 after reaching Level 10. Although they don't have any elemental strengths, they also don't have any elemental weaknesses. 

Both the Brow of Ice and the Arms of Ice in the Pangar armor set can reach +3 Knockout King at Level 10. 

As with Perks, there are other armors that increase damage across the board, but these are the most specific for stagger. 

Weapons You Should Consider

It's worth noting that all of the Skarn weapons provide some type of modifier at their base level. This essentially gives you a free Knockout King or Weighted Strikes buff on every weapon type in the group. 

Alternatively, all of the Pangar weapons are the same as well. 

How Do You Know You're Dealing Stagger Damage? 

Now that you know about the perks you'll need, it's worth noting that there are four damage types in Dauntless. Each is indicated by a different color: 

  1. Basic (white)
  2. Part (yellow)
  3. Stagger (blue)
  4. Wound (red)

Hit a behemoth in the head and in the legs. Damage values vary based on behemoth, weapon, perks, and weapon level. However, striking behemoths in the head is more damaging than striking them in the legs. 

Once enough stagger damage has been inflicted, small white spirals will begin to circle a behemoth's head. Continued hits will stun the beast and put it on the ground for a short period of time. 

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Those are all the major things you need to know about inflicting stagger damage. For more tips on Dauntless, be sure to head over to our growing guides page for the game

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How to Get the Godhand Exotic War Pike in Dauntless https://www.gameskinny.com/6f46i/how-to-get-the-godhand-exotic-war-pike-in-dauntless https://www.gameskinny.com/6f46i/how-to-get-the-godhand-exotic-war-pike-in-dauntless Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:25:25 -0400 Sergey_3847

Rezakiri weapons and armor are some of the most powerful pieces of gear you can craft in Dauntless. The Godhand, a Rezakiri war pike, is so strong that it can continuously deal up to 200% damage.

If you've been looking for a way to get the Godhand weapon, but can't figure out how to do it, then follow our quick guide below for the answer. We lay out what Reagents you need and how to get them. 

Common Reagents

Before crafting the Godhand, you first need to obtain certain Rezakiri reagents by either slaying the behemoth or breaking one of its parts.

Below is a complete list of all common Rezakiri reagents needed for crafting the Godhand in Dauntless:

  • Rezakiri Chitin (slay)
  • Radiant Aethergem (tail break)
  • Cracked Biocrystal (head break)
  • Neutral Furyplate (2x leg break, raging neutral behemoth)
  • Neutral Skullgem (head break, neutral behemoth)
  • Luminescent Chitin (slay)
  • Exoskeletal Plate (2x leg break)
  • Elemental Furytail (tail break, raging elemental behemoth)
  • Elemental Tailgem (tail break, elemental behemoth)
  • Cataclysm Shard (slay)
  • Lustrous Tailplate (tail break)
  • Elemental Furyplate (2x legbreak, raging elemental behemoth)
  • Neutral Tailgem (tail break, neutral behemoth)

Special Reagents

The Godhand also requires special Arcstones that can be obtained either by slaying behemoths or farming them through Patrol Hunts. The Godhand requires 127 Dull Arcstones for a complete weapon upgrade.

The Rezakiri war pike also requires you to obtain 120 Shining Arcstones, which can be farmed in the same way as Dull Arcstones or by hunting behemoths Level 13-16.

But most importantly, you will need 150 Peerless Arcstones, which can be obtained only by slaying behemoths Level 17 and higher.

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Dauntless Guide: How to Get Light's Virtue https://www.gameskinny.com/wd46r/dauntless-guide-how-to-get-lights-virtue https://www.gameskinny.com/wd46r/dauntless-guide-how-to-get-lights-virtue Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:13:29 -0400 Sergey_3847

One of the most valuable and unusual armor sets in Dauntless is the Rezakiri armor and its torso piece, Light's Virtue. It can be obtained from the parts of the Rezakiri behemoth, and it is mostly designed to increase the power level of your slayer.

Rezakiri armor consists of four pieces: Light's Crown, Light's Virtue, Light's Refuge, and Light's Walk. 

If you want to know how to obtain the Light's Virtue chest piece, then follow our quick guide below.

How to Get Light's Virtue

Common Reagents

Before farming for special reagents, you first need to obtain the common Rezakiri reagents:

  • Exoskeletal Plate (limbs/leg)
  • Luminescent Chitin (slay)
  • Cataclysm Shard (slay)

All of these reagents drop randomly from slaying or breaking various parts of the Rezakiri behemoths. 

Special Reagents

The most important reagent used in crafting the Light's Virtue is Dull Arcstone. You will need 30 of them, and the best way to obtain them is to complete Hunts for Patrols or by killing various behemoths Level 8-12.

You will also need 40 Shining Arcstones, which can be farmed in the same way as Dull Arcstones or by hunting behemoths Level 13-16.

Lastly, you will need 35 Peerless Arcstones that can be obtained by slaying behemoths Level 17 and higher.

Light's Virtue Resistances

Light's Virtue is most resistant against Radiant behemoths, such as Rezakiri and Valomyr. But it also has a weakness: it will not be as effective against Umbral behemoths, such as Shrowd and Riftstalker.

You can use the following utility cells to make Light's Virtue more resistant to various behemoths:

  • Aetheric Attunement: Increases lantern charge rate by 1/4/7/10%
  • Tough: Increases max health by 10/20/30/40
  • Endurance: Increases maximum stamina by 2/3.33/4.66/6
  • Tenacious: Increases maximum stamina regeneration by +1/2/3/4
  • Invigorating Stagger: Increases maximum stamina by 10/20/30?/40 after you stagger a behemoth
  • Swift: Increases movement speed by 1/1.5/2/2.5%
  • Blaze Resistance: Increases Blaze resistance by 1/1.66/2.33/3
  • Frost Resistance: Increases Frost resistance by 1/1.66/2.33/3
  • Shock Resistance: Increases Shock resistance by 1/1.66/2.33/3

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Dauntless Guide: How to Use Ostian Repeaters for Maximum Damage https://www.gameskinny.com/4ebdf/dauntless-guide-how-to-use-ostian-repeaters-for-maximum-damage https://www.gameskinny.com/4ebdf/dauntless-guide-how-to-use-ostian-repeaters-for-maximum-damage Fri, 31 May 2019 16:54:15 -0400 Jonny Foster

Now that you've found the Ostian Repeaters and decked yourself out with a good build, there's a crucial missing link for Dauntless' dual-wield weapons — how on earth do you use them?

Before you raise your pitchforks and take your "they're pistols, how difficult can they be?!" remarks to the comments, just listen a moment. Though the Ostian Repeaters can function as pistols, you'll do far more damage if you use them like shotguns. Deceptive, I know.

Allow me to explain; you might think you're Lara Croft, but you're really more like Overwatch's Reaper. Treat the repeaters like shotguns and stay at close range or you won't be getting the optimum damage potential from your weapons. There are two main reasons for this, which we'll explain in this guide. 

Keep Your Crosshairs Crimson

Dauntless has a handy system in place that tells you whether you're dealing maximum damage with your Ostian Repeaters: the crosshair

In the picture above, you'll notice a plain-old boring white crosshair. Take a glance at the image below, however, and you'll see the crosshair has turned blood-red. 

When the crosshair is red, you're in range to do maximum damage. If you fire your Ostian Repeaters at a greater distance, you'll realize you don't do much damage at all.

This is the main reason people write off the repeaters as a useless weapon, and will often bemoan their use — if you ever receive any complaints while you're loading into a hunt, just let your teammates know you are a competent dual-wielder!

Eviscerate Behemoths with Empowered Repeaters

The other important gameplay tip you need to understand for the Ostian Repeaters is the empowered reload system. By reloading your repeaters in close proximity to a behemoth, you gain an Empowered buff that increases your basic damage as well as your abilities. 

You have to be really close — pretty much melee range — to get this buff. Without it, the repeaters are a lackluster weapon choice, but you'll notice your DPS increases drastically when you do have it.

This is the other reason that you should treat the Ostian Repeaters more like shotguns; if you stay in close range, you can constantly remain empowered. You can tell how long you're empowered for by looking at your primary fire icon. It slowly turns from blue to grey as the buff runs out. 

While empowered, your chamber and grip abilities do more damage and gain additional effects, so it's vital that you learn to revolve your gameplay around staying empowered for as long as possible.

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Dauntless Ostian Repeaters Build Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/cew2o/dauntless-ostian-repeaters-build-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/cew2o/dauntless-ostian-repeaters-build-guide Thu, 30 May 2019 10:14:06 -0400 Jonny Foster

So you've found the Ostian Repeaters in Dauntless, but now you're faced with a tough decision: how are you going to set up your build to use them most effectively? 

The Ostian Repeaters aren't like the majority of weapons in Dauntless; they're much more modular. Instead of crafting different versions with elemental effects, you craft Barrels to augment your elemental damage, leaving the Chamber and Grip to dictate your skills.

All of this can be swapped out between missions, so there's a lot of build variety. In this guide, we'll run through an early-game build to make using the Ostian Repeaters a little friendlier, and take a brief look at a popular late-game build to shoot for.

Early Game Build

Barrel

Decide which barrel to use based on elemental damage. Each behemoth is weak to one type of damage and resists another. 

These are usually fairly obvious (Ice behemoths are weak to Fire, who'd have thunk it?) but for Neutral behemoths, it's worth taking your most upgraded barrel into battle.

Don't bother upgrading the Standard Barrel! It's no stronger than the other barrels, so you might as well spend your resources elsewhere.  

Chamber

As it deals the most outright damage, the Salvo Chamber is the recommended chamber to equip during the early-game. The skillshot ability it provides is easy to use and deals a good chunk of damage. 

Even when progressing into late-game builds, the Salvo Chamber is often preferred as you don't need to worry too much about your positioning or aiming, so long as you're hitting the behemoth.

Grip

There are only two grips to use, and the highly preferred one is the Captain's Grip. This will give you — and your allies, if you use the empowered version — a 15% buff to damage and attack speed for 12 seconds. 

This is extremely useful in buffing your DPS, but you can consider using the Saboteur's Grip if another party member is already using this one.

Prism

You'll only have a handful of prisms to equip in the early-game, the best of which is probably the Snowdrift Prism. This gives the last four shots of your magazine small damage and frost damage boosts.

Mod

You won't have any mods to equip until you hit Repeater Mastery Level 6, when you'll unlock the Capacitive Magazine mod. 

This isn't exactly ground-breaking, but it can give you a little extension to your DPS by returning four ammo to the magazine for each ability used. So it doesn't conflict with the Searing Prism passive, try to time your abilities when you have more than four shots remaining, or none at all. 

Late Game Build

Here is a quick run-down of a late-game build. We will add more as we progress through the game. 

  • Barrel
    • The barrel should still be selected based on whatever element is strong against the behemoth you plan on fighting. Just make sure you're constantly upgrading all of them so you don't handicap yourself.
  • Chamber: Full-Bore Chamber
    • This is unlocked at Repeater Mastery Level 8, but you need to aim it through the longest part of a behemoth to get the maximum damage.
    • The Salvo Chamber is still a valid alternative if you don't feel like min-maxing.
  • Grip: Captain's Grip
    • This is still the best grip to use unless another party member already has it equipped.
  • Prism: Searing Prism
    • This gives the 10th successive hit 250 bonus blaze damage.
    • It's unlocked after killing a Scorchstone Hellion, a Threat Level 12 behemoth.
  • Mod: Lucky Magazine
    • This mod increases your critical strike chance by 2% for each round missing from the magazine.
    • It's unlocked at Repeater Mastery Level 16, and has amazing synergy with the Full-Bore Chamber, as your skillshot ability can critical strike.  

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Dauntless All Scales Farming Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/8pwis/dauntless-all-scales-farming-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/8pwis/dauntless-all-scales-farming-guide Wed, 29 May 2019 09:32:26 -0400 Sergey_3847

There is a whole slew of reagents in Dauntless, which can help players improve their weapons and gear for greater power. Some of the most efficient reagents in the game are behemoth scales that drop from various creatures depending on their rarity.

Some require players to slay behemoths, while others drop by simply breaking one of their parts. If you want to know how to farm for a specific scale, and which behemoths to slay for scales, then follow our guide below for a complete list of all scales in Dauntless.

How to Get All Scales in Dauntless

Follow the table below to find out which behemoth drops the scale you're looking for. There is also a "method section" describing if you need to slay the behemoth entirely or just break one of its parts for more effective farming.

Behemoth
Scales
Method
Charrogg Charrogg Scale Slay
Firebrand Charrogg Charrogg Scale, Smoldering Firebrand Scale Slay
Scorchstone Hellion Scorch Scale Slay
Boreus, Lesser Boreus Icy Hind Scale Tail Break
Dreadfrost Boreus Psionic Scale Slay
Pangar Frosty Scale 2x Leg Break
Drask Thundering Scale, Jagged Spark Scale, Electro Scale Slay, Leg Break, Tail Break
Lesser Drask Jagged Spark Scale Leg Break
Stormclaw Volt Scale 2x Front Leg Break
Koshai Thorn Scale Head Break
Ragetail Gnasher Furious Rage Scale Slay


For example, if you're looking for Jagged Spark Scale, then you need to locate the Drask behemoth, and break one of its legs, or if you need Thundering Scale, then you need to slay the behemoth.

However, since Dauntless has hefty RNG, there is a chance that you need to repeat the required method over and over again until you get the desired scale.

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Dauntless Guide: How to Farm All Orbs https://www.gameskinny.com/udqdk/dauntless-guide-how-to-farm-all-orbs https://www.gameskinny.com/udqdk/dauntless-guide-how-to-farm-all-orbs Mon, 27 May 2019 10:33:27 -0400 Sergey_3847

Obtaining a powerful weapon in Dauntless is a significant step towards victory. But you can make your weapon even stronger by infusing it with the orbs that correspond to your weapon's element.

There are seven types of orbs in Dauntless, which can be farmed in two different ways depending on your level of progression. Below you will find both of these methods for both beginner and advanced players.

Method 1: Killing Behemoths

The best way to farm orbs in Dauntless is to hunt for patrols. But if you haven't unlocked patrols yet, then your only choice left is to hunt behemoths as you progress through the game.

Here are the types of orbs that you can farm from different behemoths:

  • Blaze Orbs from Blaze behemoths
  • Frost Orbs from Frost behemoths
  • Shock Orbs from Shock behemoths
  • Terra Orbs from Terra behemoths
  • Neutral Orbs from Neutral behemoths
  • Umbral Orbs from Umbral behemoths
  • Radiant Orbs from Radiant behemoths

When you complete the Go Forth and Slay main quest, you can switch to the second method for orb farming in Dauntless.

Method 2: Hunt for Patrols

When you achieve Slayer level 4, you can start the City on the Verge quest. This quest will give you the chance to unlock hunting patrols. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Hunt Skarn behemoth
  2. Hunt Shrike behemoth
  3. Speak to Arkan Drew at Ramsgate
  4. Craft Skarn's Defiance lantern
  5. Craft Shrike's Zeal lantern
  6. Speak to Janek Zai

When you're done with the quest, the hunting patrols will be unlocked in your Huntboard menu.

These patrols will grant you access to repeatable behemoth hunts that are perfect for orb farming. As a reward for each hunt you will gain extra 10 neutral orbs plus the orbs of the behemoths you have slain.

This is much faster than simply going on individual hunts and is the preferred method.

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Dauntless Guide: Finding a Ramsgate Instance https://www.gameskinny.com/1ra28/dauntless-guide-finding-a-ramsgate-instance https://www.gameskinny.com/1ra28/dauntless-guide-finding-a-ramsgate-instance Fri, 24 May 2019 09:39:29 -0400 Sergey_3847

Dauntless has just left the beta testing stage and is now available on PC and consoles. Unfortunately, since the very first day many players have been experiencing problems with matchmaking.

Many players report that they can't connect to servers being stuck at "Finding a Ramsgate Instance" or "Matchmaking in progress..." screens. 

This issue makes the gameplay rather unbearable. But there are a few things one can do before the server issues get fixed by the development team behind Dauntless.

Method 1: Check the Servers

This is not a direct fix of the problem, but it can at least save your time when trying to find a match in Dauntless.

Here is how you can check the availability of the servers:

  1. Go to Dauntless Servers Status webpage
  2. Check the Matchmaking status
  3. If the status is Operational, then proceed to play the game
  4. If the status is Degraded Performance, then wait and check back later

At this point you can't do much but wait before the game's servers will be upgraded and eventually be able to host all the players trying to find a match in Dauntless.

Method 2: Improve Your Internet Connection

In case the matchmaking server status is Operational, and you're still getting the "Finding a Ramsgate Instance" screen, then follow these steps:

  1. Disable any background downloads
  2. Switch from Wi-Fi to wired internet connection
  3. Configure your DNS Settings:
    • Go to Control Panel
    • Select Network and Internet
    • Open Network and Sharing Center
    • Select Change Adapter Settings
    • Right click on your network adapter and select Properties
    • Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
    • Check Use the following DNS server addresses box
    • Use the following addresses in each box: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

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How to Get Ostian Repeaters in Dauntless https://www.gameskinny.com/d9i34/how-to-get-ostian-repeaters-in-dauntless https://www.gameskinny.com/d9i34/how-to-get-ostian-repeaters-in-dauntless Thu, 23 May 2019 10:08:00 -0400 Sergey_3847

There one ranged weapon available in Dauntless, and it is a pair of Ostian Repeaters. It is also one of the best weapons, and it's pretty fun to play. Luckily it can also be acquired at the early stages of gameplay.

The Repeaters can be modified using different barrels, chambers, grips, prisms, and mods. First you need to get the weapon itself, which requires players to complete two quests.

Follow our quick step-by-step guide below, if you want to get the Repeaters as early as possible.

Step 1: Talk to Katerin Sorrel

You will get the chance to unlock Ostian Repeaters after you kill the Lesser Embermane behemoth, which is a part of the game's main questline.

After you've done that and have at least Slayer level 3, you can follow these steps:

  1. Travel to Ramsgate
  2. Speak to Katerin Sorrel at Ramsgate Plaza
  3. Agree to do the Go Forth and Slay quest
  4. Hunt Lesser Drask and Lesser Boreus
  5. Speak to the Middleman, the Ramsgate vendor
  6. Infuse any piece of gear with cells
  7. Speak to Markus Boehr at Ramsgate Plaza
  8. Craft two Blitz Tonics
  9. Equip and use Blitz Tonic during a hunt

Go back to Katerin Sorrel and get your reward of 60 Rams and several schematics.

Step 2: Speak to Janek Zai

After completing the Go Forth and Slay quest you can finally talk to the Ostian fleet admiral named Janek Zai. You can find him near the fallen airship at Ramsgate.

When you're done talking to Admiral Zai he will give you a choice between grenades and Ostian Repeaters, which you can choose to equip in your loadout.

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Dauntless Guide: Best Armor Tier List https://www.gameskinny.com/1n4ws/dauntless-guide-best-armor-tier-list https://www.gameskinny.com/1n4ws/dauntless-guide-best-armor-tier-list Wed, 22 May 2019 10:20:21 -0400 Sergey_3847

When crafting a piece of armor or an entire set in Dauntless, players need to make sure that all of the components work really well with their weapon of choice and perks.

There are a lot of elemental armor sets in the game with many different perks, but some are especially useful, and thus gained a universally acclaimed praise from the players.

Below you will find five of the best armor sets in Dauntless, which can be acquired at different stages of the gameplay. You can either use parts of them or craft all four components of each set for a full synergy.

Nayzaga Armor

  • Strength: Shock
  • Weakness: Terra
  • Cell slots: Utility, Defense

Here is the only armor in Dauntless that gives you +6 Medic perk, which is so good for reviving your allies that you simply need to put all your effort into getting this set.

Even if you can't get all four components, at least try to get Shocking Gaze (helmet) and Shocking Heart (chestplate), as these two pieces provide you with the Medic perk.

The gloves and boots could be anything else that fits your weapon and overall build, unless you are interested in such perks like Aetheric Attunement and Insulated. The first one charges your lantern by attacking, and the other one allows you to attack electric shields.

Shrowd Armor

  • Strength: Umbral
  • Weakness: Radiant
  • Cell slots: Utility, Power

Just like Nayzaga set you also receive the Medic perk with the Shrowd armor, but only up to +5. If you aren't interested in the whole set, but would still like to get the Medic perk, then try to get the Bracers as they will give you +3 Medic alone.

However, the whole set is quite valuable due to Rage perk, which increases your damage the lower your health is, and Nine Lives perk, which gives your character a chance to not only reduce damage but even cheat death.

Honestly I just recommend to crafting a complete Shrowd set.

Rezakiri Armor

  • Strength: Radiant
  • Weakness: Umbral
  • Cell slots: Utility, Technique, Mobility

This set may be hard to acquire due to Rezakiri's impossible hit boxes, but if you can manage it, then you'll have one of the top-tier armor sets on your hands.

Rezakiri armor is very different from the rest of the sets in the game and is very much focused on damage instead of resistances.

Its three main perks are Energized, which increases your weapon's meter gain; Agility, which reduces stamina while dodging; and most importantly Cunning, which grants a chance to deal double damage.

All these perks are very good in combat, so it would be wise to craft all the pieces of this set and max the perks out for a primary DPS build.

Embermane Armor

  • Strength: Blaze
  • Weakness: Shock
  • Cell slots: Defense, Technique, Mobility

Embermane set is a complete opposite of the Rezakiri armor, as it is entirely focused on defense mechanisms.

Although the Evasive Fury perk increases your attack speed while dodging, the other two perks are all about protection. Fireproof perk protects you from being set on fire, which is great against Blaze behemoths, and Evasion perk makes you invincible while dodging.

The only piece of the set that can be ignored is probably the gloves, but the rest of the set is quite valuable, so try to get the helmet, breastplate, and greaves for maximum protection.

Pangar Armor

  • Strength: Frost
  • Weakness: Blaze
  • Cell slots: Defense, Power

This armor is a well-balanced set, which is especially great for Axe builds. It grants one offensive and two defensive perks.

Knockout King is an offensive perk that comes with a helmet and gloves. It simply increases your Stagger damage, which synergizes with such other perks like Pacifier and Weighted Strikes.

The chestplate and the boots provide your character with Fortress perk, which summons a protective shield while dodging, and Warmth perk, which protects against Chilled and Frozen status effects.

Altogether, this is a very solid set for beginner players before you enter The Maelstrom.

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Dauntless Guide: Best Weapons Tier List https://www.gameskinny.com/r157d/dauntless-guide-best-weapons-tier-list https://www.gameskinny.com/r157d/dauntless-guide-best-weapons-tier-list Tue, 21 May 2019 10:20:06 -0400 Sergey_3847

Dauntless, a free-to-play monster hunting RPG, is now available on consoles. The game revolves around Slayers who hunt and kill behemoth creatures.

The weapon pool in the game is extremely large, and it can be really hard to find the best weapon for new players. That is why we offer you a tier list of the best weapons in Dauntless that will surely fit one of your builds.

Remember that certain weapons are good against certain types of enemies, but weapons mentioned below are known to the community to be the highest DPS weapons in the game across the board.

Inferno's Razor

  • Weapon type: Hellion Sword
  • Damage type: Slashing/Stagger
  • Elemental power: +80 Blaze

This weapon is made to deal a lot of damage with maxed out Overpower perk that can bring its total power to 550 points.

In addition, it has a unique ability to hit for extra 250 damage during a successive eighth hit. Together with the Blaze damage it will rack up to 880 total, which is simply brutal amount of damage.

With the help of the Reactive Hilt mod you can increase the chance of a critical hit while dodging, which is perfect for any DPS sword build.

Call of Dawn

  • Weapon type: Rezakiri Sword
  • Damage type: Slashing/Stagger
  • Elemental power: +80 Radiant

If you want your build to focus on killing Umbral behemoths, then there is no better weapon for it than this Rezakiri weapon.

The power level of Call of Dawn is very similar to Inferno's Razor, but it's unique ability allows you a 10% chance to hit enemies twice in one swing. If your damage output is maxed out, it means that you can hit for 1100 points of damage with this weapon.

So this is a great alternative to Inferno's Razor, if your goal is to strike Umbral behemoths.

Inferno's Burden

  • Weapon type: Hellion Hammer
  • Damage type: Blunt/Stagger
  • Elemental power: +80 Blaze

There isn't much difference in terms of damage between the Hellion sword and hammer, but the latter one gives you a quicker access to the extra 250 damage. Instead of the eighth successive hit, you will get the extra 250 damage on your sixth hit with a hammer.

Of course, the hammer is a lot slower than the sword, especially if you're using the Extended Clip mod. But if you're out of ammo, then its speed increases drastically and you can swing for a lot of damage really quickly with Inferno's Burden.

Raging Crash

  • Weapon type: Gnasher Hammer
  • Damage type: Blunt/Stagger
  • Elemental power: N/A

Elemental damage can be very effective against certain types of behemoths, but it can be as equally ineffective against those types of enemies that have elemental immunities.

That is why having a simple DPS weapon with no elemental damage like Raging Crash could prove to be a very effective choice, as it can basically deal with any type of enemy.

Inferno's Decree

  • Weapon type: Hellion Axe
  • Damage type: Slashing/Stagger
  • Elemental power: +80 Blaze

Unsurprisingly, one of the most powerful axes in Dauntless is another Hellion weapon, as it is undoubtedly the strongest DPS weapon in the game.

Just like the Hellion hammer it adds an extra 250 damage to each sixth successive hit.

But it's possible to make it deal even more damage under special circumstances with the help of such perks like Predator and Ragehunter.

Stalker's Mercy

 

  • Weapon type: Riftstalker Axe
  • Damage type: Slashing/Stagger
  • Elemental power: +80 Umbral

Non-Predator builds can be just as effective in Dauntless, and since that perk slows you down, it is a good idea to find a weapon that would deal a lot of damage without it.

Stalker's Mercy is an excellent choice for a faster axe build that can utilize the Molten perk for even more speed. But if removing the Predator perk would be enough for you, then it is suggested to use Cunning perk for that extra critical hit damage.

Ostian Repeaters

  • Weapon type: Reapeaters
  • Damage type: Barrel dependent
  • Elemental power: Barrel dependent

The repeaters are not only made for fun, but also some effective action.

Of course, everything depends on your choice of parts, and if you're looking to create a build based on Ostian Repeaters, then here is a list of components that will get you the max amount of damage:

  • Blaze Barrel
  • Marksman Chamber
  • Admiral's Grip
  • Brilliant Prism

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Slashing, Piercing, or Blunt: A Dauntless Weapons Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/vq1fd/slashing-piercing-or-blunt-a-dauntless-weapons-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/vq1fd/slashing-piercing-or-blunt-a-dauntless-weapons-guide Thu, 31 May 2018 14:10:26 -0400 A. Web

If you’re looking to hunt a behemoth, you’re going to need a weapon. Fortunately, in Phoenix Labs' new co-op action RPG, Dauntless, you have the option to trade out between five of them: sword, hammer, chain blades, axe, and war pike. It really just comes down to your playstyle.

Though you start with a sword automatically, completing the in-game tutorial and killing your first behemoth grants you access to the hammer, chain blade, and axe shortly thereafter. The war pike you won’t be able to get until much later, after you’ve completed a good amount of hunts and have managed to upgrade/smith enough weapons to get your Weapon Master title to level 4. But don’t worry, your starter weapons should be more than enough to tide you over until then.

So let’s take a look at some of the Dauntless weapons basics:

Dealing Damage

Each of the weapons in the game can be broken down into three categories based on their damage: slashing damage, blunt damage, and piercing damage.

Now, you might be questioning why the type of damage each weapon does is relevant, but when it comes to taking down a behemoth, the kind of damage you’re inflicting matters. In fact, outside of the three basic damage types that weapons do, there are also four types of damage a behemoth can take.

Basic Damage: This is general damage a behemoth takes when you hit it. It’s usually done through slashing damage and indicated by green numbers.

Part Damage: This is damage done to PARTS of a behemoth, not to be confused with partial damage. So, for example, when you’re hacking off a behemoth’s tail, that’s part damage and will usually appear as yellow numbers. This can be done by any weapon, though slashing-damage weapons are the only ones that can deal the final blow to take off tails.

Stagger Damage: This is any damage done to a behemoth that staggers or knocks them down. You can stagger most behemoths by hitting them in the head or on their legs. This damage appears in blue numbers and can be done by any of the slashing-damage weapons. However, the blunt damage of the hammer works best.

Wound Damage: When you hit a behemoth, you may notice a cut or small wound appear on their body. These cuts, along with red numbers, indicate wound damage, which means that any other hits you land in that area will have their damage increased. (You’ll also likely see blue aether flow from these wounds, which can help power-up your lantern).

So now that we’ve covered the basic damage types, let’s take a look at exactly what each weapon can do:

Choosing Your Weapon

As stated earlier, when you first start the game, you will have access to four separate weapon types -- all with their own distinct playstyles and abilities. Each weapon will have two main attacks (regular and heavy) as well as a specialized move you can unleash for combo finishes. Really, you can almost think of the weapons in Dauntless as part of your character class, so it’s best to pick just one to move forward with and upgrade as you go along. With that in mind, it’s important to understand what each weapon can do and to test them to see what works best for you.

Sword (Slashing Damage): The two main attacks for the sword are its regular attack and heavy strikes. While heavy strikes allow you to deal more damage in one blow, they can be hard to land on an opponent that’s moving around a lot. Regular attacks, on the other hand, not only allow you to hit faster, but will also build up your specialized elemental blast gauge more quickly. This specialized move releases a magical projectile attack that allows you to hit a behemoth from a distance.

Hammer (Blunt Damage): This is probably the slowest weapon in the game, though it hits the hardest and may be one of the most versatile. The hammer has a cannon built into its shaft, accessible under the weapon’s “heavy hit” button. Though it only shoots a few times before needing to be reloaded, the specialized attack for the hammer is actually its refill. And don’t worry about needing to build up a gauge for it like with with the sword or chain blades; there’s no meter involved.

Chain Blades (Slashing Damage): These semi-long-distance weapons are currently the closest you can get to a ranged weapon in Dauntless outside of the Hammer’s cannon. They hit fast, though they do less damage than some of the other weapons in the game. They are also great for those who want more mobility in a fight, as their specialized move means you can either use your blades to pull yourself closer to a behemoth or use them to push yourself away.

Axe (Slashing Damage): While still a bit cumbersome, the axe offers more fluidity than the hammer. You can attack either vertically or horizontally. The only downside is that charged attacks require you to stand and charge your weapon before you strike -- which can mean you’re left vulnerable to attack. But hitting a behemoth with charged attacks can help fill the gauge for your specialized attack, which activates a buff to boost your damage. And yes, it’s stackable.

War Pike (Piercing Damage): This is one of the most versatile weapons in the game. Not only does it allow you to attack from a distance, but it gives you the ability to both pierce and slash. To top it off, its specialized attack is long-range ammunition aimed at breaking behemoth parts.

There’s really no right or wrong weapon to play with. The only thing that matters is that it works for you and you know how to use it. This is not only important for soloing hunts, but vital when you’re in a group. Everyone should “know their role” and where to hit to deal the most damage. But feel free to try them all in the meantime.

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That wraps up this Dauntless guide, but be sure to stick with GameSkinny for more helpful guides like this. If you're just starting out and haven't already, be sure to check out our Dauntless beginner's guide for tips and strategies on starting off on the right foot!

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Behemoths, and Hunters, and Surprisingly Well-Crafted Gear, Oh My! A Dauntless Beginner's Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/k8eej/behemoths-and-hunters-and-surprisingly-well-crafted-gear-oh-my-a-dauntless-beginners-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/k8eej/behemoths-and-hunters-and-surprisingly-well-crafted-gear-oh-my-a-dauntless-beginners-guide Wed, 23 May 2018 14:29:08 -0400 A. Web

Set in a world of floating islands and elemental behemoths, Phoenix Labs' Dauntless is a co-op action RPG that seems to blend the Monster Hunter: World narrative with Fortnite's style. As a player, you and a group of friends are tasked with hunting down large monsters called behemoths and crafting potions or gear from their remains. However, as straightforward and familiar as the concept is, not everything about the gameplay is quite as obvious.

So to make sure you’re focused on the real prize -- wasting behemoths and taking trophies -- here's our Dauntless beginner's guide, full of some things you should know before you start.

Character Creation: Be Wary

The first challenge of Dauntless starts before you’ve even entered the game. When creating your character, you are asked to choose between 12 ancestors, both male and female -- you can choose one of each or do two of the same sex, it doesn’t matter. Your character’s initial appearance will be a combination of these two ancestors, which you can then further tailor by moving the slider at the bottom of the screen right or left. This will allow you to veer closer to one ancestor’s looks than the other’s.

Once you’ve picked your ancestors, you have the normal options, like hair style, hair color, eye size, mouth size, etc., as well as the option for makeup, facial hair, and face paint.

What’s not so obvious is the selection between ‘male’ or ‘female’ -- there isn’t one. Instead, if you’d like to change your character from the default ‘male’ body, you need to click "Change Body Type" at the bottom of the character creation page and select ‘small’ instead of ‘large.’

It’s also important that you are completely happy with the character you’ve created because there’s no turning back once you’ve decided. Dauntless currently offers no option to create more than one character, or a button to delete the one you previously created should you wish to do so. Though they may institute something in the future, emailing the Dauntless crew at help@phxlabs.ca and waiting for a response or trying to access ‘Character Reset’ through your account on the website are the only ways to wipe a character at the present time (though 'Character Reset' doesn’t appear on every account).

However, don’t worry! If you have somehow ended up with a character design you loathe, there is a stylist in the game called Gregario, who will help you out and allow you to change your appearance.

The Hunt Begins -- Where Is the Behemoth?

After you’ve created your character, you’ll be launched into your first hunt. Dauntless does a pretty good job of giving you a mini-tutorial on battle mechanics, but it skimps on some of the details -- like how you’re supposed to find the behemoth in the first place.

If you guessed searching the area for clues, you’re wrong. The behemoths in Dauntless don’t leave tracks unless they’re hitting things mid-battle. There’s also no in-game map to check for points. So the only way to find behemoths is to walk around looking for them. If you’re in a group, this process gets expedited as there are more people to cover more ground. However, when you’re working alone, this can take a bit more time (and you only have 30 minutes for each hunt).

The best tactic if you don’t see the behemoth right away is to get to higher ground. Littered around most elevated areas are blue, glowing craters that shoot out air -- stand over these to get boosted up. You should try to get to the highest possible area so you can scan the full landscape. Hopefully, you’ll see a giant, hulking beast out there. If not, just keep wandering. If you don’t spot it visually, the music usually changes when you get close.

I Found It, Now How Do I Fight It?

The basic mechanics for behemoth fights in Dauntless are pretty simple -- hack, slash, dodge, repeat. Each behemoth in the game has its own set of specialized attacks that it'll cycle through. After enough time, it’s easy to spot the patterns and prepare.

To do this, it’s important to understand all of the skills you have at your disposal. For example, your lantern.

Each lantern in the game has a different skill -- either a health boost, an attack boost, or something else. These can be a massive asset in a fight as you’re running around dodging for your life. To use your lantern, hold down V. It should slowly auto-refill once it’s spent.

You also want to make sure you’re fully utilizing your special attack, accessed by Q. The power bar for these skills fills up every time you hit the behemoth -- kind of like ults in Overwatch.

Another thing to note is that within each area where you'll find a behemoth, there is one large, glowing blue crater, usually in the middle of the battlefield. The craters are actually health points -- you just have to be able to stand on them long enough to get through a full cycle of pressing E before the behemoth attacks. Each of these craters has at least 4 charges to help you heal up. You can find them at every spot in which a behemoth is located, even after they’ve moved across the map.

Finally, when fighting a behemoth, it’s vital to keep them in front of you at all times. Though this may seem obvious, there’s no in-game auto focus when playing on a keyboard. So if you go to dodge and then immediately attack, you might find yourself facing the wrong direction and hitting nothing but air. Though this is a small thing in short battles, in a 30-minute fight with a shifty opponent, constantly having to readjust your camera angle can get pretty annoying.

If you find you’re struggling with this, try switching to a controller. It makes battles a lot easier, trust me.

So You’ve Come Out Victorious -- What’s Next?

After your first behemoth hunt, you’ll be sent to the starting city: Ramsgate. This is where you will be able to pick up additional quests, craft potions, and upgrade/change-out gear. It’s a pretty small town, but it can be somewhat confusing to navigate without a map.

Fortunately, there is a scrolling compass at the top of the screen for players to follow. This will not only show you where you’re going, but the direction for quest pick-ups and turn-ins. If you miss the large, yellow exclamation points and question marks, though, most NPCs in Dauntless will stage whisper at you when they want your attention. There are also large signs located outside most of the city’s establishments that can help guide you.

In the beginning, the armor shop, weapon shop, and potion/crafting master (and maybe Gregario, too) are really all you need. After your first hunt or two, you should be able to upgrade all of your armor and weapons. You will also have the option of picking different weapons than the sword you start with.

It’s a good idea to at least test out each weapon separately, as they all have their own specialized attacks and can really change up your gameplay. For example, the axe is great for heavy damage, but bad if you’re looking to attack quickly, while the chain blades are ideal for anyone hoping to keep a bit of distance.

To change out your gear, press ‘L’ for the Loadout screen, or simply hit the ESC button and click 'Loadout' -- this is where you can alter your character’s appearance through their armor and weapons. There is also an option to change dyes, but this is currently permanent should you choose to dye your armor, so beware.

Setting Out Again

Once you’ve updated your gear and picked up a new quest or two, it’s time to head back out to the hunt. To access your quests and choose a hunt to participate in, find one of the hunt boards spread about town. These will give you the option to select a hunt from your quest list or to ‘find a hunt’ where you can pair up with other players. Whichever option you choose will take you to a load screen where you can change-out gear and wait for other party members to ready-up.

This is the ideal time to double-check that you have the right armor, weapon, or potions equipped! Once you land on the island, you won’t be able to change anything.

After that, it’s all about the hunt. Good luck!

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Hopefully this Dauntless beginner's guide has set you off on the right foot toward decimating those behemoths. Be sure to check back with GameSkinny regularly as we dive deeper into the game with even more Dauntless guides!

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Dauntless Guide: How to Find Dulled Scales and What They're For https://www.gameskinny.com/09o5o/dauntless-guide-how-to-find-dulled-scales-and-what-theyre-for https://www.gameskinny.com/09o5o/dauntless-guide-how-to-find-dulled-scales-and-what-theyre-for Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:32:50 -0400 Selandrile

If you're going to make your Dauntless character stronger then you'll need to embrace the game's resource system. Similar to other games in the genre, Phoenix Labs allows players to upgrade various weapons and armors -- as long as you've got the right materials. They're not handed out though; if you want them, you'll have to work for it.

Dulled Scales are among the rarer materials you can find, and are pulled from the bodies of the game's monstrous foes. Hacking and slashing everything in sight won't get you far though. Keep reading our Dauntless guide to find out where to look for this valuable item.

Finding Dulled Scales in Dauntless

As with most materials, the actual drop rate of the Dulled Scales is dictated by RNG -- at a drop rate of roughly 15% reported by some players.

But not just any monster will do. You want to head to the Sheltered Frontier to hunt down monsters that have been shown to drop Dulled Scales:

  • Gnashers
  • Shrikes
  • Skraevs
  • Behemoths

It doesn't seem to matter whether it's a rogue version of the monster, and targeting specific body parts isn't required. Gnashers are the weakest of these monsters -- doubly so if they're Rogue. So killing Rogue Gnashers would be the most efficient method of acquiring Dulled Scales.

What Are Dulled Scales Used For in Dauntless?

Dulled Scales are necessary for upgrading specific items and gear, including:

  • Borrowed Armor
    • Borrowed Breastplate
    • Borrowed Gloves
    • Borrowed Greaves
  • Defender Armor
    • Defender's Helm
  • Gnasher Armor
    • Gnasher Gloves
  • Quillshot Armor
    • Quillmask
    • Quillboots
  • Shrike Armor
    • Shrike Helm
  • Skraev Armor
    • Skraevhelm
    • Skraev Greaves

If you've got one of these items and want to upgrade it, then it's time to start hunting! Which monster did you get your Dulled Scales from? Let us know in the comments below! And check out the rest of our Dauntless guides for more tips and tricks:

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Dauntless Guide: Where to Find Broken Bicuspids https://www.gameskinny.com/870hc/dauntless-guide-where-to-find-broken-bicuspids https://www.gameskinny.com/870hc/dauntless-guide-where-to-find-broken-bicuspids Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:42:20 -0400 Kieran Desmond

In Phoenix Labs' Dauntless, players must work together to bring down hulking monsters and complete grueling quests. This action RPG combines elements from games like Monster Hunter and Dark Souls, and players will have to face down some formidable foes if they're going to survive and get stronger. 

Many of these monsters drop resources that will let players upgrade their gear to be more efficient warriors. Broken Bicuspids are one such resource -- a rare material that allows players to fine tune their weapons and armor. Where and how can you find this valuable item? In this short Dauntless guide, we'll give you the rundown on everything you need to know about obtaining Broken Biscupids.

How to Get Broken Bicuspids in Dauntless

Broken Bicuspids are teeth that can drop from Behemoths. Similar to the Monster Hunter franchise, certain monster parts (teeth, horns, or claws) can be obtained by targeting specific parts of the body.

Because Broken Bicuspids are teeth, you’ll want to consistently target the head of the Behemoth you are battling. It won’t drop every time, as its based in RNG and has lower odds of dropping than other resources. Some in the Dauntless community claim the chance of success is somewhere around 1-10%.

The following Behemoths have been reported to drop Broken Bicuspids after some good old-fashioned head trauma:

  • Ragetail Gnasher
  • Quillshot
  • Shrike
  • Rogue Shrike

I recommend choosing one Behemoth and farming it until you have enough Broken Bicuspids to upgrade your favorite equipment.

That's all you need to know for getting this particular resource. Now get out there and break some faces! Just be sure to check out the rest of our Dauntless guides for more tips and tricks to help you stay alive in this unforgiving co-op monster hunt:

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Dauntless Guide: How to Get Pungent Hides https://www.gameskinny.com/92ch7/dauntless-guide-how-to-get-pungent-hides https://www.gameskinny.com/92ch7/dauntless-guide-how-to-get-pungent-hides Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:45:50 -0400 Kieran Desmond

Dauntless is an upcoming free-to-play ARPG that takes cues from games like Monster Hunter, Dark Souls and even World of Warcraft. Created by former developers from Riot Games, this co-op action title will pit players against monumental quests and formidable creatures. 

Some of these creatures, Behemoths in particular, will drop materials that you can collect and use for crafting or upgrades. The Pungent Hide is one such material, and it has a chance to drop from a Behemoth that you slay in the Ionian Rise. But some players seem to be having difficulties acquiring this piece of loot -- even though it's listed as a common drop on the official Dauntless wiki page.

What's the deal? In this short Dauntless guide, we'll give you the rundown on where you can acquire Pungent Hide, and why it may not be dropping for you when it should. 

Looting Pungent Hides in Dauntless

Pungent Hide drops from a few of the currently available Behemoths. According to Reddit user CalmAppleSnake, the following Behemoths can drop them without targeting a specific part of their body:

  • Charrog
  • Ragetail Gnasher
  • Moonreaver Shrike
  • Deadeye Quillshot
  • Drask
  • Embermane
  • Stormclaw

But lots of players have reported slaying this monsters without ever being able to acquire Pungent Hide. And it looks like this might be an inherent issue with the game itself that the developers will have to fix. Discussions on the game’s subreddit suggest that it is a buggy drop, which  will hopefully be patched in a future update.

So if it hasn't dropped for you yet, just keep persevering and grinding kills on the monsters above, and hopefully the wonky RNG will eventually be kind to you.

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That wraps up this guide! Unfortunately, as is the case with most games in an early access phase, this issue is on the development side and players will have to wait for a fix. But until then, stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Dauntless guides!

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