How to Stagger Behemoths in Dauntless
Dauntless has finally started up its open beta and prospective slayers that have been looking forward to the free-to-play monster hunting game can finally give it a go.
In Dauntless you’re hunting massive and angry creatures that are slowly destroying the world with their presence. So, naturally, you have to bring them down. You’ll work on teams of up to four players, each equipped with unique weapons that encourage a different style of play. Your goal is to apply damage of course, but if you employ the right strategy, you can also stagger and break down a behemoth to give you an edge in battle.
There’s no 100% guaranteed way to get a stagger constantly, but blunt weapons, namely the Hammer weapon is the best weapon for staggering because of its very high total damage. What you’ll want to do is combo a hammer out with someone using a War Pike. War Pike excel at creating weak points that high damage ceiling weapons, like the Hammer can exploit to stagger the enemy or even break it down.
When staggered, you have an opening to attack specific body parts, to neutralize and defang the behemoths, giving you a much better chance of survival in Dauntless’ toughest fights. So, in sum, try to bring a varied group of weapons and if someone in your group is skilled with it, have a Hammer user around to give you a better chance of getting some staggers in Dauntless.
That does it for how to Stagger in Dauntless, best of luck out there slayers!