So which is better if built correctly, Proto Behemoth or Narasimha?

#1AshphantomPosted 2/4/2013 5:18:00 PM
I've seen conflicting answers for both. I've read that Narasimha can end with better stats, but that Proto's RL'd abilities are amazing.
#2achilleszeroPosted 2/4/2013 6:16:17 PM(edited)
Short answer.......Reaver.

Long answer........it depends.
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Proto-behemoth

Pros:
Armor Breaker
Bloodthirsty
Extremely cheap to raise
No inherent elemental/type weakness

Cons:
4 ATB
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Narasimha

Pros:
6 ATB
Armor Breaker
Area Sweep
Halves ailments & Ice

Cons:
Stagger: Wound
Stagger: Wound
Stagger: Wound
weak to fire
ridiculously expensive to raise
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In the end, I'd give the nod to Proto. The 6 ATB only really helps Narasimha with doubling up on Area Sweep (which is better than Blitz) and against launched enemies. Per ATB refresh they both get about 8 attacks. If you couldnt tell, Stagger: wound is a huge hinderance to Narasimha. The RL's on Proto arent really anything amazing. They could be infused into Narasimha if you so desired. Due to not having Stagger: Wound and having Bloodthirsty, Proto will hit harder except against non-staggered physically resistant enemies.
#3Ashphantom(Topic Creator)Posted 2/4/2013 7:16:58 PM(edited)
Alright, so basically Stagger: Wound lowers its damage output and it's much more difficult to raise, so people prefer Proto.

But what makes you say Reaver for the short answer? >___> I was under the impression either Proto or Narasimha were the best behemoth types, was I mistaken?
#4ArthellinusPosted 2/4/2013 10:00:10 PM
Reaver has:

6 ATB
Higher strength than either Proto or Narasimha
No Stagger: Wound
Bloodthirsty
Area Sweep

It's the best Behemoth COM.

Also, Proto's Bloodthirsty can actually be a hindrance due to how it will override Armor Breaker (and result in less damage) as soon as you inflict any Wound damage at all on the target. You can get around this by stopping Proto at Level 33, right before it learns Bloodthirsty, at the expense of Bravery Feeder and a few stat points. This results in an inferior Proto only against Nabaat (who's immune to Wound damage and thus will never invoke Bloodthirsty) and any fight in which you'd use Proto and need Bravery Feeder for some reason... but it still wouldn't be worth giving up Armor Breaker. Maybe against Yomi. But you shouldn't use Proto against Yomi.
#5MegidolaonPosted 2/5/2013 3:46:52 AM
Is (Feral) Behemoth worth considering?
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#6MightyGebPosted 2/5/2013 4:47:21 AM
I answered that in your topic. You're best with any standing Behemoth like all of the ones in this topic.
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