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Dauntless Gnasher - how to kill it

The lesser form of this rodent Behemoth is the first thing you'll fight in the game, however there are multiple variants and while they still present only a little bit of a challenge, there are some valuable resources to obtain for taking on the tougher variants.

Those new to hunting Behemoths should brush up on the basics. Head over to our Dauntless Behemoths guide to find the rest of the bosses, or head back to our Dauntless guide & tips for more tips and tricks.

Dauntless Gnasher guide

This guide has the full tips and tricks to killing the Gnasher boss in Dauntless. It also has the resource table for the Behemoth and how to obtain the resources for each part, including the Exotic Reagents.

Gnasher Stats

  • Lesser Gnasher: Threat Level 1 (Recommended power: 50)
  • Gnasher: Threat Level 3 (Recommended power: 100)
  • Ragetail Gnasher: Threat Level 9 (Recommended power: 325)
  • Ragetail Gnasher Heroic: Threat Level: 13 (Recommended power: 425)

Gnasher Elements

  • Strong: N/A
  • Weak: N/A

The Gnasher is somersaulting to slam its tail onto the ground, crushing any foes underneath.

How to kill the Gnasher

The Gnasher only has two states in its normal and Ragetail variants - it can either be neutral or enraged - which is when the creature has a red aura. Their attacks are very basic, including tail swipes and a charge that can be interrupted with a "boop" attack as explained in the main Dauntless Behemoths guide. Its most powerful attack in its base form is when it starts to prepare to leap. It will then somersault into the air, before slamming its tail onto the target in front of them. Just dodge to the side to avoid the attack, then run in as it turns around to get some damage in. Ragetail Gnasher has the chance to cause wound with its tail swipes, so make sure you're not hit by this.

Staying up close is a good idea in this fight as dodge rolling will grant a tiny bit of immunity to attacks and with the Lesser variant, this is where you'll want to be the entire fight. However beware if either the normal or Ragetail variant starts to glow. It will stomp on the ground a few times before the final stomp erupts with a knockback effect. This is now enraged and its attacks hurt for a little more. It also has a short attack speed buff, so focus a little more on dodging. The rage will subside eventually, giving you plenty of opportunity to attack it until it's slain.

Gnasher resources

Before we go, here are the resources you can obtain for slaying and damaging the Gnasher. These are a 100% chance to obtain the items, as long as you break specific parts.

ResourceHow to get resourceVariants
Gnasher HideSlay the GnasherAll
RagetoothBreak its headAll
Gnasher ShinplateBreak its legsAll
Sharpened SlapperSever its tailAll
Furious RagescaleSlay the GnasherRagetail Gnasher
Ragesoul ShardSlay the GnasherRagetail Gnasher
GrievanceSlay the GnasherHeroic Ragetail Gnasher
Neutral SkullgemBreak head within 2 minutes of attacking.Ragetail Gnasher (Exotic Reagent)
Neutral ClawgemBreak limbs within 2 minutes of attacking.Ragetail Gnasher (Exotic Reagent)
Neutral TailgemBreak tail within 2 minutes of attacking.Ragetail Gnasher (Exotic Reagent)
Neutral FurytoothBreak head while enraged.Ragetail Gnasher (Exotic Reagent)
Neutral FuryplateBreak limbs while enraged.Ragetail Gnasher (Exotic Reagent)
Neutral FurytailBreak tail while enraged.Ragetail Gnasher (Exotic Reagent)

That's it for our Gnasher guide, but we'll have more boss guides coming soon. For more on what you can build with the Gnasher resources, go to our Dauntless weapons and or Dauntless armor guides respectively.

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