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A Leviathan is a humongous beast indigenous to the Leviathan Coast in the northwest region. A towering beast of the wild with incredible integrity, they can crush an entire squad of men under their iron feet.

Leviathans are non-aggressive neutral beasts, which only attack in self-defense or to protect their mate and/or their young.  Attacking a lone leviathan within the presence of a family unit will elicit no reaction from the family unit; it is the same vice versa. This is also true for attacking a lone leviathan within the presence of another loner.

The exception to this rule is if an encountered member is in a squad of three or more, in which case the Leviathan will take the intrusion as an affront and attack anyone who wanders near it.

Attributes Level
Melee Attack 40
Strength 90
Dexterity 40
Toughness 40
Stats randomize by 2
Teen (0.40x) 160 days
Adult (0.60x) 240 days
Elder (1.10x) 440 days

The Statistics here are taken from FCS. Players should be aware that animal characters level up as they grow, and may be stronger or weaker depending on their current age.

Killing Leviathans

They have very high vitality which makes them difficult to incapacitate. Because of their size and power, their attacks can instantly down any unit in 1-2 hits with potential instant death, unless they're heavily armored and have high toughness. Therefore ranged combat with crossbows is extremely advised. Alternatively, players may use mounted turrets such as crossbows or harpoons to inflict high bleeding damage on Leviathans. Avoid fighting it with multiple melee fighters as their attacks have high AoE.

But if one is truly intent on slaying one of these Goliaths, be sure to use their slow speed and titanic size to your advantage. Because of their slow speed leviathans can be easily kited allowing you to in relative safety let loose a shot.

Alternatively you can lure them onto rough terrain which because of their size they often get stuck on. But be warned because of their large health pool they can soak up a shocking amount of bolts. So it is best to prepare a large quantity of bolts lest you be left with nothing to show for your efforts other than a thoroughly enraged leviathan and an empty backpack.

It is also important to note that they have a small aggro range compared to most other beasts. Combined with their slow speed, it makes it fairly easy to run from them if needed. Leviathan's average speed is 8 mph so as long as your speed is 10 mph or above you can out run them.

If you are planning on using a sword to fight them, it is advised to use the Falling Sun heavy weapon because it has a 50% buff against leviathans, as well as a good overall damage.

You also may get harassed by Beak Things while battling with Leviathans.

Death Items
Removing these items from the creature will kill it instantly.

Item Quantity Average Price
Leviathan Pearl.png
Leviathan Pearl 1 12,000

Health Statistics

Leviathans have a blood colour of 128 0 0 RGB.

  • Hunger rate: 10
  • Vision Range mult: 1
  • Blood: 2600-7440
  • Bleed rate: 0.3
  • Heal rate: 1
  • Extra attack slots: 3


  • Speed: 4-9 mph
  • Combat Move Speed Mult: 5


Body Part Total Health Chance of Hitting
Head 1000-4025 100
Chest 2000-8050 100
Stomach 2000-8050 100
Right Arm 1000-4025 100
Left Arm 1000-4025 100
Right Leg 1000-4025 50
Left Leg 1000-4025 50



Spawn Groups

  • Leviathan Family (1-2 Adults, 0-3 Pups)
  • Leviathan Loner (1 Adult)

Other Locations


  • Leviathans were first introduced in alpha version v0.70.0.
  • Leviathans returned in beta version v0.93.0.
  • Leviathans, like Beak Things, have very slow attack animations.
  • The Leviathan's model was created by Linda "Methelina" McGill, who also created the Whistler's model.