The Fumebeak is a raven-like Kemono in Wild Hearts. It will dive around the battlefield with great speed, utilizing its poisonous fumes to deal damage over time. When it’s not attacking, it can fly out of the way, avoiding your close-range attacks.
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The Fumebeak is a difficult Kemono to hunt, but it has some obvious openings that can be exploited. Below, we’ll take a look at the Fumebeak’s strengths and weaknesses, the best armor to use to fight it, and some strategies for beating it.
The Fumebeak is a Wind attribute Kemono that utilizes the power of poison. As such, this Kemono takes very little damage from Wind weapons, and the Poison ailment has no effect. Conversely, the Fumebeak is weak to Earth attribute attacks, and the Ablaze, Fatigue, Frozen, and Entangled Ailments have moderate effectiveness.
The Fumebeak takes the most damage from Lunge-type weapons, like the Bow, which is coincidentally the perfect weapon to use for this fight due to the Fumebeak’s tendency to fly into the air and avoid melee attacks.
Best Equipment To Fight Fumebeak
The best armor set to use for your first fight with the Fumebeak is the Veteran set, crafted with Goldshard and Sporetail materials. This set provides good normal and Wind defense, and the pants have the Poison Recovery skill, allowing you to recover faster when Poisoned. This armor set is definitely worth crafting before you fight the Fumebeak.
Due to the Fumebeak’s ability to repeatedly fly into the air, we recommend bringing the Glider and Stake Karakuri. During this fight, you will awaken to a fusion of these two Karakuri into the Repeater Crossbow. The Crossbow can shoot the Fumebeak out of the air, stunning it for a second as it falls to the ground. Additionally, the Fireworks Karakuri can do the same thing, but only fires once, making it a bit trickier to use if you can’t time it perfectly. However, to compensate, the Fireworks will stun the Kemono for longer than the Crossbow.
Gathering and eating Akebia Fruit in the Akikure Canyons can be very helpful for this fight. This food provides two percent Antitoxin, decreasing the build-up of the Poison ailment.
Fumebeak – Fight Breakdown And Moves
The Fumebeak mainly attacks with its wings or poison globs. If you are hit with any of its poison-spreading attacks, you will be inflicted with the ailment. When the poison meter fills all the way, you will begin taking damage over time while the meter drains. There’s no way to manually clear the poison, so you’ll need to rely on the Poison Recovery skill to help it drain faster, or the Healing Mist Karakuri to heal through the damage.
The Fumebeak’s wing attacks will have to swipe its wing in a wide arc, throwing out poison globs at the same time. This attack has a large hit area, but can be avoided with a well-timed dodge toward the Kemono. Occasionally, the Fumebeak will use this attack twice in a row, so be prepared to dodge again.
While on the ground, the Fumebeak may spread both of its wings wide before quickly jumping at you. If the Kemono lands on you, you will be locked in place as the Fumebeak performs a series of attacks. However, if the Fumebeak misses you, it will crash to the ground, leaving itself vulnerable to attack for a few seconds. When you see the Fumebeak raise its wings, get ready to dodge out of the way and prepare to get close for a counterattack.
The Fumebeak has a series of flying-based attacks to watch out for. If it quickly flies into the air, it may launch a poison bomb at you. Sometimes, it will launch waves of three poison bombs in an arc. Although these attacks don’t do the most damage on their own, they will build up your poison ailment, which will be difficult to deal with when the Kemono is using higher-damage attacks later.
If the Fumebeak flies into the air and spreads its wings wide, it is about to launch a giant glob of poison that deals high damage. When you see the Kemono perform this maneuver, try to get behind it, or use a Spring Karakuri to get far away.
The Fumebeak may also fly into the air and puff its chest out, then quickly land and begin performing a whirlwind attack in which it swings its wings around several times while chasing after you. This attack does a lot of damage, but the Fumebeak will need a few moments to recover afterward, so takes this opportunity to deal some damage.
One of the Fumebeak’s hardest attacks to avoid is its fast dive. When the Kemono quickly flies straight up into the air, it will then dive forward, moving quickly and dealing damage along its path. Although this attack is hard to avoid, if you are able to, there is a long window of recovery after that can be exploited.
When the Fumebeak is enraged, its wings will glow red, and it will puff out clouds of poison as it enters this stage. This enrage transformation attack can be avoided by remaining close to the Kemono, but not too close. While enraged, the Fumebeak will fly into the air more often, performing its dive attack twice in a row. If you are hit by the first dive, wait to heal yourself until you are sure you’re out of danger from the second dive.
If you’re using the Crate Karakuri, this dive attack can actually be repelled using the Bulwark Karakuri. If you are able to set one up fast enough, this will provide a great chance to stop the Kemono while opening a window of attack.
Fumebeak – Drops And Materials
The Fumebeak will drop the following materials, which can be used to craft the All-Black armor set.