This type of monster has been referred to by the developers as a "Beast." Since that's both utterly-uncreative and confusing/redundant given that one of the three classifications of monsters in Diablo III is "beasts," it's hoped a better name will be used in the final game.
Horned Ground Sloth is the name used in a piece of concept art.
Diablo III Monster
|Diablo III Monster [ ]|
|Monster Family:||Ground Sloth|
Beasts are large, ox-like herd beasts seen in the plains of Sanctuary in Diablo III. They have a very fast charging attack, and gore with their huge tusks up-close, though the few seen in the WWI 2008 gameplay movie died pretty easily. They're not just beasts either; they've been mutated by Diablo (or someone?) to become monstrous, as a close-up view of their face demonstrates.
The one that charges in the gameplay movie signals his intent before the charge, by pausing for a moment, pawing with one forelimb, and snorting a great plume of smoke before rocketing straight at (and hitting) the Witch Doctor.
Spells and Abilities
Little is known of why these creatures, that seem to be herbivores, would go out of their way to attack people passing them by. It's clear that some sort of demonic corruption has taken place.
You can find pictures in the Diablo 3 screenshot and picture gallery:
|Monsters of Diablo III Beasts Beasts: Superunique Demons Demons: Superunique Humans Humans: Superunique Undead Undead: Superunique Objects Bosses Boss Mods Monster Info Fanmade|
Bat - Beast - Blood Hawk - Demonic Hellflyer - Electric Eel - Khazra - Lacuni - Lamprey - Quill Fiend - Rockworm - Sand Monster - Sand Shark - Sand Wasp - Scavenger - Spider - Spiderling - Swarm - Withermoth - Wood Wraith -
|Primary Quest Uniques||
Act One Bosses:
Skeleton King -
The Warden -
Strong CC (Limit 1): Knockback -- Nightmarish -- Vortex -- Jailer
|Act One Uniques||Araneae - Web Spit||Leoric - Summon Skeleton, Teleport Strike, Triple Cleave||The Butcher - Smash, Grappling Hook, Spear, Frenzy Charge|
|Act Two Uniques||Maghda - Forcefield, Summoning Ritual, Punish, Moth Dust, Teleport.||Zoltan Kulle - Fiery Boulder, Time Bubble, Ceiling Collapse, Energy Twister,Vanish, Creepy Laugh||Belial - Phase One: Triple Fireball, Summon Vipers. Phase Two: Poison Meteors, Ground Pound, Lightning Strike, Lightning Breath.|
|Act Three Uniques||Ghom - Acid Slime, Sneeze, Gas Cloud, Chomp.||Siegebreaker - Triple Hit, Charge, Leg Stomp, Grab and Throw.||Cydaea - Pain Bolts, Web Trap, Spider Pits.||Azmodan - Bellyflop, Laser Attack, Falling Corpses, Demon Gate, Pool of Destruction, Globe of Annihilation.|
|Act Four Uniques||Rakanoth - Cleave, Teleport Strike, Blade Strike, Volley, Summon Minion.||Izual - Frost Nova, Frozen, Summon Minions.|| Diablo - Phase One: Claw Rip, Charge, Hell Spikes, Shadow Vanish Grab, Curse of Destruction, Ring of Fire, Ground Stomp, Curse of Anguish, Curse of Hatred. |
Phase Two: Shadow Clone. Phase Three: Overdrive, Lightning Breath.