Acidic Glavenus

acidic glavenus gallery
Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Brute Wyverns
Elements None
Ailments rsz defensedown1Defense Down

mhw fire damage sFire  ⭐⭐⭐
mhw dragon damage sDragon ⭐⭐(not crystallized)
mhw thunder damage sThunder ⭐⭐


mhw water elemental damage sWater
mhw ice damage sIce

mhw dragon damageDragon⭐ (when crystallized)

Location(s) Rotten Vale
Tempered Lv. 2

Acidic Glavenus is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ディノバルド亜種 (dinobarudo ashu) in Japanese. The Acidic Glavenus is a formidable subspecies of Glavenus found in Rotten Vale. Recognizable by its sulfur-covered tail, it introduces a unique challenge with its crystallized tail, spraying corrosive acid with each swing. Below you can find details on its locations, combat strategies, weaknesses, carves, rewards, and associated weapons and armor.


A new subspecies to the ferocious Glavenus, the Acidic Glavenus features a sulphur covered tail. Found only in the rotting areas of the New World, a corrosive fluid has crystallized on its tail, spraying acid with each swing that can apply a debuff to those that get caught in it.

Acidic Glavenus Details & Locations in MH World


Monster Hunter World Acidic Glavenus Combat Info

  • Can inflict defense down iconDefense Down when tail is in debuffed state.
  • Tail deals more damage when sharpened, but loses its debuff.
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head/Tail
    • Orange: Body/Back
    • White: Legs
  • Enraged mode: Tail flip attack goes a second time when enraged
  • Attacks will bounce off its tail when it is crystallized, but the tail will become a weakpoint once it is sharpened.
  • You can obtain Shiny Drops by attacking its head.
  • Just like regular Glavenus, both the tail and tail end can be broken, the tail end will be cut while
    the body of the tail will be damaged.
  • It switches from weak to resistant to Dragon when it crystallizes its tail.
  • Acidic Glavenus employs its tail as the primary weapon, adorned with sulphuric crystals that impart an acidic touch to its attacks.
  • Inflicting acid pools on the ground with its tail assaults, Acidic Glavenus weakens your attacks upon contact with these acidic pools.
  • Acidic Glavenus can shed the sulphuric crystals from its tail, transforming itself into a swifter and more lethal adversary.

MH World Acidic Glavenus Attacks & Moveset

Acidic State: Prepare for the onslaught of classic Glavenus maneuvers when Acidic Glavenus enters its acidic state. Expect double tail slams, sweeping 360-degree area assaults, and powerful bites. Exercise caution as the tail leaves behind acid pools, diminishing your attack potency if you come into contact. Positioning yourself wisely and predicting its movements will be crucial in this phase.

Crystalized State: As Acidic Glavenus transitions into its crystalized state, it undergoes a remarkable transformation, becoming more agile and dynamic. Brace yourself for a repertoire of adept movements, including tail swipes, stabs, a unique 360-degree spin followed by a slam, as well as tail swings and cartwheel maneuvers. Staying vigilant and adapting your defensive strategy to this heightened agility will be essential for survival.

Stay Behind Acidic Glavenus: To maximize your safety, stay behind Acidic Glavenus during the battle. Given that most of its attacks are front-facing, positioning yourself strategically behind the creature provides a safer vantage point. Avoid direct confrontations, and exploit blind spots to gain a tactical advantage over this formidable foe.

Watch for Acid Pools: In Acidic Glavenus's regular state, be mindful of the lingering threat left by its tail attacks – acidic pools on the ground. Stepping into these pools weakens your attacks temporarily. Exercise careful footwork and awareness to navigate the battlefield without succumbing to this hazardous terrain.

Crystalized State Awareness: When Acidic Glavenus shifts into its crystalized state, be on high alert for a surge of agile and varied attacks. Observing its movements with precision is key to survival. Time your dodges meticulously to avoid falling victim to its swift and unpredictable assaults. This heightened state demands a heightened level of awareness and adaptability.

Elemental Advantage: Exploit Acidic Glavenus's elemental weaknesses to gain the upper hand in the battle. Utilize fire-based weapons for maximum damage, especially when it enters its crystalized state. Additionally, stay adaptable by adjusting your strategy based on its elemental weaknesses and resistances, ensuring you are well-equipped to face this challenging adversary.

Acidic Glavenus Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw poison status effect s sleep mhw status effect wiki paralysis icon Blastblight stun icon
Weakness Level ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point great sword mhw smalls hammer mhw smalls normal ammo mhw wiki
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Back (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

acidic glavenus hzv1 min

Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


Acidic Glavenus Low and High Rank Carves

Defeating this monster allows the player to carve the following items:

Acidic Glavenus Carves

Carves Frequency %
acidic glavenus shard mhw wiki guide smallAcidic Glavenus Shard Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  31%
acidic glavenus cortex mhw wiki guide smallAcidic Glavenus Cortex Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  24%
acidic glavenus hardfang mhw wiki guide smallAcidic Glavenus Hardfang Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  19%
acidic glavenus spineshell mhw wiki guide smallAcidic Glavenus Spineshell Master Rank⭐⭐  14%
honed acidcryst mhw wiki guide smallHoned Acidcryst (Dropped) Master Rank⭐  0% (50%)
acidic glavenus tailedge mhw wiki guideAcidic Glavenus Tailedge (Tail Carved) Master Rank⭐  9% (70%)
glavenus mantle mhw wiki guideGlavenus Mantle (Tail Carved) Master Rank⭐ 3% (5%)


Acidic Glavenus Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
acidic glavenus shard mhw wiki guide smallAcidic Glavenus Shard (Break Forelegs/Head) Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐ 31% (70% / 32%)
acidic glavenus cortex mhw wiki guide smallAcidic Glavenus Cortex (Break Back/Forelegs) Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐ 24% (35% / 30%)
honed acidcryst mhw wiki guide smallHoned Acidcryst Master Rank⭐⭐ 14%
acidic glavenus hardfang mhw wiki guide smallAcidic Glavenus Hardfang (Break Head) Master Rank⭐⭐⭐ 19% (65%)
acidic glavenus spineshell mhw wiki guide smallAcidic Glavenus Spineshell (Break Back) Master Rank⭐⭐⭐ 14% (65%)
acidic glavenus tailedge mhw wiki guide smallAcidic Glavenus Tailedge Master Rank⭐⭐⭐ 9%
dragonvein solidbone mhw wiki guide smallDragonvein Solidbone Master Rank⭐⭐⭐ 63%
honed tailblade mhw wiki guide smallHoned Tailblade Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐ 37%
spiritvein slogbone mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Solidbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 28%
acidic glavenus tailedge mhw wiki guide smallTempered Tailblade Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 28%
spiritvein gem mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Gem Master Rank ⭐⭐ 13%

Acidic Glavenus Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Acidic Glavenus Monster.




Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Sulfuric Cutting Wyvern".
  • According to developers at SDCC, Acidic Glavenus' tail is based on a katana or longsword, whereas normal Glavenus' tail is based on a Greatsword.




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    • Anonymous

      Crazy thought: what happens if this thing either eats you or licks you? Will you burn up and die if it's acid?

      • Anonymous

        His weapons make me sad. They could have done super pretty damascus steel pattern things with them, but instead they went for the uninspired "bone with some monster bits on there" approach.

        Also, why does a monster that famously sharpens and hones its own tail into a razor sharp blade only get natural blue on its weapons?

        • Anonymous

          i dont know whether or not this is pertinent information or not, but a good way to farm honed acid crysts is as follows. Start a hunt and wallbang until it stops dropping items and have your palico use plunderblade. if you dont want to take the time to kill or capture or kill you can just leave the quest. so long as you pick up the shinies you should keep the items recieved

          • Anonymous

            Literally worse Glavenus in every aspect. So with this trash monster he starts with his tail crystallized. What this means is when he hits you you get defensive down. To counter this you just take armor seeds. You can take a skill but it’s a waste of slots. He’s just Glavenus with a few more moves so there’s not much difference. OH when he hits his tail on the ground there will be acid on the floor that does chip damage and causes defense down. That’s it…worse Glavenus everybody. Hope you have a good day and happy hunting

            ~ Eriatha

            • Anonymous

              I stg, this dude loves trying to hug me when I'm playing bow. I literally can't see anything on the screen half the time when I'm aiming.

              • Anonymous

                He does have a Green Kinsect extract somewhere between his tail and belly. Managed to hit it few times but its really rare.

                • found Acidic Glavenus with a Large Golden Crown at the size of "2894.38" at the Event Quest. I do have Glavenus at "2978.41" Large Gold Crown but so far, haven't found Acidic Glavenus at the same size. I'm not even sure it existed. However, I did found Odogaron and Ebony Odogaron having the same large size of "1735.94" Large Gold Crown.

                  -Asriel Cypher

                  • Anonymous

                    I found Acidic Glavenus with a Large Golden Crown at the size of "2894.38" at the Event Quest. I do have Glavenus at "2978.41" Large Gold Crown but so far, haven't found it. I'm not even sure it existed. However, I did found Odogaron and Ebony Odogaron having the same large size of "1735.94" Large Gold Crown.

                    -Asriel Cypher

                    • Hello my fellow hunters, mortals seem to be having a problem with this monster so I thought I could shed some light on some forbidden tips. If you use weapons that have a Pretty good damage outputs you can clutch claw to his Face and back since he has 2 or 3 moves that will knock you off in those areas. If you use HH and Hammer the head is a good place to clutch to because of stun damage. You Can also lead him to Tigrex and He will do 2000 to 4000 damage and he can possibly make him tired. Anyway my dads yelling at me to go to sleep so farewell and good luck. (P.S if your having any troubles please comment and I'll do my best to help.)

                      • Anonymous

                        ok so the other day i went to fight this dude and...
                        me: i will stun him with a piercing pod ( throws piercing pod )
                        acidic glavenus: ( stars shapening his tail )
                        friend: BRO WHY DIDN'T YOU THROW IT?
                        me: i threw IT!!! *controller dies* oh **** oh ****
                        I... I AM trying TO RUN AWAY
                        friend: bro i dont give a ****
                        me: GO AWAY YOU GARBAGE DISPOSAL
                        acidic glavenus: *kills me with sharp tail*
                        me: god dammit

                        • Anonymous

                          Either my game broke or this bastard's AI is modeled after a kangaroo. It would use the jump attack on my palico constantly and i could not get close to it due to the horrendou*****box on that attack.

                          • Anonymous

                            When I first saw the acid pools I thought the exact same thing as rage gaming: "hmm what happens if I just step on it?". I literally thought it would get me dragon blight but instead defense down. I was really dumb that time like he doesn't even do any dragon related things! His armor is the best for rotton vale btw

                            • Anonymous

                              I hate him... I used to like him but now I don't. here's a tip... don't take a plaico with you into his special arena... he keeps chasing your palico with his jumps and barely uses his tail... I basically had to chase him for 20 min straight sins I'm a DB user... and every time I got anywhere near him, he would jump away again and deal way too much damage... and when I think "oh, since he ignores me, I might as well carve it's tail that I somehow managed to break off," my palico just desides to run back to me... F*k this monster and F*k my palico! both can go die...

                              • Anonymous

                                The trivia says acidic glavenus tail blade was based on a katana/longsword so then why the #$_#@ did they do my boy so dirty with the bone***** on the katana of all weapons when other types have unique designs????!

                                • Anonymous

                                  The weapons this thing makes are extremely underwhelming. I sure hope they can inflict defense down because otherwise they are just an insult compared to other weapons.

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