Alatreon

 monster-hunter-world-iceborne-alatreon
Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Elder Dragons
Elements mhw-dragon-damageDragon
mhw-ice-damageIce
mhw-thunder-damageThunder
mhw-fire-damage_sFire
mhw-water-elemental-damageWater
Ailments waterblight-status-effect-mhw_sWaterblight
thunderblight-status-effect-mhw_sThunderblight
iceblight-status-effect-mhw_sIceblight
fireblight-status-effect-mhw_sFireblight
dragonblight-status-effect-mhw_sDragonblight
Weakness Fire Active:
mhw-fire-damageFire (immune)
mhw-thunder-damageThunder
mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon
mhw-ice-damage_sWater ⭐⭐
mhw-ice-damage_sIce ⭐⭐⭐

Dragon Active:
mhw-fire-damageFire
mhw-thunder-damage_sThunder
mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater
mhw-ice-damage_sIce
mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon ⭐⭐

Ice Active:
mhw-ice-damage_sIce (immune)
mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater
mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon
mhw-thunder-damage_sThunder ⭐⭐
mhw-fire-damageFire ⭐⭐⭐
Location(s) Secluded Valley

Alatreon is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). アルバトリオン (Arubatorion) in Japanese.

 

Known as a symbol of destruction, people fear even uttering it’s name. It’s rumoured to control all of the elements, but most, if not all, records of its existence have been burned.

Alatreon Details & Locations

 

Alatreon Combat Info

  • Alatreon appears in two Special Assignments and two Event Quests. The two event quests (Evening Star and Death Star) rotate daily and depend on the date the player completed Blazing Black Twilight. In Blazing Black Twilight, Dawn's Triumph, and The Evening Star, Alatreon starts in Fire Active. In Dawn of the Death Star, Alatreon starts in Ice Active.

  • Alatreon can use attack from any element in any form, though he tends to prioritize the ones that corresponds to his active state.

  • Unless you can beat him without mistakes, elemental damage is essential against Alatreon, as doing enough elemental damage will weaken his supernova, which will cart the hunter in almost every case if not weakened.

  • Alatreon's elemental weakness changes depending on its active element and is extremely resistant to all ailments.

  • Kinsect Extracts:

    • Red: Head

    • Orange: Legs

    • White: Wings

 

Elemental Rotatation

Alatreon has three elemental states: Fire, Dragon and Ice, through which he will circle during the hunt. Alatreon switches elements every 3 minutes. Depending on the quest you fight Alatreon in, the rotation will be different.

  • In both Special Assignments and the Event Quest "The Evening Star", Alatreon will start in Fire Active and switch as follows:

    • Fire to Dragon to Ice to Dragon to Fire

  • In the Event Quest "Dawn of the Death Star", Alatreon will start in Ice Active and switch as follows:

    • Ice to Dragon to Fire to Dragon to Ice

Every time Alatreon Switches from Dragon to the next element he will perform Escaton Judgement. Hopefully, Alatreon's power has been contained enough at this point to make the attack survivable. By breaking Alatreon's horns when in Dragon active, the next Elemental State can be avoided, and Alatreon will be forced to switch back to the previous element. The rotation of the elements resets back to the start.

  • Example: If Alatreon switched from Fire to Dragon and you break his horns, he will be forced to switch to Fire again, after he performs the Escaton Judgement. If you failed to break his horns, he will switch to Ice.

  • Unless the group uses mostly Dragon weapons for some reason, eliminating either Fire Active or Ice Active from the rotation is critical to success.

Strategies

  • If you aren't in Blazing Black Twilight (or after a cart in that quest), take the crystalburst at camp. It will always stagger Alatreon, and it can save your life if you get pinned.

  • A great way to start the fight is to have Temporal/Rocksteady equipped, immediately claw onto his head, claw him twice, then flinch shot him into the wall directly behind him. It's a bit luck dependent if he charges forward or does the lightning attack, but the charge forward is what you should be looking for.

  • Although Water and Thunder are marked as 2 stars weaknesses for Fire and Ice Active respectively, Fire and Ice are a lot more effective against their counterpart, even though they are only marked 1 star higher.

  • Ice damage is effective against fire Alatreon, and vice versa. Dragon is awful against Alatreon unless you have a lot of trouble breaking his horns. If you are using fire or ice element, breaking his horns is vital to keeping Alatreon in the opposite element after he does Escaton Judgement. If he switches to the same element as your weapons, no attacks will contribute to the elemental topple until he switches back to Dragon, leaving you a very small window to build up element to weaken the next nova.

  • Frostfang Barioth weapons are highly recommended against his fire active quests if you do not have Kjárr weapons. 

  • A popular strategy is to wait until Alatreon goes into Dragon Active before wall-slamming him, since it deals heavy damage to his horns.

  • Alatreon can be very tricky to wall-slam, as it only works if he hits one of the three big rock formations on the edge of the arena. Alternatively, Alatreon can be slammed down to the ground when he's flying. If you don't have Temporal Mantle equipped, one great opportunity to flinch shot him to the ground is to wait until after he does the two head pounds, then clutch claw and flinch shot.

  • Alatreon can be stunned with Flash Pods (even out of the air), but only when he's not enraged.

  • Consider staying on the floor after getting hit, as Alatreon comboes a lot of his moves, and staying on the ground leaves you invincible.

  • Good Luck Pal! You're gonna need it!

Surviving Escaton Judgement

  • Escaton Judgement, Alatreon's Ultimate Attack. It is indicated by the entire Arena filling with Frost of Fire and the Sound getting notably muffled. After roughly five seconds, Alatreon releases a massive, arena-wide elemental blast, that deals a set amount of damage in 5 seconds.

  • The Supernova functions identically to Lunastra's Supernova. Only this time, there is no running from it. The damage is dealt in form of red recoverable health without stagger or knockback. It is not possible to i-frame it, and it will not trigger Vigorwasp Revival. Dodging, including the Superman dive, and most mantles are useless. 

  • Dealing enough elemental damage to Alatreon will cause him to do a special topple animation (similar to Velkhana when you break her ice armor), followed by a big rumble if you use controller. Once this happens, the next Escaton Judgment will be severely weakened.
  • The damage dealt by the nova is dependent on how many times Alatreon has been toppled through elemental damage before Escaton Judgment. This counter resets after every EJ. Note that every weapon has a "elemental multiplier," which allows weapons that are not normally elemental focused to also pass the DPS check. 

    • 0 times: The supernova deals 1000 damage in 5 seconds. It is only possible to survive this nova through extreme coordination and perfect timing, but you shouldn't count on that. Improbable, not impossible.

    • 1 time: Deals around 280 damage. Easily survivable with two Astera Jerkies / Sushifish Scales / Max Potions without Health Boost or Health Booster. If you have 200 health without Speed Eating, you can time using one Astera Jerky at 4 ticks of damage, and survive with about 100 health.

    • 2 times: The supernova now only deals 140 damage in 5 Seconds, making it completely survivable without healing if you start at full 150 health.

    • 3+ times: Alatreons Power is fully contained and the Supernova deals a miniscule amount of damage.

  • Players can survive Escaton Judgment more easily by getting together and placing down their Health Boosters at the same spot, since they stack. Lifepowder and Dust of Life can be also be beneficial.*

Recommended Skills

  • Health Boost: Extremely useful considering Alatreon's high damage output.

  • Blight Resistance: All Alatreon attacks are elemental, and can inflict blights, this skill eliminates a huge part of the hassle of this fight.

  • Dragon Resistance: Since Dragonblight shuts down your elemental damage (required to weaken Escaton Judgment), it is very important to make sure you aren't hit by this blight. Having a dragon resistance of 20 or more will prevent him from inflicting Dragonblight, but you still will be hit by other blights, which in turn will proc Coalescence.

  • Coalescence: This is almost a free damage boost considering how many blights Alatreon inflicts to the hunters. Note that Blight Resistance lv3 will nullify Coalescence (use lv2 instead).

  • Agitator: Alatreon stays in enraged state for a very long time, making this skill very good.

  • Fortify: Mainly useful if you intend to bruteforce Alatreon by ignoring his elemental damage mechanics.

 

Weapon Match-Ups

Dual Blades

Champion of elemental damage, it can benefit from Alatreon's high sever hitzones as well. Keep in mind some of his attacks might be hard to see if you're focusing the backlegs.

Insect Glaive

The kinsect alone has higher elemental output than most weapons in the game, making it possible to hit the elemental topple even without any element on the weapon. Alatreon also has plenty of openings to use Descending Thrust on him. 

Sword and Shield

The weapon could have some issues hitting Alatreon's head sometimes, but overall its high raw damage output allows it to clear the hunt easily.

Bow

Bow suffers a little against Alatreon due to the awkward shot hitzones (see Bowguns below for more details). It can still hit elemental topples easily thanks to the high elemental damage output.

Hunting Horn

Alatreon might not get stunned easily but it is possible. The best part about the Hunting Horn are the songs though. Especially Elemental Resist Up and Remove Blights will be very helpful. Ultimately more of a support weapon against Alatreon.

Longsword

Overall pretty moderate elemental damage, but a relatively safe weapon overall.

Charge Blade

Can score topples very easily thanks to the high elemental damage output of phials and Savage Axe ticks. The weapon has also a relatively high modifier when it comes to the elemental topple buildup.

Switch Axe

In sword mode, the weapon has pretty high elemental output, especially when using power element phials. In axe mode, the increased part break values of Power Axe will contribute towards tripping Alatreon.

Greatsword

Greatsword is surprisingly good against Alatreon because of its high innate part break values, which count towards the elemental topple. However, unexperienced players might struggle because of the low elemental output of the weapon.

Hammer

Like Greatsword, it has comparatively poor elemental damage. It is recommended to abuse spinning bludgeons on the head or the forelegs to rack up as much elemental damage as possible.

Lance

It can apply elemental damage decently, but it might have issues catching up with Alatreon while he jumps around the arena.

Gunlance

It is recommended to use melee attacks rather than shelling on Gunlance until Alatreon topples.

Bowguns

While Elemental Ammo can score the elemental topple pretty easily, the awkward shot hitzones (which are very low on parts that have high elemental hitzones) and the inability to use Farcaster to restock makes it one of the worst match-ups against Alatreon. For this reason, it is recommended to use Pierce Ammo instead and focus Alatreon's chest. Note that this will likely require you to cart during the nova.

Best Armor Sets

Safi'jiiva

Best elemental set for Kjarr weapons and bowguns. Increases the elemental damage significantly but at the cost of health. If you are confident in your abilities to avoid damage, go ahead. Keep in mind however that Alatreon can quickly cut your health bar in half with most attacks.

Raging Brachy

Two pieces for Agitator Secret is a pretty good deal, especially since Alatreon stays enraged for long periods of time.

Silver Sol

True Critical Element will amp up your Elemental Damage. However it requires 4 equipment slots and is vastly inferior to Kjarr weapon + Safi set bonus.

 

Alatreon Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw-poison-status-effect sleep-mhw-status-effect paralysis blast stun
Weakness Level

 

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

Weak Point cut-damage-mhw blunt-damage-mhw ammo-damage-mhw
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Forelegs (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐

 

Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

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Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.

 

Alatreon Low and High Rank Carves

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

Alatreon Carves

Carves Frequency %
Alatreon Mantle ⭐⭐⭐  
Alatreon Pallium ⭐⭐⭐  
Alatreon Riptalon ⭐⭐⭐  
Alatreon Diretail ⭐⭐  
Alatreon Direwing (Wing Broken) ⭐⭐  
Skyswayer (Horn Broken) ⭐⭐  

 

Alatreon Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
Alatreon Pallium  
Alatreon Mantle  
Alatreon Riptalon  
Alatreon Direwing  
Alatreon Diretail  

Alatreon Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Alatreon Monster.

Weapons

Armor

 

 

Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Blazing Black Dragon".
  • Alatreon has the most physiology diagrams of any monster, one for each of its active states.
    • Unlike Shara Ishvalda, the displays only differ in terms of elemental weaknesses, not physical design.

 

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      03 Jul 2021 05:57  

      As much as I appreciate a challenge too much of the fight is cheap rather than challenging. Drops you in so you have to waste time buffing, only 2 or 3 actual walls to slam AL against, a backstep move, area sweep attacks and chaining moves that make his head a danger zone to clutch to plus flies. Escation Judgement is reasonable in comparison to all this. Though frankly the only two things I have extreme resentment for is the lack of "real" walls in the arena and the backstep fireball.

      • Anonymous

        18 Jun 2021 21:52  

        Thumbs up if you think Alatreon looks better or thumbs it down if you think Kulve looks better. Know time to thumbs down my own comment…

        • Anonymous

          04 May 2021 22:00  

          I've seen a few people say it's not sensible to try with a GS

          I've failed a lot until now, but with the Taroth Blaze Thunder fully upgraded with Elem up and Bolt gems, I beat it by accident just now.
          1000 thunder damage, baby

          • Anonymous

            27 Apr 2021 21:50  

            Ok this might sound pathetic but I keep losing to the quest Dawns Triumph. I wreck the things health but he hits really hard. Can you guys give me some tips. I am wearing Shara armor and I am a LS main. I also use the IG SA and CB.

            • Anonymous

              27 Apr 2021 12:40  

              Ёбаный элементальный дпс чек с конченной механикой. Фаталис легче этого куска говна.

              • Anonymous

                14 Apr 2021 17:16  

                O dragon of the elements
                See the Hunters pitch their tents
                A battle had begun
                A time of forever done
                If this fight is lost
                Hunters blow your horns
                Hone your blades and release your arrows!

                ~M&S

                • Anonymous

                  23 Mar 2021 06:03  

                  The run should be perfect. Kill him before the third eschaton breaking both horns and get it over with in sub 20 min... or be a scrub and use dragon element and fight him for 30 minutes without breaking a single horn, while loudly proclaiming how ‘easy’ he is on forums.

                  • Anonymous

                    19 Mar 2021 01:39  

                    i don't care about skills and attacks and other bullcrap, i just wanna fight this thing so bad but ruiner nergigante's being an ******* to me

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Feb 2021 05:35  

                      Yes finally i killedhim with my velkhana insevt glaive and send help bcs i did the dawn's triumph alatreon ;-;

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Jan 2021 08:06  

                        Now after 6 solo tries I still fail this quest but I broke its first horn within 4 minutes! I am using longsword so my strategy is primarily perfect iai spirit slash timing. My goal is not to play safe, rather I need to counter all his attacks and maximize elemental/ raw dps. The only way to kill this solo is by speedrunning it.

                        • Anonymous

                          13 Dec 2020 15:28  

                          I told myself I'll solo him , since I have a sort of rivalry with him from 3U.
                          The first few times I tried, I failed utterly, mostly because it took me a while to realise my safi-resentment set didn't work, because of my health regen augment.
                          Switched my armour to an agitator build, had 560 Element with IG.
                          Killed him first try with that set, 23minutes, was far from a perfect run, could definetly shave the time down by 2-3 minutes.
                          I really like what they did with the fight, I'm one of the few people who has nothing against the Escaton Judgement, and even though you can argue it's "fake" difficulty, I still enjoy more of a challenge. With my set, I toppled him in 2 minutes, and then proceeded to bully him to the ground. I really think they did him well, the weapons could've been more diverse though.

                          • Anonymous

                            06 Dec 2020 23:27  

                            Made it (the short one, but still). Switched to support for this fight (lancer primary, to fast for me yet). Kulve Taroth + Frostfanng Barioth SnS.
                            But to be honest - Raging Brachy was way more harder, maybe because he is the first of an end game challenge.
                            Good luck to everyone!

                            • Anonymous

                              05 Dec 2020 16:27  

                              so glad they didn't bring back skypiercer from 3 ultimate had to break both horns for a CHANCE TO GET IT AND YOU NEEDED IT TO MAKE EVERY ALATREON WEAPON OR ARMOR while skyswayer is better its not that much better you still need to break the horn like your going to get a chance to go for the head

                              • Anonymous

                                23 Nov 2020 12:34  

                                Man, this guide is really laying out all the helpful tips and tricks right down to weapon match ups. I wish all of the pages were like this, but I guess it would be pretty demanding to emulate this for every minor monster fight.

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