Azure Rathalos

 azure rathalos monster hunter world large monster
Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements mhw fire damage sFire
Ailments mhw fire damage sFireblight 
mhw poison status effect sPoison 
mhw stun status effectStun
Weakness mhw dragon damage sDragon ⭐⭐⭐
mhw ice damage sIce ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw fire damageFire (immune)
mhw thunder damageThunder
mhw water elemental damageWater
Locations Ancient Forest
Elder's Recess
Tempered Lv. 2

Azure Rathalos is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). リオレウス亜種 (Rioleus Ashu) in Japanese. Distinguished by its striking azure hue, this subspecies of Rathalos is characterized by enhanced mobility, often locating prey from the skies and swiftly descending for a lethal strike. Found in the Elder's Recess and Ancient Forest, the Azure Rathalos poses a formidable challenge to hunters, requiring keen observation and strategic prowess to conquer its airborne assaults and fiery attacks


 An azure-colored subspecies of Rathalos. More mobile than their standard cousins, they locate prey from the air and quickly swoop in for the kill.

Azure Rathalos Details & Locations


Azure Rathalos Combat Info

  • Attacks with mhw fire damage sFire element and causesmhw fire damage sFireblight with the fire it blasts from its mouth
  • Can inflict mhw poison status effect s Poison with its talons
  • Weak to mhw dragon damage sDragon and mhw ice damage sIce
  • Moderately susceptible to sleep mhw status effect wikiSleep, paralysis iconParalysis, and stun iconStun
  • The head is the weakest point, followed by the wings and tail. All of them can be broken.
  • Counter its airborne onslaught by observing its flight patterns and finding the right moment to knock it out of the sky. Once grounded, it loses the ability to perform consecutive attacks, making the fight much easier.


Azure Rathalos Combat Guide & Tips

  • Weapons: Choose a powerful hammer for high damage against Azure Rathalos. Opt for armor sets boosting attack, affinity, or critical hits.
  • Items: Bring Flash Pods to interrupt airborne attacks during the monster's enraged state. Pack 10 Flashbugs for crafting more Pods. Carry Dung Bombs for potential interruptions and two trap tools with one crafted trap for extra damage. Optionally, bring Large Bombs, especially if using a sleep weapon.
  • Start with a Mega Armorskin and Mega Demondrug for boosted defense and attack. Consume a well-done steak for stamina and a Max Potion for health. Use Dash Juice to maintain stamina during the fight.
  • Coordinate attacks with your teammate, focusing on different monster parts. Prioritize the head and tail for maximum damage. Use slopes and ledges for sliding attacks to efficiently mount the monster.
  • While using a Hammer, use the Spinning Attack when the monster is down for significant damage. Utilize the sliding spinning attack for mounting. Charge the hammer for powerful strikes
  • Use the net and a spinning hammer attack to mount the monster quickly. Pay attention to your teammate's mounting attempts, capitalizing on openings for sharpening or healing.
  • Save Flash Pods for the Azure Rathalos's enraged and airborne state. Use them strategically to bring it down and create attack opportunities.
  • Mind your weapon's sharpness, especially with elemental weapons. Bring Whetstones for sharpening. Consider weapons with elemental weaknesses against Azure Rathalos for added damage.


Azure Rathalos 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

Master Rank:

azure rathalos hzv1 min

High Rank:

hr azure rathalos hzv1 min

Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.



Azure Rathalos Materials

Defeating this monster allows the player to obtain the following Materials:

Azure Rathalos Carves

Material Frequency %
azure rathalos scale plus small mhw wiki guideAzure Rathalos Scale + ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 33%
20% (Tail Carve)
azure rathalos carapace small mhw wiki guideAzure Rathalos Carapace ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 24%
azure rathalos wing small mhw wiki guideAzure Rathalos Wing ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 20%
rathalos medulla small mhw wiki guideRathalos Medulla ⭐⭐⭐ 14%
7% (Tail Carve)
rathalos plate small mhw wiki guideRathalos Plate 7%
5% (Tail Carve)
rathalos ruby small mhw wiki guideRathalos Ruby 2%
3% (Tail Carve)
azure rathalos tail small mhw wiki guideAzure Rathalos Tail ⭐⭐ 65% (Tail Carve)
azure rathalos shard mhw wiki guideAzure Rathalos Shard (Dropped) Master Rank  
azure rathalos cortex mhw wiki guideAzure Rathalos Cortex (Break Head - Break Back) Master Rank  
Azure Rathalos Fellwing (Break Wings) Master Rank  
rathalos medulla small mhw wiki guideRathalos Medulla Master Rank  


Azure Rathalos Rewards

Material Frequency %
azure rathalos carapace small mhw wiki guideAzure Rathalos Carapace ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 27%
69% (Back Broken)
30% (Head Broken)
24% (Capture)
14% (Investigation Silver x2)
10% (Investigation Gold x3)
azure rathalos scale plus small mhw wiki guideAzure Rathalos Scale + ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 21%
65% (Head Broken)
33% (Capture)
12% (Investigation Silver x2)
10% (Investigation Gold x3)
azure rathalos wing small mhw wiki guideAzure Rathalos Wing ⭐⭐⭐ 12%
65% (Wings Broken)
20% (Capture)
20% (Investigation Silver)
20% (Investigation Gold)
azure rathalos tail small mhw wiki guideAzure Rathalos Tail ⭐⭐ 9%
20% (Investigation Silver)
20% (Investigation Gold)
rathalos plate small mhw wiki guideRathalos Plate 3%
4% (Head Broken)
7% (Capture)
monster hardbone small mhw wiki guideMonster Hardbone ⭐⭐⭐ 10% (x2)
inferno sac small mhw wiki guideInferno Sac ⭐⭐⭐ 18%
14% (Investigation Silver x2)
12% (Investigation Gold x3)
rathalos medulla small mhw wiki guideRathalos Medulla ⭐⭐⭐ 30% (Back Broken)
14% (Capture)
13% (Investigation Silver)
14% (Investigation Gold)
rathalos ruby small mhw wiki guideRathalos Ruby 1% (Head Broken)
1% (Back Broken)
2% (Capture)
7% (Investigation Silver)
14% (Investigation Gold)
azure rathalos cortex mhw wiki guideAzure Rathalos Cortex (Break Head - Break Back) Master Rank  
azure rathalos shard mhw wiki guideAzure Rathalos Shard (Dropped) Master Rank  
Azure Rathalos Fellwing (Break Wings) Master Rank  
Azure Rathalos Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank  
rath wingtalon small mhw wiki guideRath Wingtalon+ Master Rank  
contingent sac mhw wiki guide smallConflagrant Sac Master Rank  
dragonvein solidbone mhw wiki guide smallDragonvein Solidbone Master Rank⭐⭐  
azure scale mhw wiki guide smallAzure Scale Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Spiritvein Solidbone Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  
Tempered Azure Scale Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
spiritvein gem shard mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Gem Master Rank⭐⭐  


Azure Rathalos Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Azure Rathalos Monster.





Notes & Trivia

  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range
  • Azure Rathalos is known as the "Azure Fire Wyvern."





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    • Anonymous

      How about instead of saying, "I don't give a flying F**k."
      We say, "I don't give an Azure Rathalos."
      Because it's basically the same exact thing.

      • Regular rathalos if he read a book on how to rathalos, said it was complete bullsh*t, dyed his scales blue like an emotional teen that "nobody understands" while simultaneously endulging in a crippling addiction of might seeds, demon powder, and dual-blades main levels of dash juice to gain the power to tell any melee user (that isn't IG) to go f*ck themselves.
        No, seriously, good luck trying to hit this aerial a**hole for more than a few seconds. The moment you think you're about to pile on the big numbers and make your monke brain happy, he screams at the top of his lungs and spits at you like a mental patient. Just dont pick hammer for the job. Good luck getting knockouts (or any damage at all) when he flies up in the air and simply refuses to come down for the next 5 minutes. Not only that, but this FIEND has the AUDACITY to edge you on whether he's landing, he'll literally pretend to land, fill you with that sense of relief as you probably only have to sit through that crap another 5 or so times.. just for him to DECIMATE YOUR SOUL by jumping right back up. God FORBID you don't have flashbugs or run out, at that point it's pretty much wraps for you. Fighting this Blue-balling B*stard feels like playing against that one cousin in mortal kombat, just for them to spam random sh*t. That's literally what he does, I'm not exaggerating. He's more aggressive than your local black diablos and even more hyper than an odogaron with ADHD. If you can, use traps to lengthen the 0-½ openings you'll get and status effect ailments would definitely help too (no, not blast or poison you goobers). As for further advice, don't let him get up in the air, he'll only come down when he runs out of stamina (a long time so its suggested you dont let that happen). Besides that, I've got nothing else. There's your crap guide to mhw Azure Rathalos.


        • Anonymous

          Not even hard, just annoying as balls. Like, the people who are actually seething over this guy need to get better or even try a different weapon. I'd say heavy weapons are the worst for fighting blue rath because he's always up in the air. I'd suggest using a light weapon like SnS that can place traps and flashpod to extend openings.

          • Anonymous

            I know there is sheer hatred for this fight, I myself find it a bit unfair, but this man has saved my life on so many hunts that i am starting to loose count, however the most impressive one for this beast was against the first assigned quest against brachydios as it was in the fight about 50% of the time and distracted it so much that it shaved off about fifteen minutes of the hunt. All the other times it has helped me immensely were mostly in expeditions and a couple optional/event quests. Another noteworthy time was when it not once, not twice, but 4 times it has chased off an invader from messing up my hunt. An example of this was when i was in a hunt against a brute tigrex with a banbaro swooping in out of no where to pile a tree onto me (I was in a healing animation and at low health) when all of a sudden azure rathalos nuked it with one of its fireballs and comletely staggered it out of the attack, and it sat there and 2 v one'd the brute tigrex and banbaro with me and allowed me to claim the victory as the banbaro would have carted me. I didn't even see azure rathalos enter the zone, for all i know it teleported there.

            Due to the hardships that this monster has gotten me through (particularly in the elders recess) i have crafted and worn the entire layered azure starlord alpha set (i know that i could have crafted its regular armor but the starlord set looked cooler) and worn that for the entirety of the end game once i learned about it, and i can proudly say that azure rathalos is my FAVORITE monster. If monster hunter 6 brings back frontier pvp, and this legend is in the game, then i will use him no matter what.

            • Anonymous

              Literally **** this guy. They absolutely ruined him from previous titles. Rathalos has been my favorite monster throughout all MH games since Tri. I can say without a doubt, Azure Rathalos is the hardest, most infuriating thing in MHW Iceborne. I would rather fight archtempered Kush solo again. It wasn't fun but nothing compared to this piece of garbage. There's just no excuse for this.

              • Anonymous

                this blue blob is really annoying.
                HR one is manageable since he can be flash-bombed.
                MR one though... flash pod only works a few times and he keeps flying after that

                • Anonymous

                  I use fire long sword on him( wyvern blade azure yes i beat him up with his own kin) then i capture him with 4 trank bombs and i think i use to much

                  • Anonymous

                    I use sword and shield and rekt this boi twice he is not hard i use dragonbone version for extra damage on this guy

                    • Since people are struggling here is a tip. Your clutch claw can reach them at their normal flying height and flinch shots on the head will force them to the ground regardless if they hit a wall or not . As long as they are not enraged this will always work

                      • Anonymous

                        I legitimately have no idea what everyone is talking about with the difficulty. It's just a Rathalos that likes to hover 2 feet off the ground. Hit the tail and feet...

                        • Anonymous

                          Crying in Dual blades :( it literally takes me 20 to 30 min to kill this and rathalos in master rank because the flashes stop working i just spam clutch claw to their tail its really annoying

                          • Anonymous

                            Many questions because im trying to develop a strategy before encountering it and immediately getting frustrated based on feedback below:
                            1. Do dung pods bring a monster out of enraged state, before making them flee?
                            2. Does clutch clawing while dung podded immediately enrage again if yes to 1?
                            3. Can the clutch claw even reach this guy?
                            4. Is it possible to switch to normal slinger ammo fast enough from dung pods to be able to flinch shot if all above are true?

                            • Anonymous

                              I know other Master Rank monsters are harder (say, Kushala Daora) but to me the MR Azure Rathalos epitomizes everything I dislike about the expansion in a single monster. Lots of body parts like its tail bounce now so you need to clutch claw it all the time. It flies literally +85% of the fight and never lands on the ground. The frequency of attacks is so high you often can't even clutch claw it cause you'll get knocked off.

                              "Take flash pods" was great advice until Capcom nerfed them into the ground. Monster's gain flash immunity after one flash now, and flying monsters in MR don't even crash into the ground anymore when you flash them.

                              I'm of the opinion Capcom did not give melee users enough new tools to deal with flying monsters like this since the flash pod nerf. Flinch shot would be more useful if the clutch claw actually had a reliable aiming mechanic.

                              My advice is to either dung pod it if you're fighting somewhere without a lot of ledges so it will move locations or just give up and join the Bowgun cheese meta that everyone just falls back to now since standing on the ground unable to hit a monster for 35 minutes isn't a fun experience.

                              • Anonymous

                                for those having a hard time grounding this winged flying fucc, just shoot a flash in front of its face or the ground where it's looking and it'll come crushing down dazed for a while. the 3 flash you could carry is normally enough for the take down if you don't miss :)

                                • Anonymous

                                  azure never comes down!!! even with bow/bowgun it is still impossible to hit it. when ever i fight it i end up thinking, gee i sure do love just sitting here with my hammer waiting for him to come down super fun

                                  • Anonymous

                                    imagine killing an uragaan after 20 minutes of being under levelled only to have the corpse camped out by azure rathalos then i miss the crave haha i m a g i ne

                                    • Anonymous

                                      This is the "Who cares" out of every monster, like it doesn't even feel like it has new moves it just flies more and spits hot fire

                                      • Anonymous

                                        While hunting for Brachydios, one of these kept coming into the same area and unintentionally ended up helping with the quest. :)

                                        • Anonymous

                                          The only weapon that I can kill this thing effectively with is the SA but even still with the long reach. "SIR! CAN YOU STOP FLAPPING AROUND FOR 1 MINUTE SO I CAN HIT YOU WITH THIS GIANT AXE!?!?!?!"

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This things annoying to deal with. Mainly because the frequency of attacks is cranked up to 11. The worst part is if you don't use flash pods and use melee weapons, you'll be stuck dancing with this thing for what seems to be an eternity until it finally decides to land. If you're a ranged user fighting an azure rathalos its the equivalent of dio and jotaro just attack rushing each other to see who hits the floor first.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Why the hell doesn't this page include the Rathbringer Axe II and Azure Rathbringer switchaxes? They are nearly exclusively built out of his parts.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Azure Rathalos is automatically worse than normal Rathalos, because he starts fights with Dodogama, AND THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE!

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  if you having trouble with this fight for some reason then just take some extra flash bugs with you and or cut the tail when he's in the air. Both will bring him strait down to the ground and stager him for a bit.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Is anyone else having trouble getting the special arena azure rathlos. I’ve captured 10 and still no special arena

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Just encountered my first az rath while hunting my first lavasioth. Saw it, pissed myself (metaphorically), and ran into the corner and watched the 2 fight.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Why not black rathalos or something? The weapon doesn't look any better when it transforms into its blue version. Red gear made sense because fire element. Blue not good choice. At least some of the gear stays red.

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