Azure Rathalos

Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements mhw-fire-damageFire
Ailments mhw-fire-damageFireblight 
Stun EffectStun
Weakness mhw-dragon-damageDragon
Resistances mhw-fire-damageFire (immune)
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.


 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-damageFire element and causesmhw-fire-damageFireblight with the fire it blasts from its mouth
  • Can inflict mhw-poison-status-effect Poison with its talons
  • Weak to mhw-dragon-damageDragon and mhw-ice-damageIce
  • Moderately susceptible to sleep-mhw-status-effectSleep, paralysisParalysis, and stunStun
  • 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 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)
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable)


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

Master Rank:


High Rank:


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_plusAzure Rathalos Scale + 33%
20% (Tail Carve)
azure_rathalos_carapaceAzure Rathalos Carapace 24%
azure_rathalos_wingAzure Rathalos Wing 20%
rathalos_medullaRathalos Medulla 14%
7% (Tail Carve)
rathalos_plateRathalos Plate 7%
5% (Tail Carve)
rathalos_rubyRathalos Ruby 2%
3% (Tail Carve)
azure_rathalos_tailAzure 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_carapaceAzure Rathalos Carapace 27%
69% (Back Broken)
30% (Head Broken)
24% (Capture)
14% (Investigation Silver x2)
10% (Investigation Gold x3)
azure_rathalos_scale_plusAzure Rathalos Scale + 21%
65% (Head Broken)
33% (Capture)
12% (Investigation Silver x2)
10% (Investigation Gold x3)
azure_rathalos_wingAzure Rathalos Wing 12%
65% (Wings Broken)
20% (Capture)
20% (Investigation Silver)
20% (Investigation Gold)
azure_rathalos_tailAzure Rathalos Tail 9%
20% (Investigation Silver)
20% (Investigation Gold)
rathalos_plateRathalos Plate 3%
4% (Head Broken)
7% (Capture)
monster_hardboneMonster Hardbone 10% (x2)
inferno_sacInferno Sac 18%
14% (Investigation Silver x2)
12% (Investigation Gold x3)
rathalos_medullaRathalos Medulla 30% (Back Broken)
14% (Capture)
13% (Investigation Silver)
14% (Investigation Gold)
rathalos_rubyRathalos 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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    • 03 Sep 2021 21:59  

      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

        28 Aug 2021 23:59  

        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

          09 Aug 2021 05:41  

          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

            30 Jun 2021 11:34  

            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

              15 Feb 2021 15:17  

              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

                07 Dec 2020 00:19  

                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

                  05 Dec 2020 10:20  

                  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

                    13 Nov 2020 05:35  

                    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

                      18 Jun 2020 01:22  

                      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

                        12 Jun 2020 12:26  

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

                        • Anonymous

                          06 Jun 2020 10:07  

                          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

                            31 Jan 2020 04:51  

                            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

                              08 Dec 2019 08:58  

                              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

                                04 Nov 2019 13:48  

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

                                • Anonymous

                                  24 Jul 2019 13:17  

                                  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.

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