Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Brute Wyverns
Elements mhw-ice-damage_sIce
Ailments iceblight-status-effect-mhwIceblight
(in Hoarfrost Reach)

(on lava terrain)

(on water terrain)
Weakness mhw-dragon-damageDragon ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-fire-damageFire ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-ice-damageIce (immune)
mhw-water-elemental-damageWater (immune)

All biomes

Tempered Lv. 1

Banbaro is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW)バフバロ (Bafubaro) in Japanese. It was added with the Iceborne Expansion on Sept 6th 2019. 


A monster with two giant horns, like a running brick wall.
It charges at threats while digging its massive horns in the ground, sometimes picking up entire trees along the way."

Banbaro Details & Locations


Banbaro Combat Info

Banbaro is a Brute Wyvern introduced with the Iceborne expansion. Featuring large antlers and a thick coat to withstand the cold, this monster hurls boulders and trees at approaching hunters as it rampages through the landscape..

  • Kinsect Extracts
    • Red: Head
    • Orange: Tail
    • White: Hindlegs
    • Green: Body/Forelegs
  • Enraged mode: Nose horn flips up
  • Throws boulders or trees at hunters, depending on the environment. Also has a long-reaching charge attack with a giant tree
  • Boulders inflict different ailments, depending on the terrain they were scooped from.
  • Banbaro is most dangerous when you don't see it coming, most likely while fighting another Monster. If Banbaro is on the map, try to stay aware of it's location.
  • Banbaro's tree-enhanced charge can be dodged by a normal roll, but the timing is very tight so a Superman-Dive is advised.


Banbaro 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
Horns (Breakable)
Head ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Tail (Severable)


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


Banbaro Low and High Rank Carves

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

Banbaro Carves (All Master Rank)

Carves Frequency %
Banbaro CortexBanbaro Cortex (Tail Carved/Dropped) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 36% (20% / 50%)
Banbaro ChineBanbaro Chine (Dropped) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 28% (28%)
Banbaro Great HornBanbaro Great Horn ⭐⭐⭐ 15%
Banbaro LashBanbaro Lash (Tail Carved) ⭐⭐⭐ 19% (77%)
Large Wyvern GemLarge Wyvern Gem (Tail Carved) 2% (3%)


Banbaro Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
Banbaro ChineBanbaro Chine (Break Forelimbs) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 30% (100%)
Banbaro CortexBanbaro Cortex ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 23%
Banbaro LashBanbaro Lash ⭐⭐⭐ 16%
Banbaro Great HornBanbaro Great Horn  (Break Horn) ⭐⭐⭐ 11% (100%)
item_dash_extractDash Extract ⭐⭐⭐ 18%
Large Wyvern GemLarge Wyvern Gem 2%
fierce_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFierce Dragonvein Bone ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 37%
spiritvein-slogbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Slogbone ⭐⭐⭐ 25%
ancient_great_horn-mhw-wiki-guideAncient Great Horn ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 63%
tempered-great-horn-small-mhw-wiki-guideTempered Great Horn ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 54%
spiritvein-gem-shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Gem Shard ⭐⭐⭐ 21%

Banbaro Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Banbaro Monster.




Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Ferocious Bull Wyvern."




Large Monsters
Acidic Glavenus  ♦  Alatreon  ♦  Ancient Leshen  ♦  Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Barioth  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Beotodus  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Blackveil Vaal Hazak  ♦  Brachydios  ♦  Brute Tigrex  ♦  Coral Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Ebony Odogaron  ♦  Fatalis  ♦  Frostfang Barioth  ♦  Fulgur Anjanath  ♦  Furious Rajang  ♦  Glavenus  ♦  Gold Rathian  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Leshen  ♦  Lunastra  ♦  Namielle  ♦  Nargacuga  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Nightshade Paolumu  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Raging Brachydios  ♦  Rajang  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Ruiner Nergigante  ♦  Safi'jiiva  ♦  Savage Deviljho  ♦  Scarred Yian Garuga  ♦  Seething Bazelgeuse  ♦  Shara Ishvalda  ♦  Shrieking Legiana  ♦  Silver Rathalos  ♦  Stygian Zinogre  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tigrex  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Velkhana  ♦  Viper Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Yian Garuga  ♦  Zinogre  ♦  Zorah Magdaros

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    • Anonymous

      09 May 2021 11:08  

      It's an ok monster depending on what weapon you main it could be easy like first time facing a great jagra or hard like facing a devil jho. I main two weapons LS and lance and for the story quest I had LS equipped and gosh he beat the heck out of me. Then I really liked the viking looking alpha+ armor so I completed investigations with my nergal impaler and like I said it was easy as heck to deal with.

      • Anonymous

        14 Apr 2021 04:39  

        Out of all the monsters you can pick as the invaders,you choose a Banbaro......which roam in hoarfrost roam in elder recess.....

        • Anonymous

          24 Jan 2021 01:14  

          Just slayed a Banbaro of a size 3006.05 and figured I'd check its wiki page to see if the number was higher than the current largest listed

          • Anonymous

            20 Oct 2020 19:36  

            should have turf war with diablos
            also just so you know he picks up explosives balls in the elders recess if you are a bow user you can shoot an arrow at his explosive ball of fire and it will blow up and he will fall over immediately and since that attack makes up 70% of his move set you will have a much easier time slaying him in the elders recess ( ps. if you shoot his fire ball with an arrow in the fire zone of the elders recess it will do more damage ) - Smart Guy

            • Anonymous

              29 Sep 2020 23:30  

              you know this guy is really a pain but i just hunt him for the tail and when i finally cut it he is enraged and wont leave me alone so i end up killing him because he wont stop bothering me its sad but im not sorry because he deserved it ( i go for the tail because its used to make good things and i got a gem the first time i jot his tail but that was luck but i keep trying to get more cause it rarity level is 12 so thats why i keep trying )

              • Anonymous

                30 Jul 2020 04:00  

                I hate this monster. Once it starts rolling the tree it*****boxes are broken af and to top it off its impossible to catch! I slapped 13 tranq bombs on it after getting it into a trap and it was low health yet it still didnt capture!

                • Anonymous

                  28 Jul 2020 03:26  

                  really awesome gentle giant, very cool and cool attacks. Just one question..... WHY IS HE AN INVADER! With that much skin he would feel really hot in the elder's recess

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Jul 2020 03:58  

                    Banbaro, dude, I love you, but you really need to stop following me around everywhere, ok? Your biology is only suited for cold environments, so I really don’t like it if you start looking for me in a volcanic location. Makes me worried about you. I feel like you’re being to clingy... I might need some distance between us... I really love you, you know? So this breaks my heart to say, but... please leave me alone... for your sake...

                    • Anonymous

                      11 Jun 2020 05:07  

                      It has all this fur yet it walks around in the lava region of the elder's recess all the time. Does it ever get hot?

                      • Anonymous

                        29 May 2020 07:40  

                        I used Charge Blade with fire element to fight it. But the amped elemental charge damage is 0 for most of the time. Anyone can explain this?

                        • Anonymous

                          28 May 2020 18:00  

                          Wiki incorrectly states that you can't roll the tree charge. A properly timed roll against the monster's charge at the edge of the tree will allow you to roll through the tree safely

                          • Anonymous

                            08 May 2020 00:19  

                            Always struck me as odd that they have Barroth's model in game, and Jade Barroth is an icy, charging brute wyvern that flings giant snowballs...yet here's Banbaro. I wonder if Banbaro started design as a Jade Barroth implementation, but they decided it was too different, or would require a body too much bigger than Barroth's for it to be Jade Barroth, so they made the moose brute instead.

                            • Anonymous

                              03 Apr 2020 06:05  

                              Good monster, but feels really out of place as an invader. A shame it serves more of a “hee hoo I’m a roaring hitbox” during big monster fights; more of a distraction than even Jho or the other invaders because his big tree attacks simply demand your full attention, even the boulders at times.

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