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

(in Elder's Recess)

(in Coral Highlands)
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)


In-game weakness information



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."




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    • 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.

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Feb 2020 19:04  

                      This monster is BROKEN. It attacks nonstop over and over and over gives you no time to heal and does massive damage. it doesnt help that the hitboxes are crummy AT BEST on this thing and it seems to hit me with every boulder no matter where its thrown. it makes no sense why this monster is not only the second one in ICEBORNE but its a must solo fight to make it even worse. If you want this monster to be this tough you gotta give us the tools to beat it!

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Feb 2020 06:58  

                        Until I fought this thing in the arena I didn't really appreciate just how massive this thing is. Definitely the biggest normal monster in the game.

                        • Anonymous

                          10 Nov 2019 11:37  


                          • Anonymous

                            05 Nov 2019 03:51  

                            I have hunted a larger version (only marginally) of what is stated here, 2982.00 on the dot (maybe largests of the large gold crowns). I know it doesn't matter for the purposes of trophies/achievements but I thought I would add that. iirc small and large gold crowns are usually within 5-10% of the true smallest and largest vaules for example my small crown for banbaro is 2164.36, larger than what's on this page, but enough to register a small crown.

                            • 23 Oct 2019 18:21  

                              Can he potentially deal effluvium build up like how tigrex can in the rotten vale? I've noticed a lot of these new roaming monsters get that gimmick.

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