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)
mhw-thunder-damageThunder ⭐

All biomes

Tempered Threat 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: Forearms/Hindlegs
    • Green: Body
  • 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 Carves

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

Banbaro Carves (All Master Rank)

Carves %
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 Hunt Rewards

Rewards %
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 x3 18%
Large Wyvern GemLarge Wyvern Gem 2%
fierce_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFierce Dragonvein Bone(Guiding Lands) 37%
spiritvein-slogbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Slogbone(Tempered in Guiding Lands) 25%
ancient_great_horn-mhw-wiki-guideAncient Great Horn(Guiding Lands) 63%
tempered-great-horn-small-mhw-wiki-guideTempered Great Horn(Tempered in Guiding Lands) 54%
spiritvein-gem-shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Gem Shard(Tempered in Guiding Lands) 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

      I know peaple don’t need tips for this guys but I thought I would share them anyway. So I used the Defender dual blades(Yes I’m a noob) and I used full Beo armor. I don’t even remember what I used for my cat. Now let’s get to what I did(it’s very simple)
      So I put in Temporal mantle and Clutch clawed on to his head and started softening it. Then I used the thorn pod and shot it on to his head. I clutch clawed onto his face again and he was stunned . I pretty much kept doing this until I won. I hoped this helped!! Bonne journée and happy hunting!!


      • Anonymous

        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

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

          • Anonymous

            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

              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

                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

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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


                                      • Anonymous

                                        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.

                                        • 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.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I never used dung pods up until this fat *****ing hit-box-face. If you're trying to hunt something else and he shows up, and a living creature looks at him funny or a spec of kinsect dust makes him sneeze, be prepared to have his *****ing aggro until one of you dies or you throw***** in his face. After he makes that petulant WAAAHHHH crybaby roar, of course. ***** this thing.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              So weird seeing this monster in the other locales, seems so out of place, of course, I like the idea of more all-locale monsters

                                              • Anonymous

                                                It looks really similar to duramboros from earlier games. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s phylogenetically related to it. Duramboros is a massive brute wyvern with ram-like horns. The lips and face resemble it too.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  He's cool. Would have loved it, if it actually was a fanged beast and not a brute wyvern, but what'cha gonna do? Can't wait to sunbathe next to that thing.

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