Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements mhw-ice-damage_sIce
Ailments iceblight-status-effect-mhw_sIceblight
Weakness mhw-fire-damageFire ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-thunder-damageThunder ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-ice-damageIce (immune)
mhw-water-elemental-damageWater (immune)
Location(s) Hoarfrost Reach
Tempered Lv. 2

Barioth is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ベリオロス (Beriorosu) in Japanese. It was added with the Iceborne Expansion on Sept 6th 2019. 


The snow-white flying wyvern with huge tusks found in the frozen tundra. It uses its forelegs and tail to traverse ice with ease.

Barioth Details & Locations


Barioth Combat Info

A returning Flying Wyvern characterized by its powerful and fast attacks. With its potent tail swipes, sharp claws and pouncing, this foe, while tough, can still be beaten either solo or in a group

This fast-moving monster deals both physical damage and elemental damage, shooting out powerful blasts of chilled-wind that can inflict Iceblight.

  • It is advisable to focus on breaking its claws, as this will decrease the monster's mobility and leave it open to attacks for a few seconds.
  • Like any normal wyvern, Barioth is vulnerable to traps, so preparing your Palico with Flashfly Cages can help immensely, along with packing Pitfall Traps.
  • Ice Resistance, Resuscitate and Coldproof decorations are useful for this fight.
  • Hunters should try to stay in close range when fighting this monster, as it has some very long-range attacks.
    • When it does its huge leaping attack, hunters should try to roll to the left.
  • Your weapon should have white sharpness to take on this monster.
  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head
    • Orange: Hindlegs/Body
    • White: Wings
    • Green: Tail
  • Enraged mode: Eyes will glow red instead of its natural blue.
    • Barioth enrages after every flash, once he gains his vision back.
    • Once his rage wears off, he is really weak, taking long pauses after attacks and not even his ice breath will work.
  • It is recommended that hunters bring Flash Pods and Flashbugs, to prevent this wyvern from pinning you down as you're healing, sharpening, or buffing.
  • Partbreaker 3 is good as Barioth's wings and especially the fangs can be very hard to break.

Barioth 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Spike (Breakable) ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


Barioth Materials

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

Barioth Carves - master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-smallMaster Rank

Carves Frequency %
barioth_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallBarioth Cortex ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  30%
barioth_thickfur-mhw-wiki-guide-smallBarioth Thickfur ⭐⭐⭐⭐  24%
barioth_hardclaw-mhw-wiki-guide-smallBarioth Hardclaw ⭐⭐⭐  18%
barioth-greatspike-mhw-wiki-guideBarioth Greatspike (Dropped) ⭐⭐⭐  15% (50%)
barioth_lash-mhw-wiki-guide-smallBarioth Lash (Tail Carved) ⭐⭐⭐  11% (60%)
wyvern_gem_small-mhw-wiki-guideLarge Wyvern Gem (Tail Carved)  2% (5%)


Barioth Rewards - master-rank-icon-mhw-wiki-guide-smallMaster Rank

Rewards Frequency %
barioth_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallBarioth Cortex ⭐⭐⭐⭐  30%
barioth_thickfur-mhw-wiki-guide-smallBarioth Thickfur ⭐⭐⭐⭐  24%
barioth_hardclaw-mhw-wiki-guide-smallBarioth Hardclaw (Break Foreclaws) ⭐⭐⭐  18% (65%)
barioth_lash-mhw-wiki-guide-smallBarioth Lash  ⭐⭐  11%
barioth-greatspike-mhw-wiki-guideBarioth Greatspike (Break Forelimbs) ⭐⭐⭐  15% (35%)
wyvern_gem_small-mhw-wiki-guideLarge Wyvern Gem   2%
cryo_sac-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCryo Sac ⭐⭐⭐  18%
amber-hardfang-mhw-wiki-guide-smallAmber Hardfang (Break Head)  0% (100%)



Barioth Guiding Lands Materials

These materials can only be acquired from hunting Barioth within the Guiding Lands

Material Frequency
coldblooded-icefang-mhw-wiki-guideColdblooded Icefang

⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Tundra Region - Level 2)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Tundra Region - Level 3-5)

tempered-icefang-mhw-wiki-guideTempered Icefang ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Tundra Region - Level 6)
heavy_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Tundra Region - Level 2)

⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Tundra Region - Level 3-5)

spiritvein-slogbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Solidbone ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Tundra Region - Level 6)
spiritvein-gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Gem ⭐⭐ (Tundra Region - Level 6)


 Barioth Weapons & Armor

Pictured below are the available weapons that can be crafted from this specific wyvern's materials.




Notes & Trivia

  • Debut appearance in Monster Hunter 3.
  • It is known as the "Ice Tusk Wyvern".




Large Monsters
Acidic Glavenus  ♦  Alatreon  ♦  Ancient Leshen  ♦  Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Banbaro  ♦  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

      14 Aug 2021 18:06  

      I was so close to beating him on my second try. I did so much damage but ran out of time, but honestly I dont get why everyone hates this monster. in my opinion it was really fun fighting him and I was sweating so hard.

      • Anonymous

        14 Aug 2021 01:45  

        I don't understand the hate towards the pseudo-wyverns family. They bring a different challenge to the game. True wyverns, like Rath and Legi, fly way too much and flash pods render them useless. The brute wyverns are too predictable, maybe except for Glavenus and Deviljho just because they are so big. Fanged wyverns are boring. And we only got second-grade Plesioth for the piscine wyverns.

        For people that are having problems hunting pseudo-wyverns (Tigrex, Narga, and Barioth family), maybe change your strategy a bit. Treat them like a flash-invincible Rathalos, best fought in wide and open areas. You don't chase a flying Rath around, you wait for an opportunity to throw flash pods.

        Just because pseudo-wyverns are always on the ground, doesn't mean that you should always chase them around too. Engaging a charging Tigrex? Death sentence. Bring dungs to force them out of inconvenient areas. Since they stay on the ground, you'll have such a little window to do anything, so don't get greedy. And most importantly, they're much more aggressive than their flying brethren, so let them come to you instead, dodge, counter, rinse and repeat. Staying on the aggressive at all times like when you're hunting true wyverns doesn't work here.

        • Anonymous

          04 Aug 2021 04:38  

          I am currently on shrieking legiana and this fight was the least fun I’ve ever had in this game, the only fun part was it ending.

          • Anonymous

            28 Apr 2021 14:18  

            Just fought this dude for the first time a few minutes ago, typing this as I'm stocking up all of my used potions, and decided to give heads up for our new hunters.
            I was using a full Beotodus set because of full Earplugs (best decision of my life lol), with a maxed out Defender Dual Blades. 5 minutes in and had to swap for hammer to abuse the slopes and edges. If you can't fight it properly in flat terrains or small areas, force it out either by Dungs or lure it when it's enraged, then use environmental damage by the frozen pillars, use the slopes for your weapons sliding attacks or just wall-slam it. Just go in with Master Rank armor, still seeing other people using Gaurdian Armors so late in the game, I nearly got 2-shotted even with my boosted 700 defense armor.
            Hope y'all stay healthy and, happy Hunting!

            • Anonymous

              08 Mar 2021 00:50  

              Did you ever hear about the hunter who used fire element duel blades and master mount skill to become faster and more aggressive than the beast it's self? He was spinning like a tornado on the ground and leaping off ledges and swinging from wedge beetles to mount the beast over and over until finally under a whirlwind of relentless blade slashes the Barioth lay dead?

              Well sadly he got eaten by a deviljo while sleeping but the point is he could take down a Barioth no problem and so can you hunter. May the sapphire star guide you.

              • Anonymous

                20 Feb 2021 17:23  

                I FINALLY DEFEATED HIM!!
                I first took a bow on him and lost a crap ton. But in the end I decided I would blow the dust off my ol’ long sword ( and will probably get some smack talk from some lowly Hunters who feel good about berating such an awesome weapon).
                But I digress. I pulled out Old Faithful ( Defender Katana V ) and used the scoot-n-slash tactic and only had faint.Also I used the full MR Rathian armor. I also clutch clawed him multiple times for the slinger pods. And if you clutch claw him be sure to blast him in the face to be sure to do loads of damage. I didn’t bring a bunch of health stuff ( very foolish of me). All I took was herbs, potions, and mega potions. As for other equipment I took the gilie mantle and health booster ( all I ever use in the game). At about forty-eight minutes left, I got a little reckless and threw my shock trap on the floor and hopped for the best and miraculously captured him. This probably took me no more than five or six tries ( I had lost count). But all in all I was the victor after a long and frustrating battle. Thank you for taking your time to read this. Have a great day!


                • Anonymous

                  14 Jan 2021 07:27  

                  Legit one of the worst hitboxes in this game, you are 10m above him when he charges and obviously that still hits....

                  • Anonymous

                    27 Oct 2020 15:58  

                    The real hard thing about his Assigned quest are the hosts running it: you join them to farm the monster and get some multiplayer bonus rewards, and they cart like meteors 10 minutes in the fight and pop the "Quest Failed" message, making you lose time. So, if you want to farm this guy, break what you need early in the run and then witness the "dance of (the host's) death" with your heart in peace.

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Oct 2020 11:56  

                      THANKS JEBUS!!!
                      ok this story TRUE so once i started iceborne i thought these guys are gonna be HARD its master rank right?
                      but they where not hard at all i went trough beo banbaro viper tobi night shade paul and coral puki in less than a day but this guy was just WOW so, i am a noob and i have beo armor i have a level 7 great sowrd from the original game monster hunter but i before i even got icebore i was curious so i looked up top 10 hardest monsters and it said this guy was number 5 but i beat him with all the gear i told you was noob gear was this guy supposed to be hard? huh i wander how easy it will be to slay alteron ( HA! i know how hard alteron is ive seen the videos )

                      • 13 Oct 2020 10:16  

                        Hello my fellow hunters, mortals seem to be having a problem with this monster so I thought I could shed some light on some forbidden tips. This is the toughest monster in Iceborne up to this point. Partbreaker 3 is a must. Coral Pukei Pukei´s armor bits have Partbreaker on them. Blunt weapons also work really well on his wings so if you can use hammer realtively well (Or other blunt weapons) and have partbreaker 3 you should use it. (I broke his wings with a hammer in the first 5 minutes of the fight). Also GET MASTER RANK ARMOR, some people think that don´t need it but they absoulty do. Aim for is wings and tail (Don´t focus on the tail if you have a blunt weapon) because after the partbreaks he is crippled for the rest of the fight. Anyway dads yelling at me to go to sleep so good luck my fellow hunters

                        • Anonymous

                          06 Oct 2020 12:19  

                          Most annoying Monster I ever fought, he'll lunge at you multiple times while you run after him and exhaust your stamina, then whack you with his insanely long reaching Tail and probably lunge or just Ice tornado the crap out of you, escape out of your shock traps insanely fast and sometimes just bellyflop onto you after running rounds around you as if it's making fun of your slow stubby legs. With that said he's not the strongest, although he can easily stun and kill you if you have less than half your health left so constant healing is important. Died the first time I went against him with my IG, changed to Greatsword and spent 40 minutes blocking, running and a few times hitting his wings and head in so it does benefit you if you take the more careful route and don't just rush it, good luck with this annoying bastard!

                          • Anonymous

                            27 Sep 2020 19:59  

                            uh i thought this buddy was gonna be a piece of cake BUT HE IS NOT but moving on can someone give me advice to beat this thing also can if you can ( or if there is ) please tell me an area in hardfrost reach where there is not any claimable walls because his ice tornado attack is crazy powerful. main point help me and to the hunters: DO NOT TRUST THE BARIOTH HE WILL STRAIT UP KILL YOU IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL k now someone help me please

                            • Anonymous

                              29 Aug 2020 08:30  

                              Not enough HP and jumps too slow, It's too easy and fight ends way too fast which is not fun at all.
                              His HP should be around 50k and he should be able to jump around you much more frequently, currently he is slow af

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