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) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information



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  ♦  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

    • Anonymous

      30 Jul 2020 03:03  

      if you guys are doing 50 shades of white where you have to defeat a huge barioth. DO NOT PANIC! If you guys can face your fear of his size then all you need is well timed attacks and wall. For me i was using furious Rajang armor set and his damage was lower than normal barioth! believe me I tested. But he is pretty hard since his size doesn't really affect his speed so hitting him is kinda a problem. So trust me you will have an easier time fighting 50 shades of white than normal barioth.

      • Anonymous

        26 Jul 2020 02:38  

        Help! I I’ve been stuck on this monster for weeks! I use long sword and bow. Any advice will be appropriated

        • Anonymous

          12 Jul 2020 08:14  

          What if, we added a monster from a previous title to the expansion, and instead of having the players learn it's moves so that way fighting it is fun and rewarding, we just made it ultra aggressive and have it so you have to break a part before the fight becomes fair? Haha... unless?

          • Anonymous

            08 Jul 2020 14:01  

            1st time against Barioth and only reading the weakness of it without reading the rest. So frustrating, keep leaping here and there, SOS only 1 people with guardian armor.
            with 7 minutes left. Finally it ran and falls asleep. Of course i got with capture lol

            • Anonymous

              01 Jul 2020 16:51  

              So what I do every time I hunt a Barioth is cut off its tail. Makes everything so much easier. Doing this I’ve never killed a Barioth without breaking every part of its body. And breaking its forearms after cutting off the tail makes everything even easier. At the start though? F*cker won’t ever stop moving. Use flash-pods when it starts flying.

              • Anonymous

                22 Jun 2020 20:01  

                This fight was pretty hard when you start the fight out but it becomes easier as you progess. All i used was banbaro set, All B except the gloves (which was a A) and a fitness charm. Mantle i used was Vitality(+) and Iceproof. Decor you can use is ice res, 2 divine blessing, one vitality, blaze jewel, one destroyer, satiated/expert, steadfast and using the best fire weapon. i am also a bow user so i used anjanath flamebow 1. Just break his wings first then once you do that, he will slow down by a lot. I also use a lot of flash pods and some traps to help me out and this fight took me 34 mins with no faints. hope this helps people who are struggling x)

                • Anonymous

                  08 Jun 2020 21:17  

                  Fourth time fighting this monster. For everyone who says he is over powered I respectfully disagree. Everyone’s better at fighting different monsters. I trash Kushala Daora, but my brother loses almost every time. I do agree however that Barioth has a little to much HP. Thank you for taking your time to read this. Have a great day!

                  • Anonymous

                    02 Jun 2020 02:56  

                    Everyone is complaining these monsters have too much hp but they probably don't have master rank gear yet. I had a very nice hr set and even a simple tobi was hard to beat but as soon as I got mr armor and a mr weapon that was easy to obtain I started running through all these mr monsters like I used to in hr

                    • Anonymous

                      21 May 2020 21:52  

                      Bring a lance, or gun lance and this guy is a cakewalk (or charge blade with the guard up skill). I didn't even have good armor. Just wait him out in the first encounter and he exhausts himself. You can use poisoned meets on him when he retreats to his cave.

                      • Anonymous

                        17 May 2020 15:49  

                        took me 1.5 days to take it down. 1.Changes from hammer to bow, didnt work, my beloved dragon piercer just takes too long to charge. 2.changed to bowgun and used piercing ammo...tried about 4 times , didnt work...just bad weapon. 3.farmed 7 hours for upgraiding to rapid shooting lvl 2 piercing rownds "Nightmare's seed", almost took him down. 4.crafted stunning traps and barrels, ran away every time he enraged and went back to refill ammunition, back to beast :trap-wyvernblast-full mag-enrage-run away hit and run tactics, in the end when it crawled back to it's cave and fell asleep i've put all barrels and wyvern blasts and blew this bastard to death. Then i opened a bottle of vodka and got drunk...i'm 35 and this was terrificly satisfying for and old player like me.

                        • Anonymous

                          01 May 2020 14:01  

                          I can't get mad at this fight because it's actually fair, unlike a certain AOE loving Brute Wyvern skeleton. Punishes you for being greedy and no*****boxes

                          • Anonymous

                            14 Apr 2020 07:36  

                            This is actually a really fun fight once you learn his moveset. It does get easier as the fight goes on. Break the wings first and he's crippled the rest of the fight, and once he gets exhausted, the fight becomes a cake walk. Make sure to use the falling rocks in the cave-esque area that he goes into. I used longsword for him and getting the counters was very strange since he was so mobile but once you start baiting his body check, you can maintain the higher levels of spirit gauge real easily. Beat him second try and without nullberries (cuz i'm stupid and i forgot).

                            • Anonymous

                              10 Apr 2020 04:07  

                              First hunt, I ran out of time. 1min left > capture range > stunned me while he gets para'd > came out to only one tranq bomb. Absurd as a DB user but I was just dodging and weaving the first time. Decided to man up on second try and chase rather than dodge/weave and took 30mins. Still a ridiculous first fight. I was expecting Tigrex and Narga to be harder because of MHFU ptsd. Also that ice vortex spam is bs.

                              • Anonymous

                                06 Apr 2020 14:13  

                                Of the early MR monsters, this son of a ***** will probably infuriate you the most. He’s fast, he hits hard, and he takes a pretty solid amount of punishment to put down. Someone below had pointed out that the fight gets easier as time goes on; this absolutely true - baiting his enrages with flash pods is a great way to neuter his offense once he’s exhausted. Force out his enrages and capitalize, you’ll come out on top.

                                • Anonymous

                                  04 Apr 2020 16:00  

                                  It's this one kind of monster You run to him > he's jumping away You run to him > he's jumping away You run to him > he's jumping away You run to him > he's jumping away You run to him > he's jumping away You run to him > he's jumping away You run to him > he's jumping away You run to him > he's jumping away ........

                                  • Anonymous

                                    17 Feb 2020 10:11  

                                    Had to farm MR Anjanath over and over to make a Fire Great Sword just to kill this murder weapon on legs. First time I ran out of time, smh

                                    • 12 Feb 2020 15:10  

                                      The bad news: The fight is most difficult right at the start. The Barioth hits ridiculously hard across a wide area and moves like a cat on the freeway, making this fight an absolute nightmare for slower melee builds. Staying on the move is staying alive. The good news: As you damage him the fight gets progressively easier. His arm spurs that he uses to dig into the ice are relatively easy to break, and once they are it significantly impedes the Barioth's mobility. He can be knocked out of the air, but it takes some practice to know when you have enough time or should just dodge. Important note on capturing: his trap hitbox is really wonky, as is the detection for where his head is when you throw your tranqs. Choose your placement with care.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        02 Feb 2020 23:17  

                                        He is not as bad as I feared. I used a Kadachi-Soul 1 Defense Jewel 4 and Defense charm 3. Vitality Mantle+ Took me about 40mins. After a while he gets tired and is easy to strike. Love this game. <3 <3 <3

                                        • Anonymous

                                          28 Jan 2020 05:54  

                                          When I started iceborne finally earlier this week I was immediately floored by how useless my high rank gear felt....even against Banbaro and Beotodus I felt like a joke...and then I get to this guy and it's an almost hour long uphill climb to bring the bastard my head all I can think is that this whole DLC is a mess of bloated health pools and bull*****Well I just got done with quest to take down Fulgur Anjanath.....and after thoroughly enjoying every fight between Barioth and now I can confidently say he has no business being the first major boss. Everything else felt challenging but balanced and doable for the point they were introduced...I could comfortably take each of them down in under 20 minutes with my gear. Barioth is just......too damn much for a first boss. When I fought him the first time it took 47 minutes with a Flammenbeil+....the two kills I did recently for the event weapon took over 30 with an azure rathbringer. This thing has no business being as early in the game as it is, it sets an unbelievably depressing standard for the game going forward that you quickly realize isnt even true after the next few fights. I have no desire to get anywhere near it until I'm vastly overpowered and can bring it down with far less it stands it needs to lose about 1/3rd of its hp to be remotely balanced for where you fight it and even then it's probably too much. Tldr; Dont let this asshole ruin the game for you like it almost did for's woefully out of place as a first major boss.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            21 Jan 2020 17:30  

                                            The pseudo wyverns in general are all too fast whilst dealing too much damage. MHW was going for a more logical, scientific approach but nothing about the pseudo wyvern is normal. It's absurd.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              19 Jan 2020 11:04  

                                              Welp, first new monster that I have fainted on in Iceborne. Barely defeated him with gamma armor and a taroth weapon. Guess it's time to grind out MR gear. Fair warning for ranged folks, he loves to jump and land on you repeatedly, then he will shoulder-side-step bash continiously.

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