Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements mhw-fire-damageFire



mhw-thunder-damageThunder ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-dragon-damageDragon ⭐⭐
mhw-ice-damageIce ⭐⭐
mhw-water-elemental-damageWater ⭐

Resistances mhw-fire-damageFire

Ancient ForestCoral Highlands, Rotten ValeWildspire Waste, Elder's Recess

Bazelgeuse [beɪːz(ə)lˌdʒəːz] is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). バゼルギウス (爆鱗竜) in Japanese. See here for MHRise Bazel page.


 A nefarious flying wyvern that travels the New World in search of prey. It scatters explosive scales over a wide area to prey on whatever gets caught in the blast

Bazelgeuse Details & Locations

  • Found in: All Biomes
  • Target of Quests: Beyond the Blasting Scales, Bazelgeuse in the Field of Fire
  • Is immediately hostile at long range.
  • Attacks other monsters: Yes. Impressive turf war with Deviljho.
  • Often arrives to your fights with other large monsters and engages in turf wars with them. If you are having trouble tracking or finding it, attack the nearest large monster you can find and it is likely to deal with the hard part of tracking for you.
  • In the Wildspire Waste, when Bazelgeuse charges at you, it can kill Kelbies that in turn will drop their horns.
  • Sizes: 1696.97 ~ 2410.48
  • Species: Flying Wyverns
  • HP: ~9,191(Solo), ~13,650(Duo), ~20,384(3 or 4 players)


Bazelgeuse Combat Info

  • Elemental damages: N/A (Blast)
  • Weak to mhw-thunder-damageThunder element, and to mhw-dragon-damageDragon andmhw-ice-damageIce to a lesser degree
  • Can inflict fireblight-status-effect-mhw_sFireblight on hunters.
  • Only moderately susceptible to mhw-poison-status-effectPoison, sleep-mhw-status-effectSleep and paralysisParalysis
  • The head is the weakest spot, followed by the tail that hunters can cut
  • Hunters can also target the wings, but they are more resistant than the head and tail
  • The chest portion can be broken
  • Friction and heat cause the pods it drops to explode. When it's red, they explode immediately. When it's black, it needs to hit them (including its dive bomb) to make them explode. You can also detonate the pods manually by firing slinger ammos or any projectile to the pods.
  • When in the air, will have 2-3 flying passes to drop pods on the ground, and will dive bomb you on the last run and make them explode
  • Has a rarely-used front fire blast.
  • Likes to dig its head in the ground and charge you, leaving it wide open for attacks when it completes the move.
  • The scales that Bazelgeuse scatters explode with tremendous force, making them extremely deadly. Focus on its legs to knock it down, and then knock out its scale-generating organs under its chin and tail. (Severing the tail reduces the amount of bombs released at once, but the tail stump still keeps a few after the tail is severed.)
  • If Bazelgeuse shows up at an inopportune time, Dung Pods can be used to scare it away. Carrying dung pods is recommended once Bazelgeuse begins showing up, if you wish to avoid fighting it. However, this is only a temporary solution and the full mechanics regarding Bazelgeuse, dung pods, and possible exploits can be found here.
  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head, Tail
    • Orange: Back, Belly
    • White: Wings, Legs
  • Master Rank Changes:

Bazelgeuse 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)



Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.



Bazelgeuse High Rank Carves

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

Bazelgeuse Carves (ALL HIGH RANK)

Carves Frequency %
bazelgeuse_scale_plusBazelgeuse Scale + ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse_carapaceBazelgeuse Carapace (break back) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse_talonBazelgeuse Talon (dropped) ⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse_fuseBazelgeuse Fuse (break head) ⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse_wingBazelgeuse Wing (break wings) ⭐⭐⭐  
Bazelgeuse-gem-mhwBazelgeuse Gem (break head, tail or legs)  2% Carve, 3% Tail Carve and 1% Back Break

bazelgeuse_tailBazelgeuse Tail (Cut tail)    


Bazelgeuse Rewards (ALL HIGH RANK)

Rewards Frequency %
bazelgeuse_carapaceBazelgeuse Carapace ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse_scale_plusBazelgeuse Scale + ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse_fuseBazelgeuse Fuse ⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse_talonBazelgeuse Talon ⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse_wingBazelgeuse Wing ⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse_tailBazelgeuse Tail ⭐⭐  
monster_hardboneMonster Hardbone ⭐⭐⭐  
Bazelgeuse-gem-mhwBazelgeuse Gem  

 6% Silver Reward, 13% Gold Reward and 2% Capture


Bazelgeuse Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Bazelgeuse Monster.






Notes & Trivia

  • Can drop the Large Wyvern Tear account item during fights, granting 500RP.
  • Bazelgeuse has been given various nicknames by the community, such as the "B-52 Bomber", and the "Flying *******."
  • Word is, if you say his name three times in a row, he will show up above you and carpet bomb the entire area.
  • Bazelgeuse is known as the "Explosive Scale Wyvern."
  • Bazelgeuse's name is derived from Betelgeuse (pronounced "beetle-juice"), the brightest star in the Orion constellation.
    • This star is currently in its last stage of life (red supergiant), and is expected to go supernova (explode) in the near future.
    • "Betelgeuse" also refers to a French nuclear weapons test from 1966.
  • Runner-Up for the "Most earpiecing Roar in Monster Hunter World" Award




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    • Anonymous

      I can show him who the demon while im using insect glaive (tree odogaron) and armor odogaron, and you can show him who is demon here

      • Anonymous

        i beat him with dualblades but holy **** with a bow its sooo easy and fast also my health bar never even went to low

        • Anonymous

          i fear no man,but that....thing..,it scares me

          and it still does to this day even though i have safi shatercrusher

          • Anonymous

            They say it has an amazing turf war with Deviljho

            Deviljho: YE I KICK ITS--
            Bazelgeuse: NOW YOU DON'T START A FIGHT AGAIN!!!!
            Deviljho: Oh so you are gonna play like that, huh?

            *during the fight*
            Swinging each other like a tango but 3 trillion times stranger
            *Hunter gets caught in crossfire*

            • Anonymous

              Man, Im trying to fight Diablos, heres Bazelgeuse, trying to fight Tobi Kadachi, heres Bazelgeuse...

              He just always comes out of nowhere.

              • Anonymous

                The Carapace has a 5 Star ranking for rewards
                so if a capture a bazel i should get multiple carapace
                so if thats the case i should have enough for armor in about 3-4 captures
                "that makes sense to me"
                *captures bazel*
                "heres 6 talons and 3 tails"

                • Anonymous

                  Hey, does anyone here have some easy ways of killing this thing? I use switch blade, glaive, bow, and sword and shield, but you can also put some tips for others as well (other people probably want advice as well).

                  • Anonymous

                    Seriously, he is good for one thing. You can buff your defense by doing this: go to the stockpile manager. Buy one armor and one power charm and send it to your pouch. Go back to the guy and buy another one of each and send it to item box. Get two bazel talons, then craft them into armor and power talons. They make you stronger. Good luck fellow hunters!

                    • Anonymous

                      he's kinda annoying bUT one of my faves, really love everything about him his roars are really cool, and his battle music is dope asf even the way he flies is like a plane, good ****

                      • Anonymous

                        This is the only monster that forces me to use kinsect glaive to not ***** die. Love the battle theme and roar though, it sounds just like an airstrike siren

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