Bazelgeuse large monster hunter world mhw

Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements mhw fire damage sFire

fireblight status effect mhw sFireblight


mhw thunder damage sThunder ⭐⭐⭐
mhw dragon damage sDragon ⭐⭐
mhw ice damage sIce ⭐⭐
mhw water elemental damage sWater ⭐

Resistances mhw fire damage sFire

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

Bazelgeuse ['beɪ.z(ə)ɫ.gus] is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). バゼルギウス (爆鱗竜) in Japanese. Bazelgeuse is known for its explosive scales and aggressive behavior. Bazelgeuse is a Flying Wyvern and is characterized by its unique ability to drop explosive scales as it flies. These scales can be triggered by various attacks, creating dangerous explosive zones on the battlefield. 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: Bazelgeuse in the Field of Fire, Beyond the Blasting Scales, Effluvial Opera, No Tomorrow for Usurpers
  • 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 damage sThunder element, and to mhw dragon damage sDragon andmhw ice damage sIce to a lesser degree
  • Can inflict fireblight status effect mhw sFireblight on hunters.
  • Only moderately susceptible to mhw poison status effect sPoison, sleep mhw status effect wikiSleep and paralysis iconParalysis
  • 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.
  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head, Tail
    • Orange: Back, Belly
    • White: Wings, Legs
  • Master Rank Changes:


Bazelgeuse Combat Tips

  • 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.)
  • Focus your attacks on its head, wings, and tail for maximum damage.
  • 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.
  • Equip high-defense armor with fire resistance. Choose a weapon that suits your comfort level, considering both melee and ranged options. Ranged weapons like the Bow or Bowgun provide safety at a distance. Utilize weapons with Thunder damage for increased effectiveness, and exploit poison, sleep, or paralysis to gain an advantage during the battle.
  • Ensure you bring healing items such as Mega Potions and Max Potions, along with traps, Flash Pods, Barrel Bombs, and other utility items.
  • Recognizing Bazelgeuse's arrival is key to staying ahead in the fight. Listen for Bazelgeuse's distinct theme song and be prepared for its loud screech, signaling its presence.
  • Understanding Bazelgeuse's attacks is crucial for survival. Stay alert for its explosive scales and move away quickly to avoid damage. Utilize Flash Pods strategically to briefly stun Bazelgeuse, creating openings for attacks. Set traps to immobilize it and deploy barrel bombs during moments of vulnerability for extra damage.
  • Use the environment to your advantage by seeking cover behind obstacles and being aware of your surroundings to avoid getting cornered.


Bazelgeuse Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw poison status effect s sleep mhw status effect wiki paralysis icon Blastblight stun icon
Weakness Level ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point great sword mhw smalls hammer mhw smalls normal ammo mhw wiki
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


bazelgeuse hzv1 min

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 plus small mhw wiki guideBazelgeuse Scale + ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse carapace small mhw wiki guideBazelgeuse Carapace (break back) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse talon small mhw wiki guideBazelgeuse Talon (dropped) ⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse fuse small mhw wiki guideBazelgeuse Fuse (break head) ⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse wing small mhw wiki guideBazelgeuse Wing (break wings) ⭐⭐⭐  
monster bone s mhwBazelgeuse Gem (break head, tail or legs)  2% Carve, 3% Tail Carve and 1% Back Break

bazelgeuse tail small mhw wiki guideBazelgeuse Tail (Cut tail)    


Bazelgeuse Rewards (ALL HIGH RANK)

Rewards Frequency %
bazelgeuse carapace small mhw wiki guideBazelgeuse Carapace ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse scale plus small mhw wiki guideBazelgeuse Scale + ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse fuse small mhw wiki guideBazelgeuse Fuse ⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse talon small mhw wiki guideBazelgeuse Talon ⭐⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse wing small mhw wiki guideBazelgeuse Wing ⭐⭐  
bazelgeuse tail small mhw wiki guideBazelgeuse Tail ⭐⭐  
monster hardbone small mhw wiki guideMonster Hardbone ⭐⭐⭐  
monster bone s 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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