Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Brute Wyverns
Elements None
Ailments status_effect-blastscourge_mhwi_iconBlastscourge
Weakness mhw-ice-damageIce ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-water-elemental-damage Water ⭐⭐
mhw-thunder-damageThunder ⭐
mhw-dragon-damageDragon ⭐
Resistances mhw-fire-damageFire
Location(s) Elder's Recess
Tempered Lv. 2

Brachydios is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ブラキディオス (Burakidiosu) in Japanese.


This marine-blue brute wyvern uses its saliva to prime the sticky slime coating its massive arms, rendering it highly explosive."

Brachydios Details & Locations


Brachydios Combat Info

  • Elemental Damage: None 
  • Gives physical damage; inflicts status_effect-blastscourge_mhwi_iconBlastscourge.
  • Weak to mhw-ice-damageIce and mhw-water-elemental-damage Water 
  • Resistant to mhw-fire-damageFire
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head, arms
    • Orange: Tail
    • White: Legs
  • Enraged mode: Green slime will turn yellow
  • You can obtain a Shiny Drops by attacking: Yes
  • Tips and notes:
  • Monster stomps slime prints that explode when they turn red.
    • The slime Prints are also acidic and will deal chip damage on touch. They may also cause blastscourge
    • Some of the slime prints are thicker than the others. Walking through them will impede the hunters movement.
    • Blast Resistance will help prevent Blastscourge. Full Immunity is advised, as Blastscourge is very hard to get rid of (4-5 rolls)
  • Hitting Brachydios' hands with water or Ice damage will wash off the slime, preventing Explosions from that hand, until Brachydios reapplies the slime with its mouth.
    • Brachydios' hands can also be broken, permanently preventing it from coating the respective hand with slime. Its head can also be broken, however, it takes tremendeous damage to break
    • For whatever reason, even if Brachydios' hands aren't covered with slime, they can still cause Blastscourge
  • When in his enraged mode, the slime will start at yellow and turn red much faster, exploding within a few seconds
    • Brachydios also gains two new attacks, one sees him blasting a long straight line with an instant explosion, the other sees him slam his fists and head in the ground to create explosions all around him


Brachydios 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 Damage Needed
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ??
Forelegs (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ??
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ??


In-game weakness information



Brachydios Master Rank Carves

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

Brachydios Carves

Carves Frequency %
brachydios_cortex-mhw-wiki-guideBrachydios Cortex Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
fine_brachydios_ebonshell-mhw-wiki-guideFine Brachydios Ebonshell Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
brachydios_pounder_plus-mhw-wiki-guide-smallBrachydios Pounder+ (Break Forelegs) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
brachydios_crown-mhw-wiki-guideBrachydios Crown (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
brachydios_lash-mhw-wiki-guideBrachydios Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐  
brachydios_pallium-mhw-wiki-guide-smallBrachydios Pallium (Break Head - Break Forelegs - Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐  


Brachydios Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
fine_brachydios_ebonshell-mhw-wiki-guideFine Brachydios Ebonshell Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
brachydios_cortex-mhw-wiki-guideBrachydios Cortex Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
glowing_slime-mhw-wiki-guideGlowing Slime (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
brachydios_pounder_plus-mhw-wiki-guide-smallBrachydios Pounder+ (Break Forelegs) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
brachydios_crown-mhw-wiki-guideBrachydios Crown (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
brachydios_lash-mhw-wiki-guideBrachydios Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐  
heavy_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
heavy_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐  
glossy-ebonshell-mhw-wiki-guideGlossy Ebonshell Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐  
Spiritvein Solidbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Tempered Azure Scale Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
spiritvein-gem-shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Gem Master Rank⭐⭐  
Tempered Ebonshell Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  

Brachydios Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Brachydios Monster. 




Notes & Trivia

  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range
  • It is known as the "Crushing Wyvern".
  • Closely named after the Bartholin glands, of which the female body has a pair of (like his arms) to secrete a slime like fluid.
  • It is the second monster (after Viper Tobi-Kadachi) to add a status effect not seen in the base game of Monster Hunter World.
    • However, unlike Viper Tobi-Kadachi, it is (currently) the only monster that can inflict the status effect it introduces, that being Blastscourge.




Large Monsters
Acidic Glavenus  ♦  Alatreon  ♦  Ancient Leshen  ♦  Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Banbaro  ♦  Barioth  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Beotodus  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Blackveil Vaal Hazak  ♦  Brute Tigrex  ♦  Coral Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Ebony Odogaron  ♦  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

      26 Mar 2020 21:57  

      My baby brother was watching me play when the intro scene cut in for him. So when he takes down urgaan he is like "Yay fist bump!" But then the Urgaan blew up and he started screaming, I love this game :)

      • Anonymous

        18 Mar 2020 18:10  

        "Hey guys look at that cool monster over there, Hey its friendly it just wants a fist bum- OH S$^^ OH S$#%"

        • Anonymous

          05 Mar 2020 02:42  

          So we all just gon ignore what the name origin in the notes and trivia as of commenting this is stated as? Because I am 95 percent sure the name comes from “Brachium” and “Dios”, roughly meaning “Arm God”, not... uh, what’s currently there. Is that accurate?? Or should it be changed? It just seems really unlikely 0.0

          • Anonymous

            12 Jan 2020 13:29  

            god, im up to the brachy and tigrex part of the story and i JUST made a glavenus cb and tigrex and brachy both resist fire :/

            • Anonymous

              23 Nov 2019 04:51  

              You can use puddle pods to remove the slime on his hands - barring him from making exploding puddles - only until he re-applies it again or enters rage mode wherein the slime cannot be removed

              • Anonymous

                03 Nov 2019 00:51  

                Tempered brachydios is a bit garbage. Instant oneshot on 980 armor, with less than 145 health, using a light bowgun. It's insane how he can barrel through someone with the slightest misstep, and just kill them. I'd be happy to learn some tips on how to deal with that fight.

                • Anonymous

                  17 Oct 2019 23:50  


                  • Anonymous

                    19 Sep 2019 05:26  

                    I have important news! In the Information for the MR Brachydios Special Arena, it says "He's looking for some chump called "Doodle."" Just thought I should point this out, it's a nice little nod.

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Sep 2019 07:01  

                      I am severely disappointed in this game. The fight with Brachy, is the best I've ever had, however. This does not excuse the worthless attempt at weapon design. He loses 2 of his weapon trees, and may I ask; HOW IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO CHANGE THE GUNLANCE FROM OME MADE OF HIS TAIL AND BACK SPINES, TO A BONE ONE WITH MAYBE A SCALE GLUED TO IT.

                      • Anonymous

                        27 Aug 2019 22:14  


                        • Anonymous

                          21 Aug 2019 00:18  

                          hey I'm back just real quick. Well lets get the bad news put of the way first... Slime got nerfed the puddles he makes are smaller and it seems like he has to lick his arms more often maybe his slime "runs out quicker" whatever that means, he as also lost the ability to use the underground explosion move from what we saw, and I'm not sure on this one as i haven't played a old world game in ages but i swear he's smaller then before i don't know that might just be me. Anyway the good news we got some good stuff here... His overall speed seems to slightly increase many of his attacks do combo into each other more, his slime attacks might do more damage but i don't know on that, anyways his looks i guess look shinier... that's not useful however, back on point now he also seems to be almost canonically stronger like in his fight with azure rathalos he does the deviljho slam now so that's cool. Thats really about it now just wanted to say that stuff because brachydios is amazing and cool, that's it... oh one more thing tho... The water god as risen from the depts... also glav great sword...

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