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Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Brute Wyverns
Elements None
Ailments status effect blastscourge mhwi iconBlastscourge
Weakness mhw ice damage sIce ⭐⭐⭐
mhw water elemental damage sWater ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw fire damage sFire (immune)
mhw thunder damage sThunder ⭐
mhw dragon damage sDragon ⭐
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

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head, Arms
    • Orange: Body, Tail
    • White: Legs
  • Enraged mode: Green slime will turn yellow
  • 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 status effect blastscourge mhwi iconBlastscourge
    • Some of the slime prints are thicker than the others. Walking through them will impede the hunter's movement.
    • Blast Resistance will help prevent Blastscourge. Full immunity is advised, as status effect blastscourge mhwi iconBlastscourge is very hard to get rid of (4-5 rolls)
  • Hitting Brachydios' hands with mhw water elemental damage sWater or mhw ice damage sIce damage will wash off the slime, preventing explosions and slime 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 for it to break
    • For whatever reason, even if Brachydios' hands aren't covered with slime, they can still cause status effect blastscourge mhwi iconBlastscourge.
  • When in his enraged mode, the slime will starts off yellow and turns 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 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Forelegs (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

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Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


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 (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 32% (28%)
fine brachydios ebonshell mhw wiki guideFine Brachydios Ebonshell Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  24
brachydios pounder plus mhw wiki guide smallBrachydios Pounder+  Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 19%  
brachydios crown mhw wiki guideBrachydios Crown Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  14%
brachydios lash mhw wiki guideBrachydios Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐  9% (70%)
glowing slime mhw wiki guideGlowing Slime (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  14% (50%)
brachydios pallium mhw wiki guide smallBrachydios Pallium (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐  2% (3%)


Brachydios Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
brachydios cortex mhw wiki guideBrachydios Cortex Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  32%
fine brachydios ebonshell mhw wiki guideFine Brachydios Ebonshell Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  24%
glowing slime mhw wiki guideGlowing Slime Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  14%
brachydios pounder plus mhw wiki guide smallBrachydios Pounder+ (Break Forelegs) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  19% (97%)
brachydios crown mhw wiki guideBrachydios Crown (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  14% (66%)
brachydios lash mhw wiki guideBrachydios Lash Master Rank ⭐⭐  9%
heavy dragonvein bone mhw wiki guide smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  63% if slain, 37% if captured
glossy ebonshell mhw wiki guideGlossy Ebonshell Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐  37% if slain, 63% if captured
spiritvein slogbone mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Solidbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  30%
spiritvein gem shard mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Gem Master Rank⭐⭐  9%
tempered ebonshell mhw wiki guideTempered Ebonshell Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  61%

Brachydios Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Brachydios Monster. 




Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Crushing Wyvern".
  • It's name comes from the latin Brachium that means "Arm" and when translated into Japanese, the word resembles obsidian, which is what Brachydios' shell is made of.
  • 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 status effect blastscourge mhwi iconBlastscourge.




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    • Anonymous

      Now that's finally an interesting fight along with Narga after those two insane, absurdly swift, constantly charging and never-stopping Tigrex and Barioth. Those two annoying guys were a real pain, but this fight is fair, it takes a skill, timing and attention, contrary to pure stupid dodging for 80% of those two fights.

      For cheesing during quest - take trapper Palico, lure it into Rathalos (-10% hp approx during turf war), use obstacles near first area and use lava fountain in the cave (-5-10% hp through all of these), flash/trap while enraged and wallbang after, put all damage in while stunned/trapped/KO, spam poison bombs while dodging (bring along 10 toadstool and smokenut, 15 bombs with Rathian Palico weapon is enough to poison him 4-5 times during a hunt, that's a free damage, which removes around 10% of it's hp and doesn't require you to switch into poison build or lose raw damage, almost takes no time to apply).

      • Anonymous

        He doesn’t hit very hard with the melee hits but if he combos you with a melee hit into a explosion it can one shot you. He is relatively fast so evade extender might help. I would highly recommend taking an ice or water weapon. You have access to these from Beotodus and Coral Pukei Pukei. I would (quite obviously) recommend health boost. I don’t think you should take Ice attack but it might not be bad. The thing is though is that if you have that option you might as well take attack boost. He stays raged for a while and he rages quickly so I would take agitator. For actually fighting him I would try to break the arms because I am pretty sure this staggers him giving an opening. If you use a short range weapon take advantage of the clutch claw. If you break the head I am pretty sure it topples him. Remember these skills aren’t required to be taken it is just me recommending them.That is all I have to say for now. Happy Hunting and don’t give up!!!

        ~ Eriatha

        • Anonymous

          This bastard made me take 17 BLOODY TRIES just for one kill. He makes you get your hopes all up and knocks your teeth out with the smack of a lifetime. I had to resort to light bowgun with a full team of randoms just to make it to Velkhana. Never. again.

          • Anonymous

            Normal version, okay not too bad, I kind of like it. Tempered version, no it's almost as bad as the Raging variant, leaving giant puddles everywhere with extremely weird patterns, constantly making me wait for very few extremely obvious openings.

            • Anonymous

              if you have trouble: read this!
              ok so brachy has a hard time getting his "acid" on the floor with a broken hand so if you want to weaken his chance of hitting you with blastscourge then break his hands you can stop his blastscourge by rolling four times but five if branchy is enraged branchy has two long range attacks he will jump over to you and try to smash you or he will walk and punch the ground at the same time for those attacks i would recommend super man diving both of them ( bonus tip when he is putting his hands in his mouth he is giving them more acid because overtime his hands get well dry when this happens dont be so scared because his attacks weaken and his blastscourge is removed so go all out on him ) -Smart Guy

              • Anonymous

                My boy brachy is my pal. We were on the quest, and we were tearing him up. Then, azure rathalos gets the stupid idea that turf wars would end well. They had like three. Hehe. Azure rathalos was limping. :›)

                • 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. Anti blast 3 will make this fight much more enjoyable since it takes the most annoying thing out of the fight (Like Poison restiance on Viper tobi) water element weapons are good since you can give him a bubble bath to get the slime off, and there probably worth farming since down the line it will be useful. Clutch clawing his face is also easier. Anyway my dads yelling at me to go to bed so good luck my fellow hunters. (P.S if your having any problems please comment and I will do my best to help.)

                  • Anonymous

                    Brachydios: oh you’re approaching me instead of running away your coming right to me?
                    Hunter: I can’t beat the **** out of you without getting closer.
                    Brachydios: oh ho! Then come as close as you like

                    • Anonymous

                      literally when I saw Uragaan covered in slime in his intro and looked at me I felt a bit sad for him even though I hate him. After that then i saw brachy and he was just so cool

                      • Anonymous

                        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

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

                          • Anonymous

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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


                                    • Anonymous

                                      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

                                        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


                                          • Anonymous

                                            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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