Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Brute Wyverns
Elements None
Ailments status_effect-blastscourge_mhwi_iconBlastscourge
Weakness mhw-ice-damageIce ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-water-elemental-damageWater ⭐⭐
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 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Forelegs (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


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

      02 Nov 2020 12:25  

      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

        26 Oct 2020 12:05  

        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. :›)

        • 13 Oct 2020 13:02  

          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

            07 Aug 2020 22:24  

            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

              27 Jul 2020 20:39  

              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

                26 Mar 2020 16:57  

                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 :)

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