Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Elder Dragon
Elements mhw-fire-damage_sFire
Ailments fireblight-status-effect-mhw_sFireblight
Weakness mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-fire-damage_sFire (⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater (⭐)
mhw-thunder-damage_sThunder (⭐)
mhw-ice-damage_sIce (⭐)
Location(s) Castle Schrade
Tempered Lv. --

Fatalis (Black Dragon) is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). 黒龍ミラボレアス (Miraboreasu) in Japanese.


A legendary black dragon known only as Fatalis. Rumored to have destroyed a kingdom in a single night, and has taken its castle for a roost.

As Long as its horns are intact, overcoming its final form's breath attack may be impossible. Cannons and ballistae can topple it. Flinch shots when its flying or standing will lower its head.

Fatalis Details & Locations


Fatalis Combat Info

  • Immune to stun-iconStun.

  • Kinsect Extracts:

    • Red: Head (1)
    • Orange: Forearms (3)
    • White: Hindlegs (2)
    • Green: Tail
  • You can fight Fatalis after you've completed the Iceborne storyline (MR24), discovered the Guiding Lands, encountered Safi'jiiva and encountered Alatreon.

  • You will unlock this quest by first talking to the Excitable A-Lister near the start of Seliana. This will take you on a quest to defeat an Alatreon with much less health than normal. After you have defeated Alatreon, you will obtain the quest "The Black Dragon" as a special assignment.

  • The start of this quest is solo only. After taking down about 22% of his total health, a cutscene will play and multiplayer will permanently be unlocked for the quest, even if you return back from it.

  • The Special Assignment version of the quest allows for up to 5 carts, the Event Quest version (Fade to Black) only for up to 3. 

  • First Nova: Fatalis will do the first area wide flame breath after losing about 22% of his health. You can only hide from this in a shelter on the right side of the arena, which is the same area you ran to with your NPC companion during the solo cutscene. After this nova the back of the arena will be unlocked, which includes multiple more siege weapons.

  • Second Nova: Performed after losing 50% of his health. You can only survive this one by running at the gate in the back of the arena and pulling the lever before the big flame comes out. Fatalis will enter his 3rd and final phase after this one.

  • Third/Fourth/Fifth Nova: Performed when Fatalis has 38%/20%/5% health left. You need to run towards Fatalis in order to avoid it. Since the Nova is cone shaped, it is recommended to run towards the sides rather than the center to get out of it faster.

  • After the second Nova, Fatalis will have a glowing chest. During this phase he gains new attacks (of which one can pin you) and all of his attacks become much more dangerous.

  • Breaking Fatalis's head once will weaken the attacks in the 3rd phase. Breaking it twice will prevent him from using the most dangerous versions of his attacks entirely.

  • The arena for the fight has multiple siege weapons, including three cannons, two ballistae, a roaming ballista and the Dragonator. There are also two one-shot binders (one near the wall behind the roaming ballista and the other one behind the ballista on the opposite side of the arena) that can be used to restrain Fatalis. Note that Fatalis tends to focus any player trying to operate siege weaponry.

  • Fatalis will be knocked down up to two times if he received enough damage through siege weapons. The first knockdown will happen after 1000 damage, the second one after 3000 damage. Heavy Artillery will increase the damage from siege weapons making it easier to knock down Fatalis with the siege weapons.

  • Each head of the Dragonator will deal damage equivalent to 5% of Fatalis's total health. Note that the Dragonator hitbox is much bigger than it looks.

  • Flinch shotting Fatalis when he's standing on two feet will cause him to go down on all fours. Only in this position Fatalis can be wall-slammed.

  • Every second Dragon Pod shot on Fatalis will make him flinch and interrupt his current attack. Fatalis will naturally drop dragon pods throughout the hunt, but you can also make him drop them through clutch attacks.

  • Because Fatalis is the hardest fight in the game, it is not recommended to tackle it until you have access to a fully optimized endgame setup, if possible with health augment for melee weapons (only unlocked after MR100 for R12 weapons).

Recommended Skills

  • Health Boost: Fatalis hits extremely hard and several of his attacks can even one shot melee players.

  • Divine Blessing: See above.

  • Fire Resistance: Almost all of his attacks are fire based and inflict Fireblight.

  • Blight Resistance: Use Blight Resistance if Fire Resistance of 20 or above is not possible for your build.

  • Coalescence: An almost guaranteed damage boost provided you aren't immune to Fireblight.

  • Agitator: Fatalis stays enraged rather long, so this is a good damage boost.

  • Partbreaker: Makes it easier to break his head.

  • Heavy Artillery: Increases the damage dealt with ballistae and cannons.


Fatalis 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 N/A


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

Weak Point cut-damage-mhw blunt-damage-mhw ammo-damage-mhw
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Chest (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


Fatalis Rewards

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

Fatalis Carves

Carves %
Fatalis Shard  29%
Fatalis Cortex  22%
Fatalis Pectus  17%
Fatalis Hardhorn  13%
Fatalis Fellwing  12%
Fatalis Evil Eye  7%
Fatalis Hardhorn (Break Horn, first head break) 100%
Fatalis Evil Eye (Break Eye, second head break) 100%
Fatalis Fellwing (Break Wing) 100%
Fatalis Pectus (Break Chest) 100%


Fatalis Rewards

Fatalis Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Fatalis Monster. 





Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Black Dragon".
  • This is the final monster added to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.
  • Fatalis was the final online boss for the first Monster Hunter game on the Playstation 2.
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne marks the first game in the Monster Hunter series where Fatalis has a proper UI icon; it was previously only signified with a question mark.
  • According to legend, the kingdom of Schrade was felled by one Fatalis.
  • Many consider Fatalis as the lord of all monsters for its power and intelligence.
  • Fatalis' MHWI render was taken from the Monster Hunter 15th Anniversary poster. 





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    • Anonymous

      17 Jun 2021 15:55  

      Now imagine in a future Mh game we gotta fight (it will never happen but just imagine) A Frenzied, Hyper, arch-tempered, apex WHITE Fatalis in just 40 min. (now i know this sounds absurd knowing elder dragons can't get any of these things except arch-T, but still IMAGINE!!!!.

      • Anonymous

        04 Jun 2021 01:26  

        Got any tips for a LS main. I am stuck on him and need some tips. Also can you give me your opinion on what equipment and skills to use? I don’t have network connection so I can’t do events. I also use the DB,SA,IG,and CB

        • Anonymous

          03 Jun 2021 16:13  

          Trash monster with trash AI. You try to walk up and use dragonator he just laugh miles away with fireballs for the next 10 min and then use his map wide fire breafh when you jump down and carts you.

          Also likes to spam body slam 24/7 and pins you to the ground with broken hit boxes. Oh you got hit by my leg here get pinned. You run over to ballistica here let me cart you with map wide flame.
          You hit my belly here get hit by my line of flames that are not even close to hit you. All broken. Good i have already killed this trash monster 10 times now and dont need anything from him anymore lol.

          • Anonymous

            22 Apr 2021 22:19  

            put a finger up if you defeated alatreon (l) put a finger up if you defeated safijiva (l) put a finger up if you have defeated fatalis *me breaks keyboard*

            • Anonymous

              14 Apr 2021 17:31  

              Ballad of Fatalis

              O the dragon of forevermore
              Your power and strength reaches from shore to shore
              Forever you’ve grown fat and large
              But you shall not live the Hunters’ charge
              Now you fall grows near
              Now hate replaces the ancient fear
              Don’t you hear the Hunters’ vows and jeers
              Your time as come worm
              Hunters come both jovial and firm
              But you will fall
              For the Hunters rally to their call
              To end your turn
              Your end approaches worm!


              • 28 Mar 2021 13:31  

                Ive died to this guy a lot at mr < 100. Got him first try on health aug with armor, IMHO, dont try too hard when youre below mr <100

                • 27 Mar 2021 11:36  

                  Soloed him before it even was a thing for the "big tubers" back then. When dudes like me where considered "gods" LoL! I'm just a skeleton! But what other choice did I have? I'm in no guild and non of my friends plays this game. So I tried and tried again. Day after day after day until I finaly got him. Then I farmed him for 2 weeks straight until I got all the stuff I need for my 2 chars. Male and female plus all the weapons and pendants. And I still believe thats the easy route. Imagine a random group that f ucks it up last minute. Or Afk-ers, disconnectors and griefers. In this battle? Madness. So I learned all its moves, knew exactly what would happen if Fatalis moves this or that way. How to deal with each situation until my average hunt was ~17min/1cart with my personal record of 11min (perfect wallbangs, no carts). And believe me I'm average at this game. Don't even know how to use mounts properly or most of the weapons. Just don't give up! ~OmegaPirate, GER, PS4

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Mar 2021 17:17  

                    Siege damage is wrong. Tested first topple in solo with and without Palico. 2392 was the closest to true value I could get using ballistae to finish it off. It took 7 cannonballs with Heavy Artillery (450x7 = 3150). It took 10 cannonballs + 7 different-quality ballistae shots without Heavy Artillery (225x10=2250 + 142 = 2392). There's clearly some kind of underling "true siege impact" going on per landed shot of any variety that is boosted by Heavy Artillery. Siege damage is not exactly equivalent to siege impact.

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Mar 2021 16:13  

                      wait there's four cannons? i only saw three. two of which are on the top platform, and the third one beside the barricade after fatalis used it's second nova attack

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Mar 2021 04:15  

                        I love this fight, but out of all the fights it's absolutely baffling that, lore wise, this one not only has a lower time limit, but any time limit.

                        "Hunter, here we make our stand against a monster of myth, that once burned this country from the map and will devastate the entire world if we can't stop it. No matter what, we must defeat it...as long as you can do it in 30 minutes or less. If not, we're gonna pull you out and just let it burn."

                        Could have at least made a cutscenes where it roasts you at the 30 minute mark or something.

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Feb 2021 05:38  

                          What an incredible way to end the game. Everything from the monster to the music, sound design and lore is such a great way to finish up a game.

                          • Anonymous

                            31 Jan 2021 00:36  

                            Don't worry if you loved World. If you've got a Switch, then you can get Rise. If not, they'll probably make another MH game on the Series X and PS5 (and possibly PC) eventually, I mean, think in three different ways:
                            1) From a marketing view, they'll absolutely make another sort of "newcomers welcoming" for the next generation/group of people to get into gaming, which will likely be on the Series X, PS5 and PC. World was too successful for them to just get up and permanently leave the New World, and especially too successful for them to leave the entire property.
                            2) There are too many fans of World, and eventually Rise will also run through it's course just like World did. They'll eventually stop coming out with updates and then they'll announce something else and then that will be the next game that'll be hyped up.
                            3) There are just too many fans of Monster Hunter everywhere. After World got it popular with the West (yes, I am American, and yes, World was my first game) Rise will probably make the series even more popular. It seems that the only possible way that I can even imagine that they stop working on Monster Hunter games is either if an apocolypse happens or the entire staff of Capcom just suddenly disappears off the face of the Earth.

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