fatalis mhw wiki guide
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. Found haunting Castle Schrade, Fatalis takes center stage in quests like The Black Dragon and Fade to Black. Survival against this foe relies on unraveling its enigmas, using cannons and ballistae wisely, and targeting its imposing horns to endure its deadly final form's breath attack. With a solo HP of around 66,000, Fatalis becomes an even more daunting adversary in multiplayer, boasting 114,949 for duos and a staggering 171,600 for groups of three or four players.  

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


Fatalis Combat Guide

Facing the legendary black dragon, Fatalis, demands a keen understanding of its strengths and vulnerabilities. Being immune to stun, Fatalis requires a strategic approach, and hunters should focus on specific areas, such as the head (Red), forearms (Orange), hindlegs (White), and tail (Green), to maximize damage.

The battle with Fatalis unfolds in distinct phases, each marked by devastating nova attacks. The initial nova occurs when Fatalis loses around 22% of its health, prompting hunters to seek shelter. Subsequent novas, triggered at different health thresholds, demand strategic positioning and evasive maneuvers. After the second nova, Fatalis enters its third phase, intensifying its attacks and gaining a glowing chest, indicating increased danger.

Prioritizing the breaking of Fatalis's head is crucial to weaken its attacks in the third phase. The arena provides numerous siege weapons, including cannons, ballistae, a roaming ballista, and the Dragonator. Coordinated use of these resources, along with Heavy Artillery to boost siege weapon damage, can create crucial openings for sustained attacks. Knocking down Fatalis up to two times is achievable through substantial damage from siege weapons.

The Dragonator, a potent tool in the arena, deals damage equivalent to 5% of Fatalis's total health with each use. Flinch shotting Fatalis when it stands on two feet causes it to go down on all fours, enabling efficient wall slams. Dragon Pods play a pivotal role in disrupting Fatalis's attacks, causing a flinch and interruption with every second shot.

In the third phase, Fatalis introduces a pinning attack, pinning a player to its chest. Teammates can use Dragon Pods to flinch Fatalis and release the pinned player, highlighting the importance of teamwork. Additionally, hunters must be cautious of Fatalis's anti-clutch-claw mechanism, triggering a punishing move if the hunter clutches during a brief opening.

Surviving Fatalis's relentless onslaught requires a well-prepared endgame setup. Recommended skills include Health Boost, Divine Blessing, Fire Resistance, Blight Resistance, Coalescence, Agitator, and Partbreaker. Strategic timings for binders and Roaming Ballista shots, along with various tactics like cone-baiting, smoke hiding, and canteen food skills, offer hunters diverse approaches to conquer this formidable foe. While a dedicated healer with Wide-Range may aid less experienced groups, maintaining a balance in damage output is essential to avoid time limits or reaching Phase 3 without breaking Fatalis's horns.

Fatalis Combat Tips

  • 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 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 reduce the damage even more(back to the same damage from phase 1 and 2).
  • 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.
  • Starting from Phase 3 (after the 2nd nova), Fatalis can perform a pinning attack that pins a player on its chest. Since it's a deadly move and cannot be escaped once a player gets pinned. It is suggested that the teammates use Dragon Pods to flinch Fatalis and let it release the pinned player.
  • Fatalis has an anti-clutch-claw mechanism. If Fatalis is standing on its two legs and the hunter clutches onto it during an opening that's too short, it may perform a lying-down punishment move that pins the hunter onto the ground. This move comes with a very short opening afterward, so the hunters might very likely get carted by the next attack. If the hunter has Dragon Pods on them, it's recommended to use them to stagger Fatalis when getting pinned. The lying-down pinning move can also be triggered by doing enough damage to its chest, but if not triggered by clutch claw punishment, it will give a longer opening afterward to allow the hunter to escape the next attack.
  • 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.

Popular Strategies

  • Cannon opening: Recommended only for players unexperienced in the fight. In the beginning of the hunt, put on Ghilie Mantle, enter the battle field, fully load the two cannons on the platform, push them rightward (the left one twice, the right one once), and then fire the cannon toward Fatalis (the right one first, and then the left one). Ghilie Mantle expires as soon as the cannon is fired, so the player needs to slot Heavy Artillery 2 on the main armors. This strategy will knockdown Fatalis and offer a long opening for the player to attack the head. It's not generally a good strategy since loading cannon balls takes time, Fatalis is not enraged so cannot activate Agitator, and the players need to do tenderization during the precious opening. 
  • Roaming Ballista knockdown: Right after the 1st nova (the beginning of phase 2), run to the Roaming Ballista and use Smoke Bomb to hide, wait for Fatalis landing, put on Temporal Mantle with Heavy Artillery 2 on it, and then shoot Fatalis' chest. If the hunt didn't start with cannon opening, this should be able to knock it down (if not, some following shots of normal ballista will do), and offer an opening to break the head. A variation of the strategy is to use cannon opening with cannon balls less than the knockdown threshold, and then use Roaming Ballista to knock it down in just a few shots, so that the remaining shots can go to its head. Whichever version being used, it's better that Fatalis' head and chest are tenderized at the end of Phase 1.
  • Binders: It's generally suggested not to use binders until Phase 3 (after the 2nd nova), since Fatalis is more aggressive from then on. A popular timing for the 1st binder is right after the 2nd nova, when Fatalis is by default flying, and a binder can take it down and give the players an opening to break the head. However, the player needs to roll-dodge the opening roar of Phase 3, or use Smoke Bomb to hide from Fatalis, or the player will be very vulnerable when trying to use the binder. When to use the 2nd binder depends on the hunt. It can be used immediately after the 1st one if the head hasn't been broken, or used when Fatalis tries to fly.
  • Cone-baiting: Cone fire is a move that offers a precious opening for attacking the head. Experienced players often try to bait this move by standing at a distance in front of Fatalis. It's easier when soloing and without the Palico.
  • Smoke hiding: Smoke Bomb make Fatalis lose track of you and perform a "looking for target" animation, which is a useful opening for attacking the chest. It also forces Fatalis to land when it's flying, if all the players smoke hide. Notably, the timing of smoke hiding is quite tricky, and a totally hidden group might trigger Fatalis' strong roar when it sees the players again.
  • Canteen food skills: Normally, it's suggested to get Felyne Safeguard and Felyne Insurance for this fight, especially in multiplayer hunts.
  • Wide-range healer: For a group with unexperienced players, a healer using Wide Range might save the group. However, note that a dedicated healer might significantly lower the damage output of the whole party, and thus increase the risk of a Phase 3 without horn break, or the hunt reaching the time limit. SnS is the popular choice of weapon for a healer, since the player can drink potion without sheathing the weapon by using the radial menu. 


Fatalis 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 N/A
  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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Chest (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

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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

      If you need a solid armor build, I HIGHLY recommend 4 piece Velkhana and 1 chest piece Alatreon.

      I also highly recommend Evade Extender 3 to gtfo of the way of fireballs and dodge Fatalis attacks.

      Mantles: Fire Mantle and Temporal. Save Temporal for the Roaming Ballista.

      If you bring a Palico, Vigorwasp for that sweet free revive.

      Get the other skills listed in the guide. Don't worry, Fatalis kills you fast enough you won't need Stun resistance 3/3!

      Unless your speed running god, you need Heavy Artillery 2/2.

      BTW, I beat Fatalis under MR 99 with the above setup.

      You can do it!

      • Anonymous

        important notes: when fatalis did a flame cone attack and you cant get out from it, its best to spam leap of faith and hope you survive it. i see a lot of hunter die from it

        • Anonymous

          When a easy boss with simple attacks becomes suddenly hard because 1 trillion health... just crapcom things

          • Anonymous

            My favorite wall in a video game.

            He's tough but feels fair.

            Now, the two big fish in the well of the Bloodborne DLC? That's a BS fight.

            • Anonymous

              If you're having trouble with fighting this monster just remember: It's still a monster, so its head must be it's weakness.

              • Anonymous

                Why people don't like Fatalis is beyond me.

                Sure, it has a lot of health, deals tons of damage and the quest limit is only 30 minutes. Big deal, he's supposed to be hard, he's the final boss.

                He doesn't force you to switch your hard farmed gear for an arbitrary mechanic like Alatreon, he doesn't spam Charybdis like Behemoth, he doesn't summon the entire jagras nation like Ancient Leshen, he isn't constantly hopping or flying around the area.

                It's an hard fight where you only have to learn about the monster and improve yourself, that's the entire point of Monster Hunter. And Fatalis is the peak example of this, one of the best fight in Iceborne and the best iteration of Fatalis ever.

                And the special assignment quest give you 5 carts, there's not even the need to grind The Guiding Lands. I suck at this game and I was able to solo him without Fatalis gear and without weapon augmentations.

                • Anonymous

                  Ridiculously boring for a final fight. If he didn't do a **** ton of damage I'd probably fall asleep fighting him

                  • Anonymous

                    Fatalis is such an amazing fight. Brutal and punishing, yet fair in most ways. Like all monsters, the only unfair thing about his fight is just how random his AI can be despite cheese options. Occasionally he'll just wind something up that you have no chance against. That combined with big hitboxes makes parts of the fight a pain, but that's the only issue I have with the fight itself. My main complaint is about the hunt. That complaint comes from that damn 30 minute timer. I've shaved this guy down to the wire so many times just to lose to time. I've played out of my mind just to lose to a dps check. It sucks when I'm just a few hits away from a kill and lose because my stopwatch alarm went off. I know there's the whole "just play better", "git gud" stuff going on here, but man that timer is the most brutal part of the fight. Even if you're good at the fight. Makes me feel like I wasted my time. Otherwise it's an outstanding hunt and one of the best from MHW.

                    • Anonymous

                      wow, divine blessing 5 is broken

                      also, if you're a freak like me who found AT Velkhana wayyyyy easier I bet her headpiece is pretty good here with all the fireblight

                      • Anonymous

                        sometimes while wearing the gihil mantle he may turn around and shoot at the cannons. be warned it can and might happen.

                        • Anonymous

                          I am not complaining this battle is hard, just unfair. The hitboxes are gigantic and can easily 2 shot you at 200 health. Also, if you're trying to make it flinch it will probably do that burning attack that just hits right under it, this wouldn't be so bad if the Fatalis' collisions WOULDN'T LET ME escape the AOE. I either have skill issue or it's just unfair,

                          • Anonymous

                            Lmao, I broke his chest while he was doing the straight-down flamethrower, he flinched backwards but the damage kept ticking without the animation.

                            • Anonymous

                              Ive learned to watch for his charged flame breath, he stops strangely, he is often very active, despite being slow. And his mouth keeps glowing. That move tends to one shot people with poor gear/ no guiding lands max augment. Im more successful rolling towards his back, diagonally. Take note of his long breath attacks, those are the moments to clutch him and tenderize or wall bang him. As long as you dont dive into the flame, ( chest, then hop to head is often safe). That move, plus cone attacks are also great times to snipe his head. But you have to know where to be, ( head for cone, neck/ near chest for all fours breath, so it runs into your swinging weapon) and when to leave, before you get hit. If you wall bang him while he is standing, you can damage him a little if there is some rock to hit his head as he bends down. Then, if you are fast, you can properly wall bang him before he decides to stand up.

                              • Anonymous

                                super flame breath into revive from cat into another super flame breath. i hope the devs drive safely and do not get into a freak accident

                                • Anonymous

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                                  • Anonymous

                                    I know that Fatalis is supposed to be the final boss of mhw, but, there is no excuse about how terribly designed his fight is.

                                    This fight REQUIRES you to bring abilities such as Divine blessing to make this fight doable, since All attacks from Fatalis do ridiculously high damage (not saying he should do less damage, just saying that he does twice the damage of Alatreon, with a weak attack) and most of them have the potential to one-shot you.

                                    But the ridiculously high damage is only PART of the problem, because Fatalis has the jankiest hitboxes off all the game, which makes his fight all more tedious and annoying.

                                    The other problem with Fatalis is that he can AND will spam the same attack over and over and over again, since he has little to no attacks, which causes that his AI uses the same movement repeatedly until you change position.

                                    But the real problem with Fatalis is that it can be easily defeated with cheese strats, which show how broken this fight is, and make using any other strategy more time consuming than anything.

                                    Now that i’m done complaining, I will tell you some tips for beating up this freakin a##hole SOLO without going insane.

                                    1) Break at least 1 time the head so his flame attacks don’t one shot you

                                    2) Bring the Perks agitator, critical eye, and tenderizer, they will make your life easier when it comes to damaging Fatalis

                                    3) if you use a light weapon (lonsword, dual blades, etc…) you MUST make sure you have a shaver jewel in your build , because you will need it for softening Fatalis’ skin.

                                    And lastly:

                                    4) Bring Fortify to the fight, if Fatalis kills you by any reason, this skill is a must to have, since it skyrockets both your defense and attack to crazy levels, so it helps a lot if keep fainting on fatalis.

                                    That’s all, thanks for reading all that and good luck against Fatty I mean Fatalis.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I'd recommend either beating fatalis solo first, or only play with specific hunters who know what they're doing. Many inexperienced players join fatalis quests unprepared thinking whoever posted it will carry them and usually cart pretty quickly. I'd avoid SOS signals for this reason.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Very annoying and exhausting fight during multi-player, especially if you are carrying your team by yourself with Wide-range/Friendship decoration. Fatalis is smart and aims for YOU because you are saving everyone else's asses, so be aware whenever you have Friendship 5 deco, this damn thing will follow you like crazy to try to cart you all the time.

                                        The fight in multi-player is much easier if 2 teammates have Friendship 5, but unfortunately that's not very common and realistic. However, if you are playing with a friend let them know beforehand so you both can have Wide-range and save your entire team and carry each other til the end.

                                        *** Important decorations for the fight regardless of your weapon: ***

                                        - Health Boost 3 (must have, he can K.O. you with a single blast even wearing this deco, not wearing it isn't an option unfortunately)
                                        - Divine Blessing 3-5 (if possible 5 either with 2 pieces of the Gold Rathian set or 2 pieces of the Fatalis set if you managed to grab the materials to forge it)
                                        - Evade Window 5
                                        - Evade Extender 3
                                        - Steadfast 3 (Stun resistance 2 is mortal against Fatalis. The few seconds you spend trying to recover from the stun, he WILL ruthlessly cart you)

                                        **Useful decorations you should try to fit to make your life easier**

                                        - Heavy Artillery 2 (remember it's a shorter fight than usual: 30 min and you'll use a lot of ballistae/cannons during it)
                                        - Partbreaker 3 to break his head faster and avoid instant deaths on his final phase
                                        - Wide-range/Friendship 5 if you are on multi-player, but as I mentioned earlier: Fatalis will try to kill you all the time for carrying your entire team lol be aware you will need to dodge him like the plague and to have more experience to know his moves set
                                        - If fit: Coalescence or Agitator/Challenger


                                        I'd definitely recommend wearing 2 pieces of the Gold Rathian set + 3 pieces of the Alatreon set (to give you Divine Blessing 5 + the Alatreon chest piece will give you Health Boost 3 and the elemental resistance with 3 pieces = +20% of fire resistance)

                                        Or if you already got some Fatalis parts to forge another option:
                                        2 Fatalis set pieces + 3 Alatreon set pieces

                                        Some people recommend 3 pieces of Raging Brachy set + 2 pieces of Gold Rathian, but I'd definitely try getting 3 pieces of the Alatreon set + the Alatreon weapon before facing Fatalis

                                        **Specialized Tools**:

                                        - Temporal Mantle (if upgraded use Attack, Defense or Expert decorations)

                                        - Rocksteady or Ghillie Mantle (Ghillie is used a lot to load the cannons. Don't forget that during the 2nd and 3rd phases there's still a canon on the right side of the map, by the roaming ballista. Most people neglect it and simply don't use it... if you are opting for the Ghillie, use this canon as well)

                                        - DO NOT BOTHER WITH THE HEALTH BOOSTER (All the times I used it or saw people using it, it seems everyone gets desperate and distracted to get some HP restored and cause agglomeration, which makes Fatalis to cart everyone even faster lol I know it sounds stupid and nonsensical but it happens all the time lol)

                                        **Remember**: Fatalis is a completely different fight and will make you angry and frustrated even if you killed every single monster of the game before him. Don't give up, it's not easy but once you get used to his movements and attacks, you'll bring him down. It took me A LOT of tries. Unfortunately it's a trial and error fight, and a good team can help you stay alive until the very end.

                                        **One last tip**: use the dragon pods he drops to make him instantly flinch and stop attacks. I see a lot of players not getting the slinger ammo on the floor, which imo is a waste. Please grab and use them as much as you can! They can save your team from his flames, especially that annoying cone shape attack that can cart everyone instantly...

                                        • Anonymous

                                          this monster is actually much and far easier than alatreon. alatreon punish you if you're not hitting the vibe check which is dumb.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I'm still very far away from fighting this guy but the moment I saw that palico armor I just knew that I'll have to nerd my ass off playing against this thing in the future.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Farmed the Alpha and Beta armors, and three maxed weapons from this guy. Fatalis is the single most terribly designed fight in Iceborne, and its gear is so brokenly OP it makes every hunt not Fatalis a total joke. Maxed health, stamina, every damage skill, Divine Blessing 5, and you still have plenty more room to fit more decorations. You just stat check everything and can never die. And the Fatalis fight itself is miserable. Health Boost 3, Divine Blessing 3, 20+ Fire Resistance, 1000+ defense and you still get one shot if Divine Blessing doesn't proc. 30 minute timer, required usage of the janky artillery because it doesn't get knocked down or stunned otherwise, no Claggers (so you HAVE to burn Mantles to Tenderize), FIVE boring cutscene attacks (As if Safi wasn't bad enough), and a flinch counter that pins you. I wouldn't bother unless you REALLY like completionism.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Not sure if someone else said this before, but any weapon that can block (even barely) is very strong agaisnt his cone breath attack. Even a bare Greatsword, without any points with the Guard skill, is able to block most of the damage and create a safe space for teammates who may be behind you. If you're caught in that attack, and you don't have time to spam the superman dodge, then this is a better alternative.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Heavy artillery 2 in your rocksteady mantle and temporal mantle if you have the upgrades, that guarantees a strong opening with the cannons(provided you snuck with the ghillie mantle to load them before the fight) and allows you to take advantage of the roaming ballista, You'll be just fine as long as you break at least one of it's horns before phase 3.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    This Monster is an utterly dumb try to get a challenging bossfight by taking every single dial and cranking it up to 11. There is a reason why Alatreon is seens as way more fun to fight because hes actually challenging. Its a tight balance of not taking too much dmg and at the same time being relentless with your own attacks. While Fatalis only justification of being "challenging" is unreasonably giant hitboxes and beeg numbers *drools in dev*

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Fire resistance does absolutely nothing to mitigate it's fire massive damage, you are better off getting evade window and evade extender.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Still haven’t beaten it and it has been a year. Actually it has been longer than that. I can’t play with other people and I am stuck. Should I be taking palico or not? Are the Dual Blades a good weapon for him? I always get him to the last phase but I take to long. I use Alatreon weapons and armor. Are there other weapons I should consider? I have one peace of his armor and I use it but it isn’t enough. I have tried grinding for his armor but I never break the face a second time. I have done everything that people have said but I still can’t do it. Do you guys have anything else to say?? I know not giving up is the hardest part and I don’t plan on letting him have this victory. I really need some advice. Thanks in advance!

                                                        ~ Eriatha

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Assuming anyone is trying to get the eye to drop. in both phases just keep trying to bait out his "cone" attack which is the one that covers a large part of the arena is a sort of dust fire that ticks your health down over time. If you can bait that and remain close to him it leaves his head exposed and low enough for you to get a good combo in just adjust the amount of hits you do since when he finishes he also leaves a small pool of fire that detonates. In phase 2 you also have the roaming ballista, if you focus his head you can deal some good damage to it, i wouldn't suggest using the cannons since they usually just hit his body and not his head. Other than that try to also fit all 3 levels of part breaker since they help immensely in reducing the amount of damage required to get both breaks. Theres really no fool proof and cheesy way of doing it without risks unless you want to spend hours trying your luck with the palico plunder blade. Just do your best to avoid his attacks and attack only the head since it reduces the odds of going into phase 2 or even 3 without having broken the head completely.

                                                          • Assuming anyone is trying to get the eye to drop. in both phases just keep trying to bait out his "cone" attack which is the one that covers a large part of the arena is a sort of dust fire that ticks your health down over time. If you can bait that and remain close to him it leaves his head exposed and low enough for you to get a good combo in just adjust the amount of hits you do since when he finishes he also leaves a small pool of fire that detonates. In phase 2 you also have the roaming ballista, if you focus his head you can deal some good damage to it, i wouldn't suggest using the cannons since they usually just hit his body and not his head. Other than that try to also fit all 3 levels of part breaker since they help immensely in reducing the amount of damage required to get both breaks. Theres really no fool proof and cheesy way of doing it without risks unless you want to spend hours trying your luck with the palico plunder blade. Just do your best to avoid his attacks and attack only the head since it reduces the odds of going into phase 2 or even 3 without having broken the head completely.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              So here is a problem I have with him. Every time I go for the head I lose to running out of time but when I don’t run out of time I faint. What should I do?? I can’t play events so don’t say anything that mentions them. Here are the skills I use with Alatreon armor:

                                                              Attack Boost lvl7
                                                              Defense Boost lvl7
                                                              Resentment lvl4
                                                              Health Boost lvl3
                                                              Evade Window lvl3
                                                              Dragon Resistance lvl3(This comes with Alatreon)
                                                              Stun Resistance lvl3
                                                              Crit Boost lvl2
                                                              Tremor Resistance lvl2
                                                              Heavy artillery lvl2
                                                              Affinity Sliding lvl1
                                                              Free Meal lvl1
                                                              Fortitude lvl1
                                                              Constitution lvl1
                                                              And Resuscitate lvl1

                                                              I did this from memory so this probably isn’t 100% accurate. I use the Alatreon Beta with Alatreon DBs. I will literally refuse to use any other weapon. I have been getting way better at fighting him to the point of where I got to the last nova and break almost everything(I didn’t break the head twice). Please tell me what to do! I really am stuck! That would be appreciated! Thanks in advance and Happy Hunting

                                                              ~ Eriatha

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Stop being frustrated that you have to kill him solo. He has way less health solo and random teammates will often fack everything up anyway.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  So do you guys have any tips for him. I have seen people say don’t mess up the dragonator and I already have Alatreon armor and Dual blades. I can’t seem to get to the dragonator. I just suck that badly. I know I am supposed to break the head but they just seem indestructible. I don’t have PS plus so I can’t play with other players. So if you guys have any tips that would help I would really appreciate it! Happy hunting!

                                                                  ~ Eriatha

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I just beat Fatalis for the first time and my adrenaline high has lasted longer than 6 hours. Should I call a doctor?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I just want to say that remember failing is part of the game, multiple times of fail is expected, just keep going, you can do it!

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        half the arena is filled with water on the floor, so you can lose fireblight with just one roll and proc coalescence easily. you dont really need fire or blight resist

                                                                        • Best weapon is Alatreons switch axe Black Harvest. You can claw to the head and deal massive damage nonstop thanks to the dragon element. Its power element phial also fills up extremely fast so you will need only a few hits to get back in the air, continuing working on the horns. This way you break the head, weaken Fatalis attacks 2nd phase and be save most of the time from the dangers on the ground. Equip Golden Lunemail and Lunecoil for Devine Blessing +5, for Helm, hands and legs use Brachydios gear and the Challenger Charm +5 to get Agitator+7. Raise your health to the max and equip partbreaker and Heavy Artillery+2. The moving Ballista is Fatalis' Nemesis and will deal an insane amount of damage. Make sure to use a binder beforehand so you can get clean hits. DON'T waste them and wait until the Balista is ready again! Make sure you wallbang Fatalis as often as possible too. Breaking the horns is top priority! The static ballistas can stun Fatalis if you hit the head a couple of times. Giving you another chance to break the horns. If Fatalis gets fully hit by the Dragonators it will double the damage, potencialy ending the battle so keep that in mind. Your meal should raise your elemental ress. Happy eyes farming!

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            How to kill fatalis:
                                                                            1 Valstrax fighrt jet.
                                                                            4 Seregios Snipers.
                                                                            9 Bazel Bomber,

                                                                            There, EZ,

                                                                            Oh, and 1 Safi Nuke.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              He's got a lot of issues. Hitboxes are off for a bunch of his attacks. He also has autoaim on his fireballs. Another thing is that no matter your defense and res he one shots you.
                                                                              Still better than Alatreon imo

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Hallo all you fine folks out there!
                                                                                I found a harder opponent than fatalis in monster Hunter world... It's the Azure rathalos found in arena quest 7. I'm not kidding here.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Beat him first time with fortify, azure age armor, and Alatreon bow. Took like 20 mins though. Evade extender and evade window with a dab of constitution aside from def, divine bless, and fire res.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Fairly good challenge tbh. Took me a year and half to solo from the time I could do him. He's pretty cool I guess? Alatreon still is my favorite of the two big baddies. Overall 8/10 experience. If you're having trouble soloing him building a switch axe build to ZSD spam him is an excellent option

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I got him with frostfang barioth spread 3 light bow gun.
                                                                                      It took 25 minutes with 2 carts.

                                                                                      I would have killed it in 15 minutes but farming for the right decorations becomes more aggravating than the fatalis fight itself. Lastly to anyone reading this if you can't win this fight it's ok, you did your best and that is good enough for me, I mean it and the people who throw hate at you... those haters are nothing more than animals that are worse than fatalis with no lives of their own. Live long and stay strong!

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        took friggin 2 years to kill him,ok now time to farm him surely this wont take 10 years to make his full armor set right?

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I am currently trying to kill him with solo hunting horn, I haven’t got to the last nova yet but I’m sooo close. The micromanaging of melodies, sharpness, cooldown times, and dps is hell, but I knew what I was signing up for.

                                                                                          I’m just venting a bit, but if your reading this and haven’t beat him yet either; keep at it, we got this!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Just beat him today with 30 seconds left. Best fight in the game! Fair but challenging! I recommend using a plunderblade while practicing to beat him, and have plenty of mats to make max/ancient potions during the fight.

                                                                                            Alatreon and Fatalis may be very difficult but if you stick with they force you to get good. Thank fatty and Alatreon, you were my foes but also my friends.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              best balance between challenging and fair, learning his moves and playing around them feels so much more rewarding than any other monster in my opinion.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Yo someone still needs help to slay this thing on PS? I'm bored out of my eye sockets farming stupid gold crowns...

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  lol I still get one-shot KO'd by him in the 3rd phase even if I have:
                                                                                                  -200 HP (using Health boost decorations)
                                                                                                  -48 Fire resistance (got this using Fire resist decorations + Alatreon armor)
                                                                                                  -over 1000 Defense
                                                                                                  -broke his head twice
                                                                                                  -Level 3 Divine Blessing

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    At time of writing, I have 68 successful hunts on Fatalis, most of them on duo, but I have atleast 20-22 solo hunts on him.
                                                                                                    If you ever come across this page, here are some tips.
                                                                                                    Assuming you haven't killed him yet and it's your first encounter, naturally, you won't have Fatalis set.
                                                                                                    What you can use is 2pc Golden Rathian (Chest, and Coil) that'll give you Divine Blessing 5.
                                                                                                    3pc Lunastra Set on the remaining parts, for the Tool Specialist 5.
                                                                                                    That will make the fight easier. Use the vigorwasp palico gadget, when you max it out, it gives a revive if ever you overcommitted or miscalculated your steps.

                                                                                                    For the fight tips:
                                                                                                    You can use the cannon on the first phase, but keep in mind, in doing so, that would mean you wont be able to knock Fatalis down after the first phase using the Gattling, since it would need 3000 dmg, you wouldn't reach that easily even with HeavyArt2.
                                                                                                    As a matter of personal preference, I'd rather not use the cannons, so I can knock him down with the ballista.
                                                                                                    The reason for that is, I'm a longsword main, most of the hunts, it's either I have red gauge or yellow after knocking him down, if you use the cannon, you'll have to build up from nothing, and you won't maximize the damage.

                                                                                                    Evade Extender is unbelievably underrated in this fight, it'll save you a lot of time trying to close the distance or evading the cones, and his gigantic breath.

                                                                                                    As much as possible, hit his head on the first phase whenever you can, the best time to do so is when he does that long strafing fire breath while he is stepping backwards continuously.
                                                                                                    For his moveset, just try to fight him every time you feel like, that way you can at least memorize his pattern, his hitbox is extremely janky, so be mindful not to overcommit

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Just your perfectly average CASUL passing by:
                                                                                                      After a couple of nights of fighting against the clock, the game finally let me carve this wacky lizard with just ~8 seconds of time remaining.
                                                                                                      I just don't understand what these clown developers were hoping to achieve with this BS time limit... At least, I didn't have to grind Master Ranks and Guiding Lands for augments.

                                                                                                      It may sound amusing to you, but in the last 3-2 minutes of the fight, I got so nervous - I straight up stopped feeling my face and arms. Thought I was about to have a stroke. That was rough. Even though, to be brutally honest, I'm kind of fed up with living - that would've been a fairly silly way to kick the bucket. Heheheh!

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Abnd dead, finally took him out all by myself, only 2:35 left on the clock. What a fight, thou I chessed the heck out of it.

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