Enemy Type

Large Monsters

Species Elder Dragon
Elements mhw-fire-damage_sFire


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 13% 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 13% 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 40%/25%/10% 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 four 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) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information



Fatalis Low and High Rank Carves

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

Fatalis Carves

Carves Frequency %
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

Rewards Frequency %
Fatalis Shard (Drop) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 50%
Fatalis Pectus (Drop) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 28%
Old Dragon Treasure (Drop) ⭐⭐⭐ 22%
Fatalis Cortex ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 33%
Fatalis Shard ⭐⭐⭐ 27%
Fatalis Pectus ⭐⭐ 19%
Fatalis Fellwing ⭐⭐ 12%
Fatalis Hardhorn 9%

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

      07 Jan 2021 01:42  

      Fans : Out of all the Fatalis why this piece if crap? Why not White or Crimson?

      Capcom: 1. We want people to rage quit Iceborne so people switch to Rise.
      2. We want people to to think Iceborne is boring so people switch to rise.
      3.We want Iceborne to go out of buissness.
      4. We want people to rage quit.

      • Anonymous

        22 Dec 2020 03:08  

        Perhaps like yuan garuga, the tempered/arch tempered version will be like scarred yuan garuga, but instead crimson fatalis? I sure hope so so the people who tell other people to get good have a taste of their own medicne

        • 11 Dec 2020 08:43  

          Best fight in the game by a mile and a half. Truly felt like a monster. Why would ppl cheese/get carried trough this? You’re literally robbing yourself of the best fight The game has to offer. Probably took me 10+ tries until I got the hang of it and at 240hrs of playtime I beat him. Then beat him again twice in a row for evil eyes, lol. Screw HBG, screw the meta. Beat him completely solo with my own IG build and have 0 regrets.

          • Anonymous

            03 Dec 2020 21:38  

            Ok I have a theory you know how they say this is the last update of Iceborne. ICBORNE not the base game world so what if they say the reason they said no more updates for Iceborne is because there gonna make two new DLC. From what I learned from fatalis there probaly gonna make two other DLC's featureing white and crimson.

            • Anonymous

              28 Nov 2020 21:15  

              i did a hunt with a guy today that infuriates me. he joined my fatalis quest then proceeded to sit in the camp for the entire f*cking time. i just want evil eyes so that i can make the fatalis lance. people like that make me angry

              • Anonymous

                23 Nov 2020 04:24  

                For the Trivia segment, Fatalis isn't "the" black dragon. He is "a" Black Dragon, as in the class of monster. Similar to Elder Dragon or a class of Wyvern. It's not a title; it's a category. Don't mean to be overbearing if it's a typo though.

                • Anonymous

                  21 Nov 2020 11:00  

                  To everyone who people tell to get good, don't let them drag you down to their level, because they are the people who are MR 999 and don't like to play a variety of games

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Nov 2020 18:31  

                    Someone needs to change the part where Heavy Artillery and Felyne Bombardier doesn't affect topple buildup. I tested the validity of it and it came out absolutely false. I fired all ten cannonballs at him and all he did was so much as spit fire at me.

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Nov 2020 17:14  

                      If you keep getting matched with players that keep dying, I may have a solution for you. Play during the morning, because of timezones, this will be the time japanese and Koreans players will be around (because it’s night time after work for them) they are usually very good and know what they are doing. Good luck

                      • Anonymous

                        13 Nov 2020 17:08  

                        Two notes on the heavy artillery topple:
                        1. Bonus damage from bombadier buff and heavy artillery do count towards his topple threshold (confirmed by failing a topple multiple times without either)
                        2. Heavy artillery damage won't apply if the gems are in the ghillie mantle. The mantle drops as soon as you begin the firing animation and the damage is calculated at point of contact.

                        Also, noticed that the cannons do significantly less damage on the special assignment fight versus the event quest fight but still have yet to confirm this.

                        • Anonymous

                          10 Nov 2020 09:59  

                          I'm sorry for typing this in the Fatalis comment section but I need this to be confirmed. The "Dawn triumphs" Alatreon only has 30% of it's original hp because of Fatalis?

                          • Anonymous

                            09 Nov 2020 14:20  

                            I like Fatalis and all but i'm sad this is the last update of Iceborne. Capcom should at least add some all time favorites, Sergios, Chaotic Gore Magala and Gogmazios.

                            • Anonymous

                              08 Nov 2020 04:25  

                              I finally did it after like 3 days I finally solo killed fatalis. I have truly proven myself as a hunter. Now, I finally get to farm that sweet,sweet armor. Feels good man. Much better fight than alatreon.

                              • Anonymous

                                04 Nov 2020 02:31  

                                Anyone know what level of wind pressure you need to negate the flinch when he starts readying the huge flame?

                                • Anonymous

                                  31 Oct 2020 01:23  

                                  Do you think fatalis is harder than arch Velkhana or the other way around personally I think fatalis is harder but I’m interested in you’re opinions

                                  • Anonymous

                                    28 Oct 2020 20:29  

                                    Swaxe mains, rise up! We have a reason to spam ZSD again! Barring jokes, though, I've found using rocksteady and spamming his head with ZSD does tons of work. So, if you also want to spam his head with ZSD, use:
                                    Critical Boost
                                    Weakness Exploit
                                    Critical Eye
                                    Rocksteady Mantle
                                    Health regen augment isn't required, but highly recommended since he'll still do damage to you with some moves.
                                    Agitator (Best time to spam ZSD is after a wall yeet, so your agitator activates and you get that sweet sweet damage boost)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      28 Oct 2020 14:37  

                                      I just got to Fatalis but stuck on the first part where you only solo him and he keeps one-shotting me.
                                      Any tips.

                                      • 27 Oct 2020 17:17  

                                        Here are some tips and tricks for those who're still struggling against Fatalis. Some of those tips have already been mentioned by other players, but since such comments are scattered all across this page, I figured it'd be helpful to create a completely new post.

                                        1. Start the battle with a Ghilli Mantle, Heavy Artillery Jewels (ideally inside said Ghillie Mantle) as well as bombs. Equip the mantle, place the bombs in front of Fatalis and then run up to the cannons, picking up some stones along the way. Make sure to hit Fatalis with all ten cannon balls. He will run towards you, triggering your bombs in the process.

                                        2. Use your stones to bring Fatalis down to all fours by flinch-shotting his head. After that, pick up some additional ammo (either more stones or some dragon pods from softening) and wall-bang him. This will combine the damage of the first flinch shot with the damage of the wall-bang and it will enrage him quickly, triggering your Agitator.

                                        3. Tenderize his head if you haven't already. Run up to the ballista and aim some shots at his head and/or chest. If you hit all cannon balls before, this should be enough to exceed the threshold and bring him down. Use this time to inflict significant damage to the head.

                                        4. When healing, try to stay somewhat close to Fatalis. Do not allow him to interrupt your heal (or worse, to kill you) with a fire breath because you are too far away while also making sure that he cannot easily hit you with a tail slam/swipe or charge.

                                        5. You can avoid most fire breath attacks by grappling to his head. Fireballs, on the other hand, will damage you.

                                        6. More often than not, it will appear as if Fatalis is falling down. This, however, is an attack that will damage you and pin you down. Getting hit by that will usually get you killed without outside support.

                                        7. Save your one-shot binders for phase 3 as he is the most dangerous in this phase. This is especially true if you did not manage to break his head at least once. Additionally, always completely empty the Minigun as it will not recharge otherwise.

                                        8. In Phase 3, Fatalis will have a move where he starts breathing fire on one side of his body before performing a full 360 degree spin. Standing behind the front leg on the other side of his body will save you from this attack; otherwise, you can always grapple.

                                        9. The stationary stones in this fight are a blessing and a curse. You can stand behind them to avoid this cone fire breath attacks, but be careful when fighting in front of them, as they will intercept fireballs and bring you into the explosion range. The latter also applies to walls.

                                        Good luck!

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