Enemy Type

Large Monsters

Species Brute Wyverns
Elements mhw-fire-damage_sFire
Ailments fireblight-status-effect-mhw_sFireblight
Weakness mhw-water-elemental-damage Water(⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-ice-damageIce (⭐⭐)
mhw-dragon-damageDragon (⭐⭐)
mhw-thunder-damageThunder (⭐)
Resistances mhw-fire-damageFire
Location(s) Ancient Forest  
Wildspire Waste 
Elder's Recess
Tempered Lv. T2

Glavenus is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ディノバルド (Dinobarudo) in Japanese. It was added with the Iceborne Expansion on Sept 6th 2019.


A brute wyvern that wields its heavy blue tail like a blade. It grows hotter and more keen with each strike until it glows red."

Glavenus Details & Locations

  • Found in: Ancient Forest, Wildspire Waste, Elder's Recess
  • Target of Quests: The Scorching Blade
  • Is not immediately hostile. 
  • Attacks other monsters: Does attack Rathian when near and has turf wars with Rathalos, Diablos, Zinogre, and pseudowyverns.
  • Rival Turf War: Does engage Rathalos in turfwar, and one winner is random. There is no draw, and animation of clash is defined by a chosen winner.
  • Small Monsters version: n/a
  • Size:  2166.12  ~  3003.03
  • Species: Brute Wyvern
  • HP (Tempered): ~??


Glavenus Combat Info

  • Deals mhw-fire-damage_sFire damage and inflicts fireblight-status-effect-mhw_sFireblight.
  • Weak to mhw-water-elemental-damage Water mhw-ice-damageIce and mhw-dragon-damageDragon
  • Resistant to mhw-fire-damageFire 
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Face/Tail
    • Orange: Back
    • White: Feet
  • Enraged mode: Throat glows a fiery red. Sparks its tail to light and inflicts Fireblight. (Firecharges are independent of enrage mode)
  • You can obtain a Shiny Drops by attacking: By causing firecharged throat to explode, after either dealing enough damage or well aimed slinger shot (Puddle Pod is very effective)

    Tips and note:
  • Tenderize the hind legs
  • Its back is riddled with Breakable spots, making attacks from above very effective.
  • Be cautious when throat starts to glow, it will emit blasting fireballs. They stick to the floor, causing firedamage in the area around them, and explode after a moment.
  • Be aware that throat and head are separate hitzones, but attacking either will cause firecharged throat treshold damage
  • Shock traps work well against it, if you want to hit flaming tail, pitfall for easy access to flaming throat.
  • Make sure to pack the Vitality Mantle to negate some damage and the Fireproof mantle to negate some of the Fireblight.
  • Take advantage of the claw shot and keep your slinger stocked to knock it down whenever you can.
  • Damaging its throat while it is glowing will cause it to fall to the ground over his back.
  • Be especially weary whenever he puts the tail in his mouth. It invites for free damage but he might do a devastating 360° Attack afterwards.
    • This devastating attack takes about three seconds to charge. If your main weapon is a weapon with a counterattack ability, (The Longsword for example) take advantage of the free damage opportunity, count three seconds, then perform the counterattack.
  • Sever the tail: Glavenus tail has a mechanic which stops damage going to the tail sever threshold when its tail is not flaming. This would make its tailtip only severable while it is flaming because that is the only time the threshold can take damage. The Lance's Claw counter is very effective, as you can take an easy hit whenever it attacks you with its tail.
    You can chip the tail however, by hitting tailbase with any type of damage, even when its not flaming. Its separate part from severable tailtip, with its own hitzone and breaking treshold.


Glavenus 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 Damage Needed
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ??
Back (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ??
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ??


In-game weakness information



Glavenus Low and High Rank Carves

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

Glavenus Carves

Carves Frequency %
glavenus_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGlavenus Shard (Forelegs Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
glavenus-cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGlavenus Cortex Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
glavenus-hardfang-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGlavenus Hardfang (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
glavenus_hellshell-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGlavenus Hellshell (Break Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
glavenus-tailedge-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGlavenus Tailedge (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐  
Glavenus Mantle (Break Head - Break Tail) Master Rank ⭐  


Glavenus Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
glavenus-cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGlavenus Cortex Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
glavenus_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGlavenus Shard (Forelegs Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
molten_bursa-mhw-wiki-guideMolten Bursa (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
glavenus-hardfang-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGlavenus Hardfang (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
glavenus_hellshell-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGlavenus Hellshell (Break Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
glavenus-tailedge-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGlavenus Tailedge (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐  
heavy_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐  
heavy_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐  
Glavenus Coin Master Rank  
spiritvein-slogbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Slogbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
smoldering_tailedge-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSmoldering Tailedge Master Rank  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Spiritvein Solidbone Master Rank  ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Tempered Tailedge Master Rank  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Spiritvein Gem Master Rank  ⭐⭐  

Glavenus Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Glavenus Monster.




Notes & Trivia

  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range
  • It is known as the "Cutting Wyvern"
  • Its battle music theme is "The Scorching Blade"
  • The inspiration of Glavenus's design was the "Land counterpart of Rathalos."




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