glavenus gallery
Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Brute Wyverns
Elements mhw fire damageFire
Ailments fireblight status effect mhw sFireblight
Weakness mhw water elemental damage sWater ⭐⭐⭐
mhw ice damageIce ⭐⭐
mhw dragon damage sDragon ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw fire damageFire (immune)
mhw thunder damage sThunder
Location(s) Ancient Forest  
Wildspire Waste 
Elder's Recess
Tempered Lv. 2

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


Glavenus Combat Info

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head/Tail
    • Orange: Back/Body
    • White: Legs
    • Green: Forelegs
  • Enraged mode: Throat glows a fiery red. Sparks its tail to light and inflicts fireblight status effect mhw sFireblight. (Firecharges are independent of enrage mode)
  • You can obtain shiny drops by causing its firecharged throat to explode, after either dealing enough damage or well aimed slinger shot (Puddle Pod is very effective)
  • Tenderizing the hindlegs is very effective since its head and tail are very high up and might be difficult for some weapons to attack.
  • Its back is riddled with breakable spots, making attacks from above very effective.
  • Be cautious when its throat starts to glow, it will start blasting fireballs. They stick to the floor, causing mhw fire damageFire damage in the area around them, and explode after a moment.
  • Be aware that its throat and head are separate hitzones, but attacking either will cause firecharged throat threshold damage
  • Shock Traps work well against it if you want to attack it's tail, if you would rather attack it's throat easily, Pitfall Traps are very effective
  • Fireproof Mantle can be extremely useful to reduce mhw fire damageFire damage and make you immune to fireblight status effect mhw sFireblight
  • Damaging its throat while it is glowing will cause it to fall to the ground over his back.
  • Be especially weary whenever it puts its tail in its mouth. It is an opportunity for damage but he might do a very high damage rotating attack.
    • 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.
  • Severing 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 s sleep mhw status effect wiki paralysis icon Blastblight stun icon
Weakness Level ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Back (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

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Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


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 Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 32%
glavenus cortex mhw wiki guide smallGlavenus Cortex (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 24% (27%)
glavenus hardfang mhw wiki guide smallGlavenus Hardfang Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 19%
glavenus hellshell mhw wiki guide smallGlavenus Hellshell Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 14%
glavenus tailedge mhw wiki guide smallGlavenus Tailedge (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐ 9% (70%)
molten bursa mhw wiki guideMolten Bursa (Dropped Only) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 0% (50%)
glavenus mantle mhw wiki guideGlavenus Mantle (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐ 2% (3%)


Glavenus Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
glavenus cortex mhw wiki guide smallGlavenus Cortex (Break Back/Forelegs) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 28% (35%/70%)
glavenus shard mhw wiki guide smallGlavenus Shard (Break Head/Forelegs) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 22% (32%/30%)
molten bursa mhw wiki guideMolten Bursa Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 14%
glavenus hardfang mhw wiki guide smallGlavenus Hardfang (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 16% (66%)
glavenus hellshell mhw wiki guide smallGlavenus Hellshell (Break Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 11% (65%)
glavenus tailedge mhw wiki guide smallGlavenus Tailedge Master Rank ⭐⭐ 9%
glavenus mantle mhw wiki guideGlavenus Mantle (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐ 2% (2%)
heavy dragonvein bone mhw wiki guide smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐ 37%
smoldering tailedge mhw wiki guide smallSmoldering Tailedge Master Rank  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 63%
spiritvein slogbone mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Solidbone Master Rank  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 30%
acidic glavenus tailedge mhw wiki guide smallTempered Tailedge Master Rank  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 61%
spiritvein gem mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Gem Master Rank  ⭐⭐ 9%

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."




Large Monsters
Acidic Glavenus  ♦  Alatreon  ♦  Ancient Leshen  ♦  Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Banbaro  ♦  Barioth  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Beotodus  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Blackveil Vaal Hazak  ♦  Brachydios  ♦  Brute Tigrex  ♦  Coral Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Ebony Odogaron  ♦  Fatalis  ♦  Frostfang Barioth  ♦  Fulgur Anjanath  ♦  Furious Rajang  ♦  Gold Rathian  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Leshen  ♦  Lunastra  ♦  Namielle  ♦  Nargacuga  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Nightshade Paolumu  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Raging Brachydios  ♦  Rajang  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Ruiner Nergigante  ♦  Safi'jiiva  ♦  Savage Deviljho  ♦  Scarred Yian Garuga  ♦  Seething Bazelgeuse  ♦  Shara Ishvalda  ♦  Shrieking Legiana  ♦  Silver Rathalos  ♦  Stygian Zinogre  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tigrex  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Velkhana  ♦  Viper Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Yian Garuga  ♦  Zinogre  ♦  Zorah Magdaros


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    • Anonymous

      cool looking monster, but why make it so that if you hit it's arms your weapon bounces. killed the whole fight for me

      • Anonymous

        If you are trying to learn how to play LS this is a great monster to learn your counters on. And it’s also fun with LS.

        ~ Eriatha

        • Anonymous

          i beat him first try but it took me 45 ****ing minutes to capture his ass... the monsters in iceborne have so much HEALTH

          • Anonymous

            Few tips for easy kill on his guy:
            1. Craft Laguna Glaive for boost damage. Most Master rank fights that present a roadblock, from my point of view, requires you to craft weapon with elements that is effective against the boss so that you will have less chance encounter timeout in slaying boss.

            2. Glavenus roaming region overlaps with Diablos. So causing the sand pit to collapse in area 8 by hitting the wingdrakes to make them scream and call Diablos to break the ceiling in Area 13 to reach area 8 will make it easy to lure Glavenus to Diablos when it is enraged.

            3. As mentioned before, the main strategy is to lure Glavenus to Diablos each time it is enraged and each turf war encounter will cause 1920 damage (minimum damage from my observation) to Glavenus.

            4. Bring mega barrel bomb because sometimes, he will run to area 7 and might be inflicted with sleep by the masked tribal creatures there when you fight. So you can get 1 free sleep-bombing chance. (not guaranteed) Or, there is a felyne there that can help you trap the boss for free-hit.

            I am using insect glaive (Laguna Glaive) as my main so....I am not having much issue dodging his attack. Hope your fight will be a breeze using the above tips.

            • Anonymous

              He is fast and hits hard very similar to Barioth. For this I highly recommend to take evade window and/or evade extender. If you do this I would also take constitution. Obviously I would take fire resistance.
              If you can (I know it’s hard) break the tail. I think breaking the head will decrease the damage of his fire balls. To break the tail I recommend any tall weapon with sever. If you are taking the DBs or SnS I would use the clutch claw to you advantage. I believe that’s all I have to say. Don’t give up! Happy hunting and hoped this helped!!

              ~ Eriatha

              • Anonymous

                Hey guys I that I might share some tips for him. They are probably not that good but it’s all I got. So you usually want to take a long reach so you can hit his tail and head. When his tail is glowing always go for the tail because you need to try to cut it off. I doesn’t do much but it still decreases the range. When his tail is rusted go for the head. When he does his all around tail swipe I think if you stand by the left leg if won’t hit you. I don’t exactly remember. When it comes to skills fire resistance and evade window really help. I always use health boost but that’s me. That’s all I have to say for now. Remember the hardest part is not to give up! Happy hunting!

                ~ Eriatha

                • Anonymous

                  Why isn't the Insect glaive called a Glaivenus? :D
                  I said, Why isn't the Insect glaive called a Glaivenus? :D
                  (More silence, this time with crickets chirping)
                  I said, Why isn't the insect glaive called a Glaivenus
                  (Even more silence, this time with a few bored glares)
                  I SAID

                  • Anonymous

                    tried fighting with greatsword and got rekt the 1st time.
                    2nd time I literally just spammed mounted attacks on his legs, only got knocked down twice out of the ~30 mounts it took to kill it.

                    • Anonymous

                      I did cut his tail on my first encounter using Jyatoduous LS XD
                      He is not pretty hard to solo but the main problem is Jyatodus LS sometimes bounces when hit him in wrong spot XD

                      • Anonymous

                        I fought this thing with a LS for the first time and he COMPLETELY destroyed me but then I brought the IG and trashed him. (I still beat him with the LS but it was one of my most painful hunts that I have ever played and I can say that because I played MHfU)The IG was super fun to fight him with

                        • Anonymous

                          The SnS ,GS, GL, Bow, SA look horrible!!! Especially the bow. The LS is pretty bad too. I use the LS and GL!!! WHY CAPCOM WHY!?!?!!?!?!?!??

                          • Anonymous

                            Those having issues with this quest in 2021, I have only been playing this game for a couple of weeks, intensively playing it though but still, a new player, my advice is, use your palicos shieldspire, it is a game changer for the solo player. It gives you room to breath and take on assigments where you would struggle before (or at least for me personally).

                            Dont get me wrong it will still be a challenge but like I said, shieldspire (specially the stooge) will give you a chance to catch your breath and also familiarize with the monsters attack, I am exclusively a bow user and using this made my life much easier.

                            This mission for example pose no challenge whatsoever, maybe I got lucky since these two monsters are the 2 ones I have fought the least since I had no interested on any of their weapons but even then the mission felt fine, plenty of time to spare and even had time to pick up tracks for investigations.

                            Good luck!

                            • Found a Mini Gold Crown at the size of "2190.73" I did find a smaller Acidic Glavenus at the size of "2087.75" but I don't know if they have the same size for both.

                              -Asriel Cypher

                              • Anonymous

                                i will give you help if your stuck
                                so in this fight you want to do a lot of dodging in this fight whether if your using a long range weapon or a short range his tail attacks make up about 85% of his move set so if you dont want to die right away the go for the head
                                you can serve the tail but i would recommend attacking it when its not on fire also dont try to mount this guy because he has two different jump attacks he will also shoot fireballs out of his mouth three if he is enraged thees fireballs will explode in two seconds once it hits the ground so dont run into it ( one more thing when he jumps he will stab his tail into the ground but when he is enraged he will do this two times he will always hit you if you dodge to the side left or right so dont even try dodge backwards or superman dive to the side to avoid it ) - Smart Guy

                                • 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. His tail jabs can be dodged by one roll, during his two jab attack you can roll twice to dodge both attacks. He has a animation were he grabs his tail either means his massive damage beyblade attack or his unenrage animation, either way you probably want to superman dive because 75% of the time its his beyblade attack. For the assigned quest when he retreats to the zone above diablos and summon him to deal around 200-500 damage and afterwords the´ll have a turf war which will do around 600 damage. Anyway my dads yelling at me to go to sleep, so good luck my fellow hunters (P.S please comment any problems you have and I will do my best to help)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    i fought this dude for a whole day trying to beat him
                                    and this guy was straight up telling me: my tail is red! my face is blue! I HAVE A GUN GET IN THE VAN
                                    so yeah... by the way does anyone know how to beat altaron? ( just in case )

                                    • Anonymous

                                      he is a very cool monster and I expected for his great sword to be cool. "Sees great sword" wait what? I thought it would just be his tail stuck on a stick but this version works to I guess. but very cool fight and monster and weapons nonetheless.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Capcom: Hey, so lets add in this t-rex with a flaming greatsword as a tail, not add any of the other fated 4 in this game, and to top it off we design it's supposedly beautiful GS with a metal wing with part of his face glued to it instead of JUST STICKING IT'S TAIL ON A METAL ROD

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Capcom: What should we do for this guys great sword, let's see... he has a giant 1000 degree knife for a tail... You know what? Thinking of weapon designs is tough, let's just glue a scale to a regular one and be done

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Diablos: I have a club for a tail Rathian: I have a tail that induces poison Glavunius: You pathetic bastards

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I really like this monster. Its design is great and the fight is intense and engaging BUT I utterly despise its tail sever mechanic. There are few things more annoying than finally getting an opening just to have its tail stop glowing. I really hope this gets changed to a simple reduction rather than full immunity to sever.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                When i saw that Glav would return. i had hope. Then i saw his turf wars. Literally anyone who played MHX/XX was expecting the living 1000 degree knife challenge to break ore cleave through lesser beings. And we were dissapointed

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I swear to god, if the fully upgraded great sword isn’t just his tail on a stick then I am going to have a fit of absolute rage!

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