Raging Brachydios

Enemy Type

Large Monsters

Species Brute Wyverns
Elements None
Ailments status_effect-blastscourge_mhwi_iconBlastscourge
Weakness mhw-ice-damage_sIce ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-thunder-damage_sThunder ⭐
Location(s) Guiding Lands (Quest only)
Tempered Lv.  None

Raging Brachydios is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). 猛り爆ぜるブラキディオス in Japanese. It is a variant of Brachydios.


A Brachydios variant that is much larger than the normal species. The slime on its body will activate over time and detonate.

Raging Brachydios Details & Locations


Raging Brachydios Combat Info

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head/Arms/Tip of tail.
    • Orange: Torso/Body.
    • White: Hindlegs.
  • Normal mode: Permanently covered in Yellow Slime that explodes faster then the regular green slime. The slime on its hands, head and tail will over time switch to red, the so called "Flashpoint Slime" Once Red, its hits will trigger explosions pretty much instantly. The Flashpoint Slime can be washed off by hitting it with Water Damage of any sort.

  • Enraged mode: Indicated by a short Pause and a Roar. All Areas of its body immediately switch to Flashpoint Slime. Glows stronger and coats area with slime, areas of the body will glow red including arms, head, shoulders, back , and the end of its tail. This is also a warning sign that its attacks will cause explosions on impact. Hitting slime lodged on its body with Watermoss or Slinger Bombs can dislodge them.  Watch out as this will leave an explosive Slime Puddle underneath the part, that explodes after roughly 2 Seconds

  • Recommended Skills: Blast Resistance, Health BoostEarplugs, Tool Maintenance, Ice Attack, Evade Distance, Evade Window

  • Best Specialized Tools: Fireproof Mantle (if the player does not have level 3 Antiblast), Temporal Mantle, Evasion Mantle.

  • Best Items: Health items including Max Potions, Lifepowders, and Dust of Life to heal you and your teammates, Cool Drink to prevent heat damage from the volcanic area and reduce the heat damage caused by the heated slime secreted by the monster during its final battle phase. Traps for Dps oppurtunities, Flash Pods for creating windows to heal/sharpen/retreat.
  • Its Recommended to use Weapons that Deal mhw-ice-damage_s Ice Damage as its the monsters greatest elemental weakness.

  • Sticky Ammo lvl 3 if very effective against it especially if playing in a team. The sticky ammo will knock down the monster and stun it allowing for teammates to safely attack the Raging Brachydios.

  • Flash Pods are very useful to create an opening for healing, or stopping an incoming attack. However, be warned as with all master rank monsters they gain  resistance to being flashed. The resistance will go away after a while.

  • Once Raging Brachydios retreats to the Nest Area of the Volcanic Region, head back to camp to stock up on Ammo and Potions. Once the first player enters the Area, Raging Brachydios will perform a flashy move, that blocks the exits of the Area, preventing any escape (even by Farcaster). Traps are also disabled, including the Palico Thundertrap (yes, they patched it). The Area can still be entered through its southern entrance.

  • Raging Brachydios' mechanics completely change in this phase. Instead of just punching you, Raging Brachydios is mostly focused on spreading its completely released Flashpoint slime all over the Area. The slime deals much more damage on contact in this phase. Once a lot of Slime was spread, Raging Brachydios will Roar, indicated by a camera Zoom-Out, detonating every puddle of slime in the room. The explosion is so violent it even damagea Raging Brachydios (84 Damage), which can be used to slay it for a good laugh.

  • As stated above this monster is currently uncapturable and must be slain in order to complete the quest ....And My Rage for All, where this monster can only be fought and encountered. There are no Raging Brachydios Investigations (though they have been announced to come with a future update)

  • It is best to make good use of the Clutch Claw and knock down the monster as often as possible

  • Due to the fact that Raging Brachydios is much larger than a regular Brachydios it becomes more of a threat, as its large size allows it to hit players much more easier due to its larger hit boxes.

  • Raging Brachydios has a similar move set to a regular Brachydios. However, it both has a more potent set of attacks and a few moves unique to the variant.

  • The head and front arms of the Raging Brachydios can be broken. Much like the normal Brachydios, the tail can be severed and carved.

  • Specific Combat Tips

    • Unless you want to heal or retreat to get more Supplies, DON'T BACK UP. Raging Brachydios has three extremely long range attacks with large hitboxes and huge damage. Staying close to it and chipping away at its legs and fists is much safer. Unless you use ranged weapons of course.

    • You should also consider flashing Raging Brachydios before you heal.

    • Don't dodge away from Raging Brachydios, dodge into it. Raging Brachydios moves forward with most attacks, so dodging through them is much safer than dodging away from them.

    • Raging Brachydios might be terrifying on the offense, but it doesnt have much health. Using a Pitfall Trap of Shock Trap early on will allow you to deal a large amount of damage, dramatically speeding up the fight. Raging Brachydios cannot be captured anyway, so using traps as a damaging tool is a good idea, though their effectiveness is greatly reduced after the third one.

  • Areas and their Advantages

    • Area 2 (Start)

      • This is where every Raging Brachydios hunt begins. It's not that great. Use the Scatternuts to execute the slinger burst, watch out for Raging Brachydios' punches and move on as fast as possible.

    • Area 3

      • Its rare that Raging Brachydios even stops here, it usually moves on to the next area if you deal enough damage early on. Use the massive Slide in the north of this Area to get some easy mounts and move on to the next area.

    • Area 5 (Middle Part)

      • You will be here quite some time if your damage isn't great. The Ledges are good for mounting or Dual Blades, as is the narrow slide you enter this area through. There are also several Poisoncups for poisoning and a Para-, Nitro-, and Sleeptoad. Use all of this and beat up Raging Brachydios until it retreats to the Volcanic region.

    • Area 14 (End Phase)

      • Welcome to Hell! Dont forget your Cool Drink. This is where a large part of the fight is spent. Which is bad because theres no cover, lava everywhere and only one environmental aid in form of the volcano. Use the ledge in the room for mounts and lure Raging Brachydios to the active Volcano (you can tell it's activating by the floor shaking). Stand your ground and bully Raging Brachydios to its nest.

    • Area 15 (Last Stand)

      • If you managed to get this far, good work. The hardest part is behind you. Stock up on items before you enter though, just to be safe. Use the slope to manuever around Raging Brachydios and the Flashpoint Slime, Avoid the Slimeprints as much as possible and enjoy the fireworks.



Raging Brachydios 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
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Front Leg (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information



Raging Brachydios Master Rank Carves

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

Raging Brachydios Carves

Carves Frequency %
indestructible-ebonshell-mhw-wiki-guideIndestructible Ebonshell ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 36% 
brach-obliterator-mhw-wiki-guideBrach Obliterator ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 21%
brach-warhead-mhw-wiki-guideBrach Warhead ⭐⭐⭐ 14%
flashpoint-slime-mhw-wiki-guideFlashpoint Slime (Dropped) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 24% (100%)
velkhana-crystal-mhw-wiki-guideImmortal Reactor 5%
brachydios_lash-mhw-wiki-guideBrachydios Lash (Tail Carved only) ⭐⭐ 53%


Raging Brachydios Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
indestructible-ebonshell-mhw-wiki-guideIndestructible Ebonshell ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 36% 
brach-obliterator-mhw-wiki-guideBrach Obliterator (Break Forelegs) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 21% (73% for each foreleg broken)
brach-warhead-mhw-wiki-guideBrach Warhead (Break Head) ⭐⭐⭐ 14% (92%)
flashpoint-slime-mhw-wiki-guideFlashpoint Slime (Break Forelegs) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 24% (27% for each foreleg broken)
brachydios_lash-mhw-wiki-guideBrachydios Lash (Tail Carved only) ⭐⭐ 19%
velkhana-crystal-mhw-wiki-guideImmortal Reactor (Break Head) 5% (8%)
brachydios_pallium-mhw-wiki-guide-smallBrachydios Pallium ⭐⭐ 8%

Raging Brachydios Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Raging Brachydios Monster. These are unconfirmed and pre-release information for now!




Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Crushing Wyvern".






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    • Anonymous

      06 Aug 2020 19:54  

      Roll to the side to dodge, forward works of you are near his legs and can get to his back. Hits hard but is clumsy, letting an attack pass, keep near enough to smack him and withdraw quickly/ go to his side or back again is good. It’s dangerous to trade hits w it. Only combo if he is staggered/ attacking an ally and not facing you. Best to smash his head from the side. Lots of slime in front. Prep an evasion mantle when he calms down, you can safely clutch him and flinch shot to a wall. Or use it defensively for his rage state. Prep good gear vs blast

      • 27 Jul 2020 21:56  

        'Raging Brachydios might be terrifying on the offense, but it doesnt have much health.' 28k health in solo is considered not much? That's more hp than MR Elder Dragons (not regarding Shara or Tempered).

        • Anonymous

          27 Jul 2020 05:37  

          ya know i failed to finish him off 4 times ina row due to people keep dying. But when i finally slayed him i got immortal reactor for the first time!!!

          • Anonymous

            27 Jul 2020 05:35  

            his final move in the final zone it was amazing as hell!(literally) like he punches the ground so many times that a bunch of slimes started coming out from the ground! I was so scared because I thought they would explode but it was just like fire. But they can explode on his command, for me he is harder then furious rajang since he has blastcourge .

            • Anonymous

              23 Jul 2020 19:50  

              This guy was the first time in this game where it felt like it was just.. unfair.
              He just keeps coming at you over and over and over, 2shotting you

              • Anonymous

                06 Jun 2020 15:24  

                Solo killed him with shara/vaal set. With some decos my stats were max def, max blast resist, regen max, health max, vaal set bonus, stun proof, max fire res, max part breaker. Vit and tempo mantle. Legiana ls. A bit of advice for solo pro's is to prio def L at canteen and adamant pills. Also bring comb mats for max potions. I also solo run safi with same set.

                • Anonymous

                  31 May 2020 04:32  

                  Just make sure to build as much def as possible (neckalce on 4+ big def jewel = 7 points in def-boost) then go for explosion resist and make sure your health-boost is on top. damage is not that important on him. Every member of the team should have fireproof mantle and groul heal. fill everthing up after each phase und stun him as much as possible in 4th phase: easy hunting

                  • Anonymous

                    25 May 2020 14:23  

                    Zero immortal reactors after 10-12 kills. Also side note since it's not listed, if you're having issues with removing the slime, use pods. Specifically the puddle pods or bomb/piercing pods. They'll instantly remove the slime on his hands and head. This will significantly reduce his damage output until he reapplies them from a safe distance.

                    • Anonymous

                      23 May 2020 02:01  

                      I only fight this bloody thing with the insect glaive a its the only weapon I’ve managed to actually kill him with, god bless constant aerial attacks.

                      • Anonymous

                        15 May 2020 18:33  

                        I've gone about a dozen aborted attempts so far and he's way harder than you'd think he would be. Everytime I knock off his slime (charge blade) I end up getting chunked in the process a second later, so you're getting punished even for doing the correct thing. Dozens of max potions down the drain too because regular pots are too slow.

                        • Anonymous

                          15 May 2020 05:18  

                          He’s so big that almost every attack has a MASSIVE AoE. For me thats the most difficult part. (Apart from the blastblight, but for that I just use the anti-blast charm)

                          • Anonymous

                            13 May 2020 22:22  

                            If you reached the last area you've made it. Before he explodes the slime he always casts a ton of them all at once. Thats the moment you should search a save area. And the rest is just basic Monster Hunter.

                            • Anonymous

                              11 May 2020 01:00  

                              What I like to do in the final area is to think of the area as having 3 sectors: One sector on the elevated area, and the other two on the sides where the entrances were. From experience, Raging Brachy alternates between a roar that spreads slime and the detonating roar. Knowing this, I try to keep it in one sector until it does the slime roar, then retreat to a different sector so I can avoid the puddle explosions from his second roar.

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