Raging Brachydios

Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Brute Wyverns
Elements None
Ailments status_effect-blastscourge_mhwi_iconBlastscourge
Weaknesses mhw-ice-damage_sIce (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater (⭐⭐)

mhw-thunder-damage_sThunder (⭐)

mhw-fire-damage_sFire (X)

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 attacks will trigger explosions pretty much instantly. The Flashpoint Slime can be washed off by hitting it with melee attacks, water element attacks or watermoss. However, watch your step, as this will cause the slime to fall off and detonate.

  • 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 opportunities, Flash Pods for creating windows to heal/sharpen/retreat.
  • It's recommended to use weapons that deal mhw-ice-damage_s Ice Damage as it's the monsters greatest elemental weakness.

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

  • 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 is spread, the 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 damages the 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, which is the only quest where it can be fought or 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.

  • 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.

    • 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 doesn't 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

      • It's 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 paratoad, nitrotoads, and a sleeptoad; use all of this and beat up Raging Brachydios until it retreats to the Volcanic region.

    • Area 14 (End Phase)

      • Welcome to Hell! Don't forget your Cool Drink. This is where a large part of the fight is spent. Which is bad because there's 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 maneuver 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) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


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) ⭐⭐ 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) ⭐⭐ 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

      09 Jul 2021 07:06  

      I'm finding this fight incredibly dificult! I have yet to git gud, and I've gotten help on pretty much every assigned quest. But then I've soloed every monster at some later point. This guy left (and whatever comes next), and I just get instagimped. Died twice before getting SOS help, died again immediately. I guess I should go for some blast resistance, maybe even defense. Go for durability over dmg..

      • Anonymous

        18 May 2021 12:24  

        From what I experienced as an elemental CB user, I equipped my palico a sleep status weapon and a flashfly cage gadget, and just do an SAED on Brachy's head whenever he sleeps and flinching him with Boombug and Thunderbug cage as much as possible. He slept on me 2 times then went into his area for his last phase. Then I went back to camp to restock and change my palico gadget to a meowlotov then tenderized his arm and ordered a Meowcano.

        • Anonymous

          11 May 2021 23:33  

          During this fight i went from "**** THIS GUY" to "This is ****ing awesome" when phase 2 started, probably my favorite fight.

          • Anonymous

            01 May 2021 02:53  

            Am I a noob for finding him very difficult even though it’s been months after it’s been added to iceborne?

            • Anonymous

              20 Apr 2021 09:04  

              Who would win?
              Furious Rajang or raging brachy?I know that rajang may destroy him but I think raging brachy stood a decent chance since you much slay him while furious rajang can be captured

              • Anonymous

                09 Feb 2021 18:12  

                I see so many people having a hard time with this mf so I thought I had to step in.

                I defeated this guy on my first try with 2 faints.

                1) I used SnS as it's fast and has the ability to block. Weapon choice helps, but it's doable with slower weapons too.
                2) Using a water or ice weapon is OBLIGATORY. They make that slime fall. When the slime falls, it's attacks no longer explode. Though the dropped slime will explode on the ground, be careful. I used Noble Ana Palas. (upgraded Velkhana SnS)
                3) Dodge through the attacks as the wiki says, try not to dodge outside. And use your whole invulnerability window, stay lying on the ground if you must because he chains his attacks mostly.
                4) Blast resistance is not obligatory but it helps.
                5) Defense is not the main concern if you can dodge, I used Teostra B+ and had around 850 defense. Stock up on fire resistance though, as it's slime incinerates you on top of exploding.
                6) You can't use traps in the last phase so try to use them early on. The damage windows they create can really shorten the fight.
                7) Try to keep your HP full. An explosion can take around 90 HP. I got carted once because of that. Try to fit some Health Boost in your build.
                8) Temporal Mantle really helps. Fireproof Mantle + and Immunity Mantle (+ if you can) are good choices too as they help with blasts.
                9) Try the Coalescence skill. It grealy boosts your attack and elemental damage after recovering from Blastscourge. I had a Phoenix Jewel 3, even level 1 Coalescence helped a lot.
                10) Stamina Thief is another great skill, especially for the last phase as tiring him out is much easier than clutch claw or mounting.
                11) He's not always enraged in the last phase, try waiting and dodging a bit for him to calm down and slam his head to the walls. When dodging, try to get all his slime in a half of the area. Try to move to the other half of the are when it makes them explode and damages itself. Rinse and repeat. Spreading the slime all over will make it harder.
                12) Slinger is a lifesaver. Try to get slinger ammo, it usually drops slinger bombs from clutch clawing. When aimed at the head, it's enough to make him flinch for a moment. And in the last phase, try to use the crystalbursts on the ground. They make him flinch at the head too. If not for the slinger bombs, I had failed.
                13) STOCK UP ON POTIONS

                • Anonymous

                  05 Jan 2021 00:08  

                  Just trap spam him then it’s easy also you can always knock him into a wall twice. Once you get the hang of it he is very easy

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Dec 2020 23:09  

                    This fight would absolutely be bearable if it wasn't for his floor slime taking up half your health. Sucks for lancers. Tip: tool specialist 2-3 and fireproof mantle. Slot in gobbler in the mantle and bring crafting mats for 12 max pots. You can also bring blast resist if you plan on staying under him like lancers do. This will make the fight bearable to farm.

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Nov 2020 00:20  

                      Safi's Aquashot LBG is amazing in this fight for multiplayer

                      Sticky bombs will knock him to the ground often (esp at the start when threshold is still fresh). You can heal teammates with recovery ammo 2 (which happens often and can mean the difference between a clutch or cart). And despite all of that, you still have access to your own paralysis and sleep ammos. If knockdowns are becoming rarer in the 1st volcanic area, that's a good time to cheese the traps (and please correct me if im wrong but trap paralysis has a different threshold/timer than regular paralysis, and vice versa). Then in the last area, paralysis and sleep can continue to CC him. All the while, your main DPS option can knock him with several shots even as the threshold goes higher.

                      release 3 for two charges of sticky 3 before reload, and evade reload 2 is fast provided nothing scuffs you up on the 2nd evade (like those damnable ledges!)

                      • Anonymous

                        15 Nov 2020 16:27  

                        wait sooooooooooooooo remind me again why he exist NORMAL branchy already has an enraged state
                        yes it is true i play mhw thats how i know it duh if you ask me they should have made a poisonous branchy instead of this monster but they already used there last free title update so...


                        • Anonymous

                          02 Nov 2020 09:57  

                          Have you tried getting good? If your not meta dont even bother. If you are and still cant hack it go fight the baby monsters. This guy is for PROS only.

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