Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements mhw-fire-damage Fire
Ailments fireblight-status-effect-mhw Fireblight
mhw-poison-status-effect Poison
mhw-stun-status-effect Stun
Weakness mhw-dragon-damage Dragon  ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-thunder-damage Thunder ⭐⭐
mhw-water-elemental-damage Water ⭐
mhw-ice-damage Ice ⭐
Resistances mhw-fire-damageFire

Ancient Forest

Elder's Recess
(Investigations only)

Tempered Lv.


Rathalos (aka Liolaeus) is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). リオレウス (火竜) in Japanese.


The apex monster of the Ancient Forest, also known as the "King of the Skies".
A fierce wyvern that descends upon invaders, attacking with its venomous claws and fiery breath.

Rathalos Details & Locations


Rathalos Combat Info

  • Fires mhw-fire-damage Fire Element projectiles at hunters and monsters.
  • Bites and tail swipes at close range, inflicting mhw-poison-status-effectPoison status.
  • Weaknesses: mhw-dragon-damageDragon and mhw-thunder-damageThunder
  • Modestly susceptible to sleep-mhw-status-effectSleep, paralysisParalysis and stunStun
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head, Neck
    • Orange: Body, Back, Left Leg, Right Leg
    • White: Left Wing, Right Wing
    • Green: Tail
  • Hunters can sever the tail and break the head, wings and body.
  • The tail, head and wings are the weak points.
  • Rathalos prefers to stay airborne to unleash their myriad attacks, but a well-placed flash bomb or a shot from your Slinger can send them crashing to earth. Wounding their wings gives them a moment of vulnerability whenever they try to take flight.
  • Master Rank Changes:
    • Flashing him in midair will only knock him down for a few seconds. He continues to charge blind across the arena, making him very hard to pin down. A Slinger Burst in Midair works better.
    • He spends more time enraged and shoots more fire.
    • His Fire and his poison deal more damage.


Rathalos 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)  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

Master Rank:


Low & High Rank:


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.



Rathalos Low and High Rank Carves

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

Rathalos Carves

Carves Frequency %
rathalos_scaleRathalos Scale (break head) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_marrowRathalos Marrow (break back) ⭐⭐  
rathalos_shellRathalos Shell (dropped) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_webbingRathalos Webbing (break wings) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_plateRathalos Plate (break back, break head, break tail)  
rathalos_tailRathalos Tail (cut tail any rank) ?⭐  
rathalos_scale_plusRathalos Scale + (break head) High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_carapaceRathalos Carapace (dropped) High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_wingRathalos Wing (break wings) High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_medullaRathalos Medulla (break back) High Rank⭐⭐⭐  Gold Reward
rathalos_plateRathalos Plate High Rank⭐  
rathalos_rubyRathalos Ruby (break back, head or tail) High Rank⭐ 1% Carve, 2% Tail Carve, 3% Head Break and 1% Back Break 
rathalos_shard-mhw-wiki-guideRathalos Shard (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallRathalos Cortex (Break Head - Break Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_fellwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallRathalos Fellwing Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_medulla_small-mhw-wiki-guideRathalos Medulla Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_ruby_small-mhw-wiki-guideRathalos Ruby Master Rank ⭐  
Rathalos Mantle (Break Head - Tail Carved - Break Back) Master Rank ⭐  


Rathalos Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
rathalos_shellRathalos Shell ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_scaleRathalos Scale ⭐⭐⭐  
rath_wingtalonRath Wingtalon ⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_webbingRathalos Webbing ⭐⭐  
rathalos_tailRathalos Tail ⭐⭐
(High Rank ⭐⭐)
rathalos_plateRathalos Plate  
monster_bone_plusMonster Bone + ⭐⭐⭐  
flame_sacFlame Sac ⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_carapaceRathalos Carapace High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_scale_plusRathalos Scale + High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_wingRathalos Wing High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_plateRathalos Plate High Rank⭐  
monster_hardboneMonster Hardbone High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
inferno_sacInferno Sac High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_rubyRathalos Ruby   1% Capture, 6% Silver Reward and 13% Gold Reward
rathalos_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallRathalos Cortex (Break Head - Break Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_shard-mhw-wiki-guideRathalos Shard (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathalos_fellwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallRathalos Fellwing Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Rathalos Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐  
rathalos_ruby_small-mhw-wiki-guideRathalos Ruby Master Rank ⭐  
rathalos_wing_small-mhw-wiki-guideRathalos Wingtalon+ (Break Wings) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Conflagrant Sac Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
heavy_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
heavy_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐  
fierce_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFierce Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
spiritvein-slogbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Slogbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
kings_scale-mhw-wiki-guide-smallKing's Scale Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Spiritvein Solidbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Tempered Red Scale Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Spiritvein Gem Master Rank ⭐⭐  



Rathalos Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Rathalos Monster.





Notes & Trivia

  • These monsters are from the Flying Wyvern species
  • Rathalos as well as Azure Rathalos will not attack Pink Rathian & Rathian
  • These monsters are ??? big
  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range
  • Rathalos is known as the "Fire Wyvern"
  • Rathalos is the mascot of the Monster Hunter series.
  • Rathalos is a boss and assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. 
  • At 20, 30, 40 and 50 successful hunts, you will earn the Guild Card titles "Rathalos", "Skies", "Prince" and "King" respectively




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    • Anonymous

      17 Feb 2021 16:02  

      The Ballad of Rathalos

      Wyvern of fire and sky
      You might to daunting for those who try
      You inspire fear and hate
      For others have tried their fate
      But your fall grows near
      O how the Hunters hear your roar
      For most it is an ancient noire
      For Hunters will not stop till they see you gored

      • Anonymous

        19 Nov 2020 11:21  

        I swear the Rathalos took me literally WEEKS to slay. I guess that's what you get when you fight the monster hunter mascot

        • 31 Oct 2020 08:01  

          A lot of lower rank players keep saying that he is annoying, a easier way to deal with his flying is to get your Palico the Flashfly cage, Go on a expedition, and find doodles, Once you get 3 small doodles and 3 large doodles you can follow the scoutflies to a cat, just follow it and you will get the flashfly cage.

          • Anonymous

            08 Jun 2020 02:34  

            I find this guy very annoying also, flying off to all parts of the map. Fast travelling to the closest camp doesn't always work either, as sometimes i get to his new location and he just takes off again back to the other side of the map. The fight itself is reasonable, unless you have the Rathian join in then it can be a pain. Flash Pods are the best thing to bring him to ground then you just hammer the hell out of him.

            • Anonymous

              01 Jan 2020 00:15  

              Every time I fight Rathalos, at the end where it sleeps at its nest, there is always a Rathian waiting for me and they both gang up on me for a while, then Rathalos leaves the locale. How am I supposed to kill it then?

              • Anonymous

                17 Aug 2019 13:01  

                I finally came up with a good joke, alright here it goes... paRATHA the rapper. (If anyone didn't get that then... I wouldn't blame you its old...)

                • Anonymous

                  25 Jun 2019 13:40  

                  Someone thought that Monster Hunter World copied the Rathalos from another game created in 1994! That’s a 10000% LIE!! :/

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Feb 2019 05:06  

                    guy's a ***** to deal with as a melee if you don't have flash pods; with flash pods, this guy's easy as piss, and as ranged, he's an absolute joke

                    • Anonymous

                      08 Feb 2019 15:10  

                      If your having trouble with a Rathalos when he is flying just run around him in circles. If you got a flashpod use it to bring him to the ground and clip his wings, it'll make him be vulnerable for a short time when he takes off again.

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