|Enemy Type||Large Monsters|
|Weakness|| Dragon ⭐⭐⭐
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
- Found in: Ancient Forest
- Target of Quests: A Fiery Throne Atop the Forest, When Desire Becomes an Obsession, Redefining the Power Couple, Rathalos Rematch, The Red and Blue Crew, Special Arena: HR Rathalos, The White Winds of the New World
- Is immediately hostile at close range
- Attacks other monsters: Yes
- Turf Wars: Anjanath, Odogaron, Ebony Odogaron, Deviljho, Savage Deviljho, Rajang, Brachydios, Nargacuga, Tigrex, Brute Tigrex, Zinogre, Stygian Zinogre, Glavenus, and Acidic Glavenus
- Related Monster : It's the male version of the Rathian.
Please also see Azure Rathalos, Silver Rathalos
- Sizes: ♛ 1499.71 ~ ♛ 2130.27
- Species: Flying Wyverns
- Low Rank: ~4,907(Solo), ~6,727(Duo), ~10,075(3 or 4 players)
- High Rank: ~6,565(Solo), ~9,750(Duo), ~14,540(3 or 4 players)
- Master Rank: ~20,800(Solo), ~33,442(Duo), ~49,920(3 or 4 players)
Rathalos Combat Info
- Fires Fire Element projectiles at hunters and monsters.
- Bites and tail swipes at close range, inflicting Poison status.
- Weaknesses: Dragon and Thunder
- Modestly susceptible to Sleep, Paralysis and Stun
- 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.
Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment
Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)
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 Scale (break head)||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Marrow (break back)||⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Shell (dropped)||⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Webbing (break wings)||⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Plate (break back, break head, break tail)||⭐|
|Rathalos Tail (cut tail any rank)||?⭐|
|Rathalos Scale + (break head)||High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Carapace (dropped)||High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Wing (break wings)||High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Medulla (break back)||High Rank⭐⭐⭐||Gold Reward|
|Rathalos Plate||High Rank⭐|
|Rathalos Ruby (break back, head or tail)||High Rank⭐||1% Carve, 2% Tail Carve, 3% Head Break and 1% Back Break|
|Rathalos Shard (Dropped)||Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Cortex (Break Head - Break Back)||Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Fellwing||Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Medulla||Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Ruby||Master Rank ⭐|
|Rathalos Mantle (Break Head - Tail Carved - Break Back)||Master Rank ⭐|
(High Rank ⭐⭐)
|Monster Bone +||⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Carapace||High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Scale +||High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Wing||High Rank⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Plate||High Rank⭐|
|Monster Hardbone||High Rank⭐⭐⭐|
|Inferno Sac||High Rank⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Ruby||1% Capture, 6% Silver Reward and 13% Gold Reward|
|Rathalos Cortex (Break Head - Break Back)||Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Shard (Dropped)||Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Fellwing||Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Lash (Tail Carved)||Master Rank ⭐⭐|
|Rathalos Ruby||Master Rank ⭐|
|Rathalos Wingtalon+ (Break Wings)||Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐|
|Conflagrant Sac||Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐|
|Heavy Dragonvein Bone||Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐|
|Heavy Dragonvein Bone||Master Rank ⭐⭐|
|Fierce Dragonvein Bone||Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|
|Spiritvein Slogbone||Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐|
|King'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.
- Wyvern Blade "Fall"
- Wyvern Blade "Blood"
- Wyvern Blade "Azure"
- Wyvern Blade "Indigo"
- Wyvern Blade "Indigo+"
- Wyvern Blade Empyrean
- Flame Lance I
- Flame Lance II
- Red Tail
- Blue Tail
- Blue Prominence
- Blue Prominence +
- Soul Prominence
- Rathalos Axe I
- Rathalos Axe II
- Rathbringer Axe I
- Rathbringer Axe II
- Rathbringer Axe III
- Azure Rathbringer
- Rathsblade I
- Rathsblade II
- Axelion Blade
- Halberion Blade
- Halberion Blade +
- Azure Soulbrand
- Flame Glaive I
- Flame Glaive II
- Firedance Rathmaul
- Firedance Rathmaul +
- Azure Flightmaster
- Flame Blitz I
- Flame Blitz II
- Rathbuster I
- Rathbuster II
- Rathbuster III
- Rathslinger I
- Rathslinger II
- Rathslinger III
- Rathslinger IV
- Twin Flames
- Wyvern Lovers
- Red Bludgeon
- Huracan Hammer
Rathalos Armor Set
Set Bonus: Rathalos Power
Rathalos Alpha Armor Set (α)
Set Bonus: Rathalos Mastery
Rathalos Beta Armor Set (β)
Set Bonus: Rathalos Mastery
Rathalos Alpha + Armor Set
Set Bonus: Rathalos Essence
Rathalos Beta + Armor Set
Set Bonus: Rathalos Essence
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
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 ♦ Glavenus ♦ 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 ♦ 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
Is it just me or do you guys think Rathaboy should have his own theme? I say as the flagship of the series he should. Maybe just give him the forest and hills theme from MHFU! Idk but something for him! But that’s just me lol
Can we add the fact "Rathalos can call for Rathians to assist him in combat" to the combat tips? I feel like it's a bit important information for new comers.
Me and my clutch claw, glider mantle, shock trap, pitfall trap, and sleep knife be like:
for what reason did they think removing the SOLE counterplay to it's constant flying was a good idea at MR?
Easy, but extremely annoying. GET OUT THE ****ING SKY ALREADY. the master rank flash resistance just makes it 10x worse. That's a 3/10 rating from me.
I don't get why everyone thinks that Rathalos is hard. Insect glaive makes him a walk in the park
Worst monster in the game.
Do you like stun, fire and poisen while being stun locked and grabbed?
Machochist monster itself
I killed rath in low rank for shell so i could make my fricking long sword which i had part for blood but not fall that is dum
P.s. killed 7 raths to just get a sword then realized i had to hunt him in low rank
Finally killed a Rathalos with its nest's landslide!
The floor is lava regional champion 17 years running
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
Does attacking Rathalos attract Rathian and attacking rathian attracts rathalos ?
I just killed that ****er in 1 hit with ce. *** game,not worth even 5mins.
I swear the Rathalos took me literally WEEKS to slay. I guess that's what you get when you fight the monster hunter mascot
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.
where is the scar on his eye and where is ratha
Put barral bombs around him whenever he sleeps,!
The most ****ing annoying monster i've ever face in MHW. YOU ****ING ***** STOP FLYING LIKE A LITTLE PUSSY AND COME DOWN AND FACE YOUR FAITH.
There are worse spammers out there I’m looking at you Kushala Daora!
I had a certain blue hedgehog beat the absolute crud out of this guy in "World of Light".
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.
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?
use charge blade quickest way to kill it
Everytime I break both wings in master rank the rewards never give me the fellwings
Master Rank Rathalos' wings are more resistant to damage.
Rathalos=easy capture Azure Rathalos=easy capture Play smarter not harder
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...)
For those who say Rathalos is hard or annoying, learn a few useful tips as well as commonly visited locations with screenshots here, →
Someone thought that Monster Hunter World copied the Rathalos from another game created in 1994! That’s a 10000% LIE!! :/
I feel bad for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
FLASH PODS FLASH PODS FLASH PODS FLASH PODS FLASH PODS FLASH PODS FLASH PODS FLASH PODS
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
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.
Rathalos for sure fights with rathian because I’ve had a rathalos kill a rathian before
I've seen rathalos and azure rathalos fighting as well as azure rathalos fighting with a green Rathian
You can bait it into hitting a dam in the best and then flash pod it to send it tumbling to the bottom layer, giving you an opening.
Pair the Beta Chest,Gloves and coil with the Alpha Helmet and Greaves and you Got DOUBLE CROSS RATH ARMOR BOOM!
Lot of complaints about the map and him changing location. First off, scout bugs. They don't always opt for the fastest route but they do help so long as you remember to tag the target using your map. Second, he has a pattern. The pattern may differ from person to person but it definitely has a pattern. For me this pattern starts at the nest then moves straight down (use the ramp opposite the camp and drop right on his back) then over to the platform in sector 14, after that I usually have him hurt enough he flees back to his nest.
Super ultra f**king irritating annoying monster ever!!! Can't freaking solo him with all the appropriate amour, amourskin ,demondrug, thunder, 10 potion, 10 mega, 10 life, 1 ancient pill, etc and still couldn't bring him down. WORST OF ALL. PAID FOR THIS GAME AND THE FREAKING SESSION KEEPS DISCONNECTING AND IT BECOMES MULTIPLE PLAYER DIFFICULTY. HOW THE HECK CAN WE CONTINUE THIS!!!!
This is the most annoying monster. I hate him
He is more annoying compared to Diablos. I have just finished the quest where I had to hunt Rathian and Rathalos. Rathian was easy, but Rathalos was a pain. He always interfered with the fight, and when it was his turn, he often chose to fly to a tight space where dodging is difficult. This is the most annoying part.
I’m so angry why is he’s hammer not in the game he hammer is one of the coolest hammers in mh3u it made rath sound wen it hit
A N T I D O T E
They should delete this monster. I thought the Ajanath was bull*****But this one takes the *****ing cake. Poison spam, fire spam, constant harrassment, has the *****ing habit of flying for way too long, making any kind of melee weapon pretty much useless, is too fast for his size, bull*****hitboxes, even more bull*****chain insta kill comboes where I get stunned 3 times in a row and just thrown around to 0 hp without being able to do a single thing, not even attempt to dodge. He literally just chain comboed me 2 times in a *****ing row. I can't even keep up with him. Spamming boosters and healing zones is worthless when he just doesn't *****ing relent. Rarely gets tired unlike it's female counterpart. The map he spawns on is a *****ing nightmare since he can just fly away indefinately while you battle with the goddamn terrain just trying to reach him, only to have him fly away at the opposite part of the map. Literally I spend more time chasing him than fighting him, he is almost piss-brain easy if he wasn't so goddamn zealous. He literally doesn't let up sometimes. You can spam dodge all you want, unless you have a dash elixir - you will run out of stamina and he will hit you then. Probably chain you afterwards and then good luck finding him again kid. I honestly don't know what's worse about him - his never ending endurance, the absolutely insane damage he can deal to you EVEN WITH APPROPRIATE GEAR. I have a fire resistance set and this guy can still hit me for around half my HP with a blast.
I come from Smash. Rathalos is a boss and an Assist Trophy
I dislike the Devijho showing up every time I hunt a monster
Attack when he’s out of fire
When he roars it sounds like he’s saying oh yeah
There should be a obsidian rathalos
Tip to chase rathalos. Let him come to you. He has a bad habit of changing locations very quickly. Better to wait. Or if you do pursue, make use of fast travel between camps, compete w his speed by teleport. Tip, he usually spawns in his nest. Begin the mission in the nearest camp and you can usually find him before he leaves.
Fucking ancient forest map is a nightmare to traverse, i had a Rathalos wounded and everytime i get up to where hes nesting, he gets up and fucking leaves and eventually despawned on me because trying to find my way up to him is a colossal pain in the ass. the map is pointless
gun lance to overpowerd ,can kill any monster by just holding block and 1 hit after you block
Hunting Rathalos in a nutshell https://youtu.be/yBLdQ1a4-JI?t=13s
Is it normal to break every part off a rathalos and kill him with a landslide all with a odogaron charge blade? Cause I did that and man it was satisfying...
I have largest at 2130.28
Is it normal in the game to be able to walk up to Rathian and Rathalos without them attacking. I mean, I sat in the damn nest with Rathalos and he just sat there nesting with me??? My boyfriend says it's because they like me. XD
I was wearing this guys armor during paolumu fight
he almost only fly's in the air making melee users want to die without flash pods
flash pods for melee and/or a good bow/light bow gun wielder, alone is pretty easy as he doesnt combo much, Using a tobi-ka-dachi bow at max rarity shoot him in the wings when he flies up, usually will trip him up and bring him down on his head. Keep stamina up and get ready to roll(ALOT!).
This fight is about keeping moving, and keeping clear of those talons, fire isnt too bad, but those talons hurt.
The fact that this piece of***** can combo his cheesy roar into a fire attack makes him ten times worse.
So I ran into this guy when I was in the middle of hunting the Anjanath. I wounded him, then it ran away up into the trees straight into this *****er. My plan after pushing my jaw back up was to kill the winner...that plan backfired and I got curb-stomped.
I hate Rathalos
I killed my first rathalos yesterday. Me and my party got it to low health and it almost ran away. But it wasn't fast enough
My poor boy with ugly set armor... Just why.
I cut off his tail and he left the world, and his cut-off tail despawned with him while I was harvesting it.
You can make most flying Wyvern fights trivial with a gunlance this is no exception
azure rathalos in hard mode [think that's the name]
My guess is that its Carapace drop at high level?
I've found that when using a heavy bowgun against Rathalos, Rathian and Diablos use the slicing ammo for headshots, wings and even the tail. It's so effective and lots of material come off too even sliced the tail off after a few hits. Use the wyvern ammo for headshots when it is on the floor for maximum damage! Hope this helps..
Not sure if this happens often, but when I fight Rathalos, usually a Rathian will come to assist, making the fight a 2v1. It's difficult to tell the two apart, but I was lucky and took out the tail before Rathian showed up. I didn't have too much trouble with it if I just focused Rathalos though
I'm Farming Rathalos for armour yet I haven't even hunted Legiana yet. Aww well. I just need 3 more shells and 3 more Monster bone+'s and Ill be done. For any people new to MHW who are struggling. All I can say for Rathalos is Gtg and you can hunt him in Barroth gear. I do so in Tobi Kadachi's gear since he is weak to Dragon, Lightning, Water and Ice.