Enemy Type Large Monsters
Elements mhw-fire-damageFire
Ailments fireblight-status-effect-mhwFireblight
Weakness mhw-dragon-damageDragon  (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-thunder-damageThunder (⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw-fire-damageFire
Locations Ancient Forest

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 poisonous 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.
  • 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.


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) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information




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⭐⭐⭐  
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 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 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"



Large Monsters
Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Lunastra  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Zorah Magdaros

    • Anonymous

      14 Aug 2018 16:36  

      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.

      • Anonymous

        14 Jun 2018 08:12  

        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.

        • Anonymous

          19 May 2018 23:50  

          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

          • Anonymous

            23 Apr 2018 17:25  

            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...

            • Anonymous

              07 Apr 2018 09:22  

              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

              • Anonymous

                21 Mar 2018 19:57  

                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.

                • Anonymous

                  18 Mar 2018 14:47  

                  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.

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Feb 2018 23:22  

                    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

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Feb 2018 20:47  

                      I cut off his tail and he left the world, and his cut-off tail despawned with him while I was harvesting it.

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