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


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"
  • 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




Large Monsters
Acidic Glavenus  ♦  Ancient Leshen  ♦  Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Banbaro  ♦  Barioth  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Beotodus  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Brachydios  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Ebony Odogaron  ♦  Fulgur Anjanath  ♦  Glavenus  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Leshen  ♦  Lunastra  ♦  Nargacuga  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Shrieking Legiana  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tigrex  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Velkhana  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Zorah Magdaros


    • Anonymous

      25 Jun 2019 19:40  

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

      • Anonymous

        23 Feb 2019 11:06  

        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 21:10  

          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.

          • Anonymous

            15 Nov 2018 16:28  

            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.

            • Anonymous

              29 Aug 2018 22:07  

              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.

              • Anonymous

                25 Aug 2018 12:33  

                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!!!!

                • Anonymous

                  22 Aug 2018 19:28  

                  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.

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Aug 2018 16:44  

                    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

                    • 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

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