Silver Rathalos

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Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements mhw fire damage sFire
Ailments fireblight status effect mhw sFireblight
mhw poison status effect sPoison
Weakness mhw water elemental damage s Water ⭐⭐⭐
mhw thunder damage sThunder ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw fire damage sFire (immune)
mhw dragon damage sDragon (immune)
mhw ice damage sIce ⭐

Elder's Recess

Guiding Lands Coral Map level 6+

Tempered Lv. 3

Silver Rathalos is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Silver Rathalos is found only with the Iceborne Expansion. リオレウス希少種 (rioreusu kishoushu) in Japanese. It is a rare species of Rathalos.


A rare silver-scaled Rathalos species. When weathering in hellfire, its breath grows more lethal and it gains a new set of attacks.

Silver Rathalos Details & Locations


Silver Rathalos Combat Info

Kinsect Extracts:

  • Red: Head
  • Orange: Body/Legs
  • White: Wings
  • Green: Tail

Combat Information: 

  • Enraged mode: chest glows white, and attacks with blue fire
  • The hellfire can be dispelled by dealing a set amount of damage to its head. It lives in tandem with a Gold Rathian, and their breath becomes deadlier still when combined.

Unlock Silver Rathalos MH World: 

Silver Rathalos MH World Combat Tips

  • Position: Always keep moving and try to dodge to the side or beneath it to steer clear of the direct front and away from its fireball attacks. Once its starts to fly, get behind it and focus on hitting its legs.  
  • Meowlotov Cocktail: If your Palico has a Meowlotov Cocktail that it tosses, make sure to lead the Silver Rathalos to the cocktail for maximum damage. 

The Silver Rathalos is one of the more notoriously difficult encounters. It is strong high damage attacks and can have erratic movements in a small space. It is relentless with its fireball attacks that are accompanied by clawing attacks. Its fire blaze attacks cover a long range and can be repeated in combos. You'll want to stick to its side to make sure to steer clear of the path of these attacks. Always quickly dodge to the side or reposition behind it. (being directly below it is dangerous due to its claw attacks)  Its actions are quick and can be difficult to anticipate. Eventually, it also lets out a roar that blasts outwards. You'll need to quickly distance yourself for this part. Focus your attacks on its head to and go aggressive with heavy attack combos to knock it down and earn a bigger window to get more damage in. 

Once it starts to fly and charge, roll through its lunges and get a better position for an opening to attack. Wait for its advances and immediately follow up with an attack combo every time for a higher chance at knocking it. Stay behind it and you will force it to continue turning toward you. Don't be afraid to ward toward and underneath it. Continue to circle behind it throughout the fight. Watch its flying pattern when its starts to fly and dodge through when it gets near. 


Silver Rathalos Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw poison status effect s sleep mhw status effect wiki paralysis icon Blastblight stun icon
Weakness Level ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point great sword mhw smalls hammer mhw smalls normal ammo mhw wiki
Forelegs (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

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Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


Silver Rathalos Master Rank Carves

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

Silver Rathalos Carves

Carves Frequency %
silver rathalos shard mhw wiki guide smallSilver Rathalos Shard (Dropped / Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 36% (50% / 20%)
silver rathalos cortex mhw wiki guide smallSilver Rathalos Cortex (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 28% (28%)
silver rathalos fellwing mhw wiki guide smallSilver Rathalos Fellwing  Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 19%
silver rathalos lash mhw wiki guide smallSilver Rathalos Lash (Tail Carved Only) Master Rank ⭐⭐ 0% (65%)
rath gleam mhw wiki guide smallRath Gleam (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 14% (10%)
rathalos mantle mhw wiki guide smallRathalos Mantle (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐ 3% (5%)


Silver Rathalos Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
silver rathalos shard mhw wiki guide smallSilver Rathalos Shard (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 21% (23%)
silver rathalos cortex mhw wiki guide smallSilver Rathalos Cortex (Break Head/Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 28% (23% / 67%)
silver rathalos fellwing mhw wiki guide smallSilver Rathalos Fellwing (Break Wings) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 12% (65%)
silver rathalos lash mhw wiki guide smallSilver Rathalos Lash Master Rank ⭐⭐ 9%
rathalos mantle mhw wiki guide smallRathalos Mantle (Break Head/Back) Master Rank ⭐ 2% (5% / 3%)
contingent sac mhw wiki guide smallConflagrant Sac Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 18%
rath gleam mhw wiki guide smallRath Gleam (Break Head/Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 10% (10% / 30%)
dragonvein solidbone mhw wiki guide smallDragonvein Solidbone (Guiding Lands Only) Master Rank⭐⭐⭐ 37%
scorching scale mhw wiki guide smallScorching Scale (Guiding Lands Only) Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐ 63%

Silver Rathalos Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Silver Rathalos Monster. These are now confirmed.







Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Silver Fire Wyvern".




Large Monsters
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  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Ruiner Nergigante  ♦  Safi'jiiva  ♦  Savage Deviljho  ♦  Scarred Yian Garuga  ♦  Seething Bazelgeuse  ♦  Shara Ishvalda  ♦  Shrieking Legiana  ♦  Stygian Zinogre  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tigrex  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Velkhana  ♦  Viper Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Yian Garuga  ♦  Zinogre  ♦  Zorah Magdaros


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    • Anonymous

      This fight is so easy on Ranged or IG, the wings are free damage the entire fight and you can shred him. Flash him out of the air when enraged every so often, Flinch Shot when non-enraged. He also has base Rathalos roar animation which is literally the easiest I-frame to pull off in the entire game.

      If you are a normal melee, try a sleep bomb setup to break his head for the good hitzones. You also hit 45s on tenderize.

      • Anonymous

        Couldn't recommend an insect glaive more for this guy, got the namielle ig and maybe only got poisoned once and didn't cart at all, trivializes the fire and hits the wings perfectly

        • Anonymous

          Couldn't recommend an insect glaive more for this guy, got the namielle ig and maybe only got poisoned once and didn't cart at all, trivializes the fire and hits the wings perfectly

          • Anonymous

            "Always quickly dodge to the side or use your wire bug to quickly reposition behind or underneath it." Wire bug? where and when did they implement that in this game? <.<

            • Anonymous

              I hate this. I misread the top and thought it would spawn in both the Coral Highlands and Elders Recess so I farmed Elders to 6 while coral was at 1. About 2 hours later Coral is at level 4.

              • Anonymous

                this mf huge af, spams fireballs, and is not fun to fight. bow player here, lowest time is under 12 mins and average is under 15 mins. im no speed runner. take advantage of elemental weakness and tenderize. always aim for the wings and break both of them. after that, keep aiming for the wings. no point in aiming for the head if it shoots you in the face 20 different times. unless you know the moveset well enough, go for it. im not trying to die and you might as well do the same. used evasion+ and temporal. vitality 3 is a must. other wise, youre a one way ticket to carting. and even then youre not guaranteed to live if that mf combos you into stun. i find myself carting often once, uncommon case where i dont cart at all, and rarely would cart twice and rage. youre welcome, new bow buddy.

                • Anonymous

                  using greatsword, most of my time is spent running and dodging and letting my cat do most of the damage. hate this thing.

                  • Anonymous

                    I feel like my cat does most of the damage every time I fight this thing I'm too busy running from everything while trying to look for like one or two safe openings.

                    • Anonymous

                      Was looking forward to this guy since i am basic ass ***** and just love basic wyverns and dragons and don't even mind that in MR, flyers borderline don't care about flashpods

                      After a nice and so far no carting fight since his move set is quite similar to Azure Rathalos, just with far more lethal fire balls (faster projectile speed, higher damage and bigger splash), a freaking Rajang interrupted us

                      Was worried the Silver Rathalos would die now since i generally prefer to capture monsters ... also i was worried i would die too

                      Damn monkey, barely saved both of us with dungpods and did manage to capture Rathalos

                      • Anonymous

                        Got excited after fighting gold Rathian with how much better she was, then I fought him and he was still just as spammy and fliey and annoying as ever.

                        • Anonymous

                          FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKKKKKKKK I've hunted this SHINING FUCCBOI 153 times and STILL can't get the Large Crown godDAMMIT let me just rip it's head off and keep it

                          • Anonymous

                            Tips to unlock silver rath : 1. It's top priority to reach MR 70 2. Level up coral or volcanic region to level 6 (You only get tempered silver rath in coral level 7) 3. If you find it hard to level up guiding lands, you can always do the event quest called "A glance of silver" Thanks if you found this really helpful :D

                            • Anonymous

                              so it doesnt show a flashing skull or limping animation when its near death, but if you think its near death you can go back to camp using farcaster and he'll be sleeping so you can just trap and capture

                              • Anonymous

                                I have come to realize that the Dual blades with water affinity (I recommend the Holy Sabers) With that I was able to kill the Silver Rathalos in about 20 minutes with one accidental faint because of posion and a stun up against a wall.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I have so much luck with him than gold rathian because. I got the second largest silver rathalos at 19.25, and got THEsmallest silver thalaos at 14.87! In just 4 fights! In terms of difficulty I consider him easier since he used poison less than gold rathian and gold rathian has noxious poison which is basically poison but much more potent but silver rathalos uses the normal type of poison

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I was soooooo surprised when i searched "hardest monsters in iceborne" and he was considered to be the hardest!!!!! I haven't meet him yet so after hearing that info i was scared

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Is this stupid thing immune to dung pods? I tried several and it wouldn’t leave it’s a pain trying to solo both silver and gold at the same time.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Btw, there are tools that let you see the health of a monster. 99% of large monsters that are not elder dragons can be captured under 20% HP. Silver Rath under 5% last I checked.

                                        • Fests play such a major role in progressing in the game. You will only understand that if you start a new character right now. An event WASTELAND without any economic way to get decorations. And without decorations...well you better play Horizon Zero Dawn. It's like walking through a swamp compared to the joy the winter and appreation fest were. If that was your entry point after a year this big nothingness feels like a death field of boringness.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Important note. This and gold rathian can spawn in the volcanic region, however they can NOT spawn as tempered in the volcanic area. If you want the pendants or the tempered materials, you have to level up their original regions

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I'm not sure if it was a fluke or what but as soon as I got my Volcanic region to level six my first one of these showed up in it so apparently it can spawn there too....for anyone who'd rather level that than coral.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                If you want him to spawn more often just jump between maps until he pops up in the guiding lands. Easiest way

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Capturing this thing is a gigantic pain - it doesn't have any kind of limping animation as it never leaves the area it starts in for any reason. Typically, if you get a head break it's pretty close to dying. At that point you basically have to spam traps.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    How rare is it to get the special arena quest for this guy so far I captured it 4 times and have only gotten that quest once.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      This dude moves almost as fast as Lunastra and his hellfire hits as hard as B52's napalm. I'm using augmented MR Luna + hard fire res jewel + veggie + health boost 3 and the hellfire still leaves a sizable dent in the HP.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Encountered Tempered Silver Rathalos at Coral Region Level 7. Wanted to add I don't think they can be captured. They had skulls showing on my map noting they were close to dying but a trap + bomb was ineffective. Gave me 4 Decos and one being a rarity 11 so I'm sure that's always guaranteed per kill.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          For people who want easier find with this monster. First you gotta fight it or sight it so it is "unlocked" in your monster list, and you need to pass the 69 cap so you can join others GL if they do have a spawn however it's pretty rare though still. What I did without knowing while trying to max research level on mosnters in elder recess map is that you get investigations of silver rathalos pretty easily. You do have to fight similar threat level monsters like dodogama, lavasioth, azure rathalos and etc. Collect the tracks or just simply break parts and kill the monsters that will give you investigations (random ofc). I don't think fighting elder dragons will give you silver rathalos as they probably would give your teostra, lunastra investigations and such. I've got 3 investigations of silver rathalos now that's like.. 15 hunts on this guy so good luck folks!

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Hope this doesn't happen to you, but I can't seem to get this guy to show up. Ran lvl 6 Coral with a group for like... 3 hours, fighting off monsters as we went. 9-10 kills, and it still didn't show.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Silver solgreaves (beta+) = 4 slot / 2 slot / 1 slot [Slinger capacity lvl 2] Silver Solcoil (beta+) = 4 slot / 1 slot [Windproof lvl 1 / critical boost lvl 1] Silver Solbraces (beta+) = 4 slot / 2 slot [Slinger capacity lvl 3] Silver Solmail (beta+) = 4 slot [critical boost lvl 2] Silver Solhelm (beta+) = 4 slot / 3 slot [Windproof lvl 2] Set bonuses [ {2} slinger ammo secret (level 5 slinger capacity) / {4} True critical element] Total defense 820 fire 20 water -15 thunder -10 ice -10 dragon 15 Total mats Silver rathalos cortex x 24 Silver rathalos shard x 9 Silver rathalos fellwing x 9 Rath gleam x 5 Rathalos mantle x 1 Guiding coral bone x 3 Guiding coral crystal x 3 Dragonvein solidbone x 8 large wyvern gem x1

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Does anyone know how many decoration slots the beta armor has? I assume each piece has the 4 slot every beta piece has, but what do the rest of the slots look like?

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