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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on the monster - Rathalos. Learn its hunt location, element weaknesses, material drops, craftable sets, and quest rewards!

Rathalos - Spawn / Hunt Location & Weakness Guide
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Table of Contents

Rathalos - Basic Monster Information

Rathalos - Basic Monster Information
Locale Ancient Forest
Type Flying Wyvern
Quest/s ★5 A Fiery Throne atop the Forest
★5 When Desire Becomes an Obsession
★5 Redefining the "Power Couple"
★7 Rathalos Rematch
★7 The Red and Blue Crew

Rathalos - Location & Spawn Areas

Ancient Forest - Lower Level

Ancient Forest - Lower Level
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Ancient Forest - Mid Level

Ancient Forest - Mid Level
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Ancient Forest - Upper Level

Ancient Forest - Upper Level
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Area Description
1, 3-5, 7-10Moves around the outer area of the lowest level when roaming
14, 15Uses flight to access the mid level of the Ancient Forest
16Returns to this area to rest up

Rathalos is quite a hard monster to track. It usually moves around the outer area of the lower level of the Ancient Forest. It can also fly to access the upper levels of the locale.

Rathalos - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type

Rathalos - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
Area Description
Head
(Breakable)
Spikes on its head will start to chip away, leaving the Rathalos looking more rugged when its head is broken
Wings
(Breakable)
The webbing on its wings will tear, making the wings look ripped when the wings are broken
Tail
(Severable)
The tail end will fall off of the Rathalos' body once it is severed

The Rathalos is weak in 3 areas, its head, its wings, and its tail. When enough damage has been done to any of these parts, players will be able to break the head and wings, or sever the tail.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo
Head★★★★★★★★★
Wings★★・★★・★★・
Tail★★・★★・★★・

Rathalos - Element & Item Weaknesses

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart

FireWaterIce
★・・★・・
ThunderDragon-
★★・★★★-

Status Effect Resistance Chart

PoisonSleepParalysisBlast
★・・★★・★★・★・・
StunExhaustMountBlast
★★・★・★★★-

Item Weakness & Resistance Chart

Effective: ✓, Not Effective: ✕

Item Effectiveness
Flash Pod
Shock Trap
Pitfall Trap
Vine Trap
Dung Pod
Screamer Pod
Tinged Meat

Rathalos - Breakable Parts & Drops List

Low Rank Material Drops & Rewards

Breakable Parts & Body Carves

Break Head - Rathalos Scale
- Rathalos Shell
- Rathalos Plate
Break Wings - Rathalos Webbing
- Rath Wingtalon
Break Back - Rathalos Webbing
- Rath Wingtalon
Sever Tail - Rathalos Tail
- Rathalos Marrow
- Rathalos Scale
- Rathalos Plate
Body Carve - Rathalos Scale
- Rathalos Shell
- Rathalos Webbing
- Rathalos Plate
- Rathalos Marrow
Shiny Drop - Wyvern Tear
- Rathalos Scale
- Rathalos Shell

Quest & Investigation Rewards

Complete Quest - Rathalos Shell
- Rathalos Scale
- Rath Wingtalon
- Rathalos Webbing
- Rathalos Tail
- Rathalos Plate
- Monster Bone+
- Flame Sac
Investigation
(Gold)
- Rathalos Shell×3
- Rath Wingtalon×2
- Rathalos Webbing
- Rathalos Tail
- Rathalos Plate
- Rathalos Marrow
- Rathalos Scale×3
- Flame Sac×3
Investigation
(Silver)
- Rathalos Shell×2
- Rathalos Scale×2
- Rath Wingtalon×2
- Rathalos Webbing
- Rathalos Tail
- Rathalos Marrow
- Flame Sac×2
- Rathalos Plate
Capture - Rathalos Scale
- Rathalos Shell
- Rathalos Webbing
- Rathalos Marrow
- Rathalos Plate

High Rank Material Drops & Rewards

Breakable Parts & Body Carves

Break Head - Rathalos Scale+
- Rathalos Ruby
- Rathalos Medulla
- Rathalos Plate
Break Wings - Rathalos Wing
- Rath Wingtalon
Break Back - Rathalos Carapace
- Rathalos Medulla
- Rathalos Ruby
Sever Tail - Rathalos Tail
- Rathalos Ruby
- Rathalos Scale+
- Rathalos Medulla
- Rathalos Plate
Body Carve - Rathalos Carapace
- Rathalos Scale+
- Rathalos Wing
- Rathalos Tail
- Monster Hardbone
- Inferno Sac
Shiny Drop - Rathalos Carapace
- Rathalos Scale+
- Wyvern Tear

Quest & Investigation Rewards

Complete Quest - Rathalos Carapace
- Rathalos Scale+
- Rathalos Wing
- Rathalos Tail
- Monster Hardbone
- Inferno Sac
Investigation
(Gold)
- Rathalos Carapace
- Rathalos Scale+
- Rathalos Wing
- Rathalos Plate
- Rathalos Medulla
- Rathalos Ruby
- Inferno Sac
Investigation
(Silver)
- Rathalos Carapace
- Rathalos Scale+
- Rathalos Wing
- Rathalos Plate
- Rathalos Medulla
- Rathalos Ruby
- Inferno Sac
Capture - Rathalos Scale+
- Rathalos Carapace
- Rathalos Wing
- Rathalos Medulla
- Rathalos Plate
- Rathalos Ruby

Craftable Weapons & Armor

Rathalos Craftable Weapons List

Weapon Materials Needed
Flame Blade II
(Great Sword)
- Rathalos Scale x 6
- Rathalos Tail x 2
- Rathalos Plate x 1
- Inferno Sac x 3
Wyvern Blade "Blood"
(Long Sword)
- Rathalos Scale+ x 6
- Rathalos Carapace x 4
- Rathalos Wing x 2
- Rathalos Plate x 1
Flame Knife II
(Sword & Shield)
- Rathalos Scale x 6
- Rathalos Tail x 2
- Rathalos Plate x 1
- Inferno Sac x 3
Flame Lance II
(Lance)
- Rathalos Scale x 6
- Rathalos Tail x 2
- Rathalos Plate x 1
- Inferno Sac x 3
Red Tail
(Lance)
- Rathalos Scale+ x 6
- Rathalos Carapace x 4
- Rathalos Wing x 2
- Rathalos Medulla x 1
Rath Gunlance II
(Gun Lance)
- Rathalos Scale x 6
- Rathalos Tail x 2
- Rathalos Plate x 1
- Inferno Sac x 3
Red Rook
(Gun Lance)
- Rathalos Scale+ x 6
- Rathalos Carapace x 4
- Rathalos Wing x 2
- Rathalos Medulla x 1
Rathalos Axe II
(Switch Axe)
- Rathalos Scale x 6
- Rathalos Tail x 2
- Rathalos Plate x 1
- Inferno Sac x 3
Rathbringer Axe
(Switch Axe)
- Rathalos Scale+ x 6
- Rathalos Carapace x 4
- Rathalos Wing x 2
- Rathalos Medulla x 1
Rathsblade II
(Charge Blade)
- Rathalos Scale x 6
- Rathalos Tail x 2
- Rathalos Plate x 1
- Inferno Sac x 1
Axelion Blade
(Charge Blade)
- Rathalos Scale+ x 6
- Rathalos Carapace x 4
- Rathalos Wing x 2
- Rathalos Medulla x 1
Flame Glaive II
(Insect Glaive)
- Rathalos Scale x 6
- Rathalos Tail x 2
- Rathalos Plate x 1
- Inferno Sac x 3
Rathmaul
(Insect Glaive)
- Rathalos Scale+ x 6
- Rathalos Carapace x 4
- Rathalos Wing x 2
- Rathalos Medulla x 1
Flame Blitz II
(Light Bowgun)
- Rathalos Scale x 6
- Rathalos Tail x 2
- Rathalos Plate x 1
- Inferno Sac x 3
Rathbuster I
(Light Bowgun)
- Rathalos Scale+ x 6
- Rathalos Carapace x 4
- Rathalos Wing x 2
- Rathalos Medulla x 1
Rathslinger II
(Bow)
- Rathalos Scale+ x 6
- Rathalos Carapace x 4
- Rathalos Wing x 2
- Rathalos Medulla x 1

Rathalos Craftable Armor List

Low Rank Armor Set

Armor Materials Needed
Rathalos Helm- Rathalos Scale x 2
- Rathalos Shell x 2
- Rath Wingtalon x 2
- Rathalos Marrow x 1
Rathalos Mail- Rathalos Scale x 2
- Rathalos Shell x 4
- Rathalos Webbing x 2
- Rathalos Plate x 1
Rathalos Braces- Rathalos Shell x 2
- Rathalos Webbing x 1
- Flame Sac x 2
- Monster Bone+ x 2
Rathalos Coil- Rathalos Scale x 2
- Rathalos Shell x 2
- Rathalos Webbing x 1
- Monster Bone+ x 3
Rathalos Greaves- Rathalos Shell x 3
- Rathalos Scale x 2
- Rathalos Wingtalon x 2
- Rathalos Tail x 1

High Rank Rathalos α & β Armor Set

Armor Materials Needed
Rathalos Helm α · β - Rathalos Scale+ x 4
- Rathalos Carapace x 4
- Inferno Sac x 2
- Rathalos Medulla x 1
Rathalos Mail α · β - Rathalos Scale+ x 4
- Rathalos Carapace x 6
- Rathalos Wing x 3
- Rathalos Ruby x 1
Rathalos Braces α · β - Rathalos Carapace x 6
- Rathalos Wing x 2
- Inferno Sac x 2
- Rath Wingtalon x 6
Rathalos Coil α · β - Rathalos Scale+ x 4
- Rathalos Carapace x 4
- Rathalos Wing x 2
- Rathalos Tail x 2
Rathalos Greaves α · β - Rathalos Carapace x 6
- Rathalos Scale+ x 4
- Inferno Sac x 2
- Rathalos Plate x 1

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