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How to Beat Barroth - Tips and Recommended Gear

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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to defeat Barroth. Learn Barroth's weaknesses, recommended loadout, hunting tips, its moves and how to counter them!!!

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Tips When Fighting Barroth

Barroth's Weaknesses Change


The Barroth will have differing elemental weaknesses depending on whether or not it has mud on its body. Make sure to check out whether it has mud on its body before engaging it maximize your damage output against the monster.

Damage Its Forelegs & Tail

Damage Its Forelegs & Tail

The Barroth's weak spots will be its forelegs and its tail. When facing the Barroth make these the priority targets to deal the maximum amount of damage to the monster!

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Barroth - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type

Barroth - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
The arms will start to have white marks on them once they're broken
The tip of the tail will fall off when the part is severed

The Barroth's weak points are its forearms, and its tail. The forearms can be broken, while the tail can be severed. When broken, its arms will start to have scratches, while the tail falls off when severed.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo

Barroth - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart

Elemental Weakness Without Mud


Elemental Weakness With Mud


Elemental Resistance Differs With Mud

The Barroth's elemental resistance may change depending on whether it does or does not have mud on its body. It's weakness may dip towards water element depending on whether the Barroth has dirt on it or not.

Status Effect Resistance Chart


Item Weakness & Resistance Chart

Item Effectiveness
Flash Pod
Shock Trap
Pitfall Trap
Vine Trap
Dung Pod
Screamer Pod
Tinged Meat
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Barroth - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Fire is the most effective element against the Barroth when there is no mud covering its body.
When the Barroth is covered in mud, the water element is most effective against it.
Ice is also effective against Barroth
Barroth is resistant to Thunder. Do not bring Thunder-based weapons

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
EarplugsReduces the effects of monster roars and nullifies roars at higher levels
Muck ResistanceReduces limits on movement speed and evasion

Recommended Items

NulberryNulberryA berry that is able to cure various blights

Best Specialized Tools

ToolTool Effect
Waterproof MantleWaterproof MantleReduces water damage, nullifies waterblight, reduces mobility restrictions in muck and negates them entirely for deep water.
Rocksteady MantleRocksteady MantleEliminates damage reactions, prevents wind effects, protects your hearing, and grants tremor resistance. You also receive less damage from attacks.
Rocksteady MantleEvasion MantleIncreases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment.
Affinity BoosterAffinity BoosterPlaces a smoker that increases affinity.

Barroth - Moves & Counters

HeadbuttThe Barroth will rear its head, and smash it in the area in front of it. Dodge this by rolling backwards or to the side.
GoreThe Barroth will move its head down and rush forward, goring anything in front of it. It can be avoided by dodging to the side.
Mud AttackThis attack will cover the ground in mud. This will slow down hunters so it is best to steer clear of muddy areas until they disappear.
Tail AttackThe Barroth swings its tail in a sweeping motion or by slamming it on the ground. Avoid by dodging diagonally backwards.

Anticipate Attacks When Fighting In Water

Anticipate Attacks When Fighting In Water

Since you move slower when in water, anticipate the Barroth's attacks and dodge early! This will help you avoid getting damaged by the Barroth since it takes longer for you to move when in water!

Stay Away From Piles of Mud

Stay Away From Piles Of Mud

As you fight the Barroth, it will occasionally create piles of mud around it. Avoid getting too close to these mud piles as these will trap you and hinder your movement, making you an easier target for the Barroth!

Puddles of Mud Disappear Over Time

Since the puddles of mud disappear after a certain amount of time has passed, try to wait until the mud disappears before you get close and attack the Barroth again!

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