Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to defeat Azure Rathalos. Learn Azure Rathalos's weaknesses, recommended loadout, hunting tips, its moves and how to counter them!
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Azure Rathalos - Tips and Tricks
Use Flash Pods To Bring Monster Down
The Azure Rathalos likes to keep to the skies most of the fight. To bring him down, make sure to use Flash Pods for more opportunities to attack.
Flash Pods Only Work Up To 4 Times
Unlike the Rathalos, the Azure subspecies can only be brought down by Flash Pods up to 4 times. So be sure to span out your inventory and time it properly.
Attack During Dragon Breath Attack
The Azure Rathalos is most vulnerable when it's doing its fire breath attacks. This leaves it open for attacks, allowing you to dish out heavy damage on its HP.
Poisons When Jumping After Fire Attack
Be careful when the Azure Rathalos jumps after its fire attack, this means that it can poison whatever its feet hit when it lands on the ground.
Bring Antidotes & Herbal Medicine To Heal Poison
Make sure to bring Antidotes and Herbal Medicine in your Item Pouch when fighting the Azure Rathalos. This will keep you safe as this monster's poison damage-over-time is stronger than its normal species.Azure Rathalos Monster Info Here!
Azure Rathalos - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
| Head |
|Its facial horns will be broken and its face will be scratched up|
| Wings |
|Black talons will be broken and wings looked shredded|
| Tail |
|The enlarged portion of the tail, with spikes, will be cut off|
The Azure Rathalos has 3 weak parts - its head, wings, and tail. These parts can be broken while its tail can be cut off. When damaged, its black talons & claws will be broken off and its spiked tail tip can be sliced away.
Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot
Azure Rathalos - Element & Item Weaknesses
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Item Weakness & Resistance Chart
Effective: ✓, Not Effective: ✕
|Flash Pod||✓ (Up to x4)|
Azure Rathalos - Recommended Loadout
Recommended Elemental Weapons
This monster is weak to Dragon-based weapons so use them in this hunt
The Azure Rathalos has a weak resistance to Ice-based attacks
Fire element weapons will be ineffective against Azure Rathalos
| Earplugs |
|This prevents you from being stunned during Azure Rathalos's long roars.|
|Fire Resistance||Reduces fire damage caused by Azure Rathalos's fireball attacks.|
|Flash Pod||Stuns monster for a few seconds with flash of light|
|Antidote||Removes the Poison status effect|
|Herbal Medicine||Removes Poison and heals a bit of HP|
Drop Azure Rathalos With Flash Pods
Bringing Flash Pods to the battle will make sure you'll keep the Azure Rathalos close to the ground, opening it up for attacks. Antidotes and Herbal Medicines are also essential to stay safe from Poison damage-over-time.
Best Specialized Tools
|Rocksteady Mantle||Reduces damage from attacks. Negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent.|
|Evasion Mantle||Increases invincibility window when dodging.|
|Affinity Booster||Places a smoker that increases affinity.|
Azure Rathalos - Moves & Counters
|Rush Attack||Rushes forward. Can be dodged easily away from monster.|
|Bite||Bites in front. Dodge to the side to avoid getting bitten.|
|Tail Spin||Spins around and hits you with its tail. Roll away to avoid getting hit.|
|Ground Stomp||Jumps & stomps on ground - will deal poison. Roll far away from Azure Rathalos to avoid getting poisioned.|
|Forward Fire Ball||Sends fireball forward. Dodge to the side to avoid fireball explosion.|
|Aerial Fire Ball||Sends fireball from the air. Dodge to the side to keep away from fireball.|
|Fire Attack + Poison Attack||Sends out a fireball then moves forwards and stomps to poison. Roll away from ground to avoid getting poisoned.|
Does Aerial & Ground Fire Attacks
The Azure Rathalos does both aerial and ground fire attacks. He can send fireballs from his mouth while on the ground and in the air. Follow the direction of his face to know where he is about to send the fireball, then dodge away.
Inflicts Poison With Ground Stomp
When the Azure Rathalos jumps up and stomps on the ground, anything caught under its feet will get poisoned. Be sure to roll away to avoid taking damage and being inflicted with poison.
Dodge Away During Fire + Poison Attack
The Azure Rathalos has a very dangerous attack that can inflict you with fire and poison damage. When it rears back after a fire attack, it will charge and hit you with a poison attack. Keep watch of its moves to avoid this powerful attack.Check out Azure Rathalos's Rewards & Crafting Item lists here!