Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to defeat Odogaron. Learn Odogaron's weaknesses, recommended loadout, hunting tips, its moves & how to counter them!
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Odogaron - Tips and Tricks
Use Ice and Paralysis!
Ice is very effective against Odogaron. It is also quite easy to paralyze. Its weak points are its head and forelegs, with its tail severable. For ranged attackers, hitting the head has the greatest effect.
Counter Bleeding with Astera Jerky
Bleeding causes the hunter to lose HP while moving. One way to stop bleeding is to crouch. However, due to the limits it entails to mobility (and giving Odogaron free rein to hit you), best bring some Astera Jerky to instantly cure Bleeding.
Evasion Mantle is Recommended
Due to Odogaron's agility, inexperienced players might have a hard time beating it. Try to fight it under the cover of an Evasion Mantle to increase your chances of survival.
Attack an Exhausted Odogaron!
After continuous attacks, Odogaron will be exhausted and would stop moving. Taking advantage of this opportunity is highly recommended, especially for hunters using slow but hard-hitting weapons.Check out Odogaron's Summary, Spawn / Hunt Location info here!
Odogaron - Weaknesses & Weak Spots Chart
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Odogaron - Recommended Loadout
Recommended Elemental Weapons
Odogaron is very weak against Ice
Thunder is an effective element against Odogaron
Dragon-based weapons are the least effective element against Odogaron
|Bleeding Resistance||Bringing this skill along negates one of Odogaron's deadly attacks.|
|Ice Attack||Additional elemental damage against Odogaron. Note that it only works with weapons already imbued with the Ice element.|
|Health Boost||Adds additional health to withstand attacks and increase survivability.|
|Defense Boost||Increases defense and survivability against Odogaron.|
|Astera Jerky||Juicy, dried meat made by Astera's chef. Boosts natural healing and cures bleeding|
|Tinged Meat||Raw meat that paralyzes whatever eats it. Makes great bait for traps|
|Shock Trap||Immobilizes a target for easy capture|
Keep Odogaron From Moving!
Shock Trap and the Tinged Meat can induce paralysis on Odogaron. Take advantage of its immobility and attack it.
Astera Jerky to Combat Bleeding
Bleeding status causes the hunter to lose HP when moving and attacking. While this can be remedied by just crouching, it also makes the hunter vulnerable to Odogaron's attacks. Don't let this happen and bring some Astera Jerky when hunting Odogaron.
Best Specialized Tools
|Rocksteady Mantle||Reduces damage from attacks and negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent|
|Evasion Mantle||Extends the invulnerability window during evasion|
|Affinity Booster||Increases the affinity of those within its area. Use to inflict heavy damage to Odogaron|
Go Toe to Toe Against Odogaron!
Odogaron's agility and its speed can be neutered by two things: going after it with speed, or standing still and countering its attacks. Evasion Mantle provides the player a larger chance of surviving when running after the seemingly erratic Odogaron. Rocksteady Mantle and Affinity Booster allows the hunter to hold ground and counter Odogaron's predictable aggression.
Odogaron - Moves & Counters
|Moves||Description & Counter|
|Claw Attack||Odogaron attacks with its sharp claws. Can inflict Bleeding. Counter this by breaking Odogaron's claws.|
|Wall Jump Attack||Odogaron jumps from a wall to deal heavy damage to a hunter. Can be somewhat difficult to evade due to Odogaron's speed.|
|Tail Swipe||Odogaron's large area, high-damage attack. Odogaron lunges while spinning its tail.|
Counter the Claw Attack!
After continuous attacks from Odogaron's claws, there is a chance for the hunter to be inflicted with bleeding status. Because Odogaron's Claw attack damages only those directly in front, use this opening to move to the sides or to the rear to inflict damage.
Enraged and Bleeding Makes It Faster
Odogaron's speed and aggressiveness increases while it is enraged or if the player is bleeding. There is also a higher chance of being inflicted with bleeding during Odogaron's rage. While enraged, it is advisable to play defensively, or break its forelegs beforehand to neuter its bleeding attack.
Paratoads are your Friends!
Rotten Vale's Area 10 is home to some Paratoads that emit paralyzing gas once disturbed. Use this to your advantage and lure Odogaron to paralyze it and make it open to attacks.
Let It Eat Meat (Tinged)
Whenever Odogaron is tired or wandering around the Rotten Vale, place some Tinged Meat along its way to inflict paralysis as an opening to your battle. You can also use a Ghillie Mantle to place meat in the middle of combat.Check out Odogaron's Rewards & Crafting Item lists here!