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How to Beat Lavasioth - Tips & Recommended Gear

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

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Lavasioth - Tips and Tricks

Use Fire Weapon Or Torch Pod To Melt Shell

Use Fire Weapon Or Torch Pod To Melt Shell

When the Lavasioth is out of the lava, his shell will harden over time, making it harder for you to hit it with critical attacks. Counter this by bringing him back to the lava area, use Fire-based weapons, or fling Torch Pods to melt his shell.

Use Screamer Pod To Get Him Out Of Ground

Use Screamer Pod To Get Him Out Of Ground

The Lavasioth will burrow into the ground once in a while. To get the monster out, use a Screamer Pod. It'll fling the Lavasioth from the ground and leave it vulnerable for a few seconds.

Aim For Head To Stagger Lavasioth

Aim For Head To Stagger Lavasioth

Enough damage to the Lavasioth's head will stagger it. This gives you a bit of time to do more damage to it while it's immobile.

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Lavasioth - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type

Lavasioth - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
Area Description
Head
(Breakable)
Scratched up head & face means it's head is broken
Belly Belly area is prone to sever & ammo damage

The Lavasioth only has 2 weak points - its head and underbelly. It has many breakable parts but these 2 are the ones you should hit if you want to damage it greatly.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo
Head ★★★ ★★★ ★★★
Belly ★★★ ★★・ ★★★

Lavasioth - Element & Item Weaknesses

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart

FireWaterIce
×
(★・・)
★★★
(★★・)
★★・
(×)
ThunderDragon-
★★・
(×)
★・・-

*() when hardened

Status Effect Resistance Chart

PoisonSleepParalysisBlast
★★★★・・★★・★・・
StunExhaustMount-
★★・★★・★★★-

Item Weakness & Resistance Chart

Effective: ✓, Not Effective: ×

Item Effectiveness
Flash Pod
Shock Trap
Pitfall Trap
Vine Trap ×
Dung Pod
Screamer Pod (only when burrowed)
Tinged Meat ×
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Lavasioth - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

ElementsDescription
Water
Poison
★★★
The Lavasioth is weak against Water-based weapons and susceptible to the Poison status effect
Ice
Thunder
★★・
When its shell is molten, Lavasioth is weak to Ice & Thunder. When hardened, these elements are negated
Fire×
Fire element weapons will not be effective against Lavasioth

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Heat Guard Reduces damage from heat.
Evade Window Enlarges invulnerability window when dodging.

Recommended Items

ItemDescription
MHW Screamer Pod Screamer Pod Disrupts monster moves withe high-frequency sound

Pull Lavasioth From The Ground

Screamer Pods are needed to pull the Lavasioth from the ground when it burrows. This will eject them from where they're buried and stun them for a bit, giving you time to land powerful attacks.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolTool Effect
Fireproof Mantle Fireproof Mantle Reduces damage from heat and fire.
Rocksteady Mantle Rocksteady Mantle Reduces damage from attacks. Negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent.
Evasion Mantle Evasion Mantle Increases invincibility window when dodging.
Affinity BoosterAffinity BoosterPlaces a smoker that increases affinity.

Lavasioth - Moves & Counters

MovesCounter
Magma Attack Spits magma from its mouth. Dodge to the side to avoid the magma ball.
Charged Magma Attack Charges up and spits magma that explodes on impact. Use invincible dodge or move away to keep safe.
Body Tackle Throws body to the side to tackle you. Dodge to the side of its head to avoid this attack.
Rush Forward Drops to the ground and rushes forward. Leaves magma on the ground. Roll to the side to avoid getting run over.
Tail Spin Spins and uses tail to damage you. Dodge away from Lavasioth to keep safe.
Ground Burrow Burrows into ground and spews magma. Use Screamer Pod or keep away from ground where Lavasioth emerges.

Has Very Dangerous Charged Magma Attack

Has Very Dangerous Charged Magma Attack

The Lavasioth's most powerfu attack is its charged magma move. It rears back and then shoots a magma ball that will explode on impact. It's best to keep far away or use an invincible dodge to survive this move.

Burrows Underground & Spews Magma

Burrows Underground & Spews Magma

When the Lavasioth buries into the ground, it will emerge and spew magma from the ground. Move behind it to land free hits on its body.

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