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How to Beat Bazelgeuse - Tips and Recommended Gear

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

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Bazelgeuse - Tips and Tricks

Use Flash Pod When Before It Bomb Dives

Use Flash Pod When Before It Bomb Dives

Using a Flash Pod to drop the Bazelgeuse as it bomb dives towards a random Hunter will leave it vulnerable for attack. This will also not ignite the bombs it dropped on its war path.

Open For Attack After Dive Bomb

If you weren't able to Flash Pod the Bazelgeuse before it dive bombs, keep your distance then close in when it lands. It will be open for hits due to its heavy crach onto the ground.

Keep Distance When It Glows Red

Keep Distance When It Glows Red

When the Bazelgeuse is enraged and the bomb pods on its body glow red, it will deal more devastating attacks. Hitting it will make it drop bombs that are already ignited, giving you close to no time to dodge away from the explosion so keep your distance.

Cut Tail To Lessen Bomb Drops & Attacks

Cut Tail To Lessen Bomb Drops & Attacks

The Bazelgeuse's tail also ignites bomb pods when it slams its tail down on the ground. Cut the tail to lessen bomb drops and attacks during the hunt.

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Bazelgeuse - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type

Bazelgeuse Weakness
Bazelgeuse's head is a weak spot and is breakable
Bazelgeuse's back can be broken. However, it is not a weak spot
Bazelgeuse's wings are weak spots and can be broken
The tail of a Bazelgeuse can be severed

Bazelgeuse's main weak spots are its head, tail, and wings. Its tail can be severed.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot


Bazelgeuse - Element & Item Weaknesses

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Item Weakness & Resistance Chart

Effective: ✓, Not Effective: ✕!!!

Flash Pod✓ (Up to 4x)
Shock Trap
Pitfall Trap
Vine Trap
Dung Pod
Screamer Pod×
Tinged Meat
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Bazelgeuse - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Thunder weapons are very effective against Bazelgeuse
Ice & Dragon element weapons deal moderate damage in the fight
Fire ×
Fire-based weapons can be ineffective against Bazelgeuse

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Fire Resistance Reduces damage from fire-based attacks.
Blast Resistance Reduces chances of getting Blast status effect.
(Lvl 5)
This prevents you from being stunned during Bazelgeuse's roars.

Recommended Items

MHW FLASH POD Flash Pod Stuns monster for a few seconds with flash of light

Drop Bazelgeuse From The Sky

The main purpose of having a Flash Pod in your Item Pouch is to counter Bazelgeuse's dive bomb move. When it's gliding down, use a Flash Pod to bring it down and make it vulnerable for attack.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolTool Effect
Temporal Mantle Temporal Mantle Automatically avoids fatal monster moves
Fireproof Mantle Fireproof Mantle Increases Fire Resistance & lessens damage from heat & fire.
Affinity BoosterAffinity BoosterPlaces a smoker that increases affinity.

Bazelgeuse - Moves & Counters

Body Tackle Uses body to tackle to the side. Dodge towards the head to avoid taking damage.
Rush Forward Drops bomb pods then slams shoulder onto ground and rushes forward. Move away from target direction to avoid this attack.
Ground Body Slam Drops bomb pods then slams onto the ground to explode them. Roll far away to avoid the explosions.
Tail Slam Slams tail on ground & explodes bombs. Roll to the side to keep safe.
Fire Breath Spews fire that ignites bomb pods & inflicts fire damage. Dodge sideways to keep from getting hit.
Dive Bomb Flies up and drops bombs from the sky. Dive bombs towards a random hunter. Use invincible dodge or keep distance to avoid this move.

Dive Bomb Has Strong Physical & Fire Damage

Dive Bomb Has Strong Physical & Fire Damage

When the Bazelgeuse flies up and starts moving from the area's end to end, it's going to do a dive bomb attack. This deals very powerful physical and fire damage when it hits a hunter so it's best to use a Flash Pod or dodge out of the way.

Becomes More Dangerous When Glowing Red

Becomes More Dangerous When Glowing Red

The Bazelgeuse becomes more dangerous and explosive when it is enraged and glowing red. It will constantly drop bombs and they explode immediately after they hit the ground. Wait until the Bazelgeuse is calm or use ranged weapons.

Drops Bomb Pods That Explode

Drops Bomb Pods That Explode

The Bazelgeuse drops small bomb pods that explode when ignited or hit. It's best to avoid these small pods when you see them on the ground as they can deal a lot of fire damage.

Uses Body Slams To Ignite Bomb Pods

Uses Body Slams To Ignite Bomb Pods

The Bazelgeuse does several types of body slams that will drop and ignite its bomb pods. Clear out of the way so you won't take heavy damage both from impact and the explosions.

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