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Brachydios - Tips & Tricks
The Brachydios is a returning monster and is known for its blast attacks and deadly slime. With powerful physical attacks, it is a formidable foe to fight in the New World.
Slime Does Blast Damage
The Brachydios pours slime from its arms and its head, both inflicting Blast damage that will explode if not taken care of. Watch your HP bar and make sure to roll out of the Blast explosion countdown.
Preparing For Brachydios
Bring Blast Resistant Equipment
The Brachydios can easily kill you with Blast damage if you're not careful. To negate this, use equipment that has the Blast Resistant skills.
Use Ice Or Water Weapon
The Brachydios is weak against Ice-based weapons. Water weapons are also effective against this monster. Make sure to bring Ice or Water weapons when you're facing the Brachydios.
Break The Head & Forelegs
Focus fire on the Brachydios's head and forelegs in order to break them. This will lessen the damage it does from these parts and will also stop the Brachydios from implementing its slime & Blast attacks in the fight.
Very Powerful Even Without Blast
Even without its slime and blast damage, the Brachydios has very high attack power that can deal powerful physical hits, making it one of the most powerful monsters in Monster Hunter.
Brachydios - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
The Brachydios has three weak spots - the head, the forelegs, and the tail. These parts are also breakable and the tail can be severed.
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Brachydios - Recommended Loadout
Recommended Elemental Weapons
Brachydios is very weak against Ice
Water is an effective element against Brachydios
|Blast Resistance||Provides additional protection from Brachydios' Blast attacks.|
|Earplugs||Negates the stunning effects of Brachydios' roars.|
Best Specialized Tools
|Temporal Mantle||Recommended to bring as it allows you to avoid potentially deadly attacks|
|Rocksteady Mantle||Reduces damage from attacks and negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent|
|Evasion Mantle||Extends the invulnerability window during evasion|
|Vitality Mantle||Negates a certain amount of damage before the mantle's effect wears off|
Brachydios - Moves & Counters
|Arm Slime Attack||Brachydios plants slime on the ground with its arms that explodes after a set amount of time. May stick to the hunter, requiring 5 rolls to remove|
|Head Slime Attack||Brachydios plants slime on the ground with its head that explodes after a set amount of time. May stick to the hunter, requiring 5 rolls to remove|
|Leap Attack||Brachydios faces and jumps towards the hunter. May create an explosion upon landing if slimed|
|Ground Head Blast||When enraged, Brachydios digs its horn into the ground, creating a series of forward blasts. Dodge to the side to avoid taking damage|
|Ground Pound Blast||When enraged, the Brachydios pounds its forelimbs into the ground, planting several blast explosions in the area. Keep still & avoid the slime to keep from getting damaged|
|Tail Swing||Swings its tail behind its body, dealing damage horizontally. Roll away to avoid taking damage|
|Slime Explosive Circle||Brachydios will summon slime across the area in a circular pattern, which it will then all detonate for big damage explosions|
Slime Has Variety Of Effects
Slime From Head Can Restrain You
When the Brachydios's head places slime on the ground and you step on it, it has the capacity to restrain you like the mud from Jyuratodus or Barroth.
Roll Away When Slime Turns Red
When the Brachydios's slime turns red, make sure to move away as these will explode. This can do a big amount of damage, so make sure to dodge to keep yourself safe.
Slime Explodes Faster When Enraged
When the Brachydios is enraged, the slime it puts on the ground will have shorter explosion countdowns, exploding almost instantly. Make sure to keep your distance when the Brachydios is angry.
Keep Still When Ground Has Blast Explosions
When the Brachydios is enraged, it'll pound the ground with its forelimbs, causing several blast explosions to appear in the area. It's best to keep still and avoid the explosion areas to avoid taking too much damage.
Dodge To Side To Avoid Forward Blasts
The Brachydios will also pound the ground with its head, creating a series of forward blasts. To avoid these explosions, dodge or roll to the side.
Stay Between Slime During Slime Explosive Circle
The best way to avoid the damage of the Slime Explosive Circle is staying in between the slimes or simply doing a dive when they explode. Don't keep moving around during this attack.