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Brachydios - Guide & Tips

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Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to beat Brachydios! This includes its moves, weaknesses, material drops, recommended loadout, armor, hunting tips, & more!

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Brachydios - Tips & Tricks

Brachydios Overview

Brachydios Overview

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 Resistance 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.

Slime From Head Can Restrain You

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.

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.

Very Powerful Even Without Blast

Even without its slime and blast damage, the Brachydios has very high attack power, making it one of the most powerful monsters in Monster Hunter.

Brachydios - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

Brachydios - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
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The Brachydios has three weak spots - the head, the forelegs, and the tail. These parts are also breakable and the tail can be severed.


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Brachydios - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Brachydios is very weak against Ice
Water is an effective element against Brachydios

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Blast ResistanceProvides additional protection from Brachydios' Blast attacks.
EarplugsNegates the stunning effects of Brachydios' roars.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolTool Effect
Temporal MantleTemporal MantleRecommended to bring as it allows you to avoid potentially deadly attacks
Evasion mantleEvasion MantleExtends the invulnerability window during evasion
Rocksteady Mantle Rocksteady Mantle Reduces damage from attacks and negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent
Vitality MantleVitality MantleNegates a certain amount of damage before the mantle's effect wears off

Brachydios - Moves & Counters

Slime AttackBrachydios plants slime that explodes after a set amount of time. May stick to the hunter, requiring 5 rolls to remove.
Leap AttackBrachydios faces and jumps towards the hunter. May create an explosion upon landing if slimed.
Ground BlastBrachydios digs its horns into the ground, creating an explosive pillar.

Counter Slime With Blast Resistance

Brachydios uses slime to attack hunters. The slime that it scatters around the field can be bothersome as they also function as ticking time bombs, severely restricting player movement. These blasts can be somewhat neutered by bringing in equipment that grants you Blast Resistance.

Break The Head & Forelegs

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.

Roll Away When Slime Turns Red

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.

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Watch Brachy and pay attention to his pounders (arms) . The slime there is temporary and has to be re-applied. If you see his pounders aren't leaving slime behind you should stick as close as you can. When he stops to lick his arms you can seriously punish the action with no consequences.

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