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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 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
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
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|
|Evasion Mantle||Extends the invulnerability window during evasion|
|Rocksteady Mantle||Reduces damage from attacks and negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent|
|Vitality Mantle||Negates a certain amount of damage before the mantle's effect wears off|
Brachydios - Moves & Counters
|Slime Attack||Brachydios plants slime 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 Blast||Brachydios 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
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
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.