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Banbaro - Guide & Tips

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

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Banbaro - Tips & Tricks

Banbaro Overview

Banbaro Overview

Banbaro is a bipedal herbivore known for its large antlers. Although it won't attack on sight, stay near it too long and it will be aggressive enough to attack.

Appears In All Locales

The Banbaro was originally spotted in Hoarfrost Reach in the Iceborne expansion, however, the monster has expanded its territory. It can be found making tracks in all locales in the game.

Preparing For Banbaro

Bring the Rocksteady Mantle

For Melee users, finding an opening can be difficult due to the number of Banbaro's attacks that causes tremors. A Rocksteady Mantle will help you continue your assault even when near him.

Equip Tremor Resistance Skill

Having the Tremor Resistance skill in your loadout is also good when you want to bring another specialized tool instead of the Rocksteady Mantle. This is a Level 3 Gem requiring a Level 3 slot.

Wound Parts To Make Them Weak Spots

Wound Parts To Make Them Weak Spots

Banbaro is very tall and its weak spots can be hard to reach. If you're having trouble dealing damage or breaking parts, use your Clutch Claw to wound or soften the Banbaro's parts.

Check Out How To Use Clutch Claw!

Banbaro - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

Banbaro - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
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The Banbaro has 3 weak spots: Its head, horns, and hindlegs. Its horns and hindlegs are breakable plus the tail can be cut off.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Severe Blunt Ammo

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Banbaro - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Dragon or Blast weapons will do the most damage against Banbaro
Although not as effective as Dragon, Fire will still do good damage against this monster

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Tremor ResistanceReduces effects of ground tremors staggering and immobilizing you
EarplugsUse the monster's roar as an opportunity to attack
Ice ResistanceReduces ice damage when hit by Banbaro's attacks

Best Specialized Tools

ToolRecommendation Criteria
Temporal MantleTemporal MantleRecommended to bring this mantle as it can allow you avoid potentially deadly attacks
Rocksteady MantleRocksteady MantleEliminates damage reactions, prevents wind effects, protects your hearing, and grants tremor resistance. You also receive less damage from attacks
Evasion MantleEvasion MantleIncreases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment

Banbaro - Moves & Counters

Forward ChargeCharges forward - range increases when it carries a log. Damage also increases when a boulder is carried. Keep a far distance to avoid getting hit
Head Slam Slams its head and antlers onto the ground. Can pick up a boulder when its head goes up
Boulder ThrowTosses the boulder it picks up forward. Can be avoided by dodging to the left or right
Head SwingSwings its head from side to side while moving backwards. Move to the Banbaro's side to avoid taking damage
Tail Spin Sweep Spins around and sweeps the ground with its long tail. Dodge away to keep from getting hit by this move

Powerful Charges With Boulder Or Log

Powerful Charges With Boulder Or Log

Banbaro will sometimes pick up a boulder or log that it'll use to deal heavier damage to Hunters. Keep aware of what its carrying on its antlers to avoid taking too much damage.

Attack Hindlegs From The Side

Attack Hindlegs from the Side

Banbaro has many charging attacks that are linear and frontal. By attacking its feet from the side, you'll be safe from these kinds of attacks.

Take Advanatge Of Turf Wars

Take Advantage of Turf Wars

The Banbaro is in an area where it can easily meet other monsters. Take advantage of Turf Wars to deal tons of damage to Banbaro, though be careful as the other monster might target you as well.

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