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Check this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to beat Glavenus! Including its attacks & moves, weakness, materials, best loadout, weapons, armor, hunting tips, & more!

Glavenus - Monster Info

Glavenus - Weapon / Armor Info

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Glavenus - Tips & Tricks

Glavenus Overview

Glavenus Overview

Glavenus first appeared in Monster Hunter Generations and has now arrived to the New World! It has heavy body armor, a sharp tail, & multiple fire-based attacks.

Does Sharp Tail Attacks & Fire Damage

Glavenus is known for its powerfully sharp tail attacks and fire-based damage with its bites & fireballs. It can easily burn through your health with its strong damage-dealing moves.

Preparing For Glavenus

Bring Fire Resistant Equipment

Glavenus consistently activates its fire attacks and can implement Fireblight on you when you're hit. Make sure to bring your Fireproof Mantle or use Fire Resistance skills to keep burn damage to a minimum.

Weak Against Water Element

Being a fire monster, Glavenus is weak against water-based elemental weapons. If you want to deal the most damage to this monster, bring your most powerful Water weapon.

Watch For Tail Spin & Smashes

Watch For Tail Spin & Smashes

Glavenus does a series of fast-paced tail spins and smashes, before and after sharpening its tail. When the tail is glowing red, these moves hit harder and can inflict Fireblight.

Learn Glavenus's Moves & Tail Length

Learn Glavenus

Learning the Glavenus's moves, the length of its tail, and where its hits land will save you a lot of time. Mastering these attacks will keep you safe and help you find openings to attack the monster.

Glavenus - Weakness & Traits

Glavenus - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
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Glavenus has 2 notable weak spots - its head and its tail. The tail can be cut off, while its head, back and forelegs can be broken.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo
Head★★★★★★★★・
Tail ★★・★★・★★・

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart

FireWaterIce
×★★★★★・
ThunderDragon-
★・・★★・-

Status Effect Resistance Chart

PoisonSleepParalysisBlast
★★・★★・★★・★★・
StunExhaustMount-
★★・TBCTBC-

Glavenus - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

ElementsDescription
Water★★★
Glavenus is weak against Water elemental weapons
Ice★★・
Ice-based weapons can also moderately damage the Glavenus

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Fire Resistance Reduces damage from fire attacks & can negate Fireblight
Evade Window Grants bigger invincibility when dodging

Best Specialized Tools

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

Glavenus - Attacks & Moves

MovesDescription
Forward Bite Bites forward. Can deal fire damage when mouth is on fire. Move to the side to avoid damage
Tail Side Swipe Swipes tail forward from the side. Move the opposite way when dodging
Tail Jump Swipe Jumps and swipes tail forward. Will do this twice when enraged or tail is sharpened. Roll to the side to keep safe
Tail Spin Move Bites tail and spins, using its tail to do damage. Does more damage when tail is sharpened or glowing. Keep distance to avoid taking too much damage
Fireball Spits fireballs that leaves magma that explode after a few seconds. Roll away when the fireball is near you

Does More Damage When Tail Is Glowing

Does More Damage When Tail Is Glowing

Glavenus is more dangerous when its tail is sharpened and glowing. His tail swipes will hurt more and deal fire damage. Stay cautious when this happens.

Tail Spin Move Has Wide Hit Box

Tail Spin Move Has Wide Hit Box

One of Glavenus's most dangerous moves is its tail spin attack. Once it bites its tail and gets ready to spin, move as far as you can or prepare to counter or guard against the move. It does this twice when it is enraged.

Fireball Spit Explodes After Few Seconds

Fireball Spit Explodes After Few Seconds

Beware of the fireball that the Glavenus spits out as the ember left over will explode after a few seconds. Move away from the fireball leftovers immediately before their explosions can hit you.

Glavenus Weapons & Armor

Glavenus Weapons List

WeaponMaterials Needed
Glavenus Blaze II
(Great Sword)
- Ebony Odogaron Hardfang x 2
- Glavenus Hellshell x 3
- Glavenus Tailedge x 2
- Glavenus Mantle x 1
Glavenus Razor II
(Sword & Shield)
- Ebony Odogaron Hardfang x 2
- Glavenus Hellshell x 3
- Glavenus Tailedge x 2
- Glavenus Mantle x 1
Glavenus Spada II
(Long Sword)
- Ebony Odogaron Hardfang x 2
- Glavenus Hellshell x 3
- Glavenus Tailedge x 2
- Glavenus Mantle x 1
Smoldering Kingdoms
(Dual Blades)
- Fire Dragon Hardclaw x 2
- Glavenus Hardfang x 5
- Glavenus Hellshell x 4
- Pure Dragon Blood x 3
Glavenus's Uruga
(Hammer)
- Fire Dragon Hardclaw x 2
- Glavenus Hardfang x 5
- Glavenus Hellshell x 4
- Pure Dragon Blood x 3
Glavenus Horn
(Hunting Horn)
- Fire Dragon Hardclaw x 2
- Glavenus Hardfang x 5
- Glavenus Hellshell x 4
- Pure Dragon Blood x 3
Glavenus Granat
(Lance)
- Fire Dragon Hardclaw x 2
- Glavenus Hardfang x 5
- Glavenus Hellshell x 4
- Pure Dragon Blood x 3
Glavenus Buster II
(Gunlance)
- Ebony Odogaron Hardfang x 2
- Glavenus Hellshell x 3
- Glavenus Tailedge x 2
- Glavenus Mantle x 1
Glavenus Smasher II
(Switch Axe)
- Ebony Odogaron Hardfang x 2
- Glavenus Hellshell x 3
- Glavenus Tailedge x 2
- Glavenus Mantle x 1
Glavenus Bardred
(Charge Blade)
- Fire Dragon Hardclaw x 2
- Glavenus Hardfang x 5
- Glavenus Hellshell x 4
- Pure Dragon Blood x 3
Glavenus Helldait
(Insect Glaive)
- Fire Dragon Hardclaw x 2
- Glavenus Hardfang x 5
- Glavenus Hellshell x 4
- Pure Dragon Blood x 3
Burning Igna
(LBG)
- Eltalite Ore x 6
- Glavenus Shard x 4
- Glavenus Hardfang x 2
- Molten Bursa x 2
Glavenus Blitz
(HBG)
- Eltalite Ore x 6
- Glavenus Shard x 4
- Glavenus Hardfang x 2
- Molten Bursa x 2
Glavenus Arrow II
(Bow)
- Ebony Odogaron Hardfang x 2
- Glavenus Hellshell x 3
- Glavenus Tailedge x 2
- Glavenus Mantle x 1

Master Rank Glavenus α + & β + Armor Set

ArmorMaterials Needed
Glavenus Helm α + & β +- Glavenus Cortex x 2
- Glavenus Hardfang x 2
- Glavenus Hellshell x 1
- Glavenus Mantle x 1
Glavenus Mail α + & β +- Glavenus Cortex x 2
- Glavenus Hardfang x 1
- Molten Bursa x 2
- Firecell Stone x 2
Glavenus Vambraces α + & β +- Glavenus Cortex x 2
- Glavenus Hellshell x 2
- Glavenus Tailedge x 1
- Purecrystal x 1
Glavenus Coil α + & β +- Glavenus Cortex x 2
- Glavenus Shard x 2
- Glavenus Hardfang x 1
- Molten Bursa x 2
Glavenus Greaves α + & β +- Glavenus Cortex x 2
- Glavenus Shard x 1
- Glavenus Hellshell x 2
- Molten Bursa x 2

Glavenus - Breakable Parts & Material Drops List

Breakable Parts & Body Carves List

Break HeadGlavenus Hardfang
Glavenus Shard
Glavenus Mantle
Break BackGlavenus Hellshell
Glavenus Cortex
Break ForelegsGlavenus Shard
Glavenus Cortex
Carve TailGlavenus Tailedge
Glavenus Cortex
Glavenus Mantle
Body CarveGlavenus Shard
Glavenus Cortex
Glavenus Hardfang
Glavenus Hellshell
Glavenus Tailedge
Glavenus Mantle
Shiny DropsMolten Bursa
Glavenus Shard
Large Wyvern Tear

Quest & Capture Rewards List

Complete QuestGlavenus Cortex
Glavenus Shard
Molten Bursa
Glavenus Hardfang
Glavenus Hellshell
Glavenus Tailedge
CaptureGlavenus Shard
Glavenus Cortex
Glavenus Hardfang
Glavenus Hellshell
Glavenus Tailedge
Glavenus Mantle

Glavenus Guiding Lands Material List

Non-Tempered Smoldering Tailedge
Heavy Dragonvein Bone
Tempered Tempered Tailedge
Spiritvein Solidbone
Spiritvein Gem

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