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Glavenus - Tips & Tricks
The Glavenus is a new monster that first appeared in Monster Hunter Generations. It has heavy body armor, a sharp tail, & fire-based attacks.
Does Sharp Tail Attacks & Fire-Based Damage
The Glavenus is known for its powerfully sharp tail attacks and doing 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
The 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, the Glavenus is weak against water-based elemental weapons. If you want to deal optimum damage to this monster, bring your most powerful Water weapon.
Watch For Tail Spin & Smashes
The 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
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 & Effective Damage Type
The Glavenus has 2 notable weak spots - its head and its tail, which are both breakable. The tail is also severable after you break it, while its back and its forelegs can also be broken.
Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Glavenus - Recommended Loadout
Recommended Elemental Weapons
Glavenus is weak against Water elemental weapons
Ice-based weapons can also moderately damage the Glavenus
|Fire Resistance||Reduces damage from fire attacks & can negate Fireblight|
|Earplugs||Use the monster's roar as an opportunity to attack|
|Evade Window||Grants bigger invincibility when dodging|
Best Specialized Tools
|Temporal Mantle||Recommended to bring this mantle as it can allow you avoid potentially deadly attacks|
|Fireproof Mantle||Lessens fire damage and negates chance of Fireblight|
|Evasion Mantle||Increases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment|
|Rocksteady Mantle||Eliminates damage reactions, prevents wind effects, protects your hearing, and grants tremor resistance. You also receive less damage from attacks|
Glavenus - Moves & Counters
|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
The 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
One of the 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.
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.