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Glavenus - Guide & Tips

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

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Glavenus - Tips & Tricks

Glavenus Overview

Glavenus Overview

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

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

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 & Effective Damage Type

Glavenus - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
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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

Part Sever Blunt Ammo
Tail ★★・★★・★★・

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Glavenus - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

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

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Fire Resistance Reduces damage from fire attacks & can negate Fireblight
EarplugsUse the monster's roar as an opportunity to attack
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 - 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

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

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

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.

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