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Acidic Glavenus - Tips & Tricks

Acidic Glavenus Overview

Acidic Glavenus Overview

The Acidic Glavenus is a subspecies of the Fire-based monster, Glavenus. It has several features that it shares with the original Glavenus such as a large, sharp tail which it uses as a weapon!

Sharp Tail Is Coated With Acid

The Acidic Glavenus is different from the normal Glavenus because it has an acidic tail that implements the Defense Down status debuff. When the tail is crystallized, every hit on you by the tail can implement the debuff.

Preparing For Acidic Glavenus

Equip Iron Skin Or Use Adamant Seed

To combat the Defense Down debuff the Acidic Glavenus can inflict, bring equipment with Iron Skin skills or have a stash of Adamant Seeds to instantly remove the status effect.

Monster Is Weak To Fire Element

The Acidic Glavenus is weak against fire-based weapons. Bring your most powerful fire elemental weapons in this fight to take the monster down fast.

Attack When Tail Is Covered In Acid

Attack When Tail Is Covered In Acid

The Acidic Glavenus moves much slower when its tail is covered in acid. You can easily avoid its attacks when its tail is still blunt, leaving it open for powerful combos.

Requires Purple Sharpness to Hit Acidic Tail

When the tail of the Acidic Glavenus has built up acid, it will require higher sharpness to attack it. Anything below white sharpness and it will simply bounce.

Acidic Glavenus - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

Acidic Glavenus - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

The Acidic Glavenus is weak in 2 parts - its head and its tail. The tail needs to be broken before it can be cut off and its back & forelimbs can be broken as well.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Acidic Glavenus - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

The Acidic Glavenus is weak against fire weapons and when the tail is crystallized, is weak against Dragon
Thunder is also a viable element against the Acidic Glavenus

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Iron Skin Shortens length of Defense Down debuff & can prevent it at later levels
EarplugsUse the monster's roar as an opportunity to attack

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

Acidic Glavenus - Moves & Counters

Bite Does consecutive bites while moving forward. Move away from its face to prevent getting bitten
Tail Pierce Attacks forward with its tail. Roll to the side, away from the landing spot of the tail
Jump Tail Attack Jumps and swings tail forward towards the ground. Move to the side to avoid taking hits
Spin Tail Attack Bites tail and spins around. Very heavy damage, keep distance or do your invulnerable dodge to avoid taking damage

Sharpened Tail Hits Harder & Faster

Sharpened Tail Hits Harder & Faster

When the Acidic Glavenus removes its acid coating, its tail becomes extremely sharp & dangerous. The monster will attack harder and there will be less gaps between moves, so stay cautious during this period.

Dodge Acid Tail To Avoid Defense Down Debuff

Acid Tail Implements Defense Down Status Debuff

The Acidic Glavenus's tail, when it has its acid coating, can inflict Defense Down on you when you're hit. Counter this by having Iron Skin skills or immediately using an Adamant Seed.

Roll To Side To Dodge Jump Tail Attack

When the Acidic Glavenus jumps and swings its tail forward, it's best to dodge to the side. You'll avoid getting hit and be able to set up for a short combo when the monster pauses.

Keep Distance During Spin Tail Move

The Acidic Glavenus can easily halve your HP with its spin tail move. It'll even do the move consecutively when enraged. Make sure to keep distance when it bites its tail to do this move.

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