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Barioth - Guide & Tips

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

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Barioth - Tips & Tricks

Barioth Overview

Barioth - Tips & Tricks

With fangs as long as swords, Barioth is a ruthless predator that has thrived in the cold grounds of Hoarfrost Reach. An extremely agile monster, it deals ice damage with its ice breath & can summon mini tornadoes from the ground.

Found In Hoarfrost Reach

The Barioth can be found wandering around Hoarfrost Reach which is only accessible if you have the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion.

Preparing For Barioth

Bring A Fire Element Weapon

As an ice-elemental monster, Barioth's biggest weakness is fire. Bring along a fire element weapon to do the most damage with every hit.

Gear Up With Ice Resistance

Although not all of Barioth's attacks have Ice Damage, his Ice Breath lingers and can easily hit players as they try to dodge other attacks. Having Ice Resistance will at least lessen its damage.

Break Arms To Stop From Wall Climbing

Aim to Break the Forearms

When in icy caves, the Barioth will climb walls and jump to attack. If you want to prevent this, break the extruding bones on its forelimbs so it won't have anything to grapple the walls with.

Barioth - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

Barioth - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
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The Barioth has 3 weak spots: Its head, forelimbs, and tail. All these areas can also be broken.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Severe Blunt Ammo

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Barioth - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Fire weapons will do the most damage against Barioth
If you don't have a Fire Weapon, a Thunder Weapon can be a nice replacement.

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
EarplugsUse the monster's roar as an opportunity to attack
WindproofNegates wind pressure, preventing knockback from strong gusts of air
Ice ResistanceReduces ice damage when hit by Barioth'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

Barioth - Moves & Counters

Lunge Forward The Barioth will lunge forward and do a series of swiping attacks. Move to the side to avoid these hits
Ice Breath (Tornado)Barioth unleashes an ice breath that forms a tornado that lasts for a few seconds
Ice Breath (Straight)Releases an ice breath in a straight trajectory
Tail SwipeSwipes its tail behind it to do damage. Can inflict Iceblight if hit
Jump Slam Jumps up and slams down on Hunter. Dodge to the side to keep from getting pinned down
Aerial Dive Flies up and dives down towards a Hunter. Keep mobile and move away from the monster to avoid damage
Body Tackle Uses its body weight to tackle targets from its shoulder. Roll sidewards to dodge this attack

Flash Monster While In The Air

Flash while in the Air

While in the air, you can flash the Barioth to make it fall down to the ground and incapacitate it. This will also cancel any of its attacks while airborne.

Keep Moving Away in Closed Spaces

Keep Moving Away in Closed Spaces

The Barioth will grab on to walls and jump behind to attack. It's important for hunters to keep track of its position at all times and move away immediately when it changes positions.

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