Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to beat Silver Rathalos! This includes its recommended loadout & skills, weaknesses, material drops, tips, and Tempered Silver Rathalos!
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Tempered Silver Rathalos Confirmed
Raise Coral Region Level To 7
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Silver Rathalos - Tips & Tricks
Silver Rathalos Overview
Rare Subspecies of Rathalos
The Silver Rathalos is a silver-scaled subspecies of the Rathalos. It is far more lethal than its other variants due to its stronger attacks and its preference to stay airborne when in fights.
Can Only Be Found In the Guiding Lands
The Silver Rathalos can only be found in the Guiding Lands. This means that you will need to complete Iceborne's main story first and reach MR 70 before you will be able to face this monster.Check Out How To Unlock Silver Rathalos Here!
Preparing For Silver Rathalos
Bring Poison Resistant Items
The Silver Rathalos will be able to poison you using its talons. Despite the monster rarely poisoning you, it is still recommended to bring some antidotes just in case!
Equip Fire Resistant Skills
The Silver Rathalos will rely heavily on its fire breath attacks to deal damage to you. It is recommended to equip armors and skills that will allow you to resist fire damage.
Has A Weakness To Water
The Silver Rathalos has a weakness to water. Make sure to bring along a water type weapon in order to maximize the damage output against this monster!
Flash Pods Are Vital
Silver Rathalos stays in the air frequently and does high damaging moves while in flight. Bring it down using Flash Pods can save your butt or buy you time.
Silver Rathalos - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
The Silver Rathalos is weak in 3 areas: its wings, legs, and tail. The monster's wings and legs are breakable while the tail can be cut off.
Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Silver Rathalos - Recommended Loadout
Recommended Elemental Weapons
Water is the most effective element against the Silver Rathalos
Thunder is also a viable element against the Silver Rathalos
Leave Fire, Dragon weapons at camp as they are the least effective.
|Water Attack||Allows you to deal substantial damage to the monster. Only viable when you have a water weapon equipped|
|Fire Resist||Resist fire damage to make the fight with the monster easier|
|Earplugs||Use the monster's roar as an opportunity to attack or evade|
Best Specialized Tools
|Fireproof Mantle||Reduces fire damage (like breath attacks), nullifies fireblight and blastblight, and prevents damage from hot environments.|
|Temporal Mantle||Nullifies damage from powerful attacks by automatically evading. Should be a priority.|
|Rocksteady Mantle||Eliminates damage reactions & some damage. Not as vital as Fireproof, Temporal Mantle|
|Evasion Mantle||Increases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment|
|Affinity Booster||Places a smoker that increases affinity|
Silver Rathalos - Moves & Counters
|Breath Jump||Does a small jump while spitting fire at the floor. Be aware of this when you're near its face.|
|Bite||Does a small jump while spitting fire at the floor. Be aware of this when you're near its face.|
|Stomp||Jump up and tries to crush the hunter. Can be dodged when you see it jump.|
|Tail swipe||Just like a normal tail swipe done by most monsters, but is much quicker.|
|Air Barrage||Unleash multiple wide-range breath attack while airborne. Dodge far, far away.|
| Air Breath attack |
|Fire a wide-range and very powerful charged breath attack from the skies. Dodge far, far away or use flash pods.|
Focus On Defense While Its In Flight
A Silver Rathalos in flight attacks relentlessly. Don't try to attack it if you can't safely do so. Focus on dodging until it comes down or brought down with a flash pod.
Click to EnlargeStay Clear Of Flames
Silver Rathalos leaves small puddles of flame on the ground where its breath attack struck. Don't get near them or you'll receive damaged.
Strike Its Head While Its In A Special Stance
Silver Rathalos will enter a special stance other than enraged. It will have boosted damage and defence while its active, unless you do enough damage to its head and knock it down. This stance will NOT go away with time.
Try To Start A Turf War
If Savage Deviljho is around, initiating a turf war between them is a viable tactic. Not only will Silver Rathalos take huge damage, many of its parts will be broken as well, so just sit back and let them fight!