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This is a hunting guide for Rathalos, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn Rathalos's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and more!
|All Rathalos Related Articles|
|Rathalos Guide||Rathalos Weapons||Rathalos Armor|
List of Contents
|Type||Flying Wyvern||Previous Games||All MH games|
|Threat Level||6/10||Rampage Type||Targeter|
|Major Weakness||Other Weakness|
|Blight / Elemental Damage||Abnormal Status|
|Terrible wyverns called "Kings of the Skies." Along with Rathian, they stake wide territories centered around their nests. Rathalos descend on invaders from the sky, attacking with poison claws and a breath of fire.|
Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.
The King of the Skies lives up to its by staying airborne for most of its attacks. A well-aimed Flash Bomb can help to bring a Rathalos down to earth, however.
Status Effect Vulnerabilities
The more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player.
|Pitfall Trap||Shock Trap||Flash Bomb|
|Sonic Bomb||Meat Effects||Dung Bomb|
◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational
Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking
Break the Wings!
Attack the Legs to Knock it Down!
High Fire Resistance
Challenge the Sky King with a Glaive
Theres no better way to bring down the King of the Skies than with a Flash Bomb. Similar to Rathian, Rathalos' aerial attacks can prolong the hunt when left unchecked, While the downed state doesn't last very long it will provide an opportunity to strike and keep the monster grounded.
Breaking Rathalos' wings is one of the best ways to keep the monster grounded! Broken wings can drastically reduce Rathalos' ability to maintain flight, making the fight a lot easier.
Aside from applying KO damage to the head, sustaining damage on Rathalos' legs can result in a knock down as well. Keep this in mind to open much-needed windows of opportunity to dish out your heaviest attacks and combos!
To avoid taking massive damage or being instantly KO'd by Rathalos' Flame Streak, its good to bring armor that has high fire resistance use three Fire Resistance Decorations within your armor. Additionally, you can also include Lava-Hot Egg in your dango set to further increase your fire resistance if necessary.
Insect Glaive users can easily maintain the offensive against Rathalos with their high jumps and aerial combos, effectively challenging Rathalos both in the air or on the ground. It is also important to note that due to the kinsect's triple up buff (All three buff colors activated), hunters are immune to Rathalos' roars on both ground and air.
Lastly, consider using the Jump Master skill with the Insect Glaive. This particular skill comes in handy against Rathalos because it can prevent you from getting knocked out of the air from certain attacks.
|Fire Breath||Rathalos exhales fire onto its victim, coating them in flames.|
|Grounded Bite Attacks||Trying to take a nibble, Rathalos makes sure to have a taste of its prey.|
|Talon Spike||Sharp like a spear and cuts like a katana, with poison to boot.|
|Aerial Assault||Rathalos takes to the skies, assuming dominance over everything beneath it.|
|Tail Spin||A sweeping attack that knocks anything off its feet.|
|Charge Attack||Its most brutish attack, Rathalos slams its body towards its target.|
Rathalos' signature fire breath deals incredibly high damage and inflict Fireblight against its unfortunate victims.
Rathalos spews a fireball towards its target.
It is important to note that Rathalos has an aerial version of this attack during its signature Aerial Assault phase.
|Triple Fire Breath||
Rathalos releases three fireballs towards a large cone in front of it at a staggered fashion starting from the middle.
Similar to Fire Breath, Rathalos has an aerial version of this attack during its Aerial Assault phase.
|Transitional Fire Breath||
Rathalos flexes upward before releasing a fireball directly towards the ground in front of it. Rathalos takes flight as soon as it releases the fireball.
This attack is very quick and has very little telegraph. It is recommended that you stay down first and observe Rathalos' next move in the air before Wirefalling back up to avoid its quick and devastating follow-up attacks from the air.
Rathalos can use its jaw to attack unsuspecting hunters who position directly in front of it for too long. Be mindful of your positioning as these attacks can inflict Fireblight as well whenever Rathalos is enraged.
Rathalos uses its jaw to quickly bite its target. Be mindful of this attack whenever you are directly in front of Rathalos!
It is important to note that this attack can inflict Fireblight whenever Rathalos is enraged.
Rathalos perforrms two sweeping bites in a large cone in front of it, somewhat similar to Diablos' Double Gore Attack.
Rathalos flies up then drives its poisonous talons towards a specific destination, dealing high damage and potentially inflicting Poison to anyone caught in the landing zone.
It is important to note that this attack can connect to anyone positioned behind the talons prior to the drop. Additionally, this particular attack has an aerial version as well during Rathalos' Aerial Assault.
Rathalos lives up to its title as King of the Skies as it will constantly take flight and attack hunters with talon and flame. Hunters should beware of the aerial versions of the following attacks:
|Attacks with Aerial Versions|
|Fire Breath||Triple Fire Breath|
Be especially mindful of Rathalos' roar as this usually indicates that it is about to take flight. Another thing to note is that the roar is usually followed-up by a Transitional Fire Breath immediately after so spam that dodge button if you're caught within the roar's radius!
Lastly, Rathalos unlocks even more attacks during its signature Aerial Assault.
Rathalos positions its talons to face forward and swoops past its target. Be especially mindful of this dangerous attack as this is usually followed up by a Quick Fire Breath and another Swooping Talon after that.
Rathalos lowers its altitude, catching hunters off-guard with its maw. This attack can inflict Fireblight whenever Rathalos is enraged due to the build-up of fire in its throat.
Rathalos coils its tail before swiftly sweeping a wide cone in front of it. This attack is rather quick so always be prepared to dodge or block at all times!
|Quick Fire Breath||
Keep an eye out for Rathalos whenever it flies freely in the air because it can easily spew a Fireball towards its target! This attack is incredibly quick and can seemingly come out of nowhere.
|Sweeping Fire Breath||
Rathalos releases a column of flame from its mouth and swipes a large cone in front of it, dealing very high damage and possibly inflicting Fireblight to anyone caught in the attack.
Rathalos' newest move, this attack starts with Rathalos pointing a column of flame directly to the ground underneath it. After a few seconds, Rathalos then flicks the beam upward in an attempt to swipe its target with it.
This attack leaves a trail of flame as it travels towards the target which lingers for a few seconds.
Rathalos spins in place two times, flinging its long tail around the immediate area. Each spin covers 180 degrees and can be easily avoided if you position just behind the head and follow it for the second spin.
Rathalos charges towards a specific destination, trampling anyone in its path. When exhausted, Rathalos has a chance to trip during this attack — Granting a nice window of opportunity to deal heavy damage.
|Map||Starting Area||Visited Areas||Rest Area|
|Shrine Ruins||11 / 13||1 / 3 / 4 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 / 12 / 13||11|
|Lava Caverns||11||4 / 5 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14||12 / 14|
|Quest Type||Lvl||Quest Name|
Champion of the Caverns |
Rathalos Alert! |
|Village Quest||★6||King of the Sky, Bane of the Land|
|Village Quest||★6||Special License Quest 3|
|Rathalos Tail||60% (Tail)|
|Rathalos Scale+||36% (Body), 13% (Tail)|
|Rathalos Carapace||24% (Body)|
|Rathalos Wing||19% (Body)|
|Inferno Sac||12% (Body)|
|Rath Marrow||12% (Tail)|
|Rath Medulla||5% (Body), 7% (Tail)|
|Rathalos Plate||3% (Body), 5% (Tail)|
|Rathalos Ruby||3% (Tail), 1% (Body)|
|Rath Wingtalon+||70% (Wing)|
|Rathalos Scale+||63% (Head)|
|Rathalos Wing||30% (Wing)|
|Rath Medulla||30% (Back)|
|Rathalos Carapace||26% (Head), 45% (Body)|
|Rath Marrow||20% (Back)|
|Rathalos Plate||7% (Head), 4% (Back)|
|Rathalos Ruby||4% (Head), 1% (Back)|
|Rath Wingtalon||75% (Wing x2)|
|Rathalos Scale||66% (Head)|
|Rathalos Shell||30% (Head), 68% (Back)|
|Rath Marrow||30% (Back)|
|Rathalos Webbing||25% (Wing)|
|Rathalos Plate||4% (Head), 2% (Back)|
|All Rathalos Related Articles|
|Rathalos Guide||Rathalos Weapons||Rathalos Armor|
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|3-Star Large Monsters|
|Great Wroggi||Royal Ludroth||Khezu|
|4-Star Large Monsters|
|5-Star Large Monsters|
|6-Star Large Monsters|
|High Rank Large Monsters|
|Narwa the Allmother|
|Wind Serpent Ibushi||Thunder Serpent Narwa||Crimson Glow Valstrax|
|Apex Arzuros||Apex Rathian||Apex Mizutsune|
|Apex Rathalos||Apex Diablos||Apex Zinogre|
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Give us the ability to change our layered armor display. What I mean is, ya know how armor looks different on the male and female models? well, I wish there was the ability to change the appearance from the male models of armor, to the female models, and the reverse without changing the gender of your character itself. This would be really nice, as imo some armor pieces look better as the male model version.
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