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Alatreon Weakness and Strategy Guide

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Learn how to beat Alatreon in the Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World (MHW)! This guide explains everything about Alatreon's weakness, carves, rewards, and a complete strategy guide for beating and capturing it. Find out what parts are breakable and severable, and what drops and Monster materials are available.

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Alatreon Weakness, Body Parts, and Resistances

Locations and Areas Visited

Alatreon can only be encountered in the Secluded Valley. Furthermore, you also begin the fight in Alatreon's area and it's impossible to use Farcaster during the fight. Make sure to learn about Alatreon's weaknesses first before attempting to slay the elemental dragon.

Vulnerability to Status Effects and Items

Poison Paral. Sleep Stun
Blast Exhaust Mount -
Flash Shock Pitfall Ivy
★★ (Ineffective when enraged)
Dung Meat Screamer -

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Best Equipment and Items for Alatreon

Recommended Weapon
Fire Affinity Weapons Effective when Ice Affinity is active
Ice Affinity Weapons Effective when Fire Affinity is active
Dragon Affinity Weapons Effective when Dragon Affinity is active
Recommended Gears and Tools
Temporal Mantle Automatically dodge attacks
Health Booster Drastically increases your survivability
Recommended Items
Astera Jerky Fully restores your health and removes Bleeding status effect
Dust of Life Restores your health and nearby allies
Ancient Potion Fully restores and maximizes the size of your stamina and health bar
Recommended Skills
Health Boost Greatly increase your maximum health
Blight Resistance Nullify elemental blights
True Dragonvein Awakening Strengthens your affinity damage

How to Beat Alatreon

Alatreon Strategy Points
Checkmark.pngBe sure to use Fire, Ice or Dragon Element weapon.
Checkmark.pngYou can only break the horns if Alatreon is in Dragon state.
Checkmark.pngBring Astera Jerky and Lifepowder for sustain.
Checkmark.pngAttribute resistance is a must during the fight.

Weapon Affinity Required

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Alatreon's Escaton Judgement attack damage depends on how many times you have downed Alatreon before the attack. It is necessary to attack Alatreon using the attribute he is weak against depending on the situation.

Effective Weapon Against Each State

Alatreon's attribute at the beginning of the hunt will depend on which quest you took. It is better to prepare in advance so you can equip the proper gear to maximize your damage.

Quest Starting State Weakness
Blazing Black Twilight Fire State Ice
The Evening Star Fire State Ice
Dawn of the Death Star Ice State Fire

Appraisal Weapons Over Awakened Weapons

Appraisal weapons specializes on a specific affinity which is far more useful than Awakened Weapons.

Breaking Alatreon's Horns

You can only destroy the Horns if Dragon state is active. If you succeed in destroying the horns, Alatreon's Attribute will switch back to its previous one after the Escaton Judgement. Be sure to aim for its head as much as possible to gain this advantage.

Active State Transitions

1 Fire State
Start of: Blazing Black Twilight and The Evening Star
2 Transition to Dragon State overtime
3 Horn Destruction No Horn Destruction
4 Escaton Judgement Activation
5 Transition to Fire State
Move to 1
Transition to Ice State
Move to 2
1 Ice State
Start of: Dawn of the Death Star
2 Transition to Dragon State overtime
3 Horn Destruction No Horn Destruction
4 Escaton Judgement Activation
5 Transition to Ice State
Move to 1
Transition to Fire State
Move to 2

Recovering from Escaton Judgement

To avoid fainting from the Escaton Judgement, it is suggested that you group up with your party and place multiple Health Boosters in the same area to recover your health quickly. Using Astera Jerky is also recommended if you are not able to stack the Health Boosters with your party. You can also weaken the damage of the Escaton Judgement if you are able to deal enough damage to Alatreon using the correct affinity for each state.


Be sure to pick up the Crystalbursts scattered near the camp at the beginning of the quest. This can help you stagger Alatreon if it is getting too dangerous. You can also use this opportunity to use your Clutch Claw and mount Alatreon.

Alatreon Wall Bang

Alatreon is vulnerable to Wall Bangs, be sure to do this using your Clutch Claws whenever possible. In addition to that, you can also use Flash Pods when Alatreon is not enraged. This can help you set up for your team for an easier wall bang.

Using Farcaster

Farcasters are disabled during the Alatreon fights. Try to avoid using Bowguns or Bows during this quest as they can run out of elemental ammo forcing you to walk back to the camp. It is recommended that you only use melee weapons during the whole fight.

Blight Resistance and Coalescence

Since Alatreon will change its element during the fight. It is recommended that you equip Blight Resistance for more survivability. Also, equipping Coalescence will increase your damage over time because of the amount of blights and status effects you will receive.

Beware of Breath Attacks

Fire or Ice Breath Attack Straight Ice Breath

Fire and Ice Breaths are not as powerful as Escaton Judgement however, they can still deal significant damage if you stay within its range for too long.

Opportunity to Attack

During Breath Attacks, you can go directly below Alatreon to dish out some damage since Alatreon won't be moving during this attack. Staying directly underneath Alatreon will also prevent you from taking damage to its Breath Attack.

Diving Alatreon

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This attack will occur once Alatreon flies. It is impossible to get out of its range if you have your weapon out. Be sure to sheathe your weapon as soon as you see Alatreon prepare for this move and get out of its range as fast as possible.

Explosion Attack

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Alatreon will sometimes do a large explosive energy blast around itself dealing massive damage to anyone nearby. Watch out for the pulsating red glow around its body to learn if it is about to make an explosion.

Ice Shard Attack

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This attack will cause Alatreon to shoot multiple shards of ice to the direction where it is facing. They are slow projectiles that can easily be dodged by rolling sideways.

Lightning Strikes

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Similar to Zinogre, Alatreon will sometimes do a lightning strike attack wherein a lightning bolt will strike down the grown in a straight line after a few seconds. You can easily dodge these attacks by positioning yourself properly after checking where the lighting will land.

Quests Where Alatreon Appears

Type Quest Name
Special Assignment M★6 - Blazing Black Twilight
Event M★6 - The Evening Star
Event M★6 - Dawn of the Death Star
Special Assignment M★6 - Dawn's Triumph

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