Silver Rathalos Weakness and Strategy Guide | Monster Hunter World (MHW): Iceborne

Learn how to beat Silver Rathalos in the Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World (MHW)! This guide explains everything about Silver Rathalos'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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Silver Rathalos Weakness, Body Parts, and Resistances

Silver Rathalos Characteristics

Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Big High None Fire Poison
Breakable Parts
Head, Wings, Back, Tail

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Elder's Recess 15 15 15
Guiding Lands 11 11 11

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
20(50) 20(60) 15(50) 0 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10(30) 5(20) 5(10) 0


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
20(30) 20(35) 15(25) 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10(25) 5(20) 5(10) 0


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
22 22 20 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
15 10 10 0


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
22 22 20 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
20 15 5 0


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
50 45 40 0 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
25 15 10 0


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
38 38 32 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 10 5 0


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
18 18 16 0 Green
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 5 5 0

Tail Tip

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
55 50 45 0 Green
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 10 5 0

Higher values indicate higher damage.

Vulnerability to Status Effects and Items

Poison Paral. Sleep Stun
★★ ★★ ★★
Blast Exhaust Mount -
★★ -
Flash Shock Pitfall Ivy
★★ ★★ ★★
Dung Meat Screamer -
★★ -

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How to Beat Silver Rathalos

Normal Mode and Hellfire Mode

Normal Mode Hellfire Mode
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As the fight goes on against Silver Rathalos, his chest will gradually glow red until he reaches the Hellfire Mode. This mode increases all the capabilities of his fire attacks as well as increases the damage it can deal.

How to Remove Hellfire Mode

Hellfire Mode can be removed by inflicting enough damage to the head. So try to focus the head by using traps or riding Silver Rathalos to deal damage to the head as fast as you can.
Also, take note that this is the only way to remove it. Silver Rathalos' Hellfire Mode will not release on its own.

Dealing with Poison

Silver Rathalos can inflict poison status if you get hit with his talons. It is recommended that you equip gears with at least 3 Poison Resistance to negate this effect. However, if you are not able to equip any Poison Resistance, you can always remove the poison using an Antidote or a Herbal Medicine.

Resisting Fire Damage

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Silver Rathalos can also deal massive damage with his fire attacks. Try to also increase your Fire Resistance with your gears or choose a meal with vegetables as it can also increase your Elemental Resistance. It is best to get at least +20 Fire Resistance to negate most of the fire attacks.

Targeting the Legs and Wings

Aiming for the Legs and the Wings of the Silver Rathalos can greatly increase your damage output. The Legs and the Wings are the softest part the Silver Rathalos has. You can ignore the Head and the Tail if you do not need any of the specific material these parts can drop.

Fire Breath Stepback

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Similar to the normal variant of the Silver Rathalos, he will frequently shoot a large fireball directly in front of him whenever he steps back. Try to position yourself beside the Silver Rathalos and focus on dodging any fire attacks.

Watch Out for the Stomp

Silver Rathalos will sometimes do a stomp attack that targets the surrounding area near the legs. Most of the time you will be staying near the legs. Try to read Silver Rathalos' movements and immediately move away when he jumps.

Silver Rathalos Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Gliding Bite Attack (Flying) 40 45
Gliding Claw Attack (Flying) 30 35
Talon Attack (Flying) 75 60
Tail Attack (Flying) 45 45
Continuous Kick (Flying) 55 45
Rush 45 45
Tail Attack 35 35
Talon Grab 45 Guard Up 0
Vertical Claw Attack 55 45
Dive Kick 75 60
Dive Kick Impact 55 45
Tail Spin 35 35
Continuous Bite 45 45
Claw Attack 70 50
Tail and Claw Attack 50 40
Jump Assault 60 50
Ground Bite (On Fire) 30(40)+Fire 30(40) 40(50)
Ground Bite 30 35
Flame Breath 30(40)+Fire 30(40) 60
Head Attack 30 25
Back Jump Flame Breath 30(40)+Fire 30(40) 60
Backstep Flame Breath 30(40)+Fire 30(40) 40
Blue Flame Breath 40(50)+Fire 40(50) 60
High Power Flame Breath 35+Fire 30 60

Silver Rathalos Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Silver Rathalos Lash / Tail 65
Silver Rathalos Shard / Body 36, Tail 20
Rathalos Mantle / Body 3, Tail 5
Silver Rathalos Cortex / Body 28
Silver Rathalos Fellwing / Body 19
Rath Gleam / Body 14, Tail 10

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Silver Rathalos Fellwing / Wings 65
Rath Wingtalon+ / Wings 35
Silver Rathalos Cortex / Head 62, Torso 67
Rathalos Mantle / Head 5,
Silver Rathalos Shard / Head 23
Rath Gleam / Head 10, Torso 30

Breakable Body Parts

- Defense Value How to Break
Head 250 Set Durability to 0, twice.
Torso 400 Set Durability to 0, once.
Left Wing 280 Set Durability to 0, once.
Right Wing 280 Set Durability to 0, once.
Tail 300 Reduce durability by 600 using cut damage.

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
Silver Rathalos Shard / 50
Silver Rathalos Cortex / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

How to Get Drops

How to Get # Times


Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
Silver Rathalos Lash / 9
Silver Rathalos Cortex / 28
Silver Rathalos Shard / 21
Rathalos Mantle / 2
Conflagrant Sac / 18
Silver Rathalos Fellwing / 12
Rath Gleam / 10
Silver Rathalos Cortex / 22
Silver Rathalos Shard / 19
Silver Rathalos Fellwing / 19
Silver Rathalos Lash / 18
Rath Gleam / 12
Rathalos Mantle / 10
Rath Gleam / 22
Silver Rathalos Fellwing / 19
Silver Rathalos Lash / 19
Rathalos Mantle / 18
Silver Rathalos Cortex / 12
Silver Rathalos Shard / 10

Plunderblade Rewards


Obtain Rate (%)
MR Gold Rathian Cortex / 42
Gold Rathian Shard / 31
Silver Rathalos Fellwing / 26
Rathalos Mantle / 1


Obtain Rate (%)
MR Silver Rathalos Shard / 50
Silver Rathalos Cortex / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quests Where Silver Rathalos Appears

Type Quest Name
Optional M★6 - Special Arena: MR Silver Rathalos
Event M★6 - A Glance of Silver

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