Acidic Glavenus Weakness and Strategy Guide | Monster Hunter World (MHW): Iceborne

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

Acidic Glavenus Characteristics

Monster Hunter World Acidic Glavenus
Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Big None None None Def Down
Breakable Parts
Head, Back, Hindlegs, Tail

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Rotten Vale 9 (1st time) / 8 6 / 8 / 9 / 12 12

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts

Head

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
43 55 45 20 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 15 5 15

Neck

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
37 37 25 15 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 10 10 10

Throat

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
65 45 45 25 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 15 10 10

Exhaust Organ

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
45 45 35 20 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 10 10 10

Torso

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
23 23 18 15 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 10 10 10

Hindlegs

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
23 23 18 15 Green
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 5 5 5

Forelegs

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
30 30 25 15 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 10 5 5

Tail Base

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
37 32 25 20 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 15 10 10

Tail

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
37 32 25 25 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 15 10 10

Tail Crystal

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
18 24 15 35 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 20 5 5

Tail [Sharpened]

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
65 60 50 20 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 10 10 15

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 Acidic Glavenus

Tail States

Normal State Sharpened State
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Acidic Glavenus changes his movements and attack patterns depending on which state he is currently in. This unique mechanic must be taken into consideration when fighting Acidic Glavenus. Always check the state of his tail and respond with the correct reaction depending on its state.

Debuffing State

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When Acidic Glavenus is in his debuffing state, a mist of acid will start appearing in nearby areas after the attack. Staying inside the mist of acid can lower your defense. Try to avoid this as much as possible and only fight outside of the mist.

Boosting Your Defense

If you are having a hard time getting out of the mist, it might be a good idea to use an Adamant Seed or a Hardshell Powder to maintain your high defense.

Flinching Acidic Glavenus

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You can try to stop Acidic Glavenus from sharpening his tail by flinching him using your slinger. Keep this in mind and do it as much as possible to keep him from fighting with a sharpened tail.

Also, if Acidic Glavenus manages to sharpen his tail. You can counter it by using your Clutch Weapon on his sharpened tail and attack using a light weapon. Attacking with a light weapon will gradually turn his tail back to its dull state.

Avoiding the Sharpened Tail

When Acidic Glavenus successfully sharpens its tail, his attacks will become more intense and be much faster. You should focus on dodging rather than attacking during this state.

Moving to the Opposite Side

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After Acidic Glavenus sharpens his tail, he will usually do a quick forward thrust tail attack. This can easily be avoided by constantly moving during the fight. Try to make it a habit that you run to the opposite side of his tail during the sharpened state.

Tail Slash

Acidic Glavenus will sometimes do a powerful wide range slash using his tail during the sharpened state. This attack covers a large area, be sure to keep your distance by running to the sides when avoiding this attack.

Also, since this attack has a long recovery time, you can use this as an opportunity to attack. Immediately charge forward and deal as much damage as you can after the attack.

Cutting the Tail

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Similar to its normal variant, Acidic Glavenus' tail can also be removed to drastically reduce the length of his attacks. Do note that you can only cut his tail while it is on its sharpened state.

Acidic Glavenus Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Bite 30 10
Turn and Bite 20 0
Fast Forward Bite 30 15
Forward Bite 30 15
Side Bite 10 0
Body Slam 60 25
Tail Slam 50(60) 25
Tail Sweep 40(50) 25
Jump Tail Attack 80(90) 40
Continuous Jump Tail Attack 80(90) 40
Tail Slash Attack 50(60) 30
Normal State
Ground Charge 50 25
Large Tail Sweep Attack 100 50
Sharpened Tail
Ground Tail Slash 60 25
Forward Tail Attack 50 25
Tail Thrust Attack 30 20
Tail Slash 60 25
High Speed Tail Sweep 90 50

Acidic Glavenus Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Acidic Glavenus Tailedge / Body 9, Tail 70
Acidic Glavenus Shard / Body 31
Glavenus Mantle / Body 3, Tail 5
Acidic Glavenus Cortex / Body 24, Tail 25
Acidic Glavenus Hardfang / Body 19
Acidic Glavenus Spineshell / Body 14

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Acidic Glavenus Spineshell / Torso 65
Acidic Glavenus Cortex / Torso 35, Hindlegs 30
Acidic Glavenus Hardfang / Head 65
Acidic Glavenus Shard / Head 32, Hindlegs 70
Glavenus Mantle / Head 3

Breakable Body Parts

- Defense Value How to Break
Head 350 Set durability to 0, twice.
Back 180 Set durability to 0, once.
Hind Legs 180 Set durability to 0, once.
Tail 280 Set durability to 0, then reduce durability by 320 using cut damage during the Sharpened State.

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
MR
Drops
Acidic Glavenus Shard / 50
Honed Acidcryst / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
MR
Quest
Acidic Glavenus Tailedge / 9
Acidic Glavenus Cortex / 28
Acidic Glavenus Shard / 22
Acidic Glavenus Hardfang / 16
Honed Acidcryst / 14
Acidic Glavenus Spineshell / 11
MR
Silver
Acidic Glavenus Hardfang / 20
Honed Acidcryst / 18
Acidic Glavenus Cortex / 14
Acidic Glavenus Spineshell / 14
Acidic Glavenus Shard / 12
Acidic Glavenus Tailedge / 12
Glavenus Mantle / 10
MR
Gold
Glavenus Mantle / 18
Acidic Glavenus Spineshell / 16
Acidic Glavenus Hardfang / 16
Acidic Glavenus Tailedge / 14
Honed Acidcryst / 14
Acidic Glavenus Cortex / 12
Acidic Glavenus Shard / 10

Plunderblade Rewards

Plunderblade

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Acidic Glavenus Shard / 41
Acidic Glavenus Cortex / 33
Acidic Glavenus Spineshell / 25
Glavenus Mantle / 1

Palarang

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Acidic Glavenus Shard / 50
Honed Acidcryst / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quests Where Acidic Glavenus Appears

Type Quest Name
Assigned M★4 - The Disintegrating Blade
Optional M★3 - A Roar that Shook the Vale
Optional M★4 - This Corroded Blade
Optional M★4 - The Purr-fect Room: Light Iron
Optional M★4 - Special Arena: Mr Acidic Glavenus
Event M★6 - Rotten Canzone

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