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Brachydios Weakness and Strategy Guide

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Learn how to beat Brachydios in the Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World (MHW)! This guide explains everything about Brachydios'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.

Brachydios Weakness, Body Parts, and Resistances

Brachydios Characteristics

Monster Hunter World Brachydios
Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Big None None None Blastblight
Breakable Parts
Head, Left Foreleg, Right Foreleg, Tail

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
ElderElder's Recess 5 (1st time) 5 / 8 / 11 / 12 5

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
55 60 45 0 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
15 10 20 5


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


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


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
40 40 35 0 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
15 5 30 0


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
30 30 20 0 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 5 15 5


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
35 25 45 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
15 5 15 5

Tail Tip

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
20 20 15 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 5 10 10

Higher values indicate higher damage.

Vulnerability to Status Effects and Items

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

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Countermeasures against Brachydios

Recommended Weapon Element and Armor Skills

Recommended Weapon Element
Ice Weapon Brachydios is weakest against ice.
Water Weapon While not as weak to it, water can wash off the slime off Brachydios.
Recommended Armor Skills
Blast Resistance Brachydios gives you Blastscourge which is more powerful than Blastblight. It is also harder to roll off. It is highly recommended to have Blast Resistance Lvl 3 to completely negate this.
Health Boost Additional health, especially when dealing with blastscourge, will never hurt.
Earplugs Brachydios has a big roar, so levelling up the Earplugs skill to Lvl 5 will prove handy.

How to Beat Brachydios

Avoid the Slime

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Bracydios will occasionally release a green slime with his attacks. Be careful and try to move away as it can explode after a few seconds.

The slime on the ground will slowly change in color and turn red before exploding. Keep this in mind to learn when to move away from the slime.

Large Puddle of Slime

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Brachydios will sometimes release a large puddle of slime over your head that can slow down your movement drastically. Move out of it as fast as you can before it explodes.

Blast Resistance

Most of Brachydios' attacks can inflict Blastblight and it can be difficult to deal with if you are constantly pressured by his attacks. You should use gears with at least Lv 3 Blast Resistance to fully negate the effects of the Blastblight.

Nullberry and Forward Roll

Brachydios' attacks can also inflict Blastblight. You can easily counter this by performing a forward roll multiple times or by using a Nullbery. Keep this in mind as it will happen frequently during the fight.

Enraged Bracydios

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When Brachydios is enraged, the slimes will explode faster and the blast radius will be a lot bigger than the usual. Stay defensive and prioritize dodging over attacking when he is enraged.

Reducing the Slime

Breaking Brachydios parts permanently removes the slimes he can produce from that part. This can help you gain an advantage as the fight goes on during the hunt. You can also reduce the amount of slime that he can produce by hitting the slimy part using a weapon with water affinity.

Fireproof Mantle

Wearing a Fireproof Mantle is an effective counter to Brachydios because it can reduce the damage you take from the explosions and the blasts which is present on most of Brachydios' attacks.

Brachydios Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Front Arm Attack 30 10
Front Arm Slime 30(10) 10
Head Thrust 30(20) 10
Front Arm Slam 50 35
Rush 50(30) 35(0)
Charge 50 20
Headbutt 90(30) 45(0)
Strong Head Thrust 90(30) 45(0)
Jump Attack 90(60) 45(30)
Tail Swing 30 0
Slime Explosion 80 35

Brachydios Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Brachydios Lash / Body 9, Tail 70
Brachydios Cortex / Body 32
Fine Brachydios Ebonshell / Body 24, Tail 27
Brachydios Pallium / Body 2, Tail 3
Brachydios Pounder+ / Body 19
Brachydios Crown / Body 14

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Brachydios Crown / Head 66
Brachydios Cortex / Head 32
Brachydios Pallium / Head 2, Arms 3
Brachydios Pounder+ / Arms 97

Breakable Body Parts

Defense Value How to Break
Head 250 Set Durability to 0, 4 times.
Left Arm 200 Set Durability to 0, twice.
Right Arm 200 Set Durability to 0, twice.
Tail 200 Reduce durability by 350 using cut damage.

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
Glowing Slime / 50
Brachydios Cortex / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
Brachydios Lash / 9
Fine Brachydios Ebonshell / 28
Brachydios Cortex / 22
Brachydios Pounder+ / 16
Glowing Slime / 14
Brachydios Crown / 11
Brachydios Pallium / 8
Brachydios Pounder+ / 22
Glowing Slime / 18
Fine Brachydios Ebonshell / 14
Brachydios Crown / 14
Brachydios Cortex / 12
Brachydios Lash / 12
Brachydios Pounder+ / 18
Brachydios Crown / 16
Brachydios Pallium / 16
Brachydios Lash / 14
Glowing Slime / 14
Fine Brachydios Ebonshell / 12
Brachydios Cortex / 10

Plunderblade Rewards


Obtain Rate (%)
MR Fine Brachydios Ebonshell / 41
Brachydios Cortex / 33
Glowing Slime / 25
Brachydios Pallium / 1


Obtain Rate (%)
MR Glowing Slime / 50
Brachydios Cortex / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quests Where Brachydios Appears

Type Quest Name
Assigned M★3 - A Smashing Cross Counter
Optional M★1 - Can't Bring Yourself To It
Optional M★2 - Looking For That Glimmer
Optional M★3 - Blast Warning In Effect!
Optional M★3 - Secret of the Ooze
Optional M★3 - Festival of Explosions!
Optional M★3 - Special Arena: MR Brachydios
Optional M★4 - Trap the Thunder Jaw
Assigned M★6 - Big Burly Bash
Optional M★6 - We Run This Town
Event M★5 - Scores of Ores
Event M★6 - Alt Rock Recess

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