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

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

Banbaro Characteristics

Monster Hunter World Banbaro
Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
あり None あり Ice None
Breakable Parts
Horn, Left Leg, Right Leg, Tail

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Ancient Forest 6 / 12 1 / 4 / 6 / 12 1
Coral Highlands 1 1 / 2 / 3 2
Rotten Vale 6 2 / 4 / 6 3
Elder's Recess 11 2 / 3 / 9 / 11 / 12 9
Hoarfrost Reach 4 (1st time) 1 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 10 6

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
30(65) 45(65) 35(55) 10(20) Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 5(10) 0 15(25)


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
65 65 55 20 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 10 0 25


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
45 45 35 5 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 0 0 10


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
30 30 25 0 Green
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 0 0 5


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
45 45 45 0 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 0 0 5


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

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 Banbaro

Avoid Dodging Left and Right

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Banbaro's attacks usually will lift the trees and rocks in the surrounding area. This makes most of his attacks have a wider range and almost impossible to dodge by moving to the sides. It is best to retreat and wait for its movement to stop before attacking again.

You can also stop his lunge attacks by using a Flash Pod.

Opportunity to Attack

After Banbaro dives or rushes forward, you will have a small window where you can attack its head freely. Always be prepared to attack and abuse opportunities like this.

Nullberry and Hotspring

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If you are hit by Banbaro's attacks, you will sometimes get covered in snow and end up with Iceblight. This will speed up your stamina consumption making it harder to move around and dodge his attacks. You can use a Nullberry to remove this or use a nearby hot spring to a Coldproof buff.

Raising Ice Resistance

You can also try raising your Ice Resistance to level 3 to increase your defense against Banbaro's ice attacks.

Stay on the Rear

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Most of Banbaro's attacks hit forward and it can be used to your advantage. Since there are only a few moves that can hit you from the side. It is recommended that you stay in the rear and focus on attacking the Hind Legs to take him down.

Banbaro Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Headbutt 30 20
Swing Attack 65 40
Tail Attack 65 30
Crush 65 40
Rush 90 45
Rock Slam 70 20
Jump Attack 65 10
Continuous Attack 65 35
Turning Attack 30 20
Trample 10 0
Body Slam 65 25
Rock Charge 90 45
Thrust 100 45
Rock Throw 70 40
Scattered Rock Attack 40 30
Throw 100 45

Banbaro Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Banbaro Cortex / Body 36, Tail 20
Banbaro Chine / Body 28
Large Wyvern Gem / Body 2, Tail 3
Banbaro Lash / Body 19, Tail 77
Banbaro Great Horn / Body 15

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Banbaro Chine / Leg 100
Banbaro Great Horn / Head 100

Breakable Body Parts

- Defense Value How to Break
Head 260 Reduce durability by 300, twice.
Left Leg 200 Set durability to 0, once.
Right Leg 200 Set durability to 0, once.
Tail 200 Reduce durability by 400 using cut damage.

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
Banbaro Cortex / 50
Banbaro Chine / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

How to Get Drops

How to Get # Times


Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
Banbaro Chine / 30
Banbaro Cortex / 23
Large Wyvern Gem / 2
Dash Extract / 18
Banbaro Lash / 16
Banbaro Great Horn / 11
Banbaro Chine / 28
Banbaro Cortex / 24
Banbaro Lash / 21
Banbaro Great Horn / 17
Large Wyvern Gem / 10
Banbaro Lash / 25
Banbaro Chine / 20
Banbaro Great Horn / 20
Large Wyvern Gem / 18
Banbaro Cortex / 17

Plunderblade Rewards


Obtain Rate (%)
MR Banbaro Cortex / 55
Banbaro Chine / 43
Large Wyvern Gem / 2


Obtain Rate (%)
MR Banbaro Cortex / 50
Banbaro Chine / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quests Where Banbaro Appears

Type Quest Name
Assigned M★1 - Baptism by Ice
Assigned M★1 - Banbaro Blockade
Assigned M★2 - Ready to Strike
Assigned M★3 - Blizzard Blitz
Optional M★1 - Deep Snow Diver
Optional M★1 - Taking Charge
Optional M★1 - Ice Catch!
Optional M★1 - Call of the Wild
Optional M★1 - Greetings from the Tundra
Optional M★1 - Trapping the Tree Trasher
Optional M★1 - This Here's Big Horn Country!
Optional M★1 - Special Arena: MR Banbaro
Optional M★2 - Analysis Creates Paralysis
Optional M★2 - Boaboa Constrictor
Optional M★2 - You Scratch Our Backs...
Optional M★2 - Fool's Mate
Optional M★2 - A Queen At Heart
Optional M★2 - Bugger Off Bugs!
Optional M★3 - Remember That One Time?
Optional M★3 - The Purr-fect Room: Stone
Optional M★3 - Nargacoulda, Should, Woulda
Optional M★3 - The Black Wind
Optional M★3 - Don't be a Jerk with the Jerky
Optional M★3 - Secret of the Ooze
Optional M★3 - Proud White Knight
Optional M★4 - Noblefrost Hunter
Optional M★4 - Treasure in the Snow
Event M★1 - A Bunch of Sticks in the Mud
Event M★6 - Alt Rock Recess

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