Monster Hunter Rise Rathalos: Weaknesses, Parts and Tips on Slaying It

The Rathalos is not a creature to be underestimated, with the ability to deal massive damage through fire attacks, you'll want to make sure you're ready. We've got plenty of guides on the monsters of Monster Hunter Rise, so let's dive into this one and get you prepared to face Rathalos.

Read More: Monster Hunter Rise Walkthrough: Here’s All of Our Guides in One Place

Monster Hunter Rise Weaknesses

Rathalos' number one weakness is the dragon element, thunder then comes in a close second. If you were planning on heading into this fight with fire, as the saying goes, you'll be fighting fire with fire. If anything you'll be the one that gets burnt using the fire element against Rathalos. Aside from the head which when attacked takes heavy damage, you'll want to focus on the wings, aside from those the best spots to attack are the tail and neck.

Ailments

When it comes to Ailments, Thunderblight has a 2-star rating, most others have 1-star apart from Poison and Blast with a 0-star rating.

Parts

Players can get plenty of materials from Rathalos which can be used to create some powerful items, check them out below:

 
Target Rewards
Capture Rewards
Broken Part Rewards
Carves
Dropped Materials
Rathalos Shell
31
30
68
24
30
Rathalos Webbing
23
27
25
20
--
Rathalos Scale
16
--
66
38
50
Rathalos Tail
7
19
--
70
--
Rathalos Marrow
7
7
30
7
--
Rathalos Plate
2
3
4
3
1
Flame Sac
14
--
--
12
--
Wyvern Tear
--
--
--
--
50
Rath Wingtalon
--
--
--
--
20

Tips

  • The best way to bring down Rathalos is using Flash Bombs, once he's lowered take the opportunity and attack.
  • Fire resistant armour and decorations will aid you in this fight, limiting the amount of damage this beast can deal to you.
  • Using Insect Glaives is a great way to get up into the air with Rathalos, giving the player the ability to fight him on the ground or aerial.

Weapons and Armour to Use Against the Rathalos

Given that the Rathalos is weak to dragon and deals poison and fire, any of the following weapons and armour are a good way to go:

  • Weapons - Cawscythe II, Thunder
  • Armour - Spio, Skull

Hopefully with our advice fighting Rathalos will be a little easier, though don't give up if you don't beat it first time! Monster Hunter Rise is full of a lot of trail and error, meaning it may take you longer than expected, here you can figure out how long it might take you.

This Article's Topics

Explore new topics and discover content that's right for you!

Monster Hunter Rise
Have an opinion on this article? We'd love to hear it!