Rathalos

リオレウス (Rioreusu)

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Enemy Type Large Monster
Species Flying Wyvern
Elements fireblight icon mhr wiki guideFire
Ailments fireblight icon mhr wiki guideFireblight
poison icon monster hunter rise wiki guide 25pxPoison
Weakness dragonblight icon mhr wiki guideDragon
thunderblight icon mhr wiki guideThunder
Threat Level 6⭐
Resistances fireblight icon mhr wiki guideFire (Immune)
Location(s) Shrine Ruins
Lava Caverns
Rampage Role rampage targeter monster hunter rise wiki guideTargeter

Rathalos is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise). Written as 火龙/火龍 in Chinese. Large Monsters such as Rathalos are hostile and are usually the primary objective of Hunts. They provide valuable Materials when defeated.

Rathalos Monster Guide: Characteristics, Weaknesses, Drops, Locations, Weapons & Armor, Strategies, Tips & Tricks and more to help you defeat Rathalos in MH Rise.

 

A cave of crimson
Flames billowing high
That is where he makes his nest
Best to not go nigh
Fire scorching the earth
Rains down from the sky
When his highness sets his eyes on you
It's time to say goodbye

 

MH Rise Rathalos Characteristics & Ecology

Terrible wyverns called "Kings of the Skies." Along with Rathian, they stake wide territories centered around their nests. Rathalos descend on invaders from the sky, attacking with poison claws and a breath of fire.

 

 

MH Rise Rathalos Combat Info

The King of the Skies lives up to its name by staying airborne for most of its attacks. A well-aimed Flash Bomb can help to bring a Rathalos down to earth, however.

  • Threat Level: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Elemental fireblight icon mhr wiki guideFire Damage monster
  • Inflicts
    fireblight icon mhr wiki guideFireblight
    poison icon mhr wiki guidePoison
  • Weak to
    dragonblight icon mhr wiki guideDragon (⭐⭐⭐) 
    thunderblight icon mhr wiki guideThunder (⭐⭐) 
  • Resistant to
    fireblight icon mhr wiki guideFire (Immune)
  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head, Neck
    • Orange: Abdomen, Back, Leg, Tail
    • White: Wing
  • Item Effectiveness:
  • Enraged Mode: Indicated by flames spewing from its mouth and more aggressive behavior.
  • Rampage: Rathalos fills the rampage targeter monster hunter rise wiki guideTargeter Role during Rampage missions. Targeters use ranged attacks to go after hunters. Using Hunting Installations to stun and inflict status ailments can bring these enemies to the ground, making them easier to defeat.

 

Quick Combat Tips

  • Similar to Rathian, Rathalos is weakest at its head but be wary that most of its attacks will come from that direction.
  • Unlike Rathian, Rathalos frequently takes to the skies and performs many aerial attacks. Bring along Flash Bombs to quickly ground Rathalos or use Silkbind Attacks that propel you high into the air to take shots at its head. Rathalos is extremely prone to getting knocked down by heavy attacks on its head and with the advent of Wirebugs, it's easier than ever to go toe-to-toe with the King of the Skies while it is in flight.
  • When knocked down by Rathalos' aerial attacks, do not get up right away and instead wait to see Rathalos' next move. The monster will often chain its moves together, especially while airborne and many of its moves deal heavy damage even to hunters with high-level armor.
  • Breaking Rathalos' wings can also prove advantageous as it will reduce its ability to stay in the air for prolonged periods. Use weapons and attacks that have a lot of vertical movement to more easily break its wings.
  • Aiming for Rathalos' legs can also knock it down with enough pressure. Be careful of its powerful stomp attack which it uses frequently against hunters that linger around its legs for too long. Its powerful talons can inflict the Poison effect.
  • Rathalos' fire breath attacks can inflict the Fireblight effect. When combined with the Poison effect from its talons, Fireblight can quickly whittle down a hunter's health bar. Dodge several times to remove the Fireblight effect and bring along Antidotes and Herbal Medicine to remove the Poison effect.

 

Rathalos Attacks & moveset

Reckless Charge - Similar to Rathian's charge, Rathalos dashes in a straight line towards hunters, attempting to trample them. Unlike Rathian's version, Rathalos only performs one charge but when enraged, it will often follow up with one of its other attacks.

Aerial Stomp - Rathalos briefly takes flight and then stomps down hard as it lands. The monster uses this move to counter players staying around its legs. If players are positioned towards the back of the attack, they will get afflicted by Poison. The attack is easy to dodge but can come suddenly while you are in the middle of a combo. Rathalos can also reposition while in the air before stomping downwards.

Powerful Bite - Rathalos winds up by pulling its head to one side and then lunges with a powerful bite as it pivots in a wide arc from side to side. It will often follow-up with a second bite pivoting in the other direction, especially when enraged.

Tail Swipe - Rathalos turns its head to its side or rear and then quickly sweeps with its tail while spinning in a 180-degree arc. It will follow up with a second sweep, returning it to its original orientation. The sweep has a rather large radius so be careful when dodging backwards. Remaining between its legs and tail will make this attack miss you while you execute some attacks of your own.

Fireball - Rathalos raises its head in an arc from its left side as the flames in its mouth glow brighter and then releases a fireball that travels in a straight line towards a hunter. Deals moderate damage but has a narrow hitbox. An alternate version of this move sees Rathalos spitting 3 fireballs consecutively. First towards a hunter, then to the monster's right and finally to its left. Rathalos can perform both versions whilst it is in flight as well, albeit they come out in a much slower, staggered fashion.

Fireball Liftoff - Rathalos raises its head straight up and then shoots a fireball downwards directly in front of it. It uses the force of the fireball's impact to spring backwards and into flight. Be careful of this move as it has no obvious tells other than the vertical head raise and comes out very quickly.

Aerial Strafe - While airborne, Rathalos will frequently reposition and will sometimes shoot a fireball while in flight. Always keep an eye on the monster while it is in the air.

Sweeping Flame Breath - While airborne, Rathalos raises its head up high as it turns to its side. It then releases a cone of flame which it sweeps across in a large arc towards the other side. Roll under the monster to evade this attack.

Incinerate - While in flight, Rathalos releases a column of flame pointed downwards on its side. It then points the flame outwards, creating a long streak of fire that deals immense damage on a direct hit as well as leaving its effects for a few seconds. The attack has a narrow hitbox and can be dodged pre-emptively due to the long animation. It is also telegraphed by audible cues from your hunter.

Talon Strike - While in flight, Rathalos quickly swoops down at a hunter, pulling its wings back and extending its powerful talons to strike at them. The attack deals heavy damage on a direct hit and Poisons hunters. Beware as Rathalos will sometimes perform a Talon Strike + Fireball combo or vice versa, both of which come out very quickly with very little telegraph.

Aerial Tail Swipe - While in the air, Rathalos pulls its tail near its face to wind-up and then lashes hunters with a vertical swipe. Get behind the monster to avoid the attack.

Rathalos Weaknesses

The table below indicates the various parts of the monster, including the types of damages that are weak to it. This information is specific to MH Rise.

Rathalos Parts cut damage icon monster hunter rise wiki guide small blunt damage icon monster hunter rise wiki guide small ammo damage icon monster hunter rise wiki guide small
Head 65 70 60
Neck 35 40 30
Abdomen 25 25 20
Back 25 25 20
Wing 50 45 40
Leg 35 35 30
Tail 45 40 35

 

The table below indicates the various parts of the monster, including the different elements that are weak to it.

Rathalos Parts fireblight icon mhr wiki guide waterblight icon mhr wiki guide thunderblight icon mhr wiki guide iceblightg icon mhr wiki guide dragonblight icon mhr wiki guide
Head 0 15 20 15 30
Neck 0 5 10 5 20
Abdomen 0 5 10 5 20
Back 0 5 10 5 20
Wing 0 10 15 10 25
Leg 0 0 5 0 15
TAil 0 5 10 5 20

 

Rathalos Ailment Effectiveness

The higher the bars on the graphs and the more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player. This information is specific to MH Rise.

Poison
Stun ⭐
Paralysis ⭐
Sleep ⭐
Blast
Exhaust ⭐
Fireblight ⭐
Waterblight ⭐
Thunderblight ⭐⭐
Iceblight ⭐

 

Poison Status Effect Graph

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Stun Status Effect Graph

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Paralysis Status Effect Graph

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Sleep Status Effect Graph

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Blast Status Effect Graph

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Exhaust Status Effect Graph

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Fireblight Status Effect Graph

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Waterblight Status Effect Graph

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Thunderblight Status Effect Graph

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Iceblight Status Effect Graph

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Rathalos Materials

The tables below contains information on the different Items and Materials that can be obtained from the Low Rank, High Rank and Master Rank variations of Rathalos

Master Rank Rathalos 

The table below indicates the various materials or items obtained from the Master Rank variation of Rathalos, it also includes the percentage chance of how it can be acquired.

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
rathalos scale monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Shard 17% -- 64% (Head) 36% (Body), 22% (Tail) 34%, 50%
rathalos shell monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Cortex 31% 32% 26% (Head). 62% (Back) 24% (Body) 30%
rathalos webbing monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Fellwing 23% 27% 30% (Wing) 19% (Body) --
flame sac monster hunter rise wiki guideConflagrant Sac 15% -- -- 12% (Body) --
rathalos tail monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Lash 7% 12% -- 70% (Tail) --
rathalos ruby mhr wiki guideRathalos Ruby 5% 5% 7% (Head), 5% (Back) 3% (Body), 5% (Tail) 3%, 1%
malzeno bloodstone mhr wiki guideRathalos Mantle 2% 3% 3% 3% 1%
rath wingtalon monster hunter rise wiki guideRath Wingripper -- 14% 70% (Wing) -- 12%, 19%
rathalos marrow monster hunter rise wiki guideRath Medulla -- 7% 30% (Back) 5% (Body) --
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideWyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 10%
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideLarge Wyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 40

High Rank Rathalos 

The table below indicates the various materials or items obtained from the High Rank variation of Rathalos, it also includes the percentage chance of how it can be acquired.

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
rathalos scale monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Scale + 15% -- 63% (Head) 36% (Body), 13% (Tail) 34%(x1), 50%(x1)
rathalos shell monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Carapace 27% 32% 26% (Head), 45% (Back) 24% (Body) 30%
rathalos webbing monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Wing 20% 27% 30% (Wing) 19% (Body) --
flame sac monster hunter rise wiki guideInferno Sac 15% -- -- 12% (Body) --
rathalos marrow monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Marrow 10% -- 20% (Back) 12% (Tail) --
rathalos marrow monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Medulla 7% 7% 30% (Back) 5% (Body), 7% (Tail) --
rathalos plate monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Plate 5% 5% 7% (Head), 4% (Back) 3% (Body), 5% (Tail) 3%(x1), 1%(x1)
beast gem material mhr wiki guideRathalos Ruby 1% 3% 4% (Head), 1% (Back) 1% (Body), 3% (Tail) 1%
rathalos tail monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Tail -- 12% -- 60% (Tail) --
rath wingtalon monster hunter rise wiki guideRath Wingtalon + -- 14% 70% (Wing) -- 12%(x1), 19%(x1)
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideWyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 15%
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideLarge Wyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 35%

 

Low Rank Rathalos 

The table below indicates the various materials or items obtained from the Low Rank variation of Rathalos, it also includes the percentage chance of how it can be acquired.

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
rathalos scale monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Scale 16% -- 66% (Head) 38% (Body), 20% (Tail) 37%(x1), 50%(x1)
rathalos shell monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Shell 31% 30% 30% (Head). 68% (Back) 24% (Body) 30%
rathalos webbing monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Webbing 23% 27% 25% (Wing) 20% (Body) --
rathalos tail monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Tail 7% 19% -- 70% (Tail) --
flame sac monster hunter rise wiki guideFlame Sac 14% -- -- 12% (Body) --
rathalos marrow monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Marrow 7% 7% 30% (Back) 5% (Body), 7% (Tail) --
rathalos plate monster hunter rise wiki guideRathalos Plate 2% 3% 4% (Head), 2% (Back) 1% (Body), 3% (Tail) 1%
rath wingtalon monster hunter rise wiki guideRath Wingtalon -- 14% 75%(x2) (Wing) -- 12%(x1), 20%(x1)
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideWyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 50%

 

 

Rathalos Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Rathalos Monster.

 

Rathalos Buddies Weapons & Armor

Palico and Palamute Armor and Weapons related to the Rathalos Monster.

 

Notes & Trivia

  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range

 

Large Monsters in Monster Hunter Rise
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    • Anonymous

      Every single time i fight this piece of s(h)it he finds a new way to p(i)ss me off. Just because he is from the first game doesn't mean they have to include him in every game.

      • Anonymous

        Didn't have the entry, googled what a Medulla was, spent 10 hunts breaking the head to get a part of the brain. Turns out you had to break the back. Thanks, MH.

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