What are Rathalos' Weaknesses, Resistances and Downfalls | monster hunter rise

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Monster Hunter Rise has finally arrived on PC, which means a new slew of hunters can take on some of the franchise's most iconic beasts. One monster that has become synonymous with the Monster Hunter brand is the Rathalos. This flying wyvern fires at unsuspecting enemies, even soaring into the sky to gain an aerial advantage. Novice hunters may struggle with this enemy, but knowing is half the battle. Be sure to read up on the Rathalos so you know its weaknesses, resistances, and drop rates.



All Rathalos Weaknesses

Elemental weakness

The main weakness of the Rathalos is the dragon, so if you have weapons with this element, be sure to bring them. Thunder and Ice are great secondary options, as the damage drop for those element types isn't too drastic. Water should be your last resort, as they don't do much compared to the other elements. Do not use fire on the Rathalos.

When using elemental weapons, be sure to focus your attacks on the Rathalos head, wings, and tail as these areas take the most damage.

Location damage Feu Water thunder Ice Dragon
Lead 0 15 20 20 30
Neck 0 5 dix dix 20
Abdomen 0 5 dix dix 20
Return 0 5 dix dix 20
Aile 0 dix 15 15 25
Leg 0 0 5 5 15
Queue 0 5 dix dix 20

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Rathalos Location Weakness

If you're not using an elemental weapon, you want to attack locations where you deal extra damage. These slots on a monster are differentiated according to the type of weapon you use: cut, impact or shot.

Location damage Cutting damage Impact damage Shooting damage
Lead 65 70 60
Neck 35 40 30
Abdomen 25 25 20
Return 25 25 20
Aile 50 45 40
Leg 35 35 30
Queue 45 40 35
  • If using a cutting weapon, focus on the head, wings, and tail.
  • If you're using a blunt weapon, focus on the head.
  • If using a bow/firearm, focus on headshots and wing shots.

Resistances and ailments of Rathalos

Diseases aren't incredibly effective on Rathalos, but if you want to use them, Thunderblight is your best bet here. All other ailments deal minimal damage at best. Do not use Poison or Explosion ailments on Rathalos, as the monster is immune to both of these.



Rathalos Drop Rates – Carves, Capture & Breaking

Depending on your quest, you can get different rewards for forging armor and weapons, but each has a drop rate percentage, ultimately RNG. It's pure luck what you get.

  • There are several ways to get items
    • You can carve three times once the monster is dead.
    • You can capture the monster instead of killing it.
      • Or sculpt said monster's broken appendage.
    • Looting the drops from the monster
    • After successfully completing your quest

Most monsters have breakable parts, and Rathalos is no different. You can break the Rathalos' head, back, wings, and tail with enough damage. If you break pieces during the hunt, you will earn additional rewards after completing the quest.


The tables below show the percentage and drop rates of each Rathalos material, low and high rank.

Lower rank

Target rewards Capture Rewards
Object and percentage chance Object and percentage chance
Rathalos Shell 31%
Sangle Rathalos 23%
Rathalos Scale 16%
Bag of Flame 14%
Queue of Rathalos 7%
Rath Marrow 7%
Rathalos Plate 2%
Carapace Rathalos 30%
Sangle Rathalos 27%
Queue of Rathalos 19%
Rath Wingtalon 14%
Rath Marrow 7%
Rathalos Plate 3%
Sculpture
Object and percentage chance
Rathalos Shell 31%
Sangle Rathalos 23%
Rathalos Scale 16%
Bag of Flame 14%
Queue of Rathalos 7%
Rath Marrow 7%
Rathalos Plate 2%
Scraps of broken parts
Object and percentage chance
Rath Wingtalon 75% (Family x2)
Scale of Rathalos 66% (Head)
Rathalos Shell 30% (Head), 68% (Back)
Rath marrow 30% (back)
Sangle Rathalos 25% (Aile)
Plate Rathalos 4% (Head), 2% (Back)
white drops
Object and percentage chance
Wyvern Tear 50%
Rathalos Scale 37%
Carapace Rathalos 30%
Rath Wingtalon 12%
Rathalos Plate 1%

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Target rewards Capture Rewards
Object and percentage chance Object and percentage chance
Carapace Rathalos 27%
Aile Rathalos 20%
Sac infernal 15%
Rathalos Scale +15%
Rath Marrow 10%
Rath Medulla 7%
Rathalos Plate 5%
Rathalos Rubis 1%
Carapace Rathalos 32%
Aile Rathalos 27%
Rath Wingtalon + 14%
Queue of Rathalos 12%
Rath Medulla 7%
Rathalos Plate 5%
Rathalos Rubis 3%
Sculpture
Object and percentage chance
Rath Wingtalon + 70% (Family)
Rathalos Scale +63% (Head)
Family Rathalos 30% (Family)
Rath Medulla 30% (dos)
Rathalos Shell 26% (Head), 45% (Body)
Rath marrow 20% (back)
Plate Rathalos 7% (Head), 4% (Back)
Rathalos Ruby 4% (Head), 1% (Back)
Scraps of broken parts
Object and percentage chance
Rath Wingtalon + 70% (Family)
Rathalos Scale +63% (Head)
Family Rathalos 30% (Family)
Rath Medulla 30% (dos)
Rathalos Shell 26% (Head), 45% (Body)
Rath marrow 20% (back)
Plate Rathalos 7% (Head), 4% (Back)
Rathalos Ruby 4% (Head), 1% (Back)
white drops
Object and percentage chance
Great Wyvern Tear 35%
Rathalos Scale +34%
Carapace Rathalos 30%
Wyvern Tear 15%
Rath Wingtalon + 12%
Rathalos Plate 1%
Rathalos Rubis 1%

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