A Fiery Throne Atop the Forest
|Hunt a Rathalos|
|Area||Time Limit||Reward||Failure Conditions|
|Ancient Forest||50 minutes||5,400 z||Time Expires / Faint 3 times|
|Clear Into the Bowels of the Vale|
|Other||Aptonoth, Jagras, Mernos|
|Monster Bone L||★★★★|
Equip pieces of the Kulu or Anjanath sets to mitigate damage from Rathalos’ fireballs. Eating a veggie platter gives you even more fire resistance for more survivability.
Be sure to have antidotes and nullberies to cure yourself of poison and fireblight. Stock up on flashpods to force Rathalos to the ground when it goes airborne. Bring flashbugs to make more if you run out.
Avoid standing in front of Rathalos at all times to avoid its fireballs. It will also frequently charge at you while on the ground. This can be evaded by simply strafing it as you get in a few hits. When Rathalos is enraged, move away from it until it calms down.
Always shoot out a flashpod when Rathalos goes airborne. It will not be able to perform its poison talon strike and air fireballs if you keep it grounded. Push on the offense as it tries to get back on its legs.
Mounting Rathalos with the clutch claw or with jumping attacks is also very effective. You can stack on even more damage if you knock it down.
It is very risky to fight Rathalos when Anjanath or Tobi-Kadachi appear. Wide areas give you good room to move around against two or more monsters, making it somewhat safe to engage. Try to stick to draw attacks, especially with heavy weapons, during turf wars.