Azure Rathalos is a subspecies of Rathalos, having blue scales instead of the usual red. It is more aggressive than regular Rathalos, able to throw out attacks relentlessly. Azure Rathalos inhabits the harsh environment of Elder’s Recess but has also been sighted in the Ancient Forest.
|Flying Wyvern||Fire||Fireblight, poison||Dragon, ice|
|Weak Points||Breakable Parts||Location||Tempered Level|
|Head, wings, tail||Head, wings, back, tail||Ancient Forest, Elder’s Recess||2|
|Material||How to Obtain||Notes|
|Azure Rathalos Scale+||Body carving, tail caving, quest reward||
|Azure Rathalos Carapace||Body carving, quest reward||
|Azure Rathalos Wing||Body carving, quest reward||
|Rathalos Medulla||Body carving, tail carving, quest reward||
|Azure Rathalos Tail||Tail carving, quest reward||
|Monster Hardbone||Quest reward||
|Inferno Sac||Quest reward||
|Rathalos Plate||Body carving, quest reward||
|Rathalos Ruby||Body carving, quest reward||
As with its regular variant, Azure Rathalos boasts very powerful fire attacks. Wear armor with good fire resistance to reduce elemental damage. Good choices include the high rank Bone and Anja armor sets. You can also eat a veggie platter at the canteen to further increase fire defense.
Getting hit by any of its fire attacks causes fireblight, which continuously eats at your health. Use Nullberries to cure yourself or roll on the ground to remove it.
Azure Rathalos spends a longer time in the air than its regular variant. Using flashpods causes it to crash down and become vulnerable for a brief period. Azure Rathalos will develop resistance to flashpods over time, so use them exclusively for forcing the monster to the ground.
Use Shock Traps
Shock traps allow you to get in a good amount of hits by immobilizing Azure Rathalos. As with flashpods, Azure Rathalos will become more resistant to them with continued use.
Azure Rathalos can perform an aerial talon attack to inflict poison and stun. Unlike its regular variant, Azure Rathalos will often use it immediately after its aerial fireball move. This deadly combo can be can be used multiple times, especially when Azure Rathalos is enraged.
Aerial Fireball-Talon Attack Combo
Azure Rathalos will almost always perform its poison talon attack after shooting out a fireball from the air. Since the talon attack does not force it to land, it can repeat the combo indefinitely. Unless you are able to ground it with flashpods, focus on dodging it while it is airborne.
It is very dangerous to approach Azure Rathalos after it performs its landing talon attack. This is because it can immediately do an aerial fireball that gets it airborne again. Similar to its aerial fireball-talon attack combo, Azure Rathalos can do this an indefinite number of times.
Cut off Azure Rathalos’ Tail
Azure Rathalos’ tail whip attack will have reduced range after its tail has been severed. Extremely rare materials such as Rathalos plates and rubies can also be carved from them.