The ice tusk wyvern Barioth has multiple spikes covering its forelimbs, neck, and spine. It has a cat-like appearance and is distinguished by its two massive amber tusks. Barioth uses its powerful tail to smash its prey, inflicting iceblight. Its other notable attacks are its cyclone shot and homing glide attack. Barioth is an agile predator found mostly in freezing locations such as Hoarfrost Reach.
|Flying Wyvern||Ice||Iceblight, Snowman||Fire, Thunder|
|Weak Points||Breakable Parts||Location||Tempered Level|
|Head, Tail||–||Hoarfrost Reach||–|
|Materials||How to Obtain||Notes|
|Barioth Cortex||Body carving, quest reward|
|Barioth Thickfur||Body carving, quest reward|
|Barioth Hardclaw||Body carving, quest reward|
|Amber Hardfang||Quest reward||
|Barioth Lash||Tail carving, quest reward||
Barioth has a variety of ice attacks at its disposal. Many of them inflict iceblight and snowman that severely reduce your stamina and mobility. Having high ice resistance by using the Legiana, Death Stench, or Kushala Daora armor sets helps mitigate damage against Barioth.
Barioth is an agile predator, though not as fast as Kirin, Odogaron, or Nargacuga. It is still important to focus on mobility and evasion when fighting it to avoid getting hit too often. Always being on the move prevents you from being hit by its pounce attack, which it does very often.
Barioth’s ice blast attack generates cyclones that impede movement for a short period. Keep moving to avoid getting caught in the blast. You can guard against the projectile using a lance, gunlance, or great sword, though doing so will drain a good portion of your stamina.
Barioth will use its ice blast attack much more frequently when it is enraged. Pull back and wait for it to calm down before going on the offensive again.
Use Shock Traps
Using shock traps is great for momentarily immobilizing Barioth to whittle down its health without the risk of a counterattack. Keep in mind that it will become immune to the trap with continued use. Use shock traps sparingly if you plan on capturing Barioth.
You can use flashpods when Barioth goes airborne to force it to the ground. Attack it as it tries to get up to stack as much damage as you can. Flashpods are also good for interrupting Barioth’s divebomb attack if you are not very confident of timing a superman dive to avoid it.
Break the Spikes on its Forewings
It can be troublesome to interrupt its movement at first due to its high mobility. Fortunately, Barioth relies on the spikes on its forewings to maintain balance while crossing icy paths. Cleave these spikes to cause it to lose its footing, then close in and channel your attacks.
Be Cautious of Turf Wars
Barioth shares its habitat with Banbaro, which means they might be locked in a fight when you spot them. You can join in the fight and deal with Barioth while it’s distracted. Be careful, though, as both monsters are very large and have a high chance of clipping you during the scrap.
If you want to fight Barioth alone, use a dung pod to force Banbaro to flee to another area.
Cut Off its Tail
Barioth’s tail whip attack inflicts iceblight if it connects. While the move itself may seem rather slow, it has a deceptively long reach. When you see Barioth turn slightly to its side with its tail raised, dodge. The tail whips out from Barioth’s right, so rolling to its left gives you a better chance of avoiding it. Be sure to cut off its tail to reduce its range.
Avoiding its Divebomb
Barioth’s divebomb attack can be avoided by performing a superman dive. Watch for when it goes airborne and faces your direction to time your dive correctly.