For those who have been diving headfirst into Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, you'll likely have been as blown away as we were by the different foes out for blood. Ranging from the Viper Tobi-Kadachi to the return of the fan-favorite Nargacuga, the enemies that you encounter in this expansion are deadlier than ever. With the end-game of Iceborne in sight, there are even more dangerous variants that players can unlock by completing certain objectives. Enter our Monster Hunter World Iceborne Silver Rathalos guide, which will show you how to find and slay this beast.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Silver Rathalos Guide - How to Unlock

If you fancy taking on this challenge of the Silver Rathalos, you're going to have to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Finished the main story of Iceborne
  • Unlocked the Guiding Lands
  • Gotten the Coral Highlands Region to Level 6 in the Guiding Lands
  • Be HR 70

Once you've managed to tick off all those things on your checklist, you'll find that the Silver Rathalos will finally deign to spawn in the Guiding Lands, ripe for slaying. If you're finding it hard to level up the Coral Highlands Region, we would recommend hunting far and wide for Special monster tracks and focusing on part damage when you're taking down the enemies that roam around.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Silver Rathalos Guide - How to Defeat

Now that you've unlocked the Monster Hunter World Iceborne Silver Rathalos, it's time for us to tell you how to defeat it. It's got the rare affliction of being surrounded in hellfire (yes, hellfire) and a whole new moveset compared to its previous incarnations when it's lit up like a veritable demon. We think it goes without saying that the Fireproof mantle is the pickup of choice for us here, or the Temporal mantle

Key to your strategy when taking down the Silver Rathalos will be to aim for the head. Yes, it's where a lot of the hurt is going to come from, but doing enough damage to the head will help you dispel its hellfire. Trying to hit the head of this particular Rathalos is easier said than done since it really likes to fly around just out of reach, so make sure that you've got mobility as a top priority before you take it on

Here are our tips when it comes to taking down the Silver Rathalos:

  • Bring Poison resist items to combat its deadly talons
  • Make sure you have Fire resist skills or armor to combat its fiery breath
  • Use Flash Pods liberally to knock it out of flight mode and onto its ass
  • Aim for the head to stop its hellfire problem
  • Aim for the wings and legs to break them, and the tail to sever it

Now that you've got our guide to taking down the Monster Hunter World Iceborne Silver Rathalos, all you need is a whole bunch of crit, a Palico on your side, and to get acquainted with the attack patterns that are going to kill you if you're not careful. Just like every other end-game monster in this expansion! Need a hand with a different beast? Our Nargacuga guide might be a good read.