The Barioth, one of the trio of killer feline monsters, awaits you in Monster Hunter Rise. It'll prove itself a formidable opponent that makes up a significant portion of the game's more advanced content.
The Barioth is a very fast, brutal, and violent monster with techniques that are difficult to counter
- Difficulty: 5 stars
- Area: Frozen Islands
- Monster Afflictions: Iceblight, Mighty Roar
- Elemental weaknesses: Fire, Thunder, Dragon
- Elemental resistances: Ice, Water
- Weakness to Afflictions: Blast, Fireblight
- Weapon type: Fire damage
- Talents: Steel Skull 3, Blessing 3, Antifreeze 3
- Special Consumables: Flash Bombs, Healing Berry
- Dangos : Antifreeze, Defense
Barioth is a serious fight, it marks a significant increase in difficulty in the story.
Fight against the Barioth
The Barioth is generally considered the the top monster on the food chain in the area where it resides. He is a fast, aggressive and powerful monster
The fight against the Barioth is difficult, it could be described as a mixture of Nargacuga for the ground movements, and Kushala Daora for his breath. It is a mobile enemy that can slide on the ice and is dangerous no matter what your angle of attack.
It can spit a tornado/iceball in front of it that applies Iceblight. It throws it after a roar before you can move, but depending on the distance and your reflexes, there's a chance you'll be able to dodge it with a Wirebug or a roll. When the Barioth flies away, be aware that an ice ball that will cause a tornado is coming.
Probably the most devastating attack of the Barioth is when it leaps forward to crush you. It abuses this technique and it's not easy to dodge. Use a Wirebug or a roll to get out of the impact zone.
It's front claws are the main weapons, and it's arms are covered with them too. It's easy to get hit by one or the other when it leaps, slides, or performs a whirlwind attack. The Barioth can also use its tail as a club, so you're not safe behind or to the sides. In addition to the damage it inflicts, it applies Iceblight.
The Barioth's head is by far the most vulnerable area to damage. The tail can be cut off, which will reduce its danger and allow you to skin it.
Cutting the tail and especially breaking the claws will reduce the Barioth's mobility and will often cause it to stumble after his charges, which will greatly facilitate the fight.
The Barioth loves to throw side shoulder strikes, this is the attack it uses the most and it is difficult to avoid if you are poorly positioned. It is best to position yourself on the flanks and to the rear to attack.