Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – Beotodus Strategy & Weakness

Ecology

SpeciesLocations
Piscine WyvernHoarfrost Reach

A Piscine Wyvern native to a snowy region, you’ll often find the Beotodus diving beneath the surface of the layer of powder that covers the Hoarfrost Reach. Similar to its cousins Jyurotodus and Lavasioth, it will attack you from below, exploding out of the snow to attack you with its large front horn. This allows it to freely swim through the Tundra snow. It is frequently seen flinging snow at its prey.

MR1 Assigned Quest: Baptism by Ice

RankTitleRegionMonstersUnlocks
MR1Baptism by IceHoarfrostReachBeotodusBanbaro Blockade

You’ll first be introduced to Beotodus in your initial Assigned Quest in the Hoarfrost Reach. Talking to the Commander in Astera will initiate travel to a new snowy region where you’ll see a cutscene of the airship you’re on needing a place to dock.

After you and your Handler get off the airship and into the region, you’ll follow her.Stop in the tent beforehand and grab nullberries and screamer pods if you have them, and make sure to eat as well if you didn’t back in Astera.

Make sure to grab some of the Hot Peppers nearby to make some Hot Drinks for yourself for the fight ahead. Continue to follow her until another cutscene triggers which introduces you to Beotodus and the fight begins.

Beotodus Strategy

When preparing to take on this beast, make sure to bring plenty of nullberries, hot drinks, and screamer pods.

In general when you fight Beotodus, you’ll want to stay near its side. Many of its most unexpected and devastating attacks come from the front, including one where it jumps out of the snow and slams its head in front of him, and another where it will do a backflip into the snow and then leap forward directly ahead of him, free willy style. While at its side, watch out for an attack where he’ll spin in a circle dealing damage to the melee attackers that are nearby.

Covering himself in ice, Beotodus can inflict ice blight easily on hunters trying to take it down. Remember to keep your stamina topped up so if you get affected, at least you’ll have full stamina. However to get rid of it, you can use a Nulberry, or take a step into one of the nearby hot springs should you find one. To cripple its use of Iceblight, go after its leg fins. Breaking them will nullify some of its ice ability. Stripping the snow packed on its body will force the monster out into the open. Firing screamer pods can provide an opening to attack, where you can do damage to those leg fins.

Beotodus Weakness

Note: Numbers next to elements and weak points indicate effectiveness, 1 being least effective, 3 being most.

Effective Element(s) (strongest to weakest)Fire(3), Thunder(2), Water(1)
Effective Ailment(s) (strongest to weakest)Blast(3), Poison(2), Sleep(2), Paralysis(2), Stun(2)
Resistance(s)Ice, Dragon
Weak PointsHead (Cut-2, Blunt-3, Ammo-2)Legs (Cut-3, Blunt-3, Ammo-3) Tail (Cut-2, Blunt-2, Ammo 2)
Breaks and SeversHead, Back, Legs, Tail

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