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Monster Hunter World (MHW) is chock full of monsters to defeat and beasts to slay.
Once defeated, these monsters possess the materials needed to craft some of the best armour and weapons in the game. One such monster is the Silver Rathalos.
The MHW Silver Rathalos is a monster introduced in the Iceborne DLC expansion of the game. Once defeated, you can use the monster's materials to craft high-level gear and MHW Silver Rathalos armour.
Most Rathalos are relatively easy pickings for most Monster Hunter World players. On the contrary, the Silver Rathalos is not only hard to find but also challenging to defeat.
The Silver Rathalos is a monster found in the game's major DLC expansion: Icebourne. The beast is a rare variation of the monster Ratholos, which is a species of flying wyvern.
The beast is one of the most powerful subspecies of Ratholos, with considerable more health and power than the basic Rathalos and a powerful signature attack called hellfire, making it challenging to defeat and tricky to find.
The monster's description reads:
“A rare silver-scaled Rathalos species. When weathering in hellfire, its breath grows more lethal and it gains a new set of attacks.” (Credit: MHW Wiki)
As a result, the monster is challenging, but it can offer materials needed to craft some of the game’s most powerful weapons and gear if defeated.
You can find the MHW Silver Rathalos in a single location, the Guiding lands.
The Guiding land is a high level, post-game location only accessible once you have completed the games Iceborne DLC through defeating the games end boss and reaching the master rank quest To the Guided, A Paean.
Once you have unlocked the quest, you should have access to the Guiding land, the home of the monster. The guiding lands are split into several different biomes. You can find the monster in the area's coral reef section.
The Silver Rathalos is a powerful monster but is weak to thunder and water. Therefore, it is best to use a weapon with elemental water or thunder damage.
Similarly, the beast is also vulnerable to ailments such as stun and sleep. Therefore, carrying around consumable slinger ammo such as flash pods would also be wise.
Likewise, targeting the monster’s weak points such as its tail, wings, and forelegs will allow you to weaken the monster and inflict the most damage.
Although the MHW Silver Rathalos can be defeated using these tactics, the monster has a potent attack called hellfire. This attack is particularly deadly at close range and can easily wipe you and your team if you are not careful.
However, you can prevent hellfire from raining havoc on you and your teammates by attacking the monster's head just before the beast uses the attack. Thus, allowing you to block the strike. Therefore, despite the MHW Silver Rathalos being powerful, it does have several weaknesses that you can take advantage of.
Once the monster is defeated, you can harvest the monster's body for rare materials and items, which you can use to craft high-level game armour and gear.
You can use the monster’s materials to craft master rank MHW Silver Rathalos armour, such as the Silver Sol Alpha set+ and the Silver Sol Beta set+.
Furthermore, you can also use the monster’s materials to craft and forge powerful weapons such as the Rathalos Gleamsword and the Silver Rathbringer.
Here is a complete list of weapons that require Silver Rathalos materials:
Overall, the Silver Rathalos is one of the most powerful creatures in the game. If you are lucky enough to defeat one, you can craft some of the games highest-level weapons and armour. For more Monster Hunter coverage, make sure to keep it locked on Hacker Noon.
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