Monster Hunter World Iceborne – Banbaro Guide: Monster Weakness, Carves & Rewards, Armor Sets

The second monster you will face off against in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is Banbaro. Banbaro is a large horned monster akin to something like Diablos. This boss fight occurs on your second expedition of the expansion. Use our Banbaro guide below to learn more about this monster.

Banbaro Information

Image showing the Banbaro physiology.

Difficulty: MR 2⭐

Location: All Habitats

Size: Large

Species: Brute Wyvern

Banbaro Weaknesses:

  • Dragon 3⭐ (Most Effective).
  • Fire 2⭐(Most Effective).
  • Thunder 1⭐

Breakable/Severable (Weak Points): Head/Horn (weak point/breakable), Tail (severable), Leg (weak point/breakable).

Material (Carves + High Rank Rewards): 

Cortex 5⭐
Chine 4⭐
Great Horn 3⭐
Lash 3⭐
Large Wyvern Gem ⭐
Chine 5⭐
Cortex 4⭐
Lash 3⭐
Great Horn 3⭐
Dash Extract 3⭐
Large Wyvern Gem ⭐

Hunting Quest: Banbaro blockade.

Description: “Ready to get exploring, Pard? I can hardly imagine what secrets are hidden beneath the snow! I’ll find a place for the airship to land, you secure the area!”

Characteristics: A monster marked by its furious charge and by the majestic twin horns that uproot trees and gouge at the earth as it runs.

Useful Information: Blows to the Banbaro’s legs are an effective counter to its deadly charge. Hunters have also reported that firing scatternuts or crystalburst mid-charge can halt the beast.

Banbaro α+β Hunter Set Set (Rarity 9)

Armor Requirements:

Human: All Materials are Banbaro Carves/Drops unless noted with *.

  • Helm – 2x Banbaro Chine, 1x Banbaro Great Horn, 2x Anteka Antler*.
  • Mail – 2x Banbaro Chine, 2x Banbaro Cortex, 1x Banbaro Great Horn, 2x Prized Pelt*.
  • Vambraces – 2x Banbaro Chine, 2x Banbaro Cortex, 1x Banbaro Lash.
  • Coil – 2x Banbaro Chine, 1x Banbaro Cortex, 2x Frozen Bone*.
  • Greaves – 2x Banbaro Chine, 1x Banbaro Cortex, 1x Banbaro Great Horn.

Palico Banbaro α Set (Rarity 9)

Image showing the Palico Banbaro α Set.

Armor Requirements:

Palico: All Materials are Banbaro Carves/Drops unless noted with *.

  • Doll – 1x Banbaro Great Horn.
  • Hood – 1x Banbaro Cortex.
  • Suit  – 1x Banbaro Chine.
This concludes our Banbaro guide. Wish to add something? Drop a comment in The Pit below.


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