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

The Barroth is an intermediate level monster you will hunt in Monster Hunter World. This monster is located in the Wilspire Waste and is tracked by footprints, broken anthills, and mud tracks. To learn more about the Barroth and how to kill it, check out the Barroth guide below.


Difficulty: Intermediate (3⭐)

Location: Wildspire Waste

Size: Large

Species: Brute Wyvern

Weak To: Water (Muddy Body) 3⭐, Fire (Clean Body) 3⭐

Breakable/Severable (Weak Points): Tail (weak point), Arms (weak point), Head, Legs

Material (Carves + Low Rank Rewards):

Material (Carves + High Rank Rewards):

Carapace 5⭐
Ridge+ 4⭐
Tail 3⭐
Scalp 3⭐
Claw+ 3⭐
Wyvern Gem ⭐
Carapace 4⭐
Ridge+ 4⭐
Scalp 3⭐
Claw+ 3⭐
M Keenbone 3⭐
Fertile Mud 3⭐
Wyvern Gem ⭐

Reward Money: 2520 z

Storyline Quest: The Best Kind of Quest

Hunting Quest Text: “Something surely left by Zorag Magdaros was discovered out in the Wildspire Waste. Fifth Fleet hunters: Keep our scholars safe as you escort them out to investigate this new evidence.”

Characteristics: Barroth seeks out ants, their favorite snack, and mark their territory with mud. They attack potential rivals with their devastating charging attack.

Useful Information: While it uses hardened mud as armor, Barroth can also fling it off its body as an attack. Use water element weapons or you slinger to gradually knock off its mud.

Barroth Fight

Main Fight Mechanics: Mud + Roar + Waterblight (Status Effect)

Mud : Barroth will coat himself in mud during your fights with it. In this state, Barroth gains a coverage of mud that serves as armor. When Barroth covers itself in mud, Thunder element damage loses its effectiveness, and Water element damage gains effectiveness. To knock the mud off, use Water damage or your Slinger (mud will gradually come off during fight regardless).

Another aspect of the mud mechanic is how it affects the hunter. Barroth has a couple of ways of delivering mud throughout battle areas. The first is a shake (it shakes the mud off its body which lands around it), and the second is a

Roar: Large monsters have the ability to roar. This ability disrupts whatever action the hunter was doing (stun locks you briefly). There’s not much you can do about it in the early game (you’ll get better armor perks later).

Waterblight: Barroth can inflict the Waterblight status effect on Hunters. This status effect causes the hunter’s stamina to regain more slowly. While under the effect, a water droplet appears above the players health bar (two appear for Severe), and the stamina bar turns blue. Use a Nulberry to cure the effect.


Barroth fights pretty much the same regardless of being muddy or not, so here are the attacks it can use.

*I attempted to grab all the attacks I saw. Let me know if I missed some in The Pit.

  • Charge – Barroth can charge you.
  • Shake (Muddy) – Barroth may stop mid fight to shake the mud off itself. This causes mudpiles to drop all around it.
  • Powerful Charge – Barroth can charge you faster than the normal charge (wind up makes a steam whistle sound).
  • Sideslam – May sideslam into you when you’re close to its sides.
  • Front Slam – Barroth slams down in front of it.
  • Front Slam (Muddy) – If Barroth is Muddy, its front slam will throw mud on the player (and still deals damage).
  • Tailwhip  – Can tailwhip which deals damage while standing close behind.

Fight Tip:

This fight will more than likely be a long one for you. Barroth can be a tough monster to hunt as it has a lot of defense and health. With this in mind, head into the fight with plenty of supplies.

  • Eat up – Head into the fight having eaten a meal from the Canteen (do this for every fight to make life easier).
  • Bring Nullberry & Potions – This can be a long, annoying fight, so come prepared with the essentials.
  • Keep Slinger Loaded to Deal with Mud – Make sure your Slinger is loaded at all times, so you can deal with the Mud mechanic.
  • Avoid Head Hits – Barroth has a hard shelled head which takes very little damage.
  • Exploit Elemental Weakness: This isn’t applicable for a first fight (you won’t have access to elemental weapons), but is useful if you want to farm. As noted above, Barroth is especially weak to fire + water elemental damage.
  • Use Platforms in Water Areas to Mount – In the river/water areas, use the platforms to mount and deal crazy damage to Barroth.
  • Stay to the Side – Barroth can sideslam, but this is pretty rare. Stay to the side of the monster as much as possible.

Note: share your tips in the comments and I will add them here.

Barroth Set (Rarity 2)

Armor Requirements:

Human: All Materials are Barroth Carves/Drops unless noted.

  • Helmet – 2x Ridge, 1x Tail, 2x Claw, 2x Kestodon Shell
  • Mail – 2x Shell, 1x Ridge, 1x Claw, 1x Boulder Bone
  • Vambraces – 3x Ridge, 1x Tail, 1x Scalp, 1x Kestodon Scalp
  • Coil – 2x Shell, 1x Ridge, 2x Fertile Mud
  • Greaves – 2x Ridge, 1x Scalp, 1x Shell, 2x Fertile Mud

Palico: All Materials are Barroth Carves/Drops unless noted.

  • Mace – 1x Claw
  • Helm – 1x Scalp
  • Mail – 1x Shell

Barroth α+β Set (Rarity 5)

α+β Armor Requirements:

Human: All Materials are Barroth Carves/Drops unless noted.

  • Helm – 3x Ridge+, 2x Tail, 3x Claw+, 4x Kestodon Carapace*
  • Mail – 4x Carapace, 2x Ridge+, 2x Claw+, 5x Quality Bone*
  • Vambraces – 4x Ridge, 2x Scalp, 3x Carapace, 1x Wyvern Gem
  • Coil – 4x Carapace, 3x Ridge+, 4 Monster Bone+*
  • Greaves – 2x Ridge+, 4x Carapace, 4x Fertile Mud, 4x Monster Keenbone*
Image of Barroth α Set Palico

The Barroth α Set on my Palico.

Palico: All Materials are Barroth Carves/Drops unless noted.

  • Mace – 1x Claw+
  • Helm – 1x Carapce, 1x Barroth Scalp
  • Mail – 1x Carapace

More: Monster Hunter: World monster guides

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