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

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After your spend some time in Coral Highlands, you will be given the option to head to another new area called Rotten Vale. This area is teeming with powerful monsters, including Radobaan. Radobaan is covered in sharp bones that act as both defense and offensive abilities. You can track the creature around the map by looking for Strange Ruts and Tarred Bones. To take down this great beast, use our Radobaan guide below.

Radobaan Information

Difficulty: Expert (4⭐)

Location: Rotten Vale

Size: Large

Species: Brute Wyvern

Weak To:  Dragon 3⭐, Ice 2⭐

Weak Points (Severable/Breakable): Tail , Head (Weak Point), Back, Legs (Weak Point)

Material (Carves + Low Rank Rewards):

Material (Carves + High Rank Rewards):

Scale+ 5⭐
Carapace 4⭐
Oilshell 4⭐
Medulla 3⭐
Wyvern Gem ⭐
Carapace 4⭐
Scale+ 4⭐
Oilshell 3⭐
Medulla 3⭐
M Keenbone 3⭐
Coma Sac 3⭐
Wyvern Gem ⭐

Reward Money:  4320 z

Storyline Quest: Radobaan Problems

Hunting Quest Text: “The bones covering Radobaan’s body are gonna be tough to get through, but if we want to continue our survey of the Rotten Vale, you’ll need to find a way!”

Characteristics: A gigantic brute wyvern that eats the bones of carcasses found in the Rotten Vale, using some of it as armor. It also rolls into a ball as a form of attack and transportation.

Useful Information: Attack it as it rolls around to throw it off balance and knock it down. Chunks of bone can be mined from its body once it’s down. Shattering its bone armor is the key to winning a fight against this beast.

Radobaan Fight Guide

Main Fight Mechanic:  Bone Armor +  Sleep + Roar

Bone Armor: When you first see Radobaan, you will immediately notice all the bones stuck to its outer shell. These bones serve as both armor and offense. With the bones on the exterior, you either need to knock Radobaan over (to attack its unprotected underside), or break the exterior bones. If the fight goes on long enough, Radobaan returns to its den and reapplies the armor by diving into the bone pit found there.

Sleep: Radobaan has the ability to cause sleep to players by releasing a sleep gas. This status effect causes nullifies hunter action and causes them to take more damage. To wake up, players either need to be hit by a friendly, hit by a monster, or have enough time pass. Sleep effective is denoted by a ZZZ above the health bar.

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).


Radobaan has a number of attacks and tools to use versus the hunters. It also has the ability to cause a couple of status effects which makes the fight even more difficult. Let’s look at this monsters kit:

  • Roll (vertical/horizontal) – Radobaan can roll around the arena either vertically (somersault), or spin horizontally. When it does these attacks, it sheds some of its bone armor along its path. This can deal damage to you if you follow close behind.
  • Slam – Radobaan has a slam attack where it rears up on its back legs and slams its upper body into the ground.
  • Tailwhip – Has a tailwhip that can be triggered either in front or behind. This move causes Radobaan to spin 180+
  • Jump – Radobaan has a gap closing jump attack (seems pretty rare).
  • Head Attacks – Has a couple of attacks using its head. Attacks both vertically and horizontally.

Battle Tips: 

Radobaan’s bone armor makes this fight somewhat annoying. With that being said, there are a number of tips I can give you in hopes of making this fight a little better.

  • Eat up – Head into the fight having eaten a meal from the Canteen (do this for every fight to make life easier).
  • Avoid Sleep – Radobaan hunkers down and omits a gas out of its body. Stay away from this to not get put to sleep.
  • When Rolling Radobaan Can Be Staggered
  • Break the Bone Armor – The exterior of Radobaan is heavily protected by Bone Armor. Break this bone to reveal its fleshy skin where real damage can be dealt.
  • Keep Radobaan Away From Den – In its den, Radobaan will reapply bone armor. Try to keep this from happening.
  • 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, Radobaan is especially weak to dragon elemental damage.
  • SOS – If you need to, send out an SOS and get some extra help from the MHW community.

Baan Set (Rarity 3)

Armor Requirements:

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

  • Helm – 3x Shel, 2x Oilshell, 2x Wyvern Bonemass*, 1x Radobaan Marrow
  • Mail – 2x Scale, 1x Shell, 1x Oilshell, 1x Sleep Sac
  • Vambraces – 2x Scale, 1x Shell, 1x Oilshell, 3x Sturdy Bone
  • Coil – 2x Scale, 1x Oilshell, 1x Sleep Sac, 3x Monster Bone L*
  • Greaves – 2x Shell, 2x Scale, 2x Wyvern Bonemass, 2x Warped Bone*

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

  • Ball – 1x Wyvern Bonemass
  • Helm – 1x Oilshell
  • Suit – 1x Scale

Baan α+β Sets (Rarity 6)

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

  • Helm – 6x Carapace, 4x Scale+, 1x Medulla, 1x Wyvern Gem
  • Mail – 4x Scale+, 3x Carapace, 2x Coma Sac, 6x Quality Bone*
  • Vambraces – 4x Scale+, 3x Carapace, 2x Oilshell, 8x Sturdy Bone*
  • Coil – 4x Scale+, 3x Carapace, 2x Coma Sac, 5x Wyvern Bonemass
  • Greaves – 4x Carapace, 4x Scale+, 2x Oilshell, 5x Wyvern Bonemass

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

Image of Baan Set α Palico

The Baan Set α Palico.

  • Ball – 1x Carapace, 1x Wyvern Bonemass
  • Helm – 1x Scale+, 1x Oilshell
  • Suit – 1x Scale+

More: Monster Hunter: World monster guides

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