Barroth is a Brute Wyvern introduced in Monster Hunter 3.


Barroth is a large, bipedal monster characteristic of the Brute Wyvern class. It is noted for the large crown structure atop its skull, which houses its nostrils. Its body is covered in rigid plates that help protect it from the harsh desert environment. Barroth possesses a pair of small red eyes and a mouthful with numerous long, peg-shaped teeth. 


Barroth is capable of using its heavy head as a plow to smash through the environment, as well as cause damage to any living thing caught in its way. Because its nostrils are located on top of its head, Barroth can almost completely submerge itself in the cool mud during the scorching desert days. 


It will occasionally roll in dirt and mud to cool off from the hot desert sun. Although docile by default, Barroth becomes extremely territorial when disturbed. It will release an initial warning roar. If that fails, it will continuously attack until the threat is exterminated. An insectivore, it is known to attack Altaroth nests in order to feast on the occupants inside. 


Barroth is uniquely adapted to a hot desert lifestyle, and as such is almost exclusively found in locations that are such, like the Sandy Plains, Wildspire Waste, Dunes, and Trese Desert. Despite all this, they can on certain occasions be seen in cooler areas, like the Deserted Island.  

Game Appearances

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Barroth EX

MHST-Enslaved Barroth Render 001.png

Main Article: Barroth EX

An artificially modified Barroth first appearing in Monster Hunter Stories.

Thanksalot Barroth

MHXR-Thanksalot Barroth Render 001.png

Main Article: Thanksalot Barroth

A Special Species of Barroth first appearing in Monster Hunter Explore.

Breakable Parts

Head Arm Armor
Barroth-Headwound.png Barroth-ClawBreak.png
Legs (Knockout off Mud) Tail (Sever)
Barroth-Legs.png Barroth-TailCut.jpg

Element/Status Effectiveness

Monster Hunter 3

Element Damage (Mudded)
Hitzone Fire.png Water.png Thunder.png Ice.png Dragon.png
Head 0 50 0 15 0
Body 0 30 0 5 0
Neck 0 30 0 5 0
Arms 0 25 0 5 0
Foot 0 25 0 5 0
Tail 0 30 0 15 0
Element Damage (No Mud)
Hitzone Fire.png Water.png Thunder.png Ice.png Dragon.png
Head 40 0 0 20 0
Body 25 0 0 10 0
Neck 25 0 0 10 0
Arms 20 0 0 10 0
Foot 20 0 0 10 0
Tail 25 0 0 20 0
Status Effect
Poison Paralysis Sleep Fatigue Stun
Initial Tolerance 150 200 150 150 90
Tolerance Inc. (max) +150 (750) +100 (600) +100 (550) +100 (550) +100(490)
Tolerance Recovery 10 sec 5/ 10 sec 5/ 10 sec 5/ 10 sec 5/ 10 sec
Duration 40 sec 10 sec 30 sec --- 10 sec
Damage 200 + 10 --- --- 200 ---

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Information taken from

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Monster Hunter: World

Element Effectiveness Status Effectiveness
Fire ★★★() Poison ★★★
Water (★★★) Sleep ★★
Thunder Paralysis ★★★
Ice ★★ Blast ★★★
Dragon Stun

() when covered in Mud.

Item Effectiveness

Item Effect
Item Name Able Effectiveness Duration (1st time) Duration (2nd time) Notes
Pitfall Trap ★★☆
Shock Trap ★★☆
Flash Bomb ★★☆
Sonic Bomb x ☆☆☆
Dung Bomb ★★☆
Meat x ☆☆☆

Damage Effectiveness

For the damage formula (how it's calculated), hitzone charts, Barroth info and more click the following links: Monster Hunter 3 Damage Formula or Monster Hunter 3 Hitzone Charts. Images created by Inkoseh.

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3
MH3-Barroth Icon.png Barroth usually remain beneath the mud, perhaps to shield themselves from heat; they are even known to fling mud to attack. They will charge in a frenzy at anything that disturbs their bogs.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Barroth Icon.png 別名 “土砂竜” 。暑さから身を守るためか、普段は泥の中に潜んでいる事が多い。泥をまとう行動も避暑のためだという説が有力。まとった泥は攻撃にも使われるため要注意。また、泥沼を荒らされることを嫌い、荒らす者には猪突猛進の勢いで襲い掛かってくる。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Barroth Icon.png Barroth usually remain beneath the mud, perhaps to shield themselves from heat; they are even known to attack by flinging mud. They will charge in a frenzy at anything that disturbs their bogs.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
MHGU-Barroth Icon.png 別名《土砂竜》。暑さから身を守るためか、普段は泥の中に潜んでいる事もある。泥をまとう行動も避暑のためだという説が有力。まとった泥は攻撃にも使われるため要注意。また、泥沼を荒されることを嫌い、荒らす者には猪突猛進の勢いで襲い掛かってくる。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Barroth Icon.png Barroth bury themselves in mud, but will not hesitate to attack those who disturb them in their bogs.
Monster Hunter: World
MHW-Barroth Icon.png Barroth seek out ants, their favorite snack, and mark their territory with mud. They attack potential rivals with their devastating charging attack.


General Notes

  • The inspiration for Barroth came from observing the "movement of bulldozers on a construction site". [1]
  • Barroth is the first Brute Wyvern encountered in Monster Hunter 3.
  • The Guild Sweetheart says that a blunt weapon, such as a Hammer, must be used to break off Barroth's head ridge. It's not required to use a Hammer in order to do so, but due to the fact that the head crest is hard bone, it's much easier with a Hammer. Hammers are the only weapons capable of not bouncing off Barroth's head if under blue sharpness (unless the Mind's Eye skill is activated, or the Hunter is using the Spirit Slash on a long sword). She may just be hinting to the player of this mechanic.
  • The Barroth is the only Monster in both Monster Hunter Tri and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd capable of inflicting "Muddy". In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Rust Duramboros was introduced, which also has this ability.
  • When its head is broken while covered in mud, Barroth may drop a shiny in the same spot where its head piece falls. 
  • Barroth will throw fewer mud chunks when coated in less mud.
  • When low on stamina, Barroth's charges become much slower.
  • In the arena, Barroth can not regain its mud.
  • When Barroth is enraged, it moves faster. It also chains its bite with a charging bite, like how Great Wroggi and Great Baggi do.
  • When in the same area with a Great Jaggi, the Barroth will sometimes be attacked by the Great Jaggi and Jaggi.
  • Barroth's roar requires Earplugs to block.
  • Even though Barroth is not in Monster Hunter 4 (Ultimate), you can craft its equipment by trading Gypceros parts for Barroth parts at the Wyporium.
  • Barroth's name may come from the Spanish barro, meaning mud.

Monster Hunter 3

  • Barroth is sometimes summoned by Qurupeco. However, a Barroth can only be summoned in the quest "Hunter Killer".
  • Barroth is the first hunting quest monster whose roar will cause the hunter to temporarily cower.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

  • Barroth now takes more time to recover after a charge, even when enraged. However, it is now able to use a hipcheck, much like Uragaan and Deviljho.
  • Barroth is able fling mud behind him after a charge in G rank. However, it can't do this when low on stamina or when its head is broken.

Monster Hunter: World

  • While it uses hardened mud as armor, Barroth can also fling it off its body as an attack. Use water element weapons or your slinger to gradually knock off its mud.
  • Barroth's legs can now be wounded.

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