Frostfang Barioth is a Variant of Barioth, first introduced in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.


One of Frostfang Barioth's most defining features is the tusks, which have taken on a dark hue which is contrasted by the icy white coloration at the front, giving the monster's overall tusks a more chilling appearance. Frostfang Barioth also sports thicker fur across its forelimbs and face, sporting an aged look compared to the standard individual. Finally, much of the Frostfang Barioth's body is covered with a form of frost to reflect upon its amplified abilities to use its sub-zero breath.

Behavior and Abilities

Frostfang Barioth has a sub-zero breath attack, very similar to that of Velkhana's, that leaves a trail of frost on the ground that lingers for a few seconds. These frost trails will cause the hunter that touches them to be covered in frost and become sluggish. It can also breathe an explosive ice projectile that sends hunters flying. The Frostfang Barioth also maintains much of its physical prowess similar to the original monster, allowing it to deal heavy damage to anyone who is unfortunate enough to get caught by the debilitating effects of its icy breath. However, Frostfang Barioth tends to use its breath attack more and jumps around less often.

Game Data


Hitzone Damage Data
Hitzone Cutting Damage Impact Damage Shot Damage
Head 65 70 55
Back 30 30 25
Stomach 38 38 25
Claws 21
(25 when wounded)
(45 when wounded)
(30 when wounded)
Wings 30 45 25
Forelegs 40 45 35
Hindlegs 25 24 25
Tail 45 23 45
Tail Tip 60 40 40
Breakable Parts: Head(Twice), Claws(Individually), Tail(Sever)
Notes: The value "Claws" refers to Barioth's wingfingers part while "Forelegs" refers to a part of the limb from the shoulder up to the foot and "Wings" refers to the wing membrane
Element Weakness Damage Data
Hitzone Status Effect-Fireblight MH4 Icon.png Fire Status Effect-Waterblight MH4 Icon.png Water Status Effect-Thunderblight MH4 Icon.png Thunder Status Effect-Iceblight MH4 Icon.png Ice Status Effect-Dragonblight MH4 Icon.png Dragon
Head 20 10 15 0 15
Back 5 5 5 0 5
Stomach 10 0 5 0 5
Claws 35
(20 when wounded)
(5 when wounded)
(15 when wounded)
(0 when wounded)
(10 when wounded)
Wings 10 0 5 0 5
Forelegs 10 0 5 0 5
Hindlegs 5 5 5 0 5
Tail 10 0 5 0 5
Tail Tip 15 0 10 0 5
Notes: The value "Claws" refers to Barioth's wingfingers part while "Forelegs" refers to a part of the limb from the shoulder up to the foot and "Wings" refers to the wing membrane
Abnormal Status Data
Status Buildup Decay Damage/Duration Other
Poison 150 + 100 → 550 -5 / 10 seconds 320 damage / 25 seconds -
Paralysis 180 + 130 → 570 -5 / 10 seconds 0 damage / 10 seconds -
Sleep 150 + 100 → 550 -5 / 10 seconds 0 damage / 40 seconds -
Blastblight 70 + 30 → 670 - 100 damage / 0 seconds -
Exhaustion 225 + 75 → 900 -5 / 10 seconds 200 drain / 0 seconds -
Stun 150 + 120 → 630 -5 / 10 seconds 0 damage / 7 seconds -
Dizziness - - 0 damage / 20→16→12→8 seconds -
Dung - - 0 damage / 30 seconds -
Pitfall Trap - - 10→8→6→4→2 seconds -
Shock Trap - - 8→6→4→2 seconds -
Ivy Trap - - 0 damage / 8 seconds -
Capture 150 + 0 -5 / 5 seconds - -
Mount 50 + 100 → 550 - - -
Elderseal No effect

Game Appearances

Main Series

In-Game Descriptions

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
MHWI-Frostfang Barioth Icon.png A Barioth variant capable of spewing a sub-zero breath attack that it uses to slow down prey. Be careful, as this attack can freeze you as well.


This section is about monster materials unique to Frostfang Barioth in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. For detailed lists, see Frostfang Barioth Carves.

Item Name Rarity Value Description
MHW-Hide Icon White.png
Silversnow Pelt
11 4900z Very rare Frostfang Barioth material. Mostly obtained as a reward. Broadly used for many purposes.
MHW-Claw Icon White.png
Bergcrusher Claw
11 7600z Very rare Barioth material. Obtained by carving its severed tail. Stiff, used to craft gear.
MHW-Monster Parts Icon White.png
Barioth Greatspike
10 6020z Very rare Barioth material. Obtained by breaking its wings. Tough, used in many weapons.
MHW-Tail Icon White.png
Barioth Lash
10 6130z Very rare Barioth material. Obtained by carving its severed tail. Stiff, used to craft gear.
MHW-Claw Icon White.png
Silverwhite Frostfang
11 10300z Very rare Frostfang Barioth material. Obtained by breaking its head. Sharp, used in many weapons.
MH4G-Ball Icon Light Blue.png
Large Wyvern Gem
9 8000z A wyvern gem that has grown further over the ages. Emits a mesmerizing shimmer.


This section is about Equipments made from Frostfang Barioth materials in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. For more information, see Frostfang Barioth Equipment.

Frostfang Barioth materials can be used to craft two different armor sets: Frostfang α+ Armor and Frostfang β+ Armor.

The following is a complete weapon list for Frostfang weapons:

Great Sword: Long Sword: Sword and Shield:
Dual Blades: Hammer: Hunting Horn:
Lance: Gunlance: Switch Axe:
Charge Blade: Insect Glaive: Light Bowgun:
Heavy Bowgun: Bow:



General Notes

  • Before its official announcement, Frostfang Barioth was briefly teased in the trailer for the Developer Update 6 for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. At the end of the trailer, it was possible to see the eyes and some of the face details of Frostfang Barioth, in the middle of a very dark snowstorm.
  • Frostfang Barioth's introduction marks the first time that a monster receives both a Subspecies and Variant counterpart throughout the entire main series.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

  • Frostfang Barioth was introduced in the 4th Title Update for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, alongside Alatreon.
    • Despite being in the same Title Update as Alatreon, Frostfang Barioth became available to hunt on August 7th, 2020. Around a month later after the release of the Title Update.
  • Frostfang Barioth was first available be hunted in the Event Quest "The Last White Knight". The name of the quest is a reference to Barioth's title in Monster Hunter Tri.
    • Frostfang Barioth's Hunting Horn will emit a song similar to a part of the "Monster Hunter 3 (tri) OST - Tundra Battle", depending on which song in the queue is started first.
  • Frostfang Barioth was originally introduced as an exclusively Tempered monster, but later on in another Event Quest "Old Dog, New Trick" a normal version became available.
  • When Frostfang Barioth notices that a hunter is caught in the frost, it will immediately perform the "Super Pounce" attack.
  • When enraged, Frostfang Barioth can do its Super Pounce twice in a row.

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