Goldbeard Ceadeus is an Elder Dragon and a Subspecies of Ceadeus introduced in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

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Although its relationship with regular Ceadeus is unknown, this subspecies is seemingly a fully-grown Ceadeus. Goldbeard Ceadeus is of a darker coloring, having developed a lustrous golden hide and darker brown underbelly, with a more pronounced mane. Unlike the regular Ceadeus, both of its horns are large and symmetrical, overtaking its remaining eye. In addition, both horns can be broken off which yields a total of four carves.


Goldbeard Ceadeus is capable of firing a current beam that can be swept from right to left, in addition to the usual vertical attack. It is also known to quickly swim to the top of the ruins, so as to fire a sweeping current beam which affects a wide area.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH3U.png (2013) Monster Hunter 3 G (2011) Logo-MH3U.png (2013)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Goldbeard Ceadeus Icon.png A rarely-seen subspecies of Ceadeus confirmed to exist deep within ocean ruins. The golden light they cast in the dark depths befits a creature of such legendary status. Sadly, little is known about their relationship to the standard Ceadeus.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★

Elemental/Status Effectiveness

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Damage Table
Fire.png Water.png Ice.png Thunder.png Dragon.png
Horn 22 33 25 10 0 0 30 35
Head 26 30 43 5 0 5 20 25
Beard 60 55 40 10 0 0 15 20
Breast 45 38 50 15 0 0 5 15
Belly 32 20 45 5 0 0 15 30
Back 25 45 25 5 0 5 18 20
Front Legs 28 30 20 5 0 0 20 20
Tail 38 24 25 10 0 5 25 20
Poison -
Explosives Very High

Source: BradyGames Guide


General Notes

  • Unlike the standard Ceadeus, Goldbeard Ceadeus cannot be hunted over the span of multiple hunts, and must be slain in one quest.
  • Goldbeard Ceadeus has higher durability on its back, requiring at least blue sharpness to ensure that the player's weapon doesn't bounce off. Its tail, underbelly and beard are still susceptible to 'weaker' attacks.
  • It has an 'upgraded' form of the water breath attack because it can shoot in arcs.
  • As opposed to the basic Ceadeus, both horns are full-size and can be broken off; each one can be carved twice.
  • Goldbeard Ceadeus' back and tail section can be broken or 'scarred'. Both of its horns can be broken off, and its beard can be sheared. 
  • Goldbeard Ceadeus' roar requires HG earplugs to block.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

  • If you fail to kill Goldbeard Ceadeus before the quest time ends, it will not flee and you will fail the quest.
  • The quest's time limit is 50 minutes as opposed to the original species' 30.
  • Instead of being fought as it travels through the areas of the Underwater Ruin, Goldbeard Ceadeus is fought solely in the final area.

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