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


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.

Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (edit)
Herbivore MH3U-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MH3U-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MH3U-Epioth Icon.png Epioth MH3U-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MH3U-Popo Icon.png Popo MH3U-Rhenoplos Icon.png Rhenoplos MH3U-Slagtoth Icon.png Slagtoth
Fish MH3U-Fish Icon.png Fish
Fanged Beast MH3U-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango
MH3U-Arzuros Icon.png Arzuros MH3U-Lagombi Icon.png Lagombi MH3U-Volvidon Icon.png Volvidon
Lynian MH3U-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MH3U-Melynx Icon.png Melynx
Neopteron MH3U-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MH3U-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra
Bird Wyvern MH3U-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MH3U-Baggi Icon.png Baggi MH3U-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MH3U-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MH3U-Wroggi Icon.png Wroggi
MH3U-Great Baggi Icon.png Great Baggi MH3U-Great Jaggi Icon.png Great Jaggi MH3U-Great Wroggi Icon.png Great Wroggi MH3U-Qurupeco Icon.png Qurupeco MH3U-Crimson Qurupeco Icon.png Crimson Qurupeco
Brute Wyvern MH3U-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MH3U-Jade Barroth Icon.png Jade Barroth MH3U-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios MH3U-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MH3U-Savage Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho MH3U-Duramboros Icon.png Duramboros MH3U-Rust Duramboros Icon.png Rust Duramboros MH3U-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan MH3U-Steel Uragaan Icon.png Steel Uragaan
Fanged Wyvern MH3U-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MH3U-Stygian Zinogre Icon.png Stygian Zinogre
Piscine Wyvern MH3U-Delex Icon.png Delex
MH3U-Plesioth Icon.png Plesioth MH3U-Green Plesioth Icon.png Green Plesioth
Leviathan MH3U-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth MH3U-Uroktor Icon.png Uroktor
MH3U-Agnaktor Icon.png Agnaktor MH3U-Glacial Agnaktor Icon.png Glacial Agnaktor MH3U-Gobul Icon.png Gobul MH3U-Lagiacrus Icon.png Lagiacrus MH3U-Ivory Lagiacrus Icon.png Ivory Lagiacrus MH3U-Abyssal Lagiacrus Icon.png Abyssal Lagiacrus MH3U-Nibelsnarf Icon.png Nibelsnarf MH3U-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth MH3U-Purple Ludroth Icon.png Purple Ludroth
Flying Wyvern MH3U-Giggi Icon.png Giggi
MH3U-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MH3U-Sand Barioth Icon.png Sand Barioth MH3U-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MH3U-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos MH3U-Gigginox Icon.png Gigginox MH3U-Baleful Gigginox Icon.png Baleful Gigginox MH3U-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MH3U-Green Nargacuga Icon.png Green Nargacuga MH3U-Lucent Nargacuga Icon.png Lucent Nargacuga MH3U-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MH3U-Azure Rathalos Icon.png Azure Rathalos MH3U-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos MH3U-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MH3U-Pink Rathian Icon.png Pink Rathian MH3U-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian
Elder Dragon MH3U-Question Mark Icon.png Alatreon MH3U-Ceadeus Icon.png Ceadeus MH3U-Goldbeard Ceadeus Icon.png Goldbeard Ceadeus MH3U-Question Mark Icon.png Dire Miralis MH3U-Jhen Mohran Icon.png Jhen Mohran MH3U-Hallowed Jhen Mohran Icon.png Hallowed Jhen Mohran