Royal Ludroth is a Leviathan introduced in Monster Hunter 3.

Physiology

It has a crown-like crest composed of several finger-like appendages tipped with black spikes as well as a large, spongey yellow mane. The Royal Ludroth has a long, serpentine body with four squat limbs. Its hind pair of legs are shaped like paddles for swimming, and its foremost pair are more muscular, tipped with developed digits ending in long black claws. Its jaws are lined with shear-like plates in the place of teeth.

Abilities

Using its large, absorbent mane, Royal Ludroth can take on gallons of water for use in its many water-based defences. It can produce mucus-based globules that can be spewed at foes, and can force water out of the mane at high speeds, blasting back nearby enemies. They are adept swimmers, and are formidable hunters in an aquatic environment.

Behaviour

As the alpha male, Royal Ludroth will usually roam around with a harem of females in tow. It is an aggressive creature, and will lash out at anything that threatens it or its clan.

Game Data

This section contains data of Royal Ludroth in Monster Hunter Rise. For infomation in other games, see Royal Ludroth Guides.

Physiology

Hitzone Damage Data
Hitzone Cutting Damage Impact Damage Shot Damage
Head 50 55 65
Mane 65 50 35
Foreleg 24 40 25
Abdomen 50 40 35
Back 30 45 35
Hind Leg 30 24 30
Tail 40 30 40
Breakable Parts: Head, Mane, Tail(Sever)
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 30 0 5 5 5
Mane 30 0 15 10 0
Foreleg 20 0 10 10 0
Abdomen 30 0 10 10 0
Back 30 0 10 5 5
Hindleg 20 0 10 5 0
Tail 25 0 5 5 0
Ailment Effectiveness
Ailments Effectiveness Ailments Effectiveness
Poison Stun
Paralysis Sleep
Blast ★★ Exhaust
Fireblight ★★ Waterblight
Thunderblight Iceblight

Hunting Tips

The Royal Ludroth's attacks are empowered when in proximity of water, and can inflict foes with Waterblight. Combat this by stocking up on Nulberries and drawing the creature away from aquatic area.
- MHRise's Hunter's Note


Game Appearances


In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3
MH3-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth use their sponge like neck scales to absorb water and prevent drying out on land. Once the sponge loses moisture, they attempt to re-enter the water. They also spew mucus to trip up their prey.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Royal Ludroth Icon.png 別名 “水獣” 。首にあるスポンジ状の鱗に大量の水分を含ませることで表皮の乾燥を防ぎ、陸上での活動を助けている。だが、スポンジが萎縮し始めるとその能力を失うため、水浴びを行い回復を図る。また、特殊な粘液を吐きだし獲物の足元をすくって捕える。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth use their sponge-like neck scales to absorb water and keep from drying out on land. Once the sponge loses moisture, they attempt to re-enter the water. They also spew mucus to trip up their prey.
Monster Hunter Generations
MHGen-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth use their sponge-like neck scales to absorb water and keep from drying out on land. Once the sponge loses moisture, they attempt to re-enter the water. They also spew mucus to trip up their prey.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth use their sponge-like neck scales to absorb water and prevent dehydration.
Monster Hunter Rise
MHRise-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Larger than regular Ludroth, Royal Ludroth use their sponge-like mane to absorb water and keep from drying out on land. Once the sponge loses moisture, they will seek out water to recover. They also spew mucus to trip their prey.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★

Materials

This section is about monster materials obtained from hunting Royal Ludroth in Monster Hunter Rise. For a list of acquistion chances, as well as carves in other games, see Royal Ludroth Carves.

Low Rank

Items
Name Rarity Price
MHRise Item Icon-Scale Light Yellow.svg
Royal Ludroth Scale
Rare-4 330z
A small scale that enables graceful movement. You need several to forge equipment.
MHRise Item Icon-Claw Light Yellow.svg
Royal Ludroth Claw
Rare-4 500z
A claw from a Royal Ludroth. Adapted better to movement than to attacking.
MHRise Item Icon-Hide Light Yellow.svg
Spongy Hide
Rare-4 350z
Spongin from a Royal Ludroth's mane. Valued for its elasticity and high water retention.
MHRise Item Icon-Head Light Yellow.svg
Royal Ludroth Crest
Rare-4 650z
These crests become rigid when the beast is angry; quantity indicates status.
MHRise Item Icon-Tail Light Yellow.svg
Royal Ludroth Tail
Rare-4 710z
The finned tail of a Royal Ludroth, used by fishermen for their boats.
MHRise Item Icon-Sac Blue.svg
Aqua Sac
Rare-4 300z
A monster organ designed to hold and preserve water.
MHRise Item Icon-Chemical Light Yellow.svg
Dash Extract
Rare-4 150z
A mysterious substance culled from certain monsters that increases endurance.
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Blue.svg
Wyvern Tear
Rare-4 300z
Bitter tears wept by wyverns on certain occasions. (Account Item)

High Rank

Items
Name Rarity Price
MHRise Item Icon-Scale Light Yellow.svg
Royal Ludroth Scale+
Rare-6 1180z
A large, strong scale from a Royal Ludroth. It reflects light in every direction.
MHRise Item Icon-Claw Light Yellow.svg
Royal Ludroth Claw+
Rare-6 1820z
A sharp, pointed Royal Ludroth claw. It plunges deep into the earth with each step taken.
MHRise Item Icon-Hide Light Yellow.svg
Spongy Hide+
Rare-6 1220z
High-grade elastic hide that boasts a remarkable ability to retain water.
MHRise Item Icon-Head Light Yellow.svg
Royal Ludroth Crest+
Rare-6 2420z
A proud, strong crest befitting a pack leader. Its sharp horns shine magnificently.
MHRise Item Icon-Tail Light Yellow.svg
Royal Ludroth Tail
Rare-4 710z
The finned tail of a Royal Ludroth, used by fishermen for their boats.
MHRise Item Icon-Sac Blue.svg
Torrent Sac
Rare-6 850z
A monster organ designed to hold and preserve copious amounts of water.
MHRise Item Icon-Chemical Light Yellow.svg
Dash Extract
Rare-4 150z
A mysterious substance culled from certain monsters that increases endurance.
MHRise Item Icon-Ball Light Blue.svg
Wyvern Gem
Rare-7 6000z
Throughout a wyvern's life, impurities gather and form this peculiar gem.
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Blue.svg
Wyvern Tear
Rare-4 300z
Bitter tears wept by wyverns on certain occasions. (Account Item)
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Blue.svg
Large Wyvern Tear
Rare-4 500z
Large, bitter tears wept by wyverns on certain occasions. (Account Item)

Notes

General Notes

  • When in Rage mode, it shoots three water bombs that, if walked upon or struck by, will cause Waterblight, which causes stamina to recover much slower than normal. It can also fire three water bombs when not in Rage mode, but it does this rarely.
  • Using a Sonic Bomb underwater may cause it to drop a Wyvern Tear. Breaking the mane can also cause an item to drop.
  • The Royal Ludroth will also charge in the water and call on female Ludroth to help it fight.
  • When its mane looks deflated it will go to the water to recover stamina and it will puff back up, whilst in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, it will go to the waterfall in Area 2 to recover stamina. It is broken when parts look hacked off and will usually drop a shiny.
  • In the water its eyes will glow orange, when weakened enough they will glow a dull dark grey.
  • When in the same area as a Gobul they will often ignore the player and attack the Gobul.
  • Royal Ludroth and Lagiacrus share multiple moves, including the torso slam, curl and water/thunder spit.
  • Even in the early part of the fight against it, attacking the head with impact damage, explosives or even the Arrow Bomb attacks with Bows can almost inflict stagger on it almost everytime.
  • Royal Ludroth are known to attack a Great Jaggi if one appears; however, they are more likely to either flee or ignore it completely.
  • In a strange connection to Purple Ludroth, when Royal Ludroth uses his Water Ball Shot attack underwater, it has a slightly purple color to it.
  • Whilst in the Deserted Island, Royal Ludroth will not venture any further inland than Area 5 in Monster Hunter Tri, but in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, it will advance as far as Area 2.
  • Royal Ludroth is the first aquatic big monster fought in Monster Hunter Tri and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
  • The roar of the Royal Ludroth is based off of the calls of the Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis).


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