Beotodus is the first new monster that stands in your way in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, and your first hint at just how tough a journey it’s going to be. You should be decked out in the best armor and weapons the base game has to offer you at this point, but don’t get cocky. This is a whole new neighborhood, and the monsters here are much tougher.
Best Items to Fight Beotodus in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
As with any Monster Hunter fight, preparation is vital when fighting Beotodus. You should bring all the healing items you can to the fight, but there’s a new item that should be standard in your pack in the Hoarfrost Reach: Hot Drinks. This will keep you from suffering stamina loss from the region’s extreme cold.
Beotodus can inflict Iceblight, which makes you use more stamina for every action, so you’ll want to bring some Nullberries to counteract its effect. Any item that boosts your stamina will also be helpful here just in case you still find yourself running low. The best item you can bring to the fight is the Iceproof Mantle, which will let you nullify Iceblight and increase your Ice resistance on a cooldown. You’ll also want to pack some Screamer Pods, which will come in handy during the fight.
Best Weapons and Armor to Fight Beotodus in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
There’s no one best armor set for fighting Beotodus, but try to prioritize Ice resistance. Either use armor that’s strong against Ice, such as the Legiana set, or something that comes with the Ice Resistance skill. If that’s entirely out of the question for you, at least try to get the highest defense you can with skills that reduce stamina usage.
As for weapons, try to take advantage of Beotodus’ elemental weakness. As you might suspect, this monster is especially weak to fire, but if you don’t have access to any good fire weapons, thunder is a good backup. Beotodus is slightly susceptible to all ailments, with blast being a little more effective.
How to Beat Beotodus in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
Beotodus is a Piscine Wyvern, in the tradition of Jyuratodus and Lavasioth, and it uses similar attacks. Its most dangerous attribute is its ability to move under the snow, where it can then pop out for a quick sneak attack. You can use those Screamer Pods you brought to knock it out of the snow if you time it right, but it can be quite challenging to do. If you can’t get the hang of it, make sure to dodge well out of the way of where it emerges, because this attack can cover a lot of ground.
When it’s on solid ground, aim for the sides of Beotodus. You’ll need to knock off the ice armor that it covers itself in no matter where you attack, but that will allow you to break off its fins, preventing it from diving under the snow, and avoid its most powerful attacks, which come from the front. Keep in mind, though, that it’s still dangerous no matter where you stand. In particular, it can swat you with its tail while throwing snow, which covers a lot of ground and can be hard to avoid.
You can also try out your new Clutch Claw while fighting Beotodus. Attach to the Beotodus using the Clutch Claw, then drive it into a wall, and you should be able to knock it out pretty easily. That will give you an excellent opportunity to do some significant damage to this otherwise extremely evasive beast.
Between making itself invulnerable and forcing you to dodge its attacks, the Beotodus in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne can drag a fight out. Expect this battle to go down to the wire, and if you don’t get it the first time, go back to square one and make sure you’re properly equipped.