Monster Hunter World Iceborne: How to Beat Alatreon

Alatreon is the hardest monster yet in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, but these tips and tricks will help you quickly beat Alatreon.

Alatreon is by far the hardest monster yet in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, and many players have had a lot of trouble beating it. But with the help of our guide you will learn how to finally beat Alatreon.

Alatreon becomes available during the Blazing Black Twilight quest, which unlocks after the Safi'jiiva quest. Talk to the Third Fleet master at Seliana and start this quest at the Special Assignments menu.

How to Beat Alatreon in MHW: Iceborne

Alatreon strengths and weaknesses chart.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Alatreon is an elemental monster, which means that you will need to bring weapons capable of dishing out solid elemental damage.

Since there are two events connected to this quest, which you must prepare for:

  • Evening Star — Alatreon is resistant to fire, which makes him weak to ice.
  • Death Star — Alatreon begins the fight buffed against ice, which makes him weak to fire.

He is also completely immune to traps, so forget about them.

During the fight, Alatreon will switch his elemental resistance from fire to ice and vice versa. So you will need to regularly switch weapons and elements. 

Also, be prepared to counter Alatreon's supernovae, Escaton Judgement, using Aster Jerky and other health boosting items.

Best Skills, Weapons, and Armor

Besides stacking on elemental items beforehand, such as elemental weapons and armor, it is also important to level up several essential skills before heading into the fight:

  • Defensive skills: Health Boost, Stun Resist, Blight Resist.
  • Offensive skills: Agitator, Partbreaker.

The four best types of elemental weapons against Alatreon are:

  • Dual Blades
  • Insect Glaive
  • Sword and Shield
  • Bow

The three best armor sets for elemental protection are:

  • Teostra
  • Safi'Jiiva
  • Raging Brachy

Combat Tips and Tricks

As soon as the fight begins, try to deal as much elemental damage as possible. Why? Because the more elemental damage you can deal from the get-go, the less damaging his Escaton Judgement attack will be. You will get a screen pop-up letting you know whether you debuffed the attack or not.

Between fire and ice forms, Alatreon will activate dragon form, which is the only window when you can break Alatreon's horns. Don't miss this opportunity!

After, Alatreon will begin Escaton Judgement. If you've done well in both previous phases, you will be able to heal through it; if not, then there is a chance that you will die regardless of your healing attempts.

These three cycles  elemental form (fire or ice), dragon form, and supermove  repeat one after another until the end of the fight.


Once the dragon is dead, he will drop the following items:

  • Alatreon Pallium
  • Alatreon Mantle
  • Alatreon Riptalon
  • Alatreon Direwing
  • Alatreon Diretail

You can use these to craft Alatreon weapons and armor, which provides excellent protection from fire and ice elemental damage.

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That's all you need to know about beating t Alatreon in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Check out more Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guides right here or check out the links above! 


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Jul. 20th 2020

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