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Monster Hunter World
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Nathan Garvin
First Published: 13-02-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:11 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 04-07-2020 / 23:39 GMT

Radobaan General Information

After entering the Rotten Vale for the first time, you'll invariably run across the Radobaan, after which your goal changes to hunt down the beast, a task covered in the assignment Radobaan Roadblock. After defeating the Radobaan the first time you should unlock the quest A Bone to Pick and Special Arena: Radobaan. After starting High Rank mode and defeating the High Rank Pukei-Pukei in the Wildspire Waste expedition, you should get the optional quest Stuck in a Rut, followed by Special Arena: HR Radobaan after defeating a High Rank Radobaan. Much, much later on you'll get a quest to hunt down a Tempered Radobaan and Tempered Barroth: Showdown: the Muck and the Maul.

General Information
TypeBrute Wyvern
QuestsRadobaan Roadblock (4*), A Bone to Pick (4*), Special Arena: Radobaan (4*), Stuck in a Rut (6*), Special Arena: HR Radobaan (6*), Showdown: the Muck and the Maul (9*)
VariantsLow Rank / High Rank / Tempered (Threat Level 1)

Radobaan Strengths and Weaknesses

The top of the head and hind legs are Radobaan's weak spots, with the head being the more vulnerable of the two. The head, back and legs are all breakable, while the tail is severable.

Radobaan is weak to the Dragon element, and somewhat receptive to Ice damage, otherwise having good resistances.

As for ailments, Radobaan is highly susceptible to the Blast element, although Poison, Paralysis and Stun work well, too.

Radobaan is a physical brute, using its spikes and massive body to perforate and squash hunters. Sometimes at the same time! Buffing your Attack and Defense will come in handy, but otherwise, the only thing you can do to improve your odds against Radobaan is to protect yourself against Sleep. Its sleep gas attack is rare enough that you don't really need to bother, however.

Ice* *
Dragon* * *
Poison* *
Paralysis* *
Blast* * *
Stun* *

Radobaan Attacks

The Radobaan kind of looks like... well, a pillbug from hell. Doesn't it? No? Well, despite that, most of its attacks involve rolling around and using its bulk - and the bone spikes on its back - to damage foes. It has a variety of these rolls, which you may learn to your sorrow just by traveling about the upper reaches of the Rotten Vale, as it spins about as a means of getting around and as an attack, crushing anything in its path, intentionally or not. In addition to this it has a variety of headbutts, rams and the odd tail swipe to defend itself with.

Like with most monsters, the Radobaan's offense is head-oriented, in that it'll focus most of its attacks on where it's facing save for the odd side rush and tail sweep. This includes roll attacks, a charging gore/sweep attack, and a tremendous head-pound which will stagger hunters near the impact site. On top of that it can excrete gas from its belly that'll put hunters to sleep, and although it's some deterrence against attacking from under the beast, despite this defense it's still not a bad position to take.

Be especially mindful of your health in this battle. Even though it doesn't deal a great amount of damage, it's capable of knocking you down and rolling over you before you have a chance to respond. If you don't have at least two attacks worth of health at all times, you're taking a risk.

All in all, the Radobaan isn't a terribly agile foe, and its bulk makes it an easy target for just about any weapon type. Characters using high impact, slower weapons will find the Radobaan particularly gratifying to fight, as their hits will often find purchase and knock away a great number of bone spikes on each hit. When it is depleted of such implements, it may return to its lair (AREA 4) and roll around in its bone pit to reapply its coat. Failing that, lacking sufficient bone spikes will hinder its rolls, slowing them down, forcing it to pause mid-roll, and sometimes flopping sideways awkwardly.

Carves (Low Rank)Frequency
Radobaan Shell* * * *
Radobaan Scale* * * * *
Radobaan Oilshell* * * *
Radobaan Marrow* * *
Rewards (Low Rank)Frequency
Radobaan Shell* * * *
Radobaan Scale* * * *
Radobaan Oilshell* * *
Radobaan Marrow* * *
Monster Bone L* * *
Sleep Sac* * *
Carves (High Rank)Frequency
Radobaan Carapace* * * *
Radobaan Scale+* * * * *
Radobaan Oilshell* * * *
Radobaan Medulla* * *
Wyvern Gem*
Rewards (High Rank)Frequency
Radobaan Carapace* * * *
Radobaan Scale+* * * *
Radobaan Oilshell* * *
Radobaan Medulla* * *
Monster Keenbone L* * *
Coma Sac* * *
Wyvern Gem*

The only rare drop the Radobaan has is the Wyvern Gem, which only the High Rank Radobaan drops. Still, you can get this drop easier from Barroth and Jyuratodus, so there's no real need to farm Radobaan for it. The rest of the components are common enough, and will drop readily by completing investigations.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    13 February 2018
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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