All Attack Types Weaknesses and Counters in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Watch your enemies closely!

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin battle system is based on rock, paper, scissors. All Monsters you fight have a specific initial Attack Type, but that may change based on certain conditions in battle—when they get enraged or use specific special moves.

Every attack type also has a weakness, that you can counter with, allowing you to deal heavy damage while not taking as much in return. Everything is strong and weak to something. There is nothing outside of this system.

There are three attack types in Monster Hunter Stories 2—Power, Technical, and Speed

Power Attack Type symbolBeatsTechnical Attack Type symbol Monster Hunter Stories 2BeatsSpeed Attack Type symbol Monster Hunter Stories 2Beats Power Attack Type symbol
PowerTechnicalSpeedPower

Knowing what initial attack type the monster uses straight away is helpful, but knowing when the monster changes its attack type is even more important. Being able to adjust to a new strategy is paramount to your success

Fighting blindly is never a good option. You need to pay attention at all times, especially when fighting bosses and high ranking monsters, because one wrong move may lead to your death.

With over 150+ monsters in Monster Hunter Stories 2, here are all the monsters' attack types weaknesses, and counters.

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Related: How to make all monsters retreat Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin?

All Monsters in title update 1.5.1

MonsterAttack TypeCounterElement
Weakness
Physiology & Parts WeaknessEgg
Pattern
Gold RathianInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed

Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Slash/Blunt
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash
Flying Wyvern Gold Rathian egg Monster Hunter Stories 2
Silver RathalosInitial: Power
Flying: Speed
Ground Enraged: Power
After King's Judgment: Technical
Flying Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Flying: Technical
Ground Enraged: Speed
After King's Judgment: Power
Flying Enraged: Power
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Slash
Stomach: Slash/Blunt
Tail: Slash/Blunt
Wings: Slash/Pierce
Flying Wyvern Silver Rathalos egg Monster Hunter Stories 2

All Monsters on Hakalo Island

Low Rank

MonsterAttack TypeCounterElement
Weakness
Physiology & Parts WeaknessEgg
Pattern
Bazelgeuse Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Blunt
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash
Wings: Pierce
Bulldrome Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
N/A
Deviljho Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Dragon element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Dragon
Head: Slash
Body: Blunt
Legs: Slash
Tail: Slash
Kulu-Ya-Ku Initial: Technical
Holding a Rock: Power
Initial: Power
Holding a Rock:
Speed
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Rock: Blunt
Pukei-Pukei Initial: Technical
Crunch Time: Power
Initial: Power
Crunch Time: Speed
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Blunt
Body: Slash
Tail: Slash
Sand Barioth Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Spikes: Blunt
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash
Seregios Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Pierce
Stomach: Slash
Wings: Pierce
Legs: Slash
Stygian
Zinogre
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Blunt
Body: Pierce
Tail: Slash
Velocidrome
Initial
: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
N/A
Yian Kut-KuInitial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Head: Pierce

High Rank/Online quests

MonsterAttack TypeCounterElement
Weakness
Physiology & Parts WeaknessEgg
Pattern
Azure
Rathalos
Initial: Power
Flying: Speed
Initial: Speed
Flying: Technical
Dragon element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Dragon
Head: Blunt
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash
Wings: Slash
Dreadking
Rathalos
Not Flying: Power
After Soaring Inferno: Speed
After King's Judgment: Technical
Not Flying: Speed
After Soaring Inferno: Technical
After King's Judgment: Power
Dragon element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Dragon
Head: Slash
Stomach: Blunt/Slash
Tail: Blunt/Slash
Wings: Pierce/Slash
Silverwind
Nargacuga
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Blunt
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Pierce

All Monsters in the Alcala Region

Low Rank

MonsterAttack TypeCounterElement
Weakness
Physiology & Parts WeaknessEgg
Pattern
ArzurosInitial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Stomach: Slash
Legs: Blunt
BasariosInitial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Blung
Wings: Pierce
Stomach: Blunt
Tail: Slash
Blue Yian
Kut-Ku
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Pierce
Duramboros
Initial
: Power
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Body: Blunt
Legs: Slashing
Tail: Blunt
Glavenus
Initial
: Power
Blaze: Speed
After Fire Chakram: Technical
Initial: Speed
Blaze: Technical
After Fire Chakram: Power
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Slash
Body: Blunt
Tail: Nothing
Great Jaggi
Initial
: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
N/A
MonoblosInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Horn: Pierce
Stomach: Slash
Legs: Pierce
Tail: Pierce
NargacugaInitial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Blunt
Legs: Slash
Wings: Slash
PaolumuInitial: Technical
Inflated: Speed
Initial: Power
Inflated: Technical
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Neck Pouch: Pierce
Body: Slash
QurupecoInitial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Head: Blunt
Body: Slash
RathianInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Dragon element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Dragon
Body: Slash
Tail: Slash
Royal LudrothInitial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Pierce
Stomach: Slash
TetsucabraInitial: PowerInitial: SpeedWater element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Rock: Blunt
TigrexInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Slash
Legs: Slash
Yian GarugaInitial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Slash
Tail: Slash
Bird Wyvern Yian Garuga egg-Monster Hunter Stories 2

High Rank/Online quests

MonsterAttack TypeCounterElement
Weakness
Physiology & Parts WeaknessEgg
Pattern
Boltreaver
Astalos
First Initial/Blue Bolt: Technical
Flying: Speed
After Flying/Blue Bolt: Power
Flying: Speed
After Flying/Blue Bolt: Speed
Flying: Speed
After Flying: Technical
Repeat
First Initial/Blue Bolt: Power
Flying: Technical
After Flying/Blue Bolt: Speed
Flying: Technical
After Flying/Blue Bolt: Technical
Flying: Technical
After Flying: Power
Repeat
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Head: Blunt
Stomach: Blunt/Slash
Tail: Slash
Wings: Pierce
Flying Wyvern Boltreaver Astalos egg-Monster-Hunter Stories 2
Gold RathianInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Slash/Blunt
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash
Flying Wyvern Gold Rathian egg Monster Hunter Stories 2
Grimclaw
Tigrex
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Slash
Stomach: Blunt
Legs: Slash
Kushala
Daora
Initial: Technical
Flying: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Flying: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Slash
Stomach: Blunt
Tail: Pierce
Wings: Pierce
Silver RathalosInitial: Power
Flying: Speed
Ground Enraged: Power
After King's Judgment: Technical
Flying Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Flying: Technical
Ground Enraged: Speed
After King's Judgment: Power
Flying Enraged: Power
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2WaterHead: Slash
Stomach: Slash/Blunt
Tail: Slash/Blunt
Wings: Slash/Pierce
Flying Wyvern Silver Rathalos egg Monster Hunter Stories 2

All Monsters in the Loloska Region

Low Rank

MonsterAttack TypeCounterElement
Weakness
Physiology & Parts WeaknessEgg
Pattern
Anjanath
Initial
: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial:
Technical
Enraged: Speed
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Nose: Blunt
Body: Pierce
BariothInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Spikes: Blunt
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash
Barroth
Initial
: Speed
Covered in Mud: Technical
Initial: Technical
Covered in Mud: Power
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Blunt
Body: Slash
Legs: Slash
Tail: Pierce
CongalalaInitial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Blunt
Body: Pierce
Tail: Slash
Fulgur
Anjanath
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Body: Pierce
Nose: Pierce
Tail: Pierce
Legs: Slash
Brute Wyvern Fulgur Anjanath egg Monster Hunter Stories 2
GammothInitial: Power
Snow Slurp: Power
Initial: Speed
Snow Slurp: Speed
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Blunt
Nose: Slash
Tail: Slash
Legs: Blunt
Body: Blunt
Glacial
Agnaktor
Initial: Technical
Ice Armor: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Ice Armor: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Blunt
Body: Blunt
Tail: Blunt
Ice Head: Slash
Ice Body: Slash
Ice Tail: Slash
Great BaggiInitial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
N/A
GypcerosInitial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Pierce
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash
Jade BarrothInitial: Power
Covered in Snow: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Speed
Covered in Snow: Power
Enraged: Technical
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Blunt
Body: Slash
Legs: Slash
Tail: Pierce
Kecha WachaInitial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Slash
Body: Slash
Tail: Slash
Claws: Blunt
KhezuInitial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Pierce
Body: Blunt
LagombiInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Stomach: Slash
Legs: Slash
LegianaInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Flying: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Flying: Power
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Slash
Wings: Slash
Body: Slash
NerscyllaInitial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Blunt
Needle: Pierce
Legs: Slash
Stomach: Slash
Chest: Pierce
Red KhezuInitial: Technical
Charged: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Charged: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Pierce
Body: Slash
Seltas Queen
Initial
: Technical
Combined: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Combined: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Seltas: Pierce
Head: Pierce
Legs: Blunt
Body: Pierce
Tobi-KadachiInitial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Overcharge: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Overcharge: Speed
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Body: Slash
Tail: Slash
Legs: Slash
ZamtriosInitial: Technical
Covered in Ice: Speed
Inflated: Power
Initial: Power
Covered in Ice: Technical
Inflated: Speed
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Blunt
Stomach: Slash
Legs: Slash
ZinogreInitial: Speed
When Charged: Technical
When Supercharged: Power
Initial: Technical
When Charged: Power
When Supercharged: Speed
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Head: Pierce
Body: Pierce
Tail: Slash

High Rank/Online quests

MonsterAttack TypeCounterElement
Weakness
Physiology & Parts WeaknessEgg
Pattern
Elderfrost Gammoth
Initial
: Power
Snow Slurp: Power
Enraged: Power
Initial: Speed
Snow Slurp: Speed
Enraged: Speed
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Initial: Blunt
Snow Coated
Head: Blunt
Body: Blunt
Legs: 
Blunt
Tail: 
Slash
Nose:
 Slash
Fanged Beast Elderfrost Gammoth egg Monster Hunter Stories 2
Oroshi KirinInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
After Ice Aura: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
After Ice Aura: Power
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Blunt/Slash
Body: Blunt/Slash
Legs:
 Pierce
Elder Dragon Oroshi Kirin egg Monster Hunter-Stories 2
Thunderlord
Zinogre
Initial: Power
When Charged: Speed
Initial: Speed
When Charged: Technical
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Head: Slash
Body: Blunt
Tail: Slash
VelkhanaInitial: Speed
Ice Mantle: Technical
Flying: Power
Initial: Technical
Ice Mantle: Power
Flying: Speed
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Slash
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash
Wings: Pierce
Frost Scale: Blunt

All Monsters in the Lamure Region

Low Rank

MonsterAttack TypeCounterElement
Weakness
Physiology & Parts WeaknessEgg
Pattern
Ash Kecha
Wacha
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Slash
Body: Slash
Tail: Slash
Claws: Blunt
Black DiablosInitial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Horn: Blunt
Legs: Slash
Tail: Slash
Brute Tigrex
Initial
: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Slash
Legs: Slash
CephadromeInitial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Back: Pierce
Stomach: Blunt
Tail: Slash
Crimson QurupecoInitial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Head: Blunt
Body: Slash
Bird Wyvern Crimson Quruoeco egg Monster Hunter Stories 2
DiablosInitial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Horn: Blunt
Legs: Pierce
Tail: Slash
Daimyo
Hermitaur
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Shell: Blunt
Body: Blunt
Claws: Blunt
GendromeInitial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
N/A
Green
Nargacuga
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Pierce
Stomach: Pierce
Tail: Slash
LagiacrusInitial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Electrify: Technical
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Electrify: Power
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Back: Blunt
Body: Slash
Tail: Blunt
MizutsuneInitial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Body: Slash
Legs: Slash
Tail: Pierce
PlesiothInitial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Back: Pierce
Body: Slash
Tail: Pierce
Plum Daimyo
Hermitaur
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Shell: Blunt
Body: Blunt
Claws: Blunt
Purple
Gypceros
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Pierce
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash
Bird Wyvern Purple Gypceros egg Monster-Hunter Stories 2
Purple
Ludroth
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Pierce
Stomach: Slash
Ruby BasariosInitial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Head: Blunt
Wings: Pierce
Stomach: Blunt
Tail: Slash
White
Monoblos
Initial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Horn: Blunt
Legs: Pierce
Tail: Pierce

High Rank/Online quests

MonsterAttack TypeCounterElement
Weakness
Physiology & Parts WeaknessEgg
Pattern
Bloodbath
Diablos
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Slash
Stomach: Blunt
Legs: Blunt
Tail: Slash
KirinInitial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Power
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Head: Slash
Body: Slash
Molten TigrexInitial: Power
Enraged: Speed
After Deafening Roar: Technical
After Being Downed: Power
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Techical
After Deafening Roar: Power
After Being Downed: Speed
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Pierce
Stomach: Blunt/Slash
Legs: Pierce/Slash
Pink RathianInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Dragon element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Dragon
Head: Slash
Tail: Blunt
Soulseer MizutsuneInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Body: Blunt/Slash
Legs: Blunt/Slash
Tail: Blunt/Slash

All Monsters in the Terga Region

Low Rank

MonsterAttack TypeCounterElement
Weakness
Physiology & Parts WeaknessEgg
Pattern
AgnaktorBefore Molten Uppercut: Speed
After Molten Uppercut: Power
Enraged: Technical
Before Molten Uppercut: Technical
After Molten Uppercut:
Speed
Enraged: Power
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Slash
Body: Slash
Tail: Slash
Astalos
Initial
: Technical
Electrify: Power
Flying Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Electrify: Speed
Flying Enraged: Technical
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Head: Blunt
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash
Wings: Blunt
Black GraviosInitial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Blunt
Stomach: Blunt
Legs: Slash
BrachydiosInitial: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Slash
Body: Slash
Fists: Blunt
Tail: Pierce
Desert
Seltas Queen
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Head: Slash
Stomach: Pierce
Legs: Blunt
Emerald
Congalala
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Head: Blunt
Body: Pierce
Tail: Slash
GraviosInitial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Blunt
Stomach: Blunt
Legs: Slash
Green
Plesioth
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Back: Pierce
Body: Blunt
Tail: Slash
IodromeInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
N/ABird Wyvern Iodrome egg Monster-Hunter Stories 2
Ivory LagiacrusInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Electrify: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Electrify: Power
Dragon element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Dragon
Back: Slash
Body: Blunt
Tail: Pierce
NergiganteInitial: Technical
White Spiked: Power
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
White Spiked: Speed
Enraged: Technical
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Head: Blunt
Legs: Slash
Wings: Slash
Shrouded
Nerscylla
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Head: Blunt
Needle: Pierce
Legs: Slash
Stomach: Slash
Chest: Pierce
UragaanInitial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Initial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Blunt
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash

High Rank/Online quests

MonsterAttack TypeCounterElement
Weakness
Physiology & Parts WeaknessEgg
Pattern
Dreadqueen
Rathian
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Initial: Power
Enraged: Technical
Dragon element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Dragon
Head: Slash
Stomach: Slash
Back: Blunt
Tail: Slash
Hellblade
Glavenus
Initial: Power
After Mega Fireball Charge: Speed
Initial: Speed
After Mega Fireball Charge: Technical
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Slash
Body: Blunt
Tail: Slash
Brute Wyvern Hellblade Glavenus egg Monster-Hunter Stories 2
TeostraInitial: Speed
Enraged: Power
Flying: Technical
Initial: Technical
Enraged: Speed
Flying: Power
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Head: Slash
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash
Wings: Slash

All Monsters available Online Co-op Only

MonsterAttack TypeCounterElement
Weakness
Physiology & Parts WeaknessEgg
Pattern
Fatalis (High 
Difficulty)
Difficulty)
Initial: Speed
After Hellish Flame: Power
After Skyforce: Speed
Enraged: Technical
(Yellow abilities don't change Attack Type when enraged)
After Enraged Ends: They'll use Hellish Flame or Skyforce
(Attack Type will change)
Initial: Technical
After Hellish Flame: Speed
After Skyforce: Technical
Enraged: Power
(Yellow abilities don't change Attack Type when enraged)
After Enraged Ends: They'll use Hellish Flame or Skyforce
(Attack Type will change)
Dragon element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Dragon
Head: Blunt
Stomach: Slash
Tail: Slash
Legs: Pierce
Kulve TarothGold Initial: Technical
Gold Enraged: Power
Goldless Initial: Speed
Goldless Enraged: Power
Gold Initial: Power
Gold Enraged: Speed
Goldless Initial: Technical
Goldless Enraged: Speed
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Gold: Thunder
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Goldless
Ice
Left Leg: Slash/Blunt
Right Leg: Slash/Blunt
Tail: Slash/Pierce
Large Horn: Blunt/Slash
Body: Blunt
RajangInitial: Power
Power Aura: Power
Speed Aura: Speed
Technical Aura: Technical
Initial: Speed
Power Aura: Speed
Speed Aura: 
Technical
Technical Aura: 
Power
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Head: Slash
Stomach:
Legs:
Tail: Slash

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All Attack Types Weaknesses and Counters in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

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  1. this guide is very helpful, thx

  2. White Monoblos has horn being Pierce not Blunt. All the parts are pierce instead of Blunt, found this out during a Palamute den.

  3. got rajang from a SR HR den in alcala region

    1. Rajang has 3 slash and 1 blunt for the weapon weakness. Head, legs, and tail are all slash type weapons and the stomach being a blunt style weakness.

  4. Silverwind Nargacuga doesn’t have two pierce, but 1 of each, the head being blunt. Everything else is the same, the proof I have is me recently playing the game just now.

  5. For Fulgur, its nose & tail are also pierce & it’s legs are slash.

    1. Thank you for that!

  6. A little correction for Basarios on the “Physiology & Parts Weakness”, it should be “Head : Blunt, Wings : Pierce, Stomach : Blunt, Tail : Slash”

    1. Thanks for that! I think I wrote that as a placeholder then forgot to amend it. Thanks again!

  7. Molten Tigrex has attack type “Enraged: Speed” and counter type “Enraged: Speed” in this doc. I’m fairly certain the counter type should be “Enraged: Technical”

    Great work on this though, it’s been crazy helpful.

    1. Yes it should! Thanks for catching that error!

      Thank you very much, I’m glad it has helped you 😀

  8. This is great. Thanks for the effort

  9. Crimson Qurupeco is not on this list.

    1. It should be now 😀

  10. I like the addition of the egg images along with the weakness, but I much more appreciated the full list in alphabetical order, made it much easier to find the monster when you quickly needed to find it, especially when entering into a new zone with monsters you’ve not seen before. Having it separated out by type is different from other lists, which you might have wanted to go for, but it’s made the list much more difficult to browse for attack types and weaknesses, which is what this list was initially built for. People entirely new to the series won’t know what the different monster genus are, like who’s going to know what a Temnoceran monster is upon first seeing it? If anything they’ll look up by Amphibian while looking for Aranchos if not down looking just for Spider.

    If not able to set up a way to sort the page like wiki format allows, having it listed in order of region would make it more akin to how it was when the article was first published, as it is now it makes me a lot less inclined to have this bookmarked for a quick reference than a google doc that was shared on Reddit.

    1. Let me know what you think! 😀

      1. Crimson Qurupeco is not on this list.

        1. Thank you for catching that! I had to rejig the tables. If there are anymore please let me know!

      2. I like this a lot! It’s much easier to navigate, the links at the top are super helpful. Thank you for thinking about and going through with the changes, it’s going to stay in my quick references for sure. Having it by region has turned out more useful than a full list of all of them alphabetically. I noticed that your list doesn’t have Apceros, but to be fair they’re unremarkable and easily forgotten, lol. I think their shell is only used in upgrading the Arzuros armor and nothing else, so I think people most often just run by, maybe hatch one for completionism sake.

        I really like the update. Thank you!

    2. We are able to change it by region. I’m working on the changes today 😀 So thank you for your comment!

    3. Thank you for your comment! We had to change the layout due to reasons, I agree with you, but changes had to be made. Let me see what I can do regarding changing it to the area location, as I like that idea. Bare with me 😀

  11. After oroshi kirin uses ice aura he uses technical attacks, please put that by its descreption

    1. Updated! Cheers!

  12. Currently fighting my first seregios; the head is weak to piercing, not slashing. <3

    1. Hey thank you! For some reason, I never attacked his head in game, just double-checked! Article has been amended!

  13. nothing major, but it’s spelt kulu-ya-ku, not kula.
    awesome website man, really appreciate it! 😀

    1. Ha cheers. When you’re working with that much data, things slip through the cracks!

  14. Daimyo Hermitaur is right being enraged as power, but the counter copies that when it should be listed as speed instead

    1. It is listed as speed. Odd. Can you let me know how you are viewing the page? Whether it’s mobile etc. Thanking you kindly.

  15. Daimyo Hermitaur enraged counter attack should be Speed.
    Shows enraged and counter are both power.

    1. Thanks for the catch!

  16. Green Plesioth’s Enraged is Speed, not Power.

    1. It says Speed

  17. For Boltreaver, he actually has 2 attack patterns with the first being Initial: Technical > Blue Bolt: Technical > Flying: Speed then it becomes Initial: Power > Blue Bolt: Power > Flying: Speed then back to Initial: Technical and repeat.

    1. See I only did it once, and I thought I looked away and missed something. I’m glad to know I wasn’t going crazy. I appreciate this so much!

      1. Hey I believe there’s a missing sub pattern in the original commenter’s. I’ve fought the boltreaver astalos for a few coop missions and their patterns are:
        Initial: Technical > Blue Bolt: Technical > Flying: Speed
        then it becomes Initial: Power > Blue Bolt: Power > Flying: Speed
        then it becomes Initial: Speed> Blue Bolt: Speed> Flying: Speed
        then back to Initial: Technical and repeat.

        1. Thank for this. I appreciate it!

  18. The info for the glacial agnakor parts weaknesses are different in game for me than written here. It says pierce is best when its ice armor is broken. Just confused! 🙂

    1. Was this against the boss? The bosses have different weaknesses than the main encounter. I’m sure Glacial Agnakor is correct because it took me ages to find the not boss version haha.

      Some enemies have two weaknesses but due to formatting, I’ve only included the one.

      1. It was the boss. I just saw comments similar to this one. I just got confused since i was able to use this guide for the boss Glavenus and Bazelgeuse. Its all good though!

        1. Ah yeah. I was already past a few bosses before I created this guide, and you can’t check in the Monstiepedia/Monsterpedia what they are weak against. So I didn’t want to include half the bosses and not the other half. I’m glad this has helped you though!

          1. Its helped me alot! Especially agaunst the deviants and Elder Dragons (not the Elder Den). Love what you do!

          2. You are very welcome!

    2. I ment in game. Sorry for the confusion

  19. Isnt Anjanath power and enraged is speed?

    1. I don’t believe so. The boss version might have been, but I’m 99% sure that bosses are different than the normal big monsters you face.

  20. Nergigante: Wings weakness says wings?
    Qurupeco: enraged uses power, so needs speed as a counter

  21. Uroktor — Technical | Power | Water | Partless: Blunt

    Also, Agnaktor’s head, body, and tail are weak to Slash AND Blunt. I’m not sure about partless Agnaktor at this time.

    1. I haven’t included any of the smaller monsters like Uroktor. They are a pain but nothing compared to the big monsters. And yeah, I know, but for formatting purposes, adding in both added more length to the page, when 99% of people will have a slashing weapon equipped.

      I appreciate the comment. But there is method to the madness 😀

      1. I’ve recently played the agnaktor is weak to Pierce, just to put that out there.

  22. Hi, thought you might want to know under Nergigante it says that the wings are weak to wings lol. I like wings, so I’m glad I’m not him! ~_^

    1. Hey, thank you haha! I’ll go change that now!

  23. Bloodbath diablos enraged is wrong, it should be he is power and you use speed

  24. Nergigante: Wings weakness says wings?

    1. It’s been changed haha.

      1. Sorry just seen this, I’ve double posted about nirgigante!

        1. Nerg still says Wings as Wings? I changed that weeks ago, so can you let me know if you still see that, please? You are right! Just double checked myself ha. Appreciated!

  25. This is a great find! Thank you so very much for all the hard work that went into this. It’s a game changer for sure!

    1. Thank you ever so much for the kind words!

  26. Hi, this is very useful and thank you very much for this.
    But I notice that the Dreadqueen have the first phase (Technical not Power) and Counter moves wrong, also it don’t have her element weakness (Dragon), other wise it have everything. Even though i just kill it i forgot to check the weapon weakness too, lucky it not important.

    1. Thank you for catching this! It’s a lot of data to try and remember accurately! Can you remember if the Enranged: Speed was correct?

      1. Yes, it was correct.

        1. Appreciated. Thanks once again.

          1. Hi, Bloodbath Diablos have Initial: Speed
            Enraged: Power (not Technical)

          2. Appreciated! Dealing with so much data it’s hard to keep track of it all!

  27. Hi, small correction
    Glacial Agnaktor Initial attack was Technical

    1. Ah thank you! Things can get lost when dealing with so many attack types. Was everything else correct?

      1. This is incorrect, just fought it and looked at this guide but the initial for the pit one is power..

        1. Bosses use different attack types to the normal monsters you encounter.

  28. Fulgur Anjanath
    Initial:It uses power, so use speed
    Charged: it uses speed, so use tech
    Body: pierce
    Took quick notes, sorry I didn’t get all

    1. Hey thank you so much! How did you fight Fulgur? I spent ages trying to get one to spawn in the Super Rare Dens, and I got no deviant quest for him either.

      1. It just happened to spawn in a rare high rank den in the desert, near Jalma highlands catavan

        1. I’ll have to go have a look, as that one just wouldn’t appear anywhere. Cheers!

  29. Just to let you know, the Crimson qurqpeco isn’t correct

    Normal/tech counter/power
    Angry/speed counter/tech

    1. Cheers for the catch!

      1. Also the Green Plesioth is incorrect.

        The first half is correct but when it is angry, it is speed and its counter is tech.

        1. Appreciated! There was a lot to keep track of, so once again I appreciate the correction!

  30. Missing Gammoth, Royal monster.
    Find in ice place, Woodlands.
    Weakness: Fire
    Initial: Power
    Snow slurp (covered in snow): Power
    Will use snow blaster that attack all team.
    Ulti: Snow stomp
    Deal damage to all heavily 🙁

    1. Appreciate it!