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MHRoC-Barroth Card 001
English Name: Barroth
Nicknames: Shovel Head, Mudboy
Titles: Landslide Wyvern
Romaji: Boruborosu
Japanese Name: ボルボロス
Japanese Title: 土砂竜
Korean Name: 볼보로스
Description and Information
Species: Brute Wyvern
Element/s: None
Ailment/s: StatusEffect-Mudman / Waterblight
Weakest to: Wateron mud body,
Fireon clean body,
Ice relatively well on both
Weakness Sign: Limping
Signature Move: Charge, Mud Shake
Habitats: Sandy Plains, and Deserted Island
Size: Gold Crown Large 1744.3 cm
Gold Crown Small 1266.0 cm
Monsters in Relation: Jade Barroth
Chronological Appearances
First US/EU Appearance: Logo-MH3 EN (2010)
First JP Appearance: Logo-MH3 JP (2009)
Latest Appearance: Logo-MH3U (2013)
Generation: 3

Barroth is a Brute Wyvern that first appeared in Monster Hunter 3 and is a part of the Brute Wyvern class.

MH3-Barroth Render 001


It will occasionally roll in dirt and mud, possibly to cool off from the hot desert sun.


When it awakens from its subterranean slumber it will shake off all of the excess mud and dirt that gathers on its back; if a hunter is close enough to it, the excess earth that flies off will become attached to the hunter and quickly dry due to the desert heat, inflicting the new status effect "Muddy". Muddy is just like the Snowman status, although its slightly easier to get free from. It impedes the Hunter's movements, slowing them down as if they were carrying a heavy object (like an egg). While the Hunter can still roll, they are also unable to use items for a short period of time (except Cleansers).

When hit by mud, hunters also experience Waterblight, which make stamina recover slower, but stamina is not lost by sprinting while you are suffering from the muddy status. After the Barroth has shaken off most of its mud, it will roll around in muddy water to collect more.


Although docile when undisturbed, Barroths become extremely territorial when a creature interrupts its sleep. It will release an initial warning roar. If that fails, it will continuously attack until the threat is exterminated.


Barroth is perfectly adapted to life in the Sandy Plains. They cool down in mudpools at the hottest parts of the day and feed on Altaroths. Its nostrils are located on the top of its head, which allows it to almost completely submerge itself in mud for prolonged periods of time without the danger of suffocating.

Breakable Parts

Head Arm Armor
Barroth-Headwound Barroth-ClawBreak
Legs (Knockout off Mud) Tail (Sever)
Barroth-Legs Barroth-TailCut

Element/Status Effectiveness

Monster Hunter 3

Element Damage (Mudded)
Hitzone Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head 0 50 0 15 0
Body 0 30 0 5 0
Neck 0 30 0 5 0
Arms 0 25 0 5 0
Foot 0 25 0 5 0
Tail 0 30 0 15 0
Element Damage (No Mud)
Hitzone Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head 40 0 0 20 0
Body 25 0 0 10 0
Neck 25 0 0 10 0
Arms 20 0 0 10 0
Foot 20 0 0 10 0
Tail 25 0 0 20 0
Status Effect
Poison Paralysis Sleep Fatigue Stun
Initial Tolerance 150 200 150 150 90
Tolerance Inc. (max) +150 (750) +100 (600) +100 (550) +100 (550) +100(490)
Tolerance Recovery 10 sec 5/ 10 sec 5/ 10 sec 5/ 10 sec 5/ 10 sec
Duration 40 sec 10 sec 30 sec --- 10 sec
Damage 200 + 10 --- --- 200 ---

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Information taken from

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Item Effectiveness

Item Effect
Item Name Able Effectiveness Duration (1st time) Duration (2nd time) Notes
Pitfall Trap ★★☆
Shock Trap ★★☆
Flash Bomb ★★☆
Sonic Bomb x ☆☆☆
Dung Bomb ★★☆
Meat x ☆☆☆

Damage Effectiveness

For the damage formula (how it's calculated), hitzone charts, Barroth info and more click the following links: Monster Hunter 3 Damage Formula or Monster Hunter 3 Hitzone Charts. Images created by Inkoseh.

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3
MH3-Barroth Icon Barroth usually remain beneath the mud, perhaps to shield themselves from heat; they are even known to fling mud to attack. They will charge in a frenzy at anything that disturbs their bogs.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Barroth Icon 別名 “土砂竜” 。暑さから身を守るためか、普段は泥の中に潜んでいる事が多い。泥をまとう行動も避暑のためだという説が有力。まとった泥は攻撃にも使われるため要注意。また、泥沼を荒らされることを嫌い、荒らす者には猪突猛進の勢いで襲い掛かってくる。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Barroth Icon Barroth usually remain beneath the mud, perhaps to shield themselves from heat; they are even known to attack by flinging mud. They will charge in a frenzy at anything that disturbs their bogs.


  • The inspiration for Barroth came from observing the "movement of bulldozers on a construction site". [1]
  • Barroth is the first Brute Wyvern encountered in Monster Hunter 3.
  • The Guild Sweetheart says that a blunt weapon, such as a Hammer, must be used to break off Barroth's head ridge. It's not required to use a Hammer in order to do so, but due to the fact that the head crest is hard bone, it's much easier with a Hammer. Hammers are the only weapons capable of not bouncing off Barroth's head if under blue sharpness (unless the Mind's Eye skill is activated, or the Hunter is using the Spirit Slash on a long sword). She may just be hinting to the player of this mechanic.
  • The Barroth is the only Monster in both Monster Hunter Tri and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd capable of inflicting "Muddy". In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Rust Duramboros was introduced, which also has this ability.
  • When its head is broken while covered in mud, Barroth may drop a shiny in the same spot where its head piece falls. 
  • Barroth will throw fewer mud chunks when coated in less mud.
  • The usual Barroth takes more time to recover after a charge, even when enraged. However, it is now able to use a hipcheck, much like Uragaan and Deviljho.
  • In the arena, Barroth can not regain its mud.
  • When Barroth is enraged, it moves faster. It also chains its bite with a charging bite, like how Great Wroggi and Great Baggi do.
  • When in the same area with a Great Jaggi, the Barroth will sometimes be attacked by the Great Jaggi and Jaggi.
  • Even though Barroth is not in Monster Hunter 4, you can get it's armor by trading monster parts for Barroth parts.

  • Barroth is sometimes summoned by Qurupeco. However, a Barroth can only be summoned in the quest "Hunter Killer".
  • Barroth is the first hunting quest monster whose roar will cause the hunter to temporarily cower.

  • Barroth is able fling mud behind him after a charge in G rank. However, it can't do this when low on stamina or when its head is broken.

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