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Monster Appreciation Week: Akantor(4th Gen)

Hello, and welcome to Monster Appreciation Week!

This week we look at the tyrannical nomad of the MH World, Akantor!

MH4-Akantor Render 001

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4-Akantor Icon A wyvern shrouded in mystery and known by many names -- "the black god" to some, "the tyrant of fire" to others, but usually called "Akantor" by the Guild. Its giant spines and tusks make for a fearsome sight in the volcanic areas it frequents.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Equipment


High Rank(MH4U)

  • Critical Eye +1
  • Sharpness +1
  • Blunt Edge


  • Critical Eye +2
  • Earplugs
  • Sharpness +1
  • Blunt Edge

High Rank(MH4U)

  • Critical Eye +1
  • Load Up
  • Reload Speed -1

G-Rank Rank(MH4U)

  • Critical Eye +2
  • Earplugs
  • Load Up
  • Reload Speed -1

Great Sword
MH4-Great Sword Render 050
Akantor Broadsword
Indent01 Akantor Broadsword+
Long Sword
MH4-Long Sword Render 038
Akantor Katana
Indent01 Akantor Strongsword
Dual Blades
MH4-Dual Blades Render 048
Akantor Blades
Indent01 Akantor Shadow Claws
Hunting Horn
MH4-Hunting Horn Render 036
Akantor Horn
Indent01 Akantor Dark Melody
MH4-Gunlance Render 042
Akantor Gunlance
Indent01 Akantor Cannonlance
Switch Axe
MH4-Switch Axe Render 039
Akantor Switch Axe
Indent01 Akantor Divider
Charge Blade
Akantor C. Blade
Akantor C. Blade
Indent01 Akantor Severance
Heavy Bowgun
MH4-Heavy Bowgun Render 022
Akantor Cannon
Indent01 Akantor Skysounder
MH4-Bow Render 040
Akantor Bow
Indent01 Akantor Chaos Bow

Interesting Facts About Akantor

  • Akantor is 997cm tall and reach lengths about 2994cm-3049cm long.
  • Akantor is known as the Black God, Tyrant of the Volcano, and the Lord of the Fiery Prison.
  • Akantor have been found living in the Volcanic Belt and throughout the Volcano though they are nomadic and highly adaptable.
    • They've also been seen living in the Snowy Mountains and even in the Jungle.
  • Sometimes Akantor the Guild are keeping track of actually disappear without a trace. It is feared by the Guild that Akantor could eventually team up with Ukanlos and cause great chaos.
    • There is only a small number of Akantor known to the Guild and its unknown how many live in the Jungle along with Snowy Mountains.
  • They prey on other large monsters like Gravios, Basarios, and other heavily armored monsters plus more.
  • Its jaws and teeth are strong enough to break through Gravios' armor. Its tail makes the ground shake and rumble, each time it shakes it.
  • The shell and scales of it are able to withstand lava and it digs underground using its tusk to get through the ground.
  • It doesn't have an organ that produces breath-based attacks but it has powerful lungs like Tigrex. Its roars are enough to break rocks shatter the ground around it, causing lava to appear around it. The Sonic Blast is used to attack prey or destroy obstacles that are far away.
    • It is reported and documented that Akantor shot a airship out of the air.
  • Akantor shares a lot features with its ancestors, the Origin Wyverns.
  • It was going to be an Elder Dragon at first from its power being beyond any normal wyvern but was put into the Flying Wyvern from it fitting better with them.
  • Strange fluids are made from calcium on its body forming rare ores found in the Volcano on Akantor.
  • When enraged, it produces acidic salvia to attack prey.
  • Its own name in some villages means Disaster. Some of the extreme things it has been seen with are droughts and heavy thunderstorms.
  • The spikes on its back actually are sharp as rocks and can cut a person up.

Why is it an Elder Dragon-Level Monster?

Akantor's overwhelming strength and the fact that it was temporarily classified as an Elder Dragon, makes it an Elder Dragon-Level Monster. It has been seen surviving in heavy thunderstorms and long droughts, before bring destruction to whole towns. When it appears, the public is evacuated from the town since it can bring on this much destruction like an Elder Dragon.

Akantor's BGM

Akator Theme


Monster Hunter Freedom Unite -- "Tyrannical Roar" (Akantor Intro)00:32

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite -- "Tyrannical Roar" (Akantor Intro)

Title MHFU: Akantor Introduction Video
Provided by octaneblue2
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd - Akantor Intro00:30

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd - Akantor Intro

Title MHP3: Akantor Introduction Video
Provided by Naeryu
3DS Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate -Akantor Intro-01:03

3DS Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate -Akantor Intro-

Title MH4: Akantor Introduction Video
Provided by DrTangerine
Monster Hunter Ecology - Akantor Cinematic HD01:03

Monster Hunter Ecology - Akantor Cinematic HD

Title Akantor Ecology Video
Provided by Naeryu
Akantor Solo with GS (1 2)07:49

Akantor Solo with GS (1 2)

Title MHFU Gameplay (Greatsword)
by Thewhiteresidue
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd- Akantor アカムトルム (Online and 1st Time)11:36

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd- Akantor アカムトルム (Online and 1st Time)

Title MHP3 Gameplay: Akantor (Group)
by o3killu
MHF HR71 アカムトルム特異個体 akantor09:13

MHF HR71 アカムトルム特異個体 akantor

Title MH Frontier: HardCore Akantor
by AzureStarStone
Monster Hunter 4 Nubcakes 60 - Akantor English commentary online gameplay15:57

Monster Hunter 4 Nubcakes 60 - Akantor English commentary online gameplay

Title Monster Hunter 4 - Akantor GREAT SWORD gameplay
by iCEMANnoob
Akantor Artwork

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