In this paper, the Mo-Si-Ni-Al metal-ceramic composite cladding layer on the surface of the 304 stainless steel was applied by using tungsten inert gas (TIG) method. The phase composition and microstructure of the cladding layer were characterized by XRD, SEM and EDS. With the high temperature erosion experiment in the range of 873-1073 K, the erosion behavior of the Mo-Si-Ni-Al cladding layer was studied. The maximum total mass loss was observed in the specimen, which was tested at 923 K and 45°erosion angle. The high temperature erosion mechanism of the Mo-Si-Ni-Al cladding layer was discussed.