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Tigrex Guide

This is a hunt guide for Tigrex, a returning monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to beat Tigrex, its weaknesses, attack patterns, drops and more!

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Tigrex Hunter Notes

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Type Flying Wyvern Previous Games MHF2, MHFU, MH4U, MHG, MHGU, MHWI
Threat Level 7/10 Rampage Type Stalker
Major Weakness Thunder Other Weakness(es)
Blight / Elemental Damage Fire, Water, Ice Abnormal Status None
Flying wyverns whose primitive origins are obvious. Prone to violence, they display incredible ferocity with their claws, jaws, and developed limbs. They inhabit a wide area searching for prey, and have even been spotted in regions of harsh cold.

Known Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Frost Islands.pngFrost Islands 8 / 9 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 5
Sandy Plains.pngSandy Plains 6 / 7 / 10 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 12
Lava Caverns.pngLava Caverns 10 3 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14 10

Tigrex Weaknesses and Vulnerabilities

Monster Physiology

Damage Type Weaknesses

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Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png
Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 65 70 55
Foreleg 50 45 35
Abdomen 30 30 20
Back 25 25 20
Hind Leg 30 30 25
Tail Base 40 35 30
Tail 45 35 30
Overall 41 39 31

Elemental Weaknesses

Part Fire Symbol (MH Rise).png Water Symbol (MH Rise).png Thunder Element (MH Rise).png Ice Element (MH Rise).png Dragon Element (MH Rise).png
Head 0 10 25 5 15
Foreleg 0 15 20 10 5
Abdomen 10 10 15 5 15
Back 0 5 15 5 15
Hind Leg 0 5 15 0 10
Tail Base 0 5 10 0 5
Tail 0 5 10 0 15
Overall 1 8 16 4 11

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Hunting Tips

・The Tigrex's charge is swift, vicious, and far-reaching. During the hunt, keep to its side to stay outside its range; let it keep charging and eventually it will tire and slow down, opening itself up to your counterattack.


Status Effect Vulnerabilities

Poison Stun Paralysis Sleep Blast
1★ 1★ 1★ 1★ 2★
Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight Thunderblight Iceblight
1★ 1★ 1★ 2★ 1★

The more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player.

Item Vulnerabilities

Pitfall Trap Shock Trap Flash Bomb
Sonic Bomb Meat Effects Dung Bomb

◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational

Kinsect Extracts

Monster Part Extract
Head Red Extract
Foreleg White Extract
Abdomen Orange Extract
Back Orange Extract
Hind Leg Orange Extract
Tail Base White Extract
Tail White Extract

Tigrex Attack Patterns

Tigrex Rush

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Tigrex tenses up before springing forward, continuously dashing towards its target two to three times before stopping. It is important to note that Tigrex may prematurely end this attack if the first charge connects to its target. Tigrex can also follow-up with either a Tail Spin or Double Chomp immediately after the final charge.

It is best to sheathe your weapon when attempting to dodge as Tigrex can easily change direction and is especially fast when enraged.

Leap Attack

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Tigrex leaps high into the air before slamming down towards its target. This attack usually happens whenever there is a considerable amount of distance between Tigrex and its possible targets.

Tail Attacks

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Tigrex can use its long tail to deal damage and knock unsuspecting hunters down. See all of its attack patterns below:

Tigrex Tail Attack Patterns
Tail Spin
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Tigrex spins in place, flinging its tail in the immediate area and launching anyone caught in the attack. It is important to note that Tigrex's head and arms also deal damage during the spin.
Tail Swipe
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Tigrex can also swing its tail twice from side to side, dealing damage to anyone caught behind it.

Bite Attacks

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Tigrex uses its massive jaw to bite anyone directly in front of it. These attacks deal high damage and can knock you off your feet — Always be mindful of your positioning!

See all of this particular attack's patterns here:

Tigrex Bite Attack Patterns
Single Chomp
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Tigrex performs a simple and quick chomp with its massive jaw towards the target.
Double Chomp
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Tigrex performs two quick bites in a narrow cone in front of it. Dealing damage to anyone in its way.

Boulder Hurl

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Tigrex pushes the ground in front of it with one of its massive forelegs. This flings three large boulders in a wide cone towards the target. Always be ready to dodge or block this attack!

Tigrex's Roar

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Tigrex's roar deals damage to anyone that is too close. Earplugs also do not work so keep away or guard when it is about to roar. Tigrex usually holds its head high with both forelegs supporting its body when it is about to roar so be mindful of this!

How to Beat Tigrex

Break Tigrex's Forelegs

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Tigrex is highly mobile for its size, however, breaking Tigrex's forelegs will knock it over, giving hunters ample time to deal heavy damage. Broken forelegs also reduce the speed of Tigrex Rush and can even cause Tigrex to trip during the attack!

Sever Tigrex's Tail

Monster Hunter Rise (Tigrex) - Severing the Tail

As with most Flying Wyverns, cutting Tigrex's tail reduces the effective range of its tail attacks, making the hunt easier overall.

Stay Close to Tigrex's Underarm

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Despite Tigrex's wild attacks, hunters that stay close to its underarms will find it rather easier to dodge most of its attacks compared to staying at mid range.

Use the Quicksand in Sandy Plains

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Baiting Tigrex into Quicksand in Sandy Plains gives you precious time to dish out your heaviest attacks. This is especially useful in situations in which you want to break the Forelegs or Head as fast as possible!

Lead Tigrex into Walls or Pillars

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Hunters can take advantage of Tigrex Rush by leading Tigrex into walls or pillars where its maw will get stuck. This creates a great opening to unleash your strongest combos and attacks.

Anticipate Tigrex's Roars

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As previously mentioned, most of Tigrex's roars can inflict damage to anyone within range. We recommend that you try to dodge roars as much as possible! Tigrex is vulnerable during its roar animation — Dodging or blocking through it grants you another opportunity to deal damage for free.

Tigrex Materials and Drops

Low Rank

Target Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Scale 33
Tigrex Claw 21
Tigrex Fang 17
Tigrex Shell 15
Tigrex Tail 9
Tigrex Scalp 5

Capture Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Shell 37
Tigrex Fang 28
Tigrex Scale 18
Tigrex Tail 12
Tigrex Scalp 5

Broken Part Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Claw 80% (Claw x2)
Tigrex Fang 60% (Head x2)
Tigrex Shell 28% (Head)
Tigrex Scale 20% (Claw)
Tigrex Scalp 12% (Head)


Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Tail 80% (Tail)
Tigrex Scale 45% (Body), 20% (Tail)
Tigrex Claw 32% (Body)
Tigrex Shell 20% (Body)
Tigrex Scalp 3% (Body)

Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Scale 50
Wyvern Tear 50
Tigrex Shell 30
Tigrex Claw 20

High Rank

Target Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Scale+ 32%
Tigrex Claw+ 21%
Tigrex Fang+ 17%
Tigrex Carapace 15%
Tigrex Scalp 8%
Tigrex Maw 4%
Wyvern Gem 3%

Capture Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Carapace 34%
Tigrex Fang+ 27%
Tigrex Scale+ 16% (x2)
Tigrex Tail 10%
Tigrex Scalp 8%
Tigrex Maw 5%

Broken Part Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Claw+ 80% (Claw x2)
Tigrex Fang+ 60% (Head x2)
Tigrex Scale+ 20% (Claw)
Tigrex Carapace 17% (Head)
Tigrex Scalp 15% (Head)
Tigrex Maw 8% (Head)


Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Tail 80% (Tail)
Tigrex Scale+ 42% (Body), 15% (Tail)
Tigrex Claw+ 30% (Body)
Tigrex Carapace 18% (Body)
Tigrex Scalp 7% (Body)
Wyvern Gem 5% (Tail)
Tigrex Maw 3% (Body)

Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Large Wyvern Tear 40%
Tigrex Scale+ 39%, 50%
Tigrex Carapace 30%
Tigrex Claw+ 10%, 20%
Wyvern Tear 10%
Wyvern Gem 1%

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Tigrex Quest Appearances

Low Rank

Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★3 Beastly Chaos
Hub Quest ★3 A Friend in Need (Key)
Village Quest ★6 King of the Sky, Bane of the Land
Village Quest ★6 Thundering Voice

High Rank

Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★7 A Whirlwind of a Stage
Hub Quest ★7 A Resounding Roar (Key)
Hub Quest ★7 A Blaze Among Beasts
Hub Quest ★7 Advanced: Monsters in Ink
Hub Quest ★7 Master Utsushi's Challenge Part 4

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