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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Tigrex Guide

This is a hunting guide for Tigrex, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) and the Sunbreak DLC. Read on to learn Tigrex's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and attack patterns for Master Rank!

Tigrex Guide
Weapons IconTigrex Weapons Armor IconTigrex Armor

Tigrex Hunter Notes

Tigrex
ティガレックス
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Tigrex Returning Monster
Type Flying Wyvern Previous Games MHF2, MHFU, MH4U, MHG, MHGU, MHWI
Threat Level 7/10 Rampage Type MH Rise - Stalker Rampage TypeStalker
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
Characteristics
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.

How to Unlock Tigrex

Complete A Slumbering Jungle Espinas in Master Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - MR 4 Tigrex Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Absolute Power (Key Quest)
Tigrex Image Tigrex
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "A Slumbering Jungle Espinas"

MR Tigrex is unlocked by reaching M★4 and completing the Urgent Quest A Slumbering Jungle Espinas and in the Sunbreak expansion.

MR Grinding Guide:
How to Get from MR 6 to MR 100 Fast

Complete Can't Kill It with Fire in High Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - HR 7 Tigrex Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
A Resounding Roar
(Key Quest)
Tigrex Image Tigrex
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Can't Kill It with Fire"

High Rank Tigrex is unlocked by completing the Urgent Quest Can't Kill It with Fire and reaching HR 7.

Hunter Rank Farm Guide:
How to Get from HR 7 to HR 100 Fast

Reach HR 3 in Low Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - HR 3 Tigrex Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
A Friend in Need
(Key Quest)
Tigrex Image Tigrex
Unlock Conditions:
Clear ★5 Village Special License Test 2

Low Rank Tigrex is unlocked by completing the ★5 Village Special License Test 2 and reaching HR 3.

Tigrex Weakness and Resistance

MH Rise - Slash Damage MH Rise - Blunt Damage MH Rise - Bullet Damage MH Rise - Fire Damage
41 39 31 1
MH Rise - Water Damage MH Rise - Thunder Damage MH Rise - Ice Damage MH Rise - Dragon Damage
8 16 4 11

Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.

Tigrex Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png 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

Tigrex Elemental Weakness Breakdown

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.

Tigrex Hunting Tips

MH Rise - Tigrex In the Frost Islands

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 Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight
★★
Thunderblight Iceblight
★★

If an ailment has more stars it means that it has better effectiveness.

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

Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking

Kinsect Extract Guide

Tigrex Locations and Quests

Tigrex 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
Citadel.pngCitadel 4 / 8 / 10 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 13 12

Tigrex Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Anomaly Quest A★5 Anomaly Research: Tigrex
Follower Quest M★4 Destructive Instructor
Hub Quest M★4 Absolute Power
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest M★4 Give a Girl Some Fluff!
Hub Quest M★4 A Request From Your Superior
Hub Quest M★4 Wicked Wyvern Trilogy
Support Survey M★4 Operation Tigrex
Follower Quest M★5 Burning Air, Trembling Earth
Hub Quest M★5 Seismic Scares
Support Survey M★5 Operation Magma Region
Hub Quest M★6 Unbridled Mayhem
Support Survey M★6 Operation T'd Off
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Challenge Quest ★7 Challenge Quest 03
Event Quest ★7 Heart of a Hero
Event Quest ★7 Rampage: Kamura Night Hunt
Event Quest ★7 Monster Maniacs
Hub Quest ★7 A Whirlwind of a Stage
Hub Quest ★7 A Resounding Roar
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest ★7 A Blaze Among Beasts
Hub Quest ★7 Advanced: Monsters in Ink
Hub Quest ★7 Master Utsushi's Challenge Part 4
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★3 Beastly Chaos
Hub Quest ★3 A Friend in Need
(Key Quest)
Village Quest ★6 King of the Sky, Bane of the Land
Village Quest ★6 Thundering Voice

How to Beat Tigrex

Tigrex Tips
Check Icon Anticipate Tigrex's Roars

Check Icon Break Tigrex's Forelegs

Check Icon Sever Tigrex's Tail

Check Icon Stay Behind Tigrex's Wings

Check Icon Use Environmental Traps

Anticipate Tigrex's Roars

MH Rise - Counter the Tigrex

We recommend anticipating Tigrex's roars and parrying or dodging through them. Doing this leaves Tigrex vulnerable for the rest of its roar animation, giving you a window of opportunity to deal easy damage.

Break Tigrex's Forelegs

MH Rise - Breaking Tigrex Forelegs

To mitigate Tigrex's high mobility, prioritize breaking its forelegs. Doing this will reduce the speed of its Tigrex Rush and adds a chance for it to trip whenever it performs the attack.

Breaking Tigrex's forelegs will also knock it over, giving you ample time to deal heavy damage.

Sever Tigrex's Tail

MH Rise - Severing the Tigrex

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

Stay Behind Tigrex's Wings

MH Rise Sunbreak - Stay Behind Tigrex

Staying behind Tigrex's wings and forelegs will allow you to easily avoid most of its attacks, allowing you to spend more time dealing damage instead of dodging.

Use Environmental Traps

MH Rise - Tigrex Getting Stuck on a Pillar

Hunters can use walls and pillars in the environment to their advantage by baiting Tigrex into charging at them, causing the monster to get stuck. Using environmental traps such as these can create large openings that hunters can use to deal massive damage to Tigrex.

Use Quicksand in Sandy Plains

MH Rise - Trapping the Tigrex Using Quicksand in Sandy Plains
When destroyed, the pillars in the Sandy Plains uncover quicksand pits. These quicksand pits act like Pitfall Traps, making them great environmental traps to take advantage of when Tigrex performs its charging attacks.

Tigrex Master Rank Attack Patterns

In addition to its attacks in Low and High Rank quests, Tigrex uses the following attacks in Master Rank.

Name Description
Leaping Foreleg Slam Tigrex leaps towards the hunter, slamming its foreleg on top of them and repositioning behind them upon landing.
Tigrex Rush Feint Tigrex motions to begin its Tigrex Rush but suddenly stops in its tracks to perform a Leaping Foreleg Slam instead.
Charging Tail Spin Combo Tigrex rears back before lunging forward, following up this attack with a delayed Tail Spin.

Leaping Foreleg Slam

Leaping Foreleg Slam Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Tigrex Leaping Foreleg Slam
Leaping Foreleg Slam: Tigrex slightly retreats before making a massive leap towards the hunter and slamming its foreleg on top of them. Upon landing, Tigrex repositions itself behind the hunter.

This attack is heavily telegraphed, so react to Tigrex's retreating motion and evade out of the attack's path to avoid getting hit. However, note that Tigrex can follow this attack up with a Tail Spin or Tigrex Rush, so prepare to evade again after this move occurs.

Tigrex Rush Feint

Tigrex Rush Feint Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Tigrex Rush Feint
Tigrex Rush Feint: Tigrex motions to begin its Tigrex Rush but suddenly stops in its tracks to perform a Leaping Foreleg Slam instead.

This attack comes out quickly and can easily catch careless hunters off guard, so play patiently and avoid overcommitting against Tigrex in Master Rank.

Lunging Tail Spin Combo

Lunging Tail Spin Combo Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Tigrex Lunging Tail Spin Combo
Lunging Tail Spin Combo: Tigrex rears back before lunging forward, following up this attack with a delayed Tail Spin.

This attack shares its startup animation with Tigrex Rush, so stay alert and dodge out of the way when Tigrex performs this combo.

Tigrex General Attack Patterns

Tigrex uses the following attacks in Low and High Rank quests.

Name Description
Tigrex Rush Tigrex continuously dashes towards its target two to three times before stopping.
Leap Attack Leaps high into the air before slamming down towards its target.
Tail Attacks Tigrex uses its long tail to deal damage and knock hunters down.
Bite Attacks Tigrex uses its massive maw to bite anyone directly in front of it.
Boulder Hurl Tigrex pushes the ground in front of it with one of its massive forelegs, flinging multiple boulders towards the hunter.
Tigrex Roar Tigrex holds its head high, letting out a mighty roar. This attack can deal damage to nearby hunters.

Tigrex Rush

Tigrex Rush Attack Information
MH Rise - Tigrex Rushing
Tigrex Rush: Tigrex tenses up before springing forward, continuously charging towards its target two to three times before stopping. If the first charge connects, Tigrex may prematurely end its attack. In addition, Tigrex can also follow up its final charge with a Tail Spin or Double Chomp.

It is best to sheathe your weapon when attempting to dodge this attack, as Tigrex can easily switch directions while charging, particularly when it increases in speed during its enraged state.

Leap Attack

Leap Attack Information
MH Rise - Tigrex Leap Attacking
Leap Attack: Tigrex leaps high into the air before slamming down towards its target. This attack usually occurs whenever there is a considerable amount of distance between Tigrex and its targets.

Tail Attacks

Tigrex can use its long tail to deal damage and knock unsuspecting hunters down.

Tail Attack Variations
MH Rise - Tigrex Tail Spinning
Tail Spin: Tigrex spins in place, sweeping its tail around and launching anyone caught in the attack. It is important to note that Tigrex's head and arms also deal damage during the spin.
MH Rise - Tigrex Tail Swiping
Tail Swipe: Tigrex can also swing its tail twice from side to side, dealing damage to anyone caught in its path.

Bite Attacks

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

Bite Attack Variations
MH Rise - Tigrex Single Chomp
Single Chomp: Tigrex performs a simple and quick chomp with its massive jaw towards the target.
MH Rise - Tigrex Double Chomp
Double Chomp: Tigrex performs two quick bites in a narrow cone in front of it, dealing damage to anyone in its way.

Boulder Hurl

Boulder Hurl Attack Information
MH Rise - Tigrex Boulder Hurl
Boulder Hurl: Tigrex pushes the ground in front of it with one of its massive forelegs, flinging three large boulders in a wide cone towards the hunter. Always be ready to dodge or block this attack!

Tigrex Roar

Tigrex Roar Attack Information
MH Rise - Tigrex Roar
Tigrex Roar: Tigrex supports itself on its forelegs, letting out a mighty roar that damages any hunter too close.

Pay attention to Tigrex's foreleg movements and prepare to evade, guard, or parry the incoming roar to avoid getting hit. In addition, note that Earplugs do not work on this attack.

Tigrex Materials and Drops

Master Rank Tigrex Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Lash 80% (Body)
Tigrex Shard 42% (Body), 17% (Tail)
Afflicted Dire Hardbone 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Dire Bone 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Tigrex Hardclaw 30% (Body)
Tigrex Cortex 19% (Body)
Tigrex Maw 7% (Body)
Tigrex Mantle 3% (Tail), 2% (Body)
Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Cortex 35%
Tigrex Hardfang 27%
Tigrex Shard 17% x2
Tigrex Lash 10%
Tigrex Maw 8%
Tigrex Mantle 3%
Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Hardclaw 80% (Claw x2)
Tigrex Hardfang 60% (Head x2)
Afflicted Dire Hardbone 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Dire Bone 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Tigrex Cortex 27% (Head)
Tigrex Shard 20% (Claw)
Tigrex Maw 10% (Head)
Tigrex Mantle 3% (Head)

High Rank Tigrex Materials

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

Low Rank Tigrex Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Shell 37
Tigrex Fang 28
Tigrex Scale 18
Tigrex Tail 12
Tigrex Scalp 5
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)

Tigrex Dropped Materials

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Material Drop Rate
Large Wyvern Tear 50%
Tigrex Shard 39%, 50%
Tigrex Cortex 30%
Tigrex Hardclaw 10%, 20%
Tigrex Mantle 1%
Material Drop Rate
Large Wyvern Tear 40%
Tigrex Scale+ 39%, 50%
Tigrex Carapace 30%
Tigrex Claw+ 10%, 20%
Wyvern Tear 10%
Wyvern Gem 1%
Material Drop Rate
Tigrex Scale 50
Wyvern Tear 50
Tigrex Shell 30
Tigrex Claw 20

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