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Rajang Guide

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

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Rajang Hunter Notes

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Type Fanged Beast Previous Games MHF2, MHFU, MH4U, MHG, MHGU, MHWI
Threat Level 8/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Ice Other Weakness(es) Water
Blight / Elemental Damage Thunder Abnormal Status None
An ultra-aggressive creature that is rarely sighted and seldom survived. Those that have survived report that it exhibits a strange attack. Rajang are said to be loners, and this isolated life has made it difficult to pin down its territorial learnings. When angered, part of its pelt turns a golden color.

Known Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Shrine Ruins.pngShrine Ruins 5 / 7 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 13 5
Frost Islands.pngFrost Islands 9 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 9 / 10 9
Sandy Plains.pngSandy Plains 12 1 / 5 / 6 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 2
Flooded Forest.pngFlooded Forest 6 / 9 1 / 2 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 3 / 12
Lava Caverns.pngLava Caverns 12 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 3

Rajang Weaknesses and Vulnerabilities

Monster Physiology

Damage Type Weaknesses

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Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png
Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 65 67 55
Torso 45 45 35
Foreleg 45 45 40
Hind Leg 35 35 15
Tail 35 32 25
Overall 45 45 34

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 5 0 30 0
Torso 0 5 0 15 0
Foreleg 0 5 0 15 0
Hind Leg 0 5 0 15 0
Tail 0 5 0 15 0
Overall 0 5 0 18 0

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Hunting Tips

・A Rajang is most dangerous when its arms are powered up, allowing it even to destroy Shock Traps. Attack its tail to remove this effect. In its regular state, it will also avoid Pitfall Traps. It will immediately attack anything that invades its territory, so watch your step.


Status Effect Vulnerabilities

Poison Stun Paralysis Sleep Blast
0 0 0 0 2★
Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight Thunderblight Iceblight
0 1★ 1★ 1★ 2★

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
Torso Orange Extract
Foreleg Red Extract
Hind Leg White Extract
Tail Orange Extract

Rajang Attack Patterns

Lightning Beam

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Rajang's signature attack is the beam of lightning it fires from its mouth. Rajang can unleash this attack rather quickly so its best to never be directly in its line of sight.

Jumping Lightning Blast

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Rajang jumps high into the air and fires a blast of lighting down at its target. When Rajang jumps hunters should prepare to dodge.

Ground Slam

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Rajang will rear up before slamming its fists down directly in front. The telegraph for this attack is easy to spot so hunters should remain aware.

Jumping Slam

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Rajang will occasionally jump before slamming back to the ground, dealing massive damage to anyone caught in it.

This is telegraphed by a short roar while standing straight on both legs and can only happen while in Enrage Mode.

Fists of Fury

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Rajang will swing its fists wildly in wide arcs while moving forward. This attack has a very wide range and can catch unaware hunters off guard.

Cannon Ball

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Another one of Rajang's jump attacks. It will curl into a ball before crashing down. This attack has an area of effect so be sure to be a good distance away from the impact zone.

Lunging Grab

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Rajang lunges at a hunter. If this attack connects the hunter will be picked up then smashed and thrown across the field. If being thrown doesn't KO the hunter, then a potential follow up Lighting Beam, Fist Slam or Jumping Slam will.

Triple Slam Combo

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Rajang does three slams on either side with its fists. The third slam is a delayed overhead slam that is more powerful than the first two.

Take note that Rajang can pivot itself before the third slam, which can potential catch anyone directly behind it.

Furious Zig-Zag

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Rajang hops towards its target destination in a zig-zag pattern, dealing damage and tripping anyone caught in it.

It is important to note that Rajang can propel itself backward in a straight line after reaching its destination.

Spinning Fist

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Rajang quickly postures up before spinning towards its target. Anyone caught in this attack suffers high damage and gets knocked down.


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Rajang breaks the ground in front of it, dealing damage and launching anyone caught within the area.

How to Beat Rajang

Rajang's Enrage Mode

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Rajang can enter Enrage Mode whenever its fur glows yellow. The transition to this state is telegraphed by a strong roar, shortly followed by its fists turning red.

Here are a couple of things to note whenever Rajang enter its Enrage Mode:

  • Rajang's fists are incredibly thick while in this state and will deflect most attacks regardless of sharpness.
  • Rajang's attacks are generally faster and deal more damage during this state
  • Rajang unlocks its Jumping Slam attack while in this state and can combo it with Lunging Grab instead of the usual Lightning Beam attack.

Attack the Tail During Enrage Mode

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Rajang can be knocked out of its Enrage Mode by dealing enough damage to its tail. This will also knock down Rajang making it a perfect time to strike.

Some Attacks Leave Rajang Open to Counters

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Even Rajang needs a breather after its flurry of attacks! Some attacks opens Rajang up for counterattacks.

Timing your dodges just after it locks onto the target and positioning appropriately throughout the fight are the keys to efficiently hunting down this fiercesome monster!

Click the button below for a list of attacks that lead to counterattack opportunities:

Counterattacking Rajang
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Rajang can perform a backstep after its Furious Zig-Zag. Positioning at the tip of its trajectory allows you to dish out heavy attacks for free.
Jumping Slam
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Rajang takes a while to recover from its Jumping Slam. Use this to your advantage by dishing out your heavy attacks!
Additionally, weapons such as the Charge Blade, Lance, and Long Sword can use their counterattacks on the slam itself.
Lightning Beam
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Lightning Beam's animation is fairly long compared to Rajang's other attacks. Take advantage of this by landing heavy attacks during the animation.

Be Mindful with Traps

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While it is possible to trap Rajang, It is important to remember that Rajang can break traps when in Enrage Mode. Make sure not to waste any traps by only using them in during its normal state!

Always Have One Wirebug

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Rajang's Lunging Grab is always followed-up with either a Lightning Beam, Fist Slam, or even a Jumping Slam (Only in Enrage Mode).

With this in mind, it is important to always have one wirebug with you at all times to wirefall away from the follow-up attack!

Be Mobile

Rajang is a fast monster and its super mode greatly increases its speed and power. Hunters should be prepared to move or guard at all times as attacks are fast and wild.

Rajang Materials and Drops

High Rank

Target Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Rajang Fang+ 28%
Rajang Claw+ 19%
Rajang Blackfur 16%
Gold Rajang Pelt 12%
Great Stoutbone 10%
Beast Gem 8%
Rajang Tail 7%

Capture Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Rajang Blackfur 27%
Rajang Claw+ 20%
Gold Rajang Pelt 16%
Rajang Fang+ 15% (x2)
Rajang Tail 12%
Beast Gem 10%

Broken Part Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Rajang Tail 90% (Tail)
Rajang Claw+ 70% (Right Arm), 70% (Left Arm)
Rajang Horn+ 70% (One Horn), 100% (Both Horns)
Rajang Blackfur 30% (Right Arm), 30% (Left Arm)
Gold Rajang Pelt 30% (One Horn), 10% (Tail)


Material Drop Rate
Rajang Blackfur 37% (Body)
Rajang Fang+ 27% (Body)
Rajang Claw+ 20% (Body)
Gold Rajang Pelt 10% (Body)
Beast Gem 6% (Body)

Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Large Beast Tear 50%
Rajang Blackfur 39%, 58%
Rajang Fang+ 30%
Gold Rajang Pelt 10%, 12%
Beast Gem 1%

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Rajang Quest Appearances

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Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Village Quest ★6 Advanced: The Veterans' Gala
Arena Quest ★7 Arena 05
Hub Quest ★7 Occupational Hazards
Hub Quest ★7 Evil Afoot (Key)
Hub Quest ★7 Master Utsushi's Challenge Part 2
Hub Quest ★7 May Fire Quell Fury
Hub Quest ★7 Advanced: Scaredy-Cat

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