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This is a hunting guide for Nargacuga, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn Nargacuga's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and more!
|All Nargacuga Related Articles|
|Nargacuga Guide||Nargacuga Weapons||Nargacuga Armor|
List of Contents
|Type||Flying Wyvern||Previous Games||MHF2, MHFU, MH3, MH3, MH3U, MH4U, MHG, MHGU, MHWI|
|Threat Level||6/10||Rampage Type||Stalker|
|Major Weakness||Other Weakness|
|Blight / Elemental Damage||ー||Abnormal Status||ー|
|Flying wyverns that have evolved to live in thickly wooded areas. Covered in jet black fur, these cunning predators stalk their prey from the shadows and attack with ferocious speed. Their massive tails are as dexterous as they are deadly, and powerful enough to slay smaller monsters with one strike.|
Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.
The Nargacuga is a beast of the shadows, and becomes enraged by bright light. At the risk of missing the mark and simply riling it up further, its excellent hearing can be exploited by throwing a Sonic Bomb as it pauses to focus. It can destory Pitfall Traps, so be discreet when placing them.
Status Effect Vulnerabilities
The more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player.
|Pitfall Trap||Shock Trap||Flash Bomb|
|Sonic Bomb||Meat Effects||Dung Bomb|
◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational
Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking
Be Aware of Nargacuga's Enraged Mode
Consider Using Target Camera
Sever the Tail
Break the Forelegs
Be Mindful With Your Pitfall Traps
The start of Nargacuga's Enraged Mode is indicated by the color change of its eyes — The eyes change from the standard yellow color to bright red and even covers the entire eyelid. This transition is followed up by its signature roar, so be prepared to dodge or block it to deal damage for free.
This state also alters Nargacuga's behavior and specific moves. Read more below:
Nargacuga's signature speed and mobility make it a very dangerous monster to hunt. In light of this, we recommend that you maintain vision of the monster at all times using Monster Hunter Rise's Target Camera so you can dodge or block its attacks with relative ease.
While cutting Nargacuga's tail won't stop its spike shot attack it will reduce the range and damage of its slam. This will help greatly increase hunt survivability.
Breaking the Forelegs is arguably the toughest task when hunting Nargacuga due to its ability to deflect most weapons that only reach Green sharpness or lower.
The benefit of pulling this off, however, is worth it because breaking Nargacuga's forelegs severely reduces its speed and mobility. Consider using Mind's Eye if crafting Blue Sharpness weapons isn't possible for you at the moment.
|Stalking Lunge||Nargacuga picks a target and lunges towards them.
Regular Stalking Lunge, Backstep + Stalking Lunge Combo
|Leaping Lunge||Nargacuga jumps back, then leaps at its target.|
|Quick Bite||Nargacuga sweeps in for a quick bite.|
|Spike Shots||Nargacuga puts its tail up and launches spikes from it.|
|Tail Whip||Nargacuga swings its tail from the left or the right.|
|Tail Spin||Nargacuga spins with its tail quickly.|
|Spiked Tail Slam||Nargacuga flips and slams its tail down at its target.
Single Spiked Tail Slam, Double Spiked Tail Slam
Nargacuga picks its target before swiftly lunging towards it, dealing high damage. This attack can cross a fairly long distance so hunters should be prepared.
Take note that Nargacuga can perform two or three more lunges depending on the distance between you two — Always be mindful of your positioning to dodge or block this attack! See this attack's variations below:
Nargacuga hops in place and assumes an even lower stance before springing towards its target via swift lunges.
Nargacuga leaps backward from before lunging forward towards the target.
Nargacuga jumps back and locks on to its target before leaping towards the target for high damage and a possible knock down. Make sure you always have Nargacuga within your sights to evade this attack!
Nargacuga performs a swift bite towards any hunter in front of it with its fangs. Always be mindful of this attack whenever you're directly in front of it.
Nargacuga whips its tail above its head before launching its tail spikes twice. The spikes linger for a few seconds on the ground and stepping on them will cause damage and a potential stun. Be mindful of their positions at all times.
Following an slight hop back, Nargacuga will swing its long tail from the left or right.
This attack's range is large and will hit hunters directly in front of Nargacuga so hunter's positioned at Nargacuga's head should dodge to the opposite side of the swipe or back out of range.
Nargacuga's tail spin is both fast and powerful when enraged. It is important to note that this particular attack has a follow-up spin if the Nargacuga is high rank.
Against a high rank Nargacuga, any hunter hit by the first spin should stay down first and let the second spin play out before wirefalling because the follow up spin covers more range.
Nargacuga will slowly observe its prey by either stalking for a few steps or staring at it for a few seconds before flipping and slamming its tail down. This attack can easily KO hunters so be aware when Nargacuga begins stalking.
This attack has variations depending on whether you're hunting a low or high rank Nargacuga:
This attack is available in both low rank and high rank. Nargacuga marks its prey before flipping around and slamming its massive spiked tail towards it. This deals incredibly high damage and can potentially knock you out in one hit.
Wait for the exact moment in which Nargacuga flips around before doging or blocking.
This attack is exclusive to high rank. Nargacuga performs the same telegraphs as the single version, the only difference is the second Spiked Tail Slam towards the same target immediately after.
Dodging this combo follows uses the same principle as the single version as well. Wait for the moment where Nargacuga flips its tail for the first slam before dodging or blocking.
The second slam is followed shortly after the first. This is a very quick follow-up so make sure you keep an eye out for the exact moment Nargacuga flips its tail up for the second time.
Lastly, it is important to note that this attack is only performed when Nargacuga is Enraged.
|Map||Starting Area||Visited Areas||Rest Area|
|Shrine Ruins||3||1 / 3 / 4 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11||3|
|Flooded Forest||10 / 13||1 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13||11|
|Quest Type||Lvl||Quest Name|
|Arena Quest||★3||Arena 03|
Twilit Twin Stars |
Wind Speed Wyvern |
|Nargacuga Tail||70% (Tail)|
|Nargacuga Scale+||37% (Body)|
|Nargacuga Pelt+||22% (Body)|
|Nargacuga Fang+||14% (Body)|
|Narga Razor||10% (Body)|
|Nargacuga Marrow||9% (Body), 13% (Tail)|
|Narga Medulla||7% (Body), 12% (Tail)|
|Narga Tailspike||5% (Tail x2)|
|Wyvern Gem||1 % (Body)|
|Nargacuga Scale+||17% (x2)|
|Narga Razor||65%(Cutwing), 35% (Cutwing x2)|
|Nargacuga Scale+||40% (Head x2)|
|Nargacuga Fang+||25% (Head), 45% (Head x2)|
|Nargacuga Scale||15% (x2)|
|Nargacuga Cutwing||65% (Cutwing), 35% (Cutwing x2)|
|Nargacuga Scale||30% (Head x2)|
|Nargacuga Fang||25% (Head), 45% (Head x2)|
|All Nargacuga Related Articles|
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Give us the ability to change our layered armor display. What I mean is, ya know how armor looks different on the male and female models? well, I wish there was the ability to change the appearance from the male models of armor, to the female models, and the reverse without changing the gender of your character itself. This would be really nice, as imo some armor pieces look better as the male model version.
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