This is a hunting guide for Nargacuga, a returning large monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn Nargacuga's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and more!
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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.|
|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|
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.Hunting Tips
|・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.|
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
|Nargacuga Scale||25%, 50%|
|Nargacuga Fang||10%, 10%|
|Nargacuga Scale||15% (x2)|
|Nargacuga Cutwing||65% (Cutwing), 35% (Cutwing x2)|
|Nargacuga Scale||30% (Head x2)|
|Nargacuga Fang||25% (Head), 45% (Head x2)|
|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)|
|Large Wyvern Tear||35%|
|Nargacuga Scale+||27%, 50%|
|Nargacuga Fang+||12%, 10%|
|Nargacuga Scale+||17% (x2)|
|Narga Razor||65%(Cutwing), 35% (Cutwing x2)|
|Nargacuga Scale+||40% (Head x2)|
|Nargacuga Fang+||25% (Head), 45% (Head x2)|
|Hidden Edge I||Hidden Edge II|
|Flash in the Night||Hidden Axe I|
|Hidden Axe II||Night's Crescent|
|Hidden Saber II||Deepest Night|
|Hidden Saber I||Hidden Stinger II|
|Night Rains Black||Hidden Stinger I|
|Hidden Scythe I||Hidden Scythe II|
|Evening Calm||Hidden Harmonic I|
|Hidden Harmonic II||Cry in the Night|
|Hidden Breaker II||Night Eternal|
|Hidden Breaker I||Fading Night|
|Hidden Gunlance I||Hidden Gunlance II|
|Hidden Blade II||Dark of Night|
|Hidden Blade I||Hidden Gemini II|
|Night Wings||Hidden Gemini I|
|Hidden Arsenal I||Hidden Arsenal II|
|Scream in the Night|
|Quest Type||Lvl||Quest Name|
|Arena Quest||★3||Arena 03|
|Hub Quest||★3||Twilit Twin Stars (Key)|
|Village Quest||★5||Wind Speed Wyvern (Key)|
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!
Click the button below to see this attack's variations:
|Regular Stalking Lunge||
Nargacuga hops in place and assumes an even lower stance before springing towards its target via swift lunges.
|Backstep + Stalking Lunge Combo||
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:
|Low & High Rank Variation|
|Single Spiked Tail Slam||
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.
|High Rank Exclusive Variation|
|Double Spiked Tail Slam||
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.
The start of Nargacuga's Enrage 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.
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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.
Head : default
Chest : 15,100,45
Arm : 11,80,40
Leg : 11,70,70
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