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Thunder Serpent Narwa Guide

This is a hunt guide for Thunder Serpent Narwa, an Elder Dragon and the Final Boss of Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to beat Thunder Serpent Narwa, its weaknesses, attack patterns, drops, and more!

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Thunder Serpent Narwa Basic Information

Thunder Serpent Narwa
Thunder Serpent Narwa New Monster.png
Type Elder Dragon
Threat Level 10/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Dragon Other Weakness(es) Ice, Water, Fire
Blight / Elemental Damage Thunder Abnormal Status None
An elder dragon and Wind Serpent Ibushi's "queen." Its thundersacs glow with accumulated electrical charge; it is thought that these organs therefore generate the powerful magnetic field that lifts the creature and anything around it high into the air.

Known Habitat

No Known Habitats

Thunder Serpent Narwa Weaknesses and Vulnerabilities

Monster Physiology

Damage Type Weaknesses

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Tail Tip (Charged) 70 65 35
Tail 30 30 10
Leg Fin 20 20 5
Back (Charged) 50 45 35
Abdomen (Thundersac) 90 90 55
Wingarm (Charged) 70 65 45
Wingarm 35 30 10
Chest (Charged) 55 50 35
Torso 20 25 5
Neck 35 30 1
Head 70 75 45

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
Tail Tip (Charged) 0 0 0 5 15
Tail 0 0 0 5 10
Leg Fin 0 0 0 0 5
Back (Charged) 5 5 0 10 15
Abdomen (Thundersac) 5 5 0 10 15
Wingarm (Charged) 5 5 0 10 20
Wingarm 0 5 0 5 10
Chest (Charged) 0 5 0 10 15
Torso 0 0 0 0 5
Neck 0 0 0 5 0
Head 5 5 0 15 20

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Hunting Tips

・Attacking its thundersacs that have stored energy will cause them to discharge, grounding the beast. Those on its underside are its weakest, provided you can time an attack for when they aren't blocked by its fins. If you're crafty, you can even use the levitating terrain to your advantage.


Status Effect Vulnerabilities

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

Thunder Serpent Narwa Attack Patterns

Spread Beams

MH Rise - Thunder Serpent Narwa Beam
Narwa will fire multiple beams from its Thundersac that will spread out in a wide cone, similar to Rakna-Kadaki's web spray. There's plenty of movement room to dodge the beams so stay mobile.

Lightning Rings

Lightning Ring
Through out the fight Narwa will shoot expanding rings of lighting in various directions and heights. There will be raised areas to stand on to avoid taking damage, or you can use wirebugs to jump out of the way.

Enraged Lighting Coils

Thunder Rings.png
When Narwa is enraged it will generate much larger lighting rings directly overhead before dropping them one by one from the center outward. Once the first coil drops he center will become a safe zone otherwise keep your distance.

Charged Tail Slam

Narwa Tail Slam
When Narwa's tail sparks up it will then slam it down and the impact area will explode. This attack will immediately create a high raised platform at Narwa's stomach and should be taken advantage of as a damage window.

Charged Thunder Cannon

Charged Thunder Cannon
Narwa's maw will glow before firing a destructive beam of energy in a straight line. The area's struck by the beam will also explode afterwards so be careful when dodging.

Lightning Spikes

Lightning Spikes.png
During the artillery phases Narwa will fire moving spikes of lighting along side lighting ring attacks. If you're using a ballista be sure to guard.

Thunder Bomb

Thunder Bomb
Narwa will occasionally fire a ball of lightning that will explode after expanding slightly. This attack can also be followed up by lightning rings so be careful of your positioning.

Spark Blasts

Spark Blast
The ground will light up with sparks before suddenly exploding. This attack can be difficult to dodge because of its speed, but the sparks telegraph where the explosions will occur.

Ultimate: Condensed Ball Lightning

Condensed Ball Lighting
Narwa will create a series of raised platforms before charging and firing a purple lightning orb at the ground. Use the platforms to survive!
Any hunters touching the ground during the explosion will be instantly knocked out.

How to Beat Thunder Serpent Narwa

Make Use of Silkbugs and Platforms

One of the key's to surviving Narwa's numerous attacks is the use of wirebugs and the raised platforms. Silkbugs can get to the platforms or out of danger, and the platforms themselves will occasionally allow you to directly attack Narwa's tail and stomach.

Use the Artillery

Narwa Artillery Phase
Several times through the encounter Narwa will raise several stone platforms. Some of these platforms will hold Ballistae or Cannons. The platforms will only be up for a short time but deal tons of damage to Narwa. Doing enough damage with the artillery can stun Narwa allowing you to attack its weak points directly

Stun Narwa During Cannon Phase

Cannon Phase.png
Narwa will sometimes curl into a ball and charge electricity in the center of the field. During this there will be cannons on the surrounding platforms. Dealing enough damage from the cannons can knock Narwa out of the air opening it up for direct attacks.

Use The Dragonator

The wall of rock beneath the Coral Palace is equipped with a huge Dragonator that will deal heavy damage. The range is long enough to reach Narwa if its in the center of the of the field.

Use the Splitting Wyvernshot

Splitting Wyvernshot
The Coral Palace field also comes equipped with at Spitting Wyvernshot just like in Rampage Quests. Use it as soon as possible to deal massive damage.

Thunder Serpent Narwa Materials and Drops

High Rank

Target Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Narwa Hide+ 32%
Narwa Carapace 22%
Narwa Tentacle 18%
Narwa Sparksac 14%
Narwa Horn+ 12%
Thunder Serpent Orb 2%

Broken Part Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Narwa Horn+ 80% (Horn)
Narwa Claw+ 80% (Wingarm x2)
Narwa Tentacle 40% (Back)
Narwa Sparksac 20% (Wingarm), 60% (Back)
Narwa Hide+ 17% (Horn), 97% Abdomen
Thunder Serpent Orb 3%


Material Drop Rate
Narwa Sparksac 80% (Tail)
Narwa Carapace 37% (Body), 17% (Tail)
Narwa Hide+ 29% (Body)
Narwa Claw+ 21%
Narwa Tentacle 12% (Body)
Thunder Serpent Orb 3%

Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Narwa Sparksac 30%
Dragon Treasure 29%
Narwa Claw+ 20%
Elder Dragon Blood 20%
Thunder Serpent Orb 1%

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