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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Thunder Serpent Narwa Guide

This is a hunting guide for Thunder Serpent Narwa, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn Thunder Serpent Narwa's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and more!

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Thunder Serpent Narwa Hunter Notes

Thunder Serpent Narwa
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Thunder Serpent Narwa Elder Dragon Monster
Type Elder Dragon
Threat Level 10/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
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.

Thunder Serpent Narwa Weaknesss and Resistance

MH Rise - Slash Damage MH Rise - Blunt Damage MH Rise - Bullet Damage MH Rise - Fire Damage
50 48 26 2
MH Rise - Water Damage MH Rise - Thunder Damage MH Rise - Ice Damage MH Rise - Dragon Damage
3 0 7 12

Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.

Thunder Serpent Narwa Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 70 75 45
Neck 35 30 1
Torso 20 25 5
Chest (Charged) 55 50 35
Wingarm 35 30 10
Wingarm (Charged) 70 65 45
Abdomen (Thundersac) 90 90 55
Back (Charged) 50 45 35
Leg Fin 20 20 5
Tail 30 30 10
Tail Tip (Charged) 70 65 35
Overall 50 48 26

Thunder Serpent Narwa 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 5 5 0 15 20
Neck 0 0 0 5 0
Torso 0 0 0 0 5
Chest (Charged) 0 5 0 10 15
Wingarm 0 5 0 5 10
Wingarm (Charged) 5 5 0 10 20
Abdomen (Thundersac) 5 5 0 10 15
Back (Charged) 5 5 0 10 15
Leg Fin 0 0 0 0 5
Tail 0 0 0 5 10
Tail Tip (Charged) 0 0 0 5 15
Overall 2 3 0 7 12

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Thunder Serpent Narwa Hunting Tips

Narwa Artillery Phase

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 Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight
★★ --
Thunderblight Iceblight
-- ★★

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
Neck Red Extract
Torso White Extract
Chest (Charged) White Extract
Wingarm Orange Extract
Wingarm (Charged) Orange Extract
Abdomen (Thundersac) White Extract
Back (Charged) Red Extract
Leg Fin White Extract
Tail White Extract
Tail Tip (Charged) White Extract

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

Kinsect Extract Guide

How to Beat Thunder Serpent Narwa

Maintain the Offensive

Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Narwa KO
The trick to knocking Narwa down is making sure you deal as much damage as possible — whenever possible! You don't necessarily have to use Hammers and Hunting Horns to knock this monster down. As long as you deal enough damage, it will drop and give you ample windows to dish out all of your heavy attacks.

Use the Artillery

MH Rise - Thunder Serpent Narwa Artillery Phase
Several times through the encounter Narwa will raise several stone platforms. Some of these platforms will hold Ballistae, Cannons, or Machine 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

Focus on Narwa's Charged Thundersac Whenever Possible!

Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Focus on Narwa
Narwa's thundersac eminates a greenish glow after performing specific attacks. This signifies that the hits towards the thundersac deal increased damage — Use this to your advantage to finish the hunt as fast as possible!

Stun Narwa While She Charges Her Divine Ire

MH Rise - Thunder Serpent Narwa Cannon Phase
The start of Narwa's Divine Ire leaves her exposed to a maximum of four cannons in specific platforms around the area. Use these to your advantage and knock Narwa out of the sky to prevent her ultimate attack!

Use The Dragonator

MH Rise - 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

MH Rise - Use the Splitting Wyvernshot When It Becomes Available
The Coral Palace field also comes equipped with a Spitting Wyvernshot just like in Rampage Quests. You can either use as soon as possible to deal massive damage or save it for when she starts channeling her Divine Ire.

Thunder Serpent Narwa Attack Patterns

Name Description
Lightning Coils Blast small slow-moviing cicular halos to target. These attacks deal high damage and inflict thunderblight.
Tail Attacks Uses massive tail to deal high amount of damage.
Thunder Cannon Unleashes large beams that deal incredibly high damage. Causes thunderblight.
Thundersac Beams Fires multiple beams from its Thundersac that will spread out in a wide cone. Causes thunderblight.
Divine Light Show
Unleashes a flurry of Lightning Coils and Spires that go through platforms.
Homing Bolts Send bolts that track the targetted hunter.
Spark Blasts
Electrifies the air towards target which eventually combusts in a cascade of thunder blasts.
Dragon's Maw Uses her massive maw to perform a lunging bite towards any hunter near her.
Dragon's Corkscrew Corkscrews in the air, knocking anyone down in her path.
Divine Ire
A charged attack that unleashes a high-damage combo of a beam attack and a bomb attack similar to a wyvern blast.

Lightning Coils

Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Imploding Coil
Narwa can conjure lightning coils in a variety of attacks and patterns. These attacks deal high damage and inflict Thunderblight — Bring Nulberries and dodge these deadly rings as much as possible!

Narwa Lightning Coil Variations

Single Coiled Fist Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Single Coiled Fist
Narwa gathers energy in one of her fists. After a few seconds, she releases this energy in the form of a coil that travels and expands towards her target.
Double Coiled Fists Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Double Fist Coil
Narwa charges both fists and releases the coils towards the target at a staggered pace.
Furious Fist Pumps Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Furious Fist Pumps
Narwa performs three quick double fist pumps towards the target, with each double fist pump unleashing a flurry of coils.
Tri-Spark Combo Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Tri-Spark Combo
Narwa follows-up her Double Coiled Fists with a Coiled Thunder Bomb towards her target.
Charged Piledriver Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Charged Piledriver
Narwa drives her charged fists towards the ground, unleashing a grounded Lightning Coil that slowly traverses a large distance. Use the elevated platforms or vault over the coil using a Wirebug to easily evade this attack.
Imploding Coil Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Imploding Coil
Narwa releases an already-expanded coil from her maw. This particular coil shrinks towards the target and eventually implodes once it reaches its destination.
Coiled Burst Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Coiled Burst
Narwa conjures six lightning balls in front of it. These balls transform into expanding lightning coils as soon as she runs a Thunder Bomb past them towards her target. This is fairly easy to avoid as long as you maintain enough distance from Narwa and avoid her Thunder Bomb.
Triple Coil Slam Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Triple Coil Slam
Narwa plants her arms in the ground, summoning three massive lightning coils on top of her — Each larger than the last. Once her arms leave the ground, these coils begin to fall starting from the innermost one.
Pay attention to the radius of each coil to easily dodge away from them.

Tail Attacks

Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Diagonal Tail Swipe
Narwa can use her massive tail to deal high damage to her targets.

Narwa Tail Attack Patterns

Diagonal Tail Swipe Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Diagonal Tail Swipe
Narwa sweeps her tail from one of her sides all the way forward in a diagonal fashion. This pattern is very easy to dodge as long as you have a wirebug with you at all times.
Charged Tail Slam Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Charged Tail Slam
Narwa chooses her target and charges her tail for a massive tail slam afterward. This attack plants her tail and exposed her charged thundersac for a few seconds. Take advantage of this window of opportunity by dishing out heavy attacks towards these parts!

Thunder Cannon

Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Thunder Cannon Uppercut
Narwa can use her massive maw to unleash large beams that deal incredibly high damage in a very large area and inflict Thunderblight. See this attack's variations below:

Narwa Thunder Cannon Variations

Thunder Cannon Uppercut Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Thunder Cannon Uppercut
Narwa starts her thunder cannon underneath her. She will then flick the beam upward in a straight line towards her target, leaving Spark Blasts in its wake.
Sweeping Thunder Cannon Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Sweeping Thunder Cannon
Narwa positions her maw close to the ground and unleashes a massive beam of lightning that sweeps from one side to the other. Use the platforms for cover or vault over the beam with a Wirebug.
Thunder Bomb Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Thunder Bomb
Narwa unleashes a massive ball of lightning from her massive maw towards her target. This lightning ball explodes once it reaches its destination so stay clear of it as much as possible!
Coiled Thunder Bomb Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Coiled Thunder Bomb
Narwa shoots an expanding coil from her maw with a Thunder Bomb at the center, preventing hunters from using the opening at the center.

Thundersac Beams

MH Rise - Thunder Serpent Narwa Beam
Narwa fires multiple beams from its Thundersac that will spread out in a wide cone, similar to Rakna-Kadaki's web spray but inflicts Thunderblight instead.

Narwa Thundersac Variations

Fanned Thundersac Beams Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Fanned Thundersac Beams
Narwa maintains her upside-down stance and unleashes a set of lightning beams from her Thundersac. These beams fan out as they travel outward so maintain distance until visible gaps from between them.
It is important to note that a second set of beams immediately follows the first that covers the gaps when Narwa is enraged.
Thundersac Disco Ball Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Thundersac Disco Ball
Narwa curls up into a ball, unleashing lightning beams from her thundersac while she rotates. Use the elevated platforms to shield yourself from this attack.
It is important to note that Narwa unleashes Lightning Coils during this attack when enraged.

Divine Light Show

Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Aerial Light Show
Narwa unleashes a flurry of Lightning Coils and Spires that go through platforms. It is important to note that some platforms have installations on them, use these to deal damage while Narwa channels her attack.

Narwa Divine Light Show Variations

Grounded Light Show Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Grounded Light Show
Narwa elevates multiple platforms and drives her fist into the ground, unleashing a flurry of Coils and Spires that travel a large distance.
Aerial Light Show Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Aerial Light Show
This variation is nearly identical to the Grounded version, only it is performed while Narwa is mid-air and the platforms are higher.

Homing Bolts

Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Homing Bolts
Narwa sends multiple lightning bolts towards her target. These bolts track the targetted hunter so stay on the move or stand underneath an elevated platform!

Spark Blasts

Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Spark Blasts
Narwa electrifies the air towards her target which eventually combusts in a cascade of thunder blasts. This is a very quick attack that can instantly stun you if you catch at least one blast — Keep an eye out for the electrified sections and wirebug away immediately!

Dragon's Maw

Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Dragon
Narwa uses her massive maw to perform a lunging bite towards any hunter in front of her. This deals high damage and can knock you back so always be mindful of this attack whenever Narwa suddenly repositions mid-air.

Dragon's Corkscrew

Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Uncharged Corkscrew
Narwa corkscrews in the air, travelling a great distance and potentially knocking anyone down in her path.

Narwa Dragon's Corkscrew Variations

Uncharged Corkscrew Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Uncharged Corkscrew
Narwa does a regular aerial corkscrew, similar to Ibushi's version.
Charged Corkscrew Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Charged Corkscrew
Narwa unleashes massive Lightning Coils as she spins towards her destination. These coils have fairly huge gaps between them and can be easily dodged.

Divine Ire

Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Divine Ire
Narwa coils up in the center of the area, spawning high platforms with cannons on them. Once she finishes her charge, Narwa will proceed with her two-step ultimate combo that can easily knock hunters out. See the full breakdown of her ultimate below.

Narwa Divine Ire Attack Combo

First Attack: Supercharged Thunder Cannon
Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Supercharged Thunder Cannon
Narwa flies even higher to unleash a massive supercharged version of her Thunder Cannon. This attack can easily KO hunters in one hit so make sure you are standing underneath an elevated platform at all times during this attack.
Final Attack: Supercharged Thunder Bomb
Monster Hunter Rise (Narwa) - Supercharged Thunder Bomb
Narwa unearths another set of platforms immediately after her Supercharged Thunder Cannon. She will then supercharge a massive lightning ball in her maw before releasing it towards the ground. This lightning ball unleashes a supercharged lightning coil that instantly KOs hunters caught in the attack.
Make sure you are standing on top of an elevated platform before the lightning ball reaches the ground!

Thunder Serpent Narwa Locations

Thunder Serpent Narwa Known Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Coral Palace.pngCoral Palace - - -

Thunder Serpent Narwa Quest Appearances

High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Event Quest ★7 Clouds of Narwa Rumble Again
Urgent Hub Quest ★7 Serpent Goddess of Thunder
No Quest in This Rank

Thunder Serpent Narwa Materials and Drops

High Rank Thunder Serpent Narwa Materials

Broken Parts
Material Drop Rate
Narwa Sparksac 80% (Tail)
Narwa Carapace 37% (Body), 17% (Tail)
Narwa Hide+ 29% (Body)
Narwa Claw+ 21% (Body)
Narwa Tentacle 12% (Body)
Thunder Serpent Orb 3% (Tail), 1% (Body)
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% (Horn), 3% (Abdomen)

Thunder Serpent Narwa 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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