Stygian Zinogre Weakness and Strategy Guide | Monster Hunter World (MHW): Iceborne

Learn how to beat Stygian Zinogre in the Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World (MHW)! This guide explains everything about Stygian Zinogre's weakness, carves, rewards, and a complete strategy guide for beating and capturing it. Find out what parts are breakable and severable, and what drops and Monster materials are available.

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Stygian Zinogre Weakness, Body Parts, and Resistances

Stygian Zinogre Characteristics

Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Small - None Dragon None
Breakable Parts

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Hoarfrost Reach 14 13/14/15 14

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts

Higher values indicate higher damage.

Vulnerability to Status Effects and Items

Poison Paral. Sleep Stun
★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
Blast Exhaust Mount -
★★ ★★ -
Flash Shock Pitfall Ivy
★★ ★★ ★★
Dung Meat Screamer -
★★ -

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How to Beat Stygian Zinogre

Stygian Zinogre State

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Normal Powered Up
Physical Attack
Dragon Attack

Stygian Zinogre stores Dragon attribute energy as the fight goes on. He will continue doing this until he reaches the powered-up state.

During the powered-up state, Stygian Zinogre will be harder and will be less resistant to lightning. It is recommended that you use a lightning weapon during this phase.

Consecutive Attacks

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After performing a roar, Stygian Zinogre will shoot out bugs that can deal dragon damage and then performs two backflip slams towards you before performing the spinning attack.

If the Stygian Zinogre roars, sheathe your weapon and try to move as far as you can since most of the move that he will do closes the gap each time.

Normal State

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After Stygian Zinogre runs out of energy, he will be forced back to his normal state making him defenseless and vulnerable to your attacks for a few seconds. Use this opening as an opportunity to attack and deal as much damage as you can.

Interrupting Stygian Zinogre

You can also use your slinger to interrupt Stygian Zinogre's attacks. This can be extremely useful if you are hunting with your friends as you can try saving them if they are about to get hit and have low health.

Dracophage Bugs

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Stygian Zinogre will sometimes use the Dracophage bugs to fly towards you then releases electricity that can deal damage. However, you can deal with this easily by using a capture net on its back if you manage to down Stygian Zinogre. This will get rid of all the bugs that he can release during the fight.

Stygian Zinogre Charge

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When Stygian Zinogre is charging the Dragon energy, lightning bolts will hit the ground which can deal damage. Try to avoid this when attacking Stygian Zinogre during this situation. Check the ground for the red lightning glow while you are attacking.

Dragonblight Effects

Stygian Zinogre's attacks mostly consists of dragon elemental damage. It is recommended that you equip gears that can give you dragon resistance to make your hunt more stable.

If you receive enough dragon attack, you will be affected with Dragonblight. This can prevent you from dealing additional elemental damage from your attacks. It is best to get 20 or more Dragon Resistance to guarantee immunity from this effect.

Stygian Zinogre Attack Patterns

Attack Description
Claw Swipe Attack Left and right claw attack
Lightning Shower Lightning attack near the front legs
Lightning Tail Attack Lightning attack coming from the tail
Headbutt Attack using its head
Tackle Shoulder tackle after charging
Tail Attack Spinning tail attack
Backflip Perform a 360 degree backflip
Jump Attack Short jump forward
Lightning Attack Creates electricity around its body
Lightning Swipe Attack Front swipe with lightning claws
Dracophage Scatter Releases multiple Dracophage Bugs that will create lightning bolts
Double Backflip Spinning Attack A short roar then followed up by two backflip attacks and then finished off with the spinning attack

Stygian Zinogre Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Stygian Zinogre Skymerald / Low
Dracophage Bug / ???
Stygian Zinogre Dragonlocks / ???
Stygian Zinogre Dragonhold / ???
Stygian Zinogre Cortex / ???
Stygian Zinogre Hardhorn / ???
Stygian Zinogre Lash / ???
Stygian Zinogre Hardclaw / ???

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Stygian Zinogre Lash / Tail (???)
Stygian Zinogre Skymerald / Head (Low)
Stygian Zinogre Hardhorn / Head (???)
Stygian Zinogre Hardclaw / Forelegs (???)

Breakable Body Parts

How to Break
Head Set durability to 0, twice.
Back Set durability to 0, once.
Hind Legs Set durability to 0, twice.
Tail Set durability to 0 using cut damage.

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
Dracophage Bug / ???
Stygian Zinogre Dragonlocks / ???
Large Wyvern Tear / ???

How to Get Drops

How to Get # Times


Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
Stygian Zinogre Skymerald / Low
Stygian Zinogre Dragonlocks / ???
Stygian Zinogre Hardclaw / ???
Stygian Zinogre Hardhorn / ???
Stygian Zinogre Dragonhold / ???
Stygian Zinogre Cortex / ???
Stygian Zinogre Lash / ???
Ancient Feystone / ???
Dragoncore Ore / ???
Monster Slogbone / ???
Monster Solidbone / ???
Monster Hardbone / ???
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Plunderblade Rewards


Obtain Rate (%)
MR Coming soon!


Obtain Rate (%)
MR Coming soon!

Quests Where Stygian Zinogre Appears

Type Quest Name
Special Assignment M★6 - Across the Lost Path
Event - The Survivor
Event M★6 - Wold Out of Hell
Event M★6 - Ballad to the Hoarfrost

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