Ruiner Nergigante Weakness and Strategy Guide | Monster Hunter World (MHW): Iceborne

Learn how to beat Ruiner Nergigante in the Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World (MHW)! This guide explains everything about Ruiner Nergigante'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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Ruiner Nergigante Weakness, Body Parts, and Resistances

Ruiner Nergigante Characteristics

Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Big High Small None Bleeding
Breakable Parts
Horn, Wings, Hindlegs, Tail

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Guiding Lands 9 3 / 9 9

*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 Ruiner Nergigante

New Dive Bomb Follow Up

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After dealing enough damage to Ruiner Nergigante, it will eventually use its most powerful attack where it jumps and then dives forward releasing the spikes surrounding its body. This move can also be seen in the normal variant of Nergigante. However, for the Ruiner Nergigante, a handful of spikes will shoot forward hitting hunters who are trying to dodge.

Avoiding Damage

You can easily dodge this attack if you run towards the rear end of Ruiner Nergigante after roaring. This will get you out of range of the follow-up attack and the Dive Bomb.

Short Jumps

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Be wary of Ruiner Nergigante's quick short jumps whenever it tries to reposition itself. Your window time to avoid this move is extremely short. It is recommended that you equip the skill Evasion Window.

Predicting the Attack

The thorns that will shoot out of its body can easily be predicted if you keep track of which side Ruiner Nergigante's spike is in white. Ruiner Nergigante will only shoot spikes from this side. Always prepare to dodge after attacking to avoid taking damage.

Aiming for the Metal Spikes

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During the fight, Ruiner Nergigante will always have metal spikes that can easily be distinguished. These spikes are special spikes that are a bit harder break and unlike other spikes, these metal spikes will not regrow for the rest of the fight. Breaking these spikes will make Ruiner Nergigante's attacks weaker and it will also lessen the spikes that will fly out from its attacks.

Ruiner Nergigante's Sides

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Ruiner Nergigante's side attacks are easier to predict and can be weakened if you break the white spikes on its arms. Most of Ruiner Nergigante's attacks strike forward. It is recommended that you stay on its sides as much as you can. This will give you more opportunity to attack its weak arm.

Attacking the White Spikes

Prioritizing the White Spikes

The Ruinder Nergigante has white spikes that you can try to focus down during the fight which are easier to break. Try to break them as soon the fight starts and whenever they respawn on Ruiner Nergigante's arms. You can use clutch claws to position yourself better so you can focus on attacking them without any problems.

Remove Bleeding

It is recommended that you carry an Astera Jerky for this fight. Some of Ruiner Nergigante's attacks can inflict bleeding which can be a huge problem if the fight is going to take long. You can get bleeding if you get hit by the metal spikes on some areas of Ruiner Nergigante.

Taking Your Time

Whenever Ruiner Nergigante takes you down, do not stand up immediately. Nergigante's attacks usually have a follow up that can deal additional damage to you. Keep this in mind and try to stay down until you know it is safe to get up and the Nergigante's combo is finished.

Ruiner Nergigante Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Dive Bomb 90/100 0
Dive Bomb(Metal Spikes) 90 0
Higher Speed(Solo Hunt) - -
Release Spikes 100 100
Slam 95(70) 0
Double Slam 60/90(70) 0/30(0)
Jump Attack 75(65) 30
Strong Jump Attack 85 30
Right Arm Swipe 80(70) 50
Tail Sweep 85(75) 50
Arm Sweep Attack 70 30
Rush 75(40) 20(0)
Left Wing Sweep 65 30
Right Arm Sweep 80(65) 30
Headbutt 35(30) 0
Wing Sweep 40 0
Weak Swipe 35 0
Head Attack 35 0
Ground Slam 50(35) 30
Tail Slam 40 0
Strong Head Slam 60/80(50/65) 30
Consecutive Right Slam 55/60/70/80 30
Left Arm Attack 50/60/80 0/30
Spike Attack(Arms) 80/100 40/50
Spike Attack(Wings) 80(70) 50
Spikes 80 0
Metal Spikes 75(20) 0

Ruiner Nergigante Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Nergigante Flail / Tail 70
Annihilating Greathorn / Body 8
Nergigante Gem / Body 5
Immortal Shard / Body 30, Tail 27
Nergigante Cortex / Body 22
Large Elder Dragon Gem / Body 2, Tail 3
Nergigante Hardclaw / Body 19
Eternal Regrowth Plate / Body 14

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Nergigante Flail / Tail
Nergigante Cortex / Right Foreleg Spikes (65), Wing Spikes (62)
Annihilating Greathorn / One Horn (66), Both Horns (97)
Nergigante Hardclaw / Left Forleg Spikes (65), Right Foreleg Spikes (35)
Large Elder Dragon Gem / Horns (3), Tail
Eternal Regrowth Plate / Horn (34), Head Spikes (70), Left Foot Spikes (35), Wing Spikes (38)
Immortal Shard / Head Spikes (30)

Breakable Body Parts

- Defense Value How to Break
Horn 200 Reduce Durability by 300.
Head 400 Set durability to 0, once.
Left Arm 320 Reduce durability to by 400.
Right Arm 320 Reduce durability to by 500.
Left Wing 320 Reduce durability to by 200.
Right Wing 320 Reduce durability to by 200.
Tail 220 Reduce durability by 450 using cut damage.

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
Eternal Regrowth Plate / 50
Nergigante Hardclaw / 28
Old Dragon Treasure / 22

Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
Pure Dragon Blood / 8
Nergigante Gem / 3
Nergigante Cortex / 26
Immortal Shard / 21
Eternal Regrowth Plate / 17
Nergigante Flail / 13
Large Elder Dragon Bone / 12
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Plunderblade Rewards


Obtain Rate (%)
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Quests Where Ruiner Nergigante Appears

Type Quest Name
Assigned M★6 - To the Guided, A Paean
Assigned M★6 - To the Very Ends with You
Event M★6 - Ode to the Destruction

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