Yian Garuga Weakness and Strategy Guide | Monster Hunter World (MHW): Iceborne

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

Yian Garuga Characteristics

Monster Hunter World Yian Garuga
Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Big High None Fire Poison
Breakable Parts
Head (Beak, Ear), Torso, Wings, Tail

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Ancient Forest 8 5 / 6 / 8 / 9 8
Guiding Lands 3

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
34 40 30 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
15 0 5 10


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
18 18 15 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 0 5 10


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
34 34 30 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
25 0 5 10


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
18(24) 18(24) 40 0 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
20 0 5 10


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
30 30 25 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
15 0 5 10


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
40 35 30 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
20 0 5 10

Tail Tip

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
46 40 35 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
25 0 5 10

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 Yian Garuga

Yian Garuga Somersault

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Yian Garuga will always roar before performing his somersault attack. This will disable you for a few seconds making it impossible to dodge. You can easily counter this by maxing your Earplugs skill to level 5. This will nullify any weak and strong monster roars that can disable you.

Antidote and Herbal Medicine

Yuan Garuga can sometimes inflict you poison ailments if you manage to get hit by any of his attacks. It is recommended that you always carry an Antidote or a Herbal Medicine to cure it immediately.

Plunge Attack

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Be careful of Yian Garuga's plunge attack. This attack deals the most damage out of his kit. Try to avoid this as much as possible to prevent yourself from carting during the hunt. Constantly move around and never stay in one spot when fighting against Yian Garuga especially when he is flying around.

Also, try to move away as far as you can since there will be a major ground tremor in a small area around the beak for a few seconds after the attack.

Avoiding the Fire Breath

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It is recommended that you always move to Yian Garuga's sides when he is attacking. This will give you an opportunity to attack without having to worry about dodging. Yian Garuga's Fire Breath attacks take a long time to finish, this is your best chance to use your strongest skills to maximize your damage output.

Which Part to Aim For

The head and tail parts of Yian Garuga are his weaknesses. It is best that you focus on these parts and use your Clutch Claws to soften up these parts. However, if you want to break his wings for specific loot. You might want to use a weapon with a purple or higher sharpness because of its toughness.

Pitfall Traps

Using Pitfall Traps will not work against Yian Garuga when he is enraged. Try not to rely much on Pitfall Traps and use them only at the beginning of the hunt.

Yian Garuga Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Tail Sweep 45 40
Tail Sweep (Tail Removed) 40 30
Rush 45 40
Double Beak Attack 60 40
Continuous Assault 30 0
Somersault 85 50
Somersault (Tail Removed) 75 40
Air Assault 90 50
Claw Attack (Airborne) 20 0
Bite 20 10
Tail Slam 55 40
Tail Slam (Tail Removed) 50 30
Intimidation 10 0
Pounce 10 0
Flame Breath 30+ Fire(30) 40
Triple Flame Breath 30+ Fire(30) 0
Enhanced Flame Breath 35+ Fire(35) 60
Flame Breath (Airborne) 30+ Fire(30) 40

Yian Garuga Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Garuga Lash / Tail 70
Fancy Beak / Body 9
Fey Wyvern Gem / Body 5, Tail 5
Garuga Shard / Body 32, Tail 25
Garuga Cortex / Body 24
Garuga Silverpelt / Body 19
Garuga Fellwing / Body 11

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Garuga Fellwing / Wings 65
Garuga Cortex / Torso 30, Wings 35
Garuga Silverpelt / Head 70, Torso 70
Garuga Auricle / Head 70
Fancy Beak / Beak 65
Garuga Shard / Beak 35

Breakable Body Parts

Defense Value How to Break
Head 215 Set durability to 0, twice.
Torso 260 Set durability to 0, once.
Left Wing 200 Set durability to 0, once.
Right Wing 200 Set durability to 0, once.
Tail 200 Reduce durability by 600 using cut damage.

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
Garuga Shard / 50
Garuga Silverpelt / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
Garuga Fellwing / 9
Garuga Lash / 8
Garuga Cortex / 6
Scratched Shell / 26
Fancy Beak / 14
Garuga Shard / 13
Garuga Silverpelt / 12
Fancy Beak / 24
Garuga Silverpelt / 20
Garuga Fellwing / 18
Garuga Auricle / 14
Garuga Lash / 14
Fey Wyvern Gem / 10
Garuga Silverpelt / 9
Garuga Fellwing / 24
Garuga Auricle / 18
Fey Wyvern Gem / 18
Garuga Lash / 18
Fancy Beak / 13

Plunderblade Rewards


Obtain Rate (%)
MR Garuga Shard / 41
Garuga Cortex / 33
Fancy Beak / 25
Fey Wyvern Gem / 1


Obtain Rate (%)
MR Garuga Shard / 50
Garuga Silverpelt / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quests Where Yian Garuga Appears

Type Quest Name
Optional M★6 - Special Arena: MR Yian Garuga
Assigned M★6 - Return of the Crazy One
Challenge M★6 - Challenge Quest 1: MR Expert
Event M★6 - I Am Tranquil, I Am Sound
Event M★6 - Yodeling in the Forest
Event M★6 - Don't Forget the Earplugs!

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