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Zinogre Weakness and Strategy Guide

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

Zinogre Characteristics

Monster Hunter World Zinogre
Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Small High None Thunder None
Breakable Parts
Head, Back, Hindlegs, Tail

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Ancient Forest ImageAncient Forest 12 / 8 1 (Night only) / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 13
Coral Highlands ImageCoral Highlands 4 4 / 5 / 8 5
ElderElder's Recess Coming soon! Coming soon! 13
Hoarfrost Reach ImageHoarfrost Reach 14 6 / 7 / 13 / 14 / 15 14
Guiding Lands ImageGuiding Lands 7 6 / 7 7

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
45 45 50 5 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 0 15 5


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
40 40 45 5 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 0 15 5


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


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


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
40 40 35 5 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 0 15 5


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

Higher values indicate higher damage.

Vulnerability to Status Effects and Items

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

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Countermeasures against Zinogre

Recommended Weapon Element and Armor Skills

Recommended Weapon Element
Ice Weapon Zinogre is weakest against ice.
Recommended Armor Skills
Evade Window Evade Window is extremely important against Zinogre's attacks, especially during his enraged, supercharged state.
Guard Instead of Evade Window, Guard will be more useful to have as a shield user.
Stun Resistance Stun Resistance is much more important to have against Zinogre. It makes Thunderblight completely useless since at Lvl 3 it prevents getting stunned (a result from getting hit too many times, which will probably happen against your first Zinogre) altogether.
Quick Sheath Quick Sheath can give you much more time to transition from attacking to Superman diving through Zinogre's big damage attacks.
Thunder Resistance Thunder Resistance can be useful against Zinogre as most of his attacks have thunder damage, though his attacks deal a lot more physical damage than thunder damage.
Health Boost Having more health is always a good thing!
Earplugs Zinogre has a small roar, so having Earplugs at Lvl 3 should be enough.
Clutch Claw Boost Clutch Claw Boost is important for any hunter who uses lighter weapons, as it can make you tenderize in one go.

How to Beat Zinogre

Supercharged State

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Zinogre's supercharged state makes will make him extremely powerful and fast. This will also allow him to perform various combo attacks that can be deadly if you focus on offense.

If you are attacked while Zinogre is in his supercharged state, you will be inflicted with Thunderblight. You can easily deal with this by preparing a Nullberry to remove the ailment.

Prioritize Thunder Resist

Most of Zinogre's attacks will have a Thunder affinity on it. It is best that you build up your Thunder Resistance with your gears. Try to get at least 20 Thunder Resistance to avoid getting stunned. In addition, bringing a Thunderproof Mantle can also help you overcome the Thunder-based attacks if you do not have enough Thunder Resistance.

Prevent Zinogre from Charging

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Zinogre will perform a charging action 3 times before he enters the supercharged state. Be sure to try and flinch Zinogre by attacking his head or front legs while he is charging.

Lightning Attacks

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Beware of the follow-up lightning attacks when Zinogre performs a combo. This technique can deal massive damage if not dealt with properly. It can be pretty easy to avoid if you are well prepared for his attacks. The lightning attack will always come after he performs the jump attack, use this as a signal to move away before he can execute the attack.

Never Use Shock Traps

Using a Shock Trap against Zinogre will not work and it will only help him charge up his electricity. You can use Pitfall Traps instead if you want to disable his movements.

Collecting Fulgurbugs

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Whenever Zinogre is down, you can approach his backside and use your Capture Net to collect Fulgurbugs. Doing this will reduce Zinogre's electricity build-up when he tries to charge up.

Zinogre Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Front Leg Attack 30 20
Front Leg Electrick Shock 30+ Thunder(10) 25
Front Leg Swipe 70 40
Front Leg Attack (Lightning) 70+ Thunder(15) 50
Tail Attack (Lightning) 70+ Thunder(25) 55
Continuous Front Leg Electrick Shock 70+ Thunder(30) 55
Headbutt 30 20
Shoulder Tackle 50 30
Slam 50 20
Tail Attack 30 20
Tail Sweep 50 30
Rear Tail Attack 70 40
Somersault 70 40
Jump Attack 30 20
Blitz Attack 30+ Thunder(10) 30
Rush 50 30
Grab 50 x 0
Front Leg Counterattack (Supercharged) 30+ Thunder(10) 25
Jump Counterattack (Supercharged) 30+ Thunder(10) 25
Blitz Charge 25+ Thunder(25) 35
Fulgurbug Attack 20+ Thunder(20) 10
Rolling Fulgurbug Attack 25+ Thunder(25) 30

Zinogre Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Zinogre Lash / Body 9, Tail 72
Zinogre Cortex / Body 37, Tail 25
Zinogre Electrofur+ / Body 25
Zinogre Skymerald / Body 2, Tail 3
Zinogre Deathly Shocker / Body 15
Zinogre Hardclaw / Body 12

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Zinogre Deathly Shocker / Torso 70, Hindlegs 30
Zinogre Electrofur+ / Torso 30
Zinogre Hardclaw / Hindlegs 70
Zinogre Hardhorn / Head 72
Zinogre Cortex / Head 27
Zinogre Skymerald / Head 1

Breakable Body Parts

- Defense Value How to Break
Head 350 Set durability to 0, twice.
Back 300 Set durability to 0, once.
Hind Legs 350 Set durability to 0, twice.
Tail 350 Reduce durability by 550 using cut damage.

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
Fulgurbug / 50
Zinogre Electrofur+ / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
Zinogre Hardhorn / 9
Zinogre Electrofur+ / 29
Zinogre Cortex / 22
Zinogre Deathly Shocker / 18
Zinogre Hardclaw / 12
Lightning Sac / 11
Zinogre Skymerald / 8
Zinogre Deathly Shocker / 26
Zinogre Hardclaw / 20
Zinogre Lash / 18
Fulgurbug / 14
Zinogre Hardhorn / 14
Zinogre Lash / 22
Zinogre Hardhorn / 20
Zinogre Hardclaw / 16
Zinogre Skymerald / 16
Zinogre Deathly Shocker / 14
Fulgurbug / 12

Plunderblade Rewards


Obtain Rate (%)
MR Zinogre Electrofur+ / 42
Zinogre Cortex / 34
Fulgurbug / 23
Zinogre Skymerald / 1


Obtain Rate (%)
MR Fulgurbug / 50
Zinogre Electrofur+ / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quests Where Zinogre Appears

Type Quest Name
Optional M★6 - Special Arena: MR Zinogre
Optional M★6 - We Run This Town
Event M★6 - Moonlit Howl
Event M★6 - Into the Frozen Wilds
Event M★6 - A Shocking Climax
Event M★6 - Symphony of the Coral
Event M★6 - The Wrath of Tunder Descends
Event M★6 - A Farewell to Zinogre
Arena Quest ★4 - Arena Quest Master Rank 6

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