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

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

Tigrex Characteristics

Monster Hunter World Tigrex
Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Big None None Ice None
Breakable Parts
Head, Left Foreleg, Right Foreleg, Tail

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Ancient Forest 7 / 12 1 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 9 / 12 / 15 15
Wildspire Waste 2 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 10 3
Rotten Vale 4 (1st time) / 2 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 2
Elder's Recess 12 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 / 12 6
Hoarfrost Reach 7 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 13 / 14 / 15 6

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts

Head

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
65 70 55 0 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 25 5 15

Back

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
25 25 20 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 15 5 15

Stomach

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
30 30 20 10 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 15 5 15

Hindlegs

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
50 40 35 0 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
15 20 10 5

Forelegs

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

Tail Base

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

Tail

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
45 35 30 0 Green
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 10 0 15

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 Tigrex

charge Attack

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Tigrex's signature move is the charge attack which is a fast-moving attack in a straight line. Tigrex will frequently do this move in Iceborne and it can be dangerous if you get hit. Try to move immediately to the side as soon as he moves forward to avoid this attack.

Also, Tigrex may sometimes do continuous charge attacks and change its direction. You should lock on to Tigrex until he completely stops moving.

Combination of Attacks

Tigrex will sometimes follow-up with a different attack pattern after lunging forward. Try to predict its movements to avoid its combination of attacks.

Charge Attacks

Spin Attack After Tigrex charges, he will sometimes perform a spin attack that covers a large area that can deal massive damage. Wait for Tigrex to completely stop before trying to engage again.
Consecutive Bites Tigrex will sometimes follow up on his charge attack with two consecutive bite attacks in front of him. This can easily be avoided by moving to his sides after the charge.

Damage from Roar

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Tigrex will always jump forward before doing his roar, try to keep your distance if you notice that Tigrex is about to do this move. This can deal a small amount of damage if you are within its range.

Also, using Earplugs will not work against Tigrex if you are nearby once he roars.

Restraining Enraged Tigrex

When Tigrex is enraged, this is the best time for you and your fellow hunters to set up traps or use status ailments on him to restrain his movements. While enraged, Tigrex's arms and head will be softer than usual. Focus on these parts and use your most powerful attacks to maximize the damage.

Exhausted Tigrex

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On previous monster hunter games, there will be times that Tigrex will be exhausted and vulnerable to your attacks. However, on Iceborne, this will only slow down his rush attacks if he gets tired.

Tigrex Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Tai Attack 40 10
Front Arm 40 15
Fast Bite 35 20
Bite 35 20
Continuous Bite 55 25
Spin Attack 60 30
Jump Attack 45 40
Rush 80 20
Trample 40 0
Rock Fling 60 30
Rock Fling (Atribute) 40+ Attribute(20) 50
Roar 50 0

Tigrex Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Tigrex Lash / Tail 72
Tigrex Shard / Body 35, Tail 25
Tigrex Cortex / Body 26
Tigrex Hardclaw / Body 21
Tigrex Mantle / Body 2, Tail
Tigrex Hardfang / Body 16

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Tigrex Hardclaw / Hindlegs 75
Tigrex Hardfang / Head 63
Tigrex Shard / Head 34, Hindlegs 25
Tigrex Mantle / Head 3

Breakable Body Parts

Defense Value How to Break
Head 220 Set durability to 0, twice.
Right Foreleg 180 Set durability to 0, twice.
Left Foreleg 180 Set durability to 0, twice.
Tail 240 Reduce durability by 350 using cut damage.

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
MR
Drops
Tigrex Shard / 50
Tigrex Hardfang / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

How to Get Drops

How to Get # Times


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Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
MR
Quest
Tigrex Lash / 9
Tigrex Cortex / 26
Tigrex Shard / 21
Monster Slogbone / 18
Tigrex Hardclaw / 13
Tigrex Hardfang / 13
MR
Silver
Tigrex Mantle / 8
Tigrex Lash / 22
Tigrex Hardclaw / 19
Tigrex Hardfang / 19
Tigrex Cortex / 18
Tigrex Shard / 14
MR
Gold
Tigrex Hardclaw / 21
Tigrex Hardfang / 21
Tigrex Lash / 18
Tigrex Mantle / 16
Tigrex Cortex / 13
Tigrex Shard / 11

Plunderblade Rewards

Plunderblade

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Tigrex Shard / 42
Tigrex Cortex / 31
Tigrex Hardclaw / 26
Tigrex Mantle / 1

Palarang

Obtain Rate (%)
MR Tigrex Shard / 50
Tigrex Hardfang / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quests Where Tigrex Appears

Type Quest Name
Assigned M★3 - Absolute Power
Assigned M★4 - The Thunderous Troublemaker
Assigned M★4 - The Disintegrating Blade
Optional M★1 - Greetings from the Tundra
Optional M★1 - Grinding My Girros
Optional M★2 - Poison and Paralysis Pinch
Optional M★2 - No Laughing Matter
Optional M★3 - The Purr-fect Room: Stone
Optional M★3 - Swoop to a New Low
Optional M★3 - A Flash of the Blade
Optional M★3 - Don't be a Jerk with the Jerky
Optional M★3 - A Roar that Shook the Vale
Optional M★3 - Runnin', Rollin', and Weepin'
Optional M★3 - Blast Warning In Effect!
Optional M★3 - Proud White Knight
Optional M★3 - Special Arena: MR Tigrex
Optional M★4 - Tundra Troublemaker
Optional M★4 - Treasure in the Snow
Optional M★4 - This Corroded Blade
Optional M★4 - The Purr-fect Room: Dark Iron
Optional M★4 - Trap the Thunder Jaw
Event M★4 - The Desert Dash
Optional M★6 - We Run This Town
Event M★3 - When the Swift Meets the Roar
Event M★6 - Rotten Canzone
Event M★3 - Seeing is Believing

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