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Turf Wars and List of Matchups

This article explains the Turf War mechanic in Monster Hunter World (MHW). If you want to know how Turf War works as well as monsters that fight in them, read on!

What is a Turf War?

A Battle Between Monsters

Battle Between Monsters

Turf Wars are special battles between monsters in an area first introduced in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Monsters that fight in Turf Wars often unleash flashy and powerful moves to defeat the other monster!

Monsters Take Damage

Monsters Take Damage

In a turf war, monsters take a lot of damage from each other. Some monsters even have their stamina reduced by a large amount while some even get their parts broken. Hunters can surely take advantage of Turf Wars while hunting!

How to Start A Turf War

Only Happens Between Certain Monsters

Only Happens Between Certain Monsters

Turf Wars only happen between certain monsters. You would not see a Great Jagras dare challenge a Nergigante in a Turf War, right?

Also, knowing which monsters fight each other gives you the knowledge to better prepare for the other monster too eg. Nargigante have Turf Wars with elder dragons so when fighting one, expect to see a Nergigante!

Turf War Monster Combinations

All Maps

Monster Win / Lose Monster
BazelgeuseBazelgeuse DRAW DeviljhoDeviljho

Ancient Forest

Monster Win / Lose Monster
Great JagrasGreat Jagras L W AnjanathAnjanath
Tobi-KadachiTobi-Kadachi L W AnjanathAnjanath
Azure RathalosAzure Rathalos
W L AnjanathAnjanath
RathalosRathalos L W DeviljhoDeviljho

Wildspire Waste

Monster Win / Lose Monster
JyuratodusJyuratodus DRAW BarrothBarroth
*Barroth's mud is removed
Black DiablosBlack Diablos
W L BarrothBarroth
*Barroth's mud is removed
DiablosDiablos W L RathianRathian
Black DiablosBlack Diablos W L Pink RathianPink Rathian
DiablosDiablos RANDOM Black DiablosBlack Diablos
DiablosDiablos L W DeviljhoDeviljho

Coral Highlands

Monster Win / Lose Monster
OdogaronOdogaron W L Tzitzi-Ya-KuTzitzi-Ya-Ku
OdogaronOdogaron W L PaolumuPaolumu
*Paolumu deflates
LegianaLegiana W L PaolumuPaolumu
*Paolumu deflates
LegianaLegiana L W DeviljhoDeviljho

Rotten Vale

Monster Win / Lose Monster
OdogaronOdogaron W L RadobaanRadobaan
*Radobaan's bone armor gets damaged
OdogaronOdogaron L W Vaal HazakVaal Hazak
Vaal Hazak's Miasma is reduced

Elder's Recess

Monster Win / Lose Monster
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora DRAW TeostraTeostra
Kushala DaoraKushala Daora L W NergiganteNergigante
*Nergigante's thorns get damaged
TeostraTeostra L W NergiganteNergigante *Nergigante's thorns get damaged

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