anjanath monster hunter world large monster
Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Brute Wyvern
Elements mhw fire damage sFire
Ailments mhw fire damage sFireblight

mhw water elemental damage sWater  ⭐⭐⭐
mhw thunder damage sThunder ⭐⭐
mhw ice damage sIce ⭐⭐


mhw fire damageFire (immune)
mhw dragon damageDragon (⭐)

Location(s) Ancient Forest,
Wildspire Waste
Tempered Lv. 1

Anjanath is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). アンジャナフ (Anjanafu) in Japanese. Anjanath is a large and aggressive monster that can be found in the Ancient Forest and the Wildspire Waste, where it actively patrols in search of its favorite prey, the Aptonoth. Hunters encounter this creature in various quests across low, high, and master ranks, such as The Encroaching Anjanath and Anjanath Antics. Known for its territorial behavior, Anjanath engages in turf wars with other powerful monsters like Rathalos, Great Jagras, and Tobi-Kadachi.


The Anjanath patrols the Ancient Forest looking for its favorite meal, Aptonoth.
This belligerent monster will attack anything without the slightest provocation.

Anjanath Details & Locations


Anjanath Combat Info

  • Elemental mhw fire damage sFire Damage monster.
  • Weak to mhw water elemental damage sWater  and mhw ice damage sIce
  • Resistant to mhw fire damage sFire
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head, Nose, Neck
    • Orange: Body, Wings, Tail
    • White: Left Leg, Right Leg
  • You can cut its tail and wound its legs, head and specifically nose.
  • Enraged mode: nose flares up, tendrils along spine flare up
  • You can obtain a Shiny by attacking its throat while it glows red


Ancient Leshen Combat Guide & Tips

Combat Guide

When selecting a weapon for the Anjanath encounter, it is advisable to consider experimenting with different types that align with your playstyle. Long-range weapons can offer better timing opportunities. Opt for a weapon that exploits Anjanath's elemental weaknesses, which include Water, Thunder, Ice, and Dragon. 

To ensure resilience during the challenging Anjanath encounter, focus on crafting Mega Potions by combining regular potions with honey. This meticulous preparation is essential for a sustained battle.

Initiate the fight by attempting to mount Anjanath. Jump off ledges and use the main attack to trigger the mount, focusing on weak spots. Successfully mounting Anjanath not only deals damage but also creates advantageous knockdown opportunities. After knocking Anjanath down, target its tail for severance. This not only yields additional loot but also provides breathing room for more strategic combat. Repeat this tactic to deliver significant damage.

Strategic positioning is crucial for minimizing damage from Anjanath's devastating frontal attacks. Stay between its legs to mitigate the threat from its powerful mouth, ensuring a safer engagement.

When Anjanath enters its berserk state with fire attacks, indicated by sprouting fins, closely observe its movements. Dodge the fire attacks, especially impactful ones, to avoid significant damage. Strategically use the environment to your advantage. 

Exploit Anjanath's aggression by luring it into turf wars with larger monsters like Rathalos. Witnessing a turf war between Anjanath and Rathalos can deal substantial damage, providing a strategic advantage.

After a challenging battle, scavenge Anjanath's corpse for rare items like Anjanath Pelt and Scale. The coveted Flame Sac has a higher chance of being obtained if you capture Anjanath alive using a trap and tranq bomb.

Combat Tips

  • Anjanath spits firey blasts from its mouth utilizing a unique organ in its throat. Focusing attacks on its throat will make battling it much easier. 
  • New hunters having trouble can easily get the Bone Armor Set for some easy Fire Resistance.
  • Weapons with Water Element can be obtained by defeating Jyuratodus and Gajau monsters then visiting the smithy.
  • Long-range weapons can offer better timing opportunities
  • Choose a weapon with elemental advantage (Water, Thunder, Ice, or Dragon).
  • Prioritize crafting Mega Potions for sustained resilience.
  • Stay between Anjanath's legs to minimize frontal attack damage.
  • Attempt to mount Anjanath for advantageous knockdowns.
  • Target the tail after knocking Anjanath down for breathing room.
  • Use environmental elements strategically, like paratoads in Zone 9 and traps in Zones 5, 8, and 4.
  • Provoke turf wars with larger monsters like Rathalos to deal substantial damage.

Anjanath Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw poison status effect s sleep mhw status effect wiki paralysis icon Blastblight stun icon
Weakness Level  ⭐⭐  ⭐⭐  ⭐⭐  ⭐  ⭐⭐


Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point great sword mhw smalls hammer mhw smalls normal ammo mhw wiki Damage Needed
Head (Breakable)  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐ ??
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ??


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

Master Rank:

anjanath hzv1 min

Low & High Rank:

hr anjanath hzv1 min

Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


Anjanath Carves and Rewards

Defeating this monster allows the player to carve the following items:

Anjanath Carves

Carves Frequency %
anjanath pelt small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Pelt ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath scale small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath fang small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Fang  (dropped, break head) ⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath nosebone small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Nosebone ⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath plate small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Plate  (break head, carve tail) ⭐ (High Rank ⭐)  
anjanath tail small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Tail (carve severed tail any rank) ⭐⭐  
anjanath pelt plus small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Pelt + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath scale plus small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Scale + (break legs) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath fang plus small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Fang + (dropped, break head) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath nosebone plus small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Nosebone + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
anja gemAnjanath Gem High Rank ⭐ 2% Carve, 3% Tail Carve, 3% Head Break
anjanath fur mhw wiki guide smallAnjanath Fur Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath shard mhw wiki guide smallAnjanath Shard (Legs Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath hardclaw mhw wiki guide smallAnjanath Hardfang (Head Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
heavy anjanath nosebone mhw wiki guide smallHeavy Anjanath Nosebone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Anjanath Gem Master Rank ⭐  
anjanath mantle mhw wiki guide smallAnjanath Mantle (Head Break - Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐  


Anjanath Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
anjanath pelt small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Pelt ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath scale small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath nosebone small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Nosebone ⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath tail small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Tail (any rank) ⭐⭐  
anjanath plate small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Plate  
monster bone l small mhw wiki guideMonster Bone L ⭐⭐⭐  
flame sac small mhw wiki guideFlame Sac ⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath pelt plus small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Pelt + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath scale plus small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Scale + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath nosebone plus small mhw wiki guideAnjanath Nosebone + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
monster keenbone small mhw wiki guideMonster Keenbone High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
inferno sac small mhw wiki guideInferno Sac High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
anja gemAnjanath Gem High Rank ⭐ 2% Capture, 6% Silver Reward, 13% Gold Reward
anjanath fur mhw wiki guide smallAnjanath Fur Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath shard mhw wiki guide smallAnjanath Shard Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
heavy anjanath nosebone mhw wiki guide smallHeavy Anjanath Nosebone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
anjanath lash mhw wiki guide smallAnjanath Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
anja gemAnjanath Gem Master Rank ⭐  
Conflagrant Sac (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
fierce dragonvein bone mhw wiki guide smallFierce Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
spiritvein slogbone mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Slogbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
flickering flamepelt mhw wiki guide smallFlickering Flamepelt Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
tempered flamepelt mhw wiki guide smallTempered Flamepelt Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
spiritvein gem shard mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Gem Shard Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  
Spiritvein Solidbone Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  

Anjanath Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Anjanath Monster. These are unconfirmed and pre-release information for now!




Anja Alpha + Armor Setmhw iceborne icon 16px

Set Bonus: 

anja alpha+ armor mhw wiki guide

Anja Beta + Armor Setmhw iceborne icon 16px

Set Bonus: 

anja beta+ armor mhw wiki guide


Notes & Trivia

  • Uses its nose flap to generate heat which will light its flammable snot on fire
  • Anjanath is known as the "Fierce Jaw Wyvern."




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    • Anonymous

      I haven't seen anyone else comment on this. Does Anjanath get up from stagger WAY faster than any other monster? It feels like it's only down for like four seconds. Especially noticeable on wallbangs.

      • Anonymous

        died to him 5 times till i learned "maybe i shouldn't just whale on him 24/7" then I was able to beat him... wait for openings and dodge instead of just getting yourself blown up like me, an idiot

        • Anonymous

          Anyone else notice that, despite the notebook entry not stating so, anjanath's legs are breakable? It mentions this little detail with its fulgur variant, but not the main species.

          • Anonymous

            I kinda feel bad for him when I hear his sounds of pain when we're beating him.
            This doesn't happnes with a lot of monsters, specially if they're annoying, but this thing most of the times he's just minding his business.

            • Before Icebornes clawing mechanic was introduced it was just watching this train on legs trample over you until it got bored and moved to another area. If you think that was horror imagine farming its weapons and armor set. Welcome to vanilla MHW.

              • Anonymous

                Im on the 1st legiana fight and this thing is the only monster that has ever killed me. It killed me on the pukie pukie quest 2 times and on the anjanath quest 3 times

                • Anonymous

                  I absolutely love this thing, it's a T-Rex but the bright pink head and it's punk looking fluffy vest give me a major vulture vibe. It's worth mentioning that some of its fire attacks come from that fancy nose, instead of the mouth like the wiki page says. It plays a sound effect that combines a flamethrower with someone blowing their nose.
                  Speaking about its nose, I haven't seen other monsters do this but Anjanath will sniff you out if you hide in the brush so watch out for that!

                  • Anonymous

                    I don't suck in this game but mhw showed me middle finger 3 times in a row when reaching his final phase he just flew away from the map in seconds. Feeling demotivated.

                    • Anonymous

                      This thing scares the **** out of me. My early experiences in the game involve this thing showing up at the worst times, often right smack behind me.

                      • Anonymous

                        I swear to god they’ve made this ****er hard since I played a year or so ago. I used to be able to kill him no problem and now he seems impossible. He leaves the locale every single time I come close to killing him and I don’t know how many times I’ve come close to yeeting my controller into the wall from rage.

                        • Anonymous

                          its weird it says it hunts aptonoths but ive never seen it in ancient forrest anywhere near where they are

                          • Anonymous

                            Thought I might give some tips for fighting it (HR). The only thing really dangerous about him is his jumping and snot rocket attack. Always move if he rears back.

                            • Anonymous

                              Why did the devs use that as sound effects for his fire breath??? I mean come one!!! My hands froze for a sec when I heard it....

                              • Anonymous

                                After grinding and fighting with different equipment/gear I killed him without fainting using mudslide blade 1, and hunters gear fully upgraded. When he runs to the tree tops and gets attacked by the dragon just stand aside. If all goes right when he goes back to his nest you will beable to finish him there.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Expedition in ancient forest anjanath do show up sometimes. But when i go expedition in wildspire waste anjanath is nowhere to be seen. Why? The info says above he have 2 locations.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Can someone explain to me why I got one shot by him even tho I almost have the most defense that I can get rn? And why is he running away 7 times in a 18 min hunt, is that normal? I am speaking about the low rank version btw. I beat him 6 times and didn't get the drop for the chestpiece and just got one shot out of nowhere 2 times and failed the mission, I have no clue why that happend.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I’m kinda a noob to this, what do Armor and equipment you recommend me to use when taking this thing on, I’ve only just got to the assignment where I’m supposed to hunt one now and I keep on failing...

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I fight this monster all by myself 5 times. when the damn monster down i use Wyvernfire with the Gunlance+Shield. crazy fight. nevertheless, fun. I am a Shield person. A Spartan who lost his Shield will be punished.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Great sword is ideal for first attempts. Block and sprint-dodge. If you can time those head on face smacks, he’ll wind back and wimpier like a little biatch. Stay up close or put unsmashable obstacles between you. Also, he can jump and climb. Go for the tail sever once he starts limping - charge attack. Traps and bombs are your friends here, along with might pills/drinks. Get it!

                                          • Anonymous

                                            i have found fighting him annoying as every time i have him on the point of death the timer runs out, three attempts so far: 1st fainted twice time ran out 2nd&3rd no faints but timer ran out, at this point fighting hims not that hard but i'm unable to kill him within the allotted time, any advice thx

                                            • Anonymous

                                              For such a big fella, he sure can climb. I highly doubted he could the first time I tried to fight him, and I got so scared

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Dont be fooled by his looks, he's quite agile. He can quickly climb ledges, jump at you or body-ram even from significant distance. His most powerful attacks are mid to long rage, including deadly fire breath. Stay up close, circle around. Make sure he doesn't have you on a straight line. if you want to distance yourself - use the environment to create obstacles, mind that he can smash trough some of them though.

                                                • Alright kids, the training wheels are officially off. The Anjanath is fast, powerful, and when he's pissed off breathes a cannon of fire that can insta-kill even geared players. So, a couple of pointers: 1. Just about every attack he does will knock you off your feet or onto your butt, so don't try to combo through his counterattacks. Hit a few times, then dodge before he responds. 2. Come fully stocked with potions/mega potions, and don't feel ashamed about legging it for a breather if things go sideways. 3. The Anjanath is in its element in close quarters, where it can use its bulk to knock you silly by the simple act of moving. Make your big moves on him in open spaces. 4. Particular growls and roars he makes give you (brief) warning of what kind of attack he's about to try. If you see him winding up, get out of the way or die. 5. When he's on his last legs, he'll retreat to his lair which is an absolute nightmare for both capturing and fighting: he sleeps on vines (how?!?) so you can't lay a trap on it, and it bounces you around like a trampoline when he steps on them. For added fun, a pack of Jagras likes to hang out right next to his nest and may interfere: killing one to scatter them might be a prudent call. If you want to capture, place your trap as close as possible, wake him, then lure him onto it. If kill, then fight as much as possible on solid ground. Good luck! And don't get frustrated if you die, everyone has (EVERYONE, don't let the git guds fool you) to this beast.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    This guy is much easier for me compared to tobi kadachi. Strange. People say Anja is the hunter's 1st wall but Anja is easy to me compared to tobi.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      low rank, wearing mix and match rarity 2 armors and kulu hammer used all mega potion and potions i brought and even crafted some on the run fainted twice 27 minutes to hunt him am i that bad at this game? :')

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        thanks for the info I will use it to help me take it on for the first mission against it but isn't there a better armor other than bone to take it on? Also thanks for telling me that the head is a good place to strike it makes since because its the hardest to hit also water element weapon's is easy to know that its the best element against it because it uses fire

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Heh, I have 3 plates and I've only hunted one 3 times... I get a LOT of luck in this game. But as much as I despise this monster, I feel a bond with it whenever we fight, like as if it's some sort of epic showdown...

                                                          • Anja (I call him Anji) is to me like Rudy is to Buck. Every time I see that colossal fossil we have a showdown. I've also spent a great time studying him. I know his paths and habits, when he will be down by the ocean to look at the view. I also know good tips on bringing him down and avoiding his hitbox. Be warned I use hammers so take this with a grain of salt in how to work it into your weapon. First things first his hit box is crazy but he has a window. While facing you his attacks come mostly from his right, your left, so if you see him rear his head to take a bite do not dodge to the left, dodge to the right/middle, kinda angle yourself, it takes practice but once you get the hang of it you'll leave him wondering where you went. Second, his fire, he coughs up fire and that can hurt you up close, keep your distance enough but also to try and get around him. His big flame burst can be tricked into shooting away so long as you dodge correctly. Watch his mouth and actions, is he coughing and inhaling? Is he leaning back? Get ready to dodge because yer about to become bbq. The best place to attack is behind him, under the tail. Hammer users use the simple 'golf swing' combo here or the spin attack but be careful because he gets cheeky in how he side bashes and takes you with him. If you get too far away he will pounce you so keep close. When he brings the fights to areas with climbing shrooms or hills that allow hammer users to do their areal slide attack he is in the danger zone. Use that attack to deliver lots of damage and get a ride on him. Don't be cocky, remember if you make too much distance he will come after you. Riding, ah hopping on his back is fun but you know what's even more fun? Getting on his face and moving last second so he slams his face against a hard surface. Also use riding to break his back. When he gets rated his throat glows, smack it while it does this to break it like a pinata and get some shiny goodies. He's easy to stun but be warned sometimes he gets back on his feet quickly. When blinded he will still attack and he normally does lashes and side bashes. If he scoops you up hit the dodge button like your life depended on it as well as holding the directional button to a side to get out of the way before you get snapped. He sleeps high up in the trees, however his bed is made of vines and do not allow traps. Place a trap South of his position when you enter through the hole in the tree, to the right a bit on the hard ground, toss tranqs at his face and wake him up and stand behind the trap, he will go into it even if you see him go down a level just stay put and give him a second to climb back up. Remember you can catch a monster by tranqing it at any time, you just have to have it land in a trap later. So when he is down from a stun I suggest tranqing him. One more thing, when he does a terf war, take that time to hide and heal/sharpen weapons cause he likes to take a bit to beat up and chase off anyone trying to interfer. His tail attack is annoying but avoidable if you keep close/dodge to the right if facing behind him. He's weak to water but tbh I just beat him up with either a bone hammer or hammer made out of other Anjanath's lol. Good luck and remember, stay close and don't get cocky.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              What you should do is to make sure your always behind it. That fire breath of the Anjanath is very brutal and easily makes you faint. Be careful

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Trying to beat the anjanath from The Proving (using the Mudslide blade III). Does anyone have any good tips on beating it without fainting? If anyone could help that would be great, thanks. Psn Op_Applejack026

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I beat him using Jagra armor and a Barroth switchaxe. He had me down to my last life, but thankfully I was finally able to do it. Thanks also in part to Rathian coming in while he was on the ropes and picking his butt up and power slamming him into the ground for a nice 705 points of damage. After that I literally hit him one time and he was dead.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I'm farming this now and I'm using dual swords with water damage, best way to knock down Anjanath to stand under the neck and demon slash the mother out of it!

                                                                    • This fella' has some Heckin' bad congestion- smack his nasty snooter with a big Juicy Ham until you've got him on the ropes folks.

                                                                      - Happy Huntin from your friendly Ham Usin' Hunter, The Ham Lord. PSN: TheLordOfHams

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Honestly just farm the jyuratodus quest until you can forge a water weapon if your having trouble dealing damage

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