Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements None
Ailments rsz_bleedingBleeding
Weakness mhw-thunder-damageThunder ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-fire-damageFire ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater (immune)
Location(s) Ancient Forest
Coral Highlands
Tempered Lv. 2

Nargacuga is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ナルガクルガ (Narugakuruga) in Japanese. It was added with the Iceborne Expansion on Sept 6th 2019. 


A flying wyvern covered in pitch black fur.
It is extremely agile, especially on the ground, moving with explosive bursts of speed." 

Nargacuga Details & Locations


Nargacuga Combat Info

Returning Flying Wyvern characterized by stalking and fast attacks.

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head.
    • Orange: Body/Tail.
    • White: Legs/Wings.
  • Enraged mode: Eyes glow, trailing red light.
  • Pitfall Traps do not work unless enraged. Shock traps work like normal.
  • Dual Blades are recommended for this monster due to their quick attacks and dodges. Getting underneath Nargacuga and attacking is also effective.
  • Nargacuga may also pause and exit combat, sniffing the air and moving passively, as if to be searching for food. Then is a good time to Clutch Claw onto its face/tail and do a good amount of damage. 
  • Its tail can be cut but it will still be able to do its tail slam attack where it gets stuck in the floor.


Nargacuga Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw-poison-status-effect sleep-mhw-status-effect paralysis blast stun
Weakness Level ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


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

Weak Point cut-damage-mhw blunt-damage-mhw ammo-damage-mhw
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Arms (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information



Nargacuga Master Rank Carves

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

Nargacuga Carves

Carves Frequency %
nargacuga_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Shard Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 32%
nargacuga_blackfur_plus-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Blackfur+ Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 24% (28%)
nargacuga_hardfang-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Hardfang  Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 17%
nargacuga_tailspear-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Tailspear (Tail Carved/Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 14% (35%/  50%)
nargacuga_lash-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 11% (62%)
bazelgeuse_mantle-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Mantle (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐ 2% (3%)


Nargacuga Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
nargacuga_blackfur_plus-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Blackfur+ (Break Wings) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 28% (15%)
nargacuga_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Shard (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 22% (32%)
nargacuga_tailspear-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Tailspear Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 14%
nargacuga_hardfang-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Hardfang (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 16% (66%)
nargacuga_cutwing_plus-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Cutwing+ (Break Wings) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 11% (85%)
nargacuga_lash-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Lash Master Rank ⭐⭐ 9%
bazelgeuse_mantle-mhw-wiki-guide-smallNargacuga Mantle (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐ 2% (2%)
heavy_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone  Master Rank ⭐⭐ 63%
assassin_cutwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallAssassin Cutwing Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 63%
tempered-cutwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallTempered Cutwing Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 61%
spiritvein-slogbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Solidbone Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐ 30%
spiritvein-gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Gem Master Rank ⭐⭐ 9%

Nargacuga Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Nargacuga Monster.





Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Swift Wyvern."





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    • Anonymous

      12 Jun 2020 18:34  

      Haven't hunted Nargacuga since MHP3rd. I was weird having muscle memory trigger while fighting this beast. :)

      • Anonymous

        30 May 2020 04:04  

        I love everything about Nargacuga but I’ve always had one problem with it... Its an ambush predator so most of the time it hunts its prey and takes them by surprise with incredible speed and skill. But when I fight it I always have something like “what if they had incorporated a surprise attack in his hunt?”. Like if its decided to move to another zone but before you get there it decides to hide and wait for you and attack you when you least expect it to. Nargacuga is a very skilled monster also when it comes to fighting one on one, but if only Capcom put in some gameplay mechanics that allowed Narga to make use of its stealth, speed and element of surprise. Again, I love this monster. Everything about it is just so cool. There’s nothing wrong with it. But just thinking about its lore while fighting it gives me the feeling that it could have been even better is a bit...dissapointing to me, if only a little.

        • Anonymous

          16 May 2020 08:43  

          Man, in my opinion, this monster is so underwhelming, he looks so cool, but fighting him is a goddamn chore. Especially if you use a heavy weapon like the hammer or gunlance.

          • Anonymous

            11 May 2020 01:18  

            My friend was watching the first cutscene with him and when the nargacuga jump out of the trees I remember him say "Woah! WTF! Its batman!"

            • Anonymous

              18 Apr 2020 12:59  

              Bleeding is caused by when he shoots out the tail spikes, its pretty rare that he inflicts it but it happens.

              • 15 Jan 2020 02:41  

                When are the games going to get around to bringing back the Green Nargacuga (and updating it to be more unique)? Or for that matter, Lucy. It isn't like World has the same excuse Gen / GU have of not adding subspecies (though they were fine with Rare Species and still ignored Lucy)... It feels like forever since I last saw Green Narga in a main MH game (though it got a little love in Stories).

                • Anonymous

                  13 Jan 2020 23:55  

                  Illogically fast and agile, far too much HP for its size, and busted hit-boxes / collisions: Welcome to Crapcom's Iceborne: Artificial Difficulty Edition.

                  • Anonymous

                    27 Sep 2019 03:44  

                    Tip he's a decent monster to follow round in the guiding lands for tracks, scratches the ground often for 25 points n' lots of footprints, also tends to feed on a Aptonoth or two. ^-^

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Sep 2019 01:34  

                      A speedy boi with lots of tricks up his sleeve to mess with new hunters. Weapons may not be very pretty anymore but that huge chunk of purple sharpness certainly brings a smile to my face.

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Sep 2019 06:08  

                        Killing him just but trying to cut his tail off dafaq? I've had no problem on mhwu or 4 ultimate, but on here I killed narg by only attacking the tail seriously wtf why the hell isn't it cutting off on mhw?!??!

                        • Anonymous

                          15 Sep 2019 17:01  


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