Nergigante

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Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements N/A
Ailments None
Weakness mhw-thunder-damageThunder ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-dragon-damageDragon⭐⭐
Resistances None
Locations Wildspire Waste (Beta), Elder's Recess
Tempered LV. 3

Nergigante is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ネルギガンテ (Nerugigante, 滅尽龍) in Japanese. 

 

A terrible elder dragon that appears when other elders are in the vicinity. Its penchant for destruction is well documented.

 

Nergigante Details & Locations

 

Nergigante Combat Info

  • The key element of fighting Nergigante is keeping an eye on the spikes that periodically grow on its body. These spikes appear on four areas: Wings, Forelegs, Head, and Tail.
    • When the spikes first grow, they have a yellow/white color and are a breakable weak spot.
    • As time passes, the spikes will harden and turn black. After this point, they are no longer a weak spot and may deflect attacks.
    • Spiked body parts will do increased damage, and some attacks will be augmented by the spikes.
      • If Nergigante has grown spikes on its head, it will launch them forward after performing a normal head-slam.
      • Occasionally Nergigante will rear back, walk forward, and slam its front leg down. If the leg is spiked, the attack will launch the spikes in all directions.
    • Once Nergigante has grown spikes on its head, wings, and forelegs, it will perform a dive bomb attack. And when the spikes turn into black, it will also launch the spikes upon hitting the ground.
      • This attack is signaled by Nergigante rearing back on its hind legs and roaring before flying into the air and diving at a player.
      • The best method of dealing with this attack is sprinting directly to either side and performing a leaping dodge just before Nergigante begins its dive. Due to this attack's massive area of effect, normal dodges are not sufficient for escaping damage.
      • Alternatively, the black spike divebomb attack can be blocked by simply wearing Vitality Mantle in a split second after the roar.
      • This attack breaks off Nergigante's spikes and it must begin growing them again.
      • Once Nergigante reaches low health and retreats to its lair, it will begin continuously growing spikes, making its dive bomb attack much more frequent.
  • Keep in mind that, as an Elder Dragon, Nergigante is immune to traps and cannot be captured.
  • Breaking Nergigante's horns or severing its tail will reduce the damage of some of its attacks.
  • Nergigante is mildly susceptible to all ailments. Using weapons that can stun, paralyze, or cause sleep can buy a few moments to heal/sharpen/buff during the fight.
  • Flash Pods can be used to stun it during combos or dive bomb attacks.
  • Dragon Pod slinger ammo may occasionally drop from Nergigante, which can be used to disrupt attacks and has a chance to stagger.
  • Weakness sign: Limping
  • Bowgun users should aim for the head, arms and wings, preferably those with white spikes. Thunder and pierce ammo work well, along with poison and paralysis shots. Nergigante moves quickly but several long animations and predictable movements may give enough time for cluster shots or wyvern ammo.
  • Nergigante's nest (Area 15) is particularly dangerous due to the cramped quarters and environmental hazards:
    • Crystal shards can drop from above during the fight; these can stagger players and interrupt attacks or dodges. Look around for areas with crystal spikes lodged into the ground; these should be avoided if possible.
    • There are two walls, one east one south, that Nergigante may break with a dive bomb. This should give a little more room to work and behind the southern wall are several flash flies that may be of use.
  • Nergigante will run between areas 8, 9 and 14 and will retreat to area 15 to rest.

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
Horns (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐

 

Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

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Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.

 

Nergigante High Rank Carves

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

Nergigante Carves (ALL HIGH RANK)

Carves Frequency %
immortal_dragonscaleImmortal Dragonscale ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
nergigante_carapaceNergigante Carapace ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
nergigante_talonNergigante Talon ⭐⭐⭐ 19% Body Carve
Nergigante Horn + (break horns) ⭐⭐  
nergigante_regrowth_plateNergigante Regrowth Plate (dropped) ⭐⭐⭐  
Nergigante Gem (break horns, tail) 2% Carve, 3% Tail Carve and 3% Horn Break
nergigante_tailNergigante Tail (cut tail)    

Nergigante Rewards (ALL HIGH RANK)

Rewards Frequency  
NergiganteTailNergigante Tail ⭐⭐  
nergigante_carapaceNergigante Carapace ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
immortal_dragonscaleImmortal Dragonscale ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
nergigante_regrowth_plateNergigante Regrowth Plate ⭐⭐⭐  
nergigante_talonNergigante Talon ⭐⭐⭐ 13% Quest Reward, 20% Silver Reward and 20% Gold Reward
elder_dragon_boneElder Dragon Bone ⭐⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_bloodElder Dragon Blood ⭐⭐  
NergiganteGemNergigante Gem   ⭐ 6% Silver Reward and 13% Gold Reward

 

Nergigante Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Nergigante Monster.

Weapons

 

Armor

 

Gallery, Notes & Trivia

  • Unlike Nergigante's spikes, its horns will not grow back if they are broken.
  • A unique victory theme plays upon defeating Nergigante for the first time.
  • Nergigante is known as the "Extinction Dragon"
  • In the Jyuratodus cutscene, a Barroth corpse can be seen with some spikes, persumably killed by Nergigante.

 

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      Nergigante: I eat the most powerful things in the world, I am all powerful.
      Kushala: I can create tornados, I am the master of all winds.
      Teostra: I am the emperor of hell, the peerless infernal.
      Vaal Hazak: I am the dragon of imminent death, the effluvial master.
      Xeno: haha laser go brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      • Anonymous

        If you are struggling to solo the quest or farm him use lance. Not kidding one bit he's one of the better designed monster to lance against. Just watch somes video on the weapon movesets and combos(you will be shocked how much mobile this weapon really is) then get the uragan armor and a lance with ok-ish blue sharpness(I recommend Kulu ya ku branch). Be sure to tenderize his head when he staggers it takes only one hit, don't worry about sharpness consumption when you run low just flash pod him and use a whetstone. As a final note you do not require guard up skill for any of his attacks including the dive bomb but guard level 3 is recommended to reduce knockback and stamina consumption.

        • Anonymous

          I don't know how to edit the page, but the large monster field guide in the game shows that the weak point damage for the horns is different than those displayed here. Horns have slash damage at 2 stars, blunt at 3, and ranged damage at 2.

          • Anonymous

            Ok here are some tips for DB mains when fighting him. Use the slopes by to your advantage. Never go into Demon mode because it drains your stamina for when you have to dodge the Dive. I would suggest getting Rathalos or Odogaron and Tobi Dual blades. I beat him in about 10min. I was using Odogaron armor and Tobi Dual blades. Good luck!

            • Anonymous

              Pro tip for ls users: donnot hesitate to use lai spirit slash over helm breaker. In my 7 successful hunts I was knocked out of helm breaker 6/8 time. Blame it's aggressive for it. Use helm breaker only when its staggered or if the move is calculated. Nerg's attacks has nasty tracking so be extra careful when facing it upfront. Conserve most flash pods for its enraged mode and use it to complete the r2 combo. Give nergal reaver your first priority to upgrade. It shreds nergigante. Also later you will get a mantle that gives you infinite poise which will let you use helm breakers without fear of knocking out. Happy hunting!

              • Anonymous

                One shot dive attack, malfunctioning hitbox and stunk locking you to death. Yeah these are the only factors what makes him "hard". If you wanna win always sick to the tail and pray not get hit by his claw attacks.

                • Anonymous

                  Nearly killed him, using bow first time , got stuck in an aim mode somehow and he swiped me that somehow took alot of hp and I failed. Raged hard

                  • Anonymous

                    I killed it for the first time with a Odogaron Helm, Mail and Greaves, Bazelguese Coil and Zorah Claws. I had a Heavy Bang+. I didn't faint in the fight, broke everything and even the dive bomb attack didn't even took half of healthbar

                    • Anonymous

                      fight this thing once try to break the something leave then craft the palico mnergigante weapon with a regrowth plate to get high elderseal early

                      • Anonymous

                        Sprint to a side? As long as it’s away from the monster, even back is already good, you can’t be hurt during leap of faith or dive. It won’t trigger if you are moving toward the threat, must be away. Once all it spikes are ready and roars for a super dive, that’s the most dangerous time, the slam has excellent tracking, needs proper jewels to block it, or best, leap away. Best time to wail on nerg is when he starts spamming weak claw scratches that barely stagger the player. Just be mindful of hp, Retreat if you won’t be able to take his stronger moves. There’s usually a tell if he will stop scratching you, like roaring, suddenly standing, twisting his body or pulling back to do a rising slash....etc. being a physical dmg only elder, rock steady is very strong against him.

                        • Anonymous

                          dies 100 times" omg dis hard" you kill him on 101 try "OMG I DIDS IT REEEEEEEEE I NEVER Do DAT AGAIN " you just see his armor set" I mUsT fArM"

                          • Anonymous

                            Wait... he has only 10k HP? Huh.... no wonder when I helped a high rank guy defeat him it was so fast (literally was sweating since he kept dying and had to use all my life powders and one dust of life to heal him)

                            • Anonymous

                              Just a little note to anyone and everyone who says a monster is too easy or too difficult. There will always be at least ONE monster that will give you a hard time and counter your playing style. For me it's black diablos because I'm usually aggressive with attacks towards monsters but with black diablos it's a waiting game until they get tired or atleast stop moving and there are barely any gaps for me.

                              • Anonymous

                                Nergi is immediately hostile towards players yet on a quest to hunt him I was sitting right in front of him he didn't notice. I walked over to the side of the map to get a gathering point just because and he became immediately hostile when not even looking at me

                                • Anonymous

                                  The first time I killed Nergi I used the longsword and only fainted once and when he died, it turned out that my palico had hit it with a rock...

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I used a bazelgeuse gunlance on this thing and killed him in 12 min. The thing that really helped me were the 3 uragaan pieces so I could block the dive bomb

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I was a charge blade user until I fought nerg, he was extremely difficult but then I switched to hammer, and all elder dragons were a breeze

                                      • Anonymous

                                        this was so helpful. I have been stuck on this monster for months, and now i'm hunting him for the armor. :)

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This page is so helpful, it told me what to look for and how to stop it, because if this page I did the quest in 16 min. Thank you whoever made this page :)

                                          • Anonymous

                                            He has a ridic amount of health in the "Heralds of Destruction Cry" event. Be warned, just because he's limping, it dont mean he's close to death! Just ran out of time, beat on him for a solid 15+ mins with the skull icon and he refused to go down.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              God I hate his dive bomb attack, it was my doom on my first attempt. Had to put on vitality mantle on the next one, but the bastard would waste it the moment it hit me. Feared for my life once he began limping since he started doing it more often and just waited for him to do it in the volcanic area just so I could attack peacefully.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                How do you find him, ive been area 14 in elders recess so many times. I have already killed him from the assigned quest, but havnt found him since...

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  The first time I fought this dude, it was so so hard, but now I can DESTROY him. (I don't want to though cuz now his armor and weapons are useless to me because I have ALMOST beat iceborne, i'm stuck on blackveil vaal hazak.)

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    It would appear none of this has been updated with anything about archtempered nerg, which is unfortunate because I was hoping for maybe some more advanced insight that might help me not have to use up 3/4 of my item box only to scrape by with 2 faints and 8 minutes left. All the other archtempered elders are legitimately a fraction as difficult, and I can't tell if I'm doing something wrong or he's just that tough, although I guess his mechanics aren't that different from normal/tempered aside from AT taking only maybe 15 secs max to fully regenerate his spikes after they're broken. On top of having probably 3x normal health, more damage than tempered, and becoming and staying enraged from the time you first run into him until the end of the mission. Although seeing as all AT nerg's gear is pretty amazing and you get an ending teaser screen for the expansion after you beat him, I'm thinking maybe he's supposed to be like the last boss of the standard game. I hope so, because lord is he hard. In 270 hours and 125 HRs his mission is the only one I've ever lost by anything except mistakenly killing capture targets.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Was grinding a tempered nergigante and on one run the *****ing stalactites on the ceiling of his nest killed him lmao.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I beat him on my first try with my lightning switch axe. You can't be too greedy with this guy, because he WILL ***** you! It's difficult to get used to his speed and how much he jumps around, but once you recognize the pattern, you can find openings to attack. Be patient, don't get greedy, and Jesus Christ don't get hit by that dive bomb!

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Don't be a*****on quests. This one guy just sat there and watched while I had to kill Nergigante. When he died the b**** took the rewards he didn't earn.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I'm so unlucky. Everytime I severe his tail i carve a dragon scale. Its so frustrating. I just get tails from rewards. BTW, the table could be updated.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Get your palico the plunder weapon for this fight if you want free gems. Failed my first attempt but walked home with two gems.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Wear him down to limping with issues and thought this ain't hard at all. The moment I walked around the corner to his nest he surprise hit me with a dive bomb for the first cart. Literally did the same on my second visit, and then again during the fight after... 95% of the fight went smoothly yet the final 5% got me. ***** you

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  As with every monster before, and every challenge ever, there is no "trick" to defeating your first Elder Dragon. Just play it safe, learn the pattern, moves and weaknesses, then exploit the recovery frames of their attack before they chain with another, step back again to safety, rinse and repeat. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to take riskier approaches, taking cover below the beast's legs or baiting out certain attacks for your benefit. Don't expect to kill Nergigante in your first try in 5 minutes, it's going to be a battle of attrition and you have to manage your resources, take your chances and minimize your mistakes, simple as that

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Any wapon with a shield , is enough to beat this puppy tot a pulp. Easy peezy , i recommend charge blade with 2+ guard. Nice balance between damage , defence and mobility. Insect glaive or sns are not recommend unless it looking for a chalange. GL

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Just a note that if people haven't noticed, the wiki clearly says it can't be captured. Well, here's another fact. No elder dragon can be trapped. Nergigante, Vaal Hazak, Teostra, Lunastra, Kushala Daora, and Xeno'jiiva (Zorah doesn't count because he's already too big) are all elder dragons, therefore CANNOT be captured

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I gotten Stuck on this Dragon so if your soloing this dragon following tips i can give -Gajalakas (recruit asap!) -Make Sure your on a Full belly- (Chief's Platter) +50 to all HP Stamina -Make sure you use the Vitality Mantle- (he hits really hard) just incase. even with over 300Armor he will cut you down. -Untrappable- (i tried countless times even when my traps were on a flat field lol its like there too small) Now here is a Trick i am going to give to you all a little Edge Ive been playing around, between the Gajalaka Tunnel and Dragon's Nest. if your near it he will Drop his Aggro towards you and run back to his nest. This where you can run to his nest, and use the tunnel as a safe spot, be warnned he will do jump attacks to get around the corner. How to get him near the Gajalaka Tunnel (Well Just piss him off where his eyes are red) and run, but sometimes he will stay around if your near the tunnel, and you can hit him from long range or catch a quick break. i hope this trick helps, i use it with my palico ally stealing parts from him. Hunter: SoundsInsane

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Currently stuck on McNergit and really need help! Maybe I just need some time to upgrade as I only have bone slasher II

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Can you flash pod him right before he dive bombs? I've tried so before but just starts it anyway, and I'm not sure if it works during his diving either. Answers plz?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The Nergigante beta armour is probably my favourite armour in the entire game. I can't wait to get the gamma armour.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                he also goes to area 7 same person btw and you can carve him four times i did probs cuz he is an elder dragon

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This guy's speed is ridiculous, if your hunting with a friend and your sharpening your weapon and nergi is fighting your friend he will leap to you if close enough. If your friend then does it he will change back to them again, he won't let you have time to catch a breath.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    "Once Nergigante has grown spikes on its head, wings, and forelegs, it will perform a dive bomb attack." This is complete and utter bs, so go ahead and erase it. I've counted about 5 times that nerg has divebombed me without fully grown spikes in all areas (white or black). He also frequently divebombs right after another attack, without roaring at all. Why are you posting lies?

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I was going to try and catch it. But then I realized the thorns I was looking for made the scout flies turn blue.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Boy I thought the anjanath was the biggest bull*****in this*****ty game, holy***** was i wrong it just continues getting worse!

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          If you're struggling with the dive bomb attack there's two fairly easy solutions. The first one is maxing out your HP. With the Ingot Vambraces Beta (which is really easy to get) and a Health Boost jewel you can permanently increase your HP from 100 to 150. You can then temporarily further increase your HP from 150 to 200 by eating. With 200 HP you should be able to easily survive the dive bomb attack. Alternatively, you can try using the Vitality Mantle (although this isn't guaranteed to work, especially if you get roared). Basically, just before the attack starts, create some distance and quickly equip the mantle (using your radial menu). This will allow you to tank the entirety of the damage. TL;DR Max your Health Boost skill and equip a Vitality Mantle.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I actually got a Nergigante gem the first time i killed him... which was just now...2%...it took me days to get an Odogaron gem...Am I lucky or is it scripted to drop the first time?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              you can dodge nergigante's dive bomb with forsight slash using a longsword and if you time it perfectly you can take 0 damage

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Best armor for fighting him the first time is Ingot imo. High base armor plus gives you free Thunder Attack, which is Nerg's only 3 star weakness.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Someone could correct me if I'm wrong here, but I believe the elderseal effect for nergigante is the ability to break the black spikes. Which is unusual vs. the normal effect of simply slowing/removing the buildup of the elders' respective auras. I know for certain that dragon pods cause elderseal buildup at least. Although as an aside, has anyone ever thought about what nergigante mating would look like? It must be horrifying.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    First area where he's at is full of small hills and climbable pillars. Use it to your advantage to slide, jump and mount him. After he takes enough damage he may retreat to the first crystal cave section, he'll stand right under a breakable crystal pillar. Use your slinger to shoot it down on him. Bring flash pods and use them in the final stage. Fight a bit and bait his diving bomb attack (he starts flying vertically). Be ready to shoot a flash pod right at him. He'll fall and be open for further damage till finished off.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Killed him 15 times and cut his tail 12 times and I’ve still never gotten a gem, geuss my lucks not good

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        As a Long Sword Main Deviljho does give me more trouble then Nergigante. Palico with shield will give you many free shots in. with decent Armor and a meal before the Fight his "***** everything in that general Direction" wont one shot you as well

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Comments here made me nervous figthting him. I gave it a try and 27 min later he was down. Only needed a handfull of potions. I used the high metal armor set and the Diablos Shaterer 1. No potions, mantles or decorations involved (mainly because I dont have them^^). Just run around him and go between his 2 legs, attack his belly till he gets exhausted, then break the horns and end it. Gonna go and farm him for his armor now.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            The easiest of the smaller elder dragons imo. Breaking its white spikes significantly staggers it and it will be twitching on the ground for most of the time if you damage the spikes quickly enough.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              trivial with a lance build. with guard 5 you can block the dive bomb. just stay under him the rest of the time and don't get greedy.

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