Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements Physical Only
Ailments None
Weakness mhw-thunder-damageThunder - ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-dragon-damageDragon - ⭐⭐
Resistances None
Locations Wildspire Waste, Elder's Recess

Nergigante is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ネルギガンテ (Nerugigante) 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.
      • 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.
      • 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information



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 ⭐⭐⭐  
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  
nergigante_carapaceNergigante Carapace ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
immortal_dragonscaleImmortal Dragonscale ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
nergigante_regrowth_plateNergigante Regrowth Plate ⭐⭐⭐  
nergigante_talonNergigante Talon ⭐⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_boneElder Dragon Bone ⭐⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_bloodElder Dragon Blood ⭐⭐  
Nergigante Gem    6% Silver Reward and 13% Gold Reward


Nergigante Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Nergigante Monster.





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.




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    • 20 Mar 2018 17:45  

      If anyone needs to farm Nergigante pieces, my personal recommendation is to bring hammer (if you need horns) or dual blades (if you need tails) and use the sliding attacks as much as possible as Nergi fights in very sloped arenas. If you manage to land the majority of attacks, he should be limping in the second area and those parts should pop right off during the course of the fight. I have done quite a bit of both weapons and consistently manage under 10 minutes (using lots of attacks buffs). After you have that down, just farm investigations to get the best chance of rare materials and gems. Best of hunting!

      • Anonymous

        19 Mar 2018 18:55  

        Hello I'm new to monster hunter is there any way to solo nergigante with dual blades? cause i have tried time and time again and still have got nothing.I have shot flares and every team mate i get either faint in the first few moments into the battle. I'm about to give up. Like what strat should I use? Or is there no possible way to solo nergi?

        • Anonymous

          19 Mar 2018 08:24  

          If anyone struggles with him due to his roar and insta kill dive combo: get earplugs level 5 (Bazel coil and greaves + high metal alpha chest piece), maybe some stun resist (barroth greaves and charms) and when he does his divebomb just strafe to either side and superman dive.

          Ever since getting earplugs 5, most elder dragons become trivial. The only downside to this is that you look absolutely ridiculous

          • Anonymous

            08 Mar 2018 10:00  

            "Species: Jagras"
            Wait, what? This horrifyingly OP elder dragon is just a Jagras..? Is this some sort of glitch?

            • Anonymous

              06 Mar 2018 14:09  

              From what I've read up his weak spots are the hind legs and belly, but here it states otherwise.. So can anyone tell me what it really is? I am having many problems with him, I've failed 3 times thus far, I can tank a dive bomb or most of the time I dodge it, its either the spikes from his body that get me or the stuff from his lair he sends falling onto me that gets me. Whenever I get him low that's when I mess up, I will start off with 0 deaths the whole entire fight but the second I get him to skull icon (near death) I just die repeatedly. Last night I got him to skull icon and had only 1 more death until I had to rinse and repeat the whole process but then someone joined in and adjusted him to have more health and so the time ran out. May someone give me a few tips? I'm running dual blades (I swap between zorah magdaros, kirin, and dragonbone 2) all help is much appreciated.

              • Anonymous

                05 Mar 2018 02:53  

                Dont see how people have such a problem with him, yes the first few times he kills you but thats cause you're getting used to his mechanics and learning him, now he's actually one of the easiest eldars to kill ( on about 16 kills now) ( kirin is most hard for me) i use the great sword with full alpha nergi set and can sponge his dive bomb with just blocking takes about half stamina and 1mm of health, my brother plays gun/bow and he does struggle so i think its just weapon choice for him really

                • Anonymous

                  Nergigante [MHW Wiki]02 Mar 2018 10:59  

                  Uragaan armor's skills allow you to completely block dive bomb
                  but will still take some damage from its enraged consecutive 3hit claw attack

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Mar 2018 11:13  

                    Gunlance and Lance user here, you can actualy block Negi's divebomb, though it took half of both of my Health and Stamina to block the full attack on solo anyways will try on multiplayer later.
                    It's fun fighting Negi though.

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Feb 2018 23:11  

                      Hammer bro here.
                      Just beat Nergigante, really fun fight.
                      First time i fought him, i died all 3 times.
                      2nd time i fought, I died once due to his dive bomb, but managed to beat him quite easily. I agree with most comments below, his moves are incredibly readable and not that insane. If you play lazily/greedy you will get caught and possibly chained into a faint.
                      Solo play btw.

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Feb 2018 22:38  

                        I got both a Nergigante gem and Nergigante tail from Investigation Rewards, and we had neither cut off his tail nor broken his horns. So this is a bit misleading. They do drop in rewards as well - I'm guessing it's just rare.

                        • 19 Feb 2018 00:45  

                          Joined "A Wound and a Thrist Quest" completed it and it never registered as a completed quest on my progress, so hard doing this on your own, is this a glitch or is it ment to be strated by you and you can join other Hunters with the same quest ???

                          • Anonymous

                            18 Feb 2018 06:19  

                            Tbh its one of my favorite boss battles in the game Nergigante is a beast fun to fight and makes you realize the skill gap in the game cant wait for Tempered Nergigante my boy and me gonna be at it for round 2 and Im lookin forward to it

                            • Anonymous

                              13 Feb 2018 04:11  

                              *****. This. Monster. Every monster in the game has a sort of cheap attack or a bull*****hotbox/attack that will hit you even in roll. This ***** hits you in roll,stunlocks you AND two hits you even with top defense . It's literally bull ***** IMG***** to fight this guy.Its not skill it's lujc on killing with the RNG of his attacks and if your chars roll works during. Played all dark souls and I'm no casual,I understand the whole premise of "get gud" but this piece of***** genuinely is the cheapest "boss" I've ever fought in a game.

                              • Anonymous

                                06 Feb 2018 16:47  

                                If you are good with the long sword or you are just looking to for a good weapon to kill it with, craft the Kadachi Fang III and you should be all right

                                • 06 Feb 2018 06:28  

                                  Killed him after 2 tries. First time fighting him, I didn't realize shock traps didn't work. I didn't bring any pitfall traps but would have tried those too.

                                  When beating him I got elder dragon bones, which probably means he's an elder dragon. Which also means traps don't work on him. TIP: BRING FLASHES TO SAVE YOUR TEAMMATES BECAUSE THEY DRAG YOU DOWN AND DIE.

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