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

      19 Sep 2021 08:59  

      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

        25 May 2021 18:27  

        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

          07 May 2021 19:15  

          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

            26 Apr 2021 01:18  

            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

              10 Mar 2021 12:31  

              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

                08 Mar 2021 13:17  

                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

                  07 Nov 2020 08:26  

                  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

                    19 Oct 2020 09:21  

                    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

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