Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements N/A
Ailments None
Weakness mhw-thunder-damageThunder ⭐⭐⭐
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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


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 ⭐⭐⭐ 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.





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

      07 Nov 2020 14:26  

      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 15:21  

        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

        • Anonymous

          13 Sep 2020 13:23  

          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

            27 Aug 2020 02:59  

            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

              29 Jul 2020 03:13  

              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

                09 May 2020 16:04  

                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

                  03 May 2020 23:15  

                  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

                    27 Apr 2020 13:43  

                    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

                      25 Apr 2020 17:16  

                      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

                        09 Apr 2020 00:40  

                        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

                          03 Apr 2020 08:46  

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

                          • Anonymous

                            23 Mar 2020 14:27  

                            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

                              13 Feb 2020 09:49  

                              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

                                26 Nov 2019 04:18  

                                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.

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