Rajang

rajang mhw wiki guide
Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Fanged Beasts
Elements mhw thunder damage sThunder
Ailments thunderblight status effect mhw sThunderblight
Weakness mhw ice damage sIce ⭐⭐⭐
Resistances mhw thunder damage sThunder (immune)
mhw fire damage sFire (immune)
mhw dragon damage sDragon (immune)
mhw water elemental damage sWater⭐
Location(s) Guiding Lands
Tempered Lv. 3

Rajang is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Rajang was added with a free DLC for the Iceborne Expansion. ラージャン (raajyan) in Japanese.

 

An ultra-aggressive creature that few have a chance of surviving against. Sports powerful arms that pack a punch, and turns gold when angry.

Rajang Details & Locations

 

Rajang Combat Info

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head/Arms
    • Orange: Body/Tail
    • White: Backlegs
  • Enraged mode: His fur turns gold when enraged, and his arms turn red when in rampage mode.
  • Attacks
    • Sweep Rajang slams his right arm on the ground and sweeps in a circular pattern
      Slam Rajang raises both his arms to slam down at their unfortunate target. Causes the ground to break around the impact, tripping the hunter.
      Sweeping Barrage Rajang will use its arms to sweep five times in front of him, moving forward with every sweep. The last sweep ends in a ground slam, causing minor tremors at close range. This is arguably the attack Rajang will use most often. Can hit several times in one combo.
      Beyblade Rajang spins its entire body 360 degrees while moving forward. Deals significant damage
      Lightning Spit Rajang jumps in the air and spits Lightning at the hunter. Causes Thunderblight if it connects.
      Homing Attack Rajang jumps up, curls into a ball and slams itself at the hunter. Long range but can be avoided simply by running
      Bellyflop Rajang jumps at the hunter and lands on his belly. Deals huge damage if it connects, might cause minor tremors at close range (Calm only).
      Pinning Grab Rajang will lunge forward with open arms to grab the hunter. If it connects, they will proceed to squish the hunter a bit before throwing them away. The hunter will then be knocked down, desperately crawling away from Rajang. If not interrupted by a Flashpod or Scatternut, Rajang will proceed to follow up with a powerful smack.
      Jump Rajang jumps away from the player, either forwards or backwards. Not technically an attack but can knock back the hunter at close range.
      Ultra Roar Indicates Rajang entered its Fury Mode, where his arms glow red. Deals no damage but will actually knock you back, even with Earplugs 5.
      Lightning Beam Rajang spits a solid beam of lightning directly at the hunter. Doesn't track but deals massive damage.
      Jumping Ultra Bellyflop Essentially the regular Bellyflop but powered up by lightning. Deals massive damage, huge hitbox. Enraged Only. Dodging it with a Superman-Dive is advised.
  • You can obtain shiny drops by breaking its horns or using a flinch shot to knock it against a wall.
  • Rajang doesn't really have a wide, elegant moveset, but he compensates by dealing some of the highest damage in Monster Hunter World. Health Boost 3 is highly advised, especially when hunting in a group.
  • Rajang is most dangerous when it's arms are powered up, and can even destroy Shock Traps. Pitfall traps are effective, but only when it's enraged.
  • Tips while fighting Rajang
    • You cannot grapple onto Rajangs head. However, punching or Slinger-bursting the Arms will have the same effect.
    • Rajang has no moves that directly target someone behind him. Standing at Rajang's rear end will be relatively safe. However, Rajang can turn or jump at any moment, so be on guard.
    • If the hunter spends to much time clutch clawed onto Rajang, It will react with a special grab move that leads to a pin.
    • You can interrupt Rajang's rampage mode (recognizable by its glowing red arms) by damaging its tail. You don't need to break it, just damage it.
    • Traps will become less and less effective with every use. Also, Rajang can still attack out of a Pitfall Trap.
    • Rajang will annihilate most other monsters in a turf war. The only ones that will deal decent damage to him are Savage Deviljho and Elder Dragons (except for Kirin).

 

Rajang Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw poison status effect s sleep mhw status effect wiki paralysis icon Blastblight stun icon
Weakness Level

 

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

Weak Point great sword mhw smalls hammer mhw smalls normal ammo mhw wiki
Head (Breakable)
Tail (Breakable)

 

Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

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Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.

 

Rajang Low and High Rank Carves

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

Rajang Carves

Carves Frequency %
rajang hardfang mhw wiki guideRajang Hardfang ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 36%
rajang wildpelt mhw wiki guideRajang Wildpelt (Dropped) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 28% (50%)
rajang hardclaw mhw wiki guideRajang Hardclaw ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 21%
gold rajang pelt+ mhw wiki guideGold Rajang Pelt + (Dropped) ⭐⭐⭐ 15% (28%)

 

Rajang Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
rajang wildpelt mhw wiki guideRajang Wildpelt ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 32%
rajang hardfang mhw wiki guideRajang Hardfang ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 23% 
rajang hardclaw mhw wiki guideRajang Hardclaw (Break each arm) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 20% (70% for each arm broken)
rajang tail mhw wiki guideRajang Tail (Break Tail) ⭐⭐⭐ 16% (70%)
rajang hardhorn mhw wiki guideRajang Hardhorn (Break Horn/Both Horns) ⭐⭐ 9% (70% / 100%)
dragonvein solidbone mhw wiki guide smallDragonvein Solidbone ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 63%
tempered glimmerpelt mhw wiki guideTempered Glimmerpelt ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 64%
tempered glimmerpelt mhw wiki guideBloodthirsty Glimmerpelt ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 67%
spiritvein slogbone mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Solidbone ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 33%
great spiritvein gem small mhw wiki guideGreat Spirtivein Gem 3%

Rajang Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Rajang Monster

Weapons

 

 

 

Armor         

 

 

 

 

 

Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Gold Lion".
  • It is the first fanged beast introduced in Monster Hunter World.
  • There might be a Dragon Ball Reference here.

 

 

 

Large Monsters
Acidic Glavenus  ♦  Alatreon  ♦  Ancient Leshen  ♦  Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Banbaro  ♦  Barioth  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Beotodus  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Blackveil Vaal Hazak  ♦  Brachydios  ♦  Brute Tigrex  ♦  Coral Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Ebony Odogaron  ♦  Fatalis  ♦  Frostfang Barioth  ♦  Fulgur Anjanath  ♦  Furious Rajang  ♦  Glavenus  ♦  Gold Rathian  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Leshen  ♦  Lunastra  ♦  Namielle  ♦  Nargacuga  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Nightshade Paolumu  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Raging Brachydios  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Ruiner Nergigante  ♦  Safi'jiiva  ♦  Savage Deviljho  ♦  Scarred Yian Garuga  ♦  Seething Bazelgeuse  ♦  Shara Ishvalda  ♦  Shrieking Legiana  ♦  Silver Rathalos  ♦  Stygian Zinogre  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tigrex  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Velkhana  ♦  Viper Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Yian Garuga  ♦  Zinogre  ♦  Zorah Magdaros

 




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    • Anonymous

      Beo GS + 900 Def did the Job

      If it's enraged run to a savage deviljoe or an Elderdragon If possible

      GS is pretty good because you have no time for fancy Combos and you need to dish out most damage per hit

      • Anonymous

        Thunderproof Mantle is a pretty good choice to bring if you get off guard from the Ultra Bellyflop. Usually wear it when Rajang powers up. Second equip I use Temporal Mantle whenever. Usually for free flinch shot or avoiding damage if flinch shot cannot be used. Rajang is a pain to hunt and not my favorite monster to go up against, but you'll feel pretty good after beating it. Don't give up!

        • Anonymous

          This fight wouldn't be nearly as bad if they didn't give him ridiculous amounts of damage, why do I lose 1/8 of my HP bar from him walking past me

          • Anonymous

            Failed two times and decided I needed a change in equipment. Temporal mantle helped me dodge the "Jumping Ultra Bellyflop" which allowed me to complete it with zero deaths.

            • Anonymous

              A few ideas for how rajang could kill other monsters.
              1. Rajang beats up the Barroth carapace after jumping on the barroths head, then splits it apart and yeets the barroth into a wall.
              2. Rajangs snaps off Barioth's fangs, then stabs it to death with them.
              3. Rajang tears off Glavenus's tail, then shoves it into the Glavy's back.
              4. Rajang shoves explosive scales down bazelgeuse's throat and then shoots a lightning beam down the throat.
              5. Rajang force feeds the pickle it's own tail, making the pickle choke to death.

              • Anonymous

                So I had just joined a random person's Glavenus investigation, and I found this monke vibing outside of the cave we were fighting in. I thought they were only found post shara, and this of course says they're only found in the guiding lands (We were in the elder's recess). Can someone please explain this?

                • Anonymous

                  I think it should be a feature that if you cut off the tail, it will have a slim chance of leaving the area, even on a quest. Than, a quest for a furious rajang will show in the place of the rajang quest, and his health will be a lot less, depending on how much damage you did to the original rajang. Like if you agree, dislike if you don't.

                  • Anonymous

                    Bro, I've never felt that much adrenaline in a videogame then when I fought this guy. My hands were actually tingling. First try though, thank god.

                    • Anonymous

                      there is something legitimately wrong with Rajang attacks. seems like they do direct damage like bomb barrels or sticky ammo. not to the hunter but to other monsters and tail raiders. numbers will pop up on the screen when he damages others monsters. because of the reason he keeps toppling other monsters and can even kill them (if they are weak like Kulu) if the hunt goes for long enough.

                      • Anonymous

                        Does his very fast bellyflop slamming at incredible hihg speed can only be avoided by superman dive??? I've managed to roll/run away from nergi's 20 km hitbox ground slam, but the only times I can dodge rajang's ultra mega thundering lightning slam is by doing the superman dive.

                        • Anonymous

                          Does his very fast bellyflop slamming at incredible hihg speed can only be avoided by superman dive??? I've managed to roll/run away from nergi's 20 km hitbox ground slam, but the only times I can dodge rajang's ultra mega thundering lightning slam is by doing the superman dive.

                          • Anonymous

                            Seems like his ultra slam hits two times. I was using rocksteady mantle when I got hit, and it did two instances of damage. I think the first one is when Rajang actually hit the ground, and the second one was from the lightning burst.

                            • Anonymous

                              it says on here that it has no attacks that target hunters behind it, yet i have been kicked in the teeth by this thing more time than i care to count

                              • Anonymous

                                I think the problem most people face is that Rajang is actually boss-level difficult. I mean think about it; how often do you go into a hunt, and expect you'll just never faint? How often do you assume that you'll execute your objective perfectly, before having even tried once? That's not normal. Bosses are supposed to be hard, you're supposed to fail a couple of times to get the hang of them.

                                And also; Rajang is relentless aggro. You don't counter relentless aggro with aggro of your own (at least not in this game), you need to play defensive. Took me 4 tries with LS and a pretty good setup.

                                • Anonymous

                                  so i have hunted 15 rajang but only ever got one clutch claw opportunity. like why is weapon deflection when hitting his red arms a thing even with minds eye jewel if there are no opportunities to tenderize his arms. sure it can be done after wall banging but for a slow weapon like gs i will prefer to complete the true combo then go for tenderize. rampage mode is my biggest gripe with rajang otherwise very fun monster to destroy and get destroyed by!

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Normal Rajang: Super saiyan. Furious: Perfect Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2 (When enraged you can see electricity on it aura) LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..

                                    • Anonymous

                                      seeing people complain about this boss is kind of weird to me... its attacks are well telegraphed and have easy opportunities to dodge. I guess some people just want to be able to be hit by things and not die immediately despite the game being designed like that. I suppose that happens when you crutch yourself constantly with temporal mantle or vitality mantle. you just get used to being bad.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        More likely a reference to Sun Wukong, the monkey king, from the novel "Journey to the West"; which dragon ball was also based on.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I take back my previous comment about both rajang (including furious) and raging brachy. Truth be told Im just ****ing awful at lance somehow and wasn't prepared. I'm not particularly fond of some of rajang mechanics but its not as bad as I had thought. Sometimes, one just needs to get good (no matter how much I have come to despise this term)

                                          • I just saw this, has anyone noticed how his HH is the same as the Conga HH in MHGU? I had a little PTSD moment of these farting pink monkeys and I'm sad they didn't come to Iceborne

                                            • Anonymous

                                              i thought seething bazelguese was bad. i thought blackveil vaal hazak was bad. but there is nothing that can compare to how little fun you will have fight a rajang. there is no advice, no redeeming qualities, you just suffer through. and then they send you to fight the harder variant. enjoy getting one shot.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I despise this fight but it most likely stems from my first fight being with the lance. Still am not a fan of these style of monsters.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  "Only fanged" ??
                                                  Even if we assume you are excluding the ones from the base game (Dos Jagras, Tobi Kadachi, Dos GIrros, Odogaron, Dodogama) There are a few others added in Iceborne, i.e. VIper Tobi Kadachi, Ebony Odogaron and Zinogre, Stygian Zinogre.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    In the Razzle Frazzle Dazzle event quest, I always lure him towards the Savage Deviljho and let them fight eachother, saves a lot of time and trouble. Let Joe do the dirty work for you. =)

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Tremor Res 1 will help mitigate tremor caused by ground pound. With Evade Distance 3, you can get out of the jumping ultra belly flop range even when your weapon is equipped.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Best advice I can give: If you need to dodge, go left or right, but do not back up because of how linear most of his attacks are, especially his pin.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          So I was hunting a Rajang today to complete the daily bounties for the Sizzling Spice Fest. And after a few minutes of fighting him I blacked out so hard I got carted in 5 seconds, and got mad af XD. I rage quit the game and restarted. And did the mission again after cooling down. Got him that time without fainting. But not without getting stunlocked and beat the sh*t out of me XD. Sometimes you just have one of those days, you know? Still love him tho.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            When I SOS for Guiding Lands farm runs, I love to lure tempered Rajang out after group kills 1 or 2 monsters. It's hilarious watching people fainting left and right.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I wonder if anyone in the comments had figure out how to wall rajang first time seeing him (go on his arms) but do it quickly since he can grab you off.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Not only am I not a masochist, but weapons and armor don't look all that interesting at first glance. So why do I want to fight this thing?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  NERF THIS *****ING DRAGONBALL FANBOY OVERPOWERED ***** ALREADY!!! 1000+ DEF SHOULDN'T *****ING LOSE HALF THEIR HEALTH WITH ONE HIT!

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    This monster is a Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan ripoff. Big monkey (check), hair turns yellow when powers up (check), tail is weak spot (check).

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Fought him for the first time last night and almost immediately fainted out; collected myself and ran it back to him without fainting once! He is tricky because nothing else in MHW fights you like Rajang, so you're going to be pretty blind going in. He is very fun though once you find your groove!

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Rajang is indeed a reference to DragonBall (aka anime shout contest) and FAT one at that (the reference, Rajang itself isn't fat). You've got the golden hair when angry, the fact that Sayan's have a monkey form, but lose this ability if they lose their tail, (which is usually cut by their parents at their "teenage" years or younger because of the fact that they lose basically all intelligence/self control in this form, at least until trained). And no, I'm not a DGB expert, as I barely know 6 or so character's names.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I have confirmed that you absolutely do NOT have to beat Rajang to advance to Stygian Zinogre, merely seeing him in the quest and failing or quitting will suffice

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I took on Rajang solo using IG today like the fool I am and while I was straight up not having a good time during the hunt, after I beat it with a minute left on the clock, that rush of relief and pride is worth it.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Ridiculously annoying with IG, the encounter really seems to be intentionally designed to make melee players insane. This jumping ball of fur keeps moving THE WHOLE DAMN TIME with nearly continuous charging. His attacks are rather simple to avoid but you need to run after him ALL THE DAMN TIME, then when you try to get at least one quick combo in, he turns and bashes you around or makes you interrupt your attack at least. Mounting him with IG is nearly impossible since he's surprisingly small and, more important, will be 20 times around the arenaa before you finish your jump attack. I don't understand how they design a monster that is only fun with ranged weapons. I hate ranged weapons. Let's see: any slow-moving melee weapon is useless from the start, including ones with shield since you may block his attacks but his charge is not stopped, i. e. have fun running after him with CB or Lance. No worse experience, not even Daora. That's why I tried IG but its speed comes from jumping and he will no longer be where you need him in 90% of cases. You jump, he's 20 miles away by the time you have reached the position. Also: attacking tail in his super-rage mode? Forget it. He becomes even more jumpy, it's hard enough to stay out of his way, let alone move behind him in time to do more than 1 hit. Honestly, worst designed melee encounter in the game.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                From the hunts I’ve done, this guy seems a lot easier to handle in groups. His main strength is the ability to overwhelm a single hunter into moving into the defense, but many of his attacks are strictly forward facing; his sides have some resistance, but he has minimal ability to protect his back legs. While I can’t guarantee you won’t end up with good ol’ XxEliteMaster47xX using low defense and fire weapons to prove his Alpha Status, a sort of reverse crowd-controlling, in which you provide too many targets for him to really force one into panic, can help take Rajang down. Just watch out when he’s enraged for his super; when it starts, scatter asap, because it can be hard to tell who he’s targeting, and a group cart is bad news. His super is telegraphed by him curling up a bit and snarling, sort of flexing his arms inward, almost like his transition into the red arm enraged mode. You can also use Rajang targetting someone else to learn his moves with less panic, but for the love of a Fatalis, don’t run in the corner like a Kut-Ku with its head chopped off. Dipping away to drink a quick potion so you don’t cart is fine, but no one likes a spectator.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I commented a while ago how this thing was bs to fight. Well that was after only one encounter, and after fighting him several more times, he has definitely grown on me. The first time fighting can be absolutely horrible for some (myself included), but once you learn his moveset and adapt to his fighting style, he can become arguably most exilerating and intense hunt in the whole game. Not to mention him invading whilst fighting another monster, which is both terrifying and awesome to watch at the same time. I also love his soundtrack, and i retract my earlier comments about him. I judged him too quickly

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Just finished the Tempered Rajang solo using hammer first time at 20mins, really tough and stressful fight, My strategy was to drag the fight longer since you have 50mins (unless investigation), wore immortal set with Defense lv. 7, and to also ONLY wear mantles when he buffs up his arms red.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      In these comments, elitists with the brain power of a Rajang complaining that it's too easy. The rest, sensible people.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        What a embarrassment of the Monster Hunter series. How can you go from one of the hardest boss ever made in the series to this brain dead fight that even an unborn fetus could beat? And what is your reward for casualizing the game? People will complain about how easy Rajang is and how WE lied to the newfriends. You like that don't you? You like to hype up the monster then disappoint us with easy brain dead fight that every casual can first try.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          amazing move from capcom, force people to use their stupid clutch claw if they don't want a 50% damage cut, and then add a monster anti-clutch-claw ....

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            The fight is actually pretty fun, just one BS move, that goddamn Super Saiyan AOE slam that is super fast, only thing that one shots me. and it was ONLY USED ON ME. Not even the IG user who was constantly getting hit had that move used on them... God. F@#$ing. Damnit. I hate that move.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              My recommendation for LS users is you need to use ice weapons since this will drain its health much faster. Also if you hit its tail enough you can flinch it out of its “rampage” mode. It will hit harder and it will be easier for your attacks to deflect off its arms.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                He is mighty difficult for some, and even match for others, yet to those having trouble. Don't give up! Y'all got this, regardless of your chosen weapon. YOU WILL PULL THROUGH AND SUCCEED!!! NOW GO OUT THERE AND HUNT THAT BLOODY BASTARD BEAST APE DOWN!!!!!!! CHAAAAAAARRRRGGGE!!!!!

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