Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Fanged Beasts
Elements mhw-thunder-damage_sThunder
Ailments thunderblight-status-effect-mhw_sThunderblight
Weakness mhw-ice-damageIce ⭐⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-thunder-damage_sThunder (immune)
mhw-fire-damage_sFire (immune)
mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon (immune)
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 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
Head (Breakable)
Tail (Breakable)


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


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











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

      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.

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