Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Fanged Beast (only one in the game)
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)


In-game weakness information



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  ♦  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  ♦  Oroshi Kirin  ♦  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

    • Anonymous

      05 Aug 2020 16:09  

      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

        05 Aug 2020 04:46  

        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

          22 Jul 2020 05:37  

          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

            01 Jul 2020 10:42  

            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

              11 Jun 2020 01:48  


              • Anonymous

                03 Jun 2020 08:12  

                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

                  23 Apr 2020 13:04  

                  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

                    20 Apr 2020 05:42  

                    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

                      16 Apr 2020 21:58  

                      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

                        03 Apr 2020 06:05  

                        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

                          01 Apr 2020 22:33  

                          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.

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