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)


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  ♦  Arch Tempered Velkhana  ♦  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  ♦  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


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    • Anonymous

      22 Oct 2020 04:47  

      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)

      • 20 Oct 2020 19:13  

        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

          20 Oct 2020 09:58  

          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

            18 Oct 2020 00:41  

            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

              30 Aug 2020 14:42  

              "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

                30 Aug 2020 12:41  

                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

                  27 Aug 2020 15:27  

                  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

                    17 Aug 2020 17:07  

                    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

                      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  


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