Stygian Zinogre

Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Fanged Wyverns
Elements mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon
Ailments dragonblight-severe-mhw-status-efect_sDragonblight
Weakness mhw-thunder-damage_sThunder (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-water-elemental-damage Water (⭐⭐)
( ) when shining
Resistances mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater (immune, weak when shining)
mhw-ice-damage_sIce (immune, resistant when shining)
mhw-fire-damage_sFire (immune, resistant when shining)
mhw-thunder-damage_sThunder (resistant unless shining)
mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon (completely immune)
Location(s) Guiding Lands
Tempered Lv. 3

Stygian Zinogre is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Stygian Zinogre is the 2nd free major title update for the Iceborne Expansion that is set to be released on December 5, 2019 (March 12, 2020 for the PC). ジンオウガ亜種 (Jinōga ashu) in Japanese. It is a subspecies of Zinogre.


Has a symbiotic relationship with Dracophage Bugs, which it releases like bullets. Becomes even more dangerous when covered in light.

Stygian Zinogre Details & Locations


Stygian Zinogre Combat Info

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head/Forelegs
    • Orange: Chest/Back/Hindlegs
    • White: Tail
  • Enraged mode: Turns red and has large AOE attacks
  • Its tail, while severable, is very tough and tenderizing it before attacking it is recommended.
  • While Stygian Zinogre is charging up, he will call down a row of "lightning" strikes (Dragon Element) down either side of his body. You can stand under his head for free hits.
  • Its powered-up state is cancelled when it flinches or is toppled. When its hide toughens, it becomes more vulnerable to elemental attacks.
  • Hunters can catch Dracophage Bugs on Stygian Zinogre by knocking him down while he is in his charged state, then positioning themselves near the monster's back and using the Capture Net
    • When using the Capture Net, be sure to aim for the back. Using the Capture Net on other parts of Stygian Zinogre's body will have no effect.
    • Hunters can also obtain Stygian Zinogre Dragonlocks using this method.
    • If the hunter successfully catches any Dracophage Bugs using this method, the time that Stygian Zinogre remains in its charged state will be significantly decreased. 


Stygian Zinogre 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Legs (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Back (Breakable)
Tail (Severable) N/A  N/A  N/A 


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


Stygian Zinogre Master Rank Carves

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

Stygian Zinogre Carves (All Master Rank)

Carves Frequency %
stygian-zinogre-dragonlocks-mhw-wiki-guideStygian Zinogre Dragonlocks (Dropped) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 25% (28%)
stygian-zinogre-cortex-mhw-wiki-guideStygian Zinogre Cortex ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 37%
stygian-zinogre-dragonhold-mhw-wiki-guideStygian Zinogre Dragonhold ⭐⭐⭐ 15%
stygian-zinogre-hardclaw-mhw-wiki-guideStygian Zinogre Hardclaw ⭐⭐⭐ 12%
stygian-zinogre-lash-mhw-wiki-guideStygian Zinogre Lash (Tail Carved) ⭐⭐ 9% (72%)
stygian-zinogre-skymeraldStygian Zinogre Skymerald (Tail Carved) 2% (3%)
dracophage-bug-mhw-wiki-guideDracophage Bug (Dropped only) ⭐⭐⭐ 0% (50%)


Stygian Zinogre Rewards (All Master Rank)

Rewards Frequency %
stygian-zinogre-dragonlocks-mhw-wiki-guideStygian Zinogre Dragonlocks (Break Back) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 28% (30%)
stygian-zinogre-cortex-mhw-wiki-guideStygian Zinogre Cortex (Break Head) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 22% (27%)
stygian-zinogre-dragonhold-mhw-wiki-guideStygian Zinogre Dragonhold (Break Back) ⭐⭐⭐ 18% (70%)
stygian-zinogre-hardclaw-mhw-wiki-guideStygian Zinogre Hardclaw (Break Forelegs) ⭐⭐⭐ 12% (70%)
purecrystal-mhw-wiki-guide-smallPurecrystal ⭐⭐⭐ 11%
stygian-zinogre-hardhorn-mhw-wiki-guideStygian Zinogre Hardhorn (Break Head) ⭐⭐ 9% (72%)
stygian-zinogre-skymeraldStygian Zinogre Skymerald (Break Head) 1% (1%)

Stygian Zinogre Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the monster:






Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as "Hell Wolf Wyvern Emperor of Hell".



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    • Anonymous

      took a few hunts to grow on me (i.e. minor skill issue) but now that it's done its growing it's one of my favourite fights

      • Anonymous

        Mother****er attacks like Eddy/Christie from Tekken; utterly relentless with tight openings. I love the fight, though.

        • Anonymous

          Here is something I wish I knew earlier: 19 Dragon defense doesn't do ****, if you don't have at least 20 you can say goodbye all elemental damage you are doing thanks to that stupid dragonblight... Hitting for 9 damage with an ice charge blade

          • Anonymous

            He is the guy that lives depressedly in the shadow of his older brother, the regular zinogre, who is a beast at everything and gets perfect grades. But since he's weak to thunder, you can murder his older brother and then kill him a sword made from his older brother. Also low-key the best two monsters in the game

            • Anonymous

              probably the most fair fight in the entire expansion, with just a few tries you can easily no-hit him consistently with every weapon

              • Anonymous

                I still don't understand why only some (GS, Lance & SA) of his weapons are able to roll-back to the first versions, not all of them. The only thing I found in common with those 3 are that they have slap-on part designs but that doesn't really make sense.

                • Anonymous

                  Honestly the most fun fight in MR by far except maybe Glavenus IMO. The double jump then spin attack is one of the coolest things I've seen a monster do yet.

                  • Anonymous

                    Just got back.I attempted to capture Stygian zingre,
                    never even fought the original zingre .

                    It didn’t go well

                    • Anonymous

                      the best monster in monster hunter stories is. RATHA RATHA RATHA RATHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! try to change my mind a dare you

                      • Anonymous

                        So I've beaten this guy before and I'd just finished killing raging brachy, but when I fought this guy in the HR arena he just started kicking my ass when I couldn't end his power up with the bug net. The first time worked but I tried twice after when I wallbanged him and stopped trying when it was clear nothing was happening. Is the net hitbox super sensitive, and if so, where in particular is a good spot to aim?

                        • Anonymous

                          I dont thibk this monster is is hostile when attacked because twice in a row i was juat chilling near it and it attacked.

                          • Anonymous

                            So I was collecting tracks for this and was getting research levels with a friend if attacked us so we decided to take it o n I was trying out longsword(main glaive) and my friend was a hammer user so we fought styingin zinorge and captured it I was very surprised we beat it as we had pre rajang/zinorge stuff. I liked the long sword so I decided to make a new one with the material s as I couldn't make armor. I like the design the batte and the weapons. 10/10 fight

                            • Anonymous

                              he is like the evil counterpart to Zinogre, when i was far away from him he looks like a robot. also the move where he dive bombs 3 times then strikes after you was really cool, I managed to dodge all dive bombs but only once dodged the strike

                              • Anonymous

                                I expected this monster to be worse than rajang (after my FIRST nightmarish encounter with rajang). So I did farm farm farm until I thought I was ready. And there comes my first encounter with stygy. It was surprisingly easy... Maybe I get a little gitgud after bashing rajang to extinction

                                • Anonymous

                                  This motha*****a Wolf is impossible tô beat solo ! It adds The worst of the vanilla Zinogre with The worst of the Tempered Kirin, lighting Strikes anytime anywhere and is one shot kill!

                                  • Anonymous

                                    OK, am I missing anything, it says Weak to Thunder... but when I equipe Thunder Weaps it's Blue Outlined Damage which means it powers up the Dragon attack and Red Lightning it does.... then further on here in this Wiki, it says "Blast" Damage? what gives?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Most fun monster to fight imo, love his design and animations, best tempered tier 3 monster to fight too.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        It was just the first beast I encountered in the ice area of the Guiding lands. I would have never guessed that this thing is special in any way... in fact it was the first armor of the GL I got completed alpha and betas from...and then making not any use of it cause I run on Gun Lance. Getting the 2 full Zinogre sets was much harder. On the other hand they have this Goku Sayajin monkey constantly smashing his ass in my face spending millions on his introductions video...dunno. Seems a bit imbalanced.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Lance build made this guy absolute trivial. Also. The long sword from this guy is absolutely insane looking.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Another tanky and faster than the speed of light monster and it isn't even a new monster it's just another subspecies. This game stopped being fun when Iceborne released

                                            • Anonymous

                                              If you're wondering how to upgrade the weapons from r11 to r12 you need to get materials from the tempered stygian zinogre that spawns in the hoarfrost region on level 7

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Does Stygian Zinogre destroy your armor? I heard from a friend who played the older games that it destroyed armor after each hit. Is this true?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I don't know myself, but is Stygian Zinogre generally an invader? I know they generally like colder environments, but do they also wander into other locales I ask because from what I could tell of where we saw it fight int he trailer, we may get a Hoarfrost zone for Guiding Lands, where he would likely be the level 4 or 6 monster. But if he's an Invader, he would show up in other zones that are levelled like Rajang did when he was introduced.

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