tigrex large monster icerborne mhw wiki guide
Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements None
Ailments iceblight status effect mhw sIceblight (in Hoarfrost Reach)
waterblight status effect mhw sWaterblight (on watery Terrain)
fireblight status effect mhw sFireblight (on lava terrain)
EffluvialBuildupEffluvial Buildup (on effluvial terrain)
Weakness mhw thunder damage sThunder ⭐⭐⭐
mhw dragon damage sDragon  ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw water elemental damage sWater ⭐
mhw ice damage sIce ⭐
mhw fire damage sFire (immune)
Location(s) All Biomes.
Tempered Lv. 2

Tigrex is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ティガレックス (Tigarekkusu) in Japanese. It was added with the Iceborne Expansion on Sept 6th 2019. 


A flying wyvern straight out of prehistory, known for its deafening roar and powerful legs that drive its overwhelming charge." 

Tigrex Details & Locations


Tigrex, a colossal flying wyvern, hails from an ancient era, distinguished by its thunderous roar and robust legs that fuel its formidable charges. This quadrupedal wyvern boasts a sizable head, powerful limbs, and a distinctive yellow and blue striped pattern. Horn-like ears crown its head, while its segmented tail terminates with a spiky protrusion.

Functioning as a quadruped, Tigrex's wings have evolved into formidable forelegs, facilitating remarkable speeds in its ground-based movements. Despite possessing well-developed wings, Tigrex seldom engages in traditional flight, favoring gliding between locations. Its robust lungs empower it to unleash deafening roars, capable of causing physical damage to nearby objects. Unlike some Monsters, Tigrex doesn't wield elemental attacks, relying instead on sheer strength and its ear-shattering roars to subdue adversaries.


Tigrex Combat Info

Returning Flying Wyvern characterized by its powerful attacks, this monster takes the role of a powerful predator, overpowering its prey with absolute power.


  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head.
    • Orange: Body/Hindlegs.
    • White: Wings.
    • Green: Tail
  • Enraged mode: Eyes and forefeet glow red. Will jump back, and then roar.
    • The roar it uses that shows it entering enraged mode deals damage and pushes back, but has less range than a classic roar.
  • Tigrex has a variety of moves, but the one you will see most often is the charge.

  • Tigrex barrels forward, After it completes a charge, it may turn and charge you again.

  • While calm, it will charge up to four times, ending in a finisher.

  • While enraged, it may charge up to four times, ending in a finisher.

  • As a finisher, Tigrex can  perform either a bite or spin attack

  • To best avoid the charge, run away perpendicular to Tigrex's charge. While Tigrex is turning, try to gain some distance from it and then repeat.

  • When its slowing down, either run away or get ready to dodge the finisher.

  • You may also Flash Pod Tigrex out of the charge, but their effectiveness will decrease with each consecutive use.

  • Baiting Tigrex to charge into the ice pillars in the hoarfrost reach or the rock pillars in the Wildspire waste will result in it getting stuck, providing a short damage opportunity. Watch out though as the pillar will shatter once Tigrex breaks free, potentially flinching you.

  • Stamina thief is a good skill for this fight because Tigrex tires easily


Tigrex 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Forelegs (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐



Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

tigrex hzv1 min

Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


MHW Tigrex Combat Tips

Consider these additional tips to enhance your strategy in this encounter:

  • Players can break both front claws, wound the head once (horns/eye), and cut off the tail for increased rewards, including a chance to obtain Tigrex Skull Shells by wounding the head.
  • Tigrex's rage mode includes a 'Leap Forward' attack, providing openings for fully charged attacks if performed twice in a row. In G-rank, it may perform a third leap even in rage mode.
  • HG Earplugs are required to block Tigrex's damaging roar. When enraged, its eyes turn red, and veins on its arms glow red with blood flow.
  • Tigrex's roar is one of the few that can damage close-ranged hunters.



Tigrex Master Rank Carves

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

Tigrex Carves

Carves Frequency %
tigrex cortex mhw wiki guideTigrex Cortex Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  26%
tigrex shard mhw wiki guideTigrex Shard (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  35% (50%)
tigrex hardfang mhw wiki guideTigrex Hardclaw Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  21%
tigrex hardfang mhw wiki guideTigrex Hardfang (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  16% (28%)
tigrex lash mhw wiki guideTigrex Lash (Only on Tail) Master Rank⭐⭐⭐ 72%
tigrex mantle mhw wiki guideTigrex Mantle (Tail Carve) Master Rank ⭐  2% (3%)


Tigrex Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
tigrex cortex mhw wiki guideTigrex Cortex Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  26%
tigrex shard mhw wiki guideTigrex Shard (Break Foreclaws) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  35% (25%)
tigrex hardfang mhw wiki guideTigrex Hardclaw (Break Foreclaws) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  21% (75%)
tigrex lash mhw wiki guideTigrex Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐  9%
tigrex hardfang mhw wiki guideTigrex Hardfang (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  16% (63%)
monster slogbone mhw wiki guide smallMonster Slogbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  18%
heavy dragonvein bone mhw wiki guide smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐  63%
strongmans jaw mhw wiki guide smallStrongman's Jaw Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  37%
spiritvein slogbone mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Solidbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  30%
tempered jaw mhw wiki guide smallTempered Jaw Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  61%
spiritvein gem shard mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Gem Master Rank ⭐⭐  9%

Tigrex Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Tigrex Monster.




Notes & Trivia

  • It first appeared in Monster Hunter 2.
  • It is known as the "Roaring Wyvern".




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    • Anonymous

      Glass cannon, at least for me: Started limping quite soon, and I could break the both wings, head and tail pretty easily, but one hit transforms the entire mission into a potion drinking simulator.

      • Anonymous

        Dudes, good luck fighting this thing in the arena... In the wild I first-tried it without even losing the palico resurrection, then I came to the arena expecting a chill fight just to get carted four times before finally beating it (twice then I abandoned, then proceeded to get carted another twice). The moment you get knocked down it's death sentence with the bullshit lingering AND large hitboxes of the charges, which happens to also be what the monster likes to spam, on top of the relatively small arena.

        • Anonymous

          This ****** is so hard that every time I am trying to kill it, RADOBAAN COMES ROLLING DOWN THE SIDE AND PITS ME TO SLEEP

          • Anonymous

            if you're struggling on this guy, I suggest using dual blades or charge blade. I'm experienced with both, and both of them work phenomenally. They both grant mobility and the charge blade allows you to perfect guard his attacks, which are easy to read. Take your time with this hunt and don't stress, wait for openings and strike. I also recommend using the bugtrappers gear for the palico, as well as bringing some flash pods and flash bugs.

            • Anonymous

              I'm a dual blades hunter and I use Tobi-kadachi dual blades so the Tigrex fight was so EASY man
              Capcom at least give Tigrex another rare species

              • Anonymous

                When I fought it for the first time in Monster Hunter Rise I was so scared but the reason I won was Tobi-kadachi dual blades

                • Anonymous

                  Okay, well... Barioth was kinda OK, just need to learn him a bit and it gets much easier. Nargacuga is way easier and weaker by itself. But this thing... This fight isn't hard or skill-demanding, it's just annoying. You need to dodge 90% of the time to deal a couple hits in a small window, otherwise you are 1-2-shotted even with the best MR armour available at that point.

                  It just has super damage + super mobility + super attack speed. I can't even flinch shot it properly after it's exhausted cuz it recovers and attacks faster than flinch shot animation proceeds. Basically every your mistake results in carting.

                  This fight would be fun if it had around 1/2 of it's hp, but in current state it's just an endurance+patience check. I killed it by spamming poison bombs and traps (my and Palico's), only attacking when it was stunned/paralised/KO'd and by luring him into Odogaron. Took me around 45 minutes on the last fight and 6 attempts in total before I came to this strategy.

                  • Anonymous

                    For these kind of monsters who likes to charge at you, as a hammer main, I use a paralysis hammer with some stun bonus to stunlock these things as much as I can. Using traps when he's enraged it's ideal because it open the possibility to stun him while he's in the trap AND also trigger paralysis after a stun which gives you plenty of time to attack him. Don't forget to use stamina thief lvl 3 to make things easier.

                    • Anonymous

                      Got him first attempt, I use Insect Glaive and He is very fun to fight with just dodge and let him get tired and sling him to a wall

                      • Anonymous

                        Does anyone else hear him roar from across the map?? It scares the hell out of me and I don’t know why I hear it from so far

                        • Anonymous

                          I'm always looking for ways to cheese this it's so awful to fight it. Mount abuse, leading it to another monster, sleep/stun spam, whatever. God forbid you get a larger version that makes it less likely for you to be able to roll out of its charging attack thing.

                          • Anonymous

                            And i though pink rathian's charge attack was annoying, but of course they had to make a monster that turns that **** up to 11

                            • Anonymous

                              The guys is a literal cousin of the bat faced rat and the polar tiger i killed him like a billion times barely even capturing him

                              • Anonymous

                                Need a bugtrapper
                                At least their trap will stop this thing for a moment
                                Shield cats r ehh... Tigrex hits so hard they cant bear it, also range attack is wide too. Even the cat raw its attention there's no really safe opening to attack
                                ; - ;) when it ever stops cut it tail so its spin range will be a little smaller
                                So tired...

                                • Anonymous

                                  I was on my first time fighting him, and I was on my last life. I didn't have any canteen buffs on because I was on cooldown. I clutch clawed onto his wing and he literally just walked forward and it killed me. I was at 96% health, I don't think he was charging. Just walks forward like a Chad, and I died.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    As someone right below pointed out, keep your composure in this fight. Don't blindly attack, wait for openings on forcefully exhaust him with flashes, traps, etc. Enraged state can last a while so just wait it out, top up, charge phials or w/e, so that when the opening comes you're fully prep'd. Cutting the tail can help as it reduces the wide af swipes he does with it. The fight is actually fairly similar in tone to Barioth, so if you figured out how to beat Barry - apply similar approach here. If you're a shield user just put a few points into Guard and you can basically afk the fight, just keep fairly close to him so you have more time when the opening appears.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Great sword and iceborne monsters man.. I'm about to loose my mind. Consecutive attacks messes with the tackle playstyle of this weapon. And then there is this guy with his charge spams.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Fights with Tigrex shouldn't be approached the same way as with any other monsters since Tigrexes are more of a glass cannon type of enemies. They have speed and power, but they tire, flinch, and fall pretty easily.

                                        You should change between attack and defense, back and forth depending on their state. You may be able to keep the pressure on other monsters at all times, but it isn't wise to engage Tigrexes when they're enraged. Instead, play it cool until they're tired. Maybe get a hit or two but don't get greedy. Rinse and repeat. Think of it like a fight with Rathalos that will never ever take flight. The difference is that Raths are just flash pod-magnets.

                                        Also, don't chase them around. You're asking for a death sentence that way. Just let them come to you!

                                        • Anonymous

                                          you need a lot of iframes to properly counter this monster, I'm not a long sword main but had to temporarily switch to it for mantle farming. was much easier to deal with than hammer. luckily got 2 mantles after just 4 hunts.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            First they gave a Saber tooth tiger wings and called it a Barioth, then gave a jaguar the same wings and it's a Nargacuga, now they gave a dinosaur wings and call it a Tigrex?? These three share the same skeletal structure, and all of them are a pain in the ass to deal with. Had my first failed quest because of him too.
                                            Ranting aside, if you feel overwhelmed, Farcaster out, return and wall-slam it to death, that's my strategy with this ****in' pain train wannabe.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              hi JEBUS me Smart Guy other people, if you have trouble: read this
                                              so he is very cool but that doesn't mean he cant be a pain he has a very powerful roar that will stun you for exactly five seconds he has a turf war with odogaron so if you are doing a quest place meat on the ground when your fighting tigrex to lure odo since tigrex tires out quickly you take your time reading your wepon you also want to try mounting him because it takes him a while to get up if you knock him down ( one more thing he will charge at you two times three if enraged and this attack makes up 70% of his move set my main point is when he charges if he continues to charge on the 2nt or 3rd time he will stop right before he hits you and spin around possibly stunning you if he doesn't charge on the 2nt or 3rd tim then he will do a long range jump attack on you so be careful with that ) thank you for reading this - Smart Guy

                                              • Hello my fellow hunters, mortals seem to be having a problem with this monster so I thought I could shed some light on some forbidden tips. Most of his attacks can be dodged by a simple roll or superman dive, so stay flexible. If your having trouble with his roar he has a simple pattern. He will step back and he has red veins bulging so if you are near his step back just dodge. Stamina thief is also a good skill since he will tire out quickly which will allow you to get in those precious damage numbers. Anyway my dads yelling at me to go to bed so good luck my fellow hunters. (P.S if your having any trouble please comment and I will do my best to help.)

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  He was very intimidating when he killed the Radobaan in the intro but seeing 2X bigger in the event quest was soooo scary when he charged. BUT he does low damage in the event quest and honestly maybe lower than normal tigrex.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    “I knew... That the land with little lights like stars... was a perfect feeding ground... and in that place... there were people with giant claws that did not match their bodies. Shall I see... If I can slaughter them? If so... then that place Will be MINE! -Falcata the Crescent, the Tigrex

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Stamina Thief counters this thing, once it gets tired all it’s movement becomes really slow, with a high chance of it slipping after it’s bulldozer rush as well. Proceed to place down Tinged Meat for it to eat and do some free damage, rinse and repeat

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        For those struggling, trap spam works well. Rotten Vale map is quite small so you can farcaster back to base get more traps and keep the thing locked down.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Tigrex has more Ailments than ice and water, it applies fireblight in the enlder recess and the effluvia debuff in the rotten vale

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Total pussy, my 5 year old cousin beat this thing and he spent half the fight with the controller upside-down

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              This monster is just not fun to fight against. It deals way to much damage to have an attack with a tracking, lingering hitbox and whoever thought it would be a good idea to give it a ranged attack is beyond evil.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                It would seem he can also apply Effluvia with the ground chunks projectile when fighting him in the Rotten Vale... So I guess that's one more thing that makes him annoying as f*** to fight XD

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Its spin is more stupid than behemoths. You arent save underneath the monster. You aren't save above it. You aren't save 20 meters away from it. What an annoying piece of*****

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    All you mai ly need is the trusty vitality mantle and the one mantle used to dodge strong attacks since most of his attacks are powerful. In between charges just hit him IF you can

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      This things moves are easy to dodge and he is easy to deal damage to. But what’s annoying is that if his feet slightly brush past you, you get one shot and it’s his main attack, so in my opinion this fight isn’t hard or fun it’s just annoying

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I'm trying to fight tigrex with a switch axe and a friend of mine is using a longsword. How should we tackle this beast?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Man, I want to love this monster, I really do. It has such a great design, and that damaging roar is incredibly unique, yet it never seems to use this trademark skill. Instead I’m just left playing a glorified game of tag, chasing after the thing as it runs around. There’s an agile, lithe monster, and then there’s this. Potential to be a great on your toes fight, instead feels like a chore. Poor Tigrex. Least he’s got a great, well, everything else! Theme, physical design, I love everything about Tigrex except the run spam. Rather be curb-stomped by a new feature than annoyed by one we’ve already seen.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Is he supposed to have unlimited stamina, i never got more than 1 hit with any weapon in the gaps of his attacks and he never got exhausted, this guy is bs

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              *****ing SOMEHOW, while farming for the last required mats for Tigrine Need, i got MORE MANTLES than Cortex. I dont need Mantles, I need Cortex

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                The Monster Hunter Stamina Test is a multi-zone stamina capacity test that gets progressively more difficult as it continues. The full canteen benefit test begins in 20 seconds. Line up at area 6. The stamina decrease starts at Wiggly Litchi but will slowly progress to Waterblight each minute after you hear this signal. *Deafening roar.* Stamina should be recharged by the time you hear this signal. *Wild screech.* Remember to dodge in the correct direction as Tigrex may block a direction entirely. The test ends once you get stunlocked into hell three times. The test will commence at “Quest Start.” Ready, set, Quest Start! SCREEEEEEEE-

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Reminder that the canon pronunciation of Tigrex is "TEE-grex," not "TYE-grex." The developers and Handler say so. This reveals that the first half of Tigrex's name is Spanish in origin, not English. "Tigre" (TEE-gray) is Spanish for tiger. I believe that if the first half of the name WAS English in origin, the name of this monster would be "Tigerex." A single "e" can make a huge difference.

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