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-damageThunder ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-dragon-damageDragon  ⭐⭐
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 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 simply 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 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Forelegs (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐



Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


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

      03 Sep 2021 12:18  

      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

        13 Aug 2021 13:14  

        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

          30 Jun 2021 02:07  

          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

            29 Apr 2021 19:28  

            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

              25 Oct 2020 18:03  

              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

              • 13 Oct 2020 12:35  

                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

                  27 Jul 2020 20:47  

                  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

                    16 May 2020 02:54  

                    “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

                      04 May 2020 23:28  

                      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

                        27 Apr 2020 22:21  

                        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.

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