Yian Garuga

Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Bird Wyverns
Elements mhw-fire-damage_sFire
Ailments fireblight-status-effect-mhw_sFireblight
Weakness mhw-water-elemental-damageWater  ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-dragon-damageDragon ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-ice-damage_sIce
Location(s) Guiding Lands - Forest Level 3+
Tempered Lv. See Scarred Yian Garuga

Yian Garuga is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). イャンガルルガ (Iyangaruruga) in Japanese.


A short-tempered bird wyvern marked by its hard, black scales and impressive mane. It strikes with its distinctive beak."

Yian Garuga Details & Locations


Yian Garuga Combat Info

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head/Neck
    • Orange: Body/Tail
    • White: Legs/Wings
  • Enraged mode: ??
  • It's wings are extremely tough and make most weapons bounce, tenderize them if you want to break them.
  • It becomes immune to Pitfall Traps when enraged
  • Slow it by breaking body parts or baiting out its stamina-intensive beak attacks.
  • Both it's head and ears are breakable, so don't stop attacking it's head area until you see two parts broken, if
    you need those materials.


Yian Garuga 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 (Severable)
Tail Spike ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information



Yian Garuga Master Rank Carves

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

Yian Garuga Carves

Carves Frequency %
garuga_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGaruga Shard (Dropped) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 32% (25%)
garuga-cortex-mhw-wiki-guideGaruga Cortex ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 24%
tempered-silverpelt-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGaruga Silverpelt (Dropped) ⭐⭐⭐ 19% (28%)
fancy_beak-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFancy Beak ⭐⭐ 9%
haruga-feliwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGaruga Fellwing ⭐⭐⭐ 11%
namielle-lash-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGaruga Lash (Tail Carved) ⭐⭐ 9% (70%)
large-wyvern-gem-mhw-wiki-guideFey Wyvern Gem (Tail Carved) 5% (5%)


Yian Garuga Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
garuga_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGaruga Shard (Break Beak) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 32% (35%)
garuga-cortex-mhw-wiki-guideGaruga Cortex (Break Back) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 24% (30%)
tempered-silverpelt-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGaruga Silverpelt (Break Ears/Back) ⭐⭐⭐ 19% (30% / 70%)
fancy_beak-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFancy Beak (Break Head) ⭐⭐⭐ 9% (70%)
haruga-feliwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGaruga Fellwing (Break Wings) ⭐⭐ 11% (65%)
namielle-lash-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGaruga Lash (Cut Tail) ⭐⭐ 9% (70%)
hydrated_sac-mhw-wiki-guide-smallConflagrant Sac ⭐⭐⭐ 11%
garuga_auricle-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGaruga Auricle (Break Ears) 5% (70%)
dragonvein_solidbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallDragonvein Solidbone ⭐⭐⭐ 63%
sinister_silverpelt-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSinister Silverpelt ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 37%
spiritvein-slogbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Solidbone ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 28%
spiritvein-gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Gem ⭐⭐ 13%


Yian Garuga Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Yian Garuga Monster. These are unconfirmed and pre-release information for now!



Yian Garuga Alpha + (α)
Set Bonus: None
Yian Garuga Beta + (β)
Set Bonus: None



Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Black Wolf Bird"
  • First introduced in Monster Hunter Freedom





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    • Anonymous

      07 Aug 2020 11:41  

      By the time you can encounter Yian Garuga it is honestly laughable. By far the easiest of the post launch monsters but if you are struggling go in for the tail cut early as it will take away the poison and also weaken quite a few of its attacks.

      • Anonymous

        01 Aug 2020 10:07  

        He was hard the first time a met him with the poison back flips and everything but once you cut of that tail it will be so much more easier. He doesn't to poison anymore and his range has shortened! So I suggest to for the tail until you cut it off.

        • Anonymous

          28 Jul 2020 02:56  

          I finished furious rajang, I finished raging Brachy, and still haven't got his quest! I was so excited when the tracker gave me the special asiggnment but I thought that was for Yian Garuga but it was of stygian which don't get me wrong he is a very cool variant of zinogre but I really want to fight him. I also heard he can hold his own against devilijho which got me excited

          • Anonymous

            04 May 2020 20:50  

            I love this thing it looks cool. Good weapons and armor (especially the long sword) and is weak to blast giving that element a use again. Just get your ragging brachydios or regular brachydios weapons ready to kill him. Thats all i can say or

            • Anonymous

              15 Apr 2020 13:50  

              just check nearly all the weapon designs (even in prev ver.), if they did limit the weapons, why would stay at the bone/ore treatment, but its a great that they kind of added the layered edition.

              • Anonymous

                17 Feb 2020 05:54  

                Basically rathalos and rathian, but is armored, way fasyer, uses his head like a stupid, and is way more annoying

                • Anonymous

                  04 Feb 2020 02:39  

                  Not sure wtf is going on with this monster, but apparently max guard and guard up do nothing and he can just one-shot you whenever he so pleases.

                  • Anonymous

                    29 Jan 2020 01:47  

                    4 weapons that have "full form"... I'm *****ing dossapointed and sadshield. For how this monster looks in mhw. I expected to have the same treatment like zinogre. But no. Crazy (haha) good fight. Lame rewards...

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Jan 2020 06:34  

                      The unholy offspring between a fire breathing dragon and a derpy chicken. It screams at its own existence.

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Dec 2019 07:28  

                        "It is theorized that Yian Garuga might be the result of a Yian Kut-Ku and a Rathian crossbreeding" Please take this down. The whole Garuga = Kutku + Rathian is meme made by the community and not something that has been confirmed by official guides, except you have citation to support your claim.

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