Nargacuga

ナルガクルガ (Narugakuruga)

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Enemy Type Large Monster
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements None
Ailments None
Weakness thunderblight icon mhr wiki guideThunder
fireblight icon mhr wiki guideFire
Threat Level 6⭐
Resistances waterblight icon mhr wiki guideWater
iceblightg icon mhr wiki guideIce 
dragonblight icon mhr wiki guideDragon
Location(s) Shrine Ruins 
Flooded Forest 
The Jungle
Rampage Role rampage stalker icon monster hunter wiki guideStalker

Nargacuga is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise). Large Monsters such as Nargacuga are hostile and are usually the primary objective of Hunts.

Nargacuga Monster Guide: Characteristics, Weaknesses, Drops, Locations, Weapons & Armor, Strategies, Tips & Tricks and more to help you defeat Nargacuga in MH Rise.

 

Now here is a creature
With smugness and guts
Haughty and arrogant
Look as it struts
Enter its turf
And suffer your fate
Watch as its eyes
Fill with rancor and hate
Don't try to run
It's already too late

 

Nargacuga Details & Locations

Flying wyverns that have evolved to live in thickly wooded areas. Covered in jet black fur, these cunning predators stalk their prey from the shadows and attack with ferocious speed. Their massive tails are as dexterous as they are deadly, and powerful enough to slay smaller monsters with one strike.

 

 

MH Rise Nargacuga Combat Info

The Nargacuga is a beast of the shadows, and becomes enraged by bright light. At the risk of missing the mark and simply riling it up further, its excellent hearing can be exploited by throwing a Sonic Bomb as it pauses to focus. It can destroy Pitfall Traps, so be discreet when placing them.

  • Threat Level: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Physical Damage monster
  • Weak to
    thunderblight icon mhr wiki guideThunder (⭐⭐⭐) 
    fireblight icon mhr wiki guideFire (⭐⭐)
  • Resistant to
    waterblight icon mhr wiki guideWater
    iceblightg icon mhr wiki guideIce 
    dragonblight icon mhr wiki guideDragon
  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head
    • Orange: Neck/Back, Abdomen, Tail, Tail Tip
    • White: Foreleg, Cutwing, Hind Leg
  • Item Effectiveness:
  • Enraged Mode: Indicated by eyes glowing a bright red instead of the standard yellow. The red glow extends all the way to its ears. The monster also becomes much faster and more aggressive.
  • Rampage: Nargacuga fills the rampage stalker icon monster hunter wiki guideStalker Role during Rampage missions. Stalkers tend to focus on attacking hunters, moving very quickly and stalking them across the Stronghold. They can also destroy Hunting Installations if a hunter is manning them.

 

Quick Combat Tips

  • Nargacuga is weakest at the head and this spot should be your priority but note that most of the monster's attacks are directed towards its front.
  • Breaking its forelegs will also reduce its speed and mobility significantly. However, its forelegs are protected by its blade-like cutwings which are extremely tough and will deflect weapons at or below Green Sharpness. The Mind's Eye skill can be incredibly valuable when hunting Nargacuga as ignoring its forelegs will put you at a huge disadvantage, especially when it enrages.
  • When enraged, Nargacuga's eyes glow a bright red and its attack speed and mobility increases significantly. It will frequently attempt to flank hunters with short repositioning hops. Consider using the target camera to keep the screen centered on the beast at all times.
  • Severing Nargacuga's tail will reduce the range of its tail attacks as well as their damage.
  • When in its normal state (yellow eyes), Nargacuga will destroy any Pitfall Traps laid in the area, rendering them ineffective. If you wish to use these traps, wait until the monster enrages lest you waste your traps. Shock Traps will work as usual regardless of the monster's state.

 

Nargacuga Attacks & Moveset

Reposition - Nargacuga typically avoids being in front of its target and instead repositions to flank hunters by leaping to the side, usually offscreen. Try to keep track of Nargacuga at all times as it can perform any of its moves right after repositioning.

Tail Spike - Periodically, Nargacuga will transform its tail tip into a spiky tail tip, empowering all of its tail attacks.

Quick Bite - Nargacuga raises its head to the side and then lunges forward for a quick bite attack at short range. When enraged, it often follows up with a second bite. Dodge to the opposite side of where it raises its head to avoid the attack.

Pounce Attacks - Nargacuga's bread & butter moveset consists of varying pounce attacks. These moves come out very quickly with large hitboxes and high damage. Nargacuga uses the following pounce moves:

  • Cutwing Barrage -  Nargacuga takes on a low, stalking stance with its tail raised high. It then dashes forward a short distance and slices at hunters with its bladed cutwing. When enraged, it can perform this move up to 3 times consecutively. Dodge through the monster's swipes and to its side, not away as each swipe has good forward movement and a large arc.
  • Leaping Cutwing Barrage - Nargacuga jumps backwards a great distance and then leaps powerfully towards a hunter, slicing at them with its cutwing. If enraged, it can slice up to 3 times consecutively. This variation deals more damage but is slower than the standard Cutwing Barrage. Use the same dodge tactics.
  • Leaping Bite - Similar to the Leaping Cutwing Barrage, but with a slower aerial animation. Nargacuga bites its target as it lands, dealing high damage and knocking players away. This attack has slightly more vertical movement during the jump and hunters can attempt to dodge under the monster or quickly to its side.

Tail Whip - Nargacuga winds-up for an attack by pulling its tail to one side and then swiftly flinging it in a wide arc on the opposite side. This attack will hit all the way to the monster's front unless the tail is severed. It also deals more damage if its tail is spiked. Dodge towards the side where the monster winds up its tail.

Tail Sweep - Nargacuga raises its head with its mouth open and then furiously spins 360 degrees as it sweeps hunters in the vicinity with its tail. When enraged, it follows up with a second sweep going the opposite direction. Dodge backwards but be wary of the second sweep and don't counter prematurely.

Spiked Tail Slam - Nargacuga makes a snarling sound before leaping up as it turns its rear towards a hunter, slamming down its spiky tail. This attack has moderate homing but can be sidestepped as long as you move laterally quickly enough.

Furious Tail Slam - Nargacuga walks slowly sideways as it locks eyes with its target. It then leaps upward and turns its rear towards a hunter, slamming down its spiky tail. It then follows up with a second slam. Unlike the regular tail slam, this attack has a larger hitzone and requires precise dodging to evade. Wait for Nargacuga to jump before you dodge or else the attack will connect. This variation deals very heavy damage and can instantly KO hunters with lower level armor. The attack is further telegraphed by audible cues from your hunter.

Quill Shot - Nargacuga raises its tail and swings it around. It then shoots several barbed quills at a target, dealing moderate damage. It will often follow up with a second set of quills. This attack has a minimum range and will not hit hunters if they are directly at the monster's face. Otherwise, dodge sideways as the quills fly towards you.

Nargacuga Weaknesses

The table below indicates the various parts of the monster, including the types of damages that are weak to it.

Nargacuga Parts cut damage icon monster hunter rise wiki guide small blunt damage icon monster hunter rise wiki guide small ammo damage icon monster hunter rise wiki guide small
Head 65 70 40
Neck/Back 30 30 35
Foreleg 43 43 35
Cutwing 21 24 21
Abdomen 40 40 30
Hind Leg 30 30 25
Tail 46 40 45
Tail Tip 40 35 40

 

The table below indicates the various parts of the monster, including the different elements that are weak to it.

Nargacuga Parts fireblight icon mhr wiki guide waterblight icon mhr wiki guide thunderblight icon mhr wiki guide iceblightg icon mhr wiki guide dragonblight icon mhr wiki guide
Head 15 0 25 10 10
Neck/Back 10 0 15 5 5
Foreleg 10 0 20 0 5
Cutwing 25 5 35 10 15
Abdomen 10 0 20 5 5
Hind Leg 10 0 15 5 5
Tail 10 0 25 5 5
Tail Tip 10 0 20 5 5

 

Nargacuga Ailment Effectiveness

The higher the bars on the graphs and the more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player.

Poison ⭐
Stun ⭐
Paralysis ⭐
Sleep ⭐
Blast ⭐⭐
Exhaust ⭐
Fireblight ⭐
Waterblight ⭐
Thunderblight ⭐⭐
Iceblight ⭐

 

Poison Status Effect Graph

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Stun Status Effect Graph

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Paralysis Status Effect Graph

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Sleep Status Effect Graph

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Blast Status Effect Graph

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Exhaust Status Effect Graph

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Fireblight Status Effect Graph

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Waterblight Status Effect Graph

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Thunderblight Status Effect Graph

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Iceblight Status Effect Graph

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Nargacuga Materials

The tables below contains information on the different Items and Materials that can be obtained from the Low Rank, High Rank and Master Rank variations of Nargacuga

Master Rank  Nargacuga

The table below indicates the various materials or items obtained from the Master Rank variation of Nargacuga, it also includes the percentage chance of how it can be acquired.

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
nargacuga blackfur monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Blackfur+ 20% 28% -- 23% (Body) 40%
nargacuga scale monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Shard 27% 17%[x2] 27%[x2] (Head) 42% (Body) 24%, 50%
nargacuga fang+ material mhr wiki guideNargacuga Hardfang 15% 21% 25% (Head), 45%[x2] (Head) 16% (Body) 10%. 10%
nargacuga cutwing monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Cutwing+ 11% -- 65% (Cutwing), 35%[x2] (Cutwing) 12% (Body) --
narga tailspike monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Tailspear 12% 20%[x2] -- 15%[x2] (Tail) 15%
nargacuga tail monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Lash 6% 10% -- 80% (Part) --
nargacuga marrow monster hunter rise wiki guideNarga Medulla 7% -- -- -- --
abyssal dragonsphire mhr wiki guideNargacuga Mantle 2% 4% 3% (Part) 5% (Part) 1%
wyvern gem material mhr wiki guideLarge Wyvern Gem -- -- -- 5% (Body) --
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideWyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 10%
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideLarge Wyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 40%
afflicted claw material monster hunter rise wiki guideAfflicted Fang -- -- 20% (Anomaly Quests) 20% (Anomaly Quests) --
Afflicted Fang + -- -- -- 20% (Body) --

High Rank Nargacuga

The table below indicates the various materials or items obtained from the High Rank variation of Nargacuga, it also includes the percentage chance of how it can be acquired.

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
nargacuga blackfur monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Pelt + 14% 28% -- 22% (Body) 40%
nargacuga scale monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Scale + 30% 17%(x2) 30%(x2) (Head) 37% (Body) 27%(x1), 50%(x1)
piercing claw monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Fang + 19% 21% 25%(x1) (Head), 45%(x2) (Head) 14% (Body) 12%(x1), 10%(x1)
nargacuga cutwing monster hunter rise wiki guideNarga Razor 15% -- 65%(x1) (Cutwing), 35%(x2) (Cutwing) 10% (Body) --
narga tailspike monster hunter rise wiki guideNarga Tailspike 8%(x2) 15%(x2) -- 5%(x2) (Tail) 10%(x2)
nargacuga tail monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Tail 6% 7% -- 70% (Tail) --
rajang blackfur material mhr wiki guideNarga Medulla 5% 3% -- 7% (Body), 12% (Tail) --
wyvern gem material mhr wiki guideWyvern Gem 3% 4% -- 1% (Body) 1%
nargacuga marrow monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Marrow -- 5% -- 9% (Body), 13% (Tail) --
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideWyvern Tear -- -- -- --  15%
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideLarge Wyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 35%

 

Low Rank  Nargacuga

The table below indicates the various materials or items obtained from the Low Rank variation of Nargacuga, it also includes the percentage chance of how it can be acquired.

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
nargacuga blackfur monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Blackfur 14% 28% -- 22% (Body) 40%
nargacuga scale monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Scale 30% 15%(x2) 30%(x2) (Head) 43% (Body) 25%(x1), 50%(x1)
nargacuga fang+ material mhr wiki guideNargacuga Fang 15% 24% 25%(x1) (Head), 45%(x2) (Head) 16% (Body) 10%
nargacuga cutwing monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Cutwing 12% -- 65% (x1)(Cutwing), 35%(x2) (Cutwing) 12% (Body) --
narga tailspike monster hunter rise wiki guideNarga Tailspike 14% 20%(x2) -- 8%(x2) (Tail) 15%
nargacuga tail monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Tail 8% 10% -- 80% (Tail) --
nargacuga marrow monster hunter rise wiki guideNargacuga Marrow 7% 3% -- 7% (Body), 12% (Tail) --
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideWyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 50%

 

 

Nargacuga Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Nargacuga Monster.

 

Nargacuga Buddies Weapons & Armor

Palico and Palamute Armor and Weapons related to the Nargacuga Monster.

 

Notes & Trivia

  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range

 

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