How to kill Nergigante in Monster Hunter: World

Learn how to kill Nergigante in Monster Hunter: World and get one step closer to the Nergigante Alpha Armor Set.

In Monster Hunter: World, many players have been wondering how to kill the “Nergigante” boss located in Wildspire Wastes. As far as bosses go, Nergigante can be incredibly tough to kill, even for seasoned players. Not only is Nergigante an Elder Dragon with a wide range of abilities at his disposal, he also has attacks like Dive Bomb that can be confusing to handle.

By knowing his weaknesses and attack structure, you’ll have an easier time taking down Nergigante. It’s a challenging battle, but worth it when it comes to farming the items needed to craft the Nergigante Alpha Armor Set. To help you out, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide on how to kill Nergigante in Monster Hunter: World!

Where is Nergigante in Monster Hunter: World

Nergigante can be found in Wildspire Wastes after accepting The Insatiable Urge quest line in Monster Hunter: World.
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Before you can kill Nergigante, you’ll first need to know where to find him in Monster Hunter: World. Nergigante is a late-game boss that can be acquired through the quest line “The Insatiable Nergigante.” Accepting this quest will lead you to Wildspire Wastes and the location of Nergigante.

Note that the second Nergigante sees you, he’ll charge at you and the battle will officially begin so be sure to prepare yourself before running through The Insatiable Nergigante.

Nergigante Weaknesses in Monster Hunter: World

Nergigante is weak against Thunder and Dragon in Monster Hunter: World.
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When heading into battle with Nergigante, it helps to know what elements and status effects Nergigante is weak against. Based on information from the Monster Hunter: World Wiki, Nergigante is weak against the following elements:

  • Thunder: Nergigante has a three-star weakness against Thunder.
  • Dragon: Nergigante has a two-star weakness against Dragon.

Additionally, Nergigante is susceptible to the following ailments and status effects (all of which have a two-star rating):

  • Poison
  • Blast
  • Stun
  • Sleep
  • Paralysis

How to Kill Nergigante in Monster Hunter: World

Nergigante can be killed in Monster Hunter: World by avoiding Dive Bomb and attacking when he's down.
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Now that you know what Nergigante is weak against, let’s walk you through how to kill Nergigante in Monster Hunter: World. To kill Nergigante in Monster Hunter: World, it’s advisable to craft a weapon using Thunder. You can also use items like Paralysis Knives. Nergigante is a deadly opponent whose Dive Bomb attack can one-shot kill.

Be sure to recognize Nergigante’s Dive Bomb attack early on in the fight in order to learn how to avoid it. Nergigante’s body is also covered in spikes which are capable of dealing damage. They can be broken off, but will begin to regrow automatically during the fight. The longer the spikes are left alone, the more damage they deal.

White Spikes can be smashed relatively easily. Black Spikes are “hardened” and will cause your weapon to bounce off. Try to prioritize clearing off the White Spikes before they become hardened. While Nergigante’s spikes are a pain to deal with, his deadliest attack is arguably Dive Bomb.

It’s easy to recognize when Nergigante is about to attack using Dive Bomb as he raises himself into the air above you before slamming down with full force. This force causes Nergigante’s spikes to fly off in all directions, and results in a few annoying aftershocks. Of course, in the moments following Dive Bomb, Nergigante becomes more vulnerable to attacks.

Dodge the first Dive Bomb phase, dodge his Spikes, and dodge the aftershocks. Then when it’s safe, close in and begin attacking. Try cutting Nergigante’s tail off as this is a rare item drop required to craft the Nergigante Alpha Armor Set.

By killing Nergigante, you'll be able to get the items needed to craft the Nergigante Alpha Armor Set in Monster Hunter: World.
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Nergigante may try and swipe you during your attacks, or may try even run through other melee attacks like the one where both claws launch into the air before slamming down into the ground. This is where Paralysis comes in handy, as you can pin him down and focus your attacks without having to worry about a rogue paw.

At the end of the battle, Nergigante will retreat. Use caution when following Nergigante into his lair and be ready to dodge. Once Nergigante is defeated, he offers the following items as loot:

Nergigante Carves:

  • Immortal Dragonscale
  • Nergigante Carapace
  • Nergigante Talon
  • Nergigante Horn
  • Nergigante Regrowth Plate

Nergigante Rewards:

  • Nergigante Carapace
  • Immortal Dragonscale
  • Nergigante Regrowth Plate
  • Nergigante Talon
  • Elder Dragon Bone
  • Elder Dragon Blood

With these items, you’ll be one step closer to crafting the Nergigante Alpha Armor Set. Note that to craft the Nergigante Alpha Armor Set, you’ll need to have the following:

  • 80,000 Zenny
  • Nergigante Horn (3)
  • Immortal Dragonscale (18)
  • Nergigante Carapace (22)
  • Nergigante Gem (1)
  • Nergigante Talon (2)
  • Elder Dragon Bone (3)
  • Nergigante Taile (2)
  • Firecell Stone (1)
  • Nergigante Regrowth Plate (6)
  • Novacrystal (1)
  • Elder Dragon Blood (3)

You may need to run through the battle with Nergigante more than once in order to collect all of the items needed to craft the Nergigante Alpha Armor Set in Monster Hunter: World. Were you able to defeat Nergigante in Monster Hunter: World? How did you avoid his Dive Bomb attack? Let us know your strategies down in the comments below!

For more on Monster Hunter: World, be sure to check out some of our previous guides including how to get Aetheryte Shards in Monster Hunter: World, how to find and harvest Coral Bone in Monster Hunter: World, and what the PC requirements are for Monster Hunter: World.

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to kill Nergigante in Monster Hunter: World.

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