What are Nargacuga weaknesses, resistances, & drops | Monster Hunter Rise

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Monster Hunter Rise offers a horde of unique monsters for players to hunt down throughout the campaign. These beasts are formidable foes, and each creature has its strengths in battle, making every encounter different. Players must know their enemies before fighting them, as enemies like the Nargacuga can make quick work of unprepared parties. Study up on the Flying Wyvern, Nargacuga with our breakdown. Nargacuga's weaknesses, resistances, and drop rates in Monster Hunter Rise are listed below.

All Nargacuga Weaknesses

Nargacuga Elemental Weakness

Nargacuga's most significant weakness is thunder, so if you have any weapons with this attribute, be sure to take them with you into the field. Those lacking a thunder weapon would do well to pack a fire tool instead. It's a viable second option against the Nargacuga and deals substantial damage, though that damage is noticeably lower than with thunder. Ice and dragon weapons are a good third option, but they are weaker than thunder and fire. The boss is immune to water damage, so do not use water weapons on the Nargacuga.

Those sporting thunder elemental weapons would do well to focus their attacks on the Nargacuga's Cutwing, Head, and Tail, as these areas are the most vulnerable to thunder-based damage. If you're using fire and dragon weapons, aim your attacks at the Cutwing as often as possible, as this area will take the most damage. Those with ice weapons should hone in on the Head and Cutwing.

Damage LocationFireWaterThunderIceDragon
Head150251010
Neck/Back1001555
Foreleg1002005
Cutwing250351015
Abdomen1002055
Hind Leg1001555
Tail1002555
Tail Tip1002055

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Nargacuga Location Weakness

If you are not wielding an elemental weapon, you want to attack places where you deal extra damage. These places on a monster differentiate depending on the weapon type you use—Cutting, Impact, or Shot.

Location DamageCutting DamageImpact DamageShot Damage
Head657040
Neck/Back303035
Foreleg434335
Cutwing212421
Abdomen404030
Hind Leg303025
Tail464045
Tail Tip403540
  • If using a cutting weapon focus on the head or tail
  • If using a blunt weapon focus on the head.
  • If using a bow/shot weapon focus on shooting the tail.

Nargacuga Resistances and Ailments

Nargacuga isn't very susceptible to ailments, but two ailments can deal noticeable damage to the Wyvern: Blast and Thunderblight. Make sure to try and use weapons like the Duals Blades to inflict ailments quickly on the Nargacuga. The boss isn't immune to any ailments, though Blast and Thunderblight are your safest bet in this battle.

Nargacuga Drop Rates - Carves, Capturing & Breaking

Depending on your quest, you can get different rewards to forge armor and weapons, but each has a drop rate percentage, ultimately RNG. It is pure luck what you receive.

  • There are multiple ways of gaining items
    • You can carving three times once the monster is dead.
    • You can capture the monster instead of killing it.
      • Or carving the broken appendage of said monster.
    • From looting the drops from the monster
    • After successfully compleing your quest

Most monsters have breakable parts, and Nargacuga is no different. The Cutwing, Head, and Tail can all break on the Nargacuga, so focus attacks here if you want to shatter parts of the monster. If you break these pieces during the hunt, you will earn extra rewards after completing the quest.

The tables below are the percentage and drop rates of each material from Nargacuga, Low and High rank.

Low Rank

Target RewardsCapture Rewards
Item and Percentage Chance Item and Percentage Chance
Nargacuga Scale 30%
Nargacuga Fang 15%
Narga Tailspike 14%
Nargacuga Blackfur 14%
Nargacuga Cutwing 12%
Nargacuga Tail 8%
Nargacuga Marrow 7%
Nargacuga Blackfur 28%
Nargacuga Fang 24%
Narga Tailspike 20%
Nargacuga Scale 15% (x2)
Nargacuga Tail 10%
Nargacuga Marrow 3%
Carving
Item and Percentage Chance
Nargacuga Scale 30%
Nargacuga Fang 15%
Narga Tailspike 14%
Nargacuga Blackfur 14%
Nargacuga Cutwing 12%
Nargacuga Tail 8%
Nargacuga Marrow 7%
Broken Parts Drops
Item and Percentage Chance
Nargacuga Cutwing 65% (Cutwing), 35% (Cutwing x2)
Nargacuga Scale 30% (Head x2)
Nargacuga Fang 25% (Head), 45% (Head x2)
White Drops
Item and Percentage Chance
Wyvern Tear 50%
Nargacuga Blackfur 40%
Nargacuga Scale 25%
Narga Tailspike 15%
Nargacuga Fang 10%

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High Rank

Target RewardsCapture Rewards
Item and Percentage Chance Item and Percentage Chance
Nargacuga Scale+ 30%
Nargacuga Fang+ 19%
Narga Razor 15%
Nargacuga Pelt+ 14%
Narga Tailspike 8% (x2)
Nargacuga Tail 6%
Narga Medulla 5%
Wyvern Gem 3%
Nargacuga Pelt+ 28%
Nargacuga Fang+ 21%
Nargacuga Scale+ 17% (x2)
Narga Tailspike 15%
Nargacuga Tail 6%
Nargacuga Marrow 5%
Wyvern Gem 4%
Narga Medulla 3%
Narga Tailspike 15%
Carving
Item and Percentage Chance
Nargacuga Tail 70% (Tail)
Nargacuga Scale+ 37% (Body)
Nargacuga Pelt+ 22% (Body)
Nargacuga Fang+ 14% (Body)
Narga Razor 10% (Body)
Nargacuga Marrow 9% (Body), 13% (Tail)
Narga Medulla 7% (Body), 12% (Tail)
Narga Tailspike 5% (Tail x2)
Wyvern Gem 1 % (Body)
Broken Parts Drops
Item and Percentage Chance
Narga Razor 65%(Cutwing), 35% (Cutwing x2)
Nargacuga Scale+ 40% (Head x2)
Nargacuga Fang+ 25% (Head), 45% (Head x2)
White Drops
Item and Percentage Chance
Nargacuga Pelt+ 40%
Large Wyvern Tear 35%
Nargacuga Scale+ 27%
Wyvern Tear 15%
Nargacuga Fang+ 12%
Narga Tailspike 10%
Wyvern Gem 1%

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