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Nergigante is an Elder Dragon first introduced in Monster Hunter: World where it is considered the flagship monster of that game. This terrible Elder Dragon appears when other Elders are in the vicinity. Its penchant for destruction is well documented. Its materials can be used to craft the Nergigante Armor Set.

Physiology

Nergigante is a dragon with a bristly appearance. It is covered in spikes that constantly regrow as they're broken off. It has two massive horns similar to a bull. The monster's hide is primarily black with purple and orange accents. Nergigante is constantly regenerating its skin as it attacks and is struck by hunters. It will slowly grow white spikes on certain body parts, which harden over time. Hunters must try to break the white spikes before they harden. Once they have hardened, its attacks deal more damage. These spikes are white in color when they regrow, but will turn black if left to harden. Once these spikes have hardened, they will deal more damage to foes and repel attacks.

These spikes will also be launched from Nergigante's body when it performs certain attacks, giving these attacks more range and making them more dangerous. Additionally, the hardened spikes require higher sharpness on melee weapons than normal to prevent bouncing off. When all possible body parts have hardened spikes, Nergigante will perform a special attack. It will briefly hover in the air, before crashing down. This will break the spikes on all body parts.

Nergigante has fairly advanced forelimbs and can use them to swipe at the hunter in an almost human-like way.

Nergigante's horns, front limbs, wings, and tail can be broken. Its tail can also be severed. Breaking Nergigante's spikes will not grant part break rewards. The only break reward is from breaking the horns. Breaking Nergigante's spikes will make it easier to break parts, however.

Behavior and Abilities

After its health has reached a certain threshold, Nergigante will enter a "second stage" in which it will start using more advanced attack moves (ground punch from airborne, etc) and gain a slight increase in speed and damage. This is signified by a roar animation when Nergigante stays on all four, stretches its wings and raises his head skyward roaring with the camera panning out from its usual position. Also, some of Nergigante's attacks when in this state will be followed by flying spikes. These spikes deal a serious amount of damage.

Nergigante is an extremely aggressive monster that will continue to fight even if it means harming its own body. It'll attack anything without hesitation, especially if a creature dares attack it. Nergigante is particularly ferocious towards other Elder Dragons since it feeds on them. Nergigante actively hunts and feeds on Elder Dragons to gain massive amounts of energy. Because of this, it will get into turf wars with the Elder Dragons Kushala Daora, Teostra, and Lunastra. Nergigante doesn't rely on elemental prowess, however. It chooses to overwhelm its opponents and prey through sheer aggression and brute force.

Nergigante is extremely susceptible to all status ailments.[1] Despite being an Elder Dragon, Nergigante can become fatigued during battle.[2]

Habitat

Nergigante can be found in the Great Ravine, Everstream, Elder's Recess and Wildspire Waste.

Game Appearances

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Main Series

Spin-offs

Crossovers


Element/Status Effectiveness

Element Effectiveness Status Effectiveness
Fire Poison ★★
Water Sleep ★★
Thunder ★★★ Paralysis ★★
Ice Blast ★★
Dragon ★★ Stun ★★


In-game description

Monster Hunter World
MHW-Nergigante Icon.png A terrible elder dragon that appears when other elders are in the vicinity. Its penchant for destruction is well documented.

Monster Materials

Item Name Rarity Value Description
MH4G-Scale Icon Grey.png
Immortal Dragonscale
不滅の龍鱗
7 2100z Rare Nergigante material. Mostly obtained by carving. Broadly used for many purposes.
FourthGen-Carapace Icon Grey.png
Nergigante Carapace
滅尽龍の堅殻
7 3200z Rare Nergigante material. Mostly obtained as a reward. Solid, used to craft gear.
MH4G-Monster Parts Icon Grey.png
Nergigante Tail
滅尽龍の尻尾
7 4300z Rare Nergigante material. Obtained by carving its severed tail. Stiff, used to craft gear.
MH4G-Claw Icon Grey.png
Nergigante Horn+
滅尽龍の大角
7 5000z Rare Nergigante material. Obtained by breaking its horns. Stout, used in many weapons.
MH4G-Claw Icon Grey.png
Nergigante Talon
滅尽龍の尖爪
7 4500z Rare Nergigante material. Mostly obtained by carving. Sharp, used in many weapons.
MH4G-Monster Parts Icon White.png
Nergigante Regrowth Plate
滅尽龍の再生殻
7 3400z Rare Nergigante material. Obtained by collecting rare drops. Unusual, used to craft gear.
MH4G-Ball Icon Grey.png
Nergigante Gem
滅尽龍の宝玉
8 12000z A rare gem said to have formed within Nergigante tissue. Holds untold potential.

Equipment

For more information, see Nergigante Equipment

Nergigante materials can be used to craft two different armor sets: Nergigante α Armor and Nergigante β Armor.

The following is a complete weapon list for Nergigante weapons:

Great Sword: Long Sword: Sword & Shield:
Dual Blades: Hammer: Hunting Horn:
Lance: Gunlance: Switch Axe:
Charge Blade: Insect Glaive: Light Bowgun:
Heavy Bowgun: Bow:

Gallery

Notes

  • Nergigante's name comes from Nergal the underworld deity from Mesopotamia, and gigante, which means "giant" in Spanish.

References

Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter: World (edit)
Herbivore MHW-Apceros Icon.png Apceros MHW-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MHW-Gastodon Icon.png Gastodon MHW-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHW-Kestodon Icon.png Kestodon MHW-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine
Fish MHW-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Lynian MHW-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHW-Gajalaka Icon.png Gajalaka MHW-Grimalkyne Icon.png Grimalkyne
Neopteron MHW-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MHW-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
Bird Wyvern MHW-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHW-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei MHW-Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Icon.png Tzitzi-Ya-Ku
Brute Wyvern MHW-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHW-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MHW-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MHW-Radobaan Icon.png Radobaan MHW-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan
Fanged Wyvern MHW-Girros Icon.png Girros MHW-Jagras Icon.png Jagras MHW-Shamos Icon.png Shamos
MHW-Dodogama Icon.png Dodogama MHW-Great Girros Icon.png Great Girros MHW-Great Jagras Icon.png Great Jagras MHW-Odogaron Icon.png Odogaron MHW-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi
Piscine Wyvern MHW-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus MHW-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth
Wingdrake MHW-Barnos Icon.png Barnos MHW-Mernos Icon.png Mernos MHW-Noios Icon.png Noios MHW-Raphinos Icon.png Raphinos
Flying Wyvern MHW-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHW-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHW-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos MHW-Legiana Icon.png Legiana MHW-Paolumu Icon.png Paolumu MHW-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHW-Azure Rathalos Icon.png Azure Rathalos MHW-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHW-Pink Rathian Icon.png Pink Rathian
Elder Dragon MHW-Behemoth Icon.png Behemoth MHW-Kirin Icon.png Kirin MHW-Kulve Taroth Icon.png Kulve Taroth MHW-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHW-Lunastra Icon.png Lunastra MHW-Nergigante Icon.png Nergigante MHW-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHW-Vaal Hazak Icon.png Vaal Hazak MHW-Xeno'jiiva Icon.png Xeno'jiiva MHW-Zorah Magdaros Icon.png Zorah Magdaros
Relict MHW-Leshen Icon.png Leshen MHW-Ancient Leshen Icon.png Ancient Leshen
Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (edit)
Herbivore MHWI-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MHW-Apceros Icon.png Apceros MHW-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MHW-Gastodon Icon.png Gastodon MHW-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHW-Kestodon Icon.png Kestodon MHW-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine MHWI-Popo Icon.png Popo
Fish MHW-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Lynian MHWI-Boaboa Icon.png Boaboa MHW-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHW-Gajalaka Icon.png Gajalaka MHW-Grimalkyne Icon.png Grimalkyne
Fanged Beast MHWI-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MHWI-Furious Rajang Icon.png Furious Rajang
Neopteron MHW-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MHW-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
Bird Wyvern MHW-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHW-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei MHWI-Coral Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Coral Pukei-Pukei MHW-Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Icon.png Tzitzi-Ya-Ku MHWI-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga MHWI-Scarred Yian Garuga Icon.png Scarred Yian Garuga
Brute Wyvern MHW-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHWI-Fulgur Anjanath Icon.png Fulgur Anjanath MHWI-Banbaro Icon.png Banbaro MHW-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MHWI-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios MHWI-Raging Brachydios Icon.png Raging Brachydios MHW-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MHWI-Savage Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho MHWI-Glavenus Icon.png Glavenus MHWI-Acidic Glavenus Icon.png Acidic Glavenus MHW-Radobaan Icon.png Radobaan MHW-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan
Fanged Wyvern MHW-Girros Icon.png Girros MHW-Jagras Icon.png Jagras MHW-Shamos Icon.png Shamos MHWI-Wulg Icon.png Wulg
MHW-Dodogama Icon.png Dodogama MHW-Great Girros Icon.png Great Girros MHW-Great Jagras Icon.png Great Jagras MHW-Odogaron Icon.png Odogaron MHWI-Ebony Odogaron Icon.png Ebony Odogaron MHW-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi MHWI-Viper Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Viper Tobi-Kadachi MHWI-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHWI-Stygian Zinogre Icon.png Stygian Zinogre
Piscine Wyvern MHWI-Beotodus Icon.png Beotodus MHW-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus MHW-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth
Wingdrake MHW-Barnos Icon.png Barnos MHWI-Cortos Icon.png Cortos MHW-Mernos Icon.png Mernos MHW-Noios Icon.png Noios MHW-Raphinos Icon.png Raphinos
Flying Wyvern MHWI-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MHWI-Frostfang Barioth Icon.png Frostfang Barioth MHW-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHWI-Seething Bazelgeuse Icon.png Seething Bazelgeuse MHW-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHW-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos MHW-Legiana Icon.png Legiana MHWI-Shrieking Legiana Icon.png Shrieking Legiana MHWI-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHW-Paolumu Icon.png Paolumu MHWI-Nightshade Paolumu Icon.png Nightshade Paolumu MHW-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHW-Azure Rathalos Icon.png Azure Rathalos MHWI-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos MHW-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHW-Pink Rathian Icon.png Pink Rathian MHWI-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian MHWI-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex MHWI-Brute Tigrex Icon.png Brute Tigrex
Elder Dragon MHWI-Alatreon Icon.png Alatreon MHW-Behemoth Icon.png Behemoth MHWI-Fatalis Icon.png Fatalis MHW-Kirin Icon.png Kirin MHW-Kulve Taroth Icon.png Kulve Taroth MHW-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHW-Lunastra Icon.png Lunastra MHWI-Namielle Icon.png Namielle MHW-Nergigante Icon.png Nergigante MHWI-Ruiner Nergigante Icon.png Ruiner Nergigante MHWI-Safi'jiiva Icon.png Safi'jiiva MHWI-Shara Ishvalda Icon.png Shara Ishvalda MHW-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHW-Vaal Hazak Icon.png Vaal Hazak MHWI-Blackveil Vaal Hazak Icon.png Blackveil Vaal Hazak MHWI-Velkhana Icon.png Velkhana MHW-Xeno'jiiva Icon.png Xeno'jiiva MHW-Zorah Magdaros Icon.png Zorah Magdaros
Relict MHW-Leshen Icon.png Leshen MHW-Ancient Leshen Icon.png Ancient Leshen