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Nerscylla is a Temnoceran first introduced in Monster Hunter 4.

Physiology

Nerscylla physically resembles a real life Arachnid, but is much larger in size. Its body is mainly white, with dark blue and gray markings around its joints and orange hairs on its appendages and abdomen. Its front claws are a bright orange, whereas its other claws are a dark brown.

Nerscylla is armed with four powerful legs and two claws, each one tipped with a formidable barbed hook, used for holding prey as well as allowing it to grip onto many types of surfaces. At the tip of its abdomen is a large stinger it may use to attack. Sharp spikes formed from crystalized poison protrude from its back, as well as barbed spikes on its legs which it uses to keep Gypceros hides draped over its back. In addition, it possesses a massive pair of retractable jaws which can inflict a poisonous bite. It can produce a strong, sticky webbing that it uses to trap prey and build nests.

Abilities

Nerscylla is adaptable to different environments and capable of spinning a large amount of silk web very quickly. The silk it uses to swing itself across the air and to capture prey is very durable and sticky, so breaking free is difficult. Nerscylla ensnares its prey with the web, then reels them in to strike. The stinger at the tip of its abdomen contains a tranquilizing fluid that can cause the Sleep status. In higher ranks, Nerscylla loses the ability to put hunters to sleep, but gains the Deadly Poison status instead.

Habitat

Nerscylla weave nests of durable web in the Sunken Hollow. When they abandon their nest, they can be seen wandering in other areas such as the Primal Forest and the Everwood. They are also known to nest near farming land, where livestock are found, and prey on them with the occasional and unfortunate farmer.

Game Appearances

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Nerscylla Icon 別名”影蜘蛛”。縄張りに巣を張り、獲物を捕える鋏角種のモンスター。状態異常にして弱らせた獲物を粘着質の糸で膠着、鋏状の巨大な顎で捕喰する。この地方ではゲリョスの捕食が多くみられる。食べ残した獲物の皮を身にまとう習性がある
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Nerscylla Icon A Temnoceran that spins webs to defend territory and hunt prey. They bind foes that have been weakened by ailments and devour them with giant mandibles. They are fond of wearing the hides left by the Gypceros prey they consume.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
MH4U-Nerscylla Icon A Temnoceran that spins webs to defend territory and hunt prey. They bind foes that have been weakened by ailments and devour them with giant mandibles. They are fond of wearing the hides left by the Gypceros prey they consume.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Nerscylla Icon Temnocerans that build nests of sticky webbing to ensnare prey, which they rend with their mandibles.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
MHST2-Nerscylla Icon Temnocerans that build nests of sticky webbing. They rend prey with their pincer-like jaws after weakening them with abnormal statuses and ensnaring them in web. They will sometimes adorn themselves with the skin of morsels they have not completely finished eating.

MH4U Breakable Parts

Hide (x1)
MH4U-Nerscylla Hide Break 001Indent08MH4U-Nerscylla Hide Break 002
Poison Spikes (x2)
MH4U-Nerscylla Poison Spikes Break 001Indent08MH4U-Nerscylla Poison Spikes Break 002Indent08MH4U-Nerscylla Poison Spikes Break 003
Claw (x1)
MH4U-Nerscylla Claw Break 001Indent08MH4U-Nerscylla Claw Break 002

Notes

General Notes

  • Nerscylla's name is named after Nergal, the Mesopotamian god of plague and war, and Neoscona scylla, the scientific name of an orb-weaving spider.
    • Potential name candidates for Nerscylla included Azravel and Thranid.[1]
  • Nerscylla was voted 108th place in the Hunters' Choice for Top Monster during Monster Hunter's 20th Anniversary.[2]
    • This is the highest placement for a Temnoceran class monster in the poll.
  • The Gypceros hide on Nerscylla can be broken along with its claw and the poison spikes on its back twice.
  • Its body structure is somewhat similar to Carapaceons like Daimyo Hermitaur and Shogun Ceanataur.
  • When climbing upside down, poison will drip from Nerscylla's back.
    • This will sometimes leave a shiny.
    • This will not happen if its back is broken twice.
    • If Nerscylla is infected by Frenzy Virus, frenzy drip will fall instead of poison.
  • If Nerscylla puts a hunter to sleep and the hunter falls asleep, Nerscylla will close in on the hunter, observing to make sure the hunter is asleep. Nerscylla will then back up and then do its mandible attack on the hunter while he/she is waking up.
  • Nerscylla's web attack can cause a new Ailment Web Bound, which is similar to Muddy and Snowman, but differs by leaving the hunter stuck in place. In addition, Nerscylla will close in on the hunter and wrap the hunter up or it can use a small thin strand of web and pull the hunter closer to itself and will either attempt to sleep/poison the hunter or attack the hunter while he/she is recovering.
    • It can also wrap the hunter and their Palicoes in webbing if they get stuck in some of the balls of webbing on the ground, and will then proceed to drag them up into the top part of the area.
  • When weak Nerscylla will sleep upside down hanging on a web, making it a perfect time to sleep-bomb and break its back.
  • Gypceros is the favored prey of Nerscylla, and it wears the Bird Wyvern's hide on its back and other parts of its body. It kills Gypceros to gain their rubbery hides, and will also replace the skin when needed or after molting. In the Sunken Hollow's area 5 there are multiple web-covered Gypceros corpses hanging from the ceiling, confirming that Nerscylla preys on Gypceros.
  • When low on stamina, its web shot attack will fail. It will also trip and fall on its back after every attempt at launching itself with its web.
    • It will feed on carcasses to regain stamina.
  • Sometimes when enraged, it will perform a "Fake Taunt", in which it will rub its claws, then instantly turn at the hunter and bite with its extended jaws.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • Nerscylla first appears in 4-star Village Quests.
  • It can be infected by the Frenzy Virus.
  • In High-rank, Nerscylla loses its ability to inflict sleep on hunters but its poison works twice as fast.
  • In G-rank, After it extends its mandibles, it can walk forward before it does its mandible attack.

  • References


    Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter 4 (edit)
    Herbivore MH4U-Aptonoth Icon Aptonoth MH4U-Kelbi Icon Kelbi MH4U-Popo Icon Popo MH4U-Rhenoplos Icon Rhenoplos MH4U-Slagtoth Icon Slagtoth
    Amphibian MH4U-Zamite Icon Zamite
    MH4U-Tetsucabra Icon Tetsucabra MH4U-Zamtrios Icon Zamtrios
    Fanged Beast MH4U-Conga Icon Conga
    MH4U-Congalala Icon Congalala MH4U-Emerald Congalala Icon Emerald Congalala MH4U-Kecha Wacha Icon Kecha Wacha MH4U-Lagombi Icon Lagombi MH4U-Rajang Icon Rajang MH4U-Furious Rajang Icon Furious Rajang
    Lynian MH4U-Felyne Icon Felyne MH4U-Melynx Icon Melynx
    Neopteron MH4U-Altaroth Icon Altaroth MH4U-Bnahabra Icon Bnahabra MH4U-Konchu Icon Konchu
    MH4U-Seltas Icon Seltas MH4U-Seltas Queen Icon Seltas Queen
    Temnoceran MH4U-Nerscylla Icon Nerscylla
    Bird Wyvern MH4U-Gargwa Icon Gargwa MH4U-Genprey Icon Genprey MH4U-Ioprey Icon Ioprey MH4U-Jaggi Icon Jaggi MH4U-Jaggia Icon Jaggia MH4U-Velociprey Icon Velociprey
    MH4U-Gendrome Icon Gendrome MH4U-Great Jaggi Icon Great Jaggi MH4U-Gypceros Icon Gypceros MH4U-Purple Gypceros Icon Purple Gypceros MH4U-Iodrome Icon Iodrome MH4U-Velocidrome Icon Velocidrome MH4U-Yian Garuga Icon Yian Garuga MH4U-Yian Kut-Ku Icon Yian Kut-Ku MH4U-Blue Yian Kut-Ku Icon Blue Yian Kut-Ku
    Brute Wyvern MH4U-Brachydios Icon Brachydios MH4U-Deviljho Icon Deviljho MH4U-Savage Deviljho Icon Savage Deviljho
    Fanged Wyvern MH4U-Zinogre Icon Zinogre MH4U-Stygian Zinogre Icon Stygian Zinogre
    Piscine Wyvern MH4U-Delex Icon Delex
    Snake Wyvern MH4U-Remobra Icon Remobra
    MH4U-Najarala Icon Najarala
    Flying Wyvern MH4U-Akantor Icon Akantor MH4U-Basarios Icon Basarios MH4U-Ruby Basarios Icon Ruby Basarios MH4U-Gravios Icon Gravios MH4U-Black Gravios Icon Black Gravios MH4U-Khezu Icon Khezu MH4U-Red Khezu Icon Red KhezuMH4U-Rathalos Icon Rathalos MH4U-Azure Rathalos Icon Azure Rathalos MH4U-Silver Rathalos Icon Silver Rathalos MH4U-Rathian Icon Rathian MH4U-Pink Rathian Icon Pink Rathian MH4U-Gold Rathian Icon Gold Rathian MH4U-Tigrex Icon Tigrex MH4U-Brute Tigrex Icon Brute Tigrex MH4U-Molten Tigrex Icon Molten Tigrex
    Elder Dragon MH4U-Dalamadur-Head Icon Dalamadur MH4U-Dah'ren Mohran Icon Dah'ren Mohran MH4U-Unknown Icon Fatalis MH4U-Unknown Icon Crimson Fatalis MH4U-Kirin Icon Kirin MH4U-Oroshi Kirin Icon Oroshi Kirin MH4U-Kushala Daora Icon Kushala Daora MH4U-Shagaru Magala Icon Shagaru Magala MH4U-Teostra Icon Teostra
    ??? MH4U-Gore Magala Icon Gore Magala
    Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (edit)
    Herbivore MH4U-Apceros Icon Apceros MH4U-Aptonoth Icon Aptonoth MH4U-Kelbi Icon Kelbi MH4U-Popo Icon Popo MH4U-Rhenoplos Icon Rhenoplos MH4U-Slagtoth Icon Slagtoth
    Amphibian MH4U-Zamite Icon Zamite
    MH4U-Tetsucabra Icon Tetsucabra MH4U-Berserk Tetsucabra Icon Berserk Tetsucabra MH4U-Zamtrios Icon Zamtrios MH4U-Tigerstripe Zamtrios Icon Tigerstripe Zamtrios
    Fanged Beast MH4U-Conga Icon Conga
    MH4U-Congalala Icon Congalala MH4U-Emerald Congalala Icon Emerald Congalala MH4U-Kecha Wacha Icon Kecha Wacha MH4U-Ash Kecha Wacha Icon Ash Kecha Wacha MH4U-Lagombi Icon Lagombi MH4U-Rajang Icon Rajang MH4U-Furious Rajang Icon Furious Rajang
    Lynian MH4U-Felyne Icon Felyne MH4U-Melynx Icon Melynx
    Carapaceon MH4U-Hermitaur Icon Hermitaur
    MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon Daimyo Hermitaur MH4U-Plum Daimyo Hermitaur Icon Plum Daimyo Hermitaur
    Neopteron MH4U-Altaroth Icon Altaroth MH4U-Bnahabra Icon Bnahabra MH4U-Konchu Icon Konchu
    MH4U-Seltas Icon Seltas MH4U-Desert Seltas Icon Desert Seltas MH4U-Seltas Queen Icon Seltas Queen MH4U-Desert Seltas Queen Icon Desert Seltas Queen
    Temnoceran MH4U-Nerscylla Icon Nerscylla MH4U-Shrouded Nerscylla Icon Shrouded Nerscylla
    Bird Wyvern MH4U-Gargwa Icon Gargwa MH4U-Genprey Icon Genprey MH4U-Ioprey Icon Ioprey MH4U-Jaggi Icon Jaggi MH4U-Jaggia Icon Jaggia MH4U-Velociprey Icon Velociprey
    MH4U-Gendrome Icon Gendrome MH4U-Great Jaggi Icon Great Jaggi MH4U-Gypceros Icon Gypceros MH4U-Purple Gypceros Icon Purple Gypceros MH4U-Iodrome Icon Iodrome MH4U-Velocidrome Icon Velocidrome MH4U-Yian Garuga Icon Yian Garuga MH4U-Yian Kut-Ku Icon Yian Kut-Ku MH4U-Blue Yian Kut-Ku Icon Blue Yian Kut-Ku
    Brute Wyvern MH4U-Brachydios Icon Brachydios MH4U-Raging Brachydios Icon Raging Brachydios MH4U-Deviljho Icon Deviljho MH4U-Savage Deviljho Icon Savage Deviljho
    Fanged Wyvern MH4U-Zinogre Icon Zinogre MH4U-Stygian Zinogre Icon Stygian Zinogre
    Piscine Wyvern MH4U-Delex Icon Delex MH4U-Cephalos Icon Cephalos
    MH4U-Cephadrome Icon Cephadrome
    Snake Wyvern MH4U-Remobra Icon Remobra
    MH4U-Najarala Icon Najarala MH4U-Tidal Najarala Icon Tidal Najarala
    Flying Wyvern MH4U-Akantor Icon Akantor MH4U-Basarios Icon Basarios MH4U-Ruby Basarios Icon Ruby Basarios MH4U-Diablos Icon Diablos MH4U-Black Diablos Icon Black Diablos MH4U-Gravios Icon Gravios MH4U-Black Gravios Icon Black Gravios MH4U-Khezu Icon Khezu MH4U-Red Khezu Icon Red Khezu MH4U-Monoblos Icon Monoblos MH4U-White Monoblos Icon White Monoblos MH4U-Rathalos Icon Rathalos MH4U-Azure Rathalos Icon Azure Rathalos MH4U-Silver Rathalos Icon Silver Rathalos MH4U-Rathian Icon Rathian MH4U-Pink Rathian Icon Pink Rathian MH4U-Gold Rathian Icon Gold Rathian MH4U-Seregios Icon Seregios MH4U-Tigrex Icon Tigrex MH4U-Brute Tigrex Icon Brute Tigrex MH4U-Molten Tigrex Icon Molten Tigrex MH4U-Ukanlos Icon Ukanlos
    Elder Dragon MH4U-Chameleos Icon Chameleos MH4U-Dalamadur-Head Icon Dalamadur MH4U-Shah Dalamadur-Head Icon Shah Dalamadur MH4U-Dah'ren Mohran Icon Dah'ren Mohran MH4U-Unknown Icon Fatalis MH4U-Unknown Icon Crimson Fatalis MH4U-Unknown Icon White Fatalis MH4U-Unknown Icon Gogmazios MH4U-Kirin Icon Kirin MH4U-Oroshi Kirin Icon Oroshi Kirin MH4U-Kushala Daora Icon Kushala Daora MH4U-Rusted Kushala Daora Icon Rusted Kushala Daora MH4U-Shagaru Magala Icon Shagaru Magala MH4U-Teostra Icon Teostra
    ??? MH4U-Gore Magala Icon Gore Magala MH4U-Chaotic Gore Magala Icon Chaotic Gore Magala
    Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (edit)
    Herbivore MHGen-Anteka Icon Anteka MH4U-Apceros Icon Apceros MH4U-Aptonoth Icon Aptonoth MH4U-Kelbi Icon Kelbi MHGen-Larinoth Icon Larinoth MHGen-Moofah Icon Moofah MHGen-Mosswine Icon Mosswine MH4U-Popo Icon Popo MH4U-Rhenoplos Icon Rhenoplos MH4U-Slagtoth Icon Slagtoth
    Amphibian MH4U-Zamite Icon Zamite
    MH4U-Tetsucabra Icon Tetsucabra MHGen-Drilltusk Tetsucabra Icon Drilltusk Tetsucabra MH4U-Zamtrios Icon Zamtrios
    Fanged Beast MHGen-Blango Icon Blango MHGen-Bullfango Icon Bullfango MH4U-Conga Icon Conga
    MHGen-Arzuros Icon Arzuros MHGen-Redhelm Arzuros Icon Redhelm Arzuros MHGen-Blangonga Icon Blangonga MHGen-Bulldrome Icon Bulldrome MH4U-Congalala Icon Congalala MHGen-Gammoth Icon Gammoth MHGU-Elderfrost Gammoth Icon Elderfrost Gammoth MH4U-Kecha Wacha Icon Kecha Wacha MH4U-Lagombi Icon Lagombi MHGen-Snowbaron Lagombi Icon Snowbaron Lagombi MH4U-Rajang Icon Rajang MH4U-Furious Rajang Icon Furious Rajang MHGen-Volvidon Icon Volvidon
    Lynian MH4U-Felyne Icon Felyne MH4U-Melynx Icon Melynx
    Carapaceon MHGen-Ceanataur Icon Ceanataur MH4U-Hermitaur Icon Hermitaur
    MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon Daimyo Hermitaur MHGen-Stonefist Hermitaur Icon Stonefist Hermitaur MHGen-Shogun Ceanataur Icon Shogun Ceanataur MHGU-Rustrazor Ceanataur Icon Rustrazor Ceanataur
    Temnoceran MH4U-Nerscylla Icon Nerscylla
    Neopteron MH4U-Altaroth Icon Altaroth MH4U-Bnahabra Icon Bnahabra MHGU-Great Thunderbug Icon Great Thunderbug MHGen-Hornetaur Icon Hornetaur MH4U-Konchu Icon Konchu MHGen-Vespoid Icon Vespoid
    MHGU-Ahtal-Ka Icon Ahtal-Ka MH4U-Seltas Icon Seltas MH4U-Seltas Queen Icon Seltas Queen
    Bird Wyvern MH4U-Gargwa Icon Gargwa MH4U-Genprey Icon Genprey MHGen-Giaprey Icon Giaprey MH4U-Ioprey Icon Ioprey MH4U-Jaggi Icon Jaggi MH4U-Jaggia Icon Jaggia MHGen-Maccao Icon Maccao MH4U-Velociprey Icon Velociprey
    MH4U-Gendrome Icon Gendrome MHGen-Great Maccao Icon Great Maccao MH4U-Gypceros Icon Gypceros MH4U-Iodrome Icon Iodrome MHGen-Malfestio Icon Malfestio MHGU-Nightcloak Malfestio Icon Nightcloak Malfestio MH4U-Velocidrome Icon Velocidrome MH4U-Yian Garuga Icon Yian Garuga MHGen-Deadeye Yian Garuga Icon Deadeye Yian Garuga MH4U-Yian Kut-Ku Icon Yian Kut-Ku
    Brute Wyvern MHGU-Barroth Icon Barroth MH4U-Brachydios Icon Brachydios MH4U-Raging Brachydios Icon Raging Brachydios MH4U-Deviljho Icon Deviljho MH4U-Savage Deviljho Icon Savage Deviljho MHGen-Duramboros Icon Duramboros MHGen-Glavenus Icon Glavenus MHGen-Hellblade Glavenus Icon Hellblade Glavenus MHGen-Uragaan Icon Uragaan MHGen-Crystalbeard Uragaan Icon Crystalbeard Uragaan
    Fanged Wyvern MH4U-Zinogre Icon Zinogre MHGen-Thunderlord Zinogre Icon Thunderlord Zinogre
    Piscine Wyvern MH4U-Cephalos Icon Cephalos
    MH4U-Cephadrome Icon Cephadrome MHGen-Lavasioth Icon Lavasioth MHGen-Plesioth Icon Plesioth
    Leviathan MHGen-Ludroth Icon Ludroth MHGen-Uroktor Icon Uroktor
    MHGen-Agnaktor Icon Agnaktor MHGen-Lagiacrus Icon Lagiacrus MHGen-Nibelsnarf Icon Nibelsnarf MHGen-Mizutsune Icon Mizutsune MHGU-Soulseer Mizutsune Icon Soulseer Mizutsune MHGen-Royal Ludroth Icon Royal Ludroth
    Snake Wyvern MH4U-Remobra Icon Remobra
    MH4U-Najarala Icon Najarala
    Flying Wyvern MH4U-Akantor Icon Akantor MHGen-Astalos Icon Astalos MHGU-Boltreaver Astalos Icon Boltreaver Astalos MHGU-Barioth Icon Barioth MH4U-Basarios Icon Basarios MH4U-Diablos Icon Diablos MHGU-Bloodbath Diablos Icon Bloodbath Diablos MH4U-Khezu Icon Khezu MHGen-Nargacuga Icon Nargacuga MHGen-Silverwind Nargacuga Icon Silverwind Nargacuga MH4U-Rathalos Icon Rathalos MHGen-Dreadking Rathalos Icon Dreadking Rathalos MH4U-Silver Rathalos Icon Silver Rathalos MH4U-Rathian Icon Rathian MHGen-Dreadqueen Rathian Icon Dreadqueen Rathian MH4U-Gold Rathian Icon Gold Rathian MH4U-Seregios Icon Seregios MH4U-Tigrex Icon Tigrex MHGen-Grimclaw Tigrex Icon Grimclaw Tigrex MH4U-Ukanlos Icon Ukanlos
    Elder Dragon MH4U-Unknown Icon Alatreon MHGen-Amatsu Icon Amatsu MH4U-Chameleos Icon Chameleos MH4U-Unknown Icon Fatalis MH4U-Unknown Icon Crimson Fatalis MH4U-Unknown Icon White Fatalis MH4U-Kirin Icon Kirin MH4U-Kushala Daora Icon Kushala Daora MHGU-Lao-Shan Lung Icon Lao-Shan Lung MHGen-Nakarkos Icon Nakarkos MH4U-Shagaru Magala Icon Shagaru Magala MH4U-Teostra Icon Teostra MHGU-Valstrax Icon Valstrax
    ??? MH4U-Gore Magala Icon Gore Magala MH4U-Chaotic Gore Magala Icon Chaotic Gore Magala
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