Shrouded Nerscylla are Temnocerans and a Subspecies of Nerscylla introduced in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. It is known to inhabit desert regions and it can be encountered at G-Rank.

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It is very similar to its common counterpart; however, it wears a Khezu skin rather than a Gypceros skin. Its back spikes are also bright-yellow in color, indicating their paralysis attribute.

Its different ability likely comes from its diet of the Khezu, just like how the common Nerscylla can secrete poison due to feeding on Gypceros.


Shrouded Nerscylla can inflict paralysis with its back spikes and claws, and seems to demonstrate a mastery of web traversal, able to change direction mid-air by swinging on a different thread.


Shrouded Nerscylla can be found within the Dunes and the Everwood.


The prefix Shrouded was chosen because it describes the way that the monster wears a hide as a hood, and at the same time associates it with death and the grim reaper.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH4U (2015) Logo-MH4G JP (2014) Logo-MHST JP (2017)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Shrouded Nerscylla Icon Desert-dwelling Temnocerans who lure threats into sand traps, then tear into the ensnared prey using their scissor-like mandibles. Similar to their more common cousins, they wear the skins of their prey -- most often Khezu.

Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Shrouded Nerscylla Icon Temnocerans that inhabit desert areas. They lurk beneath the sands in order ambush unwary prey.

MH4U Breakable Parts

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


General Notes

  • Its back can be broken twice, along with its legs and claws.
  • Unlike the regular Nerscylla, Shrouded Nerscylla can perform several web pendulum attacks before it lands.
    • Getting hit by its back spines will cause Paralysis.
    • Breaking the back spines prevents Shrouded Nerscylla to inflick Paralysis with the pendlum attack.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • During the localization process, potential name candidates for Shrouded Nerscylla included Reaper Nerscylla and Grim Nerscylla.

External Links

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Localization & The Apex Predator!

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