Thunder Serpent Narwa is the MH Rise final boss. This guide includes weakness, how to fight Narwa, weak parts, build, how to farm, & attacks in Monster Hunter Rise.
Table of Contents
Narwa - Overview
Thunder Serpent Narwa
Map Location - Where Does It Spawn?
MH Rise Final Boss
Narwa is the final boss of the game and is fought in a circular arena. Unlike other monsters, Narwa's battle is mostly fought using weapon placements that spawn around the battlefield.
Unlocked After Clearing ★7 Quests
You get to unlock the quest to beat Narwa after you have cleared 5 ★7 Hub quests. To get to ★7, you must first defeat Ibushi in a Rampage Battle.Check Out The Final Boss Guide Here
Narwa - Weakness & Breakable Parts
Effective Attack Type Per Weak Spot
* Based on actual battles in the game.
Breakable Parts & Essences
|Head||Damage until it flinches to break||Red|
|Torso||Damage until it flinches to break||White|
|Wingarms||Damage until it flinches to break||Orange|
|Back||Damage until it flinches to break||Red|
|Tail||Damage until it flinches to break||White|
Status Ailments & Blight
Narwa - Obtainable Items & Materials
Items From High Rank Narwa
|Target Rewards||Narwa Carapace (22%)|
Narwa Horn+ (12%)
Narwa Sparksac (14%)
Narwa Tentacle (18%)
Thunder Serpent Orb (2%)
Get By Carving
|Carve - Body||Narwa Carapace (37%)|
Narwa Hide+ (29%)
Narwa Tentacle (12%)
Thunder Serpent Orb (1%)
Narwa Claw+ (21%)
|Carve - Tail||Narwa Carapace (17%)|
Narwa Sparksac (80%)
Thunder Serpent Orb (3%)
|Wingarms||Narwa Sparksac (20%)|
Narwa Claw+ (80% [2x])
|Abdomen||Narwa Sparksac (60%)|
Narwa Tentacle (40%)
|Horn||Narwa Hide+ (17%)|
Narwa Horn+ (80%)
Narwa - How To Fight Tips & Tricks
|1||Increase Stun & Thunder Resistance|
|2||Aim for the Thundersacs to down Narwa|
|3||When down, use the platforms to hit the belly|
└ Belly is usually protected by its fins
|4||Use Wirebugs & Scaffoldings to maneuver|
|5||Use the weapon placements|
|6||Use the Splitting Wyvernshot & Dragonator|
Increase Stun & Thunder Resistance
Narwa can easily stun lock you with its multiple Thunder attacks. Lower the damage and prevent stun by increasing your Stun & Thunder Resistance through Talismans, Charms, and additional skills from eating & the Hunting Horn.
Aim For The Thundersacs
Narwa's body has several parts that have glowing purple sacs on them. When enraged, hitting these parts will cause them to break, stunning Narwa. Hit these spots to force Narwa to crash, making it vulnerable to further attacks.
When Down, Use Platforms To Hit The Belly
Once Narwa crashes to the ground, a platform directly in front of its belly spawns. Immediately use this platform and try to hit its belly as many times as you can. When enough damage is received, the belly bursts, dealing 1000 damage to Narwa.
Belly Is Usually Protected By Its Fins
When flying around, Narwa's belly is usually protected by its fins, greatly reducing damage taken. Remember to only aim at the belly once it's down.
Use Wirebugs & Platforms To Maneuver
Dodging becomes easier with the use of the Wirebug. Use them to get to platforms that Narwa spawns during the fight. If possible, get extra Wirebug charges to help you scale large distances.Check Out The Wirebug Guide Here
Use The Weapon Placements
There are multiple weapon placements that span around the arena that you can use. They can deal high damage and can even break parts when aimed correctly. Use them when you can as they deal significantly higher damage than most of your attacks.
Use The Splitting Wyvernshot & Dragonator
|Splitting Wyvernshot||Usable after 5 minutes|
|Dragonator||Usable after 10 minutes|
The Splitting Wyvernshot and Dragonator are large weapons that you can use to significantly reduce Narwa's health. Both are unlocked after a specific amount of time and can only be used once. Make sure to use them at the right moment as these weapons can miss.
Narwa - Attack & Hunting Guide
|1||Avoid attacks with Wirebug or getting on the platforms|
|2||Time dodges & dives|
|3||Hit the Torso of the Narwa|
|4||Use Cannons to bring down Narwa from the air|
|5||Move away from the slow moving Thunder circles|
|6||Close distance and attack during ring attack|
Avoid Attacks Using Wirebugs / Platforms
Since Wirebugs have a cooldown, use them sparingly. Make sure that you always have one extra in case you need to jump to escape an attack from the Narwa. Try to grab spare Wirebugs around the field to temporarily increase your charges.
Time Dodge & Dives
Dodges and dives can keep you safe against Narwa's attacks. However, since the Narwa's attacks are one after the other and have explosions, make sure the attacks are over before standing up after a dive.
Focus On Narwa's Belly
The main weakness of Narwa is its torso. The head and the torso should be your main targets for highest damage. Dealing enough damage to these parts can also cause Narwa to crash. Use the platforms to reach the abdomen when it's higher up.
Use The Cannons To Bring Down Narwa
Cannons are an effective way of bringing down the Narwa when it's in the air. Use Wirebugs to get to the cannons and quickly shoot it down before the platform falls.
Evade Before Ultimate Attack
If you see Narwa making motions for its ultimate attack, make sure to evacuate in front of the cannon. By doing so, you can manage to avoid getting hit by its breath.
Move Away From Slow Moving Circles
The Narwa's slow moving circle attack can easily be dodged by moving either left or right. They're not that fast so don't move too quickly or you might get caught in one of them.
Close Distance & Attack During Ring Attack
When Narwa charges for a ring attack, immediately get into the center circle and start pummeling it. Afterwards, it goes down for a few seconds, leaving it open for additional attacks.
Narwa - Build & How To Farm
Piercing Light Bowgun (LBG)
Parts: Long Barrel
|Decoration||Attack Jewel 2|
|Rapid Fire||Lv 1 Pierce Ammo, Lv 2 Pierce Ammo|
|Head||Rhenoplos Helm S||Defense Jewel 1|
|Chest||S. Studded Vest S||Absorber Jewel 1|
Absorber Jewel 1
|Arms||Rathalos Braces S||Attack Jewel 2|
|Waist||Skalda Elytra S|
Spio Elytra S
|Legs||Golden Hakama||Defense Jewel 1|
Defense Jewel 1
|Talisman||Weakness Exploit Lv 1 or higher||Any|
|Attack Boost Lv 4, Weakness Exploit Lv 3, Pierce Up Lv 3, Critical Boost Lv 2, Recoil Down Lv 2, Latent Power Lv 1, Normal - Rapid Up Lv 1, Defense Boost Lv 3, Stun Resistance Lv 1|
|Key Points About This Build|
|This set will allow you to move and shoot level 2 Pierce. You'll also reach 100% crit thanks to Critical Boost and Weakness Exploit.|
|Head||Rhenoplos Carapace x3|
Rhenoplos Scalp x1
Carbalite Ore x2
Somnacanth Scale+ x3
Pearl Hide x2
|Arms||Rathalos Scale+ x4|
Rath Wingtalon+ x1
Inferno Sac x3
Uroktor Scale+ x2
|Waist||Toxic Kumori x1|
Quality Stomach x2
Almudron Plate x1
|Legs||Rajang Blackfur x3|
Gold Rajang Pelt x1
Rajang Claw+ x2
Beast Gem x2
Using Light Bowgun To Farm Narwa
|Tip!||・Mix attacks and dodges|
・Remember to use the Radial Menu
|1||Bring a lot of Pierce Ammo 2|
└ Don't bring unnecessary ammo
└ Set Pierce Ammo 2 as part of your Radial Menu
|2||Make use of Centering and Beansplosion Dangos|
|3||Shoot at electrified spots using Pierce Ammo 2|
|4||Use the cannons during Narwa's ultimate attack|
|5||Win the fight|
Remember To Use The Radial Menu
Bowguns require ammo to be effective in the battlefield. To quickly and easily change your ammo while in a fight, you can make use of the Radial Menu. If you're not used to using it, you can practice using the Training Area before heading to the fight.
Bring As Many Pierce Ammo 2 As You Can
Carry as much Pierce Ammo Lv2 and its crafting materials as you can. Bring only Piercing Ammo as bringing in different ammo types may severely limit your inventory space. Remember to set Piercing Ammo 2 Crafting on your Radial Menu.
Make use of Centering and Beansplosion Dangos
|Centering||・Dango Feet - Prevents you from getting knocked on your butt|
・Dango Marksman - Increases the power of shots and arrows
|Beansplosion||・Dango Temper - Increases ammo damage but also increases deviation|
|Any Dango||Use any Dango you want|
Increase the damage of your shots by activating the effects of Dango Marksman and Temper. Register them as a set as you'll likely be using them more than once if you're planning to farm. Remember to use Dango Tickets to significantly increase activation chanceDango Ticket Guide
Hit Narwa's Electrified Parts
Begin hitting Narwa's electrified body parts once the fight starts. Maximize piercing damage by hitting Narwa from the front. When downed or when using its large AoE attack, hit its belly instead.
Use Cannons During Its Ultimate Attack
When using its ultimate attack, Narwa will coil itself in the middle of the field and summon cannons around it. Use the cannons to stop Narwa from doing its attack. Make sure to be quick as Narwa's attack can be devastating if left unchecked.