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How to Beat Anjanath - Tips and Recommended Gear

MHW: ICEBORNE | How to Beat Anjanath - Tips and Recommended Gear

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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to defeat Anjanath. Learn Anjanath's weaknesses, recommended loadout, hunting tips, its moves and how to counter them!!!

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Anjanath - Tips and Tricks

Positioning - Observe Anjanath from its Sides, Next to its Legs

Anjanath can attack hunters from all directions. His moves however has obvious cues and large openings to exploit. Stay sideways from its legs to observe Anjanath's moves while avoiding it's dangerous head and tail.

Use Earplugs(Lv3)

Anjanath frequently roars to stun hunters and break attacks. Don't give him this opportunity by equipping Earplugs. Since its a Weak Roar, Lv3 will suffice. On higher HRs, having a Rocksteady Mantle is good enough.

Hit the Head and Legs!

Stunning Anjanath will cause it to go down the ground, leaving it open to charged attacks and combos.

Cut its Tail to Reduce Range

Cutting Anjanath's Tail makes it easier to attack him from the rear as its Tail Swipe is easier to dodge due to its shortened range.

Flash When Enraged

Using Flash Pods when Anjanath is enraged might make its attacks unpredictable, but it will give you breathing space for healing while waiting for his rage to subside.

Upgrade Your Armor

New hunters might be surprised at the steep difficulty spike when encountering this monster for the first time. By simply upgrading or forging new armor to match Anjanath's damage help in mitigating its damage and increasing the hunter's chance of survival.

Use Environmental Hazards to Your Advantage

Many objects in Anjanath's patrol path can be used to take him down. Traps, ledges, and healing collectibles are all abound. Pay special attention to Ledges for massive damage and mounting options, as well as Herbs and Honey to keep your HP topped.

Check out Anjanath's Summary, Spawn / Hunt Location info here!

Anjanath - Weaknesses & Weak Spots Chart

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot


Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Item Weakness & Resistance Chart

Flash Pod
Shock Trap
Pitfall Trap
Vine Trap
Dung Pod
Screamer Pod
Tinged Meat
Check out Anjanath's Summary, Spawn / Hunt Location info here!

Anjanath - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Water is the most effective element against Anjanath
Ice & Thunder is also effective against Anjanath
Anjanath is resistant to fire. Do not bring fire-based weapons

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Water AttackThis skill boosts your weapon's water attacks, exploiting the Anjanath's weakness to Water.
Weakness ExploitYou'll deal more damage to the Anjanath's weak areas with this skill.
Reduces the effect of Anjanath's Roar, making the fight easier. Since its a Weak Roar, Lv3 will suffice.

Recommended Items

MHW FLASH POD Shock TrapShocks monster to stay still for a few seconds
MHW FLASH POD Pitfall TrapDrops monster into pitfall for a few seconds
MHW FLASH POD Mega Barrel BombDeals explosive damage to monster when triggered
MHW FLASH POD Flash PodStuns monster for a few seconds with flash of light
MHW FLASH POD Tinged MeatChance to cause paralysis when eaten by monster

Focus on Weakening Anjanath First

Anjanath could be difficult to take down with its powerful attacks and agile maneuvering, especially when encountered at lower levels. Focus on weakening it with poisoned/tinged meats and traps before moving in for the kill.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolTool Effect
Temporal Mantle Temporal Mantle Automatically avoids fatal monster moves
Rocksteady Mantle Rocksteady Mantle Reduces damage from attacks. Negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent.
Vitality Mantle Vitality Mantle A certain amount of damage is negated once. Adds health to HP bar.
Ghillie MantleGhillie MantleAllows you to immediately hide and heal, or use Traps and Poisoned Meat.

Anjanath - Moves & Counters

MHW Anjanah tips-1
Fire BreathBreath fire for up to 3 times, Observe its head as it will twist before breathing out fire, and time your dodge accordingly.
Tail SwipeDodge under Anjanath or away from it to evade this attack.
Biting ChargeWidely opens jaw and do a biting attack twice while moving toward the hunter. Move away when you see it open its jaws widely.
Leg shoveShoves legs backwards to hit hunters in his rear. Prepare to move away if you stayed behind its legs for more than 3 seconds.
Side SlamAnjanath try to body slam you with its sides. Dodge immediately when you see it stops and rock its body.

Beware of Fire when Anjanath Raises its Wings

When Anjanath is enraged, it would raise its wings and start to use its fire abilities. When it goes through a long animation of raising its head, prepare to dodge as it will release a devastating breath attack at where his head is pointed.

Dodge Multiple Times When Set on Fire

Anjanath's fire attacks would set hunters on fire. Dodge multiple times to put it out.

Avoid Fighting Anjanath in Confined Spaces

Avoiding Anjanath's moves successfully require space. Don't chase it down small tunnels or you could find yourself stuck with nowhere to dodge.

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