Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide to learn more about the most difficult monsters in the game! Find out which are the hardest monsters, how to beat, and more!!!
Table of Contents
Hardest Monsters List
What is the Hardest Monster?
Most Difficult Monsters
Most Difficult Monsters Details & Traits
1st Place: Lunastra
Has A Variety of Ways to Damage You
The Lunastra has several ways to damage you. It has both long and short range attacks, can set the area ablaze, and has multiple follow up attacks giving you no room to catch your breath! Only face the Lunastra when you are high leveled and fully equipped.
Supernova Has 2 Pulses
The Lunastra has a Supernova that pulses twice. The first pulse will turn your HP red, and the second will set the ground ablaze. Make sure to avoid it by moving far away, or using a Farcaster to teleport back to camp.
2nd Place: Teostra
Can Perform Unguardable Attacks
Other than having a wide range of attacks, the Teostra is able to perform unguardable attacks. This makes it difficult to get close to it and get a few good hits in before backing away.
Supernova Attack Has a Large Range
Like the Lunastra, the Teostra also has a supernova attack. It is difficult to avoid due to its wide range. When it is being telegraphed by the monster, remember to stop doing your melee combo and run for cover!
3rd Place: Kirin
Uses Lightning To Attack
The Kirin in Monster Hunter World uses lightning to attack hunters. Its lightning attack has a wide range and telegraphs it by making the ground start to glow. When this happens, avoid it since it can take away a huge chunk of your health.
Few Weak Points
The Kirin's weak point is its head. However, going for a frontal assault can be risky since you will get in range of the Kirin's attacks. It is also difficult to damage its body since the Kirin's body is hardened.
4th Place: Kushala Daora
Stays In The Air
The Kushala Daora is a difficult monster to fight due to its quick speed and tendency to stay in the air. Damaging it will be difficult if you do not have some handy flash pods in your inventory.
Possesses a Wind Pressure Aura
The Kushala Daora also has a wind pressure aura that can make it difficult for melee weapon hunters to get close to it. Use a Rocksteady Mantle or skills that negate the wind pressure aura of the monster to get within striking distance.
5th Place: Nergigante
Can One Shot Kill You
The Nergigante has an attack where it will launch straight up into the air, then rush at you after a brief pause. This attack can instantly make you faint so make sure to get out of the way once this attack is telegraphed.
Pay Attention To Nergigante's Thorns
The thorns or quills on Nergigante's body will sometimes turn black. When this happens, some of Nergigante's attacks can send the quills flying directly at you. Make sure to keep an eye on those quills or else they will hit you!