Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to beat Yian Garuga! This includes its moves, weaknesses, material drops, recommended loadout, armor, hunting tips, & more!
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How To Unlock Yian Garuga Hunt
Level Up the Guiding Lands
You can find Yian Garuga in the Guiding Lands after you've completed the Main Story. Once your Guiding Lands forest region's level reaches level 3, you can get the quest for the Yain Garuga.Check Out How To Unlock Yian Garuga
Yian Garuga - Tips & Tricks
Yian Garuga Overview
A bird wyvern known for its aggressive temperament, Yian Garuga poses a serious threat with its multitude of poison and fire attacks!
Only Found in the Guiding Lands
Yian Garuga can only be found roaming in the Guiding Lands' forest region. Besides that, it can be fought in the Arena and in Investigations.Check Out the Guiding Lands Guide Here
Preparing For Yian Garuga
Stock Up on Antidotes, Herbal Medicines
What's most dangerous about Yian Garuga is its poison! Make sure to have a good stock of antidotes and herbal medicine with you before going off to hunt it.
Bring Flash Pods
Flash Pods, although not as effective as before in creating openings, are useful in preventing Yian Garuga from moving to another location.
Yian Garuga - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
The Yian Garuga's weak spots are its head and tail. Almost all of its body parts are breakable parts while its tail can be cut.
Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Yian Garuga - Recommended Loadout
Recommended Elemental Weapons
When fighting the Yian Garuga, Water weapons are most effective
Dragon is also effective against the Yian Garuga
|Poison Resistance||Reduces Poison Attack damages. Use this when your fire resistance is too low.|
|Earplugs||Increasing the chance to attack by protecting from roaring.|
Best Specialized Tools
|Temporal Mantle||Recommended to bring as it allows you to avoid potentially deadly attacks|
|Evasion Mantle||Extends the invulnerability window during evasion|
|Rocksteady Mantle||Reduces damage from attacks and negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent|
Yian Garuga - Moves & Counters
|Beak Attack||Flies to the sky and decend quickly, creating small tremor. Fire elemental attack.|
|Wide Spread Breath||Wide range fire breath toward front of Yian Garuga.|
|3 Consective Breath||Similar to Rathian's move.|
|Somersault||Similar to Rathian's move. Has poison effect and sometimes attacks twice.|
Stear Clear of Yian Garuga when It Flies Up
Flying up a tell on most of Yian Garuga's attacks, including its tail somersault that applies poison. Roll away immediately when it goes up to ensure you don't get caught in its attack.
Pitfall Is Ineffective When It's Raging
When enraged, the Yian Garuga will not be affected by the Pitfall Trap. You can use Shock Traps against it instead.