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Yian Garuga - Guide & Tips

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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

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.

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Yian Garuga - Tips & Tricks

Yian Garuga Overview

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

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.

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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

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

Part Sever Blunt Ammo

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

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Poison ResistanceReduces Poison Attack damages. Use this when your fire resistance is too low.
EarplugsIncreasing the chance to attack by protecting from roaring.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolRecommendation Criteria
Temporal MantleTemporal MantleRecommended to bring as it allows you to avoid potentially deadly attacks
Evasion mantleEvasion MantleExtends the invulnerability window during evasion
Rocksteady MantleRocksteady Mantle Reduces damage from attacks and negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent

Yian Garuga - Moves & Counters

Beak AttackFlies to the sky and decend quickly, creating small tremor. Fire elemental attack.
Wide Spread BreathWide range fire breath toward front of Yian Garuga.
3 Consective BreathSimilar to Rathian's move.
SomersaultSimilar to Rathian's move. Has poison effect and sometimes attacks twice.

Stear Clear of Yian Garuga when It Flies Up

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

Avoiding Pitfall
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When enraged, the Yian Garuga will not be affected by the Pitfall Trap. You can use Shock Traps against it instead.

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