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Rajang - How To Unlock & Beat
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Rajang - How To Unlock & Beat

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Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on Rajang. Include info on how to unlock (required region level), how to beat, weakness, recommended skill & build, latest news.

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How To Unlock Rajang

Finish 2 Special Assignment

1Accept Special Assignment from Admiral
2Slay Kirin
Learn How To Beat Kirin
3Accept Special Assignment To Beat Rajang
4Rajang starts to spawn in the Guiding Lands
Volcanic Region: Level 3
Other regions: Level 4
Check Out Guiding Lands Here!

Tempered Rajang Appears In Volcanic Region Only

It has been confirmed that Tempered Rajang will appear once the region level of Volcanic Region has been raised to 7.

Rajang - Tips & Tricks

Rajang Overview

Rajang Is Making Its Way To Iceborne

The Rajang is a second generation monster that has made its return in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. A powerful monster, the Rajang utilizes its upper body strength to attack & use Thunder-elemental attacks.

Preparing For Rajang

Bring Thunder Resistant Gear Or Nulberries

Rajang will have very powerful Thunder-based moves that can easily take you down. Use Thunder Resistance skills, the Thunderproof Mantle, or eat Nulberries to get rid of Thunderblight.

Bring Ice Weapons To The Fight

The Rajang's biggest elemental weakness is Ice. Make sure that you bring powerful Ice-based weapons to take this intimidating monster down fast.

Can't Use Clutch Claw To Its Head

When you aim Rajang's head and use Clutch Claw, you hold on to its arm & shoulder area instead of its head. You still can slam Rajang into wall by grabbing on to its arm so don't worry.

Break Its Arms & Horns To Topple Monster

When the Rajang's body parts are broken, mainly its arm & horns, it's more susceptible to toppling over when you do burst damage. Aim for these parts to create more chances to attack.

Some Traps Won't Work Against Rajang

Rajang's resistance to trap differs depending on its condition. Refer to the table below.

Pitfall TrapShock Trap
Normal Mode

Aim At Different Parts During Fight

Rampage Mode

Aim At Head & Arms When Not Enraged

The Rajang's arms and head will be vulnerable when it isn't in rampaging mode. This is the perfect time to hit these body parts to break or wound them.

Focus On Body & Tail When Enraged

When the Rajang is rampaging, its arms will be hardened, deflecting most weapons below purple sharpness. Focus on the monster's body and tail to do damage during this phase.

Weakness Charts

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Item Weakness & Resistance Chart

Item Effectiveness
Flash Pod
Shock Trap
(✕ When Enraged)
Pitfall Trap
(✕ When Not Enraged)
Vine Trap -
Dung Pod
Screamer Pod
Tinged Meat -

Recommended Skills & Loadout

Recommended Skills

Tremor ResistancePrevents being stunned by tremor
Health BoostTo survive the severe attacks of Rajang, prepare plenty of health
EarplugsPrevents being stunned by its roar

Recommended Specialized Tools

Gear & MantleDescription
Temporal MantleBest gear to bring. Safely grapples the monster with a clutch claw
Rocksteady MantlePrevents flinching. Easy to use with the clutch claw. Your defense increases as well
Evasion MantleIncreases the invulnerability window. Makes it easier to dodge attacks

Recommended Armor Build

Hidden Blade ⅡHealth Regen I ×2
Your Preferred Jewel
Rimeguard Helm β+Critical/Vitality Jewel 4
Elementless Jewel 2
Rimeguard Mail β+Charger/Vitality Jewel 4
Your Preferred Jewel
Rimeguard Vambraces β+Charger/Vitality Jewel 4
Damascus Coil β+Critical Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Your Preferred Jewel
Rimeguard Greaves β+Draw Jewel 2
Your Preferred Slot
Tremor Charm III-
Focus Lv3Health Boost Lv3
Tremor Resistance Lv3Critical Boost Lv3
Punishing Draw Lv3Critical Draw Lv3
Divine Blessing Lv2Flinch Free Lv1
Non-elemental Boost Lv1Critical Element
(Set Bonus)
(Set Bonus)

Tremor Resistance For Stable Hunting

Tremor Resistance is very suitable for hit & run strategy.

Use 4 Empty Slots Freely

This build has 4 slots which you can freely use. You can load Attack Jewel for offensive build or protect yourself with Divine Blessing.

Rajang - Moves & Counters

Double LariatsSwings both arms and moves forward. Watch out for the tremor at the end of its attack.
Spinning AttackBends the upper body and spins. Avoid by dodging to the side.
ChargeCharges forward. Don't face in front of him since it's hard to dodge after seeing this attack coming.
Kelbi StepJumps to the side like Kelbi. The range is long enough to capture gunners.
Jumping AttackJumps vertically and falls forward. Easy to dodge since preliminary action is long.
Bear HugJumps toward the hunter and bear hugs. Use Scatternut to break away.
Lightning BreathShoots light beam. Good timing to attack from its side.
Back StepStep backward. It steps back very frequently so don't stand behind it.
Ground SlamSlams the hunter when its skin is hardened. Avoid by moving behind it.

Dodge Before Rajang Hits Ground Slam

The best way to avoid getting KO-ed during Rajang's powerful Ground Slam is to dodge right before it hits the ground. Make sure you're already a bit away, watch the Rajang roar and jump, then roll right before it hits the ground.

Sidestep To Avoid Lightning Breath

The Rajang's Lightning Breath always hits forward. When it jumps to spew out this attack, sidestep or roll to the side to prevent from getting hit with damage & Thunderblight.

Rajang's Equipment - Weapon & Armor

Rajang Equipment

Rajang's armor is loaded with offensive skills such as Weakness Exploit and Resentment. The armors have many jewel slots which allows users to play in different style.

Learn More About Rajang's Equipments Here

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