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How To Unlock Rajang
Finish 2 Special Assignment
|1||Accept Special Assignment from Admiral|
Learn How To Beat Kirin
|3||Accept Special Assignment To Beat Rajang|
|4||Rajang starts to spawn in the Guiding Lands|
Volcanic Region: Level 3
Other regions: Level 4
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
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 Trap||Shock Trap|
Aim At Different Parts During Fight
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.
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Item Weakness & Resistance Chart
|Shock Trap|| ✓|
(✕ When Enraged)
|Pitfall Trap|| ✓|
(✕ When Not Enraged)
Recommended Skills & Loadout
|Tremor Resistance||Prevents being stunned by tremor|
|Health Boost||To survive the severe attacks of Rajang, prepare plenty of health|
|Earplugs||Prevents being stunned by its roar|
Recommended Specialized Tools
|Gear & Mantle||Description|
|Temporal Mantle||Best gear to bring. Safely grapples the monster with a clutch claw|
|Rocksteady Mantle||Prevents flinching. Easy to use with the clutch claw. Your defense increases as well|
|Evasion Mantle||Increases the invulnerability window. Makes it easier to dodge attacks|
Recommended Armor Build
|Hidden Blade Ⅱ||Health 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 Lv3||Health Boost Lv3|
|Tremor Resistance Lv3||Critical Boost Lv3|
|Punishing Draw Lv3||Critical Draw Lv3|
|Divine Blessing Lv2||Flinch Free Lv1|
|Non-elemental Boost Lv1||Critical Element|
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 Lariats||Swings both arms and moves forward. Watch out for the tremor at the end of its attack.|
|Spinning Attack||Bends the upper body and spins. Avoid by dodging to the side.|
|Charge||Charges forward. Don't face in front of him since it's hard to dodge after seeing this attack coming.|
|Kelbi Step||Jumps to the side like Kelbi. The range is long enough to capture gunners.|
|Jumping Attack||Jumps vertically and falls forward. Easy to dodge since preliminary action is long.|
|Bear Hug||Jumps toward the hunter and bear hugs. Use Scatternut to break away.|
|Lightning Breath||Shoots light beam. Good timing to attack from its side.|
|Back Step||Step backward. It steps back very frequently so don't stand behind it.|
|Ground Slam||Slams 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'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