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Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to beat Scarred Yian Garuga! This includes its moves, weaknesses, material drops, recommended loadout, armor, hunting tips, & more!!!

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Scarred Yian Garuga - Tips & Tricks

Scarred Yian Garuga Overview

Scarred Yian Garuga Overview

Scarred Yian Garuga is a subspecies of the metal bird wyvern Yian Garuga. Battle hardened and battle scarred, Scarred Yian Garuga has a large scar down its beak.

Unlocked in Guiding Lands

Unlocked in Guiding Lands

The Scarred Yian Garuga can only spawned within the Guiding Lands. Besides that and investigations, you won't find it roaming around.

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Preparing For Scarred Yian Garuga

Use a Weapon with High Sharpness

Since its armor is metal, having low sharpness will have your weapon just bouncing of it when you attack. Bring your weapon with the highest sharpness.

Prepare For Poison

Antidotes, Herbal Medicine are a must have in your loadout when fighting the Yian Garuga. It can spit poison and it's tail swipe can apply poison when it hits.

Cut Off Tail to Remove Poison Attacks

Make it a priority to cut off the Scarred Yian Garuga's tail as soon as possible when hunting it. Similar to its normal variant, taking out the tail will prevent the monster from inflicting poison for the attacks.

Scarred Yian Garuga - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

Scarred Yian Garuga - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

One of Scarred Yian Garuga's weakness is its beak. For ranged attacks, focus damage there, but be careful as most of its attacks are frontal. Melee fighters should go for the tail.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Severe Blunt Ammo
Tail (Severable)★★・★★・★★・
Tail (Tip)★★★★★・★★・

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Scarred Yian Garuga - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Water weapons will do the most damage against Scarred Yian Garuga
Dragon weapons are moderately effective against Scarred Yian Garuga
Fire & Thunder weapons are ineffective vs Scarred Yian Garuga

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Prevents you from being locked in place by Scarred Yian Garuga's roar and then one-shotted by its somersault move.
Fire ResistReduces fire damage when hit by Scarred Yian Garuga's attacks
Tremor Resistance Lv1Scarred Yian Garuga's beak attack from the skies carries minor ground tremors. Lv.1 Tremor Resistance will be enough to stop it.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolRecommendation Criteria
Temporal MantleTemporal MantleRecommended to bring this mantle as it can allow you avoid potentially deadly attacks
Evasion MantleEvasion MantleIncreases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment

Rocksteady Mantle Is NOT Recommended

Scarred Yian Garuga moves quickly and attacks rapidly. You might be knocked out by being repeatedly struck while wearing the Rocksteady Mantle, so it's not recommended for this monster.

Scarred Yian Garuga - Moves & Counters

Beak DiveTake flight, then dive and jab the ground with its beak. Carries minor ground tremors and has Fire damage.
Spreading Breath AttackA breath attack that spreads horizontally in a wide range.
Triple Breath AttackTriple breath attack same with Rathian.
Quintuple Breath AttackTake flight, and then do a frontal quintuple (5-times) breath attack from right to left.
SomersaultDive attack same with Rathian. Inflicts poison and may do this move twice in a row.

Several Rathian Based Attacks

The Scarred Yian Garuga has several attacks similar to the Rathian. It has a somersault type attack which poisons you if you get hit with the tail among other attacks.

Evasion Over Attacking

Scarred Yian Garuga is a master of quickly jabbing you and then finish you off when you can't react. As even minor attacks could lead to being knocked out, focus on evasion over damage when fighting Scarred Yian Garuga.

Roar & Somersault Combo Is A Potential One-Shot

One of the most dangerous moves of Scarred Yian Garuga is the Roar, stun & Somersault combo. Earplugs skill could greatly increase you survivability.

New Move: Quintuple Breath Attack

Scarred Yian Garuga gets a quintuple breath attack that blasts from right to left mid-air. It will quickly use this move even when on ground and is difficult to evade, so stay near the right side of Scarred Yian Garuga to be able to get out of this move's range fast.

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