The 7 Hardest Monsters in Monster Hunter World

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Not all Monsters in Monster Hunter World are created equally. Some fights can be completed easily by simply showing up, while others are a bit more difficult and can often elicit moments of pure rage and salt. This post will focus on the latter of these two types of fights-the Monsters that make you angry. Below you will find the 7 hardest Monsters in Monster Hunter World.

7. Odogaron

Image of Odogaron one of the Hardest Monsters in Monster Hunter World

Why?: Odogaron is a low rank monster that is actually incredibly tough to fight. Residing in the Rotten Vale, Odogaron has a fox/weasel like appearance and is capable of packing a serious punch. Odogaron’s most difficult aspect has to be its speed. This monster can move tremendously fast and doesn’t like standing still for a long time. This speed can make fighting the monster with melee weapons hard, especially if you main the greatsword like I do. Speed aside, Odogaron also enjoys causing bleed damage which is unique to this monster.

6. Rathian

Image of Rathian one of the Hardest Monsters in Monster Hunter World

Why?: Some of the earliest dragons you will face in Monster Hunter World are actually very tough to fight. Both Rathian and Rathalos will really test your abilities as a monster hunter. Of the two dragons, however, I found myself having more difficulties with Rathian, so I felt sixth was a good spot for it. The real difficulty in the Rathian fight has to come from the dragons ability to both fireblight and poison stack you. Having to deal with multiple status effect at the same time can be a real pain, especially when trying not to get hit by a really angry dragon.

5. Xeno’jiiva

Image of Xeno'jiiva one of the Hardest Monsters in Monster Hunter World

Why?: As the final monster you fight in Monster Hunter World, I had high expectations for how difficult this battle would be. My expectations were not quite reached, but I still found this fight to be on the more difficult side of things. What really makes the fight difficult is Xeno’jiiva’s ability to deal multiple status effects. Running over the fire trails in its enraged state can cause fireblight. Combined this with Xeno’jiiva’s ability to inflict dragonblight, a status effect not seen up to this point, and you have a relatively difficult fight if underprepared.

4. Black Diablos

Image of Black Diablos one of the Hardest Monsters in Monster Hunter World

Why?: Of all the subspecies you will face, Black Diablos is easily the worst. Black Diablos takes all the annoying aspects of Diablos (burrowing, charging, jumping out of the sand) and basically dials up the damage to 100. Seriously. Couple the fact that Black Diablos deals an insane amount of damage with its fixation on aggroing you the moment it sees you, and you have a tough fight.

3. Vaal Hazak

Image of Vaal Hazak one of the Hardest Monsters in Monster Hunter World

Why?: You’ll probably notice that the top three hardest monsters on my list are elder dragons… There’s good reason for this. Most of the elder dragons you fight in Monster Hunter World are pretty hard-they pack a mean punch and really challenge you during a hunt. Like the other elder dragons, Vaal Hazak can be a difficult fight as it loves stacking status effect on you.

2. Teostra

Image of Teostra on of the Hardest Monsters in Monster Hunter World

Why?: Teostra, the flame lion looking Elder Dragon can be an incredibly difficult fight for a couple of reasons. The first and most important is the fact the monster resides in the hottest place in Elder’s Recess. This placement means you will take heat damage throughout the fight if you don’t come prepared. Putting the environmental damage aside, the other reason in placing Teostra at second on this list has to be its inferno blast of death. Teostra will stop mid fight and fly up into the air to charge. Once charged, Teostra delivers an infernal blast that can easily one shot you if you are not prepared. I died multiple times to Teostra’s infernal blast and it made me salty.

1. Nergigante

Image of Nergigante - On of the Hardest Monsters in Monster Hunter World

Why?: Nergigante is easily the most frustrating Monster to fight in Monster Hunter World. This is due largely to one single attack the creature has. If you’ve fought Nergigante enough, you probably know exactly which attack I am talking about. Once you’ve wounded Nergigante and forced it to retreat to its lair, it becomes so enraged it has the ability to one shot you with its diving-spike attack of death. This attack is so deadly it can easily cycle through all your lives in a single hunt, leaving a 20+ minute hunt to be lost with nothing to show for it. Nergigante can be an incredibly punishing fight and is easily the hardest boss in Monster Hunter World.

These are my 7 hardest monsters in Monster Hunter World. Let me know yours in The Pit below.


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8 responses

  1. Rexic says:

    Odo is only hard for GS/LS wanna look cool.

    I cleared world prebuff SnS with eez, one failed assigned, nerg. Before that I didn’t even use hp boost. Odo is not worthy, annoying but weak. He looks random but as soon as disengage, a jab at most then a roll. He will keep hitting air until death, he sets target before the blink BS.

    I hit his head if he plays around since his destination is mine, up, dual dodge in air then stomp that face.

    I play all but GS, LS and Lances and apart from me being horrible at bow atm the rest is safe due to his targeting.

    • Superman Rex says:

      Forgot my hardest (if I don’t use superman immortality with heal palico, then I can’t die from anything except environmental dmg.

      Nerg was hard for a newb that didn’t know how to dive consistently, I dove for two mins on temp today at no hp just to try. I don’t know his atks or any but, can’t kill superdive. (You get almost 0.5sec immortality between dives, so first dive temp or max, one more and you turn around, you only die without stamina.

      My list used to be only deviljho but my excel tells me most failed investigations are failed catches that died…

      Pickle was bad, savage is terrible to hunt but he doesn’t ruin my hunts.

      My list are the ones I failed to one shot more or less, but that’s cause I aim for 14 weps, doing MR mobs without knowing controls can be fun…

  2. Emilio says:

    1 savage pickle joe
    2 regular pickle joe
    3 bazuelguee seething
    4 brachidios
    5 behemoth
    6 rajang
    7 kushala doara
    And I only put doara because i m a great sword user

    • Superman Rex, newb who won't die says:

      Seething is my easiest fight after Velkhana (seething with LBG RN2 is so easy since he has weakness on both head and tail. He run, you slide, twice without any talent to be safe, dual dodge zigzag, turn and shoot. 100% crit and ammo for every kush trick.
      Thunder is for range when you lack vision. P2 for rare tail to head, spread mainly to chase him off (N2 buffed is better dmg but worse Hz, hence thunder for clouds.

      Only issue is, don’t hide around trees at the edges in start zone (forest, elder should be easy anyhow) or you can get tarped.

      Stay in open fields and dodge shot till you need a challenge.

      Don’t forget that poison does good dmg..

      Brachy requires element and blast res, all explosions triggers small GPs giving off guard. Ofc fire mantle.

      You can’t get blastblight with 3 blast res so I can’t give any advice more then, ele (CB easiest imo), water and ice works against temp aswell, he got huge zones for wounding with CB/GS…

  3. Sunaki says:

    Teostra is basen on a Chimäre, ore Manticor. Also his strongest Attack is called Supernove.
    I dont know, how different he is in World, but hes not too hard in 4U, and there is no G-Rank in World, so he is most likely a Pushover. But a cool Pushover.

    This List make me realize, what World had no Fatalis. Fatalis, the first Boss of MH and one of the taffest Monsters you can immagine. He can steal halfe of your life just whit an Tailswipe. And Oneshot you whit his Firebreath, even if you have extremly high Defense and Fire Resistence. I wasnt able too handle him yet. But I survived a longer Fight whit Crimson, so im very optimistic.

  4. FOOKIT says:

    Just finding Vaal Hazak and XenoJiiva at this list confirms that writer’s an absolute trash and need to git gud.

    • Gardian0xX says:

      jeezus dude shut up

    • Supernewb says:

      Xeno almost cost me, newb a cart. I track all new encounters and new matchups. Deaths are rare in solo, 1k hunts, deaths on temp elder pre augmented in world and Norah event

      Xeno almost had me . But I went with like – 15 fire res and practiced beam diving mid fight since, that’s how you tank anything with dash juice and sheathed wep. so time was bad, I barely survived.

      Still don’t read up on monsters but most are predictable enough for that to not happen…

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