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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
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Author(s): James Bowden
First Published: 11-04-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 16-05-2019 / 19:15 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 25-08-2019 / 01:47 GMT

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Bird Wyvern

Great Jaggi

Family : Bird Wyvern

Size : Medium

Element : N/A


The alpha male of the Jaggi and Jaggia, signified by its noble frilll and bulkier size; the Great Jaggi is the first "big monster" that you face in the game. It shares attacks with the common Jaggia, but is far more resilient and reactive, demanding the full attention of most novice hunters.


  • Deserted Island: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 (Spawn and Rest), 7
  • Sandy Plains: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Spawn and Rest), 7, 8, 9
  • Misty Peaks: 2 (Rest), 4, 6, 7 (Spawn), 8, 9


**Weak Spots** **Susceptible**
Head (Cut/Impact) Fatigue
**Strong Against** **Weak Against**
Dragon Fire

Part Durability

**Body Part** **Durability** **Effect on Decrease**
Head Low Lurch
Body Low Lurch/Knockdown

Breakable Parts

**Body Part** **How to Break** **Effect of Break**
Frill Decrease Head Durability Extra Rewards

Rage Effects

**Attack** **Defence** **Speed**
120% No Change 110%

Key Attacks

Bite : The Great Jaggi will pull its head backwards before lunging forward and biting in front of it.

Turning Bite : The Great Jaggi pulls its head backwards before turning on the spot to bite a player behind it.

Tail Whip : The Great Jaggi spins its tail in a clockwise motion towards the player. Normally repeats twice.

Body Slam : The Great Jaggi turns its body sideways and assaults the player with the full length of its body. Frequently occurs twice.

Recommended Strategy

Your best bet it to take the Great Jaggi on face to face. Get right up against him and focus on attacking his head – this way you will deal the most damage and have a chance to stun him.

It’s a good idea to clear an arena of smaller Jaggi first, however, as they will encircle you and nibble on your back as you try and fight their leader. Clear the small fry, then you can focus on the daddy uncontested.

The Great Jaggi’s Key Attacks are all quite clearly telegraphed and should be avoided with either forward or side rolls, preferably to the left. Rolling to the right will put you in the way of his Tail Swipe which is why right dodges aren’t recommended.

The Great Jaggi’s most powerful attack is his Body Slam so it’s advisable that you learn the rather obvious tell for this straight away, as you’ll need to side roll the moment it is telegraphed.

All in all the Great Jaggi is rather simple – attack the head and side dodge whenever an attack is telegraphed. He doesn’t tend to move around too much, so getting back to him isn’t much of an issue. Just focus and you’ll drop him in no time.

Notes :

  • Great Jaggi will attack other boss monsters, such as Rathians and Arzuros, if it is in the same area.
  • Sonic Bombs have no effect on a Great Jaggi.
  • Great Jaggi will eat Tainted Meat when his stamina runs low.
  • The Great Jaggi will opens its frill and chirps to the sky, calling Jaggi and Jaggia to its side.

Guide Information

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  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    11 April 2013
  • Last Updated
    16 May 2019
  • Guide Author
    James Bowden

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