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Monster Hunter World
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Nathan Garvin
First Published: 13-02-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:24 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 08-08-2020 / 02:38 GMT

Great Jagras General Information

Despite being the first large monster you fight, there are only two quests that explicitly task you with hunting a Great Jagras. The first, The Great Jagras Hunt is an assignment near the start of the game, while the second, Hard to Swallow is an optional quest tasking you with hunting a High Rank Great Jagras.

General Information
TypeFanged Wyvern
QuestsThe Great Jagras Hunt (2*), Hard to Swallow (6*)
VariantsLow Rank / High Rank

Great Jagras Strengths and Weaknesses

The Great Jagras' head and belly are both highly vulnerable to damage, followed by its front limbs, which are somewhat less receptive, but still fine targets. All these parts are also breakable.

The Great Jagras is weak to Fire and resistant to water.

You won't find another monster in the entire game more readily susceptible to ailments than the Great Jagras. This beast is highly vulnerable to all ailments, so use whatever you wish to frustrate the Great Jagras.

There are no real preparations that need to be made for Great Jagras, although eating a good meal will, as usual, make things easier. The Great Jagras inflicts no ailments and employs no elements, so you need not worry on either of those fronts. Bringing a Fire elemental weapon of your own may increase your damage, and utilizing ailments of your own will help.

Fire* * *
Thunder* *
Ice* *
Poison* * *
Sleep* * *
Paralysis* * *
Blast* * *
Stun* * *

Great Jagras Attacks

The weakest large monster in the game, the Great Jagras is frequently used as scale fodder to promote the greater power of other monsters, as seen in the intros for Anjanath and Deviljho. It's not a terribly dynamic foe, lacking the speed and aggressiveness that later monsters will possess, but it does have some interesting quirks worth noting.

First, the Great Jagras - as the game heavily advertises - is a gluttonous beast, liable to prey upon the nearby Aptonoth. While its dietary habits may not otherwise be interesting, it does play into its combat habits, as the Great Jagras will move and attack somewhat differently when engorged, adding a lunging belly flop attack and a barrel roll attack. You can cause the Great Jagras to vomit up its meal by striking its belly.

When not full of an Aptonoth snack, the only other unique tactic the Great Jagras has is to retreat to its lair, where it'll be joined by several lesser Jagras. While not significant threats in themselves, they might just get in the way enough to help their larger pal.

Aside from that, the Great Jagras will perform a claw attack and a bite attack, both of which are telegraphed ahead of time and target foes directly in front of it. Speaking of telegraphed attacks, if the Great Jagras rears back, expect it to follow up with a charging bite attack, which can cover a fair amount of ground. Aside from these front-focused attacks, the Great Jagras can also use its tail to smack enemies behind it.

Carves (Low Rank)Frequency
Great Jagras Scale* * * * *
Great Jagras Hide* * * *
Great Jagras Mane* * *
Great Jagras Claw* * * *
Rewards (Low Rank)Frequency
Great Jagras Hide* * * * *
Great Jagras Scale* * * *
Great Jagras Mane* * *
Great Jagras Claw* *
Iron Ore* * *
Monster Bone S* * *
Carves (High Rank)Frequency
Great Jagras Scale+* * * * *
Great Jagras Hide+* * * *
Great Jagras Mane* * *
Great Jagras Claw+* * * *
Rewards (High Rank)Frequency
Great Jagras Hide+* * * * *
Great Jagras Scale+* * * *
Great Jagras Mane* * *
Great Jagras Claw+* *
Monster Bone+* * * *

The Great Jagras is one of the few monsters in the game with no gems... or really any rare materials, for that matter.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    13 February 2018
  • Last Updated
    22 July 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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This guide features a full, beginning-to-end walkthrough written in an "ideal chronological order of events" format. Main quests are interspersed with side quests in the order in which they unlock, although some side quests and arena challenges may only be referenced instead of fully explained. These are typically quests that have you facing a monster you've already fought under similar circumstances that offer no unique reward for completion. For example, after completing most main quests you won't be able to attempt that quest again, but you'll usually unlock an identical side quest allowing you to hunt the same monster in the same area with the same success/failure conditions.

Monster strategies will be discussed in detail as you encounter them throughout the walkthrough, featuring elemental and status information and drop lists. The guide also features a fully detailed bestiary for those who just want information about specific monsters unaccompanied by a walkthrough. Trophy/achievement information can also be found in a separate trophy/achievement guide, although be warned: many trophies/achievements in Monster Hunter World are easier said than done.

Other features of this guide include:

  • Information on crafting/harvesting.
  • Side quests that unlock mantles, ingredients and other useful features.
  • Field Researcher quests including where to catch rare fish, how to capture small monsters, and where to locate Grimalkynes/Gajalaka.
  • Grimalkyne/Gajalaka quests.
  • How to upgrade the Ancient Tree/Harvest Box and how to unlock various fertilizers.
  • How the Elder Melder works, melding different items and decorations.
  • Where to find the Powertalon and Armortalon, and how to upgrade them into the Powercharm and Armorcharm.
  • Detailed information on how to unlock Tempered Monsters, the difference between Threat Level 1, 2 and 3 Tempered Monsters.
  • Information on Feystones, including drop rates, the differences between the types (Mysterious, Gleaming, Worn and Warped).
  • How to get Warrior's Streamstones and Hero's Streamstones.

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