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Monster Hunter: World Great Jagras: how to kill it, what is its weakness

That's one big gecko

The Great Jagras is the first big monster you'll come across when playing Monster Hunter: World. It's by far the simplest one to take down as its attacks are easily telegraphed, but nonetheless there's some things you should probably know about it before fighting it. It also makes for a great training tool for newer players looking to sharpen their combat prowess. This guide will go over what its weakness is, how to kill it, and what you can get from it upon capturing it or killing it.

Monster Hunter: World Great Jagras guide

Found exclusively in the Ancient Forest, the Great Jagras is your first real test as a professional monster hunter. You'll want to know how to fight before stepping into your first hunt, so head on over to our Monster Hunter World guide to get more tips and tricks for surviving while on a hunt.

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Physiology page for Great Jagras in the monster field guide

Great Jagras weaknesses and resistances

Its main weakness is to fire weapons, though it is also moderately weak to both thunder and ice. Don't try to use water based attacks on it though as it has a huge amount of resistance to that element. Great Jagras is vulnerable to all ailments that you can inflict upon it, so you can definitely experiment with how to use status ailments on other foes by using this monster as a large, scaly, reptilian guinea pig.

Hitting the Great Jagras with conventional weapons in the head, stomach, and front claws should be your priority as these are the breakable parts. You'll do slightly less damage overall if you attack the front claws, so aim for the stomach and head for maximum damage output. There's no real bad option for weapon type and really you can use this monster to test out your weapons out in the wild.

Player is attempting to break the Great Jagras' stomach

How to fight the Great Jagras

The good thing about this rather easy to fight monster is that it tends to telegraph its attacks well before unleashing them. When it opens its mouth wide, it's about to charge straight forward, so dive to the side to avoid that charge. It has no real ranged attacks to worry about, so those who wish to take it on at a distance should find it relatively safe to do so until it comes charging at you.

At some point during the battle, the Great Jagras will probably flee to a location that either has Aptonoth or Kestodon roaming around. It will then swallow one whole, which will subsequently inflate its stomach. This is a great time to unload every attack you have into its stomach as it's generally a guaranteed stun once you've broken it.

However it does gain an extra attack in this state where it will raise its side legs to prepare to roll. Again, it's just a case of avoiding its attack by moving out of its way. Before too long, you should get to the point where it's weakened enough to flee towards its nest. It will attempt to sleep, while smaller Jagras guard it, but by this point the monster is so weak that it takes just a capture attempt, an ambush with deploying barrels and triggering an explosion, or a few more hits to finish it off completely.

What materials can I get from the Great Jagras?

As one of the first monsters you'll encounter, you'll get a fair amount of materials from this creature. Some items are more likely to appear once you've captured this monster, more on that in our Monster Hunter: World capture guide. For more on how to use these items, you can either check out our Monster Hunter: World combat guide or our Monster Hunter: World armour guide. In the list below, the stars indicate the frequency in which the item in question will drop, as well as details on whether some items are obtained by breaking a specific part of the monster.

Item nameRarity of materials gained from carvingCombat and carving notesRarity of materials gained as rewardsReward notes
Great Jagras Scale*********
Great Jagras Hide*********
Great Jagras Mane***Obtained for breaking its head.***
Great Jagras Claw******
Iron OreN/A***
Monster Bone SN/A***

Item nameRarity of materials gained from carvingCombat and carving notesRarity of materials gained as rewardsReward notes
Great Jagras Scale +*********
Great Jagras Hide +****Obtained for breaking its stomach.*****
Great Jagras Mane******
Great Jagras Claw +****Obtained for breaking its front claws. Can be dropped.**
Monster Bone +N/A****

That concludes the guide on the Great Jagras, but there are plenty more monsters in Monster Hunter: World to go out and hunt. Your next likely large hunt will be the one found in our Monster Hunter: World Kulu-Ya-Ku guide, so head over there to get all the details on how to take on this bird-like creature.

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