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Monster Hunter: World Tobi-Kadachi: what is its weakness and how to kill it

Danger, danger, high voltage.

Monsters in the beginning of Monster Hunter: World tend to be rather slow moving, but the Tobi-Kadachi is the first agile monster you'll likely come across. It has some rather shocking attacks that can easily rip unprepared hunters to shreds. It's also the first monster where weapon types and elemental resistances become a deciding factor into what you bring to a hunt. This guide will go over its weaknesses, how to avoid its various attacks, and ultimately how to kill it.

Monster Hunter: World Tobi-Kadachi guide

Found exclusively in a small part of the Ancient Forest, this tree-dwelling monster is elusive and yet potentially deadly if you're unprepared for its various thunder-based attacks. Newer players should take a look at our Monster Hunter World guide for tips on combat and what to take when hunting monsters.

If you are looking for specifically Monster Hunter World Iceborne guides, then we have created a separate guide hub for just expansion stuff. Head over to our Monster Hunter World Iceborne guide to make your start.

Tobi-Kadachi's entry in the monster field guide.

Tobi-Kadachi weaknesses and resistances

Water is your best friend when taking on the Tobi-Kadachi, so if you haven't already, try to invest in some water-based weapons by killing the Jyuratodus and its Gajau cronies found in the Wildspire Waste. Fire and ice also deal a fair bit of damage, but the Tobi-Kadachi is incredibly resistant to any thunder based damage.

In terms of ailments however, it may surprise you to know that it doesn't have any major resistances in this department, with poison being the most effective. It is somewhat vulnerable even to paralysis, which considering how electric-based its attacks are is a surprising detail.

Tobi-Kadachi can be broken in multiple different places, such as the front claws, back, tail and head. Its weakest point is that risky tail end, while the head is a slightly safer avenue of attack that deals less damage. If you want a slightly easier time, I recommend using a set of Dual Blades or get used to how the Insect Glaive works, since they'll deal quick bursts of damage rather than slow attacks that it can easily dodge.

Tobi-Kadachi glides to strike the hunter.

How to fight the Tobi-Kadachi

The first thing you need to know about the Tobi-Kadachi is that it can inflict a status called "Thunderblight". What this does is make a player much more likely to be stunned by any attack. Naturally you don't want to be stunned as this leaves you open to be smacked around some more. In order to get rid of this condition, either consume a Nulberry or roll seven times. Its attacks also deal in thunder damage, so ensure before going in that you have thunder resistant armour. If you need an early-game set to try, the Bone Armour set offers decent protection from thunder.

When you first encounter the Tobi-Kadachi, it will likely be on the treetops. If you see it disappear, it's likely climbed a nearby tree in order to swoop down and attack you. Give the monster a wide berth as it has a surprising amount of reach when pulling off its attack, since it glides for a short distance. However its most dangerous attack is its tail swipe, as this is where you'll likely get Thunderblight. When it turns around, make sure you run far away so that you don't get hit by the tail.

Perhaps the point where it's most vulnerable is in its fake-out biting attack. It will open its mouth, veer off to the side, pause, then try to bite you. When it pauses, roll to the side of it. You'll avoid its jaws and have a good opportunity to give it a good bashing with any melee weapons. If you're fighting from afar, you'll have a lot more time to dedicate to attacking this creature, at the cost of the ease of targeting it.

The best way to tackle this is to utilise hit-and-run tactics in between attacks as it can get rather violent when enraged - this is indicated in the mini-map by a red eye symbol. So keep calm, dodge its attacks, particularly from its tail, and eventually you'll topple this beast.

What materials can I get from the Tobi-Kadachi?

Once you've broken parts off of or defeated this electrifying monster, you can get a fair few items for use in crafting. 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
Tobi-Kadachi Pelt****Obtained for breaking its back.****
Tobi-Kadachi Electrode***Obtained for breaking its head or tail.N/A
Tobi-Kadachi Membrane*******
Tobi-Kadachi Claw****Obtained for breaking its forelegs. Can also be dropped.**
Tobi-Kadachi Scale********
Monster Bone MN/A***
Electro SacN/A***

Item nameRarity of materials gained from carvingCombat and carving notesRarity of materials gained as rewardsReward notes
Tobi-Kadachi Pelt +****Obtained for breaking its back.****
Tobi-Kadachi Electrode +***Obtained for breaking its head or tail.N/A
Tobi-Kadachi Membrane******
Tobi-Kadachi Claw +****Obtained for breaking its forelegs. Can also be dropped.**
Tobi-Kadachi Scale +********
Wyvern Gem*2% chance when carving*2% chance on capture 1% chance during expeditions 1% for quest rewards 8% for silver rewards 13% for gold rewards
Monster Bone MN/A***
Electro SacN/A***

That concludes the guide on the Tobi-Kadachi, but there are plenty more monsters in Monster Hunter: World to go out and hunt. For those looking for the previous monster, check out our Monster Hunter: World Jyuratodus guide, while your next large hunt is a relatively big one. You'll be taking on a giant fire-breathing T-Rex, so get a head start in preparation by looking at our Monster Hunter: World Anjanath guide, to find out more about the biggest monster in the forest.

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