How to hunt an Anjanath - Monster Hunter World

Study up on how to kill an Anjanath in Monster Hunter World.


Monster Hunter World is not a button mashing game. You can get away with that style of play in the early quests, but you’ll quickly find that the right tool for the job can make all the difference in the world. This was a lesson I first learned while trying to fight an Anjanath as part of The Encroaching Anjanath quest. A buddy and I, without any studying whatsoever, took the beast on and managed to fail the quest three times. Tired of defeat, I went on a self-improvement quest to learn how to properly hunt an Anjanath in Monster Hunter World.

Last updated on March 3, 2020, at 2:18 p.m. EST.

How to hunt an Anjanath

Anjanath Weakness Monster Hunter World

When you begin The Encroaching Anjanath quest, spend several minutes picking up every piece of evidence you can that relates to this monster. Not only is that required to track it, but it will rank up your Anjanath research level, unlocking more information about your target. This information is what will help you from failing the quest repeatedly. As you unlock research about the Anjanath, head to Astera to speak with the Chief Ecologist in the tradeyard, or read your Hunter's Notes. You’ll notice that the monster’s weak points are the top of its head and its tail. These, obviously, should be the two main points that you target. However, you can also break the feet on the Anjanath, which is good for anyone who struggles to deliver blows above the monster’s ankles.


  • Fire x 0
  • Water x 3
  • Thunder x 2
  • Ice x 2
  • Dragon x 1


  • Poison x 2
  • Sleep x 2
  • Paralysis x 2
  • Blast x 1
  • Stun x 2

Now that you have a solid idea of how to kill the Anjanath, be sure to visit the Monster Hunter World guide for more help taking down the toughest beasts and finding the rarest resources.

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