Garangolm is one of the first new unique monsters in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak.
As one of the Three Lords, and with fists this size, he packs a punch.
Whether you’re taking it on for the first time as an urgent quest in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, or farming materials, there are several Garangolm Strategies and Weaknesses to learn more about, and when you’re ready, the many ways to get Garangolm Hardfang, Fist, Plowtail and Large Beast Gem.
Check out our Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak walkthrough and monster list if you want to see when you’ll encounter this titan yourself.
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How to prepare for Garangolm for the first time
As for the story, Garangolm is your first real test in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak.
This Fanged Beast monster strengthens its arms “by covering them with elements”.
In practice, this means hitting you with explosion and water damage, so if you’re worried about your defense, make sure to equip Antiblast decorations and eat dango which gives you high water protection.
Since it attacks with water, Garangolm is weakest against thunder attacks; and as he likes to be covered in moss, it is surprisingly weak to fire attacks
Don’t bother bringing a water or dragon weapon. However, blast weapons and anything that gives fireblight will come in very handy.
- Fire – Medium (but weak against fireblight, so keep that in mind!)
- Water – None
- Thunder – High
- Ice – Low
- Dragon – Draw
- Poison – Low
- Stun – Low
- Paralysis – Weak
- Sleep – Low
- Explosion – Medium
- Exhaust – Draw
- Fire blight – medium
- Aquatic burn – low
- Thunderblight – Medium
- Ice Burn – Low
How to Beat Garangolm in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbre ak
Garangolm is a unique new monster that uses quite a different attack pattern than what you’ll be used to.
Based on King Kong, this normally placid beast will hit like an absolute tank when enraged. At this point, he uses his symbiotic relationship with the flora around him to coat his fists in elemental grime.
He then punches with an explosive fist (the rocky red one) to launch himself into the air before hitting you with his other moss-covered watery fist. This dual element style is quite impressive and a nice addition to the Monster Hunter roster.
Luckily, when it’s not propelling itself around the screen, this hulking beast is fairly slow and easy to dodge.
Bring a bunch of mega potions just in case you get hit, as his ultimate attack (when you see the ground below glowing red), can easily take away two-thirds of your health.
As with any monster encounter, once you learn its attack pattern you can circle around it, which means that while it’s a pretty cool fight with great monster design, this is not really a challenge for seasoned hunters.
The plan here is to enrage him (have him cover his fists in elemental grime) and then punch the fists until they break. This will send him tumbling and reverting him to his low powered state. Rinse and repeat until you are swimming in rewards.
It’s worth noting that while you may feel inclined to stand below to smash his fists with your choice of melee weapon, you do so at your own risk.
One of this monster’s attacks will see it launch into the air and then crash into you with its full weight. It’s no small beast either, so consider yourself warned.
Learn how to start Sunbreak – the first expansion – and from there how to unlock Master Rank, use Switch Skill Swap and progress with our Monster Hunter Sunbreak walkthrough. There’s also a list of monsters, as well as individual pages on beating Garangolm, Lunagaron, and Shogun Ceanataur. For the base game we have a number of Monster Hunter Rise tips and lists of ore slots, bone slots, weapon types, how to use Insect Glaives and Kinsects, details on how join friends in multiplayer, how to capture monsters, and learn about wirebugs and great wirebugs.
How to get Garangolm Hardfang, Fist, Plowtail, Large Beast Gem materials and more
The following materials are available from Garangolm, depending on what you break, carve, or receive as a reward:
List of Garangolm Master Rank Materials
- Garangolm Cortex – Most commonly dropped, but also carved, captured, broken, and as a target reward
- Shard of Garangolm – Most commonly as a catch reward, but also as a size, broken piece, and target reward
- thick golden juice – Most commonly dropped, but also broken, carved, and a target reward
- Garangolm Hard Fang – Most commonly broken, but also dropped, carved, and as a target reward
- Golm Plowtail – Very often broken (cut the tail), but also rarely (less than 10% chance) in capture reward and target reward
- Great Beast Gem – Very rarely (less than 5% chance) of capture or broken parts or as a target reward, and even more rarely as a carve or drop
- Fist of Garangom – Most often when breaking, but also as a catch reward
If you want to increase your material gains, consider learning how to capture monsters to get even more for your efforts.
Looking for more challenges? Check out our Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak walkthrough and monster list.