Monster Hunter World Mounts Guide

While you are busy killing different monsters in the game, consider mounting some of them as well! It may seem incredibly fun and it is but it is perhaps one of the most difficult things to master in the entire game. This Monster Hunter World Mounts Guide will tell you precisely how to perfect the technique of mounting the creatures that you hunt and how to use them to attack other monsters in the game.

Mounting Monster Hunter World Mounts

First of all, we will explain what exactly is mounting. We will also delve into the reasons as to why you should try to mount monsters and the advantages of mounting them.

After that, we will tell you precisely how to mount the beasts. Mounting is not that much of a complex process in Monster Hunter World but it does require quite a lot of precision and practice if you want to perfect this art.

We will also take a look at how you can use the monsters in battle, as mounted creatures offer you a plethora of advantages that will make your playthrough of the game much more interesting.

What is Mounting and How Can You Mount

Mounting is exactly what the word means. You will probably have used mounts in many RPGs before MHW. Mounting allows you to grab your quarry and attack with it. These attacks will deal much more damage than your normal attacks and allow you to end fights much more quickly and easily.

Mounting should be used when trying to deal with monsters that are extremely powerful. In Colossi fights, it is almost compulsory for you to mount if you wish to end the fight!

How to Mount

To mount a monster, you need to grab a hold of something. Some creatures have multiple mounting points while others only have one or two. In order to mount a monster, the process is similar to the previous games in the series.

First of all, get behind and above the monster. This can be done by grabbing onto some ledge or a small cliff. Then jump onto the monster and attack it. If the attack is considered a mounting attack, you will be in control of the beast.

If the process fails, you will have to repeat it all over again! This mechanic may not seem as important or as difficult but just give it a try to find out how frustrating mounting can be. Different monsters have a different resistance to your mounting attack, therefore, do not worry if you feel like you did a perfect job and still are unable to mount a beast.

Attacking While Mounting and Mounts Locations

Do not worry! The hard part is over at this point. If you managed to get onto a creature and have fully mounted it, you can start having fun. Mounting is important because it makes the process of damaging creatures so much easier. Once you are on the creature, it is time to mash your buttons and keep on attacking it for as long as you possibly can.

Beware though, as the monster may try to push you off by smacking you against a surface, which can be anything from a wall to the ground, a tree, or a ledge.

In order to avoid this, watch out for any collision surfaces and move on to a different part of the beast to avoid falling off. Lastly, keep an eye on your Stamina Bar as you will fall off the creature once it empties.


 Mounts Locations
Alatreon Found in the Sacred Land, an area within the Volcano
Anjanath Found in the west and north-west of the Ancient Forest
Azure Rathalos Found in Ancient Forest and Elder’s Recess
Barnos Found in Elders Recess, Great Ravine, Everstream
Barroth Look for it in the Wildspire Waste
Bazelgeuse Found in Ancient Forest, Coral Highlands, Rotten Vale, Wildspire Waste, Elder’s Recess
Black Diablos Found roaming in the Wildspire Waste
Deviljho Has to be tracked. Tracks spawn in Ancient Forest, Wildspire Waste, Rotten Vale and the Elder’s Recess
Diablos Found next to the Northeast Camp in area 15 of Wildspire Waste
Dodogama Found in Elder’s Recess. It usually spawns in Area 8
Gajau Found in Ancient Forest, Wildspire Waste
Gastodon Live in heard, found around the Elder’s Recess.
Girros Only be found in the Rotten Vale
Great Girros Only be found in the Rotten Vale
Great Jagras Found in Ancient Forests
Jagras Found in Ancient Forests
Jyuratodus Can be found in Wildpsire Waste
Kestodon Found around the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste
Kirin Found in the Coral Highlands
Kulu-Ya-Ku Found in sectors 5, 6 and 12 in the Ancient Forrest
Kushala Daora Found in the Lowest Level of the Ancient Forest
Lavasioth Found in Elder’s Recess
Legiana Found in the north-east of the Coral Highlands
Lunastra Found in ‘Pandora’s Arena’ quest
Nergigante Find it in Wildspire Waste
Noios Found in the Wildspire Waste. Use meat to draw them out.
Ososhi Kirin Found in DLC quests.
Paolumu Found in the northwest of the Coral Highlands
Pink Rathian Spawns on the waters north of the camp in Area 1
Pukei-Pukei Found in northeast of the Ancient Forest
Radobaan Found in the upper levels of the Rotten Vale
Raphinos Tracks can be found in the High Rank maps and have a few different spawns
Rathalos Found in area 16 just south of the Area 17 camp
Rathian Found in sector 12 of the Wildspire Waste
Shamos Found inhabiting dark caves and overhangs in the Coral Highlands
Teostra Spawn in at the Central Camp 6 then head North through Sections 6 and 8
Tobi-Kadachi Found in the Ancient Fores
Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Found in the Coral Highlands
Uragaan Found in the Ancient Forest
Vaal Hazak Only found in the Rotten Vale


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