Hard to Swallow (Optional Quest) in MHW

Hard to Swallow mhw optional quest

  • Quest Type: Optional Quest
  • Quest Location: Coral Highlands
  • Quest Rank: 6

An unusually powerful Great Jagras has been reported to have been seen in the Ancient Forest which needs to be taken care of.

The Commander has sent you to go and investigate the situation and deal with it to prevent any future problems.

Your objective is to head to the Ancient Forest and hunt down a Great Jagras.

Quest Info

  • Quest Type: Hunting Quest
  • Objective: Hunt a Great Jagras
  • Quest Giver: The Commander (Quest Board)

Other Monsters:

  • Aptonoth
  • Gajalaka
  • Jagras
  • Mernos


You can begin in Southwest Camp (1) and make your way towards the Great Jagra’s nest but sometimes the mission will start with you being dropped directly into the fray.

The Great Jagras will either be coming to Sector 1 from its nest or will come out of a tight entrance when you have been dropped in Sector 2.

Attack the Great Jagras until its health is low, following it and attacking until its health is critical, forcing it to retreat to rest.

Once the Great Jagras attempts to rest, deal the final blow and end its life.

Quest Rewards

Once the Great Jagras has been killed, the Hard To Swallow quest will be complete and you will receive 5,400 Zenny as a reward.


  • The Great Jagras will usually come out on its own and you pretty much need to stay in Sector 1 or Sector 2 when the quest begins to encounter it.
  • A good way to deal with the monster is to wait for it to charge and deal short attacks against it until it tumbles over, allowing you to do complete combos afterwards.
  • Jagras nearby don’t seem to interfere when you are fighting the Great Jagras and can be ignored throughout the quest.
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