Ancient Leshen

Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Relicts
Elements None
Ailments BleedingBleeding

mhw-fire-damageFire ⭐
mhw-dragon-damageDragon ⭐⭐
mhw-thunder-damageThunder ⭐⭐
mhw-ice-damageIce ⭐

Resistances mhw-water-elemental-damageWater
Locations Ancient Forest

Ancient Leshen is an Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). エンシェント・レーシェン (Enshento Rēshen) in Japanese.


 An old leshen that arrived through a portal to assume control of the Ancient Forest. Sometimes revered as an indigenous deity. Ancient Leshens use their wisdom and tactical knowledge to curse hunters and send packs of wild Jagras after them.

Ancient Leshen Details & Locations


Ancient Leshen Combat Info

  • This monster attacks with its claws, and commands a flock of Revolture and a group of Jagras to attack Geralt. It can also use wood magic to summon roots to attack or "defend".
  • This monster can inflict BleedingBleeding
  • This monster is weak to mhw-fire-damageFire (⭐⭐), mhw-dragon-damageDragon (⭐⭐) andmhw-thunder-damageThunder (⭐⭐)
  • Player can break the Ancient Leshen's Antlers, Body and Legs.
  • This monster is resistant to mhw-water-elemental-damageWater and SleepSleep
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head/Antlers
    • Orange: Waist/Body
    • White: Legs


Ancient Leshen Guide

This quest’s difficulty will be on par with Extreme Behemoth. While it is possible to solo, Ancient Leshen’s large health pool and summoning mechanics will make it extremely difficult. Gather some friends or find a lobby that is hosting this quest to easily find other players as SOS were little to none during the time tested.

Upon arrival quickly open your map and fly to Camp 11 in the Northeast as the Ancient Leshen starts in Quadrant 12. Pick up the Redpit slinger thats on the slope near camp. Jump across the gap, swing from the vine, and head down the root to be outside of the Leshen’s first area. Hopefully, one member of the team have wide range to share their buffs with the whole team. These buffs include:

  • Mega Demondrug
  • Mega Armorskin
  • Demon Powder
  • Hardshell Powder
  • Attack Seeds
  • Defense Seeds

Enter Quadrant 12 by crawling under the tree vine and have 1 member turn left, look up and shoot down the boulder onto the Leshen. Doing this deals 3375 damage to the Leshen and 480 to the surrounding Jagras. Another member should run up to the Leshen and drop their Health Booster. Other team members should dawn their Temporal Mantle and go to town. Temporal Mantle will negate heavy damage but the chip damage taken from the Leshen’s crow aura will bypass it thus needing the Health Booster on the ground to counter it. I usually refrain from popping my Temporal until a minute goes by so not all Temporal Mantles will be on cool down at the same time.

The Leshen fights similarly as the one everyone had to fight in Contract: Trouble in the Ancient Forest. His primary attacking are summoning roots to attack the player. The offensive version will travel in a linear V-shaped path while the defensive version will summon a wall of roots around the Leshen which will spread outward 3 times.If players get too close he will swing his arms punching the player away. He also have a root attack that will come up from the ground at the feet of a random player. This attack has a long range on where it can spawn and it has a moderate range from which it extends to. He can send out his murder of crows to attack the player in succession.

The deadly attack to watch out for is a CC type move from the Leshen which he will imprison a player with roots. The crows will deal damage over time as well as the Leshen may attack the player or summon his pack of Jagras until the Leshen will shoot a bursting root at the player. This attack is lethal as a 200 HP character with good defense will barely survive it let alone if they were already weak or was attack by other beings once caught. Luckily your teammates can save you if you are caught. Use the Hunter Runestone or Igni to set the roots aflame. Alternatively, players may also flash the Leshen which will break the hold.

The Leshen likes to teleport around the area, so using the slinger and shooting him will stagger him at times allowing your teammates to continue their onslaught. There are scatternuts, redpits, puddle pods, and the Leshen will drop dragon and piercing pods that all can be used.

When the Ancient Leshen summons his Jagras pack make sure to eliminate them as quick as possible. These Jagras are tanky and are highly annoying due to the vast number of them while the Leshen will enclose players in a root prison while distracted. Players that have long weapons like a longsword should focus them down to allow the other teammates to focus on the Ancient Leshen. If overrun use flash pods to temporarily stun the Leshen and all the Jagras.

At times the Ancient Leshen will cause a large rumble and explode scattering tons of crows throughout the map. This attack hits very hard so it’s not wise to try to tank it. This attack is similar to Teostra’s fire AOE which they charge up then explodes. A flash pod will be able to counter this attack or simply use your superman dive to safely avoid it. This attack may occur up to 4 times during this quest.

The Leshen has 2 different paths he may take during this quest.

  • Path 1 is Quadrant 12, 8, 7, finally 6.
  • Path 2 is Quadrant 12, 5, 4, finally 2.

Final Tips

  • Hitting the Leshen with the boulder in Quadrant 12 is a must!
  • Bring Temporal Mantles and Health Boosters
  • Health Augment on your weapon can counter the chip damage from the Leshen’s crow aura.
  • Having 1 player healing the team will improve success rate.
  • If players have weapons that helps them mount, take advantage of it.
  • Ancient Leshen is 3 star weak to fire, 2 star weak to dragon and thunder
  • Poison is the ailment he is weakest to.
  • Paralyze can allow players extra time to attack.
  •  Bring Flash Pods
  • Bring your igni! (quest reward from witcher version) Its a great way to give you an opening and help care for the bats!


Ancient Leshen Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw-poison-status-effect sleep-mhw-status-effect paralysis blast stun
Weakness Level  ⭐⭐ -  ⭐  ⭐  ⭐


Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point cut-damage-mhw blunt-damage-mhw ammo-damage-mhw
Antlers (Breakable Twice)  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐
Body & Legs (Breakable Twice) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.



Ancient Leshen High Rank Carves

Defeating this monster allows the player to carve the following items:

Ancient Leshen Carves

Carves Frequency %
Ancient Cursed Bone ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Ancient Leshen Claw ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Leshen Resin ⭐⭐⭐⭐  


Ancient Leshen Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
Ancient Leshen Claw ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Ancient Cursed Bone ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Leshen Resin (Break Body & Legs) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Ancient Leshen Antlers (Break Antlers) ⭐⭐⭐  

Ancient Leshen Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Ancient Leshen Monster. 




Notes & Trivia

  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range




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    • Anonymous

      29 Aug 2021 07:21  

      Revolshits deal ten time his own damage when using a melee bcs you are in melee range and... that's pretty much it.even with a long sword you are not far enough. Its literally a potion drinking simulator.

      and i don't see how ranged weapons are supposed to deal with jagras swarms.

      do yourself a favor and bring a team to fight him

      • Anonymous

        25 Jun 2021 16:48  

        even though its the most unfun soloable monster, master rank gear and ranged weapon(lbg/bow) with health augments is your best bet. i tried melee but there's lots of bs with it.

        • Anonymous

          30 Oct 2020 09:05  

          WHY IS HIS FACE DARK MAGIC...............................................................................................................................................................................WHY JEBUS

          • Anonymous

            02 Aug 2020 23:07  

            I was so confused why I was loosing my health then I realized the birds was attacking me and circling him! He was so hard in High rank but now he's still hard but less. If your a range weapon than you would have little problem form the crows

            • Anonymous

              30 Jul 2020 21:51  

              this monster is broken... the devs dont test this ****ing **** on their test player solo... the chance of running out of ****ing time is too high...

              • 05 Jul 2020 20:40  

                With MR gear, the fight is easier to solo than it may look at first.
                Should take about 30 to 40 min, due to health not scaling down for Solo play.
                - Flinch Free is recommended, to prevent the Jagras stunlocking you.
                - Flash Pod the Jagras and you can easily kill them.
                - Take the Health Booster and use it when the Jagras attack. This will make it impossible to die, even if you get caged.
                - If you want to have the Health Booster available every time the Jagras are summoned, you may want to get Tool Specialist LVL3.
                - If the Health Booster is on cooldown and you want to play it extra safe, you can always lure them out of the range of Leshen and then Flash Pod them before they turn around and go back to the Leshen.
                - The fight is pretty easy with the Lance, but this may apply to all weapons that can block.

                • Anonymous

                  04 Apr 2020 01:55  

                  Tried soloing him today, it's kind of a breeze with MR gear, his rooting attack that used to kill now does like half health so that's cool. But, he still has a ton of health, I don't think it scales for player count, I ended up running out of time in the fourth area. Didn't lose time to carts, just to having to kill the jagras. Seems doable with my unoptimized build.

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Feb 2020 11:15  

                    i once went on an ancient leshen hunt and i don't know if i had a god on my team but we killed it in 6 minutes.

                    • Anonymous

                      24 Jan 2020 04:54  

                      Had him dead to rights for the best part of 30mins... Only for two of my laggard team to get carted out of nowhere, followed by me (HBG) getting vine-trapped (because we were two short), and no one to bother help me... Game over. >_>

                      • Anonymous

                        27 Dec 2019 01:32  

                        what a terrible luck i had with this guy last hunt on pc. usual 4 hunters, I was using GS and melee-ing him together with a LS hunter. AL dude targeted both of us for his slow surprise root sprout attack and we were really close to eachother. mitigate tackle both of the root attacks with 75-80% hp due to the birds. ded with 3hp decos + 489 def + mega armorskin.

                        • Anonymous

                          27 Oct 2019 14:21  

                          I really love how even after platinum and hundreds of hours in, this game still finds the ways to hand my butt to me lel

                          • Anonymous

                            27 Oct 2019 03:21  

                            This is NOT the leshen you fight as Geralt. Just had to throw that out there. Geralt Leshen is cake compared to this.

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