Gold Rathian

Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements mhw-fire-damageFire



status_effect-noxious_poison_mhwi_iconNoxious Poison

Weakness mhw-thunder-damageThunder (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-water-elemental-damage Water (⭐⭐)
mhw-ice-damageIce (⭐)
Resistances mhw-dragon-damageDragon
Location(s) Guiding Lands Wildspire Level 6 and above
Tempered Lv. 3

Gold Rathian is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). リオレイア希少種 (??) in Japanese. It is a subspecies of Rathian.


A rare gleaming gold-scaled Rathian species. When wreathed in hellfire, its breath grows more lethal and its tail swipes broader.

Gold Rathian Details & Locations

  • Found in: Only appears at Guiding Lands Wildspire Level 6 and above
  • Target of Quests: ??
  • Is hostile at long range
  • Attacks other monsters: Yes
  • Small Monsters version: n/a
  • Size:  1561.39  ~  ??
  • Species: Flying Wyverns
  • HP (Tempered): ~??


Gold Rathian Combat Info

  • Deals mhw-fire-damageFire damage, and can inflictfireblight-status-effect-mhw_s Fireblight.
  • Can inflict mhw-poison-status-effect-sPoison or status_effect-noxious_poison_mhwi_iconNoxious Poison with tail swipes.
  • Weak to mhw-thunder-damageThunder and mhw-water-elemental-damage Water
  • Resistant tomhw-poison-status-effectPoisonblastBlast, mhw-dragon-damageDragon and mhw-fire-damageFire
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: ??
    • Orange: ??
    • White: ??
  • Enraged mode: ??
  • This only will only appear in the Guiding Lands when Wildspire area is level 6 and above.
  • The hellfire can be dispelled by dealing a set amount of damage to its head, which is extremely tough until broken. Try to destroy it as quickly as possible


Gold Rathian 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 Damage Needed
Forelegs (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ??
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐  
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ??


In-game weakness information



Gold Rathian Low and High Rank Carves

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

Gold Rathian Carves

Carves Frequency %
Gold Rathian Cortex (Break Head - Break Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Gold Rathian Shard (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_webbing_small-mhw-wiki-guideRathian Weave Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Gold Rathian Surspike (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Rath Gleam Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_mantle-mhw-wiki-guide-smallRathian Mantle (Break Head - Break Back - Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐  


Gold Rathian Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
Gold Rathian Cortex (Break Head - Break Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Gold Rathian Shard (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rath_wingtalon_small-mhw-wiki-guideRath Wingtalon+ (Break Wings) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_webbing_small-mhw-wiki-guideRathian Weave Master Rank ⭐⭐  
rathian_mantle-mhw-wiki-guide-smallRathian Mantle (Break Head - Break Back - Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐  
contingent_sac-mhw-wiki-guide-smallConflagrant Sac Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Rath Gleam Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Dragonvein Solidbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
moonlight-scale-mhw-wiki-guide-smallMoonlight Scale Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  

Gold Rathian Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Gold Rathian Monster. These are unconfirmed and pre-release information for now!




Notes & Trivia

  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range
  • It is known as the "Gold Fire Wyvern" or "Golden Moon".




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    • Anonymous

      08 Dec 2019 22:56  

      Figured out the hard way the damn thing breaks out of both types of traps almost instantly, even when it's not enraged

      • Anonymous

        26 Oct 2019 00:30  

        You can get the gold rathian surspike by breaking the back. Don't know how rare it is since i only killed it 3 times but nontheless it's good for those that use blunt weapons.

        • Anonymous

          24 Oct 2019 20:20  

          So no new gold rathin great sword ಥ_ಥ stop ditching great sword Capcom great sword is the only reason I'm playing

          • Anonymous

            10 Oct 2019 11:34  

            The best option to farm GR is to capture it and then farm it in Optional Arena Quest that will show up. Screw Investigation in GL. To capture him you have to at least one time investigate him or have a luck and see ??? in the list of monsters when you press DEPART to GL or find someone who will do Investigation Quest...but still the most important is to capture him.

            • Anonymous

              10 Oct 2019 05:17  

              So, I have to ask: Are there just NO Gold Rath investigations? I have hunted 7 of them, capturing 3, but I just cant get it to give me an Investigation. Hell, I got a Scarred Yian Garuga from her, for gods sake, and my Forest level is 2!

              • Anonymous

                04 Oct 2019 01:32  

                You can just go on expeditions to random areas and keep checking if it has spawned. Just make sure the Wildspire is at lvl 6.

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