Gold Rathian

Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements mhw-fire-damageFire
Ailments fireblight-status-effect-mhwFireblight
status_effect-noxious_poison_mhwi_iconNoxious Poison
Weakness mhw-thunder-damageThunder ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-water-elemental-damageWater ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-dragon-damageDragon (immune)
mhw-fire-damageFire (immune)
mhw-ice-damage_sIce ⭐
Location(s) Guiding Lands Wildspire Level 6+
Tempered Lv. 3

Gold Rathian is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). リオレイア希少種 (rioreia kishoushu) in Japanese. It is a rare species 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


Gold Rathian Combat Info

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head
    • Orange: Body/Legs
    • White: Wings
    • Green: Tail
  • Enraged mode: ??
  • It will only appear in the Guiding Lands when Wildspire or Volcanic area are level 6 and above(not tempered in Volcanic region level 7).
  • 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
Forelegs (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information



Gold Rathian Master Rank Carves

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

Gold Rathian Carves

Carves Frequency %
gold-rathian-shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGold Rathian Shard (Tail Carved/Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 34% (25% / 50%)
gold-rathian-cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGold Rathian Cortex (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 24% (28%)
rathian_webbing_small-mhw-wiki-guideRathian Weave Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 16%
rathian_surspike-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGold Rathian Surspike (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 13% (60%)
rath-gleam-mhw-wiki-guide-smallRath Gleam (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 10% (10%)
rathian_mantle-mhw-wiki-guide-smallRathian Mantle (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐ 3% (5%)


Gold Rathian Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
gold-rathian-cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGold Rathian Cortex (Break Head/Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 28% (62% / 67%)
gold-rathian-shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallGold Rathian Shard (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 21% (23%)
rath_wingtalon_small-mhw-wiki-guideRath Wingtalon+ (Break Wings) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 12% (65%)
rathian_webbing_small-mhw-wiki-guideRathian Weave (Break Wings) Master Rank ⭐⭐ 9% (35%)
contingent_sac-mhw-wiki-guide-smallConflagrant Sac Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 18%
rath-gleam-mhw-wiki-guide-smallRath Gleam (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 10% (10%)
rathian_mantle-mhw-wiki-guide-smallRathian Mantle (Break Back/Head) Master Rank ⭐ 2% (3% / 5%)
dragonvein_solidbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallDragonvein Solidbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 37%
moonlight-scale-mhw-wiki-guide-smallMoonlight Scale Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 63%
gold-rathian-shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallTempered Gold Scale Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 64%
elder-spiritvein-bone-small-mhw-wiki-guideElder Spiritvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 33%
great-spiritvein-gem-small-mhw-wiki-guideGreat Spiritvein Gem Master Rank ⭐ 3%

Gold Rathian Weapons & Armor

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




Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Gold Fire Wyvern" or "Golden Moon".




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    • Anonymous

      13 Oct 2020 22:53  

      I cannot edit the wiki so here is the partbreaker 3 build: Shara ishvalda head waist and legs with draw/vitality jewel on a Tigrex vambraces Yian garuga chest 1 earplugs jewel 3 if you have it and 1 gobbler jewel and 3 grinder jewel with clutch claw boost and cliffhanger charm very good endgame build

      • Anonymous

        01 Oct 2020 03:08  

        here's a random question for ya, what's your worse experience with gold Rathian? I just wanna know. Like if you have time please reply and tell me your story I'm really interested with others sharing their experience in the comment. ok I'll go first, I was trying to capture a temperd level 3 gold rathian solo (I found the quest online but in the middle of the fight I disconnected due to connection error so half I did the fight alone, note that) I was doing well so far, even managed to do 2 part breaks with my light break press. until I did not notice she was about to back flip so I got hit directly and lost about 1/2 of my health. And to make matters worse i was on a fire patch! Luckily my Pikachu (yes I called my Palico Pikachu okay) distracted the gold Rathian and I was under the crystal spikes so it got me out of a stun (btw forgot to tell you i was stunned and poisoned and on fire, sorry). Unlucky of me that Pikachu's distraction was not enough and she hit me with big boom. but I did succeed to capture the Rathian with only 1 faint left. Okay enough about my experience how's yours?

        • Anonymous

          24 Sep 2020 11:04  

          Fought and killed Gold Rathian at level 6 volcanic region. My wildspire area was only level 1 so safe to say wildspire 6 is not required.

          • Anonymous

            09 Jul 2020 01:45  

            World is my first MH game, so the first time I fought Gold Rathian it actually scared the crap out of me just how fast she was. Only then did I understand the whole “flippin’ till I die” thing she has going.

            • Anonymous

              17 Jun 2020 16:26  

              How can I get Tempered Gold Scale? I just can't have it in GL... but it's supposed to be dropped as a GL material; my GL Volcanic is lvl 7 btw.

              • Anonymous

                30 May 2020 01:41  

                Events will drop everything you need. I made the entire set off 6 event runs(2 solo, 4 group). Honestly, the solo runs seem alot easier. Focus the head but aim for attacks on the tail. Dual blades makes him a cake walk

                • Anonymous

                  16 Mar 2020 03:45  

                  When you finally fight this thing in the investigation and start farming it, be warned this *****ing thing has a pretty hefty hp pool. All it literally does is throw nukes at you and spins more than a beyblade. So expect 20 minutes of Golden Rathian spinning. Once you get used to it spinning one million times the only hard part is trying not to fall asleep.

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Feb 2020 20:12  

                    Getting an investigation where you actually hunt this ******* thing is downright impossible. Seriously, why the **** does a creature from the wildspire waste region gives only investigations from the CORAL *****ING HIGHLANDS!? I got over twenty investigations after six hours of grinding and literally every single one was about a different monster from the highlands! The RNG for this thing is bull*****

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