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*****

                    • Anonymous

                      09 Feb 2020 21:45  

                      Hello all, I've got some questions mostly concerning the Gold Rathian Surspike. Because it will pop up if anyone actually responds to this, yes I'm aware I need to get good. My skill level is likely a factor in what's been going on and I am genuinely trying to improve, that's not what this is about: Gold Rathian Surspike, how the heck do you get this thing? Since reaching an appropriate rank to face it I have fought this thing, through a combination of Guiding Lands hunts and the Event quest, 47 times. 47 times and not a single drop. Is the drop rate just THAT low? Is cutting the tail a must? (something else i've also never managed to do). I've tried loading my build for max elemental damage, max partbreaker, I've tried using traps to slow it down, I've tried putting it to sleep, I've tried wounding it; nothing seems to work. I'm not a world-class expert hunter, but I'm competent so my main question is: what am I doing wrong? Could this be a bug of some kind?(i'm sure it's not, I'm just honestly running out of possibilities) To sum up, please help. If anyone has any tips or feedback on a way to at least increase my chances of getting this thing I'd appreciate it. Nonsense over, flame away now I guess...

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