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 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
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

      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...

                • Anonymous

                  09 Feb 2020 00:29  

                  If you want a world of butthurt, level up both coral highlands and wildspire waste. What'll happen is this: you'll eventually see both gold rathian and silver rathalos on the map together. And if you try fighting one, the other will continuously be called back, so you'll be almost perpetually fighting both simultaneously until one dies. I would know, I did this. I fought silver rathalos in the coral section and every time I fended off rathian, rathalos called her back after only about 2-3 minutes. Dung pods wouldn't work. On top of this, deviljo was also present, but thankfully dung pods work on him. At some point things got weird, the "gold rathian is soon leaving the locale" notification popped, and when rathian effed off back to wildspire, she stayed there, but then the rathalos left coral and flew over to her zone. So I went over there and dealt with them there for a bit. Eventually fended off rathalos causing him to fly back to coral, so I decided to flashbug rathian in the face so I could make a clean getaway back to coral (rathalos was my initial target of interest). I got 3/4 of the way back to coral when @$$hole decided to leave and fly back to wildspire again. So I hauled all the way back there, dealt with both AGAIN, only this time when he left I immediately flashed rathian and ran far enough away I could use tailraider transport and when I got back to the rathian, the prick was just about to fly off but luckily I saw it coming so I flashed him down and started fighting him again. And killed him. It was sh!tty and I recommend noone do this unless they want a real annoying challenge. Dealing with both these !@#$ers simultaneously was horrible. The only thing I can think of that would be worse is fighting both toaster and moonbutt together.

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Jan 2020 01:06  

                    Any tips on the best place to get investigations on this thing? I.e I’ve gotten silver rath by doing recess safaris

                    • 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!

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