Enemy Type Large Monsters
Elements None
Ailments BleedingBleeding
Weakness mhw-fire-damageFire (⭐⭐)
mhw-dragon-damageDragon (⭐⭐)
mhw-thunder-damageThunder (⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw-water-elemental-damageWater
Locations Ancient Forest

Leshen is an Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW).?? in Japanese.


 Dwelling deep inside the forest, these creatures use their innate magic to control all flora and fauna within their territory. Revolures and Jagras controlled by a Leshen are tough to approach, but the Igni Sign is very useful in fending off Leshen's lashing roots.

Leshen Details & Locations


Leshen Combat Info

  • This monster attacks with its claws, and commands a flock of Revolures 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 the Igni Sign, as well as mhw-fire-damageFire (⭐⭐), mhw-dragon-damageDragon (⭐⭐) andmhw-thunder-damageThunder (⭐⭐)
  • This monster can be staggered with the Hunter Runestone
  • Geralt can break the Leshen's Antlers, Body and Legs.
  • Combat tactics
  • This monster is resistant to mhw-water-elemental-damageWater and SleepSleep
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head/Antlers
    • Orange: Waist/Body
    • White: Legs


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 & Tail (Breakable Twice) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐


In-game weakness information




Leshen High Rank Carves

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

Leshen Carves

Carves Frequency %
Leshen Skull ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  100%


Leshen Rewards

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

LeshenWeapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Leshen Monster. 




Notes & Trivia

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




Large Monsters
Acidic Glavenus  ♦  Ancient Leshen  ♦  Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Banbaro  ♦  Barioth  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Beotodus  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Blackveil Vaal Hazak  ♦  Brachydios  ♦  Brute Tigrex  ♦  Coral Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Ebony Odogaron  ♦  Fulgur Anjanath  ♦  Glavenus  ♦  Gold Rathian  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Lunastra  ♦  Namielle  ♦  Nargacuga  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Nightshade Paolumu  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Rajang  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Ruiner Nergigante  ♦  Safi'Jiiva  ♦  Savage Deviljho  ♦  Scarred Yian Garuga  ♦  Seething Bazelgeuse  ♦  Shara Ishvalda  ♦  Shrieking Legiana  ♦  Silver Rathalos  ♦  Stygian Zinogre  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tigrex  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Velkhana  ♦  Viper Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Yian Garuga  ♦  Zinogre  ♦  Zorah Magdaros


    • Anonymous

      29 Nov 2019 14:37  

      6 times. SIX GODDAMN TIMES I've failed this quest. I'm not even remotely interested in any of the rewards, I just want it GONE. Every day I log in 'gO tAlK To GeRaLT'. *****ING HATE THIS QUEST AAAAAAAAAARRGHHHHHHHHHH

      • Anonymous

        17 Nov 2019 15:04  

        Whoever thought its a good idea to have a teleporting, long ranged CC boss that constantly summons jagras on steriods, may their offspring all be retarded and may the person rot in hell. Seriously, try playing with a lance.

        • Anonymous

          24 Sep 2019 18:36  

          This is easily the most trash fight in the game. I’m glad I first tried it, because I wasn’t about to run through this drawn out gimmick showcase a second time.

          • Anonymous

            24 Aug 2019 22:26  

            Really cool monster and the mission was a blast for me. Sad to see not everyone agrees in the comments. Here's some tips/what worked for me: - I used the chargeblade - the speed is great to evade the roots and the axes reach is great while your insignia is on cooldown - Use the insignia to burn these annoying birds. It's basically free damage with no downside. Use it. - You get a whole lot of equipment in your items and even more in the item box at base. Take a few secs to use your arsenal to the fullest. - play conservatively. CB has decent damage output anyways, you can afford to circle enemies a bit more than usual. - keep moving at all times unless your enemy is stunned/charging a slow attack / you have a 100% window. Most attacks miss you if you walk perpendicular to it. - have fun and don't stress too much, it's just a game and under stress you will play worse. I hope these help some guys.

            • Anonymous

              31 Jul 2019 07:56  

              ***** this quest. It’s too long, all the Leshen does is teleport and spam the same 4 attacks. It doesn’t help that pukeis AI has a *****ing death wish or trying to kill the Jagras gets you pinballed around before the final ***** you from the tree roots carts me

              • Anonymous

                25 May 2019 21:28  

                I 3 carted the first time using a hammer. I thought I was good with the hammer cause it was my main. But then I switched to the sword and sheild for the first time and killed him twice.

                • Anonymous

                  17 May 2019 03:59  

                  Beat him first try without carting with Lance. Still have to go back and do the Gajalaka sidequest, sadly. Fighting this thing is so annoying, feels like it goes on forever and he loves to spam the ranged moves and teleportation. grrr

                  • 22 Feb 2019 15:28  

                    I was able to finally kill the bugger. Granted I didn’t do the Laka side mission to save time, but I had 20 minutes left at least. But I still need to go back and face him again to complete the side missions and get the armor set.

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Feb 2019 22:46  

                      I thankfully beated him in my first fight but THAT WAS HELL PAINFULL. First i went with Gerald weapon until last stage where i got tired and went for my dual blades but it didnt changed much. My biggest problem were the godamn Jagras fliching me and stopping my combos, on top of this asshole summoning the branches. It took me 47min, just after the last 3 min warning and i was tired AF and was about to give up. Then the bastard dieded and i never want to fight him anymore

                      • Anonymous

                        20 Feb 2019 04:36  

                        I heat this twiggy turd so much. My death count is 7 so far. The whole mission wound’t be so bad if I didn’t have to redo the side missions and main mission each time I get K.O.ed. I use the glaive but at the end he jumps behind me and goes Alfred Hitchcock on me. What’s funny is that pukie almost always out last me

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Feb 2019 06:33  

                          This asshole would not die, I hammered the***** out of him like no tomorrow it literally took me 47 minutes I have NEVER taken this long not even in my noob beginnings when it tool me 20 to 25 minutes to fight big jagras

                          • Anonymous

                            09 Feb 2019 22:29  

                            Is it me or did the slowed down cb? I felt it was too slow that I sucked as Puki kept dying, switched go Switch Axe and he went down far too easy

                            • Anonymous

                              09 Feb 2019 11:20  

                              Any tips for taking this***** down with the light bowgun? I even went out of my way to load up on fire herb from the two plants that even grow in the Ancient Forest to be able to make more fire ammo and could not take it down

                              • Anonymous

                                09 Feb 2019 05:18  

                                if anyone has a sure fire way to beat this SOB and keep pukie alive please post about it i CAN NOT do this

                                • Anonymous

                                  09 Feb 2019 03:38  

                                  After the Witcher event, how can I find it the Lesher to farm for Ciri and Geralt Armor?? I can't find him in the expedition!

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