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
  • The Igni Sign can be used to instantly kill the Jagras the Leshen summons. This is especially useful to keep a certain ally alive.
  • Dispell the cloud of Revoltures with the Igni Sign
  • You can actually mount the Leshen. The animation is weird and it has only one spot you grab onto, but it works nonetheless. Brace whenever it tries to shake you off and you will get a free knockdown.
  • Break the Leshens antlers twice to stop it from summoning Jagras. Easier said than done however. Mounting the Leshen will help.
    • While completing the "Investigation" that leads up to the fight, you will come across a Pukei-Pukei hanging dead in some roots. Head right to continue the quest, but if you head left, you will find another Pukei-Pukei, choked by roots. From there you should see a third Pukei-Pukei, barely alive and quite beaten up. Burn the Roots with Igni and it will fly away for now. It will later join Geralt towards the end of the Leshen fight.
      • Pukei will Poison the Leshen at least twice for some great Damage. It will also deal low physical damage
      • The biggest danger to Pukei are the Jagras. Make sure to deal with them as quickly as possible.
    • Keep Pukei alive with Dust of Life (make sure to grab the EZ Dust of Life from the chest at a base camp) and you will get a special reward at the end (Plus, it's just really heartwarming).


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. 



Geralt Alpha Armor Set (Full Armor Set)





Notes & Trivia

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




Large Monsters
Acidic Glavenus  ♦  Alatreon  ♦  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  ♦  Frostfang Barioth  ♦  Fulgur Anjanath  ♦  Furious Rajang  ♦  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  ♦  Raging Brachydios  ♦  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

      16 Jun 2020 14:04  

      Why the **** do we need to do the entire quest all over again from scratch, it's an awesome quest but the Leshen is an as***** and those jagras can rot in hell

      • Anonymous

        12 Jun 2020 11:45  

        Hunting Leshen is actually fun and easy. Beat him twice on two hunt. Just git gud (i use IG. Pretty light and fast to fight this thing ). But i more prefer hunting ancient leshen as i can wear my temporal mantle and set sum health boost

        • Anonymous

          07 May 2020 03:46  

          I thought this fight is hard especially when I want to do my killer mover those stupid jagras always get in my way. Not to mention it can have bleed effect on you. Thankfully I beaten the leshen in my second try

          • Anonymous

            14 Apr 2020 20:19  

            But can anyone recognize the moves of this beast of Satan? Only the explosion of branches is recognizable, but the wall and remote attack have the same movement. Then jagras are the most annoying and hateful thing in this world, almost more than those damn pigeons. Harder him than the nergigante and Xeno'jiiva put together

            • Anonymous

              05 Mar 2020 15:34  

              HERES A TIP FOR PEOPLE FAILING THE QUEST: Just run away from the boss, wait for your fire sign cooldown, go back to burn him and bash him. Repeat.

              • Anonymous

                22 Feb 2020 20:07  

                With how many times I was interrupted from healing and was bleeding from Leshen while being pecked at by the Jagras and the Revoultures, I NEVER want to fight this thing again.

                • Anonymous

                  15 Feb 2020 07:58  

                  You can free a Pukei to help you in the final phase. Pretty common knowledge but it's not on the wiki. If I wasnt tech retarded I would update it myself:(

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Dec 2019 17:47  

                    Beat leshen with lbg wyvern blast never hit the leshen alway use it to clear the mob is took me 35 min to finished the quest.

                    • 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

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