Leshen

leshen large monster monster hunter world wiki guide mhw
Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Relicts
Elements None
Ailments BleedingBleeding
Weakness mhw fire damage sFire (⭐⭐)
mhw dragon damage sDragon (⭐⭐)
mhw thunder damage sThunder (⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw water elemental damage sWater
SleepSleep
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 damage sFire (⭐⭐), mhw dragon damage sDragon (⭐⭐) andmhw thunder damage sThunder (⭐⭐)
  • 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 damage sWater 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.
  • SPOILERS!
    • 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 s sleep mhw status effect wiki paralysis icon Blastblight stun icon
Weakness Level  ⭐⭐⭐ -  ⭐⭐  ⭐⭐  ⭐

 

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point great sword mhw smalls hammer mhw smalls normal ammo mhw wiki
Antlers (Breakable Twice)  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐  ⭐⭐⭐
Body & Tail (Breakable Twice) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐

 

Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

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Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.

 

 

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. 

Weapons

Armor

Geralt Alpha Armor Set (Full Armor Set)

geralt armor mhw wiki guide2

 

 

 

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  ♦  Fatalis  ♦  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



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    • Anonymous

      DO NOT fight this f**k with the charge blade unless you are ready for a 45 minute long fight of getting knocked out of every attack

      • Be smart about when using your flame. If you burn the Leshen you get some hits for free. Gather Godbugs and Blue Mushrooms and empty your chest for some extra healing items. The scar faced Pukei is a valuable ally which can can cause poison and draws the aggression away from you. The longer it survives the better for you.

        • Anonymous

          It took me 2 tries and nearly died in my last faint to beat it. Pretty fun compared to grinding but the person who thought it was a good idea to let him swing at you while right after teleporting and let him spawn the jagras should die. Unfortunately my pukei pukei instantly died because I fainted but I'm never doing it again.

          • Anonymous

            Absolute trash. In tw3 we had op guarding, faster regenerating and more stunning igni, massive roll iframes. Hated this quest by heart.

            • Anonymous

              lol i copy this website to make a book of my own of monster hunter, the monsters are easy and hard so i make a book today

              • Anonymous

                F YOU JAGRAS AND LESHEN! I FINALY MAKE FRIENDS WITH A MONSTER AND YOU KILL HIM! I WILL SLAUGHTER YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY! Next time I will bring heals for my beloved Pukei-pukei, RIP.

                • Anonymous

                  It seems that as long as you keep at least 1 Jagras alive he won’t summon more. My advice: Keep at least 1 alive (you don’t have to go out of your way to; if it wants to taste blade then oblige it) and you won’t be pecked to death. Also the default swords are good enough if you are patient with your attacks.

                  • Anonymous

                    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

                      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

                        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

                          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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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

                                        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

                                          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

                                            ***** 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

                                              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

                                                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

                                                • 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

                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          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

                                                            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

                                                              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

                                                                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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