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
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.
    • 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. 



Geralt Alpha Armor Set (Full Armor Set)

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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

      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


          • 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:(

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