Enemy Type Large Monsters
Elements mhw-fire-damageFire
Ailments Heat
Weakness mhw-dragon-damageDragon (⭐⭐)
mhw-ice-damageIce (⭐⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw-fire-damageFire
Locations Elder's Recess

Lunastra is an Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ナナ・テスカトリ
(Nana Tesukatori) in Japanese.


 A rare female Elder Dragon that litters the air with hot blue dust. Reports of it traveling with her mate, Teostra, are still unconfirmed.

Lunastra Details & Locations


Lunastra Combat Info

  • Deals mhw-fire-damageFire Damage
  • Is immune to mhw-fire-damageFire
  • Weak to mhw-ice-damageIce and mhw-dragon-damageDragon Damage
  • Moderately weak to stunStun and blast Blast Damage
  • The Head, Wings and Tail are the weak spots.
  • Using the Fireproof Mantle is recommended for this fight.
  • Combat tactics: Blue flames do not apply fire blight, but they do heat damage. Lunastra heats the air around her enough that cool drinks are required to prevent damage from the air. Her supernova attack has very large range and boasts twice. There is a special bond move where she combines her blast with Teostra to blast three times with a larger range and damage. Use Astera Jerkey after her first nova blast to heal red health on your bar and increase recovery. If Nergigante appears there is a rare turf war that does approximately 2000 damage to Lunastra. Kushala Daora can also have a turf war with her that does approximately 3000 damage to both participants. Use these to your advantage when fighting  her.
  • Lunastra's high body temperature and dust saps away health unless you use a Cool Drink. Its dust and blue flame explode when it comes into contact with Fire, so use a bomb or Crystalburst.

Lunastra 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
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐


In-game weakness information



Lunastra Low and High Rank Carves

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

Lunastra Carves

Carves Frequency  
fire_dragon_scale_plusFire Dragon Scale + (dropped) High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_carapaceLunastra Carapace High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_claw_plusLunastra Claw + High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_horn_plusLunastra Horn + (break head) High Rank⭐⭐  
/teostra_maneLunastra Mane High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
Lunastra Gem (break head, break tail) High Rank⭐ 2% Carve, 3% Tail Carve and 2% Head Break
teostra_tailLunastra Tail (break tail) High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_webbingLunastra Webbing (break wings) High Rank⭐⭐  


Lunastra Rewards

Rewards Frequency  
teostra_carapaceLunastra Carapace High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
fire_dragon_scale_plusFire Dragon Scale + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_powderLunastra Powder High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
/teostra_maneLunastra Mane High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_claw_plusLunastra Claw + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_boneElder Dragon Bone High Rank ⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_bloodElder Dragon Blood High Rank ⭐⭐  
Lunastra Gem High Rank ⭐ 6% Silver Reward and 13% Gold Reward



Lunastra Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Lunastra Monster.


Lunastra Armor



Notes & Trivia

  • Paired with Teostra is the first bond special attack
  • First monster in Monster Hunter World to use blue flames




Large Monsters
Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Zorah Magdaros


    • Anonymous

      19 Jun 2018 04:27  

      Anyone else noticing that it's hitboxes on it's tail attacks are bullshittingly huge? There was an entire health booster AoE between me and the model for her tail and I still got hit from it. WTF that's inexcusably badly done.

      • Anonymous

        08 Jun 2018 02:34  

        Horn is also given as investigation reward if you break head. I have gotten 3 from rewards but not carves.

        • Anonymous

          07 Jun 2018 14:29  

          Ah that f***ing b*tch... As a DB main, ok for the Kushala... ok for the Kirin... but the Lunastra... I'm becoming crazy at trying to kill her. Her paterns seems so random, and what's that movement's speed ?! Flash pods don't work, i'm always mistaken for her tail's hitbox. My true nitghtmare for this game.
          The only way to fight her is to hide and hope she won't find you.

          • 06 Jun 2018 04:15  

            I don't know what the chances are but i may be the luckiest person who was blessed by the RNG gods, but I just picked a Lunastra gem off of the ground....Like one of those white stones that they leave on the ground... I got a gem from one.

            • Anonymous

              05 Jun 2018 19:28  

              Lunastra is immediately hostile the moment she sees you, so always plan to take her out first when both she and Teostra are on the map. Teostra is chill and just strolls as long as you don't hit him with anything. I've watched him fly off mid fight with Lunastra raging; so much for protecting his queen.

              • Anonymous

                05 Jun 2018 17:13  

                Being a lance main, that AOE is devastating for me. Neverless, completed the arena quest first time using a long sword, and doing the next quest using the lance. Barrel bombs and crystalbursts can remove the blue dust from the ground, especially useful in enclosed areas. Flash pods can make her angrier, allowing you to bait her supernova.

                Though take note that the blue fire on the ground can slightly deal more damage than you can heal with a health booster iirc, and the supernova will obviously destroy you even with a health booster. Use flash pods

                • Anonymous

                  04 Jun 2018 20:34  

                  She's pretty do-able, but definitely giving me more trouble than any other monster. It just sucks that none of the utility items do much. Sure the flash pod can induce the nova, but I mostly use the flash pod to provide an opening to attack freely so this doesn't help me much. I do have advice for the people doing the hunts with her and Teostra. Try to go for Lunastra first. She's stronger, but Teostra is less aggressive. He rarely enters the same area you are in with Lunastra, and when he does most of my experience suggests that he will just pace around so long as you don't agro him.

                  My first few runs I went for Teostra first thinking I'd get the weaker one out of the way, but Lunastra is so damn aggressive I couldn't get any time to fight Teostra solo.

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Jun 2018 18:57  

                    A tip about her version of the Supernova move.
                    Most people would suggest you don't bring any Flash Pods cause they make her angry. But that's the trick of it.
                    After she enters her third phase (I think it is her rage), if you can find an opening to move far away from her, or leave the area, shoot a flash pod and run away. This will provoke her and force her Supernova.
                    Just stay out of the area till its over.
                    This way you are in control of when she uses her most powerful move instead of her just doing it at some point.
                    I found that bringing 10 flashbugs is very useful to make flash pods on the fly and provoke her whenever she spends a few seconds in her third phase, then just run away and enjoy the break, heal, use whetstones or cool drinks etc, then go back to kicking her ass.
                    After that, she will enter her normal stage

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Jun 2018 17:00  

                      So is she permanently added to MHW? Can her tracks be found in expeditions for non-tempered investigations?

                      • Anonymous

                        04 Jun 2018 01:18  

                        Insect Glaive makes the Lunastra fight a breeze.

                        Don't wanna do that?
                        Evasion Distance
                        and Evasion lvl 3 or higher is mandatory with the bigger and heavier weapons like Greatsword, Heavy Bowgun or Switch Axe. Learn your invincibility frames in your dodge rolls.
                        Fireproof mantle is a must. Cool drinks are a must.
                        Fire Resist lvl 3 is highly reccomended.
                        Stun resist is reccomended.
                        Wide range(Friendship jewel) is absolutely necessary in a team fight.

                        Avoid fighting Lunastra if she's alongside Teostra. Unless you're a complete badass you won't last very long against the pair.

                        • Anonymous

                          03 Jun 2018 20:33  

                          If you happen to be in the Elder's Recess when you fight Lunastra here's a tip, you can use Crystalburst to interrupt and completely negate Luna's supernova. The telegraph for Luna's ultimate is that it will roar and rise into the air, it will then proceed to cover itself in dust and this part here is where you fire the crystalburst. Be careful to not stand infront of any active blue flames that happen to be in the ground as they will block all projectiles.

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Jun 2018 18:58  

                            Eldersealing or blast damage seems to stop her AOE from going off if you keep attacking her with them constantly. Also of you are fighting her in the Elders Recess I highly Recomend getting Nergigante or Kusha to help if they appear on the map. The Turf War will do great damage to Luna and everything I have Nergi, he keeps attack her hard and doesn't let her use the Nova blast. It's a lil risky but it's workes for me so far

                            • 02 Jun 2018 20:35  

                              It actually Surprises me how much trouble people are having with her, to me she is my favorite fight right now because of her unique moves and how she changes up her attacks sometimes. even am currently farming her Tempered Version. People just dont like learning new things and want to stick to their old ways. one tip i can provide however is that it Seems Blast is actually really good on her, it staggers her quite often and gets rid of her heat dust, which delays or completely prevents her from using her supernova

                              • Anonymous

                                02 Jun 2018 14:43  

                                You all need to learn how to spell and stop bitching. It's a game. It's supposed to be fun and challenging. If you can't beat her then send an S.o.S.

                                • Anonymous

                                  02 Jun 2018 02:52  

                                  This is the boss most unbalanced I see never.
                                  Any skill for void burn.
                                  Defensive play stily useless
                                  Lance shield useles.
                                  Dealt damage per second to high. Lunastra only need hold you few seconds on one fire for kill.
                                  Rare run.
                                  Her spam fire all time anywere.

                                  I realy think this boss need nerf now.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    01 Jun 2018 20:32  

                                    that monster was sucks.. i thought daora was worst.. but there is much frustrating fighting her.. i maxed out all gear and all type of weapon to grade 8 and try it one by one..still no result.. im still lose againts her

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