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

Lunastra is an Elder Dragon 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.
  • Aim for her wings when she is downed if using a sever damaging weapon which is her highest weak-point for those types of weapons while head for blunt. while standing it is best to use a blunt weapon on her head or ammo on her tail. if using a sever weapon while standing her wings can be struck but for low reaching weapons its best to attack hind legs for the hit zone values there are higher then the rest of her ground level body parts until she is downed.
  • Lunastra's high body temperature and dust saps away health unless you use a Cool Drink,  Heat Guard skill, and/or Fireproof mantle. Its dust and blue flame explode when it comes into contact with Fire, so use a bomb or Crystalburst.
  • Using Flash Pods against Lunastra will not force her to plummet from the sky. It will also cause her to use supernova if she is charged with her aura. However, using Flash Pods don't always cause her to do this, if mounted she will flinch or be blinded but not use her ultimate. Using a flash pod doesn't make her use supernova 100% of the time. Flash pods will blind or make her flinch but not fall from the sky.

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  
Lunastra Scale + (dropped) High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Lunastra Carapace High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Lunastra Tail (carve tail) High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
Lunastra Wing (break wing) High Rank⭐⭐  
Lunastra Mane High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
Lunastra Gem (break head, break tail, dropped) High Rank⭐ 2% Carve, 3% Tail Carve and 2% Head Break
Lunastra Horn (break head) High Rank⭐  


Lunastra Rewards

Rewards Frequency  
Lunastra Carapace High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Lunastra Scale + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Lunastra Horn High Rank ⭐⭐  
Lunastra Mane High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Lunastra Wing 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 Shard Master Rank   
Lunastra Hardhorn Master Rank  
Lunastra Mane + Master Rank  
Lunastra Elder Dragon Gem Master Rank  
Lunastra Lash Master Rank  
elder-dragonvein-bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallElder Dragonvein Bone Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
azure-mane-mhw-wiki-guide-smallAzure Mane Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Elder Spiritvein Bone Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Tempered Azure Mane Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
great-spiritvein-gem-mhw-wiki-guideGreat Spiritvein Gem Master Rank⭐  



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




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    • Anonymous

      29 Jan 2020 08:06  

      Some tips for those who are struggling: Bring Jerky. Lunastra's heat damage isn't like taking a hit, it always leaves your red health alone, and jerky will always heal all of your red health. During the supernova if you eat a jerky before you die, you'll be put right back to the health you had when it started. Use your fireproof mantle wisely: Lunastra's normal attacks aren't really that impressive damage wise. The only ones that do significant damage will have an obvious tell like her flame breath. As such save the mantle for when she starts violently glowing. That indicates her supernova is ready to go off at a moments notice. Your mantle will severely weaken the supernova more than anything else so don't waste it soaking up the weak attacks. Lastly her stomach is a big blind spot for her except if she does her run attack. If you aren't aiming for part breaks then stick to her stomach and chip away at her. If all else fails use a farcaster. Better to fall back and restock than take a ride there on a cart.

      • Anonymous

        19 Jan 2020 16:36  

        Just beat the Teostra + Lunastra quest on my second attempt, took me arounnd 40 minutes. Used Snowfletcher bow + full alfa Legiana set for Lunastra weakness to ice. I had to play around them moving together until they split up, then focused on the Teostra and farcasted away when Luna came. Eventually Teostra went to sleep at nest, chased after him and killed him there. Then i only had to 1v1 the Lunastra, which is still no easy task, but i agree with the bull*****that is her nova. However, with the usage of farcasters and playing defensively, i manages to beat her. She is so aggressive and agile, so much worse than any other elder dragon, she really likes to aggro you for far longer than any other monster, even ignoring your palico, while you try to heal. She's a pain in the ass, not an enjoyable monster at all, and all for a horrible looking armor set.

        • Anonymous

          02 Nov 2019 06:22  

          Yeah lets make her a lot harder in MR by spamming her nuke every *****ing 10 seconds. Thank god you didnt add that ***** in Assigned quests.

          • Anonymous

            31 Oct 2019 20:46  

            She really isn't that bad once you know that you can force her to nuke by flashing her. Once she has her full cloak just flash her from as far away as you can then move further away, you should take little to no damage from the nuke then no longer have to worry about her worst attack. (This might only apply to MR, i just found this out a few days ago and haven't tested it on HR)

            • Anonymous

              22 Oct 2019 09:01  

              Thank you guiding lands for infinite death. Tempered Lunastra fight is even worst than Rajang. Her supernova attack is just bull*****and her normal aoe will kill you eventually. I need her fellwings which in the book says 3 star drop but I never got one. fuk me I so mad need to write this and share here.

              • Anonymous

                17 Aug 2019 23:27  

                Well, the problem of Lunastra is not her damage or her supernova. You see, its kinda like Behemoth - you just need to LEARN how to deal with that and it becomes much easier. The real problem of Luna is her awful weakspots+her crazy speed. You see, she has tail, face and wings weakspots, but she moves so fast, and attacks so much that you don’t have even 0,5 sec to hit her right in the face. She WILL hit you faster. Its not a matter of skill. If she have a little shiny weakspot on her rear legs, for example, the fight would be muuuch easier. The best way to beat her is to cheese her with ko-chain with slugger. Take GS, get her near the ledge, put some bombs and then ledgehop till death. In perfect situation she will die before she can even get up. The problem is IF she will get up and hit you it will be extremely hard to repeat the process. Its a cheese tactics but it can work. You will struggle fighting her «fair» because she IS unfair. Any exploit cheat tactics like clustering, ledgehoping or bow ko-chain will work. The fair fight - forget, the monster is hardly unbalanced

                • Anonymous

                  05 Aug 2019 13:37  

                  cheapest monster perhaps cheapest thing i i've ever fought in any game, wind pressure stunlock, follow up attack during stunlocks, sometimes she flap her wings causing fire shockwaves out of nowhere and spams it too

                  • Anonymous

                    06 Jul 2019 16:01  

                    I don't understand why people keep defending this sh1t. AT elder dragons are literally a joke to kill, this thing is so fcking unbalanced whit a cheap moveset. The fight is a constant bullsh1t , the supernova can't be even avoided.

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Mar 2019 06:47  

                      Recommendation for solo bow wielders who have trouble with her getting up in your face, increase the invulnerability window on doge and it might just save you.

                      • Anonymous

                        11 Mar 2019 21:17  

                        {RANT INCOMING - ***Nitty Gritty at the end if you wanna skip***} Okay so this is Sir Rant-A-Lot here again about to lay some rage for a sec. ***** you whoever designed Lunastra this way, you need to get some therapy and calm the ***** down with this bull*****I was only annoyed with normal Luna as she was, but Arch Tempered Luna is just awful. All you did was increase the heat damage to the point that now we're fighting basically Dreadqueen Rathian with her Deadly Poison that can cart a player in under 10 seconds if not treated immediately. But at least with her you didn't have wind effects trying to stop you from living. I swear to god if I have to use a single armor set, for a single monster to be actually fair, then what in the ***** is this game anymore? Before all you had to do was have good positioning, a weapon you're proficient with, health potions, and some whetstones cause no infinite whetstone items in previous games. You really didn't need a whole lot. Besides defense, but getting better defense wasn't a pain to get and hell it's not impossible to fight things with lower defense just a hell of a lot harder but that's another topic. Point being I shouldn't have to grind my life away on an armor set I will only use for this one monster, these few times, that I don't even really like the skills on it at all. I pick armor based on the skills it has. If I like or want to try out that set it's fun to grind for it and see if it's worth while. Not being forced to a meta of "Well you have to have A,B,C, and D in your set to make her doable." Are you *****ing kidding me? Here's a comparable example: "You have to eat nothing but Grilled Chicken, Drink plain water, with a side of broccoli or some other steamed veggie, no salt, and you have to eat it all with a fork to be able to continue living today." (Caps alert) Maybe I want a steak today, maybe I want soup, maybe I want to use a spoon or knife for my food, maybe I want a soda or alcoholic beverage, maybe I just wanna go *****ing caveman style and eat the GOD DAMN STEAK WITH MY MAN FINGERS, BARELY CHEWING, AND SWALLOW MOST OF IT WHOLE! Maybe I don't wanna eat that day. Maybe I wanted to sleep in a little longer before running off to start my day. I shouldn't be held down by a single format to perform a certain task. The idea of monster hunter is variety in it's core. From weapon design, to skills, to monster variety, monster attacks and combos, elements, even the choice of weapons is varied with a total of 14 current weapons to choose from to go through the game with. So explain to me why is it at the end of this game filled with choices and variation, is it only End Game Content is seemingly the most forced cookie cutter experience by far? And sure you can say "Well you can do it your way it's possible!" Getting shot in both knees, the chest cavity thrice, and both hands at the same time is possible to survive, but is it really how you want things to go? Wouldn't you have rather not got shot in the first place? That's how I feel. I want to love this game and currently I do because when players are left with their own choices to make as to how to take on a monster it's great. But AT Luna is slowly killing my drive. I can only hope a G-Rank/Master Rank version of her fixes her bull*****As if from what I've been told previously, they do increase the damage but they change up how the monster moves and reacts to the point you don't know what it'll throw at you next. New moves and different combos is the way to make a game more difficult. Not throwing more damage at the player and making them eat through more health than before. ***** I can do that with mods man I don't need the devs to be so lazy for me. Put in some god damn work and make things right. {Rant Over Here's the Nitty Gritty} 1. I just need this pain train to stop. Maybe you guys enjoy being ass*****ed raw, no lube, by a horse that has no chill, but I don't. I like a game to be difficult because of real difficulty. Not just increase in number stats. 2. To the Devs I recommend pushing out G-Rank/Master Rank Properly as it should be and quickly because this PC delay***** is also aggravating as it shouldn't take 7 months to port over things you've already made. 3. For those who believe the game is too easy, go play previous monster hunter games where the game isn't as forgiving in animations and difficulty. Or go play Dark Souls or whatever game you think is harder if you don't like this one. Hell just go mod the ***** out of MHW and shut the ***** up because you're honestly ruining the experience for other gamers. Clearly the devs don't care if you mod so go whine to the mod community about making one so your little pain-slut butthole desires can be filled properly. Thanks for reading I really tried to not write a novel on this***** but I like details and I hope some of you guys do too. Anyways, enjoy, or not. At least I warned you this time. I will likely be back when Master Rank Lunastra arrives. Until next time~

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Mar 2019 22:08  

                          Step 1: use health boost skill and fire res at least 20 Step 2: dont flash Step 3: do superman dive in correct timing when she does supernova Step 4: profit

                          • Anonymous

                            08 Mar 2019 22:46  

                            someone explain why she just did two off her super novas in the same minute, after bonding with teostra. IT MESSED UP MY HUNT.

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