Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements mhw-fire-damageFire
Ailments mhw-fire-damageFireblight
Weakness mhw-dragon-damageDragon ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-fire-damage_sFire (immune)
Locations Elder's Recess
Wildspire Waste
The Guiding Lands

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.
  • On top of shielding you from Lunastra's heat aura, Heat Guard will also protect you from the puddles of fire it puts on the floor, but it will not protect you from fireblightFireblight.
  • 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, occasionally (and always when mounted) she will flinch or be blinded but not use her ultimate.

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 Carves and Rewards

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-lash-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLunastra Shard Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
lunastra-cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLunastra Cortex Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
lunastra-mane-plus-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLunastra Mane+ (dropped) Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  
lunastra-hardhorn-mhw-wiki-guideLunastra Hardhorn Master Rank⭐⭐  
large-elder-dragon-gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLarge Elder Dragon Gem (dropped, head broken, or carved from tail) Master Rank⭐  
Lunastra Gem Master Rank⭐  
lunastra-fellwing-mhw-wiki-guideLunastra Fellwing (wings broken) Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  
lunastra-hardhorn-mhw-wiki-guideLunastra Hardhorn (head broken) Master Rank⭐⭐  
lunastra-lash-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLunastra Lash (tail carved) Master 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-cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLunastra Cortex Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  
lunastra-shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLunastra Shard Master Rank  ⭐⭐⭐  
lunastra-lash-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLunastra Lash Master Rank⭐⭐  
lunastra-hardhorn-mhw-wiki-guideLunastra Hardhorn Master Rank  
lunastra-mane-plus-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLunastra Mane + Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  
lunastra-fellwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLunastra Fellwing Master Rank⭐⭐⭐  
large_elder_dragon_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLarge Elder Dragon Bone Master Rank⭐⭐  
pure_dragon_blood-mhw-wiki-guide-smallPure Dragon Blood Master Rank⭐⭐  
Lunastra Gem 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-small-mhw-wiki-guideElder 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

      05 Jul 2020 21:12  

      Ha! I've got MR gear now, your supernova won't do jack sh*t to me anymore!!!

      MR Lunastra is added....

      MR Lunastra: "The fu*k did you say to me you little sh*t!?"

      Me: *starts burning to a crisp.

      • Anonymous

        20 Jun 2020 05:28  

        I have fought Lunastra with my friend, and my god was it much easier than alone, but still a pain. Lunastras nova attack can sometiems leave you with a sliver of health (If you are lucky enough). I thought Lunastra was gonna be easier, oh boy was i wrong.

        • Anonymous

          15 Jun 2020 06:33  

          I hate that she's just immune to clash pods... for NO reason. there isn't even a lore reason she's just immune because "***** you"

          • Anonymous

            05 Jun 2020 09:08  

            And again we see a really cool (or hot) monster completely ruined by the fight. Tempered MR Lunastra is the worst thing I’ve ever encountered in this game. An absolute nightmare of a fight. Maybe I’m just being bitter and making it sound worse than it really is, but still... I’m not ever gonna fight her again unless I really need to.

            • Anonymous

              29 May 2020 05:51  

              While I see a bunch of people here complaining about the nova, my complaint is the the knockdown and stun spam.... like Serriously, I can’t get up half the time. It’s like I’m playing street fighter and my opponent knows how to infinite my ass into the air. I mean even with recovery protection being a part of the game I just,,,, Ugh.... also, for those of you who don’t want to deal with the nova, just bring a dragon weapon and bump it’s elder seal up. No dust means you can hammer away, prevent her from nova Ing and it SEEMS to reduce her damage out put (note this is not confirmed, just something I noticed when I should’ve died like 5 times but didn’t and she had no nova dust due to dragonseal.

              • Anonymous

                25 May 2020 14:15  

                Guys, is it just me or does Lunastra's roar immobilze you for a longer time than other mosnters major roar?

                • Anonymous

                  12 Apr 2020 04:35  

                  For charge blade users ( I'm putting this because no one else would), get gigafrost 2 with ice charm and two pieces of Kushala's armor (head and coil). This part can help with anyone else, hit her with the boulder trap then the dragonater the finally another boulder trap. Might not repel her but does help. This is for Pandora's Arena.

                  • 11 Apr 2020 19:06  

                    Tip for beating Lunastra/Teostra quest, solo (Assumming you can solo each of them) - Pull Lunastra to a different area from Teostra and beat her first. Because Teostra is passive while Lunastra aggressive, you can fight her without her mate noticing. - In case you hear a loud unique roar while fighting Lunastra, that's Teostra coming in that exact area to help. As said above, while Teostra is flying to that area, pull Lunastra away, again. Rinse and repeat until Lunastra fly to the pair's nest to sleep. It's might sound tedious, but if you're not up to dealing with them both, you should do this. - When Lunastra's resting, Teostra will be there to guard her. If you did the two steps above correct, Teostra will still, jokingly, be passive toward you until Lunastra take a hit. So time that hit right, this should be the only time you're fighting them both.

                    • 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.

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