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) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

Master Rank:


High Rank:


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


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

      Such a shitty design. No skill or intelligence to her nova attack. Just lights the whole f**king place up and deletes you. No projectiles to dodge, or puddles to avoid (although they're there), you just take mega loads of damage for no rhyme or reason. Garbage design.

      • Anonymous

        Water weapons can dispel the flame spots, so do puddle pods and for some reason crystalburst.

        Fireproof mantle makes her nova laughable and if you have it, heat guard makes a massive difference.

        If you don't have a fireproof mantle, well timed dives can minimize the damage her nova does, or you can run into a flame spot, this will knock you down, you can then stay down and be safe from most of the damage. Do note that this will still damage you some, so if you have low health it's safer to attempt to dive through it.

        Attacking her head is relatively safe as her flame breath attacks have a big tell, just be wary of her claw attacks and dash attack.

        It should be worth noting that her wings take the most cutting damage. If she's downed and you're using a cutting weapon, you should attacking the wings, if you're a gunner cutting ammo does a lot to the wings, and you're not restricted to topples to deal big damage to the wings so go crazy.

        Flashing her tends to force her nova. If you're playing solo you can run and flash her while running away. Most of the time this gives you enough time to get away from her nova. If you plan on doing this in multiplayer make sure you warn your teammates.

        She has almost no attacks that hit her back legs, so that's a very safe place to attack. Just note that cutting damage is very low back here.

        You can actually get gems from shinies so if you're grinding go for every shiny you see.

        Those are just some tips for everyone. Feel free to add more in the replies, so everyone can benefit. Preperation is key when it comes to lunastra!

        • Anonymous

          "Lunastra is more aggressive than Teostra because of the mating season."

          Poor Teostra, to think that he has to deal with this kind of s*** every single day, dude has it rough.

          • Anonymous

            Ok seriously no joke. I have almost never fought Lunastra in Iceborne since she wasn't in my main quests I do, and also partially because I don't like fighting her. What I meant by "almost never" I mean I literally only fought her once in Iceborne. And what quest you may ask? Well it's non other then the temperd Lunastra Seliana event quest fight ofc. Finished the quest with other players and almost failed. Also I heard (actually saw it on online when I saw another person playing) that there is a optional quest for Lunastra master rank 6. How do I get it?

            • Anonymous

              I want to shake the hands of the person that designed Arch Tempered Lunastra. That said, Bomb the ***** to oblivion.

              • Anonymous

                So I understand that Lunastra's basically immune to Flash Pods, but is she also immune to Dung Pods? I slowly shot a full magazine of Dung Pods at her in the Guiding Lands and it did nothing. She wasn't enraged, wasn't even in full heat-up. Just a big stinky girl flailing around stupidly, preventing me from finishing my capture of another monster.

                • Anonymous

                  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

                    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

                      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"

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