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.
  • 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.
  • Using Flash Pods against Lunastra will anger her, and if she can will cause her to set the field on fire immediately.

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 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
Ancient Leshen  ♦  Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Banbaro  ♦  Barioth  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Beotodus  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Brachydios  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Ebony Odogaron  ♦  Fulgur Anjanath  ♦  Glavenus  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Leshen  ♦  Nargacuga  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Shrieking Legiana  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tigrex  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Velkhana  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Zorah Magdaros


    • 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.

              • Anonymous

                19 Feb 2019 20:45  

                Friendship jews max and gobbler max makes this fight easy as long as you don't get staggered or knocked down you can drink a mega potion in time and it'll negate the constant burning effect of the nova if timed correctly no one should die

                • Anonymous

                  02 Feb 2019 19:33  

                  After getting destroyed by this ***** a bunch of times i've figured out a pro stat: you take out your long sword, stand between her legs, and just keep attacking furiously. If you have reach you can hit her weak spots while she's flailing around, and eventually she'll fall down.

                  • Anonymous

                    05 Jan 2019 04:46  

                    Easy mode with IG Just don't bring Drachen or get burned to death I suggest Dante full set but that's a personal preference

                    • Anonymous

                      22 Dec 2018 01:08  

                      Finding her harder to beat than anything else in the game, at the moment. I mean I guess it's my fault for playing gunlance, which isn't very mobile, but that heat wind attack is absolutely brutal and even if I get out of it alive I've taken so much damage. I guess I should swap to ranged weapons, but never really liked how little damage they seem to do... I can't wait to face her tempered form...

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Dec 2018 19:48  

                        *The following is my personal experience and thoughts on the monster and design around it. This is just one of many opinions here. Thank you for reading~* (My initial thoughts) The initial repel quest wasn't needed. The difficulty spike of the normal Elder Dragons versus Lunastra is a bit unreal. And not only that, but the fact we were forced to attempt to repel her in the special arena which mind you is roughly the size of her nova, AND in under 15 minutes? Disgusting. I myself am fairly seasoned with a little over 600+ hours of monster hunter and know how to dodge, evade, time my strikes even against new monsters. And I won't lie, I do not mind her super aggressive nature to the player as it reminds me of Nergigante when you initially fight him. My real issue is the damage the nova does, yes it should be powerful, but not powerful enough to potentially one shot a player at full health. Especially when you add wind effects to stagger players attempting to drink mega potions like Gatorade. If I wanted to build a specific armor set around ONE monster I would just go fight Kirin as I hate that guy with a passion. It's hilarious being essentially a kelbi as an elder dragon, but beyond that I dislike the design. even with world's improvements upon it. Also my hunting buddy who has played thousands of hours of monster hunter through out the series had issues with Lunastra. He even compared her to being almost a light G-Rank monster and THAT'S saying something! (Thoughts after a few hunts against Lunastra) Her aggressive nature is challenging but that's okay as the challenge and thrill of it is the whole point right? Learning her patterns and then smashing her down over and over until she limps off to her husbands hideout in the Elder's Recess. However, I still have a slight issue with the damage that comes off a normal Lunastra. Maybe if she was tempered or arch tempered I could at least understand it. But the fact this is the base game version of her is a tad ridiculous. BUT at least now I am more knowledgeable and experienced with her to be able to anticipate and time her nova. While I don't have an exact time frame of her nova, I know it pops off much slower seemingly than Teostra so that's something. I will also say that after getting 3 pieces of equipment to help against her helps against at least somewhat surviving her nuke. Firstly, Rocksteady is fantastic when used right. Negates knockbacks, gives earplugs, reduces damage, but most importantly negates wind effects. So throwing rocksteady on right before she pops will keep you at least standing so you can chug potions and astera jerky as other's have mentioned. The Temporal Mantle also helps with this somewhat as you can essentially adept evade away through her entire nova if you use it right. Temporal auto-evades high damage attacks which counts if you run into those blue flames she produces. Constantly running through them during her nova essentially allows for negating the entire thing when used properly. To get the Temporal Mantle however you still have to suffer through a Teo/Luna quest to get it. But makes farming Lunastra a little easier. And of course as others mention the Fireproof mantle also generally helps over all with heat damage and fire damage from the cancer she spreads everywhere. I will say I don't use heat guard and only gem in fire resist if I have extra slots available. Otherwise, speed eating can generally help as you waste less time chugging one kool-aid and more time chugging multiple kool-aids to survive. Not to mention with her aggressive nature the faster you keep it moving, the less chance she has of stunning you and essentially murdering you. (Final thoughts and equipment) Alright so I'll start with equipment and then end off on my final thoughts. The armor is okay, I do like her legs as they give Level 2 Health Boost AND slots to gem other skills in as well. Always a plus. However, farming her initially is a pain and true struggle. Her weapons I have to admit, are utter garbage aesthetically. They are essentially reskins of the*****tiest weapon designs in world (mind you I am very disappointed in their design overall as they barely vary from monster to monster and shame on you for not providing unique looks to most weapons). And on top of that, they add monster parts as their final upgrades that seem very out of place on the weapon excluding Xeno Jivva which is the only tolerable one in my opinion. However, I do like the idea of a weapon, especially an elder dragon weapon as powerful as this, having a couple variations as it adds not only variety but utility to them. Some prefer better affinity, other builds prefer raw damage, and some prefer elemental damage. I personally like the idea of having an extra skill that gives a weapon that extra boost. I do not, however, like the fact they put nergigante's set bonus as one of them. It is a garbage set bonus that heals less than just waiting to heal with Vaal Hazak's set bonus. Perhaps I am using his skill wrong but it just sucks in my personal opinion. I do like the guts (Moxie if you played previous MH games and know what I mean) skill and the razor sharp skill you can get for these weapons. I prefer razor sharp especially considering the generally good sharpness her weapons have and the weapons I love also drain sharpness very fast (Charge Blade, Switchaxe, Hammer, Longsword). All in all I don't mind most of her fight, it's just her nuke and the fact the fire she spreads has a knockback effect and can STUN you. I love her blue flames design wise and the fact they brought her back from an old monster hunter, I just wish her normal version was more balanced. Make her more of a threat later on as a tempered/arch tempered instead and I think we'll be set difficulty scaling wise. Thank you for reading guys, hope this helped with any tips, insight, or just sharing the pain that is the Nuke. Also Luna (aka: Lunastra) is too pretty of a name for her, I'm going to call her Beth from now on. Beth is a ***** :D

                        • Anonymous

                          24 Nov 2018 20:31  

                          Jesus, did they buff her for PC? Rolling with Dante set which has high defense and fire resistance, and her attacks deal a ludicrous amount of damage for something that was a moveset shakeup to Teostra in 4U.

                          • Anonymous

                            18 Oct 2018 08:02  

                            Tried arch tempered Lunestra. What a joke, all she does is spam hit and heat up for the 1 shot nuke. She spams it till you get hit, so far casting out is BS. She will wait till you return, or time runs out. Capcom needs to balance this ctap. Behemoth was Easter. This event was a joke. Unless your on the world team as seen on YouTube. These people took out arch temp Lunestra in under 5 min. However no one I have ever seen can work a charge blade like this one guy. Then a icebox, takes her in under 3 min. Don't even consider it. I call BS, Lunestra not one time does her heat nova attack, they bash the crao out of her literally on her side till death. Maybe the key is using a stronger offense so you won't need the defences. Probably why I can't beat here. She appears to be unable to create the super nova, so long you have enough dps to keep her too weak to use So try a really high dmg build and stay on her. Though teostra now makes an appearance in the 1st couple waves so again. Utube is not the best or realistically true for most players.

                            • 11 Oct 2018 20:38  

                              A way to survive her supernova attack: if you get knocked down (or superman dive), do not move or attempt to get up. You don't receive the constant damage from the heat while on the ground.

                              • Anonymous

                                06 Oct 2018 07:09  

                                Anybody who doesn't bring Heat Guard to this fight is just a straight-up idiot. Skilled gunners can sometimes get away without having it, even though I don't remember it. It's beatable w/o heat guard for blademasters but why would you even want to? As for her nova: leave the area (if you're close enough to the edge) or - better yet - farcast. I solo'd this ***** tempered in less than 15 minutes. Git gud or go play casual games.

                                • Anonymous

                                  05 Oct 2018 08:22  

                                  Sure she's..."hotter" than Teo. But on the other hand hasn't his explosion element. It could be worse, folks.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    01 Oct 2018 22:43  

                                    So after she does the atom bomb thing, there is this cray heat wave that rapidly depletes your hp. Can somebody explain to me how to dodge this??

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