Enemy Type Large Monsters
Elements mhw-fire-damageFire
Ailments fireblight-status-effect-mhwFireblight
Weakness mhw-dragon-damageDragon (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-thunder-damageThunder (⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw-fire-damageFire
Location(s),2-3 Ancient Forest
Wildspire Waste

Rathian is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). リオレイア (雌火竜) in Japanese. A variation of this monster can be found in the Pink Rathian page


A wyvern known as the "Queen of the Land."
Terrestrial predator, it overpowers its prey with a venomous tail and powerful legs.

Rathian Details & Locations


Rathian Combat Info

  • Fires mhw-fire-damage Fire Element projectiles at hunters and monsters.
  • Can charge up a powerful attack that engulfs target area in flames, causing fireblight-status-effect-mhwFireblight
  • Attacks with its tail, inflicting mhw-poison-status-effectPoison status.
  • It's weak to mhw-dragon-damageDragon Element and mhw-thunder-damageThunder Element.
  • Susceptible to stun Stun, Weak to Flash Bomb
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head, Neck
    • Orange: Body, Back, Left Leg, Right Leg
    • White: Left Wing, Right Wing
    • Green: Tail
  • Come prepared with fire-resistant armor, and neuter its poison attacks by severing its tail. Be careful when stealing an egg from its nest, for a Rathian will chase an egg thief to the ends of the New World
  • Hunters can break the head, wings, and tail. Those are the weak spots.


Rathian 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) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


 Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each element type

Weakness Level X ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐

In-game weakness information



Rathian Low and High Rank Carves

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

Rathian Carves

Carves Frequency %
rathian_plateRathian Plate (break head, back or tail)  
rathian_scaleRathian Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_shellRathian Shell (dropped, break head) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_spikeRathian Spike (break back, carve tail) ⭐⭐  
rathian_webbingRathian Webbing ⭐⭐⭐  
rath_wingtalonRath Wingtalon (break wings) ⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_carapaceRathian Carapace (dropped, break head) High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_scale_plusRathian Scale + High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_webbingRathian Webbing (break wings) High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_spike_plusRathian Spike + (break back, break tail) High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_plateRathian Plate High Rank⭐  
Rathian Ruby (break head, tail, back) High Rank⭐ 1% Carve, 1% Tail Carve, 1% Back Break and 3% Head Break  


Rathian Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
rathian_shellRathian Shell ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_scaleRathian Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rath_wingtalonRath Wingtalon ⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_webbingRathian Webbing ⭐⭐  
rathian_plateRathian Plate  
monster_bone_lMonster Bone L ⭐⭐⭐  
flame_sacFlame Sac ⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_carapaceRathian Carapace High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_scale_plusRathian Scale + High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_webbingRathian Webbing High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_spike_plusRathian Spike + High Rank⭐⭐  
rathian_plateRathian Plate High Rank⭐  
monster_keenboneMonster Keenbone High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
inferno_sacInferno Sac High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
Rathian Ruby   1% Capture, 1% Quest Reward, 8% Silver Reward and 13% Gold Reward



Rathian Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Rathian Monster.




Rathian Armor Set

Set Bonus: None


Notes & Trivia

  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range
  • Rathian is known as the "Female Fire Wyvern"



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  ♦  Lunastra  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Zorah Magdaros


    • Anonymous

      29 Aug 2018 17:43  

      Seems like if a Rathalos and a Rathian are in the same map, they will help each other : hit one of those two and the other will rush over the whole map at you to protect his comrade. They can deal friendly fire but will never fight among themselves. Can be really hard cause they can also track you down everywhere if you try to flee instead make one of them fleeing.

      • Anonymous

        22 Aug 2018 23:56  

        This thing has one of the most infuriating attacks in the game, that stupid loop charge that it will repeat over and over, staring at you just as you're getting up and then repeating it's little waddle 4 more times in a row. Rathalos doesn't do this, and neither sub-species will do it, but the standard Rathian just loves to do this.

        • Anonymous

          12 Aug 2018 08:36  

          Killed Rathiybiggest being 2568.52. Also the Rathian plate is near impossible to get killed it 10+ times with no luck yet.

          • Anonymous

            07 Jun 2018 05:44  

            Rathian : You took my egg! Now that you've touched it, I will kill my child because you can't have it! ( charge attack) ( hunter drops egg)

            Me : You monster,,, it was your own child...

            • Anonymous

              21 May 2018 16:01  

              How do you change the image? I tried to change it, but it just doesn't let me. Do I have to drag an image or do I have to click "insert/edit image"?

              • Anonymous

                02 May 2018 18:39  

                Hunted and captured this thing. I think I'm one of the only people who's HR5 with a rathian coil...
                P.S. you guys need to use better images, I have no idea wtf that thing is in the image...

                • Anonymous

                  15 Apr 2018 17:01  

                  I saw the Rathian for the first time and it was just..... majestic. Why would anyone want to kill such a gorgeous beast? PETA would be upset by this

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Feb 2018 16:44  

                    The first time I met a Rathian I couldn't bring myself to kill it. So instead we made sweet love, she became pregnant, and that's how the pink rathian was born

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