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
Tempered Lv. 1

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.
  • Do NOT try to trigger a Turf War between Rathian and Rathalos. They will happily gang up on you instead since they're a pair. If you're fighting one and the other is in the map, a loud roar will signify that other coming to help its mate. Also if one is retreating to its nest to sleep, the other will be there to guard. Always carry dung pod when you see this pair in the same map.


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_cortex-mhw-wiki-guideRathian Cortex (Head Break - Back Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_shard-mhw-wiki-guideRathian Shard (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_weave-mhw-wiki-guideRathian Weave Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_surspike-mhw-wiki-guide-smallRathian Surspike Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Rathian Ruby Master Rank ⭐  
rathian_mantle-mhw-wiki-guide-smallRathian Mantle (Head Break - Back Break - Tail Craved) Master Rank ⭐  


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_cortex-mhw-wiki-guideRathian Cortex (Head Break - Back Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_shard-mhw-wiki-guideRathian Shard (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
rath_wingtalon-mhw-wiki-guideRath Wingtalon+ (Wings Break) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
rathian_weave-mhw-wiki-guideRathian Weave Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Rathian Ruby Master Rank ⭐  
Conflagrant Sac Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
fierce_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFierce Dragonvein Bone Master Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
spiritvein-slogbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallSpiritvein Slogbone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
queen's-scale-mhw-wiki-guide-smallQueen's Scale Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Tempered Green Scale Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Spiritvein Gem Shard Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  



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"




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    • Anonymous

      27 Jul 2020 06:11  

      i heard she was way harder in the old games, some say her back flips were unpredictable. I guess were lucky to have this version of Rathian.

      • Anonymous

        18 Jan 2020 00:15  

        Fought MR Rathian 3 times each time got 2 rubies, 2 rubies no mantles in each mission. That would be great if I needed 6 rubies but I don't need 6 rubies I need 1 mantle, but I got 6 rubies, 2 rubies each mission. I fought her 6 times, I got 2 rubies each time! In 3 mission I got 6 Rathian Rubies! No mantle, I got 0 mantles I need 1 but I got 6 rubies!

        • Anonymous

          16 Jan 2020 16:52  

          The Rathian Hunting Pacer Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues. The 50 minute hunting test will begin in 30 seconds. Line up at the nest. The poison spam speed starts slowly, but gets faster each minute after you hear this signal. [Diving screech] A single hit should be landed each time you hear this sound. [fireball shot] Remember to bring antidotes, and run as long as possible. The third time you fail to slay Rathian , your test is over. The test will begin on the quest start. On your mark, get ready, quest start.

          • Anonymous

            09 Sep 2019 19:44  

            you don't know true hell until you've spent like two days trying to farm a rathian mantle for the shara ishvalda set and all you've been getting are rathian rubies. why... are we still here... just to suffer...

            • Anonymous

              19 May 2019 14:34  

              I attempted to go after it when I did the first wild spire quest, I didn’t die but the time ran out as I didn’t complete the actual objective lol

              • Anonymous

                15 May 2019 20:18  

                i just joined an investigation where when i got there one guy fainted and my air attack fro jumping on a vine killed it. I call this the join a quest at 9 minutes and have the last hit technique

                • 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.

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