Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements mhw-fire-damageFire
Ailments mhw-fire-damage_sFireblight
Weakness mhw-water-elemental-damageWater (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-ice-damageIce (⭐⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw-fire-damageFire
Locations Wildspire Waste
Elder's Recess
The Guiding Lands
Tempered Lv. 3

Teostra is an Elder Dragon in Monster Hunter World (MHW). テオ・テスカトル (炎王龍) in Japanese.


A brutal elder dragon wreathed in flames that spits blazing fire. Teostra are of such a fierce and deadly nature that the Guild closely monitors their movements.

Teostra Details & Locations


Teostra Combat Info

  • Heat Guard can be extremely useful against Teostra, since it nullifies the damage from it's fire aura, and from the puddles of fire it drops on the floor (but does not protect from fireblight-status-effect-mhwFireblight).
  • Hunters should aim for the head, its weakest spot. Other weakspots are the wings and tail (which is severable)
  • Since this is an agile monster, the belly area is the easiest to position oneself in.
  • Weakness sign: limping, Returns back to volcano area when near death (Elder's Recess), the deepest part of the cavern (Wildspire Waste), or the plateau (Wildspre Biome of The Guiding Lands).
  • The black scale dust Teostra scatters will spread over a wide area until it finally explodes. Keep an eye on that, as well as the flames it occasionally shields itself in, and aim to stagger it with weapons possessing Elderseal capabilities
  • At some points in the fight, Teostra will become covered in flames around its body. After some time he will take to the skies and release an explosion. The explosion covers a great distance so run away once he begins to fly up or utilize a flash pod to knock him to the ground. You can also utilize crystalburst to interrupt his supernova.
  • In instances where the Teostra and Lunastra are both spawned, hunters should try to keep them apart.  If they are both in the same area, they will not only team up, but also gain unique/stronger attacks.



Teostra 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.


Teostra Carves and Rewards

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

Teostra Carves

Carves Frequency  
fire_dragon_scale_plusFire Dragon Scale + (dropped) High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_carapaceTeostra Carapace High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_claw_plusTeostra Claw + High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_horn_plusTeostra Horn + (break head) High Rank⭐⭐  
/teostra_maneTeostra Mane High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
teostra-gemTeostra Gem (break head, break tail) High Rank⭐ 2% Carve, 3% Tail Carve and 2% Head Break
teostra_tailTeostra Tail (break tail) High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_webbingTeostra Webbing (break wings) High Rank⭐⭐  
hellfire_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHellfire Shard Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallTeostra Cortex Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
fire_dragon_hardclaw-mhw-wiki-guide-smallFire Dragon Hardclaw Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_mane_plus-mhw-wiki-guide-smallTeostra Mane+ Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
large-elder-dragon-gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLarge Elder Dragon Gem (tail carved or head broken) Master Rank ⭐  
teostra-lash-mhw-wiki-guideTeostra Lash (tail carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
Teostra Gem Master Rank ⭐  
teostra_powder-mhw-wiki-guideTeostra Powder (dropped) Master Rank ???  
teostra_hardhorn-mhw-wiki-guide-smallTeostra Hardhorn (head broken) Master Rank ⭐⭐  


Teostra Rewards

Rewards Frequency  
teostra_carapaceTeostra Carapace High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
fire_dragon_scale_plusFire Dragon Scale + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_powderTeostra Powder High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
/teostra_maneTeostra Mane High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_claw_plusTeostra Claw + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_boneElder Dragon Bone High Rank ⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_bloodElder Dragon Blood High Rank ⭐⭐  
 teostra-gemTeostra Gem High Rank ⭐ 6% Silver Reward and 13% Gold Reward
hellfire_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHellfire Mane High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
elder-spiritvein-bone-small-mhw-wiki-guideElder Spiritvein Bone High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Tempered Crimson Mane High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
great-spiritvein-gem-mhw-wiki-guideGreat Spiritvein Gem High Rank ⭐  
Fire Dragon Hardclaw Master Rank ???  
teostra_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallTeostra Cortex Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
hellfire_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHellfire Shard Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
teostra-lash-small-mhw-wiki-guideTeostra Lash Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
teostra_mane_plus-mhw-wiki-guideTeostra Mane+ 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 ⭐⭐  
Teostra Gem Master Rank ⭐  



Teostra Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Teostra Monster.





Notes & Trivia

  • Teostra is known as the Flame King Dragon




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    • Anonymous

      21 Nov 2020 14:02  

      Is there any way to counter his 0-damage-body if I don't have any kind of elderseal? That mechanic makes the fight 20x longer just cause I can't damage him..

      • Anonymous

        04 Nov 2020 00:00  

        I love this guy and it makes me so sad when I have to fight him especially since he is docile until attacked :(

        • Anonymous

          08 Oct 2020 22:45  

          As a result of fighting the Cache teo so many times I can now roll through the nova perfectly without evade window.

          • Anonymous

            01 Oct 2020 14:15  

            I fought it for my first time and the only thing that really bothers me is this weird forward dash which has literaly zero windup and travels what feels like 20 meter per frame. I had this situation where it changed the area, so i chased after it and reengaged with a shot from behind and from far away. It immediatly turned around and did this attack, all in less than half a second and knocked my ass on the ground. Then it comboed it into some other random attack and took over half my hp before i even got back on my legs. I take the blame for all other things that happend to me during the fight, but this was bullshit.

            • Anonymous

              05 Sep 2020 20:50  

              during AT teostra quest i found a AT kushala daora during when i was running tried to lure it to teostra to make them do turf wars threw a rock at it and i got insta killed not doing that ever again.

              • Anonymous

                24 Jul 2020 20:04  

                I have just fought teostra today and it made me realize something that some of what this says is true but also not at the same time and what I mean is Teostra for me is literally nergigante on steroids but they replaced at least two of his attack for teostra they are the flame breath and the supernova for the super nova I recommend doing what this page said but for the flame breath I recommend at any point going in from behind it might not sound possible but trust me it is. And that is all I had to say

                • Anonymous

                  04 Jul 2020 08:15  

                  I don't understand why some people say Teostra is difficult. Like heck, I beat him on my first attempt without fainting, seriously even Kirin is much more trouble than it xD

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