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) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information



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

      25 Jul 2020 02:04  

      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 14:15  

        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

        • Anonymous

          27 Apr 2020 21:07  

          Can't wait for Arch Tempered MR Teostra, it's kaiser gamma was so good to the point i still sometimes use the hat.

          • Anonymous

            26 Apr 2020 17:45  

            Beat him in 20 min 1 cart with defender gunlance, I recommend 3 urgaan pieces to block his super nova, also watch out when he scratches you it inflicts blastblight

            • Anonymous

              14 Mar 2020 16:03  

              Love how Capcom made an elder dragon out of a blasted manticore and give it a fancy name as if it wasn't just inspired by an actual mythical creature.

              • Anonymous

                17 Jan 2020 19:18  

                I was wondering if his aoe is spherical. like can you dodge it by going lower in the desert dunes for exemple or going higher in the elder recess by goin up a crystal shard? also can terrain block it? me and friend were arguing about it and cant find answers xD.

                • Anonymous

                  01 Dec 2019 11:10  

                  Is it normal that hitting anywhere beside his head with ice bullets does 0 dmg? I noticed other arch tempered also only takes dmg at weak point, is this because of defense scaling or elemental bullets have some special mechanics?

                  • Anonymous

                    31 Oct 2019 00:06  

                    Lol......................................he can put you in the long stun animation just by walking into you aka flinching. Here I thought I've seen it all in terms of Capcoms silly choices with their monsters.

                    • Anonymous

                      23 Oct 2019 16:25  

                      Lesson learned 1/5 of 4 player random coop will succeed. Solo clear took 35 min but success. On clear, 4 player takes 15 min but on fail, 3 cart in 7-12 min.

                      • Anonymous

                        03 Aug 2019 10:21  

                        Please don't hate me for doing this, but I used a mod that shows monster HP and Attack Names and Their body part status, rage, poison, exhaustion etc. While fighting AT teostra I noticed that around the time he was about to die, about three sword hits left, he did a move called teostra barrier and when I was about to kill him, his HP stayed at 1, no matter how much damage I did, his HP stays at one. He has this skill similar to guts that prevents his HP from going down to zero when he's about to die.

                        • Anonymous

                          24 May 2019 04:00  

                          The easiest boss so far for me, not sure what problems do yo uguys have. Fireproof mantle and just stay right in front of his head, super easy. His nova deals super low damadge as wll, and its easy t dodge... i mean i guess can be hard with no food but lol....

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