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Rathian Guide

This is a hunting guide for Rathian, a returning monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn Rathian's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and more!

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Rathian Hunter Notes

Weakness &
Rathian Returning Monster.png
Type Flying Wyvern Previous Games All MH games
Threat Level 4/10 Rampage Type Stalker
Major Weakness Dragon Other Weakness(es) Thunder
Blight / Elemental Damage Fire Abnormal Status Poison
Fire-breathing female wyverns, also known as "Queens of the Land." With powerful legs and poison-secreting tails, they hunt mainly on the ground. Sometimes seen preying as a couple, Rathian and Rathalos cooperate well.
Known Habitat
Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Shrine Ruins.pngShrine Ruins 7 1 / 3 / 4 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 / 12 11
Sandy Plains.pngSandy Plains 3 / 10 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 2
Flooded Forest.pngFlooded Forest 11 1 / 4 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 13
Lava Caverns.pngLava Caverns 14 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 9 / 12 / 13 / 14 12
Damage Type Weaknesses
Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 70 75 65
Neck 40 45 35
Torso 35 30 25
Back 35 30 25
Wing 45 45 35
Leg 40 40 35
Tail 45 40 35
Overall 44 44 36
Elemental Weaknesses
Part Fire Symbol (MH Rise).png Water Symbol (MH Rise).png Thunder Element (MH Rise).png Ice Element (MH Rise).png Dragon Element (MH Rise).png
Head 0 15 20 15 30
Neck 0 0 5 0 15
Torso 0 5 10 5 20
Back 0 5 10 5 20
Wing 0 10 15 10 25
Leg 0 0 5 0 15
Tail 0 5 10 5 20
Overall 0 6 11 6 21

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Hunting Tips
・The strong venom in her tail, along with the wide reach of her sweeping attacks, makes maneuvering around the Rathian a dangerous feat. Cutting off her tail can give you quite a bit more breathing room.

Status Effect Vulnerabilities
Poison Stun Paralysis Sleep Blast
0 1★ 1★ 1★ 0
Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight Thunderblight Iceblight
1★ 1★ 1★ 2★ 1★

The more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player.

Item Vulnerabilities
Pitfall Trap Shock Trap Flash Bomb
Sonic Bomb Meat Effects Dung Bomb

◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational

Monster Part Extract
Head Red Extract
Neck Red Extract
Torso Orange Extract
Back Orange Extract
Wing White Extract
Leg Orange Extract
Tail Red Extract

Rathian Materials and Drops

Low Rank

Materials and Drops
Carves & Drops
Capture Rewards
Broken Part Rewards
Target Rewards
Material Drop Rate
Rathian Shell 28%
Rathian Webbing 19%
Flame Sac 17%
Rathian Scale 14% (x2)
Monster Bone L 13%
Rathian Spike 7%
Rathian Plate 2%
Dropped Materials
Material Drop Rate
Wyvern Tear 50%
Rathian Scale 45%, 45%
Rathian Shell 39%
Rath Wingtalon 15%
Rathian Spike 4%, 1%
Rathian Plate 1%
Material Drop Rate
Rathian Shell 34%
Flame Sac 21%
Rathian Scale 16% (x2)
Rath Wingtalon 14%
Rath Marrow 12%
Rathian Plate 3%
Material Drop Rate
Rath Wingtalon 80% (Wing x2)
Rathian Spike 70% (Back)
Rathian Scale 60% (Head)
Rathian Shell 36% (Head), 29% (Back)
Rathian Webbing 20% (Wing)
Rathian Plate 4% (Head), 1% (Back)

High Rank

Materials and Drops
Carves & Drops
Capture Rewards
Broken Part Rewards
Target Rewards
Material Drop Rate
Rathian Scale+ 43% (Body), 35% (Tail)
Rathian Carapace 31% (Body)
Inferno Sac 17% (Body)
Rath Marrow 10% (Tail)
Rath Medulla 7% (Tail)
Rathian Spike+ 5% (Body), 40% (Tail)
Rathian Plate 3% (Body) 5% (Tail)
Rathian Ruby 3% (Tail), 1% (Body)
Dropped Materials
Material Drop Rate
Rathian Scale+ 42%, 44%
Rathian Carapace 39%
Large Wyvern Tear 30%
Wyvern Tear 20%
Rath Wingtalon+ 15%
Rathian Spike+ 4%, 1%
Rathian Plate 3%, 1%
Rathian Ruby 1%
Material Drop Rate
Rath Wingtalon+ 80% (Wing)
Rathian Spike+ 70% (Back)
Rathian Scale+ 60% (Head)
Rathian Carapace 30% (Head), 26% (Back)
Rathian Webbing 20% (Wing x2)
Rathian Plate 7% (Head), 3% (Back)
Rathian Ruby 3% (Head), 1% (Back)

Rathian Weapons and Armor

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Rathian Buddy Equipment

Rathian Quest Appearances

Low Rank
High Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★2 Fried and Baptized
Hub Quest ★2 The Path to Royalty (Key)
Village Quest ★3 Special License Quest 1
Village Quest ★4 The Queen's Procession (Key)
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★5 Learn the Lance
Hub Quest ★5 Charmed by a Queen (Key)
Hub Quest ★6 Dissect the Dual Blades
Hub Quest ★7 A Blaze Among Beasts

Rathian Attack Patterns

Name Description
Straight Fire Breath Attack A single fire breath attack in a straight line
Consecutive Fire Breath Attack a three-consecutive fire breath attack in a conical direction
Somersault Vertical tail spin attack and induces poison when hit
Tail Spin Two consecutive horizontal tail spin attack, 180° sweep at a time
Rush Attacks Three consecutive rush attacks with a huge hitbox
Glide Attack Flies low while dashing towards the hunter
Bite Attack A usual bite attack that can flinch hunters


Monster Hunter Rise (Rathian) - Somersault Attack

The Rathian has a unique way of utilizing its poisonous tail. It will somersault close to the player, assaulting the player with its tail in a circular whiplash. You must avoid this attack as it causes significant and lingering poison damage. Stock up on some antidotes or herbal medicines if you wish to go toe-to-toe with the Queen of the Land!

Fire Breath Attack

Monster Hunter Rise (Rathian) - Flame Breath

Apart from its poisonous tail and menacing claws, the Rathian can shoot a fire projectile from its mouth. In its regular state, it shoots only one but when angered it will shoot three in a row. While shooting, it is left vulnerable which gives ample time for you to attack it while it is preoccupied with toasting the spot you once were.

Rush Attacks

Monster Hunter Rise (Rathian) - Continuous Rush Attack

These consecutive rush attacks have a deceptively large hitbox so try evading as much as possible. It is advisable to sheathe your weapon and evade while running instead of counterattacking because Rathian usually chains this to another attack!

How to Beat Rathian

Check Icon.pngLong Attack Opening After Somersault and Any Fire Breath Attacks
Check Icon.pngWhack the Head!
Check Icon.pngSever the Tail!
Check Icon.pngAttack the Feet to Take It Down
Check Icon.pngSafest Area is the Back of the Feet Near the Tail
Check Icon.pngCarry a Thunder or Dragon Element Weapon

Long Attack Opening After Somersault and Any Fire Breath Attacks

Monster Hunter Rise (Rathian) - After Somersault and Fire Breath

Rathian will take time to refocus after every somersault and fire breath attack. Use this opportunity to hit it hard!

Whack the Head!

Monster Hunter Rise (Rathian) - Smack the head.png

Rathian's weakness is found in the head but it also holds the most danger! Only try to hit its head when there is a safe opening.

Sever the Tail!

Monster Hunter Rise (Rathian) - Sever the Tail.gif

Rathian's poisonous tail is the reason why its Somersault attack is incredibly deadly. Severing the tail with cutting weapons such as the Long Sword, Charge Blade, and Dual Blades can make the hunt a lot easier!

Attack the Feet to Take It Down

Monster Hunter Rise (Rathian) - Attack the Feet

When Rathian falls, it will be open for attacks for quite a while. To do this, hit its feet multiple times until it trips!

Safest Area is the Back of the Feet Near the Tail

Monster Hunter Rise (Rathian) - Safest Near The Tail

It is possible to play safely against a Rathian when you attack it near its tail. You will be able to see its dangerous somersault attack and tailspin attacks while at the same time being safe from fire breath attacks!

Carry a Thunder or Dragon Element Weapon

Monster Hunter Rise (Rathian) - Thunder Weapon.png

The Rathian is weakest against Thunder and Dragon element attacks, weapons, and tools. It is ideal to aim for its head as a weak point but prioritizing the removal of its poisonous tail is also an option.

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