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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Rathian Guide

This is a hunting guide for Rathian, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) and the Sunbreak DLC. Read on to learn Rathian's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and attack patterns for Master Rank!

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Rathian Weakness and Notes

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Rathian Returning Monster
Type Flying Wyvern Previous Games All MH games
Threat Level 4/10 Rampage Type MH Rise - Stalker Rampage TypeStalker
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
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.

How to Unlock Rathian

Complete Scarlet Tengu in Shrine Ruins in Master Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - The Queen

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Queen's Garden (Key Quest)
Rathian Image Rathian
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Scarlet Tengu in the Shrine Ruins"

Master Rank Rathian is unlocked after completing the M★2 Urgent Quest Scarlet Tengu in the Shrine Ruins and reaching MR 2 in the Sunbreak expansion.

MR Grinding Guide:
How to Get from MR 6 to MR 100 Fast

Complete The Restless Swamp in High Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - Charmed by a Queen

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Charmed by a Queen
(Key Quest)
Rathian Image Rathian
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Restless Swamp"

High Rank Rathian is unlocked after finishing the Urgent Quest The Restless Swamp and reaching HR 5.

Hunter Rank Farm Guide:
How to Get from HR 7 to HR 100 Fast

Complete Dead Ringer in Low Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - The Path to Royalty

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Path to Royalty
(Key Quest)
Rathian Image Rathian
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"

Low Rank Rathian is unlocked after finishing the ★2 Hub Quest Dead Ringer.

Rathian Weakness and Resistance

MH Rise - Slash Damage MH Rise - Blunt Damage MH Rise - Bullet Damage MH Rise - Fire Damage
44 44 36 0
MH Rise - Water Damage MH Rise - Thunder Damage MH Rise - Ice Damage MH Rise - Dragon Damage
6 11 6 21

Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.

Rathian Weapon Damage Breakdown

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

Rathian Elemental Weakness Breakdown

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.

Rathian Hunting Tips

MH Rise - Rathian

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 Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight
Thunderblight Iceblight

If an ailment has more stars it means that it has better effectiveness.

Item Vulnerabilities

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

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

Kinsect Extracts

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

Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking

Kinsect Extract Guide

Rathian Locations and Quests

Rathian 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
Infernal Springs.pngInfernal Springs - - -
Jungle.pngJungle 1 / 3 / 6 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 7

Rathian Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Anomaly Quest A★3 Anomaly Research: Rathian
Follower Quest M★2 An Audience With the Queen
Hub Quest M★2 Shrine Ruined
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest M★2 The Queen's Garden
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest M★2 A Dangerous Dare
Support Survey M★2 Operation Rathian
Hub Quest M★3 In His Master's Footsteps
Hub Quest M★3 The Mother of All Medicines!?
Hub Quest M★3 Tempering the Fierce
Event Quest M★4 Forbidden Waltz
Hub Quest M★4 Pincers Versus Pyro
(Key Quest)
Support Survey M★5 Operation Fire Dweller
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★5 Learn the Lance
Hub Quest ★5 Charmed by a Queen
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest ★6 Dissect the Dual Blades
Event Quest ★7 Rampage: Kamura Night Hunt
Event Quest ★7 Kunai Ask You a Favor?
Event Quest ★7 Princesses' Banquet
Hub Quest ★7 A Blaze Among Beasts
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★2 Fried and Baptized
Hub Quest ★2 The Path to Royalty
(Key Quest)
Village Quest ★3 Special License Quest 1
Village Quest ★4 The Queen's Procession
(Key Quest)

How to Beat Rathian

Strike After Rathian's Somersault and Fire Breath

MH Rise Sunbreak - Long Attack Opening

Rathian will take time to refocus after every somersault and fire breath attack. Use this short opportunity to get some hits in.

Do take note that there is a chance for Rathian to do two somersault attacks consecutively, so stay vigilant!

Whack the Head!

MH Rise - Smack the Head of Rathian

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

MH Rise Sunbreak - Sever Rathian

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

MH Rise Sunbreak - Attacking Rathian

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 Behind Rathian's Feet

MH Rise - Safest Near The Tail of Rathian

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!

Use Flash Bombs When Rathian is Airborne

MH Rise Sunbreak - Using Flash Bombs

It is recommended to throw Flash Bombs whenever Rathian is flying to bring it crashing down the ground. While airborne, hunters with melee weapons may have a hard time attacking Rathian, so forcing it to come down is advisable.

Additionally, Rathian will be vulnerable for a short period of time upon crashing, so take the chance to attack with all your might!

Carry a Thunder or Dragon Element Weapon

MH Rise Sunbreak - Using Thunder Weapons Against Rathian

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.

Rathian Master Rank Attack Patterns

Apart from its attacks in Low and High Rank quests, Rathian uses the following moves in Master Rank.

In addition to the new charge attack combos, Rathian had also received a boost in its movement speed for Master Rank! The moves are noticeably quicker, so watch out!

Name Description
Charge Attack Combos Rathian mixes up its charge attacks with its other devastating moves.

Charge Attack Combos

Master Rank Rathian likes to perform charging combos when faced in Master Rank hunts. It usually stays stationary for a moment before performing the combos.

Charge Attack Combos Variations
MH Rise Sunbreak - Charge to Fire Ball
Charge Attack to Fire Ball: This combo sees Rathian charge at the hunter and then finishes with a fireball breath attack. Hunters should wirefall to safety when hit, so you're safe from the final fireball attack.

Rathian usually performs this attack when is not enraged.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Charge to Somersault
Charge Attack to Somersault: This new move combo allows Rathian to get close to a Hunter and punish them with its poison tail attack. First, it will charge at the hunter and then fly up. It will then approach a target then quickly execute its signature poison tail attack.

This combo usually happens when Rathian is enraged.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Charge to Glide
Charge Attack to Glide: Rathian charges at hunters, jumps up to fly, and turns around to execute its glide attack.

Try rolling away from Rathian's line of path to avoid getting hit by its second move!

Rathian General Attack Patterns

Rathian uses the following attacks in Low and High Rank quests.

Name Description
Fire Breath Attack Rathian spews fireballs from its mouth.
Somersault Vertical tail spin attack and induces poison when hit
Tail Spin Two consecutive horizontal tail spin attack, 180° sweep at a time
Rush Attack Three consecutive rush attacks with a huge hitbox
Glide Attack Flies low while dashing towards the hunter
Bite Attack A typical bite attack that can flinch hunters

Fire Breath Attack

Rathian has the ability to spit out fire from its mouth. This attack has variations.

Fire Breath Attack Variations
MH Rise - Rathian Ignites the Ground
Straight Fire Breath: Rathian spits out a breathe of flame directly in front of it. The fire lingers on the spot it drops to, so make sure to avoid getting hit by it. Simply dodging to the left or right can save you the trouble of being burned.
MH Rise - Rathian Spits 3 Fireballs
Triple Fire Breathe: Rathian can shoot fire projectiles from its mouth. In its regular state, it shoots only one fireball. When enraged, it will shoot three in a row.

Rathian is vulnerable when during and after using the move which gives ample time for you to attack.


Somersault Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Rathian Somersault
Somersault: 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!

Tail Spin

Tail Spin Attack Information
MH Rise - Rathian Sweeps Around It
Tail Spin: The Rathian clears the area behind it with its tail doing a 180° sweep, pausing for a moment before doing the second one.

This attack is easily avoidable and opens the Rathian to be attacked since the Rathian uses large motions, making it very predictable. Just leave the range of the sweeps and punish this monster.

Rush Attack

Rush Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Rathian Rush Attack
Rush Attacks: 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!

Glide Attack

Glide Attack Information
MH Rise - Rathian Jumps up and Slams into the Hunter
Glide Attack: The Rathian rises to the air and glides towards its target, attempting to knock it off its feet. Similar to the Tail Spin, this attack has the Rathian use its entire body. Attacking in a large motion, dodging this attack is as easy as Wirebug dashing left or right.

Bite Attack

Bite Attack Information
MH Rise - Rathian Bites Back
Bite Attack: The Rathalos's bite attack is similar to the bite attack of the other monsters as it knocks you off your feet when hit. The bite itself isn't devastating but being knocked off your feet leaves you defnseless. After the bite, the Rathian can rush you or hurl fire balls at you. Make sure to recover quickly with your Wirebug!

Rathian Materials and Drops

Master Rank Rathian Materials

Broken Parts
Material Drop Rate
Rathian Shard 41% (Body), 33% (Tail)
Afflicted Scale+ 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Scale 40% (Anomaly Quests)
Afflicted Shard 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Rathian Cortex 30% (Body)
Conflagrant Sac 17% (Body)
Rath Medulla 15% (Tail)
Rathian Surspike 5% (Body), 42% (Tail)
Rathian Ruby 5% (Body), 7% (Tail)
Rathian Mantle 3% (Tail), 2% (Body)
Material Drop Rate
Rath Wingripper 80% (Wing)
Rathian Surspike 70% (Back)
Rathian Shard 60% (Head)
Afflicted Shard 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Scale+ 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Scale 40% (Anomaly Quests)
Rathian Cortex 30% (Head), 24% (Back)
Rathian Weave 20% (Wing)
Rathian Ruby 7% (Head), 4% (Back)
Rathian Mantle 3% (Head), 2% (Back)

High Rank Rathian Materials

Broken Parts
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)
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)

Low Rank Rathian Materials

Broken Parts
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)

Rathian Dropped Materials

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank

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