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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Gold Rathian Guide

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

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Gold Rathian Weakness and Notes

Gold Rathian
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Gold Rathian Returning Monster
Type Flying Wyvern Previous Games MHG, MHF, MH2, MHF2, MHFU, MHP3, MH3U, MH4, MH4U, MHGen, MHGU, MHW
Threat Level 9/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
A rare species of Rathian covered in shimmering golden scales. Known as the Gold Fire Wyvern, or alternatively the Golden Moon, as inspired by their divine appearance. These wyverns are infamous for their strong scales and attacks with their reinforced tails, giving these beasts exceptional combat ability. In battle, their attacks grow only more intense when in their Incandescent state.

How to Unlock Gold Rathian

Reach MR 10 and Beat Raining Fire Urgent Quest

MH Rise Sunbreak - A Single Beam of Moonlight Gold Rathian Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
A Single Beam of Moonlight
Gold Rathian Image Gold Rathian
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the MR 10 Urgent Quest "Raining Fire"

To hunt Gold Rathian after downloading Sunbreak's Title Update 1, you need to raise your MR to 10.

You also need to beat the Urgent Quest Raining Fire which features Seething Bazelgeuse.

After beating Seething Bazelgeuse's quest, speak to Arena Master Arlow and to Chichae the Quest Damsel to unlock A Single Beam of Moonlight.

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Gold Rathian Weakness and Resistance

Gold Rathian Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 22 22 22
Neck 22 22 22
Torso 25 30 30
Back 22 22 15
Wing 35 35 35
Leg 44 44 45
Tail 20 20 45
Tail Tip 45 45 45
Overall 30 30 33

Gold 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 5 10 5 0
Neck 0 5 10 5 0
Torso 5 10 15 10 0
Back 0 5 10 5 0
Wing 0 15 15 10 0
Leg 0 10 10 5 0
Tail 0 10 10 5 0
Tail Tip 0 10 10 5 0
Overall 1 9 12 7 0

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Gold Rathian Hunting Tips

MH Rise Sunbreak - Gold Rathian preparing his next attack

Gold Rathian will use their tail to greater effect compared to standard Rathian, so watch out as their tail strikes will come at you from different ranges and trajectories. When in their Incandescent state, their tail attacks grow fiercer, but their head also becomes weaker. Constant attacks to the head will knock them out of this enraged state, so focus your attack there as you fight!

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
Tail Tip Red Extract

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

Kinsect Extract Guide

Gold Rathian Locations and Quests

Gold Rathian Locations

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Forlorn Arena.pngForlorn Arena - - -
Jungle.pngJungle 4 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 11 10
Flooded Forest.pngFlooded Forest - - -

Gold Rathian Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Anomaly Quest A★7 Anomaly Research: Gold Rathian
Event Quest M★6 Dual Threat: A Song of Silver and Gold
Hub Quest M★6 Advanced: The Gold Standard
Hub Quest M★6 Advanced: Toxic Trio
Hub Quest M★6 Advanced: Jungle Fervor
Support Survey M★6 Operation Gold Rathian
Urgent Hub Quest M★6 A Single Beam of Moonlight
No Quest in This Rank
No Quest in This Rank

How to Beat Gold Rathian

Sever Gold Rathian's Tail

MH Rise Sunbreak - Gold Rathian

Aim to cut Gold Rathian's tail to remove one of its strongest assets, which is its poison attacks. Gold Rathian tends to use its tail attacks often, so severing its tail will severely its offensive potential!

Use Flash Bombs When Gold Rathian is Flying

MH Rise Sunbreak - Gold Rathian Flash Bombs

Gold Rathian also tends to fly more often in between its attacks. If you happen to blind it with Flash Bombs while it is airborne, you can send it hurtling back to the ground and leave it vulnerable to attack.

Attack Glowing Parts to Remove Incandescent State

MH Rise Sunbreak - Removing Gold Rathian

Gold Rathian is more aggressive whenever it is in its Incandescent state, which makes it important to take it out of this state as soon as possible. You can calm it down by repeatedly hitting Gold Rathian's glowing neck and throat.

Successfully doing this will knock Gold Rathian down, leaving it open for attacks!

Use Water Element Weapons

Gold Rathian is weakest against Water element weapons. It is ideal to aim for its legs as a weak point but prioritizing the removal of its poisonous tail is also an option.

Gold Rathian Attacks and Moves

Name Description
Double Tail Swipe Gold Rathian swipes its tail twice.
Double Bite Gold Rathian chases its prey with its snappy bite attacks.
Rush Attack Gold Rathian charges to its target.
Fire Breathe Attacks Gold Rathian spits our fireballs from its mouth.
Somersault Gold Rathian uses its tail to inflict damage and poison hunters.
Incandescent State Combos
Gold Rathian, in its Incandescent state, is more aggressive and can combine multiple moves.
Enraged Incandescent State Attacks
Gold Rathian, even when in its Incandescent state, can still enter a separate rage state where its attacks are more devastating.

Double Tail Swipe

Double Tail Swipe Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Double Tail Swipe
Double Tail Swipe: Gold Rathian uses its tail like a whip and swings it at hunters in front of it.

Avoid rolling towards Gold Rathian or you may get hit with the second swing.

Double Bite

Double Bite Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Double Bite
Double Bite: Gold Rathian lunges at hunters and attempts to bite them.

This attack has a zigzag pattern, so try rolling away from Gold Rathian to avoid getting caught.

Rush Attack

Rush Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Rush Attack
Rush Attack: Gold Rathian runs around, trampling everyone that comes in the way.

Try to roll away from Gold Rathian's path to avoid being ran over.

Fire Breath Attacks

Gold Rathian uses its fire breath to either defensively distance itself from hunters or engulf a wide area up in flames.

Fire Breath Attack Variations
MH Rise Sunbreak - Fire Breath to Tail Swipe
Fire Breath + Tail Swipe: A defensive combo where Gold Rathian uses its fire breath to attack hunters and executes a tail swipe to distance itself from the crowd.

The flames from the fire breath attacks lingers for while so try to avoid these spots.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Blue Fire Breath to Tail Swipe
Incandescent Fire Breath + Tail Swipe: An upgraded version of the move which Gold Rathian can use while in its Incandescent state.

Gold Rathian's fire breath attacks are now colored blue and can explode. Its tail swipe now also inflicts poison.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Blue Flare Blast
Blue Flare Blast: Gold Rathian soars up in the sky and spews out a big fireball which causes a huge explosion upon hitting the ground. Try to roll away from Gold Rathian's line of sight as it will spew out this attack in front of it.


Gold Rathian's version of a Rathian's iconic somersault attack. Anyone unfortunate enough to meets its tail will be infliced with poison.

Somersault Variations
MH Rise Sunbreak - Regular Somersault
Regular Somersault: Rathian's regular vertical tail whip attack which inflicts poison.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Regal Somersault
Regal Somersault: An upgraded, flashier version of the somersault which Gold Rathian uses while in its Incandescent state. The swing now affects a larger area due to being done diagonally.

Incandescent State Combos

While in its Incandescent State, Gold Rathian can use its powered-up moves and perform it in combination with its other attacks.

Incandescent State Attacks
MH Rise Sunbreak - Gliding Tail Swipe
Gliding Tail Swipe: Gold Rathian goes airborne and glides towards its target, ending the flight with a tail swipe which inflicts poison on those hit.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Rush to Somersault
Rush to Somersault: Gold Rathian charges at hunters and ends the combo with a somersault.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Tail Swipe to Somersault
Tail Swipe to Somersault: A quick combo where Gold Rathian uses its tail to inflict poison to any hunters near it.

Enraged Incandescent State Attacks

Gold Rathian can enter a separate rage state even if it is already in its Incandescent state. Its attacks during this state are very aggressive which can be relatively difficult to dodge as it unleashes everything it has in its arsenal in a matter of seconds!

Enraged Incandescent State Attacks
MH Rise Sunbreak - Rath Fury
Rath Fury: A fierce combo which starts with a rush attack, and follows it up with a wide tail swipe. It may also chase another hunter and perform a somersault.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Regal Barrage
Regal Barrage: A deadly combination of fire breath and tail swipe attacks. Try to stay away from Gold Rathian while it uses these combo as it has total control of the area around it due to the rapid execution of its attacks.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Aerial Blue Flare
Aerial Blue Flare: A quick move where Gold Rathian flies up in the air and expels a fire breath which causes an explosion. This attack has no windup time as Gold Rathian releases its fireball immediately.

Gold Rathian Materials and Drops

Master Rank Gold Rathian Materials

Broken Parts
Material Drop Rate
Gold Rathian Surspike 52% (Tail), 5% (Body)
Gold Rathian Shard 44% (Body), 26% (Tail)
Afflicted Dire Wing+ 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Dire Wing 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Gold Rathian Cortex 31% (Body)
Rath Gleam 10% (Body), 10% (Tail)
Rathian Ruby 8% (Tail), 7% (Body)
Rathian Mantle 4% (Tail), 3% (Body)
Material Drop Rate
Gold Rathian Weave 100% (Wing)
Gold Rathian Surspike 70% (Back)
Afflicted Dire Wing+ 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Dire Wing 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Gold Rathian Cortex 30% (Head), 22% (Back)
Gold Rathian Shard 22% (Head)
Rathian Ruby 8% (Head), 5% (Back)
Rathian Mantle 4% (Head), 3% (Back)

Gold Rathian Dropped Materials

Master Rank

Material Drop Rate
Gold Rathian Shard 51%, 40%
Gold Rathian Cortex 46%, 10%
Large Wyvern Tear 40%
Gold Rathian Surspike 4%, 1%
Rathian Ruby 4%, 2%
Rathian Mantle 1%

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