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!
|Gold Rathian Guide||Rathian Guide||Apex Rathian Guide||Gold Rathian Weapons||Gold Rathian Armor|
List of Contents
|Type||Flying Wyvern||Previous Games||MHG, MHF, MH2, MHF2, MHFU, MHP3, MH3U, MH4, MH4U, MHGen, MHGU, MHW|
|Threat Level||9/10||Rampage Type||ー|
|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.|
|A Single Beam of Moonlight||
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.
After beating Seething Bazelgeuse's quest, speak to Arena Master Arlow and to Chichae the Quest Damsel to unlock A Single Beam of Moonlight.
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.
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
If an ailment has more stars it means that it has better effectiveness.
|Pitfall Trap||Shock Trap||Flash Bomb|
|Sonic Bomb||Meat Effects||Dung Bomb|
◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational
Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking
|Map||Starting Area||Visited Areas||Rest Area|
|Jungle||4||2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 11||10|
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!
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.
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!
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.
|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 Attack Information|
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 Attack Information|
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 Information|
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.
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|
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.
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.
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.
Regular Somersault: Rathian's regular vertical tail whip attack which inflicts poison.
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.
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|
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.
Rush to Somersault: Gold Rathian charges at hunters and ends the combo with a somersault.
Tail Swipe to Somersault: A quick combo where Gold Rathian uses its tail to inflict poison to any hunters near it.
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|
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.
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.
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 Surspike||52% (Tail), 5% (Body)|
|Gold Rathian Shard||44% (Body), 26% (Tail)|
|Gold Rathian Cortex||31% (Body)|
|Rath Gleam||10% (Body), 10% (Tail)|
|Rathian Ruby||8% (Tail), 7% (Body)|
|Rathian Mantle||4% (Tail), 3% (Body)|
|Gold Rathian Cortex||44%|
|Gold Rathian Shard||22%|
|Gold Rathian Weave||12%|
|Gold Rathian Weave||100% (Wing)|
|Gold Rathian Surspike||70% (Back)|
|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 Shard||51%, 40%|
|Gold Rathian Cortex||46%, 10%|
|Large Wyvern Tear||40%|
|Gold Rathian Surspike||4%, 1%|
|Rathian Ruby||4%, 2%|
|All Gold Rathian Related Articles|
|Gold Rathian Guide||Gold Rathian Weapons||Gold Rathian Armor|
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|Magma Almudron||Gore Magala||Espinas||Pyre Rakna-Kadaki|
|Sunbreak Title Update 1 Monsters|
|Seething Bazelgeuse||Silver Rathalos||Gold Rathian||Lucent Nargacuga|
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