Leshen Weakness and Strategy Guide | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

Learn how to beat Leshen in the game Monster Hunter World (MHW)! This guide explains everything about Leshen's weakness, carves, rewards, and a complete strategy guide for beating and capturing it. Find out what parts are breakable and severable, and what drops and Monster materials are available.

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Leshen Weakness, Body Parts, and Resistances

Leshen Characteristics

Monster Hunter World Leshen
Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Big None None None Bleeding
Breakable Parts

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
Water Thunder Ice Dragon


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
Water Thunder Ice Dragon


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
Water Thunder Ice Dragon


Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
Water Thunder Ice Dragon

Higher values indicate higher damage.

Vulnerability to Status Effects and Items

Poison Paral. Sleep Stun
★★★ ★★
Blast Exhaust Mount -
★★ ★★ -
Flash Shock Pitfall Ivy
Dung Meat Screamer -

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How to Beat Leshen

Things to Know in Advance

・Create an opportunity to attack by using Igni
・Do not forget to get the items from the supply box

The Igni Sign

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Leshen will be immobile for a few seconds when you land your Igni Sign on him. Use this opportunity to attack with your strongest combos to maximize your damage output.

Once you use your Igni Sign, it takes about one minute before you can use it again. It is important to set a shortcut for your Igni Sign to use it as soon as it goes off cooldown.

Attacking the Antlers

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Focus on attacking Leshen's antlers since breaking it will reduce the number of monsters that he can summon to fight for him. Try to break them as soon as you can to make the fight easier in the long run.

Bleeding and Astera Jerky

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If you are continuously attacked by Leshen, you will eventually get inflicted with the Bleeding status ailment. Immediately cure this using an Astera Jerky to prevent further damage during the hunt.

Supply Box

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During the Leshen hunt, the supply box will contain many useful items that you will need during the fight. Be sure to take these items from the supply box and use them whenever they are needed.

Clearing the Side Quest

You can get an additional Attack Jewel 1 as a special reward by clearing the Pukei-Pukei in Peril side quest that is also available during the hunt. Also, you can fight the Gajalaka Chief in area 13 to get the item Gajalaka Shell Shock and receive help from the Gajalakas when fighting the Leshen.

Leshen's Root Attack

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Leshen attacks using roots when he places his hand on the ground. If you see this movement from Leshen, immediately move around to avoid any incoming attacks and focus on dodging rather than attacking until he stops.

Stopping the Teleportation

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You can stop Leshen from Teleporting away by attacking him using your slinger. Try to do this frequently since this will also stun him for a few seconds giving you another opportunity to attack.

Abnormal Status Ailments

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Like normal monsters, Leshen is also vulnerable to riding, flashing, and paralysis. Try to make full use of these weaknesses and take advantage to efficiently deal damage without having to risk yourself from getting attacked.

Leshen Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
HR Hunter Runestone / ★★★★★

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
HR Leshen Resin / Torso 100, Foot 100
Leshen Antlers / Head 100

Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
Cursed Bone / ★★★★★
Leshen Claw / ★★★★
Leshen Resin / ★★★★
Leshen Antlers / ★★★

Quests Where Leshen Appears

Type Quest Name
Special Assignment ★9 - Contract: Trouble in the Ancient Forest

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