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

Learn how to beat Rathian in the game Monster Hunter World (MHW)! This guide explains everything about Rathian'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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Rathian Weakness, Body Parts, and Resistances

Rathian Characteristics

Monster Hunter World Rathian
Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Small Low None Fire Poison
Breakable Parts
Head, Back, Left Wing, Right Wing, Tail

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Ancient Forest 6 5 / 6 / 8 / 11 / 12 / 14 16
Wildspire Waste 3 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 12 12

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts

Head

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
60 65 45 0 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
15 20 15 30

Neck

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
37 45 30 0 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 5 0 15

Torso

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
35 30 25 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 10 5 20

Back

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
35 30 25 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 10 5 20

Wings

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
21 21 45 0 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 15 10 25

Legs

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
37 37 25 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 5 0 15

Tail

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
45 37 30 0 Green
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 10 5 20

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 Rathian

Avoid the Somersault

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Rathian has an attack that is similar to its counterpart monster, the Rathalos. This attack can deal massive damage and inflict an additional poison status if it lands. This is the main reason why you should never stay in front or behind of Rathian during the hunt. Also, Rathian will always take two steps back before executing this attack. Use this as a signal to back away and keep your distance to completely avoid the attack.

Consecutive Somersault

When Rathian is enraged, he will sometimes use the Somersault attack twice in a row. Be sure that he is finished attacking before trying to engage again.

Triple Fire Breath

Rathian normally shoots one fireball when attacking. However, if he is enraged, he can shoot three fireballs in a row at three different locations. Moving away does not guarantee that you can avoid this attack, it is better if you move left or right and check his head movements to predict where the attack will land.

Using Flash Pods

You can use Flash Pods to shoot Rathian down when he is flying away similar to Rathalos. If you are fast enough, you can use this strategy to counter his somersault attacks to instantly stun him as soon as he lifts off from the ground.

Hitting the Head

Rathian's head takes the most damage out of all of his parts. Be sure to aim for this during the hunt whenever available to maximize your damage output. Also, when he is shooting fireballs from his mouth, his head will be vulnerable for a few seconds. Make sure to avoid the initial fireball and then focus on attacking the head for an easier break.

Rathian Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Flame Breath 70 60
Flame Attack 30 20
Triple Flame Breath 70 60
Wrap Around 30 30
Rush 45 30
Gliding Attack 45 30
Rotating Tail Atack 35 30
Somersault 75 55

Rathian Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Rathian Spike / Body 8, Tail 70
Rathian Plate / Body 5, Tail 5
Rathian Scale / Body 35, Tail 25
Rathian Shell / Body 25
Rathian Webbing / Body 15
Rath Wingtalon / Body 12
HR Rathian Plate / Body 5, Tail 7
Rathian Scale+ / Body 34, Tail 21
Rathian Carapace / Body 24
Rathian Webbing / Body 20
Rathian Spike+ / Body 16, Tail 70
Rathian Ruby / Body 1, Tail 2
MR Rathian Ruby / Body 5, Tail 7
Rathian Shard / Body 34, Tail 21
Rathian Cortex / Body 24
Rathian Weave / Body 20
Rathian Mantle / Body 1, Tail 2
Rathian Surspike / Body 16, Tail 70

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Rathian Shell / Head 71, Back 69
Rathian Scale / Head 25
Rath Wingtalon / Both Wings 65
Rathian Webbing / Both Wings 35
Rathian Plate / Body 4, Back 1
Rathian Spike / Back 30
HR Rathian Carapace / Head 72, Back 69
Rathian Ruby / Head 3, Back 1
Rathian Scale+ / Head 25
Rath Wingtalon / Both Wings 65
Rathian Webbing / Both Wings 35
Rathian Spike+ / Back 30
MR Rath Wingtalon+ / Wings 65
Rathian Weave / Wings 35
Rathian Surspike / Torso 30
Rathian Cortex / Head 67, Torso 69
Rathian Ruby / Head 5
Rathian Shard / Head 27
Rathian Mantle / Head 1, Torso 1

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
LR
Drops
Rathian Scale / 50
Rathian Shell / 28
Wyvern Tear / 22
HR
Drops
Rathian Scale+ / 50
Rathian Carapace / 28
Wyvern Tear /
MR
Drops
Rathian Shard / 50
Rathian Cortex / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

How to Get Drops

How to Get # Times


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Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
LR
Quest
Rathian Webbing / 9
Rathian Plate / 3
Rathian Shell / 27
Rathian Scale / 21
Flame Sac / 18
Rath Wingtalon / 12
Monster Bone L / 10
LR
Silver
Rathian Plate / 8
Rathian Spike / 22
Rath Wingtalon / 17
Rathian Webbing / 16
Rathian Shell / 14
Flame Sac / 12
Rathian Scale / 11
LR
Gold
Rathian Spike / 20
Rathian Webbing / 16
Rathian Plate / 16
Rath Wingtalon / 16
Rathian Shell / 12
Rathian Scale / 10
Flame Sac / 10
HR
Quest
Rathian Webbing / 9
Rathian Plate / 3
Rathian Carapace / 27
Rathian Scale+ / 21
Inferno Sac / 18
Rath Wingtalon / 12
Monster Keenbone / 10
HR
Silver
Rathian Ruby / 6
Rathian Spike+ / 22
Rathian Carapace / 18
Rathian Scale+ / 16
Rathian Webbing / 14
Inferno Sac / 14
Rathian Plate / 10
HR
Gold
Rathian Carapace / 17
Rathian Scale+ / 14
Rathian Ruby / 13
Rathian Webbing / 12
Inferno Sac / 12
Rathian Plate / 10
Rathian Spike+ /
MR
Quest
Rathian Ruby / 3
Rathian Cortex / 29
Rathian Shard / 23
Conflagrant Sac / 21
Rath Wingtalon+ / 14
Rathian Weave / 10
MR
Silver
Rathian Mantle / 6
Rathian Surspike / 22
Rathian Cortex / 18
Rathian Shard / 16
Rathian Weave / 14
Conflagrant Sac / 14
Rathian Ruby / 10
MR
Gold
Rathian Surspike / 22
Rathian Cortex / 17
Rathian Shard / 14
Rathian Mantle / 13
Rathian Weave / 12
Conflagrant Sac / 12
Rathian Ruby / 10

Plunderblade Rewards

Plunderblade

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Rathian Scale / 44
Rathian Shell / 34
Rath Wingtalon / 20
Rathian Plate / 2
HR Rathian Scale+ / 44
Rathian Carapace / 34
Rath Wingtalon / 21
Rathian Ruby / 1
MR Rathian Shard / 44
Rathian Cortex / 34
Rath Wingtalon+ / 21
Rathian Mantle / 1

Palarang

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Coming soon!
HR Coming soon!
MR Rathian Shard / 50
Rathian Cortex / 28
Large Wyvern Tear / 22

Quests Where Rathian Appears

Type Quest Name
Assigned ★3 - The Best Kind of Quest
Assigned ★3 - Sinister Shadows In The Swamp
Assigned ★5 - Horned Tyrant Below The Sands
Assigned ★6 - Invader In The Waste
Optional ★2 - Camp Crasher
Optional ★3 - Mired In The Spire
Optional ★3 - The Piscine Problem
Optional ★3 - Prickly Predicament
Optional ★3 - Gettin' Yolked In The Waste
Optional ★3 - Landing The Landslide Wyvern
Optional ★4 - Gettin' Yolked In The Forest
Optional ★4 - Royal Relocation
Optional ★4 - Special Arena: Rathian
Optional ★5 - Redefining The "Power Couple"
Optional ★5 - Twin Spires Upon The Sands
Optional ★6 - A Hair-Raising Experience
Optional ★6 - The Sleeping Sylvan Queen
Optional ★6 - Stuck In Their Ways
Optional ★6 - Keep Your Hands To Yourself!
Optional ★6 - A Crown Of Mud And Anger
Optional ★6 - Pukei-Pukei Ambush
Optional ★6 - Up To Your Waist In The Waste
Optional ★6 - Brown Desert, Green Queen
Optional ★6 - Trespassing Troublemaker
Optional ★6 - Special Arena: HR Rathian
Event ★7 - Wildspire Bolero
Event ★7 - A Royal Pain
Assigned M★3 - The Scorching Blade
Optional M★1 - Wildspire Treasure Hunt
Optional M★1 - Dragged Through the Mud
Optional M★1 - Jyura in My Way
Optional M★2 - Fool's Mate
Optional M★2 - A Queen At Heart
Optional M★2 - A Face Nightmares are Made Of
Optional M★2 - Feisty Girl Talk
Optional M★2 - Special Arena: MR Rathian
Optional M★3 - Swoop to a New Low
Assigned M★6 - Sleep Now in the Fire
Event M★1 - Camoflawed

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