Rathian is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise). Written as 雌火龙/雌火龍 in Chinese. Large Monsters such as Rathian are hostile and are usually the primary objective of Hunts. They provide valuable Materials when defeated.
Rathian Monster Guide: Characteristics, Weaknesses, Drops, Locations, Weapons & Armor, Strategies, Tips & Tricks and more to help you defeat Rathian in MH Rise.
Arid plains at night
Flames billowing high
This is where she makes her realm
Best to not go nigh
Fire scorching the earth
Lighting up the sky
When her highness sets her eyes on you
It's time to say goodbye
MH Rise Rathian Characteristics & Ecology
Fire-breathing female wyverns, also known as the "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.
- Class: Flying Wyvern
- Size: ♕ 1578.93 ~ ♕ 2192.96
- Small Monster version: N/A
- Hostile at close range
- Attacks other monsters: Yes, except Rathalos
- Found in:
- Turf War(s):
- Target of Quests:
The Queen's Procession
The Path to Royalty
Fried and Baptized
Charmed by a Queen
Learn the Lance
Dissect the Dual Blades
MH Rise Rathian Combat Info
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.
- Threat Level: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Elemental Fire Damage monster
- Weak to
- Resistant to
- Kinsect Extracts:
- Red: Head, Neck, Tail
- Orange: Torso, Back, Leg
- White: Wing
- Item Effectiveness:
- Enraged Mode: Indicated by flames spewing from its mouth and a more aggressive behaviour.
- Rampage: Rathian fills the Stalker Role during Rampage missions. Stalkers tend to focus on attacking hunters, moving very quickly and stalking them across the Stronghold. They can also destroy Hunting Installations if a hunter is manning them.
Quick Combat Tips
- Rathian is weakest at its head but its attacks tend to be aimed in that direction. Wait for openings or create one by repeatedly attacking its legs. Applying constant pressure to its legs will knock it down, leaving its head vulnerable for a few seconds.
- Rathian likes to charge in a straight line repeatedly, trampling hunters along its path. Break its legs to slow down its charge attack, possibly making it trip at the end of the animation.
- Staying near between Rathian's tail and legs is generally safe as its tail sweep attack will miss you and you will be just outside of or within 1 sidestep's distance of its somersault's hitbox.
- Rathian's signature Somersault Tailwhip deals a lot of damage and inflicts Poison. While severing its tail tip will not disable its poison, it will significantly reduce the damage dealt by the attack.
- Rathian can inflict the Fireblight effect with its breath. While its damage is often negligible, when combined with Poison, it can quickly drop a lower-level hunter's health. Dodge several times to remove the Fireblight effect and use Antidotes to remove Poison.
Rathian Attacks & Moveset
Somersault Tailwhip - Rathian's strongest attack is also its most obviously telegraphed. After audible cues from your hunter, Rathian takes flight, locks onto a hunter and performs a backwards somersault, kicking its tail along the arc. This attack deals heavy damage, knocks players away and inflicts Poison, but has a very narrow hitbox that can easily be sidestepped. It will often follow up with a second tailwhip but it will reposition first without landing. Severing Rathian's tail reduces the damage dealt by this move, but does not disable its poisoning ability.
Swooping Attack - When the Rathian is in the air, it will sometimes return to the ground by flying directly at a hunter and ramming its body or legs into them. Deals moderate damage and knocks players away but is highly telegraphed.
Relentless Charge - Rathian's most commonly used attack is a series of mad dashes along a straight line. After one dash, it will turn around and lock back on to its target and charge again. It usually charges 3 times but may charge additional times. Each dash has a deceptively large hitbox and hunters should make sure they are out of the way. Wait for the monster to finish charging before resuming your attack. Its final dash is indicated by a biting animation.
Tail Sweep - Rathian turns its head to its side or rear and then quickly sweeps with its tail while spinning in a 180-degree arc. It will follow up with a second sweep, returning it to its original orientation. The sweep has a rather large radius so be careful when dodging backwards. Remaining between its legs and tail will make this attack miss you while you execute some attacks of your own.
Fire Breath - Rathian raises its head in a small arc from its left side and then unleashes a breath of fire directly in front of it. The flames persist on the ground for a few seconds. This move deals moderate damage but is easily avoided due to its narrow hitbox.
Fireball Barrage - Rathian raises its head in a small arc from its right side and then shoots out 3 fireballs towards different directions in quick succession. First fireball travels straight ahead in front of the monster, the second travels at an angle to its right and the third is shot at an angle to its left. This attack is easily dodged as the pattern is always the same. Simply staying away from Rathian's head trivializes the attack.
Quick Bite - Rathian tilts its head to the side and lunges forward, taking a bite out of hunters. Its bite deals light damage and knocks hunters off their feet but has a relatively small hitbox and can easily be sidestepped.
The table below indicates the various parts of the monster, including the types of damages that are weak to it. This information is specific to MH Rise.
The table below indicates the various parts of the monster, including the different elements that are weak to it.
Rathian Ailment Effectiveness
The higher the bars on the graphs and the more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player. This information is specific to MH Rise.
Poison Status Effect Graph
Stun Status Effect Graph
Paralysis Status Effect Graph
Sleep Status Effect Graph
Blast Status Effect Graph
Exhaust Status Effect Graph
Fireblight Status Effect Graph
Waterblight Status Effect Graph
Thunderblight Status Effect Graph
Iceblight Status Effect Graph
The tables below contains information on the different Items and Materials that can be obtained from the Low Rank and High Rank variations of Rathian
High Rank Rathian
The table below indicates the various materials or items obtained from the High Rank variation of Rathian, it also includes the percentage chance of how it can be acquired.
|Material||Target Rewards||Capture Rewards||Break Part Rewards||Carves||Dropped Materials|
|Rathian Scale +||14%||12%(x2)||60% (Head)||43% (Body), 35% (Tail)||42%(x1), 44%(x1)|
|Rathian Carapace||31%||25%||30% (Head), 26% (Back)||31% (Body)||39%|
|Rathian Webbing||12%(x2)||--%||20%(x2) (Wing)||--||--|
|Rathian Spike +||7%||--||70% (Back)||5% (Body), 40% (Tail)||4%(x1), 1%(x1)|
|Inferno Sac||18%||20%||--||17% (Body)||--|
|Rathian Plate||5%||5%||7% (Head), 3% (Back)||3% (Body), 5% (Tail)||3%(x1), 1%(x1)|
|Rathian Ruby||1%||3%||3% (Head), 1% (Back)||1% (Body), 3% (Tail)||1%|
|Rath Wingtalon +||--||13%||80% (Wing)||--||15%|
|Rathalos Marrow||--||12%||--||10% (Tail)||--|
|Rathalos Medulla||--||10%||--||7% (Tail)||--|
|Large Wyvern Tear||--||--||--||--||30%|
Low Rank Rathian
The table below indicates the various materials or items obtained from the Low Rank variation of Rathian, it also includes the percentage chance of how it can be acquired.
|Material||Target Rewards||Capture Rewards||Break Part Rewards||Carves||Dropped Materials|
|Rathian Scale||14%||16%(x2)||60% (Head)||38% (Body), 50% (Tail)||45%(x1), 45%(x1)|
|Rathian Shell||28%||34%||36% (Head), 29% (Back)||26% (Body)||39%|
|Rathian Webbing||19%||--||20% (Wing)||17% (Body)||--|
|Rathian Spike||7%||--||70% (Back)||5% (Body), 40% (Tail)||4%(x1), 1%(x1)|
|Flame Sac||17%||21%||--||13% (Body)||--|
|Monster Bone L||13%||--||--||--||--|
|Rathian Plate||2%||3%||4% (Head), 1% (Back)||1% (Body), 3% (Tail)||1%|
|Rathalos Marrow||--||12%||--||7% (Tail)||--|
Rathian Weapons & Armor
Armor and Weapons related to the Rathian Monster.
- Chrome Quietus
- Odyssey Blade II
- Princess Rapier I
- Princess Rapier II
- Roguish Deathcap
- Valkyrie Blade I
- Valkyrie Blade II
- Wyvern Blade Verde I
- Wyvern Blade Verde II
- Wyvern Blade Holly
- Wyvern Blade Blood I
- Wyvern Blade Blood II
- Wyvern's Perch I
- Wyvern's Perch II
- Alacrantze II
- Princess Panoply I
- Princess Panoply II
Rathian Buddies Weapons & Armor
Rathian Notes & Trivia
- Can be lured with ??
- Camouflage works until ?? range
|Large Monsters in Monster Hunter Rise|
Aknosom ♦ Almudron ♦ Anjanath ♦ Apex Arzuros ♦ Apex Diablos ♦ Apex Mizutsune ♦ Apex Rathalos ♦ Apex Rathian ♦ Apex Zinogre ♦ Arzuros ♦ Barioth ♦ Barroth ♦ Basarios ♦ Bazelgeuse ♦ Bishaten ♦ Chameleos ♦ Crimson Glow Valstrax ♦ Diablos ♦ Goss Harag ♦ Great Baggi ♦ Great Izuchi ♦ Great Wroggi ♦ Jyuratodus ♦ Khezu ♦ Kulu-Ya-Ku ♦ Kushala Daora ♦ Lagombi ♦ Lunagaron ♦ Magnamalo ♦ Malzeno ♦ Mizutsune ♦ Nargacuga ♦ Narwa the Allmother ♦ Pukei-Pukei ♦ Rajang ♦ Rakna-Kadaki ♦ Rathalos ♦ Royal Ludroth ♦ Shogun Ceanataur ♦ Somnacanth ♦ Teostra ♦ Tetranadon ♦ Thunder Serpent Narwa ♦ Tigrex ♦ Tobi-Kadachi ♦ Volvidon ♦ Wind Serpent Ibushi ♦ Zinogre