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Kirin - Spawn / Hunt Location & Weakness Guide
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Kirin - Spawn / Hunt Location & Weakness Guide

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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on the monster - Kirin. Learn its hunt location, element weaknesses, material drops, craftable sets, and quest rewards!

Kirin - Spawn / Hunt Location & Weakness Guide

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Kirin - Basic Monster Information

Kirin - Basic Monster Information
Locale Coral Highlands
Type Elder Dragon
Quest/s ★5 Gone in a Flash
★8 Lightning Strikes Twice
★9 Thunderous Rumble in the Highlands

Kirin - Location & Spawn Areas

Coral Highlands Map - Top Level

Coral Highlands Map Top Level
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Coral Highlands Map - Mid Level

Coral Highlands Map Mid Level
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Coral Highlands Map - Lowest Level

Coral Highlands Map Lowest Level
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Area Description
8,15 Usually spawns here
1-4,
6, 8,
12-13,
15
Runs around these areas after spawning

The Kirin can only be found and fought in the Coral Highlands locale. It spawns in either Area 8 or 15, then roams around Areas 1-4, 6, 8, 12-13, and 15.

Talk To Biologist To Unlock Low-Rank Kirin Quest

When you've progressed in the story and can explore Astera, locate and talk to the "Smart Biologist". He will give you a series of quests that will ultimately lead to unlocking the low-rank Kirin quest "Gone in a Flash".

Reach HR 49 To Unlock High-Rank Kirin Quest

After clearing the main story and reaching HR 49, you can unlock an optional Kirin quest by finding its tracks in expeditions in the Coral Highlands. Talking to the biologist again in Astera will permanently open this quest to you.

Kirin - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type

Kirin - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
Area Description
Head
(Breakable)
Horn is chopped off when broken

The Kirin only has one weak spot - its head. This makes the monster a very challenging foe as it does many forward charge attacks that can easily down you. Take caution and hit its head when you know it's safe.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo
Head ★★★ ★★★ ★★ ・

Kirin - Element & Item Weaknesses

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart

FireWaterIce
★★★★★・★★・
ThunderDragon-
★★・-

Status Effect Resistance Chart

PoisonSleepParalysisBlast
★・・★★・★★★
StunExhaustMountElderseal
★・・★★★★★・

Item Weakness & Resistance Chart

Effective: ✓, Not Effective: ✕

Item Effectiveness
Flash Pod
Shock Trap
Pitfall Trap
Vine Trap
Dung Pod
Screamer Pod
Tinged Meat

Kirin - Breakable Parts & Drops List

Low Rank Material Drops & Rewards

Breakable Parts & Body Carves

Break Horn - Kirin Thunderhorn
Body Carve - Kirin Hide
- Kirin Mane
- Kirin Tail
- Kirin Thunderhorn
Shiny Drop - Kirin Hide
- Kirin Mane

Quest & Investigation Rewards

Complete Quest - Kirin Hide
- Kirin Mane
- Kirin Tail
- Kirin Thunderhorn
Investigation
(Gold)
- Kirin Hide
- Kirin Mane
- Kirin Tail
- Kirin Thunderhorn
- Lightcrystal
Investigation
(Silver)
- Kirin Hide
- Kirin Mane
- Kirin Tail
- Kirin Thunderhorn
- Lightcrystal
Capture -

High Rank Material Drops & Rewards

Breakable Parts & Body Carves

Break Horn - Kirin Azure Horn
- Kirin Thunderhorn
Body Carve - Kirin Azure Horn
- Kirin Hide+
- Kirin Mane
- Kirin Thundertail
Shiny Drop - Kirin Hide+
- Kirin Mane

Quest & Investigation Rewards

Complete Quest - Kirin Hide+
- Kirin Mane
- Kirin Thundertail
- Novacrystal
- Elder Dragon Bone
- Elder Dragon Blood
Investigation
(Gold)
- Kirin Hide+
- Kirin Azure Horn
- Kirin Thundertail
- Novacrystal
- Elder Dragon Bone
- Elder Dragon Blood
Investigation
(Silver)
- Kirin Hide+
- Kirin Azure Horn
- Kirin Thundertail
- Novacrystal
- Elder Dragon Bone
- Elder Dragon Blood
Capture -

Craftable Weapons & Armor

Kirin Craftable Weapons List

Weapon Materials Needed
King Thundersword
(Great Sword)
- Xeno'jiiva Shell x 4
- Kirin Azure Horn x 6
- Kirin Thundertail x 3
- Novacrystal x 2
Thunderbolt Sword II
(Sword & Shield)
- Xeno'jiiva Shell x 4
- Kirin Azure Horn x 6
- Kirin Thundertail x 3
- Novacrystal x 2
Monarch
(Dual Blades)
- Xeno'jiiva Shell x 4
- Kirin Azure Horn x 6
- Kirin Thundertail x 3
- Novacrystal x 2
Thunderbolt Horn II
(Hunting Horn)
- Xeno'jiiva Shell x 4
- Kirin Azure Horn x 6
- Kirin Thundertail x 3
- Novacrystal x 2
Thunderpiercer
(Lance)
- Xeno'jiiva Shell x 4
- Kirin Azure Horn x 6
- Kirin Thundertail x 3
- Novacrystal x 2
Kirin Thunderpeal
(Switch Ax e)
- Xeno'jiiva Shell x 4
- Kirin Azure Horn x 6
- Kirin Thundertail x 3
- Novacrystal x 2
Verdant Levin
(Insect Glaive)
- Xeno'jiiva Shell x 4
- Kirin Azure Horn x 6
- Kirin Thundertail x 3
- Novacrystal x 2
Mythical Three-Horn
(Light Bowgun)
- Xeno'jiiva Shell x 4
- Kirin Azure Horn x 6
- Kirin Thundertail x 3
- Novacrystal x 2
Quickquiver
(Heavy Bowgun)
- Xeno'jiiva Shell x 4
- Kirin Azure Horn x 6
- Kirin Thundertail x 3
- Novacrystal x 2

Kirin Craftable Armor List

Low Rank Armor Set

Armor Materials Needed
Kirin Horn - Kirin Hide x 2
- Kirin Tail x 2
- Kirin Thunderhorn x 3
- Lightcrystal x 1
Kirin Jacket - Kirin Hide x 2
- Kirin Mane x 2
- Coral Crystal x 4
- Coral Bone x 2
Kirin Longarms - Kirin Hide x 3
- Kirin Mane x 2
- Paolumu Shell x 2
- Lightcrystal x 1
Kirin Hoop - Kirin Hide x 2
- Kirin Thunderhorn x 1
- Kirin Tail x 1
- Electro Sac x 1
Kirin Leg Guards - Kirin Hide x 2
- Kirin Thunderhorn x 1
- Paolumu Shell x 2

High Rank Kirin α & β Armor Set

Armor Materials Needed
Kirin Horn α · β - Kirin Hide+ x 3
- Kirin Azure Horn x 1
- Shamos Scale+ x 2
- Thunder Sac x 4
Kirin Jacket α · β - Kirin Hide+ x 3
- Kirin Azure Horn x 1
- Kirin Thundertail x 2
- Fucium Ore x 4
Kirin Longarms α · β - Kirin Hide+ x 3
- Kirin Mane x 4
- Paolumu Carapace+ x 3
- Dragonvein Crystal x 6
Kirin Hoop α · β - Kirin Hide+ x 4
- Kirin Mane x 4
- Kirin Azure Horn x 3
- Novacrystal x 1
Kirin Leg Guards α · β - Kirin Hide+ x 3
- Kirin Thundertail x 3
- Paolumu Carapace+ x 3
- Dragonbone Relic x 1

High Rank Kirin γ Armor Set

Armor Materials Needed
Kirin Horn γ - Kirin Ticket x 1
- Kirin Hide+ x 3
- Kirin Azure Horn x 1
- Kirin Thundertail x 2
Kirin Jacket γ - Kirin Ticket x 1
- Kirin Hide+ x 4
- Kirin Azure Horn x 3
- Elder Dragon Blood x 3
Kirin Longarms γ - Kirin Ticket x 1
- Kirin Hide+ x 3
- Kirin Thundertail x 3 -
- Novacrystal x 1
Kirin Hoop γ - Kirin Ticket x 1
- Kirin Hide+ x 3
- Kirin Azure Horn x 1
- Elder Dragon Bone x 3
Kirin Leg Guards γ - Kirin Ticket x 1
- Kirin Hide+ x 3
- Kirin Mane x 4
- Novacrystal x 1

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