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

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

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Lunastra - Basic Monster Information

Lunastra - Basic Monster Information
Locale Elder's Recess
Type Elder Dragon
Quest/s ★8 Pandora's Arena
★8 No Remorse, No Surrender
★8 Blue Prominence
★8 Infernal Monarch

Lunastra - Location & Spawn Areas

Elder's Recess Map - Lowest Level
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Area Description
12 Initial spawn point
7-13 Flies & roams around these zones

You can only spot the Lunatra in the Elder's Recess. She usually spawns in Area 12 then roams around Areas 7-13 after appearing on the map.

Unlock Lunastra Via Special Assignments "The Blazing Sun" & "Pandora's Arena"

In order to unlock Lunastra as part of your optional quests, you need to complete a special assignment quest line in Astera. You need to defeat a Teostra in "The Blazing Sun" and then repel a Lunastra in "Pandora's Arena".

Lunastra - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type

Lunastra - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
Area Description
Head
(Breakable)
Crown will be smashed when broken
Wings
(Breakable)
Talons will be cut off when broken
Tail
(Severable)
Hair tuft tip will be cut off when severed

You can hit the Lunastra for bigger damage in its 3 weak points - its head, wings, and tail. Her head and wings are breakable while her tail can be cut off.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo
Head ★★・ ★★★ ★★・
Wings ★★★ ★★・ ★★・
Tail ★★・ ★★・ ★★★

Lunastra - 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 ×

Lunastra - Breakable Parts & Drops List

High Rank Material Drops & Rewards

Breakable Parts & Body Carves

Break Head - Lunastra Horn
- Lunastra Mane
- Lunastra Gem
Break Wings - Lunastra Wing
Cut Tail - Lunastra Tail
- Lunastra Gem
Body Carve - Lunastra Scale+
- Lunastra Carapace
- Lunastra Tail
- Lunastra Mane
- Lunastra Wing
- Lunastra Gem
Shiny Drop - Lunastra Scale+
- Lunastra Gem

Quest & Investigation Rewards

Complete Quest - Lunastra Carapace
- Lunastra Scale+
- Lunastra Mane
- Lunastra Wing
- Elder Dragon Blood
- Elder Dragon Bone
- Lunastra Horn
Investigation
(Gold)
- Lunastra Scale+
- Lunatra Carapace
- Lunastra Mane
- Lunastra Wing
- Lunastra Horn
- Lunastra Gem
- Lunastra Tail
Investigation
(Silver)
- Lunastra Scale+
- Lunatra Carapace
- Lunastra Mane
- Lunastra Wing
- Lunastra Horn
- Lunastra Gem
- Lunastra Tail
Capture -

Craftable Weapons & Armor

Lunastra Craftable Weapons List

Weapon Materials Needed
Empress Galea
(Great Sword)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Sword
(Long Sword)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Edge
(Sword & Shield)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Daggers
(Dual Blades)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Mace
(Hammer)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Roar
(Hunting Horn)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Lance
(Lance)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Howl
(Gunlance)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Axe
(Switch Axe)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Alma
(Charge Blade)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Cane
(Insect Glaive)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Arrow
(Bow)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Shell
(Light Bowgun)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Cannon
(Heavy Bowgun)
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 3
- Lunastra Mane x 3
- Lunastra Gem x 1

Lunastra Craftable Armor List

High Rank Lunastra α & β Armor Set

Armor Materials Needed
Empress Crown α · β - Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Carapace x 4
- Lunastra Wing x 2
- Elder Dragon Bone x 4
Empress Mail α · β - Lunastra Horn x 2
- Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Mane x 2
- Lunastra Gem x 1
Empress Vambraces α · β - Lunastra Carapace x 4
- Lunastra Horn x 1
- Lunastra Tail x 2
- Firecell Stone x 1
Empress Coil α · β - Lunastra Scale+ x 4
- Lunastra Carapace x 4
- Lunastra Mane x 2
- Novacrystal x 1
Empress Greaves α · β - Teostra Carapace x 4
- Lunastra Wing x 3
- Lunastra Tail x 1
- Elder Dragon Blood x 3

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