Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to defeat Arch Tempered Lunastra. Learn AT Lunastra's weaknesses, recommended loadout, hunting tips, its moves and how to counter them!
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Arch Tempered Lunastra - Tips and Tricks
Run Away When AT Lunastra Does Super Nova
One of AT Lunastra's most devastating attacks is her Super Nova. Much more powerful than Teostra's Super Nova, it flares twice and does heavy fire damage. Move a far distance away to keep yourself safe.
Eat Astera Jerky To Recover Red HP
When Lunastra's Super Nova hits you, it'll deal heavy fire damage that turns your HP bar red. When this happens, automatically eat Astery Jerky to return your HP to green, keeping you safe from the 2nd flare.
Use Farcaster To Avoid Damage
If you don't have Astera Jerky or are far too close to AT Lunastra, use a Farcaster to teleport yourself back to base. This will keep you safe from all the Super Nova flares that she will blow.
Keep Distance When Lunastra & Teostra "Bond"
In this fight, an Tempered Teostra will appear and disrupt your fight with the Lunastra. Be careful and keep your distance as they will "bond" and throw a more powerful Super Nova your way.
Use Farcaster Or Temporal Mantle To Avoid Damage
You'll get a notification to the side of your screen when the two monster have bonded. When this happens, use a Farcaster to escape the Super Nova or quickly equip your Temporal Mantle to survive the onslaught of fire damage.
Use Fire Resistance Gear & Items To Avoid Blue Fire Damage
The Lunastra will leave blue marks on the ground which will flare into blue fire when she flaps her wings. It's best to bring your Fireproof mantle, equip your armor & gear with Fire Resistance skills, and drink Cool Drinks to avoid taking too much fire damage.
Ammo Is Ineffective Through Blue Fire
If you're a ranged user, it's important to know that your ammo will get stopped when they hit AT Lunastra's blue blames. Re-position yourself to get a clear shot of the Arch Tempered Lunastra.
Flash Her When Low Health & Running Away
When the Arch Tempered Lunastra is limping away, she'll fly back to where she rests and will recover HP. It's best to flash her when she's flying away to bring her down again, keeping her from recovering her health.
Flash Pod Only Works 4 Times On AT Lunastra
Keep in mind that using a Flash Pod on AT Lunastra will only work 4 times in the fight. So only use Flash Pods when you want to keep her in the area or when she's already at low health.Check Out Lunastra Monster Info Here!
Arch Tempered Lunastra - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
| Head |
|Crown will be smashed when broken|
| Wings |
|Talons will be cut off when broken|
| Tail |
|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
Arch Tempered Lunastra - Element & Item Weaknesses
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Item Weakness & Resistance Chart
Effective: ✓, Not Effective: ×
Arch Tempered Lunastra - Recommended Loadout
Recommended Elemental Weapons
Like the normal Lunastra, the AT version is very weak against the Ice element
Being an Elder Dragon, Dragon element is effective against AT Lunastra
Do not bring Fire-based weapons to an AT Lunastra fight, she is strong against this element
|Health Boost||Health boost elongates your HP bar so you can survive longer in the battle|
|Heat Guard||This nullifies heat damage from Lunastra to some extent|
|Fire Resistance||Increases your resistance to Lunastra's Fire-based attacks|
|Nullify Wind Resistance||Reduces wind stun when Lunastra does her Super Nova|
|Wide-Range||Recovery items you consume can spread to teammates, healing them from Lunastra's damage|
|Cool Drink||Reduces heat damage|
|Astera Jerky||Instantly recovers red health bar|
|Farcaster||Teleports you back to base camp|
|Lifepowder||Recovers yours & your teammates' health|
|Flash Pod||Stuns monster for a few seconds with flash of light|
|Mega Barrel Bomb||Deals explosive damage to monster when triggered|
Survive Super Nova & Heat Damage
The items recommended above are useful in surviving the onslaught of Arch Tempered Lunastra's Super Nova and her hellish blue fire & head damage.
Best Specialized Tools
|Temporal Mantle||Automatically avoids fatal monster moves|
|Rocksteady Mantle||Reduces damage from attacks. Negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent.|
|Vitality Mantle||Increases & elongates your HP bar.|
|Fireproof Mantle||Increases Fire Resistance & lessens damage from heat & fire.|
Arch Tempered Lunastra - Moves & Counters
|Swipes||Swipes at you with her forelegs|
|Forward Rush||Rushes towards a random Hunter & deals heavy damage|
|Tail Swipes||Swings tail and leaves blue fire marks on ground|
|Fire Breath||Spews out fire breath attacks that can explode/ignite blue fire marks|
|Super Nova||Increases heat damage in area & sets it aflame with blue fire - pulses 2 times|
|Bond With Teostra||With Teostra present, will do more powerful Super Nova with several pulses|
Tail Swipe Is Longer Than Teostra's
The Arch Tempered Lunastra has a deadlier tail swipe as her tail is longer. She also leaves blue fire marks on the ground which she can ignite. Keep to her face when she does this attack or dodge through it to avoid taking damage.
Fire Breath Has Very Wide Range
The Lunastra's Fire Breath attacks have very wide range - forward and in a semi-full circle around her. When she does her fire breaths, dodge to her behind to keep yourself safe from the flames.
Super Nova Is Stronger & Pulses 2 Times
The AT Lunastra's Super Nova is very deadly because it pulses 2 times. It deals heat damage at the first pulse, drastically making your health red then sets her blue fire marks aflame. It's best to use Astera Jerky or a Farcaster to survive this attack.
Super Nova Gets Stronger With Teostra Bond
When the Lunastra "bonds" with a present Teostra, they will do a much more powerful Super Nova attack. Keep far away from the area, use a Temporal Mantle or Farcaster, to keep safe from majority of the damage.Check out AT Lunastra's Rewards & Crafting Item lists here!