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How to Beat Arch Tempered Lunastra - Tips and Recommended Gear

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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!!!

How to Beat Arch Tempered Lunastra - Tips and Recommended Gear

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Arch Tempered Lunastra - Tips and Tricks

Run Away When AT Lunastra Does Super Nova

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"

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.

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Arch Tempered Lunastra - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type

AT Lunastra - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
Area Description
Crown will be smashed when broken
Talons will be cut off when broken
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 ★★・ ★★・ ★★★

Arch Tempered Lunastra - Element & Item Weaknesses

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Item Weakness & Resistance Chart

Effective: ✓, Not Effective: ×!!!

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

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Health Boost Health boost elongates your HP bar so you can survive longer in the battle
Heat GuardThis nullifies heat damage from Lunastra to some extent
Fire ResistanceIncreases your resistance to Lunastra's Fire-based attacks
Nullify Wind ResistanceReduces wind stun when Lunastra does her Super Nova
Wide-RangeRecovery items you consume can spread to teammates, healing them from Lunastra's damage

Recommended Items

MHW Cool Drink Cool Drink Reduces heat damage
MHW Astera Jerky Astera Jerky Instantly recovers red health bar
MHW Farcaster Farcaster Teleports you back to base camp
MHW Lifepowder Lifepowder Recovers yours & your teammates' health
MHW FLASH POD Flash PodStuns monster for a few seconds with flash of light
MHW Mega Barrel Bomb Mega Barrel BombDeals 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

ToolTool Effect
Temporal Mantle Temporal Mantle Automatically avoids fatal monster moves
Rocksteady Mantle Rocksteady Mantle Reduces damage from attacks. Negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent.
Vitality Mantle Vitality Mantle Increases & elongates your HP bar.
Fireproof Mantle 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

Tail Swipe Is Longer Than Teostra

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

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

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

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.

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