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How To Beat Gold Rathian - Recommended Skills

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to beat Gold Rathian. This includes its recommended loadout & skills, weaknesses, material drops, tips, and Tempered Gold Rathian!

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Tempered Gold Rathian Confirmed

Raise Wildspire Region Level To 7

Gold Rathian

We've confirmed that a Tempered Gold Rathian will only appear in Wildspire Region of the Guiding Lands. You need to raise Wildspire region level to 7 for it to spawn.

Learn How To Raise Region Level Efficiently

Gold Rathian - Tips & Tricks

Gold Rathian Overview

Beautiful and deadly, the Gold Rathian is a rare subspecies of the Rathian. It's known for its beautiful golden scales and powerful poison and fire attacks.

Unlocked in Guiding Lands


The Gold Rathian can only spawned within the Guiding Lands. Besides that and investigations, you won't find it roaming around.

Check Out How to Unlock Gold Rathian Here

Preparing For Gold Rathian

Get a Weapon with High Sharpness

The armor of the Gold Rathian is extremely tough, making weapons bounce off immediately if it's low in sharpness. It's highly recommended to bring a purple sharpness weapon.

Bring Antidotes & Herbal Medicine

With the poison spikes on Rathian's tail, there's a huge risk of getting poisoned when hit by its tail swipe. Bring Antidotes and Herbal Medicine to immediately get it out.

Gold Rathian - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

The Gold Rathian has 3 weak spots: It's Wings, tail, and legs. Target these areas to get the maximum damage per hit.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Severe Blunt Ammo

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


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Gold Rathian - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Thunder is the most effective element against the Golden Rathian
Water is also effective against the Rathian, but not as effective as Thunder

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
EarplugsUse the monster's roar as an opportunity to attack
Health BoostIncreases the survivability significantly
Thunder AttackAttacks the weakness of Gold Rathian
Poison ResistanceReduces the poison damage. Lv.3 Poison Resistance prevents any damage.
Fire ResistanceReduces Fire Attacks of Gold Rathian.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolRecommendation Criterial
Fireproof MantleFireproof MantleReduces fire breath damages. Prevents flaming damage from the ground as well.
Temporal MantleTemporal MantleRecommended to bring this mantle as it can allow you avoid potentially deadly attacks
Evasion MantleEvasion MantleIncreases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment
Rocksteady MantleRocksteady MantleEliminates damage reactions, prevents wind effects, protects your hearing, and grants tremor resistance. You also receive less damage from attacks

Gold Rathian - Moves & Counters

Multiple BreathBreath attacks in front of Gold Rathian
BiteSteps forward and bite twice. Attack range extends forward so dodge to the side.
StompJump up and tries to crush the hunter. Can be dodged when you see it jump.
Tail SwipeSpins and swipe its tail. Does this move when it's not flying.
SummersaultSwings its tail vertically. Gets poisoned when getting hit.
Multiple SummersaultsSpins few times and attacks with its tail. Very wide range attack.
Air Breath attack
Fire a wide-range and very powerful charged breath attack from the skies. Dodge far, far away or use flash pods.

Focus On Defense While Its In Flight

Focus On Defense
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Gold Rathian flight attacks relentlessly. Don't try to attack it if you can't safely do so. Focus on dodging until it comes down or brought down with a flash pod.

Stay Clear Of Flames

Flames on the ground
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Gold Rathian leaves small puddles of flame on the ground where its breath attack struck. Don't get near them or you'll receive damaged.

Watch Out For Flaming Roar

Gold Rathian's breath attack and range increases when it started to roar with flame on its mouth.

Hit Its Head To Deactivate Flaming Roar

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By accumulating certain amount of damage to its head, you can deactivate the flaming roar mode and stun for a while.

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