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
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
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
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
|Earplugs||Use the monster's roar as an opportunity to attack|
|Health Boost||Increases the survivability significantly|
|Thunder Attack||Attacks the weakness of Gold Rathian|
|Poison Resistance||Reduces the poison damage. Lv.3 Poison Resistance prevents any damage.|
|Fire Resistance||Reduces Fire Attacks of Gold Rathian.|
Best Specialized Tools
|Fireproof Mantle||Reduces fire breath damages. Prevents flaming damage from the ground as well.|
|Temporal Mantle||Recommended to bring this mantle as it can allow you avoid potentially deadly attacks|
|Evasion Mantle||Increases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment|
|Rocksteady Mantle||Eliminates damage reactions, prevents wind effects, protects your hearing, and grants tremor resistance. You also receive less damage from attacks|
Gold Rathian - Moves & Counters
|Multiple Breath||Breath attacks in front of Gold Rathian|
|Bite||Steps forward and bite twice. Attack range extends forward so dodge to the side.|
|Stomp||Jump up and tries to crush the hunter. Can be dodged when you see it jump.|
|Tail Swipe||Spins and swipe its tail. Does this move when it's not flying.|
|Summersault||Swings its tail vertically. Gets poisoned when getting hit.|
|Multiple Summersaults||Spins 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
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
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
By accumulating certain amount of damage to its head, you can deactivate the flaming roar mode and stun for a while.