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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Articles On Gold Rathian & Silver Rathalos
|Gold Rathian Guide||How to Unlock Gold Rathian|
|Silver Rathalos Guide||How To Unlock Silver Rathalos|
Tempered Gold Rathian Confirmed
Raise Wildspire Region Level To 7
A Tempered Gold Rathian will only appear in the Wildspire Region of the Guiding Lands. You need to raise the Wildspire region level to 7 for it to spawn.Check Out How To Raise Region Levels Fast!
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 shimmering golden scales and extremley potent poison and fire attacks.
Unlocked in Guiding Lands
The Gold Rathian can only be spawned within the Guiding Lands. Besides that and Investigations, you will not find it roaming around other areas in the New World.Check Out How to Unlock Gold Rathian!
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.
Use Flinch Shot To Bring It Down
The Gold Rathian will fly more than its normal and Pink variants. Use your Clutch Claw and bring it down when it's not enraged to create more openings for attacks.Check Out How To Use The Clutch Claw!
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.|
|Somersault||Swings its tail vertically. Gets poisoned when getting hit.|
|Multiple Somersault||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
The Gold Rathian's flight attacks are relentless. Don't try to attack it if you can't safely do so. Focus on dodging until it comes down or is brought down by a Flash Pod or Flinch Shot.
Stay Clear Of Flames On Ground
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.
Keep Distance When It Roars With Flames
The Gold Rathian's breath attack and range increases when it starts to roar with flames in its mouth. The monster will become increasingly aggressive and dangerous during this time.
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.