Teostra is a brutal elder dragon wreathed in flames that spews blazing fire. He was first introduced in Monster Hunter 2, You’ll face Teostra in the 7 star Hub Urgent Quest “The Emperor of Flame” which was added with version 2.0.
Teostra is an extremely aggressive monster showing dominance to anything that enters his domain. From basic attacks like charges, bites, and tail swipes to extraordinary attacks like spewing flames out of his mouth similar to a flamethrower whilst moving towards you.
On top of all that, he’s able to gather mass quantities of explosive powder which he gathers from his own scales which can inflict Fireblight. Finally, he can cause an explosion around himself, most commonly known as “Supernova”. Any hunters who have the bravado to fight him, best come equipped with upgraded armor, nulberries, and a death wish.
|Head, Wing, Foreleg||Water, Ice||Blast, Waterblight|
There are two variations of this. If you’re close by, Teostra may turn his head and then snap his jaws in that direction.
Otherwise, Teostra will rush over to you then twist his neck, with mouth wide open, ready to take a bite out of you.
Teostra will lean back and raise his paw before launching a swipe with it towards you, this’ll leave behind three orbs of explosive powder which’ll explode shortly after.
Teostra will leap in the air with his wings spread out either side of him, this indicates that a dive bomb will be coming your way, and it’ll hit your last position when he activated it.
Teostra will raise his tail, and then slam it down, swiping it side to side.
Teostra will lean backwards, then instantly throw his head forwards, leaving behind three fire orbs of explosive powder, which detonate shortly afterwards.
Sliding Fire Orbs
Teostra will menacingly walk slowly towards you with his wings held high before sliding towards you leaving behind several fire orbs of explosive powder which explodes shortly after.
Flame Breath (stationary)
Teostra will lean back with his wings in the air before thrusting his head in a forward motion, spraying out flames horizontally, similar to a flamethrower.
Flame Breath (flying)
Same concept as the other Flame Breath skill, but Teostra will do it whilst flying, and moving forward in a straight line, spraying the flames side to side.
When Teostra leans back, fire appearing around his mouth. He’ll unleash a downpour of fire in front of him.
Teostra’s iconic attack, Supernova. He’ll lean forward whilst charging up the fiery particles around him before unleashing one hell of an explosion covering a large area.
Circle of Fire
Teostra will lean back and conjure up several fire orbs which encircle him before lashing forward exploding them simultaneously.
Teostra will be hunched forward with his wings curved but by his side, conjuring fire from the ground similar to an updraft in front of him.
Nothing fancy about this attack, but it will catch you more often than not. Teostra will charge towards you, leaving behind a trail of fire orbs.
Teostra will arch back his wings, before leaping forward, and slamming down on to you.
As Teostra employs a lot of attacks that can do fireblight, so it makes sense to get some resistance to it, either from your armor or from the Dangos you eat before the hunt. For your weapon, make sure it has the Water element on it, as that is what he’s weakest too, failing that, blast works relatively well here. Before going in to the hunt, make sure you’ve got max nulberries to help with the fireblight, max potions/megapotions, and some flash bombs to aid you with some emergency healing if needed.
Teostra is a fast-paced, aggressive monster, that hits hard, and that only gets worse with how enraged he is, because he starts chaining separate attacks in to one, right after each other. As a ranged character, most of his attacks can be dodged by walking to the side, or backing up when you see the attack, or with the dive bomb, rolling towards him, or to the side. As a melee character, be always ready to get as far away from him as possible, as he can have some devastating attacks up close. Most of Teostra’s attacks will leave behind a circular, powdery orb of fireblight which explodes shortly after being placed on the floor, these only have a small radius and are easy to avoid for the most part.
For all his flashy attacks, you’ll be taking most of your damage from his charges or dive bombs, or his flame breath attacks if you’re careless. It’s best not to overcommit with your attacks, so you’re always ready to get away from him in a moments notice, or get your shield up in time if you play Lance/Gunlance or any other weapon which can block. Finally, his head is his weakness, and most of your attacks should be focused there, or his wings and forelegs being the next parts to aim for, if you can’t get near to it. The hardest part of this hunt is knowing what attack is coming next because most of them have similar tells before he does them, if you do get hit, make sure to heal to full to avoid carting.
|Material||Drop Rate (%)|
|Fire Dragon Scale+||26%|
Broken Part Rewards
|Material||Drop Rate (%)|
|Teostra Mane||Head - 25%|
|Teostra Claw+||Wingclaw left/right - 18%|
|Teostra Powder||Wingclaw left/right - 12%|
|Teostra Horn+||Head - 72%|
|Material||Drop Rate (%)|
|Teostra Carapace||Body - 27%|
|Fire Dragon Scale+||Body - 21%, Tail - 17%|
|Teostra Mane||Body - 18%|
|Teostra Claw+||Body - 14%|
|Teostra Tail||Tail - 80%|
|Teostra Gem||Body - 3%|
|Teostra Horn+||Body - 8%|
|Teostra Webbing||Body - 10%|