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Monster Hunter World
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Nathan Garvin
First Published: 13-02-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:24 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 10-08-2020 / 02:10 GMT

Legiana General Information

You'll first come into contact with Legiana (ignoring any possible run-ins during Coral Highlands expeditions) during the assignment Legiana: Embodiment of Elegance, after which you should unlock the optional quest A Humid Headache. Once you reach High Rank, you'll be able to engage in the quest Legiana: Highlands Royalty after the mandatory Elder's Recess expedition. Around the same time, you should be able to talk to the Chief Botantist to pick up the quest Talons of Ire and Ice, where Legiana is one of your targets, along with Odogaron. After hunting one High Rank Legiana, you should also unlock the optional quest Special Arena: HR Legiana.

General Information
TypeFlying Wyvern
VariantsLow Rank / High Rank / Tempered (Threat Level 2)

Legiana Strengths and Weaknesses

The head, wings and tail of Legiana are more vulnerable to damage than other areas, with the head taking the most damage from all sources. The head, wings, body and tail are all breakable.

Legiana is weak to Thunder, and resistant to Ice.

While not being strong against any ailments, Legiana is most vulnerable to Poison.

Legiana might just be the first true flier in the game. Sure, Kukei-Pukei, Rathian and Paolumu had wings and would fly about from time to time, but they also spent significant portions of the fight on the ground. Pukei-Pukei would largely only use its wings to travel between areas, Rathian used them to facilitate its tail flip attack, and Paolumu tended only to fly when inflated. Legiana, however, prefers to remain in the air, from which it's happy enough to perform most of its attacks. Against such a foe, Flash Pods are high recommended, as they'll bring Legiana to the ground and allow melee characters to punish it. Otherwise, be wary of its lofty assault, as some weapons may struggle against Legiana.

As for other preparations, Legiana is one of the game's rare ice monsters, capable of breathing ice in a variety of forms. Ice Resistance will help mitigate damage, and if you can hit a score of twenty or higher, you'll also negate the Iceblight it can inflict. If not, bring Nulberries to remove Iceblight when afflicted. Given Legiana's penchant for flying to higher perches to escape assault, the Glider Mantle may help you get around faster, but it's hard to recommend this over other, more protective mantles.

Elements
Fire* *
Water*
Thunder* * *
IceX
Dragon*
Ailments
Poison* * *
Sleep* *
Paralysis* *
Blast* *
Stun* *

Legiana Attacks

As mentioned above, Legiana is an aggressive, agile monster that particularly likes to attack from the air. Its relatively lithe body, quick attacks and delight in aerial assaults can make it a more difficult monster to hit. To attack, it uses bites, an aerial claw attack, tail sweeps and of course the obnoxious "pace back and forth" that somehow counts as an attack which all Flying Wyverns seem to do.

Its most annoying attacks, however, are its ice attacks, of which it has two types - a short range attack where ice is projected in an arc in front of it, and a long range linear attack. Both do serious damage and can inflict Iceblight, which will increase the Stamina cost of actions, and both can be performed while Legiana is in the air. Use a Nulberry to rid yourself of its effects if you get the time, but be wary, as Legiana is a tenacious beast which will give you few opportunities to rest.

Carves (Low Rank)Frequency
Legiana Hide* * * *
Legiana Scale* * * * *
Legiana Claw* * * *
Legiana Webbing* * *
Legiana Plate*
Rewards (Low Rank)Frequency
Legiana Hide* * * *
Legiana Scale* * * *
Legiana Claw* * *
Legiana Webbing* *
Legiana Plate*
Monster Bone+* * *
Frost Sac* * *
Carves (High Rank)Frequency
Legiana Hide+* * * *
Legiana Scale+* * * * *
Legiana Claw+* * * *
Legiana Wing* * *
Legiana Gem*
Legiana Plate*
Rewards (High Rank)Frequency
Legiana Hide+* * * *
Legiana Scale+* * * *
Legiana Claw+* * *
Legiana Wing* *
Legiana Plate*
Monster Hardbone* * *
Freezer Sac* * *

For Low Rank Legiana, the rarest drop is its Legiana Plate, which is a very rare drop or carve, but you can get another shot at it by breaking the head or body or carving the tail. High Rank Legiana, on the other hand, can be carved for a Legiana Gem, which you can also obtain by breaking the head or body, or carving the tail.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Capcom
  • Platforms
    PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    13 February 2018
  • Last Updated
    22 July 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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This guide features a full, beginning-to-end walkthrough written in an "ideal chronological order of events" format. Main quests are interspersed with side quests in the order in which they unlock, although some side quests and arena challenges may only be referenced instead of fully explained. These are typically quests that have you facing a monster you've already fought under similar circumstances that offer no unique reward for completion. For example, after completing most main quests you won't be able to attempt that quest again, but you'll usually unlock an identical side quest allowing you to hunt the same monster in the same area with the same success/failure conditions.

Monster strategies will be discussed in detail as you encounter them throughout the walkthrough, featuring elemental and status information and drop lists. The guide also features a fully detailed bestiary for those who just want information about specific monsters unaccompanied by a walkthrough. Trophy/achievement information can also be found in a separate trophy/achievement guide, although be warned: many trophies/achievements in Monster Hunter World are easier said than done.

Other features of this guide include:

  • Information on crafting/harvesting.
  • Side quests that unlock mantles, ingredients and other useful features.
  • Field Researcher quests including where to catch rare fish, how to capture small monsters, and where to locate Grimalkynes/Gajalaka.
  • Grimalkyne/Gajalaka quests.
  • How to upgrade the Ancient Tree/Harvest Box and how to unlock various fertilizers.
  • How the Elder Melder works, melding different items and decorations.
  • Where to find the Powertalon and Armortalon, and how to upgrade them into the Powercharm and Armorcharm.
  • Detailed information on how to unlock Tempered Monsters, the difference between Threat Level 1, 2 and 3 Tempered Monsters.
  • Information on Feystones, including drop rates, the differences between the types (Mysterious, Gleaming, Worn and Warped).
  • How to get Warrior's Streamstones and Hero's Streamstones.

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