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Monster Hunter World
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Author(s): Nathan Garvin
First Published: 13-02-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 31-10-2019 / 18:47 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 22-01-2020 / 10:51 GMT

Monster Hunter World Guide

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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.

Fire* *
Thunder* * *
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.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    13 February 2018
  • Last Updated
    31 October 2019
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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