MHR Teostra: How To Beat, Weakness & Item Drops

This guide gives you detailed information on Teostra in MHR and discusses about its weaknesses along with the best strategies to beat the Dragon effectively.

With the recent update, the developers have launched the latest game additions, including new arenas, armors, and interesting boss fights. Out of these newly introduced monsters, one is Teostra, which is an Elder dragon in MHR. When you progress through the game, you will have to face the mighty Monster, but you don’t need to worry as this article will discuss in detail all the weaknesses of Teostra and how you can defeat the Elderly MHR Dragon.

Key Highlights

  • Teostra is an aggressive alpha dragon known for its fiery appearance and powerful attacks.
  • It possesses fire and dragon elements, making it immune to fire but weak to water and ice.
  • To encounter Teostra, players need to reach Hunter Rank 40 and search in the Lava Caverns or Sandy Plains.
  • Familiarize yourself with Teostra’s attacks, which include charge, blast, and fire breath.
  • Focus your attacks on Teostra’s Head, Wings, and Tail, with the Head being the most vulnerable spot.
  • To defeat Teostra, use heavy attacks on its weak spots and evade its fire-based assaults.
  • Opt for weapons with water or ice enhancements and target Blunt weapons with these traits for maximum effectiveness.
  • Teostra provides valuable materials for crafting armor and upgrading weapons.

MHR Teostra Overview

Teostra is a newly introduced Elder Dragon in the game who is as just as fierce and lethal as Malzeno in MHR Sunbreak. It was introduced after the April Update – Patch Version 2.0. The Dragon has unique abilities with overpowered attacks.

Monster Hunter Rise Teostra
Teostra: The Empror of Flame

Teostra can be distinguished in MHR with its apparent features and fiery red coloration with golden hair. It can cast Blast and Fire attacks to damage its target from range. It is an aggressive creature that does not like the presence of other creatures in its area and gets triggered if you get too close to it.

Here are all the necessary details about Teostra that you must need to know. Make sure you read the MHR Sunbreak Prized Pelt guide if you have the MHR Sunbreak DLC.

Name Teostra
Species Elder Dragon
Known Habitats Sandy Plains, Lava Caverns
Element Fire and Dragon
Immunity Fire
Weakness Water, Ice
Debuffs Fireblight, Blastscourge
Threat Level 8/10 Stars

How To Unlock And Find Teostra In MHR

  • Unlocking Teostra in Monster Hunter Rise requires reaching Hunter Rank (HR) 40 in the hub.
  • To locate Teostra, head to areas like the Lava Caverns, Sandy Plains, Desert Volcanic regions, the Swamp, and the Town.
  • Preparing for the Teostra battle requires well-upgraded armor and weapons due to the challenging fight.

If you want the best weapons to counter Teostra, then check out our Monster Hunter Rise Weapons Tier List.

Teostra Attacks & Moveset

Below are all the attacks and moveset of Teostra in MH Rise:

Charge Attack

Teostra relies heavily on its Charge attack to harm foes. In this move, it steps back and charges fiercely. To evade it, stay at a moderate distance or position yourself near its shoulders. Sidestep instead of retreating to avoid the charge, especially when Teostra is enraged, leaving explosive Blast Dust in its wake. This maneuver can deal significant damage if not dodged effectively.

Leaping Tackle

Leaping Tackle is a tricky move of Tesotra in which the beast lowers its head to a side and then suddenly leaps at its enemy, which knocks them away and deals massive damage. The attack is also abrupt with a high hitbox. The most optimal way to dodge the attack is to move diagonally to the opposite side. 

Flame Thrower

Teostra wields a deadly flamethrower attack, either in the form of a wide cone or a swirling arc of flames. The first version involves Teostra raising its head and one leg before releasing a devastating breath attack. The second variant, Flame Burst, keeps both its legs grounded while it swings its neck to create arcing flames. Staying near its shoulder area is a smart dodge strategy as it offers a lower hitbox, aiding in avoiding the attack.

Proximity And Strafing Flamethrower

The main attack move of Teostra is its flame-throwing ability. In this attack, the Dragon stands tall on its legs and unleashes a massive jet of flames directly downwards, making a large dead zone radius. When Teostra is about to initiate the attack, make sure to move to the side and not stand directly below it.

While performing the Strafing Flamethrower attack, Teostra flies up in the air and releases a beam of flame, aiming downwards. The flamethrower attacks are easy to dodge if you can read the beam pattern and move to the opposite direction timely.


Teostra flies back to make a distance from its enemy and then flies back towards them. The Monster moves towards its target to crash land at it at 180 degrees. When the Blast Dust aura is fully charged, it will also cause explosions from its belly area while hitting, which makes the hitbox even larger.

The Supernova

Teostra activates its Super Flame Armor state and makes a huge sphere of flames and explosions. It is the most lethal attack of Teostra that can significantly eat up your Health Bar, so you need to be cautious as this move is enough to knock you out if you are already low on HP.

MHR Teostra Weakness

For a complete breakdown, we have crafted a table that mentions the hitpoints on each body part along with its weakest spots. So, have a thorough look at it. If you are interested in MH Rise builds, then you must read heavy bowgun Build and Horn Build in Monster Hunter Rise.

Teostra Parts Weaknesses
Parts Cut Blunt Ammo Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
Head 50 55 45 0 20 10 15 10
Neck 33 38 5 0 10 5 10 5
Abdomen 24 24 10 0 5 0 5 0
Back 24 24 5 0 5 0 5 0
Wing 40 35 15 0 10 0 5 0
Foreleg 38 38 15 0 25 10 20 10
Hind Leg 30 25 20 0 15 0 10 5

Teostra Ailment Effectiveness

Each Ailment has a different effect on Teostra with varying resistance. In order to understand the effect of each Ailment, we will discuss with the help of stars along with their maximum resistance so that you can use the Ailments in MHR, which are the weakness of Teostra.

MHR Teostra
Teostra Ailments


  • 1 Star
  • Initial Resistance: 2/4
  • Next Resistance: Threshold
  • Maximum Resistance: 1/4
  • Natural Buildup Degradation: 2/4
  • Total Damage: 2/4


  • 0 Star
  • Initial Resistance: 0/4
  • Next Resistance Threshold: 2/4
  • Maximum Resistance: 0/4
  • Natural Buildup Degradation: 2/4
  • Effect Duration: 0/4


  • 1 Star
  • Initial Resistance: 1/4
  • Next Resistance Threshold: 2/4
  • Maximum Resistance: 1/4
  • Natural Buildup Degradation: 2/4
  • Effect Duration: 2/4


  • 2 Star
  • Initial Resistance: 3/4
  • Next Resistance Threshold: 3/4
  • Maximum Resistance: 2/4
  • Natural Buildup Degradation: 2/4
  • Damage: 2/4


  • 0 Star
  • Initial Resistance: 0/4
  • Next Resistance Threshold: 1/4
  • Maximum Resistance: 0/4
  • Natural Buildup Degradation: 2/4
  • Effect Duration: ¾


  • 0 Star
  • Initial Resistance: 0/4
  • Next Resistance Threshold: 0/4
  • Maximum Resistance: 0/4
  • Natural Buildup Degradation: 0/4
  • Stamina Loss: 0/4


  • 2 Star
  • Initial Resistance: 2/4
  • Next Resistance Threshold: 2/4
  • Maximum Resistance: 2/4
  • Natural Buildup Degradation: 2/4
  • Effect Duration: 3/4


  • 1 Star
  • Initial Resistance: 2/4
  • Next Resistance Threshold: 2/4
  • Maximum Resistance: 2/4
  • Natural Buildup Degradation: 2/4
  • Effect Duration: 2/4


  • 1 Star
  • Initial Resistance: 2/4
  • Next Resistance Threshold: 2/4
  • Maximum Resistance: 2/4
  • Natural Buildup Degradation: 2/4
  • Total Damage: 2/4


  • 1 Star
  • Initial Resistance: 2/4
  • Next Resistance Threshold: 2/4
  • Maximum Resistance: 2/4
  • Natural Buildup Degradation: 2/4
  • Effect Duration: 2/4

How To Face And Defeat Teostra?

Teostra Weakness
Teostra Fight
  • Weak Spots: Target Teostra’s Head, Wings, and Tail, with the Head being the weakest.
  • Dodge Teostra’s flame attacks, then counterattack during its cooldown.
  • Teostra primarily attacks from the ground, providing opportunities for damage.
  • Be agile in dodging Teostra’s attacks and strike during its vulnerable moments.
  • If Teostra takes you airborne, use flash pods to blind it and return to the ground.
  • Super Nova Caution: Stay away during Teostra’s enraged Super Nova phase; engage when it’s calm.

The following are the most effective attacks against Teostra:

  • Targeting the head with water or ice-enhanced abilities.
  • Using Blunt Weapon, with ice-enhanced traits to hit the front legs.
  • Targeting the wings, using a sharp or blunt weapon that is water-enhanced.
  • In the neck, use a blunt weapon with Ice or Water capabilities.

Teostra Rewards

Once you have defeated the mighty Monster, you will be rewarded with tons of valuable rewards and drop items.

Monster Hunter Rise Teostra
Teostra Materials

By fighting off big monsters, such as Teostra, you get useful items and materials that can be used for crafting Armor and upgrading your weapons. Here is a table of all the possible drop items you can get from Teostra, and this is how the table works:

  • Target: Your chance to obtain the item through a quest that involves Teostra.
  • Damage: Represents the chance of getting the item by damaging it in a specific place while doing the quest that involves Teostra.  
  • Capture: Represents the chance to obtain the item at the end of a quest by capturing Teostra, even if it was not the main objective of the quest.
  • Skinning: Shows the chances of getting the specific item by skinning the carcass or broken element of Teostra.
  • Recovered: Your chance to get hands-on that material if it falls to the ground while fighting thDragonon.
Materials Target Seize Damage Cutting up Recovered
Teostra breastplate 14% 27% 40%
Teostra tail 12% 80%
Jewel Teostra 3% 3% 3% 1%
Teostra + scale 26% 21% 25%
Teostra + claw 16% 18% 14%
Teostra Powder 10% 12% 34%
Mane Teostra 19% 25% 18%
Teostra horn + 72% 8%
Palmute Teostra 70% 10%
Ancient dragon blood 10%
Dragon treasure 40%

Best Strategy While Fighting Teostra

Here are some useful tips to remember while fighting Teostra in MHR.

  • Fire Resistance: Equip fire-resistant armor like Kushala Daora for better protection.
  • Armor Weakening: Target Teostra’s head with heavy attacks to weaken its armor.
  • Exploit Weaknesses: Know Teostra’s elemental weaknesses for more effective combat.
  • Rage Phase Caution: During the enraged state, only the tail and head are vulnerable to attacks.
  • Ranged Ice/Water Weapons: Use ranged weapons with ice and water elements when Teostra is enraged.
  • Avoid Close Proximity: Stay clear of Teostra during its rage phase to avoid burning damage.
  • Explosive Fireballs: Watch for and dodge Teostra’s explosive fireball attacks.
  • Side Positioning: Position yourself to the side of Teostra to evade most attacks and target weak spots.
  • Supernova Defense: Wirebug to safety when Teostra initiates its powerful Supernova attack.
  • Vulnerable Phase: When Teostra’s armor falls off, and its face turns blue, capitalize on this vulnerable state with heavy attacks.


This sums up our article on the Mighty Elder Dragon. Now, we are pretty sure that you are well aware of all the weaknesses of Teostra of MHR, and you can bring it down effectively by using the right strategies with the most suitable weapons and armory. The key point in fighting Teostra is to maintain some distance during the Monster’s attacking phase and hit heavy on its weak body parts when you get the opportunity.

Next: Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Crashing

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