Lunastra Discussion SYMBOL Talk

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This is merely a plausible explanation for the monster(s) in this article, and may or may not be considered canon to the series.

In-Game Information

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A brutal female Elder Dragon with breath of flame and expert control over fire. It is said that this control comes from the crown-like horns on its head, but this has not been confirmed.


  • Order: Elder Dragon
  • Suborder: Fire Dragon
  • Family: Tesukato

Lunastra is a rare female Elder Dragon. She is the female counterpart of Teostra.

Habitat Range

Lunastra are found in the Volcano, Desert and Tower

Ecological Niche

Lunastra are high in the food chain, feeding on both coal, to fuel her fire abilities, and live prey like Apceros. Though Lunastra are powerful, they have to compete with other species like Rajang, Deviljho, and Akantor.

Biological Adaptations

Lunastra, as a fire dragons, naturally have expert control over fire. They can use this ability when hunting to ensure quick and devastating kills. Despite her large size, she is quick on foot and can easily chase down fast moving prey. Lunastra can also generate a fire aura around their bodies from their horns, which helps prevent brazen monsters like Tigrex from dealing serious damage to them. These adaptions enable Lunastra to become a formidable apex predator wherever she is. Their wings are covered in a powder that can be released and, at will, set a flame burning in the air resulting in explosions. This explosive powder is actually the Lunastra's old skin.


Lunastra are brutal female elder dragons, quick to attack at the first sign of trouble, though not as much as Teostra. In the ruins of the old Towers, Lunastra are commonly found in their nest together with Teostra. This suggest that both actually stay in the nest together and guard their young. Though both haven't been seen in the nest together, both of their footprints can be found in the old nests and the active nests together.