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Teostra is a male Elder Dragon introduced in Monster Hunter 2.

MH4-Teostra Render 001


Teostra's control over the Fire Element is speculated to come from his two curved horns. The relationship between the two is unclear, but hunters can cripple the monster's ability to produce a fire aura if they can manage to destroy them. As part of a sexually dimorphic species, Teostra is the male counterpart to the Lunastra, though the two are rarely seen together.


Teostra is capable of producing a dangerous fire aura that deals constant damage over time to hunters standing nearby.

Unlike Rathalos, Rathian, Gravios or any other fire wyvern, Teostra emits a live flame, resembling a flamethrower-like attack.


Teostra is a very aggressive monster. It will show dominance to anything that it encounters. Unlike Lunastra, who gives warnings to get out of its territory, Teostra will ruthlessly attack intruders until they are dead.


This monster is most often found in hot areas such as the Desert and the Volcano, but have been known to venture into the Swamp also, they are susceptible to be appearing in the Town.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Hard Core (HC) Teostra

FrontierGen-HC Teostra Render 001 (Edited)

In MHFO Season 9.0, Hard Core Teostra is introduced. His flamethrower attack has a much longer range, even when not enraged. He might cover random parts of the area he's in with explosive powder and make them explode with a snap of its teeth at any time. He will also let out a high-grade roar right after the detonations. Explosions are added to his claw attacks. He can also jump erratically all over the place, causing fire bursts with his tail every time he lands. When he roars, enters rage mode, or activates his fire aura, he'll be surrounded by a flaming tornado. He will enter air mode much more often. While airborne, he can provoke explosions with his tail attacks or breath fire. Flash Bombing Teostra will cause explosions around him instantly.

Supremacy Teostra

FrontierGen-Supremacy Teostra Render 001


Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MHF2 (2007) Logo-MH2 (2006) Logo-MHXX (2017)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Teostra Icon A brutal male Elder Dragon with breath of flame and expert control over fire. Its vile temperament means anyone who approaches is subject to fire and brimstone. Known to attack towns, the Guild keeps tabs on its movements.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Teostra Icon 灼熱の息を吐き、炎をまとう凶暴な古龍の雄。 気性は荒く、正面から対峙した者は、例外なくその業火に身を晒すことになる。 非常に危険なモンスターのため、ギルドでは常に動静に気を配っている。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Teostra Icon Brutal elder dragons clothed in flame that spit blazing fire. Teostra are of such a fierce and deadly nature that the Guild keeps track of their movements whenever possible.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★
Monster Hunter Generations
MH4U-Teostra Icon Brutal elder dragons clothed in flame that spit blazing fire. Teostra are of such a fierce and deadly nature that the Guild keeps track of their movements whenever possible.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★★
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Teostra Icon (?)

Music Themes

MHF2: Lunastra & Teostra Music Theme

MH4U Breakable Parts

Horns (x1)
MH4U-Teostra Horns Break 001Indent08MH4U-Teostra Horns Break 002
Wings (x1)
MH4U-Teostra Wings Break 001Indent08MH4U-Teostra Wings Break 002
Tail (Sever)
MH4U-Teostra Tail Break 001Indent08MH4U-Teostra Tail Break 002


  • Using Immunizer doubles the speed of the red healing bar, healing players when Teostra's red aura sucks the player's health gradually.
  • Teostra can produce a highly flammable powder and use its wings to spread it across the air. It then gnashes its teeth to create a spark, which then causes the powder around it to ignite and explode. The spark emitted has two colors, indicating the distance of the explosion. Red sparks indicate a close ring of explosions, while yellow sparks indicate a long range explosion.
    • Alternatively, the speed of the wing beat also indicates the range of the explosion : a fast wing beat will lead to a close range explosion around the body of Teostra, whereas a slow wing beat will lead to the long range explosion.
  • The Fire Aura around Teostra causes Terrain damage and deflects all kinds of arrows and some kinds of bullets. For range weapons, any kind of arrows and normal bullets cannot penetrate Teostra's aura. Only elemental bullets, pierce bullets, explosive shells, paint shells, status-inflicting shells and thrown objects can. This also applies to Lunastra's aura and Kushala Daora's wind barrier.
    • Teostra is unable to produce this aura if one of his horns are broken. However, the following conditions must be met before its horns can be broken: the horns must take at least 1 point of damage from Dragon Element, they must take a certain amount of ordinary damage, and Teostra's current HP must be below 60% of its maximum HP.
    • The Aura can also be temporarily disabled by attacking his face for a short time and flinching his head, poisoning, paralyzing, or knocking out.
  • Rarely, Teostra will escape from the Hunter and sleep to recover health. During this time, the horns may grow back.
  • Teostra's tail can be cut once it has received enough damage and only when Teostra's HP is below 40%.
  • When in rage, his Flamethrower attack almost triples in length, thus having a much larger range.
  • Teostra and Lunastra can drop a shiny when roaring.
  • Teostra's roar requires Earplugs to block.
  • Teostra and Alatreon have the same voice when roaring.
  • When Teostra releases powder that explodes when he bites, he stands still and creates a "tingling" sound.

  • Teostra have 2 new abilities. They can summon a small area of fire powder where the hunter is standing, and can imbue their claws with fire when enraged.

  • Dragon element is no longer required to break his horns.
  • Teostra's flame aura now envelopes only his head.
    • In Guild Quests with a level of 126 or higher, the flame aura envelopes his whole body.
  • Teostra's flame aura is only active when he's not enraged.
    • While the flame aura is active, Teostra's flamethrower attack has a larger range and a longer duration.
    • When activating the flame aura, or while the flame aura is active, after performing a roar Teostra will create dragon wind.
    • The flame aura can be canceled by flinching Teostra.
  • Whenever Teostra becomes enraged, the area glows red as if it were about to explode.
    • Teostra's rage can be canceled by mounting and toppling him, dealing enough damage to his head, cutting his tail, stunning him or putting him to sleep.
    • Teostra uses Blast attacks only when enraged and it can release explosive powder with claw swipes and tail whips.
    • 100 seconds after becoming enraged, Teostra flies up and unleashes a massive explosion from his body, dealing heavy Fire damage and inflicting Stun to nearby hunters. This attack can be prevented by canceling his rage mode early.
  • In G Rank it gains new attacks when it is enraged:
    • It can release the explosive powder with the back hop.
    • It can detonate the explosive powder after it performs claw swipes or a back hop.
    • It can do a ranged massive explosion at the hunter.

  • HC and Supremacy's Teostra's roar requires HG Earplugs to block.

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