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Ancient Leshen are Relicts first introduced in Monster Hunter: World.

Physiology

The Ancient Leshen looks very similar to its younger counterpart, with the main difference being in its much larger antlers. Parts of its wood-like body have also become covered with moss and small mushrooms, like an old tree.

Behavior and Abilities

If anything, old age makes the Ancient Leshen even more malicious and spiteful towards the enemies of the forest. In its home world, they are often venerated as forest gods in the hopes of appeasing its ire; while for the most part it seems to care little for being worshiped, there have been some cases where it has condescended to grant boons upon those who respect the woods.

Its control over the creatures it can call upon has improved, allowing it to summon greater numbers of Jagras and Revoltures at a time. Furthermore, it can place a curse upon its foes that compels nearby monsters to attack them, or bind a would-be hunter with roots to allow its servants to slay the interloper with impunity.

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter: World
MHW-Ancient Leshen Icon.png An old Leshen that arrived through a portal to assume control over the Ancient Forest. Sometimes revered as an indigenous deity.

Element/Status Effectiveness

Element Effectiveness Status Effectiveness
Fire ★★★ Poison ★★
Water Sleep
Thunder ★★ Paralysis
Ice Blast
Dragon ★★ Stun

Monster Materials

Icon Item Name Rarity Value Description
MHW-Medicine Icon Dark Green.png Leshen Resin 6 2600z A lump of resin excreted by a leshen. Contains arcane components that should be handled with care.
MHW-Bone Icon Dark Green.png Ancient Cursed Bone 7 3400z Rare ancient leshen material. A bone entangled in countless magical branches.
MHW-Claw Icon Dark Green.png Ancient Leshen Claw 7 3600z Rare material. The claw of an ancient leshen, worshipped as an indigenous god in another world.
MHW-Claw Icon Dark Green.png Ancient Leshen Antler 7 4000z Rare ancient leshen material. Huge, solemn antlers that inspire fear in other creatures.
MHW-Head Icon Dark Green.png Ancient Leshen Skull 8 5000z Rare ancient leshen material. Embued with powerful magic and harboring unfathomable darkness.
MHW-Medicine Icon Yellow.png Mutagen 8 9600z A substance used to augment a witcher's abilities. Redeem at the Resource Center for something nice!?

Equipment

For more information, see Ancient Leshen Equipment

Ancient Leshen materials can be used to craft one armor set: Ciri α Armor.

The following is a complete weapon list for Ancient Leshen weapons:

Sword and Shield:
Dual Blades:

Gallery

Notes

  • Ancient Leshen is part of the collaboration with The Witcher III: Wild Hunt and was added as an event on February 15, 2019 (UTC).
  • Ancient Leshen was the primary subject of Monster Hunter World's 6.01 patch due general feedback about the massive difficulty spike on the monster's final phase of combat.
    • The update makes Ancient Leshen more vulnerable to Igni/Flame Manipulation and Dragons Pods effects. Ancient Leshen also won't teleport as often in the final phase.
    • As an additional compensation, the event quest "Contract: Woodland Spirit" premiere live duration was extended from ending on February 28th to March 8th of 2019.
  • Ancient Leshen's body and legs can be broken in unison. Ancient Leshen's antlers can be broken twice.
  • Breaking parts of Ancient Leshen's body will affect it's ability to summon minions. Ancient Leshen will be unable to summon Revoltures and Jagras for a notable amount of time.
  • Ancient Leshen can be mounted. Like the regular Leshen, players can only cling to its head and the creature will not ram into surfaces.
  • Ancient Leshen shares vulnerability to Flash Pods with regular Leshen. However, Ancient Leshen will resort into dangerous wide-reaching and AoE attacks when stunned.
  • Ancient Leshen can command Revoltures to fly around its body, acting as a damaging "aura". This aura cannot be dispelled by using dragon pods or the Igni Runestone like with Leshen.
  • Ancient Leshen can summon a greater number of Jagras than a regular Leshen and can cast a more powerful Revolture "aura".
  • Ancient Leshen can put a curse mark on a hunter, in which the creatures the Ancient Leshen summon will relentlessly target for attack.
  • Ancient Leshen can strangle a hunter with its roots, rendering him/her immobile. If not freed by other via Fire Manipulation/Igni, the Ancient Leshen will have summoned creatures mercilessly attack the pinned victim before having a pillar of root burst from beneath the hunter, likely reducing his/her HP to zero.
    • Staggering, stunning or mounting the Ancient Leshen can cancel the whole pinning attack.
  • Ancient Leshen can unleash a devastating AoE attack by sending a wave of Revolture outward. The Ancient Leshen will let out a distinctive roar and the camera will pan out prior to this attack.
  • Ancient Leshen will not automatically panic when struck with Igni like regular Leshen, it takes several successful hit with the Sign to be immolated.
  • The Ancient Leshen is inspired by a Slavic Mythological creature known as the Leshy.

See Also



Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter: World (edit)
Herbivore MHW-Apceros Icon.png Apceros MHW-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MHW-Gastodon Icon.png Gastodon MHW-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHW-Kestodon Icon.png Kestodon MHW-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine
Fish MHW-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Lynian MHW-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHW-Gajalaka Icon.png Gajalaka MHW-Grimalkyne Icon.png Grimalkyne
Neopteron MHW-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MHW-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
Bird Wyvern MHW-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHW-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei MHW-Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Icon.png Tzitzi-Ya-Ku
Brute Wyvern MHW-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHW-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MHW-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MHW-Radobaan Icon.png Radobaan MHW-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan
Fanged Wyvern MHW-Girros Icon.png Girros MHW-Jagras Icon.png Jagras MHW-Shamos Icon.png Shamos
MHW-Dodogama Icon.png Dodogama MHW-Great Girros Icon.png Great Girros MHW-Great Jagras Icon.png Great Jagras MHW-Odogaron Icon.png Odogaron MHW-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi
Piscine Wyvern MHW-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus MHW-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth
Wingdrake MHW-Barnos Icon.png Barnos MHW-Mernos Icon.png Mernos MHW-Noios Icon.png Noios MHW-Raphinos Icon.png Raphinos
Flying Wyvern MHW-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHW-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHW-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos MHW-Legiana Icon.png Legiana MHW-Paolumu Icon.png Paolumu MHW-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHW-Azure Rathalos Icon.png Azure Rathalos MHW-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHW-Pink Rathian Icon.png Pink Rathian
Elder Dragon MHW-Behemoth Icon.png Behemoth MHW-Kirin Icon.png Kirin MHW-Kulve Taroth Icon.png Kulve Taroth MHW-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHW-Lunastra Icon.png Lunastra MHW-Nergigante Icon.png Nergigante MHW-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHW-Vaal Hazak Icon.png Vaal Hazak MHW-Xeno'jiiva Icon.png Xeno'jiiva MHW-Zorah Magdaros Icon.png Zorah Magdaros
Relict MHW-Leshen Icon.png Leshen MHW-Ancient Leshen Icon.png Ancient Leshen
Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (edit)
Herbivore MHWI-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MHW-Apceros Icon.png Apceros MHW-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MHW-Gastodon Icon.png Gastodon MHW-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHW-Kestodon Icon.png Kestodon MHW-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine MHWI-Popo Icon.png Popo
Fish MHW-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Lynian MHWI-Boaboa Icon.png Boaboa MHW-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHW-Gajalaka Icon.png Gajalaka MHW-Grimalkyne Icon.png Grimalkyne
Fanged Beast MHWI-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MHWI-Furious Rajang Icon.png Furious Rajang
Neopteron MHW-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MHW-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
Bird Wyvern MHW-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHW-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei MHWI-Coral Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Coral Pukei-Pukei MHW-Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Icon.png Tzitzi-Ya-Ku MHWI-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga MHWI-Scarred Yian Garuga Icon.png Scarred Yian Garuga
Brute Wyvern MHW-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHWI-Fulgur Anjanath Icon.png Fulgur Anjanath MHWI-Banbaro Icon.png Banbaro MHW-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MHWI-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios MHWI-Raging Brachydios Icon.png Raging Brachydios MHW-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MHWI-Savage Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho MHWI-Glavenus Icon.png Glavenus MHWI-Acidic Glavenus Icon.png Acidic Glavenus MHW-Radobaan Icon.png Radobaan MHW-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan
Fanged Wyvern MHW-Girros Icon.png Girros MHW-Jagras Icon.png Jagras MHW-Shamos Icon.png Shamos MHWI-Wulg Icon.png Wulg
MHW-Dodogama Icon.png Dodogama MHW-Great Girros Icon.png Great Girros MHW-Great Jagras Icon.png Great Jagras MHW-Odogaron Icon.png Odogaron MHWI-Ebony Odogaron Icon.png Ebony Odogaron MHW-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi MHWI-Viper Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Viper Tobi-Kadachi MHWI-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHWI-Stygian Zinogre Icon.png Stygian Zinogre
Piscine Wyvern MHWI-Beotodus Icon.png Beotodus MHW-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus MHW-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth
Wingdrake MHW-Barnos Icon.png Barnos MHWI-Cortos Icon.png Cortos MHW-Mernos Icon.png Mernos MHW-Noios Icon.png Noios MHW-Raphinos Icon.png Raphinos
Flying Wyvern MHWI-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MHWI-Frostfang Barioth Icon.png Frostfang Barioth MHW-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHWI-Seething Bazelgeuse Icon.png Seething Bazelgeuse MHW-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHW-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos MHW-Legiana Icon.png Legiana MHWI-Shrieking Legiana Icon.png Shrieking Legiana MHWI-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHW-Paolumu Icon.png Paolumu MHWI-Nightshade Paolumu Icon.png Nightshade Paolumu MHW-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHW-Azure Rathalos Icon.png Azure Rathalos MHWI-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos MHW-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHW-Pink Rathian Icon.png Pink Rathian MHWI-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian MHWI-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex MHWI-Brute Tigrex Icon.png Brute Tigrex
Elder Dragon MHWI-Alatreon Icon.png Alatreon MHW-Behemoth Icon.png Behemoth MHWI-Fatalis Icon.png Fatalis MHW-Kirin Icon.png Kirin MHW-Kulve Taroth Icon.png Kulve Taroth MHW-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHW-Lunastra Icon.png Lunastra MHWI-Namielle Icon.png Namielle MHW-Nergigante Icon.png Nergigante MHWI-Ruiner Nergigante Icon.png Ruiner Nergigante MHWI-Safi'jiiva Icon.png Safi'jiiva MHWI-Shara Ishvalda Icon.png Shara Ishvalda MHW-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHW-Vaal Hazak Icon.png Vaal Hazak MHWI-Blackveil Vaal Hazak Icon.png Blackveil Vaal Hazak MHWI-Velkhana Icon.png Velkhana MHW-Xeno'jiiva Icon.png Xeno'jiiva MHW-Zorah Magdaros Icon.png Zorah Magdaros
Relict MHW-Leshen Icon.png Leshen MHW-Ancient Leshen Icon.png Ancient Leshen
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