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Oroshi Kirin
English Name: None
Nicknames: Kirin Sub
Ice Kirin
Titles: None
Romaji: Kirin Ashu
Japanese Name: キリン亜種
Japanese Title: None
Description and Information
Species: Elder Dragon
Element/s: Ice
Ailment/s: Iceblight
Weakest to: Fire / Water
Weakness Sign: (?)
Signature Move: Ice Pillar
Habitats: Unknown Great Forest, Tower Top
Size: Gold Crown Small 494.82
Gold Crown Large 676.25
Monsters in Relation: Kirin
Chronological Appearances
First US/EU Appearance: Logo-MH4U (2015)
First JP Appearance: 40px (2013)
Latest Appearance: Logo-MH4U (2015)
Generation: 4

The Kirin Subspecies is an Elder Dragon introduced in Monster Hunter 4. It is known to inhabit the Unknown Great Forest and the Top of the Tower. Kirin Subspecies can only be fought past HR100. 


Unlike the ordinary Kirin, this subspecies' body is mainly a dark navy blue, with violet stripes throughout. Its mane is black with light purple tips and its eyes are a luminous red. In addition, its horn is larger, has pink-ish color and features a spiraling ridge from base to tip. 


Kirin Subspecies is able to summon ice shards to defend itself rather than the lighting strikes employed by its standard cousin. 


It is even more aggressive than it's standard cousin.


Kirin Subspecies can only be fought in the Unknown Great Forest or Tower Top.

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 4
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Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★


  • Its hide becomes much tougher during rage mode and require ESP to cut through it.
  • Touching its ice block still cause minor damage and iceblight status to the hunter.
  • If you fail to kill Kirin Subspecies before the quest time ends, Kirin Subspecies will not flee and you will fail the quest.


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