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


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. 


This icy Kirin is even more aggressive than its standard cousin.


Kirin Subspecies can only be fought in the Everwood or Tower Top.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH4U (2015) Logo-MH4 JP (2013) Logo-MH4U (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 4
62x62px 古龍種に属するが、目撃例すら皆無に等しい幻の生物。 数例の情報によると、遭遇時、周囲の気温が極度に下がり、蒸気の氷結が見られたという。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★


General Notes

  • Its hide becomes much tougher during rage mode and requires ESP to cut through it.
  • Touching its ice block still cause minor damage and Iceblight status to the hunter.
  • Its design appears to be partially based upon the Kirin X armour set from Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, which featured a very similar purple and blue colouration.

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