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Shantien is an Elder Dragon first introduced in Monster Hunter Frontier G1.

Physiology

Shantien has a body structure similar to most Leviathan's with gray scales, jade colored blunt spines on its neck, back and tail, jade colored crystal-like structures two wing-like structures on its back, two large horns on either side of the head which also resemble wings, and blue and white fur running down its neck, along the arms and on the sides of the tail.

When Shantien starts taking the fight seriously and brings a storm the white on the fur gets noticeably brighter and more spread out, the horns, crystal wing structures, and the tail tips also turn a clear blue, and scar-like marks throughout the body will change color.

When the fight transitions to an unknown volcanic area Shantien's fur will gain red and yellow tips, the horns, tail tips and the crystal-like structures on the "wings" turn a mix of blue, jade, and even a bit of red.

Abilities

It has the ability to levitate by collecting, charging and releasing air particles from the jade crystal-like organs along its body, most notably on the "wings" causing them to visibly swell when Shantien takes to the air.

Shantien appears fragile and slow initially, but as hunters anger the monster it begins to improve its own abilities, doing things such as creating lightning sphere's and smacking them against the ground, causing a large blast, and shooting large water beams, amongst other elemental attacks. By the third rage mode it is impressively fast in the air, and it will continue endlessly moving at this speed, taking quick sweeps at the ship in a attempt to hit hunters until forcibly stopped with a loud sound (like the ship's gong) or hooked with the Ballista Binder.

Upon angering it even further it will almost completely destroy the exploration ship with multi-colored lightning and fire, causing it to crash into a unknown, unmapped volcanic zone. In this state hunters will face the true horror and power that is Shantien to the death. This is where its most famed attack begins; it will smash the ground below and roar, which causes lava to burst forth at both random spots around the area and directly under all hunters, which in turn causes them to be launched in the air. Shantien follows this by assaulting the now-airborne hunters with lightning, commonly resulting in instant death and instant quest failure to the unwary. The attack is omnidirectional and extremely hard to evade if not close to Shantien.

Other attacks in this phase include briefly flying up then slamming to the ground causing lava to erupt around it, creating a large fiery whirlwind around itself and slowly moving towards hunters, whipping its tail about creating water pillars, and breathing out a beam that starts as just water, but then expands greatly, mixing in flames and multi-colored lightning.

Behavior

Shatien are very territorial and aggressive monsters attacking any monster or airship that enters their territory. Depending on how dangerous the intruder appears can determine how violently they decide to attack at first.

Habitat

Shantien have been sighted flying around far above in the skies, often over oceans or around volcanic areas. Usually the only way to get anywhere near them is with a Large Exploration Ship.


Game Appearances


In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Shantien Icon.png (?)


Music Themes

Shantien_シャンティエン_-_Battle_Theme_Phase_1_of_4_Monster_Hunter_Frontier_G1_モンスターハンターフロンティアG1 MHFG:Shantien Theme Phase 1
Shantien_シャンティエン_-_Battle_Theme_Phase_2_of_4_Monster_Hunter_Frontier_G1_モンスターハンターフロンティアG1 MHFG:Shantien Theme Phase 2
Shantien_シャンティエン_-_Battle_Theme_Phase_3_of_4_Monster_Hunter_Frontier_G1_モンスターハンターフロンティアG1 MHFG:Shantien Theme Phase 3
Shantien_シャンティエン_-_Battle_Theme_Phase_4_of_4_Monster_Hunter_Frontier_G1_モンスターハンターフロンティアG1 MHFG:Shantien Theme Phase 4



Notes

General Notes


  • The color the scar-like marks change too depended on if HGE is on or not, if it isn't, they're a cyan-ish color, if it is, they're a light green instead.
  • Despite being an Elder Dragon, Shantien has a body structure highly similar to Leviathans, such as Lagiacrus or Agnaktor, and even uses some of the same physical attacks as them when battling on the airship's floor.
  • Like Amatsu another Leviathan-esque Elder Dragon, it is often followed by stormy weather.
  • Shantien can use thunder element, in a manner somewhat similar to a Lagiacrus.
  • Shantien's roar requires HG Earplugs to block.
  • In Chinese, lightning (闪电) is pronounced Shǎndiàn.
  • When angered, Shantien starts a violent storm and begins flying in midair around the airship.
  • When first released, Shantien could only be fought and repelled on the Large Exploration Ship, as an introduction to G-Rank. In Monster Hunter Frontier G2, if enough damage is dealt, Shantien will crash the airship into a fiery volcano area, where it can be fought to the death.
  • Sonic Bombs are effective against Shantien: They can be used to make it fall to the ground. If it's fought in the volcano, they will also remove its flame aura.
  • One of the points of bothering to level up in Conquest War quests is the rewards for reaching higher and higher levels are needed to upgrade G rank equipment.
  • It is one of the current four monsters with the leveling system (known as Conquest Wars), with a maximum level of 9999. Shantien is already capable of using its deadly lava thunder combo at level 1, and it will only become more deadly as the Elder Dragon rises in level.
    • In addition, it gains more health and also begins using new attacks (such as homing water beams), often catching hunters off guard with these and more unexpected powers.
  • Shantien's Japanese name, シャンティエン, has been officially romanized as "Xiang Tien[1]".


References



Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Frontier (edit)
Herbivore FrontierGen-Anteka Icon.png Anteka FrontierGen-Apceros Icon.png Apceros FrontierGen-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth FrontierGen-Burukku Icon.png Burukku FrontierGen-Erupe Icon.png Erupe FrontierGen-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi FrontierGen-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine FrontierGen-Popo Icon.png Popo
Fanged Beast FrontierGen-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango FrontierGen-Blango Icon.png Blango FrontierGen-Conga Icon.png Conga
FrontierGen-Bulldrome Icon.png Bulldrome FrontierGen-Blangonga Icon.png Blangonga FrontierGen-Blangonga Icon.png Zenith Blangonga FrontierGen-Congalala Icon.png Congalala FrontierGen-Gogomoa Icon.png Gogomoa FrontierGen-Kamu Orugaron Icon.png Kamu Orugaron FrontierGen-Midogaron Icon.png Midogaron FrontierGen-Midogaron Icon.png Zenith Midogaron FrontierGen-Gougarf Icon.png Lolo Gougarf FrontierGen-Gougarf Icon.png Ray Gougarf FrontierGen-Nono Orugaron Icon.png Nono Orugaron FrontierGen-Rajang Icon.png Rajang FrontierGen-Voljang Icon.png Voljang
Lynian FrontierGen-Felyne Icon.png Felyne FrontierGen-Melynx Icon.png Melynx FrontierGen-Shakalaka Icon.png Shakalaka FrontierGen-Uruki Icon.png Uruki
FrontierGen-King Shakalaka Icon.png King Shakalaka
Neopteron FrontierGen-Great Thunderbug Icon.png Great Thunderbug FrontierGen-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur FrontierGen-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
Carapaceon FrontierGen-Ceanataur Icon.png Ceanataur FrontierGen-Hermitaur Icon.png Hermitaur FrontierGen-Kusubami Icon.png Kusubami
FrontierGen-Akura Vashimu Icon.png Akura Vashimu FrontierGen-Akura Vashimu Icon.png Zenith Akura Vashimu FrontierGen-Akura Jebia Icon.png Akura Jebia FrontierGen-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.png Daimyo Hermitaur FrontierGen-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.png Zenith Daimyo Hermitaur MH10th-Shen Gaoren Icon.png Shen Gaoren FrontierGen-Shogun Ceanataur Icon.png Shogun Ceanataur FrontierGen-Taikun Zamuza Icon.png Taikun Zamuza FrontierGen-Taikun Zamuza Icon.png Zenith Taikun Zamuza
Bird Wyvern FrontierGen-Genprey Icon.png Genprey FrontierGen-Giaprey Icon.png Giaprey FrontierGen-Ioprey Icon.png Ioprey FrontierGen-Velociprey Icon.png Velociprey
FrontierGen-Farunokku Icon.png Farunokku FrontierGen-Forokururu Icon.png Forokururu FrontierGen-Gendrome Icon.png Gendrome FrontierGen-Gypceros Icon.png Gypceros FrontierGen-Purple Gypceros Icon.png Purple Gypceros FrontierGen-Hypnocatrice Icon.png Hypnocatrice FrontierGen-Hypnocatrice Icon.png Zenith Hypnocatrice FrontierGen-Breeding Season Hypnocatrice Icon.png Breeding Season Hypnocatrice FrontierGen-Silver Hypnocatrice Icon.png Silver Hypnocatrice FrontierGen-Iodrome Icon.png Iodrome FrontierGen-Toridcless Icon.png Toridcless FrontierGen-Toridcless Icon.png Zenith Toridcless FrontierGen-Velocidrome Icon.png Velocidrome FrontierGen-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga FrontierGen-Yian Kut-Ku Icon.png Yian Kut-Ku FrontierGen-Blue Yian Kut-Ku Icon.png Blue Yian Kut-Ku
Brute Wyvern FrontierGen-Abiorugu Icon.png Abiorugu FrontierGen-Giaorugu Icon.png Giaorugu FrontierGen-Giaorugu Icon.png Zenith Giaorugu FrontierGen-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios FrontierGen-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho FrontierGen-Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho FrontierGen-Deviljho Icon.png Starving Deviljho FrontierGen-Gasurabazura Icon.png Gasurabazura FrontierGen-Gasurabazura Icon.png Zenith Gasurabazura FrontierGen-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan
Piscine Wyvern FrontierGen-Cephalos Icon.png Cephalos
FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Aruganosu FrontierGen-Cephadrome Icon.png Cephadrome FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Goruganosu FrontierGen-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth FrontierGen-Lavasioth Subspecies Icon.png Lavasioth Subspecies FrontierGen-Plesioth Icon.png Plesioth FrontierGen-Plesioth Icon.png Zenith Plesioth FrontierGen-Green Plesioth Icon.png Green Plesioth
Leviathan FrontierGen-Pokara Icon.png Pokara
FrontierGen-Baruragaru Icon.png Baruragaru FrontierGen-Baruragaru Icon.png Zenith Baruragaru FrontierGen-Kuarusepusu Icon.png Kuarusepusu FrontierGen-Pokaradon Icon.png Pokaradon
Snake Wyvern FrontierGen-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
Fanged Wyvern FrontierGen-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre FrontierGen-Zinogre Icon.png Howling Zinogre FrontierGen-Stygian Zinogre Icon.png Stygian Zinogre
Flying Wyvern FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Egyurasu
MH10th-Akantor Icon.png Akantor FrontierGen-Anorupatisu Icon.png Anorupatisu FrontierGen-Anorupatisu Icon.png Zenith Anorupatisu FrontierGen-Barioth Icon.png Barioth FrontierGen-Basarios Icon.png Basarios FrontierGen-Berukyurosu Icon.png Berukyurosu FrontierGen-Bogabadorumu Icon.png Bogabadorumu FrontierGen-Bogabadorumu Icon.png Bombardier Bogabadorumu FrontierGen-Doragyurosu Icon.png Doragyurosu FrontierGen-Doragyurosu Icon.png Zenith Doragyurosu FrontierGen-Dyuragaua Icon.png Dyuragaua FrontierGen-Diablos Icon.png Diablos FrontierGen-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos FrontierGen-Diorekkusu Icon.png Diorekkusu FrontierGen-Espinas Icon.png Espinas FrontierGen-Espinas Icon.png Zenith Espinas FrontierGen-Espinas Subspecies Icon.png Espinas Subspecies FrontierGen-Espinas Rare Species Icon.png Espinas Rare Species FrontierGen-Gravios Icon.png Gravios FrontierGen-Gravios Icon.png Zenith Gravios FrontierGen-Black Gravios Icon.png Black Gravios FrontierGen-Gurenzeburu Icon.png Gurenzeburu FrontierGen-Gureadomosu Icon.png Gureadomosu FrontierGen-Hyujikiki Icon.png Hyujikiki FrontierGen-Hyujikiki Icon.png Zenith Hyujikiki FrontierGen-Khezu Icon.png Khezu FrontierGen-Khezu Icon.png Zenith Khezu FrontierGen-Red Khezu Icon.png Red Khezu FrontierGen-Meraginasu Icon.png Meraginasu FrontierGen-Mi Ru Icon.png Mi Ru FrontierGen-Mi Ru Icon.png Mysterious Mi Ru FrontierGen-Monoblos Icon.png Monoblos FrontierGen-White Monoblos Icon.png White Monoblos FrontierGen-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga FrontierGen-Nargacuga Icon.png Blinking Nargacuga FrontierGen-Odibatorasu Icon.png Odibatorasu FrontierGen-Pariapuria Icon.png Pariapuria FrontierGen-Pariapuria Icon.png Thirsty Pariapuria FrontierGen-Poborubarumu Icon.png Poborubarumu FrontierGen-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos FrontierGen-Rathalos Icon.png Zenith Rathalos FrontierGen-Azure Rathalos Icon.png Azure Rathalos FrontierGen-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos FrontierGen-Rathian Icon.png Rathian FrontierGen-Pink Rathian Icon.png Pink Rathian FrontierGen-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian FrontierGen-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex FrontierGen-Tigrex Icon.png Zenith Tigrex FrontierGen-Unknown Icon.png Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern) FrontierGen-Varusaburosu Icon.png Varusaburosu FrontierGen-Zenaserisu Icon.png Zenaserisu FrontierGen-Zerureusu Icon.png Zerureusu FrontierGen-Zerureusu Icon.png Sparkling Zerureusu
Elder Dragon FrontierGen-Amatsu Icon.png Amatsu FrontierGen-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos FrontierGen-Disufiroa Icon.png Disufiroa FrontierGen-Duremudira Icon.png Duremudira FrontierGen-Duremudira Icon.png Arrogant Duremudira FrontierGen-Eruzerion Icon.png Eruzerion FrontierGen-Eruzerion Icon.png Burning Freezing Eruzerion FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Fatalis FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png Crimson Fatalis FrontierGen-Question Mark Icon.png White Fatalis FrontierGen-Garuba Daora Icon.png Garuba Daora FrontierGen-Guanzorumu Icon.png Guanzorumu FrontierGen-Guanzorumu Icon.png Ruler Guanzorumu FrontierGen-Harudomerugu Icon.png Harudomerugu FrontierGen-Harudomerugu Icon.png Zenith Harudomerugu FrontierGen-Inagami Icon.png Inagami FrontierGen-Inagami Icon.png Zenith Inagami FrontierGen-Keoaruboru Icon.png Keoaruboru FrontierGen-Kirin Icon.png Kirin FrontierGen-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora FrontierGen-Rusted Kushala Daora Icon.png Rusted Kushala Daora FrontierGen-Lao-Shan Lung Icon.png Lao-Shan Lung FrontierGen-Ashen Lao-Shan Lung Icon.png Ashen Lao-Shan Lung FrontierGen-Lunastra Icon.png Lunastra FrontierGen-Rukodiora Icon.png Rukodiora FrontierGen-Rukodiora Icon.png Zenith Rukodiora FrontierGen-Rebidiora Icon.png Rebidiora FrontierGen-Shagaru Magala Icon.png Shagaru Magala FrontierGen-Shantien Icon.png Shantien FrontierGen-Teostra Icon.png Teostra FrontierGen-Toa Tesukatora Icon.png Toa Tesukatora FrontierGen-Yama Tsukami Icon.png Yama Kurai FrontierGen-Yama Tsukami Icon.png Yama Tsukami
??? FrontierGen-Gore Magala Icon.png Gore Magala
Unclassified FrontierGen-Laviente Icon.png Laviente FrontierGen-Violent Laviente Icon.png Violent Laviente FrontierGen-Berserk Laviente Icon.png Berserk Laviente
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