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Ascended Lunastra
MHZU - Ascended Lunastra render
Description
Nicknames: Pink Luna
Titles: Ascended Empress of Flame, Queen of Purple Blaze
Other Info
Description: Lunastra that have mutated due to absorbing the Elder Dragon Essence. It has a few new tricks up its sleeve only madmen would want to discover.
Species: Elder Dragon
Habitats: Volcano, Great Forest, Tower Top, Tower 2, Tower 3, Castle Shrade, Volcano (3rd), Great Desert (Open), Outland Plateau, Deciduous Forest
Other monsters in Relation: Lunastra, Teostra, Ascended Teostra
Information
Elements: Element Fire, Element - Dark (MHZ)
Ailments: Status Fireblight,Status Poison, Status Darkblight
Weaknesses: Element Dragon,Element Water
Signature move: Flaming Tornado, Vertical Purple Flamethrower
Creator
Creator: Ukanlos Subspecies

English name: Ascended Lunastra

Romaji: Subarashī Nana Tesukatori

Japanese: 素晴らしい ナナ・テスカトリ

Size: Large

The Ascended Lunastra is a mutated and highly dangerous Lunastra, due to unintentionally absorbing the lethal Elder Dragon Essence released upon the world by the evil Teal Fatalis. It first appears in Monster Hunter Z Ultimate.

MHZU - Ascended Lunastra render

Appearance

Ascended Lunastra are no different to the regular Lunastra in terms of body structure. Its colouration, however, is completely different. Its scales and hide have turned bright pink. This is due to its new abilities. It has black markings on the outside of its wings and crest. When enraged, its eyes turn blue and it emits the famous fire aura, only it poisons surrounding hunters rather than burning them.

Behaviour

Ascended Lunastra are always found with their male counterpart, the Ascended Teostra, no matter what quest they are in. It also has a unique roar that calls Ascended Teostra to wherever Ascended Lunastra is, making it a problem for hunters trying to focus on Ascended Lunastra itself (however, one of them can be lured away using the Dragon Flute). Ascended Lunastra is very aggressive and it will attack and destroy anything and everything it is unfamiliar with.

Abilities

The flames it emits from its mouth and tail are bright purple in colour. Instead of inflicting Fireblight to hunters, it poisons them, causing damage over time. As said, its fire aura also has this effect, however, it can still inflict Fireblight to hunters using other methods. Due to absorbing the Elder Dragon Essence, Ascended Lunastra is now capable of using the Dark element in some of its attacks, inflicting Darkblight.

Attacks

Ascended Lunastra shares most of its attacks with Ascended Teostra. However, its flamethrower attack has a very deadly feature - along with inflicting poison, it hits hunters consecutively. This means that if the flamethrower is swept to one side while hitting a hunter, the hunter will be hit continuously; getting dragged along by the flamethrower as it is being swept. The base damage is fixed, but the damage with each consecutive hit increase. The pink smoke it produces with some attacks also inflict poison.

Attack Rarity Damage Description Ailment Inflicted
Charge Common Moderate - High Ascended Lunastra charges to its target. It may sharply turn while doing so. None
Backwards Leap Very Common None Ascended Lunastra will flap its wings to throw itself back airbourne a few metres from where it was. None
Forwards Leap Very Common High

Ascended Lunastra will pause for a very brief moment, before leaping a considerable distance forwards.

This attack can be chained into the Dark Charge and Tail Swipe attacks.

None
Claw Swipe Very Common High - Very High Ascended Lunastra will turn 90 degrees to the left or to the right and swipe at a hunter with its respective claw. None
Front Claw Swipe Uncommon Moderate Ascended Lunastra will slash at the area in front of it with its right claw, producing pink smoke and red powder that float in the area it performed the attack in. 18pxPoison in Rage mode
Tail Swipe Common Moderate - High

Ascended Lunastra will raise its tail for a few seconds, before it swipes at an arc behind it twice, once on each side.

In Rage mode, the swipes will produce pink smoke.

18pxPoison in Rage mode
Explosive Powder (Red) Common High Ascended Lunastra raises its head for a brief moment and flaps its wings, producing red powder and pink smoke around it. After a few more seconds, it bites the air, igniting the powder to cause explosions around it at a close radius while performing a roar (not requiring earplugs) and raising its head in a circular motion. 18pxSevere Fireblight

Explosive Powder (Orange)

Common High Ascended Lunastra raises its head for a brief moment and flaps its wings, producing orange powder and pink smoke around it. After a few more seconds, it bites the air, igniting the powder to cause explosions around it at a slightly larger radius while performing a roar (not requiring earplugs) and raising its head in a circular motion. 18pxSevere Fireblight
Explosive Powder (Yellow) Common High Ascended Lunastra raises its head for a brief moment and flaps its wings, producing yellow powder and pink smoke around it. After a few more seconds, it bites the air, igniting the powder to cause explosions around it at very large radius while performing a roar (not requiring earplugs) and raising its head in a circular motion. 18pxSevere Fireblight
Explosive Powder (Grey) Uncommon Very High Ascended Lunastra raises its head for a brief moment and flaps its wings, producing ash and pink smoke around it. After a few more seconds, it bites the air, igniting the powder to cause dark explosions around it that travel outwards while performing a roar (not requiring earplugs) and raising its head in a circular motion. 18pxDarkblight
Purple Flamethrower

Calm - Common

Enraged - Very Common

Fixed - 3

(5 points of damage are added with each consecutive hit)

Ascended Lunastra will raise its head, then bring it down whilst firing a stream of live purple fire from its mouth that it sweeps from side to side, dealing consecutive hits to hunters.

There are 5 hits every second (23 damage per second), and the Flamethrower lasts for 2 seconds.

18pxPoison
Vertical Purple Flamethrower Rage Only (while in flight mode)

Fixed - 3

(5 points of damage are added with each consecutive hit)

Hovering above the ground, Ascended Lunastra will raise its head for a few seconds, following its target hunter as it does so. It then brings its head down while firing a stream of live purple fire from its mouth, aiming it at the ground, but quickly raises it upwards until it becomes vertical.

There are 5 hits every second (23 damage per second), and the Flamethrower lasts for 3 seconds.

This is Ascended Lunastra's deadliest attack, since it deals 69 damage with the initial flamethrower, inflicts poison, and causes hunters to take damage from the fall, due to being dragged upwards by the flamethrower.

Overall, this attack would deal at least 79 (the base damage from a medium - height fall is 10, unless armor skills that lower / raise this damage are active) + the poison and resistance damage.

18pxPoison
Flaming Claw Swipe

Rage Only

High - Very High The normal Claw Swipe attack, but enhanced with the Fire element, causing it to have extended range. 18pxSevere Fireblight
Purple Fireball Common High

Ascended Lunastra will perform a Backwards Leap attack while spitting a purple fireball that travels in a straight line. This attack can also be performed when Ascended Lunastra is in Flight.

Ascended Lunastra will stay hovering after this attack. 

18pxPoison
Triple Purple Fireball Uncommon High - Very High Ascended Lunastra will plant its forelegs on the ground, and fire purple fireballs in three directions - first to the left, then to the right, then to the centre. 18pxPoison
Flaming Tornado Rage Only Very High - Extremely High Ascended Lunastra will violently swing its tail to the right while jumping backwards, producing a gigantic, flaming tornado that slowly moves around the area and fades away after roughly 90 seconds.  18pxPoison
Pink Smoke Aura Passive None Ascended Lunastra will be constantly producing this aura, unless its crest is broken. 18pxPoison
Fire Aura Rage Only Fixed - 5 every second

After entering Rage mode, a blazing aura will surround Ascended Lunastra, inflicting poison to hunters that are close to it.

18pxPoison
Dark Charge Common High - Very High Ascended Lunastra will raise its head in a circular motion, before charging towards its target, surrounding itself with the dark element as it does so. 18pxDarkblight
Dark Claw Swipe Uncommon High Ascended Lunastra will raise its right claw for a few seconds, charging it up with the dark element as it does so. 18pxDarkblight
Roar 1st sight / Transition into Rage mode None Ascended Lunastra will rear up on its hind legs while roaring loudly. None
Flight Common None Ascended Lunastra will start hovering close to the ground. None
Taunt After performing any chained attacks in Rage mode None Ascended Lunastra will shake its head violently, then slightly jump up while roaring (not requiring earplugs) at a hunter. None

Notes

  • Its crest, mane, and wings can be broken. Its tail can be scarred, and severed when it is below 40% HP.
  • Ascended Lunastra are always found with Ascended Teostra in whatever quest they're in.
Item Effect
Item Name Able Effectiveness Duration (1st time) Duration (2nd time) Duration (3rd time onwards) Notes
Pitfall Trap ★☆☆ 6 seconds 6 seconds 6 seconds Only works when it is below 20% health
Shock Trap ★☆☆ 4 seconds 4 seconds 4 seconds Only works when it is below 20% health
Flash Bomb ★★ 8 seconds 7 seconds 6 seconds
Sonic Bomb X ☆☆☆

Dung Bomb

X ☆☆☆
Dragon Flute ★★ Used to lure Ascended Lunastra to a different area
Meat X ☆☆☆

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