Elderseal is a Weapon Mechanic introduced in Monster Hunter World (MHW). It will prevent certain Elder Dragons from using their special aura abilities and enrage attacks as often.
How Elderseal Works
Weapons that wield Dragon Damage have one of three levels of Elderseal - Low, Average, and High - indicating the rate at which the effect triggers. When Elderseal is triggered, an Elder Dragon will be briefly staggered and their special Aura will be dissipated for a short time. This has no effect on monsters that are not Elder Dragons.
The level of Elderseal wielded by a Weapon can be modified by the Elderseal Boost Skill.
Effects of Elderseal
- Kirin - Removes lightning armor
- Teostra & Lunastra - Reduces their flame aura level and removes their ability to use supernova
- Kushala Daora - Removes wind barrier
- Vaal Hazak & Blackveil Vaal Hazak - Reduces its effluvia charge
- Nergigante & Ruiner Nergigante - Makes its hardened black spikes break
- Xeno'jiiva - Reduces Rage-Mode duration
- Velkhana - Shatters Ice armor
- Safi'jiiva - Increases Energy Consumption, leading to faster draining
Sources of Elderseal
The following Weapons can inflict Elderseal on Elder Dragons. All Weapons in the Dragonbone branch of each Weapon Tree wield Dragon Damage. All Safi'jiiva Weapons.
In addition, while both Light and Heavy Bowguns do not wield Dragon Damage, some can fire Dragon Ammo, which has a high chance of inflicting Elderseal.
Dragon Pods for the Slinger also inflict Elderseal, and can be dropped by Elder Dragons during combat.
- Felyne Deathgear Scythe α (Low)
- Felyne Nergigante Hammer α (High)
- Felyne Vangis Mace α (High)
- Blacksteel Chopper I & II (Low)
- Xeno Maliq (Low)
- Hazak Kys (Average)
- Leviathan's Fury (Average)
- Nergal Judicator (High)
- Purgation's Atrocity (High)
- Berserker Sword (High)
- Anguish (High)
Sword & Shield
- Blacksteel Sword I & II (Low)
- Xeno Mabura (Low)
- Nergal Jack (High)
- Eradication Vanguard (High)
- Fatal Jho (High)
- Fatal Bite (High)
- Blacksteel Twins I & II (Low)
- Xeno Raqs (Low)
- Nergal Gouge (High)
- Decimation Claws (High)
- Wrath & Rancor (High)
- Wrathful Predation (High)
- Blacksteel Long Sword I & II (Low)
- Xeno Cypher (Low)
- Hazak Grosser I & II (Average)
- Nergal Reaver (High)
- Extermination's Edge (High)
- Reaver "Cruelty" (High)
- Reaver "Calamity" (High)
- Blacksteel Hammer I & II (Low)
- Xeno Maph'agama (Low)
- Hazak Vlafos (Average)
- Pandemonium's Root (Average)
- Nergal Crusher (High)
- Obliteration's Footfall (High)
- Devil's Due (High)
- Devil's Crush (High)
- Blacksteel Dragonhorn I & II (Low)
- Nergal Groove (High)
- Desolation's Overture (High)
- Xeno Manasheena (Low)
- Devil's Maestro (High)
- Deep Vero (High)
- Blacksteel Lance I & II (Low)
- Xeno Zauta (Low)
- Hazak Wächter (Average)
- Love's Sorrow (Average)
- Nergal Impaler (High)
- Perdition's Hand (High)
- Greif Lance (High)
- Fiendish Tower (High)
- Blacksteel Gunlance I & II (Low)
- Xeno Hemta (Low)
- Hazak Spysa I & II (Average)
- Nergal Ram (High)
- Eradication Flame (High)
- Ravenous Gunlance (High)
- Insatiable Gunlance (High)
- Blacksteel Switch Axe I & II (Low)
- Dragonbone Slicer I & II (Low)
- Xeno Martshu (Low)
- Hazak Demios I & II (Average)
- Nergal Gash (High)
- Dying Light (High)
- Tyrannos (High)
- Terror Tyrannos (High)
- Blacksteel Charger I & II (Low)
- Xeno Ra'atz (Low)
- Hazak Aspida I & II (Average)
- Nergal Lacerator (High)
- Devastation's Thorns (High)
- Tyrant's Charge Blade (High)
- Oppressor's Charge Blade (High)
- Blacksteel Glaive I & II (Low)
- Xeno Shmaena (Low)
- Hazak Entoma I & II (Average)
- Nergal Reaper (High)
- Catastrophe's Light (High)
- Bad Wing (High)
- Grunge Storm (High)
- Dragonbone Bow I, II, & III (low)
- Blacksteel Bow I & II (Low)
- Xeno Metora (Low)
- Hazak Velos I & II (Average)
- Nergal Whisper (High)
- Doom's Shaft (High)
- Insurgent's Bow (High)
- Villainous Bow (High)
Namielle hydration level isn't affected by elderseal
Namielle link is broken
Does is cap on "high"? If I have "high" elderseal weapon and equip elderseal charm, does extra level goes to waste?
Also would like to know what effects does it have on Fatalis
What about the effects on the other Iceborne elder dragons, like Namielle and Shara Ishvalda?
When will iceborne weapons be added? Several out-of-date articles lack this info
Also there is enduring surrender with average elderseal
There is also the dual blades “Nether Chainblades” and “Death Row” from the iceborne expansion that inflict elderseal
"A normal monster will be forced out of their enraged state when Elder seal is triggered." Can anyone confirm that? This is the first time I'm hearing this.
The Gae Boi Insect Glaive also applies High Elderseal.
For Namielle, i'm pretty sure it loses its moisture from Elderseal.
Whenever I swing my sword, a icon pops up and makes me lose health! Any way to stop this?
So is it status or damage ? Becouse i dont know witch of the two affects it, critical status or critical element
Death row and the nether chainblades have a high elderseal too
When you want to use Elderseal on Kushala but you actually have to hit him with your weapon to try to apply it... and dragon pods come from breaking parts...
Huh. I thought Elder Seal does more damage against Elder Dragons.
Nergigante & Vaal aren't male
does it really only works on elder dragons? Because rathalos/rathian are weak to it and with elderseal applied they stagger themselves when trying to spit fire at you
Would be useful if this was updated for iceborne.
If you use a high elderseal weapon with the Elderseal boost, can it increase even more?
Deviljho should be added as a monster affected by Elderseal, since when it procs while enrgaged, he will remain enraged but will regain the leg damage weakness
True Gae bolg (Behemoth IG) has high elderseal
I dont understand if low elderseal just has lower chance to proc or if the effect is worse, anyone knows?
I’m pretty sure the lunastra and some kulve Taroth weapons have elserseal
Xeno'jiiva's belly becomes such a big weak spot when it's enraged that it's almost not worth using elder seal on it, especially if you have a pierce ammo HBG user in the party
Do Dragon Kinsects have an elderseal effect?
this reddit said that Deviljho also affected by elder seal i don't know if this true
wait, no divine slasher in longsword section? it also has High Elderseal that's separate from the hidden dragon element.
extra level from elderseal boost on weapons with already 'high' elderseal ?
Elderseal would be great....if it actually meant anything.....as of right now, anything affected can almost immediately replace what was taken away by it. Heck...Kushala can have 4 of his vortexes out by the time you get rid of one.
Man trying all wepions on nergigante but he keeps destroying me i use kirin lightnig sword Maby i just need ear plugs and sheath wepion faster to doge dive bomb any advice
But how does one Apply Elderseal? Hitting the creature? Does the mere presence of the weapon keep it from doing so?
The max level bone switch axe also has average elderseal because it has a dragon phial.
Does the jewel work when you have no elderseal in the beginning?
"Kushala Daora - Removes wind barrier" My ass
I've gotten the Devil's Due hammer (one of the new Deviljho weapons in the update) and it's got a high elderseal.
Nice I plan on getting a weapon with an Elderseal.
i think elderseal has an affect on Xeno Jiiva making it take longer for his body to start glowing
Elderseal does not have an effect on Nerg!!! You can shave off his spikes when they are white with any weapon, doesn't need to be a dragon damage weapon. If you want best damage on him use anything with high lightning damage (Flying Kadachi Strikebow for me).
does elderseal truly has effect on Nergi?
he still dive bombs me and*****
Elder seal shaves the spikes off of Nerg.
nerg weapons all have high elderseal
E.G. Dragonbone Glaive 1 (Low)
hahaa thats quite a description