Kulve Taroth


Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements mhw-fire-damageFire
Ailments mhw-fire-damageFireblight

mhw-water-elemental-damageWater (⭐⭐)
mhw-ice-damageIce (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-dragon-damageDragon (⭐⭐)

Weakness with gold plating mhw-thunder-damageThunder (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-water-elemental-damageWater (⭐⭐)

Resistances mhw-thunder-damageThunder (X)
mhw-fire-damageFire (X)
Resistances with gold plating

mhw-ice-damageIce (X)

mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon (⭐)

Locations Caverns of El Dorado

Kulve Taroth is an event monster that is only found in the Kulve Taroth Siege event quests in the Gathering Hub. It is an Elder Dragon in Monster Hunter World (MHW). マム・タロト  in Japanese.


An Elder Dragon that protects itself with a glittering coat of metal. Its ecology and coat differ with each appearance, thus the need for a thorough investigation. An exhaustive investigation is required in order to break Kulve Taroth's giant gold plated horns. Pursue the monster to learn more about it. Gather tracks and recruit hunters to help you further your investigation

Kulve Taroth Details & Locations


Master Rank Kulve Taroth's event quest, The Eternal Gold Rush, is different from the siege quest:

1. It can be found under Event Quests - this quest can be found under event quests and not as a special investigation in the Gathering Hub. You cannot take on this quest outside of the set times.

2. Objective: Slay Kulve Taroth - The objective of the quest is to slay Kulve Taroth before it escapes. During this quest, the red icon that appears in the minimap shows if it's enraged or not.

3. No pursuit Levels or Reward Levels - the quest does not contain pursuit levels or reward levels, so progress does not carry over to the next quest. Any progress made on the Kulve Taroth Siege itself will not be affected by this event quest.

4. SOS available - During the quest, you can fire SOS flares. MR KT scales with multiplayer, unlike her base game counterpart.

5. User Materials to Upgrade Appraisal Weapons: Materials obtained are used to upgrade appraisal weapons. While you cannot obtain weapons directly from master rank Kulve Taroth, you use its materials to upgrade any appraisal weapons you already possess.


Tips for MR Kulve Taroth

  • Ranged weapons are a lot easier to manage
  • Use Thunder element for Gold plated phase, then Ice element afterward
  • Use Partbreaker skill
  • Bring Wide-Range or group healing items
  • Use your clutch claw to weaken the chest during phase 1
  • Use your slinger clutch attacks to throw her into walls
  • Use Slinger Capacity or have another hunter ready to get off a second slam during her idle non-enraged state after an initial slam.
  • Weaken chest as first priority upon entering (and arms if possible) then slam; chest break on first slam and arm break on second if weaken.
  • Since a large portion of her damage is Fire Based, the Fireproof Mantle is a really good tool to use.
  • Avoid trying to block her standing downward punch and leaping body slam because they drain >150 stamina with Guard 5. Lance's power guard does not drain stamina on impact and thus should be the only weapon to attempt to guard these moves.
  • The gold that falls off of the ceiling after she climbs the center spire cannot blocked, even with Guard Up.
  • Kulve Taroth's retreat timer will only start to count upon engaging in battle so if you're firing an SOS, it is wise to wait for other hunters before fighting it.


Kulve Taroth Combat Info

  • Kulve Taroth is weak to mhw-thunder-damageThunder Element when gold-plated. The weakness swaps to mhw-ice-damageIce Element when the gold-plating is lost.
  • The weakest spot is the gold plating on its head unless you are using ammo damage, in which case shoot the forelegs.
  • It is only mildly susceptible to all abnormal status effects
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: head
    • Orange: tail/body/chest
    • White: shoulders/claws

For parts

  • Part Breaker
    • Deals 10%, 20%, and 30% more damage for rank 1, 2, and 3 respectively

For faster transporting

  • Pro Transporter
    • Increases movement speed while transporting and reduces downtime on landings.  (Level 1)
    • Lets you move cannonballs faster.

For the heat

For cannons

  • Heavy Artillery
    • Increases the firepower of ballistae and cannons
    • Deals 10% and 20%more damage for rank 1, and 2 respectively

Break the horns! Kulve Taroth has four stages.
Stage one you just need to do enough damage to stop her from retreating, easily done with cannons, falling boulders, and/or attacking her.
Stage two break 6 pieces of her gold plating.
Stage three break her gold plating, more easy than stage two if you can get her to sit on the erupting volcanoes and keep her put by using the falling boulders.
Stage four break her horns! All damage not towards the horns are a waste with the exception of arms(force a trip so you can attack her horns)

Other Notes To Keep In Mind
Horn Chip Base = 4080
Horn Break = 16800
Then Pursuit levels 1-6 have multipliers of  200%, 100%, 66.6667, 40%, 33.3333%, and pursuit level 6 with a 25%
This is why as the pursuit level increases it is easier to break her horns.

Kulve Taroth Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw-poison-status-effect sleep-mhw-status-effect paralysis blast stun
Weakness Level


Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point cut-damage-mhw blunt-damage-mhw ammo-damage-mhw
Head Gold Plating (Breakable)
Horns (Breakable)
Forelegs (Breakable)


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

Master Rank:


High Rank:


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.

Kulve Taroth Low and High Rank Carves

Defeating this monster allows the player to carve the following items:

Kulve Taroth Carves ALL HIGH RANK

Carves Frequency %
kulve_taroth_golden_spiralhornKulve Taroth Golden Spiralhorn (break horns) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
kulve_taroth_golden_shellKulve Taroth Golden Shell (carve gold plating) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Melded Weapon ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Dissolved Weapon ⭐⭐  
Sublimated Weapon ⭐⭐  
kulve_taroth_golden_scaleKulve Taroth Golden Scale (dropped) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
kulve_taroth_golden_tailshellKulve Taroth Golden Tailshell (break tail) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
kulve_taroth_golden_nuggetKulve Taroth Golden Nugget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
kulve_taroth_golden_glimstoneKulve Taroth Golden Glimstone (carve gold plating, break horns, break tail)  
Kulve Taroth Emperor Nugget (Arch-Tempered "Fury" mode) ⭐⭐⭐  
Kulve Taroth Golden Shell + (Carve Gold Plating) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ MR ONLY  
Kulve Taroth Golden Scale + ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ MR ONLY  
Kulve Taroth Golden Tailshell + (Break Tail) ⭐⭐⭐ MR ONLY  
Golden Dragonspire (Break Horns, Carve Gold Plating, Break Tail) ⭐MR ONLY  
Kulve Taroth Golden Nugget + (Dropped) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  


Kulve Taroth Rewards ALL  HIGH RANK

Rewards Frequency %
kulve_taroth_golden_scaleKulve Taroth Golden Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
kulve_taroth_golden_shellKulve Taroth Golden Shell ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
kulve_taroth_golden_spiralhornKulve Taroth Golden Spiralhorn ⭐⭐⭐  
kulve_taroth_golden_tailshellKulve Taroth Golden Tailshell ⭐⭐⭐  
kulve_taroth_golden_glimstoneKulve Taroth Golden Glimstone ⭐⭐  
Kulve Taroth Emperor Nugget (Arch-Tempered "Fury" mode) ⭐⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_boneElder Dragon Bone ⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_bloodElder Dragon Blood ⭐⭐  
Kulve Taroth Golden Shell + ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐MR ONLY  
Kulve Taroth Golden Scale + ⭐⭐⭐⭐MR ONLY  
Kulve Taroth Golden Nugget + ⭐⭐⭐⭐MR ONLY  
Kulve Taroth Golden Tailshell + ⭐⭐⭐MR ONLY  
Golden Dragonsphire ⭐MR ONLY  


Kulve Taroth Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Kulve Taroth Monster.



Kulve Taroth Weapons

This collection of weapons can only be obtained through the 'The Fury of El Dorado' event. They cannot be upgraded.

Master Rank players can participate in the MR Event Quest: The Eternal Gold Rush and unlock Kulve Taroth + materials.

  • You can now upgrade appraisal weapons at the Smithy, simply navigate to the Upgrade Equipment menu and select which appraisal weapon you want to upgrade. Master Rank Kulve Taroth materials are required to upgrade appraisal weapons. Use these materials to store upgrade points and raise the weapon's level to make it stronger.
  • MR Materials
  • Each Level of upgrades to an appraisal weapon requires 50 points (Kjárr) or 40 points (Others). The first upgrade increases its rarity to 10 (Rarity 6 weapons), 11 (Rarity 7 weapons) or 12 (Rarity 8 weapons), fills the sharpness bar, as well as granting a +20 Defense increase.
  • Each Level upgrade (including the first) adds 20 true raw and 30 element (or status) to the weapon.
  • In total, to max out a weapon, 200 points (Kjárr) or 160 points (Rarity 7 and 8 Taroth) are required.
  • When leveling up appraisal weapons, high rank upgrade is unlocked, but if you raise the level to its limit, you'll be able to do master rank upgrades to the weapons.
  • Melding Appraisal Weapons: A new option has been added to Awakening Alchemy that allows you to meld appraisal weapons. Use materials obtained from Kulve Taroth to meld and create these weapons.
    • 1 Kulve Alchemy: Allows you to create Sublimated Weapons (can drop all possible Kulve Weapons)
    • 2. Kjarr Alchemy: Allows you to create Incandescent Weapons (can only drop Rarity 8 Kulve and Kjárr weapons)





Charge Blades:


Dual Blades:








Heavy Bowguns:


Hunting Horn:


Insect Glaives:




Light Bowgun:


Long Swords:



Sword & Shield:


Notes & Trivia

  • The Kulve Taroth's basic design philosophy is based on the Greek myth of the Ram with the golden fleece.
  • Kulve Taroth cannot be slain in the siege quest, just repelled. You can only get materials from dropped items, its horns, and the gold that covers them. In master rank however, there is a quest where the objective is to slay her, and there are no pursuit levels or reward levels in that quest, and breaking her horns will not end that quest either.
  • Kulve Taroth is known as the "Glorious Dragon."
  • "El Dorado" Refers to the legendary City/country of Gold the Spanish hoped to find in South America
  • It also refers to a different legend, that describes the leader of the Musica, a native American tribe, coat itself in Gold dust to later wa***** of in a lake to honour the gods.
  • Both of these legends definitely inspired the Design of Kulve Taroth, as she is fought inside vast caverns filled with gold and coats itself with gold for her own protection.




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    • Anonymous

      16 Jul 2021 21:14  

      So all you need to do is find one of the tracks and you can instantly unlock her correct? Tell me if I am wrong or I am just being an idiot

      • Anonymous

        07 Jul 2021 16:34  

        Use SA ZSD strat and the ticks on my comfort burst build do almost twice the damage than on my full ice EXTRME optimized Legiana Kjarr build. (on her naked body form ofc). Any ideas why? Isn't ice her weakness? Why does it not at least do the same damage as on my half as*sed burst build?

        • Anonymous

          30 Jun 2021 02:32  

          looks like great jagras, walks like great jagras, some of her moves are similar to great jagras plus mr kulve armor gives free meal secret. co-incidence? i dont think so.

          • Anonymous

            18 Jun 2021 12:24  

            Kulve confuses me a lot, rn, I can only do AT KT for some reason? I don't know where the regular one has gone. It also feels like she's incredibly tough, almost like I need to do something else after Xeno to have a chance agains her. As of now, I've only tried her on my own, and I feel like I need to get a party, but I'm afraid to join a random lobby because I really don't know what I'm doing and feel like I'd weigh them down.

            • Anonymous

              11 Mar 2021 06:46  

              I'm playing without iceborne, can I take all the weapon or I will be able to take all after iceborne? I did the quest "the fury of El dorado", many times but nothing, she won't give me kjarr sword decay. Can anyone answer me pls, I would be very grateful.

              • Anonymous

                28 Jan 2021 06:47  

                Well I am waiting for her to be back so i can get more parts so I can meld more of her weapons because I really need some Kjar Ice Insect glaive or maybe a fire for Alatreon so I hope I'll get it.

                • Anonymous

                  24 Aug 2020 12:13  

                  Newish player here, I know that other AT elder dragons are one-shotting machines and a pain to deal with, is that true with Kulve? I just want to know what I'm getting into here

                  • 18 Jul 2020 14:40  

                    Ice should be her weakness but I deal almost twice the damage with my Safi Blast SA survival build (!) as with my Legiana Kjarr SA on a full frost build. How???

                    • Anonymous

                      02 Jul 2020 03:44  

                      GOD her master rank armor looks SO F*ING GORGEOUS!! I don't care the least bit what i have to do for it (except installing mods) but PLEASE for the love of god I want them as layered armor.

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