Kushala Daora


Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements None
Ailments mhw-stun-status-effectStun
Weakness mhw-thunder-damageThunder (⭐⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw-water-elemental-damageWater
Locations Ancient Forest
Elder's Recess
Tempered Lv. 3

Kushala Daora is an Elder Dragon in Monster Hunter World (MHW). クシャルダオラ (鋼龍) in Japanese.


An elder dragon that shields itself with fierce winds, preventing anyone from approaching it. Its skin consists of hard, metallic scales.

Kushala Daora Details & Locations


Kushala Daora Combat Info

  • Deals physical damage.
  • Weak to mhw-thunder-damageThunder and mhw-dragon-damageDragon.
  • Susceptible to mhw-poison-status-effectPoison and blastBlast.
  • Weakest in the head, followed by the forelegs and tail. All of them can be broken.
  • Similarly to other entries in the series, can be locked into a state of repeated knockdowns by targeting the head with heavy dragon elemental damage.
  • Limps and then flies to highest point on Elder's Recess/Ancient Forest.
  • Can generate a Wind aura around itself that repels anyone that gets close.
  • Wind resistance skills have limited effects. Windproof III can negate the knockback from its normal wind attacks, but not its enraged state.
  • Can generate tornados of "presumed" air pressure that deal damage to players in the center, and knock players back in the surrounding area.
  • The Hunting Horn melody Wind Pressure Negated can be used to similar effect as described of Windproof III above. The melody All Wind Pressure Negated can be used to counter both normal air attacks and those of its enraged mode
  • After resting status it will summon numerous tornados.
  • Will shoot jets of air at players. Do not underestimate the hitbox, as a full charged is fairly wide.
  • Easiest way to defeat is to bring flash pods and 10 flash insects, wait until he flies and flash him, he will fall to the ground and be open.
  • Beware: Flash Pods shouldn't be used when the Dragon takes off to fly to its nest. Let it go to sleep and set up bombs! Flash pods also won't have any effect when the Dragon is in a tornado.
  • Combat in his sleeping area will eventually fill up with tornadoes that impede movement and makes combat much more difficult to position.  Either kill him quickly, or get him to leave the area (through damage or after about 5 minutes of combat).
  • Tempered Kushala Daora can only be flashed 4 times.


Kushala Daora Weakness

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 (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Forelegs (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐


In-game weakness information



Kushala Daora Low and High Rank Carves

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

Kushala Daora Carves ALL HIGH RANK

Carves Frequency %
Daora Dragon Scale + ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Daora Carapace (dropped) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Daora Claw + ⭐⭐⭐  
Daora Horn + (break head) ⭐⭐  
Daora Webbing (break wings) ⭐⭐⭐  
Daora Gem (break head, break tail)  2% Carve, 3% Tail Carve and 3% Head Break
Daora Tail (carve tail) ⭐⭐  

Kushala Daora Rewards ALL HIGH RANK

Rewards Frequency %
Daora Carapace ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Daora Dragon Scale + ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Daora Claw + ⭐⭐⭐  
Daora Webbing ⭐⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_boneElder Dragon Bone ⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_bloodElder Dragon Blood ⭐⭐⭐   
Daora Gem (break head, break tail) ⭐  6% Silver Reward and 13% Gold Reward
stormcall-steelwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallStormcall Steelwing ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
elder-dragonvein-bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallElder Dragonvein Bone ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Elder Spiritvein Bone ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Tempered Steelwing ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Great Spiritvein Gem  
Daora Hardhorn    
Daora Hardclaw    
Daora Shard    


Kushala Daora Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Kushala Daora Monster.






Notes & Trivia

  • As of Monster Hunter World, poisoning it does not negate its wind shield. It should be noted the closest replacement to this is to use a weapon with a high Elderseal value.
  • Kushala Daora is known as the "Steel Dragon."




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    • Anonymous

      16 Feb 2020 21:52  

      You will only need wind resistance 6 to like this fight and even then i´d prefer to fight an archtempered furious rajang who is fluent in 6 Million ways of ripping my ass to bits. Sincerely a mad f****** Hunter.

      • Anonymous

        14 Feb 2020 11:18  

        Solod this thing with almost every type of weapon and I have had the best results with poisonous hammers. That being said, unless you are killing it to advance story or get parts for the "Fire and Ice" dual blades there is no point in ever fighting it. The armor you get is only useful for fighting it specifically and the ice element from its weapon trees is sub-par at best. You can literally get better gear from fights that are 100% gimmick based like this one is.

        • Anonymous

          15 Dec 2019 17:58  

          Whoever decided to add its wind aura that just knocks anyone who comes too close back should get fired. This is the most obnoxious monster in the entire game

          • Anonymous

            09 Nov 2019 04:05  

            I want to slaughter these things and their children and their children's children to lightyears beyond whatever is beyond extinction.

            • 25 Oct 2019 23:06  

              Monster Hunter World. WindProof 5: "Negates minor AND MAJOR wind pressure". Kushala hunt... Gets wind pushed anyway. Useless. In Freedom Unite that skill was the vaccine to Kushala's wind.

              • Anonymous

                21 Jul 2019 10:19  

                I like how Kushala in older titles was just like every other monster when you first see it, where it’d attack you, but in World he’s chill as ***** when you encounter him after the assigned quest.

                • Anonymous

                  04 May 2019 04:28  


                  • Anonymous

                    22 Feb 2019 06:18  

                    If you wanna solo him but suck at fighting him, take my advice, bring a bunch of mega bombs and materials to make more, bring ghillie, temporal, and/or rocksteady mantle and switching them up during cooldown, and use the bombs whenever possible. Personally when i have temporal mantle on, I place down mega barrel bombs near him when he is on the ground, and place it under him when he is hovering above me. When 2 mega barrel bombs go off underneath him, it usually knocks him down (assuming he is hovering). Also quick thing to note, if you are going to go for this build, the "Bomber" decoration is good to have on since it increases exploding item damage. Also, i usually manage to beat him within the 35-45 minute margin, when i solo Arch-tempered Kushala Daora using this method. Although you will probably be faster cause i ran most of the time due to the fact that he can 1-2 shot me and i refuse to change my gear loadout for some cockamaney reason.

                    • Anonymous

                      11 Sep 2018 11:16  

                      For almost every quest I've fought it, I've focused the head, brought bombs, and still no part break even with part breaker lvl 3! Capcom needs to fix the hitbox for the head or fix the actual damage at which the part breaks. maybe they added another 0 by accident when programing the values so that it doesn't break until after the dmg totals more than the creature's health. its aggravating when you spend a whole 24 hours of game time farming him and NO HORNS!!!

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Sep 2018 18:42  

                        Arch tempered he becomes such an awesome beast! If you have troubles finding a good team fight him alone with a gajalaka and use lots of bombs. Play carefuly and look out for him preparing tornados and that large deadly windblast. It's much easier that way as it would be with a random team and that gigantic healthpool. Good hunting!

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Sep 2018 17:32  

                          Technically among the worst designed enemies in the history of video games. Design and execution-wise obviously. Really*****ty and meaningless enemy design; sloppy hitboxes and stagger. This is how you literally ruin a mechanical game and turn it into a cheese/equipment fest.

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