Kushala Daora

Kushala-Daora-hunter-world-large-monster

Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements None
Ailments mhw-stun-status-effectStun
Weakness mhw-thunder-damageThunder (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-dragon-damageDragon(⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw-water-elemental-damageWater
mhw-ice-damageIce
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. Visit this page for MHRise Kushala Daora.

 

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.

 

Master Rank Changes:

  • Flashpods are much less effective, only staggering Kushala instead of Stunning it
  • Kushala gains temporary Flash immunity after two Flashes in quick succession
  • If you notice that a Tornado has blue crystals inside it, be careful. That thing will move.
  • The small roving tornadoes from Kushala Daora's breath attacks will seek out and combine with its larger updraft tornadoes. This causes them to briefly expand and catch inattentive hunters with a heavy blow.

 

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) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐

 

Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

Master Rank:

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High Rank:

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Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.

 

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
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
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   Master Rank Only 
Daora Shard    

 

Kushala Daora Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Kushala Daora Monster.

Weapons

 

Armor

 

 

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

      Has one of the best monster designs, and one of the coolest looking armors of the franchise. That said, his fight is probably the worst in the game, it's the definition of no fun allowed

      • Anonymous

        Hey guys I just thought I would give some tips on fighting him…even though I suck at it. So first:ALWAYS BRING FLASH PODS!!!!!! Yeah. When he goes in the air and you shoot a flash pod I think it knocks him out of the sky. Although when he is in a tornado he cannot be flash podded. For skills the most useful is probably wind proof. I always bring Health boost lvl3. But that’s just me. When it comes to elements thunder is a good choice. Blast and Poison also do well. You usually want to keep him softened because if you don’t your weapon will probably be bouncing off. I only ever beat him with either the bow or the gunlacne. Sometimes the Longsword or the Dual Blades. I think that is all I have to say. Have a good day and happy hunting!!


        ~ Eriatha

        • Anonymous

          Makes a really satisfying "crunch" noise when you it with a hammer. Like a mix of broken glass and rubble.

          • Anonymous

            One of the best things to do in the entire game is to just go on an expedition to wherever he is, and literally just vibe with him. Ask him how his day was, make a few jokes, ask him how the family's doing. Such a chill guy, I love him

            • Anonymous

              If you have trouble with the deflection you should use rathalos a armor set it makes it so you can’t be deflected

              • Anonymous

                Wind res with a elderseal weapon makes his fight far more bearable, Unless you are using a ranged weapon, then you are pretty much screwed.

                • Anonymous

                  Kushala is my favourite elder dragon his fights has the best music and last time when I fought him in guiding lands forest area first I was annoyed by his constant flying , but then I saw the majestic atmosphere it was dark and gloomy kushala hovering behind a massive tornado with a god like mysterious presence. It was the best environmental beauty I have seen in Iceborne ever. For his fights I always use velk 4 piece and furious rajang's gs so I can hit his head as hard as possible which suppose to be the only place melee weapons can reach. Please don't hate him☹️

                  • Anonymous

                    This easily takes the cake as the worst monster in all of MHW. By a damn mile, it's not even close.

                    Not only does the constant windpressure lock you out of doing anything for most of the hunt, Kushala's tendency to fly for more than 70% of combat makes it impossible for most melee classes. His wind BS adds onto this. The fact that him taking off into the sky also wind pressures you adds onto this.
                    And normally you'd use flash pods for this sort of nonsense, but in MR, NO MORE! Rightfully so, flashlocking a monster was kinda dumb, but with Kushala it bloody well deserved it, and it seems to fly even more in MR.

                    To add insult to injury, wind resist 5 doesn't even do much against him, as one would sort of expect (the skill is called wind resist, why doesn't it help against the wind dragon?). To properly counter his wind BS, you need "wind pressure negated", which you can only get by having a HH, or by having HIS ARMOUR. WHAT SORT OF CATCH 22 IS THIS.

                    You can't grapple onto him half of the time due to his wind shield, and whenever he walks past you, you get stunned for what seems like 7 hours.

                    AND THE TORNADOES. OH THE DAMN TORNADOES. YEAH I JUST LOVE NOT BEING ABLE TO USE 3/4'S OF THE ****ING ARENA.

                    I don't have any respect for anyone that worked on designing, testing and implementing Kushala, and honestly, they seem like a liability to the company.

                    • Anonymous

                      As if the wind aura, flying spam and tornadoes weren't enough, Kushala's roars also true combo into some attacks. Fun.

                      • Anonymous

                        Honestly I really love fighting him. In HR all you have to do is use flash pods and in MR you can do him fight him decently well with a GL or LS I mainly like him since he is very Challenging

                        • Anonymous

                          I've seen some other people conplaining about this fight, but personally I didn't struggle too much with it. The wind was annoying, yeah, but never that much of a bother. I was using the Kadachi Pillar III Insect Glaive, and whenever he was in the air, I would just use the aerial attacks of the glaive to try and mount him, to throw him back to the ground. Still haven't done Master Rank tho, as I don't have the DLC. Even then, it's probably the 2nd easiest of the four elder dragons (counting Nergi), Vaal Hazak being the easiest to me, with Nergigante as the hardest. So overall, I'd say the Insect Glaive is probably the best weapon for this guy, but not 100% sure. Would love to hear other suggestions.

                          • Anonymous

                            Hate to break it but the monster hunter world wiki does not show monster attacks. (you might know about this).

                            • Anonymous

                              This thing made me quit long sword for good. Too slow attacks with defense tradeoff. I am a GL guy now. Also what's the deal with elder monsters? They should be staggered by the slinger ammo they drop like any other monsters, that was always my strat with LS. It's still effective for wyverns but I love GL now. Not to mention I hate the flash pod strat it's cheesing.

                              • Anonymous

                                If hes going to his nest soon, make sure to save your temporal mantle there. There are a lot of crystal bursts on the lower level of elder's recess. When he goes down like, grab something you can use to hit the big crystals since hes just standing right below it, BUT IF HE SEES YOU then run since he just charges straight to you. Get the wind resistance or sth if you have space (free space, not sacrificing them). It'll help you on the wind aura near him but even that should be helpful if you need to go near him.

                                Just keep beating up the normal kushala until you can perfectly read his moves. Once done, go beat up the T and AT versions of him, its just the same thing but takes more time.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I used a bow and had no problem with the shoot n’ scoot tactic. The only problem I had with Kushala was his nest.
                                  Kushala : how dare you infiltrate my nest! Take a tornado!
                                  Me: Ha! It’ll take more than one tornado to stop me from skinning you alive!
                                  Kushala: You underestimate my power!
                                  And before I know it his nest is literally covered in tornados. I never took flash pods against him but I can see it would be very wise. Also I would not take a melee weapon against him but that’s just me. Thank you for taking your time to read this. Have a great day!

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Crystalburst is quite effective against it. Not only it staggers Kushala as it diminishes its wind aura as well.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Just went the full 50 minutes and could not kill one. Between it, and the Savage Deviljo that over 100 whatever units of measurement they use away somehow repeatedly found our battle four times.... Even without that, the thing would not die. Using a Rank 11 weapon with High Elderseal....

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Takes some getting used to, flash pod spam for non iceborne hunts and he is no trouble. You wall slam him in mr repeatedly , just bring a rock steady or temporal. He can be wall slammed twice in a row, he won’t enrage right away as long as your damage isn’t too extreme and you minimize pressing circle( too much will enrage). He also derages faster and enters yellow more easily. If you want to fight him fairly, use elder seal or dragon pod to weaken his power. Use a ranged weapon or clutch spam his wings( unless he flies through his own whirl wind, you’ll be surprised how often you can successfully clutch him, most of his air attacks are safe)

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This mother****er is such a abomination of game design that it actually got me looking online to see if I could find out who designed it so I could send them a personalised '**** you' message. Seriously, I dont get how a person could be so damaged. The fight is so badly designed that the only way they could make it 'more difficult' for master rank was to utterly gut the one reliable way of fighting it; flash bombing the ****er into the dirt. Because Crapcom screwed up so badly designing the fight, they decide to punish players for their own ineptitude and give us this attricity. And given how terrible literally all the Elder Dragon fights are, the fact that this one can stand out so much is a testament to how bad it is. So yeah; **** Kushala Daora, **** the guy who made it and **** Crapcom for bringing it back.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            he is pretty annoying with wind aura but I actually found him okay. With his tornado's following you I s pretty annoying also but it lasts for like 5 seconds

                                            • Anonymous

                                              So... I don’t know if this is common knowledge, but you can actually cancel that wind aura by blinding Kushala with a flash-pod. Of course, Master Rank monsters gain much faster resistance against it if used to often, but its still something that helped me through every Kushala hunt. Using it sparingly of course. I discovered this when I fought AT Kushala Daora back in High Rank. I’m not sure if this always does the trick (in fact; if you use it to much it won’t do anything anymore), but please let me know if this was helpful.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Probably the most annoying creature in the game, spamming tornadoes, blocking attacks and flying all the time makes it harder for players with blade weapons to reach it

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Kushala is piss easy with the Raging Brachydios Great sword... When I fought it i thought i was fighting HR Kushala but I was actually fight MR Kushala. XD

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Kushala is a hard hitter for the most part, but if there is another elder dragon and he goes there he usually gets trashed. I took a bow and had little problems, but I suggest you hit and dodge regardless the weapon. Also he is insufferable when he fights in his nest. Hope this was helpful. Have a great day!

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      This bastard kept dropping tornadoes on all the shinies so I could only grab 2/4 that were dropped. The others disappeared before the tornadoes expired.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I just did the assigned quest 22min bazelgeuse gunlance, fight went pretty smooth just be careful of his tornados, if you hit those he seems to automatically attack you

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          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

                                                            I hate the person who designed MR Kushala. Seriously, I never ever have a fun time fighting this monster.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              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

                                                                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

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

                                                                  • 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

                                                                      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

                                                                        BRING THE FLASHBUGS I SWEAR TO LORD CAPCOM FARM THE BUGS AT THE BOTANICAL RESEARCH AND BRING THEM THANK ME LATER

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          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

                                                                            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

                                                                              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

                                                                                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.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  His tornadoes indeed do damage when you walk into it after it is created. Please fix this. Go onto the game, walk into a tornado, and see.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I like the boss and the mechanics especially the tempered version on small terrain is a challenge, but I'm not sure anymore if Elderseal is worth it tbh, or how it works or is supposed to work.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Quest 1: Gem as Quest reward.
                                                                                      Quest 2: Carving Gem, carving again, another Gem.
                                                                                      Quest 3: Gem as Quest reward again.
                                                                                      YET I HAVE NOT A SINGLE HORN.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Man, with the nerf to Flash Pods on Tempered monsters/dragons, Kushala goes from the easiest Elder Dragon to the most mind-numbingly boring one, at least for melee. It's all fine and dandy until it brings up its wind aura, at which point you have to try and tag it from the very tip of your range or else eat a brief pushback stun; forget landing combos. And aside from that, it spends WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much time in the air. So either you can't hit it because it's flying, or you can only barely hit it because it's surrounded by a swirling wall of fuck-right-off. Of course, the best solution is to the rock the Elderseals, but I still need to hit the damn thing to seal the aura, which leads to a bit of a Catch-22. And when you finally knock it down? Its entire back and wildly flailing wings are made of adamantium! This is my idea of fun!

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Kushala Daora does NOT do ice damage. And this page is making people think he does. He did ice damage in other games because he was in an ICE level. Ive tested this with -15 res 451 defends then 50 res 451 defense And ice mantle. Same exact damage

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I wish folks would hurry up and get the memo about the nerf for Flash Pods against Tempered monsters. Basically, Capcom limited the number of times you can down flyers with flash pods, so you have to be REALLY smart about when and how to use it. Unfortunately, folks have (understandably) gotten used to spamming flash every time an enemy takes to the sky, but even then, there are times when it's better NOT to flash the enemy, such as when they're low on health and trying to escape to a place where they'll sleep to recover. Instead of letting the enemy place itself in a vulnerable position for Mega Barrel Bomb Heaven(tm), folks just repeatedly spam flash, bringing the enemy down for a moment, but also allowing it a chance to go berserk and wipe the team. Flash in moderation, my friends.

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