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 blastBlastblight.
  • 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 no effect.  Knockback resistance can help.
  • Can generate tornados of "presumed" air pressure that deal damage when contacting them.
  • 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


Kushala Daora Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Kushala Daora Monster.






Notes & Trivia

  • As of Monster Hunter World, poisoning him does not negate his 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

      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.

          • Anonymous

            28 Aug 2018 21:19  

            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

              22 Aug 2018 19:07  

              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

                30 Jul 2018 09:35  

                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

                  08 May 2018 04:02  

                  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

                    04 May 2018 16:56  

                    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

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