Kushala Daora


Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements None
Ailments Stun
Weakness mhw-thunder-damageThunder (⭐⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw-water-elemental-damageWater
Locations Ancient Forest
Elder's Recess

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.
  • Limps and then flies to highest point on Elder's Recess
  • 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, but they do not deal any damage.
  • 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).
  • Kushala Daora's final move is called the Destroyer of FPS. Prepare to go from 60 fps stable to 12 in the last phase.


Kushala Daora 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 (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

  • Use poison to negate his wind shield.
  • Using the glider mantle on his stationary tornadoes can send you gliding into the air for a plunge attack.
  • Kushala Daora is known as the "Steel Dragon"



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    • 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.

      • 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

          • Anonymous

            02 May 2018 00:50  

            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.

            • Anonymous

              16 Apr 2018 02:46  


              • Anonymous

                21 Mar 2018 08:05  

                Funny thing is people dont realize the elder dragons are an embodiment of natural disaster and assume man made gear can prevent and nullify its catastrophic abilities. Yes wind pressure helps with say nergi or rath/rith. But consider Daora the god of wind or near godliness * fight him tempered before saying other wise* and assume your man made gear can stop a divine wind.

                • Anonymous

                  21 Mar 2018 03:50  

                  Sheesh. Talk about a boss that is literally encompassed by stunlock. Never thought I'd see stunlock worse than Dark Souls 3s...

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Mar 2018 08:03  

                    Kushala daora : i'm king of wind
                    Horn User : Negate Wind Pressure, Negate Stun, Reduce Stamina, Reduce Tool Drain, Inc Def (XL)
                    Kushala daora : ok..

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