namielle gallery
Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Elder Dragons
Elements mhw water elemental damage sWater
mhw thunder damage sThunder
Ailments waterblight status effect mhw sWaterblight 
thunderblight status effect mhw sThunderblight
Weakness mhw fire damage sFire(⭐⭐⭐)
mhw dragon damage sDragon(⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw water elemental damage sWater (immune)
mhw ice damage sIce (⭐)
mhw thunder damage sThunder (immune)
Location(s) Coral Highlands
Tempered Lv. 3

Namielle is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW) Iceborne. ネロミェール (Neromyēru) in Japanese.


An Elder Dragon said to be able to command water and use it as a shield. Though very few sightings have ever been reported, they mention 'exploding water' and 'bright glowing lights.' Its existence remains shrouded in mystery."

Namielle Details & Locations

Namielle Combat Info

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head
    • Orange:  Torso/Forelegs
    • White: Wings
    • Green: Tail
  • Enraged mode: Wings shift to a gradient of green, blue, and purple lights. Whiskers also glow blue.

  • The monster mainly sprays water, which applies mhw water elemental damage sWaterblight. These streams of water also leave behind puddles, which enhance Namielle’s movement and attacks. Namielle can fire a thin beam at these puddles, causing them to explode, or create large waves with a sweep of its wings. Namielle can also absorb these puddles to recharge its reserves.

  • Namielle will charge up lightning, which can be seen arcing in its wings and body. Namielle can enhance its physical attacks with this electricity, or fly up and store the electricity in its tentacle-like wing tips, striking the ground as it flies overhead. This flight attack can easily apply mhw thunder damageThunderblight if it should hit. Any puddles hit with this electricity will vaporize, dealing extra damage if a hunter is in contact, but causing the puddle to disappear. Connected puddles can arc electricity for a short distance.

  • Will let out a distinct roar and leap upwards, its center surging with glowing electricity. It will then slam into the ground, causing a “supernova” effect. A small arc of lightning will deal a bit of damage, then a massive shockwave will cause every puddle in the area to explode. Namielle will then leave, drained of all water and scales a beige color. This attack is one of the fastest “elder specials”, and can easily take out a hunter. The dive move should be dodged, as areas such as the nest can be completely filled with puddles, making normal dodging ineffective. The total animation from roar to hit takes about four seconds.


The Arch-Tempered version of the Namielle monster can be extremely deadly. It's best for hunters to prioritize Range, and use the Canteen to get Felyne Insurance skill.

Special rewards: Arch-Tempered Namielle Pendant, Namielle Ticket - used to craft Namielle Gamma + Armor Set


  • Significant damage boost. Your defense should be above 1000 at this point, and most attacks still take around 70 health.

  • Now leaves water puddles underneath it as long as Namielle is coated in Water.

  • Enrages easier (Like most tempered monsters). Every Slinger Burst needs to hit its target, because Namielle will enrage after every single one.

  • Very Frequent use of the "Supernova" Move.
  • Will now sleep in the middle of area 10 when near-death, preventing any wake-up flinch shots.

Some tips for hunters:

  • Ranged weapons work best

  • Extremely difficult without Health Boost 3

  • Vitality Mantle and Temporal Mantle are very useful.

  • Lifepowders and such are very useful if you intend to do it as a group.

  • Namielle is weakest to mhw fire damage sFire and status effect blastscourge mhwi iconBlast

  • Use Brightmoss to drain the puddles around the area

  • If your mantles are down and she is "electric" beware of OHKO from her slam

  • Patience! Slow and steady wins the quest

  • If you notice the camera zooming out, DROP EVERYTHING AND START RUNNING. That's the Supernova and its almost guaranteed a oneshot if you're caught in it.

    • The Supernova consists of two hits, one shock through all the puddles and a second one that makes all the puddles explode with a slighty larger blast radius.

    • Combined they can do serious damage through the bulkiest defense

    • Best avoided by diving right before Namielle hits the ground.

    • If you dodge it by standing outside the puddles, the Second hit may still hit you if you're standing too close.

Namielle Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw poison status effect s sleep mhw status effect wiki paralysis icon Blastblight stun icon
Weakness Level ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐

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

Weak Point great sword mhw smalls hammer mhw smalls normal ammo mhw wiki
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Forelegs (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐

Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

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Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.

Namielle Low and High Rank Carves

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

Namielle Carves

Carves Frequency %
namielle finehide mhw wiki guide smallNamielle Finehide (Dropped) Master Rank 35% (50%)
namielle hardclaw mhw wiki guide smallNamielle Hardclaw (Dropped) Master Rank 26% (28%)
namielle fellwing mhw wiki guide smallNamielle Fellwing Master Rank 21%
namielle whisker mhw wiki guide smallNamielle Whisker Master Rank 16%
namielle lash mhw wiki guide smallNamielle Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank 9% (70%)
large elder dragon gem mhw wiki guide smallLarge Elder Dragon Gem (Tail Carved) Master Rank 2% (3%)

Namielle Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
namielle hardclaw mhw wiki guide smallNamielle Hardclaw (Break Forelegs) Master Rank 26% (80%)
namielle finehide mhw wiki guide smallNamielle Finehide (Break Head/Forelimbs/Wings) Master Rank 35% (32% / 20% / 35%)
namielle whisker mhw wiki guide smallNamielle Whisker (Break Head) Master Rank 16% (66%)
namielle fellwing mhw wiki guide smallNamielle Fellwing (Break Wings) Master Rank 21% (65%)
namielle lash mhw wiki guide smallNamielle Lash Master Rank 13%
large elder dragon bone mhw wiki guide smallLarge Elder Dragon Bone Master Rank 12%
pure dragon blood mhw wiki guide smallPure Dragon Blood Master Rank 8%

Namielle Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Namielle Monster.



Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Abyss Dragon".
  • Moss can be used to soak up Namielle’s water spots. However, since Namielle uses so many water attacks, it is not recommended to focus on absorbing these spots. Rather, in tight areas, use the moss to create safe spaces from Namielle’s devastating “nova” attack.


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    • Anonymous

      definitely better looking, better themed, and better designed than Velkhana, and Velkhana is the face of the DLC. Namielle pops up with little explanation only to be one of the best fights in the whole game, doing appropriate damage with well thought-out attacks that aren't just variations of the same move, like Velkhana. Seriously if they made this monster just for the DLC it should've been the focus of the whole thing

      • Anonymous

        I really wish that they made dual blades for her! It was such a good opportunity. I like the LS and the Swaxe though! The combo of a DB and her armor would have been perfect! Well let’s not dwell on that. Happy hunting and have a good day!

        ~ Eriatha

        • Anonymous

          Ok I am back to share some probably not that good tips. Blight resistance is a must have. Always use blight resistance. Evade window does really help and if you don’t take blight resistance use Crisis. It will help counter the water blight and give you a free buff if you are lightning blighted. Also if you don’t take blight resistance take stun resist. When it comes to mantles always take temporal mantle and wait till he does the nova. The nova has one-shores me at full health with full Alatreon armor. If you use glaive take either a poison glaive with a fire kinsect or vice versa. If you use DB take the Wyvern Lovers. The Rath one. When it comes to armor I don’t know what to suggest. I used this but I just did it because I thought it looked good. For female anyway:
          Glavenus head A

          Brachydios Chest A

          Glavenus Gauntlets A

          Glavenus Waist A

          Brachydios Leggings A

          I thinks that’s all I have to say…for now….. Happy Hunting and don’t give up!!!

          ~ Eriatha

          • Anonymous

            I got so carried away carving this man's head open i didn't even notice i severed the tail in the fight (still got the reward tho thank god)

            easily my favourite looking and fighting boss in this game, the gaming keyboard dragon, pressure washer elemental

            • Anonymous

              Her armor is absolutely PHENOMENAL for Dual Blades and Insect Glaive. The A set anyway. It doesn’t look that good though. I used layered armor. I might be back to put some tips out. Happy hunting!

              ~ Eriatha

              • Anonymous

                Amazing and especially beautiful boss and fight
                Blackveil Vaal Hazak left me with a sour taste because of its stupid Effluvium everywhere and often even camp inside of them (At some point, he was sitting between two trees and used that damn beam 4 times in a row while i couldn't get close because of the puddles)

                But Namielle?
                This combo of water and lightning attacks were incredible and felt fair too, including its own two beam attacks unlike Blackveil and especially Velkhana, with the later ignoring all terrain

                Replaced Nergigante as my new favourite Elder Dragon fight so far

                • Anonymous

                  I managed to beat him first try. Waterproof mantle is a MUST. It makes all of his water attacks a literal joke. Hammer is really useful, as almost all of the areas you fight as slopes or ledges. For an introduction, shoot slinger ammo next to him and then wallbang. Wallbang is really good in general here. For his supernova, literally just run away from him, or superman.

                  • Anonymous

                    If you're fighting Arch Tempered Namielle I highly suggest bringing an elderseal weapon, I discovered that the supernova attack is done noticeably less than compared to no elderseal weapon. I tested this by using a fire weapon and then an elderseal weapon and it cut the amount of times the supernova happens by roughly half. I recommend this more than a fire weapon if you're more keen on surviving.

                    • Anonymous

                      If you are an SNS person then you can effectively block the supernova.
                      Be warned while guarding, the supernova can still take out 50% of your health.

                      But if you forget to Superman (like me) it can save you from a heap of trouble.

                      • Anonymous

                        hahah so easy for anyone struggling with him with Dual blades literally just spam the clutch claw in his tail if possible it never knocked me over from the tail only in front sometimes i did 80% of the damage or even more just by clutch clawing his tail lol (i had blight resistant too its good)

                        • Anonymous

                          If you're struggling with her, a solid advise would be slotting in Resuscitate, as of writing, I still haven't checked what waterblight does, but I never noticed what it does since resucitate negates it AND buffs you too, only for 1 slot compared to resistor. I beat her on my first try using 2piece rathian, and 2piece of the armor that gives critical status. I'm using mr pink rathian longsword.

                          Poison works best, resucitate even better.

                          • Anonymous

                            I like it, but the hitzones make it rather annoying. After you Clutch Claw it's entire body (or at least the front legs and wings), it isn't so bad.

                            • For a matter of fact, most people who say this and that monster is bad desgned and that's why they lose, are just pretty f***king much bad at the game. Get good instead of crying.

                              • Anonymous

                                nova attack is incredibly annoying can one shot most hunters and arch tempered namielle spams that attack! SPAMS THAT ATTACK!!! just let that sink in.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I assume the 1st part of her big move does water damage, but what kind is the 2nd part (the one that actually f***s you up)? Water, Thunder, Raw, or some combination? I've played around with resistance and defense combos, and can't seem to decide which reduces it more

                                  • Hello my fellow hunters, Mortals seem to be having problems with this monster so I thought I could shed some light on some forbidden tips. I would recommend a fire weapon, You can do either Glavenus or Anjanath, or Rathalos. If you need Mantles just go to the steamworks and get a Celestial Wyvern Print. Water beams can be dodged by clutch clawing to the face and Resistor Jewels are helpful since you don't have to worry about water or lighting blight. Another weapon choice is Brachydios weapons because blast an stun are good. As for her Supernova, If the Camera zooms out and a puddle below her starts glowing, Just sheathe your weapon and superman dive. Anyway, My dads yelling at me to go to sleep so farewell and good luck my fellow hunters. (P.S if your having any troubles, comment down below and I will do my best to help.)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      If you are havin trouble with tempered namielle and arch tempered namielle, I highly recommend using the wyvern strife dual blades due to her high weakness to both fire and poison. These dual blades with the proper element and ailment setup make every hunt for her so much easier. I only ever use dual blades for her so I don't have much experience with them, but the fact that I can complete her way more easily with them rather than my actual most comfortable to use main weapon set speaks to me about how good the setup is.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        How are people having trouble with this thing? It's not that hard. Especially if you have full blackveil gear. If you're truly having difficulty, then step up your game, or don't even try alatreon.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I have managed to find a Namielle that is larger than the one stated on the page, coming in at 2560.31.


                                          • Anonymous

                                            Just a tip if your doing a distant dark tide which is an Arch-temperd Namielle hunt, is that the amount of Namielle tickets you get is I think random because on my second attempt beating her I got 2 tickets, Namielle parts, and an elder dragon gem. But the third time I defeated her I got 1 Namielle ticket, Namielle parts, No elder dragon gem, but 2 sealed stones and carved. The Namielle fight doesn't have a lot of changes but I think the beam goes both ways? The most noticeable change is the place u fight her and where she sleeps, I forgot where she goes but she sleeps in the big/wide area. Also since she's arch-temperd of course expect high damage from her since even if I have over 1114 defense I still can get 3 shotted so make sure you have at least over 1000 defense. Also she spams her ultimate move almost every time and sometimes doesn't even leave after she does it. Fire/dragon weapons is recommended and even elder seal just to make sure. Also the more people you fight with the higher her heath is like up too 86.000 HP! But fighting her alone she only has 36.000 HP (still kinda a lot). Ok i'm getting tired and I hope this helps bye!

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Black veil Hazaak gear is wonderful for this beast, speed eating, super recovery and naturally high defense. Also has good armor vs water moves. The armor also buffs dragon attacks, it has a fair 2 star defense against dragon, which is not bad. Strangely resistant to slinger ammo, when raging, piercing pods don't make it flinch.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                she is just awesome!!! love the armor and the fight, and honestly kinda easy. she is like opposite of blackveil Vaal Hazak.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  She has more phys def when wet but takes more fire dmg, and takes less fire and more phys than dry.

                                                  Also why is this page saying "ranged works best" when her wings take no dmg from bullets... and are the biggest hitzone

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Namielle, the elder jellyfish. Cool fight and dope looking weapons aside from charge blade and heavy bowgun.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I actually managed to slay Namielle on my very first try with just one other player in the quest. That was also the only time I slew it. Every other time I had a full party and we were just carting left and right. I think its easier with only two people because there is less health that way and because your palico can sometimes agro it, giving you and your partner more space to deal damage. But thats just my experience. Also, bring your waterproof mantle because those puddles WILL stunlock you and those lightning attacks aren’t as obstructive as those water attacks. You’re gonna do a lot of running so waterblight is a nono.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Not really that different except that she attacks more often and will use her ultimate multiple times, and if you don't have have vitality 3 and great thunder resistance it will one shot you. i beat her on first try, i currently use mrkt gear which has wide range and speed eating which helped a lot. If you are having a hard time, have a elemental L meal, have high thunder resistance and use appropriate weapons.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          So just fought AT nami. She doesn't really have any new moves, but her old gimmick has been much enhanced. Anything that could put down water spots now does so in a bigger area, and her slide movement now leaves a huge trail of water. As such all her current drags and lightning shocks all have much higher range. In addition she starts electrified and doesn't ever stop, so her full moveset is always available. She may also NOT run after her ultimate now so give them a sec before you pat yourself on the back.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Do note that AT Namielle’s beam is shown to be going in the opposite direction than is standard in the trailer. While it’s unknown if there will be any “new” moves, there are definitely some tweaks to keep us on our toes!

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              People whining about Namielle being too easy are going to throw a hissy fit if they can’t solo AT Nami first try, like bruh make up your minds. In the meantime I’ll just be enjoying the light show.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I WAY overprepared for this fight lmao full set of blackveil vaal set A gear and a rank 3 thunder charm and nether chainblades made this fight a complete joke. I felt unkillable, didn't have to deal with blights, attacks didn't hit very hard so my armor usually healed it up over time and I killed it in 20 min on my first ever try. also just used vitality mantle and temporal cause its what I always use

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Did 4 temp namielle investigations earlier and everytime when she lost her "water armor" (for example after the supernova), my palico would put it to sleep a few seconds later and it would wake up with its water armor back up again. Dont know if bug or intentional, but that is so annoying. It happened in 3 out of those 4 investigations. and you put it to sleep, it will wake up having the water armor back up again. Dont know if this is intentional and happens everytime or it is a bug that happens occasionally

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Who TF wrote “ Namielle is so beautiful” in the description XD? I know she is, but it’s not a proper thing to write on wiki XD

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Namielle, keeper of 3 blight resist, cushion for we hunters against the upcoming Alatreon, may we pray this resist persists in your Gamma form so that we do not get dragothunicire-blighted into hell. Amen.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        First of the master rank arch tempered monsters. Here's hoping that they get the AT xeno treatment and get some awesome new moves instead of just becoming a huge damage sponge.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Very curious what the armor will look like when the arch-tempered update drops. The gamma armors have always been a bit different design wise and I'm curious what we'll get considering how much I already enjoy the current armor designs.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            You can dolphin-dive through her ultimate people. Even without sound - hear her sharp-pitch-scree and see rear back and splash water everywhere? Spam putting weapon away and prepare to dolphin-dive asap xD

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              vaal hazak, blackveil vaal hazak, kirin, and namielle are the only other elder dragons that don't appear in the elder's recess.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                in the place where she sleeps, i was fighting her and she nearly turned the whole floor into water. i was just searching for a spot where i could avoid her electricity super nova attack.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Honestly a very easy yet similarly infuriating elder dragon to first fight. Short weapons are a bit of an annoyance, since all attack move her forward, but that's not all that bad. Main annoyance was the hp bloat, I made the mistake of thinking I had time to restock on bombs, didn't realize she slept in Kirins area or that she would spend part of her fight in the tight platforms below. Just gotta always stay on her and pull her away from that annoying area, or that assignment will last a long while (especially with unupgraded weapons). Stupidly weak to blast though, one combo with the defender chainsaws and she's guaranteed to blow. I can see why she had such high hp for sure. Second easiest imo next to vaal perhaps, his fight was just cute.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Of all the weapons for her to not have, I can understand a greatsword as it benefits less from additional element than faster weapons. But, dual blades? A staple of elemental weapons and nami doesnt have dual blades, that seems really bizarre to me. All of her other weapons benefit greatly from elemental damage and would be a massive boon with her set perk, and yet of the only 2 weapon types she doesnt have, dual blades not being a part of her arsenal just doesnt make sense to me. If it were up to me id either just give her one of each or just replace the hammer, not that I have anythign against the smashy boom boom stick

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      when its an good looking elder dragon and great armor but it has the most saddest looking weapon set only on this 5th installment

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        this guy is an inkling. Her armor looks like inkling, she*****s weird liquid around her, we get *****ed if we are in that liquid, she can also swim in that liquid like a slug

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I wish I could find your tempered version in the Lands... I'll give you a cookie if you SHOW YOUR FACE IN THE LANDS!!!!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Such a stunning monster. No cheap roar or chip damage tactics, just a fun and engaging fight that’s as much a spectacle as it is a battle. I could write a whole essay on why I love this monster. Simply incredible, no other way to say it.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              If you break the head theirs a chance of getting the one star drop Large Elder Dragon Gem, same with carving the tail.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                100% this is the original form of Vaal Hazak. I mean sure Kushala Daora was similar but this takes the cake. From movements and attack patterns it’s too similar to ignore. There’s a reason Vaal Hazak looks fishy and this monster is the reason why.

                                                                                                • 15 water resistance, 5 lightning resistance. Level 1 or 2 vitality. (3 is okay but not needed) Rarity 10, 11, or 12 armor set upgraded to at least +3. That's literally all you need to be able to take very little damage from most of it's attack, and not die from being hit by it's strongest attack which it only does once or twice per entire mission. There are so many people dying in an SOS for this one and I think it's because people are neglecting their resistances.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    i wonder if hes an actual underwaterfight and a testrun for something like a water DLC after iceborne. it would make sense to test the waters (pun intended) for watercombat fith a single fight and look how it goes before rolling out a DLC about watercombat

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