Shara Ishvalda

Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Elder Dragon
Elements n/a
Ailments mhw-stun-status-effectStun
Weakness mhw-ice-damageIce(⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-water-elemental-damage Water(⭐⭐)

mhw-fire-damage_sFire (⭐)

mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon (⭐)

mhw-thunder-damageThunder (X)

Location(s) Origin Isle
Tempered Lv. ??

Shara Ishvalda is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). アン・イシュワルダ (地啼龍) in Japanese. It was added with the Iceborne Expansion on Sept. 6th, 2019 and acts as its final boss.

A mysterious elder dragon able to manipulate the earth itself. Vibrations from its wingtips reshape the earth, denying hunters footing.

Shara Ishvalda Details & Locations

  • Found in: Origin Isle
  • Target of Quests: Paean of Guidance (Assignment). After completion, optional quest Faraway Lorelei appears randomly for 2 quests.
  • Is hostile when approached.
  • Attacks other monsters: n/a
  • Small Monsters version: n/a
  • Size: 2910.91
  • Species: Elder Dragons
  • HP (Tempered): 37630 (??)


Shara Ishvalda Combat Info

  • Deals physical damage, and can inflict mhw-stun-status-effect-sStun.
  • Weak tomhw-ice-damageIcemhw-water-elemental-damageWater and BlastblightBlast.
  • Resistant to mhw-fire-damage_sFire, mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon, rsz_paralysis-iconParalysis, and mhw-stun-status-effect-sStun.
  • Immune to SleepSleep and mhw-thunder-damageThunder.
  • Kinsect Extract: 
    • Red: Head & Wings
    • Orange: Tail 
    • White: Legs 
  • Both stages can be mounted.
  • You can use your Clutch Claw to latch onto its head and knock it into the rocks traps(trap icons on mini map) to deal massive damage.
  • After it is freed, avoid being in front of it, and make good use of your Temporal Mantle, Health Booster or Vitality Mantle.
  • Bring Lifepowder or use the skill Wide-Range so you might heal your allies.
  • Stun resistance is helpful during this fight.
  • You can obtain a Shiny Drops by attacking and breaking its legs, head and chest.
  • Hunters must begin by stripping its sturdy rock armor: bombs and falling rocks are two proven methods. Skills to counter tremors are a boon against its wingtip attacks.
  • Armored form: Very slow, but immensely strong.
    • Be careful when standing underneath it, as it will occasionally jump to crush any hunters underfoot.
    • It will swipe at hunters with its wings, or use them as clubs to pound the ground.
    • It will sometimes burrow its body underground, exposing only its back, head, and wings. When this happens everyone should stay directly in front of it's face which is 90% safe from all its attacks in this mode.
    • It will also rake its wingtips from one side of the arena to the other, for 1 to 3 times. If you are up close attacking, and it starts to move backwards, it is about to use the "plow" move.
    • It can also create pools of sand around itself with its wingtips.
  • Unarmored form: Faster, and heavily relies on using its wings to attack with vibrated air.
    • It will continue to use its wings as melee weapons, along with the occasional bite.
    • It can shoot a single beam of air at a time, or multiple using all of its wingtips.
    • It can shoot a massive beam of air by centering its wingtips in front of its face.
    • Occasionally, it will burrow to the edge of the arena, create a large sphere of air, then launch it towards the center of the arena as a wide-scale AOE attack.
    • The pools of sand it creates cover more of the arena, sometimes resulting in small explosions.

Easy Hunt

  • Make sure to eat at the canteen before going into this quest or Farcaster to do so.
  • For Shara's rock form, make sure to wall slam it twice into the falling wall trap. This can be easily set up by standing by it to lure Shara to it. You can also trigger the trap using bombs.
  • When Shara sheds its rock armor, you can stay on its rear, using clutch claw to weaken it. Just keep attacking the rear portion of its body and you should be very safe.
  • In the rockless state there will be 3 wall traps to slam Shara into, but if Shara triggers them (shoots with air) they will not deal damage to it. Again you can trigger these traps using bombs but make sure Shara is close enough.


Shara Ishvalda 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 ⭐⭐ X

⭐⭐⭐ (armored)

⭐⭐ (unarmored)


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

Weak Point cut-damage-mhw blunt-damage-mhw ammo-damage-mhw Damage Needed

⭐⭐ (armored)

⭐⭐⭐ (unarmored)

⭐⭐ (armored)

⭐⭐⭐ (unarmored)

⭐⭐⭐ (armored)

⭐⭐ (unarmored)

Forelegs (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ??
Wings (Breakable)

⭐⭐⭐ (armored)

⭐⭐ (unarmored)

⭐⭐⭐ (armored)

⭐⭐ (unarmored)

⭐⭐⭐ (armored)

⭐⭐⭐ (unarmored)



In-game weakness information



Shara Ishvalda Low and High Rank Carves

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

Shara Ishvalda Carves (All Master Rank)

Carves Frequency %
Shara Ishvalda Tenderscale (break head) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Shara Ishvalda Boulderplate ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
shara_ishvalda_petalstone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallShara Ishvalda Petalstone (Dropped - Break Forelegs) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
shara_ishvalda_tenderclaw-mhw-wiki-guide-smallShara Ishvalda Tenderclaw (Break Wings) ⭐⭐⭐  
Shara Ishvalda Tenderplate (break head)

50% if carving from broken head piece


Shara Ishvalda Gem (break head)  50% if carving from broken head piece
Shara Ishvalda Tenderplate (Carve Scalp - requires two head breaks to sever) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  

Shara Ishvalda Rewards (All Master Rank)

Rewards Frequency %
Shara Ishvalda Boulderplate ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Shara Ishvalda Tenderscale ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
shara_ishvalda_petalstone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallShara Ishvalda Petalstone (Dropped - Break Forelegs) ⭐⭐⭐  
shara_ishvalda_tenderclaw-mhw-wiki-guide-smallShara Ishvalda Tenderclaw (Break Wings) ⭐⭐⭐  
large_elder_dragon_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLarge Elder Dragon Bone ⭐⭐  
pure_dragon_blood-mhw-wiki-guide-smallPure Dragon Blood ⭐⭐  
Shara Ishvalda Gem  

Shara Ishvalda Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Shara Ishvalda Monster. These are unconfirmed and pre-release information for now!




Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Earth Singing Dragon" or "Old Everwyrm".
  • It is the first large monster to have the "Switch Display" option in its Hunter's Notes entry.
    • It is the first monster to have an alternate form for its Physiology and Rewards pages.
  • When its eyes open, they track the camera instead of the hunter. The reason for this, as theorised by fans, is that Shara stares directly into the soul of a hunter, which is actually the player controlling the hunter, making this a fourth wall break. Also, when fighting it in multiplayer, every player perceives the eyes tracking them, disregarding anyone else.
  • Despite the Hunter's Notes not marking the wings as breakable in its unarmored form, they still are breakable; they're just harder to hit properly.





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    • Anonymous

      19 Feb 2020 18:05  

      Not hard to fight at all, however, I do find it very cheesy sometimes, because it can combo immediately into it's "beam attacks" after stun-locking you. I usually always try to break its head asap, but sometimes other hunters aren't so quick to do so, and it sometimes doesn't end well...

      • Anonymous

        10 Feb 2020 11:39  

        i feel like it would be closer to 60 meters since its about the size of xeno'jiiva who is well 64 meters or more but hey this is just my opinion

        • Anonymous

          06 Feb 2020 03:40  

          Literally the worst *****ing garbage ass boss i've ever seen. Sorry, i would say is a *****ing boring chore as a final boss, it has too much *****ing health and can only be killed if you spam clutch claw attacks non-stop, it's ridiculously unfun to fight and it's *****ing ugly too.

          • Anonymous

            04 Feb 2020 17:28  

            onetime i was doing a shara quest with 4 players and she was doing her spirit bomb super move and 2 of them got caught in the attack but they didn't get carted, please explain this.

            • Anonymous

              04 Feb 2020 17:25  

              howcome the first time i did the assignment with 4 players i beat it, but every other time after that, i can't beat it with 4 players.

              • Anonymous

                31 Jan 2020 10:11  

                Maybe at least let me restock before the fight?I had to beat the guy first try with 0 mega potions in its second form because its all fun and game until I have to fight Nergigante for 10 mins and then this guy blind for anoyher 30 mins with my dumbass thinking I have a farcaster but it was a tranq bomb.

                • Anonymous

                  30 Jan 2020 06:56  

                  This thing was super scary at first but it's actually pretty easy. You may see his stats and think his weakness is ice, and yeah it is BUT his real weakness is the palico's shieldspire stooge. If you are having trouble with the second form just use the stooge. Don't forget to tell your palico to use it yourself as that is on a separate cooldown. Between you and your pal throwing down stooges and the fact that Shara's attacks take SO long its really easy to just wail on his feet to get him to trip a few times and then plenty of time to wail on the head while he's taking a dirt nap. Easily get two demon flurry combos during some of those laser attacks against the stooges and you'd be surprised how many tries it takes him to destroy the stooge. It's highly effective, give it a shot if you are still having trouble with him.

                  • Anonymous

                    29 Jan 2020 16:05  

                    Managed to beat it on my first try after Farcasting to refresh my pouch. Just BARELY managed to Superman dive past the edge of its spirit bomb, and the whole freaking fight I was screaming about how creepy this thing was. It's eyes track you, the player, rather than your hunter and that's just unsettling as hell in this sort of game. Mind you, THIS isn't the alien; the cool-looking Crystal Dragon Jesus is. Definitely a tough, fun fight once you get past the big rock phase, and HOH boy I was not expecting him to be a'firing his lazzor; only survived THAT because I happened to be behind one of the rocks he juts out at the beginning of phase two.

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Jan 2020 17:25  

                      Fu*k yeah! First time failing a quest twice. Been waiting for a challenging fight since starting iceborne. Finally I found a worthy opponent!

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Jan 2020 16:23  

                        Been trying to kill this guy 10-15 times now with groups... serously, if you can't handle it DONT ANSWER THE SOS!!

                        • Anonymous

                          20 Jan 2020 03:49  

                          The pure necessity to want to finish this fight in one go just so you don't have to go through the painstakingly boring slow first part of the fight is agonizing. The second form with its wind kamehameha's and spirit bombs is ridiculously fun and high tempo, the first slow form is just a breakable drop item farm.

                          • Anonymous

                            18 Jan 2020 07:46  

                            "Do not stand underneath it, as it will occasionally jump to crush any hunters underfoot." it's true but as a solo hunting horn player it was the most effective way of killing this thing.

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