Shara Ishvalda

Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Elder Dragons
Elements None
Ailments mhw-stun-status-effect-sStun
Weakness mhw-ice-damageIce ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-water-elemental-damage Water ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-fire-damage_sFire ⭐
mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon ⭐
mhw-thunder-damageThunder (immune)
Location(s) Origin Isle
Tempered Lv. None

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


Shara Ishvalda Combat Info

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head/Wings
    • Orange: Torso/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 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 resonate with it's sound/air attacks and explode after one of them touches it.

Easy Hunt

  • Make sure to eat at the canteen before going into this quest or Farcaster to do so.
  • For Shara Ishvalda'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 Ishvalda 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 Ishvalda into, but if Shara Ishvalda 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.

Going for the Scalp

  • You need two Shara Ishvalda Tenderplates (and one gem) for every Shara-Ishvalda weapon, which are good for mid-tier Master Rank. Obtaining the Tenderplate can be difficult as it can't be carved from its corpse
  • Shara Ishvalda's head can be broken twice to get the Scalp to drop. Carving the Scalp will give you two Tenderplate
  • To avoid killing Shara Ishvalda before you get the Scalp to drop,you need to go for the head as much as possible
    • Partbreaker 3 is a must have, as it will decrease the overall damage you need to deal to the head
    • A Great Sword is a very good choice, as it has a long reach, high damage and a hidden Partbreaker bonus on the Charged Slashes. The Beo Slasher II is a good choice, as it will deal decent damage without charms or gems and is relatively easy to craft.
  • In Phase one you should focus on not dying to keep your faints for phase 2.
  • In Phase two (Closed Eyes), go for the head exclusively. If done right, you can get the scalp before phase three starts.
    • Tenderize the head as soon as possible with a grappled attack. Keep it tenderized at all times.
    • Shara Ishvalda leaves its head usually open after every attack. Put priority on avoiding its attacks by sprinting and go for draw attacks on the head. Avoid hitting anything else.
    • Some of its attacks will leave Shara Ishvalda's head unprotected for longer, letting you get a Strong Charge Slash in. Don't go for a True Charge Slash or Shara Ishvalda will hit you.
    • Using the slinger burst to slam Shara Ishvalda into a wall will count as damage to the head.
  • If Phase three (Eyes open) starts and you haven't broken the Head twice yet, go for the Front legs.
    • Breaking either one of the front legs will knock Shara Ishvalda down long enough to get a True Charge Slash on its head. Use this to finally break the scalp off.
  • Aiming to break Shara Ishvalda's head can result in a very drawn out fight.
    • Three pieces of Tigrex Armor allow you to stack three Free Meals, greatly increasing your healing supplies.
    • Carry a Farcaster to return to your camp if you ever run low on supplies.
    • Bring Dash Juice, as you will do a lot of sprinting.
    • Health Boost 3 is pretty good considering Shara Ishvalda's extreme damage output can easily twoshot you without it.
    • As soon as the scalp breaks, your first priority should be to carve it. Beam attacks are a great opportunity to go in for the carve.


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

⭐⭐ (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-tenderplate-mhw-wiki-guideShara Ishvalda Tenderscale ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 33%
shara-ishvalda-boulderplate-mhw-wiki-guideShara Ishvalda Boulderplate ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 27%
shara_ishvalda_petalstone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallShara Ishvalda Petalstone (Dropped) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 21% (50%)
shara_ishvalda_tenderclaw-mhw-wiki-guide-smallShara Ishvalda Tenderclaw (Dropped) ⭐⭐⭐ 15% (28%)
shara-ishvalda-tenderplate-mhw-wiki-guideShara Ishvalda Tenderplate 50% from broken Scalp only
shara-ishvalda-gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallShara Ishvalda Gem 5%, 50% from broken Scalp

Shara Ishvalda Rewards (All Master Rank)

Rewards Frequency %
shara-ishvalda-boulderplate-mhw-wiki-guideShara Ishvalda Boulderplate (Break Rock legs) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 24% (70%)
scorching-scale-mhw-wiki-guide-smallShara Ishvalda Tenderscale (Break Head/Forelegs) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 32% (64% / 30%)
shara_ishvalda_petalstone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallShara Ishvalda Petalstone (Break Rock legs) ⭐⭐⭐ 18% (70%)
shara_ishvalda_tenderclaw-mhw-wiki-guide-smallShara Ishvalda Tenderclaw (Break Wings) ⭐⭐⭐ 13% (70%)
large_elder_dragon_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLarge Elder Dragon Bone ⭐⭐ 9%
pure_dragon_blood-mhw-wiki-guide-smallPure Dragon Blood ⭐⭐ 9%
shara-ishvalda-gem-mhw-wiki-guide-smallShara Ishvalda Gem 2%

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

      05 Nov 2020 11:41  

      Whoever wrote down that if you carve the Scalp you have 50% chance to get a Gem is a liar. Plain and simple. I'm a GS user, i easily get the Scalp always... Are you telling me that i had 14x50% chance to get a Gem and i got one from 7 tries? 14x50%? Nope... Its just 5%. I even used a Ticket every damn time i could fight with Shara Ishvalda. Just delete that "50% from broken Scalp" part... Btw i really doubt that its 5% from the body too, considering the fact that i looted the body more than 42 times with Ticket(when i started i didn't know about the Scalp, so i killed Shara at least 8~9 times) and got 0, but whatever. """Fun""" fact is: i actually got another one at the exact same try as a reward. Obviously i only needed 1.

      • 31 Oct 2020 13:15  

        When I was playing with my friend, She saw his wings/fingers and she was like, I want to be finger blasted by that thing, then I yeeted her into his super move.

        • Anonymous

          12 Sep 2020 02:28  

          I read the spoilers and I thought it was another pukei pukei variant the whole time. I was waiting to encounter it, but I was not disappointed. This studio has some good designers. This is some seriously inspired stuff here.

          • Anonymous

            25 Aug 2020 03:59  

            Certainly not easy. Mirewalker skill helps with sand traps, start with blast and when it’s all cute with it’s eyes closed farcaster and switch for ice weapon. Part breaker is a must for the tender plate, but you can get by only breaking the head once. Do not give up. It’s really fun once you learn the boss

            • Anonymous

              08 Aug 2020 18:23  

              lol soloed this game all the way using kinsect build. Easy Boss no death and didnt even use potion xD
              Fun game I like it!

              • Anonymous

                03 Aug 2020 05:57  

                Trash quest design... From the nergi to a 3 phase final boss? Nergis enrage hits hard, but is survivable.
                Then, boss design, starts slow, but its weak points in armored form are head and chest... which it uses its large size to smash you with (and... because its large this doesn't telegraph well). The slams are mostly avoidable. The armored phase is mostly just tedious busy work.
                Unarmored now you have issues with .... pools of sand slowing you, insanely wide sweeping hits, its weak points like the head.. aren't within hitting range for many/most attacks, you have to go for the forelegs where the wide sweep of one or TWO wings thrusting underneath. Then... sand pools explode, so if you're caught in them, you're slower, easier to hit even with telegraphed large attacks, and the boss stuns too.

                even the event vaal hazaak for bioweapon is far better designed (gear can mitigate zombie, or zombie isn't much of an invconvenience).

                all told this one quest makes you go through four phases with lots of hard hits, pack farcasters, you'll require them for the first time ever.

                • Anonymous

                  02 Aug 2020 06:33  

                  A lot of people cart to this easily. Following the gear advice of this wiki is terrible. Tigrex for speed eating? Val Hazaak. Beo sword? Velk, barioth....etc better ice gear. You should have better armor for it. Add some armor jewel, health boost, armor meal,armor skin, you can tank two blasts easy, maybe three if you go that far.just at least enough so you aren't one shotted or somthing.

                  Tip for head carvers, his head is high up, so besides slamming and ranged, you can wait for his laser to finish, he will lower his head for a bit right after, that's an opening for one hit, you can estimate where he lands. You can also try to spam clutch on his face with your friend, he will bite to shake you off, but the friend can smack his head while he does it. You won't take damage if you have temporal mantle.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Aug 2020 12:37  

                    I was trying to cut the tail when I first fought it. Glad they made the legs wound together w the tail, i got the message after 12 min of tail whacking.

                    • Anonymous

                      29 Jul 2020 22:45  

                      Funny how coming back fresh to the game after a long break this guy is a breeze, my advice to anyone struggling with this guy is to abuse the wallbangs anytime his enrage wears off, especially in phase 2 following his big air bomb since he's lined up right infront of the rockfall enviromental trap.

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Jul 2020 03:23  

                        I really love he's lore and fight and all BUT..... his gosh darn sneak attack!!!! If you don't know what his sneak attack is well it is when he does the second wind bomb and immediately changes to his wind beam! This got many players by surprise because I was helping a guy complete the story quest and he just got 1 shot by it!

                        • Anonymous

                          27 Jul 2020 06:20  

                          it took me almost all my healing to defeat him for the first time. also who agrees that they got crepped out when his eyes follows you?

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