Vaal Hazak

Vaal Hazak

Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Ailments  Miasma

mhw-fire-damageFire (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-dragon-damageDragon (⭐⭐⭐)

mhw-ice-damage_sIce (⭐⭐)

Resistances mhw-water-elemental-damageWater
Locations Rotten Vale

Vaal Hazak is an Elder Dragon in Monster Hunter World (MHW).ヴァルハザク (屍套龍) in Japanese.



 A grotesque Elder Dragon, that inhabits the deepest part of the Rotten Vale. It uses the fatal vapor of the vale in what appears to be a symbiotic relationship.

Vaal Hazak Details & Locations


Vaal Hazak Combat Info

  • Elemental damages: Vaal Hazak emits a fatal vapor, also called "Miasma", which it uses to hurt its enemies.
  • Weaknesses: Vaal Hazak is weak to mhw-fire-damageFire and mhw-dragon-damageDragon .
  • Moderately susceptible to blastBlastblight and stunStun.
  • Weapons with mhw-eldersealElderseal cause its Miasma to dissipate for a short time.
  • Head, chest, front legs and tail are weakspots.
  • Weakness signs: As soon as the Vaal Hazak is injured enough, it starts limping. At a certain amount of damage, it starts playing dead to collect Miasma for a powerful attack.
  • Combat tactics: Due to its ability to shorten your Healthbar, a meal to get your Health up to 150, Vitality gems for up to 50 more HP, and a couple of Max Potions and Nutrients would be best to take on a hunt if you want to slay this Elder Dragon.
    • Nulberries can get rid of the Effect of Miasma.
    • The above mentioned "playing dead" should be approached from behind, since after collecting enough Miasma, it will shoot out a beam in front of itself, which can sometimes be fatal.This attack can be prevented by doing enough damage to it before it can collect enough Miasma. This attack can be stopped with a flash pod.
    • Equipping 3 Miasma gems will completely negate its ability to reduce your health to half. You'll still take damage, but your health bar will remain intact.
    • In the area just outside its den, on the ceiling are two fangs suspended by vines; hitting them with a projectile will cause them to fall down. Hitting Vaal Hazak with these does a decent amount of damage, and also knocks it over.
    • Multiplayer sessions should be wary of its Miasma beam. If it detects a target far enough away from it, it may decide to use this attack. Given the beam's large area of effect and distance, it's very possible that unwary hunters may be caught up in the beam by coincidence.
    • Stay away from acid pools, as the combination of acid damage and Miasma damage combined drains health very quickly.
  • Resistances: The Vaal Hazak is Immune to mhw-water-elemental-damageWater and has a relative high resistance to Poison, Sleep and Paralysis with only 1⭐


Vaal Hazak 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) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Chest (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information




Vaal Hazak High Rank Carves

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

Vaal Hazak Carves (ALL HIGH RANK)

Vaal Hazak Carapace ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Deceased Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Vaal Hazak Talon (break forelegs) ⭐⭐⭐  
Vaal Hazak Fang + (break head) ⭐⭐  
vaal_hazak_wingVaal Hazak Wing ⭐⭐⭐  
Vaal Hazak Gem (break head or tail) 2% Carve, 3% Tail Carve and 2% Head Break
Vaal Hazak Membrane (dropped, break chest)  
vaal_hazak_tailVaal Hazak Tail (cut tail)  


Vaal Hazak Rewards (ALL HIGH RANK)

Rewards Frequency  
Vaal Hazak Carapace ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Deceased Scale ⭐⭐⭐  
vaal_hazak_wingVaal Hazak Wing ⭐⭐⭐  
Vaal Hazak Membrane ⭐⭐⭐  
Vaal Hazak Talon ⭐⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_boneElder Dragon Bone ⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_bloodElder Dragon Blood ⭐⭐⭐  
Vaal Hazak Gem  6% Silver Reward and 13% Gold Reward


Vaal Hazak Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Vaal Hazak Monster.






Notes & Trivia

  • While Vaal Hazak has a branch in 10 weapon trees, only 4 of those (Greatsword, Lance, Light Bowgun, and Hammer) Have a unique end of upgrade model as a Rarity 8 weapon. The other 6 (Long Sword, Gunlance, Switch Axe, Charge Blade, Insect Glaive, and Bow) end their upgrade path at Rarity 7, retaining the basic Bone weapon model with additional Vaal Hazak trimming taking the form of a plate of green scales with several hook-like fangs tied to it with a piece of red cloth.
  • These monsters are from the Elder Dragon species
  • These monsters are 2011.58 - 2619.25  big
  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range
  • Vaal Hazak is known as the "Corpse Coat Dragon"



Large Monsters
Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Lunastra  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Zorah Magdaros

    • Anonymous

      05 Jul 2018 04:54  

      Been farming fangs using the long sword. Best way I've seen is hit his head as much as possible when he turns around and go crazy on him when he has no gas left or when he is getting gas. Killed him in 16 minutes, 10 seconds, used a lot of nulberries and potions

      • Anonymous

        26 Jun 2018 08:33  

        The Medicine skill is really useful for AT Vaal Hazak, either when you have support teammates or run a friendship build yourself. Having just 1 level is immensely helpful when you heal yourself or others heal you. Keep everyone alive, and ohana.

        • Anonymous

          23 Jun 2018 21:19  

          PSA for Arch Tempered Vaal Hazak;

          Assuming his weapons are any indication he naturally deals Dragon Element, which ironically is one of 2 elements he's weakest against. Equip Dragon Res jewels (+20 & bonus +10 def) and take a veggie meal (15) in the canteen. It helps a lot if you have a build that starts out with a positive Dragon Res value.

          When Arch Tempered Kirin was around, I made sure to have my Thunder Res above 40. At that point his 2 insane charged-up lightning bolt attacks stopped 1-shotting me, taking only about 40% of my HP. The same principle should apply to Vaal Hazak's elemental attacks.

          • Anonymous

            22 Jun 2018 11:51  

            What type of damage is his breath attack? His Arch-Tempered version is so damn strong with it, how can i lower the damage?

            • Anonymous

              09 Jun 2018 09:31  

              Took him out with Legiana armor. It helps keep your damage to a minimum fairly often and also would help you farm for the fangs with its luck boost. Especially great for mounters with an addition of increased air attack.

              • Anonymous

                08 Jun 2018 20:22  

                I beat a 15 min investigation, solo. Use a small weapon, sword and shield, dual blades. I tried great sword, but I'm hitting the armored legs too much. Didn't make it in time. Small one, stick to the chest. Fire element or dragon. Be very aggressive. Took him down w one min and 9 seconds to spare.

                • Anonymous

                  29 Apr 2018 03:49  

                  How long does it take to shatter this thing 's head? I've been going at it so many times and never have I broken it. I'm using dual blades but might switch to hammer.

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Apr 2018 04:59  

                    I can't decide on which dual blades to use. The Nergal Gouge or the Rookslayer Handaxes. Which one would be good against all 3 of the Elder Dragons?

                    • Anonymous

                      02 Apr 2018 23:04  

                      Why are people incapable of fighting this guy... just stay as close to him as possible, so he doesn’t use his death laser. Preferably behind. Even as a bow user I know to stay close.

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Mar 2018 18:55  

                        Which dual blades would work better against the Hazak? The Magda Ungulaes or any of the Anja Cyclones. Please reply and say what you think would be better because I'm about to fight Zorah for the second time and I can keep going after the Anjanath when I want. I'm not going for a speedrun I just want to find out what would work better. So please reply what would be better.

                        • Anonymous

                          22 Mar 2018 21:06  

                          Would the Anjanath dual blades upgraded as far as possible be a good setup? Because with my dual blades experience (I only started MH from MH3U) you need to be very close to hit stuff and with the risk of the Miasma I'm wondering if I should use a bow or bowgun.

                          • Vaal Hazak [MHW Wiki]05 Mar 2018 02:09  

                            fucker is easy to kill, easiest of all elders imo. farming his fangs on other hand is a PAIN UP THE FUCKIN ASS!! 25 kills for 3 fangs, with 4 different weapons focussing his fucking shitface. I AM NOT AMUSED CAPCOM! >.<

                            • Anonymous

                              04 Mar 2018 16:02  

                              Girros aren't related to Hazak they're just affected by the effluvium, the small flying monsters in the same area have the same vapor effect but are not Girros. When the hunter gets blighted by it (health halved) and Hazak does that move where it sucks up the smoke from the surrounding Girros (killing them in the process) it also kills the hunter.

                              • Anonymous

                                25 Feb 2018 14:11  

                                Heck I haven’t even fought this guy yet. I hope it won’t be a “ROTTEN” experience. Hehehe he he he.... I a bad person aren’t I. Make me feel bad in replies. I deserve it.

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