Vaal Hazak

Vaal Hazak

Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Ailments  Effluvia

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

Resistances mhw-water-elemental-damageWater
Locations Rotten Vale
Tempered Lv. 3

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 "Effluvium", 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.
      • This can also be triggered by your Palico or nearby monsters such as the Raphinos that appear just outside its lair and the Girros within, even though he is not hostile to them. Confirmed in single player and VERY close up, he just spammed the beam attack for a while, any corroboration would be appreciated.
      • In certain areas the beam can be blocked by the locale, such as a boulder or a wall
    • 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's mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon  weakness only applies to wounded body parts while its mhw-fire-damage_sFire weakness is always active.
  • The general tactics against Vaal Hazak is staying on its two sides (since it only has one breath ability that can attack sideways), maintaining a relatively close distance (since it has long distance reposition abilities that can put you in a position where it is impossible to be out of the line of fire of its breath), and keeping in mind that its charge abilities are (somewhat) wide and long.

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 them (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 and wrapped in 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"
  • Tempered Vaal Hazak health is 10000




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    • Anonymous

      05 Sep 2019 20:00  

      I can and can't say this crackhead is easy, because damaging it is easy, dodging attacks? pretty annoying but do-able. but landing a true charge attack is literally impossible

      • Anonymous

        21 Jul 2019 10:13  

        From what I’ve gathered of people’s experiences, either Vaal is easy as***** for you, or it’s the literal spawn of Satan. For me it’s the spawn of satan.

        • Anonymous

          27 Jun 2019 17:25  

          Nerg was so easy, this***** is a ficking nightmare. This thing have so much broken hitboxes, high damage and health reduction. Everyone say to stay under his butt, but it get you anyway whit his unpredictable charge attack. ***** this*****.

          • Anonymous

            06 Apr 2019 22:07  

            I'm aware Elderseal weapons disperse Val's miasma aura but do fire element weapons also? I usually bring an elderseal weapon but I've played with fire a couple of times and it seems like it also represses the miasma. When you shoot slinger torch ammo on the ground it disperses the miasma so I thought there might be a relation.

            • Anonymous

              03 Apr 2019 19:04  

              The one that was cool back in high school when you meet them during a high school reunion and you see what smoking and drinking has done to them.

              • Anonymous

                16 Mar 2019 22:28  

                i always wondered if the Acid Water affects him, i drag him to the acid water (the Glowy Shiny blue water) and run around the pool shooting. maybe it helps but as a Hunter walking in the hazard myself, it feels like 5HP drains per second in the pool of water

                • Anonymous

                  21 Jan 2019 02:37  

                  I just beat this guy and honestly I'm astounded by how easy this guy was compared to the other elder dragons. Teostra kept exploding the map, Kushala was highly annoying to hit, but this guy was just "roll under belly and wack it till it dies"

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Jan 2019 00:59  

                    Vaal hazak is immune to dragon WHILE unwounded, not while wounded. You have your info backwards on that section.

                    • Anonymous

                      08 Oct 2018 23:59  

                      *vaal holds infinity gauntlet* "when I snap my fingers, half of your health pool will vanish" … it's an Infinity War reference

                      • Anonymous

                        27 Sep 2018 00:23  

                        the wings do damage when he does a jump attack. THE WINGS! Then I block all of his attacks just fine only to be one shotted by one of his rush moves (I stay behind him!) or his miasma burbs (shield up...). Why exactly when it is 99 times no problem at all? Nobody knows... I can handle him fine now, got everything I need from him but these random sudden deaths totaly out of the blue are a bit annoying tbh.

                        • Anonymous

                          19 Sep 2018 17:44  

                          I'm featuring the Rotten Vale in a DnD oneshot. Here's what I got so far. Note that I don't plan on having them face Raodobann or Great Girnos and its for a level 20 party. It's also gonna be my first time being a DM. Anyways let me know what you think and sorry for the wall of text. Girnos stats! HP: 50 Strength: 11 Dexterity: 12 Constitution: 12 Intelligence: 4 Wisdom: 5 Charisma: 0 Slash: the Girnos slashes at a target, dealing 1d10 slashing damage on a hit. Bite: the Girnos attempts to bite its prey, dealing 1d6 piercing damage on a hit. If hit target must make a Constitution saving throw, if failed target is paralysed for 2 turns. Odogaron stats! HP: 1200 Strength: 19 Dexterity: 20 Constitution: 18 Intelligence: 0 Wisdom: 0 Charisma: 0 Resistances: Fire, Water, Poison. Weaknesses: Cold, Paralysis. Bite: the Odogaron attempts to bite for 3d8 piercing damage. Slash: the Odogaron slashes at its prey dealing 4d10 slashing damage on a hit, if hit target must make a Constitution save, if failed, target is now bleeding for 1d10 bleeding damage every turn for 4 turns. Pounce: the Odogaron leaps at it prey, knocking it down on a hit, and deals 3d8 piercing damage until knocked off. Odogaron will continue to attack the pounced party member until it is knocked off, the pounced target succeeds a Strength throw, or the target is dead. Tail Whip: the Odogaron slaps enemies behind it with its tail, dealing 4d6 bludgeoning damage on a hit. Roar: the Odogaron can use its bonus action to roar, all humanoid creatures within 30 feet must make a Constitution saving throw, if a creature fails that creature is stunned until next round. Vaal Hazzak! The Corpse Coat Dragon stats! HP: 3482 Resistances: Lightning, Poison, Sleep, Paralysis. Weaknesses: Fire. Strength: 20 Dexterity: 20 Constitution: 20 Intelligence: 20 Wisdom: 20 Charisma: 0 Effluvium Beam: Vaal Hazzak breaths a beam of pure Effluvium in a 60 degree arc starting from its right. All targets hit make a Constitution saving throw. Targets take 4d20 necrotic damage on a failed throw or half as much on a successful throw. Effluvium Mist: Vaal Hazzak can disperse the Effluvium built up in its body into a mist covering 30 feet surrounding it lasting for 3 turns. Anyone in this mist must make a Constitution saving throw. On a failed throw, max HP is cut in half for 5 turns and take 1d6 necrotic damage for every turn they spend in the mist. Effluvium Mist Beam: Vaal Hazzak fires an Effluvium Beam at the ground, dealing 1d20 necrotic damage to anyone caught by it. This attack applies the effects of Effluvium Mist. Effluvium Drain: Vaal Hazzak can drain the Effluvium from any nearby creatures with the status "Effluvium Corruption", healing Vaal Hazzak for 1d12+6 for every creature drained. This move kills any creatures drained. Bite: Vaal Hazzak bites at its target, dealing 2d12 piercing damage on a hit.

                          • Anonymous

                            10 Sep 2018 23:32  

                            For those trying to get fangs and not sure of if you've broken his head, when it breaks the spine bones where the head and neck meet will be broken off. It will look sort of like a crater.

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