Vaal Hazak

Vaal Hazak large monster hunter world mhw

Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements  
Ailments  EffluvialBuildupEffluvia
Weakness

mhw fire damage sFire (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw dragon damage sDragon (⭐⭐⭐)

Resistances mhw water elemental damage sWater
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 damage sFire and mhw dragon damage sDragon .
  • Moderately susceptible to BlastblightBlastblight and stun iconStun.
  • 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 drains health very quickly.
  • Resistances: The Vaal Hazak is Immune to mhw water elemental damage sWater 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 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) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Chest (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐

 

Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

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Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.

 

 

Vaal Hazak High Rank Carves

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

Vaal Hazak Carves (ALL HIGH RANK)

Carves    
Vaal Hazak Carapace ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Deceased Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Vaal Hazak Talon (break forelegs) ⭐⭐⭐  
Vaal Hazak Fang + (break head) ⭐⭐  
vaal hazak wing small mhw wiki guideVaal 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 tail small mhw wiki guideVaal Hazak Tail (cut tail)  

 

Vaal Hazak Rewards (ALL HIGH RANK)

Rewards Frequency  
Vaal Hazak Carapace ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
Deceased Scale ⭐⭐⭐  
vaal hazak wing small mhw wiki guideVaal Hazak Wing ⭐⭐⭐  
Vaal Hazak Membrane ⭐⭐⭐  
Vaal Hazak Talon ⭐⭐⭐  
elder dragon bone small mhw wiki guideElder Dragon Bone ⭐⭐  
elder dragon blood small mhw wiki guideElder 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.

Weapons

 

Armor

 

 

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

      I beat him first try by buying a **** ton of farcasters and mega barrel bombs and using DB so I could just keep blowing him up and getting underneath him to spam attacks and using the farcasters when he does that miasma thing and just go in to the tent to recover health and just go back and repeat until he dies. It feels like a pussy thing to do, but it works lmao

      • Anonymous

        I looked up on the mhw kiranico database and I guess only MR investigation gives gold crown vaal hazak? Does anyone have any idea?

        • Anonymous

          in MHRise trailer, they show us a (possibly) new type of spider monster. And assuming, it seems like the hooks that the spider has, came from Vaal Hazak's claws and wingtips. i am highly sure that we will get something like Rotten Vale back in Rise

          • Anonymous

            This boi is quite easy with a HBG, barely noticed the miasma damage, never needed a nulberry. Just stay at maximum range for pierce (which is out of range for his big aoe) and relocate behind him when he does his breath. His charge attack is trivial to dodge at this range, too.

            • Anonymous

              Alright, as a fairly amateur Hunter, I have a few tips and warnings for those who'll face him for the first time. 1: Nullberries are a must. 2: This guy plays dirty by expanding its "Effluvia Field", and absorbing other monsters Effluvia to temporarily heal itself. 3: Don't get anxious if the battle stretches out. 4: Fire is a godsend when fighting him, so throw torchpods on the ground to chip its health, giving it a taste of its own medicine. Also, the only complaint I have when fighting this guy are its Fangs. It's a nightmare farming for them. Elder Dragons are way too resilient when it comes to breaking their parts, so Partbreaker and high Attack damage are advised to farm. Hope my humble, half-assed walkthrough helps you fighting this cancer spreading scum. :)

              • Anonymous

                spooky boy, very cool
                im not the best at fighting him, but he's not that difficult for me
                one of my fave elder dragons

                • Anonymous

                  God I hate this stupid trash dragon, he’s not hard just stupid and annoying, he just halves your
                  Health and one shots you with the trash beam

                  • Anonymous

                    Vaal hazak to taki potwór zgnileij doliny co jest szkeletosmokiem i pochlania energie girrosom i dmucha tá enrgiá .

                    • Anonymous

                      Why are so many people complaining about his effluvium when you can equip 3 miasma jewels and be fully immune?

                      • Anonymous

                        The easiest elder Dragon in the game it's a joke fight it you know how to deal with it. I knew I could farm it after the first one.

                        • Anonymous

                          The most dangerous thing about this monster is neither its striking power or ability to halve your health. Its the fact that they constantly create fields that inflict unmitigated chip damage. It racks up over time (especially againtst the AT variant), and is subtle enough to forget about in the heat of the moment. It makes it so that the few hits that actually do connect much more likely to be the one that carts you.

                          • Anonymous

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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

                                        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

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

                                          • Anonymous

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

                                            • Anonymous

                                              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

                                                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

                                                  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.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    weird how i dont see anyone commenting or showing off his palico armour set, like who wouldn't want a tiny cat skeleton warrior running around with you? oh and the fight is fine as long as you get something to counter the effluvia, the instant that is not a critical element, you can just go in and attack for almost you heart content.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      RE: Fangs. Using HBG Spreadshots and shooting entirely at his face [and nowhere else], even after head breaks + using Legiana 2 piece set [extra rewards] + being on an investigation managed to net me a fang on almost every kill. No clue how a melee user would be able to reliably farm them. It was slow and tedious but I was able to get about 5 per hour.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This page makes Vaal seem so much more threatening than it actually is. I just took a lvl 1 dragonbone bow and it did the job. It's miasma "beam" attack is the only thing you need to watch out for and it is very telegraphed. When he is about to do it run behind him and fire a couple dragon piercers from its tail to its head and just spam your shots get that elderseal proc'd on him. Take max potions, null berries, and such, and make sure you eat the first go around. It is stupid simple.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Ok. Fang drop rate is a joke, i hunt it like 20 times and only got 3 of them while i got like 7 gem. And that is with silver and gold investigation included

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I just killed this guy 6 times in a row in investigations to get the fangs for the armor. I broke his head every single time. Now i have 5 gems and 2 fangs, Wtf is going on

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Complete joke with lance/gunlance. Just guard and poke him between his legs until he does his breath thing, move to his side and go to town with your best combos. Repeat until dead. Easy solo with Nergal Ram + Nerg Armor A

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                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

                                                                  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

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

                                                                        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

                                                                          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

                                                                            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

                                                                              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

                                                                                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

                                                                                  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

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                    • 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

                                                                                        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

                                                                                          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.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Is there a source or something that explains how he came to be or why he has this relationship with the vale? Was he tainted or something?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              The safest place to attack him from using a melee weapon is just behind him. His tail swipe does fairly little damage if it catches you, and the same goes for his spinning bite. It also means he cannot hit you with his beam attack, and because his miasma AoE comes from his head, you will have the most time to run if directly behind him. Just beware of the tiny damage the miasma trail he leaves behind causes.

                                                                                              P.S. For any first timers fighting him with a shield, you can block all of his attacks excluding his miasma attacks. Run like hell. You can dodge roll through the beam as well, if you time it properly.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Joke of a fight for long reach melee. Hopefully by this stage you'll have the Palico gadget that will paralyze this boss and you'll get free attacks here and there for first and last phase area (same area btw). Oh and bring nullberries for this, lots of them.

                                                                                                Stay under his belly. You do not need to cut his tail unless you want to farm that (it is that useless!) focus on the head, front legs and belly. His attacks are mostly the effluvium blast but later on he'll switch to effluvium bomb. Honestly, it's worth it to get hit by the bomb than waste opportunity to dish out damage should he use the blast ability instead. His front swipes are easily dodgeable. That's pretty much all there is. Pretty easy fight compared to Kushala and Teostra.

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