Vaal Hazak

Vaal Hazak

Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements  
Ailments  Effluvia
Weakness

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 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_weaknesses-mhw

 

 

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_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.

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

      29 Nov 2020 08:56  

      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

        18 Nov 2020 02:00  

        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

          06 Sep 2020 18:14  

          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

            18 Jul 2020 02:49  

            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

              10 Jul 2020 18:07  

              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

                21 May 2020 21:16  

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

                • Anonymous

                  03 May 2020 23:11  

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

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Apr 2020 04:43  

                    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

                      16 Nov 2019 00:52  

                      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

                        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*****.

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