Velkhana

velkhana-large-monster-icerborne-mhw-wiki-guide
Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Elder Dragons
Elements mhw-ice-damage_sIce
Ailments iceblight-status-effect-mhw_sIceblight
Weakness mhw-fire-damageFire ⭐⭐⭐
mhw-thunder-damageThunder ⭐⭐
mhw-dragon-damageDragon ⭐⭐
Resistances mhw-ice-damageIce (immune)
mhw-water-elemental-damage_sWater
Location(s) All Biomes.
Tempered Lv. 3

Velkhana is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). It was added with the Iceborne Expansion on Sept 6th 2019. イヴェルカーナ (Iverukāna) in Japanese.

 

An elder dragon with the power to freeze all in its path.
According to legend, it can control the cold, and use its freezing breath to conjure massive spires of ice out of nowhere.

 

Velkhana Combat Info

This icy new monster seems to be somewhere between a Rathalos and a Legiana, and will be the main antagonist of the expansion, in the way that Nergigante was to the original launch. As such we can expect the monster to appear after some story progression only, and its gear to be some of the best in the game.

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head/Tail
    • White: Wings/Forelegs
    • Orange: Hindlegs
  • Enraged mode: Velkhana will scream and rise into the air.
    • Velkhana will also use her ice beam attacks at shorter intervals
    • The Enraged mode is completely independent from its Ice-covered Form.
    • She is susceptible to double Slinger Burst into a wall, if fast enough (Slinger Capacity is recommended if you intend to use this tactic)
  • Ice-covered Form
    • Velkhana will cover its body in icicles. The icicles become its weak spots and can be broken off.
    • Velkhana will be extra aggressive when in this form.
    • It gains a variety of new ice attacks, such as using moisture in the air to create ice crystals that can fall on hunters, as well as summoning a cluster of ice that expands outward from the original targeted area. 
    • Its ice beam will create walls of ice that impede your movement.
    • Most ice beam and ice breath attacks now also summon clusters of ice that shoot out of the ground along the path of the attack, bursting shortly after, and dealing large damage as well as knocking the hunter back.
  • Tips and notes;
    • Iceproof Mantle can be extremely useful in this fight.
    • Velkhana's breath inflicts iceblight-severe-mhw-status-efect_sIceblight, which it will project long range and all around itself when in the air.
    • Keep in mind that its ice beam can not only shoot through its walls of ice, but occasionally the floor
    • While in the air, a Slinger Burst will generally knock Velkhana to the ground unless it is enraged.
    • While it's covered in its Ice-Armour, the parts of its body covered in ice become weak points, while the rest of its body becomes resistant to attacks.
      • It will also leave clouds of frost on the floor. These can be used to go into the sliding animation on flat terrain and perform a sliding attack
      • Breaking Velkhana's head or tail will sometimes stagger her out of her Ice-covered Form
      • When in Velkhana's Ice-covered Form, she will still have a functioning tail to attack with even after severing it off
    • The ice walls formed by Velkhana's attacks can be broken by attacking them
      • Torch Pods can also be used to melt the ice walls
      • After being broken/melted, the ice walls will leave behind a small platform of ice that you can climb on top of and jump off to perform aerial attacks
    • Velkhana's sweeping ice beam attack can actually be dodged by jumping off of a small ledge or platform, if timed right.
      • By timing the jump correctly, the hunter will hop over the ice beam as he jumps off of the ledge/platform.
      • The ice platforms left behind by its ice walls after being broken/melted can be used to perform this maneuver. 
  • All things considered, this is probably the hardest mandatory fight of Iceborne. If you saved your Potions and Drugs for the right moment, now is the time to use them.

 

Velkhana 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐

 

In-game weakness information

velkhana-weakness-mhw-wiki-guide

 

Velkhana Low and High Rank Carves

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

Velkhana Carves

Carves Frequency %
crystal_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCrystal Shard (Dropped)  Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  32% (28%)
velkhana_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Cortex (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 24% (27%)
velkhana_hardclaw-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Hardclaw (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 19% (50%)
velkhana_crownhorn-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Crownhorn  Master Rank ⭐⭐ 8%
velkhana-fellwing-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Fellwing  Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 15%
legiana_tail_webbing_plus-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 9% (70%)
velkhana-crystal-mhw-wiki-guideVelkhana Crystal (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐ 2% (3%)

 

Velkhana Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
velkhana_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Cortex Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 27%
crystal_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCrystal Shard (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 22% (32%)
velkhana_hardclaw-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Hardclaw (Break Wings) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 18% (30%)
velkhana_crownhorn-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Crownhorn (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 8% (66%)
legiana_tail_webbing_plus-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Lash Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 13%
velkhana-crystal-mhw-wiki-guideVelkhana Crystal (Break Head) Master Rank ⭐ 2% (2%)
large_elder_dragon_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallElder Dragonvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 63%
large_elder_dragon_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLarge Elder Dragon Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐ 8%
pure_dragon_blood-mhw-wiki-guide-smallPure Dragon Blood Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐ 12%
velkhana-crownhorn-small-mhw-wiki-guideAurora Crownhorn Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 37%
elder-spiritvein-bone-small-mhw-wiki-guideElder Spiritvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 35%
tempered-crownhorn-small-mhw-wiki-guideTempered Crownhorn Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 64%
great-spiritvein-gem-mhw-wiki-guideGreat Spiritvein Gem Master Rank ⭐ 3%

Velkhana Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Velkhana Monster.

Weapons

Armor

 

Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Ice Dragon" and "The Iceborne Wyvern"
  • A unique victory theme plays upon defeating Velkhana for the first time.
  • It is the flagship monster of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.

 

 

 

Large Monsters
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    • Anonymous

      10 Nov 2020 00:50  

      Insect Glaive main here. A tip for people having a hard time dodging the sweeping ice breath is to use an insect glaive as you can just pole vault jump over it ez pz. Flying attacks work pretty good when Velkhana is in the air too.

      • Anonymous

        27 Oct 2020 14:26  

        If you're stuck on the last phase like I was, prep a bunch of mega barrel bombs and farcasters. Velkhana goes back to sleep every time you farcaster back to camp, so you get a bunch of free damage.
        It also looses enraged that way, so if you see a chance to wall bang it before you run away, its worth doing.
        Its not honourable or pretty, but it gets you through that phase so easily it feels unfair.

        • Anonymous

          24 Oct 2020 11:37  

          Played around a bit and the only usefull piece for me as a SA user seems to be the layered armor.
          Any suggestions? Do I miss something?

          • 20 Oct 2020 17:11  

            Hello my fellow hunters, Mortals seem to be having trouble with this monster so I thought I could shed some light on some forbidden tips. Even though it says it is immune to stun, you can still do it 3 to 4 times. 3 Tigrex parts help because of free meal secret and Speed eating all in one go (You need to put on 2 free meal jewels) (The parts for speed eating and free meal secret are the boots, waist, and gloves.) Clutching to its face to dodge the beams is also a good move. If you are having trouble with his blights you can put on 3 restior jewels also put in mind that these are rare jewels and you can farm the greatest jagras for some but you don't have to. Brachdios weapons are also good for this fight since you can get that 300 blast damage numbers every now and then. Anyway my dads yelling at me to good to bed. So Farewell and good luck. (P.S please comment down below if your having any troubles and I will do my best to Help.)

            • Anonymous

              20 Oct 2020 16:41  

              Pretty inconsistant, so I don't know exactly what does this, but if you are grappled to AT Vel and it does something that would normally knock you off, it puts you in a pin instead. Noticed that I have never just been knocked off, and a fresh Temporal just gets spent and I get pinned regardless. Didn't see it on the page. Could just be lost in the numerous details.

              • Anonymous

                20 Oct 2020 03:07  

                AT Velkhana is really something. While almost everyone is still struggling with Fatalis. They might forget AT Velkhana all together. I guess the real challenge of the event is not Fatalis. But defeating him until you can decide to fight another monster.

                • Anonymous

                  19 Oct 2020 05:41  

                  Surprised that AT velk isnt total trash, faster and a multitude of aoe but still actually has openings.

                  Caveat is elderseal is mandatory, because capcom had to add a dumb gimmick to make it relevant for once in 3 years. Also they went out of their way to **** over ranged and HBG shield spread this time, therefore killing lance

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Oct 2020 07:54  

                    Its shocking that so many people are having hard time with this monster. Ive yet to cart a single time by him and only lost matches because of team mates.

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Oct 2020 21:21  

                      I had my ice resistance at 15, my defense seriously high, and my op longsword. He oneshotted me like six times. You friggin ice covered sausage.

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Oct 2020 14:57  

                        Imma be ready with my augmented Frostfang set and my Blossomajesty Insect glaive thank you very much. COME AT ME! (in 2 weeks)

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Sep 2020 03:01  

                          i hate this dude for lots of reasons
                          1:he WILL NOT DIE and most of the time im all: SHUT UP AND DIE or Y U NO DIE???????
                          2: he roars about 15 times before he is even attacking me and when i do attack him hes all you know what im gonna roar at this dude 30 MORE TIMES JUST BECAUSE I CAN!
                          3: monsters do not come to help me or even do a turf war so im SO SAD ( not really )
                          so yea thats y i hate this dude so much i might DESTROY THIS XBOX

                          • Anonymous

                            23 Sep 2020 03:16  

                            Simply one of the worst monsters thus far in my opinion. Maybe it's because I'm gunlance main but I couldn't find any sort of enjoyment from fighting him what so ever.

                            • Anonymous

                              15 Sep 2020 20:41  

                              Once when I was on a fishing trip in the Ancient Forest before any Velkhana quest I meet it in there and it got really pissy with me and we fought then I threw poop at it and it flew away

                              • Anonymous

                                09 Sep 2020 04:35  

                                If it wasnt for the ice walls, Velk would actually be the best elder of icebourne, if not the whole game, as it is, the clouds+walls make this fight so glimmicky which is the problem with 8/10 IB monsters. The tempered version is actually trash at timesas she'll just make walls, and spam ice breath through them all the time at range, then spam the freezing puddle up close

                                • Anonymous

                                  28 Aug 2020 00:28  

                                  i was fighting velkhana for a while, then i finally won, but my play station crashed right as it loaded the victory screen/cutscene and it didnt save my progress :l anyone else had this glitch?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    13 Aug 2020 22:45  

                                    I just fought velkhana and am now onto the seething bazelgueese quest and how I fought velkhana might not work for you but who know so first things first always have a mega armor skin and mega demon drug for it to not chip away at your health then this worked for me since I had a greatsword and I grappled onto it when it wasn’t charging and did the attack with the great sword on it and when it flys back to it’s nest get two mega barrel bombs and place em right next to her head and do this two times and attack a few and next thing you know she’s dead

                                    • Anonymous

                                      28 Jul 2020 05:32  

                                      first time fighting her with full acidic glavenus armor was hard. But now is kinda easy with investigations. I hate that when I upgrade my insect glaive I have to choose between ariel magus III or ice spear! Also comment which flag ship monster you like more nergigante or velkhana?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        26 Jul 2020 19:25  

                                        Leap of faith iframes to dodge sweeping breath. Stay near enough to rush to its side and hit it while it blasts away. If the. Angle is good, clutch it's face, it wont shake you off if it's busy w a long breath attack. Ice resist gems, ice resist mantle. Learning to claw then, flinch shot,then ram him to a wall will help. Would recomend gobbler gems, max speed eating can let you heal very fast. Would recomend hit and roll away, esp if he rages, everything is faster and he may combo tail thrusts or ice breaths.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Velkhana [MHW Wiki]12 Jul 2020 23:00  

                                          I don't. Its literally just preference, I think he's male (turf war me). Elegant doesn't necessarily mean feminine, and just because an "a" is at the end of his name doesn't mean he's female. In other languages, though rare, some male names end in 'a'. Honestly though, this is all just speculation, believe what you want lads, imma stick with my opinion.
                                          Note: He is also my favorite monster

                                          • Anonymous

                                            05 Jul 2020 20:33  

                                            I think it's breath AOE has gaps in-between the ice so you don't have to roll all the way out it's range. I once got caught inside and the attack didn't hit me. Could someone please confirm this?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              24 Jun 2020 05:22  

                                              Ok Capcom, explain me this:
                                              Why is the ice WALLS Velkhana creates acts as terrain for players, but you cant flinch shot her into it?

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