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
Location(s) Elder's Recess 
Hoarfrost Reach
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 ancient legend, it can freely control the cold, and unleash an


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.

  • Deals mhw-ice-damage_sIce damage and can inflict iceblight-status-effect-mhw_sIceblight.
  • Weak to mhw-fire-damageFire mhw-thunder-damageThunder and mhw-dragon-damageDragon
  • Resistant to mhw-ice-damageIce
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head & Tail
    • Orange: Back Legs 
    • White: Wings & Front Legs
  • Enraged mode: ??
  • You can obtain a Shiny Drops by attacking ??
  • Tips and notes go here: Monsters breadth inflicts Iceblight and will project it long range and all around the monster when in the air. 


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 Damage Needed
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ??
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ??
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ??


In-game weakness information



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 Master Rank  
velkhana_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Cortex Master Rank  
velkhana_hardclaw-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Hardclaw (Dropped) Master Rank  
velkhana_crownhorn-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Crownhorn (Break Head) Master Rank  
Velkhana Fellwing (Break Wings) Master Rank  


Velkhana Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
velkhana_cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Cortex Master Rank  
crystal_shard-mhw-wiki-guide-smallCrystal Shard Master Rank  
velkhana_hardclaw-mhw-wiki-guide-smallVelkhana Hardclaw (Dropped) Master Rank  
Velkhana Lash (Tail Carved) Master Rank  
large_elder_dragon_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallLarge Elder Dragon Bone Master Rank  
pure_dragon_blood-mhw-wiki-guide-smallPure Dragon Blood Master Rank  

Velkhana Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Velkhana Monster.




Notes & Trivia

  • Can be lured with ??
  • Camouflage works until ?? range 
  • It is known as the "Ice Dragon."
  • It is the flagship monster of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.




Large Monsters
Acidic Glavenus  ♦  Ancient Leshen  ♦  Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Banbaro  ♦  Barioth  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Beotodus  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Blackveil Vaal Hazak  ♦  Brachydios  ♦  Brute Tigrex  ♦  Coral Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Ebony Odogaron  ♦  Fulgur Anjanath  ♦  Glavenus  ♦  Gold Rathian  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Leshen  ♦  Lunastra  ♦  Namielle  ♦  Nargacuga  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Nightshade Paolumu  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Rajang  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Ruiner Nergigante  ♦  Savage Deviljho  ♦  Scarred Yian Garuga  ♦  Seething Bazelgeuse  ♦  Shara Ishvalda  ♦  Shrieking Legiana  ♦  Silver Rathalos  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tigrex  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Viper Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Yian Garuga  ♦  Zinogre  ♦  Zorah Magdaros


    • Anonymous

      15 Sep 2019 12:36  

      The best thing is that this dragon is only the tip of an ICEberg when it comes to the problem we are dealing with during the story of this expansion. My face literally FROZE when I realized it and the fact that I'm about to deal with something even stronger sent CHILLS down my spine.

      • Anonymous

        12 Sep 2019 10:51  

        Just a small tip, she does her tail spear two times for the attack, so dodge when you see her doing and move behind her if you can, and she does a large ice blast before she reverts to her armor-less form

        • Anonymous

          12 Sep 2019 09:12  

          Ez with hammer and slugger secret build (diablos armor). Had lumu or nargacuga head for weakness exploit, forgot which has it, tigrex coil/faulds and the rest diablos. WE charm.

          • Anonymous

            11 Sep 2019 17:03  

            Took me 48 mins of nail biting bull*****to kill this beast that final area when hes close to death is just a constant spam of attacks so hard to get clean hits on him with a great sword when u have to non stop dodge.

            • Anonymous

              07 Sep 2019 06:15  

              So to answer any questions you may have. Velkhana is not a pushover, it can basically wreck your hunt easily as not much can be done to get it down other than doing enough damage for a ko in midair and that's already a risk if you are still wearing armor that you stuck with for high rank all this time. (Unless you're one of those skilled few who actually managed to make it through master rank without changing builds at all) also flashpods work half the time you do flash it sometimes it goes down only for it to go back up and try to attack you whilest being blind. Velkhana often one shots any hunter below 500 defense with the most common death to velkhana is the ice blasts that she spams frequently.

              • Anonymous

                27 Aug 2019 04:09  

                Look at the icy boi over here! hey I'm back already... ok lets go. Velkhana is a very COOL Elder Dragon capable of coating itself in a icy shell like Zamtrios, however the way they CHILL themselves are most likely going to be different, as of now I do believe that you can fight this icy boi in the Iceborne Beta but I am not sure, haven't played this game in like a month, alright lets look at weaknesses. Weak points include but are not limited to the head... yeah that's all I know... Elemental weaknesses will likely include Fire and or Thunder and Aliment will include nothing... maybe Blast but eh... but that stuff doesn't matter when you have Elder Steal and maybe SAVAGE DEVILJHO WEAPONS!!! Weapons and armor have been leaked already, we know we have a Longsword, I can estimate the stats being something like 750 raw attack, 265 ice, white and maybe even purple sharpness, plus 10% affinity, and maybe even a level 3 slot or something, yeah i know estimating stats on a weapon we know nothing about is far fetched but I DO WHAT I WANT I CAN DREAM YOU KNOW!!! armor skills have already been leaked starting with something I already forgot... but anyways I didn't forget the Frostcraft ability as when your weapon is sheathed it builds a layer of frost around it and when you attack a monster, the ice acts as a projectile that can do some damage, to me it sounds like a skill to use with Critical Draw but be honest who uses that... Now as for the fight, he likes to use his tail a lot as a poking tool, he also likes to make ice walls that can act like a area limiter refraining your movement... And that's really about it you could just watch a video and it would do a better job explaining everything I said here... Welp... I'm going to sleep now... later...

                • Anonymous

                  22 Aug 2019 23:21  

                  ... ***** it I NEED do get this off my chest... is this just Zamtrios and Kushala? like think about it, it has the basis elder dragon skeleton and even has some of Kushala's movements, but it has the gimmick of Zamtrios's ice armor... is it just me?

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