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 breath 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-smallElder Dragonvein Bone 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  
Aurora Crownhorn Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
elder-spiritvein-bone-small-mhw-wiki-guideElder Spiritvein Bone Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
tempered-crownhorn-small-mhw-wiki-guideTempered Crownhorn Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
great-spiritvein-gem-mhw-wiki-guideGreat Spiritvein Gem Master Rank ⭐  
velkhana-crystal-mhw-wiki-guideVelkhana Crystal 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  ♦  Furious Rajang  ♦  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  ♦  Raging Brachydios  ♦  Rajang  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Ruiner Nergigante  ♦  Safi'jiiva  ♦  Savage Deviljho  ♦  Scarred Yian Garuga  ♦  Seething Bazelgeuse  ♦  Shara Ishvalda  ♦  Shrieking Legiana  ♦  Silver Rathalos  ♦  Stygian Zinogre  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tigrex  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Viper Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Yian Garuga  ♦  Zinogre  ♦  Zorah Magdaros


    • Anonymous

      13 Feb 2020 02:20  

      I was having trouble slaying this one, so I got a really great group together, it wasn't too terribly bad. I got the last hit with about 750 damage. I was esthatic. But the game crashed and deleted the whole battle from my save. I tried 2 more times and utterly failed. So I gave up.

      • Anonymous

        03 Feb 2020 04:11  

        can't get anywhere near it without getting stabbed to look like a block of swiss cheese. then if i try to maintain distance, the damn sweep beam attack gets me.

        • Anonymous

          31 Jan 2020 16:40  

          I think the Locations notes need to be looked at again. I’ve run Investigations where I’ve hunted Velkhana in Hoarfrost Reach, Elders Recess, and Wildspire Wastes. I’ve also gotten Investigations for Velkhana Hunts in Coral Highlands, Ancient Forest, and even Rotting Vale (did not run those since meh rewards). These are from PC

          • Anonymous

            12 Jan 2020 19:30  

            some of its moves, one sound effect and its general model are rather similar to (if not completely the same) kushala daora, which makes me think velkhana is a substitute to (possibly the original pitched idea) a kushala daora with ice control, but im just a rando on the net

            • Anonymous

              03 Dec 2019 16:51  

              I need help. I'm trying to fight Velkhana with my Lance/ Gunlance and Velkhana's beam attacks just go through my block entirely. How can I fight it?

              • Anonymous

                09 Nov 2019 02:21  

                Why is Velkhana’s “special attack” just it using all it’s moves at once? No use of armor, no special ice storm, just all of it’s normal ice attacks at once with maybe some range increase; but it benefits you to stay down if you’re hit! The other specials are terrifying, potential one-shots thats are great at invoking frenzy and evasion, but Velkhana, the FLAGSHIP, has a special that’s kinda just “Oh, it’s using the special. I got hit? Meh, Imma just stay down. And it’s over. Aight.” Yeesh... Compare that to Nergi’s dive bomb and you’ll see the issue.

                • Anonymous

                  30 Oct 2019 00:59  

                  So I have to do this on single player since I cant hold a connection well enough, for Iceborn wyvern quest I have to carve through about 23k health just to slay it?

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Oct 2019 12:28  

                    When velkana ices your feet, HOW are you supposed to get out of it??? It's a guaranteed death by stabbing.

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Oct 2019 12:26  

                      Why do people think Velkana is female? The game did not establish that. The creators never established that. So who made this up? Why?

                      • Anonymous

                        22 Oct 2019 08:57  

                        Three stooges on the ground but no has to focus me above everything else, lovely. And running is still the dumbest form of attack, 800 armor 20 ice res, and RUNNING, TAKES HALF MY HEALTH WTF IS WRONG WITH THIS DRAGON

                        • 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.

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