Zorah Magdaros


Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements mhw-fire-damageFire
Ailments mhw-fire-damageFireblight

Dragon (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-water-elemental-damageWater (⭐⭐⭐)

Resistances mhw-fire-damageFire
Locations n/a
Tempered Lv. 3 (Arch-Tempered Only)

Zorah Magdaros is an Elder Dragon in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ゾラ・マグダラオス (熔山龍) in Japanese.


 An elder dragon that rises from the earth like a volcano. Where it's headed, and why, the Research Commission has yet to figure out.

Zorah Magdaros Details & Locations


Zorah Magdaros Combat Info

  • Deals mhw-fire-damageFire damage and is resistant to mhw-fire-damageFire
  • Weak to mhw-dragon-damageDragon and mhw-water-elemental-damageWater
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Head, Chest, Left Foreleg, Right Foreleg, Left Weak Shell, Right Weak Shell
    • Orange: Body, Shell
    • White: Left Hindleg, Right Hindleg, Tail, Exhaust Organ (Crater), Exhaust Organ (Head), Exhaust Organ (Central), Exhaust Organ (Rear)
  • Weakpoints on head and chest area. Three Magmacores on body, one on head.
  • Not susceptible to any ailment attack (Poison, Sleep, Paralysis, Blast or Stun)
  • Normal attacks can't make dents in its mountain-like shell. Utilize larger weapons such as cannons and ballistae, or directly attack the "Magmacore" heat organs that are exposed in parts of its outer shell.


Zorah Magdaros 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 Center (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Chest (Outer) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information




Zorah Magdaros High Rank Rewards

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

Zorah Magdaros Carves

Carve Frequency

Zorah Magdaros Rewards ALL HIGH RANK

Reward Frequency
zorah_magdaros_heat_scaleZorah Magdaros Heat Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐
zorah_magdaros_ridgeZorah Magdaros Ridge ⭐⭐⭐⭐
zorah_magdaros_pleuraZorah Magdaros Pleura (break chest) ⭐⭐⭐
zorah_magdaros_magmaZorah Magdaros Magma (break head) ⭐⭐⭐
zorah_magdaros_carapaceZorah Magdaros Carapace (dropped, break magmacore) ⭐⭐⭐
zorah_magdaros_gemZorah Magdaros Gem


Zorah Magdaros Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Zorah Magdaros Monster.





Notes & Trivia

  • Advised to attack core in "volcano" area first to trigger early stalactite traps with slinger, (climb to highest point on shell).
  • Camouflage works until ?? range
  • Dragonvein Crystal can be mined off its back.
  • Zorah Magdaros is known as the "Scorching Mountain Dragon"
  • It is the only monster immune to all status ailments and is also the only monster immune to the Blast ailment.




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    • Anonymous

      28 Jul 2020 20:01  

      The should catch nerg, not this mountain. As if they could bring it home. They definitely had the weapons and hunters to obliterate nerg and get him.

      • Anonymous

        31 May 2020 08:33  

        Locations:N/A it has a name, just liek how with xenojiiva its not *****ing Elders recess it has a different name!

        • Anonymous

          07 Dec 2019 22:05  

          Every researcher in research commission: Elder Dragons can not be catched. Commander: *Wants to catch a Godzilla sized Elder Dragon* Every researcher in research commission: WHAT DID WE JUST ____ING SAY?!

          • Anonymous

            10 Jul 2019 00:25  

            Does anyone else prefer the first zorah siege compared to the second one? I liked the first siege more just because you had such a good camera point on zorah during the beginning, that and the lighting of the area just seemed to glorify Zorah even more. Although I wish they made you fight nergigante for a bit longer then they made you.

            • Anonymous

              07 Jul 2019 08:03  

              trivia: Zorah possess not four but SIX limbs. two additional wing-like arms are on it's back and hold it's shell in place, there's official art from it's design chart displaying it, and you can even see them in-game when using binders and look carefully at it's back beneath the shell

              • Anonymous

                11 May 2019 01:25  

                Second Zorah fight in a nutshell. Commander: how many times do we gotta teach ya this lesson old man! Zorah: I like the young people

                • Anonymous

                  17 Feb 2019 20:42  

                  To people who don't know, the optional quest to fight Zorah Magdaros appears randomly after completing a quest or returning from expedition.

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Jan 2019 19:36  

                    his mission do not appear more to me, i killed all the other ancient dragons and xeno´jiiva and all that appear is his mission only, with zorah´s mission never appearing. any tips? i can´t help other via SOS because i play in the ps4 and i don´t have PS+

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Aug 2018 20:53  

                      Why is Zorah so different from the other Elder Dragons? Or rather, why are other Elder Dragons so different from Zorah? Pretty much all other Elder Dragons with the exception of Kirin are quadruped, two winged and overall dragon-like, and all of them pretty much behave like regular monsters in how they are fought. Gargantuan, turtle-like Zorah sticks out in scale, scope and power. So awesome is he, that you can not even fight him on a normal level. You have to bombard him with cannons and screw him with a ship, and even that is a mere fleshwound to him. When you fight Zorah, you're not a hunter. You're a pesky mosquito. It honestly makes all other Elder Dragons you fight a bit disappointing in my opinion. The fights are tough, sure, but none of them make you feel as insignificant as Zorah... I want my Elder Dragons less Dark Souls and more Shadow of the Colossus...

                      • Anonymous

                        27 Aug 2018 14:49  

                        I saw one guy with 14 shiny item pickup in a session. Any idea where to get these? I know they sometime spawn on the ground once you break the cores and fight Nerg but I never find more than 10.

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Aug 2018 09:41  

                          Was there anyone who ever played this game who thought "You know, they might have a shot at catching this guy"?

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