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) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.



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

      09 May 2021 10:29  

      Wow, this "thing" is just so big. How can u beat that with just mini guns and canons, this really makes no sense

      • Anonymous

        23 Apr 2021 03:28  

        i still don't understand why they thought they could stop him with the tiny wooden barricades they built. in the game they worked, but the should've made a better looking barricade with some stone built in.
        it would make more sense and just look cooler

        • Anonymous

          14 Apr 2021 19:38  

          To answer the comment under me, the optional quest is a limited time quest meaning you can only do it a few times before it disappears, however, the event version should always be available as far as I know.

          • Anonymous

            18 Mar 2021 14:01  

            I do colossus task quest and after beating puki puki in wildspire waste I do his optional quest 2 times but I can't do this quest again

            • Anonymous

              18 Mar 2021 11:44  

              Forget Kulve Taroth, Zorah Magdaros Is the REAL Goldmine. I Almost Got The Bourgeois Hunter Achievement For Just Selling My Zorah Stuff.

              • Anonymous

                03 Mar 2021 04:44  

                ah, when i first fought zorah maggy, that was truly one for my history books.
                from the theme to the design, the way you used artillitry and the way you destroyed the cores, it really was special

                • Anonymous

                  02 Nov 2020 09:33  

                  Hi I am a alone hunter can I have help on low rank zora My name is pup. I can play on saterday sunday monday tuesday or thursday.

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Jul 2020 14:01  

                    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 02:33  

                      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 16:05  

                        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

                          09 Jul 2019 18:25  

                          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 02:03  

                            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

                              10 May 2019 19:25  

                              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 14:42  

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

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