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This is an article on Elder Dragons in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) and the Sunbreak DLC. Check here for the latest information on all the new and returning Elder Dragons in Monster Hunter Rise, and all Elder Dragons confirmed for the Sunbreak expansion.

Elder Dragon List

Sunbreak Elder Dragons

Sunbreak Elder Dragons
MH Rise Sunbreak - Gaismagorm IconGaismagorm
MH Rise Sunbreak - Malzeno IconMalzeno MH Rise Sunbreak - Shagaru Magala IconShagaru Magala

Title Update Elder Dragons

Sunbreak Title Update Elder Dragons
MH Rise Sunbreak - VelkhanaVelkhana MH Rise Sunbreak - AmatsuAmatsu MH Rise Sunbreak - Primordial MalzenoPrimordial Malzeno

List of Sunbreak Monsters

Base Game Elder Dragons

Elder Dragons
MH Rise - Narwa the Allmother IconNarwa the Allmother
MH Rise - Wind Serpent Ibushi IconWind Serpent Ibushi MH Rise - Thunder Serpent Narwa IconThunder Serpent Narwa MH Rise - Crimson Glow Valstrax IconCrimson Glow Valstrax
MH Rise - Chameleos IconChameleos MH Rise - Kushala Daora IconKushala Daora MH Rise - Teostra IconTeostra

All Sunbreak Elder Dragons


MH Rise Sunbreak - Gaismagorm
The secret boss of Sunbreak, Gaismagorm, is a new elder dragon introduced to the Monster Hunter franchise. Explosive and absolutely massive, this monster certainly did not disappoint as the ultimate boss of Sunbreak's storyline.
Gaismagorm: Weakness and Drops

Shagaru Magala

MH Rise Sunbreak - Shagaru Magala
The evolved Gore Magala returns as Shagaru Magala! A far cry from its original form, Shagaru Magala is covered in glittering scales with massive rainbow-like wings.
Shagaru Magala: Weakness and Drops


MH Rise Sunbreak - Malzeno
Malzeno was announced as the flagship monster of the Sunbreak expansion. Malzeno was also revealed to be an Elder Dragon, inspired by vampires in western mythology.
Malzeno: Weakness and Drops


MH Rise Sunbreak - Velkhana Returning Elder Dragon
The flagship Elder Dragon from Monster Hunter World: Iceborne makes a triumphant return in Sunbreak via a Title Update! It is known to summon ice pillars and can freeze enemies like a popsicle so be careful!

Velkhana: Weakness and Drops


MH Rise Sunbreak Amatsu Preview
Amatsu, the Looming Calamity, makes its return in Sunbreak's Free Title Update 5 as the returning Elder Dragon. Prepare to face the storm itself with its torrential water attacks and lightning strikes!

Amatsu: Weakness and Drops

Primordial Malzeno

MH Rise Sunbreak - Primordial Malzeno
This variant of Malzeno is its knightly form before being affected by the Qurio. It fights elegantly with its wings and tail, but its behavior changes once the Qurio are involved. It is the final monster released in Sunbreak.
Primordial Malzeno: Weakness and Drops

All Base Game Elder Dragons

Crimson Glow Valstrax

MH Rise - Crimson Glow Valstrax Banner
Valstrax was the flagship monster of MHGU, and Crimson Glow Valstrax is a variant of that monster. Equipped with new moves, Crimson Glow Valstrax is sure to delight new and old fans alike in Update 3.0.
How to Beat Crimson Glow Valstrax

Narwa the Allmother

MH Rise - Narwa the Allmother Image
Once Update 3.0 dropped, hunters that were HR50 and above were presented with a new quest that requires them slay Narwa the Allmother once and for all!
How to Beat Narwa the Allmother

Wind Serpent Ibushi

MH Rise - Wind Serpent Ibushi
Wind Serpent Ibushi is the first of two Elder Dragons encountered in Monster Hunter Rise as of Version 1.1.2. Ibushi will challenge hunters in the new Rampage game mode.
How to Beat Wind Serpent Ibushi

Thunder Serpent Narwa

MH Rise - Thunder Serpent Narwa
Thunder Serpent Narwa, Ibushi's mate and queen, is the second Elder Dragon encountered in Monster Hunter Rise as of version 1.1.2. Experienced hunters will attempt to quell Narwa's thunderous rage in the final Gathering Hub ★7 Quest, Serpent Goddess of Thunder.
How to Beat Thunder Serpent Narwa


MH Rise - Chameleos
Chameleos is the first to be announced in a trifecta of Elder Dragons that arrived in the first free title update (Update 2.0) of Monster Hunter Rise last April 28. This dragon's favorite pastime is to turn invisible and steal Spiribird Pollens from hunters! We are looking forward to its return since MHGU!

Challenge this Elder Dragon in the ★7 Quest, Ancient Illusion once you've reached HR 20!
How to Beat Chameleos

Kushala Daora

MH Rise - Kushala Daora
Kushala Daora arrived in the first free title update (Update 2.0) of Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) last April 28! The chilling winds of Kushala Daora can throw off hunters who dare go near its gusts!

Challenge this Elder Dragon in the ★7 Quest, The Steely Storm once you've reached HR 30!
How to Beat Kushala Daora


MH Rise - Teostra
Teostra has arrived together with Chameleos and Kushala Daora in the first free title update (Update 2.0) of Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) last April 28. Be careful of its explosive Supernova Attack that can one-shot hunters caught in its radius.

Challenge this Elder Dragon in the ★7 Quest, The Emperor of Flame once you've reached HR 40!
How to Beat Teostra

Risen Elder Dragons

MH Rise Sunbreak - Risen Chameleos

Elder Dragons can also be afflicted by the Qurio, but these monsters are able to overcome it and enter a Risen state. In the Risen state, they gain an orange coloration and gain new moves and stronger attacks.

Sunbreak introduces Risen Chameleos, Risen Kushala Daora, Risen Teostra, Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax, and Risen Shagaru Magala as Risen Elder Dragons that can be slain.

Risen Elder Dragons

Elder Dragon Characteristics

Traps Don't Work

Pitfall and Shock Traps do not affect Elder Dragons. This is important especially for hunters using Palicoes with Trap Skills as it may be necessary to swap to a different Palico specifically for Elder Dragons.

Status Ailments Have No Effect For Some

Depending on the Elder Dragon, status ailments have virtually no effect against them with some being more susceptible. Before any hunt, try checking your Hunter's Notes for details about the Elder Dragon to help you prepare!

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Related Guides

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Monsters Partial Banner
List of All Monsters

MH Rise Sunbreak - Monsters List BannerSunbreak Monsters List MH Rise Sunbreak - Monster Subspecies BannerMonster Subspecies List
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Monster VariantsMonster Variant List MH Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Monsters Afflicted Monsters List
MHRise Sunbreak - Risen Elder DragonsRisen Elder Dragons List MH Rise Sunbreak - List of Small MonstersSunbreak Small Monsters List
MH Rise - New Monsters List Page BannerNew Monsters List MH Rise - Returning Monsters List Page BannerReturning Monsters List
MH Rise - Small Monsters Page BannerSmall Monsters List MH Rise - Apex Monster BannerApex Monsters List
MH Rise - Elder Dragons Page BannerElder Dragons List MH Rise - Weakness Chart Page BannerMonster Weakness Chart


3 Anonymousover 2 years

In regards to the Magalas, they can't be part of the cause of the Rampages. It has already been stated that they have been caused by Narwa and Ibushi, and if the idea is the Magalas are linked to the Rampages via the Apex monsters, it's stated they are "crowned" as Apex because they are stronger than the normal versions. In order for the Magalas to be linked there'd not only have to be the frenzy itself present, but also the Apexes would have to exhale the frenzy themselves, which they don't.

2 Anonymousalmost 3 years

But we have Ibushi


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