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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Kushala Daora Guide

This is a hunting guide for Kushala Daora, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) and the Sunbreak DLC. Read on to learn Kushala Daora's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and attack patterns for Master Rank!

Kushala Daora Guide
Weapons IconKushala Daora Weapons Armor IconKushala Daora Armor

Kushala Daora Hunter Notes

Kushala Daora
クシ・ャルダオラ
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Kushala Daora Returning Monster
Type Elder Dragon Previous Games MHF2, MHFU, MH4, MH4U, MHG, MHW
Threat Level 8/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
Characteristics
It's difficult to even get close to one of these metallic elder dragons, but some claim better odds if the creature is weakened with poison, or has its horn broken, limiting the amount of wind pressure it can muster.

Update 2.0

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Kushala Daora is one of many new Elder Dragons added to Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) in the first Free Title update released last April 28, 2021!

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How to Unlock Kushala Daora

Complete Dark Citadel, White Wheel in Master Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - MR 5 Kushala Daora Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Frozen Dictator (Key Quest)
Kushala Daora Image Kushala Daora
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dark Citadel, White Wheel"

MR Kushala Daora is unlocked by reaching M★5 and completing the Quest Dark Citadel, White Wheel in the Sunbreak expansion.

MR Grinding Guide:
How to Get from MR 6 to MR 100 Fast

Reach HR 30 in High Rank

MH Rise - Kushala Urgent Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Steely Storm
Kushala Daora Image Kushala Daora
Unlock Conditions:
Reach HR 30

Kushala Daora is unlocked by reaching HR 30 in the Hub. When you reach HR 30, the Urgent Quest The Steely Storm will unlock giving you the ability to take on Kushala Daora in the Frost Islands!

Hunter Rank Farm Guide:
How to Get from HR 7 to HR 100 Fast

Kushala Daora Weakness and Resistance

MH Rise - Slash Damage MH Rise - Blunt Damage MH Rise - Bullet Damage MH Rise - Fire Damage
36 37 31 10
MH Rise - Water Damage MH Rise - Thunder Damage MH Rise - Ice Damage MH Rise - Dragon Damage
5 17 0 10

Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.

Kushala Daora Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 60 55 35
Neck 40 35 25
Foreleg 45 50 45
Abdomen 35 50 35
Back 23 25 30
Wing 23 23 20
Hind Leg 30 30 25
Tail 35 30 35
Overall 36 37 31

Kushala Daora Elemental Weakness Breakdown

Part Fire Symbol (MH Rise).png Water Symbol (MH Rise).png Thunder Element (MH Rise).png Ice Element (MH Rise).png Dragon Element (MH Rise).png
Head 10 5 15 0 10
Neck 10 5 15 0 5
Foreleg 10 5 20 0 10
Abdomen 10 5 15 0 10
Back 10 5 15 0 10
Wing 10 5 20 0 15
Hind Leg 10 5 15 0 5
Tail 10 5 20 0 15
Overall 10 5 17 0 10

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Kushala Daora Hunting Tips

MH Rise - Kushala Daora Hunting Tips

Beckons dark dragon wind pressure as the whirlwinds surrounding its body seethe more wildly, and will deflect any non-piercing bow or bowgun shots not aimed at its head. Keep on the attack to quell the wind's power—reports also tell of an opening in its stormy barrier after unleashing a giant wind attack.

Status Effect Vulnerabilities

Poison Stun Paralysis Sleep
-- --
Blast Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight
★★★ --
Thunderblight Iceblight
★★

If an ailment has more stars it means that it has better effectiveness.

Item Vulnerabilities

Pitfall Trap Shock Trap Flash Bomb
Sonic Bomb Meat Effects Dung Bomb

◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational

Kinsect Extracts

Monster Part Extract
Head Red Extract
Neck Red Extract
Foreleg Orange Extract
Abdomen Orange Extract
Back Red Extract
Wing White Extract
Hind Leg Orange Extract
Tail Red Extract

Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking

Kinsect Extract Guide

Kushala Daora Locations and Quests

Kushala Daora Known Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Frost Islands.pngFrost Islands 7 4 / 5 / 3 / 6 / 10 9
Sandy Plains.pngSandy Plains 6 / 7 / 10 6 / 7 / 8 / 5 / 10 2
Infernal Springs.pngInfernal Springs - - -
Jungle.pngJungle 2 / 3 / 5 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 9 10
Citadel.pngCitadel 3 / 5 / 8 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 9 7

Kushala Daora Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Follower Quest M★5 A Cold Wind Blows
Hub Quest M★5 The Frozen Dictator
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest M★5 Storm of The Kushala Daora
Support Survey M★5 Operation Kushala Daora
Hub Quest M★6 Winds that Burn
Support Survey M★6 Advanced: Monster Hunter!
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Event Quest ★7 Tempest in the Desert
Event Quest ★7 Heart of Might
Hub Quest ★7 Advanced: Of Storm and Fire
Urgent Hub Quest ★7 The Steely Storm
No Quest in This Rank

How to Beat Kushala Daora

Kushala Daora Tips
Check Icon Kushala Is Invulnerable With the Black Wind Aura

Check Icon Black Wind Aura Disappears When Poisoned

Check Icon Save One Wirebug for the Instant Death Combo

Check Icon Use Armor Pieces with Chameleos Blessing

Check Icon Use Flash Bombs to Bring Kushala to the Ground

Kushala Is Invulnerable With the Black Wind Aura

MH Rise - A photo highlighting that Kushala Daora

Kushala Daora will strengthen its metallic body and be invulnerable when the black wind aura is present - save for the head and hind legs. Target those whenever the aura is there!

Black Wind Aura Disappears When Poisoned

MH Rise - Kushala Daora Poison Removes Black Wind Aura due to Poisoning

Kushala's powerful black wind aura gets negated when Kushala is poisoned - and with it the invulnerability. You can use a variety of tools and weapons like the Poison Kunais from the Supply Box and Chameleos weapons against it!

Save One Wirebug for the Instant Death Combo

MH Rise - Kushala Daora Wirebug Away from the Death Combo

Kushala's instant death combo (Wind Beam of Death) can catch hunters off-guard and the only way to mitigate this is to wirefall! Whenever you see yourself in this tricky situation, wirefall away from the black wind ball that follows!

Use Armor Pieces with Chameleos Blessing

MH Rise - Chameleos Blessing armor skill is known to be useful against Kushala Daora

Each of the new Elder Dragon armors are designed to combat other Elder Dragons.

Chameleos Blessing is a new armor skill obtained by equipping 4 pieces of Mizuha Armor from Chameleos that can negate all Wind Pressure and extend poison duration against a monster. This is a very hard counter against Kushala Daora so consider using this if you're having a hard time!

Mizuha Set Armor Set Skills and Forging Materials

Use Flash Bombs to Bring Kushala to the Ground

MH Rise - Using Flash Bomb can bring Kushala Daora to the Ground

Kushala Daora loves to fly and attack while airborne - so use Flash Bombs to ground the Elder Dragon! Kushala builds resistance against it though so make sure to make every Flash Bomb count!

Flash Bomb Location: How to Get and Uses

Kushala Daora Master Rank Attack Patterns

In addition to its attacks in High Rank quests, Kushala Daora uses the following attacks in Master Rank.

Name Description
Quick Breath Attack Kushala Daora quickly charges up a breath attack, sweeping it from one side to the other.
Charged Blizzard Breath
[DANGER]
Kushala Daora charges up and releases a wide-reaching blizzard breath from its mouth.
Tornado Sweeping Breath Combo
[DANGER]
Kushala Daora flies upward, summoning multiple tornadoes before letting out a devastating sweeping breath attack.

Quick Breath Attack

Quick Breath Attack Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kushala Daora Quick Breath Attack
Quick Breath Attack: Kushala Daora quickly charges up a breath attack, sweeping it from one side to the other and dealing moderate damage on contact.

This attack has an ambiguous start-up animation, so pay attention to Kushala's head motion during the fight and quickly move away from its head to avoid the attack.

Charged Blizzard Breath

Charged Blizzard Breath Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kushala Daora Charged Blizzard Breath
Charged Blizzard Breath: With the camera zooming out, Kushala Daora charges up and releases a wide-reaching blizzard breath from its mouth, dealing heavy damage to the hunters it hits.

To avoid this attack, react to the camera zooming out and reposition to the left or right side of Kushala Daora and away from the attack's path.

Tornado Sweeping Breath Combo

Tornado Sweeping Breath Combo Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kushala Daora Tornado Sweeping Breath Combo
Tornado Sweeping Breath Combo: Kushala Daora flies up to summon multiple tornadoes before letting out a massive sweeping breath attack that deals massive damage on contact.

Carefully maneuver away from the tornadoes to avoid being caught in Kushala's devastating follow-up breath attack.

Kushala Daora General Attack Patterns

Kushala Daora uses the following attacks in High Rank quests.

Name Description
Running Dash A simple running attack that can catch unaware hunters
Aerial Glide Kushala will fly up and glide while in the air
Claw Swipe A very quick forearm swipe attack. Can be followed up with one or two Dragon Stomps.
Dragon Stomp Kushala will drop once or twice from the sky while targeting a hunter
Wind Ball A quick wind breath attack with a huge range. Can launch hunters in the air.
Vacuum Blizzard Attack
[DANGER]
A charge attack that summons a huge tornado with a huge radius!
Tornado Attack
[DANGER]
A powerful breath attack that can stir the enviroment and summon a tornado. Can be followed up with a Wind Ball attack.
Multi-nado Attack
[DANGER]
A very powerful breath attack that can summon multiple tornadoes that scatters around the area. Can be followed up with the Wind Beam of Death combo.
Happens when Kushala has the Black Wind Aura.
Jet Stream Wind Blast Combo
[DANGER]
An straight-line attack that throws a hunter midair then followed with a wind ball attack. This attack can instantly cart a hunter!
Happens when Kushala has the Black Wind Aura.

Running Dash

Running Dash Attack Information
MH Rise - Kushala Daora Running Dash Attack
Running Dash: A very fast sprint attack from Kushala. Evade or wiredash sideways!

Aerial Glide

Aerial Glide Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Kushala Daora Aerial Glide Attack
Aerial Glide: Consequently, Kushala can hover and glide towards a hunter. Roll away whenever you see Kushala charge for an aerial glide!

Claw Swipe

Claw Swipe Attack Information
MH Rise - Kushala Daora Claw Swipe
Claw Swipe: A very quick swipe attack that Kushala can follow up with stomp attacks.

Dragon Stomp

Dragon Stomp Attack Information
MH Rise - Kushala Daora Dragon Stomp
Dragon Stomp: A very fast stomp attack imbued with dragon energy. Kushala has a chance to do this after a swipe attack or when it's flying so keep an eye out!

Wind Ball

Wind Ball Attack Information
MH Rise - Kushala Daora Wind Ball
Wind Ball: A very fast breath attack that can whip hunters upward! Kushala will usually inhale and charge before executing this attack so evade as quickly as you can!

When you're hit, we suggest using Wirefall to regain your footing!

Vacuum Blizzard Attack

Vacuum Blizzard Attack Information
MH Rise - Kushala Daora Vacuum Blizzard
Vacuum Blizzard Attack: Kushala Daora will charge and accumulate all the energy from its surroundings while pulling you to the center. When fully charged, Kushala will whip up a huge blizzard that extends outward and deals massive damage. Move away from the center by roll evading, emergency evading, or wiredashing!

Tornado Attack

Tornado Attack Information
MH Rise - Kushala Daora Tornado Attack
Tornado Attack: Kushala flies up then whips a tornado in front of it. This attack can send you flying so walk or evade sideways once Kushala starts inhaling!

Kushala may also follow this up with a Wind Ball attack!

Multi-nado Attack

Multi-nado Attack Information
MH Rise - Kushala Daora Multi Tornado Attack
Multi-nado Attack: When Kushala has the Black Wind aura, it can create up to 5 tornados! They scatter in the battlefield outward as well so evade backward or sideways!

Kushala may also follow this up with the Wind Beam of Death combo so do not be disoriented by the tornadoes and keep your focus on Kushala Daora!

Jet Stream Wind Blast Combo

Jet Stream Wind Blast Combo Information
MH Rise - Kushala Daora Instant Death Combo
Jet Stream Wind Blast Combo: A straight line wind beam attack that can throw a hunter upwards then followed up with a wind ball while you are airborne. This can instantly cart a hunter from full health and the only way to evade is to Wirefall before the wind ball hits!

Kushala Daora Materials and Drops

Master Rank Kushala Daora Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Daora Lash 80% (Tail)
Daora Cortex 27% (Body), 12% (Tail)
Daora Shard 23% (Body)
Daora Hardhorn 21% (Body)
Daora Hardclaw 17% (Body)
Daora Fellwing 10% (Body)
Daora Gem 5% (Tail)
Large Elder Dragon Gem 3% (Tail), 2% (Body)
UNAVAILABLE
Material Drop Rate
Daora Hardhorn 80% (Head)
Daora Fellwing 70% (Wing)
Daora Hardclaw 30% (Wing x2)
Daora Shard 12% (Head)
Daora Gem 5% (Head)
Large Elder Dragon Gem 3% (Head)

High Rank Kushala Daora Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Daora Tail 80% (Tail)
Daora Carapace 30% (Body), 17% (Tail)
Daora Dragon Scale+ 24% (Body)
Daora Horn+ 17% (Body)
Daora Claw+ 15% (Body)
Daora Webbing 12% (Body)
Daora Gem 2% (Body), 3% (Tail)
UNAVAILABLE
Material Drop Rate
Daora Horn+ 80% (Head)
Daora Webbing 70% (Wing)
Daora Claw+ 30% (Wing x2)
Daora Dragon Scale+ 17% (Head x2)
Daora Gem 3% (Head)

Kushala Daora Dropped Materials

Master Rank
High Rank

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