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This is a hunt guide for Kushala Daora, a Returning monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to beat Kushala Daora, how to unlock its quest, its weaknesses, attack patterns, drops, and more!

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Kushala Daora Hunter Notes

Kushala Daora
Kushala Daora Elder Dragon Monster.png
Type Elder Dragon
Threat Level 8/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Blast, Thunder Other Weakness(es) Fire
Blight / Elemental Damage Ice, Dragon Abnormal Status None
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.

Known Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Frost Islands.pngFrost Islands 7 4 / 5 / 3 / 6 / 10 / 9 9

Elder Dragon That Controls The Wind

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Kushala Daora is an Elder Dragon that controls the battlefield with strong winds, putting out tornadoes and letting out powerful wind breath attacks that can drive away any hunter that gets close.

Update 2.0

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! Update your game to challenge Kushala Daora!

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Unlocked at HR30

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Kushala Daora is unlocked by reaching HR30 in the Hub. When you reach HR30, the Urgent Quest The Steely Storm will unlock giving you the ability to take on Kushala Daora in the Frost Islands!

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Kushala Daora Weaknesses and Vulnerabilities

Monster Physiology

Damage Type Weaknesses

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

Elemental Weaknesses

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.

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
1★ 1★ 0 0 3★
Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight Thunderblight Iceblight
0 1★ 1★ 2★ 1★

The more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player.

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

Kushala Daora Attack Patterns

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
A charge attack that summons a huge tornado with a huge radius!
Tornado Attack
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
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
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

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A very fast sprint attack from Kushala. Evade or wiredash sideways!

Aerial Glide

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Consequently, Kushala can hover and glide towards a hunter. Roll away whenever you see Kushala charge for an aerial glide!

Claw Swipe

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A very quick swipe attack that Kushala can follow up with stomp attacks.

Dragon Stomp

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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

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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 (zL + B) to regain your footing!

Vacuum Blizzard Attack

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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

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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

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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

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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 (zL + B) before the wind ball hits!

How to Beat Kushala Daora

Check IconKushala is invulnerable with the Black Wind Aura

Check IconBlack Wind Aura disappears when poisoned

Check IconLeave on wirebug available to avoid the instant death combo

Check IconUse armor pieces with Chameleos Blessing

Check IconUse Flash Bombs to bring Kushala to the ground!

Kushala is Invulnerable with the Black Wind Aura

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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

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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!

Leave One Wirebug Available to Avoid the Instant Death Combo

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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

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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

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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 every Flash Bombs count!

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Kushala Daora Materials and Drops

High Rank

Target Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Daora Dragon Scale+ 32%
Daora Claw+ 21%
Daora Carapace 16%
Daora Webbing 16%
Daora Tail 12%
Daora Gem 3%

Broken Part Rewards

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)


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)

Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Daora Dragon Scale+ 45%
Dragon Treasure 40%
Daora Carapace 34%, 30%
Elder Dragon Blood 15%
Daora Claw+ 10%
Daora Gem 1%

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