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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||Risen Kushala Daora Guide||Kushala Daora Weapons||Kushala Daora Armor|
List of Contents
|Type||Elder Dragon||Previous Games||MHF2, MHFU, MH4, MH4U, MHG, MHW|
|Threat Level||8/10||Rampage Type||ー|
|Major Weakness||Other Weakness|
|Blight / Elemental Damage||Abnormal Status||ー|
|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.|
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!
|The Frozen Dictator (Key Quest)||
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.
|The Steely Storm||
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!
Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.
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
If an ailment has more stars it means that it has better effectiveness.
|Pitfall Trap||Shock Trap||Flash Bomb|
|Sonic Bomb||Meat Effects||Dung Bomb|
◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational
Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking
|Map||Starting Area||Visited Areas||Rest Area|
|Frost Islands||7||4 / 5 / 3 / 6 / 10||9|
|Sandy Plains||6 / 7 / 10||6 / 7 / 8 / 5 / 10||2|
|Jungle||2 / 3 / 5||1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 9||10|
|Citadel||3 / 5 / 8||3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 9||7|
|Quest Type||Lvl||Quest Name|
|Event Quest||M★5||The Terrible Threes|
|Event Quest||M★5||For a Song and a Rain Dance|
|Follower Quest||M★5||A Cold Wind Blows|
|Hub Quest||M★5||The Frozen Dictator |
|Hub Quest||M★5||Storm of The Kushala Daora|
|Support Survey||M★5||Operation Kushala Daora|
|Event Quest||M★6||Shadow in the Sandstorm|
|Event Quest||M★6||...And a Triple Scoop of Pain|
|Hub Quest||M★6||Winds that Burn|
|Hub Quest||M★6||Advanced: Twisted Tag Team|
|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|
|Kushala Daora Tips|
Kushala Is Invulnerable With the Black Wind Aura
Black Wind Aura Disappears When Poisoned
Save One Wirebug for the Instant Death Combo
Use Armor Pieces with Chameleos Blessing
Use Flash Bombs to Bring Kushala to the Ground
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
In addition to its attacks in High Rank quests, Kushala Daora uses the following attacks in Master Rank.
|Quick Breath Attack||Kushala Daora quickly charges up a breath attack, sweeping it from one side to the other.|
|Charged Blizzard Breath
|Kushala Daora charges up and releases a wide-reaching blizzard breath from its mouth.|
|Tornado Sweeping Breath Combo
|Kushala Daora flies upward, summoning multiple tornadoes before letting out a devastating sweeping breath attack.|
|Quick Breath Attack Attack Information|
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 Attack Information|
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 Attack Information|
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 uses the following attacks in High Rank quests.
|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!|
|A powerful breath attack that can stir the enviroment and summon a tornado. Can be followed up with a Wind Ball 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 Attack Information|
Running Dash: A very fast sprint attack from Kushala. Evade or wiredash sideways!
|Aerial Glide Attack Information|
Aerial Glide: Consequently, Kushala can hover and glide towards a hunter. Roll away whenever you see Kushala charge for an aerial glide!
|Claw Swipe Attack Information|
Claw Swipe: A very quick swipe attack that Kushala can follow up with stomp attacks.
|Dragon Stomp Attack Information|
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 Attack Information|
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 Information|
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 Information|
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 Information|
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 Information|
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!
Daora Shard [28%]
Daora Hardclaw [21%]
Daora Cortex [16%]
Daora Fellwing [15%]
Daora Lash [12%]
Daora Gem [5%]
|You cannot capture this monster!|
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)]
Daora Dragon Scale+ [32%]
Daora Claw+ [21%]
Daora Carapace [16%]
Daora Webbing [16%]
Daora Tail [12%]
Daora Gem [3%]
|You cannot capture this monster!|
Daora Horn+ [80% (Head)]
Daora Webbing [70% (Wing)]
Daora Claw+ [30% (Wing x2)]
Daora Dragon Scale+ [17% (Head x2)]
Daora Gem [3% (Head)]
|All Kushala Daora Related Articles|
|Kushala Daora Guide||Kushala Daora Weapons||Kushala Daora Armor|
|Sunbreak Monster Lists|
|Sunbreak Monsters List||Monster Subspecies List||Sunbreak Small Monsters List|
|Sunbreak Large Monsters|
|Daimyo Hermitaur||Blood Orange Bishaten||Garangolm||Aurora Somnacanth|
|Magma Almudron||Gore Magala||Espinas||Pyre Rakna-Kadaki|
|Sunbreak Title Update 1 Monsters|
|Seething Bazelgeuse||Silver Rathalos||Gold Rathian||Lucent Nargacuga|
|Sunbreak Title Update 2 Monsters|
|Flaming Espinas||Risen Chameleos||Violet Mizutsune|
|Sunbreak Title Update 3 Monsters|
|Chaotic Gore Magala||Risen Kushala Daora||Risen Teostra|
|Sunbreak Title Update 4 Monsters|
|Velkhana||Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax|
|Sunbreak Title Update 5 Monsters|
|Amatsu||Risen Shagaru Magala|
|Sunbreak Small Monsters|
|Other Large Monsters|
|Great Izuchi||Arzuros||Great Baggi||Lagombi|
|Great Wroggi||Royal Ludroth||Khezu||Bishaten|
|Narwa the Allmother|
|Wind Serpent Ibushi||Thunder Serpent Narwa||Crimson Glow Valstrax|
|Apex Arzuros||Apex Rathian||Apex Mizutsune|
|Apex Rathalos||Apex Diablos||Apex Zinogre|
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