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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Risen Kushala Daora Guide

This is a hunting guide for Risen Kushala Daora, an Elder Dragon in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise): Sunbreak. Read on to learn Risen Kushala Daora's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and more!

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Risen Kushala Daora Weakness and Notes

Risen Kushala Daora
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Risen Kushala Daora New Monster
Type Elder Dragon
Threat Level 10/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
Risen Kushala Daora are elder dragons that have found a way to overcome their affliction. By suppressing the Qurio virus, they have gained great strength and new abilities. They command destructive storms, easily cornering their prey with a more varied arsenal of attacks than their regular counterparts.

How to Unlock Risen Kushala Daora

Reach MR 120

MH Rise Sunbreak - Risen Kushala Daora Master Rank Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Risen Kushala Daora
Risen Kushala Daora Image Risen Kushala Daora
Unlock Conditions:
Reach MR120

To hunt Risen Kushala Daora after downloading Sunbreak's Title Update 3, you need to raise your MR to 120.

If you are already at that MR after downloading the update, you can proceed to speak to Bahari the Scientist and Chichae the Quest Damsel to get the Risen Kushala Daora quest!

Note that you do not need to clear the Urgent Quests featuring Chaotic Gore Magala to get this quest.

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

Risen Kushala Daora Weaknesses and Resistance

Risen 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 45
Wing 23 23 20
Hind Leg 30 30 25
Tail 35 30 35
Overall 37 38 34

Risen 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.

Risen Kushala Daora Hunting Tips

MH Rise Sunbreak - Risen Kushala Daora Hunting Tips

After inflicting a sufficient amount of damage to a Risen elder dragon, they'll enter into a Risen state. In this state, their attacks are much more powerful. With Risen Kushala Daora, they'll draw in everything around them and then unleash it as a giant tornado. Stay on the offensive to prevent them from entering this state or to knock them out of it.

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

Powered-up Kushala Daora

MH Rise Sunbreak - Risen Kushala Daora Powered-up

This type of Kushala Daora managed to overcome its Qurio affliction, granting it immense power. Like Risen Chameleos before it, the Risen state gives it new moves while bumping up its power and speed.

Risen Kushala Daora Locations and Quests

Risen Kushala Daora Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
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Risen Kushala Daora Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest M★6 Risen Kushala Daora
No Quest in This Rank
No Quest in This Rank

How to Beat Risen Kushala Daora

Slot in Chameleos Blessing in Your Build

MH Rise Sunbreak - Slot in Chameleos Blessing in Your Build

After Risen Chameleos's release, it's now easier to get the Chameleos Blessing skill in your build. To get this, craft the Haze Jewel and slot it in your build; it's a level 1 decoration that will easily fit your extra slots!

To craft this decoration, you need the Chameleos Risegem that is rewarded from the Risen Chameleos Quest.

How to Get Chameleos Risegem

Knock It Out of Its Risen State

Its Risen form makes the Kushala Daora deadlier; while in this state, it can has increased damage, plus most of its attacks are mixed with the its powerful winds. As with any Risen Elder Dragons, deal enough damage to it to knock it out of this power-up!

Only the Head is Vulnerable During Its Risen State

Similiar with its normal counterpart's black wind aura, Risen Kushala Daora, in its Risen Form, will be invulnerable to attacks except for its head. Go for the head, but be extra careful!

Its Attacks Cover More Area Than Its Normal Counterpart

You may need to roll more in this fight. Risen Kushala Daora's attack will span a wider range that its normal counterpart. If your build allows it, slot in at least a level 2 Evade Extender skill. That will stop you from getting blown off your feet!

Bring Nullberries To Remove Dragonblight

MH Rise Sunbreak (Gore Magala) - Take Nulberries to Reduce Gauge Progression

Some of Risen Kushala Daora's attacks will inflict Dragonblight, which will lower the dps of hunters with elemental builds. Take a Nullberry a day to keep the nasty Dragonblight away!

Nulberry Location: How to Get and Effects

Flash Bombs Are Still Your Bestfriends

A monster that loves to fly? What better way to ruin their day by throwing Flash Bombs right on their faces! Bring a lot of these.

Risen Kushala Daora Attacks and Moves

Risen Kushala Daora gains new moves over regular Kushala Daora while it's in the Risen state. Most of its moves gain additional wind effects, reflecting its command over it.

Name Description
Aerial Dragon Slam Risen Kushala Daora goes airborne then slams down imbued with dragon energy.
Charged Wind Breath Risen Kushala Daora winds up to deliver a powerful wind blast.
Risen Wind Sweeping Breath Risen Kushala Daora launches itself up in the air and sweeps the area in front of it with its powerful winds.
Flying Master of the Storm Risen Kushala Daora dives down and shows control of the tornadoes.
Dragon Master of the Storm
Risen Kushala Daora will breathe tornadoes and finish off by slamming the ground with great dragon energy.
Swiping Wind Claws Risen Kushala Daora swipes its claws twice while blasting wind.
Diving Wind Dragon
Risen Kushala Daora slams the ground with great force then fires a great ball of concentrated wind.
Risen Wind Nuke
Risen Kushala Daora fires off a powerful wind dome that covers a wide area.
Eye of the Storm
Risen Kushala Daora will pull everything in to deliver a grand finale.

Aerial Dragon Slam

Aerial Lunge to Dragon Slam Attack Variations

Single Dragon Slam: While airborne, Risen Kushala Daora will launch itself at you. Afterwards, while still in the air, dragon energy will spark from its legs as it winds up to slam you down with great force. Getting hit by this dragon energy will inflict Dragonblight.

Double Dragon Slam: When Risen Kushala Daora is enraged, it is more likely to do a double dragon slam after the aerial lunge. Watch out for this and keep on rolling!
• Time your roll so that you can dodge the lunge and the slam attack.
• Always anticipate the second dragon slam when Risen Kushala Daora is enraged.
• If you can, you can flash it out of the sky or Wirebug counter it, if your weapon allows it.
• When in Risen state, Risen Kushala Daora's dragon sparks reaches a wider area; best to roll away from it rather than to the side.

Charged Wind Breath

Charged Wind Breath Attack Information

Charged Wind Breath: Risen Kushala Daora will rear its head and whole body to let out a wide-reaching wind breath that deals significant damage to the hunter.
Tip: The animation for when Risen Kushala Daora rears its head is long enough for you to anticipate the attack; dodge or do a Wirebug counter, if your weapon allows it.

Risen Wind Sweeping Breath

Risen Wind Sweeping Breath Attack Information

Risen Wind Sweeping Breath: Risen Kushala Daora will launch itself up then will let out a massive sweeping breath of yellow wind. A brief yellow wind eruption will then take place on the area the breath swept
Tip: If you're near Risen Kushala Daora, roll towards it to avoid the sweeping breath and the following eruptions.

Flying Master of the Storm

Flying Master of the Storm Attack Information

Flying Master of the Storm: While airborne, Risen Kushala Daora will dive towards you. To finish the attack, it will summon tornadoes that will spread outwards.
Tip: Time your evade to avoid the aerial lunge then position yourself so that you're right in fron of Risen Kushala Daora; after the tornadoes spread, this will be a good opening.

Dragon Master of the Storm

Dragon Master of the Storm Attack Information

Dragon Master of the Storm: During its Risen state, Risen Kushala Daora will summon three tornadoes while airborne. It will then follow up with a double dragon slam. Getting hit by this dragon energy will inflict Dragonblight.
Tip: Be alert: the tornadoes can sometimes obscure your vision of Risen Kushala Daora and it will take you by surprise when it does its double dragon slam!

Swiping Wind Claws

Swiping Wind Claws Attack Variations

Non-Risen State: Risen Kushala Daora imbues its claws with wind and can swipe with it twice.

[DANGER] Risen State: During its Risen state, the swipes will be imbued with a much more powerful yellow wind energy. Then, Risen Kushala Daora will launch itself into the air and fire a strong blast of yellow wind that will span a wide area.
• Roll to the opposite sides of where the claws will attack.
• Time your rolls when it's in its Risen state as the claws covers more area.
• The final yellow wind will land to where your body is when Risen Kushala launches itself up in the air; roll away immediately when it flies up

Diving Wind Dragon

Diving Wind Dragon Attack Information

Diving Wind Dragon. While airborne, Risen Kushala Daora will land by slamming its claws on the ground. It will quickly follow up with a strong blast of wind.
Tip: You can easily roll away from both attacks. You can also flash Risen Kushala out of the sky when it does this attack.

Risen Wind Nuke

Risen Wind Nuke Attack Variations

Non-Risen State: Risen Kushala Daora will start to pull you in through its powerful winds. Afterwards, it launches itself up then releases a powerful dome of wind that spans a wide area.

Risen State: The attack is similiar to the non-Risen state. However, during its Risen state, Risen Kushala Daora will release a much more powerful yellow wind dome that deals increased damage and will span a much wider area.
Tip: Wirebug dash away from Risen Kushala Daora as soon as it flies up. An opening to attack will be there after it lands back down.

Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm Attack Variations

Non-Risen State: Risen Kushala Daora will start to pull the hunter towards it. Then, it will spin up into the air, which will create a massive vortex that deals significant damage.

Risen State: During its Risen State, the vortex will deal increased damage and Risen Kushala Daora will summon 4 extra yellow tornadoes.
Tip: Wirebug dash away when it starts to pull you. Being extra careful of the 4 yellow tornadoes during its Risen state. Take this opportunity to flash it out of the sky.

Risen Kushala Daora Materials and Drops

Daora Risegem

Daora Risegem is the only unique reward obtained from Risen Kushala Daora. It is only obtainable via Quest Rewards.

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Risen Kushala Daora
Risen Kushala Daora Image Risen Kushala Daora
Unlock Conditions:
Reach MR120

Daora Risegem: How to Get and Uses

Master Rank Risen Kushala Daora Materials

Broken Parts
Material Drop Rate
Daora Lash 80% (Tail)
Daora Cortex 27% (Body), 9% (Tail)
Daora Shard 22% (Body)
Daora Hardhorn 21% (Body)
Daora Hardclaw 17% (Body)
Daora Fellwing 10% (Body)
Daora Gem 7% (Tail)
Large Elder Dragon Gem 3% (Body), 4% (Tail)
Material Drop Rate
Daora Hardhorn 80% (Head)
Daora Fellwing 70% (Wing)
Daora Hardclaw 30% (Wing)
Daora Shard 9% (Head)
Daora Gem 7% (Head)
Large Elder Dragon Gem 4% (Head)

Risen Kushala Daora Dropped Materials

Master Rank

Material Drop Rate
Old Dragon Treasure 40%
Daora Cortex 34%, 50% (Wyvern Riding)
Daora Shard 25%
Pure Dragon Blood 15%, 15% (Wyvern Riding)
Daora Hardclaw 10%, 10% (Wyvern Riding)
Large Elder Dragon Gem 1%

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