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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Velkhana Guide

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

Velkhana Guide
Weapons IconVelkhana Weapons Armor IconVelkhana Armor

Velkhana Weakness and Notes

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Velkhana Returning Monster
Type Elder Dragon Previous Games MHW:I
Threat Level 9/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
Known as the "Ice Dragons that Freezes All" or the "Iceborne Wyvern," few records of Velkhana exist. As such, they remain shrouded in mystery. Their icy breath is so cold that it can form massive ice walls and spires out of nowhere, and it is even powerful enough to freeze other monsters. Some reports indicate that Velkhana will freeze their rivals in order to establish their domain.

How to Unlock Velkhana

Reach MR 10

MH Rise Sunbreak - Clashing Swords Upon the Rime Velkhana Urgent

Hunters will be able to slay Velkhana via the M6★ Quest Clashing Swords Upon the Rime. The quest will unlock as soon as the Hunter reaches MR10.

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Velkhana Weaknesses

Velkhana Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 55 55 45
Neck 35 45 30
Torso 30 30 25
Foreleg 45 40 30
Hind Leg 35 30 20
Wing 40 40 20
Tail 40 35 35
Overall 40 40 30

Velkhana 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 20 0 15 0 20
Neck 25 5 10 0 15
Torso 30 10 5 0 10
Foreleg 30 10 5 0 10
Hind Leg 30 10 5 0 10
Wing 25 5 10 0 15
Tail 25 5 10 0 15
Overall 27 7 9 0 14

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Velkhana Hunting Tips

MH Rise Sunbreak - Velkhana Frost Breath

Velkhana clad themselves in armor made of ice. By destroying parts of this icy armor, it is possible to suppress their immense power, but precision is required. Note that the walls of ice Velkhana create can be destroved, so take out any that block your way and get back in the fight.

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 Orange Extract
Torso Orange Extract
Foreleg White Extract
Hind Leg Orange Extract
Wing White Extract
Tail Red Extract

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

Kinsect Extract Guide

Velkhana Locations and Quests

Velkhana Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Frost Islands.pngFrost Islands 6 / 11 3 / 7 / 10 9
Lava Caverns.pngLava Caverns 2 / 7 3 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 10 6
Citadel.pngCitadel 8 1 / 2 / 3 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 10 7
Jungle.pngJungle 2 / 5 / 8 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 10 7
Forlorn Arena.pngForlorn Arena - - -

Velkhana Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Event Quest M★6 Cooling the Caverns
Event Quest M★6 Hazard: Winter Warning
Event Quest M★6 Dual Threat: Banquet of Beauty
Hub Quest M★6 Clashing Swords Upon the Rime
Hub Quest M★6 Advanced: Twisted Tag Team
No Quest in This Rank
No Quest in This Rank

How to Beat Velkhana

Attack Parts to Break the Ice Armor

w/ Ice Armor w/o Ice Armor

Velkhana is more deadly when covered in its Ice Armor, as it unleashes a flurry of deadly icicle attacks that can deal huge amounts of damage. Focus on breaking these ice armor to topple Velkhana!

Breaking Parts Can Topple Velkhana

As mentioned above, breaking multiple Velkhana parts covered in Ice Armor will topple Velkhana, opening it up for attacks from Hunters. Use this opportunity to deal huge damage!

Stay Underneath Velkhana

MH Rise Sunbreak - Stay Underneath Velkhana

Velkhana's ice attack are mostly forward aiming so the safest spot to stay is underneath it. Just make sure to telegraph its tail attacks that it usually uses against foes staying underneath it.

Use Fire Weapons

MH Rise Sunbreak - Use Fire Weapons

Looking at its elemental weakness chart, Velkhana is extremely weak to Fire. Try bringing Elemental weapons against this Elder Dragon and aim for its Torso, Foreleg, and Hind Leg!

Increase Ice Resistance

Increase Ice Resistance

Since Velkhana dishes out tons of ice-based attack, try wearing armor with Ice Resistance skills. This increases your survivability if you're having trouble.

Ice Resistance Skill Effects

Bring Nulberries

MH Rise Sunbreak Nulberry Description Box

Velkhana's attacks deal Iceblight, an annoying ailment that decreases Wirebug regeneration. This can surely throw off your combos and decrease your overall DPS, so take a Nulberry to cure your Hunter.

Nulberry How to Get and Effects

Velkhana Attacks and Moves

Velkhana returns to Sunbreak to show off its moves from Iceborne. Like in its previous appearance, Velkhana creates a lot of icy pillars that can do serious damage and will likely inflict Iceblight. It even uses moves from its stronger Arch-Tempered form, so hunters should be prepared when facing it.

Name Description
Bite Attack A quick bite attack that deals damage to anything infront of the monster.
Tail Sweep A circular sweeping attack with the tail that deals damage in an area.
Tail Shiv Attacks A variety of attack using Velkhana's sharp tail.
Frost Pillar Attacks A variety of attacks that summons Frost Pillars on the ground.
Frost Breath Attacks A variety of breath attacks, boasting Velkhana's control of Ice.
Rime Wall Expansion A powerful breath attack that spawns ice pillars which propagates in an outward circular manner.
Rime Cloud Trap
Velkhana creates a cloud of frost that can ensnare anything caught. It is then followed up with a powerful tail stab attack.
Absolute Zero Breath
Velkhana flies up and creates several exploding ice pillars at random. The move ends with a powerful ice beam that explodes in an area.

Bite Attack

Bite Attack Attack Information

Bite Attack: Velkhana quickly bites forward, dealing damage to anything in front.

This is a pretty easy move to evade, so just roll sideways.

Tail Sweep

Tail Sweep Attack Information

Tail Sweep: Velkhana stabs its tail on the ground then spins in a circle, throwing off anything in its way.

If you're hit with the initial stab attack, wirefall away from Velkhana to avoid damage.

Tail Shiv Attacks

Tail Shiv Attack Variations

Aerial Shiv Poke: Velkhana stabs enemies in front of it while hovering mid air. It can be comboed together with Ground Stabs. A fairly easy move to dodge by simply rolling sideways.

Ground Stabs: Velkhana stabs the ground on its side with full force. It can be comboed with another Ground Stab or with an Aerial Shiv Poke. Simply dodge backwards to avoid the hitbox of this move.

Frost Pillar Attacks

Frost Pillars Attack Variations

Linear Frost Pillars: Velkhana summons frost pillars that propagate in a straight line. Avoid this attack by rolling sideways.

Concentrated Ice Crystal: Velkhana fires a beam of ice that creates a concentrated ice crystal that explodes after a short while. Evade by rolling away!

Frost Breath Attacks

Frost Breath Attack Variations

Frost Beam: Velkhana charges then sends out a chilling frost breath that deals Iceblight to anything caught. Can be followed up with a Frigid Sweep.

Avoid this attack by rolling sideways!

Frigid Sweep: Velkhana charges then sends out a frost breath attack in a side-to-side, sweeping motion.

The best way to deal with this move is performing an emergency evade or wirebugging upwards. The range of this move is really far, so rolling backwards is not recommended.

Aerial Frost Beam: Usually done while hovering mid-air, Velkhana fires a frost beam downwards. This have no charge time so it can catch unsuspecting Hunters off guard.

Rime Wall Expansion

Rime Wall Expansion Attack Information

Rime Wall Expansion: Velkhana breathes frigid air to the ground, summoning ice pillars that expands in a circle.

Roll backwards to avoid this attack!

Rime Cloud Trap

Rime Cloud Trap Attack Information

Rime Cloud Trap: Velkhana creates a cloud of frost that snares anything caught in its area of effect. It then follows up the move with a powerful tail stab that deals a lot of damage.

The trap itself does not deal damage - only the stab. Once caught inside, simply Wirefall away to avoid the finale stab.

Absolute Zero Breath

Absolute Zero Breath Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Absolute Zero Breath
Absolute Zero Breath: Velkhana takes to the sky and makes several exploding frost pillars around it, then shoots down an ice beam that explodes in a wide area.

This move has a really long setup so you won't be surprised. Velkhana will try to target Hunters with the final ice beam, but it only explodes in a circle. Either run away from Velkhana, or emergency evade if you're too near.

Velkhana Materials and Drops

Master Rank Velkhana Materials

Broken Parts
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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Velkhana Fellwing IconVelkhana Fellwing [80% (Wing)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Velkhana Crownhorn IconVelkhana Crownhorn [80% (Horn)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Velkhana Hardclaw IconVelkhana Hardclaw [20% (Wing)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Crystal Shard IconCrystal Shard [17% (Horn)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Velkhana Crystal IconVelkhana Crystal [3% (Horn)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Velkhana Lash IconVelkhana Lash [80% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Velkhana Cortex IconVelkhana Cortex [32% (Body), 17% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Crystal Shard IconCrystal Shard [24% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Velkhana Hardclaw IconVelkhana Hardclaw [19% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Velkhana Fellwing IconVelkhana Fellwing [15% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Velkhana Crownhorn IconVelkhana Crownhorn [8% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Velkhana Crystal IconVelkhana Crystal [2% (Body), 3% (Tail)]

Velkhana Dropped Materials

Master Rank

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