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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||Velkhana Weapons||Velkhana Armor|
List of Contents
|Type||Elder Dragon||Previous Games||MHW:I|
|Threat Level||9/10||Rampage Type||ー|
|Major Weakness||Other Weakness|
|Blight / Elemental Damage||Abnormal Status||ー|
|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.|
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.
MR Grinding Guide:
How to Get from MR 6 to MR 100 Fast
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.
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
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||6 / 11||3 / 7 / 10||9|
|Lava Caverns||2 / 7||3 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 10||6|
|Jungle||2 / 5 / 8||3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 10||7|
|Quest Type||Lvl||Quest Name|
|Event Quest||M★6||Cooling the Caverns|
|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|
|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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Attack Information|
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 Cortex (29%)
Velkhana Hardclaw (23%)
Crystal Shard (17%)
Velkhana Fellwing (16%)
Velkhana Lash (12%)
Velkhana Crystal (3%)
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Velkhana Fellwing (80% (Wing))
Velkhana Crownhorn (80% (Horn))
Velkhana Hardclaw (20% (Wing))
Crystal Shard (17% (Horn))
Velkhana Crystal (3% (Horn))
Velkhana Lash (80% (Tail))
Velkhana Cortex (32% (Body), 17% (Tail))
Crystal Shard (24% (Body))
Velkhana Hardclaw (19% (Body))
Velkhana Fellwing (15% (Body))
Velkhana Crownhorn (8% (Body))
Velkhana Crystal (2% (Body), 3% (Tail))
Velkhana Cortex (50%)
Old Dragon Treasure (40%)
Crystal Shard (25%)
Pure Dragon Blood (15%)
Velkhana Hardclaw (12%)
Velkhana Crystal (1%)
|All Velkhana Related Articles|
|Velkhana Guide||Velkhana Weapons||Velkhana Armor|
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