Kushala Daora Weakness and Strategy Guide | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

Learn how to beat Kushala Daora in the game Monster Hunter World (MHW)! This guide explains everything about Kushala Daora's weakness, carves, rewards, and a complete strategy guide for beating and capturing it. Find out what parts are breakable and severable, and what drops and Monster materials are available.

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Kushala Daora Weakness, Body Parts, and Resistances

Kushala Daora Characteristics

Monster Hunter World Kushala Daora
Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Big Dragon/High None None None
Breakable Parts
Head, Wings, Tail

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot
Ancient Forest 5 5 16
Elder's Recess 3 3 4

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts

Head

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
55 50 45 10 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 20 0 10

Neck

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
36 35 25 10 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 15 0 5

Stomach

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
35 50 25 10 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 15 0 10

Back

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
18 24 24 10 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 15 0 10

Hindlegs

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
45 50 30 10 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 20 0 10

Forelegs

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
30 30 25 10 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 15 0 5

Wings

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
18 15 18 10 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 20 0 15

Tail

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
35 30 55 10 Green
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
5 20 0 15

Higher values indicate higher damage.

Vulnerability to Status Effects and Items

Poison Paral. Sleep Stun
★★★ ★★
Blast Exhaust Mount -
★★★ -
Flash Shock Pitfall Ivy
★★
Dung Meat Screamer -
-

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How to Beat Kushala Daora

Things You Should Know in Advance

・Flash Pods are required
・The skill Windproof can be helpful

Flash Pods and Crafting

Kushala Daora will constantly fly during the hunt making the fight extremely long since you will only have a limited amount of time to attack. It is recommended that you use Flash Pods to bring Kushala Daora down whenever he flies. You can bring 3 Flash Pods and 10 Flash Bugs for a total of 13 flashes in a single trip from the camp.

Wind Pressure and Windproof

Kushala Daora is constantly protected by a strong wind pressure making him more difficult to approach. It is recommended that you completely negate this effect by gears that have at least level 3 Windproof.

Wind Protection

When Kushala Daora is enraged, he will create a strong wind pressure surrounding his body to protect itself. You can remove the wind by attacking his head or by using a weapon with an Elderseal.

Fighting Head-on

Keep in mind that Kushala Daora's wind pressure can make attacking difficult. Be sure to take caution when approaching Kushala Daora and prioritize dodging over finishing your combos.

Weakpoints for Bullets and Arrows

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Long-range weapons like bows and guns have an advantage over melee weapons since it does not require you to get closer in order to deal damage. However, most of Kushala Daora's body can negate projectile attacks. If you are using a bow or a gun, be sure to aim for the tail or the head to deal damage.

High-Pressure Wind Projectile

Using a long-range weapon does not guarantee your safety. Kushala Doara will sometimes fire a fast-moving high wind pressure projectile that can deal massive damage if you get hit directly. Always be prepared to dodge whenever Kushala Daora lifts his head.

Move Away From the Tornado

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Kushala Daora will summon a tornado from time to time throughout the fight. Try to lure Kushala Daora away from the Tornado to lessen the obstacles you have to deal with during the fight.

Also, wearing Rocksteady Mantle while inside the tornado can instantly kill you due to the multiple hits that it can give without blowing you away.

Area 4 Platform

When Kushala Daora flies away to rest in Area 4. He will sit on top of the platform with very little space. Try to avoid fighting while standing on this platform as it can restrict your movements especially if there are multiple tornadoes in the area.

You can try to use Challenger Mantle to lure Kushala Daora out of this area and fight him on a better terrain.

Flashing Kushala Daora

Ideally, it is best if you do not allow Kushala Daora to return to Area 4 to rest. Use a Flash Pod to stop him from flying away from your current area to gain a huge advantage. Also, this will down Kushala Daora for a few seconds giving you more time to break his parts.

Large Barrel Bombs

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If you manage to make Kushala Daora sleep or if he returns to Area 4 to rest. Prepare Large Barrel Bombs on his head before waking him up to deal massive damage without having to worry about the wind pressure attacks.

Aim for the head

Kushala Doara's main weak point is the head. Aiming for the head will give you the highest damage output when attacking Kushala Daora. Also, if you manage to deal enough damage to the head, Kushala Daora will go down giving you a chance to deal even more damage.

Kushala Daora Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Side Attack 40 0
Continuous Bite 75 50
Sweeping Scratch 45 35
Airborne Scratch 50 35
Rush 70 35
Air Attack 60 0
Tornado 35 5
High Wind Pressure Breath 80~100 ◯/Guard Up 10

Kushala Daora Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Coming soon!
HR Daora Tail / Tail 70
Daora Horn+ / Body 8
Daora Dragon Scale+ / Body 32
Daora Carapace / Body 24, Tail 27
Daora Gem / Body 2, Tail 3
Daora Claw+ / Body 19
Daora Webbing / Body 15
MR Daora Lash / Tail 30
Daora Hardhorn / Body 8
Daora Shard / Body 30
Daora Cortex / Body 22, Tail 27
Large Elder Dragon Gem / Body 2, Tail 3
Daora Hardclaw / Body 18
Daora Fellwing / Body 15

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Coming soon!
HR Daora Webbing / Wings 70
Daora Claw+ / Wings 30
Daora Horn+ / Head 66
Daora Dragon Scale+ / Head 32
Daora Gem / Head 2
MR Daora Fellwing / Wing 70
Daora Hardclaw / Wing 30
Daora Hardhorn / Head 66
Daora Shard / Head 32
Large Elder Dragon Gem / Head 2

Breakable Body Parts

- Defense Value How to Break
Head 300 Set Durability to 0, 5 times.
Wings 100 Set Durability to 0, twice.
Tail 140 Reduce durability by 400 using cut damage.

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
LR
Drops
Coming soon!
HR
Drops
Daora Dragon Scale+ / 50
Daora Carapace / 28
Dragon Treasure / 22
MR
Drops
Daora Dragon Scale+ / 50
Daora Carapace / 28
Dragon Treasure / 22

Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
LR
Quest
Coming soon!
LR
Silver
Coming soon!
LR
Gold
Coming soon!
HR
Quest
Elder Dragon Bone / 8
Daora Carapace / 27
Daora Dragon Scale+ / 22
Daora Claw+ / 18
Daora Webbing / 13
Elder Dragon Blood / 12
HR
Silver
Daora Gem / 6
Daora Tail / 18
Daora Claw+ / 18
Daora Horn+ / 16
Daora Webbing / 16
Daora Carapace / 14
Daora Dragon Scale+ / 12
HR
Gold
Daora Dragon Scale+ / 9
Daora Tail / 18
Daora Claw+ / 18
Daora Horn+ / 16
Daora Webbing / 16
Daora Gem / 13
Daora Carapace / 10
MR
Quest
Elder Dragon Bone / 8
Daora Carapace / 27
Daora Dragon Scale+ / 22
Daora Claw+ / 18
Daora Webbing / 13
Elder Dragon Blood / 12
MR
Silver
Daora Gem / 6
Daora Tail / 18
Daora Claw+ / 18
Daora Horn+ / 16
Daora Webbing / 16
Daora Carapace / 14
Daora Dragon Scale+ / 12
MR
Gold
Daora Dragon Scale+ / 9
Daora Tail / 18
Daora Claw+ / 18
Daora Horn+ / 16
Daora Webbing / 16
Daora Gem / 13
Daora Carapace / 10

Plunderblade Rewards

Plunderblade

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Coming soon!
HR Daora Dragon Scale+ / 45
Daora Carapace / 30
Daora Claw+ / 24
Daora Gem / 1
MR Daora Dragon Scale+ / 45
Daora Carapace / 30
Daora Claw+ / 24
Daora Gem / 1

Palarang

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Coming soon!
HR Coming soon!
MR Coming soon!

Quests Where Kushala Daora Appears

Type Quest Name
Assigned ★8 - Kushala Daora, Dragon of Steel
Optional ★9 - The Sapphire Star's Guidance
Optional ★8 - Master of the Gale
Optional ★8 - The Winds of Wrath Bite Deep
Optional ★8 - A Portent of Disaster
Event ★9 - The Eye of the Storm
Optional M★6 - The Storm Brings the Unexpected
Optional M★5 - The Harbinger of Clear Skies
Optional M★5 - Wings of the Wind

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