Zorah Magdoros Weakness and Strategy Guide | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

Learn how to beat Zorah Magdoros in the game Monster Hunter World (MHW)! This guide explains everything about Zorah Magdoros'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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Zorah Magdoros Weakness, Body Parts, and Resistances

Zorah Magdoros Characteristics

Monster Hunter World Zorah Magdoros
Roar Wind Tremor Blight Status
Big None Small Fire None
Breakable Parts
Head, Torso, Chest, Left Foreleg, Right Foreleg, Left Hindleg, Right Hindleg, Tail, Shell, Exhaust Organ (Large, Small), Weak Shell

Locations and Areas Visited

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Spot

*The starting location may change depending on the Quest.

Weakness, Body Parts, Extracts

Head

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
40 40 40 0 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
20 10 15 20

Torso

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

Chest

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
50 50 30 0 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
25 10 20 25

Chest [Broken]

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
80 80 80 0 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
30 15 25 30

Hindlegs

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

Forelegs

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
25 25 20 0 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 5 5 10

Tail

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
25 25 20 0 White
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
10 5 5 10

Shell

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
1 1 1 0 Orange
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
0 0 0 0

Exhaust Organ

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
95 95 90 0 Random
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
20 0 15 20

Weak Shell

Sever Break Bomb Fire Extract
60 60 50 0 Red
Water Thunder Ice Dragon
20 10 15 20

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 Zorah Magdoros

Things to Know in Advance

· Cool Drink is required to prevent extreme heat
· Leave Zorah Magdoros when Nergigante comes
· Clearing is easier with the skill Heavy Artillery

STEP 1: Destroying the Magma Cores

The Zora Magdoros fight is divided into two phases, destroying the Magma Cores and finish off using the turrets. In the first phase, you will fly into Zorah Magdoros' back and search for the magma cores scattered around his back.

These magma cores will occasionally explode and cover the surrounding area with magma. It is recommended that you use a long-range weapon like a Heavy Bowgun or Light Bowgun during this phase for consistent damage.

First Magma Core

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The first magma core can be easily found by following the path in front of you as you land on Zora Magdoros' back. Do not forget to use a Cool Drink to counter extreme heat as you hit the magma core.

Second Magmacore

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After destroying the first magma core, proceed to destroy the second by going left from where you are. Here you will have to descend from a cliff and continue following the path until you reach the second magma core.

Third Magmacore

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The final magma core can be found inside the small hole at the center of Zorah Magdoros. If you are using a melee weapon, it will be difficult to avoid incoming lava that is coming out of the magma core. You should use a Rocksteady Mantle or a Temporal Mantle and destroy it as fast as possible.

Leaving Nergigante

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Nergigante will join in the fight as you are destroying the magma cores and the Commander will ask you to repel him before finishing your objectives. However, you can completely ignore Nergigante and he will eventually leave after a few minutes.

STEP 2: Barricade Siege

Attack From the Center

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After moving to the barricade, immediately move to the cannon at the center of the map and fill it with shells while waiting for Zorah Magdoros to get a little closer for guaranteed shots.

Note: Be sure that you adjust the direction of the cannon before firing the shells.

Using the Second Cannon

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Next, you will have to move east and then use the second cannon after NPC hunters finished loading the shells. After firing the cannon, make sure that you drop down the ledge and take the shortcut leading to the west side of the barricade.

Before Jumping Off

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Once you reach the western end of the barricade, use the nearby cannon before jumping on to the ship below you. Make sure that you do an aerial attack to avoid losing time from tripping after the jump.

Ship Cannons

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Inside the ship, there will be two cannons that are ready to fire because of the NPCs, be sure to adjust their direction and use them immediately.

From here, help the NPCs load up the cannon and continue your attacks against Zorah Magdoros until the Dragonator is ready.

Using the Dragonator

The Dragonator is a powerful weapon that is attached at the rear end of the ship, you can use this as soon as it is ready but it can completely miss if Zorah Magdoros is not close enough. Make sure that Zorah Magdoros is within its range before using it to deal massive damage.

You can use the Dragonator by activating the bow at the center of the ship deck.

Flying Back to the Barricade

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After exhausting all of the shells at the ship, it will not be efficient if you stay here longer. Immediately move back to the barricade using the Hitching Post on the ship deck.

Fire the Remaining Cannons

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As soon as you get back to the barricade, fire all of the remaining cannons until you repel Zorah Magdoros.

Zorah Magdoros Tips

Glowing Magmacore

If the magma core is starting to glow bright red, this only means that the magma core will soon explode. Take note of this and keep an eye on the magma core to easily avoid any damage from the lava.

Using Cool Drink

When moving around Zorah Magdoros' back, you will constantly be affected by extreme heat. It is best that you use a Cool Drink to prevent taking any damage from this and focus on attacking the magma core instead of healing.

Abusing Heavy Artillery

You can make the run a lot easier by using the skill Heavy Artillery to maximize your damage output even when using the cannons at the barricade where you fend off Zorah Magdoros.

Avoiding Nergigante

During this quest, you can leave Nergigante alone and immediately move to your next objective. After a few minutes, Nergigante will eventually leave without having to fight him.

Zorah Magdoros Attack Patterns

Attack Attack Power Guardable Exhaustion
Front Slam 80 100
Eruption 60 0
Eruption (Standing) 120 X 100
Lava Eruption 90 30
Lava Breath 80 30
Falling Lava 70 30
Lava Projectile 50 30
Large Lava Projectile 150 100

Zorah Magdoros Carves and Rewards

Carvings and Hunt Rewards

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

Rewards for Each Body Part

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Zorah Magdaros Magma / Head 67
Zorah Magdaros Pleura / Chestplate 100
HR Zorah Magdaros Magma / Head 67
Zorah Magdaros Pleura / Chestplate 100
MR Coming soon!

Shiny Drops

Obtain Rate (%)
LR
Drops
Zorah Magdaros Heat Scale / 27
Zorah Magdaros Carapace / 15
Zorah Magdaros Magma / 15
HR
Drops
Zorah Magdaros Heat Scale / 27
Zorah Magdaros Magma / 15
Zorah Magdaros Carapace / 15
Zorah Magdaros Heat Scale / 27
Zorah Magdaros Magma / 15
Zorah Magdaros Carapace / 15
MR
Drops
Coming soon!

Quest Clear & Investigation Rewards

Obtain Rate (%)
LR
Quest
Lightcrystal / 4
Zorah Magdaros Ridge / 24
Zorah Magdaros Heat Scale / 21
Zorah Magdaros Magma / 18
Zorah Magdaros Pleura / 18
Zorah Magdaros Carapace / 15
LR
Silver
Coming soon!
LR
Gold
Coming soon!
HR
Quest
Zorah Magdaros Gem / 8
Zorah Magdaros Ridge / 23
Zorah Magdaros Heat Scale / 20
Zorah Magdaros Pleura / 18
Zorah Magdaros Magma / 16
Zorah Magdaros Carapace / 15
HR
Silver
Coming soon!
HR
Gold
Coming soon!
MR
Quest
Coming soon!
MR
Silver
Coming soon!
MR
Gold
Coming soon!

Plunderblade Rewards

Plunderblade

Obtain Rate (%)
LR Dragonite Ore / 55
Zorah Magdaros Carapace / 30
Zorah Magdaros Heat Scale / 15
HR Dragonite Ore / 55
Zorah Magdaros Carapace / 30
Zorah Magdaros Heat Scale / 15
MR Coming soon!

Palarang

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

Quests Where Zorah Magdoros Appears

Type Quest Name
Assigned ★4 - One For The History Books
Assigned ★6 - A Colossal Task
Optional ★6 - Left Quite The Impression
Event ★6 - Gaze Upon the Dawn
Event ★9 - Undying Alpenglow

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