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What is Elderseal?

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Elderseal is a weapon mechanic that allows you to seal or mitigate certain attacks and unique mechanics of Elder Dragons in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Read on to learn more about Elderseal and how to get it!

What is Elderseal?

Mitigates Elder Dragon Mechanics

Elderseal is a unique weapon effect that prevents an Elder Dragon from utilizing their special mechanics. Continuously attacking Elder Dragons with Elderseal weapons will eventually deplete their thresholds against them, temporarily mitigating their powers.

The effects of Elderseal to Elder Dragons are as follows:

Elder Dragon Elderseal Effect
Kirin Removes the electrical charge that deflects attacks around its body
Zorah Magdaros TBD
Nergigante Mitigates the growth of spikes around its body
Teostra Removes the blanket of burning flame around its body, which slows down Supernova build up
Lunastra Removes the blanket of burning flame around its body, which slows down Supernova build up
Kushala Daora Removes the gusts of wind surrounding its body
Vaal Hazak Removes the effluvial effect around its body
Kulve Taroth TBD
Xeno'jiiva Mitigates its rage mode
Velkhana Removes the armor ice around its body, which mitigates its breath attacks
Blackveil Vaal Hazak Removes the effluvial effect around its body, which slows down the build up of its Effluvial burst attack
Namielle Mitigates the lightning build up around its body
Ruiner Nergigante Mitigates the growth of spikes around its body
Shara Ishvalda TBD
Safi'jiiva Makes it drain more energy
Alatreon TBD
Fatalis TBD
Behemoth TBD

We're still testing the effectiveness of Elderseal against some of these Elder Dragons. Make sure to check back later for updates!

How to Acquire Elderseal

Equip Dragon Elemental Weapons

All Dragon elemental weapons come with Elderseal, so you simply need to equip any Dragon elemental weapon to start utilizing it.

The only exception to this is the Heavy Bowguns and Light Bowguns since the weapons don't come with innate elements. However, you can still have access to Elderseal by using Dragon Ammo.

Amplify Elderseal with Elderseal Boost Skill

You can increase the effectiveness of your Elderseal using the Elderseal Boost skill, which can be obtained through certain armor pieces or the Dragonseal Jewel 3. Note that this won't apply Elderseal to weapons that doesn't have one to begin with.

Elderseal Boost Effects and Equipment

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