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Monster Hunter Rise

Kushala Daora - Monster Hunter Rise (Materials, Weaknesses and Strategies)

Winter comes when the Kushala Doara is showing its face. This ancient dragon, a true institution of the franchise, returns in Monster Hunter Rise to make the blizzard roar. In this guide, you will be introduced to his attacks, his weaknesses, and the novice and expert materials he can bring back to forge weapons and armour.


Kushala Daora

Great Monster: Kushala Daora

Species : Ancient Dragon
Element : Ice and Dragon
Threat: 8 stars


Weaknesses of the Kushala Daora

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Head60553510515010
Neck4035251051505
Front leg45504510520010
Abdomen35504510515010
Back23253010515010
Wing23232010520015
Rear leg3030251051505

How to beat the Kushala Daora

The Kushala Daora is a fearsome monster, all metal and constantly surrounded by a storm of ice. Its steel skin forces you to use very sharp weapons, otherwise your blows will bounce back. Choose white blades to hurt him.

The storm surrounding the Kushala Daora does continuous ice damage to anyone who gets too close to it during its movements and attacks. When enraged, his storm covers a wider radius and does more damage. Keep a close eye on your HP during combat, even if you never get hit by a direct attack.

This storm disappears completely if the Kushala Daora is poisoned. This is why you will always find poisoned kunais in the mission chest if you are asked to hunt this monster. Weapons that naturally inflict poison or capturing a Rathian to take advantage of its poisoned tip also work, of course.

The Chameleos is the natural enemy of the Kushala Daora. Its equipment cancels storm damage while extending the duration of the poisoning it suffers.

As for the Kushala Daora's attacks, be extremely careful of its wing and mouth movements. It can unleash multiple ice tornadoes that travel long distances or shoot ice balls at breakneck speed.

Don't go in like a bully and choose your attack timing carefully against the Kushala Daora. It is advisable to always keep a Filopter at your disposal to dodge. On the other hand, if the Kushala hits you with a tornado, do not use the recovery of the Filopter as it removes your invincibility and you will only take another hit from the tornado.

Don't hesitate to take as many Flash Bombs as possible when you go into battle. He is extremely sensitive to them as soon as he is off the ground. This will give you the best opportunity to hit his head, which is usually too high to reach.


The materials of the Kushala Daora

By fighting a monster, you can get different items and materials for making armour or weapons which we have listed in the following table. This is how the table works:

  • Target - Represents your chance to get this material by completing a quest that involves this monster.
  • Capture - Your chance to get this material at the end of the quest by capturing this monster, even if it was not the target of the quest.
  • Damage - Your chance to get this extra material by completing a quest that involves this monster, if you damage it in a specific place
  • Skinning - Your chances of obtaining this material by skinning the carcass or broken/severed element of the target.
  • Recovered - Your chance to make this material fall to the ground by injuring the monster, throwing it against a wall, or making it fight another monster.

Novice Rank

This monster does not appear in the Novice rank in Monster Hunter Rise


Expert Rank

MaterialsTargetSeizeDamageCutting upRecovered
Daora breastplate16%----30%34%
Daora tortie +32%--17%24%45%
Daora claw +21%--30%15%10%
Palmure Daora16%--70%12%--
Daora Tail12%----80%--
Daora Jewel3%--3%3%1%
Daora horn +----80%17%--
Ancient dragon blood--------15%
Dragon treasure--------40%

Master Rank

MaterialsTargetDamageCutting upRecovered
Cortex Daora16%-27%50%
Eclat Daora28%12%23%25%
Daora Greenhouse21%30%17%10%
Egide Daora15%70%10%-
Daora Whip12%-80%-
Daora Jewel5%5%5%-
Ancient Dragon Jewel3%3%3%1%
Vouge Daora-80%21%-
Ancient Dragon Blood---15%
Dragon Treasure---15%
Ancient Dragon Treasure---25%

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