Kushala Daora

クシャルダオラ (Kusharudaora)

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Enemy Type Large Monster
Class Elder Dragon
Threat Level 8⭐
Element None
Ailment(s) iceblightg icon mhr wiki guideIceblight 
dragon icon monster hunter rise wiki guide 25pxDragonblight
Weakness(es) thunderblight icon mhr wiki guideThunder
Resistance(s) iceblightg icon mhr wiki guideIce
waterblight icon mhr wiki guideWater
Location(s) Frost Islands
Sandy Plains 
The Citadel
The Jungle
Rampage Role N/A

Kushala Daora is a Large Monster that appears in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise). Large Monsters like Kushala Daora are hostile and are usually the primary objective of Hunts. They provide valuable Materials when defeated.

Kushala Daora Monster Guide: Characteristics, Weaknesses, Drops, Locations, Weapons & Armor, Strategies, Tips & Tricks and more to help you defeat Kushala Daora in MH Rise.

 

Dashing across a snowy plain
Monsters nipping at the heel
Out of breath, limbs in pain
Doomed to end as meal
One last stand, a final try
To die a hero's death
Then help arrives from the sky
Like a divine breath

MH Rise Kushala Daora Characteristics & Ecology

It's difficult to even get close to one of these metallic elder dragons, but some claim better odds if the creature is weakened with poison, or has its horn broken, limiting the amount of wind pressure it can muster.

  • Size: ♕ 1817.47  ~ ♕ 2353.11
  • Hostile when attacked
  • Attacks other monsters: No

 

 

MH Rise Kushala Daora Combat Info

Beckons dark dragon wind pressure as the whirlwinds surrounding its body seethe more wildly, and will deflect any non-piercing bow or bowgun shots not aimed at its head. Keep on the attack to quell the wind's power — reports also tell of an opening in its stormy barrier after unleashing a giant wind attack.

  • Threat Level: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Physical Damage monster
  • Enraged Mode: Indicated by steaming breath and a stronger, more dense wind aura surrounding its body. Its aura may also be made of black wind unless dispelled with Poison. Kushala's various wind breath attacks will become much stronger and have larger hitboxes.
  • Rampage: Kushala Daora currently cannot be fought in the Rampage.

 

Quick Combat Tips

  • Kushala is surrounded by an aura of swirling winds that protect its body and generate wind pressure as it moves and attacks.
  • When enraged, its wind aura turns an ominous black color, deflecting all projectile weapon shots except for piercing types. Its head will remain attackable so ranged players can aim for this spot to continue dealing damage.
  • The black aura will strengthen Kushala's wind-based attacks, giving them more damage, much larger hitboxes or multiplying attacks in some cases.
  • Kushala's black aura can be dispelled by poisoning the Elder Dragon. Consider using Poison weapons, as well as Poison Kunai. All missions with Kushala will have some Poison Kunai available at the supply box. Note that dispelling its black aura does not take it out of enraged state and it will retain its attacks' larger hitboxes but they will be weaker.
  • Manage your Wirebugs well at all times and try to acquire a third charge if you can. Kushala has plenty of attacks that throw the hunter high into the air, often following up with a devastating finisher that can cart you in a single combo.
  • Kushala will frequently take flight and attack from the air. Use Flash Bombs strategically to bring it down but use them sparingly as their effects have diminishing returns.
  • Consider using Chameleos equipment with the Chameleos Blessing skill. This skill not only negates all wind pressure at Level 2 but also extends the duration of poison effects on monsters at Level 3.

 

Kushala Daora Attacks & Moveset

Claw Swipe - Kushala swipes quickly with its claws in an arc in front of it. Deals moderate damage and knocks players away. Kushala can use this attack to reposition itself by pivoting its body along with the claw swipe, sweeping in a much larger arc. This attack has a deceptively large hitbox in front of it. Try to dodge through the attack or towards Kushala's other foreleg. When enraged, it can quickly follow up with a Dragon Stomp or two.

Lunge - Kushala pivots to the side before lunging forward and biting its target. When enraged, it quickly follows up with a second bite. Deals moderate damage and knocks players away. The attack's hitbox goes up to the monster's shoulders so beware when dodging.

Charge - Kushala dashes forward in a straight line, trampling anything in its path. The attack comes quick and has no obvious tells. Remain vigilant and always try to be one dodge away from the monster's side.

Headbutt - Kushala raises its head slightly and swings it in a small arc in front of it, bashing hunters with its metallic skull. If the monster's wind aura is active, the attack is also imbued with wind and can stagger hunters in front of it even if the head doesn't connect.

Wind Attacks - Kushala Daora uses a plethora of wind-based attacks to toss hunters into the air and inflict heavy damage. When enraged, most of its wind attacks have a much larger hitbox and deal more damage. If surrounded by its black wind aura, Kushala may also shoot out black wind breath attacks that not only deal massive damage, but also have immense wind pressure.

  • Wind Ball - Kushala raises its head and quickly shoots out a ball of wind that travels in a straight line towards its target. Getting hit by this attack tosses the hunter sky high, resulting in a slow, twisting fall as the hunter plummets to the ground. Using a Wirefall recovery is recommended. If the black wind aura is active, Kushala can use a black wind variation of this attack which is a slightly large hitbox and moves much quicker. In addition, the outer edges of the attack's hitbox has immense wind pressure that will stagger a hunter, imposing a long recovery time even if the attack itself does not hit directly.
  • Mega Wind Ball - Kushala raises its head and vacuums up air. When the attack is charged, it sends out a massive wind ball with a huge hitbox that requires two rolls or a Wiredash to evade. Getting hit by this attack knocks the hunter away and inflicts Iceblight.
  • Pressurized Wind - Kushala expels a jet of highly pressurized air downwards in front of it which it then directs outwards and then up, scooping any hunters caught in the spout and tossing them high into the air. If this attack connects, Kushala will follow up with a Wind Ball aimed at the hunter in mid-air, dealing devastating damage. If the monster's black wind aura is active, it will shoot a black wind ball instead which will KO a hunter instantly unless equipped with very high level gear. Always try to have at least one Wirebug charge available in case of this attack. Wirefall immediately after getting tossed in the air.
  • Tornado - Kushala takes flight and shoots condensed wind at the ground which turns into a raging tornado. The tornado has a medium radius and will travel along the ground until it dissipates after a few seconds. Getting hit will toss the hunter away and deal moderate damage. When enraged, Kushala can follow this move up with an aerial Wind Ball attack.
  • Tornado Barrage - Kushala will periodically use a multi version of the Tornado attack, whipping out up to 5 tornados which scatter and travel along the ground. Not only do these tornados make it difficult to move around but they also obscure vision of the monster. Taking advantage of this, Kushala will often follow up with a Wind Ball or Pressurized Wind attack under the cloak of the tornados. Remain vigilant and always be moving sideways.
  • Gathering Storm - Kushala charges up a massive windstorm with itself at the epicenter, pulling any hunters to the middle over a wide radius. The charge-up culminates in the release of a massive pillar of wind bursting upwards, dealing devastating damage and sending hunters sky high. When you see Kushala charging up this attack, immediately get out of the pull radius by rolling repeatedly or Wiredashing away.

Take Flight - Kushala Daora frequently takes to the air and flies around the battlefield. If its wind aura is active, it will fan a strong gust of winds outwards as it takes to the air, staggering any hunters in the path but dealing no damage. Use Flash Bombs to send it crashing down but note its diminishing returns after consecutive usage. The monster also has several attacks it can perform in the air:

  • Fly By - Kushala postures up to its side whilst in the air and quickly swoops by a hunter, tackling them in the process. This attack is often followed up by a Dive Bomb. Always keep your eyes on Kushala at all times.
  • Dive Bomb - Kushala flies backwards and upwards slightly and then proceeds to fly directly at the hunter at high speeds, turning 180 degrees as it lands and transitioning back to grounded state. Again, keep your eyes on Kushala as it may quickly follow up with an attack on the ground.
  • Dragon Stomp - Kushala leaps into the air and imbues itself with dragon energy, indicated by a crackling crimson glow. It then stomps the hunter with its massive talons. If the attack connects, it deals massive damage and inflicts the Dragonblight ailment. Kushala will often follow up with a second stomp. If enraged, the monster will frequently follow up its basic Claw Swipes with a Dragon Stomp or two.

 

Kushala Daora Weaknesses

The table below indicates the various parts of Kushala Daora, including the damage values for each weapon type. This information is specific to MHRise.

Kushala Daora Parts cut damage icon monster hunter rise wiki guide small blunt damage icon monster hunter rise wiki guide small ammo damage icon monster hunter rise wiki guide small
Head 60 55 35
Neck 40 35 25
Foreleg 45 50 35
Abdomen 35 50 34
Back 23 25 30
Wing 23 23 20
Hind Leg 30 30 25
Tail 35 30 35

 

The table below indicates the various parts of Kushala Daora, including the damage values for each element. This information is specific to MHRise.

Kushala Daora Parts fireblight icon mhr wiki guide waterblight icon mhr wiki guide thunderblight icon mhr wiki guide iceblightg icon mhr wiki guide dragonblight icon mhr wiki guide
Head 10 5 15 0 10
Neck 10 5 15 0 5
Foreleg 10 5 20 0 10
Abdomen 10 5 15 0 10
Back 10 5 15 0 10
Wing 10 5 20 0 15
Hind Leg 10 5 15 0 5
Tail 10 5 20 0 15

 

Kushala Daora Ailment Effectiveness

The higher the bars on the graphs and the more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player. This information is specific to MHRise.

Poison ⭐
Stun ⭐
Paralysis
Sleep
Blast ⭐⭐⭐
Exhaust
Fireblight ⭐
Waterblight ⭐
Thunderblight ⭐⭐
Iceblight ⭐

 

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Kushala Daora Materials

The tables below contain information on the materials that can be obtained from the High Rank variations of Kushala Daora. This information is specific to MHRise.

Master Rank Kushala Daora

The table below indicates the various materials obtained from the Master Rank variation of Kushala Daora and the drop rates for each.

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
rhenoplos carapace material mhr wiki guideDaora Cortex 16% -- -- 27% (Body), 12% (Tail) 34%, 50%
nargacuga scale monster hunter rise wiki guideDaora Shard 28% -- 12%[x2] (Head) 23% (Body) 25%
rajang claw+ material mhr wiki guideDaora Hardclaw 21% -- 30%[x2] (Wing) 17% (Body) 10%, 10%
nargacuga cutwing monster hunter rise wiki guideDaora Fellwing 15% -- 70% (Wing) 10% (Body) --
basarios tail material mhr wiki guideDaora Lash 12% -- -- 80% (Tail) --
daora gem mhr wiki guideDaora Gem 5% -- 5% (Head) 5% (Tail) --
teostra gem mhr wiki guideLarge Elder Dragon Gem 3% -- 3% (Head) 2% (Body), 3% (Tail) 1%
daora claw+ mhr wiki guideDaora Hardhorn -- -- 80% (Head) 21% (Body) --
elder dragon blood material mhr wiki guideElder Dragon Blood -- -- -- -- 15%, 15%
dragon treasure hunter rise wiki guideDragon Treasure -- -- -- --- 15%
dragon treasure hunter rise wiki guideOld Dragon Treasure -- -- -- -- 25%

High Rank Kushala Daora

The table below indicates the various materials obtained from the High Rank variation of Kushala Daora and the drop rates for each.

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
rhenoplos carapace material mhr wiki guideDaora Carapace 16% - - 30% (Body), 17% (Tail) 34%, 30%
nargacuga scale monster hunter rise wiki guideDaora Dragon Scale+ 32% - 17%[x2] (Head) 24% (Body) 45%
rajang claw+ material mhr wiki guideDaora Claw+ 21% - 30%[x2] (Wing) 15% (Body) 10%, 10%
nargacuga cutwing monster hunter rise wiki guideDaora Webbing 16% - 70% (Wing) 12% (Body) -
basarios tail material mhr wiki guideDaora Tail 12% - - 80% (Tail) -
daora gem mhr wiki guideDaora Gem 3% - 3% (Head) 2% (Body), 3% (Tail) 1%
daora claw+ mhr wiki guideDaora Horn + - - 80% (Head) 17% (Body)

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elder dragon blood material mhr wiki guideElder Dragon Blood - - - - 15%, 15%
dragon treasure hunter rise wiki guideDragon Treasure - - - - 40%

 

Low Rank Kushala Daora

This monster is only available in High Rank and Master Rank.

 

 

Kushala Daora Weapons & Armor

The following are weapons and armor sets related to Kushala Daora. This information is specific to MHRise.

 

Kushala Daora Buddy Weapons & Armor

The following are Palico and Palamute weapons and armor sets related to Kushala Daora. This information is specific to MHRise.

 

Kushala Daora Notes & Trivia

  • Introduced in Monster Hunter 2.
  • Name written as 鋼龍 in Chinese.

 

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