Elder Dragons: Locations, Weaknesses, Useful Information – Monster Hunter World

Throughout the Monster Hunter: World main storyline, you are constantly hearing about elder dragons. These monsters are considered to be the most rare and powerful creatures known. What makes elder dragons so interesting is the fact they have lived since ancient times and are capable of destroying entire ecosystems and even the world itself. Once you reach High Rank in MHW, you will get the chance to hunt the a number of elder dragons. Here are their locations, weaknesses and other useful information.

Zorah Magdaros (Guide)

Difficulty: 6⭐ -> Misleading

Location: Everstream (Only accessible via Storyline)

Size: Huge

Species: Elder Dragon

Weak To: Water 3⭐, Dragon 3⭐

Characteristics: An elder dragon that rises from the earth like a volcano. Where it’s headed, and why, the Research Commision has yet to figure.

Useful Information: Normal attacks can’t make a dent in its mountain-like shell. Utilize larger weapons such as cannons and ballistae, or directly attack the “magmacore” heat organs that are exposed in parts of its outer shell.


Nergigante (Guide)

Difficulty: 8⭐

Location: Elder’s Recess

Size: Large

Species: Elder Dragon

Tracks:

  • Splintered Thorns
  • Footprints

Weak To:

  • Thunder 3⭐
  • Dragon 2⭐

Breakable/Severable (Weak Points): Horns (weak point), Head (weak point), Front Legs (weak point), Tail

Characteristics: A terrible elder dragon that appears when other elders are in the vicinity. Its penchant for destruction is well-documented.

Useful Information: Nergigante can recover from wounds almost instantaneously. Regenerated body parts grow harder over time, so attacking them while they’re still fresh is the ideal strategy.


Kirin (Guide)

Difficulty: 5/8⭐

Location: Coral Highlands

Size: Large

Species: Elder Dragon

Weak To:

  • Fire 3⭐
  • Water 2⭐
  • Ice 2⭐

Breakable/Severable (Weak Points): Horn (weak point), Head (weak point), Stomach, Mane

Characteristics: Kirin are so rarely sighted that little is known of their ecology. It’s been said they envelop themselves in pure electricity when they are provoked.

Useful Information: The lightning a Kirin cloaks itself with has been confirmed to toughen its skin. The key to hunting a Kirin lies in Staggering it, using Elderseal weapons, and protecting yourself from and avoiding its lighting attacks.


Kushala Daora (Guide)

Difficulty: 8⭐

Location: Ancient Forest + Elder’s Recess

Size: Large

Species: Elder Dragon

Weak To:

  • Thunder 3⭐
  • Dragon 2⭐

Breakable/Severable (Weak Points):  Head (weak point), Front Legs (weak point), Tail (weak point), Wing

Characteristics: An elder dragon that shields itself with fierce winds, preventing anyone from approaching it. Its skin consists of hard, metallic scales.

Useful Information: When confronted by enemies, Kushala’s wind shield continuously grows in intensity, eventually deflecting bow and bowgun attacks. Its wind shield can be weakened by staggering it, particularly with weapons with Elderseal capabilities.


Teostra (Guide)

Difficulty: 8⭐

Location: Wildspire Waste + Elder’s Recess

Size: Large

Species: Elder Dragon

Weak To:

  • Water 3⭐
  • Ice 3⭐

Breakable/Severable (Weak Points):  Head (weak point), Tail (weak point), Wings (weak point)

Characteristics: Brutal elder dragons wreathed in flames that spit blazing fire. Teostra are of such a fierce and deadly nature that the Guild closely monitors their movements.

Useful Information: The black scale dust, Teostra scatters will spread over a wide area until it finally explodes. Keep an eye on that, as well as the flames it occasionally shields itself in, and aim to stagger it with weapons possessing Elderseal capabilities.


Vaal Hazak (Guide)

Difficulty: 8⭐

Location: Rotten Vale

Size: Large

Species: Elder Dragon

Weak To:

  • Fire 3⭐
  • Dragon 3⭐

Characteristics: A grotesque elder dragon that inhabits the deepest part of the Rotten Vale. It uses the fatal vapor of the vale in what appears to be a symbiotic relationship.

Useful Information: Once you’ve become tainted, inhaling the vapor of the vale causes your own health to drain. Head for areas where the vapor is thin, and if you do get tainted, do your best to get rid of it.


Xeno’jiiva (Guide)

Difficulty: 9⭐

Location: Elder’s Recess

Size: Huge

Species: Elder Dragon

Weak To:

  • 2⭐ to all elemental type

This concludes our elder dragons list. We will update this list as more elder dragons get released in the future.

Which of these elder dragons did you like? Let me know in The Pit below.

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