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Kushala Daora

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Matt Chard

Kushala Daora is an elder dragon with the ability to use the wind as a tool against you, with parts of its body being metallic, it can deflect even the strongest of weapons used against it. It was first introduced in Monster Hunter 2, You’ll face Kushala Daora in the 7 star Hub Urgent Quest “The Steely Storm” which was added with version 2.0. Defeating it will unlock your Hunter Rank further.

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Overview

Kushala Daora flying in the Frost Islands.

Kushala Daora uses the wind to great effect, it can conjure up whirlwinds, and send them your way, whilst keeping itself protected by its durable metallic plates covering most of its body, making attacking it tough at the best of times.

Weaknesses

(1 of 2) Head, neck, and forelegs are the weakest parts of Kushala Daora

Head, neck, and forelegs are the weakest parts of Kushala Daora (left), Thunder is the element to use with Fire and Dragon not far behind. (right)

Parts Elements Ailments
Head, Neck, Forelegs Thunder, Fire/Dragon Blast, Thunderblight

Attack Patterns

Charge

Kushala will stick its head out with its wings raised, indicating a charge is incoming.

(1 of 2) If you see Kushala push its head out whilst its wings are raised

If you see Kushala push its head out whilst its wings are raised (left), be ready for it to charge at you. (right)

Wind Blast

(1 of 3) Kushala will stand on its hind legs

Kushala will stand on its hind legs, wings spread, and blast a ball of wind from its mouth at your general direction. If the wind connects with you, you’ll get launched high into the air, and Kushala will follow it up with another attack, usually a Charge or a Slam, this can almost cart you so be careful.

Double Bite

(1 of 2) Kushala will lunge at you with a snapping of its jaws from the left

Kushala will lunge at you with a snapping of its jaws from the left (left), following it up with a bite to the right. (right)

Kushala will lunge forward, mouth agape, and attack you with a bite to its left. It’ll follow this up with a second bite to its right.

Swoop

(1 of 2) Kushala will fly into the air

Kushala will fly into the air (left), and swoop at you with its mouth wide open. (right)

Kushala will fly into the air, wings raised, then swoop through the air at you.

Lunge

(1 of 2) Kushala will tilt its body

Kushala will tilt its body (left), and lunge at you. (right)

Kushala will tilt its body to the side, lunge forward, and slam its body on to you.

Whirlwinds

(1 of 2) Kushala will arch its head forward, raising its wings

Kushala will arch its head forward, raising its wings (left), unleashing whirlwinds in your direction. (right)

One of its strongest attacks. Kushala will stick out its head with its wings raised, almost touching, then unleash whirlwinds which will travel towards you moving side to side. Expect to see between three and five Whirlwinds.

Later on in the fight. Kushala will use other attacks whilst the whirlwinds are forming.

Later on, you’ll find Kushala using other attacks in between the gaps of the whirlwinds. Most of the time it will be Jet Stream, or Swoop.

Jet Stream

(1 of 2) Kushala will shoot a stream of wind at the floor

Kushala will shoot a stream of wind at the floor (left), lifting it up in an upwards motion towards you. (right)

Kushala will look down whilst its wings are out to the side, and shoot out a beam of wind into the floor, then lift its head making the beam shoot out at you, looking similar to a jet stream.

Hurricane

(1 of 2) Kushala will charge up, and gather wind which will suck you in

Kushala will charge up, and gather wind which will suck you in (left), then it will snap its wings shut, creating a Hurricane. (right)

Kushala will lean forward, wings stretched out wide. You’ll see wind gathering around it, the wind will suck you in front of Kushala, then it will snap its wings together forming a Hurricane in front of it. Make sure to keep rolling away from Kushala to avoid getting hit.

Enraged Wind Blast

(1 of 2) If Kushala is enraged (black smoke around its mouth)

If Kushala is enraged (black smoke around its mouth) (left), its Wind Blast will have a black color to it, this will deal more damage than its predecessor. (right)

Exactly the same as the normal Wind Blast attack, but the wind will have a black color to it, come at you faster, and deal more damage.

Pounce

(1 of 3) Kushala will fly into the air

When Kushala is enraged, it will fly into the air with its claws turning red, then pounce down on to you. It can do this up to three times in a row.

Strategy

Before going in to the hunt, bring max potions/megapotions, and some flash bombs to drop Kushala out of the sky as well as to aid you with some emergency healing if needed. The hardest part of Kushala (no pun intended), is its steel body, making a lot of your attacks deflect of it, meaning its head is the best place to aim for. The problem with that, is all of its most dangerous attacks come from there. So you’ll have to be quick with your guards or agile enough to get in some attacks whilst dodging Kushala’s.

A lot of its attacks are easily avoidable by running/dodging to the side, but its main attack, Hurricane will pull you in like a vortex before it conjures a massive Hurricane on top of you, dealing major damage if you’re caught in it. To avoid this, keep dodging away from Kushala, and when the Hurricane appears, continue rolling away due to it expanding a little.

Its next major attack which can cause problems, is its Whirlwinds attack. Kushala will fly away and release anything from one to five Whirlwinds which move side to side, the best way to avoid this, is to back up, and when you see an opening, run past them. Later on, Kushala will also add a Jet Stream or Swoop to the mix which can catch you out. After all that, you’ll most likely cart a lot from underestimating Wind Blast, because, if it connects, you’ll be launched into the air, and it’ll follow it up with another attack which can two-shot you if you’re not careful.

Material Drops

Kushala Daora material drops.

Target Rewards

Material Drop Rate (%)
Daora Carapace 16%
Daora Dragon Scale+ 32%
Daora Claw+ 21%
Daora Webbing 16%
Daora Tail 12%
Daora Gem 3%

Broken Part Rewards

Material Drop Rate (%)
Daora Dragon Scale+ Head - 17% x2
Daora Claw+ Wing - 30% x2
Daora Webbing Wing - 70%
Daora Gem Head - 3%
Daora Horn+ Head - 80%

Carves

Material Drop Rate (%)
Daora Carapace Body - 30%, Tail - 17%
Daora Dragon Scale+ Body - 24%
Daora Claw+ Body - 15%
Daora Webbing Body - 12%
Daora Tail Tail - 80%
Daora Gem Body - 2%, Tail - 3%
Daora Horn+ Body - 17%

Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate (%)
Daora Carapace 34%, 30%
Daora Dragon Scale+ 45%
Daora Claw+ 10%, 10%
Daora Gem 1%
Elder Dragon Blood 15%, 15%
Dragon Treasure 40%

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Capcom
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    29 March 2021
  • Last Updated
    26 May 2021
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