Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to defeat Zorah Magdaros. Learn Zorah Magdaros's weaknesses, recommended loadout, hunting tips, its moves & how to counter them!
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|Zorah Magdaros Location & Drops||Zorah Magdaros Hunting Guide|
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Zorah Magdaros - Tips & Tricks
★4 "One For the History Books" Step-by-Step Guide
1. Keep Shooting the Cannons and Ballistae
As Zorah Magdaros approaches, keep on shooting the Cannons and Ballistae. When the damage reaches a certain threshold, you will receive further orders.
2. Hop on to its Back and Destroy 3 Magmacores
After you've landed on Zorah Magdaros's body, follow your map and destroy 3 Magmacores. Be aware that some paths that appears to be dead ends could be climbed.
3. Slaying the Nergigante is Not Essential
While destroying Magmacores, a Nergigante would appear. However, the story would proceed normally as time goes by, so take care of Nergigante on your own terms.
★6 "A Colossal Task" Step-by-Step Guide
1. Start by Destroying 3 Magmacores
You are immediately tasked with destroying 3 Magmacores. Their locations are the same with ★4 "One For the History Books". Don't forget to pick up stones for your slinger along the way.
2. Detonate the Stalagmites with your Slinger
If you see a booby-trapped stalagmite on the ceiling, activate it with your slinger to have it come crashing down. It will deal hefty damage to Zorah Magdaros, so try and activate them all.
3. Slaying the Nergigante is Not Essential as Well
A Nergigante would appear this time as well, and the story would proceed normally just like last time, so take care of Nergigante on your own terms.
4. The Final Showdown at the Barrier
You will be moved to the Barrier for the final showdown. Do note that if the Barrier's HP reaches zero, you would fail the quest.
Tip: Disrupt Attacks with Ballistae Binder Ammo
To defend successfully, activate the Ballistae loaded with Binder Ammo just as Zorah Magdaros is about to attack the Barrier. The cannons would be reloaded automatically, so fire them when you can.
Tip: Drangonator is Crucial
Drangonator will do massive damage to Zorah Magdaros, and is the key to the success of the mission. When ordered to fire it, move over to the bow of the ship and activate the lever to fire.Check Out Zorah Magdaros Monster Info Here!
Zorah Magdaros - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot
Zorah Magdaros - Element & Item Weaknesses
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Status Effects Do Not Harm Zorah Magdaros
Please take note that since Zorah Magdaros is a very large elder dragon, it will not be susceptible to any status effects.
Item Weakness & Resistance Chart
Effective: ✓, Not Effective: ✕
Zorah Magdaros - Recommended Loadout
Recommended Elemental Weapons
Water & Dragon is the most effective element against the Zorah Magdaros
Ice is also effective against Zorah Magdaros
Zorah Magdaros is resistant to Fire. Do not bring Fire-based weapons
|Heavy Artillery||Buffs damage from ballistae and cannons, which would be used heavily for these quests.|
Best Specialized Tools
|Evasion Mantle||Increases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment|
|Affinity Booster||Places a smoker that increases affinity|
Zorah Magdaros - Moves & Counters
|Slam||Slams the Barrier with its feet causing damage. Use Ballistae Binder shots to stop it for a while to attack.|
|Lava Breath||Breaths out fire. Deals Fire Damage.|
|Magmacores Eruption||Lava erupts periodically from Magmacores. Deals Fire Damage.|