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How to Beat Zorah Magdaros - Tips and Recommended Gear

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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 - 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.

How To Beat Zorah Magdaros - Tips

★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.

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Zorah Magdaros - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type

Zorah Magdaros - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo
Head★・・★・・★・・
Chest★★・★★・★★・
Magmacore★★★★★★★★★

Zorah Magdaros - Element & Item Weaknesses

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart

FireWaterIce
×★★★★★・
ThunderDragon-
★・・★★★-

Status Effect Resistance Chart

PoisonSleepParalysisBlast
××××
StunExhaustMountElderseal
×××-

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: ✕

Item Effectiveness
Flash Pod
Shock Trap
Pitfall Trap
Vine Trap
Dung Pod
Screamer Pod
Tinged Meat
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Zorah Magdaros - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

ElementsDescription
Water
Dragon
★★★
Water & Dragon is the most effective element against the Zorah Magdaros
Ice★★・
Ice is also effective against Zorah Magdaros
Fire×
Zorah Magdaros is resistant to Fire. Do not bring Fire-based weapons

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Heavy ArtilleryBuffs damage from ballistae and cannons, which would be used heavily for these quests.

Recommended Items

ItemDescription
MHW PotionsPotionsRestores health.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolTool Effect
Evasion MantleEvasion MantleIncreases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment
Affinity BoosterAffinity BoosterPlaces a smoker that increases affinity

Zorah Magdaros - Moves & Counters

MovesCounter
SlamSlams the Barrier with its feet causing damage. Use Ballistae Binder shots to stop it for a while to attack.
Lava BreathBreaths out fire. Deals Fire Damage.
Magmacores EruptionLava erupts periodically from Magmacores. Deals Fire Damage.
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