Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to defeat Arch Tempered Kushala Daora. Learn AT Kushala Daora's weaknesses, recommended loadout, hunting tips, its moves & how to counter them!
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Arch Tempered Kushala Daora - Tips and Tricks
Flash Pods Won't Drop Kushala Daora
Unlike the regular Kushala Daora, the Arch Tempered version will NOT DROP when a Flash Pod is used on it. It will stay in the air for a few seconds then drop to the ground. Use this only when you want to keep the Kushala Daora in the area & away from its nest.
Charged Breath Shot Can Instantly Kill You
The AT Kushala Daora has a charged breath attack that can instantly take down your HP bar. When it lifts both its wings and seems to be holding its breath, move away from the area in front of its face.
Use Wind Negate Skills To Avoid Wind Pressure Stuns
Kushala Daora is known for its wind pressure aura, making it hard for melee weapon users to come close and deal damage to it. It's best to use Wind Negate skills or a Rocksteady Mantle to negate wind pressure.
Elderseal Will Lessen Wind Pressure When Activated
If you have a Dragon-based weapon that has Elderseal, make sure to bring it to this fight. Elderseal will stagger the AT Kushala Daora and lessen its wind pressure aura, allowing for more chances of attack.
Utilize Turf War With Other Elder Dragons
When you fight the Arch Tempered Kushala Daora, it may come across another Elder Dragon and will initiate a Turf War. Exploit this moment as it can deal really big damage to your target monster.Learn About Turf War
Use Blast Or Weapons With Status Effects
The Kushala's armor is very tough so Blast weapons will be effective in dealing bigger damage to its body. Make use of Paralysis & Sleep status effects so you can plant bombs or inflict more hits on the monster.
Arch Tempered Kushala Daora - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
|Kushala Daora's head is a weak spot|
|Kushaola Daora's wings can be broken but are not weak spots|
|A small part of Kushaola Daora's tail can be severed|
Kushala Daora's main weak spots are its head, forelegs, and tail. Its tail, if subjected to sufficient damage, can be severed.
Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot
Arch Tempered Kushala Daora - Element & Item Weaknesses
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Item Weakness & Resistance Chart
Effective: ✓, Not Effective: ✕
Arch Tempered Kushala Daora - Recommended Loadout
Recommended Elemental Weapons
The AT Kushala Daora's body is made up of metal & is weak against Thunder-based weapons
Bring Dragon weapons to exploit the monster's Elder Dragon status
Water or Ice weapons will not deal big damage to an Arch Tempered Kushala Daora
|Nullify Wind Pressure||[Best For Melee Weapon Users] |
Negates wind pressure from Kushala Daora's aura
|Health Boost||[Best For Ranged Weapon Users] |
Increases HP bar for better survivability
|Stun Resistance (Lvl 2)||Reduces stun duration|
|Earplugs||Reduces stun duration when Kushala Daora does its long roars|
|Lifepowder||Recovers your & your teammates' health|
|Flash Pod||Stuns monster for a few seconds with flash of light|
|Mega Barrel Bomb||Deals explosive damage to monster when triggered|
Focus On You & Your Team's Survival
Having the items in the above loadout will focus on keeping yourself and your teammates alive, which is crucial in completing the Arch Tempered Kushala Daora quest.
Best Specialized Tools
|Temporal Mantle||Automatically avoids fatal monster moves|
|Rocksteady Mantle||Reduces damage from attacks. Negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent.|
Arch Tempered Kushala Daora - Moves & Counters
|Swipes||Does claw swipes with forelegs|
|Bites||Does frontal bites while moving forward|
|Forward Rush||Rushes & jumps forward to run you over|
|Breath Shot Attack||Expels heavy wind attack twice from its mouth|
|Charged Breath Attack||Raises wings and releases charged breath shot|
|Summons Tornado||Summons wind tornadoes as it flies up|
|Airborne Claw Attack||Dives and attacks you with its claws while in midair|
|Airborne Breath Attack||Shoots wind breath attacks while flying|
Charged Breath Attack Deals Very Heavy Damage
The Kushala Daora's charged breath attack has very heavy damage and can instantly kill you if you're not careful. When you see it raising its wings, make sure to stay away from its face to avoid taking damage.
Tornadoes Will Stagger You
Any tornadoes in the field will stagger you and cause you to drop when you get too near them. Avoid running into them so you won't accidentally be vulnerable when the Kushala Daora focuses its attention on you.