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Namielle - Tips & Tricks

Namielle Overview

Namielle Overview

Namielle is one of the new Elder Dragons to arrive in the New World of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. It has large glowing wings & whiskers, making it reminiscent of deep-sea jellyfish.

Has Both Water & Lightning Attacks

Has Both Water & Lightning Attacks

Namielle is a unique Elder Dragon, having both water-based & thunder-based attacks. It combines it water and thunder elements as it electrifies pools of water around it.

Preparing For Namielle

Bring Water & Lightning Resistant Equipment

Since the Namielle has 2 elemental properties, you need to raise your resistance to both of them. Bring Water & Thunder Resistant gear or keep Nulberries in your Item Pouch in case you're afflicted with Water or Thunder blights.

Namielle Is Vulnerable to Fire

The Namielle is weak to fire-based weapons so make sure to have a fully upgraded, powerful fire weapon to deal enough damage & defeat this monster. Try equipping the Fire Attack skill to further amp up your fire damage!

Have a Supply of Nullberries

Get rid of Thunderblight and Waterblight by taking Nullberries. With 2 blights to worry about, you can also use a cleanser booster to get rid during the fight.

Body Dries When Spitting Water

Body Dries When Spitting Water

The Namielle soaks up water from its surroundings and spews it out as an attack. When it does, it dries its body up, making it vulnerable to your hits.

Keep Attacking From Behind Or Its Sides

The Namielle's attacks are mainly targeted forward. This includes most of its water attacks and its lightning strikes. If you want to keep safe, stay behind or beside it when attacking.

Namielle - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

Namielle - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

This monster is weak in 3 spots - the head, chest, and forelegs. These 3 parts are breakable and additional parts such as the wings and tail can also be broken.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Namielle - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Fire weapons deal extra damage on Namielle while Poison & Blast
Dragon weapons can also do viable damage to the Namielle

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Water ResistanceIncreases resistance to water damage & increases defense in later levels
Thunder ResistanceIncreases resistance to thunder damage & increases defense in later levels
Aquatic/Polar Mobility Lessens movement drag in water or snow, improving evasion while in these elements

Best Specialized Tools

ToolRecommendation Criteria
Temporal MantleTemporal MantleRecommended to bring this mantle as it can allow you avoid potentially deadly attacks
Waterproof MantleWaterproof MantleReduces water damage and can negate Waterblight
Thunderproof MantleThunderproof MantleReduces thunder damage and can negate Thunderblight
Rocksteady MantleRocksteady MantleEliminates damage reactions, prevents wind effects, protects your hearing, and grants tremor resistance. You also receive less damage from attacks
Evasion MantleEvasion MantleIncreases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment

Namielle - Moves & Counters

Wing Side Slam Uses either wing to slam onto the ground, on its side. Dodge left of right to avoid this attack
Jellyfish Electric StrikeWhen flying, the Namielle will emulate a jellyfish and use electricity to strike spots on the field. Roll away to avoid getting hit with Thunderblight
Water Breath Spews water in two patterns, thick & thin, from its mouth. Attack its side to avoid taking damage
Large Electric Discharge Namielle discharges stored electricity from its body when it jumps. Have lightning resistance up or you can die instantly.
Water Discharge Release tides of water from its body. Does not deal damage but can knock you over.

Survive With Water & Lightning Resistance

Survive With Water & Lightning Resistance

Fighting the Namielle can be tough as you'll have to face 2 very different elemental properties. Make sure to equip both Water & Thunder Resistance skills to survive through the fight.

Attack Its Side When Doing Water Breaths

Attack Its Side When Doing Water Breaths

Namielle's water breath attacks are always front-facing. If you move to the side of the monster, you'll be able to freely hit its body without getting damaged by its water breaths.

Avoid Water Tides By Going To Its Side

The Namielle mainly discharges water to its front, leaving tides and pools of water on the field. You can avoid getting caught up in the waves by sticking to either side of the monster's body.

Check Ground Where Electric Discharge Will Hit

Check Ground Where Electric Discharge Will Hit

The Namielle's big electric discharge attack can be hard to avoid but you can dodge out of the way if you check where the lightning glows in the water. This is where the electricity will hit so dodge when you're standing on it.

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