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Namielle - Guide & Tips

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Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to beat Namielle! This includes its moves, weaknesses, material drops, recommended loadout, armor, hunting tips, & more!

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Namielle - Tips & Tricks

Namielle Overview

Namielle Overview

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

Has Both Water & Lightning Attacks

Has Both Water & Lightning Attacks

The Namielle is a unique Elder Dragon, having both water-based & thunder-based attacks. It can spew out water but can also do lightning damage on its targets.

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 and defeat this monster. Try equipping the Fire Attack skill to further amp up your fire damage!

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.

Namielle - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

Namielle - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
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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-based weapons are most effective against the Namielle
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
Evasion MantleEvasion MantleIncreases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment
Rocksteady MantleRocksteady MantleEliminates damage reactions, prevents wind effects, protects your hearing, and grants tremor resistance. You also receive less damage from attacks

Namielle - Moves & Counters

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 & disappears. Have lightning resistance up or you can die instantly.
Water Discharge Release 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.

Large Electric Discharge Is Hard To Avoid

Large Electric Discharge Is Hard To Avoid

The Namielle's big electric discharge attack is hard to dodge, especially when it jumps from the screen. It's best to just equip yourself with Thunder resistant gear or mantle to avoid getting fatally caught in this move.

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