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Velkhana - Weakness & Tips

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Velkhana - Tips & Tricks

Velkhana Overview

Velkhana Overview

The Velkhana is a new Elder Dragon in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. It does powerful ice-based attacks with its breath or tail and protects itself in a tough ice armor.

Velkhana Has Power To Manipulate Ice

The Velkhana has a unique way of manipulating ice. It covers itself in frost armor, being more deadly in this form. It also summons ice breaths, stalactites, and can deal stabbing damage with its sharp tail

Preparing For Velkhana

Bring Ice Resistant Armor

To counter the Iceblight that the Velkhana can inflict on you, it's best to bring Ice Resistant armor and the Iceproof Mantle. This can possibly negate the blight and protect you from running out of stamina in the fight.

Use Fire Weapons Against Velkhana

The Velkhana is more prone to damage from Fire elemental weapons. When facing this Elder Dragon, be sure to have your most powerful fire weapons at your disposal.

Eat Nulberries To Lose Iceblight

If you're hit by Velkhana's ice breath or attacks, you'll be inflicted with Iceblight. Make sure to eat a Nulberry to remove this status effect and avoid loosing too much stamina from the blight.

Use Environmental Traps To Deal Big Damage

Use Environmental Traps To Deal Big Damage

The Velkhana can be hurt by environmental traps such as the boulders in Elder's Recess. Make sure to activate these to topple the monster and give yourselves openings for attacks.

Flinch Shot To Topple Velkhana

Flinch Shot To Topple Velkhana

The Velkhana can be toppled when you use your Slinger Burst or Flinch Shot on its face and it slams into a wall. Make sure to grab Slinger Ammo and keep hitting it with the Slinger Burst to create more attack openings.

Breaking Ice Armor Will Also Topple Monster

The Velkhana can also be topped if you're able to break all the ice surrounding its body. When you do, it'll get stunned and fall over, giving you time to land a few powerful attack combos.

Velkhana - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

Velkhana - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
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The Velkhana's weak points are its head, wings, and tail. Both head and wings can be broken while the tail can be cut off.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot


Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Velkhana - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Deal greater damage by bringing Fire-based or Blast weapons
Both Dragon and Thunder weapons can work against Velkhana

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Ice ResistanceProvides additional protection from Velkhana's Ice attacks.
EarplugsNegates the stunning effects of Velkhana's roars.
Fire Attack
Blast Attack
Increase damage against Velkhana.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolTool Effect
Temporal MantleTemporal MantleRecommended to bring as it allows you to avoid potentially deadly attacks
Iceproof Mantle Iceproof MantleReduces ice damage and nullifies iceblight.
Rocksteady mantleRocksteady MantleEliminates damage reactions, prevents wind effects, protects your hearing, and grants tremor resistance. You also receive less damage from attacks
Evasion MantleEvasion MantleMakes dodges more effective by lengthening the duration of dodges

Velkhana - Moves & Counters

Rush Forward Velkhana will rush forward and try to run you over. Dodge horizontally away from its trajectory to keep from taking damage.
Frost BreathVelkhana fires its frost breath in different patterns: straight forward or sweeping around the field. Move to the side of the monster's body to avoid getting hit.
Ground Ice BreathVelkhana breathes ice directly below its head and summons pillars of ice that erupt in a circle. This gets wider when Velkhana is enraged. Follow the pattern to know where the ice pillars will erupt.
Tail Stab Monster will stab you twice with its tail. It also does a more powerful stab with delayed heavy damage. Watch the tail and dodge when it strikes you.
Aerial Tail SwipeWhile mid-air, Velkhana swings its tail around, hitting nearby hunters in its hitbox.
Summons Ice Crystals Rears up and breaths ice into the air, summoning ice crystals to fall around it. Watch the ground to see the range of where the stalactites will fall.

Extremely Powerful When In Ice Armor

Extremely Powerful When In Ice Armor

When the Velkhana is covered in its ice armor, it will have more power to manipulate the ice around it. Hunters can shave away its ice armor to lessen its damage and find a way to defeat it.

Forms Ice Pillars With Frost Breath

Forms Ice Pillars With Frost Breath

The Velkhana uses its frost breath to attack you and when it comes in contact with anything, it will form ice pillars. These can damage you or can be used as stepping stones to land jump attacks on the monster.

Check Ground To See Range Of Ice Pillars

Check Ground To See Range Of Ice Pillars

When the Velkhana breathes ice into the ground to summon ice pillars, check where the frost is going. This is where the ice pillars will erupt, giving you an idea where and when to dodge.

Watch Out For The Tail

Watch Out For The Tail

Velkhana often attacks with its tail, using continuous strikes to damage would-be attackers. Dodging once does not ensure safety from these attacks, so makes sure to keep distance when it prepares to attack with its tail.

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