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Nightshade Paolumu - Weakness & Tips

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Check this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to beat Nightshade Paolumu! Its attacks & moves, weakness, materials, best loadout, weapons, armor, hunting tips, & more!

Nightshade Paolumu - Monster Info

Nightshade Paolumu - Weapon / Armor Info

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Nightshade Paolumu - Tips & Tricks

Nightshade Paolumu Overview

New Paolumu Subspecies In MHW: Iceborne

Another new subspeces entering in Iceborne, the Nightshade Paolumu has dark fur & different colored dots on its body. It expels gas that will cause the Sleep debuff on your Hunter.

Find In Wildspire Waste & Ancient Forest

You'll first encounter the Nightshade Paolumu in the Wildspire Waste. However, it can also be spotted flying around the Ancient Forest.

Preparing For Nightshade Paolumu

Has A Weakness To Water

The Nightshade Paolumu has a weakness to the Water element. When preparing to face this monster, make sure to equip weapons that have a high water damage output!

Stock Up On Energy Drinks

Make sure to bring some Energy Drinks with you. This item counteract your drowsiness & prevent you from falling asleep. Place it in your radial menu to be able to drink it before going to sleep.

Use Clutch Claw To Bring Monster Down

The Nightshade Paolumu will constantly be flying around. When it's in the air and not enraged, you can flinch shot it to the ground even when not in front of a wall.

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Monster Can Move Around Sleep Gas

Can Move Around Sleep Gas

This monster is also able to move around the sleep clouds it emits. You must be aware of the sleep cloud's position in order to avoid getting inflicted with the sleep status.

Nightshade Paolumu - Weakness & Traits

Nightshade Paolumu - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
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The Nightshade Paolumu has 3 weak spots: its head, neck sac, and chest. These weak spots are breakable along with the monster's wings and tails.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo
Head★★★★★★★★・
Neck Sac★★★★★★★★★
Chest★★・★★・★★・

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart

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

Status Effect Resistance Chart

PoisonSleepParalysisBlast
★★・★・・★★・★★・
StunExhaustMount-
★★・TBCTBC-

Nightshade Paolumu - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

ElementsDescription
Water★★★
Water is an effective element to use against the Nightshade Paolumu
Fire★★・
Fire is also a viable element against the Nightshade Paolumu

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Sleep ResistanceAvoid falling asleep when coming into contact with the monster's blue sleep clouds

Best Specialized Tools

ToolRecommendation Criteria
Temporal MantleTemporal MantleRecommended to bring this mantle as it can allow you avoid potentially deadly attacks
Immunity MantleImmunity MantleNegates all status effects & grants immunity from them for its active duration
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
Vitality MantleVitality MantleNegates a certain amount of damage before the mantle's effect wears off

Nightshade Paolumu - Moves & Counter

MovesDescription
Sleep CloudThe monster will emit a blue sleep gas that will put you to sleep if you come in contact with it. Remains on the battlefield for a time
Sleep Breath AttackThe monster will spit out a bubble of air. When the attack hits, it will turn into a blue sleep cloud
Aerial RushWhen airborne, the monster will start to bounce around the area before charging at you

Check Positioning Of Sleep Gas

Check Positioning Of Sleep Clouds

When fighting the Nightshade Paolumu, always make sure to keep track of the position of the monster's multiple sleep clouds. Since these clouds stay on the field for a while, it is best to avoid these to prevent falling asleep!

Use Flinch Shot On Face To Bring Monster Down

Use Flinch Shot On Face To Bring Monster Down

The Nightshade Paolumu likes to fly around often. You can bring it down by using your Slinger Burst or Flinch Shot on its face. This will disorient the monster and send it reeling into the ground, open for your attacks. This works whether its neck is inflated or not.

Use Flash Pods to Bring it Down

When Nightshade Paolumu is enraged when it's in the air, the fastest way to bring it down is by using flash pods. Though take note that monsters now build resistance to Flash Pods so use them sparingly.

Nightshade Paolumu Weapons & Armor

Nightshade Paolumu Weapons List

WeaponMaterials Needed
Nyx Razor II
(Great Sword)
- Nightshade Paolumu Shard x 5
- Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing x 3
- Black Diablos Chine x 2
- Large Wyvern Gem x 1
Nyx Tabar II
(Sword & Shield)
- Nightshade Paolumu Shard x 5
- Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing x 3
- Black Diablos Chine x 2
- Large Wyvern Gem x 1
Nyx Hammer II
(Hammer)
- Nightshade Paolumu Shard x 5
- Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing x 3
- Black Diablos Chine x 2
- Large Wyvern Gem x 1
Nyx Barone II
(Hunting Horn)
- Nightshade Paolumu Shard x 5
- Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing x 3
- Black Diablos Chine x 2
- Large Wyvern Gem x 1
Nyx Halberd II
(Lance)
- Nightshade Paolumu Shard x 5
- Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing x 3
- Black Diablos Chine x 2
- Large Wyvern Gem x 1
Nyx Smasher II
(Switch Axe)
- Nightshade Paolumu Shard x 5
- Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing x 3
- Black Diablos Chine x 2
- Large Wyvern Gem x 1
Nyx Blade II
(Insect Glaive)
- Nightshade Paolumu Shard x 5
- Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing x 3
- Black Diablos Chine x 2
- Large Wyvern Gem x 1
Nightmare String II
(Bow)
- Nightshade Paolumu Shard x 5
- Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing x 3
- Black Diablos Chine x 2
- Large Wyvern Gem x 1

Master Rank Nightshade Paolumu α + & β + Armor Set

ArmorMaterials Needed
Lumu Phantasm Hood α + & β +- Nightshade Paolumu Thickfur x 2
- Nightshade Paolumu Shard x 1
- Paolumu Cortex x 3
Lumu Phantasm Mail α + & β +- Nightshade Paolumu Thickfur x 2
- Nightshade Paolumu Shard x 2
- Torpor Sac x 3
Lumu Phantasm Braces α + & β +- Nightshade Paolumu Thickfur x 2
- Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing x 1
- Monster Toughbone x 3
Lumu Phantasm Coil α + & β +- Nightshade Paolumu Thickfur x 2
- Nightshade Paolumu Shard x 2
- Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing x 2
Lumu Phantasm Greaves α + & β +- Nightshade Paolumu Thickfur x 2
- Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing x 1
- Paolumu Cortex x 1

Nightshade Paolumu - Breakable Parts & Material Drops List

Breakable Parts & Body Carves List

Break Neck PouchNightshade Paolumu Thickfur
Break BackNightshade Paolumu Thickfur
Break WingsNightshade Paolumu Fellwing
Break Tail Paolumu Cortex
Body CarveNightshade Paolumu Thickfur
Nightshade Paolumu Shard
Paolumu Cortex
Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing
Large Wyvern Gem
Wyvern Gem
Shiny DropsNightshade Paolumu Shard
Paolumu Cortex
Wyvern Tear

Quest & Capture Rewards List

Complete QuestNightshade Paolumu Thickfur
Nightshade Paolumu Shard
Paolumu Cortex
Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing
Torpor Sac
Large Wyvern Gem
CaptureNightshade Paolumu Shard
Nightshade Paolumu Thickfur
Nightshade Paolumu Fellwing
Paolumu Cortex
Wyvern Gem
Large Wyvern Gem

Nightshade Paolumu Guiding Lands Material List

Non-Tempered Obsidian Fur
Fierce Dragonvein Bone
Tempered Tempered Hide
Spiritvein Slogbone
Spiritvein Gem Shard

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Brian M 1

I need Obsidian Fur, no where does it state how or where, or even in the drops or carves. Hjnter notes say nothing either. How are supposed to get if no one can tell us how?

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