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Blackveil Vaal Hazak - Tips & Tricks

Blackveil Vaal Hazak Overview

Blackveil Vaal Hazak Overview

A new monster in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the Blackveil Vaal Hazak is a subspecies of the effluvial Elder Dragon - Vaal Hazak. Still covered in marred flesh, it has green spores around its body.

Has Green Spores That Emit Effluvium

Has Green Spores That Emit Effluvium

The Blackveil Vaal Hazak has green spores around its body that will emit effluvium when left alone. You can break these parts to make the Blackveil Vaal Hazak move more sluggishly.

Preparing For Blackveil Vaal Hazak

Bring Anti-Effluvium Equipment

Like the regular Vaal Hazak, the Blackveil subspecies will also emit toxic effluvium. Equip the Effluvia Resistance skills or bring a stash of Nulberries to keep yourself safe from the gas's damage over time.

Does Not Have Notable Elemental Weakneses

This Elder Dragon does not have any notable elemental weaknesses so it's best to bring non-elemental weapons that deal heavy physical damage. Make sure to equip Non-elemental Boost to power up your neutral weapons.

Break Head For Flash Pods To Work

Break Head For Flash Pods To Work

The green spores in the Blackveil Vaal Hazak's body are breakable and if you break its head, it will uncover its face. This will make Flashpods useful, allowing you to immobilize the monster and make it vulnerable to your hits.

Use Cleanser Booster to Clear Effluvia

If you can't slot in Effluvia Resistance to your build, you can always use a Cleanser Booster to clear away Effluvia build up.

Blackveil Vaal Hazak - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

Blackveil Vaal Hazak - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

This monster has 3 notable weak spots - its head, spores, and its tail. You can also break these 3 parts while its legs and chest can also be broken.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Blackveil Vaal Hazak - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Since the Blackveil Vaal Hazak has strong elemental weaknesses, non-elemental weapons can be very effective
Fire & Ice weapons can be moderately powerful against this monster

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Effluvia Resistance Resists and decreases effluvial buildup
Health Boost Increases HP points
EarplugsUse the monster's roar as an opportunity to attack
Speed Eating Makes consuming items faster

Best Specialized Tools

ToolRecommendation Criteria
Temporal MantleTemporal MantleRecommended to bring this mantle as it can allow you avoid potentially deadly attacks
Vitality MantleVitality MantleAbsorbs a certain amount of damage. Effect ends when max damage is absorbed

Blackveil Vaal Hazak - Moves & Counters

Retreating Effluvium Breath Spews Effluvium from its mouth while moving backwards. Stay to its side to keep from getting hit.
Rising Effluvium Breath Stands up and spews out Effluvium. Keep distance as the range is wide and it's a hard move to roll away from.
Effluvium Explosion Goes into the air and turns the a wide space green before spewing an effluvium explosion. The effluvium stays in the field for a few moments.

Keep Away From Blackveil Vaal Hazak's Face

Keep Away From Blackveil Vaal Hazak

Most of the Blackveil Vaal Hazak's deadly moves are centered around its mouth and face area. If you keep to its side and back, you can hit it continuously without taking heavy damage.

Break Spores To Dull Monster Moves

Break Spores To Dull Monster Moves

Focus fire on the green spore spots around the monster's body in order to break them. If you break these spots, the Blackveil Vaal Hazak will move more sluggishly & you can hit it with more powerful combos.

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Anonymous 2

So Effluvia Resistance does NOT reduce the damage from Hazak's attacks.

All it does is prevent the status effect from it (the effect that reduces max health by half).

Anonymous 1

Thank you. That 'stay behind him' note really saved my bacon.

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