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Shara Ishvalda - Guide & Tips
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Shara Ishvalda - Guide & Tips

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

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Shara Ishvalda Fighting Tips

Preparing For Shara Ishvalda

Has A Weakness To Ice

Shara Ishvalda is vulnerable to ice. Since it has a huge health pool, it is recommended that you equip an ice weapon along with the Ice Attack skill in order to quickly reduce this monster's health.

Ranged Weapons Are Recommended

The Shara Ishvalda is a huge monster with spots that may be hard to damage due to a melee weapon's lack of reach. To circumvent this, it is recommended to use ranged weapons to deal damage to unreachable areas. Don't forget to bring freeze ammo!

Partbreaker Skill Is Very Effective

Shara Ishvalda second phase

This fight is separated into 2 parts; against the monster's armored state, and against the monster's unarmored state. You will be able to move to the second phase of the fight faster by using the Partbreaker skill to destroy the monster's armor quickly!

Sand Pitfalls Will Impede Movement

During the 2nd phase of the Shara Ishvalda fight, it will create sand pitfalls on the ground. Make sure to avoid them or keep away from them as they will impede your movement, making you incredibly vulnerable to the monster's attacks.

Shara Ishvalda - Weakness & Effective Damage Type

Shara Ishvalda First Phase

Shara Ishvalda First Phase - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
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During the first phase of the fight, the Shara Ishvalda is weak in 2 parts: its head and chest. Both of these parts are breakable along with the forelegs. The fight will then transition to the second phase once these are broken.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Shara Ishvalda Second Phase

Shara Ishvalda Second Phase - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
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During the second phase of the fight, the weak spots of the monster will turn into its head and wings. Both of these can be broken along with the forelegs.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot


Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Shara Ishvalda - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Ice is the most effective element against the Shara Ishvalda
Water is also a viable element against the Shara Ishvalda

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
Increases part damage to quickly destroy different parts of the monster during the first phase
Aquatic/Polar Mobility
Prevents from being dragged down by terrain for vital evades
Ice AttackIncreases ice elemental damage output. Must have an ice weapon equipped for most effectiveness
Health BoostAllows you to take more hits before being carted away
EarplugsNullifies the effects of monster roars. However, be careful as you can still be damaged when too close to the monster

Best Specialized Tools

ToolRecommendation Criteria
Temporal MantleTemporal MantleRecommended to bring this mantle as it can allow you avoid potentially deadly attacks
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
Shara Ishvalda Vitality MantleVitality MantleIncrease survival chance by not getting one-shotted.

Shara Ishvalda - Moves & Counters (First Phase)

Rush AttackThe monster will briefly stand on its hind legs then rush forward on all fours. The monster will then turn around and rush back where it came from
Body SlamThe monster will jump up and use its body to slam onto the ground, crushing anything beneath it
Wing AttackShara Ishvalda will use its wings and slam them on the ground. It will then drag its wings forward on the ground, dealing damage over a wide range
HeadbuttWill briefly stand on its hind legs and slam its head on the ground. Can be done numerous times in a wide range
DiveThe monster will start to dive under the sand, leaving only a few of its body parts exposed in this state. Attack will damage a wide range

Focus Fire On Head & Chest

Focus Fire On Head & Chest

Expect the first phase of the fight to be long and grueling. Despite possessing relatively slow moving attacks, the monster deals very high damage. Focus your fire primarily on the head & torso of the monster to break its parts fast!

Use Clutch Claw To Weaken Monster Parts

In this stage, it's incredibly important to break the Shara's outer shell. Use your Clutch Claw to soften the monster's body parts, allowing you to deal more damage to them.

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Attack During Its Dive

Attack During Its Dive

When the monster dives underground, it will leave its head and torso exposed. This is a big opportunity for you to get the damage in on the monster's torso and head since it will be easy to reach with a melee weapon.

Use Boulders To Damage Outer Shell

There are 2 boulder traps in the first phase that you should utilize to deal more damage to Shara Ishvalda's outer shell. Lead the monster to these spots by the cavern to drop boulders down on it and break its outer shell.

Moves To 2nd Phase When Shell Is Broken

Destroy Outer Shell To Move To Second Phase

After you deal enough damage, you will break the monster's outer shell. This will then transition to the second phase of the fight. Expect the monster to deal much more damage and get a speed boost. Despite this, its elemental weaknesses stay the same.

Shara Ishvalda - Moves & Counters (Second Phase)

Sonic BlastFocuses its wingtips into a single point, and then fires a sonic blast forward. The blast will push back the monster due to the power of the attack
Wide Range Sonic BlastThe monster's wingtips will be aimed downward. Each tip will then fire a sonic blast then move away from the monster
One-Shot Attack 1The monster will liquefy the ground, then dive into it. Once it re-emerges, it will destroy all of the liquefied ground, instantly killing anyone in it
One-Shot Attack 2After re-emerging, the monster will make a throwing attack at the center of the field

Watch Out For Two Types Of One-Shot Attacks

Shara Ishvalda throwing attack

If the enemy starts to dive into the ground. Make sure to head for stable ground as soon as possible. When it re-emerges, it will destroy anything within the liquefied land. Get to solid ground (cracked ground) to avoid getting hit! For the throwing attack, run to the tip of the map immediately.

Avoid Sand Pitfalls During Air Stream Attacks

When the Shara Ishvalda does its air stream attacks and there are sand pitfalls, make sure to avoid them. These will explode and cause damage if you're standing in them.

Use The Clutch Claw For Flinch Shots

Since several rocks fall on the ground during the fight, you can keep on using your Clutch Claw to Flinch Shot the monster! Since the monster is a large target, it is easy to aim your shots and send the monster reeling!

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Anonymous 2

He's pretty easy since he's so big and slow. I dont think you can successfully mount it tho I have fallen off 3 times with my IG and dont even attack just move when he rages

Anonymous 1

Very helpful. This fight is brutal but fun.

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