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Merphistophelin are Elder Dragons introduced in Monster Hunter Online.

MHO-Merphistophelin Render 001


Merphistophelin is a pale white Elder Dragon who's physical appearance is very similar to that of Fatalis. From its head to its tail rests a line of dark grey spines trailing off from being shortest on the tail to larger barbs along the back of its neck. Its head shows to be more serpentine in appearance, sporting a prominent spike on its chin. This dragon's wings are abnormal in their appearance, being almost devoid of any sort of membrane in between yet this beast some how retains the ability to fly. Its wing membrane appears when it enters one of its elemental states. On its chest is an assortment of rib-cage like barbs that normally stay closed around its purple chest cavity. These barbs will spring open during either of its states with the "core" in it changing to various colors depending on the state its in.


Merphistophelin is an unique Elder Dragon that is capable of utilizing both the Fire and Dragon elements by using the "core" on its chest to enter the respective element's state or return to its original neutral state.

While not using an element, Merphistophelin is only capable of physical attacks, but by entering an elemental state, not only does Merphistophelin gain access to various breath and elemental attacks, but the effects of those attacks varies depending on Merphistophelin's state.

While in its Fire state, Merphistophelin gains access to a heated beam attack, and if it chooses to crawl along the ground, it will ignite the ground underneath it. These ignited spots will inflict Fireblight on hunters who step into them. While in this state, While in this state, Merphistophelin tends to use its crawl attack.

While in its Dragon state, Merphistophelin is capable of utilizing a draconic breath attack, and if it performs its crawling attack, it will charge the ground underneath it with the Dragon Element. If hunters step onto this afflicted soil, they will be stunned.

Whenever Merphistophelin is about to change state, it will fly into the air and curl itself, before releasing an elemental explosion that is capable of inflicting Fireblight (Fire) or Stun (Dragon).


This Elder Dragon is very aggressive and territorial and will attack any and all trespassers in its territory. Merphistophelin can also become enraged as well during its fight after sustaining enough damage.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Elemental Merphistophelin

Elemental Merphistophelin (御五相荒厄龙) are variants Merphistophelin.

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Unlike standard Merphistophelin, Elemental Merphistophelin is capable of entering Thunder, Ice, and Water states as well as the Fire and Dragon states possessed by the original.

While in its Water state, Elemental Merphistophelin is constantly surrounded by a water aura that slows down any hunter inside of it with the Silked Aliment. Along with that, it utilizes a water beam attack while on the ground, while using its wings to spray large water droplets while in the air. Its crawl attack will soak the ground and inflicts Silked onto hunters that step onto the affected ground.

While in its Ice state, Elemental Merphistophelin is constantly surrounded by an ice aura that inflicts Frozen on hunters inside it. Its breath attack becomes a beam of snow that inflicts Snowman, and it is capable of using its wings to create freezing twisters that inflict Frozen.

While in its Thunder state, Elemental Merphistophelin becomes capable of using electrical breath attacks that inflicts Paralysis while either grounded or airborne. Its' crawl attack also charges the ground underneath it, Paralyzing any hunter who steps into the charged area.

Elemental Merphistophelin's Fire and Dragon's state are identical to the original's versions of those states. Also like the original, Elemental Merphistophelin releases an explosion whenever it switches element, with its Thunder, Ice, and Water explosions inflicting Paralysis, Snowman, and Silked respectively.

Effectiveness Diagram (MHO)

Information sourced from ingame Ecology Illustration chart.

Shock T.
Pitfall T.
Flash B.
Sonic B.
Blast Status Effect-Blastblight MH4 Icon
Parts Physical Elemental
Cut. D. Imp. D. Shot D. Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
⬤ = Good | ▲ = Average | ✕ = Bad | ▬ = N/A

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
None None Logo-MHO (2013)

Music Themes

Monster Hunter Online - Merphistophelin (荒厄龙) Theme

Monster Hunter Online - Merphistophelin (荒厄龙) Theme

MHO: Merphistophelin Music Theme

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Merphistophelin Icon (?)
Threat Level (危険度): !!!!!!!


  • Merphistophelin's head, wings, chest and tail can be wounded.
  • Unlike its base variant, Elemental Merphistophelin takes "Average" amounts of Cut and Impact damage on its head.

  • Elemental Merphistophelin possesses its own icon.
  • Merphistophelin's head, wings, chest, and tail can be broken.
    • Breaking Merphistophelin's chest also damages the spikes at the base of its tail.

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