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Namielle is an Elder Dragon first introduced in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.

Physiology

Namielle is an Elder Dragon that has aspects of manta rays, deep sea fish, and jellyfish. Its massive wings are colored black on top and a light blue on the underside, with rainbow luminescence that pulses constantly. Its head is red and blue with the same pulsing luminescence but when drained of its water and dried out, it has a milky tan coloring that affects both its body and the underside of its wings. It also has multiple long whiskers on the lower jaw.

Behavior and Abilities

Namielle is a seemingly passive monster, and only fights when provoked. It has the power to generate, absorb and manipulate water at will. When in danger, it will electrify its body and use the tips of its wings to touch patches of water and make them explode violently into steam. Namielle also has the power to float, and fly without beating its wings, soaring through the sky similar to a manta ray.

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
MHWI-Namielle Icon An elder dragon coated in water and able to freely control lightning. A unique organ allows it to pump electricity into the pools of water it creates, causing massive bursts of steam.

Element/Status Effectiveness

ElementEffectivenessStatusEffectiveness
Fire★★★Poison★★★
WaterSleep
ThunderParalysis
IceBlast★★★
Dragon★★Stun★★

Monster Materials

Icon Item Name Rarity Value Description
MHW-Hide Icon Purple
Namielle Finehide
溟龍の特上皮
11 4360z Very rare Namielle material. Mostly obtained by carving. Broadly used for many purposes.
MHW-Wing Icon Orange
Namielle Fellwing
溟龍の剛翼
11 8960z Very rare Namielle material. Obtained by breaking its wings. Supple, used to craft gear.
MHW-Monster Parts Icon Purple
Namielle Whisker
溟龍の幻曜ヒゲ
11 9600z Very rare Namielle material. Obtained by breaking its head. Grants thunder element properties.
MHW-Tail Icon Purple
Namielle Lash
溟龍の靭尾
11 9280z Very rare Namielle material. Obtained by carving its severed tail. Stiff, used to craft gear.
MHW-Claw Icon Purple
Namielle Hardclaw
溟龍の剛爪
11 9120z Very rare Namielle material. Obtained by breaking its forelegs. Sharp, used in many weapons.
FourthGen-Ball Icon Dark Red
Large Elder Dragon Gem
古龍の大宝玉
12 21000z A giant, ultra-rare stone that forms inside an Elder Dragon once in a millennium.

Equipment

For more information, see Namielle Equipment

Namielle materials can be used to craft three different armor sets: Tentacle α+ Armor, Tentacle β+ Armor, and Tentacle γ+ Armor. The last one comes from Arch-Tempered Namielle.

The following is a complete weapon list for Namielle weapons:

Long Sword Sword & Shield Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Gallery

For more images, see Namielle Photo Gallery

Notes

  • Its appearance is based on deep sea animals such as the Vampire Squid and bioluminescent comb jellies.
  • Namielle's water puddles can be drained by shooting Brightmoss at them.
  • Namielle has two states, Hydrated and Dehydrated. When hydrated, Namielle takes more elemental damage, most notably to Fire on the head, with Impact damage only being effective on the stomach and Cutting damage on the forelegs. Conversely, when dehydrated, raw damage becomes extremely effective, with Element Damage losing its power all round. The best zones for Impact and Cutting Damage remain mostly the same, although Impact users may wish to focus the head, for a KO stagger.
    • Namielle will always enter the Dehydrated state after performing a specific attack. This attack can be anticipated by the camera zooming out, and Namielle surrounding a wide area with water. Namielle will jump up and slam down, electrifying the water, with a large burst of electricity following shortly after. The burst should be evaded, blocked, or avoided.


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