Rusted Kushala Daora is an Elder Dragon and a Variant of Kushala Daora introduced in Monster Hunter 2.


Rusted Kushala Daora is an Elder Dragon whose characteristic metallic skin is, as its name implies, wholly rusted.

Behavior and Abilities

Rusted Kushala Daora has a much more aggressive behavior than that of it's normal counterpart. It tends to use more physical attacks such as biting and charges to attack hunters, and stay on the ground more often. Its roar and screeches are slightly different from Kushala Daora's.

Rusted Kushala Daora uses his aerial turnaround bite much more often normal Kushala Daora, and can immediately attack with a charge or a wind blast after jumping back (whereas a non-rusted Kushala Daora always taunts first).


Rusted Kushala Daora can be found in the Polar Field. Additionally, it tends to attack cities and military bases on its way leading to hunts in the Town/Battlequarters and the Interceptor's Base.

Game Appearances


For carves and materials from other games, see Rusted Kushala Daora Carves

In Second Generation games (MH2, MHF2 and MHFU), Rusted Kushala Daora shares its carves and rewards with normal Kushala Daora. For the shared carves and materials, see Kushala Daora Carves

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Kushala Daora Icon.png A metal plated dragon known as the tempest of wind. Eyewitnesses report violent storms alongside the dragon, and its wide range means towns may be attacked.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Rusted Kushala Daora Icon.png (?)
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Rusted Kushala Daora Icon.png (?)
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Rusted Kushala Daora Icon.png (?)
Threat Level (危険度): !!!!!!!!

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Kushala Daora

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Main Article: Kushala Daora

Kushala Daora is an Elder Dragon and the normal version of Rusted Kushala Daora. It was introduced in Monster Hunter 2 alongside Rusted Kushala Daora.

Hard Core (HC) Rusted Kushala Daora

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HC Rusted Kushala Daora was a stronger version of Rusted Kushala Daora exclusive to Monster Hunter Frontier.


For more images, see Rusted Kushala Daora Photo Gallery


General Notes

  • Prior to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Rusted Kushala Daora doesn't use a separate name from regular Kushala Daora. However, the quest descriptions call Rusted Kushala Daora "A brown metal plated dragon".
  • In the Town/Battlequarters Rusted Kushala Daora can be hit with the Dragonator to deal heavy damage and cause it to fall down. It can be hit both when hovering and while on the ground - as long as it is within the Dragonator range.
  • Its hide is tougher than that of Kushala Daora.
  • Rusted Kushala Daora's roar requires Earplugs to block.

Monster Hunter 4

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  • Rusted Kushala Daora is not in this game. However, a unique icon does exist.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • Rusted Kushala Daora is the final Village boss.
  • It now has its own unique items and armor.
  • Rusted Kushala Daora has a different attack from its counterpart in which it does a short ranged charge bite, up to 3 times in a row.
  • Rusted Kushala Daora can be repelled at the Polar Field and will retain any damaged or severed parts when rematched at the Battlequarters.

Monster Hunter Frontier

  • HC Rusted Kushala Daora's roar requires HG Earplugs to block.

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