Shah Dalamadur is a Subspecies of Dalamadur introduced in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Render 002


This subspecies features a lighter, sand-colored hide with red-orange spines. It is roughly the same size as its common counterpart. 


"Shah" is a directly non-translated word from the Persian language, Farsi. Its translated meaning in Farsi is "King".

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH4U (2015) Logo-MH4G JP (2014) Logo-MH4U (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Shah Dalamadur-Head Icon A Dalamadur subspecies easily identified by the red spines lining its back. Though they were once thought to exist only in legend, multiple sightings in the past few years have led many to fear Shah Dalamadur as an omen of grave things to come.

Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★

Music Themes

Battle 16 ~Dalamadur~ Part 1 Monster Hunter 4 OST

Battle 16 ~Dalamadur~ Part 1 Monster Hunter 4 OST

MH4U: Dalamadur and Shah Dalamadur Music Theme 1
Battle 17 ~Dalamadur~ Part 2 Monster Hunter 4 OST

Battle 17 ~Dalamadur~ Part 2 Monster Hunter 4 OST

MH4U: Dalamadur and Shah Dalamadur Music Theme 2

Shah Dalamadur has two Music Themes. The first theme plays in the first half of the quest while the second theme plays when sufficient damage has been done to it.

This music theme is shared with Dalamadur.

MH4U Breakable Parts

Head (x2)
MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Head Break 001Indent08MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Head Break 002Indent08MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Head Break 003
Chest (x2)
MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Chest Break 001Indent08MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Chest Break 002Indent08MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Chest Break 003
Right Claw (x1)
MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Right Claw Break 001Indent08MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Right Claw Break 002
Left Claw (x1)
MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Left Claw Break 001Indent08MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Left Claw Break 002
Back (x2)
MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Back Break 001Indent08MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Back Break 002Indent08MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Back Break 003
Tail (x2)
MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Tail Break 001Indent08MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Tail Break 002Indent08MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Tail Break 003


General Notes

  • Whilst the regular Dalamadur always starts off the battle curled up around the Speartip Crag, Shah Dalamadur starts the fight off clung to the edge of the area.
  • Shah Dalamadur can set the ground on fire with some of its bite and claw attacks which will damage hunters if they walk over it.
  • When its claws or spikes have a darker color, they become much tougher.
  • Shah Dalamadur's roar requires HG Earplugs to block.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • Most of Shah Dalamadur's body is extremely resilient, as even weapons with purple sharpness will be deflected unless the attack is backed by the Mind's Eye skill or a similar effect. While Enraged, all of Shah's breakable body parts get this trait unless they are already broken.

External Links

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Localization & Tipping the Scales!

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