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


Shara Ishvalda is a large dragon that has two different forms. It will initially take on an appearance covered in rocks, sand, and other minerals. This gives it a very bulky shape, and its head's appearance is mostly impossible to make out. Most distinctively, instead of wings, it has adapted its appendages into a four-fingered hand-like structure.

In its true form, exposed from underneath the shell, it is a lithe and athletic creature, and boasts a variety of bright colours, mainly yellows, purples, and white. Its face bears two large, forward-facing eyes, and crests around its head make the shape of a crown. The distinct arms are well-muscled, and the fingers are shown to be spindly and misshapen, bearing specialized tips for sound production. Spikes, markings, plates and indentations run along its neck, back, sides, and limbs, some invoking skeletal structures such as a ribcage. The tail ends in a entwining series of snaking structures, failing to form any one tip.


Shara Ishvalda can manipulate the earth using its innate ability to control vibration. Using vibrations from its wingtips, it can break down and reshape solid ground around it, forming quicksands which hunters will struggle to move in, but allows it to move around without issue. It can also direct these vibrations as direct attacks against hunters, combining their energy into powerful aimed rays. For its most powerful attack, it digs underground, churning up all the land around it, before re-appearing, kicking up all the sand, and combining its vibration-energy into a large sphere which it then sends down, creating a huge explosion. Beyond the vibrations, it will use its wingtips to swat at the hunter directly. In its initial, rock-covered state, it will burrow partially into the ground and attack the hunter while sending out waves of energy.


Shara Ishvalda prefers to rest underground until disturbed. When awakened, it will attempt to ward off its aggressor while in a heavily defended, rock-covered state, performing less aggressive attacks to fend off foes. If this outer hide is destroyed, it instantly becomes hyper-aggressive. In this state, Shara Ishvalda will focus its full power towards destroying direct threats. It does not give up a fight easily, choosing to try and attack one last time after being nearly killed as opposed to retreating back underground.

Game Appearances

Main Series

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
MHWI-Shara Ishvalda Icon.png A mysterious elder dragon able to manipulate the earth itself. Vibrations from its wingtips reshape the earth, denying hunters footing.

Element/Status Effectiveness

Element Effectiveness Status Effectiveness
Fire Poison ★★
Water ★★ Sleep
Thunder Paralysis
Ice ★★★ Blast ★★/★★★ (stone armor)
Dragon Stun

Monster Materials


For more information, see Shara Ishvalda Equipment.

Shara Ishvalda materials can be used to craft two different armor sets: Shara Ishvalda α+ Armor and Shara Ishvalda β+ Armor.



  • The large patches of sand created by Shara Ishvalda will hamper the hunter's movements. This makes the skill Aquatic/Polar Mobility quite useful, since it will significantly increase the hunter's moving speed.
  • Shara Ishvalda directly follows the camera with its eyes and stares at the player rather than the hunter, essentially breaking the fourth wall.
  • Unlike Xeno'jiiva, the story final boss in the base game, Shara Ishvalda can be mounted, and can be flinch shot into the wall.
  • When flinch shot into the wall, it will stagger instead of being knocked down, unless it is sent into droppable rocks.
  • The Ghillie mantle will not hide the player from Shara Ishvalda unless it is worn before entering the area.
  • Shara Ishvalda secretes a sticky substance to which sand and rock attaches as it travels underground through the Everstream, thus forming its bulky armor.
  • The design of Shara Ishvalda apparently revolves around the concepts of Hinduism.
  • Shara Ishavalda's first phase theme is called "From the Rumblings Come a Song"; its second phase theme is called "A Single Bloom in an Eternity".

Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (edit)
Herbivore MHWI-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MHW-Apceros Icon.png Apceros MHW-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MHW-Gastodon Icon.png Gastodon MHW-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHW-Kestodon Icon.png Kestodon MHW-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine MHWI-Popo Icon.png Popo
Fish MHW-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Lynian MHWI-Boaboa Icon.png Boaboa MHW-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHW-Gajalaka Icon.png Gajalaka MHW-Grimalkyne Icon.png Grimalkyne
Fanged Beast MHWI-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MHWI-Furious Rajang Icon.png Furious Rajang
Neopteron MHW-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MHW-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
Bird Wyvern MHW-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHW-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei MHWI-Coral Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Coral Pukei-Pukei MHW-Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Icon.png Tzitzi-Ya-Ku MHWI-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga MHWI-Scarred Yian Garuga Icon.png Scarred Yian Garuga
Brute Wyvern MHW-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHWI-Fulgur Anjanath Icon.png Fulgur Anjanath MHWI-Banbaro Icon.png Banbaro MHW-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MHWI-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios MHWI-Raging Brachydios Icon.png Raging Brachydios MHW-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MHWI-Savage Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho MHWI-Glavenus Icon.png Glavenus MHWI-Acidic Glavenus Icon.png Acidic Glavenus MHW-Radobaan Icon.png Radobaan MHW-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan
Fanged Wyvern MHW-Girros Icon.png Girros MHW-Jagras Icon.png Jagras MHW-Shamos Icon.png Shamos MHWI-Wulg Icon.png Wulg
MHW-Dodogama Icon.png Dodogama MHW-Great Girros Icon.png Great Girros MHW-Great Jagras Icon.png Great Jagras MHW-Odogaron Icon.png Odogaron MHWI-Ebony Odogaron Icon.png Ebony Odogaron MHW-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi MHWI-Viper Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Viper Tobi-Kadachi MHWI-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHWI-Stygian Zinogre Icon.png Stygian Zinogre
Piscine Wyvern MHWI-Beotodus Icon.png Beotodus MHW-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus MHW-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth
Wingdrake MHW-Barnos Icon.png Barnos MHWI-Cortos Icon.png Cortos MHW-Mernos Icon.png Mernos MHW-Noios Icon.png Noios MHW-Raphinos Icon.png Raphinos
Flying Wyvern MHWI-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MHWI-Frostfang Barioth Icon.png Frostfang Barioth MHW-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHWI-Seething Bazelgeuse Icon.png Seething Bazelgeuse MHW-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHW-Black Diablos Icon.png Black Diablos MHW-Legiana Icon.png Legiana MHWI-Shrieking Legiana Icon.png Shrieking Legiana MHWI-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHW-Paolumu Icon.png Paolumu MHWI-Nightshade Paolumu Icon.png Nightshade Paolumu MHW-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHW-Azure Rathalos Icon.png Azure Rathalos MHWI-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos MHW-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHW-Pink Rathian Icon.png Pink Rathian MHWI-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian MHWI-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex MHWI-Brute Tigrex Icon.png Brute Tigrex
Elder Dragon MHWI-Alatreon Icon.png Alatreon MHW-Behemoth Icon.png Behemoth MHWI-Fatalis Icon.png Fatalis MHW-Kirin Icon.png Kirin MHW-Kulve Taroth Icon.png Kulve Taroth MHW-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHW-Lunastra Icon.png Lunastra MHWI-Namielle Icon.png Namielle MHW-Nergigante Icon.png Nergigante MHWI-Ruiner Nergigante Icon.png Ruiner Nergigante MHWI-Safi'jiiva Icon.png Safi'jiiva MHWI-Shara Ishvalda Icon.png Shara Ishvalda MHW-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHW-Vaal Hazak Icon.png Vaal Hazak MHWI-Blackveil Vaal Hazak Icon.png Blackveil Vaal Hazak MHWI-Velkhana Icon.png Velkhana MHW-Xeno'jiiva Icon.png Xeno'jiiva MHW-Zorah Magdaros Icon.png Zorah Magdaros
Relict MHW-Leshen Icon.png Leshen MHW-Ancient Leshen Icon.png Ancient Leshen