Elder Dragon-Level Monsters (Japanese 古龍級生物) are monsters that can bring major damage to ecosystems or monsters that are comparable in strength to Elder Dragons. There are two different types of Elder Dragon-Level Monsters, Elder Dragon Influenced Monsters and Elder Dragon Strength Monsters.
What Are Elder Dragon Influenced Monsters?
Elder Dragon Influenced Monsters (Japanese 古龍並の影響力) are monsters that were influenced in some way by the abilities of an Elder Dragon, such as Shagaru Magala.
What Are Elder Dragon Strength Monsters?
Elder Dragon Strength Monsters (Japanese 古龍並の戦闘力) are monsters with the strength and power to rival Elder Dragons or even be considered equal to Elder Dragons.
Known Elder Dragon-Level Monsters
- Espinas Subspecies
- Espinas Rare Species
- Silver Hypnocatrice
- Violent Laviente
- Berserk Laviente
- Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern)
Monster Hunter Online
Reasoning For Them Being Elder Dragon-Level Monsters
Rare Species are about as rare as Elder Dragons. Some Rare Species even have some abilities that are on par with Elder Dragons. It has even been found that some Rare Species use the Dragon Element like Elder Dragons, though isn't really noticeable most of the time.
Apex Monsters are said to be on par with a Frenzied Deviljho. They can destroy ecosystems, infect areas with the Frenzy Virus, and even destroy settlements. This puts them as Elder Dragon-Level Monsters.
Deviants are a newer addition to the Elder Dragon-Level Monsters. Though some aren't actually on the same level as Elder Dragons, some Deviants easily rival Elder Dragons. Deviants like Hellblade Glavenus can actually bring destruction to whole mountains easily or burn said areas in a instant like Dreadking Rathalos. The known Deviants that can be considered as Elder Dragon-Level Monsters include Hellblade Glavenus, Dreadking Rathalos, Dreadqueen Rathian, Silverwind Nargacuga, Grimclaw Tigrex, Crystalbeard Uragaan, Thunderlord Zinogre, Deadeye Yian Garuga, Silver Ridge Gammoth, Blue Thunder Lord Astalos, Heavenly Eye Mizutsune, Armor Shredder Shogun Ceanataur, Hidden Haze Malfestio, and Massacre Demon Diablos.
Akantor's overwhelming strength and the fact that it was temporarily classified as an Elder Dragon, makes it an Elder Dragon-Level Monster. It has been seen surviving in heavy thunderstorms and long droughts, before bring destruction to whole towns. When it appears, the public is evacuated from an area since it can bring on tremendous destruction like an Elder Dragon.
Rajang and Furious Rajang
In legend, Rajang was called an Elder Dragon. Despite being a Fanged Beast, it is stated that its power is equal to that of an Elder Dragon and that Furious Rajang are truly powerful enough to take on Elder Dragons. Rajang are also put into this group due to the Elder Dragon Kirin being their prey.
From Shen Gaoren constantly looking for and destroying things that disturb their territory, such as towns, cities, and barriers, it is considered an Elder Dragon-Level Monster.
Ukanlos was classified as an Elder Dragon, temporarily, after it was discovered. It was feared that it would eventually team up with Akantor and bring destruction to numbers of areas with Akantor. It is considered to be equal to Akantor in power and about as aggressive. Even when just being discovered carelessly, or living close to a village, some Ukanlos will attack settlements immediately without warning. This puts them at a level equal to Elder Dragons.
Deviljho and Savage Deviljho
A Deviljho's gluttonous behavior puts it on a level with Elder Dragons. It can make all nearby species in an area go extinct, including large predatory monsters. It has been seen killing and feeding on other large predatory monsters. Deviljho has also been seen attacking Rajang and Elder Dragons, not even leaving when these monsters appear.
Due to Gore Magala being the juvenile form of Shagaru Magala, it is considered an Elder Dragon-Level Monster. Though Gore Magala's power isn't comparable to its adult form yet, it is still able to spread the Frenzy Virus.
Though Atoraru Ka is small in size, it is considered an Elder Dragon-Level Monster. This is due to Atoraru Ka being able to destroy and raid fortresses. This is enough to compare it to Elder Dragons like Gogmazios. Atoraru Ka is also able to manipulate a "giant monster" using the debris that it has collected.
Berukyurosu and Doragyurosu
Due to Berukyurosu's high intelligence and fighting abilities in the sky, it is considered to be an Elder Dragon-Level Monster. The same also applies for Doragyurosu.
An Espinas was able to fight and defeat an Elder Dragon. Though Espinas are generally calm, this still is enough to put it with Elder Dragons. The Espinas Subspecies and Espinas Rare Species are capable of this as well.
Like Akantor and Ukanlos, Odibatorasu is about equal to Elder Dragons. Unlike them, though, it is known to prey upon not only monsters but also buildings and even rocks surrounding areas. Odibatorasu can even cause large sandstorms just with its breath. The destruction it can do, such as destroying settlements and ecosystems, is enough to compare to it an Elder Dragon.
Although Laveinte's classification is unknown, it is also known that it can destroy a whole island from its gluttonous behavior alone. This compares it to some Elder Dragons.
Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern)
From the recent discovery of the Unknown (Black Flying Wyvern) in the Tower, it is said that it is perfectly capable of raining hellfire on villages and towns easily. This is enough to put it alongside Elder Dragons.
From Estrellian being seen with multiple natural disasters and being the juvenile form of an unidentified Elder Dragon, it is considered an Elder Dragon-Level Monster.
- "Hunter's Encyclopedia 2"
- "Hunter's Encyclopedia G"
- "Hunter's Encyclopedia 3"
- "Hunter's Encyclopedia 4"
- Monster Hunter Freedom 2
- Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
- Monster Hunter Generations
- Monster Hunter XX
- Monster Hunter Frontier Z
- Monster Hunter Online