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Zorah Magdaros is an Elder Dragon first introduced in Monster Hunter: World.

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Zorah Magdaros is a colossal Elder Dragon covered in a rocky hide. It has turtlelike characteristics, bearing a mountainous shell on its back that it can retreat under while walking on all fours, as well as a beaked mouth. Fire and smoke and lava spew from the creature's shell, making it seem like a walking volcano.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
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In-Game Description

Monster Hunter: World
MHW-Zorah Magdaros Icon An elder dragon that rises from the earth like a volcano. Where it's headed , and why, the Research Commission has yet to figure out.

Element/Status Effectiveness

Zorah Magdaros Damage Effectiveness
Element Effectiveness Status Effectiveness
Fire Poison
Water ★★★ Sleep
Thunder Paralysis
Ice ★★ Blast
Dragon ★★★ Stun


  • Zorah Magdaros cannot be killed, just repelled.
  • Zorah Magdaros head and chest can be wounded.
  • Zorah Magdaros is immune to all status effects.
  • During the first phase of the fight, mining spots appears on its back. These contain uncommon and rare ores and rarely Zorah Magdaros parts.
  • Similar to Xeno'jiiva, the optional quest to fight Zorah Magdaros appears randomly after completing a quest or returning from expedition. It will only stay for a period of two quests before disappearing again. Pay close attention to the music and system messages to see if Zorah Magdaros has appeared. The odds of the quest appearing go up as your Hunter Rank increases. The Zorah Magdaros and Xeno'jiiva optional quests will not appear at the same time.