A Tale of Ice and Fire
|Area||Time Limit||Reward||Failure Conditions|
|Elder’s Recess||50 minutes||28,800 z||Time Expires / Faint 3 times|
|Clear Ever-present Shadow, The Scorching Blade, Absolute Power, and Smashing Cross Counter|
|Other||Barnos, Gajalaka, Gastodon, Vespoid|
Equip pieces of armor with high ice resistance to reduce damage from Velkhana’s elemental attacks. Slotting ice resistance jewels further increases ice defense. Have a good supply of healing items and nullberries in your loadout as well.
The iceproof, vitality, and temporal mantles will be very useful in the fight. Bring them along to increase your survivability.
Engage Velkhana with extreme caution, as many of its attacks have wide range, do massive damage, and inflict iceblight. Study the elder dragon’s attack pattern’s by limiting yourself to draw attacks.
The best spots to attack Velkhana are its side and tail. Do not lose your guard, even when behind it, as the monster’s massive size and area-of-effect attacks can clip you from any angle.
You can shoot the two stalactites in area 8 with your slinger to drop them onto Velkhana. These will deal massive damage to the monster and knock it down. Unload on it before it gets back up to whittle down its health even more.
Strafing is generally a good strategy to avoid most of Velkhana’s moves, including its straight ice beam. Always reposition yourself when it faces you.