Bad Friends, Great Enemies
|Hunt an Ebony Odogaron|
|Area||Time Limit||Reward||Failure Conditions|
|Coral Highlands||50 minutes||28,800 z||Time Expires / Faint 3 times|
|Clear Mist Taketh You|
|Other||Kelbi, Shamos, Raphinos|
It is recommended to have high dragon resistance when going up against Ebony Odogaron. You can also slot dragon resistance jewels into your armor to further increase elemental defense. Do not forget to bring the dragonproof mantle for even more dragon damage mitigation.
Get as many nullberries and astera jerky as you can carry. You may find yourself constantly trying to cure dragonblight and bleeding throughout the fight. Bring a full stock of healing items as well.
Other useful tools to bring are the vitality or temporal mantles. This allows you to survive hits that would normally knock you out.
Bring some shocktraps to immobilize Ebony Odogaron, allowing you to press on the offense for a brief period.
Dung pods are also useful for forcing intruders to move to another area. It will be very troublesome to have to deal with an agile pair like Ebony Odogaron and Nargacuga at the same time.
Ebony Odogaron inflicts dragonblight using bite attacks. This means that you must constantly be reposition yourself when the monster faces you. Dodge to its side and get in a few hits before it retaliates. Attacking it from behind is also a good strategy.
Ebony Odogaron retains many of its regular species‘ straight lunging attacks and swipes. Most of them can be avoided by strafing the monster. Its tail spin move can be avoided by rolling away from it. Wait until Ebony Odogaron finishes chaining its attacks before rushing in to strike.
You can force Ebony Odogaron out of its enraged state by landing hits on its head. This is somewhat problematic since you want to avoid getting in range of its bite attacks. Get a feel for the timing of Odogaron’s frontal attacks which are quite easy to get used to. This way, you can strike its head and have enough time to immediately roll behind it when it throws out an attack.
It is not recommended to take on Ebony Odogaron when intruders appear. Shoot dung pods at a monster to force it to relocate before getting back on Ebony Odogaron’s trail.