Monster Hunter World: Iceborne - Kulu-Ya-Ku Monster Guide

A guide on Kulu-Ya-Ku in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, including an overview, monster stats, materials, and strategy on how to defeat it.

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Monster Hunter: World Iceborne - Velkhana

Kulu-Ya-Ku

Kulu-Ya-Ku Monster Guide

Kulu-Ya-Ku is a mischievous bird-like monster that is usually found in the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste. It seems to be fond of round objects, often stealing Rathian eggs from their nests. When threatened, it will dig up a large rock from the ground and use it to crush foes. It has powerful hind legs that allow it to leap high into the air for a devastating attack.

Stats

Type Element Ailments Inflicted Weakness
Large Monster None None Water
Weak Points Breakable Parts Location Tempered Level
Head Head, Forelegs Ancient Forest, Wildspire Waste 1

Materials

Material How to Obtain Notes
Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale Body Carving, Quest Reward
Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide Body Carving, Quest Reward
Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • Break Forelegs
Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • Break Head
Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale+ Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • High rank only
Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide+ Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • High rank only
Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • Break Forelegs
  • High rank only
Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+ Body Carving, Quest Reward
  • Break Head
  • High rank only
Monster Bone S Quest Reward
Monster Bone+ Quest Reward
Birg Wyvern Gem Quest Reward

Strategy

Stay Mobile

Kulu-Ya-Ku is an extremely agile foe that moves around a lot in battle. You will need to match its mobility to land attacks on it. When enraged, it will become faster and more dangerous.

Use Wide-swinging Melee Weapons

Melee weapons like the long sword, switch axe, and great sword are good for clipping the erratic Kulu-Ya-Ku. Be ready to do a bit more running when using the sword and shield or dual blades.

Mount It

Mounting allows you to reliably damage Kulu-Ya-Ku while on its back. This saves you the trouble of having to constantly chase it to whittle down its health.

Watch Out when it has a Rock

Kulu-Ya-Ku’s most notable action is diggin up a rock to use in battle. It will frequently use the rock to hit enemies and to protect itself from attacks. Be very careful when Kulu-Ya-Ku is armed, as it will do tremendous amounts of damage with the rock.

One of its most powerful moves with a rock is a leaping slam. Kulu-Ya-Ku will do this after you get up from being knocked down. Taking two hits in a row will stun you, likely making a third attack fatal. Kulu-Ya-Ku winds up the move by stepping back and briefly pumping its legs. Avoid getting up immediately when you see this to avoid further damage.

Kulu-Ya-Ku will also use its rock as a shield. It will stand upright while holding the rock up, causing your weapon to bounce off if you attack it head-on. Strike it from its side to prevent this from happening. You can also force the rock to break by constantly hacking at it. It will eventually shatter.
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