A Monster Hunter World Guide – Kulu-Ya-ku

Monster Hunter:World Guide - Kulu-Ya-Ku

An odd bird wyvern that has developed limbs capable of carrying weapons. It’s been spotted stealing eggs from nests found in the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste.

-Chief Ecologist

When you first see the Kulu-Ya-Ku, you might get the impression that it’s a combination of two of our world extinct animals, the dodo, and the raptor. Well, at least I have. Despite its comical look, you shouldn’t underestimate this retarded cousin of the Velocidrome and Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, as it packs some serious hits. Hits that will stun you.

Ecology

The Kulu-Ya-Ku can be found in the Ancient Forest and Wildspire Waste, and sighting of this bird is more of a common occurrence in Wildspire Waste than in the Ancient Forest. No matter where it is, it just loves to steal eggs. You can find Kulu-Ya-Ku through this route:

Ancient Forest Route

  • Will spawn at Area 5
  • Moving through Area 11, it goes to the cave in Area 2 to steal an egg
  • Running through Area 12 to return to its nest at Area 7 and proceed to eat the egg
  • Roam to Area 6 and repeat the cycle

Kulu-Ya-Ku Guide
Monster Hunter: World Guide – Kulu-Ya-Ku | Capcom

Wildspire Waste Route A

  • Start at Area 5 and roam to Area 6
  • Move to Area 4 to steal the egg there and run back through the same route it comes from
  • Return to its nest at Area 6 and proceed to eat the egg
  • Repeat the same route

Or

Wildspire Waste Route B

  • From its nest at Area 6
  • Go to Area 7 and proceed to Area 10 and Area 11
  • To steal the egg at Area 12
  • Run through Area 8 to return back to its nest at Area 6

Monster Hunter : World Guide - Kulu-Ya-ku
Monster Hunter: World Guide – Kulu-Ya-Ku | Capcom

Special note to take notice about the Kulu-Ya-Ku is that it has a pair of steel balls. Despite its retarded look, it has a tremendous courage as it steals the egg of a Rathian at Route B in Wildspire Waste. A chance for you to see a Rathian chasing after the brave Kulu-Ya-Ku, if it spawn inside the map.

Biology

The Kulu-Ya-Ku is weak against every element and Water is its biggest weakness. As it is relatively susceptible to all ailments, it won’t take too much time to hunt the Kulu-Ya-ku.

Monster Hunter:World Guide - Kulu-Ya-ku
Monster Hunter: World Guide – Kulu-Ya-Ku | Capcom

The forelimbs and head of the Kulu-Ya-ku are breakable and breaking these parts will grant you an additional reward upon completion. Aim the head to deal maximum damage as that is its only weak spot throughout its body.

Hunting

Just like the hunt for Great Jagras, no special item is needed unless you want to capture the Kulu-Ya-Ku. But I would suggest bringing along the following item:

  • Shock Trap (needed for capture)
  • Pitfall Trap (needed for capture)
  • Tranq Bomb (needed for capture)
  • Flash Bomb (optional)

To hunt the Kulu-Ya-Ku as fast as possible, I recommend bringing along a water elemental weapon and attack its head when you’re engaging it. You may want to attack from the side of its face as that’s its weak spot and allow you to break as many parts as possible. Avoid going for its tail as the Kulu-Ya-Ku tail can’t be severed or broken.

Be extra careful when it starts to dig out for a rock, as you will be in a world of hurt when it hits you. You would be glad that you have brought the flash bomb along as it would disarm the Kulu-Ya-Ku.

Armour Sets

The Kulu-Ya-Ku armour has a decent amount of armour at the start and neutral resistance against fire, thunder and dragon element. Though it has a decent resistance against ice, its resistance towards water is horrible. I wouldn’t recommend wearing this armour when you are fighting against the following list of monsters:

  • Legiana

Wearing the Kulu-Ya-Ku armour makes you look like you’re prepared to travel to the desert. An outlook that is perfectly suited for traveling in the Wildspire Waste.

Monster Hunter:World Guide Kulu-Ya-Ku
Monster Hunter: World Guide – Kulu-Ya-Ku | Capcom

The following skills can be obtained upon wearing the Kulu-Ya-Ku armour sets.

Low-Rank Kulu-Ya-Ku Armour

  • Lvl 1 Fire Resistance (increase fire resistance and provide additional defense at max lvl. Max Lvl 3)
  • Lvl 1 Stamina Surge (increase stamina recovery speed. Max Lvl 3)
  • Lvl 1 Pro Transporter (increase movement speed when transporting items and reduce the likelihood of dropping them upon attacks. Max Lvl 1)
  • Lvl 1 Item Prolonger (extend the duration of item effects. Max Lvl 3)
  • Lvl 1 Critical Eye (increase affinity. Max Lvl 7)

High-Rank Kulu-Ya-Ku Armour (Alpha)

  • Lvl 3 Critical Eye (increase affinity. Max Lvl 7)
  • Lvl 3 Item Prolonger (extend the duration of item effects. Max Lvl 3)
  • Lvl 1 Fire Resistance (increase fire resistance and provide additional defense at max lvl. Max Lvl 3)
  • Lvl 1 Weakness Exploit (increase affinity upon attacking a monster weak spot. Max Lvl 3)
  • Lvl 1 Stamina Surge (increase stamina recovery speed. Max Lvl 3)
  • Lvl 1 Pro Transporter (increase movement speed when transporting items and decrease the likelihood of dropping them upon attacks. Max Lvl 1)

High-Rank Kulu-Ya-Ku Armour (Beta)

  • Lvl 1 Fire Resistance (increase fire resistance and provide additional defense at max lvl. Max Lvl 3)
  • Lvl 1 Stamina Surge (increase stamina recovery speed. Max Lvl 3)
  • Lvl 1 Pro Transporter (increase movement speed when transporting items and decrease the likelihood of dropping them upon attacks. Max Lvl 1)
  • Lvl 1 Item Prolonger (extend the duration of item effects. Max Lvl 3)
  • Lvl 1 Critical Eye (increase affinity. Max Lvl 7)
  • Lvl 2 Decoration Slot x2
  • Lvl 1 Decoration Slot x4

Kulu-Ya-Ku armour is a good set to wear when you’re doing an optional quest that requires you to transport egg or meat back to camp. This is due to the Stamina Surge and Pro Transporter skill. These skills greatly assist you as Stamina Surge allows faster stamina recovery, and Pro Transporter negates the slight knockbacks from the small monster.

Although Critical Eye is good, I wouldn’t recommend wearing Low-Rank Kulu-Ya-Ku armour over the Low-Rank Great Jagras armour, as a Lvl 1 Critical Eye is not that impressive as it seems when you just started playing.

However, I would be able to recommend wearing the Kulu-Ya-Ku alpha armour when you start encountering High-Rank monster. Mixing it with other Low-Rank monster armour, you can deal some pretty decent damage.


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