"An elder dragon that shields itself with fierce winds, preventing anyone from approaching it."
Kushala Daora is a dragon with metallic skin. Its large wings connect at the base of its tail, making them seem even larger in proportion to its body. Two backward curving horns lie on either side of its head, blending in with the spikes that line its back. It has visible wind streaming around its body. Kushala has a slightly reddish nose, possible a sign of rusting.
Kushala Daora has the ability to manipulate strong winds, creating a wind barrier that surrounds it during rage mode. The wind barrier can knock a hunter back, making the hunter vulnerable to Kushala Daora's attacks. The wind barrier also makes it difficult for the hunter to attack its body, except for the head and the tail. However, this wind barrier can be weakened by poisoning it. Kushala can also gather up huge bursts of wind and spit them at the hunter, blowing them back. It also has a charged wind blast that is capable of destroying foliage, stalactites, and other destroyable things on the ground.
Kushala Daora can be observed drinking water in the Jungle and eating ore in Area 7 in the Jungle (MHFU). Kushala Daora will shed its skin after it is rusted, although there are Rusted Kushala Daora that hasn't shed its skin recently. Kushala Daora is a naturally passive Elder Dragon, and will only attack when provoked or attacked.