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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Khezu Guide

This is a hunting guide for Khezu, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) and the Sunbreak DLC. Read on to learn Khezu's weaknesses, forgeable weapons and armor, drops, and attack patterns for Master Rank!

Khezu Guide
Weapons IconKhezu Weapons Armor IconKhezu Armor

Khezu Hunter Notes

Khezu
フルフル
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Khezu Returning Monster
Type Flying Wyvern Previous Games MH, MHF, MHF2, MHFU, MH4U, MHG, MHGU
Threat Level 2/10 Rampage Type MH Rise - Gate Crasher Rampage TypeGate Crasher
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
Characteristics
Loathsome wyverns that dwell in caves and other dark places. All but blind, Khezu hunt by smell. Their tail has evolved to cling to walls and ceilings. After using an electric shock to paralyze their prey, they extend their long neck and pounce.

How to Unlock Khezu

Complete Scarlet Tengu in Shrine Ruins in Master Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - The Alabaster Devourer

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Alabaster Devourer (Key Quest)
Khezu Image Khezu
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Scarlet Tengu in the Shrine Ruins"

Master Rank Khezu is unlocked after completing the M★2 Urgent Quest Scarlet Tengu in the Shrine Ruins and reaching MR 2 in the Sunbreak expansion.

MR Grinding Guide:
How to Get from MR 6 to MR 100 Fast

Complete The Blue Apex in High Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - Night of the Khezu

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Night of the Khezu
(Key Quest)
Khezu Image Khezu
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "The Blue Apex"

High Rank Khezu is unlocked after finishing The Blue Apex, the Hub Rampage Quest involving Apex Arzuros.

Hunter Rank Farm Guide:
How to Get from HR 7 to HR 100 Fast

Complete Dead Ringer in Low Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - A Pale Shadow

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
A Pale Shadow
(Key Quest)
Khezu Image Khezu
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dead Ringer"

Low Rank Khezu is unlocked after finishing the ★2 Hub Quest Dead Ringer.

Khezu Weakness and Resistance

MH Rise - Slash Damage MH Rise - Blunt Damage MH Rise - Bullet Damage MH Rise - Fire Damage
45 36 40 21
MH Rise - Water Damage MH Rise - Thunder Damage MH Rise - Ice Damage MH Rise - Dragon Damage
5 0 5 5

Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.

Khezu Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 75 70 80
Neck 75 50 50
Torso 45 45 25
Wing 25 25 25
Left Leg 36 20 35
Right Leg 36 20 35
Tail 20 20 30
Overall 45 36 40

Khezu Elemental Weakness Breakdown

Part Fire Symbol (MH Rise).png Water Symbol (MH Rise).png Thunder Element (MH Rise).png Ice Element (MH Rise).png Dragon Element (MH Rise).png
Head 30 5 0 5 5
Neck 25 5 0 5 5
Torso 25 5 0 5 5
Wing 20 5 0 5 5
Left Leg 15 5 0 5 5
Right Leg 15 5 0 5 5
Tail 20 5 0 5 5
Overall 21 5 0 5 5

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Khezu Hunting Tips

MH Rise - Khezu

The Khezu will cling to walls or the ceiling to unleash its electric attacks from above. Use Wiredash to get to it and knock it down, or exhaust it to weaken its electricity.

Status Effect Vulnerabilities

Poison Stun Paralysis Sleep
★★★ --
Blast Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight
★★ -- ★★
Thunderblight Iceblight

If an ailment has more stars it means that it has better effectiveness.

Item Vulnerabilities

Pitfall Trap Shock Trap Flash Bomb
Sonic Bomb Meat Effects Dung Bomb

◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational

Kinsect Extracts

Monster Part Extract
Head Red Extract
Neck Red Extract
Torso Orange Extract
Wing White Extract
Left Leg White Extract
Right Leg White Extract
Tail Orange Extract

Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking

Kinsect Extract Guide

Khezu Locations and Quests

Khezu Known Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Frost Islands.pngFrost Islands 2 / 12 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 11 / 12 12
Lava Caverns.pngLava Caverns 6 1 / 2 / 3 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 6

Khezu Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Anomaly Quest A★2 Anomaly Research: Khezu
Hub Quest M★2 The Alabaster Devourer
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest M★2 In Pursuit of the Khezuit
Hub Quest M★2 BZZZZZ or ZZZZzzzz Pt. 2
Support Survey M★2 Operation Khezu
Event Quest M★3 Another Grand Gesture
Follower Quest M★3 Sisters Sally Forth
Event Quest M★4 Noisy Neighbors
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★4 Study the Switch Axe
Hub Quest ★4 Night of the Khezu
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest ★5 Shadows Over the Frost
Event Quest ★7 Zin and Yang
Hub Quest ★7 Omnidirectional Threats
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★2 A Pale Shadow
(Key Quest)
Village Quest ★3 Faceless Foe
Village Quest ★5 BZZZZZ or ZZZZzzzz

How to Beat Khezu




Use Fire Weapons

MH RIse Sunbreak - Using Fire Weapons Against Khezu

Khezu's main weakness is fire, as such fire elemental attacks will deal the most damage and drastically speed up the hunt.

Khezu Fire Weakness

Don't Overcommit on Attacks

MH Rise Sunbreak - Overcommitting Against Khezu

Khezu's electrical discharge can and will fire off quickly and will knock you out of your combo and potentially stun you. Hunter's should be careful when attacking especially when using weapons that have long animations like the Dual Blades.

Use the Earplugs Skill

MH Rise Sunbreak - Using Earplugs Against Khezu

Khezu roars a lot and hunters will often find their combos and silkbind attacks suddenly interrupted by a piercing Khezu roar. Bringing the Earplugs skill will help mitigate this and sustain damage.

Khezu's Attacks Can Cause Paralysis

MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Attacks Cause Paralysis

During a paralyzed state the hunter won't be able to move. Have your Palico or Palamute around to snap you out of paralysis quicker.

Khezu Master Rank Attack Patterns

In addition to its attacks in Low and High Rank quests, Khezu uses the following attacks in Master Rank.

Name Description
Electro Breath Barrage Khezu swings its neck and spews out multiple electric orbs from a distance.
Extended Neck Swing Khezu stretches its neck and executes a sweeping attack.
Improved Electric Breath Khezu spits five electric orbs that fan out as it travels on the ground.
Explosive Electric Breath While latched, Khezu's electric breath attacks explode upon impact.

Electro Breath Barrage

Electro Breath Barrage Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Electro Breath Barrage
Electro Breath Barrage: Khezu violently swings its neck and spits out electric orbs which can land far away from its position.

To dodge this move, roll towards Khezu's position as the attacks will be landing away from it.

Extended Neck Swing

Extended Neck Swing Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Extended Neck Swing
Extended Neck Swing: Khezu extends its neck further and uses it to sweep any hunters near it. Khezu will take a moment before fully swinging its neck, so grab the chance to stay away from it before it does the attack.

Improved Electric Breath

Improved Electric Breath Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Improved Electric Breath
Improved Electric Breath: Khezu's electric breath attack now spawns five electric orbs that fan out. Aim to roll between the incoming orbs to dodge this attack.

Explosive Electric Breath

Explosive Electric Breath Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Explosive Electric Breath
Explosive Electric Breath: While latched at any ceiling, Khezu's electric breath attack now explodes upon contact. Khezu will be spewing these orbs one at a time, so simply run away to evade this move.

Khezu General Attack Patterns

Khezu uses the following attacks in Low and High Rank quests.

Name Description
Neck Swing Attack An elongated neck attack that has a long range.
Tail Swipe Khezu uses its tail to attack.
Electric Breath An electric attack from the mouth that rushes on the ground. Causes paralysis.
Electric Discharge An area-of-effect charged electric attack.
Pounce Khezu jumps up and slams its body onto its target.
Ceiling Latch Khezu will jump up and latch on the ceiling and perform a variety of moves.

Neck Swing Attack

Neck Swing Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Neck Swing
Neck Swing Attack: Khezu can unleash a long-ranged swing attack. Ranged users need to be careful with this attack as its damage is high and the range can be surprising.

Tail Swipe

Tail Swipe Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Tail Swipe
Tail Swipe: Khezu uses its rubbery tail like a whip, knocking down any hunters hit with the move. This attack can be dodged easily by simply rolling away as Khezu will still need to spin in order to use this move.

Electric Breath

Khezu's electric breathe attacks extremely slow so it'll be fairly easy to dodge but make sure to bring lightning-resistant gear to be safe.

Electric Breath Variations
MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Single Electric Breath
Single Electric Breath: Khezu fires up a single electric orb from its mouth.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Triple Electric Breath
Triple Electric Breath: Khezu spews out three electric orbs that fans out as it travels on the ground.

Electric Discharge

Electric Discharge Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Electric Discharge
Electric Discharge: Khezu can cover itself in lightning which will shock all enemies close to the Khezu. This is a nightmare for melee users but is a great vulnerability against ranged weapons.

Pounce

Khezu will spread its arms, jump up, and lunge at its target with full force!

This attack is usually followed up by a huge opening but sometimes Khezu will chain this attack with an electric discharge attack so observe and act accordingly!

Pounce Variations
MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Slow Pounce
Slow Pounce: Khezu leaps from a distance towards it target. This attack is relatively slower compared to the other variant of this move, so dodging can be easy.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Quick Pounce
Quick Pounce: Khezu may appear to be only walking, only to catch its target offguard as it quickly jumps up to pounce at a hunter.

Ceiling Latch

Khezu can latch on the ceiling to perform an evasive maneuver. Its moves, while latched, will be easy to dodge, but attacking it will be quite a hassle. Aim to weaken its legs to make it fall or use exhaust coating in your attacks!

Ceiling Latch Variations
MH Rise Sunbreak - Ceiling Latch Electric Breath
Electric Breath: Khezu shoots balls of electricity from above to paralyze hunters, much like its standard electric breath attack.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Ceiling Latch Neck Swing
Neck Swing: While attached at the ceiling, Khezu will extend its neck and use it as a weapon to knock down hunters. Stay away from the area directly underneath Khezu to avoid this attack.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Khezu Ceiling Latch Slam
Body Slam: Khezu jumps off at the ceiling and slams its weight onto a hunter.

Khezu Materials and Drops

Master Rank Khezu Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Afflicted Dragon Blood 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Blood 40% (Anomaly Quests)
Afflicted Pure Blood 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Pearl Glosshide 37% (Body)
Mystic Hardfang 24% (Body)
Lightning Sac 20% (Body)
Pale Extract 19% (Body x2)
Material Drop Rate
Pearl Glosshide 100% (Leg)
Mystic Hardfang 52% (Head x2)
Afflicted Pure Blood 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Dragon Blood 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Blood 40% (Anomaly Quests)
Pale Extract 20% (Head x3)
Pale Steak 16% (Head)
Khezu Special Cut 12% (Head)

High Rank Khezu Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Pearl Hide 37% (Body)
Suspicious Fang+ 24% (Body)
Thunder Sac 20% (Body)
Pale Extract 19% (Body x2)
Material Drop Rate
Suspicious Fang+ 34%
Pale Extract 19% (x2)
Thunder Sac 18% (x2)
Pearl Hide 16%
Pale Steak 10%
Wyvern Gem 3%
Material Drop Rate
Pearl Hide 100% (Leg)
Suspicious Fang+ 52% (Head x2)
Pale Extract 20% (Head x2)
Pale Bone 16% (Head)
Pale Steak 12% (Head)
Material Drop Rate
Thunder Sac 21%
Suspicious Fang+ 20% (x2)
Pale Steak 18%
Pearl Hide 14%
Pale Extract 14% (x2)
Monster Keenbone 12%
Pale Bone 10%
Wyvern Gem 1%

Low Rank Khezu Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Suspicious Fang 29% (x2)
Pale Extract 20%
Electro Sac 18%
Flabby Hide 15%
Monster Bone M 10%
Pale Bone 8%
Material Drop Rate
Suspicious Fang 33%
Pale Extract 23% (x2)
Electro Sac 18% (x2)
Flabby Hide 16%
Pale Bone 10%
Material Drop Rate
Flabby Hide 100% (Leg)
Suspicious Fang 60% (Head x2)
Pale Extract 28% (Head)
Pale Bone 12% (Head)
Material Drop Rate
Suspicious Fang 29% (x2)
Pale Extract 20%
Electro Sac 18%
Flabby Hide 15%
Monster Bone M 10%
Pale Bone 8%

Khezu Dropped Materials

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Material Drop Rate
Pale Extract 70% (x3), 30% (x2), 22% (x2)
Pearl Glosshide 50%
Large Wyvern Tear 30%
Mystic Hardfang 27%
Wyvern Tear 20%
Large Wyvern Gem 1%
Material Drop Rate
Pale Extract 70% (x2), 30% (x2)
Pearl Hide 50%
Wyvern Tear 30%, 10%
Suspicious Fang+ 20%, 27%
Large Wyvern Tear 20%, 20%
Wyvern Gem 1%
Material Drop Rate
Wyvern Tear 50%, 20%
Flabby Hide 40%
Pale Extract 30%, 80%, 40%
Suspicious Fang 20%, 20%

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