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Almudron Guide

This a hunt guide for Almudron, a new monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to beat Almudron, its weaknesses, attack patterns, drops, and more!

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Almudron Hunter Notes

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Type Leviathan
Threat Level 7/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Fire Other Weakness(es) Ice
Blight / Elemental Damage Water Abnormal Status None
As its name implies, Almudron spends a great deal of time lurking in mud—at least until it emerges to smother approaching prey. From its tail oozes a strange golden fluid, which Almudron uses to dissolve the ground beneath its prey, arresting them in a mire so that it can drag them under. When enraged, it produces more fluid, turning the mud golden. When you see gold, watch out!

Known Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Shrine Ruins.pngShrine Ruins 9 / 10 / 13 1 / 2 / 6 / 9 / 10 / 13 10
Sandy Plains.pngSandy Plains 5 / 7 3 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 11 2
Flooded Forest.pngFlooded Forest 7 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 10 / 11 / 14 11 / 14

Almudron Weaknesses and Vulnerabilities

Monster Physiology

Damage Type Weaknesses

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Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png
Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 55 64 55
Foreleg 23 24 20
Abdomen 40 55 35
Back 25 30 20
Hind Leg 25 25 20
Tail 55 30 35
Tail Tip 65 55 40
Overall 41 40 32

Elemental Weaknesses

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 20 0 10 20 5
Foreleg 30 0 5 25 5
Abdomen 20 0 5 15 5
Back 15 0 5 10 5
Hind Leg 10 0 5 10 5
Tail 25 0 10 20 5
Tail Tip 25 0 15 20 15
Overall 21 0 8 17 6

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Hunting Tips

・The mud-covered tail is what makes this species strong; attacking this outer layer will chip away at it, so removing this muddy shroud should be your priority. The gold-glimmering mud is harmful to the touch, so mind the color of your surroundings while hunting these beasts.


Status Effect Vulnerabilities

Poison Stun Paralysis Sleep Blast
1★ 1★ 1★ 1★ 0
Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight Thunderblight Iceblight
1★ 2★ 1★ 1★ 1★

The more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player.

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
Foreleg White Extract
Abdomen Orange Extract
Back Orange Extract
Hind Leg White Extract
Tail White Extract
Tail Tip Red Extract

Almudron Attack Patterns

Almudron's Golden Mud

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Similar to Barroth and Jyuratodus, Almudron can send mud towards hunters to hinder their movement but hunter's should also beware of Almudron's Golden Mud. The Golden Mud deals damage over time as long as hunters are inside it and can lead to an easy knock-out!

Lunging Attacks

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Almudron can use its insanely long body to easily lunge at unsuspecting hunters who think they're safe from a distance. See this particular attack's variations below:

Almudron Lunge Attack Variations
Quick Bite
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Almudron lunges forward and performs a quick bite towards the target. This particular variation can cover a very large distance — Always stay on your toes!
This attack can be followed-up by a Tail Slam
Double Foreleg Slam
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Almudron slams its forelegs at the target in a diagonal pattern, with each foreleg covering a large distance.
Foreleg Slam + Tail Swipe Combo
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Almudron slams one foreleg at the target, followed-up by a quick Tail Swipe.

Mud Attacks

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Almudron can use mud in a variety of ways to deal high damage and inflict Waterblight to hunters. See all of its attack varations below:

Almudron Mud Attack Variations
Mud Pockets
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Almudron plants its two forelegs into the ground, resulting in small pockets of Mud in the immediate area to explode. These pockets transform into Mud Traps or Golden Mud Traps after the attack.
Mud Fling
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Almudron positions its tail on either side before flicking it upward to unleash a column of mud towards the target.
It is important to note that Mud Traps or Golden Mud Trapscan form as the column travels towards the target.
Mud Wave
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Almudron repositions away from the target before performing a quick version of its Tail Slam. It will then prep its tail horizontally, unleashing a wave of mud towards the target as soon as it swipes.
Like the first two variations, this attack can form Mud Traps or Golden Mud Traps as the wave travels towards the target.
Mud Rush
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Almudron submerges underwater or underneath soft ground and burrows towards its target — Similar to Diablos' burrow attacks. Almudron can also fling mud all over the place as this happens.
It is possible for Almudron to repeat this process two to three times before settling down.
Mud Pillar Assault
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Almudron summons four large pillars of mud to block hunter mobility before sending waves of mud or causing localized mud erruptions.
Hunters should avoid standing still and wirebug their way around the pillars to strike at Almudron.

Tail Attacks

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Almudron likes to use its long tail to attack you. Its tail attacks have huge, sweeping wind-up motions, so it will be easy to tell when an attack is coming. Guard up or evade accordingly!

See all of its variations below:

Almudron Tail Attack Variations
Tail Uppercut
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Almudron hops forward and positions its tail on one side. This is followed by a quick jump and upward tail flick.
This attack is usually a follow-up to Almudron's Quick Bite
Tail Swipe
Monster Hunter Rise (Almudron) - Tail Swipe.gif

Almudron coils up. Once enough tension is built up, Almudron swipes its tail in a large cone.
Heavy Tail Slam
Monster Hunter Rise (Almudron) - Heavy Tail Slam.gif

Almudron slams its tail across a large distance towards the target. This deals incredibly high damage and must be evaded or blocked at all costs!
Transitional Tail Slam
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This variation of Almudron's tail slam covers less distance and allows Almudron to transition into its Half-Submerged Stance.
Tail Jab
Monster Hunter Rise (Almudron) - Tail Jab.gif

Almudron positions its tail on one side before quickly slamming it towards the target. This is a relatively quick attack so be prepared to dodge or block at all times!
Tail Slap
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Almudron can slap unsuspecting hunters with its tail whenever Almudron is in its Half-Submerged Stance. This is another quick tail attack so always be mindful of your position.


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Almudron transitions out of its Half-Submerged Stance by creating a whirlpool, dragging anyone towards the center before launching out of the water. This deal massive damage and launches anyone caught in the attack so unless you have a shield, time your leap of faith or dodge correctly!

Almudron's Mud Ball

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Almudron assumes a special coiled stance. Once enough tension is built, Almudron will spin in place — Unleashing waves, pockets, traps, and platforms of mud in the immediate area.

After the initial mud salvo, Almudron gathers mud at the tip of its tail to form a large ball. This mud ball increases the damage of all every Tail Attack and unlocks Almudron's most dangerous move, Mud Ball Hammer.

Mud Ball Hammer

Almudron assumes a special stance as the camera pans out. This signifies that it is about to jump up high and slam its massive Mud Ball towards the target area, dealing incredibly high damage and inflicting Waterblight to anyone caught in the attack.

This attack is usually done whenever Almudron is about to move to a new zone with a Mud Ball attached to its tail. Always make sure you break that ball to prevent this devastating attack!

How to Beat Almudron

Use Mud Platforms to Your Advantage

Almudron Mud Walls.png

Sometimes, Almudron's mud can be used against it! Aside from being dangerous traps, Almudron's mud can also create terrain mud terrain that you jump on and perform midair attacks with.

They can also be used to dodge the waves moving mud that Almudron sends out.

Almudron's Half-Submerged Stance

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Almudron usually goes into its Half-Submerged Stance after the following attacks:

Most of Almudron's body is completely submerged into the water below, leaving only the tail, forelegs, and head exposed. Surprisingly, the safest area during this stance is the gap between its tail and forelegs because this only leaves you vulnerable to Mud Pockets.

You can also position behind its head to deal damage towards its back if you need to break it.

Break Almudron's Mud Ball

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As previously stated, Almudron's Mud Ball improves the damage of every Tail Attack and unlocks Mud Ball Hammer. Breaking the Mud Ball not only makes the fight against Almudron easier, but can also knock Almudron down!

Positioning Around Almudron's Hind Legs is Recommended

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Positioning around Almudron's Hind Legs is a good way to safely deal damage since most of its attacks originate from its head or tail.

Bring Nulberries

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In a fight where quick repositioning and stamina management are key, Waterblight is an extremely deadly status to have! In light of this, we recommend that you always bring a full stack of Nulberries into the hunt.

Use Meat Bait

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Be on the lookout for Giganha-infested waters as these particular fish can help you in the fight against Almudron! Place the Meat Bait directly under Almudron whenever it is incapacitated or when you're sure it wouldn't move away.

Giganha will shortly attack the immediate area, dealing damage and staggering Almudron in place for a few seconds. You can use this window of opportunity to dish out your heaviest attacks on Almudron!

Check your base camp's Supply Box for Meat Bait before starting the fight!

Hunting Horns are Recommended

Many of Almudron's attacks will constantly knockback hunters, but the Self Improvement song from the Hunting Horn is the easiest way to access knockback resistance for any hunter's having trouble.

Other Weapons That Reduce Knockback

Dual Blades During Demon Mode
Switch Axe During Sword Mode
Charge Blade Sword Mode: When the Sword is empowered
Axe Mode: During phial attacks
Gunlance While Shelling

Almudron Materials and Drops

Low Rank

Target Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Almudron Shell 27%
Golden Muck 22%
Almudron Scale 16%
Almudron Fin 15%
Almudron Whisker 10%
Almudron Tail 8%
Almudron Plate 2%

Capture Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Almudron Claw 31%
Almudron Shell 23%
Almudron Scale 18%
Golden Muck 13% (x2)
Almudron Tail 12%
Almudron Plate 3%

Broken Part Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Almudron Claw 90% (Foreleg x2)
Almudron Whisker 80% (Head)
Almudron Scale 70% (Torso), 30% (Foreleg)
Almudron Shell 30% (Torso), 20% (Tail)
Almudron Fin 17% (Head), 80% (Tail)
Almudron Plate 3% (Head)


Material Drop Rate
Almudron Tail 80% (Tail)
Almudron Scale 38% (Body)
Almudron Shell 27% (Body)
Almudron Fin 22% (Body), 17% (Tail)
Almudron Whisker 12% (Body)
Almudron Plate 1% (Body), 3% (Tail)

Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Wyvern Tear 50%
Golden Muck 30%, 25% (x2)
Almudron Shell 28%
Almudron Scale 19%, 37%
Almudron Claw 10%
Almudron Plate 1%

High Rank

Target Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Almudron Shell+ 28%
Golden Sludge 23%
Almudron Scale+ 17%
Almudron Fin+ 16%
Almudron Whisker+ 10%
Almudron Plate 5%
Golden Almudron Orb 1%

Capture Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Almudron Claw+ 31%
Almudron Shell+ 21%
Almudron Scale+ 15%
Golden Sludge 13%
Almudron Tail 12%
Almudron Plate 5%
Golden Almudron Orb 3%

Broken Part Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Almudron Claw+ 90% (Foreleg x2)
Almudron Whisker+ 80% (Head)
Almudron Scale+ 70% (Torso), 10% (Foreleg)
Almudron Shell+ 30% (Torso), 20% (Tail)
Almudron Fin+ 12% (Head), 80% (Tail)
Almudron Plate 5% (Head)
Golden Almudron Orb 3% (Head)


Material Drop Rate
Almudron Tail 80% (Tail)
Almudron Scale+ 36% (Body)
Almudron Shell+ 26% (Body)
Almudron Fin+ 22% (Body), 12% (Tail)
Almudron Whisker+ 12% (Body)
Golden Almudron Orb 3% (Tail), 1% (Body)
Almudron Plate 3% (Body), 5% (Tail)

Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Large Wyvern Tear 40%
Golden Sludge 28%
Almudron Shell+ 28%
Almudron Scale+ 18%, 36%
Almudron Claw+ 10%
Wyvern Tear 10%
Almudron Plate 1%, 3%
Golden Almudron Orb 1%

Almudron Weapons and Armor

Almudron Close-Range Weapons

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Almudron Axe I
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Almudron Axe II
Switch Axe Image
Doom Bringer Axe
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Almudron Blade II
Long Sword Image
Doom Bringer Blade
Long Sword Image
Almudron Blade I
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Doom Bringer Hammer
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Almudron Gunlance I
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Almudron Gunlance II
Dual Blades Image Mud Ripper II Dual Blades Image Mud Twister
Dual Blades Image Mud Ripper I

Almudron Ranged Weapons

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Almudron Bowgun II
Light Bowgun Image
Doom Bringer Bowgun
Light Bowgun Image
Almudron Bowgun I
Bow Image
Mud Shot I
Bow Image
Mud Shot II
Bow Image
Hail of Mud
Bow Image
Queen's Melody

Almudron Armor

Almudron Set Almudron S Set

Almudron Buddy Equipment

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Felyne Almudron S Set Canyne Almudron S Set

Almudron Quest Appearances

Low Rank

Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★3 Tail to Tail
Hub Quest ★3 Down 'n' Dirty (Key)
Urgent Village Quest ★6 Hermit of the Swamp
Village Quest ★6 Special License Quest 3

High Rank

Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★7 Ruckus in the Ruins
Hub Quest ★7 A Muddy Invitation (Key)
Hub Quest ★7 Master Utsushi's Challenge Part 1

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