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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Chameleos Guide

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

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Chameleos Hunter Notes

Chameleos
オオナズチ
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Chameleos Returning Monster
Type Elder Dragon Previous Games MHF2, MHFU, MH4U, MHG, MHGU
Threat Level 8/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
Characteristics
Precious few sightings of this elder dragon have been recorded, leading to claims it can vanish into its environment like a chameleonー hence its name. Witnesses reportthat, when enraged, it can spew a fog-like breath, which seems to come out of nowhere, and enhance its strength by licking the pollen from Petalaces.

How to Unlock Chameleos

Complete Dark Citadel, White Wheel in Master Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - MR 5 Chameleos Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Leave No Trace Behind (Key Quest)
Chameleos Image Chameleos
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Dark Citadel, White Wheel"

MR Chameleos is unlocked by reaching M★5 and completing the Quest Dark Citadel, White Wheel in the Sunbreak expansion.

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

Reach HR 20 in High Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - HR 20 Chameleos Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Ancient Illusion
Chameleos Image Chameleos
Unlock Conditions:
Reach HR 20

Chameleos is unlocked after reaching HR 20, where the Urgent Quest Ancient Illusion will appear.

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

Chameleos Weakness and Resistance

MH Rise - Slash Damage MH Rise - Blunt Damage MH Rise - Bullet Damage MH Rise - Fire Damage
32 31 28 21
MH Rise - Water Damage MH Rise - Thunder Damage MH Rise - Ice Damage MH Rise - Dragon Damage
0 10 0 15

Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.

Chameleos Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 55 50 45
Foreleg 45 45 20
Abdomen 20 30 22
Back 20 22 25
Wing 22 22 20
Hind Leg 30 25 20
Tail 35 22 45
Overall 32 31 28

Chameleos 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 25 0 10 0 20
Foreleg 20 0 10 0 10
Abdomen 20 0 10 0 15
Back 25 0 10 0 20
Wing 20 0 10 0 15
Hind Leg 25 0 10 0 20
Tail 10 0 10 0 5
Overall 21 0 10 0 15

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Chameleos Hunting Tips

MH Rise - Chameleos

Chameleos have a meddlesome tendency to vanish suddenly, but by watching their attacks just before they do, you can somewhat predict where they'll reappear. Furthermore, there are eye-witness reports of a Chameleos not being able to vanish after its horn on the tip of its nose had been broken.

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

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

Kinsect Extract Guide

Chameleos Locations and Quests

Chameleos Known Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Shrine Ruins.pngShrine Ruins 12 7 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 3 / 11
Flooded Forest.pngFlooded Forest 10 1 / 7 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 13
Infernal Springs.pngInfernal Springs - - -
Jungle.pngJungle 2 / 7 / 9 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 9 9
Citadel.pngCitadel 11 / 12 / 13 1 / 2 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 11

Chameleos Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest M★5 Leave No Trace Behind
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest M★5 Beyond the Silence
Follower Quest M★6 Invisible Threat
Hub Quest M★6 Sticky Secret Sticking Sauce
Hub Quest M★6 Mystery Shrouded in Mist
Support Survey M★6 Operation Chameleos
Support Survey M★6 Operation Foggy Jungle
Support Survey M★6 Advanced: Monster Hunter!
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Event Quest ★7 Fooled in the Flooded Forest
Event Quest ★7 Heart of Might
Hub Quest ★7 Advanced: Scaredy-Cat
Urgent Hub Quest ★7 Ancient Illusion
No Quest in This Rank

How to Beat Chameleos

Chameleos Tips
Check Icon Always Bring Antidotes or Herbal Medicines

Check Icon Use Teostra Equipment

Check Icon Deal Elemental Blight To See Chameleos Better

Check Icon Focus on Breaking Chameleos' Horn

Check Icon Wiredash Upwards When Trapped Inside the Poison Ring

Check Icon Target Camera Can Help With Its Invisibility

Always Bring Antidotes or Herbal Medicines

Item Effects / How to Get
A cure for poison/venom.
Crafted or bought from the Merchant.
Antidote Herb
Removes all traces of poison and restores a slight amount of health.
Crafted using Materials.
Antidote + Blue Mushroom

Chameleos inflicts Venom, a more potent version of poison. This can quickly deplete your health so do not forget to bring poison healing items like Antidotes and Herbal Medicines.

Use Teostra Equipment

MH Rise - Teostra Blessing

Each of the new Elder Dragon armors are designed to combat other Elder Dragons.

The Kaiser armor set from Teostra comes with the special skill Teostra Blessing which at level 3 prevents both Poison and Venom and at level 4 also negates theft.

All Teostra Armor Sets

Deal Elemental Blight To See Chameleos Better

MH Rise - Chameleos Body Slam Attack

▲ Chameleos is affected by Thunderblight so it glows while invisible.

Elemental Blights can now affect monsters and it is denoted by a faint glow around its body. Use this to your advantage as you can see Chameleos' silhouette better when affected by elemental blights!

Focus on Breaking Chameleos' Horn

MH Rise Sunbreak - Focus on Breaking Chameleos
Breaking Chameleos' horn deprives it of the ability to fully cloak itself. Focus on breaking this in the early stages of the hunt so you can fight Chameleos more efficiently.

Taking advantage of Chameleos' downed state after a body slam is a great way to sustain head damage.

Wiredash Upwards When Trapped Inside the Poison Ring

MH Rise Sunbreak - Wiredash Upwards When Trapped Inside the Poison Ring
Whenever you see yourself inside Chameleos' Poison Ring, Wiredash upwards and avoid the ring! Learn more about the different Wirebug moves you can do by clicking our button linked below!

Wirebug Moves and Control

Target Camera Can Help With Its Invisibility

MH Rise Sunbreak - Target Camera Against Chameleos
Target Camera can help immensely in dealing with Chameleos' cloaking mechanic. Just take note of the following steps:

  1. Maintain Target Camera on Chameleos
  2. Once it cloaks, focus on your map and wait for its icon to reappear
  3. Lock the Target Camera as soon as it reappears

This gives you a split second to react against its incoming decloak attacks!

Target Lock: How To Use the Lock On Camera and Targeting Arrow

Chameleos Master Rank Attack Patterns

In addition to its attacks in High Rank quests, Chameleos uses the following attacks in Master Rank.

Name Description
Spinning Poison Breath Chameleos sweeps its poison breath from one direction to the other, inflicting Venom on hit.
Sweeping Poison Laser
[DANGER]
Chameleos spits out a strong poison laser directly in front of it before sweeping the laser from one direction to the other, dealing heavy damage and inflicting Venom.

Sweeping Poison Breath

Sweeping Poison Breath Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Chameleos Sweeping Poison Breath
Sweeping Poison Breath: Chameleos sweeps its poison breath from one direction to the other, inflicting Venom on hunters caught in its path.

Avoid this attack by running away from Chameleos when it slowly turns its head towards one side or by timing an evade through the poison breath.

Sweeping Poison Laser

Sweeping Poison Laser Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Chameleos Sweeping Poison Laser
Sweeping Poison Laser: Chameleos spits out a strong poison laser directly in front of it before sweeping the laser from one direction to the other, dealing heavy damage and inflicting Venom on contact.

Move away from Chameleos' head when it performs the initial laser and quickly run towards the opposite side of where the sweeping laser begins to avoid this attack.

Chameleos General Attack Patterns

Chameleos uses the following attacks in High Rank quests.

Name Description
Stealth Attack Attacks made while invisible, Chameleos uncloaks itself momentarily to attack.
Tongue Lash An attack that can steal from the hunter. It can steal spiribirds pollen whenever it lands.
Body Slam Chameleos will slam its huge body to deal damage. It can also do this from invisible state by uncloaking momentarily then slamming its huge body towards unsuspecting hunters.
Tail Fan Chameleos slams its fan-like tail to throw rocks in a fan.
Poison Beam
[DANGER]
Chameleos expels a high-pressure poison beam, dealing Venom to anyone hit.
Poison Fountain
[DANGER]
Chameleos will look up and expel balls of poison. It can also breath poison clouds afterward.
Poison Ring
[DANGER]
A flying attack while expelling poison balls downward and expands to a ring.
If it hovers, the ring expands. If it flies to the side, the ring collapses
Poison Ring Vacuum
[DANGER]
Iteration of Poison Ring when Chameleos flies to the side and the ring collapses to its center, sucking hunters while dealing Venom.

Stealth Attack

Stealth Attack Information
MH Rise - Chameleos Invisibility Attack
Stealth Attack: Chameleos' signature is invisibility and Hunters can be caught off guard when it attacks. It will temporarily go out of its invisibility state to attack but you have to keep track!

Tongue Lash (Pollen Theft)

Tongue Lash Attack Information
MH Rise - Chameleos
Tongue Lash (Pollen Theft): Chameleos' attacks can steal from the hunter, specifically the Hunter's Petalace pollens. It can either use a long-range tongue attack or bite attack!

Body Slam

Body Slam Attack Information
MH Rise - Chameleos
Body Slam: A strong body slam attack that can send hunters flying. It can also execute a body slam from its invisible state. Keep track of its silhouette whenever it shrouds itself in the mist!

When enraged, Chameleos will often body slam twice in a row. Hunter's should take care not to get caught off guard by the second slam.

Tail Fan

Tail Fan Attack Information
MH Rise - Chameleos
Tail Fan: Whenever a hunter stays too long behind it, Chemeleos can slam its huge tail on the ground causing rocks to be thrown in a fan!

This attack typically comes in threes with the third slam having a slight wind-up before impact. Use this opening to reposition.

Poison Beam

Poison Beam Attack Attack Information
MH Rise - Chameleos
Poison Beam Attack: Chameleos expels a high-pressure poison beam out of its mouth, dealing Venom to anyone caught unaware!

Poison Fountain

Poison Fountain Attack Information
MH Rise - Chameleos
Poison Fountain: Chameleos will look up and expel balls of poison around it. Afterward, it will execute poison breath attacks that can instantly proc Venom.

Poison Ring

Poison Ring Attack Information
MH Rise - Chameleos
Poison Ring: Chameleos will hover overhead or fly on the side while spitting a poison ball that scatters in a ring. Any hunter caught in the radius of the blast will be affected by Venom and everyone who crosses the ring will be as well.

When Chameleos hovers above the ring, the ring will expand. If it flies to the side, the ring will collapse in a vacuum.

Poison Ring Vacuum

Poison Ring Vacuum Attack Information
MH Rise - Chameleos
Poison Ring Vacuum: As mentioned above, Chameleos may collapse the poison ring and cause hunters to get sucked to the center. Anyone inside will be affected by Venom so keep those Antidotes handy!

Chameleos Materials and Drops

Master Rank Chameleos Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Chameleos Lash 80% (Body)
Chameleos Finehide 36% (Body), 12% (Tail)
Chameleos Hardclaw 28% (Body)
Chameleos Hardhorn 24% (Body)
Chameleos Fellwing 10% (Body)
Chameleos Gem 5%
Large Elder Dragon Gem 3% (Tail), 2% (Body)
UNAVAILABLE
Material Drop Rate
Chameleos Fellwing 80% (Wing)
Chameleos Hardhorn 80% (Horn)
Chameleos Finehide 12% (Horn), 20% (Wing)
Chameleos Gem 5%
Large Elder Dragon Gem 3% (Horn)

High Rank Chameleos Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Chameleos Tail 80% (Tail)
Chameleos Hide+ 36% (Body), 17% (Tail)
Chameleos Claw+ 29% (Body)
Chameleos Spike 21% (Body)
Chameleos Wing 12% (Body)
Chameleos Gem 2% (Body), 3% (Tail)
UNAVAILABLE
Material Drop Rate
Chameleos Wing 80% (Wing)
Chameleos Spike 80% (Horn)
Chameleos Hide+ 17% (Horn), 20% (Wing)
Chameleos Gem 3% (Horn)

Chameleos Dropped Materials

Master Rank
High Rank

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