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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!
|Chameleos Guide||Risen Chameleos Guide||Chameleos Weapons||Chameleos Armor|
List of Contents
|Type||Elder Dragon||Previous Games||MHF2, MHFU, MH4U, MHG, MHGU|
|Threat Level||8/10||Rampage Type||ー|
|Major Weakness||Other Weakness|
|Blight / Elemental Damage||ー||Abnormal Status|
|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.|
|Leave No Trace Behind (Key Quest)||
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.
Reach HR 20
Chameleos is unlocked after reaching HR 20, where the Urgent Quest Ancient Illusion will appear.
Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.
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
If an ailment has more stars it means that it has better effectiveness.
|Pitfall Trap||Shock Trap||Flash Bomb|
|Sonic Bomb||Meat Effects||Dung Bomb|
◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational
Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking
|Map||Starting Area||Visited Areas||Rest Area|
|Shrine Ruins||12||7 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12||3 / 11|
|Flooded Forest||10||1 / 7 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13||13|
|Jungle||2 / 7 / 9||1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 9||9|
|Citadel||11 / 12 / 13||1 / 2 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13||11|
|Quest Type||Lvl||Quest Name|
Leave No Trace Behind |
|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|
Always Bring Antidotes or Herbal Medicines
Use Teostra Equipment
Deal Elemental Blight To See Chameleos Better
Focus on Breaking Chameleos' Horn
Wiredash Upwards When Trapped Inside the Poison Ring
Target Camera Can Help With Its Invisibility
|Item||Effects / How to Get|
A cure for poison/venom.
Crafted or bought from the Merchant.
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.
Each of the new Elder Dragon armors are designed to combat other Elder Dragons.
▲ 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!
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.
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!
Target Camera can help immensely in dealing with Chameleos' cloaking mechanic. Just take note of the following steps:
This gives you a split second to react against its incoming decloak attacks!
In addition to its attacks in High Rank quests, Chameleos uses the following attacks in Master Rank.
|Spinning Poison Breath||Chameleos sweeps its poison breath from one direction to the other, inflicting Venom on hit.|
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.|
|Sweeping Poison Breath Attack Information|
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 Attack Information|
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 uses the following attacks in High Rank quests.
|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.|
|Chameleos expels a high-pressure poison beam, dealing Venom to anyone hit.|
|Chameleos will look up and expel balls of poison. It can also breath poison clouds afterward.|
|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
|Iteration of Poison Ring when Chameleos flies to the side and the ring collapses to its center, sucking hunters while dealing Venom.|
|Stealth Attack Information|
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 Attack Information|
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 Attack Information|
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 Attack Information|
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 Attack Attack Information|
Poison Beam Attack: Chameleos expels a high-pressure poison beam out of its mouth, dealing Venom to anyone caught unaware!
|Poison Fountain Attack Information|
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 Attack Information|
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 Attack Information|
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 Lash||80% (Body)|
|Chameleos Finehide||36% (Body), 12% (Tail)|
|Chameleos Hardclaw||28% (Body)|
|Chameleos Hardhorn||24% (Body)|
|Chameleos Fellwing||10% (Body)|
|Large Elder Dragon Gem||3% (Tail), 2% (Body)|
|Chameleos Fellwing||80% (Wing)|
|Chameleos Hardhorn||80% (Horn)|
|Chameleos Finehide||12% (Horn), 20% (Wing)|
|Large Elder Dragon Gem||3% (Horn)|
|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)|
|Chameleos Wing||80% (Wing)|
|Chameleos Spike||80% (Horn)|
|Chameleos Hide+||17% (Horn), 20% (Wing)|
|Chameleos Gem||3% (Horn)|
|Chameleos Finehide||30%, 50%|
|Old Dragon Treasure||25%|
|Pure Dragon Blood||15%, 20%|
|Large Elder Dragon Gem||1%|
|All Chameleos Related Articles|
|Chameleos Guide||Chameleos Weapons||Chameleos Armor|
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