This is a hunting guide for Apex Arzuros, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn Apex Arzuros's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and more!
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|Threat Level||8/10||Rampage Type||Major Threat|
|Major Weakness||Other Weakness|
|Blight / Elemental Damage||ー||Abnormal Status||ー|
|An Arzuros so mighty, it was crowned an Apex. It is eternally possessed by wrath and terror, possibly due to the myriad wounds that cover its body. Its forelegs are massive, deft removers of any who'd stand in their way. The call of an Apex unleashes its tortured anger on nearby beasts, driving them into a frenzy.|
Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.
An angry Apex Arzuros will trigger a devastating move, closing in while thrashing the ground, hitting obstacles with a colossal strike. Push on against an enraged Apex to quickly rid of its rage and steady its temper.
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
|The Avaricious Apex Arzuros||
Reach HR 8 after hunting Apex Arzuros in a Rampage Quest
Once you update to Version 2.0, reach HR 8, and has fought Apex Arzuros in a Rampage at least once, you are now able to take on Apex Arzuros in his own slay quest!
|Map||Starting Area||Visited Areas||Rest Area|
|Shrine Ruins||6||3 / 4 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 13||3|
|Flooded Forest||13||11 / 12 / 13||11 / 13|
Aim for the head and arms
Beware of Apex Arzuros' Roar
Apex Arzuros cannot be mounted
Traps don't work against Apex Arzuros
Keep one Wirebug for the Apex Bear Swipes
Apex Arzuros has weakness on its heads and arms. For the Normal Arzuros, the weakness is at the rear but Apex Arzuros' rear is extremely hard. We suggest going for the head and the arms!
Apex Arzuros, unlike the normal Arzuros, has a loud roar! Take note whenever it raises both its arms!
Apex Monsters like Apex Arzuros cannot be mounted. Take note of this whenever you try to launch monsters towards it - just go for Mounted Punishers.
Apex monsters know all your tricks from all the hunters it has faced (and survived) before. Both Shock and Pitfall Traps wouldn't work against Apex Arzuros so don't bother carrying and setting one! Flash Bombs work against them though so just invest in those for crowd control!
Subsequently, Apex monsters can't be captured as well. Take note of this when on Apex hunts to not waste resources!
Apex Bear Swipes can one-shot hunters when not mitigated properly. When you see yourself taking one swipe and flying upward, Wirefall (zL + B) away before the follow-up attack!
|Jump Smash||Apex Arzuros will jump high in an arc then land on an unsuspecting hunter. This also deals Tremor in an area after it lands!|
|Rock Throw||Apex Arzuros will throw rocks at hunters because of its rage. When angry, it will perform this move twice in a row.|
Apex Bear Swipes
|Apex Arzuros' ultimate move where it swipe with extreme force. A hunter caught in the attack will be thrown up and followed up with a punch - basically a death combo.|
|All of Apex Arzuros' moves in the Rampage are also present when hunting it in the Hub Quest!|
Apex Arzuros will jump high in an arc then lands on hunters. Any hunters in the center will receive massive damage and those in the landing zone will be stunned due to Tremor. You can easily telegraph this by checking if Apex Arzuros goes down on all fours and while shaking its behind.
This move also has a very large opening when it misses allowing you to attack so try to telegraph this as much as possible.
Apex Arzuros can hurl rocks towards hunters. When Apex Arzuros is angry, it will execute this move twice! This has a pretty large hitbox so guard if you're using a shield, counterattack with moves, or use Emergency Evade!
Apex Arzuros will use its very powerful arms to swipe hunters to the air, up to five (5) times when angry. Anyone caught will be thrown into the air where Apex Arzuros can follow up with a very powerful punch. This can reduce your health to zero so be careful!
If you're caught with one of the swipes, use a Wirefall (zL + B) before the follow-up attack!
|Apex Arzuros Key Notes|
Use Master Utsushi to Mount a Monster
Elder Fugen Deals Around 4000 Damage to Apex Arzuros
Yomogi Triggers a long Counter Signal
If Available, Use the Splitting Wyvern Shot
Master Utsushi's effect allows you to instantly ride a monster. However, Apex Arzuros himself cannot be mounted. When Apex Arzuros appears, wait for it to summon a horde before using Master Utsushi to get a free ride on a monster!
Summoning Elder Fugen only when Apex Arzuros appears is highly recommended. He can deal a massive amount of damage to Apex Arzuros and more damage is always welcome when fighting Apex monsters.
When Yomogi is summoned, she'll grant hunters a buff that increases hunting capabilities. This has the same effects as a Counter Gong so go all out when Yomogi is used!
The Splitting Wyvernshot is one of the strongest facilities you should be using against Apex Monsters. With one use, you can deal around 7000 damage and if used together with Elder Fugen, you can deal more than 10,000 damage with just two installations.
There are also general guidelines applicable to every Rampage quest. Check out our Rampage Guide for the best way to get S-Rank in every Rampage!
|Arzuros Pelt+||47% (Body)|
|Apex Beastclaw||8% (Body)|
|Beast Gem||4% (Body)|
|2-Star Large Monsters|
|Great Izuchi||Arzuros||Great Baggi||Lagombi|
|3-Star Large Monsters|
|Great Wroggi||Royal Ludroth||Khezu|
|4-Star Large Monsters|
|5-Star Large Monsters|
|6-Star Large Monsters|
|High Rank Large Monsters|
|Narwa the Allmother|
|Wind Serpent Ibushi||Thunder Serpent Narwa||Crimson Glow Valstrax|
|Apex Arzuros||Apex Rathian||Apex Mizutsune|
|Apex Rathalos||Apex Diablos||Apex Zinogre|
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