Apex Arzuros Guide: Quest Unlock, Weakness, Armor, Drops, and Weapons (Hub Quest & Rampage) | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

Apex Arzuros Guide

This is a hunting guide for Apex Arzuros, a new monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn Apex Arzuros's quest unlock, weaknesses, weapons, armor, drops, and more!

Apex Arzuros Hunter Notes

Weakness &
Apex Arzuros
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Apex Arzuros Apex Monster
Type Fanged Beast
Threat Level 8/10 Rampage Type Major Threat
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
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.
Known Habitat
Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Shrine Ruins.pngShrine Ruins 6 3 / 4 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 13 3
Flooded Forest.pngFlooded Forest 13 11 / 12 / 13 11 / 13
Damage Type Weaknesses
Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 50 45 35
Upper Half 38 38 35
Foreleg 45 45 30
Abdomen 38 24 26
Hind Leg 38 24 26
Rear 30 40 30
Overall 40 36 30
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 5 0 5 5 0
Upper Half 15 0 10 5 0
Foreleg 20 0 15 10 0
Abdomen 5 0 5 16 0
Hind Leg 5 0 5 16 0
Rear 12 0 5 20 0
Overall 10 0 8 12 0

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

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

Apex Arzuros Materials and Drops

High Rank

Materials and Drops
Carves & Drops
Capture Rewards
Broken Part Rewards
Target Rewards
Material Drop Rate
Arzuros Pelt+ 47% (Body)
Stoutbone 13% (Body)
Apex Beastclaw 8% (Body)
Beast Gem 4% (Body)
Dropped Materials
Material Drop Rate
Sushifish 80%
Arzuros Carapace 60%
Arzuros Pelt+ 40%
Goldenfish 20%
Materials obtained from this Monster are currently unavailable. Please check back again soon!
Material Drop Rate
Apex Beastclaw 80% (Foreleg)
Arzuros Pelt+ 20% (Foreleg)
Material Drop Rate
Arzuros Carapace 36%
Arzuros Pelt+ 27%
Stoutbone 14%
Honey 10%
Apex Beastclaw 7%
Beast Gem 6%

Apex Arzuros Quest Appearances

High Rank

Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Urgent Hub Quest ★4 The Blue Apex
Event Quest ★7 Haste Makes Waste
Hub Quest ★7 The Avaricious Apex Arzuros

Update 2.0: Solo Quest Unlocked at HR 8

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Avaricious Apex Arzuros
Apex Arzuros Image Apex Arzuros
Unlock Conditions:
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 its own slay quest!

Update 2.0 Patch Notes

Apex Arzuros Attack Patterns

Name Description
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 is also present when hunting it in the Hub Quest!

Jump Smash

Apex Arzuros Jump Smash.gif

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.

Rock Throw

Apex Arzuros Rock Throw.jpg

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 Bear Swipes

Apex Arzuros Apex Bear Swipes.jpg

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!

How to Beat Apex Arzuros

Check IconAim for the head and arms

Check IconBeware of Apex Arzuros' Roar

Check IconApex Arzuros Cannot be mounted

Check IconTraps don't work

Check IconKeep one Wirebug for the Apex Bear Swipes

Aim for the Head and Arms

Apex Arzuros Attack the Head and Arms.jpg

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!

Beware of Apex Arzuros' Roar!

Apex Arzuros Roar.gif

Apex Arzuros, unlike the normal Arzuros, has a loud roar! Take note whenever it raises both its arms!

Apex Arzuros Cannot be Mounted

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.

Traps Do Not Work

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!

Apex Monsters Can't Be Captured

Subsequently, Apex monsters can't be captured as well. Take note of this when on Apex hunts to not waste resources!

Keep one Wirebug for the Apex Bear Swipes

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!

Apex Arzuros Rampage Tips

General Rampage Tips
Rampage Tips
Check Icon.png Knock Down Flyers
Check Icon.png Charge the Cannon's Thunder Shot
Check Icon.png Use the Machine Cannon's Silkbind Moves
Check Icon.png Avoid Using Special Installations at the first waves.
Check Icon.png Set Intallations on both Map

Before facing Apex Arzuros, you'll have to repel the first wave, second wave, and the early stages of the third wave. Below are some general Rampage tips to keep note of when fighting against enemy hordes.

Knock Down Flyers

Knocking Down Flyers

Flyers are annoying because they can attack hunters that are using installations from afar. This makes guarding against their attacks harder since you can't focus your attention on them at all times. By using the Ballista's retreat shot, you can knock flyers down and it'll render them helpless for a long while.

Charge the Cannon's Thunder Shot Before a Wave Starts

The Rampage Cannons.png

An often neglected feature of the cannon is its Thunder Cannon. Most players would spam buttons to keep on firing but the Cannon's thunder shot must be charged to maximize its effectiveness. It can deal around 300+ damage when fully charged and is a great way to get a head start on the first few seconds of a wave.

Use the Machine Cannon's Silkbind Move on Gate Crashers

The Machine cannon's silkbind move is one of the strongest mountable structures you can use. It can deal massive DPS from its Gatling shot and it can stop gate crashers from attacking gates by using its silkbind move. Always have at least 1 of them up at all times!

Don't Use Any Special Installations on the First and Second Waves

The special installations like Yomogi, Elder Fugen, and the twins are scarce and valuable. Avoid using them against normal enemy hordes at all cost!

Prepare Defenses on Both Sides of the Map

When an Apex Monster appears, there's a high chance that they'll reach the main gate of the first area and destroy it. To prepare for this, make sure that hunting installations on the other side of the map are prepared as well!

How to Beat Apex Arzuros on Rampages

Rampage quests are often recommended to be done by multiplayer. In our guide, we'll be approaching the Rampage Quest solo! Learn how to best the Blue Apex with our Apex Arzuros Rampage Quest guide!

Apex Arzuros Key Notes
Check Icon.png Use Master Utsushi to Mount a Monster
Check Icon.png Elder Fugen Deals Around 4000 Damage to Apex Arzuros
Check Icon.png Yomogi Triggers a long Counter Signal
Check Icon.png If Available, Use the Splitting Wyvern Shot

Use Master Utsushi to Mount a Monster


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!

Elder Fugen Deals Around 4000 Damage to Apex Arzuros

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.

Yomogi Triggers a long Counter Signal


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!

If Available, Use the Splitting Wyvern Shot

Splitting Wyvernshot

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.

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