Apex Arzuros Guide: Weakness, Armor, Drops, and Weapons | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Apex Arzuros Guide

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!

Apex Arzuros Hunter Notes

Apex Arzuros
ヌシ・アオアシラ
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Apex Arzuros Apex Monster
Type Fanged Beast
Threat Level 8/10 Rampage Type MH Rise - Major Threat Rampage TypeMajor Threat
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
Characteristics
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.

Apex Arzuros Weakness and Resistance

MH Rise - Slash Damage MH Rise - Blunt Damage MH Rise - Bullet Damage MH Rise - Fire Damage
40 36 30 10
MH Rise - Water Damage MH Rise - Thunder Damage MH Rise - Ice Damage MH Rise - Dragon Damage
0 8 12 0

Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.

Apex Arzuros Weapon Damage Breakdown

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

Apex Arzuros 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 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.

Apex Arzuros Hunting Tips

MH Rise - Apex Arzuros in Rampage

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 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

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 his own slay quest!

Update 2.0 Guide: Patch Notes and New Monsters

Apex Arzuros Locations

Apex Arzuros 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
Infernal Springs.pngInfernal Springs - - -

Apex Arzuros Quest Appearances

High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Urgent Hub Quest ★4 The Blue Apex
Event Quest ★7 Haste Makes Waste
Event Quest ★7 Apex Arzuros Emergency
Event Quest ★7 Heart of an Apex
Event Quest ★7 USJ - Arzuros Onslaught!
Hub Quest ★7 The Avaricious Apex Arzuros
No Quest in This Rank

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 against Apex Arzuros

Check IconKeep one Wirebug for the Apex Bear Swipes

Aim for the Head and Arms

MH Rise - Apex Arzuros Attack the Head and Arms

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!

MH Rise - Apex Arzuros Roar

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

MH Rise - Apex Arzuros 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 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
[DANGER]
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!

Jump Smash

MH Rise - Apex Arzuros Jump Smash

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

MH Rise - Apex Arzuros Rock Throw

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

MH Rise - Apex Arzuros Apex Bear Swipes

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 Rampage Tips

How to Beat Apex Arzuros on Rampages

Apex Arzuros Key Notes
Check IconUse Master Utsushi to Mount a Monster
Check IconElder Fugen Deals Around 4000 Damage to Apex Arzuros
Check IconYomogi Triggers a long Counter Signal
Check IconIf Available, Use the Splitting Wyvern Shot

Use Master Utsushi to Mount a Monster

MH Rise - Use Master Utsushi to Mount

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

MH Rise - Use Yomogi to Trigger 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

MH Rise - Use the Splitting Wyvernshot When Available

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.

General Rampage Tips

MH Rise - Rampage Event Quest

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!

Rampage Guide and Tips: How to Get S-Rank

Apex Arzuros Materials and Drops

High Rank Apex Arzuros Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Arzuros Pelt+ 47% (Body)
Stoutbone 13% (Body)
Apex Beastclaw 8% (Body)
Beast Gem 4% (Body)
UNAVAILABLE
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 Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Sushifish 80%
Arzuros Carapace 60%
Arzuros Pelt+ 40%
Goldenfish 20%

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