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This is a hunting guide for Apex Mizutsune, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn Apex Mizutsune's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and more!
|Apex Mizutsune Guide||Mizutsune Guide||Violet Mizutsune Guide|
List of Contents
|Threat Level||9/10||Rampage Type||Major Threat|
|Major Weakness||Other Weakness|
|Blight / Elemental Damage||ー||Abnormal Status|
|A Mizutsune so mighty, it was crowned an Apex. It is eternally possessed by wrath and terror, possibly due to the myriad wounds that covers its body. Its bubbles and huge tail have no trouble sending foes packing. The call of an Apex unleashes its tortured anger on nearby beasts, driving them into a frenzy.|
Apex Mizutsune can only be encountered as an additional target monster in Anomaly Investigations starting at Level 121. Defeating it rewards a base of 280 Anomaly Research Points. Unlike most monsters in Master Rank, Apex Mizutsune doesn't gain any new moves.
Anomaly Research Level:
How to Get Max Level Fast
|The Harlequin Apex Mizutsune||
Complete Apex Mizutsune Rampage Quest and Reach HR 45
Once you update to Version 2.0, reach HR 45, and have fought Apex Mizutsune in a Rampage at least once, you can take on Apex Mizutsune in its own slaying quest!
Update 2.0 Guide: Patch Notes and New Monsters
Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.
An angry Apex Mizutsune will trigger an devastating move, wreak havoc to its surroundings by shooting out explosive bubbles. These can be dealth with using kunai, ranged weapon shots, or ballista. Push on against an enraged Apex to quickly rid it of its rageand 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
|Map||Starting Area||Visited Areas||Rest Area|
|Frost Islands||10 / 12||7 / 5 / 8 / 10 / 11 / 12||10|
|Shrine Ruins||6||1 / 2 / 6 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 13||6|
|Quest Type||Lvl||Quest Name|
|Challenge Quest||★7||Challenge Quest 07|
|Event Quest||★7||Rampage: Enchanting Parade|
|Event Quest||★7||Heart of Rivalry|
|Event Quest||★7||Apex Mizutsune Emergency|
|Hub Quest||★7||The Harlequin Apex Mizutsune|
|Hub Quest||★7||Advanced: Those Crowned Apex|
|No Quest in This Rank|
Apex Mizutsune has an extremely soft head so always try to aim for it when you're dealing Blunt damage. When enough damage is done, Apex Mizutsune can fall and give hunters huge openings.
Blademaster weapons (All weapons except Bowguns and Bows) can deal massive damage on Apex Mizutsune's head. When you're using one of these weapons, aim for the head!
Gunners on the other hand should aim for the dorsal (back) fins. Though the damage is not as great as the blademasters', aiming for this part makes sure that you are dealing decent damage.
When hit with Mizutsune's water jet attacks, your hunter can be inflicted with the Waterblight. We suggest using Armors with high Water Resistance like the Kaiser armor set or use Armors that has the Water Resistance Skill.
Also, you may choose to eat dangos with Water Res (Hi). The general rule is that when you reach Water defense +20, waterblights are nullified.
Kaiser Armor Set Skills and Forging Materials
If you don't want to invest in Water Resistance, you can bring Nulberries to mitigate the effects of Waterblight. Just make sure to bring enough or go back to camp to get more!
Nulberry Location: How to Get and Effects
In contrast to the regular Mizutsune, Apex Mizutsune's bubbles deal Hellfireblight. Use Hellfireblight against Miztusune by wiredashing near it! This can topple Apex Miztsune for free hits!
Like all Apex Monsters, Apex Miztusune can't be mounted and trapped so do not aim to do so during the hunt. It can be affected by Flash Bombs though, so bring plenty of those if you need crowd control.
Flash Bomb Location: How to Get and Uses
|Apex Bubblebombs||Exclusive to Apex Mizutsune, these bubbles explode on contact and inflict Hellfireblight.|
|Water Jet Cutter||Apex Mizutsune's Water Jet Cutter is more stationary than the regular version but deals higher damage.|
|Bubble Ascension Attacks||A variation of bubble attacks that can throw hunters in the air!|
|A move that uses Apex Mizutsune's huge tail that throws hunters upward. Usually followed up by Rush attack. Deals massive damage.|
Corkscrew Jet Cutter
|Apex Mizutsune summons large blue Apex bubbles that orbits the monster like planets. Afterwards, a spiral water jet attack with follow suit.|
|All of Apex Mizutsune's moves in the Rampage are also present when hunting it in the Hub Quest!|
|Apex Bubblebombs Attack Information|
Apex Bubblebombs: Aside from regular bubbles, Apex Mizutsune can produce a special kind of bubble that explodes on contact and inflicts Hellfireblight. These particular bubbles deal high damage and can easily knock you out so always be mindful of their trajectory to effectively dodge or block them!
|Water Jet Cutter Attack Information|
Water Jet Cutter: Apex Mizutsune's Water Jet Cutter deals more damage than its regular version at the cost of its ability to move while shooting it. The straight pattern, in particular, is relatively easy to dodge and opens Mizutsune up for heavy attacks and combos.
Two attacks can be telegraphed when multiple bubbles rise around Apex Mizutsune - Bubble Body Slam and Bubble Rush. Since it is quite hard to tell which one of these Apex Mizutsune will execute, immediately guard or evade sideways when you see multiple bubbles rising!
|Bubble Ascension Attack Variations|
Bubble Body Slam: This is a very quick and dangerous attack that can catch any hunter off-guard. Bubble Body Slam is one of two moves telegraphed whenever Apex Mizutsune produces small regular bubbles around itself. Evade to the side when you see the bubbles.
Apex Mizutsune tends to use this move whenever it rotates towards a hunter positioned behind it so try not to overcommit whenever you attack Apex Mizutsune from the flank or rear.
Bubble Rush: A very quick dash attack that can catch any hunter off-guard. Bubble Rush is one of two moves telegraphed whenever Apex Mizutsune produces small regular bubbles around itself. Evade to the side when you see the bubbles.
|Tail Uppercut Attack Information|
Tail Uppercut: A two-move attack where Apex Mizutsune first throws you upward then follows up with a Rush attack. When you find yourself flying because of this move, perform a Wirefall to regain your footing!
|Corkscrew Jet Cutter Attack Information|
Corkscrew Jet Cutter: Apex Mizutsune will summon blue Apex bubbles that orbits Apex Mizutsune like planets. Afterward, a spiral water jet attack will follow!
This attack can be telegraphed by the appearance of the blue Apex bubbles and you can evade this move by going straight under Apex Mizutsune. Take note, however, that when you approach Apex Mizutsune before it executes the Water Jet attack, you will get hit with the initial downward-pointing Water Jet starting attack.
|Purple Mizutsune Tail||80% (Tail)|
|Mizutsune Shard||41% (Body)|
|Mizutsune Purplefell||30% (Body), 15% (Tail)|
|Mizutsune Hardclaw||17% (Body)|
|Apex Bubblefoam||10% (Body)|
|Mizutsune Mantle||2% (Body), 5% (Tail)|
|Mizutsune Hardclaw||80% (Right Claw), 80% (Left Claw)|
|Mizutsune Silkfin||70% (Head), 60% (Dorsal Fin), 10% (x2, Dorsal Fin)|
|Mizutsune Purplefell||30% (Dorsal Fin), 20% (Right Claw), 20% (Left Claw), 69% (Tail)|
|Apex Bubblefoam||25% (Head), 28% (Tail)|
|Mizutsune Mantle||5% (Head), 3% (Tail)|
|Mizutsune Tail||75% (Tail)|
|Mizutsune Scale+||41% (Body)|
|Mizutsune Purplefur+||28% (Body), 13% (Tail)|
|Mizutsune Claw+||15% (Body)|
|Apex Bubblefoam||12% (Body)|
|Mizutsune Plate||7% (Tail), 3% (Body)|
|Mizutsune Water Orb||5% (Tail), 1% (Body)|
|Mizutsune Claw+||80% (Right Claw), 80% (Left Claw)|
|Mizutsune Purplefur+||65% (Tail), 30% (Dorsal Fin), 20% (Right Claw), 20% (Left Claw)|
|Mizutsune Fin+||60% (Dorsal Fin), 57% (Head), 10% (Dorsal Fin x2)|
|Apex Bubblefoam||31% (Head), 28% (Tail)|
|Mizutsune Plate||7% (Head), 5% (Tail)|
|Mizutsune Water Orb||5% (Head), 2% (Tail)|
|Mizutsune Shard||58%, 60% (Wyvern Riding)|
|Mizutsune Purplefell||40% (Wyvern Riding)|
|Large Wyvern Tear||40%|
|Large Wyvern Tear||40%|
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Apex Mizutsune Guide: Weakness, Armor, Drops, and Weapons | Monster Hunter Rise
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