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

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Apex Mizutsune Guide

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 Hunter Notes

Apex Mizutsune
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Apex Mizutsune Apex Monster
Type Leviathan
Threat Level 9/10 Rampage Type MH Rise - Major Threat Rampage TypeMajor Threat
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage 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 Weaknesss and Resistance

MH Rise - Slash Damage MH Rise - Blunt Damage MH Rise - Bullet Damage MH Rise - Fire Damage
36 35 18 6
MH Rise - Water Damage MH Rise - Thunder Damage MH Rise - Ice Damage MH Rise - Dragon Damage
0 17 8 15

Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.

Apex Mizutsune Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 60 60 25
Neck 43 43 15
Torso 25 25 15
Foreleg 28 28 10
Left Claw 24 24 10
Right Claw 24 24 10
Dorsal Fin 43 43 45
Hind Leg 38 38 20
Tail 43 33 10
Overall 36 35 18

Apex Mizutsune 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 10 5 8
Neck 8 0 10 5 8
Torso 5 0 10 5 5
Foreleg 5 0 25 15 30
Left Claw 5 0 30 15 30
Right Claw 5 0 30 15 30
Dorsal Fin 8 0 15 5 10
Hind Leg 5 0 10 5 5
Tail 5 0 10 5 5
Overall 6 0 17 8 15

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Apex Mizutsune Hunting Tips

MH Rise - Apex Mizutsune Cannot Be Mounted

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

Poison Stun Paralysis Sleep
-- --
Blast Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight
★★ --
Thunderblight Iceblight

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

Update 2.0: Solo Quest Unlocked at HR 45

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
The Harlequin Apex Mizutsune
Apex Mizutsune Image Apex Mizutsune
Unlock Conditions:
Complete Apex Mizutsune Rampage Quest and Reach HR 45

Once you update to Version 2.0, reach HR 45, and has fought Apex Mizutsune in a Rampage at least once, you are now able to take on Apex Mizutsune in its own slay quest!

Update 2.0 Guide: Patch Notes and New Monsters

How to Beat Apex Mizutsune

Check IconApex Mizutsune is Easy to Knock Down

Check IconDifferent Weakness Based on Weapon Types

Check IconIncrease Water Resistance

Check IconUse Hellfireblight against Apex Mizutsune

Check IconCannot be mounted and trapped

Apex Mizutsune is Easy to Knock Down

MH Rise - Apex Mizutsune is Easy to Knock Down

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.

Different Weakness Based on Weapon Types

Blademasters Should Aim for the Head

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 Should Aim for the Dorsal (Back) Fins

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.

Increase Water Resistance

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

Remove Waterblight using Nulberries

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

Use Hellfireblight Against Apex Mizutsune

MH Rise - Apex Mizutsune Hellfireblight

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!

Cannot Be Mounted and Trapped

MH Rise - Apex Mizutsune Cannot Be Mounted and Trapped

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 Mizutsune Attack Patterns

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

Apex Bubblebombs

Monster Hunter Rise (Apex Mizutsune) - Apex Bubbles
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

Monster Hunter Rise (Apex Mizutsune) - 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.

Bubble Ascension Attacks

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 Rising Attacks

Bubble Body Slam

MH Rise - Apex Mizutsune 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

MH Rise - Apex Mizutsune Rush Attack After Bubble Rising
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

MH Rise - Apex Mizutsune 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 (zL + B) to regain your footing!

Corkscrew Jet Cutter

MH Rise - Apex Mizutsune 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.

Apex Mizutsune Locations

Apex Mizutsune Known Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Frost Islands.pngFrost Islands 10 / 12 7 / 5 / 8 / 10 / 11 / 12 10
Infernal Springs.pngInfernal Springs - - -

Apex Mizutsune Quest Appearances

High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Event Quest ★7 Rampage: Enchanting Parade
Event Quest ★7 Heart of Rivalry
Hub Quest ★7 The Harlequin Apex Mizutsune
Hub Quest ★7 Advanced: Those Crowned Apex
No Quest in This Rank

Apex Mizutsune Materials and Drops

High Rank Apex Mizutsune Materials

Broken Parts
Material Drop Rate
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)
Material Drop Rate
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)

Apex Mizutsune Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Mizutsune Scale+ 60%
Mizutsune Purplefur+ 40%
Large Wyvern Tear 40%

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