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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!

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Apex Mizutsune Weakness and Notes

Apex Mizutsune
ヌシ・タマミツネ
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Apex Mizutsune New 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
Characteristics
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.

How to Unlock Apex Mizutsune

Reach Anomaly Investigation Lv 121 in Master Rank

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

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 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

Apex Mizutsune Weakness 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
★★

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

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 - - -
Shrine Ruins.pngShrine Ruins 6 1 / 2 / 6 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 13 6

Apex Mizutsune Quest Appearances

High Rank
Low Rank
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

How to Beat Apex Mizutsune





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 General 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
[DANGER]
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
[DANGER]
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

Apex Bubblebombs Attack Information
Monster Hunter Rise (Apex Mizutsune) - Apex Bubbles
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

Water Jet Cutter Attack Information
Monster Hunter Rise (Apex Mizutsune) - Water Jet Cutter
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 Ascension Attack Variations
MH Rise - Apex Mizutsune Bubble Body Slam
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.
MH Rise - Apex Mizutsune Rush Attack After Bubble Rising
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

Tail Uppercut Attack Information
MH Rise - Apex Mizutsune Tail Uppercut
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

Corkscrew Jet Cutter Attack Information
MH Rise - Apex Mizutsune Corkscrew Jet Cutter
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 Materials and Drops

Master Rank Apex Mizutsune Materials

Target
Capture
Broken Parts
Carves
You cannot capture this monster!
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Hardclaw IconMizutsune Hardclaw [80% (Right Claw), 80% (Left Claw)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Silkfin IconMizutsune Silkfin [70% (Head), 60% (Dorsal Fin), 10% (x2, Dorsal Fin)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Purplefell IconMizutsune Purplefell [30% (Dorsal Fin), 20% (Right Claw), 20% (Left Claw), 69% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Apex Bubblefoam IconApex Bubblefoam [25% (Head), 28% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Mantle IconMizutsune Mantle [5% (Head), 3% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Purple Mizutsune Tail IconPurple Mizutsune Tail [80% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Shard IconMizutsune Shard [41% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Purplefell IconMizutsune Purplefell [30% (Body), 15% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Hardclaw IconMizutsune Hardclaw [17% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Apex Bubblefoam IconApex Bubblefoam [10% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Mantle IconMizutsune Mantle [2% (Body), 5% (Tail)]

High Rank Apex Mizutsune Materials

Target
Capture
Broken Parts
Carves
You cannot capture this monster!
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Claw+ IconMizutsune Claw+ [80% (Right Claw), 80% (Left Claw)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Purplefur+ IconMizutsune Purplefur+ [65% (Tail), 30% (Dorsal Fin), 20% (Right Claw), 20% (Left Claw)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Fin+ IconMizutsune Fin+ [60% (Dorsal Fin), 57% (Head), 10% (Dorsal Fin x2)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Apex Bubblefoam IconApex Bubblefoam [31% (Head), 28% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Plate IconMizutsune Plate [7% (Head), 5% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Water Orb IconMizutsune Water Orb [5% (Head), 2% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Tail IconMizutsune Tail [75% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Scale+ IconMizutsune Scale+ [41% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Purplefur+ IconMizutsune Purplefur+ [28% (Body), 13% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Claw+ IconMizutsune Claw+ [15% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Apex Bubblefoam IconApex Bubblefoam [12% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Plate IconMizutsune Plate [7% (Tail), 3% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Water Orb IconMizutsune Water Orb [5% (Tail), 1% (Body)]

Apex Mizutsune Dropped Materials

Master Rank
High Rank
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Shard IconMizutsune Shard [58%, 60% (Wyvern Riding)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Mizutsune Purplefell IconMizutsune Purplefell [40% (Wyvern Riding)]

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