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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Bazelgeuse Guide

This is a hunting guide for Bazelgeuse, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) and the Sunbreak DLC. Read on to learn Bazelgeuse's weaknesses, forgeable weapons and armor, drops, and attack patterns for Master Rank!

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Bazelgeuse Hunter Notes

Bazelgeuse
バゼルギウス
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Bazelgeuse Returning Monster
Type Flying Wyvern Previous Games MHW
Threat Level 8/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
Characteristics
A nefarious flying wyvern that travels the world in search for prey. It scatters its own explosive scales over a wide area to prey on whatever gets caught in the blast. In some places, this has earned it the nickname, Bomber Wyvern.

How to Unlock Bazelgeuse

Complete Witness by Moonlight in Master Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - MR 5 Bazelgeuse Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Bazelgeuse Warning (Key Quest)
Bazelgeuse Image Bazelgeuse
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Witness by Moonlight"

MR Bazelgeuse is unlocked by completing the Urgent Quest Witness by Moonlight and reaching M★5 in the Sunbreak expansion.

MR Grinding Guide:
How to Get from MR 6 to MR 100 Fast

Reach HR 8 in High Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - HR 8 Bazelgeuse Quest

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Death From Above
Bazelgeuse Image Bazelgeuse
Unlock Conditions:
Reach HR 8
Return of the Bazelgeuse
Bazelgeuse Image Bazelgeuse
Unlock Conditions:
Finish the Quest "Death From Above"

Bazelgeuse is unlocked by reaching HR 8 after defeating Thunder Serpent Narwa in the ★7 Urgent Hub Quest Serpent Goddess of Thunder.

Hunter Rank Farm Guide:
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Bazelgeuse Weakness and Resistance

MH Rise - Slash Damage MH Rise - Blunt Damage MH Rise - Bullet Damage MH Rise - Fire Damage
42 42 26 0
MH Rise - Water Damage MH Rise - Thunder Damage MH Rise - Ice Damage MH Rise - Dragon Damage
4 12 9 9

Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.

Bazelgeuse Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Head 60 65 25
Abdomen 45 45 25
Back 30 30 10
Wing 25 25 42
Leg 30 30 20
Tail 60 55 35
Overall 42 42 26

Bazelgeuse 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 0 5 15 10 10
Abdomen 0 5 10 10 10
Back 0 0 5 5 5
Wing 0 5 10 10 10
Leg 0 5 15 10 10
Tail 0 5 15 10 10
Overall 0 4 12 9 9

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Bazelgeuse Hunting Tips

MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Big Chomp

Bazelgeuse flies overhead and scatters pinecone-like droppings from its beard and tail that explodes at Bazelgeuse's will. When enraged, Bazelgeuse will glow red and become aggresive but will have a softer hide. Use this opportunity to fight back!

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

Kinsect Extracts

Monster Part Extract
Head Red Extract
Abdomen Red Extract
Back White Extract
Wing White Extract
Leg Orange Extract
Tail Red Extract

Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking

Kinsect Extract Guide

Bazelgeuse Locations and Quests

Bazelgeuse Known Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Shrine Ruins.pngShrine Ruins 7 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 13 / 11 3 / 11
Sandy Plains.pngSandy Plains 10 / 5 / 7 9 / 6 / 3 / 7 2
Lava Caverns.pngLava Caverns 12 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 9 / 12 12
Frost Islands.pngFrost Islands 6 2 / 3 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 9
Flooded Forest.pngFlooded Forest 9 / 10 1 / 2 / 3 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 13 3
Jungle.pngJungle 2 / 4 / 9 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 9 / 11 10

Bazelgeuse Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Anomaly Quest A★6 Anomaly Research: Bazelgeuse
Event Quest M★5 Fear in the Flooded Forest
Follower Quest M★5 Fire Vs. Fire
Hub Quest M★5 Bazelgeuse Warning
(Key Quest)
Hub Quest M★5 Bombs and Beams
Hub Quest M★5 Life is Full of Ups and Downs
Support Survey M★5 Operation Bazelgeuse
Hub Quest M★6 Trials of Passion and Composure
Hub Quest M★6 Bested by Bazelgeuse
Support Survey M★6 Operation Explosive Anger
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Village Quest ★6 Advanced: The Veterans' Gala
Arena Quest ★7 Arena 06
Event Quest ★7 Boomy Dango
Hub Quest ★7 Death From Above
Hub Quest ★7 Advanced: Dual Calamities
Hub Quest ★7 Return of the Bazelgeuse
No Quest in This Rank

How to Beat Bazelgeuse

Bazelgeuse Tips
Check Icon Remember to Upgrade Your Armor

Check Icon Stay Away from Scales

Check Icon Ranged Weapons are Recommended

Check Icon Emergency Evade During Divebombs

Check Icon Use Flash Bombs During Fly By to Cancel the Divebomb

Check Icon Play Aggressive When Bazelgeuse Turns Red

Check Icon Everything Explodes When Bazelgeuse is Red

Check Icon Take Note of Changing Weak Spots

Check Icon Bring Dung Bombs To Make Bazelgeuse Leave

Remember to Upgrade Your Armor

MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Upgrade Your Armor

Since Bazelgeuse arrived with the game's Update 2.0, which also introduced additional armor upgrades, don't forget to upgrade your existing armors to increase their defense before taking this monster on!

Stay Away from Scales

MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Igniting Scales

When Bazelgeuse scatters its explosive scales on the battlefield, it will detonate after a few moments. When it turns red, stay away because that is the indicator that it is about to explode! Always be aware of your surroundings when fighting Bazelgeuse.

Ranged Weapons are Recommended

MH Rise - Ranged Weapons Are Recommended

Bazelgeuse is a very big monster and it is quite hard to fight it toe to toe while minding all the explosive shells it scatters on the battlefield. Hence, we suggest using ranged weapons to better position yourself!

For this fight, we recommend using Pierce Ammo for Heavy Bowgun and Light Bowgun, and Piercing-type arrows for Bow!

Emergency Evade During Divebombs

MH Rise - Bazelgeus Emergency Evade Divebomb

Whenever Bazelgeuse does the Fly By attack, it will most likely follow it up with a divebomb. Wiredash away from it or emergency evade to save yourself!

How to Avoid Attacks: Frame Dodge Guide

Use Flash Bombs During Fly By to Cancel the Divebomb

MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Flash Bomb

Bazelgeuse will hover and fly away - a tell to know that it's going to turn back and execute a Fly By. Get ready and try flash bombing Bazelgeuse to stop it in its tracks! This will not ground Bazelgeuse but will save you from the divebomb!

Flash Bomb: How to Get and Uses

Play Aggressive When Bazelgeuse Turns Red

MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Enraged

Bazelgeuse will turn red and be more aggressive when enraged, but this also softens its hide. We suggest going aggressive whenever this happens to deal significantly more damage against the monster.

We also suggest using the skill Agitator against Bazelgeuse because it gives you bonus attack and affinity when the monster is enraged! Go toe-to-toe to win!

Everything Explodes When Bazelgeuse is Red

MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Explosions

When Bazelgeuse turns red, that's when everything turns explosive. It will try to scatter more red volatile scales around the battlefield or drag its underside that triggers explosions.

Take Note of Changing Weak Spots

Not Enraged Enraged

When Bazelgeuse is not enraged, the weak spots for ammo damage (Bowguns and Bows) are its wings and tail. When enraged, its weak spots become the red parts on its chin and tail. We suggest aiming for Bazelgeuse's tail because it is a larger and safer weak point to take advantage of.

If you're a Gunner, make sure to take note of Bazelgeuse's changing weak spots and adjust your aim accordingly!

Bring Dung Bombs To Make Bazelgeuse Leave

MH Rise - Dung Bomb Info

Bazelgeuse can appear in all locales and invade your hunt for other monsters. Whenever it arrives, throw a Dung Bomb to make it leave the area!

Dung Bomb Location: How to Get and Uses

Bazelgeuse Master Rank Attack Patterns

In addition to its attacks in High Rank quests, Bazelgeuse uses the following attacks in Master Rank.

Name Description
Double Tail Slam Bazelgeuse performs two quick tail slams that scatter explosive scales on impact.
Spinning Scale Scatter
[DANGER]
Bazelgeuse rises upwards and scatters explosive scales in a wide circular area before crashing back down to the ground.

Double Tail Slam

Double Tail Slam Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Bazelgeuse Double Tail Slam
Double Tail Slam: Bazelgeuse winds up its tail before slamming it down twice in a row, scattering explosive scales on impact.

To avoid this move, dodge perpendicular to the tail's path or towards Bazelgeuse to dodge the attack and the accompanying explosive scales.

Spinning Scale Scatter

Spinning Scale Scatter Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Bazelgeuse Spinning Scale Scatter
Spinning Scale Scatter: With the camera zooming out, Bazelgeuse rises upwards and scatters explosive scales in a wide circular area. After a short delay, it crashes down, dealing heavy damage on impact.

React to the camera zooming out and run away as far as possible from Bazelgeuse and the explosive scales to avoid getting hit by this move.

Bazelgeuse General Attack Patterns

Bazelgeuse uses the following attacks in High Rank quests.

Name Description
Big Chomp A quick bite attack that can flinch hunters. Can hold hunters above explosive scales.
Big Stomp A forceful stomp attack from the air. Follows an aerial glide.
Fire Ball A quick fireball attack that travels in a straight line. Doesn't happen very often but can be executed by Bazelgeuse from time to time.
Bomb Scatters Scatters explosive scales in multiple patterns. Can mess with hunter positions so be careful!
Chin Drag
[DANGER]
Scatters scales in a straight line then drags the chin on them for explosive damage!
Bombing Fly By
[DANGER]
Bazelgeuse will glide in the sky and drop bombs on the ground. It usually follows this up with a divebomb so be careful!
Divebomb Attack
[DANGER]
After a fly by, Bazelgeuse will aim for the explosive scales and ignite them as it divebombs!

Big Chomp

Big Chomp Attack Information
MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Big Chomp
Big Chomp: A very quick bite attack that can flinch an unaware hunter. Bazelgeuse can use this as a way to keep the hunter stationary, especially above a volatile scale.

Big Stomp

Big Stomp Attack Information
MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Big Stomp
Big Stomp: Bazelgeuse will fly and glide over the hunter and will forcefully slam its huge underside. Evade sideways or wiredash away!

Fire Ball

Fire Ball Attack Information
MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Fire Breath
Fire Ball: A really quick fireball attack that can deal fireblight. Only travels at a straight line so just evade sideways!

Bomb Scatters

Bazelgeuse's main mechanic revolves around scattering scales around the battlefield then igniting them to mess with the hunter's movement and repositioning. This also causes Fireblight and deal massive damage.

When Bazelgeuse is angry, instead of the usual dark-colored scales, it scatters red scales that explode faster. Mind your positioning and the environment whenever it's mad!

Bazelgeuse can also scatter volatile scales in different patterns which can originate from either the chin or the tail.

Bomb Scatter Variations
MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Arc Bomb Scatter
Arc Bomb Scatter: Bazelgeuse can scatter volatile bombs in a 180° arc. For this pattern, you should evade either forward or backward away from Bazelgeuse.

If scattered from the tail, Bazelgeuse can follow this one up with a Linear Bomb Scatter - using the previous explosion as a mask to disorient the hunter. Keep this in mind to reposition effectively!
MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Linear Bomb Scatter
Linear Bomb Scatter: Bazelgeuse throws volatile scales in a line, in front or behind, depending on if it originated from the chin or the tail. We suggest evading sideways if it's not too late, else perform an emergency evade.

If scattered from the chin, Bazelgeuse can follow it up with a Chin Drag that can deal massive damage from the explosion and Bazelgeuse itself!

Chin Drag

Chin Drag Attack Information
MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Chin Drag
Chin Drag: Bazelgeuse will scatter two rows of scales in front of it then proceeds on dragging its chin in the middle of the two rows, igniting them in a fiery line. Evade sideways when you see Bazelgeuse scatter two rows of scales in front of it!

Bombing Fly By

Bombing Fly By Attack Information
MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Fly By
Bombing Fly By: Bazelgeuse flies above hunters in a straight line then turning back to glide again - all while scattering scales all over the battlefield in a wide area. It will do this three times before ending it with a Divebomb that can one-hit KO hunters.

Use a Flash Bomb while it is flying by to stop Bazelgeuse from divebombing or perform an emergency evade when it's too late.

Divebomb Attack

Divebomb Attack Information
MH Rise - Bazelgeuse Divebomb
Divebomb Attack: After the Bombing Fly By, Bazelgeuse will execute a Divebomb that can one-hit KO hunters. Since hunters are focused on evading all the scales scattered during the Bombing Fly By, it is very easy to ignore Bazelgeuse and only notice it when it's falling on you.

To stop Bazelgeuse from executing the Divebomb, use a Flash Bomb while it is Flying By which can instantly disorient it and abort the Divebomb. If you don't have a Flash Bomb or you're already too late, perform an Emergency Evade to save yourself!

Bazelgeuse Materials and Drops

Master Rank Bazelgeuse Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Bazelgeuse Flail 70% (Tail)
Afflicted Dire Carapace 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Dire Shell 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Bazelgeuse Shard 37% (Body)
Bazelgeuse Cortex 25% (Body), 27% (Tail)
Bazelgeuse Hardclaw 19% (Body)
Bazelgeuse Glandflux 15% (Body)
Bazelgeuse Gem 3% (Body)
Bazelgeuse Mantle 3% (Tail), 1% (Body)
Material Drop Rate
Bazelgeuse Glandflux 70% (Head), 30% (Back)
Bazelgeuse Cortex 69% (Back)
Bazelgeuse Fellwing 65% (Wing)
Afflicted Dire Carapace 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Afflicted Dire Shell 40% (Anomaly Investigations)
Bazelgeuse Hardclaw 35% (Wing)
Bazelgeuse Shard 22% (Head x2)
Bazelgeuse Gem 5% (Head)
Bazelgeuse Mantle 3% (Head), 1% (Back)

High Rank Bazelgeuse Materials

Carves
Capture
Broken Parts
Target
Material Drop Rate
Bazelgeuse Tail 70% (Tail)
Bazelgeuse Scale+ 39% (Body)
Bazelgeuse Carapace 26% (Body), 27% (Tail)
Bazelgeuse Talon 19% (Body)
Bazelgeuse Fuse 15% (Body)
Bazelgeuse Gem 1% (Body), 3% (Tail)
Material Drop Rate
Bazelgeuse Fuse 70% (Head), 30% (Back)
Bazelgeuse Carapace 69% (Back)
Bazelgeuse Wing 65% (Wing)
Bazelgeuse Talon 35% (Wing)
Bazelgeuse Scale+ 27% (Head 2x)
Bazelgeuse Gem 3% (Head), 1% (Back)

Bazelgeuse Dropped Materials

Master Rank
High Rank

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