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Bazelgeuse Guide

This is a hunt guide for Bazelgeuse, a Returning monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to beat Bazelgeuse, its weaknesses, attack patterns, drops, and more!

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Bazelgeuse Hunter Notes

Bazelgeuse Returning Monster.png
Type Flying Wyvern Previous Games MHW
Threat Level 8/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Thunder Other Weakness(es) Ice, Dragon
Blight / Elemental Damage Fire Abnormal Status None
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.

Known Habitat

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

Update 2.0

Bazelgeuse arrived in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) through the Update 2.0 patch that introduced a plethora of monsters to the current roster!

Update 2.0 Patch Notes

Bazelgeuse Weaknesses and Vulnerabilities

Monster Physiology

Damage Type Weaknesses

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

Elemental Weaknesses

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.

Hunting Tips

・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
1★ 0 1★ 1★ 0
Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight Thunderblight Iceblight
1★ 1★ 1★ 2★ 1★

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

Kinsect Extracts

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

Bazelgeuse Attack Patterns

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.
Chin Drag
Scatters scales in a straight line then drags the chin on them for explosive damage!
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.
Linear Bomb Scatter Scatters scales in a straight line. Explodes after a short while.
Arc Bomb Scatter Scatters scales in an 180 degree arc. Explodes after a short while.
Bombing Fly By
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
After a fly by, Bazelgeuse will aim for the explosive scales and ignite them as it divebombs!

Big Chomp

Bazelgeuse Big Chomp.gif

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

Bazelgeuse Big Stomp.gif

Bazelgeuse will fly and glide over the hunter and will forcefully slam its huge underside. Evade sideways or wiredash away!

Fire Ball

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A really quick fireball attack that can deal fireblight. Only travels at a straight line so just evade sideways!

Bomb Scatters

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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 Bazelgeus 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. Here are some of them:

Bomb Scatter Patterns

Arc Bomb Scatter

Bazelgeuse Arc Bomb Scatter.gif

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!

Linear Bomb Scatter

Bazelgeuse Linear Bomb Scatter.gif

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

Bazelgeuse Chin Drag.gif

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

Bazelgeuse Fly By.gif

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

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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!

How to Beat Bazelgeuse

Check IconUpgrade your armor

Check IconStay away from scales

Check IconRanged weapons are recommended

Check IconEmergency evade during Divebombs

Check IconUse a Flash Bomb during the Fly By to cancel the Divebomb

Check IconGo aggressive when it's red because the hide is softer

Check IconEverything explodes when Bazelgeuse is red

Check IconTake note of changing weakpoints

Check IconBring Dung Bombs to make it leave

Upgrade Your Armor

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Bazelgeuse is going to be tough because it's the first monster you would probably fight post-update. Since Update 2.0 introduced additional armor upgrades, don't forget to upgrade your existing armors to increase their defense before taking on Update 2.0 monsters!

Stay Away from Scales

Bazelgeuse Igniting Scales.gif

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

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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 Heavy and Light Bowguns, we recommend going for Pierce Ammos and Pierce Shots for Bows!

Emergency Evade During Divebombs

Bazelgeus Emergency Evade Divebomb.gif

Whenever Bazelgeuse does the fly-by move, it will most likely follow it up with a divebomb. Wiredash away from it or emergency evade to save yourself!

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Use a Flash Bomb When It Flies By to Cancel the Divebomb

Bazelgeuse Flash Bomb.gif

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 on its tracks! This will not ground Bazelgeuse but will save you from the divebomb!

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Go Aggressive When It's Red Because the Hide Becomes Softer

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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. Also, we suggest the skill Agitator 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

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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 Weakpoints

Not Enraged Enraged
Bazelgeuse Wings Weakness Not Enraged.pngEnlarge Bazelgeuse Weakness Enraged.pngEnlarge

When Bazelgeuse is not enraged, the weakness for ammo damage (Bowguns and Bows) is at the wings and tails. When enraged, all the weakness is concentrated on the red parts on the chin and the tail - though we honestly suggest aiming for the tail because it is safer and larger.

If you're a gunner, make sure to take note of this and adjust your aim accordingly!

Bring Dung Bombs To Make It Leave

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!

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Bazelgeuse Materials and Drops

High Rank

Target Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Bazelgeuse Carapace 31%
Bazelgeuse Talon 23%
Bazelgeuse Scale+ 18%
Bazelgeuse Fuse 14%
Bazelgeuse Wing 12%
Bazelgeuse Gem 2%

Capture Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Bazelgeuse Wing 29%
Bazelgeuse Talon 24%
Bazelgeuse Carapace 18%
Bazelgeuse Scale+ 14%
Bazelgeuse Tail 12%
Bazelgeuse Gem 3%

Broken Part Rewards

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)


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)

Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Large Wyvern Tear 50%
Bazelgeuse Scale+ 39%, 55%
Bazelgeuse Carapace 35%
Bazelgeuse Talon 10%
Bazelgeuse Gem 1%

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    • >>[19]
      Seems perfectly realistic to me actually, every human that the monster sees is an enemy and it's because we all are (the game's called monster hunter after all)... this isn't harvest moon.

    • "Deku"
      Colors: Head H164 S100 V10 ; same
      Chest H0 S0 S74; H164 S100 V10
      Arms H0 S0 V80;same
      Waist H0 S90 V47;same
      Legs H164 S100 V10; H0 S0 V0

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