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This is a hunting guide for Crimson Glow Valstrax, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) and the Sunbreak DLC. Read on to learn Crimson Glow Valstrax's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and attack patterns for Master Rank!
|Crimson Glow Valstrax Guide||Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax Guide||Crimson Glow Valstrax Weapons||Crimson Glow Valstrax Armor|
List of Contents
Crimson Glow Valstrax
|Type||Elder Dragon||Previous Games||MHGXX|
|Threat Level||10/10||Rampage Type||ー|
|Major Weakness||Other Weakness|
|Blight / Elemental Damage||Abnormal Status||ー|
|A mutant Valstrax fearsomely dubbed the "Crimson Glow." This elder dragon typically secludes itself in the upper atmosphere, but it has been driven mad by its own rampant energy, causing it to lash out at anything in its sight. Once it sights its prey, it swoops down, trampling them beneath its shifting wingblades. Several have been sighted all over, so be prepared to encounter one at any time.|
Crimson Glow Valstrax
Finish the Quest "Star at Worlds End"
|Star at Worlds End||
Crimson Glow Valstrax
Reach MR 70
MR Crimson Glow Valstrax is unlocked by defeating Furious Rajang at MR 50 and reaching MR 70 in the Sunbreak expansion. Doing this unlocks the Urgent Quest Star at Worlds End, which allows you to fight it in the Citadel.
After completing its Urgent Quest, you can fight MR Crimson Glow Valstrax in Star at Worlds End and Mysterious Glow in the M★6 Quest Pool.
MR Grinding Guide:
How to Get from MR 6 to MR 100 Fast
High Rank Crimson Glow Valstrax is unlocked by reaching HR100 after defeating Narwa the Allmother.
How to Increase Hunter Rank Fast
Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.
After channeling energy into its wings, it will unleash a powerful attack. It sucks in this energy from its chest, and that's the moment to wait for. Prevent it from powering up and cause the energy to combust, dealing serious damage to the creature.
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
Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking
|Map||Starting Area||Visited Areas||Rest Area|
|Shrine Ruins||6 / 10 / 11||1/ 2 / 6 / 11 / 12 / 10||11|
|Lava Caverns||3 / 6 / 12||2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 12||12|
|Flooded Forest||3 / 7||1 / 2 / 3 / 7 / 8 / 13||13|
|Sandy Plains||7 / 10||5 / 6 / 7 / 9 / 10||2|
|Frost Islands||10||3 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 9 / 10||9|
|Jungle||3 / 4 / 9||1 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 9 / 11||10|
|Citadel||3 / 7 / 8||2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 10||7|
|Quest Type||Lvl||Quest Name|
|Event Quest||M★6||Dual Threat: Destructive Stars|
|Hub Quest||M★6||Advanced: Hail to the Fierce|
|Hub Quest||M★6||Mysterious Glow|
|Support Survey||M★6||Operation Jungle Comet|
|Urgent Hub Quest||M★6||Star at Worlds End|
|Quest Type||Lvl||Quest Name|
|Event Quest||★7||Advanced: Crimson Calamity|
|Hub Quest||★7||Advanced: The Fallen Comet|
|Hub Quest||★7||The Evil Star from Beyond|
|Urgent Hub Quest||★7||The Crimson Glow|
|No Quest in This Rank|
|Crimson Glow Valstrax Tips|
Attack the Chest While It's Charging
Position Around the Forelegs
Take Advantage of Its Weak Tail
Crimson Glow Valstrax's chest is vulnerable while it charges dragon energy. Dealing enough damage will cause this residual energy to combust and knock Crimson Glow Valstrax down for a few precious seconds!
Crimson Glow Valstrax's wing attacks can cover a large distance with great speed. Positioning beside its forelegs at all times results in most of its wing attacks going past you, making the fight a lot easier.
Crimson Glow Valstrax's tail has very good raw hit zone values and is surprisingly easy to reach. Prioritize this part to deal high damage with relative safety—the extra carve once severed is a nice bonus as well!
Crimson Glow Valstrax's attacks inflict Dragonblight. This particular blight completely negates your weapon's element or status ailment so always make sure you bring a full stack of Nulberries into the fight.
In addition to its attacks in High Rank quests, Crimson Glow Valstrax uses the following attacks in Master Rank.
|Aerial Wing Thrust Combo||Crimson Glow Valstrax takes flight before thrusting each of its wings once towards the player.|
|Aerial Thrust and Slam Combo||Crimson Glow Valstrax takes flight before thrusting one of its wings towards the player, then bringing it back for a powerful slam.|
Crimson Beam Redirection
|Crimson Glow Valstrax fires its deadly Crimson Beam. Afterward, it flicks the laser up before slamming the beam down toward the player.|
|Aerial Wing Thrust Combo Attack Information|
Aerial Wing Thrust Combo: Crimson Glow Valstrax takes flight before thrusting each of its wings once towards the player, knocking them back and dealing heavy damage.
Avoid this attack by evading perpendicular to the path of each wing thrust.
|Aerial Thrust and Slam Combo Attack Information|
Aerial Thrust and Slam Combo: Crimson Glow Valstrax takes flight before swiftly thrusting one of its wings and bringing it back for a powerful slam. This attack can plant residual energy that explodes after a few seconds whenever Crimson Glow Valstrax's wings are charged.
To avoid this move, evade to the side to dodge the first wing thrust, then prepare to evade again to dodge the follow-up slam.
|Crimson Beam Redirection Attack Information|
Crimson Beam Redirection: Crimson Glow Valstrax launches a devastating Crimson Beam directly in front of it. Afterward, it flicks the laser upwards before tracking the hunter and bringing it down in their direction.
Avoid this attack by moving out of the way of the initial Crimson Beam, then prepare to dive-evade or dodge off to the side when the redirected beam comes down.
Crimson Glow Valstrax uses the following attacks in Low and High Rank quests.
|Double Lunge||A ferocious bite attack against any hunter that stays in front of Crimson Glow Valstrax for too long.|
|Quick Pounce||A quick front leg attack targeting hunters in front of Crimson Glow Valstrax.|
|Wing Strikes||Crimson Glow Valstrax's attacks using its spike-like wings for extra reach.|
|Aerial Attacks||Crimson Glow Valstrax uses its jet-like wings to hover over enemies and pounce from above.|
|Explosive Dunk||Crimson Glow Valstrax flips forward and dunks its wings onto the ground, leaving an explosion as it twists in the air.|
|Rocket Dash||Crimson Glow Valstrax points its wings backward then fires its jet-like wings. It uses the inertial force to propel towards hunters.|
|Ground Zero Burst||Crimson Glow Valstrax points its jet-like wings towards the ground before releasing dragon energy in the immediate vicinity.|
|Crimson Glow Valstrax shoots balls of energy from its jet-like wings. The balls will explode as it lands on the ground.|
|Crimson Glow Valstrax positions both its wings forward then charges dragon energy which will then be released in the form of a very powerful beam.|
Around the World
|Like the regular Valstrax, Crimson Glow Valstrax flies towards the sky in a circle to look for a target. Once target is acquired, it will dive down from the skies with an explosive force.|
|Double Lunge Attack Information|
Double Lunge: Crimson Glow Valstrax lunges forward, biting any hunter caught directly in its path. This attack is very quick so always stay on your toes and avoid staying in front of it for too long!
|Quick Pounce Attack Information|
Quick Pounce: Crimson Glow Valstrax stands on its hind legs before quickly slamming its forelegs back to the ground. Crimson Glow Valstrax often uses this attack to close the distance between it and the target.
Crimson Glow Valstrax can use its wings in various ways to directly deal damage.
|Wing Strike Variations|
Wing Spike: Crimson Glow Valstrax drives one its wings into the ground after a quick foreleg swipe, dealing damage to anyone in the point of contact. This attack can plant residual energy that explode after a few seconds whenever Crimson Glow Valstrax's wings are charged
Charged Wing Spike: Crimson Glow Valstrax boosts one of its wings overhead before directing it towards the ground, similar to a regular Wing Spike. Take note that this attack can reach those directly behind Crimson Glow Valstrax.
This attack can also plant residual energy whenever the wings are charged.
Wing Slam: Crimson Glow Valstrax uses one of its wings to slam directly on top of the hunter. If the wing was charged, then releases energy as it raises its wing back up.
Extended Wing Slam: Crimson Glow Valstrax uses its forelegs to swipe hunters directly in front of it. Each swipe is immediately followed by a Wing Slam.
This attack can cover a large distance so make sure you let the whole attack play out before Wirefalling back up!
Wing Thrust: Crimson Glow Valstrax boosts one of its wings before thrusting it directly forward, like a Lance.
Double Wing Thrust: The double version of Crimson Glow Valstrax's Wing Thrust. This attack covers a large distance in front of it so make sure you stay down for a few seconds if you're caught.
Wing Slap: Crimson Glow Valstrax flexes one of its wings before sweeping its front, launching any hunter it connects to.
Jet Slicer: Crimson Glow Valstrax performs a single Wing Thrust. It will then spin 360 degrees with the wing still extended. Always be ready to dodge or block this attack!
With its jet powered wings, Crimson Glow Valstrax can take flight to attack hunters from the air with incredible speed and precision.
|Aerial Attack Variations|
Quick Dive: Crimson Glow Valstrax picks a target while hovering in the air. Once a target is picked, it will then dive into the target with great speed. Take note that this attack can generate residual energy around the landing zone if the wings are charged.
Landing Burst: Crimson Glow Valstrax quickly lands beside the target, before combusting the energy on its wing tips towards the target. This attack is very quick so always stay on your toes whenever Crimson Glow Valstrax is in the air!
|Explosive Dunk Attack Information|
Explosive Dunk: Crimson Glow Valstrax leaps high up in the air and rolls forward while dunking its wings to the ground, leaving an explosion as it flips. It then lands on the opposite direction, wherein it can either stand still or execute another attack as follow up.
|Rocket Dash Attack Information|
Rocket Dash: Crimson Glow Valstrax propels itself towards the target with its jet powered wings. This is an extremely quick attack so always make sure to dodge or block whenever there is a sizable distance between you and Crimson Glow Valstrax!
|Ground Zero Burst Attack Information|
Ground Zero Burst: Crimson Glow Valstrax aims its jet powered wings to the ground before releasing dragon energy in the immediate vicinity. This is often followed up by another burst of dragon energy directly toward Crimson Glow Valstrax's front.
|Crimson Salvo Attack Information|
Crimson Salvo: Crimson Glow Valstrax shoots energy balls from its wingtips towards its target. These balls can plant residual energy into the ground they land on, causing follow-up explosions. Ultimately, this attack is fairly easy to dodge as long as you stay on your toes at all times.
|Crimson Beam Attack Information|
Crimson Beam: Crimson Glow Valstrax positions its wings forward to release accumulated energy in a large beam directly in front of it. Crimson Glow Valstrax eventually flicks this beam upward, planting residual energy into the ground it travelled.
This attack is fairly easy to dodge and makes Crimson Glow Valstrax vulnerable to your heavy or long attack combinations. Always keep an eye out for this attack!
|Around the World Attack Information|
Around the World: Considered as its ultimate move, Crimson Glow Valstrax takes to the skies, gaining speed and momentum as it locks towards the target. Once the target is locked, Crimson Glow Valstrax will crash towards it, dealing massive damage.
Time your Emergency Evade just before it starts to plunge back to the ground to avoid this attack.
Shimmering Shard (24%)
Valstrax Talon (19%)
Seething Crimson Liquid (15%)
Glittering Shell (14%)
Valstrax Spineshell+ (12%)
Valstrax Helixtail (10%)
Red Dragon Orb (4%)
Red Dragonsphire (2%)
|You cannot capture this monster!|
Valstrax Spineshell+ (90%)
Rouge Lancewing+ (90% (Wing))
Valstrax Talon (80% (Foreleg), 10% (Wing))
Shimmering Shard (79% (Chest), 77% (Head))
Glittering Shell (20% (Foreleg))
Seething Crimson Liquid (20% (Head x2), 20% (Chest), 10% (Back x2) )
Red Dragonsphire (3%)
Valstrax Helixtail (80% (Tail))
Shimmering Shard (36% (Body), 17% (Tail))
Glittering Shell (28% (Body))
Rouge Lancewing+ (21% (Body))
Valstrax Talon (14% (Body))
Red Dragonsphire (3% (Tail), 1% (Body))
Shimmering Scale (26%)
Valstrax Claw+ (20%)
Crimson Liquid (15%)
Gleaming Shell (14%)
Valstrax Spineshell (13%)
Valstrax Tail (10%)
Red Dragon Orb (2%)
Gleaming Shell (14%)
|You cannot capture this monster!|
Rouge Spikewing (90% (Wing))
Valstrax Spineshell (90% (Back))
Shimmering Scale (79% (Chest), 77% (Head))
Gleaming Shell (20% (Foreleg))
Valstrax Claw+ (20% (Foreleg), 10% (Wing))
Crimson Liquid (20% (Head x2), 20% (Chest), 10% (Back x2))
Red Dragon Orb (3% (Head), 1% (Chest))
Valstrax Tail (80% (Tail))
Shimmering Scale (36% (Body), 17% (Tail))
Gleaming Shell (28% (Body))
Rouge Spikewing (21% (Body))
Valstrax Claw+ (14% (Body))
Red Dragon Orb (3% (Tail), 1% (Body))
Glittering Shell (50%, 24%)
Old Dragon Treasure (40%)
Seething Crimson Liquid (32%, 25%)
Shimmering Shard (25%)
Red Dragon Orb (3%)
Red Dragonsphire (1%)
Gleaming Shell (50%, 25%)
Dragon Treasure (40%)
Crimson Liquid (34%, 25%)
Shimmering Scale (25%)
Red Dragon Orb (1%)
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