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Crimson Glow Valstrax Guide

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

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Crimson Glow Valstrax Hunter Notes

Crimson Glow Valstrax
Crimson Glow Valstrax Elder Dragon Monster.png
Type Elder Dragon Previous Games MHGXX
Threat Level 10/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Blast Other Weakness(es) Fire, Water, Thunder, Ice
Blight / Elemental Damage Dragon Abnormal Status None
Characteristics
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.

Known Habitat

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

Free Title Update 3.0

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Crimson Glow Valstrax was added to Monster Hunter Rise in Free Title Update Version 3.0. Check below for the Version 3.0 full patch notes.

Update 3.0 Patch Notes

How to Unlock Crimson Glow Valstrax

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Crimson Glow Valstrax is unlocked by reaching HR100 after defeating Narwa, the Allmother. When you reach HR100, the Urgent Quest The Crimson Glow will unlock giving you the ability to take on Crimson Glow Valstrax in the Shrine Ruins!

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Crimson Glow Valstrax 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 55 60 35
Neck 40 30 15
Torso 30 25 10
Chest 30 25 10
Foreleg 25 24 25
Wing 22 45 10
Hind Leg 25 24 20
Wingarm 45 45 45
Tail 45 24 20
Overall 317 302 190

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 25 25 25 25 0
Neck 25 25 25 25 0
Torso 20 20 20 20 0
Chest 20 20 20 20 0
Foreleg 25 25 25 25 0
Wing 25 25 25 25 0
Hind Leg 15 15 15 15 0
Wingarm 15 15 15 15 0
Tail 20 20 20 20 0
Overall 190 190 190 190 0

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Hunting Tips

・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.

Ailments

Status Effect Vulnerabilities

Poison Stun Paralysis Sleep Blast
0 0 0 0 2★
Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight Thunderblight Iceblight
0 1★ 1★ 1★ 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

Crimson Glow Valstrax Attack Patterns

Name Description
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 infront 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.
Rocket Dash Crimson Glow Valstrax points its wings backward then fires its jet-like wings. It uses the intertial force to propel forward towards hunters.
Crimson Salvo Crimson Glow Valstrax shoots balls of energy from its jet-like wings. The balls will explode as it lands on the ground.
Ground Zero Burst Crimson Glow Valstrax points its jet-like wings towards the ground before releasing dragon energy in the immediate vicinity.
Crimson Beam 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
[DANGER]
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

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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

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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.

Wing Strikes

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Crimson Glow Valstrax can use its wings in various ways to directly deal damage. See all of its variations below:

Crimson Glow Valstrax Wing Strike Variations
Wing Spike
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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
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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.
Extended Wing Slam
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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
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Crimson Glow Valstrax boosts one of its wings before thrusting it directly forward, like a Lance.
Double Wing Thrust
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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
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Crimson Glow Valstrax flexes one of its wings before sweeping its front, launching any hunter it connects to.
Jet Slicer
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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!

Aerial Attacks

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With its jet powered wings, Crimson Glow Valstrax can take flight to attack hunters from the air with incredibly speed and precision. See all of its aerial attack varations below:

Crimson Glow Valstrax Wing Aerial Attack Variations
Quick Dive
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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
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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!

Rocket Dash

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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 sizeable distance between you and Crimson Glow Valstrax!

Crimson Salvo

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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.

Ground Zero Burst

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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 Beam

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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

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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.

How to Beat Crimson Glow Valstrax

Check Icon Attack the chest while its charging.

Check Icon Position around the forelegs.

Check Icon Take advantage of its weak tail.

Check Icon Bring Nulberries!

Attack the Chest While Its Charging!

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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!

Position Around the Forelegs

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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.

Take Advantage of Its Weak Tail

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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 nice bonus as well!

Bring Nulberries

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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.

Crimson Glow Valstrax Materials and Drops

High Rank

Target Rewards

Material Drop Rate
Shimmering Scale 26%
Valstrax Claw+ 20%
Crimson Liquid 15%
Gleaming Shell 14%
Valstrax Spineshell 13%
Valstrax Tail 10%
Red Serpent Orb 2%
Gleaming Shell 14%

Broken Part Rewards

Material Drop Rate
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 Serpent Orb 3% (Head), 1% (Chest)

Carves

Material Drop Rate
Valstrax Tail 80% (Tail)
Shimmering Scale 36% (Body), 17% (Tail)
Gleaming Shell 28% (Body)
Rouge Spikewing 21% (Body)
Valstrax Claw+ 14% (Body)
Red Serpent Orb 3% (Tail), 1% (Body)

Dropped Materials

Material Drop Rate
Gleaming Shell 50%, 25%
Dragon Treasure 40%
Crimson Liquid 34%, 25%
Shimmering Scale 25%
Red Serpent Orb 1%

Crimson Glow Valstrax Weapons and Armor

Crimson Glow Valstrax Close-Range Weapons

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Redwing Swiftblade I
Sword & Shield Image
Vermilion Orgul
Switch Axe Image
Redwing Switch Axe I
Switch Axe Image
Reddnaught Dunat
Long Sword Image
Redwing Long Sword I
Long Sword Image
Reddnaught Blade
Lance Image
Redwing Spear I
Lance Image
Reddnaught Spear
Insect Glaive Image
Redwing Glaive I
Insect Glaive Image
Reddnaught Shuma
Hunting Horn Image
Redwing Flute I
Hunting Horn Image
Reddnaught Ritmico
Hammer Image
Redwing Drill I
Hammer Image
Reddnaught Hammer
Gunlance Image
Redwing Gunlance I
Gunlance Image
Reddnaught Gunlance
Great Sword Image
Redwing Claymore I
Great Sword Image
Reddnaught Claymore
Dual Blades Image Redwing Blades I Dual Blades Image Reddnaught Dragon Wing
Charge Blade Image
Redwing Edge I
Charge Blade Image
Skaltecore

Crimson Glow Valstrax Ranged Weapons

Light Bowgun Image
Redwing Shooter I
Light Bowgun Image
Reddnaught Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Image
Redwing Cannon I
Heavy Bowgun Image
Diabolica
Bow Image
Redwing Bow I
Bow Image
Reddnaught Dragon Arc

Crimson Glow Valstrax Armor

Crimson Valstrax Set

Crimson Glow Valstrax Buddy Equipment

Felyne Valstrax Set Canyne Valstrax Set

Crimson Glow Valstrax Quest Appearances

High Rank

Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Hub Quest ★7 Advanced: The Fallen Comet
Hub Quest ★7 The Evil Star from Beyond
Urgent Hub Quest ★7 The Crimson Glow

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