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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Astalos Guide

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

Astalos Guide
Weapons IconAstalos Weapons Armor IconAstalos Armor

Astalos Weakness and Notes

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Astalos Returning Monster
Type Flying Wyvern Previous Games MHGen, MHGU
Threat Level 7/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
Large Flying Wyverns with crest-shaped organs that let them control vast amounts of electricity. Astalos vibrate these organs on their head, forked tail, and brilliant wings to charge the respective body part with electricity, yielding tremendous strength and an amplified attack range. Violent to a fault, witnesses have observed them using all their might to drive intruders from their territory.

How to Unlock Astalos

Clear 2 M★4 Key Quests in Master Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - In Search of the Doctor

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
In Search of the Doctor
Astalos Image Astalos
Unlock Conditions:
Complete two M★4 Key Quests after finishing the Quest "Ice Wolf, Red Moon"

The Astalos Urgent Quest is unlocked by completing 2 Key Quests after defeating Lunagaron in Ice Wolf, Red Moon.

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Astalos Weakness and Resistance

Astalos Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Tail 35 35 20
Leg 25 25 15
Wing 25 25 20
Back 25 25 20
Neck 55 55 30
Abdomen 24 24 15
Crest 55 55 39
Overall 35 35 23
Tail Tip 35 35 20

Astalos 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
Tail 5 10 0 15 5
Leg 5 5 0 10 5
Wing 5 5 0 10 5
Back 5 5 0 10 5
Neck 5 5 0 5 5
Abdomen 5 5 0 10 5
Crest 5 5 0 10 5
Overall 5 7 0 11 5
Tail Tip 5 10 0 15 5

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Astalos Hunting Tips

MH Rise - Astalos Hunting Tips

Attacks with their head, wings, or tail will be charged with electricity. The movement, attack range, and strength of each part changes when electrified; when all parts are charged, these creatures become particularly dangerous, so targeting electrified parts to dispel their charge is essential.

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
Tail Tip
Crest Red Extract
Abdomen White Extract
Neck 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

Hunt Astalos in the Sunbreak Demo

Astalos is featured in the free Sunbreak demo as an Expert quest.

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Astalos Locations and Quests

Astalos Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Shrine Ruins.pngShrine Ruins 7 / 8 / 11 3 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 11
Flooded Forest.pngFlooded Forest 3 / 9 / 11 1 / 3 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 13
Jungle.pngJungle 5 / 6 / 9 2 / 3 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 7
Forlorn Arena.pngForlorn Arena - - -

Astalos Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
Quest Type Lvl Quest Name
Anomaly Quest A★5 Anomaly Research: Astalos
Event Quest M★4 Flash of Inspiration
Follower Quest M★4 Rumbling Tummy, Rumbling Thunder
Hub Quest M★4 Jade Membrane, Sapphire Claws
Hub Quest M★4 Troublemaking Trio Pt. 2
Hub Quest M★4 An Electrifying Grace
Support Survey M★4 Operation Astalos
Urgent Hub Quest M★4 In Search of the Doctor
Event Quest M★5 The Terrible Threes
Support Survey M★5 Operation Thunder-Clad
Event Quest M★6 I Need My Beauty Sleep!
Event Quest M★6 Adorned Arena
Hub Quest M★6 Advanced: True King of the Skies
No Quest in This Rank
No Quest in This Rank

How to Beat Astalos

Be Aware of Its Charged State

Astalos can store electricity in its tail, wings, and head and can become fully charged. You know Astalos is in a charged state when the wing talons, tail tip, and crown are glowing yellow-green.

While in the charged state, its attacks are faster and more powerful. To take away its charged state, Astalos should be attacked on its body parts where electricity is stored, like its head.

Shock Traps Fully Charge Astalos

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Charge Astalos with a Shock Trap

Like that of Zinogre, using a Shock Trap on Astalos will stun it but will also power it up!

Since Astalos receives more damage on the charged parts when fully charged, you can opt to charge Astalos with a Shock Trap to make it more vulnerable. However, be ready for a more aggressive Astalos when you do this.

If your goal is to incapacitate Astalos for free hits, we recommend using Pitfall Traps instead. A shock trap should be a last resort if necessary.

Charged Parts are Especially Vulnerable

In the demo, hitting the parts that are charged (glowing head, tail tip, and wing talons) would deal a great amount of damage to Astalos. You gotta be careful though, beside those parts are the areas where you are most exposed to damage. Try balancing offense and defense when fighting Astalos.

Bring Nulberries

Nulberry in Item Box

Astalos deals Thunderblight, where Hunters affected by it are more susceptible to being stunned. Don't forget to take the Nulberries available in the Main Camp item box or pick them up around the locale.

Nulberry Location: How to Get and Effects

Weakest to Ice

Astalos is weakest to Ice. Its usual weak spots included its head, the tip of its tail, and the tail itself. Try equipping an ice element weapon to better your chances against Astalos.

Astalos Attacks and Moves

Name Description
Wing Stomps Astalos slams its large wings with authority, dealing damage in a wide area.
Electro Stake Explosion Astalos plants its tail on the ground then causes an explosion.
Electro Beam A long-range attack where Astalos fires of a lightning beam from its tail.
Electro Storms Astalos summons multiple lightning pillars that moves in a zigzag pattern.
Aerial Electro Slam Astalos flies up and slams itself, discharging electricity in a wide area.
Electro Slingshot Astalos charges and prepares for flight then dashing towards the Hunter at high speed.

Wing Stomps

Wing Stomps Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Double Wing Stomp
Wing Stomps: Astalos slams its wings, damaging anyone within the wide range of the attack. If it is charged, Astalos may slam both wings consecutively, which can lead to paralysis or even fainting.

Hunters aren't safe even if they're directly ahead or even slightly left or right from its wings. It is best to dodge roll towards its legs, or wirebug above to clear the area.

Electro Stake Explosion

Electro Stake Explosion Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Electro Stake Explosion
Electro Stake Explosion: Astalos pierces its tail on the ground and sets off a lightning explosion.

There is a little delay between Astalos piercing the ground and launching the move, so it is possible to attack it and dodge the explosion right after. Gunners can also take this opportunity to launch attacks on Astalos, as it will stay in one place for the entire duration of the move.

Electro Beam

Astalos is capable of spewing off electric beams from its body. This attack can either come from its tail or the crown of its head.

Electro Beam Variations
MH Rise Sunbreak - Electro Tail Beam
Electro Tail Beam: Astalos produces a beam of lightning from its tail damaging anyone in a straight line. It is relatively easy to dodge this attack as you just need to avoid positioning yourself in front of Astalos' tail.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Electro Crown Beam
Electro Crown Beam: A variation of the Tail Beam but using Astalos' crown. Astalos will look up at the heavens as it charges a beam of light that will later slam on the Hunter in a straight line. Try to time your dodge or wirebug away because Astalos tends to home in on the Hunter when using this move.

Electro Storms

Astalos summons lightning pillars which move in a zigzag pattern. This is an attempt to confuse the Hunter so Astalos can follow it up with moves or an electro ball attack. Astalos will fire 4 lightning pillars at a time while enraged so take heed!

Astalos has two variations for this attack, both differs mainly on how Astalos follows up the initial pillar attacks.

Electro Storm Variations
MH Rise Sunbreak - Electro Storms (Electro Ball)
Storms with Electro Ball: Astalos follows up the storms with an electro ball that travels quickly in a straight line. Make sure to dodge promptly or use your counterattack silkbind moves to survive this attack.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Electro Storms (No Ball)
Storms with No Electro Ball: This is the second variation of Astalos' Electro Storms attack where instead of an Electro Ball, Astalos follow this move up with another move - taking advantage of the confusion the storms created.

Aerial Electro Slam

Aerial Electro Slam Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Aerial Electro Slam
Aerial Electro Slam: Astalos has its dive bomb attack wherein it leaps to the air, spreads its wings, and lunges at its target which causes a lightning explosion upon landing.

It is useful to keep an eye out on Astalos as it rises in the air to determine who the dive bomb is meant for. Spread out if you or a nearby teammate are close if either of you is the target to avoid multiple people getting downed by the attack.

Electro Slingshot

Electro Slingshot Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak - Electro Slingshot
Electro Slingshot: Astalos will create some distance before bolting across the field at the Hunter. It can also use this move if Astalos senses that the Hunter is far away. This deals massive damage and should be avoided or countered where possible.

Astalos will often combo into this attack after using its wing slams so keep an eye out for its crouching and charging posture.

Astalos Materials and Drops

Master Rank Astalos Materials

Broken Parts
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Heavy Astalos Crest+ IconHeavy Astalos Crest+ [80% (Crest)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Heavy Astalos Shell IconHeavy Astalos Shell [70% (Back)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Astalos Wingripper IconAstalos Wingripper [50% (Wing), 20% (Wing x2)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Dire Scale+ IconAfflicted Dire Scale+ [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Dire Shard IconAfflicted Dire Shard [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Dire Scale IconAfflicted Dire Scale [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Astalos Wingmembrane IconAstalos Wingmembrane [30% (Wing)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Astalos Shard IconAstalos Shard [27% (Back)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Boltscale IconBoltscale [17% (Chest)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Astalos Mantle IconAstalos Mantle [3% (Tail), 2% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Dire Shard IconAfflicted Dire Shard [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Dire Scale+ IconAfflicted Dire Scale+ [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Dire Scale IconAfflicted Dire Scale [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Astalos Shard IconAstalos Shard [32% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Heavy Astalos Shell IconHeavy Astalos Shell [25% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Boltscale IconBoltscale [18% (Body), 17% (Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Astalos Wingmembrane IconAstalos Wingmembrane [15% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Astalos Mantle IconAstalos Mantle [3% (Tail), 2% (Body)]

Astalos Dropped Materials

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1 Anonymousalmost 2 years

You have the average elemental weakness for ice and fire backwards. Average weakness to ice is 9, average weakness to fire is 5


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