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This is a hunting guide for Aurora Somnacanth, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) and the Sunbreak DLC. Read on to learn Aurora Somnacanth's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and attack patterns for Master Rank!
|Aurora Somnacanth Guide||Somnacanth Guide||Aurora Somnacanth Weapons||Aurora Somnacanth Armor|
List of Contents
|Threat Level||6/10||Rampage Type||ー|
|Major Weakness||Other Weakness|
|Blight / Elemental Damage||Abnormal Status||ー|
|Light illuminates the dust scattered around this subspecies, making their fantastical appearance shimmer softly. Aurora Somnacanth sprays icy blasts in place of sleeping powder, attacking all who dare enter their territory.|
|Keep it Busy||
Complete three M★3 Key Quests after finishing the Quest "A Rocky Rampage"
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.
This subspecies slides and circles around more often than the normal Somnacanth. Keep focused on their position when they have all four legs on the ground. The ice breath is very powerful, causing near-fatal freezing. You can escape up in the air, but focus on circling behind and keeping your distance.
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|
|Frost Islands||3 / 5 / 9||3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 9||5|
|Citadel||6 / 9 / 10||2 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 10||9|
|Quest Type||Lvl||Quest Name|
|Anomaly Quest||A★4||Anomaly Research: Aurora Somnacanth|
|Event Quest||M★3||Minor Inconveniences|
|Follower Quest||M★3||Passion Melts Ice|
|Hub Quest||M★3||Stitching a Wintry Wardrobe|
|Support Survey||M★3||Operation Aurora Somnacanth|
|Urgent Hub Quest||M★3||Keep it Busy|
|Event Quest||M★4||Purr-ivate Eye|
|Hub Quest||M★4||Buddy Rescue Operation|
|Hub Quest||M★4||Unavoidable Cold|
|Support Survey||M★5||Operation Mermaid Tale|
|Event Quest||M★6||Get Off My Stage!|
|No Quest in This Rank|
|No Quest in This Rank|
Most of Aurora Somancanth's attacks are straight and upfront, and they can be evaded simply by rolling sideways. Make this a habit during its fight and you'll be able to survive the majority of its attacks.
Aurora Somnacanth's ultimate move, we dubbed here as Icy Wasteland, is a wind-up move that causes icy explosions in a wide area.
This is usually signified by Aurora Somnacanth suddently circling the Hunter then finishing with a scream. Throw a Flash Bomb as it's screaming to cancel this move!
|Tail Slam||A wind up targeted attack using its strong tail.|
|Leviathan Wheel Spin||Uses its full body to form a wheel and deal damage in a straight line.|
|Aurora Fin Darts||Scatters barbs of ice from the head as a way to zone the Hunter and deal Iceblight.|
|Aurora Sweep||A 180 degree ice breath attack that covers a wide area.|
|Icy Body Mist||A quick expulsion of icy mist from Aurora Somnacanth's body.|
|Icy Body Slam||Uses its strong body to plop down on enemies while also dealing Iceblight.|
|Icy Swim Attack||Writhers on the ground then finishes with an upward, Iceblight-infused attack.|
|Corkscrew Head Slam||Uses its long body to twist itself on its own axis then finishing with a head slam on the ground.|
|Aurora Somnacanth's ultimate attack. This move causes multiple icy explosions in a wide, conical area - dealing huge damage and inflicting Iceblight.|
|Tail Slam Attack Information|
Tail Slam: Aurora Somnacanth winds up then finishes with a tail slam.
This move is really easy to telegraph as the wind up animation is very obvious - just evade to the side and you're good to go.
|Leviathan Wheel Spin Attack Information|
Leviathan Wheel Spin: Aurora Somnacanth rolls forward like a wheel, dealing damage on its wake.
Evade sideways to avoid this move as this only travels in a straight line.
|Aurora Fin Darts Attack Information|
Aurora Fin Darts: Like the normal Somnacanth, this Aurora Somnacanth can throw its fins at hunters. All fins that missed will be stuck on the ground and will act as traps. The monster usually follows up this attack with a body slam so be careful not to roll towards the fins on the ground.
|Aurora Sweep Attack Information|
Aurora Sweep: A sweeping 180 degree ice breath attack that deals iceblight on hit.
You can either wiredash upwards, counter using Silkbind attacks, execute an emergency evade, or move towards Aurora Somnacanth's side to avoid this move.
|Icy Body Mist Attack Information|
Icy Body Mist: This move is usually done when a Hunter overstayed their welcome near Aurora Somnacanth. This instantly proc iceblight so be careful!
|Icy Body Slam Attack Information|
Icy Body Slam: A quick body slam imbued with ice. Aurora Somnacanth will either clap three times or slide around before doing this move, giving you time to react accordingly.
Evade sideways to avoid this attack.
|Icy Swim Attack Information|
Icy Swim: Aurora Somnacanth writhers forward as if swimming on water and finishes with an upward attack that deals Iceblight.
As usual, evade to the side to effectively avoid this attack.
|Corkscrew Head Slam Attack Information|
Corkscrew Head Slam: Aurora Somnacanth charges and spins around on its own axis then finishes with a head slam.
A move that's really easy to avoid simply by evading sidewards.
|Icy Wasteland Attack Information|
Icy Wasteland: Considered as Aurora Somnacanth's ultimate move, this attack starts off with the monster circling the Hunter and finally stopping to scream. Afterwards, multiple icy explosions would emanate from the ground in a cone, dealing huge damage to anything on its path and leaving them afflicted with Iceblight.
The easiest way to avoid this move is to cancel it using Flash Bombs. As soon as you see the monster circling the Hunter, get your Flash Bomb ready and throw it immediately!
Auroracanth Icecortex [33%]
Auroracanth Icescale [21%]
Cryo Sac [19%]
Auroracanth Fin [14%]
Monster Slogbone [10%]
Large Wyvern Gem [3%]
Auroracanth Icecortex [32%]
Auroracanth Iceclaw [24%]
Auroracanth Icescale [17%]
Cryo Sac [14%]
Monster Slogbone [9% (x2)]
Large Wyvern Gem [4%]
Auroracanth Icescale [96% (Tail), 20% (Arm) 16% (Head Fin)]
Auroracanth Fin [80% (Head Fin)]
Auroracanth Iceclaw [80% (Arm x2)]
Afflicted Claw [40% (Anomaly Quests)]
Afflicted Hardclaw [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Afflicted Claw+ [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Large Wyvern Gem [4% (Head Fin, Tail)]
Auroracanth Icescale [70%]
Large Wyvern Tear [40%]
Auroracanth Iceclaw [30%]
Wyvern Tear [10%]
Large Wyvern Gem [1%]
|All Aurora Somnacanth Related Articles|
|Aurora Somnacanth Guide||Aurora Somnacanth Weapons||Aurora Somnacanth Armor|
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|Daimyo Hermitaur||Blood Orange Bishaten||Garangolm||Aurora Somnacanth|
|Magma Almudron||Gore Magala||Espinas||Pyre Rakna-Kadaki|
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|Sunbreak Title Update 2 Monsters|
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|Sunbreak Title Update 3 Monsters|
|Chaotic Gore Magala||Risen Kushala Daora||Risen Teostra|
|Sunbreak Title Update 4 Monsters|
|Velkhana||Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax|
|Sunbreak Title Update 5 Monsters|
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