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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Aurora Somnacanth Guide

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 IconSomnacanth Guide
Weapons IconAurora Somnacanth Weapons Armor IconAurora Somnacanth Armor

Aurora Somnacanth Weakness and Notes

Aurora Somnacanth
Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Aurora Somnacanth New Monster
Type Leviathan
Threat Level 6/10 Rampage Type
Major Weakness Other Weakness
Blight / Elemental Damage Abnormal Status
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.

How to Unlock Aurora Somnacanth

Clear 3 M★3 Key Quests in Master Rank

MH Rise Sunbreak - Keep it Busy

Quest Name Monster/Unlock
Keep it Busy
Aurora Somnacanth Image Aurora Somnacanth
Unlock Conditions:
Complete three M★3 Key Quests after finishing the Quest "A Rocky Rampage"

Aurora Somnacanth's Urgent Quest is unlocked by completing 3 Key Quests after defeating Garangolm in A Rocky Rampage.

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Aurora Somnacanth Weakness and Resistance

Aurora Somnacanth Weapon Damage Breakdown

Part Sever Symbol (MH Rise).png Blunt Symbol (MH Rise).png Ammo Symbol (MH Rise).png
Tail 38 45 35
Hind Leg 25 30 15
Back 25 25 25
Abdomen 30 30 15
Forleg 35 30 20
Neck 70 70 30
Head Fin 45 45 45
Overall 39 40 27

Aurora Somnacanth 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 10 0 5 0 0
Hind Leg 10 0 5 0 0
Back 10 0 5 0 0
Abdomen 10 0 0 0 0
Forleg 20 0 10 0 0
Neck 10 0 5 0 0
Head Fin 25 0 15 0 0
Overall 14 0 7 0 0

Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.

Aurora Somnacanth Hunting Tips

MH Rise Sunbreak - Aurora Somnacanth Hunting Tips

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

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
Head Fin Red Extract
Neck Red Extract
Forleg White Extract
Abdomen Red Extract
Back Red Extract
Hind Leg White Extract
Tail Orange Extract

Red = Attack Increase, White = Movement Boost, Orange = Anti-knockback When Attacking

Kinsect Extract Guide

Aurora Somnacanth Locations and Quests

Aurora Somnacanth Habitat

Map Starting Area Visited Areas Rest Area
Frost Islands.pngFrost Islands 3 / 5 / 9 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 9 5
Citadel.pngCitadel 6 / 9 / 10 2 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 10 9

Aurora Somnacanth Quest Appearances

Master Rank
High Rank
Low Rank
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

How to Beat Aurora Somnacanth

Always Evade Attacks by Rolling Sideways

MH Rise Sunbreak (Aurora Somnacanth) - Roll Sideways to Avoid Attacks

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.

Use Flash Bombs to Cancel Its Ultimate

MH Rise Sunbreak (Aurora Somnacanth) - Cancel the Ultimate Using Flash Bombs

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!

Flash Bomb Location: How to Get and Uses

Be Wary of Iceblight

MH Rise Sunbreak (Aurora Somnacanth) - Cure Iceblight with Nulberry

Iceblight is an annoying blight to have as it slows down Wirebug gauge regeneration, limiting your access to your precious Silkbind Attacks and Wirebug moves.

The easiest solution is to bring Nulberries and take one everytime you're blighted. Nulberries can be easily gathered in the map or traded in the Argosy.

Nulberry Location: How to Get and Effects

Aurora Somnacanth Attacks and Moves

Name Description
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.
Icy Wasteland
Aurora Somnacanth's ultimate attack. This move causes multiple icy explosions in a wide, conical area - dealing huge damage and inflicting Iceblight.

Tail Slam

Tail Slam Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak (Aurora Somnacanth) - Tail Slam
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

Leviathan Wheel Spin Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak (Aurora Somnacanth) - Leviathan Wheel Spin
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

Aurora Fin Darts Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak (Aurora Somnacanth) - Aurora Fin Darts
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

Aurora Sweep Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak (Aurora Somnacanth) - Aurora Sweep
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

Icy Body Mist Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak (Aurora Somnacanth) - Icy Body Mist
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

Icy Body Slam Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak (Aurora Somnacanth) - Icy Body Slam
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

Icy Swim Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak (Aurora Somnacanth) - Icy Swim
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

Corkscrew Head Slam Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak (Aurora Somnacanth) - Corkscrew Head Slam
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

Icy Wasteland Attack Information
MH Rise Sunbreak (Aurora Somnacanth) - Icy Wasteland
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!

Aurora Somnacanth Materials and Drops

Master Rank Aurora Somnacanth Materials

Broken Parts
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Auroracanth Icescale IconAuroracanth Icescale [96% (Tail), 20% (Arm) 16% (Head Fin)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Auroracanth Fin IconAuroracanth Fin [80% (Head Fin)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Auroracanth Iceclaw IconAuroracanth Iceclaw [80% (Arm x2)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Claw IconAfflicted Claw [40% (Anomaly Quests)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Hardclaw IconAfflicted Hardclaw [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Claw+ IconAfflicted Claw+ [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Large Wyvern Gem IconLarge Wyvern Gem [4% (Head Fin, Tail)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Auroracanth Icescale IconAuroracanth Icescale [42% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Claw+ IconAfflicted Claw+ [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Claw IconAfflicted Claw [40% (Anomaly Quests)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Afflicted Hardclaw IconAfflicted Hardclaw [40% (Anomaly Investigations)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Monster Slogbone IconMonster Slogbone [14% (Body)]
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Auroracanth Fin IconAuroracanth Fin [10% (Body)]

Aurora Somnacanth Dropped Materials

Master Rank

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