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Here you can find information about Anomaly Investigations in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise): Sunbreak. Anomaly Investigations are a new quest category added in the Free Title Update 1 which features new afflicted monsters, new drops, gear upgrades, and quest levels.
|Anomaly Investigations||Anomaly Research Lab||Anomaly Research Level|
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|A9★ Risen Elder Dragons|
|Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax||Risen Shagaru Magala|
The last two Risen Elder Dragons can be fought in investigations starting at Lv. 131 and come with more afflicted materials. Their respective A9★ Anomaly Quests will unlock at Lv. 241.
Title Update 5 raises the investigation cap all the way to the max of Lv 300. Once this cap is reached, new challenges known as Special Investigations will become available.
Special Investigations are endgame challenges meant for hunters who have conquered Lv 300 Anomaly Investigations. There are no special rewards, but a Badge of Heroes awaits those who arise victorious!
|New TU5 Afflicted Materials|
|Risen Slogbone||Risen Dragon Blood|
|Risen Dragon Pureblood||Risen Dragon Thickblood|
|Pure Amber Essence||--|
A new set of afflicted materials has arrived with Title Update 5. These materials are used for endgame Qurious Crafting and decorations or for Qurious Melding. Pure Amber Essence also appears as a reward for higher level investigations to make rolling for armor augments faster.
New items such as the Velkhana Crystal, Pure Amber Essence, and Melding Blood have been added to the the lab. Additional afflicted materials like the Risen Dragonbone and Risen Dragon Blood are also available for purchase starting at research levels 221 and 241, respectively.
|A8★ Afflicted Monsters|
|Risen Chameleos||Chaotic Gore Magala **|
|Risen Kushala Daora||Flaming Espinas|
|Risen Teostra||Seething Bazelgeuse|
**Chaotic Gore Magala shares the drops of A7★ monsters like Seething Bazelgeus and Flaming Espinas, but only Chaotic Gore Magala is considered an A8★ monster.
Only Afflicted Chaotic Gore Magala was added to A8★ Anomaly Quests and Investigations. However, Risen Elder Dragons previously only huntable in their own quest, will also join Chaotic Gore Magala in A8★ Anomaly quests!
As was the case in a previous update, the Anomaly Investigation level cap for TU4 has been increased by 20, going from Lv 200 to Lv 220.
|New TU4 Afflicted Materials|
|Afflicted Dire Darkblood||Risen Dragonbone|
|Risen Dragonbone+||Afflicted Dire Fellwing|
|Afflicted Dire Hardfang||--|
With this new update comes more monsters, more qurious crafting materials are added to the game! You can craft new more powerful weapons to help you in your Anomaly Research for TU4.
|A7★ Afflicted Monsters|
|Gold Rathian||Flaming Espinas||Furious Rajang|
|Silver Rathalos||Seething Bazelgeuse||Scorned Magnamalo|
|Chaotic Gore Magala **|
**Chaotic Gore Magala shares the drops of A7★ monsters like Seething Bazelgeus and Flaming Espinas, but it is considered an A8★ monster.
The previous version only raised the cap by 20, but this time, the level cap now goes all the way to Lv 200! If you're aiming to hit this cap quickly, make sure to check our guide on how to raise your Anomaly Research Level quickly.
With such a high level cap, a new feature to adjust the level of your held investigations will also be included. This will let you lower the quest level to make it easier to get lower tier afflicted materials.
|A6★ Afflicted Monsters|
|Gore Magala||Pyre Rakna-Kadaki|
The level cap for Anomaly Investigations were from Lv 100 to Lv 120, further expanding the system with even more challenging hunts and higher level afflicted materials.
Anomaly Investigations were added in Update 11 of Sunbreak. This new system also brought along the additional features below:
|Features in Anomaly Investigations|
Afflicted monsters only appear in Anomaly Investigations or Anomaly Quests. In general, investigations are the best way to encounter these monsters as soon as possible.
You can unlock more higher leveled afflicted monsters by harvesting afflicted gathering points, breaking monster parts, and hunting large monsters during Anomaly Investigations.
|A★ Level||Anomaly Investigations||Unlock Anomaly Quests|
|A1★||Lv 1+||Reach MR 10|
|A2★||Lv 11+||Reach MR 20|
|A3★||Lv 21+||Reach MR 30|
|A4★||Lv 31+||Reach MR 50|
|A5★||Lv 51+||Reach Anomaly Research Lv 81|
|A6★||Lv 71+||Reach Anomaly Research Lv 111|
|A7★||Lv 91+||Reach Anomaly Research Lv 181|
|A8★||Lv 111+||Reach Anomaly Research Lv 211|
|A9★||Lv 131+||Reach Anomaly Research Lv 241|
Higher investigation levels also have stronger Risen Elder Dragons, which have additional moves. These monsters have a distinct orange aura around their icon. This is their default state in Anomaly Quests and start appearing in investigations at Lv. 251 for A8★ monsters and Lv. 271 for A9★ monsters.
Anomaly Investigations have a set level per quest which determines the difficulty and strength of the monsters encountered. It also affects the rewards you earn, which improve at higher levels. To increase the level, you have to clear the investigation.
During Anomaly Investigations, you may also unlock more quests by gathering from afflicted points, breaking monster parts, and hunting other large monsters. Quest conditions like target monsters, possible faints, time limit, and the number of players are all random and can also affect the amount of Anomaly Research Points earned per quest. You can also get one for a desired monster by finishing its Anomaly Quest.
The level and rank of the additional investigations you get tend to be close to the current investigation you're on. For example, going on a Lv 100 A5★ investigation has a chance to give a similar level quest with a target monster that can be between A4★ to A6★.
You'll earn Anomaly Research Points when completing Anomaly Investigations. Increasing your Anomaly Research Level unlocks new features and raises the level cap for investigations you receive. It's also used to determine the maximum level you can search using Join Requests and to check if you can join quests that are higher than your current level.
Anomaly Investigations sometimes have special conditions that affect the final number of points you receive after the quest. In general, if a modification to the quest makes it easier, you'll receive fewer points, while stricter conditions reward bonus points. These adjustments or multipliers stack with the Research Request and each other.
Try to avoid taking on quests with a less than 100% adjustment to avoid getting fewer points and finish investigations within 20 levels of your current level.
If you're farming for Afflicted Materials, try to go on Anomaly Investigations with bigger multipliers to maximize your gains.
Anomaly Investigations yield higher level afflicted materials and Amber Essences, which can be used for Qurious Crafting. Weapons can be augmented by picking a specific stat to upgrade like attack power or affinity, or a combination of these. Armor can be augmented with random improvements to stats or even additional skills or slots.
In the Anomaly Research Lab, you can check out Research Requests. Doing these requests will give you Research Points which will get you rewards like Investigation Coins. Since you only get a few coins per Anomaly Investigation, it is important to do Research Requests if you want to get more.
You can look at the Request Completion Reward at the bottom of Research Requests to see how many requests you've completed and what rewards you can get.
You can exchange the Investigation Coins you gained from Anomaly Investigations for rare monster materials like mantles, Qurious Crafting Materials, and other items like MP Accelerants and Outfit Vouchers.
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