Anomaly Research Level: How to Get Max Level Fast | Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

MH Rise Sunbreak - Anomaly Research Level How to Get Max Level Fast

The Anomaly Research Level is a new ranking system introduced in the first Free Title Update for Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise): Sunbreak. In this article, you can learn about the point mechanics and how to max out your Anomaly Research Level quickly and efficiently!

Anomaly Research
Anomaly Investigations IconAnomaly Investigations Anomaly Research Lab IconAnomaly Research Lab Anomaly Research Level IconAnomaly Research Level

How to Efficiently Raise Anomaly Research Level

Hunt Diablos for Level 51+ Anomaly Investigations

Reaching Level 51 will allow you to take on Anomaly Investigations with an afflicted Diablos. It can be gunned down in around 3-6 minutes with a Heavy Bowgun using Piercing Ice Ammo and should allow you to gather plenty of Prime Amber Essences quickly as well. As Diablos is an A5★ monster, its quests give a base of 270 pts before adjustments.

Egil Bowgun Build

Weapon Stats and Info
 Egil Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
10 360 0 0
Element Slots
- - ②ーー
Deviation Recoil Reload Mods Special Ammo Cluster Bomb Type
R Mild Average Below Avg. None Wyvernsnipe -

Ammo Capacity|Recoil|Reload
Normal Ammo 1 7 | Low | Fastest
Normal Ammo 2 6 | Low | Fast
Normal Ammo 3 6 | Low | Fast
Pierce Ammo 3 5 | High | Slow
Shrapnel Ammo 1 6 | Low | Fast
Shrapnel Ammo 2 6 | Average | Fast
Shrapnel Ammo 3 6 | High | Slow
Sleep Ammo 1 3 | High | Slow
Sleep Ammo 2 1 | Very High | Slowest
Exhaust Ammo 1 4 | Very High | Slow
Exhaust Ammo 2 2 | High | Slow
Piercing Ice Ammo 5 | Average | Slow
Demon Ammo 2 | Average | Slow
Armor Ammo 2 | Average | Slow
Wyvern Ammo 1 | Wyvern | Slow
Tranq Ammo 2 | Average | Fast

Armor Slots Skills
Lambent CasqueLambent Casque ③①①
Agitator Lv. 3
Ammo Up Lv. 1
Handicraft Lv. 1
Archfiend Armor BauloArchfiend Armor Baulo ③②ー
Archfiend Armor EpineArchfiend Armor Epine ④ーー
Resentment Lv. 1
Dereliction Lv. 2
Silver Solcoil Silver Solcoil ②①①
Archfiend Armor ScerosArchfiend Armor Sceros ③②②
Resentment Lv. 1
Dereliction Lv. 1
Talisman Spare Shot Lv.2, with two ① slot or better
Decoration
Skills
Mods Power Barrel

Hunt Daimyo Hermitaur for Anomaly Investigations Level 50 and Below

Daimyo Hermitaur can be taken down in roughly 3-5 minutes using a Light Bowgun with Piercing Thunder Ammo. We also recommend hunting this monster since it is a great source for Afflicted Dragon Blood starting at Level 31 to expand your weapon's Anomaly slots. As Daimyo Hermitaur is an A2★ monster, its quests give a base of 200 pts before adjustments.

Astalos Flashblaster Bowgun Build

Weapon Stats and Info
 Astalos Flashblaster Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
10 320 20 0
Element Slots
- - ①ーー
Deviation Recoil Reload Mods Special Ammo Cluster Bomb Type
None Average Average None Wyvernblast

Ammo Capacity|Recoil|Reload
Normal Ammo 1 6 | Low | Fastest
Normal Ammo 2 5 | Low | Fastest
Normal Ammo 3 5 | Low | Fast
Pierce Ammo 2 5 | High | Fast
Pierce Ammo 3 5 | High | Fast
Spread Ammo 2 4 | Average | Fast
Shrapnel Ammo 2 5 | Average | Fast
Paralysis 1 2 | High | Slow
Paralysis 2 1 | Very High | Slow
Thunder Ammo 4 | Low | Fast
Piercing Thunder Ammo 3 | Average | Fast
Demon Ammo 2 | Average | Slow
Armor Ammo 2 | Average | Slow
Tranq Ammo 2 | Average | Fastest

Armor Slots Skills
Lambent CasqueLambent Casque ③①①
Agitator Lv. 3
Ammo Up Lv. 1
Handicraft Lv. 1
Silver SolmailSilver Solmail ④③①
Archfiend Armor EpineArchfiend Armor Epine ④ーー
Resentment Lv. 1
Dereliction Lv. 2
Divine Ire Obi Divine Ire Obi ③ーー
Archfiend Armor ScerosArchfiend Armor Sceros ③②②
Resentment Lv. 1
Dereliction Lv. 1
Talisman Spare Shot Lv.2, with two ① slot or better
Decoration
Skills
Mods Long Barrel
Switch Skill 2 Reload
Switch Skill 3 Marksman

Take on Research Requests

Bahari will give Research Requests that you can complete to gain bonus completion points. The requested monster is entirely random and the level will usually be around your current progress when you receive it. The following table shows the number of points you can expect to earn by completing these requests.

Monster Level Base Completion Points Bonus Multiplier Research Request Points
A1★ 180 x 1.8 324
A2★ 200 x 1.7 340
A3★ 220 x 1.6 352
A4★ 240 x 1.5 360
A5★ 270 x 1.4 378

Take Advantage of Multipliers When Farming

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.

Quest Level

Difference from Current Level Adjustment
0-20 100%
21-30 80%
31-40 50%
40+ 20%

Possible Faints

Possible Faints Adjustment
1 140%
2 120%
3 100%
4 90%
5 80%

Time Limit

Time Limit Adjustment
25 mins. 135%
30 mins. 130%
35 mins. 125%
50 mins. 100%

Number of Participants

Max Participants Adjustment
2 120%
4 100%

Other Point Bonuses

Several other factors can affect the number of points your earn after each investigation. These include fixed point bonuses and multipliers depending on the quest's difficulty. Try to maximize all of these when you're doing investigations!

Hunting and Gathering Bonuses

Breaking monster parts give 6 points per part broken during the investigation. This is affected by the final multiplier. Harvesting from afflicted gathering points gives 3 points each. While this seems small, these can add up, especially if you're doing several quests in a row and harvest on the way to the monster.

Multi-Monster Hunts

You'll sometimes receive investigations with multiple target monsters. These can be good if you can use the multipliers to your advantage. Each additional target monster provides different points depending on its rank. This usually is half the points of their afflicted versions (ex. Afflicted Diablos rewards 270 pts, but regular Diablos gives 135 pts). Monsters without afflicted versions, such as Espinas and Apex Rathian, give 150 pts each (except for Apex Arzuros which gives 135 pts).

Anomaly Research Level Mechanics

How to Check Your Anomaly Research Level

You can check your current Anomaly Research Level and the points needed to progress it from the Status screen. Note that the amount of points required to increase it depends on your current level. Starting Level 81, the requirement becomes around 1,000 points for the next level.

Maximum Anomaly Research Level is 100

As of the first title update for Sunbreak, the maximum Anomaly Research Level is 100. There is a possibility that this cap will be unlocked in future title updates.

Features Unlocked by Research Level

Tier 2 Afflicted Materials Appear Starting Level 31

New Afflicted Materials will appear as quest rewards for Anomaly Investigations Level 31 onward. Their lower-tier versions will still appear as rewards sometimes. These higher grade materials are used for Qurious Crafting and have higher value when exchanged for Afflicted Material points.

Afflicted Materials: How to Get and Uses

A5★ Monsters Appear Starting Level 51

A5★ Afflicted Monsters
Lunagaron Mizutsune Diablos
Rathalos Astalos Zinogre
Seregios Magma Almudron Tigrex

Starting Research Level 51, you may start joining Anomaly Investigations that feature A5★ Afflicted Monsters. You can randomly receive them by doing other investigations, or you can use the Join Requests feature to look for your target monster. These quests reward Tier 3 Afflicted Materials, also known as Dire Materials.

Anomaly Investigations Guide

A5★ Anomaly Quests Unlocked at Level 81

Upon reaching Research Level 81, talk to Bahari to unlock all the A5★ afflicted monsters for Anomaly Quests.

Anomaly Quest Guide

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