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Somnacanth - Weakness & Location Guide

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Somnacanth is a Leviathan new monster in Monster Hunter Rise (Switch). Read this MH Rise guide to know how to beat Somnacanth, elemental weakness, fight tips, high rank drops.

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Somnacanth - Overview

Somnacanth Information

Somnacanath
See The Somnacanth Armor Here

Map Location- Where Does It Spawn?

MapSpawnNest
Frost Islands7,1110
Flooded Forest614
Lava Caverns8,96

Mermaid-Like New Monster

Somnacanth

Somnacanth is a mermaid-like Leviathan that utilizes sleep and stun attacks to defeat hunters. Accompanying its eerie appearance is its knack of using status ailments to root its enemies. Bring Energy Drinks and master the Wirebug to easily defeat this monster!

Somnacanth - Weakness & Breakable Parts

Effective Attack Type Per Weak Spot

* Based on actual battles in the game.。.

severbluntammo
star3star3star1
firewaterthundericedragon
star1No Effectstar3No EffectNo Effect

Weakness Details

Breakable Parts & Essence

PartsBreaking ConditionsEssence
HeadHit Somnacanth's head until it flinches 3 times to destroyRed
Torso-Red
ForelegHit Somnacanth's foreleg until it flinches once to breakWhite
Hind Leg-White
TailUse weapons that can cut and damage the tail to sever the itOrange

Status Ailments & Blight

Item Effectiveness

Somnacanth - Drops & Materials

Items From High Rank Somnacanth

Drop ConditionsWyvern Tear (20%)
Somnacanth Sedative (39%)
Somnacanth Talon+ (10%)
Wyvern Gem (1%)

Items From Low Rank Somnacanth

Target RewardSomnacanth Shell (34%)
Somnacanth Dust (23%)
Somnacanth Scale (21%)
Somnacanth Fin (14%)
Monster Bone L (8%)

Get By Carving

Carve - BodySomnacanth Scale (43%)
Somnacanth Shell (33%)
Somnacanth Dust (14%)
Somnacanth Fin (10%)
Dropped MaterialsWyvern Tear (50%)
Somnacanth Dust (40%)
Somnacanth Talon (10%)

Somnacanth - How To Fight Tips

1Bring Energy Drinks to counter sleep
2Be careful of thorns and flash
3Somnacanth has 3 forms
4Can be fought on land

Use Energy Drinks To Counter Sleep

Energy drinks

One of Somnacanth's unique attacks is that it can put hunters to sleep. Before dropping down, drink an Energy Drink to cure the sleep, then dodge to the sides to evade its dive attack. If playing with other players you can ask them to hit you to also cancel sleep.

Somnacanth's Thorn & Flash Attacks

Thorn attack

To target distant players, Somnacanth can throw purple thorns that inflict stun to anyone misfortunate to get hit. It can also use its clam to produce a blinding light to stun players. You can utilize the Stun Resistance skill to reduce or nullify the effects of these attacks.

Somnacanth's 3 Forms

Walking
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・Uses its 4 legs to walk
・Can charge at targets
・Moves faster after getting downed
Standing
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・Stands upright using its tail
・Frequently uses sleep attacks
・Easy to hit as it has a lot of attacks that end with Somnacanth standing still
Swimming
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・Moves faster
・Can use its clam to attack
・Can only assume this form while in the water

Somnacanth can use 3 forms during the battle with each one having its own unique moveset. It usually uses its standing and swimming position. When Somnacanth stands, always watch out for its sleep attacks.

Can Be Fought On Land

Can be fought on land

Somnacanth can be led to come on land where it is weaker due to the lack of its swimming moves. If you find it difficult to battle Somnacanth's swimming form, you can lead it to dry land to neuter its attacks.

Somnacanath - Attack & Hunting Guide

1Easier to hit when in standing form
└Watch out for the sleep breath and thorn attacks
2Attack when it uses its sweeping breath attack
3Beware of its breath attack when Somnacanth is enraged
4Run away when it starts scattering sleep clouds
5Use a Wirebug to escape its ultimate attack
└Make use of Sonic Bombs

Easier To Hit When Standing

standing

When using its tail to stand, Somnacanth makes use of attacks that leave it open, allowing you to easily reach its head and neck. However, be very careful when rushing in as it can inflict sleep or stun with its attacks.

Attack During Sweeping Breath Attack

sweeping breath attack

When using its breath attack, Somnacanth leaves itself open to attacks from the sides and behind. Similarly, it also exposes itself when using its sweeping breath attack. After the breath attacks, it leaves its head slightly above the ground, allowing you to easily reach it. Both attacks are common when Somnacanth is in its standing form.

Beware Of The Breath Attack When Enraged

An attack that Somnacanth can use while enraged is its sweeping breath attack. Try to keep away from its mouth during this attack. Take this opportunity to get closer to Somnacanth using your Wirebug and keep out of its breath's range. As an indicator, Somnacanth's fins turn red when it is enraged.

Run Away From The Sleep Clouds

When swimming, Somnacanth can scatter gas clouds that explode after it uses its clam. It scatters the clouds in a circle but also be wary of getting near Somnacanth as its clam also produces an explosion so watch out and keep away and wait for the fireworks to end.

Use Wirebug To Escape Its Ultimate Attack

When standing, Somnacanth can channel its energy to produce sleep clouds that expand outward from it. While you can use Energy Drinks to counter the sleep status ailment, you can simply avoid this attack by using a wirebug.

Read The Wirebug Guide Here

Sonic Bombs Are Effective

When posturing for its ultimate move, using a Sonic Bomb will interrupt Somnacanth from doing the move. Although not necessary, you can bring Sonic Bombs to make the battle easier.

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