Apex Rathalos is a new rampage monster in Update 2.0 for Monster Hunter Rise Switch (MH Rise). Read this MH Rise guide to know how to unlock Apex Rathalos, weakness, and drops.
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Rathalos - Overview
Map Location - Where Does It Spawn?
Bigger & Stronger Rathalos
Apex Rathalos is a meaner and darker version of Rathalos. Being faster and larger, it gets access to more damaging moves. It is also hardier, being capable of more damage than its normal version.
Rewards Defender Ticket 8
For those looking out to meld, you can farm Apex Rathalos for Defender Ticket 8s. They give 90 points for Melding, making it easier to fill slots for Talismans.How To Farm Talismans
New Update 2.0 Monster
Apex Rathalos has finally arrived together with a bunch of new monsters in update 2.0. Players can finally play against the stronger version of the classic wyvern after reaching a certain HR Rank.Read The Update 2.0 Summary Here
How To Unlock Apex Rathalos
Reach HR 8 To Unlock
|Rampage Quests||・★7 - Apex Rathalos|
You can unlock Rampage missions featuring Apex Rathalos after reaching HR 8. You can repeat this Rampage quest anytime, however note that its availability is random and you may need to complete several quests in order for it to reappear.How To Max HR Guide
Apex Rathalos - Weakness & Breakable Parts
Apex Rathalos - Drops & Materials
Apex Rathalos - How To Fight Tips & Tricks
|1||Use Flash Bombs|
|2||Increase your Fire Resistance|
|3||Cut off the tail first|
|4||Use the weapon placements|
Use Flash Bombs Against Apex Rathalos
Despite being a stronger version, Apex Rathalos is still very vulnerable against Flash Bombs. Similar to its normal version, if timed properly, the Flash Bomb can cause Apex Rathalos to crash. Use this if you want to distract it from crashing and damaging the gate.
Increase Your Fire Resistance
Aped Rathalos still has moves that make use of fire to damage and screen its enemies. Equip Gears or Decoration as well as eating Dangos that increase your Fire Resistance. Also, watch out for armor sets that reduce your Fire Resistance as this monster can easily end you with fire if you're not careful.
Cut Off The Tail First
If you're using a cut damage weapon like Long Swords and Great Swords, concentrate on severing the tail first. With its tail cut off, ApexRathalos has a far lesser reach, allowing you to safely move back after attacking.All Weapon Types List
Use The Weapon Placements
As this is a Rampage quest, make great use of the weapon placements around the arena. Utilize placements like the Wyvernfire Artillery and the Machine Cannon. However, once the Counter Gong is activated, go out and fight instead!
Use Master Utsushi To Control Monsters
When Apex Rathalos calls on multiple monsters to assist it, quickly use Master Utsushi to down the other monsters. When hit by Master Utsushi, the other monsters become rideable. This allows you to gang up on Apex Rathalos without any worries!
Apex Rathalos - Attack & Hunting Guide
|-||Has similar moves with Rathalos|
|1||Rains fireballs from the sky|
|2||Has a faster breath move|
|3||Dodge its new explosive fire|
Has Similar Moves With Rathalos
Apex Rathalos is a stronger and faster version of Rathalos. However, it has the same moveset just with a few new ones. Note that most of Apex Rathalos' attacks have greater damage and longer reach due to its size.Read The Rathalos Guide Here
Opens By Raining Fireballs
Once Apex Rathalos arrives, get away from the weapon placements immediately. It will rain fire down before it lands, destroying all placements and heavily damaging those caught in the blasts!
Can Use The Fireballs To Nuke
When it has received enough damage, Rathalos roars a couple of times and flies up. Afterwards, it targets players and hurls large fireballs at them. Getting hit by it can spell instant death so move around during this attack!
Has A Faster Breath Move
Apex Rathalos' deadly sweep fire breath attack is quicker and more dangerous. Watch out when it starts hovering and try to distance yourself. Use hit and run tactics with your Wirebug and try not to idle around it.
Has A New Explosive Fire Attack
When fighting Apex Rathalos, try not to stay in one position as it has new moves that can devastate a single area. With this attack, Apex Rathalos can still target foes that are trying to run away from it. Constantly move around it and use your Wirebugs to quickly dodge away once it readies to attack.