A new series of monsters have arrived in Monster Hunter Rise with update 2.0. You can now battle against Chameleos, a legendary elder dragon capable of becoming invisible and flanking you during battle. You need to keep your eyes open and catch the small details that give away Chameleos’ natural camouflage. We’re going to break down the several notable Chameleos weaknesses, its attacks, how to beat it, and all of Chameleos’ material drops you can receive after defeating it.
You can first encounter Chameleos once you reach Hunter Rank 20. It will be an urgent quest. You want to make sure to bring flash bombs and antidotes or herbal medicine with you.
How to beat Chameleos in Monster Hunter Rise
All Chameleos weaknesses
A big thing about Chameleos is that it will attempt to cloak itself, becoming invisible. You can still hit it in this state, but it becomes difficult to track and know what body part to hit. To bring Chameleos out of his cloak, you need to use a flash bomb to temporarily blind it, preventing it from using its natural camouflage. It does shimmer every so often to give its position away. If you run out of them, it’s not the end of the world.
Chameleos takes the most damage from sharp and blunt weapons. You want to focus on hitting the head, the foreleg, and then the tail. The abdomen, back, wings, and hind legs are the most armored and take the least amount of damage.
When using elemental damage, you want to focus on using weapons that are fire or dragon blight based. You can use electric ones, but they don’t do as much damage, same for water and ice ones.
All Chameleos attacks
Chameleos has several attacks as a flying wyvern and has a unique ranged attack filled with toxin. The toxin attack is different from poison. While the two have the same effect, Chameleos’ toxin attack does twice the DOT damage to you, so you want to remove this as soon as you’re hit by it. You can remove it using an antidote from your inventory. You want to have several of these on hand to remove this effect.
- Charge attack: Chameleos will charge at you when standing directly in front of it, sending you flying
- Flying toxin: Chameleos flies into the air and blasts the ground, creating air bubbles of toxin that it spreads out from this central area
- Rock throws: Chameleos has a massive tail and will throw three rocks at you when it is facing away from you
- Side slashes: If you are at Chameleos’ side, it will swipe at you with its hind legs
- Tail swipe: Similar to Rathalos, when up in the air, Chameleos will perform an upward tail swipe with its massive tail
- Tongue slash: Chameleos’ large tongue will lash out, cutting you, and throwing you into the air
- Toxin blast: The Chameleos will unleash a blast of toxin directly in front of it, firing it forward.
How to beat Chameleos
Whenever Chameleos becomes invisible, you want to throw a flash bomb onto the ground to reveal its location. If you can time it quickly, you simply throw it to the ground. When it takes you a few seconds to locate a flash bomb in your inventory, you want to wait a little bit until Chameleos reveals its location to make sure the flash bomb goes off when it’s looking at you—otherwise, it won’t work, and you waste it.
You want to focus on attacking Chameleos’ midsection. We’ve found this to be the best location to do the most damage to the creature, and you can avoid its tail attacks more often than not. If you stand to the side, or underneath, the tail when it’s throwing rocks, you’ll take a little bit of damage, and it quickly stacks up. You’re better off doing some serious damage to Chameleos’ chest and legs. When it flies into the air, disengage and avoid the toxin as much as possible. If you run out of antidotes, you can always use herbal medicine to rid yourself of the effect and partially heal.
All Chameleos material drops
These are all of the potential materials that Chameleos can drop after you’ve defeated it.
- Chameleos Hide: Target, broken part, carving, and dropped material reward
- Chameleos Claw: Target, carving, and dropped material reward
- Chameleos Wing: Target, broken part, and carving reward
- Chameleos Tail: Target and carving reward
- Fucium Ore: Target and dropped material reward
- Chaemeleos Spike: Target or broken part reward
- Elder Dragon Blood: Dropped material reward
- Dragon Treasure: Dropped material reward