There is no other creature in Monster Hunter Rise That you want to kill as much as the freak On top. Completely blind, a khezu will focus solely on smell to hunt down its prey, which makes it even more terrifying when you think about it. With a body made up of only muscles and a serpentine neck, there is no escape from this predator. If you want to learn more about the aforementioned Blank Stare Terror of the Frost Isles and Lava Caves, take a look below.
How to beat Khezu in Monster Hunter Rise
In addition to looking terrifying, Khezu is quite capable of fighting with a good range of attacks. Its most distinguishable ability is when it emits electricity from its body, either as a ranged projectile from its mouth or as an AOE discharge from its core.
- Type: Flying Wyvern
- Threat Level: 2 *
- Known habitats: Frost islands, lava caves
On top weaknesses
- Most vulnerable: head Neck
- Elementary weaknesses: Fire
- Status vulnerabilities: Poison, explosion, fire blight
On top overview
Even if it looks as scary as it is, Khezu is not seen as a major threat, just a threat level 2 * monster. The reason for this is most likely due to how easy it is to anticipate your strikes and counter attacks accordingly. Plus, Khezu has a habit of sticking to the ceiling with his strange tail, preparing some literally electrifying attacks to throw at you. However, if you manage to attack it up there, it will fall to the ground in disbelief, ready to be punished by your weapon.
Not only that, but exhaustion in general weakens any electrical attack and is less of a threat when it’s on the ceiling. The only real threat in such a condition is the AOE attack due to the paralyzing status it can cause. Thunderblight can be annoying. So try not to get hit three times in these attacks as you will be severely vulnerable and stunned.
In terms of how to fight such a beast, it’s easy. Monster Hunter Rise brought a ton of mobility options, and you can take advantage of them all. The wirebug is a very helpful tool for this fight as it is constantly able to avoid Khezu’s “neck” attacks which he throws at you very often. If you avoid them, just hit back on the neck with a series of blows. Do not try to strongly flank it or attack it from behind as there are no vulnerable spots there. His head and neck should be your focus, and both are very easy to hit. As long as you keep an eye on the attack animations as you prepare for some discharges, everything should be a breeze.
If you really want to “cheese” khezu, the Insect Glaive is your friend. At any moment, Khezu will fly to the Celing, send your Kinsect to attack, and you can knock him back to the ground with an attack or two. You’re sure to be able to pull this out at least twice in a fight with the normal version, which is enough to deplete it and make the fight easier for the rest of the way. This concludes our guide on how to beat Khezu as these are the basic requirements to achieve this monstrosity. No wonder it’s prone to fire.
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