Magma Almudron is one of the new monster subspecies introduced in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. It has adapted to living in the volcanic region, and therefore can now swim through magma rather than just mud. The danger of dealing with molten rock will surely make its hunts a lot more challenging.
In this guide, we will talk about Magma Almudron and share some tips on how to make the hunt for it more manageable.
Magma Almudron Characteristics
Magma Almudron is a leviathan and a subspecies of the common Almudron. It has developed a special kind of liquid that it secretes from its body which allows them to melt through solid rock in order to swim through it. It also retained its ability to grab a huge boulder with its prehensile tail to use as a hammer for its attackers.
When it is above ground, Magma Almudron’s skin is thick and tough like rock. But when it goes underground or when it touches lava, its body heats up, making its skin softer and more susceptible to damage. Softened body parts will glow red hot for a while and slowly revert back to its tough state when Magma Almudron stays out of magma for some time.
Magma Almudron is extremely weak against water and ice elemental weapons. Impact damage is effective against its head, while cutting damage is effective against its tail.
Some of its parts’ toughness change depending on whether or not they are heated. Its head and foreleg takes slightly more damage when they are heated, while its hindlegs become greatly susceptible to damage and becomes a weak point when heated. These parts stay heated regardless if they touch or get submerged in water.
Magma Almudron Moves
Magma Almudron shares most of its attacks with the common Almudron with some minor changes. Listed below are the most notable moves in its move set.
Tail Whip: Magma Almudron swings its tail along with its body. When heated up, it can also cause pools of lava to show up.
Tail Charge: It puts its tail in front of itself as it charges forward.
Lava Pool: It slams its tail to the ground which bring up boiling lava pools. Usually happens after a Tail Charge.
Tail Slam: It swings its hip forward, followed by slamming its tail towards its target. When heated up and holding a mud lava ball, it can also shoot out streams of lava.
Submerged Tail Slam: It submerges part of its body and slams its tail towards its target.
Lava Fling: It uses its tail to dig up molten rock and sends out three streams of lava.
Heat Up: It runs in a circle while splashing up lava around itself. It will then gain a mud lava ball and parts of its body will start to heat up.
Explosive Boulders: It summons large boulders that glow and eventually explode.
Ground Breach: It wildly swims and jumps in and out of the ground.
Magma Explosion: It swims wildly and jumps out of the ground, landing on its tail which causes a small explosion, followed by a larger explosion.
How to Beat Magma Almudron in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
Magma Almudron’s main attacking part is its tail, so pay more attention to how it moves and where it is positioned.
Using a Shock Trap is better than using a Pitfall Trap when incapacitating it since it will still allow access to its hindlegs and tail. Using a trap is only recommended when its parts are heated.
Time your stuns to whenever it is heated to deal optimal damage.
Cutting its tail will require two thresholds to be reached; it needs to be broken first before it can be cut. This may be harder to do before slaying the monster due to the mud lava ball having its own hitbox and getting in the way, but just make sure that most attacks are dealt to the tail if you plan to cut it.
Magma Almudron has two phases: normal and rage state. Both phases can also have different damage thresholds depending on whether or not Magma Almudron is heated.
Magma Almudron Normal Phase
Magma Almudron will usually appear walking around or swimming when traveling to a different area. In this phase, it will mostly be using its tail to attack while mixing in some claw swings and pounds.
Magma Almudron Rage Phase
This phase starts when Magma Almudron does its Heat Up attack and grabs a mud lava ball with its tail. Its tail attacks will then be upgraded, which usually spawn lava pools. It will also start going underground more often and stay heated for the rest of the phase until it gets knocked out of it and becomes unheated.
Hunters will have to be cautious with its Magma Explosion attack and be aware about its second larger explosion. Some of the boulders that it can spawn can appear like the regular ones that Almudron spawns, but they will eventually glow red hot and explode.
Magma Almudron Drops
Magma Almudron drops these items:
Large Magmadron Fin
Inferno Lava Mud
Large Wyvern Tear
Magma Almudron Armor
The Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Magmadron Armor Set is a Rarity Level 9 Master Rank Armor Set.
The Magmadron Armor Set can be crafted with the following:
Magmadron Cortex x15
Magmadron Tail x1
Magmadron Mantle x1
Magmadron Hardwhisker x2
Magmadron Shard x7
Large Magmadron Fin x6
Inferno Lava Mud x6
Magmadron Hardclaw x6
Allfire Stone x4
Blackened Stiffbone x4
Magmadron Armor Set Skills
Fire Attack Lv3
Guard Up Lv2
Guard Up Lv1
Magma Almudron Layered Armor
The Magma Almudron Layered Armor Set can be crafted with the following: