Shagaru Magala is a returning monster in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, along with its juvenile form Gore Magala and its Frenzy virus. Who once was party of the cause of the spread of the Frenzy plague back in Monster Hunter 4, Shagaru Magala is back to cause a lot more problems to the hunters as they try to find out what is happening in Elgado.
In this guide, we will talk about Shagaru Magala and share some tips on how to make the hunt for it more manageable.
Shagaru Magala Characteristics
Shagaru Magala is an Elder Dragon and is the adult form of Gore Magala. It has shed its black scales, revealing its shimmering white scales underneath. It still kept most of its physical features from its juvenile form except for the wings that have a more defined shape when spread out, and it now has developed eyes. Its antenna have also turned into proper horns that are constantly flared up. It no longer folds its wingarms, but rather constantly uses them to stand up.
Its also has grown more aggressive and can be compared to a Gore Magala that is constantly in a frenzied state. The Frenzy that its spreads is now more potent than before and it can cover a lot more ground. It can also leave several pools of Frenzy on the ground, which eventually explode.
Shagaru Magala Weaknesses
Weak Points – Head, Neck, Foreleg
Elemental/Ailment Weakness – Dragon, Fire, Blast
Elemental/Ailment Resistance – Water, Exhaust
Resistant Points – Torso, Wing, Wingclaw (Normal)
Tail severable?: Yes
Achieving its final form and obtaining the Elder Dragon status, Shagaru Magala is now weaker against the Dragon Element. Both cutting and impact damage deal the same amount of damage to its body parts, save for its head which is more susceptible to cutting damage. Its wingclaws are tough when it’s on its normal state, but they take more damage during its rage state.
Since it now has developed eyes, Shagaru Magala can be staggered by a Flash Bomb, but it can no longer be affected by traps. It
Shagaru Magala Moves
Shagaru Magala has several moves and most of its attacks can inflict the Frenzy ailment. Listed below are the most notable moves in its move set.
Body Swing: Shagaru Magala swings its body 180 degrees, hitting with both is forearm and its tail.
Wing Slam: Gore Magala raises its wing limbs and slams them to the ground. In its frenzied state, the stomp is followed by a frenzy explosion from the ground.
Wing Stomp: It uses its wing limbs to stomp on its target twice.
Wing Swipe: It swipes one of its wings forward, sending a force of frenzy towards its target.
Frenzy Beam: It shoots out a big beam of frenzy from its mouth that has a very long reach. It can also shoot the beam down to the ground while moving it in a curved path.
Frenzy Blast: It shoots out a ball of frenzy that explodes and leaves behind a mist of the virus.
Frenzy Multi Blast: It shoots out a ball of frenzy which explodes when it touches the ground and followed up by more explosions that grow larger per blast.
Moving Frenzy Blast: It shoots out three balls of Frenzy that move on land following different paths. The first two are shot on the side and follow a curved path, while the third shot moves straight forward.
Quintuple Frenzy Blast: It shoots out frenzy on the ground or at a distance which radiates into explosions on both sides. This attack can happen twice in a row.
How to Beat Shagaru Magala in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
Although it is no longer affected by traps, Shagaru Magala can still be paralyzed through other means such as through the Felyne skill or Paratoads. It is still not possible to capture one since it is an Elder Dragon.
Positioning and alertness is very important in a Shagaru Magala fight since it’s almost a guarantee that everyone will get infected by the virus. As much as possible, you’ll need to land hits on it constantly until you stave off the virus.
Gunners are relatively safe from getting the virus, but will still have to be wary about the frenzy explosions that go off in the area. Melee attackers are recommended to be a bit more aggressive to counter the virus, so it’s best to make sure that your gear’s defense as a melee user is as high as possible.
Always try and use other monsters by luring them with Stinkminks as they can help take out a huge chunk of health from Shagaru Magala.
Shagaru Magala has two phases: normal and frenzy state.
Shagaru Magala Normal Phase
Shagaru Magala in its normal state is as dangerous as a frenzied Gore Magala, so everyone should still be cautious around it. It can already use frenzy attacks often and it can also attack with its wingarms.
Shagaru Magala Frenzy State Phase
Once Shagaru Magala enters its frenzied state, it will start releasing the frenzy virus from its body. This means that just by getting close to it is enough to get infected by the virus. It gets more aggressive and its attacks hit harder than before. There will also be explosions of the frenzy virus from random spots on the ground.
Breaking its horns will no longer take it out of its frenzied state, but Shagaru Magala will still topple down during both breaks, providing an opening for attacks.
During this phase, its wingclaws become more pronounced, but they also become more susceptible to damage, so you and your party can also concentrate your attacks on them.
Shagaru Magala Drops
Shagaru Magala drops these items:
S. Magala Cortex
S. Magala Shard
S. Magala Purifier
S. Magala Lash
S. Magala Hardhorn
S. Magala Mantle
S. Magala Lightwing
Old Dragon Treasure
Shagaru Magala Armor
The Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Arc/Storge Armor Sets are Rarity Level 9 Master Rank Armor Sets. Both Arc and Storge have the same exact stats, skills, and crafting materials; the difference is with the design and that Arc is for male characters while Storge is for female characters.
The Arc/Storge Armor Set can be crafted with the following:
S. Magala Hardhorn x3
S. Magala Shard x10
S. Magala Cortex x4
S. Magala Lightwing x5
S. Magala Mantle x1
S. Magala Purifier x5
S. Magala Lash x1
Allfire Stone x1
Ultimas Crystal x1
Eroded Elder Skeleton x2
Monster Slogbone x3
Arc/Store Armor Set Skills
Critical Element Lv1
Critical Element Lv2
Razor Sharp Lv2
Spare Shot Lv2
Razor Sharp Lv1
Spare Shot Lv1
Shagaru Magala Layered Armor
The Shagaru Magala (Arc/Storge) Layered Armor Set can be crafted with the following: