Shogun Ceanataur Guide – Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Shogun Ceanataur cover

Shogun Ceanataur is one of the returning monsters in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. Hailing from way back in Monster Hunter 2, Shogun Ceanataur reappears in the hunting list as it too has made an unusual and sudden migration. This skull-wielding bladed carapaceon will be out to test the hunters’ skills once more.

In this guide, we will talk about Shogun Ceanataur and share some tips on how to make the hunt for it more manageable.

Shogun Ceanataur Characteristics

Shogun Ceanataur is a carapaceon known for its blade-like claws and its interchangeable shell. Its has a blue exoskeleton and super sharp and durable claws that can extend to have a very long reach. It can use these claws to attack hunters, as well as dig underground to retreat or to find new shells.

When it comes to its shell, the Shogun Ceanataur can find and switch to another shell when it needs to. It can be encountered carrying its original shell, a Gravios skull, or a conch shell. Once its first shell is broken, it will retreat and dig down to look for a new shell. While it is shell-less, its sensitive nub part will be exposed and can be targeted to deal damage to its torso.

Having a bit more leaner body structure than the Daimyo Hermitaur, Shogun Ceanataur can cling on cave ceilings and unleash their attacks down towards their targets.

Shogun Ceanataur Characteristics - Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
Shogun Ceanataur

Shogun Ceanataur Weaknesses

  • Weak Points – Head, Shell (Impact)
  • Elemental/Ailment Weakness – Thunder, Blast
  • Elemental/Ailment Resistance – n/a
  • Resistant Points – Claws, Arms

Though the Shogun Ceanataur’s shell is resistant to cutting and shot damage, it can still take minimal damage from them, and it takes significant damage from impact weapons. Breaking the shell will make the monster vulnerable for a few seconds before it digs underground to look for a new shell.

Its claws and arms are its toughest parts and require a high amount of sharpness for attacks to be able to cut through. It is recommended to also use impact weapons against the arms to make quick work of them.

Shot weapon users are best to focus on the head as it lowers the need to go within a Shogun Ceanataur’s extended range.

Shogun Ceanataur Moves

The Shogun Ceanataur has several moves and most of its attacks are claw slashes. Listed below are the most notable moves in its move set.

  • Claw Slam: Shogun Ceanataur raises one of its claws and slams it down to the ground. It can get stuck for a few seconds which makes it open for attacks.
  • Bladed Claw Slam: It extends and readies its claws, then it pounces forwards while slamming both claws to the ground. Its claws will also get stuck in the ground for a few seconds. This attack can deal bleeding.
  • Claw Swipes: It will use either or both of its claws to swipe them towards the target. It walk sideways if it’s just using one claw, and it will walk forwards if it’s using both claws. It can also do this attack in place.
  • Underground Claw Attack: It goes underground and follows a target around. It will then pop out and slam its claws towards the target. It can do this attack thrice and it resurfaces back above ground on the third attack.

How to Beat Shogun Ceanataur in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

  • Although it is the toughest part, breaking Shogun Ceanataur’s claws can be focused on first to limit its reach. Breaking the claws also limits its ability to inflict bleeding.
  • Its shell can be broken by any type of damage, but it can be done faster by impact damage.
  • Whenever it goes underground, it’s best to spread out and go far away from where it dug down to easily see where it’s heading.
  • If possible, lure a monster using a Stinkmink to deal damage to Shogun Ceanataur.
How to Beat Shogun Ceanataur in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
Shogun Ceanataur can find a new shell if the current one is broken

Shogun Ceanataur has two phases: normal and rage state.

Shogun Ceanataur Normal Phase

Shogun Ceanataur is usually found scavenging around the area with its claws folded. The shell that carries on its back can vary, but it won’t offer Shogun Ceanataur any stat difference.

It can still do its Bladed Claw Slam in its normal state, so watch out for when it prepares its claws for the attack.

Shogun Ceanataur Rage Phase

When Shogun Ceanataur enters its rage state, bubbles will start foaming from its mouth and it will extend its bladed claws, essentially doubling its reach with its claw attacks. It will also start doing its underground attacks often.

During this state, more of its attacks will start inflicting bleeding due to its extended claws. Be sure to avoid its blades as much as possible by positioning at its backside or just out of its reach. Bleeding can be easily cured by crouching so long as you head to a safe place first.

Shogun Ceanataur Drops

Shogun Ceanataur drops these items:

  • Ceanataur Cortex
  • Heavy Ceanataur Leg
  • Ceanataur Hardclaw
  • Monster Slogbone
  • Fine Black Pearl
  • Heavy Wyvern Scalp
  • Solid Bone
  • Crab Pearl+
  • Afflicted Shell (Afflicted quest only)

Shogun Ceanataur Armor

The Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Ceanataur Armor Set is a Rarity Level 8 Master Rank Armor Set.

The Ceanataur Armor Set can be crafted with the following:

  • 60,000 zenny
  • Ceanataur Hardclaw x5
  • Ceanataur Cortex x10
  • Ceanataur Shell x5
  • Heavy Ceanataur Leg x3
  • Dragonbone Artifact x1
  • Giant Monster Bone x2
  • Heavy Wyvern Scalp x1
  • Tough Claw x2
  • Caked Stiffbone x2
  • Meldspar Ore x2
  • Purecrystal x2
  • Ultimas Crystal

Ceanataur Armor Set Skills

  • Ceanataur Helm
    • Critical Eye Lv1
    • Peak Performance Lv2
  • Ceanataur Mail
    • Grinder (S) Lv1
    • Marathon Runner Lv2
    • Critical Eye Lv1
  • Ceanataur Braces
    • Grinder (S) Lv1
    • Peak Performance Lv1
    • Critical Eye Lv2
    • Pierce Up Lv1
  • Ceanataur Coil
    • Grinder (S) Lv1
    • Handicraft Lv1
    • Critical Eye Lv2
  • Ceanataur Greaves
    • Critical Eye Lv1
    • Marathon Runner Lv1
    • Handicraft Lv1
    • Pierce Up Lv1

Shogun Ceanataur Layered Armor

The Shogun Ceanataur Layered Armor Set can be crafted with the following:

  • 12,000 zenny
  • Outfix Voucher+ x10
  • Shogun Ceanataur Points 6 pts/piece or 30 pts

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