Chameleos

オオナズチ (Oonazuchi)

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Enemy Type Large Monster
Class Elder Dragon
Threat Level 8⭐
Element None
Ailment(s) venom icon mhrise wiki guideVenom
Weakness(es) fireblight icon mhr wiki guideFire
dragonblight icon mhr wiki guideDragon
Resistance(s) iceblightg icon mhr wiki guideIce
waterblight icon mhr wiki guideWater
Location(s) Shrine Ruins
Flooded Forest
Rampage Role N/A

Chameleos is a Large Monster that appears in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise). Large Monsters like Chameleos are hostile and are usually the primary objective of Hunts. They provide valuable Materials when defeated.

Chameleos Monster Guide: Characteristics, Weaknesses, Drops, Locations, Weapons & Armor, Strategies, Tips & Tricks and more to help you defeat Chameleos in MH Rise.

 

Desolate ruins
A thief stalks through the mist
Driven by a lust for wealth
It just cannot resist
Begone, o foul miscreant
For these are sacred grounds
The dead dwell here, this is their realm
And you've overstepped its bounds
But other things live here as well
Equally concealed
So be mindful of your insolence
Lest your fate be sealed

 

MH Rise Chameleos Characteristics & Ecology

Precious few sightings of this elder dragon have been recorded, leading to claims it can vanish into its environment like a chameleon — hence its name. Witnesses report that, when enraged, it can spew a fog-like breath, which seems to come out of nowhere, and enhance its strength by licking the pollen from Petalaces.

  • Size: ♕ 2249.06  ~ ♕ 2811.32
  • Hostile when ??
  • Attacks other monsters: Yes/No

 

MH Rise Chameleos Combat Info

Chameleos has a meddlesome tendency to vanish suddenly, but by watching their attacks just before they do, you can somewhat predict where they'll reappear. Furthermore, there are eye-witness reports of a Chameleos not being able to vanish after its horn on the tip of its nose had been broken.

  • Threat Level: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Physical Damage monster
  • Enraged Mode: Expels a dense fog from its mouth that covers the immediate area. The monster also steams from the mouth while enraged.
  • Rampage: Chameleos currently cannot be fought in the Rampage.

 

Quick Combat Tips

  • Chameleos' weakpoints are its head and foreleg. Consistent attacks on its foreleg will knock it down, allowing you to aim for the head.
  • Breaking Chameleos' horn severely affects its ability to turn completely invisible, allowing you to more easily see it when it is cloaked. Focus on breaking the part early in the fight.
  • Use high-hitting attacks and Silkbind moves that send you flying up high to more easily break its horn.
  • Take advantage of its downtime after performing its Full-body Slam attack as it leaves the monster's horn vulnerable to a quick combo. However, beware of a follow-up slam when it is enraged.
  • Use Flash Bombs to knock Chameleos out of stealth temporarily.
  • Make use of Hunting Helpers that inflict Elemental Blights such as the Mudbeetle. These can help you see the monster more easily when it cloaks as it is covered in a glow for the duration of the blight.
  • When enraged, Chameleos also has a visibly steamy breath which can be useful in tracking it when it goes invisible.
  • Bring along plenty of Antidotes and Herbal Medicine as Chameleos inflicts Venom with its many breath attacks. Venom is a more potent version of Poison that more rapidly depletes health. Herbal Medicine not only removes the effect, but also heals for a moderate amount, more effectively counteracting the ailment.

 

Chameleos Attacks & Moveset

Stealth - Chameleos' most prevalent mechanic is its ability to turn almost completely invisible. It will do this frequently throughout the hunt and will often decloak while attacking. You can temporarily knock it out of stealth mode by using Flash Bombs. Its stealth ability is powered by the horn on its nose and breaking this horn affects its ability to cloak to the point that it becomes a lot easier to discern its outline. Chameleos can also be tracked more easily during stealth mode by afflicting it with an Elemental Blight by using Hunting Helpers or Wyvern Riding other monsters that inflict said blights. Chameleos can use most of its attacks from stealth so it is imperative that you debilitate its stealth ability as soon as possible.

Swipe - Chameleos' most basic attack is a simple foreleg swipe in front of it. Deals light damage and flinches on hit.

Head Swipe - Chameleos swings its entire neck and head from side to side in front of it. If enraged, it can follow up with a second swipe going the other way.

Pounce - Chameleos lowers its head and then leaps forward at hunters. Knocks players away on hit.

Full-body Slam - Chameleos stands tall on its hind legs and then comes crashing down, attempting to flatten anything in front of it. This move has a long recovery time and the Chameleos will lay facedown and open to attacks for several seconds. Take this time to get a few hits on its horn. When enraged, Chameleos may get up immediately and follow up with a second slam. This move has a deceptively large hitbox and will temporarily disable the Wirebug on a direct hit, meaning you can't recover quickly using Wirefall. Evade at all costs and punish!

Tail Slam - If hunters spend too long behind Chameleos, it will raise its tail and send it crashing down, whipping up 3 chunks of debris which fan outwards. It can slam with its tail up to 3 times.

Venom Cloud Attacks - Chameleos' other signature staple is its ability to breathe out a potent Venom substance which is a more potent version of the Poison ailment and deals rapid damage-over-time. If left unchecked, Venom can deplete almost the entire health bar of even the hardiest hunters in just a few seconds. Chameleos has several methods of attacking with Venom:

  • Venom Jet - Chameleos raises its head as a purple cloud forms in its mouth. It then forcefully ejects a high pressure jet of venom a few paces in front of it. At the point of impact, the venom fans out into a cloud that travels forward in a cone. Getting hit directly by the beam is highly damaging but the area directly underneath its head is relatively safe. If enraged, it can follow this move up with a Venom Glob Barrage or vice versa. Chameleos will sometimes leap into flight and use a much quicker version of this attack which travels linearly.
  • Full Venom Breath - Chameleos raises its head with its mouth filling with a large cloud of Venom. It then violently expels a large beam of Venom in an erratic crisscross pattern in front of it. Easily avoided by staying around its forelegs or dodging further to its side. If enraged, Chameleos can follow up with a Venom Glob Barrage or vice versa.
  • Venom Glob - Chameleos spits out a glob of Venom which travels forward and leaves a cloud on the ground which persists for several seconds. If enraged, Chameleos may spit out up to 3 globs in succession.
  • Venom Glob Arc - Chameleos spits out 5 globs of Venom which fall in an arc directly in front of it, leaving clouds of venom on the ground. It then fans the clouds with its wings, sending them rushing forward a few paces. There is a gap between each cloud which gets bigger the further out the clouds travel and these are where you want to dodge towards to remain safe. If a hunter manages to get within melee range, Chameleos may follow up by vacuuming the clouds towards it. Dodge to the side when this happens.
  • Venom Glob Barrage - Chameleos raises its head and bombards the area with several Venom Globs which form many clouds on the ground. The globs do not have a set pattern and hunters should look up to see where they fall and dodge accordingly. If enraged, Chameleos may follow up with a Venom Jet, Full Venom Breath or vice versa.
  • Venom Cloud Ring - Chameleos lowers its head while its tail is raised. It then screeches and flies straight up while spitting a Venom Glob on the ground which quickly expands into a ring formation. Take note of Chameleos' position after the ring expands. If it hovers or lands in the middle of the ring, it will fan the clouds and expand it further several paces. If Chameleos hovers outside of the ring, it will vacuum up the ring, causing it to collapse into the center. Both follow-up moves will cause the clouds to deal damage along their path. If you are caught in the center of the cloud, sheathe your weapon immediately and Wiredash out of there.

Chameleos Weaknesses

The table below indicates the various parts of Chameleos, including the damage values for each weapon type. This information is specific to MHRise.

Chameleos Parts cut damage icon monster hunter rise wiki guide small blunt damage icon monster hunter rise wiki guide small ammo damage icon monster hunter rise wiki guide small
Head 55 50 45
Foreleg 45 45 20
Abdomen 23 30 22
Back 25 22 25
Wing 22 22 20
Hind Leg 30 25 20
Tail 35 22 45

 

The table below indicates the various parts of Chameleos, including the damage values for each element. This information is specific to MHRise.

Chameleos Parts fireblight icon mhr wiki guide waterblight icon mhr wiki guide thunderblight icon mhr wiki guide iceblightg icon mhr wiki guide dragonblight icon mhr wiki guide
Head 25 0 10 0 20
Foreleg 20 0 10 0 10
Abdomen 20 5 10 0 15
Back 25 0 10 0 20
Wing 20 0 10 0 15
Hind Leg 25 0 10 0 20
Tail 10 0 10 0 5

 

Chameleos Ailment Effectiveness

The higher the bars on the graphs and the more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player. This information is specific to MHRise.

Poison
Stun ⭐
Paralysis
Sleep
Blast ⭐⭐
Exhaust
Fireblight ⭐⭐
Waterblight ⭐
Thunderblight ⭐
Iceblight ⭐

 

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Chameleos Materials

The tables below contain information on the materials that can be obtained from the High Rank variations of Chameleos. This information is specific to MHRise.

Master Rank Chameleos

The table below indicates the various materials obtained from the Master Rank variation of Chameleos and the drop rates for each.

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
jaggi hide+ material mhr wiki guideChameleos Finehide 22% -- 12% (Horn), 20% (Wing)  36% (Body), 12% (Tail) 30%, 50%
mizutsune claw+ material mhr wiki guideChameleos Hardclaw 31% -- -- 28% (Body) 30%
chameleos wing mhr wiki guideChameleos Fellwing 27% -- 80% (Wing) 10% (Body) --
magnamalo tail monster hunter rise wiki guideChameleos Lash 12% -- -- 80% (Tail) --
chameleos gem mhr wiki guideChameleos Gem 5% -- 5% (Horn) 5% (Tail) --
teostra gem mhr wiki guideLarge Elder Dragon Gem 3% -- 3% (Horn) 2% (Body), 3% (Tail) 1%
mizutsune claw material mhr wiki guideChameleos Hardhorn -- -- 80% (Horn) 24% (Body) --
elder dragon blood material mhr wiki guidePure Dragon Blood -- -- -- -- 15%, 20%
fucium ore material mhr wiki guideUltimas Crystal -- -- -- -- 14%
dragon treasure hunter rise wiki guideDragon Treasure -- -- -- -- 15%
dragon treasure hunter rise wiki guideOld Dragon Treasure -- -- -- -- 25%

High Rank Chameleos

The table below indicates the various materials obtained from the High Rank variation of Chameleos and the drop rates for each.

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
jaggi hide+ material mhr wiki guideChameleos Hide+ 21% - 17% (Horn), 20% (Wing)  36% (Body), 17% (Tail) 30%, 50%
mizutsune claw+ material mhr wiki guideChameleos Claw+ 28% - - 29% (Body) 30%
chameleos wing mhr wiki guideChameleos Wing 26% - 80% (Wing) 12% (Body) -
magnamalo tail monster hunter rise wiki guideChameleos Tail 12% - - 80% (Tail) -
chameleos gem mhr wiki guideChameleos Gem 3% - 3% (Horn) 2% (Body), 3% (Tail) 1%
fucium ore material mhr wiki guideFucium Ore 10%[x2] - - - 14%
mizutsune claw material mhr wiki guideChameleos Spike - - 80% (Horn) 21% (Body) -
elder dragon blood material mhr wiki guideElder Dragon Blood - - - - 15%, 20%
dragon treasure hunter rise wiki guideDragon Treasure - - - - 40%

 

Low Rank Chameleos

This monster is not available in Low Rank content.

 

 

Chameleos Weapons & Armor

The following are weapons and armor sets related to Chameleos. This information is specific to MHRise.

 

 

Chameleos Buddy Weapons & Armor

The following are Palico and Palamute weapons and armor sets related to Chameleos. This information is specific to MHRise.

 

Chameleos Notes & Trivia

  • Introduced in Monster Hunter 2.
  • Name written as 霞龙/霞龍 in Chinese.

 

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    • Anonymous

      A good trick for when he turns invisible is if you notice he starts flying while invisible, he will almost always go behind you

      • Anonymous

        this counts as an elder dragon? wow.... i mean yes, he does a ton of damage if you are not careful, but he pauses a lot! just killed him solo with some random rathalos gear and it was pretty ez. also dont know how lucky i got but i carved one Chameleos Gem & got another one as reward :D

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