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.
The item with the lowest drop chance, dropped my Chameleos, is the Large Elder Dragon Gem, which is the item that will have hunters farming Chameleos for a while. Check our Builds to get better prepared against Chameleos and farm the item more quickly.
Chameleos Monster Guide: Characteristics, Weaknesses, Drops, Locations, Weapons & Armor, Strategies, Tips & Tricks and more to help you defeat Chameleos in MH Rise.
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
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.
- Class: Elder Dragon
- Size: ♕ 2249.06 ~ ♕ 2811.32
- Small Monster version: N/A
- Hostile when ??
- Attacks other monsters: No
Does Chameleos have Turf Wars with other Monsters in MH Rise?
- Chameleos is not involved in any Turf Wars in Monster Hunter Rise.
Which Locations can Chameleos be found in MH Rise?
- Chameleos can be found in the following Locations in Monster Hunter Rise:
Which Quests feature Chameleos in MH Rise?
- Chameleos appears as an objective in the following Quest(s) in Monster Hunter Rise:
Advanced: Monster Hunter!
Beyond the Silence
Fooled in the Flooded Forest
Heart of Might
Leave No Trace Behind
Mystery Shrouded in Mist
Operation Foggy Jungle
Sticky Secret Sticking Sauce
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
- Can inflict Venom
- Kinsect Extract:
- Red: Head, Tail
- Orange: Abdomen, Wing
- White: Foreleg, Back, Hind Leg
- Item Effectiveness:
- Effective: Flash Bomb
- Ineffective: Shock Trap, Pitfall Trap, Dung Bomb, Sonic Bomb
- 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 perform heavy attack while aiming 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, you can also interrupt Venom attacks by using Flash Bombs.
- 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.
- When Chameleos has its head up, the head is not out range and you can Wiredash upwards to hit it using melee attacks.
- Chameleos is most dangerous at long and mid range, the only attack you have to mind when you are close to it is the Venom Cloud Ring that can only be avoided by positioning away from the monster early enough. If you save a Wirebug charge, you can dodge it by using a Wiredash upwards and fall inside the ring. Mind that the cloud remains there for a moment.
- While atatcking the monster with melee attacks, it may quickly jump back to avoid getting hit by your combo, but you have to react quickly as it may breath venom at you quickly after leaping backwards.
- Whenever the Chameleos becomes invisible, it switches back to visible at the moment it starts performing an attack. You have to be quick to react to any surprise attacks.
- Venom attacks become much more invasive when Chameleos has lost a considerable amount of health.
- Avoid getting hit with its forelegs, as it will throw mid range in front of it and it will immediately a use very hard to avoid Venom Breath at you.
- Clouds of Venom are effective against Palamutes and Palicoes, as once caught in, they remain there until the cloud is gone.
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.
The table below indicates the various parts of Chameleos, including the damage values for each weapon type. This information is specific to MHRise.
The table below indicates the various parts of Chameleos, including the damage values for each element. This information is specific to MHRise.
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 Status Effect Graph
Stun Status Effect Graph
Paralysis Status Effect Graph
Sleep Status Effect Graph
Blast Status Effect Graph
Exhaust Status Effect Graph
Fireblight Status Effect Graph
Waterblight Status Effect Graph
Thunderblight Status Effect Graph
Iceblight Status Effect Graph
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|
|Chameleos Finehide||22%||--||12% (Horn), 20% (Wing)||36% (Body), 12% (Tail)||30%, 50%|
|Chameleos Hardclaw||31%||--||--||28% (Body)||30%|
|Chameleos Fellwing||27%||--||80% (Wing)||10% (Body)||--|
|Chameleos Lash||12%||--||--||80% (Tail)||--|
|Chameleos Gem||5%||--||5% (Horn)||5% (Tail)||--|
|Large Elder Dragon Gem||3%||--||3% (Horn)||2% (Body), 3% (Tail)||1%|
|Chameleos Hardhorn||--||--||80% (Horn)||24% (Body)||--|
|Pure Dragon Blood||--||--||--||--||15%, 20%|
|Old 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|
|Chameleos Hide+||21%||-||17% (Horn), 20% (Wing)||36% (Body), 17% (Tail)||30%, 50%|
|Chameleos Claw+||28%||-||-||29% (Body)||30%|
|Chameleos Wing||26%||-||80% (Wing)||12% (Body)||-|
|Chameleos Tail||12%||-||-||80% (Tail)||-|
|Chameleos Gem||3%||-||3% (Horn)||2% (Body), 3% (Tail)||1%|
|Chameleos Spike||-||-||80% (Horn)||21% (Body)||-|
|Elder Dragon Blood||-||-||-||-||15%, 20%|
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.
- Grand Shamshir I
- Queen Rapier
- Tigrex Claws
- Rogue Flames I
- Genie's Expanse I
- Big Menacing Scythe
- Jynxmonger +
- Mirage Finsword I
- Phantom Mirage
- Phantom Mirage +
- Blessed Ocarina I
- Cursed Ocarina
- Cursed Ocarina +
- Genie's Ocarina
- Venomous Cologne I
- Venomous Attar
- Venomous Attar +
- Venomous Perfume
- Waxglare Wand I
- Balor's Mirage
- Balor's Mirage +
- Zariella's Phantasm
- Arcane Draw I
- Caster's Rod I
- Blessed Lamp I
- Kamaeleon I
- Genie's Grimoire I
- Hi Ninja Sword
- Akanesasu Divider
- Mountainous Torrent
- Dual Chameleos +
- Chameleos Blades
- Cataclysm Blade +
- Chrome Hell
- Sieglinde +
- Foreboding Shamshir +
- King Teostra Blade +
- Rosenbrett +
- Daora's Tughril Beg
- Dreaded Shamshir
- Teostra del Sol
- Guerrera Herald
- Elite Bowgun +
- Invisible Kamaeleon
- Cursed Lamp +
- Genie's Lamp
- Etherward +
- Phantom Providence
- Hazy Caster +
- Veil Caster
Chameleos Buddy Weapons & Armor
MH Rise Chameleos Notes & Trivia
Can Chameleos be Captured in Monster Hunter Rise?
- As with all Elder Dragons, Chameleos cannot be captured as it is immune to the effects of Shock Traps and Pitfall Traps. Thus, all Quests with Chameleos have it marked as a Slaying objective.
Is Chameleos a New or Returning Monster in Monster Hunter Rise?
- Chameleos is a returning Monster that was first introduced in Monster Hunter 2.
- Name written as 霞龙/霞龍 in Chinese.