Defense Down

defense down
Effect Lowers your defense and causes you to take more damage
Variations None
Type Abnormal Status Ailments
Cured by Use an Adamant Seed or Armorskin.

Defense Down is a Status Effect in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise). Status Effects are various buffs, effects, and ailments that can be afflicted on both hunters and monsters. Both Hunters and Monsters can receive Effects from Skills, the environment, and attacks.



  1. Effects
  2. Cures/Prevention
  3. Mechanics
  4. Monsters
  5. Endemic Life
  6. Other Status Effects
  7. Skills
    1. Armor Skills
    2. Dango Skills
    3. Buddy Skills
    4. Palico Support Moves
  8. Equipment
    1. Armor
    2. Decorations
  9. Items



Defense Down Effects

Effect on Hunters

Hunters that are inflicted with Defense Down temporarily have their defense decreased, causing any incoming attacks to deal more damage.

Effect on Monsters

Defense Down cannot be inflicted on Monsters.


Defense Down Cures/Prevention

How to Cure Defense Down

Defense Down can be negated by consuming an Adamant Seed or Armorskin. Alternatively, players can just wait for the effect to wear off.

How to Prevent Defense Down

Anything that prevents the hunter from becoming afflicted with Defense Down should go here (Armor Skills, Armor Sets, Endemic Life, Meal Buffs, etc.)


Defense Down Mechanics

More information needed




Monsters that Inflict Defense Down



Endemic Life

Endemic Life that Cure/Prevent Defense Down

Endemic Life Type Effects
Antidobra Hunting Helper Placing an Antidobra will create a restorative mist that cures the hunter of status ailments and grants them the Immunity status effect. (Includes Defense Down)

Endemic Life that Inflict Defense Down

Endemic Life Type Effects
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Other Status Effects

Other Status Effects that Cure/Prevent Defense Down

Status Effect Type Effects
Immunity Stat Boost Temporarily grants the hunter immunity to status ailments. (Includes Defense Down)





Armor Skills

Armor Skill Skill Description Level Effects
Resuscitate Increases attack power when you are suffering from an abnormal status. Lv. 1 Increases Attack by +5 while afflicted with an abnormal status effect. (Includes Defense Down)
Lv. 2 Increases Attack by +10 while afflicted with an abnormal status effect. (Includes Defense Down)
Lv. 3 Increases Attack by +20 while afflicted with an abnormal status effect. (Includes Defense Down)


Dango Skills

Dango Skill Dango Effects
Dango Immunizer Cacaoutstanding Halves the effect duration of defense down and speeds up blight recovery.


Buddy Skills

Buddy Skill Skill Type Conditions Skill Memory Cost Effects
Defense Up Defense Lv 5 1 Greatly increases defense. Also negates the effects of Defense Down.


Palico Support Moves

Support Move Type Conditions Effects
Vase of Vitality Healer Lv 10 Places a vase that heals various status ailments. Stand in the smoke to receive its effects. (Includes Defense Down)





Armor with Skills Related to Defense Down

Low Rank Armor

Armor Skill Armor Piece Skill Level
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Decorations with Skills Related to Defense Down

Decoration Skill
Crisis Jewel 2 Resuscitate




Items that Inflict Defense Down

Item Category Utilization
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Items that Prevent/Cure Defense Down

Item Category Utilization
Adamant Seed Enhancement Increases the hunter's defense. Also cures Defense Down.
Armorskin Enhancement Increases the hunter's defense. Also cures Defense Down.
Mega Armorskin Enhancement Increases the hunter's defense. Also cures Defense Down.



MH Rise Status Effects
Affinity Up  ♦  Attack Up  ♦  Blast  ♦  Blastblight  ♦  Blight Negated  ♦  Blind  ♦  Bloodblight  ♦  Bubble  ♦  Defense Up  ♦  Divine Protection  ♦  Dragon Wind Pressure  ♦  Dragonblight  ♦  Earplugs (L)  ♦  Earplugs (S)  ♦  Elemental Attack Boost  ♦  Engulfing Attacks  ♦  Environment Damage Negated  ♦  Exhaust  ♦  Fireblight  ♦  Gourmet Fish Effect  ♦  Health Regeneration  ♦  Hellfireblight  ♦  Iceblight  ♦  Immunity  ♦  Infernal Melody  ♦  Knockback  ♦  Knockbacks Negated  ♦  Leeched  ♦  Major Bubbleblight  ♦  Major Ground Tremor  ♦  Major Wind Pressure  ♦  Minor Bubbleblight  ♦  Minor Ground Tremor  ♦  Minor Wind Pressure  ♦  Muck  ♦  Natural Healing Up  ♦  Paralysis  ♦  Poison  ♦  Resistance Down  ♦  Self Improvement  ♦  Sharpness Loss Reduced  ♦  Sleep  ♦  Sonic Barrier  ♦  Stamina Recovery Up  ♦  Stamina Use Reduced  ♦  Stench  ♦  Stun  ♦  Stun Negated  ♦  Thunderblight  ♦  Tremors Negated  ♦  Tripping  ♦  Venom  ♦  Waterblight  ♦  Webbed  ♦  Whirlwind  ♦  Wind Pressure Negated

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