Engulfing Attacks

Effect Physically drags the hunter towards a specific point
Variations None
Type Other Status Effects
Cured by Use Sprint to escape its area of influence
Use Wiredash to escape its area of influence

Engulfing Attack 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



Engulfing Attack Effects

Effect on Hunters

Hunters that are caught in an Engulfing Attack will slowly be dragged towards a specific point, usually either towards the monster or the center of the attack.

Effect on Monsters

Engulfing Attacks does not affect monsters.


Engulfing Attack Cures/Prevention

How to Cure Engulfing Attack

Hunters can escape the effects of an Engulfing Attack by using Sprint to escape the attack's range.

Hunters can also escape the effects of an Engulfing Attack by using Wiredash to once again escape out of range of the attack.

How to Prevent Engulfing Attack

There is no guaranteed way to prevent an Engulfing Attack.


Engulfing Attack Mechanics

Monsters capable of using Engulfing Attacks often telegraph such attacks well in advance of actually using them through the use of specific animations and visual cues, giving the hunter ample time to react by getting out of range of the Engulfing Attack before it is ever used. Learning a specific monster's attack patterns will also help the hunter learn when the monster is about to use an Engulfing Attack, allowing the hunter to retreat safely out of range.

As briefly mentioned before, monsters usually have very long and obvious "windup animations" that telegraph when they are about to use an Engulfing Attack. If a monster enters its "windup animation", it will usually be unable to attack the hunter, leaving it completely vulnerable for a short amount of time. By learning to anticipate these wind-up animations, hunters can predict when the monster will be unable to attack them, allowing them to dish out a huge amount of damage to the monster during its "windup animation". If the hunter is able to deal enough damage to where the monster flinches or topples over during its windup animation, it will interrupt the animation and cancel the Engulfing Attack. However, this is a high-risk, high-reward way of preventing Engulfing Attacks, as in most cases it is impossible to guarantee that the hunter will be able to interrupt a monster's windup animation before it uses its Engulfing Attack. 




Monsters that use Engulfing Attacks



MH Rise Status Effects
Affinity Up  ♦  Attack Up  ♦  Blast  ♦  Blastblight  ♦  Blight Negated  ♦  Blind  ♦  Bloodblight  ♦  Bubble  ♦  Defense Down  ♦  Defense Up  ♦  Divine Protection  ♦  Dragon Wind Pressure  ♦  Dragonblight  ♦  Earplugs (L)  ♦  Earplugs (S)  ♦  Elemental Attack Boost  ♦  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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