Primordial Malzeno is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR). It is one of the new Monsters in the Sunbreak Expansion. Large Monsters such as Primordial Malzeno are hostile and are usually the primary objective of Hunts. They provide valuable Materials when defeated.
Primordial Malzeno Monster Guide: Characteristics, Weaknesses, Drops, Locations, Weapons & Armor, Strategies, Tips & Tricks and more to help you defeat Primordial Malzeno in MH Rise.
- Primordial Malzeno is a Monster added with the Bonus Update Ver. 16 which was released on June 8, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch and PC versions only. This update will also arrive for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One alongside the Free Title Update 4 and Title Update 5 on August 24, 2023.
The lord has once again settled in his rightful place.
To bring down the hammer of justice on the servants who betrayed him.
With swift attacks, he smites the wicked.
Hark, the cries of his traitors herald his return.
MH Rise Primordial Malzeno Characteristics & Locations
Malzeno's original form before it was tainted by the Qurio. Ordinarily, it uses its wings and tail with the elegance of a knight, but under the Qurio's influence, it uses underhanded means of cornering its prey, and in its "Bloodlust" state it wields tremendous power. Because of the explosive energy corrupting its body, it sometimes shows behavior as if it's struggling against an overwhelming force.
- Class: Elder Dragon
- Size: ♕ 1852.65 ~ ♕ 2414.70
- Small Monster version: N/A
- Hostile at medium range
- Attacks other monsters: Yes
Does Primordial Malzeno have Turf Wars with other Monsters in MH Rise?
- Vs. Lunagaron
Which Locations can Primordial Malzeno be found in MH Rise?
- Primordial Malzeno can be found in the following location(s) in Monster Hunter Rise:
Which Quests feature Primordial Malzeno in MH Rise?
- Primordial Malzeno appears as an objective in the following Quest(s) in Monster Hunter Rise:
MH Rise Primordial Malzeno Unlock Information
In order to unlock Primordial Malzeno, you must first reach Master Rank 10. After this prerequisite is met, Primordial Malzeno will be available for hunting in Quests in which the monster appears in.
MH Rise Primordial Malzeno Combat Info
Once overwhelmed by the Qurio, it transitions into its "Bloodening" state, which culminates in "Bloodrage" as it is corrupted. Dealing damage is the only way to mitigate this state. When this Malzeno gets low on health, it enters its "Bloodlust" state. Attacks won't calm it down in this state, so extreme cautioni is advised.
- Threat Level: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Elemental Dragon Damage monster
- Can inflicts Bloodblight
- Elemental Weakness Levels
- Resistant to
- Kinsect Extracts:
- Red: TBC
- Orange: TBC
- White: TBC
- Item Effectiveness:
- Enraged Mode: Primordial Malzeno is surrounded by Qurio and is eventually overwhlemed by them. Its eye start glowing red, and its chest, tail, and arms are covered in Qurio. Primordial Malzeno will start using powerful Qurio-empowered attacks that can inflict Bloodblight.
- Rampage: Primordial Malzeno does not appear in the Rampage.
Quick Combat Tips
- Primordial Malzeno shares a very similar moveset to Malzeno.
- Avoid staying underneath Primordial Malzeno whenever it's flying, as almost every attack that it performs while flying is a devastating explosion to the ground.
- Don't underestimate Primordial Malzeno when attacking it from behind as it is has some moves that can hit hunters behind it.
- Primordial Malzeno does not fly for too long during combat.
- Primordial Malzeno is weak against Dragon Element, so consider bringing a weapon with that element.
MH Rise Primordial Malzeno Attacks & Moveset
Tail Stab - Primoridal Malzeno performs a frontflip, landing on its tail pointing it at a target, then stabs at them.
Dash Stab Combo - Primordial Malzeno dashes forward, swinging it's wing at the end of the dash, then does a stabbing motion forward with it's tail. If you get hit by its wing, you will get knocked down, making you very vulnerable to the tail stab. Wirebug away from Primoridal Malzeno if you get hit by its wing to avoid getting hit by the tail. This move deals massive amounts of damage and can cart you in one move if you get hit by both the wing and tail attack.
Ground Slider - Primordial Malzeno puts its wing on the ground and swipes in front of itself, kicking up rocks and hitting targets in a wide arc in front if it with a violent wave. It will follow up the attack with a second wing swipe from the same wing. Be careful of getting caught by the first wave, as it may guarantee that you will get caught by the second one too.
Backwards Stab - Primordial Malzeno glances behind choosing a target, then stabs at them with its tail and without turning its body.
Retreating Swipe - Primordial Malzeno readies its wing, then swipes at a target in front of it while moving backwards. It can target a hunter behind it with this move very quickly.
Advancing Swipe - Primordial Malzeno stabs a hunter in front of it with its wing, then swipes its wing in a large arc in front of it while moving forwards. Can perform this move twice in a row with the other wing while enraged.
Slider Bite - Primordial Malzeno slides in forward motion with its head near the ground attempting to bite a target.
Aerial Dive - Primordial Malzeno flies up momentarily, then dives towards a target, slamming into them.
Backflip Charge - Primordial Malzeno performs a backflip, then dashes in front of it with it's wings crossed, hitting hunters at the end of the dash when opening its wings.
Twin Orbs - Primordial Malzeno flies up and throws two large orbs at a target. Only performed while enraged.
Qurio Beam - Primordial Malzeno covers itself with its wings while charging up. Three lines of pink/red light appear in front of it while charging up. After a brief moment, it shoots out powerful beams made from the Qurio where the glowing lights were. Position yourself between the three glowing beams to avoid getting hit. Only performed while enraged.
Blood Flame - Primordial Malzeno readies itself with its wings on the ground in front of it. After a brief moment, it opens up its wings, releasing three waves of flame outwards from it. It can target a hunter behind it with this move very quickly. Only performed while enraged.
Ground Rupture (Cone) - Primordial Malzeno fires a beam into the ground, rupturing the ground in front of it. The ground breaks in a cone formation outwards from the monster. Only performed while enraged.
Ground Rupture (Circular) - Primordial Malzeno flies up, and the Qurio form a circle around it. After a brief moment, it slams back down, rupturing the ground in a circular motion. Only performed while enraged. Be careful of being too close to the circle even if you are outside of the area; you may still get hit by the move if you're too close.
Primordial Malzeno Weaknesses
The table below indicates the various body parts of Primordial Malzeno and the damage values for each Physical Damage type. These values indicate the effectiveness of attacks that deal these damage types. The higher the value, the more effective the attack. Note that Weapons can vary in the types of Physical Damage dealt depending on the moves used.
|Primordial Malzeno Parts|
The table below indicates the various body parts of Primordial Malzeno and the damage values for each Elemental Damage type. These values indicate the effectiveness of attacks that deal these damage types. The higher the value, the more effective the attack. Certain Weapons can have Elemental Damage properties which are added into the damage calculation along with their Physical Damage type.
|Primordial Malzeno Parts|
Primordial Malzeno Ailment Effectiveness
The higher the bars on the graphs and the more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player.
Poison Status Effect Graph
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Exhaust Status Effect Graph
Fireblight Status Effect Graph
Waterblight Status Effect Graph
Thunderblight Status Effect Graph
Iceblight Status Effect Graph
MH Rise Primordial Malzeno Materials
The tables below contains information on the different Items and Materials that can be obtained from the Low Rank and High Rank versions of Primordial Malzeno.
Master Rank Primordial Malzeno
The table below indicates the various materials or items obtained from the Master Rank version of Primordial Malzeno. It also includes the percentage chance of acquiring the materials.
|Material||Target Rewards||Capture Rewards||Break Part Rewards||Carves||Dropped Materials|
|Malzeno Pureplate||22%||--||15% (Wing), 70% (Foreleg)||37% (Body), 17% (Tail)||27%, 50% (Wyvern Riding)|
|Primordial Scale||29%||--||--||28% (Body)||30%|
|Malzeno Beautifang||20%||--||17% x2 (Horn),||21% (Body)||--|
|Madness Parasite||16%||--||30% x2 (Foreleg)||--||20%|
|Primordial Tail||10%||--||--||80% (Tail)||--|
|Primordial Bloodstone||3%||--||3% (Horn)||1% (Body), 3% (Tail)||3%|
|Malzeno Silverhorn||--||--||80% (Horn)||--||--|
|Shining Shieldwing||--||--||85% (Wing)||13% (Body)||--|
|Old Dragon Treasure||--||--||--||--||50%|
Low Rank & High Rank Primordial Malzeno
This Monster is not available in Low Rank or High Rank content.
MH Rise Primordial Malzeno Weapons & Armor
MH Rise Primordial Malzeno Buddy Weapons & Armor
Notes & Trivia
- Can be lured with ??
- Camouflage works until ?? range