Somnacanth

イソネミクニ (Isonemikuni)

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Enemy Type Large Monster
Species Leviathan
Elements None
Ailments blast icon monster hunter rise wiki guide 25pxBlastblight
sleep monster hunter rise wiki guideSleep
stun icon mhr wiki guideStun
Weakness thunderblight icon mhr wiki guideThunder
fireblight icon mhr wiki guideFire
Threat Level 5⭐
Resistances waterblight icon mhr wiki guideWater (Immune)
iceblightg icon mhr wiki guideIce (Immune)
dragonblight icon mhr wiki guideDragon (Immune)
Location(s) Frost Islands
Flooded Forest
Lava Caverns
Rampage Role N/A

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

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

 

A miraculous spring
Clear as children's song
Deep runs its stream
Elegant, but strong
A lullaby is sung
Soft sounds of seduction
Its dulcet tones inducing sleep
And serpentine destruction

 

MH Rise Somnacanth Characteristics & Ecology

A formidable aquatic serpent that crests on moonlit nights--likely why is has often been mistaken for a mermaid. It expels an intoxicating sleep powder from its neck gills and tail, knocking out prey before it can resist. Some Somnacanth sightings tell of this species making use of unusual shells, so exercise caution if you catch one swimming towards you with a shell in its claws.

 

 

MH Rise Somnacanth Combat Info

While in the water, it can move about as it pleases, but it doesn't fare so well on land, so draw it out to shore for an easy hunt. If you're caught in a cloud of its sleep powder, it's lights out, use a Wirebug to leap away from it and position for a counterattack.

 

Quick Combat Tips

  • Somnacanth is weakest at its head but note that it is also where most of its attacks will come from. It may be difficult to reach its head when it is standing on its tail. In such cases, focus your attacks on its tail instead.
  • Take advantage of Somnacanth's long animations and recovery times for certain attacks as it is left vulnerable for long periods.
  • Bring along a lot of Energy Drinks or invest in Sleep Resistance gear when fighting Somnacanth as it will frequently spew a soporific substance during the fight which puts hunters to sleep on contact.
  • Somnacanth is more powerful while on water and will often seek out bodies of water when it changes areas. Force Somnacanth onto dry land by using a Stinkmink or Wyvern Riding in order to disable some of its attacks. 

Somnacanth Attacks & Moveset

 

Claw Slash - Somnacanth raises one claw to the side and then lunges forward, slashing in a large arc in front of it. Deals moderate damage and knocks players away. Dodge towards its other claw to evade the attack.

Head Whip - Somnacanth raises its head, dangling its giant head fin behind it. It then swings its entire head, whipping its fin in a very large arc to deal moderate damage and knock players away. When you see its head move, dodge to the opposite side which is the safest area. When it completes the attack, Somnacanth will lay its head down for about 2 seconds during which it is vulnerable to a counter attack. Take this opportunity to deal some punishment.

Quill Shot - Somnacanth whips its head in an arc, shooting out several quills in an arc at the ground in front of it. The quills persist on the ground for a few seconds. Walking into them will trip the hunter. Be wary as these quills have a high stun property and can stun hunters on a direct hit or two hits when they're on the ground.

Rising Dash - Somnacanth lowers its head while making a snarling noise and then dashes along the water in a straight line with an up and down bobbing movement. Shortly after, it leaps straight up, uppercutting any hunters in the area and sending them sky high. The dash has a narrow hitbox and is ideally when you should dodge to the side.

Twisting Divebomb - Somnacanth lowers its body while letting out a cry, it then leaps sky high, twisting around and diving towards a hunter. This move has a narrow hitbox and can be sidestepped.

Body Slam - Somnacanth drums its belly with its hands briefly before raising both arms. It then dives forward and slams its body to the ground, crushing anything in the area. This attack is clearly telegraphed and easy to avoid. Get a few free hits in after it slams as the move has a long recovery.

Linear Sleep Breath - Somnacanth raises its head and makes a hissing sound. It shoots a cloud of a soporific substance in a large beam directly in front of it, putting hunters to sleep on contact. Dodge to either side of the monster and take this opportunity to attack as the breath has a long animation, leaving the monster vulnerable for several seconds. If hit by the cloud, consume an Energy Drink immediately to prevent yourself from falling asleep.

Sweeping Sleep Breath - Somnacanth raises its head facing either to the left or the right as it makes a hissing noise. It then breathes out its soporific cloud in a slow, sweeping motion to the opposite side. The attack comes out very slow but speeds up as it reaches the middle of the arc. When Somnacanth postures for the attack, dash towards its side or back and begin attacking as the breath animation is very long, leaving the monster vulnerable. Take care not to get in the breath's path. You can use a vertical Wiredash to leap over the breath in case getting to the monster's side is not an option.

Siren Song - Somnacanth raises its head up high channeling energy and making a singing noise as it sways its head in small circles. When fully charged, it expels its soporific cloud directly downwards, sending the clouds expanding in a ring formation outwards from its body. Stand a short distance away from Somnacanth as it begins channeling and use a vertical Wiredash to leap over the clouds and take this time to attack the monster as it will remain stationary for a few seconds after the attack.

Backstroke - Somnacanth assumes a backward swimming stance with its belly up. While in this stance, it may swim around in an erratic pattern, releasing sleep clouds several times in random locations.

Shell Burst - While swimming around in its backstroke stance, Somnacanth may pick up a clam from underwater, holding it up briefly before cracking it open. Take note of the shell's color as each results in a different attack:

  • Yellow Clam - When Somnacanth cracks this open, it releases a blinding light in a large cone towards its lower body, stunning any hunters caught in the flash. The safe zones are the sides of its arms and above. Try to make hightail it towards those areas to evade the attack.
  • Red Clam - When Somnacanth cracks this open, it releases an explosion in a medium radius around the monster, knocking players away and inflicting Blastblight on them. This explosion is unblockable.

 

 

Somnacanth Weaknesses

The table below indicates the various parts of the monster, including the types of damages that are weak to it.

Somnacanth 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 65 55 45
Head Fin 40 40 20
Neck 70 70 60
Foreleg 45 45 35
Abdomen 30 40 20
Back 25 25 15
Hind Leg 25 30 25
Tail 60 55 35

 

The table below indicates the various parts of the monster, including the different elements that are weak to it.

Somnacanth 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 15 0 25 0 0
Head Fin 0 0 15 0 0
Neck 15 0 25 0 0
Foreleg 5 0 15 0 0
Abdomen 10 0 15 0 0
Back 10 0 15 0 0
Hind Leg 10 0 25 0 0
Tail 15 0 30 0 0

 

Somnacanth Ailment Effectiveness

The higher the bars on the graphs and the more stars, the more advantageous it will be for the player.

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

 

Poison Status Effect Graph

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Stun Status Effect Graph

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Paralysis Status Effect Graph

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Sleep Status Effect Graph

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Blast Status Effect Graph

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Exhaust Status Effect Graph

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Fireblight Status Effect Graph

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Waterblight Status Effect Graph

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Thunderblight Status Effect Graph

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Iceblight Status Effect Graph

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Somnacanth Materials

The tables below contains information on the different Items and Materials that can be obtained from the Low Rank and High Rank variations of Somnacanth.

Master Rank Somnacanth

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

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
somnacanth scale+ material mhr wiki guideSomnacanth Shard 21% 16% 20% (Arm), 97% (Tail) 43% (Body) 50%
narwa carapace hunter rise wiki guideSomnacanth Cortex 33% 29% -- 32% (Body) --
somnacanth fin monster hunter rise wiki guideSomnacanth Wild Fin 14% -- 80% (Head Fin) 10% (Body) --
coma sac material mhr wiki guideSomna Dream Powder 23% 12% 17% (Head Fin) 14% (Body) 39%(x1), 35%(x2)
giant monster bone materials monster hunter rise wiki guideMonster Toughbone 7% 14%(x2) -- -- --
wyvern gem material mhr wiki guideLarge Wyvern Gem 2% 3% 3% (Head Fin), 3% (Tail) 1% (Body) 1%
somnacanth talon+ material mhr wiki guideSomnacanth Dreamtalon -- 26%(x2) 80% (Arm) -- 10%(x1), 15%(x1)
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideWyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 15%
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideLarge Wyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 35%
afflicted shell mhr wiki guideAfflicted Shell -- -- 20% 20% --

High Rank Somnacanth

The table below indicates the various materials or items obtained from the High Rank variation of Somnacanth, it also includes the percentage chance of how it can be acquired.

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
somnacanth scale+ material mhr wiki guideSomnacanth Scale + 21% 16% 20% (Arm), 97% (Tail) 43% (Body) 50%
somnacanth shell+ material mhr wiki guideSomnacanth Shell + 33% 29% -- 32% (Body) --
somnacanth fin+ material mhr wiki guideSomnacanth Fin + 14% -- 80% (Head Fin) 10% (Body) --
somnacanth sedative material mhr wiki guideSomnacanth Sedative 23% 12% 17% (Head Fin) 14% (Body) 39%(x1), 35%(x2)
monster hardbone material mhr wiki guideMonster Hardbone 7% 14%(x2) -- -- --
wyvern gem material mhr wiki guideWyvern Gem 2% 3% 3% (Head Fin), 3% (Tail) 1% (Body) 1%
somnacanth talon+ material mhr wiki guideSomnacanth Talon + -- 26%(x2) 80% (Arm) -- 10%(x1), 15%(x1)
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideWyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 20%
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideLarge Wyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 30%

 

Low Rank Somnacanth

The table below indicates the various materials or items obtained from the Low Rank variation of Somnacanth, it also includes the percentage chance of how it can be acquired.

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Break Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
somnacanth scale monster hunter rise wiki guideSomnacanth Scale 21% 17% 20% (Arm), 100% (Tail) 43% (Body) 50%
somnacanth shell monster hunter rise wiki guideSomnacanth Shell 34% -- -- 33% (Body) --
somnacanth fin monster hunter rise wiki guideSomnacanth Fin 14% -- 80% (Head Fin) 10% (Body) --
somnacanth dust monster hunter rise wiki guideSomnacanth Dust 23% 30%(x1), 12%(x2) 20% (Head Fin) 15% (Body) 40%(x1), 35%(x2)
monster bone l monster hunter rise wiki guideMonster Bone L 8% 14%(x2) -- -- --
somnacanth talon monster hunter rise wiki guideSomnacanth Talon -- 27% 80%(x2) (Arm) -- 10%(x1), 15%(x1)
great izuchi tail monster hunter rise wiki guideWyvern Tear -- -- -- -- 50%

 

Somnacanth Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Somnacanth Monster.

 

Somnacanth Buddies Weapons & Armor

Palico and Palamute Armor and Weapons related to the Somnacanth Monster.

 

Somnacanth Notes & Trivia

  • Somnacanth's design is somewhat inspired by otters, as can be seen by the way that it swims around on its back and clutches sea shells in its claws. Not only that, but some of its attacks involve breaking open sea shells on its hard stomach, similar to the way otters break open sea shells. 

 

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