Every Monster Hunter game seems to have its end game monster theme. However Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak has put a nice twist on the rewards you get after the hunt in the form of afflicted materials.
What are afflicted monsters?
Without spoiling any of the major plot in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, afflicted monsters, much like the name implies, are afflicted with a plot-related ailment.
This is really just a plot device used to ramp up the stats, attack patterns, and speed of these monsters to make them more fun(?) and challenging to fight. The plot is somewhat similar to the frenzy virus that effected monsters in Monster Hunter 4.
With a more challenging fight, you of course are granted a good reward.
You can check out the afflicted monster page on the Monster Hunter Wiki as well for more info regarding monsters!
Where to get afflicted materials?
Various afflicted materials are dropped from doing quests that focus around afflicted monsters (Anomaly Quests).
Certain monsters will guarantee certain afflicted materials to drop from them (See list below).
You are guaranteed a few of the specific material to drop from the quest, and have a chance to get the afflicted material from the monster carves as well.
You however can increase your chances of getting afflicted parts by breaking various parts on the monster.
Below is a list of what parts will drop from specific afflicted monsters.
Afflicted Bone – Arzuros, Volvidon, Lagombi
Afflicted Pelt – Great Izuchi, Great Baggi, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Great Wroggi
Afflicted Blood – Khezu, Daimyo Hermitaur, Bishaten, Tetrandadon
Afflicted Monster Bone – Barroth, Basarios, Aknosom, Royal Ludroth
Afflicted Shell – Somnacanth, Blood Orange Bishaten, Shogun Ceanataur, Jyuratodus
Afflicted Scale – Pukei-Pukei, Rathian, Anjanath, Tobi-Kadachi
Afflicted Claw – Almudron, Goss Harag, Rakna-Kadaki, Aurora Somnacanth
Afflicted Fang – Barioth, Magnamalo, Nargacuga, Garangolm
It is certainly refreshing to know that if you need a specific afflicted material, you know which monster will guarantee that drop.
Haven’t grabbed the new DLC for Monster Hunter Rise yet? Well check out the official Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak launch trailer from NintendoUK and see what it’s all about!
I recently grabbed Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak and I definitely like a lot of the changes and new content so far. I have never been nearly as good at Monster Hunter games as your average speedrunner is, but I always have a fun time with a Monster Hunter title.
I’m excited to clear out all of the afflicted monsters and upgrade some weapons and craft some decorations!
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