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Chameleos: How to Beat, Weakness and Drops

Chameleos: How to Beat, Weakness and Drops


Species Elder Dragon
Elements -
Ailments mhr poison iconPoison
Noxious Poison
Resistances mhr ice iconIce (Immune)
mhr water iconWater
Ailments Weakness Blast ⭐⭐
Fireblight ⭐⭐
Element weaknesses FireFire ⭐⭐⭐
mhr dragon iconDragon ⭐⭐
mhr thunder iconThunder ⭐
Parts weakness Cut damage type icon - Head, Foreleg
mosnter hunter blunt icon - Head, Foreleg
Monster hunter ammo icon- Tail
Threat 8⭐
Locations Shrine Ruins
Flooded Forest

Chameleos - a Large Monster that you will encounter in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR). These types of monsters are usually the main targets for hunt quests. They reward with crafting materials for armors and weapons.

This page is a detailed guide on Chameleos, it covers all the needed details to be prepared for the fight with it.

This Elder Dragon is coming with the free title update on April 28th

Chameleos - Characteristics

A returning Elder Dragon from the previous Monster Hunter Series. You can expect this monster to vanish and hide in the fog. Moreover, he will be using his tongue to attack hunters from afar.

  • HP Base: -
  • HP Solo High Rank: -
  • Quests: Ancient Illusion
  • Longest/Largest: -
  • Shortest/Smallest: -

Chameleos - Combat Guide

How to unlock

You will unlock Chameleos fight at HR 20. Once you reach it an Urgent Quest will unlock Ancient Illusion. 

Recommended equipment and loadout

  • Herbal Medicine or Antidote
  • Poison resistance skill
  • Flash Bombs


Chameloes does not Roar

This Elder Dragon does not have any roar. Compared to most of the other ones that usually knock back you this is the opposite. So it is good to have in mind that you have a few seconds to fully attack at the start of the fight.

Becomes invisible

Throughout the fight, Chameleos will be partially invisible. It will all depend on the angle that you are looking

chameoelos invisible state

As long as you keep moving he will have a harder chance to hit you. However, you should keep an eye on where it is. When Chameleos is invisible most of the time he is not attacking. This is an excellent opportunity to land a few hits.

During the fight it will also spawn thick fog:

Chameleos fog

In itself, it does not do anything negative. However, it will allow Chameleos to better hide, becoming truly invisible. Moreover, the music and sounds will become softer confusing the player

Body Slam

This attack provides the biggest opening to deal a large amount of damage. It starts when chameleos stands on its two back legs:

chameleos body slam

However, keep in mind in a normal state it will do one body slam in enraged - two.

After the body slam it will become invisible and for a few seconds will not move:

chameleos lying on the ground

This is the main opportunity to deal a lot of damage with your main attacks.

Poison Ring

Chameleos will be using a lot of Poison-type attacks one of them is Poison Ring. The idea is that it will spew poison from the air to the ground spreading it in wide area:

poison ring attack chameleos

Chameleos has to be in the center of it, otherwise it is another variation of this attack.

The main issue with this attack is that after a few seconds Chameleos will flap its wings and spread the poison further. The hunter has two options:

  1. Run away further and if needed use superman dive
  2. Use a spiritbug to jump over the poison into the ring.

The second option opens up additional few seconds to deal damage to Chameleos so it is recommended.

But that is not all...

There is another variation of Poison Ring attack that concentrates on the player It will instead suck into the center if there is a hunter.

Breaking Horn

In this fight, I recommend breaking the horn as early as possible. There are two advantages:

  • It is its weak point - you deal more damage
  • It will weaken its cloaking ability

With this in mind, it will be easier for the hunter to manage Chameleos stealth attacks after the horn is broken.

Steals items and materials

Chameleos will use its tongue to steal items from the Hunter. It is an irritating mechanic from an Elder Dragon. Not only that but it can also take your spirit bugs. Usually, you can easily get hit by it if you stand still a lot.

Now to the last tip

Teostra Blessing skill

This skill can be obtained from Teostra and provides good bonuses:

Teostra's Blessing skill effects mosnter hunter rise

You get:

  • Improved blast buildup and fire attack
  • Prevention of poison
  • and negation of theft

These are all made specifically to combat Chameleos.

However, there is one big issue. The fight with this Elder Dragon is unlocked at HR 40. So you cannot use this skill and armor set until you beat Teostra a few times. And by that time Chameleos will probably be an easy monster for you.

Chameleos - Weaknesses

This section covers the monster's weaknesses. To better understand the details about weaknesses, hitzones, broken parts, and ailments check out this guide.

Ailments vulnerabilities

This table explains what status effects the monster is weak to. Zero stars - monster is immune, three stars - monster is very weak to it.

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

Breakable parts

These are the parts that you can break from the monster resulting in weakening his attacks and dropping additional materials

  • Head/Horn
  • Wing

Physical hitzone values

This section explains what type of weapon you should use and what monster parts to attack to deal the most damage. The higher the value the weaker the part is to the respective weapon.

Monster Part Cut damage type icon mosnter hunter blunt icon Monster hunter ammo icon
Tail 35 22 45
Hind Leg 30 25 20
Wing 22 22 20
Back 20 22 25
Abdomen 20 30 22
Foreleg 45 45 20
Head 55 50 45

Elemental hitzone values

These are elemental hitzone values for different monster parts. The higher the value the weaker it is to the said element

Monster Part Fire icon water icon thunder icon Ice icon dragon icon
Tail 10 0 10 0 5
Hind Leg 25 0 10 0 20
Wing 20 0 10 0 15
Back 25 0 10 0 20
Abdomen 20 0 10 0 15
Foreleg 20 0 10 0 10
Head 25 0 10 0 20

Chameleos - Carves and Rewards

To better understand how rewards for hunts, quests, and carves work in Monster Hunter Rise check this guide. It will explain in detail what each number and column says in the tables below

High Rank

Check the table below for the percentage chance of rewards and items that can be obtained from the Chameleos High Rank variation. 

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Broken Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials
Chameleos Hide+ 21% - 17% - Horn, 20% - Wing 36% - Body, 17% - Tail 30%, 50%
Chameleos Claw+ 28% - - 29% - Body 30%
Chameleos Wing 26% - 80% - Wing 12% - Body -
Chameleos Tail 12% - - 80% - Tail -
Chameleos Gem 3% - 3% - Horn 2% - Body, 3% - Tail 1%
Fucium Ore 10% - - - 14%
Chameleos Spike - - 80% - Horn 21% - Body -
Elder Dragon Blood - - - - 15%, 20%
Dragon Treasure - - - - 40%

Chameleos - Craftable Gear

A list of weapons and armor that are related to Large Monster Chameleos


  • Venomous Cologne I
  • Rouge Flames I
  • Mirage Finsword I
  • Blessed Ocarina I
  • Arcane Draw I
  • Blessed Lamp I
  • Genie's Grimoire I
  • Genie's Expanse I 
  • Waxglare Wand I 
  • Caster's Rod I


  • Mizuha Cap
  • Mizuha Guards
  • Mizuha Sleeves
  • Mizuha Sash
  • Mizuha Gaiters



Few hours left until we meet him. Looked hard on the trailer