Monster Hunter Rise

Scarlet Valstrax - Monster Hunter Rise (Materials, Weaknesses and Strategies)

The red comet returns more flamboyant than ever in Monster Hunter Rise. The Valstrax scarlet is the final challenge of the game for those who have reached RC 100, and believe us, you'll have to step up your game to defeat him. In this guide, we'll introduce you to his attacks, his weaknesses, and the novice and expert materials he can bring back to forge weapons and armour.

Valstrax scarlet

Big Monster : Scarlet Valstrax

Species : Ancient Dragon
Element : Dragon
Threat: 10 stars

Weaknesses of Scarlet Valstrax

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How to beat Scarlet Valstrax

First of all, the Scarlet Valstrax is the most powerful enemy in Monster Hunter Rise (not counting Sunbreak). Even with the best armour in the game, it is capable of killing you with a single attack. So make sure you equip yourself accordingly, eat at the canteen before the mission and collect all the endemic life in the area.

The Scarlet Valstrax uses its claws, wings, fangs and tail to attack you. It has no blind spot and fighting it body-to-body is always a risk.

Its physical attacks are rather fast and can become real combos, especially when it tries to pin you to the ground with its wings. The range of these attacks can be surprising, so be careful.

But the Scarlet Valstrax has mostly plasma attacks that it fires from its wide wings. When it is about to fire with it, you can see red flashes forming at the tips. These attacks range from concentrated beams to bombardment to targeted bursts at you. If the Valstrax hits you with a plasma attack, it will inflict the Dragon Scourge, negating your elemental damage and making you even more vulnerable to its own attacks. Carry a supply of this damage to clean up the alteration.

Occasionally, the Scarlet Valstrax will fly into the air and spin around for a moment before falling violently back onto you in a gigantic explosion. Always keep an eye on that red rocket as soon as it takes to the air, sheath your weapon and prepare to make an emergency dodge: by running in the opposite direction to the monster and rolling, your character will leap to the ground and become invulnerable for 2 seconds.

The best time to attack it is when it is busy channeling large plasma attacks with its wings, otherwise it can too easily scratch or knock you over. If you see the Scarlet Valstrax spread its wings skywards, look up and scream as red lightning flashes around it: you must hit it as fast and hard as possible. If you succeed, you will interrupt his energy channeling and he will be dazed and weakened. If you fail, he will become even more powerful for a few minutes.

The materials of Valstrax Scarlet

By fighting a monster, you can get different items and materials for making armour or weapons which we have listed in the following table. This is how the table works:

  • Target - Represents your chance to get this material by completing a quest that involves this monster.
  • Capture - Your chance to get this material at the end of the quest by capturing this monster, even if it was not the target of the quest.
  • Damage - Your chance to get this extra material by completing a quest that involves this monster, if you damage it in a specific place
  • Skinning - Your chances of obtaining this material by skinning the carcass or broken/severed element of the target.
  • Recovered - Your chance to make this material fall to the ground by injuring the monster, throwing it against a wall, or making it fight another monster.

Novice Rank

This monster does not appear in the Novice rank in Monster Hunter Rise

Expert Rank

MaterialsTargetSeizeDamageCutting upRecovered
Carapace scint.14%--20%28%50%
Scale scint.26%--79%36%25%
Valstrax + claw20%--80%14%--
Valstrax back shoulder13%--90%----
Valstrax tail10%----80%--
Liquid forpe15%--20%--34%
Orb drag. red2%--3%3%1%
Wing tip r.----90%21%--
Dragon treasure--------40%

Master Rank

MaterialsTargetDamageCutting upRecovered
Bright Crapace14%20%28%50%
Sparkling shine24%79%36%25%
Valstrax greenhouse19%80%14%-
Valstrax + backbone13%90%--
Valstrax propeller-tail10%-80%-
Boiling purple liquid15%20%-32%
Red Dragon Orb4%-23%3%
Red dragon2%3%3%1%
Red spear-wing +-90%21%-
Ancient Dragon Treasure---40%