Knowledge is power in all different types of games, and this holds even more true in a game like Monster Hunter Rise where you have to take down some very powerful enemies. Swinging your weapon blindly is not going to do a whole lot here, but thankfully the game provides you some very useful information that can be used to make hunts easier.
Here’s how you can learn everything about a particular monster and what the stats mean.
Monster Hunter Rise Monster Stats Explained
To check out any monster stat in Monster Hunter Rise, you need to access its dedicated page via the Hunter Notes. Here, you will be able to check the monsters’ Ecology, Physiology, Ailments, and Materials.
The Ecology section provides some general information on the monster such as its preferred habitats, its size, and how many of them have been captured and killed.
The Physiology section is way more important than the Ecology section, as it provides information on each of the monster parts’ resistances. The higher the number, the more effective the damage type is. The Physiology section lists, from left to right, resistance for Sever, Blunt, Projectile, Fire, Water, Thunder, Ice and Dragon damage.
The Ailments section is just as useful as Physiology is, as it provides you with information on how weak a specific monster is to Poison, Stun, Paralysis, Sleep, Blast, Exhaust, Fireblight, Waterblight, Thunderblight and Iceblight. The more stars are listed next to the ailment, the more effective it is.
The final section in the Hunter Notes is Materials. In this section, you can learn more about which materials can be obtained by defeating the monster and their drop rates. Additionally, the Materials section also provides information on how to obtain these materials, like breaking parts, carving, and so on. Please note that drop rates change depending on the quest rank.