Espinas weaknesses, resistances, & drops – MHR Sunbreak

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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is a massive expansion that features a lot more monsters for you to take down and carve for materials. You'll see some familiar beasts, some you may not have seen for a while, and others that fill you with dread as you remember struggling with them. Espinas is a monster that has only appeared in the Monster Hunter Frontier games, and now it's ready to poison you with its fiery breath. Here's Espinas weaknesses, resistances, & drops in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

All Espinas information and weaknesses in MHR Sunbreak

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TypeFlying WyvernThreat Level7/10
Main WeaknessIce element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Minor WeaknessWater element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2Dragon element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water/Dragon
Main Status WeaknessBlast status symbol from Monster Hunter
Blast
Monster Resistant toFire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire/Thunder

Flying Wyverns known for the red spikes on their tough green frame, forming both a means of attack and defense, thus generally keeping foes at bay. As a result, they are often seen sprawled out and relaxing in their domain.

Once they sense danger, however, they expand their blood vessels to turn their hide and wing membranes a bright red, and they will run riot with noteworthy brutality.

Espinas are notable for this dual nature of theirs—unconcerned by their surroundings to the extent that they sleep openly and often, but also capable of displaying a profoundly savage nature when they feel threatened.

Espinas Elemental weakness in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

Espinas can be a very tough fight, as its fireballs also inflict Poison on you, which is a deadly combination. So, you want to end this fight quickly. Use any Ice weapons you have, followed by either Water or Dragon, and aim with all three for the abdomen or the legs.

PartsFire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Fire
Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Water
Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Thunder
Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Ice
Dragon element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Dragon
Head01051510
Abdomen01051510
Back050105
Wing050105
Leg01051510
Tail050105

Espinas Weapon location weakness in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

Cutting damage slightly beats blunt here, but with both, you want to aim for the head and abdomen. The best scenario is for those with Cutting weapons to focus on the tail, those with Blunt to focus on the head/abdomen, and those with Bowguns to concentrate purely on the legs.

PartsCutBluntAmmo
Head303020
Abdomen303025
Back202015
Wing232320
Leg383840
Tail282520

Espinas Status resistances and ailments in MHR Sunbreak

Zero stars mean it is immune to that ailment, while three stars mean it's highly effective against that monster. Since Espinas uses Poison, under no circumstances should you attempt to inflict poison—as it is immune. If you have Blast, that is your best option, along with inflicting iceblight.

PoisonExhaust
StunFireblight
ParalysisWaterblight
SleepThunderblight
Blast★★Iceblight★★

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Espinas Drop Rates - Carves, capturing, breaking, & more in MHR Sunbreak

There are multiple ways to get monster parts, but it all heavily revolves around a percentage system, which is ultimately RNG. You may get a rare item or none at all.

  • There are multiple ways to gain items:
    • You can normally carve three times once the monster is dead, but this can change with skills and the type of monster
    • All Chopped appendages of said monster can usually be carved once
    • Capturing the monster instead of killing it can alter the rewards percentage or give you specific rewards for capturing
    • Breaking monster parts, claws, and wings increases the odds of getting more parts
    • From carving the white drops that fall from the monster. This typically happens when monsters fight each other
    • Gaining rewards for completing your quest
MaterialsTarget RewardsCapture RewardsBroken Part RewardsCarves
Espinas Shard21%27%40% (Wing)41% (Body), 12% (Tail)
Espinas Cortex35%37%12% (Horn), 70% (Back)31% (Body)
Espinas Toxic Blood26%--%30%[x2] (Back)21% (Body)
Espinas Lash8%12%--%80% (Tail)
Espinas Surspike7%--%60% (Wing)5% (Body), 5% (Tail)
Espinas Mantle3%3%3% (Horn)2% (Body), 3% (Tail)
Espinas Hardhorn--%21%85% (Horn)--%
Large Wyvern Tear--%--%--%--%

You can also get a few items from the white material drops. These mostly fall off during monster fights: Espinas Shard 50%, Espinas Cortex 34%, Espinas Toxic Blood 15%, Espinas Surpsike 3%, Espinas Mantle 1%, and Large Wyvern Tear 50%.

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