Malzeno weaknesses, resistances, & drops – MHR Sunbreak

A life-draining Elder Dragon...

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is a massive expansion that features Three Lords, and the Elder Dragon Malzeno is one of the Lords; the other two are Garangolm and Lunagaron. Malzeno is the leading monster for Sunbreak and will be one of the most brutal fights you'll face in Master Rank. To give you a helping hand, here are Malzeno's weaknesses, resistances, and drops in MHR Sunbreak.

Below is a legend of what all the symbols mean.

FireWaterThunderIceDragon
Fire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2Thunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2Dragon element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
PoisonBlastSleepParalysisStunExhaust
Poison status symbol from Monster HunterBlast status symbol from Monster HunterSleep Status symbol from Monster HunterParalysis status symbol from Monster HunterStun status symbol from Monster Hunter

All Malzeno information and weaknesses in MHR Sunbreak

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TypeElder DragonThreat Level8/10
Main WeaknessDragon element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2Minor WeaknessFire element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2Ice element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2
Main Status WeaknessBlast status symbol from Monster HunterMonster Resistant toThunder element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2Water element weakness symbol in Monster Hunter Stories 2

An elder dragon covered with elegant silver scales. It drains the life energy of other living creatures, creeping around at night and attacking its prey from behind. Though Malzeno appears regal at a glance, it takes on a more sinister appearance after draining enough energy.

Malzeno Elemental weakness in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

This Elder Dragon is weak to three elements: Dragon>Fire>Ice. For this fight, Dragon is 100% the way to deal the most damage, significantly if slashing the Head or Forelegs. Ice is the last resort if you do not have Dragon or Fire. Malzeno is immune to Water and Thunder.

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
Head15001525
Torso1000515
Foreleg1000520
Hind Leg1000515
Wing1000515
Tail1000515
Tail Tip1000515

Malzeno Weapon location weakness in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

Both Cutting and Blunt are more or less equal in damage dealt. Hammer/Hunting Horn and Bowgun wielders should focus purely on the Head. Those with Blades should concentrate on the Legs and the Tail.

PartsCutBluntAmmo
Head464845
Torso323015
Foreleg454030
Hind Leg30285
Wing28285
Tail353210
Tail Tip262210

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Malzeno Status resistances and ailment effectiveness in MHR Sunbreak

Zero stars mean it is immune to that ailment, while three stars mean it's highly effective against that monster. Malzeno is immune to all status ailments apart from Stun, but alas, is still highly resistant. Blast is great against this Elder Dragon, but other than that, find yourself a Snowbeetle to inflict Iceblight upon it, to inflict temporary slowdown.

PoisonExhaust
StunFireblight
ParalysisWaterblight
SleepThunderblight
Blast★★Iceblight★★

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

There are numerous 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 materials:
    • You can usually carve three times once the monster is dead, but this can change with skills and the type of monster
    • All chopping appendages of said monster can normally be carved once
    • Capturing the monster instead of killing it can alter the percentage of rewards
    • Breaking monster parts, claws, and wings increases the odds of getting more parts
    • From obtaining the white drops that fall from the monster
    • Gaining rewards for completing your quest
MaterialsTarget RewardsCapture RewardsBroken Part RewardsCarves
Malzeno Cortex22%--%15% (Wing)
70% (Foreleg)
37% (Body)
17% (Tail)
Malzeno Shard29%--%--%28% (Body)
Malzeno Hardfang20%--%16%[x2] (Horn)21%[x2] (Body)
Bloody Parasite16%--%30%[x2] (Foreleg)--%
Malzeno Tail10%--%--%80% (Tail)
Malzeno Bloodstone3%--%3% (Horn)1% (Body)
3% (Tail)
Malzeno Hardhorn--%--%80% (Horn)--%
Malzeno Fellwing--%--%85% (Wing)13% (Body)

By picking up the drops that fall from the monster you may get one of the following materials/items: Malzeno Cortex 50%, Malzeno Shard 30%, Bloody Parasite 20%[x1], 20%[x2], Malzeno Bloodstone 3%, Dragon Treasure 10%, and Old Dragon Treasure 40%.

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