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How to defeat the Lunagaron in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

The frosty beast looks similar to other dog-like creatures. This guide details how to beat the Lunagaron in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.
How to defeat the Lunagaron in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

If you've managed to get to the lower levels of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, you would have found yourself standing at the doorstep of The Three Lords, albeit with the Lunagaron blocking the way. This frosty beast looks similar to other dog-like creatures that have appeared in the past, but it has more than a few tricks to make it even more dangerous.

One of the truly unique aspects of the Lunagaron is its likeness to a Werewolf, which lines up with the theme of the Sunbreak expansion. This has more implications than a theme, though, and it goes as far as changing how the Lunagaron will attack throughout the fight. Fortunately, this guide explains how to take down and beat the Lunagaron in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak - How to defeat Lunagaron

Get ready for aggression and frost in this hunt. (Picture: Capcom)

Attacking with plenty of preparation is the key to survival. When you first encounter Lunagaron in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, you'll likely compare it to the Odogaron, another monster with a similar design and covered in red. Not only do they look the same, but they also have similar movesets. They attack with swift dashes and bites within combos.

This first stage is relatively easy to deal with as long as you are vigilant and watch for the telegraphed bites. But it won't take much damage before the Lunagaron gets enraged and changes the entire pace of the fight. Once it roars, an armor coating of ice spikes will appear on the beast. More importantly, the Lunagaron will also stand on its hind legs. 

The enraged form is where the Lunagaron appears almost like a frosty werewolf, and the speed of the fight will ramp up. Instead of spread-out bites, the Luna will constantly attack with a combo of claws and dashes. Dodging is going to be a challenge on its own without even accounting for attack windows.

In addition to its claw attacks, the Lunagaron will launch itself into the air and make rapid spin attacks with devastating damage. These need to be avoided, and they have a quick telegraph given away by the Luna going into a barrel form. Keep all of these in mind, and look for windows to deal some serious damage to the beast. Taking out those icy spots on the armor can end this enraged mode faster.

Lunagaron weaknesses in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Lunagaron frost
Utilize fire elements for additional damage. (Picture: Capcom)

The most immediate weakness you can exploit against the Lunagaron in Sunbreak is the use of fire. As a monster with lots of icy armor, fire is an easy way to deal serious passive damage, especially with the latest buffs to elemental-based damage. Thunder is a good alternative, but it's not a full three-star element.

When choosing parts of the monster to attack, the head will take the most damage, regardless of the weapon type. However, the abdomen and the tail are good secondary spots to focus on, especially if the tail gives you any trouble in the fight. Slashing and Blunt damage will be about equal in this battle, so pick your poison, and get ready for a tough few rounds.

That concludes our guide to defeating the Lunagaron in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. We hope you found this guide useful. Good luck, and have fun!

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Featured image courtesy of Capcom.