Bishaten is like a combination of a Wyvern and a monkey. It is mobile and moves like a monkey but when it spreads its wings, it becomes a terrifying dragon that can close the distance really fast. This guide will teach you how to beat Bishaten in Monster Hunter Rise and show you all the rewards and materials you can get including exclusive ones.
Bishaten Resistances and Weaknesses
Bishaten’s weak points are its head and tail. Only one is usually open at a time because of his behavior so it might be a struggle to hit if you cannot do any aerial attacks. The head is weak against Fire and Ice attacks while its tail is weak against Ice. 10 points of resistance is decent enough to get some damage in so you can still bring Thunder if you have it as your main weapon.
While most of its body parts have strong toughness or resistance to slashing, impact, blunt, and piercing damage, most widely open parts do not stagger your weapon when you hit it. You will be able to freely damage it whenever but it will be harder to stagger Bishaten this way.
How to Fight Bishaten
For the fight against Bishaten, you either go for the head or the tail. Bishaten usually stands on its tail so if you will be able to freely hit it on its tail during this stance. If not, you can aim for the head if it is on its legs. For most of the fight, his weak points are always open whether it is the head or the tail so you can be efficient during the whole fight and keep hitting the weak points.
Bishaten is quite mobile for its stature and it will do some spinning attacks that might be hard to predetermine. It can use its wings to chase you if you get too far away and it can close the distance quickly. Bishaten is open to attacks when it starts throwing fruits and make sure you do not pick up the drops while fighting.
Wait for the boss to reposition somewhere else in the map before you start looting because most of these will be the fruits that it has thrown. When it starts throwing fruits, make sure you avoid them first before closing the distance. Some of these fruits can stun you or even poison you when you get hit.
Bishaten throws them really fast but it is easier to dodge when you close the distance immediately. It also has a spinning attack that knocks down players around Bishaten. When it starts to lean right or left while looking at you, it will either move/reposition or do the spinning attack.
Other than these attacks, most of its attacks are basic swipes that can be dodged easily if you know how to dodge or have great reflexes. The thrown fruits cannot be countered if you are using the Long Sword weapon or any skills with a counter.
On High Rank, it will throw more fruits that have different debuffs. This includes an additional paralyzing fruit on top of the blinding, stunning, and poisoning fruits that he throws on Low Rank.
Bishaten Drops and Rewards
Bishaten drops the following items and materials
For Low Rank
- Bishaten Fur
- Bishaten Feather
- Bishaten Talon
- Bishaten Horn
- Jumbo Bone
- Bisha Tailcase (broken part only)
- Beast Tear
For High Rank
- Bishaten Fur+
- Bishaten Feather+
- Bishaten Talon+
- Bishaten Horn+
- Bishaten Tailcase+
- Beast Gem
- Large Beast Tear
- Beast Tear
For Normal Rank, it drops Bisha Tailcase at a 100% rate if you are able to break Bishaten’s tail and carve it. It is the only way to get that material and it will not drop in High Rank. For its High Rank counterpart, which is the Bishaten Tailcase+, it can drop naturally, from breaking the tail, or a random drop.
One thing to note about the rewards is that there are multiple methods of getting these items. All of these methods stack so it is better to do everything before you end the quest. These methods are breaking and carving monster parts, natural drops, target quest rewards, capturing rewards, and Palico gathering.
The most efficient way is to break all the parts of the monster and capturing it when it is weak. This allows you to obtain more materials by doing each method and you will see the results at the end of the quest or hunt.
Bishaten is one of the monsters that starts to introduce you to the difficulty scaling of the Monster Hunter series. If you start off learning how to beat Great Wroggi and how to beat Kulu-Ya-Ku and then get introduced to fighting monsters like Bishaten, Barroth, and Tetranadon, it will be far more difficult as you progress.
It only gets harder from here and if you plan on playing Monster Hunter Rise up to the endgame, you need to memorize the behavior of these monsters as you fight them.