Chameleos is an elder dragon with the ability to vanish into its enviroment like a chameleon, hence it’s name. It was first introduced in Monster Hunter 2, You’ll face Chameleos in the 7 star Hub Urgent Quest “Ancient Illusion” which was added with version 2.0. Defeating him will unlock your Hunter Rank.
Chameleos can be a tricky fight due to its ability to camouflage itself in its surroundings, going almost invisible. Its arsenal also consists of various toxin-based abilities which deal double the damage of poison.
|Head, Forelegs, Tail||Fire, Dragon||Blast, Fireblight|
Chameleos will cloak itself, making it almost invisible. It will then come out of its cloak momentarily to attack you. It can perform most of its attacks either in or out of its invisibility.
Chameleos can steal your spiritbird pollen from your Petalance by lashing out its tongue at you.
Chameleos bite attack will take place when its head is tilted to the side with its mouth agape, shortly after, it will lunge forward and try to bite you, if it connects, it will steal some of your spiritbird pollen from your Petalance.
If you see Chameleos raise its tail, be ready to roll out of the way from the rocks he will throw at you with it. There are three rocks in total that come out at the same time.
Chameleos will stand on its hind legs, then slam down with its body, down on to you. This attack can be done in and out of invisibility, and later on, twice in a row. Once it hits the ground, it’ll be stunned for a second or two, allowing you to get in some free attacks to its head.
Chameleos will lean back, twisting its head to spit a ball of toxin at you, if it hits the ground, it will leave behind a toxin mist for a short while. It can fire up to two projectiles with this attack.
Chameleos will fly into the air before spraying toxin from its mouth on to the floor in a ring shape. I can either drop inside the ring, and flap its wings, expanding the ring, or drop to the side of the ring, and close its wings, contracting the ring.
With its wings by its side, Chameleos will lean its head back with toxin foaming it its mouth, and unleash a vicious breath of toxin in a line, straight in front of it.
Chameleos will push its chest forward with toxin foaming around its mouth before vomiting it upwards.
Erratic Toxin Hurl
Similar to Toxin Hurl, Chameleos will have its chest pushed out, but it’ll be standing on its hind legs with toxin foaming around its mouth. It’ll then spew out multiple balls of toxin around it before slowly moving forward, hurling toxin erratically around it.
Chameleos will spit out four balls of toxin on to the floor, then flap its wings towards the mist, blasting it forward towards you.
Chameleos will lean forward, and lower its head before lunging at you, and slamming its wings to the floor, creating toxin mist in the process.
Chameleos will fly above you, and drop a toxin ball which’ll hit the ground and expand in a mist like structure.
Similar to the Tongue Lash attack, Chameleos will lunge towards, and attack you with its tongue, stealing your spiritbird pollen.
As Chameleos employs a lot of attacks that can do toxin, it makes sense to get some resistance to it, whilst also taking the Dango Immunizer food from the Dangos you eat before the hunt, which’ll speed up blight recovery. For your weapon, make sure it has the Fire or Dragon element on it, as that is what it’s weakest too, failing that, lightning will work in a pinch. Before going in to the hunt, make sure you’ve got the max amount of Antidotes you can take, because you’ll need it. Same as always. Bring max potions/megapotions, and some flash bombs to take Chameleos out of invisibility as well as to aid you with some emergency healing if needed.
Chameleos will regularly go in and out of invisibility, leaving only a faint outline of itself, flash bombs can take it out of this if it’s facing your direction, otherwise watch carefully to not get surprised by a quick attack. Toxin is the name of the game here, this works similarly to poison, but it does double the damage over time, outright carting you, if you are already low on health. Its toughest attacks to avoid is most likely its Toxin Ring attacks, because if you’re not paying attention, it can either expand or contract the ring depending on where it lands, so if it lands inside the ring, it will blow the mist outwards, if it lands outside the ring, the ring will contract, sucking you in, if you’re near it.
Another thing to be careful about, is its ability to steal some of your pollen from your Petalance by using its Tongue and bite attacks. This’ll buff it with whatever one it steals which is as follows:
Red - Gives it attack up
Yellow - Gives it defense up.
Green - Will heal it a little.
When it becomes enraged (steam blowing out of its mouth) you’ll see a small cloud of steam by its mouth, even when its invisible, making it easier to track. On the flip side, its attacks are faster, and it’ll use some new abilities, like the Erratic Toxin Hurl. This will make it spew multiple balls of Toxin all over the place before hurling beams of toxin all around itself whilst moving forward, keep your distance when you spot this, because it can deal major amounts of damage as well as inflict you with toxin. Finally, most of its attacks are easily avoidable providing you stay mobile.
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Broken Part Rewards
|Material||Drop Rate (%)|
|Chameleos Hide+||Horn - 17%, Wing - 20%|
|Chameleos Wing||Wing - 80%|
|Chameleos Gem||Horn - 3%|
|Chameleos Spike||Horn - 80%|
|Material||Drop Rate (%)|
|Chameleos Hide+||Body - 36%, Tail - 17%|
|Chameleos Claw+||Body - 29%|
|Chameleos Wing||Body - 12%|
|Chameleos Tail||Tail - 80%|
|Chameleos Gem||Body - 2%, Tail - 3%|
|Chameleos Spike||Body - 21%|