The Abnormal State (Chinese 奇烈态) is a state that has only been seen utilized by select monster species. Indicated by a crimson aura that surrounds the monster, this state enhances the affected monster's strength, durability, and attacks. Within Monster Hunter Online, two variations of the Abnormal State exists: an older version where the affected monster only gains alterations to existing attacks, and the newest version where monsters gains significantly changed movesets and new armor sets with an exclusive skill.
List of Monsters that can enter Abnormal State
- Sandstone Basarios
- Ice Chramine
- Daimyo Hermitaur
- Shogun Ceanataur
- Yian Kut-Ku
- Many of the second generation Abnormal monsters tend to be recreations of existing members of the monster's species. For example, Abnormal Nargacuga borrows many traits of Lucent Nargacuga, such as the ability to turn invisible, shake its tail to extend its tail spikes, and launch poisonous spikes from its tail.
- The second version of Abnormal Tigrex is unique in that, unlike any other Abnormal monster, its body has been significantly altered to resemble the Tigrex it is based on: Zenith Tigrex.
- Some of the first generation Abnormal monsters have been removed from the game since the introduction of the second version of the state.