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Crimson Glow Valstrax are a Variant of Valstrax introduced in Monster Hunter Rise.


Due to the rampant dragon energy, Crimson Glow Valstrax has permanent glowing red marks connecting from the chest to the wings, showing up on the sides and wing-arms. The wings have a different design than a normal Valstrax's wings, looking more like exhaust vents, and are covered in glowing red color similar to a normal enraged Valstrax. When inhaling air, the wings will glow a bright red and start spewing out dragon energy. When angered significantly, the energy starts to burst out in the form of large energy spikes on its head, and the whole torso glows red in color, with large amounts of dragon flame coming out of the chest and sides.

Behavior and Abilities

It is far more aggressive than its normal variant and is known to attack anything in sight. This is due to the fact that its dragon energy has gone rampant, altering its behavior in response to the constant pain caused by the energy. This causes the Crimson Glow Valstrax to become more active and less reclusive compared to its normal counterpart. It also has a tendency to ambush Hunters and monsters alike during hunts without warning, akin to the various invader monsters like Deviljho or Bazelgeuse, with the Ambush prompt being the only warning that a Crimson Glow Valstrax is in the area and is poised to attack.

Crimson Glow Valstrax is said to be on a threat level equivalent to Thunder Serpent Narwa/Narwa the Allmother and the strongest Apex Monsters.

Game Appearances

Main Series


In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Rise
MHRise-Crimson Glow Valstrax Icon.png A mutant Valstrax fearsomely dubbed the "Crimson Glow". This elder dragon typically secludes itself in the upper atmosphere, but it has been driven mad by its own rampant energy, causing to lash out at anything in its sight. Once it sights its prey, it swoops down, trampling them beneath its shifting wingblades. Several have been sighted all over, so be prepared to encounter one at any time.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★★★★★

Hunting Tips

After channeling energy into its wings, it will unleash a powerful attack. It sucks in this energy from its chest, and that's the moment to wait for. Prevent it from powering up and cause the energy to combust, dealing serious damage to the creature.


  • Crimson Glow Valstrax was added to Monster Hunter Rise in the 3.0 Title Update on May 27th, 2021.
  • Crimson Glow Valstrax is the second Variant in the series to be introduced in a game where its standard version is not present, following Scarred Yian Garuga.
  • When its wings are in their backwards state, Crimson Glow Valstrax is capable of firing a large draconic beam akin to that of Nakarkos.
  • After performing a rocket dash towards the hunter, Crimson Glow Valstrax can hover high in the air. At that point, it will follow up by either landing and shooting out draconic energy blasts or diving down on the hunter.
  • An Urgent Quest featuring the Crimson Glow Valstrax is unlocked once the hunter has defeated Narwa the Allmother and reached HR100.
    • After this Urgent Quest is completed, a new Crimson Glow Valstrax quest is unlocked and automatically completed which randomizes the location where the monster is fought.
  • Crimson Glow Valstrax is currently the final monster that can be unlocked in Monster Hunter Rise.

Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Rise (edit)
Herbivore MHRise-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MHRise-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHRise-Kestodon Male Icon.png Kestodon MHRise-Popo Icon.png Popo MHRise-Rhenoplos Icon.png Rhenoplos MHRise-Slagtoth Icon.png Slagtoth
Amphibian MHRise-Zamite Icon.png Zamite
MHRise-Tetranadon Icon.png Tetranadon
Fish MHRise-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Fanged Beast MHRise-Bombadgy Icon.png Bombadgy MHRise-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango
MHRise-Arzuros Icon.png Arzuros MHRise-Apex Arzuros Icon.png Apex Arzuros MHRise-Bishaten Icon.png Bishaten MHRise-Goss Harag Icon.png Goss Harag MHRise-Lagombi Icon.png Lagombi MHRise-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MHRise-Volvidon Icon.png Volvidon
Lynian MHRise-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHRise-Melynx Icon.png Melynx
Neopteron MHRise-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MHRise-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra
Temnoceran MHRise-Rachnoid Icon.png Rachnoid
MHRise-Rakna-Kadaki Icon.png Rakna-Kadaki
Bird Wyvern MHRise-Baggi Icon.png Baggi MHRise-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MHRise-Izuchi Icon.png Izuchi MHRise-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MHRise-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MHRise-Wroggi Icon.png Wroggi
MHRise-Aknosom Icon.png Aknosom MHRise-Great Baggi Icon.png Great Baggi MHRise-Great Izuchi Icon.png Great Izuchi MHRise-Great Wroggi Icon.png Great Wroggi MHRise-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHRise-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei
Brute Wyvern MHRise-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHRise-Barroth Icon.png Barroth
Fanged Wyvern MHRise-Jagras Icon.png Jagras
MHRise-Magnamalo Icon.png Magnamalo MHRise-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi MHRise-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHRise-Apex Zinogre Icon.png Apex Zinogre
Leviathan MHRise-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth
MHRise-Almudron Icon.png Almudron MHRise-Mizutsune Icon.png Mizutsune MHRise-Apex Mizutsune Icon.png Apex Mizutsune MHRise-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth MHRise-Somnacanth Icon.png Somnacanth
Piscine Wyvern MHRise-Delex Icon.png Delex
MHRise-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus
Snake Wyvern MHRise-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
Flying Wyvern MHRise-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MHRise-Basarios Icon.png Basarios MHRise-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHRise-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHRise-Apex Diablos Icon.png Apex Diablos MHRise-Khezu Icon.png Khezu MHRise-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHRise-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHRise-Apex Rathalos Icon.png Apex Rathalos MHRise-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHRise-Apex Rathian Icon.png Apex Rathian MHRise-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex
Elder Dragon MHRise-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos MHRise-Crimson Glow Valstrax Icon.png Crimson Glow Valstrax MHRise-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHRise-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHRise-Thunder Serpent Narwa Icon.png Thunder Serpent Narwa MHRise-Narwa the Allmother Icon.png Narwa the Allmother MHRise-Wind Serpent Ibushi Icon.png Wind Serpent Ibushi