Its long, elastic neck stretching out while it clings to a wall or the ceiling is a sight straight out of a nightmare. Make sure you do not get overwhelmed by its horrific appearance.


Khezu are Flying Wyverns introduced in Monster Hunter.

Physiology

Khezu are large, pale Wyverns with a flabby, rubbery hide which they constantly keep damp, similar to that of an amphibian. Many of their blood vessels and veins can be seen through their pale skin. Their tail features a specialized orifice which bonds to the ground during electrical attacks and helps them cling onto cave ceilings. Their mouth features rows of sharp teeth similar to that of leeches. Khezu feet lack claws, and instead have suction pad-like toes to assist them in climbing and hanging from cave walls and ceilings. Spending most of their lives in the dark, their eyes have regressed greatly, though they make up for this with a superb sense of smell. A layer of fat helps to keep them warm and prolong the time they can spend hunting for food. Khezu have an extendable neck which allows them to grasp and ambush prey from afar, such as from a cave ceiling. Khezu are hermaphrodites, which means an individual is both male and female. To reproduce they paralyze a creature and inject their young, known as Whelps. The Whelps grow inside their victim until it dies, or when they are strong enough to leave.

Behavior

Although Khezu are cave dwellers, they go out when they please, or when food inside grows too scarce. While Khezu outside a cave are vulnerable to larger Wyverns like Tigrex, inside caves Khezu have the advantage. In addition to being unhampered by the dark, they can cling to the ceiling and attack from above.

Habitat

A Khezu's habitat is often located near active sources of water; some sources claim this is because the water is excellent for conducting electricity into their prey, while others speculate that Khezu may need the dampness for their moist skin. Such areas include the Swamps and Frozen Seaway.

Game Data

This section contains data of Khezu in Monster Hunter Rise. For information in other games, see Khezu Guides.

Physiology

Hitzone Damage Data
Hitzone Cutting Damage Impact Damage Shot Damage
Head 75 70 80
Neck 75 50 50
Torso 45 45 25
Wing 25 25 25
Leg 36 20 35
Tail 20 20 30
Breakable Parts: Head, Leg(Individually)
Element Weakness Damage Data
Hitzone Status Effect-Fireblight MH4 Icon.png Fire Status Effect-Waterblight MH4 Icon.png Water Status Effect-Thunderblight MH4 Icon.png Thunder Status Effect-Iceblight MH4 Icon.png Ice Status Effect-Dragonblight MH4 Icon.png Dragon
Head 30 5 0 5 5
Neck 25 5 0 5 5
Torso 25 5 0 5 5
Wing 20 5 0 5 5
Leg 15 5 0 5 5
Tail 20 5 0 5 5
Ailment Effectiveness
Ailments Effectiveness Ailments Effectiveness
Poison ★★★ Stun
Paralysis Sleep
Blast ★★ Exhaust
Fireblight ★★ Waterblight
Thunderblight Iceblight

Hunting Tips

The Khezu will cling to walls or the ceiling to unleash its electric attacks from above. Use Wiredash to get to it and knock it down, or exhaust it to weaken its electricity.
- MHRise's Hunter's Notes


Game Appearances

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MHFU-Khezu Icon.png Loathsome wyverns that live inside caves. Near blind, they detect their prey by smell. They are capable of generating electric shocks, which they use to paralyze their prey.
Monster Hunter 4
MH4U-Khezu Icon.png 主に洞窟などの暗所に生息する不気味な飛竜。 目は退化しており、その分嗅覚が発達している。 体内に発電器官をもっており、体から発する電気で獲物を麻痺させ、壁や天井から襲いかかる。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4U-Khezu Icon.png Loathsome wyverns that dwell in caves and other dark places. All but blind, Khezu hunt by smell, using electric shocks to paralyze their prey before pouncing from high walls and ceilings.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter Generations
MH4U-Khezu Icon.png Loathsome wyverns that dwell in caves and other dark places. All but blind, Khezu hunt by smell, using electric shocks to paralyze their prey before pouncing on them from the walls or ceiling.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★
Monster Hunter Rise
MHRise-Khezu Icon.png Loathsome wyverns that dwell in caves and other dark places. All but blind, Khezu hunt by smell. Their tail has evolved to cling to walls and ceilings. After using a electric shock to paralyze their prey, they extend their long neck and pounce.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MH4U-Khezu Icon.png Loathsome Flying Wyverns dwelling mainly in caves. They generate and release electricity to deadly effect.
Monster Hunter Frontier G
FrontierGen-Khezu Icon.png
Monster Hunter Online
MHO-Khezu Icon.png 龙盘目,龙脚亚目,奇怪龙下目,稀白龙上科。肉食类。无鳞覆盖、强韧而布满粘液的白色厚皮,以及退化的双眼。栖息在不见阳光的洞窟,也会在湿地等地区出没。
Threat Level (危険度): !!!!

Materials

This section is about monster materials obtained from hunting Khezu in Monster Hunter Rise. For a list of acquistion chances, as well as carves in other games, see Khezu Carves.

Low Rank

Items
Name Rarity Price
5thGen Item Icon-Hide White.svg
Flabby Hide
Rare-4 520z
Now usable as a material thanks to recent advances. Has mysterious properties.
5thGen Item Icon-Claw White.svg
Suspicious Fang
Rare-4 370z
These fangs are popular with occult fans and sold on the black market as cursed items.
MHRise Item Icon-Chemical White.svg
Pale Extract
Rare-4 200z
Has the ability to amplify the effect of certain medicines.
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part White.svg
Pale Bone
Rare-4 1270z
The rib bone from a Khezu. Still has chunks of meat attached.
MHRise Item Icon-Sac Light Yellow.svg
Electro Sac
Rare-4 300z
A monster organ that can store up electricity, which is released on impact.
MHRise Item Icon-Bone Light Yellow.svg
Monster Bone M
Rare-4 200z
A nicely-sized bone. Strong yet flexible, it's as reliable as steel and wood.
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Blue.svg
Wyvern Tear
Rare-4 300z
Bitter tears wept by wyverns on certain occasions. (Account Item)

High Rank

Items
Name Rarity Price
5thGen Item Icon-Hide White.svg
Pearl Hide
Rare-6 1540z
The hide of a Khezu. Its strange properties are still not fully understood.
5thGen Item Icon-Claw White.svg
Suspicious Fang+
Rare-6 1040z
Having slurped up mounds of flesh, these fangs are used in certain rituals.
MHRise Item Icon-Chemical White.svg
Pale Extract
Rare-4 200z
Has the ability to amplify the effect of certain medicines.
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part White.svg
Pale Bone
Rare-4 1270z
The rib bone from a Khezu. Still has chunks of meat attached.
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part White.svg
Pale Steak
Rare-6 4040z
Fatty meat from a Khezu. Look tasty, but cannot be eaten.
MHRise Item Icon-Sac Light Yellow.svg
Thunder Sac
Rare-6 850z
A monster organ that can store up large amounts of high voltage electricity.
MHRise Item Icon-Bone Pink.svg
Monster Keenbone
Rare-6 850z
A rare bone with a razor-sharp tip that retains its strength even when crafted.
MHRise Item Icon-Ball Light Blue.svg
Wyvern Gem
Rare-7 6000z
Throughout a wyvern's life, impurities gather and form this peculiar gem.
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Blue.svg
Wyvern Tear
Rare-4 300z
Bitter tears wept by wyverns on certain occasions. (Account Item)
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Blue.svg
Large Wyvern Tear
Rare-4 500z
Large, bitter tears wept by wyverns on certain occasions. (Account Item)

Notes

General Notes

  • A Khezu's tail has a suction cup-like hole with six protrusions lining its rim. They use it to attach themselves to cave ceilings, and to ground themselves when performing an electrical attack.
  • As shown in the Ecology video, the flabby hide of a Khezu is covered in a thin, wet liquid-like membrane. Its purpose is unknown.
  • The saliva of a Khezu has strong acidic properties that can melt the floor of caves and Stun hunters.
  • Khezu's roar requires HG Earplugs to block.
  • Khezu are one of the few (if not the only) Wyverns in the Monster Hunter world that do not activate the "Yellow Eye" status on the hunter. This could be considered a disadvantage due to the fact that it does not allow a hunter to do a panic dive to avoid attacks. No background music plays, even for sidekick monsters, e.g. Giadrome.
  • In the Khezu Ecology cinematic, it is seen preying on a Kelbi.
  • Khezu is highly tolerant against Paralysis; it is only stunned for 5 seconds. As such, Pitfall Traps are better than Shock Traps.

Monster Hunter Freedom

  • The Village four star quest called "Fang of the Iodrome!" a Khezu appears in it. There is a glitch where if you engage the Khezu, the background music will play.

Monster Hunter Freedom 2

  • The Khezu gained the ability to leap out at the hunter while generating its signature electrical field.

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

  • It gained a thunder bite, and an improved thunder blast where it shoots out more thunder balls than the normal move; this is highly predictable because a bolt of electricity runs across Khezu's mouth when charging the attack.
  • There are Quests that require the hunter to slay or capture tiny Khezus. These Khezus are perhaps Khezu Whelps who are strong enough to leave the carcass in which they were born. The tiny Khezus have a high pitched voice, due to their minuscule size. Their roars are notably shorter, and leaves the hunter incapacitated a bit longer.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • When enraged its veins will begin to throb.
  • When low on stamina it will fail to shoot its lightning balls, produce its lightning shield, and recover from attacks.
  • Its face and its body can be broken and scarred.
  • It can be infected by the Frenzy Virus.
  • In G-Rank, when it releases a lightning shield, it can do a second one that covers a much wider range in a web-like pattern.
  • Unlike in previous games, Khezu now applies the "Spotted" status to the hunter, allowing the hunter to perform a panic dive.

Monster Hunter Frontier

  • Khezu whelps are pickled and used as cooking ingredients.
  • Khezu can be a pet.
  • HC Khezu's roar requires Super HG Earplugs to block.

Monster Hunter Online

  • This monster is unlocked at Level 25.
  • Khezu's torso can be broken.


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