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An elder dragon that soars at very high altitudes far from human habitation. Its flaming red wings are often the only visible sign of it, giving rise to its nickname, the Argent Comet. Those wings aren't just for flying, though, and are easily used to stab, rend and blow away its enemies. Occasionally, one can find the scorched shells it has left behind.
- MHGU Description

Valstrax are Elder Dragons introduced in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.

Physiology

Valstrax is a slender Elder Dragon covered in gleaming silver scales. Its most notable feature is its wings, which have fused into a trident-like structure, each segment ending in an opening designed to expel dragon energy. Its back is lined with fin-like projections. Its head has a small crest and its eyes are blue. Its chest has three horizontal gaps that are used to take in and pressurize air like a jet engine.

Abilities

Valstrax flies at high speed by discharging Dragon Element energy from its wings. It can manipulate the alignment and shape of its wings to vary the attacks it uses. When its wings are in its usual backwards-facing position, Valstrax will commonly lunge forward and swipe at hunters with its front claws or try to take a bite at them. If the hunter is a fair distance away, however, it will rear back one of its wings before connecting it into a jagged spear-like formation and thrusting it at the hunter. It can add two more moves to this attack, ending it with a spin while the blade is still outstretched or sending forth its other spear wing after retracting the first. It can also jam the trident tipped appendages into the ground and rip up some dirt along with the hunter. Valstrax is also able to maneuver its wings into a spear position and fire pure balls of dragon energy at the hunter. Lastly, it is able to ready its wings after a very short charge time and rocket towards the hunter, usually ending in a deadly spin upon landing again. Very similar to a Rathalos’s strafe flight, albeit much quicker.

Valstrax can also align its wings so that its exhaust-like wingtips are facing the front of the monster. In this form, the wings are able to swipe like a massive claw, slam down into the ground as if it’s a giant palm, and Valstrax can ignite the tips of its wings to add Dragonblight to these attacks as well as dealing additional damage. While in this form it is also able to condense its dragon energy into explosive homing projectiles that it will fire out of its six appendages after readying into a stance. It can also fire these blasts at the ground underneath it, which is indicated by it rearing up on its hind legs and aiming its wings downwards. It will switch its wings back to their regular position either by simply folding them back naturally, or it can perform a frontflip with its wings ignited to deal damage to the hunter and go back to its base form.

Its strongest attack is called “Around the World.” Valstrax opens its chest intake to the fullest, sucking in as much air as possible before hopping up with a small blast and then rocketing off into the horizon. Here it will become enveloped with crimson dragon energy, becoming the red comet once more. After circling behind the hunter (or where the hunter’s back was originally facing during take off), Valstrax will do a loop in the air as it breaks the sound barrier before hurtling itself down as a fiery ball of deadly draconic energy. Afterwards, it will be tuckered out for a short period of time, allowing for retaliation.

Habitat

Valstrax is a largely nomadic monster and can be found in a wide range of environments, though it has not been spotted in volcanic environments. It is most commonly associated with the Ruined Pinnacle.

Other Non-Subspecies Forms

Crimson Glow Valstrax

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Main Article: Crimson Glow Valstrax

A Variant of Valstrax first appearing in Monster Hunter Rise, the excessively high amount of Dragon Element energy has turned this monster even more aggresive.

Game Appearances

Main Series

Spin-offs

Crossovers

  • Puzzle & Dragons
  • Gyuakuten Othellonia
  • TEPPEN

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
MHGU-Valstrax Icon.png An elder dragon that soars at very high altitudes far from human habitation. Its flaming red wings are often the only visible sign of it, giving rise to its nickname, the Argent Comet. Those wings aren't just for flying, though, and are easily used to stab, rend and blow away its enemies. Occasionally, one can find the scorched shells it has left behind.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★

Gallery

For more images, see Valstrax Photo Gallery

Notes

  • Valstrax's Japanese name, Barufaruku (バルファルク), is a combination between baroru (バロル) which is "valor" translated to Japanese, and farukon (ファルコン), meaning "falcon" in Japanese.
  • Valstrax is one of the two flagship monsters of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, the other being Bloodbath Diablos.
  • While in Rage Mode, Valstrax will begin venting excessive amounts of its exhaust from its wings, head, and chest, causing those parts to take no elemental damage. It will also use attacks that inflict Dragonblight more aggressively.
  • Valstrax's attacks with its wings vary depending on the state its wings are in. While facing forward, it can attack using incredibly fast charges, 'punches' (with a long range that also extends further whilst in Rage Mode), and even, occasionally, a unique attack where it rockets off into the sky, flying around to find an angle behind a hunter, and then crashes into its target. Conversely, while facing backward, Valstrax attacks using slams, charged blasts, and missiles from a long range. It should be noted, however, that Valstrax can switch between these 'wing modes' at will, and will attempt to combo certain attacks from these modes.
    • During Rage Mode, many of Valstrax's attacks with its wings will inflict Dragonblight due to the excessive amounts of exhaust being vented from its wings, making its wing slams and slashes more dangerous due to this.
  • Like the Stygian Zinogre, a number of Valstrax's attacks can consistently inflict Dragonblight, especially during Rage Mode. In such a similar situation, it'd be wise to pack Nulberries, Blight Resistance, or, despite its Elemental weaknesses, use a Raw weapon to subvert the high consistency of Dragonblight affliction.
  • Valstrax's front claws, back, chest, head, and wings can be broken. Its tail can also be cut off.
  • The Valstrax Blademaster weapons have unusual Sharpness gauges that consist of only white and red levels.
  • Valstrax's roar requires HG Earplugs to block.
  • If Valstrax's chest is staggered while it is taking in air, it will fall over and drop a shiny.
  • Valstrax does not have to be fought at all in its first fightable encounter.
    • Strangely, Valstrax's theme does not play in this sequence, only the regular Marshlands theme.


Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (edit)
Herbivore MHGen-Anteka Icon.png Anteka MH4U-Apceros Icon.png Apceros MH4U-Aptonoth Icon.png Aptonoth MH4U-Kelbi Icon.png Kelbi MHGen-Larinoth Icon.png Larinoth MHGen-Moofah Icon.png Moofah MHGen-Mosswine Icon.png Mosswine MH4U-Popo Icon.png Popo MH4U-Rhenoplos Icon.png Rhenoplos MH4U-Slagtoth Icon.png Slagtoth
Amphibian MH4U-Zamite Icon.png Zamite
MH4U-Tetsucabra Icon.png Tetsucabra MHGen-Drilltusk Tetsucabra Icon.png Drilltusk Tetsucabra MH4U-Zamtrios Icon.png Zamtrios
Fanged Beast MHGen-Blango Icon.png Blango MHGen-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango MH4U-Conga Icon.png Conga
MHGen-Arzuros Icon.png Arzuros MHGen-Redhelm Arzuros Icon.png Redhelm Arzuros MHGen-Blangonga Icon.png Blangonga MHGen-Bulldrome Icon.png Bulldrome MH4U-Congalala Icon.png Congalala MHGen-Gammoth Icon.png Gammoth MHGU-Elderfrost Gammoth Icon.png Elderfrost Gammoth MH4U-Kecha Wacha Icon.png Kecha Wacha MH4U-Lagombi Icon.png Lagombi MHGen-Snowbaron Lagombi Icon.png Snowbaron Lagombi MH4U-Rajang Icon.png Rajang MH4U-Furious Rajang Icon.png Furious Rajang MHGen-Volvidon Icon.png Volvidon
Lynian MH4U-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MH4U-Melynx Icon.png Melynx
Carapaceon MHGen-Ceanataur Icon.png Ceanataur MH4U-Hermitaur Icon.png Hermitaur
MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Icon.png Daimyo Hermitaur MHGen-Stonefist Hermitaur Icon.png Stonefist Hermitaur MHGen-Shogun Ceanataur Icon.png Shogun Ceanataur MHGU-Rustrazor Ceanataur Icon.png Rustrazor Ceanataur
Temnoceran MH4U-Nerscylla Icon.png Nerscylla
Neopteron MH4U-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MH4U-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra MHGU-Great Thunderbug Icon.png Great Thunderbug MHGen-Hornetaur Icon.png Hornetaur MH4U-Konchu Icon.png Konchu MHGen-Vespoid Icon.png Vespoid
MHGU-Ahtal-Ka Icon.png Ahtal-Ka MH4U-Seltas Icon.png Seltas MH4U-Seltas Queen Icon.png Seltas Queen
Bird Wyvern MH4U-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MH4U-Genprey Icon.png Genprey MHGen-Giaprey Icon.png Giaprey MH4U-Ioprey Icon.png Ioprey MH4U-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MH4U-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MHGen-Maccao Icon.png Maccao MH4U-Velociprey Icon.png Velociprey
MH4U-Gendrome Icon.png Gendrome MHGen-Great Maccao Icon.png Great Maccao MH4U-Gypceros Icon.png Gypceros MH4U-Iodrome Icon.png Iodrome MHGen-Malfestio Icon.png Malfestio MHGU-Nightcloak Malfestio Icon.png Nightcloak Malfestio MH4U-Velocidrome Icon.png Velocidrome MH4U-Yian Garuga Icon.png Yian Garuga MHGen-Deadeye Yian Garuga Icon.png Deadeye Yian Garuga MH4U-Yian Kut-Ku Icon.png Yian Kut-Ku
Brute Wyvern MHGU-Barroth Icon.png Barroth MH4U-Brachydios Icon.png Brachydios MH4U-Raging Brachydios Icon.png Raging Brachydios MH4U-Deviljho Icon.png Deviljho MH4U-Savage Deviljho Icon.png Savage Deviljho MHGen-Duramboros Icon.png Duramboros MHGen-Glavenus Icon.png Glavenus MHGen-Hellblade Glavenus Icon.png Hellblade Glavenus MHGen-Uragaan Icon.png Uragaan MHGen-Crystalbeard Uragaan Icon.png Crystalbeard Uragaan
Fanged Wyvern MH4U-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHGen-Thunderlord Zinogre Icon.png Thunderlord Zinogre
Piscine Wyvern MH4U-Cephalos Icon.png Cephalos
MH4U-Cephadrome Icon.png Cephadrome MHGen-Lavasioth Icon.png Lavasioth MHGen-Plesioth Icon.png Plesioth
Leviathan MHGen-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth MHGen-Uroktor Icon.png Uroktor
MHGen-Agnaktor Icon.png Agnaktor MHGen-Lagiacrus Icon.png Lagiacrus MHGen-Nibelsnarf Icon.png Nibelsnarf MHGen-Mizutsune Icon.png Mizutsune MHGU-Soulseer Mizutsune Icon.png Soulseer Mizutsune MHGen-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth
Snake Wyvern MH4U-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
MH4U-Najarala Icon.png Najarala
Flying Wyvern MH4U-Akantor Icon.png Akantor MHGen-Astalos Icon.png Astalos MHGU-Boltreaver Astalos Icon.png Boltreaver Astalos MHGU-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MH4U-Basarios Icon.png Basarios MH4U-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHGU-Bloodbath Diablos Icon.png Bloodbath Diablos MH4U-Khezu Icon.png Khezu MHGen-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHGen-Silverwind Nargacuga Icon.png Silverwind Nargacuga MH4U-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHGen-Dreadking Rathalos Icon.png Dreadking Rathalos MH4U-Silver Rathalos Icon.png Silver Rathalos MH4U-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHGen-Dreadqueen Rathian Icon.png Dreadqueen Rathian MH4U-Gold Rathian Icon.png Gold Rathian MH4U-Seregios Icon.png Seregios MH4U-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex MHGen-Grimclaw Tigrex Icon.png Grimclaw Tigrex MH4U-Ukanlos Icon.png Ukanlos
Elder Dragon MH4U-Unknown Icon.png Alatreon MHGen-Amatsu Icon.png Amatsu MH4U-Chameleos Icon.png Chameleos MH4U-Unknown Icon.png Fatalis MH4U-Unknown Icon.png Crimson Fatalis MH4U-Unknown Icon.png White Fatalis MH4U-Kirin Icon.png Kirin MH4U-Kushala Daora Icon.png Kushala Daora MHGU-Lao-Shan Lung Icon.png Lao-Shan Lung MHGen-Nakarkos Icon.png Nakarkos MH4U-Shagaru Magala Icon.png Shagaru Magala MH4U-Teostra Icon.png Teostra MHGU-Valstrax Icon.png Valstrax
??? MH4U-Gore Magala Icon.png Gore Magala MH4U-Chaotic Gore Magala Icon.png Chaotic Gore Magala
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