Daimyo Hermitaur is a newly introduced monster in MH Rise: Sunbreak, but a returning one for the series, so you might already have dealt with it in the past. This giant crab is pretty easy to fight if you have a good build and is the key to unlocking the new Master Rank (MR) introduced with the expansion. However, if you’re struggling with this monster and need some help beating it, we got you covered.
In this guide, you will find all the information you need on Daimyo Hermitaur, its weaknesses, and tips for completing the Uninvited Guest - Hunt a Daimyo Hermitaur quest.
How to Complete the Uninvited Guest Quest
Uninvited Guest is the first quest you will unlock when starting the new Sunbreak expansion and requests you to hunt the Daimyo Hermitaur in the Shrine Ruins. This crab has giant, sharp claws that can deal a fair amount of damage, and it can also spray a powerful jet of water at you. It can use its claws to defend from the player’s attacks, too.
The monster Daimyo Hermitaur is weak to Thunder and also Fire. If you are struggling to beat it, bring a weapon with a Thunder elemental attribute with you and wear armor that offers a high level of protection against water attacks. This giant crab’s weak point is the head, and its legs and arm are also quite vulnerable. It will frequently use its claws to guard against attacks, and most of your offensives will bounce off against them. However, you can use a Sonic Bomb to break its defensive position and start attacking again.
If you are having a bad time against Daimyo Hermitaur, dodge its attacks until you learn its moves and prepare your counter-offensive accordingly. You can also use the Wyvern Ride system to mount a non-target monster, attack the giant crab and deal massive damage to it. Once defeated, you will get the chance to collect interesting monster materials that can be used to craft new weapons and armor with a higher rarity level than the ones you have equipped.
How to Unlock Master Rank in Sunbreak
Once the Uninvited Guest quest is completed and you have successfully hunted the Daimyo Hermitaur monster, you will find yourself in the brand-new Elgado outpost. You will be introduced to Admiral Galleus, the commanding officer of this home base. Wait for the cutscene to finish and read through the dialogues; once done, you will automatically unlock Master Rank 1 and will be able to start new MR quests.
To start a new quest, just head to the freshly-unlocked Outpost Quest Counter, run by Chichae the Quest Damsel. You will initially do a training quest to learn the basics of the new Switch Skill Swap feature. When completed, select Hub Quest: Master Rank and go through the requested Key Quests. As for the base game, you will grind through each MR as soon as Key Quests and the following Urgent Quest are done.
To get the most out of your experience in Sunbreak, you can also read our beginner’s guide to the new Monster Hunter Rise expansion.