Valstrax and its variant, Crimson Glow Valstrax, are monsters in the Monster Hunter series. Valstrax was introduced in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate while Crimson Glow Valstrax was introduced in Monster Hunter Rise.
While the Monster Hunter games don’t go in-depth with their lore, there are still lots of things we’ve learned about Valstrax and Crimson Glow Valstrax due to in-game descriptions and additional media released throughout the history of the franchise.
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Valstrax is described as, “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.”
Crimson Glow Valstrax Overview
Crimson Glow Valstrax is described as, “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.”
FAQs about Valstrax
Since Valstrax and Crimson Glow Valstrax aren’t seen in every Monster Hunter game, players have questions about the monsters. Here are some of the common questions we’ve seen about Valstrax from our database of Google queries, Reddit posts, social media posts, and more.
Is Valstrax a Black Dragon? Valstrax is not a Black Dragon. While its color scheme is black, Valstrax is not considered to be a world-ending threat like Fatalis and Alatreon.
Is Valstrax an Elder Dragon? Valstrax is an Elder Dragon.
Is Valstrax a Flagship? Valstrax was the flagship monster for Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate alongside Bloodbath Diablos.
What Does Valstrax Mean? Valstrax means “Brave Falcon.” Valstrax’s Japanese name, Barufaruku, is a combination of baroru which is “valor” translated to Japanese, and farukon, meaning “falcon” in Japanese.
What Animal is Valstrax Based On? Even with its Dragon-like appearance, Valstrax is based on falcons. Its Japanese name is Barufaruku. The “faruku” is short for “farukon” which means “falcon” in Japanese.
Is Valstrax in Monster Hunter Rise? Valstrax was added to Monster Hunter Rise with the 3.0 title update released on May 27, 2021.
Are Valstrax Weapons Good? In Monster Hunter Rise, Valstrax weapons are some of the best weapons in the game due to their high Dragon element. The Valstrax weapons like Dual Blades, Bows, Longswords, and Sword & Shields are used in most meta builds.
How is Crimson Glow Valstrax Different? Crimson Glow Valstrax differs from Valstrax due to its Dragon energy running rampant. While Valstrax is a tame monster that prefers to be reclusive, Crimson Glow Valstrax is always aggressive and looking for a fight.
What is Valstrax Weak To? Valstrax and Crimson Glow Valstrax are both weak to Fire, Water, Thunder, and Ice.
Is Valstrax the Fastest Monster? As a monster that uses Dragon energy in its wings to fly up into the atmosphere and resembles a comet at times, Valstrax is one of the fastest monsters alongside Kirin.
How do Valstrax Wings Work? Valstrax’s wings work by discharging massive amounts of Dragon energy to drive propulsion and high-speed movement. Valstrax can manipulate the shape of its wings into a trident-like shape to pierce enemies or make it more aerodynamic to allow it to fly up into the air.
How do you unlock Crimson Glow Valstrax? Crimson Glow Valstrax is unlocked by reaching Hunter Rank 100 in Monster Hunter Rise.
Is Valstrax in Monster Hunter Stories 2? Valstrax is not available in Monster Hunter Stories 2.
How Do you Break a Valstrax Wing? Valstrax wings can be broken by repeatedly damaging the wing with weapons. Blunt damage from Hammers and Hunting Horns is useful due to wings being weak to blunt damage.
Does Valstrax do Dragon Damage? Yes. A few of Valstrax’s attacks apply the Dragonblight status effect when they hit the player.
Does Valstrax Have a Turf War? Valstrax does not have turf wars. Valstrax is an invader and ambushes other monsters to knock them down during a hunt.
How do you Get Valstrax Spineshell? Valstrax Spineshell is a drop from Crimson Glow Valstrax. It has a 90% chance to drop when breaking Valstrax’s back or can be a target reward with a 13% chance to drop.
Is the Valstrax Bow Good? The Reddnaught Dragon Arc is a meta bow in Monster Hunter Rise. It’s currently the best Dragon element bow in the game and is worth using against the many monsters that are weak to the Dragon element.
What Does The Valstrax Armor Do? The main gimmick of the Valstrax armor is its unique effect, Dragonblight. At max level, Dragonblight goes into effect when the player is at 80% health or less. Players have their elemental resistances set to 50 and gain +10% attack power.
For now, that covers all the common questions about Valstrax and Crimson Glow Valstrax. As more questions pop up, we’ll update this list with more Q&As.