Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – How to Defeat Monsoon

By now you probably think you’re a master of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but unlike most of the game, Monsoon requires a lot more skill than other boss. A lot of this will come down to your ability to parry his attacks, but there are a few tricks to make this fight more manageable.

General Tips

  • When you see a blue outline around your screen, it’s a prompt to go blade mode.
  • Do not rush the quick blade events! Typically you’ll have more than enough time to do them, plus rushing them can result in you wasting time/taking damage.
  • Don’t get greedy. Several bosses will take FAR less damage if you don’t attack them at the right time, so you’re really just putting yourself in harms way.

 General Boss Tips

  • You can collect items during the blade time event.
  • If you’re having problems winning the blade time event, just activate blade mode and then exit it. This will cause the game to move in real time again and you can freely dodge the vehicles by running.
  • When Monsoon is glowing purple, you can stun him with an EMP grenade and then zandatsu his head. This will end his auto dodge sequence and is great if you want to avoid drama. When you obtain the Sai side weapon (from Monsoon), you can also use that to stun him out of it.
  • Most of the his cinematic parts are actually timed out, so keep this in mind. These points are 70% (exactly), 55% (or so), 40% (exactly), 25% (or so), 10% (not exactly, but he generally stops trying). Bringing him to one of these points will void whatever he is doing and will result in a blade time event (1,2,4) or ball event (3,5).
  • Don’t over think this boss.

How to Defeat Monsoon

While there isn’t really a secret to defeating Monsoon, he actually comes off harder than he really is. Most of Monsoon’s attacks come from above, so you can just parry them by pushing light attack and up. Towards the middle of the fight, you will need to do a blade time event, which shouldn’t give you an issue. However I strongly advise you avoid doing the second one, since you can prevent Monsoon from using his cheap dodge the second he touches the ground. This can be performed by throwing an EMP grenade or hitting him with a purple charged sai (unlocks by beating Monsoon, charges automatically) attack. Another thing to watch out for is his smoke bomb attack. If you see him do this move, then just STOP moving. Most of his attacks will come from above, so just stand there and parry everything he does. Once you get Monsoon to low health (30% or so), he will start to roll a giant ball of items at you. Simply stand still and parry it (up + light attack). Doing this twice will let you cut it up and effectively end the move. This should be enough to win the fight, although try to focus on parrying his attacks over preventing them.


Since it seems some people were having problems with this fight, I made a quick video of me doing it. Sadly it’s not my most “impressive” run, since I was really quite sick of doing it, but it should show you how to do it.

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  1. grenadeh
    February 22, 2013, 9:37 AM

    Monsoon doesn’t require skill. The game is flat out fucking broken on this boss, you literally cannot parry his attacks, all he will do is stagger lock you back and forth across the arena and even if you DO get him less than 20% health, he heals back to 40.

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  2. Grant Gaines (大将)
    February 22, 2013, 11:14 AM

    @ Grenadeh

    I included a video of me doing the fight on hard, where you can see me parry most of his attacks. The only thing I know you can’t parry are the things you’re suppose to cut. Everything else CAN be parried if you know the timing.

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  3. stanley
    February 23, 2013, 4:46 PM

    hahahahahaha omg it’s broken1 i can’t win! no… you just suck ass, faggot

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  4. corey
    March 3, 2013, 12:27 PM

    FUCK THIS GAME. It is in no way metal gear, not satisfied, very disappointed.

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  5. tony
    March 13, 2013, 2:30 AM

    Fuken monsoon is way over powerd and the man u beat him with looked fudged game sux

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  6. John
    March 24, 2013, 5:58 AM

    Raiden is a fuucking fagggott.

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  7. Eddie
    May 1, 2013, 3:25 AM


    The game is not broken, nor does it “sux” for not being a Metal Gear game – it’s a game set in the Metal Gear *UNIVERSE*. Hardly breaking news.

    Monsoon is hard to beat via button mashing, and takes a little getting to know.

    …Raiden, however, *is* indeed a “fuucking fagggott”.





    Thanks for the vid, it was helpful.

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  8. Chris
    June 3, 2013, 7:16 AM

    Wow… The only thing “broken” here is all you little internet gangsters. I don’t believe for a second that you little shit heads could formulate a proper sentence with correct spelling and not using a derogatory term such as “faggotz”. Everyone who posted comments like that are little fucking retards. If you are 16 and under, I would start learning proper use of the English language or jump off a building and save the rest of us educated people the suffering of having to deal with another generation of morons. If you are over the age of 16 and posted in such a manner, please, do the same as what I suggested for the young fucks. This is unbelievable and the most humorous thing about it all is if you were talking to other people in person, you wouldn’t use this type of foul language and derogatory words for fear of getting your faces smashed in by a gay mans purse. Fucktards. Calling you guys retards is an insult to all mentally challenged people worldwide. Learn some manners and grow up. Become part of an educated respectful society or go drink bleach.

    All that being said, great post and very helpful. I found this to be fairly easy to parry the attacks and concluded this boss on hard on the first attempt thanks to the tips of the poster. Anybody who made derogatory comments towards this gentleman should be shot and probably put down the controller because you are not even able to function properly behind a television screen. Once again, good job good video and thanks for the help.

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  9. Banana
    June 10, 2013, 12:39 AM

    I agree, if you can’t defeat him, you just suck. I openly admit that I’m having a tough time defeating Monsoon and that I suck at parrying, but I wouldn’t say that the game is broken. Don’t blame the game if you just suck.

    This post was really helpful, although I can’t defeat him yet because I just don’t have enough skills, you did help me get his life to around 50%. And the video was great, you’re a very good gamer I must say :)

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  10. traktor
    August 16, 2013, 9:38 AM

    shit fucks at metal gear wanted to get the boss fight worthy of their name so made it sooo damn irritating. don’t mind the intensity of the brawl but u lose at the end u have to start over. These shits have lost the metal gear charm from being an interactive action game to a match of the big balls. we have a fight difficult to win becoz its sooo long and sooo boring that players loose the drive to play after a few bouts. kojima have lost it and will rot in the gaming world if the crap they conjure turns out like this shit. It like a spoilt cheap version on Tekken now with no imagination at all.
    Crap game!!!!

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  11. Stargay Forwada
    September 10, 2013, 8:33 PM


    LOL the developers are not called metal gear that’s the game you fucking faggot the company is kojima productions you dipshit lol gimme ur address so I can kick your ass and fuck ur mom you fucking hobo bitch

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  12. pj sparkles
    September 22, 2013, 1:02 PM

    I beat him, and I’m a girl!

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  13. swrusty
    January 14, 2014, 7:00 PM

    He’s easy if you cut the things he throws at you, they give you health and as for dodging his attacks there is a skill called defensive offensive, it works great. I had troubles up until I found out you get health from the planes and vehicles he throws at you. After I figured that out I was fine

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  14. No One
    January 18, 2014, 2:46 AM

    This was helpful.

    Was having a hard time beating him, so I checked this out – helped me beat him on my second time after. :)

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  15. pmtu1999hn
    January 18, 2014, 9:00 PM

    Yesterday i was defeat him using white armor (i use more than 10 medical items) and almost ragequit (was thought i could smashing keyboard after his fight LOL :) )

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  16. Jordan
    January 21, 2014, 6:21 PM

    Game is purely fucking stupid. This fight sucks. Rapid parry bullshit. Can’t Dodge his smoke attack. Can’t emp him the 3rd time he goes faggot purple. Way to ruin metal gear Kojima and platinum. Fuck. Yes this game is broken. There are so many faults to this game it’s a joke.

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  17. to Jordan
    March 2, 2014, 1:31 PM

    You can dodge his smoke by purchasing skill. Left click and jump to dodge it

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  18. Face McShooty
    September 3, 2014, 9:49 PM

    I was having a helluva time with this fight, after reading this and checking out the vid took him down first try and hardly took any damage. Great post. Funny comments. Would read again.

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  19. Direwolf147
    February 17, 2015, 4:23 PM

    Geeze people no need to blast someone who is trying to be helpful i only used one tip from him and thats the em grenade then i beat monsoon like a drum i am amazing at parries and he is right just push up and light attack and you will be golden thank you for the tip though and ignore the illiterate people here

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  20. Gilly The Kid
    July 10, 2016, 2:58 AM

    After you get to the point he throws that big pillars at you, you need to climb up it and use blade mode and cut through the tank and then you can attack and win.

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