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|OT| Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| ICE, ICE BABY

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I finally got my gold name and the guild card background for finding all the endemics. I think I'm truly burnt out now. Gonna take a break until Stygian and Safi and hopefully I'd have the drive to get the remaining achievements by then.
 
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I finally got my gold name and the guild card background for finding all the endemics. I think I'm truly burnt out now. Gonna take a break until Stygian and Safi and hopefully I'd have the drive to get the remaining achievements by then.
Do you have a guide that you were using to catch them all? I was going to try to catch some of these soon.
 
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I finally got my gold name and the guild card background for finding all the endemics. I think I'm truly burnt out now. Gonna take a break until Stygian and Safi and hopefully I'd have the drive to get the remaining achievements by then.
I fucking gave up on the goddamn rare molie things. You're hard as nails for getting them all.
 
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Do you have a guide that you were using to catch them all? I was going to try to catch some of these soon.
I used the Fextralife wiki but I think the place is terrible. I used it mostly as a reference to see what I have missing. The articles aren't much help for finding the wildlife but the comments below the articles were. There's probably lots of places with really detailed guides but I just took whatever the first result on the search engine was, which was always the Fextralife wiki. You would think that any MH related search would actually point you to a useful place like Kiranico but nope, sometimes it's not even in the front page of search results.

I fucking gave up on the goddamn rare molie things. You're hard as nails for getting them all.
Unless they changed something, I think the molies aren't needed for the background since that was available back in the base game. And truthfully, the molies are a lot less painful than the great sized fishes. You can incorporate your moly hunt into your guiding lands gathering runs (something you actually have to do for gear) since you have to pass by where they spawn anyway. The spawn rate for those fishes though, whoever programmed that is a sadist.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I did my moly hunts before they nerfed the Zoomaster skill from the canteen and that I did it in a group. Small monsters and endemic life are client side but apparently if it spawns for one person, it spawns for everyone, it just might not be at the same place. I have no idea how useful Zoomaster is now.
 
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Clearly someone in this thread doesn't understand what taking a break until Safi means. I'm pretty happy, if there's one gold crown I actually wanted to have then it's definitely this beautiful thing.
 
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do you think with Horizon Zero Dawn coming to PC, we'll get the Aloy and HZD stuff that's been exclusive for PS4 also?
 
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do you think with Horizon Zero Dawn coming to PC, we'll get the Aloy and HZD stuff that's been exclusive for PS4 also?
I think it depends on Sony and how difficult it would be to implement in the PC version. I doubt they'll bother if it's difficult to add back in.
 
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I think it depends on Sony and how difficult it would be to implement in the PC version. I doubt they'll bother if it's difficult to add back in.
hopefully Sony just tell Capcom to go ahead and port it. I can't imagine it'll be that hard a task for Capcom to do that.
 
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hopefully Sony just tell Capcom to go ahead and port it. I can't imagine it'll be that hard a task for Capcom to do that.
I want it too but look at the SFV collab. That's from a game that's not just already on PC but actually owned by Capcom yet the collab is still console exclusive. I'm still hoping that with the PC release Capcom might even do a Witcher and FFXIV tier collab and put in a Thunderjaw.
 
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Same. Thank fuck, tbh. The Safi guns look like weird sex toys. I hate them. I hate that they're so fucking good.
I don't like that the only layered they really fit well into into are the Odogaron armors. But yeah, those stats are too good to pass up. I've also already gotten myself killed with the Safi armor set bonus so many times now. That self damage always brings me to one shot range so that not even Health Boost 3 can save me.
 
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I don't like that the only layered they really fit well into into are the Odogaron armors. But yeah, those stats are too good to pass up. I've also already gotten myself killed with the Safi armor set bonus so many times now. That self damage always brings me to one shot range so that not even Health Boost 3 can save me.
You running health steal on your weapon? I don't use the Safi armor (sticky gunner: I use Narg + Zorah).
 
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You running health steal on your weapon? I don't use the Safi armor (sticky gunner: I use Narg + Zorah).
I mostly play HBG and the Health Aug is practically useless for Spread and Pierce. It's fine for Normal but the damage for Normal kinda sucks even though it can heal decently, about 2/3 of Spread's at close range and 1/2 when farther away. The Health Aug works really well with Elemental LBGs though so I might just switch for a while until I get used to the life drain from the Safi set. It's about time I branch out anyway. I keep making making sets for stuff I've never used.
 
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Ah. Health Aug on stickies is criminally good. I tried making a Safi elemental gunner set, but I don't have the decos. Who the f knew that Resentment was actually going to be useful.
 
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Ah. Health Aug on stickies is criminally good. I tried making a Safi elemental gunner set, but I don't have the decos. Who the f knew that Resentment was actually going to be useful.
I hear you. I use health augments for my Sticky HBG sets but those don't use Safi armor. I really don't like the health drain but eh, it's probably just a case of the git guds. It does let me heal chip damage once the heal triggers but before that it's like living on the edge.
 
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I do not understand why layered armor is so limited. When I first heard about layered armor I assumed that was going to mean you could mix or match any armor in the game to have a truly unique looking armor set. But it is not that way at all. I only have 3 or 4 armor sets that work as layered sets. Seems to me if you have the armor in your inventory it should be available as layered armor? Is my idea of layered armor impossible to implement? Am I confused about this?
 

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I do not understand why layered armor is so limited. When I first heard about layered armor I assumed that was going to mean you could mix or match any armor in the game to have a truly unique looking armor set. But it is not that way at all. I only have 3 or 4 armor sets that work as layered sets. Seems to me if you have the armor in your inventory it should be available as layered armor? Is my idea of layered armor impossible to implement? Am I confused about this?
That's weird. I have dozens. They recently patched in the majority of HR/LR armor sets as layered.
 
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That's weird. I have dozens. They recently patched in the majority of HR/LR armor sets as layered.
Yea, I feel like I am missing something about the layered armor. Something obvious about how it works. Maybe get further into Iceborne, or do some research on YouTube.
 
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Yea, I feel like I am missing something about the layered armor. Something obvious about how it works. Maybe get further into Iceborne, or do some research on YouTube.
Yeah, maybe the stuff requires Guiding Lands materials. So finish Iceborne, unlock post game, do some Guiding Lands. See what unlocks.

Edit: Yeah, it requires Guiding Lands materials.

 
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all I know is I want those new set for my Palico and I want them asap!
That gothic armor is adorable.

PCfriends, here's the stats for Furious Rajang and Raging Brachydios gear. I'm really loving that we get Max Might Secret from just 2 Furious pieces and chest+waist will get you to 5 already. That's probably going to make a lot of difference for my Pierce HBG builds.

 

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Any tips for safi’jiiva on pc? I click on Join the Siege and nothing happens.

Edit : n/m, had to do a search first.
 
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I think out of all the monsters I've hunt in MHW so far, Raging Brachydios is perhaps my least favorite and most frustrating one by a mile.

I started the new update with hunting Furious Rajang first and did ok. carted but still managed to finish 2 hunts. then I go for the Raging Brachydios and boy it did not go well. it's huge size and attack zones combine with it's movement speed makes it a pain in the ass to fight with my usual weapons like hammer, longsword and dual blade. after 30+ failed hunts, with a mix of me carting or other people in the mission carting, I finally finished a Raging Brachydios hunt successfully yesterday. still need to hunt him a few more times to get enough material for the gears and I'm not looking forward to it. any tips and tricks for Raging Brachy? I really don't want to break my controller on this...
 
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I think out of all the monsters I've hunt in MHW so far, Raging Brachydios is perhaps my least favorite and most frustrating one by a mile.

I started the new update with hunting Furious Rajang first and did ok. carted but still managed to finish 2 hunts. then I go for the Raging Brachydios and boy it did not go well. it's huge size and attack zones combine with it's movement speed makes it a pain in the ass to fight with my usual weapons like hammer, longsword and dual blade. after 30+ failed hunts, with a mix of me carting or other people in the mission carting, I finally finished a Raging Brachydios hunt successfully yesterday. still need to hunt him a few more times to get enough material for the gears and I'm not looking forward to it. any tips and tricks for Raging Brachy? I really don't want to break my controller on this...
We finally got it on PC and I've only actually finished it twice when joining some random SOS but with the people I usually hunt with we consistently do it in about 6-8 minutes. Which phase are you having problems with? Use Blast Resistance. Abuse double wallbangs as much as you can. Spam traps for the first phase. Save your tools and status effects for the last phase. Can't really give weapon specific advice though I can see how DBs would have a tough time since Raging Brachy is pretty tall.
 
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We finally got it on PC and I've only actually finished it twice when joining some random SOS but with the people I usually hunt with we consistently do it in about 6-8 minutes. Which phase are you having problems with? Use Blast Resistance. Abuse double wallbangs as much as you can. Spam traps for the first phase. Save your tools and status effects for the last phase. Can't really give weapon specific advice though I can see how DBs would have a tough time since Raging Brachy is pretty tall.
yeah, been going in with anti blast and what not so I've been dying less now. also kinda been trying to avoid the follow up hits after it's slime got hit off on the ground and what not. had a few more kills since and got more used to doing the hunt now, but it's still my least favorite one.
 
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yeah, been going in with anti blast and what not so I've been dying less now. also kinda been trying to avoid the follow up hits after it's slime got hit off on the ground and what not. had a few more kills since and got more used to doing the hunt now, but it's still my least favorite one.
I think the fight itself is exciting, especially the visual flair of the last phase, but I don't see myself doing it much after I have farmed enough to make everything. Personally I think it's nowhere near as bad as Tigrex or Black Diablos who just zoom all over the place and are basically anti-fun.
 
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Solo'd Raging first try. Blast Immunity, sticky LBG, status ammo. Fucker ain't so scary when you can put him to sleep when he starts acting up. Do yourself a favor: break his arms before the last phase.

Furious was same old, really. Sometimes you get 1 shot, sometimes you don't. Rajang is a stupid fight at the best of times.

Neither has armor worth a damn for a gunner, so I'm waiting for MR Kulve. If the upgraded Kulve weapons aren't better than the Safi crap I will riot.
 
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I think the fight itself is exciting, especially the visual flair of the last phase, but I don't see myself doing it much after I have farmed enough to make everything. Personally I think it's nowhere near as bad as Tigrex or Black Diablos who just zoom all over the place and are basically anti-fun.
I feel that for melee weapon players, part of the problem is that it's area of attack is so huge due to Raging Brachy's size. that and the constant explosions from it's slimes right where it's hitting meaning that you can't just dodge the attack and go in for a follow up hit. have to wait for a small window to attack and if you missed it then it's back to dodging around for a while. for Tigrex and Black Diablos, as long as you have earplug or footing maxed, you can go in and do the follow up after their dash to put in a few hits at least.
 
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Neither has armor worth a damn for a gunner, so I'm waiting for MR Kulve.
Depends on the what kind of gunner. They're nice upgrades for practically all HBG playstyles and the patch itself is a really good upgrade for Sticky HBG. I guess elemental LBG is untouched. Same for Sticky LBG but I'm not going back to Aquashot now that Beastbuster is here. I just love that gun so much. I imagine Raw LBGs should have got something out of Agitator 7 too but I wouldn't really know, I don't use those since I prefer their HBG counterparts.
 

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Depends on the what kind of gunner. They're nice upgrades for practically all HBG playstyles and the patch itself is a really good upgrade for Sticky HBG. I guess elemental LBG is untouched. Same for Sticky LBG but I'm not going back to Aquashot now that Beastbuster is here. I just love that gun so much. I imagine Raw LBGs should have got something out of Agitator 7 too but I wouldn't really know, I don't use those since I prefer their HBG counterparts.
Fair enough. I don't see how any of the new armor is an upgrade for sticky LBG or HBG. You can't get both the set bonuses you need. Art V > Challenger VII.

Edit: But I'm totally open to info that proves me wrong though. You seem more clued up on the HBG side than me.
 
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Ive always wanted to play Monster Hunter.
I never knew it existed on PS2. I never had a wii or wiiU and I hate handhelds so never had a gameboy but I admired the franchise from a distance. I love boss fights, I love the weighty feel, the animations, the deluge of skill based gameplay, and just love Capcom in general.

I picked up MHWorld sometime last year but never got into it - too daunting, too overwhelming, not enough time to play it or to really appreciate it or even understand it. I gave up and shelved it. Flash-foward to now and the lockdown - endless time to lose yourself in something to get away from the world.

(Re)Enter: Monster Hunter World.
Wow. I had no idea what I was missing. Needless to say the game has consumed me. The forest world alone is just stunning to walk around in but mix in these glorious boss battles and the game is pure magic. Its got that Nintendo-like feel when Nintendo made true classics - wrapped up in hardcore gameplay. I could fight Nergigante all day. The sheer amount of weapons and how mastering each is like learning a completely new game in itself. The replay value is through the roof.

I havent picked up Iceborne yet - but I know I will soon, after I fight Nergigante another 1000 times...
 
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Fair enough. I don't see how any of the new armor is an upgrade for sticky LBG or HBG. You can't get both the set bonuses you need. Art V > Challenger VII.

Edit: But I'm totally open to info that proves me wrong though. You seem more clued up on the HBG side than me.
It's definitely not an upgrade for sticky LBG, having both TSS and Art 5 is too good to pass up. As for HBG, Raging Brachy's 4 piece bonus is Art 5. No TSS if you go that route but HBG never had access to both TSS and Art V at the same time anyway since there's no good Safi sticky HBG. It's not such a big deal since Beastbuster has a capacity of 4 stickies vs Aquashot's 2. Even if Aquashot has TSS and Beastbuster only has SS, the HBG will on average still have more shots before needing to reload. And speaking of reload, that used to be sticky HBG's weakspot. LBG has evade reload while HBG was stuck with either slow (at best) reload from the Zorah HBG or auto-reload from Rajang HBG, both of which leave you vulnerable. Furious Rajang HBG can be modded for normal reload speed. I'm too lazy to check if normal reload speed is faster than evade reload. Doesn't matter, I'll still take normal reload because evade reload can be a hassle to use and if you mess up doing it, then you're either stuck with a very slow reload, needing to use a mine into evade reload or have to use the ammo switch trick.

The above setup has Beastbuster and Aquashot with the same recoil. It's also possible to mod Beastbuster for better recoil, so you have Recoil +1 but you're stuck with slow reload, that's the one I use if I'm running TSS. Just have pray to the RNG gods that I get a lot of free shots. I don't like using that set though cause aside from too much reliance on RNG, it doesn't have the same quality of life skills that using mostly Raging Brachy armor does.



As we can see, way more QOL skills on the Art 5 one and I don't have to micromanage the mantles to keep Slugger up. My actual preferred set though is one with Guard 5 and Guard Up cause I'm really lazy. It also has some flexibility since I can just move decos around for resistances. It doesn't have Peak Performance compared to the Evade Extender set but I can just make up for that with Might Seed and Demon Powder so I can reach the sticky damage cap. I can also do what I did for the TSS set and just move some skills to mantles but this is the lazy set and that's too much work.


And since we're talking lazy, I have a spread set when I want to turn my brain off entirely and still grind. I know shield spread HBG already has a reputation for being braindead but this one is disgusting. I'm ashamed to use it in public.

 
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I feel that for melee weapon players, part of the problem is that it's area of attack is so huge due to Raging Brachy's size. that and the constant explosions from it's slimes right where it's hitting meaning that you can't just dodge the attack and go in for a follow up hit. have to wait for a small window to attack and if you missed it then it's back to dodging around for a while. for Tigrex and Black Diablos, as long as you have earplug or footing maxed, you can go in and do the follow up after their dash to put in a few hits at least.
I think if I come back to this game any time soon, I'll finally start using HBG or something ranged. After hundreds of hours of melee, I wanna see how good it feels to stand back and pew pew.
 

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I think if I come back to this game any time soon, I'll finally start using HBG or something ranged. After hundreds of hours of melee, I wanna see how good it feels to stand back and pew pew.
You sure? It's quite a change. You take 15% more damage from hits as a ranged character, and most ranged weapons only work from close range. Melee users tank more hits than they're willing to admit: ranged users can't. You -have to- not get hit, and most endgame monsters have ranged attacks. Plus you're not really "ranged". Bows have to get close to do damage, so do spread shot users. Piercing and normal are mid range, but do way less damage than spread or Bows. Sticky works from long range but if you're not hitting the head you're just wasting ammo.

Bows are one of the hardest weapons to play properly. Look up bow dancing. You drop a single input and it costs you hundreds of damage, and for most monsters you have to dance close to their head. Think about monsters like Rajang: how fun is it to stay right in front of his face while most of this moves 1 shot you? It's rough.

Then you've got LBG. You like <pew pew>? How about <pew pew .5s window to trigger an evade reload>? Missed the window? Well, sorry: you're now locked in a slow reload animation that pins you to the ground. Oh, you just carted cause <any endgame monster> just jumped on you while you were reloading. That'll teach you to not perfectly evade reload dozens and dozens of times during a standard fight. Also: you are crafting ammo during your evade animations, right? And watching your magazine size like a fucking eagle to avoid going dry and have to do an unsafe reload? And your wyvern mines are being deployed as they're up? You're not wasting those cooldowns, are you? Be sure to plant those in the monster's face, btw. Hey, you're already there if you're using spread ammo so no biggie.

HBGs have shields, so that's a different story...but that's the only braindead ranged build you'll get.