Monster Hunter World Page 148

  • oldschoolsoviet 9 Sep 2019 14:21:09 6,757 posts
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    Just ran a Tempered HR Barroth with my new MR poison lance setup (790+Rathian duration bonus) just to finish off the weekly bounty.....

    I feel dirty. Absolutely destroyed, and actually died from poison as it limped off to heal.

    It's the one thing that's surprised me about Iceborne - the complete leap into MR from the off. You'd think it'd give you a few opening quests in HR to introduce the new monsters and mechanics, but nope, in you go relearning and rebuilding sets.

    Think we chatted a bit about guys farming Kulve to death for Kjarr weapons etc, all negated within the first few hours of this DLC. It's mental. Probably end up with some Platinum Kulve or similar style of quest to push the meta even further in six months time.
  • Alastair 9 Sep 2019 14:24:22 23,925 posts
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    oldschoolsoviet wrote:
    ...new MR poison lance setup (790+Rathian duration bonus)...

    Oooooh.
    Sounds interesting...
    :)

    I had been thinking how some new MR armour and weapons could make the old HR monsters nice and easy. Might speed up that last grind for crowns.
  • brokenkey 9 Sep 2019 15:10:44 10,303 posts
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    I'm glad I didn't grind for the Kjarr weapons - I think I tried that mission one, died rapidly and never returned.

    I've upgraded two of my psuedocath (IG bugs). They've served me well but their replacement has 18 speed so WOO!!!
  • chrisno21 9 Sep 2019 15:30:15 2,232 posts
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    My sword is big and made from bones.


    /backs away slowly
  • Alastair 9 Sep 2019 19:27:38 23,925 posts
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    So, err, which is the potion that works against sleep?
    And does it give you resistance? Rather than working like antidote..
  • oldschoolsoviet 9 Sep 2019 19:40:06 6,757 posts
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    Energy Drink iirc, it'll be in the crafting lists. And no, it works exactly like an antidote, need to neck it while stumbling about before you snooze.
  • Alastair 9 Sep 2019 20:17:54 23,925 posts
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    oldschoolsoviet wrote:
    Energy Drink iirc, it'll be in the crafting lists. And no, it works exactly like an antidote, need to neck it while stumbling about before you snooze.
    Need to add to radial wheel then..
  • vurt 10 Sep 2019 09:56:11 134 posts
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    3 pep jewels gives you full resistance
  • Alastair 10 Sep 2019 10:07:08 23,925 posts
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    Heh!
    Energy drinks helped, although about half the time the bugger then hit me while I was drinking it!

    Have crafted the big Bone Lance. And then discover that I have *no* Free Element jewels... Bah!!
    (It has hidden poison element)
  • Tuffty 10 Sep 2019 10:37:15 4,412 posts
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    With this new armor I might just be able to defeat Lunastra for once. With Iceborne out and as someone who only killed his first tempered monster over the weekend, is it worth going after HR tempered monsters or just focus on the Master rank?
  • Alastair 10 Sep 2019 10:45:51 23,925 posts
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    Kill them allllllllll!!
  • chrisno21 10 Sep 2019 12:20:06 2,232 posts
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    Only reason to fight tempereds in HR now is to learn them before doing them in master rank! (Or for crowns ;) )
  • Alastair 10 Sep 2019 13:27:34 23,925 posts
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    Don't say the 'C' word!!!

    I noticed there are crowns for bloody endemic life now! Who thought that was a good idea...
  • Frogofdoom 10 Sep 2019 14:19:43 14,502 posts
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    Just picked up iceborne since not having played since finishing the story and a bit more after that, I'm so lost. Cant even remember the buttons :D

    Looks blurrier than I remember setting framerate as priority too.

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 14:20:21 10-09-2019
  • Alastair 10 Sep 2019 21:56:57 23,925 posts
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    Anyone put gems on their mantles yet?
    Which ones?
  • oldschoolsoviet 10 Sep 2019 23:38:32 6,757 posts
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    Tool Specialist to speed up recharge for now.

    Sorry for bowing out early, but I really needed to sit and buildthink for a while. The lack of flexible slots is killing me, but I've settled on a 750def, Guard+G.Up, max health tank with a purple sharpness 400+ blast lance. That should up my damage somewhat, instead of supporting with sleep/poison.

    Got a shopping list for tomorrow now too, just to refine it. And I still want to get back into bowguns with their buffs......
  • chrisno21 11 Sep 2019 10:22:02 2,232 posts
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    Still using the OP ones, Rocksteady and Temporal.

    Mantle decos only proc when worn so didn't see the point in the ghillie mantel being the first one to get slots when as soon as you attack it comes off.
  • Alastair 11 Sep 2019 10:47:36 23,925 posts
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    Yep. I gave it some thought, and couldn't really think of what I might want to use at the time.

    I'm already well behind the curve - managed to take down the Barrioth last night - it was hard work!
    I've crafted the Beo armour (not upgraded it though) and the new Bone Lance..
    The lance has the same attack as my 'Jho one, and doesn't have the Health Regen augment, so I may go back...
  • chrisno21 11 Sep 2019 11:05:03 2,232 posts
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    If you login to the squad I'm sure you'd catch up easy, but the curve can wait, I'm enjoying the hunt and the new monsters/monster moves. I may be up to MR12 but it's not a huge amount of progress, I'm simply a bit addicted (again).
  • Alastair 11 Sep 2019 11:12:27 23,925 posts
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    Just seen a cool high defence armour build.
    Lumu hood A
    Bone mail A
    Alloy glove A
    Beo waist B
    Alloy legs A

    Then gem up to Def Boost 7, Recovery 3 and Fortitude.
  • Alastair 11 Sep 2019 11:12:50 23,925 posts
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    Heh, no doubt I won't have the required gems...
  • Frogofdoom 11 Sep 2019 11:15:37 14,502 posts
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    Is that a lance build Al, I'm still in Urugan armour mostly with my eye patch. Getting hit really hard so I think I need to make some shit quickly.
  • Alastair 11 Sep 2019 11:34:10 23,925 posts
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    I think it will work with any melee weapon..
  • Frogofdoom 11 Sep 2019 12:39:10 14,502 posts
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    Shamefully died to the coral pukei pukei, I am very out of practice.
  • brokenkey 11 Sep 2019 13:48:06 10,303 posts
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    chrisno21 wrote:
    Still using the OP ones, Rocksteady and Temporal.

    Mantle decos only proc when worn so didn't see the point in the ghillie mantel being the first one to get slots when as soon as you attack it comes off.
    Maybe as a recovery tool? Or stealth healer if you go wide-range/mushroommancer, hidden in a bush, eating all the mushrooms.
  • Alastair 12 Sep 2019 06:42:37 23,925 posts
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    I don't like Barrioth and Nargacuga.

    Translation - I need to learn their move sets...
  • chrisno21 12 Sep 2019 08:26:26 2,232 posts
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    I'm not a huge fan but as you say they can be learnt. They are easier in co-op, as all monsters are, but I managed to solo Barrioth on an expedition yesterday without too much hassle, though I did get through a fair few potions!
  • Alastair 12 Sep 2019 08:29:22 23,925 posts
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    Just did Glavenus.
    Some parts of the fight were ok, some parts went mental!
    A lot of deflected attacks...
  • brokenkey 12 Sep 2019 11:43:57 10,303 posts
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    Elemental damage is considerable more important, it seems, than in pre-iceborne game. You're going to have to give up your pickle lance.
  • oldschoolsoviet 12 Sep 2019 13:14:55 6,757 posts
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    Agree, elemental is the way to go, both in attack and defence. Really going to nail monster-specific sets from here on in. Especially against that literal dickhead Brachydios......

    And spoilers, just saw a MR47 Japanese player in lobby, with a wee notification that popped up when he joined an expedition of all things..... he was off to something called the Guiding Lands.

    Quick google later reveals massive endgame system.
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