KC and I have been trying to work our way through the ★★★★★★ G rank quests. At our meetup, KC and our friend were able to kill the Plesioth subspecies (hereafter mocked as the green chicken). Unfortunately my battery completely died mid-fight and I didn’t get to kill him. Killing him unlocks more quests, so I really wanted to do it…
KC and I finally decided to take on the green chicken together sitting at coffee over the weekend. We were both decked out in our medium rank Lagiacrus armor. For medium rank quests, that armor is great. However, green chicken is G (high) rank. When he hit us it hurt. I didn’t have any high rank armor. I figured if I wore something that had decent defense I’d be ok. I thought wrong. We tried him three times with various weapons and strategies and he killed us horribly each time.
We were told that Ceadeus Z series would be great for G rank quests. However we were having the same trouble with the Ceadeus subspecies that we were with the green chicken. He just did too much damage or we didn’t do enough, or all of the above. So, in order to progress, we had to do something I don’t like doing: farm the Royal Ludroth.
He’s one of the very first big monsters you encounter within the (tri and 3G) game, so I think his armor has a bit of a stigma associated with it. Of course when I first fought him he terrified me (so did the Great Jaggi), but he’s pretty much a pushover. In low ranks his armor isn’t the best. In high ranks I’m sure it’s much the same, but the low rank LudrothX armor when upgraded as much as my armor spheres will allow has a defense of 504. It also has six slots 2 doubles, 2 singles. If only gems were easier for me to understand. The medium rank Lagiacrus armor: 295. That’s quite a difference. Its attributes aren’t too shabby either:
|水属性攻撃||Water Attack||+15||According to the JP wiki 1.2x water damage|
|スタミナ||Stamina||+10||I think this is marathon runner|
|聴覚保護||Earplugs||+8||a bit more for activation|
|食事||Speed Eating||+3||You’d have to really want this one|
|運気||Good Luck||+3||This could be really helpful|
|雷属性攻撃||Lightning Attack||-10||Not too hard to remove|
That’s made G rank quests a little easier. And I’ve been wearing it for my ★★★★★★★★ Village quests. Take that Barioth! Now if only I could get up the the courage to try to solo Jhen Moran for the village quest…