Smug Egyptian Mode
My big accomplishment recently (besides taking down Jhen Moran finally) is getting all the pieces to the Ceadeus Z Series armor. I hoped it would be a big defense jump from the ルドロスXシリーズ
armor that I’ve been wearing. It’s not that much higher. The Ludroth armor upgraded as much as I am able has 504 defense. The セレネＺ
has 519 defense. Those extra few points might help in a pinch.
||I won’t even flinch at elder dragon roars
||Royal Ludroth Armor is actually higher
||The coveted sharpness boost!
||hard to counter without losing sharpness +1
I was able to counter blunt edge by using a charm, so I didn’t have to sacrifice sharpness. I have a different charm that gave me +5 to sharpness, but apparently you cannot raise sharpness beyond +1. Boo! I would rather have used a gem to add sharpness since I have 8 slots to work with, but I was unable to find a sharpness gem. I don’t know if I was looking for the wrong thing (I don’t think so) or if either it doesn’t exist or (more probably) I don’t have the appropriate materials to unlock it.
The moral of the elemental story: don’t get hit by a dragon attack. I hope by the time I face something that uses elemental dragon I have more suitable armor. But, for water monsters I’m good. I’d say I’m good against ice too, but KC and I have been trying to kill the Barioth (so I can upgrade my ice twin swords) and have been having a bad time of it. Granted it’s not usually the ice damage that kills us…
After many baleful attempts, and a few temper tantrums I have finally taken down Jhen Mohran solo. It unlocked a new ★9 quest in the arena hunting Lagiacrus Subspecies, Bracchidios, and (Blue) Rathalos subspecies. I promptly died.
Yup. Jhen Mohran is my white whale.
Jhen Mohran: 1. Me: 0
It’s the last quest village quest I have to do. I have a feeling it unlocks more ★9 quests because they’re marked clear in a different color (again). I’m outfitted in Rathalos armor (for attack up) and wielding the Nargacuga lance. Though it’s white, I’m not sure it does quite enough damage.
I’m sure with a few more tries I’ll get better at using tie downs, the gong, and the dragonator. But I wonder if I wouldn’t be better off with some bombardier armor (Bracchidios, or Uragan) or a weapon that has elemental ice or dragon damage. We’ll give it a few more goes before I switch things up or go on a Bracchidios hunting spree…
Last night I finally saw the credits roll in Monster Hunter 3G. The final fight was against the ラギアクルス亜種. I expected him to be more challenging, but since I had fought him before online with KC I knew what to expect and I took him down in about 15 minutes.
It turns out Lagiacrus was the other lightning monster I had to hunt to unlock カヤンバ’s 最高のお面. The ending movie with ChaCha, Kayanba and the mask was fantastic in 3D.
Of course the game’s not over now. I have another urgent quest that I’m dreading: Deviljho. He’s always scared me. KC and I have only successfully hunted him once. And I’ve never tried to take him down on my own. I favor dinky weapons and I think I need a big lance to be able to reach his belly. While I have a few lances, none of them are even blue. I have a lightning gun lance, but I’m not really used to using it.
So, do I try to hunt him with the gun lance? Or farm Bracchidios and hope I get his gem so I can upgrade my Bracchidios lance? Or take a day or two off and play some Pokémon?