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…