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This is a guide about the Meowcenaries in Monster Hunter Rise (MHRise). If you want to know how how Meowcenaries work, armors and special rare items unique to node sparkles in Meowcenaries as well as the Meowcenary Rampage destination, read on!
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The Meowcenaries are found in the Buddy Plaza together with their leader, Chief Kogarashi. He is responsible for organizing and sending buddies to investigate lands for materials and loot!
Some rare items can only be obtained from dispatching Meowcenaries to Locales. Various nodes can be found ranging from Small Monsters to Large monsters and different gathering nodes!
Some armor sets can only be crafted by specific materials found by the Meowcenaries. Gathering these early on would be beneficial if you want to craft armor or weapons with ease. The materials gathered differ from Low Rank and High Rank. To get these quite easily, always keep an eye out for sparkling nodes in each destination!
|Unlocks||Chaos Armor Set|
|Stargazer Flower||Locale||Frost Islands|
|Unlocks||Edel Armor Set|
|Sinister Cloth||Locale||Sandy Plains|
|Unlocks||Death Stench Armor Set|
|Unlocks||Mosgharl Armor Set|
|Unlocks||Jelly Armor Set|
|Unlocks||Chaos S Armor Set|
|Stargazer Bloom||Locale||Frost Islands|
|Unlocks||Edel S Armor Set|
|Sinister Darkcloth||Locale||Sandy Plains|
|Unlocks||Death Stench S Armor Set|
|Unlocks||Mosgharl S Armor Set|
|Unlocks||Jelly S Armor Set|
|1||Talk to Chief Kogarashi at the Buddy Plaza.|
|2||Select the Destination to investigate. Each location has different routes with unique monsters and materials so choose accordingly.|
|3||Choose the Buddies you want to send out and pay the required fee in Kamura Points.|
|4||Go back to Chief Kogarashi after 5 quests to receive the rewards from all nodes.|
To access the Meowcenaries, talk to Chief Kogarashi in the Buddy Plaza. He is found to the left of the Buddy Scout Facility next to a torii gate. Once there, you have options to manage your Meowcenaries or Receive Items (if any, from successful investigations).
The Housekeeper inside the Gathering Hub's Preparation Area also allows you to access your Meowcenaries without going to the Buddy Plaza. This allows you to make quick arrangements before going on a hub quest!
If you choose to manage your Meowcenaries, you will be shown a screen that lets you choose which destination to send your Meowcenaries to. Some materials or monsters only appear in certain locations so take this in mind!
Afterward, you will be prompted to choose a route for your Meowcenaries to follow. Each route has specific monsters or materials that may be received when your Meowcenaries come back. For example, if the route has an Arzuros, then there is a higher chance of getting Arzuros materials when they return. The monsters and materials that appear on each route are completely random.
Rampages may also appear randomly as a destination for your Meowcenaries. The routes here are monster-only and have no gathering nodes of any kind. Use this node if you want to passively farm monster materials! These unlock when you reach High Rank!
Each destination also cost differently from each other! Here are the breakdowns for the Kamura Point cost for each locale:
|Destination||Low Rank||High Rank|
|Shrine Ruins||50 pts||350 pts|
|Frost Islands||50 pts||350 pts|
|Sandy Plains||100 pts||400 pts|
|Flooded Forest||100 pts||400 pts|
|Lava Caverns||150 pts||450 pts|
When you have chosen the route, you are then given the task to choose the buddies you are going to send! You can send a maximum of 4 Buddies which could be a combination of Palamutes or Palicos!
Also, you can see that there is an expected outcome meter above the squad summary - this indicates the number of rewards your Buddies will return after the investigation. Don't worry, Meowcenaries don't fail - the Expected Outcome only increases the number of materials acquired.
A Level 35+ Buddy will fill up one paw meter so if you have a full team of four Level 35+ Buddies, you will get a success rate of 4 / 5. The remaining one paw meter is for when you want to use a Lagniapple for maximum rewards.
The Buddy Scout Facility in the Buddy Plaza allows you to hire Palicos and/or Palamutes to be used in Meowcenary investigations. If you do not have available Buddies, be careful on accidentally sending the Buddies you intend to use on quests!
Chief Kogarashi will then send the Meowcenaries to their mission and after a while, they will return! To get make sure that the Meowcenaries finish their route, we suggest returning after 5 Quest Cycles!
Don't worry about missing the Meowcenaries - the game will prompt you if the Meowcenaries have finished and returned. When you see the prompt, go to Master Kogarashi or any Housekeeper to claim the rewards!
|All Buddy Equipment Guides|
|Equipment||All Buddy Equipment|
|Skills||All Buddy Skills|
|Buddy Plaza Facilities|
|Buddy Dojo Guide and Training Guide|
|Argosy and Trading Guide|
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Each upgrade level adds 2 points to defense. Depending on rarity the armor will have different levels to max up to. Take the total levels minus one and multiply by 2 to get the total defense plus what the armor started with.
Thunder God's Armor
Pigment 2 for all is 160, 50, 15
Head and chest 1: 35, 65, 20
Arm1: 35, 70, 50
Waist1: 35, 65, 40
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