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This is a guide about the Meowcenaries in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). 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 and weapon trees can only be crafted with specific materials found by the Meowcenaries. Gathering these early on would be beneficial if you want to easily craft armor or weapons. The materials gathered differ among all the ranks. To get these quite easily, always watch out for sparkling nodes in each destination!
|Unlocks||Chaos Armor Set
Chaos Bow I
Plegis Needle I
Poison Fungasax I
Wyvern's Perch I
|Stargazer Flower||Locale||Frost Islands|
|Unlocks||Edel Armor Set
Ivory Bow I
|Sinister Cloth||Locale||Sandy Plains|
|Unlocks||Death Stench Armor Set
Deathport Staff I
Graceful Death I
Infernal Axe I
|Unlocks||Mosgharl Armor Set
Carrozza Bazooka I
|Unlocks||Jelly Armor Set
Journey Jelly I
Rainy Jelly I
|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
Rain of Gore
|Unlocks||Grand Chaos Armor Set
|Unlocks||Five Element Armor Set|
|Jewel of the Fallen Star||Locale||Frost Islands|
|Unlocks||Edel X Armor Set
|Sinister Gloomcloth||Locale||Sandy Plains|
|Unlocks||Death Stench X Armor Set
|Unlocks||Mosgharl X Armor Set
|Unlocks||Snowshear Armor Set|
|Unlocks||Jelly X Armor Set
Rain of Gore+
|1||Talk to Chief Kogarashi at the Buddy Plaza or use the Buddy Piazza in Elgado.|
|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 at 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!
All of the facilities in Kamura's Buddy Plaza can be accessed through the Buddy Piazza in Elgado. This includes the Meowcenaries, so you don't have to switch back and forth between Kamura and Elgado once you're in Master Rank!
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!
The new Qurio Probes, also known as Qurio Hunt, act as the Master Rank equivalent of Rampages in Sunbreak. Qurio Probes appear randomly, and the Meowcenaries will return with Master Rank Monster Materials. Be sure to confirm which monsters you need materials from before choosing your route!
In addition to the Each destination also has different costs per rank! Here is the breakdown of the Kamura Point cost for each locale:
|Destination||Low Rank||High Rank||Master Rank|
|Shrine Ruins||50 pts||350 pts||1350 pts|
|Frost Islands||50 pts||350 pts||1350 pts|
|Sandy Plains||100 pts||400 pts||1350 pts|
|Flooded Forest||100 pts||400 pts||1400 pts|
|Lava Caverns||150 pts||450 pts||1500 pts|
|Rampages||250 pts||550 pts||---|
|Qurio Hunt||---||---||1550 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 Palicoes!
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.
Sending out higher-level Buddies can allow you to reach 5/5 in the expected outcome. Adding a Lagniapple to this will increase the success rate all the way up to 6/5, giving a high chance for rare materials like the Eurekacorn and more items in the Pickup Box.
The Buddy Scout Facility in the Buddy Plaza allows you to hire Palicoes and Palamutes to be sent out in Meowcenary investigations. If you do not have additional available Buddies, be careful about accidentally sending the Buddies you intend to use on quests!
Once the Meowcenaries are out on their mission, they will return after a while! The Meowcenaries will finish their route after 5 Quest Cycles! You can also choose to recall them earlier if you wish.
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, the Housekeeper, or the Buddy Piazza to claim the rewards!
|All Buddy Guides|
|Skills||All Buddy Skills|
|Buddy Plaza Facilities|
|Buddy Dojo Guide and Training Guide|
|Argosy and Trading Guide|
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