Upgrade Material Types: Best Upgrade Material to Use | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

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This is a guide to Upgrade Materials in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn about Upgrade Materials and how to plan out which upgrade materials to use!

What is Upgrade Material Types?

Material Groups for Upgrading Weapons

Material Types are groups of Materials based on a specific Monster or Tree which are used as a requirement when upgrading weapons from the blacksmith. You'll be able to use any Item within the Material Type to fulfill the requirements, with each Item being worth a specific number of points toward the requirement.

If you don't have enough Materials within that Material Type, you won't be able to get enough points for the upgrade, so make sure to farm a lot of items to upgrade your weapons!

Spend Materials of Your Choice

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Unlike standard crafting requirements which limit the player to specifically required items, the Material Type system allows players to use items of their choice, as long as they fall within the group.

A 10-point Ore requirement, for example, will need 10 Iron Ores, as an Iron Ore's value is one point. On the other hand, a player could also spend 6 Iron Ores and 2 Earth Crystals, for two points each. As long as you reach the required points by consuming the materials you wish to use, you'll be able to get a new weapon for your future hunts!

Lower-Quality Materials Give Fewer Points

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Cheap or less rare materials will yield fewer points. However, since they are reliable and easy to get, they are still worth using when upgrading weapons!

Large Monsters Require Materials of Their Own Type

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More likely than not, each monster weapon tree will need that specific large monster's parts when upgrading the weapon. Make sure to defeat the monster that you want the material from to complete your armor and weapon sets!

List of Material Types

Aknosom Material Aknosom+ Material
Allmother+ Material Almudron Material
Almudron+ Material Anjanath+ Material
Arzuros Material Arzuros+ Material
Barioth Material Barioth+ Material
Barroth Material Barroth+ Material
Basarios Material Basarios+ Material
Bazelgeuse+ Material Bishaten Material
Bishaten+ Material Bone Material
Bone+ Material Chameleos+ Material
Crimson Glow Valstrax+ Material Diablos+ Material
Goss Harag Material Goss Harag+ Material
Great Baggi Material Great Baggi+ Material
Herbivore Material Herbivore+ Material
Ibushi+ Material Izuchi Material
Izuchi+ Material Jyuratodus+ Material
Khezu Material Khezu+ Material
Kulu-Ya-Ku Material Kulu-Ya-Ku+ Material
Kushala+ Material Lagombi Material
Lagombi+ Material Ludroth Material
Ludroth+ Material Magnamalo Material
Magnamalo+ Material Mizutsune+ Material
Monster Material Monster+ Material
Nargacuga+ Material Narwa+ Material
Neopteron Material Neopteron+ Material
Ore Material Ore+ Material
Pukei-Pukei Material Pukei-Pukei+ Material
Rajang+ Material Rakna-Kadaki Material
Rathalos Material Rathalos+ Material
Rathian Material Rathian+ Material
Small Monster Material Small Monster+ Material
Somnacanth Material Somnacanth+ Material
Teostra+ Material Tetranadon Material
Tetranadon+ Material Tigrex+ Material
Tobi-Kadachi Material Tobi-Kadachi+ Material
Volvidon Material Volvidon+ Material
Wroggi Material Wroggi+ Material
Zinogre+ Material

Best Upgrade Material to Use

Use Less Rare Materials First

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Despite yielding fewer points, we suggest using less rare materials first. They are easier to get and you'll be able to get more of them easier than let's say, spending a monster plate to instantly upgrade a weapon then regretting it later because you'll need the plate again later.

Plan Out Your Upgrades in Advance

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knowing your weapon's upgrade path is extremely helpful since you'll be able to plan out the missions you'll take to get those upgrade materials! Need a herbivore? Hunt some Kelbis while on your route to the target!

Monster Hunter Rise Related Guides

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List of Items and Materials by Type

Item and Material Types
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Bones.pngBones Monster.pngMonster Materials Account Item.pngAccount Items
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Other Items Other Materials

List of Hot Items

Account Items
Bauble Cactus Bismuth Prism Boatshell Coal
Divine Rhino Fabled Spice Firelantern Gargwa Egg
King Rhino Legendary Herb Monster Guts Popo Tongue
Pricey Shoot Quality Wyvern Egg Raftshell Rhenoplos Egg
Rock Rose Simple Prism Unique Mushroom Wisplantern
Other Items
Dragonite Ore Iron Ore Machalite Ore Well-done Steak
Monster Bone S Monster Bone M Monster Bone L Monster Bone+
Fertile Mud Jumbo Bone Monster Broth Sharp Fang
Warm Pelt Outfit Voucher Lazurite Jewel Wisdom Crystal
Wild Dark Leather Shady Crystal Satsui no Hado

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    • Give us the ability to change our layered armor display. What I mean is, ya know how armor looks different on the male and female models? well, I wish there was the ability to change the appearance from the male models of armor, to the female models, and the reverse without changing the gender of your character itself. This would be really nice, as imo some armor pieces look better as the male model version.

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