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This is a beginner's guide on how to get started in Sunbreak, how to proceed through the early game, and what things to do first in the Sunbreak DLC for Monster Hunter Rise. Learn what equipment to craft first, what order to do each Quest, and what to do if you get stuck.
|Monster Hunter Rise Beginner's Guides|
|MH Rise Beginner's Guide||Sunbreak Beginner's Guide|
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The first Rarity 8 weapons of the Kamura Tree are simply stronger than those which were achievable in High Rank. They boast a long Blue Sharpness gauge, and ④① Decoration slots across all weapon types. Crafting a Kamura Warrior weapon is a great first step when starting in on Master Rank quests.
|Materials||How to Get|
|Eltalite Ore ×8||Mining Ore in each locale|
|Tough Claw ×5||Hunt Small Monsters like Hermitaur and Velociprey|
|Awegite ×1||Mining Ore in Shrine Ruins|
Each of the materials needed are easy to obtain from mining ore and farming small monsters. In addition, there's no need to craft any of the preceding weapons in the tree to make the Rarity 8 weapons, allowing players to simply craft them in one go.
|Hunter's Helm X||Item Prolonger Lv1
Attack Boost Lv2
|Prized Pelt ×1
Eltalite Ore ×2
|Hunter's Mail X||Attack Boost Lv1
Item Prolonger Lv1
|Velociprey Thickhide ×2
Carbalite Ore ×2
|Hunter's Vambraces X||Quick Sheathe Lv1
Ammo Up Lv1
|Jagras Shard ×2
Eltalite Ore ×1
|Hunter's Coil X||Stun Resistance Lv2
Item Prolonger Lv1
|Velociprey Shard ×2
Jagras Shard ×1
|Hunter's Greaves X||Stun Resistance Lv1
Attack Boost Lv2
Quick Sheathe Lv1
|Prized Pelt ×1
Twisted Stiffbone ×2
If you choose to craft new Armor at the start of Sunbreak, the Hunter X Set is your best bet. They provide Defense as high as the strongest High Rank armor at full upgrade levels, and include Skills such as Attack Boost and Stun Resistance which are useful in a variety of situations, so for a temporary early game set, it works just fine. The materials also consist of ore and small monster parts which are easy to obtain.
If you have several decorations from High Rank, the Velociprey Armor offers more customization over the Hunter X set while retaining Attack Boost and Stun Resistance. It's also fairly easy to forge, only requiring materials found in the Jungle.
If you've already made High Rank armor and fully upgraded it with Armor Spheres, you won't have any problem in the early stages of Master Rank. As the Defense values of the Hunter X Set aren't hugely better than endgame High Rank armor, and you likely already have a build suited for your playstyle, you're best off sticking with what you've got until for the early stages.
To start Sunbreak, you'll first need to beat the 7★ Urgent Quest Serpent Goddess of Thunder. You won't be able to proceed even if you have purchased and downloaded the Sunbreak DLC until you defeat Thunder Seprent Narwa for the first time.
After clearing the Urgent Quest and downloading the Sunbreak DLC, you'll find Rondine standing at the bridge at the entrance of Kamura Village. After talking to her, another Urgent Quest will be automatically unlocked. Talk to Minoto at the Hub and take on the quest to fight Daimyo Hermitaur.
Upon completing the Urgent Quest, talk to Fiorayne to unlock Master Rank and sail to Elgado.
|①||Talk to Rondine on the bridge in front of Kamura Village|
|②||Talk to Minoto at the Hub and take on the Urgent Quest|
|③||Defeat Daimyo Hermitaur|
|④||Talk to Fiorayne and sail to Elgado|
|⑤||Talk to Galleus in Elgado to unlock Master Rank|
After unlocking Master Rank, talking to Arena Master Arlow will unlock a training quest for the new Switch Skill Swap technique. When fighting powerful monsters in Master Rank, you'll want to have already mastered this new skill, so go ahead and get familiar with it now before you get thrown into the real action.
New Switch Skills have also been added in Sunbreak, so using the Switch Skill Swap is a good way to get familiar with new skills while still having your familiar set in reserve.
Each time you complete an Urgent Quest, the Villagers around Elgado Outpost will have new things to say to you. When you talk to them, you'll unlock new features and Requests, which will be gated behind these conversations. It's tempting to jump into new Quests right away but always be sure to talk to everyone in town to make sure you don't miss out on unlocking important features and getting progress for available Requests.
(After talking with Chichae)
|Minayle the Blacksmith||Rampage Decorations|
|Oboro the Merchant||New Shop Items
・Poison Ammo 2
・Paralysis Ammo 2
・Sleep Ammo 2
・Exhaust Ammo 2
・Recover Ammo 2
|Nagi the Buddy Agent||・New Buddy Skills
|Collen the Sailor||Unlocks new settings for the Dummy in the Training Area|
|Fran the Stalwart||Great Wirebugs x6|
|Arena Master Arlow||Unlock a new Arena Quest
(After completing Switch Skill Swap training quest)
|Dame Luchika||Royal Garb Vest (Cohoot)|
|Gatlyn the Researcher||・Palamute Pouch
・Sniff 'em out
If you're ever unsure what to do next, the indicator in the top right corner of the screen will tell you who to talk to or what to do to progress with the story.
When you open the Detailed Map, the area which you need to go to will be marked in red as well, so fast travel there to find the person you need easily.
|1||Fast Travel to the Command Post. Look up and to the left to see a platform above. Wirebug up to the platform.|
|2||Climb up on top of the wall behind to find a Cohoot Nest.|
You'll find the Cohoot Nest in Elgado Outpost on top of the back wall of the Command Post. You can find Eurekacorns here which you can use to improve your Buddies' Skill Memory and let them learn more Skills than they were previously able to.
Don't forget that even while you're in Elgado, you can still go back to the Buddy Plaza to get the Cohoot Nest rewards there too!
The Gathering Palico Support Type is the best type to bring into Master Rank as it will continue yielding Master Rank-level resources for you throughout the game, allowing you to craft better Equipment and stay on par with the new and more powerful Monsters in each new rank.
New to Sunbreak, you can change out certain Palico Moves as well, so even if you use a Gathering Palico, you can switch out one of its moves to better match your playstyle.
Completing each of five Requests will unlock a new Secret Support Move for your Palicos. These Skills are much more powerful than the Support Moves up to this point, so prioritize unlocking them as soon as possible!
In particular, the Lottery Box Support Move can summon the powerful Kittenator, which will deal 300 damage to a monster and knock it down.
If you're having trouble defeating Daimyo Hermitaur and progressing into the Master Rank, your current weapons and armor might be underpowered. Be sure that you have High Rank weapons and armor equipped, and upgrade your armor with Armor Spheres. So long as you're fully equipped, you should be able to defeat Daimyo Hermitaur and make it into Master Rank.
If you haven't gotten it yet, the Black Belt S set is available for free from Senri the Mailman. This set has High Rank-level defenses and reliable skills like Attack Boost and Earplugs to help you blast through Low and High Rank and work your way to Master Rank without having to spend time farming early and midgame weapons and armor.
If you're not able to upgrade to the Kamura Tree just yet, the Defender Weapon Tree is available even before getting into Master Rank. It doesn't have any slots or Affinity, but it has relatively high Attack power with additional defense, so it can prove a fair substitute.
After the 10.0 update released with Sunbreak, each weapon type has been adjusted with new buffs and nerfs. If you're struggling with your weapon, it may be that a nerf to one of your main strategies is hurting your damage output.
The Long Sword has received heavy nerfs to some of its most important Silkbind Attacks, so if you've found that your powerful combos don't dish out the same damage they used to, you might want to try different Silkbind Attacks and see how they stack up.
|Tips & Tricks|
|Beginner's Guide||Best Beginner Weapons|
|Base Game Sub-Camp Locations||Sunbreak Sub-Camp Locations|
|Base Game Awards and How to Unlock||Sunbreak Awards and How to Unlock|
|Buddy Recon Locations||Sunbreak Cohoot Locations|
|MR Armor Unlock Conditions||MR Weapon Unlock Conditions|
|Things to Do Before Sunbreak||How to Get Started in Sunbreak|
|Rampage Weapons Guide||How to Unlock Weapon Trees|
|How to Raise Max Stamina||How to Cook Well-Done Steaks|
|How to Climb Walls||Best Dango Combinations|
|Rampage Guide: How to Get S-Rank||How to Aim with the Bow: Manual Aim Vs. Gyroscrope|
|Anomaly Investigations Guide||Anomaly Research Lab Guide|
|Badges of Heroes and How to Unlock||Elemental Damage and Resistances Guide|
|Best Weapons to Use in Solo or Offline Hunts|
|Base Game Relic Record Locations||Sunbreak Relic Records|
|Jungle Relic Records||Citadel Relic Records|
|Shrine Ruins Relic Records||Frost Islands Relic Records|
|Sandy Plains Relic Records||Flooded Forest Relic Records|
|Lava Caverns Relic Records||Rampage Message Relic Records|
|How to Farm Money||How to Farm Kamura Points|
|Which Items to Sell||Talisman Farming|
|Best Mining Spots: Where to Find Ore||How to Farm Dango Tickets|
|How to Farm Kamura Tickets||How to Farm Buddy Tickets|
|How to Capture Monsters||How to Avoid Attacks: Frame Dodge Guide|
|How to Beat Flying Monsters||How to Beat Fish Monsters|
|How to Make Monsters Sleep||Best Buddies to Bring|
|Best Item Loadouts||How to Break Monster Parts|
|List of Unblockable Attacks|
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