Fellow hunters, if you've been following our guides on Monster Hunter Rise, there's a good chance you have some experience under your belt, and although you've already done some gathering in the game, your hunts may still be going slow and you keep running out of supplies. You'll always need more. If you want to speed things up, or perhaps there are specific items you need to reach the next level of your weapon's upgrade tree. Well, look no more because this Advanced Monster Hunter Rise Gathering guide is for you.
Before you get started with some Monster Hunter Rise Advanced gathering - make sure you've found all of the Subcamps.
Advanced Monster Hunter Rise Gathering – The Argosy and Submarines
First up is learning to use a staple of Monster Hunter's more savvy resource gatherer: The Argosy. If you head to the Buddy Plaza, you can speak to a woman near a giant ship, and she'll explain how it works. Basically, you can get special items from her in exchange for Kamura Points. These are generally convenience items like traps or poison smoke bombs. Get into the habit of checking in with her if the merchant doesn't have what you need.
Then there are the submarines. First, you'll need to hire some additional Buddies since the submarines are piloted by palmutes and palicos. Don't worry too much about levels or roles for them, just hire a bunch. Next, you assign one of them to a submarine and they are sent off to explore and collect items. Return every three or four hunts and you can collect what they have found. You can request specific items for the submarine to search for, which will great if you're low on something in particular. These expeditions will also yield special rewards and materials like Dreamshells, in case you were scratching your head as to where to get those things.
Naturally, you'll want more submarines for more stuff, and there are ways to do that. Once you hit three-star hunts in the village, you can return to the Argosy and get a side quest. Complete it, and you'll get another submarine. It's a simple gathering quest, asking for Wislanterns and Boatshells. Don't panic if these resources don't seem familiar. These are account items you get from certain gathering spots, just a way to get Kamura Points. You get Wislanterns from shimmering red bushes in the shrine ruins and Boatshells from oyster beds in the Frost Islands. If you're having trouble spotting these areas, hold down “-” to go to your map, hit X, then stroll through items of interest. Hit A on the gathering spots mentioned and they'll show up on your map. Once you're done collecting, return to the Argosy and get your shiny new submarine.
As for the third submarine, you won't be able to unlock it until you hit High Rank. It's another gathering quest, but what you're after will be a pain in the neck. You need King Rhinos, which can be found in shimmering rhino spots in the Flooded Forest. Please note these things are rare so you'll be at it for a while. The second item is Desert Roses which bloom in the Sandy Plains. They seem to spawn more often during the day, but we don't have direct concrete evidence. Finally, there are Bismuth Prisms, which you can mine from Iridescent Ore spots in the Lava Caverns. Get all of those items and you'll have the third and final submarine.
My personal advice for items to get en masse from here are short but sweet. First and foremost is honey, you'll know why if you've read our beginner's guide. Another is Big Combustuna, which are fish packed with gunpowder. This is important since you can combine them with Barrel Bombs to make Mega Barrel Bombs; which are fantastic if you need to set some serious traps for high-end hunts. The last big item to keep in stock are Godbugs. They have a surprising range of uses despite being general pains to get in the field.
Advanced Monster Hunter Rise Gathering – Fancy Ores, and Gargwa Eggs
The final part of this guide is to help cover the more esoteric and less intuitive way to get materials going into Monster Hunter Rise's mid to late game.
Dragonite Ore and Firestone can be mined from ore spots in the Lava Caverns. They are quite rare so get ready to bang your head against RNG. Golden Muck is an item dropped by Almudron during the hunt, similar to the Fertile Mud the Barroth slings around. As for the more highly coveted materials like Gracium and Carbalite ore, those items only available for mining in High-Rank hunts. Think of High Rank as the game's hard mode, similar to an instance in an MMO. You hit High-Rank once you've reached Hunter Rank 4 in Hub missions.
Then there is the egg collecting. Generally speaking, these quests aren't urgent so if you just want to increase your Hunter Rank, they can be safely ignored. But some unique weapon blueprints, Bunny Dango recipes, and even special monster hunts are locked behind doing some of these quests.
Simply put, collecting eggs is a tedious pain in the neck. You have to carry the egg by hand all the way back to an item box. If you run out of stamina, fall from a high place, or get hit by a wandering monster, the egg will break and you'll have to get a new one. You can't ride your palamute. Thankfully, you can use the wirebug to zip around and climb, cutting down on the travel time.
Wyvern and Herbivore Eggs are easy enough to find. Both of them are marked by nests on the world's map and you can reliably make multiple trips. Fair warning, taking from a wyvern nest usually attracts mommy's attention so have an escape route ready. Pitfall traps and dung bombs are your friends.
Then there are Gargwa Eggs. On paper, these eggs are the easiest to find; you get them from Gargwas, the brightly colored dodo bird creatures in the Shrine Ruins map. But how you get the eggs is a bit counterintuitive. You have to sneak up behind a Gargwa, just tap B while standing still and you'll drop into a low crouch, then hit them in the back with your weapon while they're not looking. If you do this right, they'll yelp in surprise, drop an egg, then take off. From there, just get it to an item box.
And that will do it for the discerning Monster Hunter Rise player who wants to get the most out of their items and need that extra push into greatness. If you need help, feel free to consult our other guides and happy hunting.