Layered Armor and weapons return once again in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, letting you cover up your mixed sets with some of the new Master Rank equipment models. However, these are not available to you from the start, leaving you with only Low/High Rank layered armor (and no weapons) to choose from. In our Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Master Rank Layered Armor and Weapons Guide, we'll detail how you unlock Master Rank Layered armor and weapons, plus the items you'll need to craft them.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak - Unlocking Master Rank Layered Armor and Weapons
Unlocking Master Rank Layered Armor and weapons will take a little time, as you'll have to complete all of the main story. To be exact, Minayle the Blacksmith will mention that the option is now available once the urgent quest "Proof of Courage" has been completed. For weapons, your copy of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak must also be updated to Version 12.0.0.
However, you'll then need to farm for items to actually craft Layered Armor and weapons. For most sets, this primarily takes the form of Outfit Voucher+ tokens. These can be earned from Anomaly Quests (also unlocked after "Proof of Courage) at a slow rate, making them the best place to grind during endgame if you after both fashion and useful materials.
Each piece of hunter Layered equipment has a base cost 2 Outfit Voucher+ tokens, regardless of rarity or whether other materials are also needed. You'll also have to turn in a certain amount of items tied to that armor, either monster materials or rare drops gathered by Meowcenaries.
Buddy Layered armor and weapons on the other hand only requires 1 Outfit Voucher+ per piece, though these always require their respective Heavy Scrap (obtained by crafting hunter armor or trading materials directly) as well.
Outside of the unlock and item requirements, Master Rank Layered Armor sets work exactly like Low/High Rank sets, letting you chance your appearance separately from the actual armor you're wearing for stats. Furthermore, there are no Master Rank duplicates of existing Low/High Rank sets — however, there are some new "X" armor sets that can be obtained from Master Rank monsters that already had sets in base Rise. Weapons on the other hand all require to to take on Master Rank monsters, as the feature wasn't available in the base version of Monster Hunter Rise.
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