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Monster Hunter 101: Rare Carves by Blacksky959 Monster Hunter 101: Rare Carves by Blacksky959
Monster Hunter 101 Fact#1: Wanting/needing a carve actually DECREASES your odds of getting it. Be it a 50% carve or a 3% carve.
A quick (and rough) paint I felt inspired to do after hours of MH3U. I hope any MH vets out there get a kick outta this as I'm sure EVERYONE has had trouble getting at least one gem/pallium/plate etc or another. How to get good at Monster Hunter: GRRRRIIIIiiiiiiinnnnddddd........ 63 Brachydios later and finally a gem from a damn tail carve...
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Chainblade98 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2018
Devil Jho is just staring there like he's saying WTF.
NoivernZMove Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018
I love it! XD
It's so... Reality X)
Rathaloshunter16 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
funny story: me and my big bro were killing one brachydios, high rank monster Hunter 4 ultimate. brachy killed my bro and I killed it in accident which made my big bro rage but I got 2 gem from one body so lucky me:)The end.
RakSharThePaladinGod Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
I got 2 gems and I only killed 7 of these
DoUGotValocadron Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Fucking gore mantles In 4u. 60 gores before I got 1
SuperBroBrawlerKart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
I feel this. Whooh-boy, RNG is a bitch.
Stratadrake Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
For MHGen, my rare carve would be a Rath Spike+.  I'm trying to see how far I can go without actually slaying a Rath wyvern (i.e. capture them all), but a Spike+ is something you usually get as a carve item, not a capture item.
AbyssaltheDragon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist


AshreyValconia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
this also happened to me! i was making the zinogre armor set in monster hunter portable 3rd  and i wasn't able to make the hands because i need zinogre plate and WOW. i've never been this mad, but i actually managed to get it with a tail carve.. which has a lower percentage than the body carves.
the percentage of the body carves is 5%, while the tail carves is 2%.... (i was doing this at the village quest)
Murlocoverlord Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist
grinding monsters can be a pain but getting the item you need to make the weapon or armor you need makes it a greater reward with every slain monster
Narukaruga Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Me: DAMMIT I JUST WANT MY RATHALOS CARAPACES!!! ...whilst hunting a High-Rank Los, is G rank, DESPERATELY needs these things to upgrade several weapons. Jackal Ragequits 
Narukaruga Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
And then something FRICKIN' AMAZING HAPPENS. Like, say, three S. Magala mantles in ONE hunt. Another hunter said- and I quote- "im about 2 cry..." Me? Couldn't figure out what the heck to do with 'em all! 
PicassoEnigma Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I screamed at Khezu Special Cut...
I'll hate brachydios won't I?
SirArceon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer

...I'm hungry."
AskRuilmon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

Okay... I'm just going to sit over here now...

*got his brach gem second time fighting*
Blitz-Frenchman Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
The grind is real, my friend.
Kimerasaurus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh, this is so accurate it hurts!  I can relate to this so, SO much.  Grinding is one of the fun aspects of the series until you have to get a rare carve.  A heap of monster bodies is just what I imagine after going through literally dozens of the same monster!

Artistically speaking, I just love the painting style here!  You really did a wonderful job with the contrast of lights and shadows, and the glowing effects are terrific~.
MrMagbrant Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
And if you already have your armor and your weapon and you have to fight it again (for example for a key quest), THEN you get tons of gems and plattes. Well, at least I do. And if I hunt a Monster, out of the which I don't want to make armor ^^
TacticianLyra Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
As familiar with this pain as I am (especially with Brachy!) I've also had the opposite happen.
Namely two S. Magala Plates from one hunt, via shiny-drop and body-carve. I only needed one for the armor.
Leejaq Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
in mh3u i barely got those rare drops. now in mh4u i got 3 rath medulla in 1 hunt, 4 rath plates in 2 hunts,and 2 brach gems in 2 hunts
kom-poy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
just got my gem yesterday from my third brachy, when i actually need it..
cuboneminer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The feels
Frozenomad Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
So funny xD
Reminds me of when I needed deviljho gems for armor... the pain...:tremble: 
Ragnarock0 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
The pain s felt my friend the pain is felt.
dragokaiju2000 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Devil's like: FREE FOOOOODD!!
MythicalAdventurer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
damn. i am SUPER FLIPPING LUCKY. my second fight. got three gems. no ebdingshells though.... DANG IT!
Vincent-Starman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Persist and you shall receive, that's my gaming philosophy.
aymen11 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
unless its monster hunter in that case you persist and persist and then you accidentally sell the gem 
weakchaos Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Determination numbs pain.
Zack-Osbourne Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
This reminds me of when I was trying to get a Gore Nyctgem in MH4. I spent hours fighting it to no avail, decided to go raise my HR to 7 by fighting a Shagaru Magala... and got 3 Phosgems at once. I raged so damn hard.
OneWingedHeron53 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Reverse psychology does not work either. You don't get it until you actually don't need it. I got three Brachydios Gems when I wanted Ebonshells+ in MH4U.

*Quick Tip*
Most of these rare items can be carved from the tail, so if you want to save time, just go cut off a tail, carve it, if its not the gem, abandon the quest and repeat the steps.
AshreyValconia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
but for zinogre, the plate is actually 2% rather than 5% which is much more rarer
Bijuu-9 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Deviljho be like "oh shit I hope he ain't coming after us next"
lagyacrus Featured By Owner Edited Mar 12, 2015
I totally understand what you mean. In MH4U, there is a new monster called the Najarala. There is a really rare item from it called the Chilling Beak. I had to kill like 30 Najaralas just to 1 BEAK but that was in Low Rank.

I'm in High Rank now and my first time hunting the Najarala in High Rank got me 4 BEAKS. 3 from carving and 1 from the reward screen. The High Rank quest was a Hunt-a-thon and I get to hunt as many Najaralas as I want until time runs out. I killed 3 Najaralas on my first High Rank hunt and all of them got me 1 beak each from carving. In conclusion, the desire sensor is BROKEN and CRUEL. 
Sketch-TOONS Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The beak isn't a rare item. It's a break reward.
But you wanted it.
And that made it "rare"
lagyacrus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
I'm guessing that the beak could be a break reward for Low Rank but I'm not entirely sure though. I did get my beak in Low Rank from the reward screen so, you could be right. 

But in High Rank, I really did get three of my beaks from carving probably because the carving chances changed a lot in High Rank for the beaks.
Sketch-TOONS Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no, it's just lousy luck.
I tried to get a lagombi Plasteron. guess how long it took?
lagyacrus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
I'm guessing at least 40 hunts/captures?
Sketch-TOONS Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
something like that

though the game has been nice handing me RANDOM rare parts

Don't want to make Teostra Equips? HERES A GEM!
lagyacrus Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2015
How did you even GET the random rare materials?! 

What quest did you take that got you the gem? Was it a free hunt reward?
Sketch-TOONS Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was just a normal reward

most quests featuring a monster with rare materials have a chance for that rare item just appearing in the rewards (don't get too excited- it's just like a 1-2% chance)
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Ryujins Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015   Artist
today, raging brach in mh4u is shit. its g rank...
Diyaru4500 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Know that feel, 40 something Bracydios, all captured wearing Plesioth armor to increase rewards, got my gem from Kayamba wearing the Melynx mask =3=
BlackestRift Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
I had the same problem, except it was in G rank. Those stupid palliums are SO FRICKEN'  ANNOYING! I had to kill no less then 45 brachydios to get one. Why must brachy be so stingy?
Hiddendragon24 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Writer
Hehe, don't even get me started with the rare drops...But I do like the Deviljhoe in the background! He looks hungry, and surprised~
sonic16link20 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
this, along with a couple other rare drops, is SO TRUE!!! you can break every part and capture the monster but it's like pulling a rathalos's teeth when trying to get those stupid rare drops!!!
rst64tlc Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
this one picture explains the annoyance i have when trying to farm that gem, and show to story itself. Great pic.
Soul3Solo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Well done, love every bit of this art.
ChelBun Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student General Artist
totally agree with you idea of carving.
PowerofInsanity Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Cloudy Moonshards... 36 Lucents to get my first one. Waaaah! 
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