Monster Hunter 3 brings you more intimidating creatures to hunt down and collect more loot to make your character meaner than ever. Upgrading your character with better equipment is something that is not only necessary to progress in the game, but also widely the most loved feature.
After all, who doesn’t love watching their character suited from head to toe in ancient dragon armor while wielding bestial weapons.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Monsters, Carves and Item Drops
In this guide we’ll go through the numerous monsters that inhabit the 12 maps of the MH3 world, and look at the items they give. Note that monsters drop items according to your rank. Each rank has various items that have a certain percentage of dropping. Obviously, the item with the lesser percentage is the rarer one.
These items are invaluable as they serve as the constituents in creating all sorts of equipment, be it weapons or armor.
It is also important to note that you don’t obtain items from killing a monster. You have a certain amount of limited time to ‘carve the body’ of the monster after slaying it, which will extract items. Some monsters can be carved multiple times. In addition, large monsters tend to have body carves as well as ‘tail carves’.
There are also other item sources, such as ‘tears’, which are obtained after a monster is damaged or disabled in a specific manner (different for every monster). In addition, large monsters also have breakable parts that can grant you items as well.
We’ve compiled a huge list of these items for every monster, the chance of obtaining the item (in percentage), and how you would obtain it (body carving, tail carving, tear, etc.).
So, starting with the Small Monsters:
Altaroths are bug-like monsters. The unique thing about this creature is that its belly glows a different color, depending on what it’s eating. The type of color also determines the Tears you acquire from it.
The Altaroth is a weak foe and takes high amounts of damage irrespective of the weapon.
If you attack the Altaroth, there is chance that their body may not be intact.
This monster looks like a mixture of a Ram and a Moose. The Anteka is susceptible most to Fire and Cut damage and the ‘Dizzy’ status ailment.
Items You Can Get From Normal Body Carving Are:
High Rank: Anteka Antler (35%) High-Quality Pelt (30%) Warm Pelt (15%) Raw Meat (10%) White Liver (10%)
G-Rank: Prized Pelt (50%) Anteka Antler (30%) Raw Meat (10%) White Liver (10%)
Items You Can Acquire From Dizzy/Knocked Down Body Carving Are:
High Rank: Anteka Antler (100%)
G-Rank: Anteka Antler (100%)
The Aptanoth creatures resemble four legged small-sized dinosaurs. They are susceptible to Cut, Impact, and Bullet damage, and can also become dizzy when hit on the head.
You can carve the body of the Aptanoth two times.
Items you can get from body carving are:
Raw Meat (75%), Monster Bone S (25%)
These creatures also look like small dinosaurs, except that they stand on two feet instead of four. These monsters take equal blows from all types of damage.
Items You Can Acquire From Body Carving After Defeating With Fishing Harpoon Are:
Low Rank: Big Fin (46%) Raw Meat 30% Lifecrystals (24%)
High Rank: Big Fin (46%) Raw Meat 30% Lifecrystals (24%)
G-Rank: Giant Fin (46%) Raw Meat 30% Lifecrystals (24%)
These oddly named flying mosquito-like creatures are highly susceptible to impact type damage. The items they give after body carving remain more or less constant (save a few), but their percentage differs, depending on the area you fight them.
In The Desert Islands and Flood Forests, you can acquire the following items from Body Carving:
The Jaggia monster is a mixture of a komodo dragon and a crocodile – two deadly real life reptiles. It has much better resistance than the previous monsters, but is weakest against bullets. You can carve the body of the Jaggia twice.
Items you can acquire from body carving are:
Low Rank: Jaggi Hide 43%) Jaggi Scale 30%) Bird Wyvern Fang 18%) Monster Bone S 9%)
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