Should i kill or capture when trying to get gems?

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User Info: HikariX9

HikariX9
3 years ago#1
Which one gives a better chance of getting gems?

User Info: blackmagister

blackmagister
3 years ago#2
I don't think body carves give a chance for gem drops, but capture does. You can still get gems from killing the monster by carving the tail and rewards for breaking body parts though. Just look at the monster hunter wiki for carve rates.

http://monsterhunter.wikia.com/wiki/MH3U:_Monsters
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User Info: rayneotacon

rayneotacon
3 years ago#3
Brachy and Zin have gems that can be carved. But the odds should be ever so slightly higher from a cap.

User Info: lunarknight64

lunarknight64
3 years ago#4
I'm pretty sure I've heard Brachy is a 2% carve and 3% cap, so it seems pretty equal
I've also heard Jho's cap and carve rate are both 4%, so it's better to kill him
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User Info: Guggerbunk

Guggerbunk
3 years ago#5
lunarknight64 posted...
I'm pretty sure I've heard Brachy is a 2% carve and 3% cap, so it seems pretty equal
I've also heard Jho's cap and carve rate are both 4%, so it's better to kill him

2% carve x3 (3 - 6 depending on tail and Felyne Carver)
... vs. 3% cap x1

Kill. Only capture if the body doesn't have a gem (e.g. Rath).

User Info: dexter1984

dexter1984
3 years ago#6
Zinogre
2% capture vs 3% kill and carve.

User Info: Jeannie13

Jeannie13
3 years ago#7
Depends on the monster:

Zinogre/Stygian Zinogre: kill them because you can actually carve the emeralds from them
Nargacuga: You can carve from its body moonshards from lucent and mantles from all of them

Silver Rathalos/Gold Rathian: capture as you cannot carve mantles from the body; you also want to cut the tail and break the face

In Freedom Unite, most monsters you'd be fine just killing them, there also seemed to be more missions where you'd have a chance getting the gems from quest rewards. But now in 3 Ultimate most monsters you need to capture because that's your best chance or you can't carve from the body and/or because there's almost no chance of receiving them just from quest rewards.

Also, the top row is for monster parts and the bottom row is for bones, decoration jewels, and wyvernclaws/wyvern fangs. Armor stones can appear in bow for quest rewards.
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User Info: ated505

ated505
3 years ago#8
Guggerbunk posted...
lunarknight64 posted...
I'm pretty sure I've heard Brachy is a 2% carve and 3% cap, so it seems pretty equal
I've also heard Jho's cap and carve rate are both 4%, so it's better to kill him

2% carve x3 (3 - 6 depending on tail and Felyne Carver)
... vs. 3% cap x1

Kill. Only capture if the body doesn't have a gem (e.g. Rath).


But you can get multiple gems in the rewards. So wouldn't that mean cap is better?
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User Info: Guggerbunk

Guggerbunk
3 years ago#9
ated505 posted...
Guggerbunk posted...
lunarknight64 posted...
I'm pretty sure I've heard Brachy is a 2% carve and 3% cap, so it seems pretty equal
I've also heard Jho's cap and carve rate are both 4%, so it's better to kill him

2% carve x3 (3 - 6 depending on tail and Felyne Carver)
... vs. 3% cap x1

Kill. Only capture if the body doesn't have a gem (e.g. Rath).


But you can get multiple gems in the rewards. So wouldn't that mean cap is better?

It's possible to carve multiple gems too. On a Los Ruby run I had Felyne Carver [Hi] proc on the tail and got two rubies from it, got a face break ruby and a capture ruby. Random is random (is random).

I have a first world problem now since I only needed one ruby and now I'm looking at other things to use them for...

User Info: YoukaiSlayer

YoukaiSlayer
3 years ago#10
From everything iv looked at killing is always better if you can carve the rare from the body.
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