Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Ruststone/Ancient Stone Weapon Paths
Format: PlayStation Portable (PSP)
Written by Craig Stewart

Version 1.2 (May 19th, 2010)

MHFU Name: iCEMAN
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This document is  2010 Craig Stewart.

O===================================================O
 A Brief Explanation About Ruststones/Ancient Stones
O===================================================O

These elusive stones can make some of the most powerful weapons in the game
against the Elder Dragons. They require a lot of effort to obtain since the
process is some what random. A Ruststone is the weaker of the two stones and
will give you a Rare-1 weapon and the Ancient Stone is the strongest and will
give you a Rare-6 weapon. There are two versions of each weapon for
Greatswords, Hammers, Lances, Light Bowguns and one for the Sword and Shield
and Dual Swords. Monster Hunter Freedom 2 and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
didn't receive any additional weapons so there aren't Gun Lance, Hunting
Horn, Heavy Bowgun, Long Sword or Bow variations.

Once you've unlocked the 4 star Elder Quests you have access to The Volcano.
Head to areas 6 and 8 and start mining and you should hopefully find a
Ruststone/Ancient Stone. Area 6 has two mining spots and Area 8 has three so
be on the look out for the giant cracks in the wall. The stone you find will
be random and you may find the same one multiple times.

O=======================O
 Recommended Armour Sets
O=======================O

Leather Armour (Blademaster)

You should only use this set if you don't have the Melahoa Armour. Each piece
of this set can be bought from the Felyne armour crafting shop for 300z. You
can also make it using the following materials;

         Name         | Price |    Materials

 Leather Helm           150    Disk Stone      1

 Leather Armor          150    Disk Stone      1
                               Anteka Pelt     1

 Leather Vambraces      150    Anteka Pelt     1
                               Sm Monster Bone 1

 Leather Belt           150    Anteka Pelt     1
                               Sm Monster Bone 2

 Green Pants            150    Anteka Pelt     1
                               Sm Monster Bone 1


Default Skills
--------------

Gathering +1
Throwing Skill Up

Optimised Setup Using Decorations
---------------------------------

Gathering +2
Backpacking Expert
Throwing Skill Up

         Name         |    Decoration    |    Materials

 Leather Helm           Backpacker Jewel   Suiko Jewel     1
                                           Power Extract   1
                                           Giant Bone      1

 Leather Armor          N/A                N/A

 Leather Vambraces      Gathering Jewel    Suiko Jewel     1
                                           Dosbiscus       1
                                           Bughopper       2

 Leather Belt           N/A                N/A

 Green Pants            NONE               N/A

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Melahoa Armour (Blademaster)

This is the best armour to use since it doesn't require much to make and has
Gathering +2 and High Speed Gathering

         Name         | Price |    Materials

 Melhoa Flower Hat      1,150   Dosbiscus       1
                                Killer Beetle   1
                                Sunset Herb     10
                                Cactus Flower   5

 Melhoa Flower Jacket   1,150   Dosbiscus       3
                                Godbug          5
                                Ivy             3
                                Monster Fluid   3

 Melahoa Branch         1,150   Dosbiscus       2
                                Carpenterbug    3
                                Sap Plant       4
                                Nutrients       3

 Melahoa Skirt          1,150   Dosbiscus       3
                                Godbug          4
                                Sleep Herb      2
                                Armorskin       3

 Melahoa Roots          1,150   Dosbiscus       2
                                Carpenterbug    3
                                Antidote Herb   3
                                Immunizer       2


Default Skills
--------------

Gathering +2
High Speed Gathering

Optimised Setup Using Decorations
---------------------------------

Gathering +2
HealthRecItemsImprvd
High Speed Gathering

         Name         |    Decoration    |    Materials

 Melhoa Flower Hat      Curing Jewel       Akito Jewel     1
                                           Flabby Hide     1
                                           Kelbi Horn      2

 Melhoa Flower Jacket   Curing Jewel       Akito Jewel     1
                                           Flabby Hide     1
                                           Kelbi Horn      2

 Melahoa Branch         NONE               N/A

 Melahoa Skirt          NONE               N/A

 Melahoa Roots          NONE               N/A

O==================================O
 Getting a Rusted or Ancient Weapon
O==================================O

MAKE SURE YOU SAVE YOUR GAME BEFORE EVERY ATTEMPT SINCE THE PROCESS IS
SOMEWHAT RANDOM. THIS IS ALSO VERY TIME CONSUMING.

When you finally have a Ruststone/Ancient Stone you can go to the weapon
crafting shop and you'll see ?????? at the end of the list for the particular
weapon you've found. A Ruststone/Ancient Stone must be polished to become a
weapon and will cost 1,000z. If you don't the weapon you wanted (see the
quick reference guide below) you'll have do any quest including the training
school and try again. The quickest and easiest way is to select a gathering
quest, pick up the Paw Pass Ticket and you're done in about 10 seconds.

The game has a random pre-set number which determines if you get the weapon
or not. Each time you do a quest, this number will change and you'll be one
step closer to your weapon. This is a very slow, boring and tedious process
and could take anywhere up to an hour of constant gathering quests to
complete. Each time you make a Rusted/Ancient Weapon the random pre-set
number will change again.

The most advantageous way of doing this is to use multiple Ruststones/Ancient
Stones. For example if you wanted the Worn Greatsword, you could use all your
other Ruststones/Ancient Stones before you finally use the Ancient Flatstone.
There is no limit on how many of the same stone you can have so, the more you
have, the easier it is to do.

O=======================================O
 Ruststone/Ancient Stone Quick Reference
O=======================================O

* Flat Ruststone > Rusted Great Sword
* Ancient Flatstone > Worn Greatsword 
* Small Ruststone > Rusted Sword
* Sm Ancient Stone > Worn Blades 
* Large Ruststone > Rusted Hammer
* Lg Ancient Stone > Worn Hammer 
* Ruststone Rod > Rusted Lance
* Ancient StoneRod > Worn Spear 
* Ruststone > Demonlock
* Ancient Stone > Island of the Gods

O===========================================================================O

          Name           |  Price  | Attack | Element |      Materials

 Rusted Great Sword          1,000     432    NONE      Flat Ruststone
  |
 Tarnished Gread Swd         2,500     528    NONE      Earth Crystal    20
  |   |
  |  Ancient Blade          40,000     864    Dra 100   Earth Crystal    40
  |                                                     ElderDragonBlood 1
  |
 Steel Ice Blade            35,000     672    Ice 200   Daora Webbing    3
  |                                                     Eldr Dragon Bone 5
  |                                                     DaoraDragonScale 10
  |
 Steel Ice Blade+           50,000     720    Ice 240   Daora Webbing    5
  |   |                                                 Daora Shell      3
  |   |                                                 ElderDragonBlood 2
  |   |
  |  Daora's Decimator      90,000     912    Ice 350   DaoraDragonScal+ 10
  |   |                                                 Daora Carapace   4
  |   |                                                 Daora Jewel      1
  |   |
  |  Daora's Tughril Beg   130,000    1296    Ice 450   Str Daora Wing   2
  |                                                     ThckDaoraDrgnScl 10
  |                                                     Hvy Daora Shell  3
  |                                                     BigEDragonJewel  1
  |
 Icesteel Blade             90,000    1008    Ice 150   Daora Sharp Claw 3
  |                                                     Daora Tail       3
  |                                                     Daora Jewel      1
  |
 Daora's Raid              130,000    1296    Ice 320   Lthr Daora Tail  2
                                                        ThckDaoraDrgnScl 8
                                                        Hard Daora Horn  2
                                                        BigEDragonJewel  1



          Name        |   Rarity  | Sharpness | Affinity | Slots

 Rusted Great Sword      1-White     Orange         0%       0

 Tarnished Gread Swd     1-White     Yellow         0%       0

 Ancient Blade           5-Pink      Green        -20%       0

 Steel Ice Blade         5-Pink      Green          0%       0

 Steel Ice Blade+        5-Pink      Green          0%       0

 Daora's Decimator       8-Red       Blue           0%       0

 Daora's Tughril Beg    10-Purple    White          0%       0

 Icesteel Blade          8-Red       Blue           0%       1

 Daora's Raid           10-Purple    White          0%       1

O===========================================================================O

          Name           |  Price  | Attack | Element |      Materials

 Worn Greatsword             1,000     624    NONE      Ancient Flatstone
  |
 Weathered Grt Sword        12,500     720    NONE      Earth Crystal    20
  |   |
  |  Epitaph Blade          60,000     960    Dra 100   Earth Crystal    40
  |   |                                                 ElderDragonBlood 5
  |   |
  |  Epitaph Eternal       100,000    1152    Dra 100   Purecrystal      8
  |                                                     ElderDragonBlood 10
  |                                                     Commendation G   1
  |
 Teostra Blade              80,000     768    Fir 480   Teostra Horn+    1
  |                                                     Teostra Shell    6
  |                                                     Fire Dragon Pwdr 2
  |
 King Teostra Blade         90,000     816    Fir 620   Teostra Horn+    3
  |                                                     Teostra Carapace 5
  |                                                     Fire Drgn Jwl    1
  |
 Teostra del Sol           130,000    1248    Fir 650   HardTeostraHorn  3
                                                        HvyTeostraShell  5
                                                        BigEDragonJewel  1



          Name        |   Rarity  | Sharpness | Affinity | Slots

 Worn Greatsword         6-Blue      Orange         0%       0

 Weathered Grt Sword     6-Blue      Yellow         0%       0

 Epitaph Blade           7-Orange    Blue         -20%       0

 Epitaph Eternal         9-Gold      White        -20%       0

 Teostra Blade           7-Orange    Green          0%       0

 King Teostra Blade      8-Red       Blue           0%       0

 Teostra del Sol        10-Purple    White          0%       0

O===========================================================================O

          Name           |  Price  | Attack | Element |      Materials

 Rusted Sword                1,000     126    NONE      Small Ruststone
  |
 Tarnished Sword             2,500     140    NONE      Earth Crystal    20
  |   |
  |  Eternal Strife         40,000     126    Dra 520   Earth Crystal    40
  |                                                     ElderDragonBlood 1
  |
 Steel Ice Dagger           35,000     196    Ice 180   Daora Claw       2
  |                                                     Daora Shell      2
  |                                                     DaoraDragonScale 3
  |
 Steel Ice Dagger+          50,000     210    Ice 200   Daora Horn       2
  |   |                                                 Daora Tail       3
  |   |                                                 ElderDragonBlood 2
  |   |
  |  Daora's Razor          90,000     266    Ice 320   Daora Carapace   4
  |   |                                                 DaoraDragonScal+ 5
  |   |                                                 Daora Jewel      1
  |   |
  |  Daora's Maelstrom     130,000     378    Ice 350   Hard Daora Horn  2
  |                                                     Lthr Daora Tail  3
  |                                                     Hvy Daora Shell  5
  |                                                     BigEDragonJewel  1
  |
 Twin Nails                 50,000     238    Fir 300   Fire Dragon Claw 1
  |                                           Ice 300   Daora Webbing    3
  |                                                     Fire Drgn Webbng 3
  |
 Twin Nails+                90,000     252    Fir 400   Daora Sharp Claw 2
  |                                                     Fire Dragon Claw 3
  |                                                     Daora Jewel      1
  |                                                     Fire Drgn Jwl    1
  |
 Fire and Ice              130,000     350    Fir 450   HrdFireDrgnClaw  2
                                              Ice 450   Daora Sharp Claw 3
                                                        ThckDaoraDrgnScl 5
                                                        BigEDragonJewel  2



          Name        |   Rarity  | Sharpness | Affinity | Slots

 Rusted Sword            1-White     Red            0%       0

 Tarnished Sword         1-White     Yellow         0%       0

 Eternal Strife          5-Pink      Green          0%       0

 Steel Ice Dagger        5-Pink      Green          0%       1

 Steel Ice Dagger+       5-Pink      Green          0%       0

 Daora's Razor           8-Red       Blue           0%       0

 Daora's Maelstrom      10-Purple    White          0%       1

 Twin Nails              5-Pink      Green          0%       0

 Twin Nails+             8-Red       Blue           0%       0

 Fire and Ice           10-Purple    White          0%       0

O===========================================================================O

          Name           |  Price  | Attack | Element |      Materials

 Worn Blades                 1,000     168    NONE      Sm Ancient Stone
  |
 Weathered Blades           12,500     182    NONE      Earth Crystal    20
  |   |
  |  Eternal Schism         60,000     182    Dra 480   Earth Crystal    40
  |   |                                                 ElderDragonBlood 5
  |   |                                                 Wyvern Stone     10
  |   |
  |  Eternal Sacrifice     140,000     182    Dra 510   Purecrystal      15
  |                                                     ElderDragonBlood 10
  |                                                     Commendation G   1
  |                                                     Big Wyvern Stone 5
  |  
 Hi Twin Daggers            55,000     224    Ice 350   Carbalite Ore    15
  |                                                     Daora Webbing    8
  |                                                     ElderDragonBlood 5
  |
 Silhouette Sabers          80,000     238    Ice 400   DaoraDragonScal+ 10
                                                        Union Ore        10
                                                        Machalite Ore    20



          Name           |   Rarity  | Sharpness | Affinity | Slots

 Worn Blades                6-Blue      Orange         0%       0
   
 Weathered Blades           6-Blue      Yellow         0%       0

 Eternal Schism             7-Orange    Blue         -20%       1

 Eternal Sacrifice          9-Gold      Blue           0%       1
 
 Hi Twin Daggers            6-Blue      Green          0%       1

 Silhouette Sabers          7-Orange    Blue           0%       3

O===========================================================================O

          Name           |  Price  | Attack | Element |      Materials

 Rusted Hammer               1,000     468    NONE      Large Ruststone

 Tarnished Hammer            2,500     572    NONE      Earth Crystal    20
  |   |
  |  Breath Core Hammer     40,000     936    NONE      Earth Crystal    40
  |                                                     ElderDragonBlood 1
  |
 Jadite Mace                35,000     780    Fir 260   Lunastra Horn    3
  |                                                     Lunastra Shell   3
  |                                                     Firestone        7
  |
 Jade Mace                  50,000     832    Fir 300   Fire Drgn Webbng 4
  |                                                     Teostra Shell    5
  |                                                     ElderDragonBlood 2
  |
 Lunastra's Crown           90,000     936    Fir 370   Lunastra Spike   3
  |                                                     Fire Drgn Scl+   6
  |                                                     Fire Drgn Jwl    1
  |
 Luna's Skirt              130,000    1300    Fir 400   Lunastra Spike   3
                                                        ThckFireDrgnScl  6
                                                        BigEDragonJewel  1
                                                        Commendation S   1



          Name        |   Rarity  | Sharpness | Affinity | Slots

 Rusted Hammer           1-White     Red            0%       0

 Tarnished Hammer        1-White     Yellow         0%       0

 Breath Core Hammer      5-Pink      Green        -20%       1

 Jadite Mace             5-Pink      Green          0%       0

 Jade Mace               5-Pink      Green          0%       1

 Lunastra's Crown        8-Red       Blue           0%       1

 Luna's Skirt           10-Purple    White          0%       1

O===========================================================================O

          Name           |  Price  | Attack | Element |      Materials

 Worn Hammer                 1,000     676    NONE      Lg Ancient Stone
  |
 Weathered Hammer           12,500     780    NONE      Earth Crystal    20
  |   |
  |  Pulsating Core         60,000    1040    NONE      Earth Crystal    40
  |   |                                                 ElderDragonBlood 5
  |   |
  |  Pulse Crusher Core    100,000    1352    NONE      Purecrystal      8
  |                                                     ElderDragonBlood 10
  |                                                     Commendation G   1
  |
 Steel Ice Hammer           80,000     832    Ice 290   Daora Carapace   6
  |                                                     Daora Tail       1
  |                                                     Rare Scarab      4
  |
 Daora's Colossus           90,000     988    Ice 330   DaoraDragonScal+ 10
  |                                                     Daora Sharp Claw 2
  |                                                     Daora Jewel      1
  |
 Daora's Hyperborea        130,000    1300    Ice 450   Hvy Daora Shell  6
                                                        Hard Daora Horn  2
                                                        Str Daora Wing   2
                                                        BigEDragonJewel  1



          Name        |   Rarity  | Sharpness | Affinity | Slots

 Worn Hammer             6-Blue      Orange         0%       0

 Weathered Hammer        6-Blue      Yellow         0%       0

 Pulsating Core          7-Orange    Blue         -20%       2

 Pulse Crusher Core      9-Gold      White        -20%       2

 Steel Ice Hammer        7-Orange    Green          0%       0

 Daora's Colossus        8-Red       Blue           0%       0

 Daora's Hyperborea     10-Purple    White         15%       0

O===========================================================================O

          Name           |  Price  | Attack | Element |      Materials

 Rusted Lance                1,000     207    NONE      Ruststone Rod
  |
 Tarnished Lance             2,500     253    NONE      Earth Crystal    20
  |   |
  |  Undertaker             40,000     414    NONE      Earth Crystal    40
  |                                                     ElderDragonBlood 5
  |
 Steel Ice Spear            35,000     322    Ice 200   Daora Tail       1
  |                                           Def +4    Daora Shell      3
  |                                                     DaoraDragonScale 4
  |
 Steel Ice Spear+           50,000     345    Ice 240   Daora Claw       4
  |                                           Def +6    Daora Shell      5
  |                                                     ElderDragonBlood 2
  |
 Daora's Fang               90,000     437    Ice 300   Daora Sharp Claw 2
  |                                           Def +8    Daora Carapace   6
  |                                                     Daora Jewel      1
  |
 Daora's Regulus           130,000     621    Ice 320   Lthr Daora Tail  1
                                              Def +10   Hvy Daora Shell  7
                                                        Hard Daora Horn  2
                                                        BigEDragonJewel  1



          Name        |   Rarity  | Sharpness | Affinity | Slots

 Rusted Lance            1-White     Red            0%       0

 Tarnished Lance         1-White     Orange         0%       0

 Undertaker              5-Pink      Green        -20%       1

 Steel Ice Spear         5-Pink      Green          0%       0

 Steel Ice Spear+        5-Pink      Green          0%       0

 Daora's Fang            8-Red       Blue           0%       0

 Daora's Regulus        10-Purple    White          0%       0

O===========================================================================O

          Name           |  Price  | Attack | Element |      Materials

 Worn Spear                  1,000     299    NONE      Ancient StoneRod
  |
 Weathered Spear            12,500     572    NONE      Earth Crystal    20
  |   |
  |  Matenro                60,000     483    NONE      Earth Crystal    40
  |   |                                                 ElderDragonBlood 5
  |   |
  |  Sky Scraper           100,000     598    NONE      Purecrystal      8
  |                                                     ElderDragonBlood 10
  |                                                     Commendation G   1
  |
 Teostra's Howl             80,000     414    Fir 180   Teostra Tail     4
  |                                                     Teostra Shell    8
  |                                                     Fire Dragon Pwdr 2
  |
 Teostra's Roar             90,000     460    Fir 200   Teostra Horn+    2
  |                                                     Teostra Carapace 8
  |                                                     Fire Drgn Jwl    1
  |
 Teostra's Fire            130,000     621    Fir 220   HardTeostraHorn  2
                                                        LthrTeostraTail  4
                                                        BigEDragonJewel  1



          Name        |   Rarity  | Sharpness | Affinity | Slots

 Worn Spear              6-Blue      Orange         0%       0

 Weathered Spear         6-Blue      Yellow         0%       0

 Matenro                 7-Orange    Blue         -20%       2

 Sky Scraper             9-Gold      White        -15%       2

 Teostra's Howl          7-Orange    Green          5%       0

 Teostra's Roar          8-Red       Blue          10%       0

 Teostra's Fire         10-Purple    White         15%       0

O===========================================================================O

        Name        |  Price  | Attack | Reload |  Recoil  |    Materials

 Demonlock              1,000     108     Slow    Moderate   Ruststone

 Shots lvl 1 2 3
 Normal    6 6 9
 Pierce    3 0 0
 Pellet    4 0 0
 Crag      3 3 3
 Clust     3 3 3
 Recov     0 3
 Poisn     0 1
 Para      0 1
 Sleep     0 1

 Flame S   3
 Tranq S   2
 Paint S   2
 Demon S   1
 Armor S   1

O===========================================================================O

        Name        |  Price  | Attack | Reload |  Recoil  |    Materials

 Island of the Gods     1,000     204     Slow    Moderate   Ancient Stone

 Shots lvl 1 2 3
 Normal    6 6 9
 Pierce    3 0 0
 Pellet    4 0 0
 Crag      3 3 3
 Clust     3 3 3
 Recov     0 3
 Poisn     0 1
 Para      0 1
 Sleep     0 1

 Flame S   3
 Tranq S   2
 Paint S   2
 Demon S   1
 Armor S   1



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