Cloudy Moonshard: Kill or capture?

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User Info: 0-172

0-172
3 years ago#1
Hunting Lucent on my own I've been killing and carving to try and get a Moonshard as it seemed to be the best way to do it, but hunting with a group of friends today they said that capturing actually gave the highest chance of getting one. So, which is better?
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User Info: Aziraphaile

Aziraphaile
3 years ago#2
According to kiranico.com:

Wound head: 3%
Shiny drop: 2%
Capture: 2%
Carve: 2%

So far as I know, if you can carve it from a monster's body, you're better off going for the kill. You get 3 carves, so you get to "roll the dice" a few extra times.

Just make sure you break his head first...
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User Info: Kalteskraab

Kalteskraab
3 years ago#3
Probably one of the few monsters I'd agree that killing is the best option for a chance at it.

Eat for Carver (Hi) and put the Melynx Mask on of the little bastards to maximise your chances.
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0-172
3 years ago#4
Alright. That's what I thought.
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User Info: Smudge

Smudge
3 years ago#5
Thanks to Melynx mask 2/3 moonshards I've gotten were from Chacha.
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User Info: Dark_Jinouga

Dark_Jinouga
3 years ago#6
I got the 2 for the lambent set with shiy runs, just got my second one 15min ago^^ now I neeed 1 more for mizars asterism...
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User Info: petrie911

petrie911
3 years ago#7
Aziraphaile posted...
According to kiranico.com:

Wound head: 3%
Shiny drop: 2%
Capture: 2%
Carve: 2%

So far as I know, if you can carve it from a monster's body, you're better off going for the kill. You get 3 carves, so you get to "roll the dice" a few extra times.

Just make sure you break his head first...


Don't you get 3 rewards for capture, making it the same number of "rolls"?
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User Info: spaceludes

spaceludes
3 years ago#8
petrie911 posted...

Don't you get 3 rewards for capture, making it the same number of "rolls"?


It's 2 rewards by default, 3 if you have the capture master skill. Carving is typically 3 times but goes to 4 if you have carving master skill. So for items that can be carved killing is still the route to go.

As a rule of thumb you only need to capture Lagi's and Rath's in this game and you can cap Savage Jho for black blood but kill him for everything else.

User Info: MartinAW4

MartinAW4
3 years ago#9
spaceludes posted...
petrie911 posted...

Don't you get 3 rewards for capture, making it the same number of "rolls"?


It's 2 rewards by default, 3 if you have the capture master skill. Carving is typically 3 times but goes to 4 if you have carving master skill. So for items that can be carved killing is still the route to go.

As a rule of thumb you only need to capture Lagi's and Rath's in this game and you can cap Savage Jho for black blood but kill him for everything else.


Lucent Nargacuga actually gives 4 body carves without the Carving Master sklil so killing is the best way to get Cloudy Moonshards and Nargacuga Mantles.

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Immortal_hidan2
3 years ago#10
Break all parts + kill gives you higher chance

Also sonic bomb him which drops a shiny has a chance too
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