Yesterday I had the day off and spent a good deal of it playing Monster Hunter World. I allowed myself to get distracted by seeking out a weapon that was shockingly easy to craft. Essentially I had been trying to determine which of the switch axes I would go after first. The clear obvious choice is the Diablos one… the problem there is I really don’t want to go right back to grinding Diablos nonstop to get the parts I would need for it… which are again are Majestic and Black Spiral Horns. Instead I decided to set my sights considerably lower, on something I could probably farm up in my sleep.
The Jagras line doesn’t exactly have a ton of amazing weapons, but in the switch axe department it is a pretty reasonable option. Its low point is it is only a Rank 6 weapon, but based on its stats it should probably be Rank 7? It has hidden elemental sleep, and when transformed into sword mode has exhaust damage. If I remember correct that means that when hitting the head the exhaust damage can KO the monster. All that it really required me to do was kill a nonsensical number of Great Jagras… since that isn’t exactly a monster I hunt on the regular. However with minimal farming I managed to get the switch axe crafted and play around a bit with it. It will at least hold me over until something awesome drops from Kulve Taroth at some point.
The other mission is still very much active however, and I did kill several Rathian yesterday, enough to I believe get all of the Spikes that I needed. Now I just have to wait for a Rathian Ruby to drop before crafting that final Gunlance. As Ashgar posted yesterday, I do probably intend to make the Zorah Magdaros one as well, since I have already crafted the first version of it. I believe I just need another Zorah Gem before being able to craft the Rank 8 version. That would give me Long 4 and Normal 4 to play with and get used to both. Then again I hope I get a decent Wide 4 weapon to drop during Kulve Taroth. I fully expect to be farming the hell out of that event when it finally goes live. I think hammer is going to be a much better option to breaking things than Longsword was on the console.