MHW: Spring Update 4.00, Lunastra Armor, Weapons & More

MHW: Spring Update 4.00, Lunastra Armor, Weapons & More

Last updated on October 21st, 2018

Boot up your Monster Hunter World copy as the newest update arrived on May 31st, 2018 UTC (May 30 8pm EDT) for all. Update 4.00 is 550 MB for PS4 and 570 MB for Xbox One. This update brings a lot to the table including the introduction of Lunastra, the mate of Teostra, so be sure to check out our full dissection of this Spring Update 4.00. For now, let us don our royal attire and eloquently discuss all the new additions of the patch.

  • How To Find Lunastra
  • Lunstra Weakness and Breakables
  • New Guild Card Background
  • Temporal Mantle
  • Brigade Layer Armor Set
  • Lunstra Weapons
  • Everything About Lunstra Armor α
  • Everything About Lunstra Armor β
  • Lunstra Palico Gear
  • Important Additions/Changes & Bug Fixes

How to Find Lunastra

Blue speech bubble will be over the Hunter’s head, speak to him and this will start the questline. Players will undertake the quest “The Blazing Sun” which they will have to slay a Teostra in Wildspire Waste. Teostra will be a guarantee large gold crown. Next, players will have to repel Lunastra in the Special Arena. Finally, players will have to slay both Lunastra and Teostra in Elder Recess.

Lunastra Weakness and Breakables

Carve Materials

  • Lunastra Scale+ 5 ★ Rarity
  • Lunastra Carapace 4 ★ Rarity
  • Lunastra  Tail 3 ★ Rarity
  • Lunastra Wing 2 ★ Rarity
  • Lunastra Mane 3 ★ Rarity
  • Lunastra Gem 1 ★ Rarity

Part Materials

  • Dropped Material – Lunastra Scale+, Lunastra Gem
  • Wings Broken – Lunastra Wing
  • Head Broken – Lunastra Horn, Lunastra  Gem
  • Tail Broken – Lunastra  Tail, Lunastra  Gem

Reward Materials

  • Lunastra Carapace 4 ★ Rarity
  • Lunastra Scale+ 3 ★ Rarity
  • Lunastra Horn 2 ★ Rarity
  • Lunastra Mane 3 ★ Rarity
  • Lunastra Wing 3 ★ Rarity
  • Elder Dragon Bone 2 ★ Rarity
  • Elder Dragon Blood 2 ★ Rarity

Lunastra’s Breakables & Weaknesses

Breakables

  • Head have 2 ★ weakness to Blades, 3 ★ weakness  to Blunt and a 2 ★ weakness to Ranged.
  • Wings have 3 ★ weakness to Blades and 2 ★ weakness to Blunt & Ranged.
  • Tail have 2 ★ weakness to Blades and Blunt while having a 3 ★ weakness to Ranged.

Weaknesses

  • 3 ★ weak to Ice
  • 2 ★ weak to Dragon
  • 1 ★ weak to Water & Thunder
  • Immune to Fire
Ailments
  • 2 ★ weak to Blast & Stun
  • 1 ★ to Poison, Sleep, & Paralysis

New Guild Card Background

For those who can’t get enough of personalizing their online personas, make sure you scope out the newest guild background: Fire Lion Coat of Arms.

Temporal Mantle

New mantle allows players to negate medium to large damage by auto evading. It is obtained after completing the Lunastra storyline from the Swordmaster NPC. (Cannot be missed)

Brigade Layer Armor Set

After finishing the Lunastra mission in the special arena, players will have to check back to the Smithy and they will receive a new delivery mission in order to unlock the new Brigade Layer Armor Set.

Breaking Out the Brigade

  • 5,000 Research Points
  • 5 Hunter King Coins
  • 5 High Commendation

Lunastra Weapons

Each weapon class will get 4 new Lunastra weapons. 1 base Lunastra weapon which can be upgraded once, 1 Lunastra/Nergigante, and 1 Lunastra/Xeno’jiiva.

Lunastra 

  • Rarity 7 materials
    • 4 Lunastra Scale+
    • 3 Lunastra Horn
    • 3 Lunastra Mane
    • 1 Lunastra Gem
    • 32,000 z
  • Rarity 8 materials
    • 1 Research Commission Ticket
    • 2 Lunastra Horn
    • 3 Teostra Horn+
    • 1 Bazelgeuse Gem
    • 56,000 z

Lunastra/Nergigante “Ruin”

  • 1 Research Commission Ticket
  • 3 Lunastra Wing
  • 3 Nergigante Horn+
  • 1 Nergigante Gem
  • 56,000 z

Lunastra/Xeno’jiiva “Styx”

  • 1 Research Commission Ticket
  • 2 Lunastra Tail
  • 3 Xeno’jiiva Horn
  • 1 Xeno’jiiva Gem
  • 56,000 z

Everything About Lunastra Armor α

Full Armor Set Required Materials

Lunastra α Armor Set

  • 100,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 12 Lunastra Scale+
  • 10 Lunastra Carapace
  • 4 Teostra Carapace
  • 5 Lunastra Wing
  • 4 Elder Dragon Bone
  • 3 Lunastra Horn
  • 4 Lunastra Mane
  • 1 Lunastra Gem
  • 3 Lunastra Tail
  • 1 Firecell Stone
  • 1 Novacrystal
  • 3 Elder Dragon Blood

Defense & Resist Stats

  • 351 Total Defense
  • 15 Fire
  • 5 Water
  • 5 Thunder
  • -15 Ice
  • -10 Dragon

Lunastra’s α Armor Stat Limits

  • Base: Level 1 with 70 Defense
  • Max: Level 4 with 76 Defense 240 points 11520 z
  • Augmented: Level 11 with 90 Defense 1160 points 94080 z
    • 1 Gleaming Streamstone and 2 Elder Dragon Bones 30,000 z

Full Armor Set Skills & Set Bonus

  • Wide Range Level 4
  • Health Boost Level 3
  • Blast Attack Level 3
  • Tool Specialist Level 3
  • Free Element Level 2
  • Peak Performance Level 2
  • Evade Extender Level 2
  • Has set bonus skills: Lunastra Favor
    • 2 pieces = Stamina Cap up
    • 4 pieces = Mind’s eye/Ballistics

Full Armor Set Decoration Slots

  • Has a total of 5 level 1 decorations.
  • Has a total of 2 level 2 decorations.
  • Has a total of 2 level 3 decorations.

Individual Piece of Lunastra’s Armor

Empress Crown α

  • 20,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 4 Lunastra Scale+
  • 4 Lunastra Carapace
  • 2 Lunastra Wing
  • 4 Elder Dragon Bone
  • Has 1 level 3 decoration slot
  • Has 1 level 1 decoration slot
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • 70 Defense
    • 3 Fire
    • 1 Water
    • 1 Thunder
    • -3 Ice
    • -2 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Evade Extender Level 2
    • Tool Specialist Level 1
  • Has set bonus skills: Lunastra Favor
    • 2 pieces = Stamina Cap up
    • 4 pieces = Mind’s eye/Ballistics

Empress Mail  α

  • 20,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 2 Lunastra Horn
  • 4 Lunastra Scale+
  • 2 Lunastra Mane
  • 1 Lunastra Gem
  • Has 2 level 1 decoration slots
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • 70 Defense
    • 3 Fire
    • 1 Water
    • 1 Thunder
    • -3 Ice
    • -2 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Peak Performance Level 2
    • Health Boost Level 1
  • Has set bonus skills: Lunastra Favor
    • 2 pieces = Stamina Cap up
    • 4 pieces = Mind’s eye/Ballistics

Empress Vambraces α

  • 20,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 4 Lunastra Carapace
  • 1 Lunastra Horn
  • 2 Lunastra Tail
  • 1 Firecell Stone
  • Has 1 level 3 decoration slot
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • 70 Defense
    • 3 Fire
    • 1 Water
    • 1 Thunder
    • -3 Ice
    • -2 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Wide Range Level 2
    • Blast Attack Level 2
  • Has set bonus skills: Lunastra Favor
    • 2 pieces = Stamina Cap up
    • 4 pieces = Mind’s eye/Ballistics

Empress Coil α

  • 20,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 4 Lunastra Scale+
  • 2 Lunastra Carapace
  • 2 Lunastra Mane
  • 1 Novacrystal
  • Has 1 level 2 decoration slots
  • Has 1 level 1 decoration slots
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • 70 Defense
    • 3 Fire
    • 1 Water
    • 1 Thunder
    • -3 Ice
    • -2 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Tool Specialist Level 2
    • Blast Attack Level 1
  • Has set bonus skills: Lunastra Favor
    • 2 pieces = Stamina Cap up
    • 4 pieces = Mind’s eye/Ballistics
Empress Greaves α
  • 20,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 4 Teostra Carapace
  • 3 Lunastra Wing
  • 1 Lunastra Tail
  • 3 Elder Dragon Blood
  • Has 1 level 2 decoration slots
  • Has 1 level 1 decoration slots
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • 70 Defense
    • 3 Fire
    • 1 Water
    • 1 Thunder
    • -3 Ice
    • -2 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Health Boost Level 2
    • Wide Range Level 2
  • Has set bonus skills: Lunastra Favor
    • 2 pieces = Stamina Cap up
    • 4 pieces = Mind’s eye/Ballistics

Everything About Lunastra Armor β

Full Armor Set Required Materials

Lunastra β Armor Set

  • 100,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 12 Lunastra Scale+
  • 10 Lunastra Carapace
  • 4 Teostra Carapace
  • 5 Lunastra Wing
  • 4 Elder Dragon Bone
  • 3 Lunastra Horn
  • 4 Lunastra Mane
  • 1 Lunastra Gem
  • 3 Lunastra Tail
  • 1 Firecell Stone
  • 1 Novacrystal
  • 3 Elder Dragon Blood

Defense & Resist Stats

  • 351 Total Defense
  • 15 Fire
  • 5 Water
  • 5 Thunder
  • -15 Ice
  • -10 Dragon

Lunastra’s β Armor Stat Limits

  • Base: Level 1 with 70 Defense
  • Max: Level 4 with 76 Defense 240 points 11520 z
  • Augmented: Level 11 with 90 Defense 1160 points 94080 z
    • 1 Gleaming Streamstone and 2 Elder Dragon Bones 30,000 z

Full Armor Set Skills

  • Wide Range Level 2
  • Health Boost Level 2
  • Blast Attack Level 3
  • Tool Specialist Level 2
  • Free Element Level 2
  • Peak Performance Level 2
  • Evade Extender Level 2
  • Has set bonus skills: Lunastra Favor
    • 2 pieces = Stamina Cap up
    • 4 pieces = Mind’s eye/Ballistics

Full Armor Set Decoration Slots

  • Has a total of 2 level 3 decorations.
  • Has a total of 6 level 2 decoration.
  • Has 3 level 1 decoration slots

Individual Piece of Lunastra’s Armor β

Empress Crown β

  • 20,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 4 Lunastra Scale+
  • 4 Lunastra Carapace
  • 2 Lunastra Wing
  • 4 Elder Dragon Bone
  • Has 1 Level 3 decoration slot
  • Has 1 level 2 decoration slot
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • 70 Defense
    • 3 Fire
    • 1 Water
    • 1 Thunder
    • -3 Ice
    • -2 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Evade Extender Level 1
  • Has set bonus skills: Lunastra Favor
    • 2 pieces = Stamina Cap up
    • 4 pieces = Mind’s eye/Ballistics

Empress Mail β

  • 20,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 2 Lunastra Horn
  • 4 Lunastra Scale+
  • 2 Lunastra Mane
  • 1 Lunastra Gem
  • Has 3 level 1 decoration slot
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • 70 Defense
    • 3 Fire
    • 1 Water
    • 1 Thunder
    • -3 Ice
    • -2 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Peak Performance Level 2
  • Has set bonus skills: Lunastra Favor
    • 2 pieces = Stamina Cap up
    • 4 pieces = Mind’s eye/Ballistics

Empress Vambraces β

  • 20,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 4 Lunastra Carapace
  • 1 Lunastra Horn
  • 2 Lunastra Horn
  • 1 Firecell Stone
  • Has 1 level 3 decoration slot
  • Has 1 level 2 decoration slot
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • 70 Defense
    • 3 Fire
    • 1 Water
    • 1 Thunder
    • -3 Ice
    • -2 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Wide Range Level 2
  • Has set bonus skills: Lunastra Favor
    • 2 pieces = Stamina Cap up
    • 4 pieces = Mind’s eye/Ballistics

Empress Coil β

  • 20,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 4 Lunastra Scale+
  • 4 Lunastra Carapace
  • 2 Lunastra Mane
  • 1 Novacrystal
  • Has 2 level 2 decoration slot
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • 70 Defense
    • 3 Fire
    • 1 Water
    • 1 Thunder
    • -3 Ice
    • -2 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Tool Specialist Level 2
  • Has set bonus skills: Lunastra Favor
    • 2 pieces = Stamina Cap up
    • 4 pieces = Mind’s eye/Ballistics
Empress Greaves β
  • 20,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 4 Teostra Carapace
  • 3 Lunastra Wing
  • 1 Lunastra Tail
  • 3 Elder Dragon Blood
  • Has 2 level 2 decoration slot
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • 70 Defense
    • 3 Fire
    • 1 Water
    • 1 Thunder
    • -3 Ice
    • -2 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Health Boost Level 2
  • Has set bonus skills: Lunastra Favor
    • 2 pieces = Stamina Cap up
    • 4 pieces = Mind’s eye/Ballistics

Lunstra Palico Gear

Lunastra Armor Set α

Felyne Eliza Headpiece α

  • 1 Lunastra Mane
  • 500 points
  • Rarity 8
  • Defense: 60
  • 3 Fire
  • 1 Water
  • 1 Thunder
  • -3 Ice
  • -2 Dragon

Felyne Eliza Ruffle α

  • 1 Lunastra Scale+
  • 500 points
  • Rarity 8
  • Defense: 60
  • 3 Fire
  • 1 Water
  • 1 Thunder
  • -3 Ice
  • -2 Dragon

Lunastra Weapon

Felyne Eliza Parasol α

  • Lunastra Wing
  • 600 points
  • Rarity 8
  • 65 Melee Attack
  • 15 Ranged Attack
  • Severing Weapon
  • Element: 35 Blast
  • Affinity: 0%

Important Additions/Changes & Bug Fixes

Addition & Changes

  • Players can now discover investigations for tempered monsters when hunting a tempered monster or breaking its parts.
  • Players can now change armor pigments and layered armor at all item boxes found within Astera (except the Training Area) or the Research Base.
  • It’s now easier to successfully pet the Poogie.
  • The camera will not be forcibly moved by Scoutfly guidance when arriving at camp at the start of a quest.
  • The trophy conditions for “Monster Ph.D.” were updated to no longer include monsters added in free title updates.
  • When performing the Shoryuken or Hadoken gestures, male characters (or armor that makes you look like a male character) will now use Ryu’s voice from Street Fighter V, while female characters (or armor that makes you look like a female character) will now use Sakura’s voice from Street Fighter V. [Was changed since Version 3.00.]

Bug Fixes

  • The light settings of the guild card have been adjusted to make it look similar to the lighting before Ver. 1.06.
  • Fixed a bug where only medals, not trophies, would be unlocked when ending the game while it is processing unlocked trophies and medals at the result screen. With this fix, if you have unlocked a medal but not a trophy, it will be unlocked the next time you get to a result screen.
  • Fixed a bug where Kulve Taroth’s broken horn cutscene was interrupted and the siege could not be completed when Kulve Taroth’s horns took separate damage right at the time they were completely broken off.
  • Fixed a bug where Kulve Taroth would go into an attack phase in area 1 and would not move to the next area, resulting in the siege becoming impossible to complete.
  • Fixed a bug where the siege of Kulve Taroth would end when a member of the siege goes to another quest, expedition or to the training area. This has been fixed so the siege can be continued.
  • Fixed a bug that occurs during the “Banquet in the Earthen Hall” quest when you open your Hunter’s Notes while in the tent just as Kulve Taroth’s horns are completely broken, causing the battle music to continue playing while the quest complete music plays on top of it.
  • Fixed terrain-related bugs in some locales.
  • Fixed a bug where a player would get an infinite buff under certain criteria upon a successful Foresight Slash.
  • Fixed a phenomenon where specific controls would allow you to link the Charge Blade’s Super Amped Element Discharge into an Amped Element Discharge. This was unintended and after considering how it affects the game’s balance, it has been removed.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the player to face in a direction other than the reticle just before Wyvernheart is fired.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Gastodon to spot players in their territory even when wearing a Ghillie Mantle or hiding in bushes.
  • Fixed an issue where gestures could be performed when afflicted with any five elemental blights, blastblight, bleeding, but could not be performed when poisoned or afflicted with effluvium.
  • Fixed a bug where food skills would not be reflected on your Palico when joining a quest as a guest after eating at base.
  • Fixed a bug where the lighting on the two guns in the Devil May Cry Dual Guns gesture was not applied properly, making them look they were floating.
  • Fixed a bug where the Elderseal value for the weapon Taroth Buster “Decay” was set to “None”. It has now been changed to “Mid”.
  • Due to a data error, Taroth Strongarm “King” (Rarity 7) parameters were the same as King Gold Cutter (Rarity 6) in all areas except for number of augmentation slots. The Taroth Strongarm “King” has been updated with the following values.
    Elemental Value: Fire 12 > Fire 18
    Affinity: 20 > 30
  • Due to a data error, Felyne Lavasioth Helm α’s elemental resistance had the same values as Felyne Uragaan Helm α. The following values are now applied to Felyne Lavasioth Helm α.
    Fire Resistance: 4 > 3
    Water Resistance: -3 > -3
    Thunder Resistance: 1 > -1
    Ice Resistance: -2 > 1
    Dragon Resistance: -2 > 3
  • The Felyne Azure Star series was mistakenly marked as rarity 2 from Ver. 2.00 and onward. It has now been reverted back to rarity 3.
  • Fixed a bug where a beard set on a female character during character creation would not appear when equipping the Kulve Taroth β armor set.
  • The following bugs related to armor appearance have been fixed.

    1. Some visual bugs affecting the female Azure Starlord Armor α were fixed.

    2. Some visual bugs affecting the female Rathalos Coil β and Rath Soul Coil β armor were fixed.

    3. Some visual bugs affecting the female Vaal Hazak Braces α armor were fixed.

    4. Hair pops out less now while wearing the female Xeno’jiiva Headgear α/β, Vaal Hazak Helm α, Jyura Helm α, and Blossom Headgear α armor.

    5. Hair pops out less now while wearing the male Butterfly Vertex (Low Rank, α and β) and Kirin Horn α armor.

  • The following text bugs were fixed in Traditional Chinese.

    1. Kulve Taroth’s name in Chinese has been changed.
    Before: 爛輝龍
    Now: 絢輝龍

    2. Caverns of El Dorado’s translated name was inconsistent, so it has been normalized as “地脈黃金鄉”.

  • In all languages except Japanese, Korean and Traditional Chinese, the following bugs were fixed.

    1. There was a mistranslation when checking the abilities of the Recoil Suppressor while customizing the bowgun at the Smithy, causing an undesired result.
    The translation has been fixed, and the Recoil Suppressor abilities are now displayed correctly.

    2. A bug was fixed where alert info for breaking Kulve Taroth’s right and left gold tail plating were reversed.

  • The following bugs were fixed in French.

    1. Tough-skinned Fruit and Crimson Fruit were both translated as “Fruits”. They are now translated as “Piridions” and “Fruits”.

    2. In the wildlife map, the “Bonus : Champignons” and “Bonus : Fleurs” messages were reversed. They have now been fixed.

    3. Performing the encore “Protection ouïe (P) / Anti-bourrasque : durée étendue” with a Kulve Taroth hunting horn caused an incorrect message containing “Earplugs (G)” to display. This has been fixed to display the correct message.
    Note that the actual hunting horn effect has not changed.

     

 


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