Shadow Gear Refinement
Refining Shadow Gear
Shadow Gears can be refined by any NPC that refines normal gear such as Suhnbi at.
Refining Shadow Gear requires eitheror , a Shadow Orb, and 200,000z.
Like normal armor refining, it is completely safe to refine up to +4. From +4 onwardwill have a higher chance of success than . They don't break however, they get Cursed instead.
Different Shadow Gear asks for different Shadow Orb. Always check where the gear comes from and what Shadow Orbs are used to refine it. You can check the list of places that offer Shadow Gear Low Rank Shadow Gear can't be refined.. Each page should tell you the needed Shadow Orb to acquire the needed Shadow Orbs. Be aware that
When a refinement is failed using a Shadow Orb, there is a 70% chance to curse the Shadow Gear and 30% chance of it losing 1 refine. These chances have no impact when a refinement is successful.
When a Shadow Gear becomes Cursed, it will be unable to be upgraded until it is purified. It will still be usable, retain its stats and works exactly like a non-cursed version, except it will be unable to be refined.
To purify a Cursed Shadow Gear, speak to the same NPC used to refine and select the purified option to purify the Cursed Shadow Gear. He'll be able to purify it for a fee of assorted identical Ingots, some, and zeny.
Alternatively, a player can use(BSB) to prevent those curses at 100%. Depending on the refine level, different number of are needed. Be aware that the refine can still fail, this doesn't guarantees any success.
Depending on the Refine of the Cursed piece, the cost to purify will change as shown below:
|Refine Rate||# of||# of
, or |
(only for Shadow Gears obtained from MH)
(only for Shadow Gears NOT obtained from MH)
|+6 or lower||5||1||2,500,000|
|+7 or +8||10||2||5,000,000|
|+9 or higher||20||3||7,500,000|
The refinement success rate and the number of regular armors, as shown below:needed for safe refine are the same for Shadow Gears as for
|Upgrade||Success Rate||Safe Refine Requirement|
|+4 -> +5||60%||90%||1|
|+5 -> +6||40%||70%||1|
|+6 -> +7||40%||70%||1|
|+7 -> +8||20%||40%||1|
|+8 -> +9||20%||40%||2|
|+9 -> +10||9%||20%||4|
Shadow Orbs are used to refine Shadow Gears. They are crafted with Monster Energy, acquired by turning in drops from their respective monsters from where the Shadow Gear comes.
This means that Shadow Gear from Monster Hunter needs drops from Primal or Great Monsters, Shadow Gear from Nightmare Toy Factory needs drops from Nightmare Toy Factory, and so on.
|NPC Purpose:||Armor Spheres NPC|
|Map:||The Wyvern (@go mh)|
Monster drops can be converted to Monster Energy and further into Shadow Orbs by Lisbeth, located at The Wyvern , accessible by typing
A Shadow Orb costs 100 Monster Energy.
Each type of loot will give you a different amount of Monster Energy, shown in the chart below:
|Savage Coast Expedition Monster Energy|
|Shadow Orbs||2 pts||50 pts||100 pts||500 pts|
|Savage Coast Hunts Monster Energy|
|Shadow Orbs||30 pts||40 pts||55 pts||100 pts|
Outside Monster Hunter, this system is simplified.
You simply buy Shadow Orbs with drops from the instances that have the Shadow Gear that you want. This means that Shadow Gear from Nightmare Toy Factory needs , and so on. Alternatively, you can access the following NPCs at 4th Floor of Main Office.
|Low Rank Hunts • High Rank Hunts|
|Hunting Mechanics||Rage • Hate • Skills • Alterations|
|Player Roles||Tank • Damage • Healer • Utility|
||1-Star Hunts||Garanth • Nyia|
|2-Star Hunts||Garronath • Nysori|
|3-Star Hunts||Angnar • Zaedronath|
|Unreleased||Sybaris • Vakaris • Hrungnir • Anko & Mako|
|Regular Monsters||Ambient Monsters|
|Rewards||Shadow Gear (Low Rank, High Rank (1/2-star), Angnar, Zaedronath) • Shadow Gear Refinement|
|Gathering & Combinations||Mining • Fishing • Foraging • Combinations|
|Lore||The Savage Coast • The Wyvern • Astrid • Seruel • Delphina • Sain • Will • Reidin Kurs|