Outside of more powerful gear, one thing almost every Monster Hunter World player spends time chasing are new layered armor sets to equip. But the game doesn’t always tell you exactly what to expect when you’re at the mission board. This MHW Heralds of Destruction Cry event quest guide will tell you what to expect and how to unlock the Ryu layered armor.
To begin the quest, just hit up the mission board as usual. You’ll find “The Heralds of Destruction Cry” under the events section for a limited time. Just like other event quests, this is often tied to seasonal festivals. As of publishing, you can access this mission until Feb. 27, 2020. Check the MHW event quest calendar for future updates!
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Heralds of Destruction Cry – What to Expect
In Heralds of Destruction Cry, you’ll need to take down an Arch-Tempered Nergigante. Being Arch-Tempered, it will enrage at about 65 percent health instead of the usual 30 percent, so be prepared for a difficult fight. To make things even worse, the quest guarantees an Arch-Tempered Teostra or Arch-Tempered Kushala Daora invasion about five minutes into the quest. It will always seek out Nergigante and start a turf war.
Nergigante can typically be found in Area 8 though he also moves to Areas 9, 11, and 12. When close to death it usually retreats to Area 15.
Arch-Tempered Nergigante comes with a new attack where it hops into the air, slams down with a spike explosion and does a spin attack. So be prepared for that if you’ve never faced one before!
You have 50 minutes to complete the quest and the usual three deaths before failing.
Ryu Layered Armor & Nergigante Gamma Armor Set Materials
Completing the quest awards 1-2 Nergigante Tickets which can be used to craft Nergigante Gamma Armor and the Ryu layered armor set. In addition, you’ll unlock the Guild Card titles of Heaven’s Ruin, God of Ruin, New World Hero, and Tempered Master.
In total you’ll need the following to craft the Nergigante Gamma Armor Set:
- 5 Nergigante Tickets
- 22 Nergigante Carapaces
- 12 Immortal Dragonscales
- 6 Nergigante Regrowth Plates
- 3 Nergigante Horn+
- 2 Nergigante Tails
- 2 Nergigante Talons
- 1 Nergigante Gem
For the Ryu Layered Armor you just need:
- 2 Nergigante Tickets
- 1 SFV Ticket III
- 5000 Research Points
Everything except the SFV Ticket III is dropped from this one quest. For the SFV Ticket you need to complete any of the three Arena Quests called The Awakened Satsui No Hado. These are the same quests that previously rewarded the high rank Ryu armor set. If you’re into that and want more than just the cosmetics, keep grinding those quests until you have enough Hunter King Coins and SFV Tickets.
And that’s it! Looking for other MHW layered armor sets or event exclusive weapons we have guides for those too! Take this 50 Shades of White event quest guide, for example, which gives you the ability to craft the Guide Palace weapons.