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 When Blue Dust Surpasses Red Lust event quest guide will tell you what to expect and how to unlock the Sakura layered armor.
To begin the quest, just hit up the mission board as usual. You’ll find “When Blue Dust Surpasses Red Lust” 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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When Blue Dust Surpasses Red Lust – What to Expect
In Blue Dust Surpasses Red Lust, you’ll need to take down an Arch-Tempered Lunastra. Make sure to keep an eye out for the supernova attack. While the rest of her abilities aren’t the worst to deal with, especially if you have elemental resistance, the supernova can decimate your health. Teostra may also make an appearance if you don’t defeat Lunastra fast enough. Keep in mind that they can unleash a devastating combo when they’re together. Run for the hills if they start flying around each other.
Lunastra can typically be found in Area 11 though it also moves to Areas 9, 8, 7, 13, and 12. When close to death it usually retreats to Area 13.
You must be Hunter Rank 50 to accept the quest. You’ll have 50 minutes to complete the quest and the usual three deaths before failing.
We recommend taking an Ice weapon, fire resistance jewels, and wind pressure resistance of some kind. Unlike Teostra, Lunastra will absolutely hit you with wind pressure stuns.
Sakura Layered Armor & Lunastra Gamma Armor Set Materials
Completing the quest awards 1-2 Lunastra Tickets which can be used to craft Lunastra Gamma Armor and the Sakura layered armor set.
In total you’ll need the following to craft the Lunastra Gamma Armor Set:
- 5 Lunastra Tickets
- 16 Lunastra Carapaces
- 12 Lunastra Scale +
- 5 Lunastra Wings
- 4 Lunastra Manes
- 3 Lunastra Horns
- 2 Lunastra Tails
- 1 Lunastra Gem
- 100,000 Zenny
For the Sakura Layered Armor you just need:
- 2 Lunastra 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.