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Description
Rarity: 5
Description:

A hunk of rock? No, it seems to be metal...

With a little polish, it could be more.

Possible Weapons:

Great Sword, Long Sword, Sword & Shield, 

Hammer, Lance and Light Bowgun

Location: Tundra, Volcano mining.
Icon: Unknown-Item




Rustshards, found only in Tundra and Volcano mining nodes(and in secret areas in high rank), provide one of the few means to acquire a weapon with the Dragon Element prior to high rank gear, Weapon Rarity 3 and below and are the only way to acquire a weapon with Dragon Element while not online. The in game description "A hunk of rock? No, it seems to be metal... With a little polish, it could be more." alludes to the possibility of this being a useful and valuable item but doesn't really offer us much by way of specifics. The following article should provide a little more insight as to what these mysterious items have to offer us as Monster Hunters and why they might be worth going a little out of your way to obtain.




How To Obtain Rustshards

Simply put, all you need to do is mine in the Tundra or in the Volcano. However to really get what you are looking for, as many Rustshards as possible, you will want to mine as many nodes, especially high level nodes, as possible. What this means is that you will want to do an initial mining run and empty as many nodes as possible then go about your quest as normal and periodically check back for new mining nodes. This will maximize the possibility of getting Rustshards each run but still does not guarantee getting one. Some runs you will get multiple Rustshards, other runs you'll get one and there is always the possibility that you will get nothing. Good luck hunters.
Mine at any point in area 5, 8, 9, or 10 in the Volcano for a small chance of them. The points in Area 5 respawn after a certain time has passed (usually five minutes), so all is not lost if you run out of spots early on.


The maps shown are for all the gathering nodes for the Tundra and the Volcano. However the only ones you need to worry about are the ones that look like mineral deposits. Good Hunting.


Tundra-ResourceMap

Volcano-ResourceMap

How Do Rustshards Work?

Similar to Mystery, Shining or Timeworn Charms just getting one doesn't mean you get what you want. At the end of your quest the Rustshards you have obtained will be Appraised to show what they actually are. Often supplying you with a basic version of one of the various weapons that have a Rust weapon path, getting the proper "Rusted Weapon" can prove to be quite the process. Keep it up though and eventually you should get what you want and from there all you need to do is provide the funds and the required materials to obtain a useful weapon.

Dragon Element?

For those of you new to the game you might be wondering what is so good about the Dragon Element and why on earth would it be worth going through this much trouble? Well, in short, it might not be worth your time and effort depending on what you want to do in the game. For example if all you want to do is paralyze, sleep or poison your enemies then the weapons obtained through Rustshards will do you no good. However, for those that don't want to only use status weapons, the Dragon Element is a powerful element to be using. Many monsters have a weakness to Dragon Element, while few resist it. Additionally, the weapons tend to carry high raw damage. So it isn't necessarily the be all and end all of Element types but it does offer some useful benefits that are worth considering.

Weapons

The following is the information on all the weapons obtainable through Rustshards (except for the basic iron weapons, which are usually all you get).


Great Sword

Rust Path
Weapon Name Rare Attack Element Awakening Sharpness Affinity Slots Materials Cost
Rusted Great Sword 1 480 N/A 10 Dgn RustGS-sharp1 -70% --- 1 Rustshard N/A
Tarnished Grt Sword 1 480 N/A 10 Dgn RustGS-sharp2 -70% --- 22 Earth Crystal, 5 Monster Fluid, 2 Commendation 5000z
Ancient Blade 3 720 330 Dgn N/A AncntGS-sharp1 0% --- 44 Earth Crystal, 2 Frost Sac, 2 Flame Sac 22222z
Elder Monument 5 864 350 Dgn N/A AncntGS-sharp2 0% --- 66 Earth Crystal, 2 ElderDragonBlood, 1 Rathian Ruby 44444z


Sword & Shield

Rust Path
Weapon Name Rare Attack Element Awake Sharpness Affinity Slots Materials Cost
Rusted Sword 1 98 N/A 10 Drg RR-Sword-shrp -70% --- 1 Rustshard N/A
Tarnished Sword 1 98 N/A 10 Drg R-Sword-shrp -70% --- 22 Earth Crystal, 5 Monster Fluid, 2 Commendation 5,000z
Eternal Strife 3 126 410 Drg N/A DragonSealer-sharp 0% --- 44 Earth Crystal, 2 Flame Sac, 2 Frost Sac 22,222z
Eternal Hate 6 140 660 Drg N/A DragonSealer-sharp2 0% --- 66 Earth Crystal, 5 ElderDragonBlood, 1 Rathalos Ruby 44,444z


Hammer

Rust Path
Weapon Name Rare Attack Element Awaken Sharpness Affinity Slots Materials Cost
Rusted Hammer 1 520 N/A 10 Drg RR-Ham-shrp -70% --- 1 Rustshard N/A
Tarnished Hammer 1 520 N/A 10 Drg R-Ham-shrp -70% --- 22 Earth Crystal, 5 Monster Fluid, 2 Commendation 5,000z
Breath Core Hammer 3 832 280 Drg N/A Breathcore-shrp 0% --- 44 Earth Crystal, 2 Frost Sac, 2 Flame Sac 22,222z
Lava Core Hammer 5 936 330 Drg N/A Lavacore-shrp 0% --- 66 Earth Crystal, 2 ElderDragonBlood, 1 Rathian Ruby 44,444z


Lance

Rusted Path
Weapon Name Rare Attack Element Awaken Sharpness Affinity Slots Materials Cost
Rusted Lance 1 230 N/A 10 Drg Rustlance1-shrp -70% --- 1 Rustshard N/A
Tarnished Lance 1 230 N/A 10 Drg Rustlance1a-shrp -70% --- 22 Earth Crystal, 5 Monster Fluid, 2 Commendation 5000z
Undertaker 3 368 250 Drg N/A Undrtkrsharp 0% --- 44 Earth Crystal, 2 Flame Sac, 2 Frost Sac 22222z
High Undertaker 5 414 300 Drg N/A Undrtkr1sharp 0% --- 66 Earth Crystal, 2 ElderDragonBlood, 2 Gobul Lantern+ 44444z


Light Bowgun

Aquamatic "Spark"


RustBowgun


Stats Ammo Use

One Piece: Aquamatic "Spark"

Total Materials:

  • 1 Rustshard


Total Cost: N/A

Type Lv1 Lv2 Lv3
Normal S 3 4
Pierce S 4
Pellet S 2
Crag S 2
Clust S 1
WyvernFire
Type Lv1 Lv2
Recover S 2
Poison S 2
Para S 2
Sleep S 2
Sub S
Demon S
Armor S 1
Exhaust S
Type
Flaming S
Water S
Freeze S
Thunder S
Dragon S
Slicing S
Tranq S 2
Paint S 2

Rapid Fires Crag S Lv1

Attack: 228 ~ 348


Weight: 27 (Light)


Range: 0.80x


Affinity: 0%


Slots: ---


Reload: Abv.Avg


Recoil: Average


Deviation: High L/R

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