Red Serpent Orbs are an extremely rare item in Monster Hunter Rise, dropping from the Crimson Glow Valstrax monster. Much like other jewel items, these have a low drop rate, meaning you'll need to farm multiple runs to get your hands on them. You'll mostly need them for the Valstrax weapons and armour pieces, but worry not! There are a few things you can do to improve your chances.
In this guide we'll walk you through some tips on getting Red Serpent Orbs to drop from the Valstrax hunts. It's important to note that generally this item is subject to RNG, and while some players can get them on their very first hunts, others (like myself) may have to farm Valstrax upwards of 15 times. Before proceeding, check out our Crimson Glow Valstrax Hunt Guide for general tips on besting this beast. Here's some ways to improve your chances.
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Monster Hunter Rise: How to Get Red Serpent Orbs
To get Red Serpent Orbs in Monster Hunter Rise you will need to hunt Crimson Glow Valstrax. We've included a screenshot of the drop rates below, so check it out before heading out on a hunt.
As you can see, there is a 2% target reward, a 3% Broken Part Reward, 3% Carve, and finally a 1% Dropped item reward rate. Because of this, your main focus will be on breaking parts. Aim for the tail to get more carves once you've chopped it off, and try to break other parts, you can use wyvern riding to increase drops.
Another way to up your chances is to head on a solo hunt with two Gathering Palicos in tow. Make sure these Buddies are at least level 20, and use your Felvine whenever you can. This will increase the number of items your Buddies will take from the monster. In terms of a build, try to slot in the Fate Jewel 3 decoration. This will increase the chances of getting more rewards at the end of a quest.
You should be eating Dango before every fight, specifically looking out for the one that increases reward items at the end of a quest. Having these boosts will give you extra percentage points for rewards and thus will speed up the farming rate for the Red Serpent Orb.
What Are Red Serpent Orbs Used For?
Red Serpent Orbs are primarily used in the crafting of Valstrax gear. The Valstrax Greaves will require one orb, as will the final upgrade path on the Valstrax weapon trees. For example, the Rednaught Blade for Long Sword users will require a Red Serpent Orb.
That's all you need to know about getting Red Serpent Orbs in Monster Hunter Rise. For more help with the game you should head over to our guide on farming Talismans. Elsewhere there's our look at the upcoming Stories 2 collaboration.