In this guide, we’ll be going over the Shagaru Magala armor and weapons in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. We’ll focus on how the gear functions, fashion, whether any of them are worth using, and which pieces will be your best options if you’re focused on the meta.
Table of Contents
- Shagaru Magala Fashion Review
- Shagaru Magala Armor Skills Explained
- Shagaru Magala Light Bowgun
- Shagaru Magala Heavy Bowgun Review
- Shagaru Magala Gear Verdict
Shagaru Magala Fashion Review
If your character doesn’t look good, then what’s the point in playing a Monster Hunter game? The Shagaru Magala armor gives us a holy dragon knight vibe, for lack of a better term. The helmet has a crown and a purple and golden shade that makes it look holy. This color scheme matches Shagaru Magala’s aesthetic perfectly.
We love the body armor because it has spiky shoulder pads, which everyone loves. The chest piece looks excellent. If we look at the waist armor, it hangs off your character nicely. And then the gloves have spikes on them, which is always great to see.
Finally, the graves are simple and nothing too special. However, we like the dragon claws on the feet, which looks nice.
Shagaru Magala Armor Skills Explained
Let’s discuss the armor skills for the Shagaru Magala armor. The set comes with six maxed-out skills:
- Critical Element
- Razor Sharp
- Spare Shot
These are all excellent skills to have. Let’s go ahead and review why they’re all so good.
Bloodlust is a unique effect for this armor set. While in battle, your character is afflicted by the Frenzy Virus. While you have the frenzy virus, you’ll lose health slowly. But as long as you keep attacking enemies, you’ll eventually recover your health and get back all that health you were losing.
While you have the Frenzy Virus, your attack power is increased, stamina usage is reduced, and evasion capabilities are increased. After health is restored from attacking enemies, your affinity increases. Overall, this is a great armor skill to have.
Coalescence is also a valuable skill. It temporarily enhances attacks after recovering from status effects. After you recover from the Frenzy Virus, you’ll get +18 attack power, +4 elemental attack power, and 15% status buildup. You’ll end up dealing more damage.
The next skill is Resuscitate. This skill improves your attack power while losing health from the Frenzy Virus. You’re going to have +20 attack.
The next skill is Critical Element. You’ll deal plus 15% elemental damage whenever you land a critical hit. This is a great armor set for anyone who wants to focus on the elemental meta in Sunbreak.
The last two skills are Razor Sharp and Spare Shot. Depending on the weapon you’re running, you’ll only use one of these skills. So if you’re using a melee weapon, you’ll benefit from Razor Sharp, which prevents your weapon from losing sharpness about 50% of the time.
Spare Shot gives you a 20% chance not to use your ammo whenever you fire off your bow gun or your coatings for your bow.
Overall the skills on the Shagaru Magala armor set are great. Let’s go ahead and look at each armor piece individually to see what stands out.
Shagaru Magala Helmet Review
Let’s start with the helmet, the Arc Helm. It has a level three decoration slot; the two skills are one point in Bloodlust and two points in Coalescence. This is a very efficient gear piece because it gives you that one point of blood lust, which is honestly more than enough that you need to get the benefits of recovering from the Frenzy Virus.
Regardless of the weapon you’re using, you’ll benefit from this one specific armor piece.
Shagaru Magala Body Armor Review
Moving on to the body armor. It has a level two decoration slot, which isn’t the greatest. And then it has one point in Bloodlust, two points in Resuscitate, and one point in Critical Element. This is also another solid armor piece. The two points in Resuscitate are good because you’ll lose health anyway because of Bloodlust. Having that extra attack power is excellent.
Shagaru Magala Gloves Review
Moving on to the gloves. This has a level four decoration slot, two points in Critical Element, and one in Resuscitate. Depending on how many armor pieces you use from the Shagaru Magala set, these gloves may or may not be helpful if you’re not using the Bloodlust skill. But the two points in Critical Element are massive. And for people focused on the elemental meta, these gloves will be solid.
Shagaru Magala Waist Armor Review
Moving on to the waist piece. It has one point in Coalescence and two points in Razor sharp and spare Shot. This is a solid armor piece. The two points in spare Shot in Razor Sharp are good because the less ammo or sharpness you lose, the more damage you can continually pump out.
Shagaru Magala Greaves Review
Finally, the greaves. They have a level three and a level two decoration slot. They have one point in Bloodlust, one in Razor Sharp, and one in Spare Shot. This is an efficient armor set because it has that one point in Bloodlust, which, as we said earlier, is more than enough for any builds running Bloodlust. Bloodlust is a potent skill on its own at one point. So you don’t need those extra two points.
Now let’s go ahead and move on to the actual weapons for Shagaru Magala that stand out.
Shagaru Magala Light Bowgun
The first weapon that we wanted to discuss is the Light Bowgun. This weapon is one of the two meta choices for anyone who wants to run a Pierce Ammo 2 Rapid Fire build. This weapon is technically tied with the Malzeno LBG in terms of damage, but they both operate slightly differently.
This weapon has 310 raw attack, 35% affinity, and a level two rampage decoration slot. In terms of its ammo, the standout is Rapid Fire Pierce 2. For those who played base Monster Hunter Rise, you might remember the Nargacuga LBG was the best.
The Shagaru Magala LBG is a better version of it. It has a slightly lower affinity than the Nargacuga weapon but also has a better raw attack stat. This is an excellent weapon for fighting monsters that don’t have the best weak points. If you’re having trouble targeting a monster’s weak point, this weapon will significantly help you because of its high critical hit chance.
You don’t have to worry about aiming perfectly. For anyone who wants an excellent Light Bowgun, the Shagaru Magala LBG makes hunts much easier.
Shagaru Magala Heavy Bowgun Review
The second Shagaru Magala weapon we want to mention is the Heavy Bowgun, La Deluge. It has 330 raw attack, 40% affinity, a Lv 1 decoration slot, and a Lv 3 rampage decoration slot. This is an excellent Heavy Bowgun for anyone who wants to run a Pierce Ammo 3 build. Combined with the gun’s low recoil and fast reload speed, you can stand in place and keep shooting off and firing at enemies.
Shagaru Magala Gear Verdict
And then that covers what we had to discuss today with the cigar mag gear in weapons and armor. So in terms of how we’d review this specific armor set, the actual armor is excellent, especially the waste and leg pieces. They’ll give you some fantastic skills and decoration slots so that you can customize your builds and try to do more damage.
As far as the weapons go, nothing stands out more than the light bow gun and the heavy bow gun. It’s just a matter of the fact that there are much better meta weapons out there, especially from Gaismagorm and Crimson Glow Valstrax.
Overall, Shagaru Magala is a monster worth farming. You want to get much of its armor set as you can.