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Gleaming Shell - Location, How to Get and Use

Gleaming Shell

Gleaming shell icon
Type Materials
Rarity 6
Sell Price 3000z
Buy Price -
Carry 99
Monster Crimson Glow Valstrax
Locations Shrine Ruins
Frost Islands
Sandy Plains
Flooded Forest
Lava Caverns

Gleaming Shell is a material that is found in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR) game. Materials can be received from quests, hunting monsters, carving, gathering, etc.

Gleaming Shell - Locations and How to Obtain

This section contains explanations of different ways that the material can be obtained.

Quest Reward

These quests have a chance to give the materials as a reward. Please check this guide for quest rewards explanation

Rank Name Quest type
8 The Crimson Glow Hub Quest
8 The Evil Star from Beyond Hub Quest
8 Advanced: The Fallen Comet Hub Quest

Monster Hunt Rewards

Table with monsters that may reward you with the Gleaming Shell. It shows the percentage chance on how the monster may reward you with the material. We recommend checking this guide for a detailed explanation of the numbers

Monster Source
Crimson glow valstrax iconCrimson Glow Valstrax
High Rank
Target Reward: 14%
Break Reward: 20% - Foreleg
Carve Reward: 28% - Body
Dropped: 25%, 50%


Locations where the material can be obtained from one of the sources:

  • Shrine Ruins (High Rank)
  • Frost Islands (High Rank)
  • Sandy Plains (High Rank)
  • Flooded Forest (High Rank)
  • Lava Caverns (High Rank)

Gleaming Shell - Material Usage

This section covers different use cases for the material, like crafting, forging, and upgrading.

Weapon crafting

Armor crafting

  • Valstrax Coil (×6)
  • Valstrax Greaves (×5)
  • Valstrax Helm (×5)