The one big downside is that the hammer still is a bit slow and so isn’t that effective against say Tigrex, Jinouga and other really aggressive monsters. uQuiz.com is a free online quiz making tool. On the other hand the attacks are pretty simple and they chain well into each other. Getiing into using items with HBG is a matter of practice, but if you think it’s just too awful there’s the Sheathing skill that makes you unsheathe the weapon a lot faster. Upsides What it means is that every time you fire that ammo-type you fire multiple shots quickly at the cost of one ammo. + Big-ass physical damage. Playing a weapon and not using all its tools is meaningless. + Very high damage The earliest you can get the skill is with the Lagombi set. It’s the next step after bow if you like ranged combat. When you’re new I’d recommend sticking to Pellet and Normal shots and just keep hitting the monsters in the head, the next step is looking up weak spots and practicing optimal distance with Pierce shots. The final word in long range ammunition is the Cluster shots. But you are using the best goddamn tail-cutting weapon in the game so use it! A lot slicker than releasing the block, waiting and then using a normal stab. A Monster Hunter classic, the Greatsword relies on pure strength and charge attacks to rain powerful blows on any monster that gets in your way; but be careful not to be overcome by a mobile enemy. + Straightforward attacks and easy to learn Forging weapons and armour. Upsides – Speed increases how fast the Kinsect flies and it’s easily the handiest of the stats. Just face away from the monster and mash B. I've decided I want to solo all the way until I beat Gogmazios, so I'm creating a new character, but I wanted to use the most difficult weapon possible to do so. You can also facilitate tripping a lot since the monsters attention will often be elsewhere. – Arc shots fires almost straight up and makes it rain arrows. This isn't an easy question to answer. In multiplayer you’re relegated to tail-cutting duty. Don’t be that guy, learn to charge and hit the weak points. Fun. + Great defense Downsides Even if you can’t cut the tail you can damage it so the others can cut it off easier. A fully charged jumping attack can also be followed up immediately with a golf-swing! For those who prefer raw power over any fancy footwork, the Hammer is the ideal weapon. + Quick attacks for good elemental damage Always take 50 Power Coatings along, they increase your physical damage by 50% without changing your elemental damage. For Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the 3DS, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "What weapon should I use? Upsides Don’t forget the Maestro skill, it increases the duration of all your songs by a minute. At any time in blade-mode press X+A (It’s especially quick after a double-cut) and mash on X for a big, very static attack. My stamina is infinite! Where's my antidotes?! Don’t use Wide and Blast arc-shots in multiplayer, it’ll annoy the others to no end. A high-speed monster. The weapons themselves didn't even look that strong compared to other guns I could craft. New to the series. Just putting in the hours- someone's gotta do it. – Pierce is great against monsters with hidden weak points like Gravios or fast monsters as its sweet spot is the furthest away. If you’ve ever played online you’ve no doubt met a greatsword user who just loves alternating side and upswings. As such, it’s a great all-around weapon if you want to use just one. Each type of shot has a sweetspot where you do 150% physical damage. Debilitating monsters. However, this quiz should help you figure out which weapons are right for your playstyle. While charging you have Wind Protection, handy against Rathalos among others. The weapon you currently have equipped may limit your armor options, so make sure you examine your armor every time you change weapons. But looks don’t deceive in this case, the Gunlance is actually a lot more aggressive than the lance at the expense of some (admittedly already low) mobility. I loathe the question. A combination of swift attacks and swifter evasion, the Dual Blades are the perfect weapons for a hunter who'd rather be avoiding damage instead of absorbing it with a shield. Then Try it out =] Comment Please! The Earplugs you get from all three is good against some monsters so don’t skimp on it but it’s not as important as Red and White. You might think that big shield of theirs means sacrificing offense but you’d be so wrong… Lances have great offensive power and precision as well as the aforementioned shield that can block almost anything without breaking a sweat. I’m thinking about switching to blademaster because of this. What's the handiest type of item at your disposal? ( Log Out /  Axe mode has a pretty decent charge and a attack that’s great for hitting tails but that’s about it. X-X-A-X-X-A etc is a infinite combo that barely moves you forward. This page has a … Both lances and the SnS can immediately guard while sprinting by pressing R+X+A. Whetstone- a dull blade is a useless one. Roll, roll, roll! Upsides You can press R mid-air to stall a bit. if they become too weak to you than i recommend a long sword. – There are better choices if you just want straight damage You need to constantly attack and never miss despite using a rather clumsy weapon. Your best initiator is generally a forward roll-A. It could easily have fit into Devil May Cry or something as X is fast attacks and A is slow attacks. Greatsword Together, these monsters will be a joke! Monster Hunter Weapon Quiz With Monster Hunter 4 soon on its way, we’ve made a Monster Hunter weapon quiz to help hunters decide which weapon they should choose to main. Which weapon should I use? With some of the best damage available in the game, the Hammer is sure to make quick work of your next prey. – Requires a lot of practice It’s still the worst of the stats. It’s a shitty shield to be sure but you can block screams with it and it’s good enough in a pinch. It was Heavy Bowgun with better mobility and really shitty damage. Don’t be in the monsters face where the other players are, you’re just in the goddamn way. It offers high levels of utility and reliability. Share the reward? The sword and shield isn't bad, but it usually is the low in popularity due to "I want my big @$$ weapon" vs sword and board. Forward A is good for hitting dragons in the face or cutting tails, otherwise roll-X is usually better. Stun a monster or start a chain reaction of toppling rocks- knowledge of the environment will be very beneficial. https://youknowumsayin.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/the-inventory-and-you-what-items-should-i-bring-mh4u/, And here’s a guide about the basic offensive skills – Always have an arrow drawn. If you think the bowguns with their ammo types and rapid fire, crouching fire and add-on’s seems confusing, start with the bow. – Awful mobility and sheathing time. Use Demonise as much as possible, not as a bonus to be whipped out when the dragon is tripped. By far more complex than melee weapons like the Hammer or the Greatsword, the Charge Blade relies on phials to store energy, which can be used in a variety of ways to enable stronger attacks. https://youknowumsayin.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/mh4u-in-depth-gunlance-guide/. When getting ready for a big hunt, I prefer... To work alone. You're doing a team project for work/school. Personally I think you should stick with the great sword but that just depends on what skill level you are at. Like with the greatsword you should unleash it while the monster is turning to face you and hit it just before it’s done turning so you can roll out. – Awful mobility It’ll save you both potions and dignity. Firstly, like the Hammer, the Hunting Horn offers substantial blunt damage. On the upside is rather quick, heavy attacks so you need to learn to be as much as possible in Blade mode. Focus on getting your team the maximum amount of rewards, they might not thank you for it but they’ll unconsciously think it’s awesome to play with you. Playing SnS isn’t any cheaper. – Really shitty against monsters that takes low damage from ranged and elemental, like Rathalos. Use Normal shots instead, and never Normal 1! Once you get some of the mightier bows it’s easily more than half of your damage. No surprise considering there’s a grand total of 14 weapons … I used Bone armor or whatever … And the kinsect dust explosions make it quite flashy. You’d rather get a bit of block-damage than get rammed by an angry Tigrex. – Shelling ignores all defense and deals a set amount of damage. + The best weapon for knocking out wyverns and therefore great in groups Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Don’t let the name fool you, Light Bowgun (LBG) isn’t some transforming weapon. + Makes good use of elemental damage as well, Downsides Ironically it’s great against Kirin, the smallest, most aggressive asshole of them all. Due to this, you need at least four/five different horns to cover the various monsters you’ll face. I’ve been considering writing a HBG guide for some time, as it is really viable, even for soloing high G-rank content. Switchaxe There's too many of them! The Lance is a great defensive weapon, tied with the best guard of any weapon in the game and the ability to block while moving. You know you have to… If I'm going to do something, may as well look cool doing it. The lance is a severely under-utilized weapon. One of the more recent additions to the series, the Insect Glaive is a tool of acrobatic prowess. Unlike LBG you can’t just spam one shot, you need to understand the ammo types. + Short attack animations that makes it easy to roll at will Considering SnS has the quickest sheathing except for Duals it’s not that impressive but still nice and thematic in that the SnS user is always on the go. In post-battle PvP Gunlance is op as fuck…. When you first pick it up the attacks just seems like a random mess and you’re not even quite sure how the two modes and the bar works. Don’t mark things, learn to aim with your Kinsect instead. Upsides + You only need one physical weapon, Downsides For the hunter who is willing to study the strategies available to them in order to conquer any obstacle, there is no better weapon than a Charge Blade. When the battle's at a climax, use Wyvern's Fire- an explosive attack of immense power. R+A to send it back. The linked guide goes into more detail. It even does decent damage, not quite as much as the hammer but you have better mobility and all them buffs to make up for it! A good position is usually behind one of the dragons legs, outside his body instead of inside like the SnS likes. (I use the non-default controls as they’re what I’m used to). + Can deal a ton of elemental damage, Downsides That you’re supposed to play a lot of songs in multiplayer shouldn’t come as a surprise, your other role is hitting the monster in the head to knock it out. I think it’s funny to see the Kinsect explode every time it hits things so I can’t help but increasing it a bit. + Shelling ignores defense Expert is your favorite skill by far while Fast Charge is nice against quicker enemies. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Weapons were divided into two different classes: melee and ranged. Heavy Bowgun deals huge physical damage at the cost of mobility. A safe choice is the gun chariot,i farmed aka for his armour back in mhf2 using it.Easy job just fight smart. With a variety of ammo types boasting varying effects, it's a weapon that offers slow but spectacular attacks. Roll! My favourite position with the HH is to the left of the monsters head. Pellet Shots are best against monsters with big visible weak points like Tigrex and Monoblos. The hammer, after getting nerfed in the third generation is back with a vengeance. + Awesome jump attack! The downside of this is of course that you need a ton of different LBG’s but on the other hand there aren’t multiple upgrade paths so it evens out. For those who prefer raw power over any fancy footwork, the Hammer is the ideal weapon. Be careful with shelling in general really, noone likes getting flinged away over and over. Check the armors in-game or Kiranico.com for the monsters weaknesses, hitting the right spot with the right element will save you hours in the long run. All you need is some Power Coatings and you’re set (all missions give you 15 poison coatings). After a wyvern has charged run towards one of its feet and start charging, once he starts turning around you unleash the sword so that it hits the dragons head. Because Red is mandatory, you MUST have it. You can press R again after finishing a song to play it again, very handy with healing and also the basic buff that gives you mobility first and anti-bounce second. You can either pick the coolest weapon and stick with it or you want to know what the individual strengths of each weapon type is and then use at least a few different types depending on opposition. Picking a weapon type in Monster Hunter is both the easiest and hardest part. You can reload by pressing R+X+A while sprinting or pressing X while jumping. Light bowgun used to be a joke before they added Rapid Fire. Normal and Pellet shots are used against monsters who like fighting up close. If an FPS is more your speed than a JRPG- or if you're just looking for a weapon with great versatility- the Light Bowgun might be the weapon for you. + Great offense and defense – A bit slow Well, when in Axe mode the bar charges and when in Blade mode it depletes. The “A”-attack in sword-mode can be charged, it fills up three phials immediately if it connects fully charged. If you’re swinging it madly you’ll get hit. The downside is that Blade mode makes your mobility about as impressive as that of a Greatsword user, so pretty awful. To bring my friends along. What Monster Hunter Weapon Type Should You Use? Gets you some extra time to whack the monster without worries. It also has the highest movement speed of all weapons while drawn and the basic buffed shared by all horns applied. Yes, it could require one armor set per element which is crazy expensive and time-consuming but if you’re lucky you can instead have a general set and with the right talismans slot in +20 element. The only real difference between bow and LBG is that bow is better for really long fights as there’s no ammo that can run out. You should NOT play Bow if: You want to use a melee weapon (should be obvious), you have some difficulties managing stamina usage, or bullets are more your style. Blade mode also increases all your damage by 25% so you’re gonna want to use it as much as possible. Bomb! There are 14 weapon types in total – 11 melee options and three ranged options. + High mobility It deals a ton of damage, especially the finisher and especially if you’re using the right element. Forward+A as well as X+A is your best attacks and both connects from there and you can easily roll away when the dragon’s done turning around/shooting fireballs or whatever. Evade and Evade Up are also nice, both letting you go more on the offensive since it’s easier to roll out of danger. (Plus, it looks really cool.). The Stamina skill as well as Constitution lets you keep up your stamina without using tons of Dash Juices. Hammer The weapon deals slashing attacks in quick succession without much movement mid-combo. However, Earplugs is even more important as there’s always lots of screaming in multiplayer. Also, you can use items with your weapon drawn. To use the longsword proficiently you need to be incredibly good at positioning. So a Greatsword and a SnS with 300 Fire element does the same amount of fire damage per hit and the SnS does a lot more hits. Other hunters can have their fancy combos and dodge rolls- but when the going gets tough, who's going to be picking up their slack?That would be the Lancer.While the attacks of the Lance are slow, and make mobility difficult, the defensive capabilities offered by the lance are incomparable to any other weapon. What's the point in monster hunting if I can't be an epic monster hunter? Now almost every light bowgun has 1 or more ammo-types that it can Rapid Fire. – Alternating blocking and attacking is really awkward, Gunlance You can only bring three of each level but you can of course combine more ammo in the field. We designed the quiz around what would most benefit the user, with zero bias. Back in Monster Hunter 1 everyone and their mother played Greatsword online and they all loved that upswing. The precise aim allows you to target certain weak points with ease. Don’t initiate with neutral A…. I can however give you some basics. You should pretty much always be behind the wyverns legs whacking away, as soon as it turns around you roll through the legs and keep attacking. X+A is your best attack. On the other hand, getting into switching between the modes and using phials and specials attacks fully is a bit of a tall order if you’re new to the game. If you're anything like me, you'll be absolutely torn between what weapon to use in this game. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is a robust game, and while fans of previous games in the franchise are likely prepared for this variety of monster hunting, the … – Long animations makes it hard to roll at will. With more options available to new and old hunters than ever before, it can be overwhelming to see the fourteen classes less than an hour into Capcom's latest installment in the Monster Hunter franchise. I think the weapon is sort of awkward since it’s pretty decent against most things but optimal against very little. You can either pick the coolest weapon and stick with it or you want to know what the individual strengths of each weapon type is and then use at least a few different types depending on opposition. The downside is that using Pellet Shots in multiplayer is the best way to get kicked out of the group. – Not beginner friendly, If you want to know more here’s my much more detailed guide to Gunlancing. https://youknowumsayin.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/monster-hunter-skills-attack-artisan-element-up-and-expert-and-damage-calculation-talk/, Posted in Monster Hunter | 6 Comments. With Evade you can just dodge through all those pesky attacks and keep stabbing the dragon in the butt. Thanks for the kind words :) + You can jump while charging! The good news is that you don't have to pick just one. However, if you have all three they’re all gone when the timer is up. The best way to increase your bar is by using the Spirit Combo (R-R-R-R-R) so like I said, Flash Bombs is a cheap way to set up those big combos. I'll leave the decisions and such up to them, but I'll support the rest of the team to the best of my ability! Phials can then be used to unleash special attacks with your axe or give yourself a big buff. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. – Ammo costs even more money since you don’t have Rapid Fire A little trick is getting Red+White and then getting Red essence on your bug but not calling it back. Well, khezu is weak against fire. The 4th charge can generally only be attained with the Loading skill. Upsides Pack-hunting monsters. – Like the hammer, cannot cut tails. + Stays in place mid-combo, Downsides With elemental shot types this is pretty awesome for example but high Pierce and Pellet shots are also great with Rapid Fire. When the usual lance has to sidestep to keep up the combo the gunlance can just shell and keep stabbing. Paralysis coatings are great in multiplayer, less so in single as the loss of element isn’t worth the seconds you’ll get to shoot the monster freely. This is obviously pretty big, especially if you also have Power Coatings on. The one upside of using SnS in multiplayer is that you’re usually not in the way for anyone else. + Pole-jumping for easy mounting Poison, Paralysis etc however does block your element while applied so skip it if you know the dragon is highly resistant. Don’t be one of those, we hate you. On a scale of one to five, how messy is your room? Question 1 out of 10 What is your personality? – Fancy animations you can get stuck doing Where the Sword and Shields shines the brightest is against quick monsters with high elemental weaknesses such as Tigrex, Rajang and Zinogre. Getting hard – Dual Blades, Gunlance, Switchaxe Sword and Shield When using the Hammer, you can charge, allowing you to remain mobile without putting off your next attack by too much. the hammer is great against most monsters and ideal for monsters whose tail you can't cut. Picking a weapon type in Monster Hunter is both the easiest and hardest part. As the name suggests, alongside its axe form, this weapon can transform into a mighty sword and perform explosive combos. You're trying to decide what monster you should hunt next. I’ve been playing the game HBG and now it’s time to hunt the GM for the first time. If it rushes off, sheathe the weapon and sprint. For the modern hunter, the Light Bowgun is a classic but great option. Traps- an immobilized target is an easy target. This means it’s amazing for breaking wings, claws, shells etc as well as cutting tails. Monster Hunter weapon you should use (Melee Version) Find your ideal weapon in the monster hunter franchise! – Power shot on the other hand costs a lot of stamina and can be used after firing a normal arrow. No thanks! isabelle50550 published on May 04, 2015 19 responses 0 Hunting Horn Look for new monsters to take on, you can handle anything after all! + Quick attacks helps deal elemental damage For more information here’s a guide about the various items and what they’re good for – seems like a even slower lance, it can attack while blocking and can only do a single dodge after attacks. – Stamina increases the amount of times you can send the Kinsect out before it has to return i.e if you could use it as a semi-ranged weapon when the monster is going full retard. In other words, I don’t recommend the Switchaxe as your starting weapon. This quiz is designed to help you find the weapon that's right to you! That question just about sums up my entire Monster Hunter World experience thus far. The upside of playing ranged in multiplayer is that you can attack hard to reach spots like the back, the wings and the tail. Management- efficiency is the key to success. Their damage output is considerable, and the quick attacks allow for fast reaction times. + Good mobility, Downsides – Power increases the amount of damage the Kinsect does when hitting things. The results may surprise you! It allows a hunter to propel themselves into the air, enabling a skilled Glaive user to keep themselves in the air indefinitely, and mount monsters with ease. It offers a wide variety of ammunition with different effects like Pierce and Spread, with a longer range and higher mobility than the Heavy Bowgun, along with the ability to place Wyvernblasts: small explosives that can be triggered by attacks or monsters to add another layer of damage. Also be mindful of your attacks if you’re playing with SnS, Dual or Lance Users, most of them fling other players up, up and/or away! How am I supposed to hit them?! On the downside is that the weapon is so freakin wide you’ll often be in the way of the other players, especially if there’s four of you. + Big variation of ammo means versatility. But like shelling with Gunlance it’s imperative that you learn how to utilize these attacks. Try using the black gravios lance. Food! All these attacks have long attack animations however so you’ll get hit a lot while getting the timing down. Quiz: What Monster Hunter Weapon Should I Use? The SnS is an all-around fine choice but is hampered by the fact that you need at least one of each element and it’s preferable that you know the weak points of the monsters. It’s also really hard to hit the head when you’re not even sure who the dragon will be facing next. To me it's like playing a MMORPG and struggling to find a class you like. – Spread is good against slower monsters who take decent damage all over as you can’t aim and you need to be rather close. Also, while in Sword mode you build energy that you can use to charge your phials. There’s three types of shots plus different special attacks. Not a big deal. This quiz is to determine what weapon you would be fit with: Sword, SMG, shot gun, rocket launcher, wand, bow and arrow, combat knife, or you hands. It’s great against Gravios especially and it’s generally the best ammo type in multiplayer as the monster will be running around chasing different targets, making it frustrating at best to use close range ammunition. Upsides Pole-jumping to mount the monster is really powerful in multiplayer and fills a niche no other weapon can do as well. Both the mobility and sheathing time is among the worst of all the weapons but there’s an easy way to counteract this. 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