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Author: Yee H. [Asuka Kazama]
Contact: hawj24@gmail.com
Game: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate [NA|PAL] | Monster Hunter 3G [JPN]
Guide: Hunter Rank [HR]
System: Nintendo 3DS | Nintendo Wii U

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               TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1. Version History
2. Introduction
3. Hunter Rank Notes
4. Checking Your Hunter Rank
5. Ranking Up [HR1-HR8]
6. HR Points Farming Quests
7. Frequently Asked Questions
8. Copyright and Legal Stuff
9. Credits

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1.             VERSION HISTORY
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May 10, 2013 - Ver. 0.40
Changed a few layouts, fixed some errors, and
added "HR Points Farming Quests" section...

April 24, 2013 - Ver. 0.30
Added a new section along with some tune up...

April 16, 2013 - Ver. 0.20
Fixed minor errors...

April 02, 2013 - Ver. 0.10
Submitted guide...

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2.             INTRODUCTION
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This is my first time writing a guide for any game, so endure with me if there
are some errors and misleading information. If you find any mistakes or have
something to correct/assist me in, contact me by email at hawj24@gmail.com.
Hopefully this guide would be of good use to you as I put the finishing touch.
Have fun playing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and enjoy raising your Hunter Rank!

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3.             HUNTER RANK NOTES
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* You can only raise your first "8" Hunter Rank through Port Tanzia.
* Port Tanzai’s quest are more challenging than Moga Village. Monsters there
  are stronger, harder, and more difficult.
* It is best to raise your Hunter Rank through multiplayer such as connecting
  with other local 3DS players or online through the Wii U.
* Some "Key Quest" requires “Pre-Requisites” which you must complete before it
  shows up.
* Completing all available “Key Quest” will unlock the “Urgent Quest”.
* Upon completing the “Urgent Quest” your Hunter Rank will raise.
* Once you get to Hunter Rank 8, talk to the the Guildmaster at Port
  Tanzia and your Hunter Rank might raise above HR 8 depending on the amount
  time you've been grinding for both Moga Village and Port Tanzai.

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4.             CHECKING YOUR HUNTER RANK
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1) Press start.
2) Move to Info.
3) Click on Status.
4) You should see your HR highlighted in blue and Next [HR points] in green.
   You can only see "Next" after reaching Hunter Rank 8.
5) HR points can be gained from both Moga Village and Port Tanzai. The
   harder the quest, the more HR points you'll gained.

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5.             RANKING UP [HR1-HR8]
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Low-Rank Quests LV * [HR1-HR2]
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Playing with Fire                       	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Qurupeco

Leading the Charge                      	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Barroth

The Merchant’s Mission                  	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Rathian

Accident Investigation                  	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Gobul

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The Fisherman’s Friend                  	[Urgent Quest]
Hunt a Lagiacrus
**********************

! Hunter Rank increased to HR 2 !

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Low-Rank Quests LV ** [HR2-HR3]
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The Horned Wyvern                       	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Diablos

The Desert Gourmand                     	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Nibelsnarf

The Creeping Venom                      	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Gigginox

Denizen of the Molten Deep              	[Key Quest]
Hunt an Agnaktor

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Double Trouble                          	[Urgent Quest]
Hunt a Rathalos and a Rathian
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! Hunter Rank increased to HR 3 !

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High-Rank Quests LV *** [HR3-HR4]
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Splash Damage                           	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Plesioth

Mud Brothers                            	[Key Quest]
Hunt 2 Barroth

Bye-Bye, Bloom                          	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Crimson Qurupeco

Supply Constraints                      	[Key Quest]
Hunt 2 Great Wroggi

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Brachydios Mio!                         	[Urgent Quest]
Hunt a Brachydios
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! Hunter Rank increased to HR 4 !

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High-Rank Quests LV **** [HR4-HR5]
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Unwanted Visitor                        	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Zinogre

Tumble of the Tundra                    	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Baleful Gigginox and a Jade Barroth

The Volcano’s Fury                     		[Key Quest]
Hunt an Uragaan

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Ruler of Two Realms                     	[Urgent Quest]
Hunt an Ivory Lagiacrus
**********************

! Hunter Rank increased to HR 5 !

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High-Rank Quests LV ***** [HR5-HR6]
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Desert Desertion                        	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Sand Barioth and a Black Diablos

Echo Location                           	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Glacial Agnaktor

Bedevil a Deviljho                      	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Deviljho

Azure Attack                            	[Key Quest]
Hunt an Azure Rathalos

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Throne of the Abyss                     	[Urgent Quest]
Slay a Goldbeard Ceadeus
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! Hunter Rank increased to HR 6 !

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G-Rank Quests LV ****** [HR6-HR7]
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The Cherry Blossom Queen                	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Pink Rathian

The Green Flash                         	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Green Plesioth

Playing with Fire                       	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Qurupeco

Sweltering Showdown                     	[Key Quest]
Hunt 2 Volvidon and 2 Great Jaggi

[completing the four quest above will
 unlock the following quest below]

Avenge the Fallen Hunter                	[Pre-Requisites]
Hunt a Barroth

The Desert Gourmand                     	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Nibelsnarf

Axe to Grind                            	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Rust Duramboros

Snowball Fight                          	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Jade Barroth
[Pre-Requisites: Clear
 Avenge the Fallen Hunter]

The Creeping Venom                      	[Pre-Requisites]
Hunt a Gigginox

Thunder on the Tundra                   	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Barioth and a Baleful Gigginox
[Pre-Requisites: Clear
 The Creeping Venom]

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Sticky Situation                        	[Urgent Quest]
Hunt 2 Brachydios
**********************

! Hunter Rank increased to HR 7 !

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G-Rank Quests LV ******* [HR7-HR8]
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The Horned Wyvern                       	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Diablos
[Clearing this will unlock
 Midnight Madness]

Midnight Madness                        	[Pre-Requisites]
Hunt a Black Diablos

Desert Storm                            	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Sand Barioth
[Clearing this will unlock
 Desert Desertion]

Desert Desertion                        	[Pre-Requisites]
Hunt a Sand Barioth and a Diablos

Night Stalker                           	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Green Nargacuga
[Pre-Requisites: Clear
 Midnight Madness/Desert Desertion]

[completing the five quest above will
 unlock the following quest below]

Deep-six a Deviljho                     	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Deviljho

The Fisherman’s Friend                  	[Pre-Requisites]
Hunt a Lagicrus

A Sea of Wyverns                        	[Key Quest]
Hunt an Ivory Lagiscrus and a Gobul
[Pre-Requisites: Clear 
 The Fisherman’s Friend]

Infernal Overlord                       	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Stygian Zinorge

Volcanic Activity                       	[Key Quest]
Hunt a Rathalos and a Steel Uragaan

Denizen of the Molten Deep              	[Key Quest]
Hunt an Agnaktor

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The Black Flame of Calamity             	[Urgent Quest]
Slay a Dire Miralis
**********************

! Hunter Rank increased to HR 8 !

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G-Rank Quests LV ******** [HR8-XXX]
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After achieving Hunter Rank 8 and talking to the Guildmaster, it is
possible that your Hunter Rank will raise abruptly. This is due to
all the grinding and HR points you've been accumulating before
reaching Hunter Rank 8. The more quest you've have complete the more
HR points you'll accumulate. You can check how much HR points you have
received after completing a quest.

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6.             HR POINTS FARMING QUEST
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It is best to do "[Advanced] Pack Mentality" in G-Rank Quest LV ******
Quest until you reach HR 80. Then from there on farm "Four Point Formation"
in G-Rank Quest LV ********.

NOTES:
* These two quest are the easiest/fastest way to farm HR points.
* [Advanced] Pack Mentality" quest appears and disappears randomly. If
 farming solo and quest doesn't appear, go to Moga Wood and exit. Then
 check to see if it appears at Port Tanzia, if not repeat.
* Food Skills "Felyne Exchanger" increases HR points you can earn.
* Dying everytime would result in a -20 HR points.

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[Advanced] Pack Mentality
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Hunt 3 Barioth
Without Felyne Exchange: 4410 HR Points
With Felyne Exchange: 6615 HR Points

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Four Point Formation
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Hunt a Nargacuga, a Barioth, a Green Nargacuga, and a Sand Barioth
Without Felyne Exchanger: 6180 HR Points
With Felyne Exchanger: 9270 HR Points

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7.             FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Q: What is a Hunter Rank?
A: Rank/Grade that display your current hunter status. The higher your HR,
   the more likely someone is going to think of you as an experience
   hunter.

Q: How many Hunter Rank are there?
A: There are a total of “8” Hunter Rank. After slaying Dire Miralis, you can
   raise your Hunter Rank BEYOND that to 125+ by completing more quest.

Q: What’s the point of ranking up?
A: To achieve higher rank, unlock new quest, meet new subspecies, create
   stronger armors, and showoff your HR ???.

Q: What’s the difference between Moga Village and Port Tanzia guild quest?
A: Village quest only goes up to “High Rank” while Tanzia goes all the way to
   “G Rank”. Monsters at Tanzia are stronger than the Village and only some
   subspecies can be found there. Moga Village is considered the main storyline
   for this game (solo) while Port Tanzia is for you to do afterwards and
   experience a more challenging game play (solo/multiplayer).

Q: Can you solo Port Tanzia quest?
A: It can be done, but very difficult.

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8.             COPYRIGHT AND LEGAL STUFF
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This guide was written by me. It may be not be reproduced under any
circumstances except for personal or private use. It may not be placed on any
web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission.
Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is
strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.

If you want to post or host this guide in your site, you may do so if you
e-mail me for permission first. If permission granted, you can't change
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9.             CREDITS
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Capcom
GameFAQs
Me

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Copyright 2013 Yee H.