Some advice from the pros, plz?

#1l337_w4rr10rPosted 11/14/2013 4:45:10 PM
I'm trying to get rdy for g-rank missions. I'm currently at HR6 and I've been using brachy's armor + slicers+ to farm deviljho. Now, I was also planning on making a set of rath armor along with deviljho's armor. This requires me to hunt a.raths and rathians for the ruby. Hitting rathalos w the dual blades is hell, since he spends a ton of time airborn, and the axe's range would be nice.

so, my questions are:

a) Is it worth going for Rath Soul armor? Or is Devil's enough for a while?

b) Is it worth it to get a switch-axe? I love my dual blades, but learning a new fighting style wouldn't be too troublesome. I just hate bows and guns xD can't get the hang of them
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#2KaetrossPosted 11/14/2013 5:20:57 PM
The way I see it, only a small portion of the switch axes are worth using. These few are very strong. Te brachydios switch axe is one of those, so I say go for that.
Rath soul armor is great, it served me well on my way into g rank. I would use this over HR jho armor.
#3l337_w4rr10r(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2013 5:50:10 PM
thanks, I'll beat up a few brachy for the switch-axe and then go on a rathalos-killing spree for that second ruby xD
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#4ArkelsaPosted 11/14/2013 9:16:19 PM
When Rathalos / Rathian are airborne you can Flash Bomb them and they drop stunned.

When flying away if you're quick enough you can drop Bounce Bomb / Bounce Bomb+ and potentially knock them back down injured and flopping around.
#5ShrubMasterPosted 11/14/2013 9:27:00 PM
if you can use these, gunlances and hammers are imo the easiest weapons to kill rathalos. if you are uusing hammer bring flash bombs for when he flys and if you use gunlance just upswing charge shot him till he falls out of the air. oh, i almost forgot, you dont need all that fancy gear! i got into g rank using the hr barroth armor, and i play solo btw
#6Village IdiotPosted 11/14/2013 10:14:29 PM
Switch Axe is amazing, especially once you learn all the monster tells and when to evade.

You can just roll/side step through everything and keep attacking.
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#7pegasusmagic001Posted 11/15/2013 1:51:25 AM
I used Dual Blades the entire game, I have both Rath Soul armors and it isn't too bad. DSes make Raths trip pretty easy so that's when you go for tail, and when it's airborne do your best to stay under its feet. If it takes enough damage at the feet or tail while airborne it eats dirt.
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#8l337_w4rr10r(Topic Creator)Posted 11/15/2013 4:25:42 AM
wow, thanks guys! It's great to have so many opinions! I'm just trying to upgrade a little because, eventhough I play solo most of the times, I like having more options than just going full brachydios xD

I love fighting rathalos, but he can get quite annoying for us Dual Blades, though I never did try and focus much on his feet to be honest, so that might indeed be an interesting way to go about it.

Here's hoping MH4has proper online, it'd be cool to fight alongside you guys.
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#9ShrubMasterPosted 11/15/2013 9:50:36 AM
oh btw with evade+1 or +2 los and ian are super easy with duals too. just go at him head on, when you can hit his face, hit that.when you can't, aim for the feet. also remember to flash bomb him when he flys and demonize his face
#10ShrubMasterPosted 11/15/2013 9:53:12 AM
oh btw when he is flashed and stops to do his growling animation thing dont run, hit his face(preferably with a demn dance) sorry for writing so much :P good luck