And you weren't driven to suicide from how CRAP they were in Unite?
You'll be just fine here; P3rd gave Horns a much needed overhaul and 3U is keeping the changes. They're still not "excellent," but compared to Unite? Prepare to be amazed. --- Don't get hit and hit it until it dies, in that order. Kill it, carve it, wear it, repeat it.
Hunting horns are like playing a bard class. You're basically a buff bot with a hammer. Its not the best for solo, hammer outshines it there...however in a group with other hunters the buffs affect them too so you'll be utterly loved if you keep buffs up constantly. Along with that its a blunt weapon so it can KO monsters too like the hammer.
Its a team player weapon. --- "Trouble keeps you running faster, Save the planet from disaster!" ~ Sonic Boom If they turn the tables, just flip them over! - Aegis P4Arena
Buffs range from Attack Up (great), Defense Up (great), Element Up, Earplugs (high and low), Infinite Stamina, Knockback Negate (still can get sent flying, just no "tripping"), Health Increase, Health Recovery (sm/med/lg), High Frequency (infinite sonic bombs), Snow/Mud Negate, ___blight negate, Wind Cancel, etc. etc.
Basically if there's a buff or beneficial effect available in the game, there's probably a horn that can play it. Note that horns still have 3 fixed notes so any given horn will only be able to play certain songs/buffs. They really shine in multiplayer like before, but unlike Unite they are actually a competent weapon on their own.
To clarify what Chacronic said, you're basically using a slightly less powerful hammer with buffspam. --- Don't get hit and hit it until it dies, in that order. Kill it, carve it, wear it, repeat it.
Are the buffs really interesting or is it just like a weak weapon with built-in Wide-Range +2?
When you get 3000 or something attack with a weapon, you stop caring about "interesting" and just kill things. No, Health Recovery is not broken. You don't waste time with the notes anymore since P3, where you actually ATTACK while "singing". In Unite you had to "sing" and THEN apply the buff and attack. --- What do i have to do to set the language to English? because my game is in Japanese - joetendo69 3DS: 4983-5126-3707