Armor Combinations and Skills FAQ FAQ written by Yedokai, Copyright 2004 Originally created on December 7, 2004 Version: 1.4 Updates: January 09, 2004: Changed all "Arms" to "Vambraces" Corrected Gunner +25 Dragon Resist Combo January 07, 2004: Corrected name of "Hunter's Fold" December 15, 2004: Corrected Cephalos abilities December 11, 2004: Corrected Rathalos abilities Contents: 1) Introduction 2) Basic Set Combinations 3) Abnormal Armor Combinations 4) Credit 5) Contact & Copyright 1) Introduction In Monster Hunter, a hunter can obtain and use skills provided that they have the correct combination of Armor. Some of these combinations are very obvious; most of the time if you wear all of the Armor from a certain group(ie - Bone, Velociprey, Rathalos, etc) you will get some sort of skill. You can find these combinations in the Basic Set Combinations section of this FAQ. However, some combinations are extremely tricky. Most people would never guess them, never try them, and never be able to take advantage of them. These combinations are listed in the Abnormal Armor Combinations section of this FAQ. Using this FAQ is supposed to be fairly easy, so hopefully it will be. On the left, I have listed the Armors that are required to get certain skills. The Armor is ordered like this: Head Armor Body Armor Hand Armor Waist Armor Leg Armor If there is no required Armor for a certain body part (which means you can wear anything you want there and still get the skill) there will be a --- in that Armor's place. The skills gained from wearing a combination of Armor are on the right. Pretty easy, eh? Almost all of this information was directly translated by me from a Japanese website: (http://www.pensil.jp/mh/skill.htm) Because of this, some of the names of Armor may be a little different than what you are used to seeing, but I've made sure it's easy for anyone to figure out. For Blade-type Armor made of Bunnies, usually it will be: Bunny Helm Bunny Mail Bunny Vambraces Bunny Tasset Bunny Greaves For Gun-type Armor made of Bunnies, usually it will be: Bunny Cap Bunny Vest Bunny Guard Bunny Coat Bunny Leggings ...so if you pay attention to the Armor names, you should be able to figure it out no problem! Finally, no doubt a few things have probably changed and are thus different from the Japanese version of Monster Hunter, which this FAQ is based on. If you should find any of this information to be incorrect, please drop me a line. I'll change it and credit you ASAP. Enjoy the FAQ! 2) Basic Set Combinations Armor Parts SKILLS __________________________________________________ --- Sharpness Restoration + 25% Battle Mail Battle Vambraces Battle Tasset --- --- Reload Speed + 1 Battle Vest Battle Guard Battle Coat --- --- Provocation Bone Mail Stealing Negated Bone Vambraces Hunger Halved --- Bone Greaves --- Provocation Bone Vest Stealing Negated Bone Guard Hunger Halved --- Bone Leggings --- Faint Negated Velociprey Mail Velociprey Vambraces --- Velociprey Greaves --- Faint Negated Velociprey Vest Velociprey Guard --- Velociprey Leggings --- Stun Negated Genprey Mail Genprey Vambraces --- Genprey Greaves --- Stun Negated Genprey Vest Genprey Guard --- Genprey Leggings --- Poison Negated Ioprey Mail Ioprey Vambraces --- Ioprey Greaves --- Poison Negated Ioprey Vest Ioprey Guard --- Ioprey Leggings --- Sleep Negated Vespoid Mail Vespoid Vambraces Vespoid Tasset Vespoid Greaves --- Sleep Negated Vespoid Vest Vespoid Guard Vespoid Coat Vespoid Leggings --- Poison Negated Hornet Mail Hornet Vambraces Hornet Tasset Hornet Greaves --- Poison Negated Hornet Vest Hornet Guard Hornet Coat Hornet Leggings --- Anti-Heat Cephalos Mail Cephalos Vambraces --- Cephalos Greaves --- Anti-Heat Cephalos Vest Cephalos Guard --- Cephalos Leggings --- Item Combination Success + 10% Steel Mail Steel Vambraces Steel Tasset --- --- Health + 10 Hi-Metal Mail Hi-Metal Vambraces Hi-Metal Tasset Hi-Metal Greaves --- Health + 10 Hi-Metal Vest Hi-Metal Guard Hi-Metal Coat Hi-Metal Leggings --- Attack Up (small) Kut-Ku Mail Kut-Ku Vambraces Kut-Ku Tasset --- --- Attack Up (small) Kut-Ku Vest Kut-Ku Guard Kut-Ku Coat --- --- Wide Area Antidote Gypceros Mail Health + 10 Gypceros Vambraces Gypceros Tasset Gypceros Greaves --- Wide Area Antidote Gypceros Vest Health + 10 Gypceros Guard Gypceros Coat Gypceros Leggings --- High Speed Damage Recovery Khezu Mail Khezu Vambraces Khezu Tasset Khezu Greaves --- High Speed Damage Recovery Khezu Vest Khezu Guard Khezu Coat Khezu Leggings Plesioth Helm Hunger Halved Plesioth Mail Plesioth Vambraces --- Plesioth Greaves Plesioth Cap Hunger Halved Plesioth Vest Plesioth Guard --- Plesioth Leggings King Lobster Helm Anti-Cold King Lobster Mail King Lobster Vambraces --- --- King Lobster Helm Anti-Cold King Lobster Vest King Lobster Guard --- --- --- Provocation Rathian Mail Health + 20 Rathian Vambraces --- Rathian Greaves --- Provocation Rathian Vest Health + 20 Rathian Guard --- Rathian Leggings Rathalos Helm Attack Up (big) Rathalos Mail Provoke Rathalos Vambraces Dragon - 10 --- Rathalos Greaves Rathalos Cap Attack Up (big) Rathalos Vest Provoke Rathalos Guard Dragon - 10 --- Rathalos Leggings --- Health + 10 Gravios Mail Gravios Vambraces Gravios Tasset Gravios Greaves --- Health + 10 Gravios Vest Gravios Guard Gravios Coat Gravios Leggings Monoblos Helm Attack Up (big) Monoblos Mail Stun Negated Monoblos Vambraces Hunger x 1.5 --- --- Monoblos Cap Attack Up (big) Monoblos Vest Stun Negated Monoblos Guard Hunger x 1.5 --- --- Diablos Helm Anti-Wind Diablos Mail Diablos Vambraces --- --- Diablos Cap Anti-Wind Diablos Vest Diablos Guard --- --- --- Sleep Negated Vespoid Mail+ Stun Halved Vespoid Vambraces+ Poison Halved Vespoid Tasset+ Vespoid Greaves+ --- Sleep Negated Vespoid Vest+ Stun Halved Vespoid Guard+ Poison Halved Vespoid Coat+ Vespoid Leggings+ --- Poison Negated Hornet Mail+ Stun Negated Hornet Vambraces+ Hornet Tasset+ Hornet Greaves+ --- Poison Negated Hornet Vest+ Stun Negated Hornet Guard+ Hornet Coat+ Hornet Leggings+ --- Item Combination Success + 20% Steel Mail+ Steel Vambraces+ Steel Tasset+ --- --- Health + 30 Hi-Metal Mail+ Stealth Hi-Metal Vambraces+ Hunger x 1.5 Hi-Metal Tasset+ Hi-Metal Greaves+ --- Health + 30 Hi-Metal Vest+ Stealth Hi-Metal Guard+ Hunger x 1.5 Hi-Metal Coat+ Hi-Metal Leggings+ --- Attack Up (small) Kut-Ku Mail+ Faint Halved Kut-Ku Vambraces+ Kut-Ku Tasset+ --- --- Attack Up (small) Kut-Ku Vest+ Faint Halved Kut-Ku Guard+ Kut-Ku Coat+ --- --- Wide Area Potion Khezu Mail+ Anti-Heat Khezu Vambraces+ Faint x 2 Khezu Tasset+ Khezu Greaves+ --- Wide Area Potion Khezu Vest+ Anti-Heat Khezu Guard+ Faint x 2 Khezu Coat+ Khezu Leggings+ Plesioth Helm+ Hunger Halved Plesioth Mail+ Anti-Heat Plesioth Vambraces+ Faint x 2 --- Plesioth Greaves+ Plesioth Cap+ Hunger Halved Plesioth Vest+ Anti-Heat Plesioth Guard+ Faint x 2 --- Plesioth Leggings King Lobster Helm+ Anti-Cold King Lobster Mail+ Faint Halved King Lobster Vambraces+ --- --- King Lobster Helm+ Anti-Cold King Lobster Vest+ Faint Halved King Lobster Guard+ --- --- --- Provocation Rathian Mail+ Health + 30 Rathian Vambraces+ Defense + 10 Rathian Tasset+ Rathian Greaves+ --- Provocation Rathian Vest+ Health + 30 Rathian Guard+ Defense + 10 Rathian Coat+ Rathian Leggings+ --- Attack Up (big) Rathalos Mail+ Provocation Rathalos Vambraces+ High Speed Damage Recovery Rathalos Tasset+ Rathalos Greaves+ --- Attack Up (big) Rathalos Vest+ Provocation Rathalos Guard+ High Speed Damage Recovery Rathalos Coat+ Rathalos Leggings+ --- Health + 20 Gravios Mail+ Anti-Heat Gravios Vambraces+ Hunger x 1.5 Gravios Tasset+ Gravios Greaves+ --- Health + 20 Gravios Vest+ Anti-Heat Gravios Guard+ Hunger x 1.5 Gravios Coat+ Gravios Leggings+ Diablos Helm+ Anti-Wind Diablos Mail+ Attack Up (small) Diablos Vambraces+ Hunger x 1.5 --- --- Diablos Cap+ Anti-Wind Diablos Vest+ Attack Up (small) Diablos Guard+ Hunger x 1.5 --- --- Dragon Head Attack Up (small) Dragon Hide Anti-Wind Dragon Claw High Speed Damage Recovery Dragon Wing Dragon Foot Dragon Face Attack Up (small) Dragon Skin Anti-Wind Dragon Fist High Speed Damage Recovery Dragon Tail Dragon Legs Guild Knight Helm Gathering Guild Knight Mail Divine Toolsaver Guild Knight Vambraces Good Fortune Guild Knight Tasset Guild Knight Greaves Guild Knight Cap Gathering Guild Knight Vest Divine Toolsaver Guild Knight Guard Good Fortune Guild Knight Coat Guild Knight Leggings Maid Helm Gathering Maid Mail Divine Toolsaver Maid Vambraces Good Fortune Maid Tasset Maid Greaves Maid Cap Gathering Maid Vest Divine Toolsaver Maid Guard Good Fortune Maid Coat Maid Leggings Auroros Helm High Speed Damage Recovery Auroros Mail Auto-Map Auroros Vambraces Weapon Restoration + 50% Auroros Tasset Auroros Greaves Genesis Cap High Speed Damage Recovery Genesis Vest Auto-Map Genesis Guard Reload + 2 Genesis Coat Genesis Leggings Borealis Helm High Speed Damage Recovery Borealis Mail Auto-Map Borealis Vambraces Weapon Restoration + 50% Borealis Tasset Borealis Greaves Glyph Cap High Speed Damage Recovery Glyph Vest Auto-Map Glyph Guard Reload + 2 Glyph Coat Glyph Leggings Borealis Helm High Speed Damage Recovery Borealis Mail Auto-Map Borealis Vambraces Fire + 25 Borealis Crimson Tasset Borealis Crimson Greaves Glyph Cap High Speed Damage Recovery Glyph Vest Auto-Map Glyph Guard Fire + 25 Glyph Crimson Coat Glyph Crimson Leggings Shinobi Helm (Sun) Hunger Negated Shinobi Mail (Sun) Poison Negated Shinobi Vambraces (Sun) Stealth Shinobi Tasset (Sun) Sninobi Greaves (Sun) Shinobi Cap (Moon) Hunger Negated Shinobi Vest (Moon) Poison Negated Shinobi Guard (Moon) Stealth Shinobi Coat (Moon) Sninobi Leggings (Moon) Mosswine Helm Hunger x 1.5 Mosswing Mail --- --- --- 3) Abnormal Armor Combinations Armor Parts SKILLS __________________________________________________ Leather Helm Toolsaver Leather Mail Leather Vambraces Light Belt Green Pants --- Defense + 5 Chain Mail Health + 10 Hunter Vambraces --- Hunter Greaves --- Defense + 5 Chain Mail Health + 10 Hunter Guard --- Hunter Leggings Hunter Helm Defense + 10 Battle Mail Health + 10 Battle Vambraces Hunter Tasset Battle Greaves Hunter Cap Defense + 10 Battle Vest Health + 10 Battle Guard Hunter Coat Battle Leggings Battle Helm Defense + 10 Battle Mail Health + 10 Chain Vambraces Velociprey Tasset Blue Pants Battle Cap Defense + 10 Battle Vest Health + 10 Chain Vambraces Velociprey Coat Blue Pants --- Attack Up (small) Kut-Ku Mail Health + 20 Kut-Ku Vambraces Stun x 2 Ioprey Tasset Rathalos Greaves --- Attack Up (small) Rathalos Vest High-speed damage recovery Rathalos Guard Stun x 2 Ioprey Coat Dark Metal Boots Rathalos Helm Fire + 25 Rathian Mail Water - 10 Rathalos Vambraces Thunder - 10 Rathalos Tasset Rathian Greaves Rathalos Cap Fire + 25 Rathian Vest Water - 10 Rathalos Guard Thunder - 10 Rathalos Coat Rathian Leggings Rathalos Helm Fire + 25 Rathian Mail Water - 10 Rathalos Vambraces Thunder - 10 Rathian Tasset Rathalos Greaves Rathian Cap Fire + 25 Rathalos Vest Water - 10 Rathian Guard Thunder - 10 Rathalos Coat Rathian Leggings King Lobster Helm+ Fire - 10 King Lobster Mail+ Water + 25 Plesioth Vambraces+ Sleep Halved --- Plesioth Greaves+ Plesioth Cap+ Fire - 10 King Lobster Vest+ Water + 25 King Lobster Guard+ Sleep Halved --- Plesioth Leggings+ Hi-Metal Helm+ Stun Halved Ioprey Mail Water - 10 Hi-Metal Vambraces+ Thunder + 25 Ioprey Tasset Gypceros Greaves Hi-Metal Cap+ Stun Halved Ioprey Vest Water - 10 Hi-Metal Guard+ Thunder + 25 Ioprey Coat Gypceros Leggings Hi-Metal Helm+ Stun Halved Ioprey Mail Water - 10 Hi-Metal Vambraces+ Thunder + 25 Gypceros Tasset Ioprey Greaves Hi-Metal Cap+ Stun Halved Ioprey Vest Water - 10 Hi-Metal Guard+ Thunder + 25 GypcerosCoat Silver Metal Boots --- Anti-Heat Khezu Mail+ Anti-Cold Gravios Vambraces+ Faint x 2 Gravios Tasset+ Khezu Greaves+ --- Anti-Heat Khezu Vest+ Anti-Cold Gravios Guard+ Faint x 2 Gravios Coat+ Khezu Leggings+ --- Anti-Heat Gravios Mail+ Anti-Cold Gravios Vambraces+ Faint x 2 Khezu Tasset+ Khezu Greaves+ --- Anti-Heat Gravios Vest+ Anti-Cold Gravios Guard+ Faint x 2 Khezu Coat+ Khezu Leggings+ Gypceros Helm Wide-area Potion Khezu Mail+ Wide-area Antidote Khezu Vambraces+ Bad luck Gypceros Tasset Gypceros Greaves Gypceros Cap Wide-area Potion Khezu Vest+ Wide-area Antidote Khezu Guard+ Bad luck Gypceros Coat Gypceros Leggings Khezu Helm+ Wide-area Potion Gypceros Mail Wide-area Antidote Gypceros Vambraces Bad luck Khezu Tasset+ Khezu Greaves+ Khezu Cap+ Wide-area Potion Gypceros Vest Wide-area Antidote Gypceros Guard Bad luck Khezu Coat+ Khezu Leggings+ Skull Face Wide-area Power Seed Dragon Hide Wide-area Armor Seed Hunter Vambraces Sleep x 2 Velociprey Tasset Rathalos Greaves Skull Face Wide-area Power Seed Dragon Skin Wide-area Armor Seed Hunter Guard Sleep x 2 Velociprey Coat Rathalos Leggings Skull Face Wide-area Power Seed Monoblos Mail Wide-area Armor Seed Rathian Vambraces Sleep x 2 Dragon Wing Dragon Foot Skull Face Wide-area Power Seed Monoblos Vest Wide-area Armor Seed Rathian Guard Sleep x 2 Dragon Tail Dragon Legs Velociprey Helm Automatic Marking Auroros Mail Shinobi Vambraces (Sun) Auroros Tasset Shinobi Greaves (Sun) Velociprey Cap Automatic Marking Genesis Vest Shinobi Guard (Moon) Genesis Coat Shinobi Leggings (Moon) Borealis Helm Automatic Marking Shinobi Mail (Sun) Shinobi Vambraces (Sun) Ioprey Tasset Borealis Greaves Glyph Cap Automatic Marking Shinobi Vest (Moon) Shinobi Guard (Moon) Ioprey Coat Glyph Leggings Gravios Helm+ Automatic Marking Velociprey Vest Provocation Hunter Vambraces Poison x 2 Hi-Metal Tasset+ Silver Metal Boots Gravios Cap+ Automatic Marking Velociprey Vest Provocation Hunter Guard Poison x 2 Hi-Metal Coat+ Silver Metal Boots Cephalos Helm Automatic Marking Hi-Metal Mail+ Provocation Cephalos Vambraces Poison x 2 Rathian Tasset Velociprey Greaves Cephalos Cap Automatic Marking Hi-Metal Mail+ Provocation Cephalos Guard Poison x 2 Rathian Tasset Velociprey Leggings Plesioth Cap+ Health Recovery Items Improved Cephalos Mail Faint x 2 Khezu Vambraces+ Cephalos Tasset Khezu Greaves+ Plesioth Helm+ Health Recovery Items Improved Cephalos Vest Faint x 2 Khezu Guard+ Cephalos Coat Khezu Leggings+ Veliciprey Mask Faint Negated Mosswine Mail Good Fortune --- Bone Coat --- Monoblos Helm Good Fortune Hornet Mail+ Rathian Vambraces Hi-Metal Tasset+ Rathalos Greaves Monoblos Helm Good Fortune Hornet Vest+ Rathian Guard Hi-Metal Coat+ Rathalos Leggings --- Dragon + 25 Vespoid Mail+ Hornet Vambraces+ Hornet Tasset+ Vespoid Greaves+ --- Dragon + 25 Vespoid Mail+ Vespoid Vambraces+ Hornet Tasset+ Hornet Greaves+ --- Dragon + 25 Vespoid Vest+ Hornet Guard+ Vespoid Coat+ Hornet Leggings+ 4) Credit Thanks to (http://www.pensil.jp/mh/skill.htm) for providing me with the information needed to create this FAQ. Thanks to all of the friends I've made playing Monster Hunter. Without good people like you, Monster Hunter would be no fun at all. Thanks to Akubarix for making American corrections to Rathalos Armor. Thanks to Opacus2001 and Neocrusader for making American corrections to Cephalos Armor. Thanks to Jesse Plyson for pointing out an error with the name "Hunter's Fold." Thanks for 0x1d3 for taking one for the team and finding a mistake with the Gunner +25 Dragon Resist Armor combination. Thanks to Capcom for making such an innovative and great game, which will undoubtedly bloom into a barrage of sequels. Thanks to GameFAQs for always being there for gamers and giving me a place to house this FAQ. 5) Contact & Copyright Copyright - 2004 Yedokai If you find any problems with this guide or have comments, please contact me. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can find me on Monster Hunter as 0neWing(that's a zero, not an Oh). 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