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 onewingedsamurai@msn.com, or you can find me on Monster
Hunter as 0neWing(that's a zero, not an Oh).

This FAQ may not be reproduced under any circumstance except for personal, 
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 
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