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                            Weapon Obtainability

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               |  Monster Hunter Freedom 2 FAQ/Walkthrough  |
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               |  Author: Boldrin (dimgradation@gmail.com)  |
               |  Version: 0.60                             |
               |  Last Revision: 11/15/07                   |
               |  Platform: PlayStation Portable (PSP)      |
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           Monster Hunter Freedom 2 Username (NA): Boldrin / Vanji


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|                            Table of Contents                                |
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 - Introduction.........................................................[I]
 - Weapon Obtainability.................................................[II]
 - Revision History.....................................................[III]
 - Thanks/Acknowledgments...............................................[IV]
 - Contact Information..................................................[V]
 - Copyright Information................................................[VI]



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  [I]  \                        Introduction
--------\======================================================================

In the continued interest of writing for the community, I felt it was best to
come back to my premiere guide and later adapt it to Monster Hunter Freedom 2.
You'll find a vast difference in this guide however, as it takes the initial 
idea from my previous FAQ (MHF1's Equipment Obtainability) guide, but breaks it
down to each individual star quest.

This guide is to provide a simple approach to selecting weapon paths to create
through out the game to assist the player in dealing the most potential damage
to their quarry. This guide counts in factors of a weapons power, element, 
sharpness and affinity to make a clear and concise point to what weapon in each
field is statistically the strongest. If you follow this guide, you'll surely
have some of the best weapons at every point of the game.



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 [II]  \                    Weapon Obtainability
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         |                     Search System                         |
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         |   Sword And Shield..............................(W.01)    |
         |   Dual Sword....................................(W.02)    |
         |   Greatsword....................................(W.03)    |
         |   Longsword.....................................(W.04)    |
         |   Lance.........................................(W.05)    |
         |   Gunlance......................................(W.06)    |
         |   Hammer........................................(W.07)    |
         |   Hunting Horn..................................(W.08)    |
         |   Bow...........................................(W.09)    |
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o

Section Note:

Remember, this is a basic guideline. For details on how to obtain these
weapons, refer to a Weapon Guide.

The purpose of this guide is to help you determine the best obtainable weapon
at any given time of the game.

Legend:

O===========O====================O====================O====================O
| Type      | Time of Game       | [Etc]              | [Etc]              |
|           | (Ex. 1* Quests)    |                    |                    |
O===========O====================O====================O====================O
| Type of   | [Insert Best       | [Etc]              | [Etc]              |
| Damage    | Obtainable Weapon] |                    |                    |
o-----------o--------------------o--------------------o--------------------o

If a space is blank, or contains an arrow as so (->), carry over the weapon 
from the previous space(s).


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                              Sword and Shield                       | (W.01) |
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---------
| Village Chief  ( Sword and Shield
---------

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |     1* Village      |     2* Village      |     3* Village      |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Assasin's Dagger    | Velocidrome Bite    | Poison Battleaxe    |
|           | ATP: 140            | ATP: 168            | ATP: 182   POI: 240 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |         N/A         |                     | Thunderbane         |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 168   THD: 170 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | Frost Edge          |                     |                     |
|           | ATP:  98   ICE: 240 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |         N/A         | Viper Bite          |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 140   PAR: 220 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |         N/A         |                     | Poison Battleaxe    |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 182   POI: 240 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Sleep     |         N/A         |                     | Weary Finsword      |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 168   SLP: 180 |
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| Type      |     4* Village      |      5* Village     |      6* Village     |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | *Monoblos Club      | Spiked Bat          |                     |
|           | ATP: 224            | ATP: 266            |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |         N/A         |                     | Blazing Falchion    |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 238   FIR: 380 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   | Frightbane          | Kirin Bolt+         | Kirin Bolt Indora   |
|           | ATP: 186   THD: 190 | ATP: 196   THD: 280 | ATP: 224   THD: 200 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | *Steel Ice Dagger+  |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 210   ICE: 200 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    | *Eternal Strife     |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 126   DRG: 520 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |->(Viper Bite)       | Deathprize          |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 210   PAR: 260 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |->(Poison Battleaxe) | Shaka Poison Bite   | *Upper Battle Axe   |
|           |                     | ATP: 168   POI: 400 | ATP: 224   POI: 300 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Sleep     | Sandman Finsword    | Sandman Spike       |                     |
|           | ATP: 182   SLP: 230 | ATP: 210   SLP: 260 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

* Monoblos Club -

    Rex Talon, an alternative at this time, is better while in blue 
    sharpness, which it doesn't have very much of.

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* Steel Ice Dagger+ -

    Please note that Frost Edge+ is obtainable in 4* Elder Quests 
    as well, and is much easier to obtain, as well as it's final 
    form (Hi Frost Edge) being better than Steel Ice Dagger's Final 
    Form (Daora's Razor).

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* Eternal Strife -

    You'll be grinding a long time for this. Alternative suggestion 
    is to get Black Sword available in 5* Village, which later becomes
    the best Dragon SNS in the game.

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* Upper Battleaxe -

    Princess Rapier is also obtainable at this time.


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| Gathering Hall ( Sword and Shield
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| Type      |   1-3* Guild (HR1)  |    4* Guild (HR2)   |    5* Guild (HR3)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     |->(Spiked Bat)       | Hi Ninja Sword      |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 280            |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

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| Type      |    6* Guild (HR4)   |    7* Guild (HR5)   |    8* Guild (HR6)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Wolf Blade          | Dos Fang Dagger     | Shining Wyvern Blade|
|           | ATP: 252            | ATP: 280            | ATP: 336            |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |->(Blazing Falchion) |                     |   **(See Below)**   |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |         N/A         | Odyssey+            | Odyssey Blade       |
|           |                     | ATP: 266   WAT: 300 | ATP: 280   WAT: 350 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |->(Kirin Bolt Indora)| Thor's Dagger       |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 238   THD: 390 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       |->(Steel Ice Dagger+)| Hi Frost Edge       |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 252   ICE: 420 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |->(Eternal Strife)   |                     | *Azure Ogre Sword   |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 182   DRG: 500 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis | *Melynx Gadget      |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 182   PAR: 380 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |->(Upper Battleaxe)  | Deadly Battleaxe    | Queen Rapier        |
|           |                     | ATP: 266   POI: 350 | ATP: 252   POI: 420 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Sleep     |->(Sandman Spike)    | High Sandman Spike  |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 252   SLP: 320 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

* Melynx Gadget -

    Best weapon to use for inflicting the status, but definitely
    does less damage than Deathprize. I included it because of its 
    impressive PAR stat.

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* Azure Ogre Sword -

    On monsters that take generally low raw damage (i.e. Fatalis in 
    this case), Azure Ogre Sword is better. However, on Teostra or 
    other Elder Dragons Black Ruiner Sword will sometimes be better 
    dependant on the hitzone.

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** [Fire Element, HR6] -

    Golden Falchion and Black Doom Flame. If you have Sharpness+1
    armor, go with Golden Falchion, and if you have Reckless Abandon+3
    armor, go with Black Doom Flame. 


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                                 Dual Swords                         | (W.02) |
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Category Note(s):
- There are no Paralysis elemented Dual Swords.
- There are no Sleep elemented Dual Swords.

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| Village Chief  ( Dual Swords
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| Type      |     1* Village      |     2* Village      |     3* Village      |
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| Basic     | Dual Tomahawk       | Pink Maracas        | Velociprey Claws    |
|           | ATP: 168            | ATP: 182            | ATP: 196            |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |         N/A         | Twin Kut-Ku         |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 154   FIR: 100 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |         N/A         |                     | Order Rapier        |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 182   WAT: 140 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | Giaprey Claws       | Giaprey Claws+      |                     |
|           | ATP: 98    ICE: 140 | ATP: 140   ICE: 140 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
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| Type      |     4* Village      |      5* Village     |      6* Village     |
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| Basic     | Raven Tessen        | Dual Diablo         |                     |
|           | ATP: 196            | ATP: 266            |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |->(Twin Kut-Ku)      |                     | Hi Twin Flames      |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 238   FIR: 210 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     | Holy Saber          |                     | Cutlass+            |
|           | ATP: 196  WAT: 190  |                     | ATP: 224   WAT: 230 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |         N/A         | Kirin Bolts         |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 210   THD: 250 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       |->(Giaprey Claws+)   |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |         N/A         | Rogue Flames        |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 210   POI: 140 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o


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| Gathering Hall ( Dual Swords
---------

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |   1-3* Guild (HR1)  |    4* Guild (HR2)   |    5* Guild (HR3)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Dragon    |         N/A         | Double Dragon       |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 210   DRG: 220 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

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| Type      |    6* Guild (HR4)   |    7* Guild (HR5)   |    8* Guild (HR6)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Wolf Tessen         | Funky Maracas       | Akantor Blades      |
|           | ATP: 252            | ATP: 294            | ATP: 350            |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |->(Hi Twin Flames)   | Gradios Ultimus     | Corpse Blades       |
|           |                     | ATP: 252   FIR: 350 | ATP: 266   FIR: 390 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |->(Cutlass+)         | Guild Knight Sabers |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 266   WAT: 230 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   | Prototype Saw-Slicer| Sanctioned Blades   | Improved Power      |
|           | ATP: 252   THD: 100 | ATP: 280   THD: 120 | ATP: 294   THD: 160 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       |->(Giaprey Claws+)   | White Death         | Silhouette Sabers   |
|           |                     | ATP: 266   ICE: 300 | ATP: 238   ICE: 400 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |->(Double Dragon)    |*Dual Dragon Ultimus | Ult. Heaven & Earth |
|           |                     | ATP: 266   DRG: 270 | ATP: 280   DRG: 300 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |->(Rogue Flames)     | Melting Wail        | Melting Wail+       |
|           |                     | ATP: 252   POI: 120 | ATP: 280   POI: 150 |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

* Double Dragon -

    In comparison to Flaming Pair, also obtainable at HR2, it is my belief 
    that Double Dragon is the better of the two weapons in terms of dealing 
    damage, although it suffers a bit due to lack of sharpness. However, 
    since its end line forms are the best Dragon Duals at the end of the 
    game, I'd just go for Double Dragon anyways.

-----

* Dual Dragon Ultimus -

    Alternative selection available at same HR is to grind for Eternal 
    Schisms. Not exactly adviseable because they are only marginally 
    better than DDU for say, Fatalis.


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                                 Greatsword                          | (W.03) |
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Category Note(s):
- There are no Sleep elemented Greatswords.

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| Village Chief  ( Greatsword
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| Type      |     1* Village      |     2* Village      |     3* Village      |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Ravager Blade       |                     | Red Stripe          |
|           | ATP: 576            |                     | ATP: 720            |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |         N/A         | Barbaroi Blade      |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 480   FIR: 250 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |         N/A         | Finblade            | Plesioth Watersword |
|           |                     | ATP: 480   WAT: 260 | ATP: 576   WAT: 390 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |         N/A         |                     | Khezu Shock Sword   |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 624   THD: 220 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | White Serpent Blade | Silver Serpent Blade|                     |
|           | ATP: 384   ICE: 120 | ATP: 480   ICE: 240 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |         N/A         |                     | Cat's Soul          |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 480   PAR: 200 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
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| Type      |     4* Village      |      5* Village     |      6* Village     |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Ravager Blade+      | Blue Claw Blade     | *Tactical Blade     |
|           | ATP: 768            | ATP: 816            | ATP: 960            |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |->(Barbaroi Blade)   | Crimson Goat        | Rathalos Firesword  |
|           |                     | ATP: 624   FIR: 500 | ATP: 768   FIR: 420 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |->(Plesioth Waterswd)| Plesioth Crystasword|                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 672   WAT: 470 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |->(Khezu Shock Sword)| Kirin Thundersword  |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 624   THD: 550 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | Steel Ice Blade+    |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 720   ICE: 240 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    | *Ancient Blade      |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 864   DRG: 100 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |->(Cat's Soul)       |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |->(Chrome Razor)     | Deadly Serpentblade | Chrome Razor        |
|           |                     | ATP: 720   POI: 270 | ATP: 816   POI: 320 |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

* Ancient Blade -

    Requires a Ruststone, and a lot of ore. It might not be advisable to
    take on getting this sword since Black Blade will be available in 5* 
    quests and Titernia in 6* quests, which both become much better GS.

    Also because of its heavy requirements, it would be the strongest 
    basic damage GS for this time as well. I decided Ravager+ should
    maintain that spot, due to it being impractical to get Ancient Blade
    in 4* missions.

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* Tactical Blade - 

    Alternative suggestion, Bronze Coin, is obtainable at this time. While
    in blue sharpness it is of equal power rating. I chose Tactical Blade 
    however, due to it having more green sharpness then Bronze Coin's blue 
    sharpness, however Bronze Coin's final form is better than Tactical 
    Blade's, so it's up to you.


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| Gathering Hall ( Greatsword
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| Type      |   1-3* Guild (HR1)  |    4* Guild (HR2)   |    5* Guild (HR3)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Dragon    |->(Ancient Blade)    | Eternal Annihilator |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 672   DRG: 520 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

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| Type      |    6* Guild (HR4)   |    7* Guild (HR5)   |    8* Guild (HR6)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Sentoryu Wolf       | Siegmund            |                     |
|           | ATP: 864            | ATP: 1056           |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |->(Rathalos Fireswrd)|                     |*Shiny Rathalos Sword|
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 864   FIR: 520 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |->(Plesioth Crystswd)| Plesioth Azureblade |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 816   WAT: 620 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |->(Kirin Thunderswrd)| *Khezu Shock Blade  |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 960   THD: 250 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | Golden Serpentblade |                     | Daora's Decimator   |
|           | ATP: 816   ICE: 400 |                     | ATP: 912   ICE: 350 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |->(Etrnl Annihilator)| Epitaph Blade       | *Fatalis Ancestor   |
|           |                     | ATP: 960   DRG: 100 | ATP: 960   DRG: 380 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |->(Cat's Soul)       | Cat's King          |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 720   PAR: 450 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |->(Chrome Razor)     | Poison Serpentblade | Chrome Death Razor  |
|           |                     | ATP: 864   POI: 380 | ATP: 912   POI: 500 |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

* Khezu Shock Blade -

    King Thundersword is also available at this time, and boasts far
    more elemental strength. However, due to the fact that GS should
    be used for a great deal with charged hits which rely on basic
    physical power, Khezu Shock Blade is more practical. If you like
    to spam a lot of the lower attacking hits though, you might just
    consider King Thundersword over it.

-----

* Fatalis Ancestor -

    Even though the White Fatalis event is not out yet, this is the
    best Dragon GS in the game. The alternative is Eternal Eradicator,
    which basically only does more damage on Fatalis.

-----

* Shiny Rathalos Sword -

    Alternative is King Teostra Blade. Pretty evenly matched.


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                                 Longsword                           | (W.04) |
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Category Note(s):
- There are no Sleep elemented Longswords.

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| Village Chief  ( Longsword
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O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |     1* Village      |     2* Village      |     3* Village      |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Iron Katana "Gospel"| Dark Scythe         | Bone Katana "Dragon"|
|           | ATP: 576            | ATP: 624            | ATP: 672            |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |         N/A         |                     | Eager Cleaver       |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 624   THD: 250 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | Blango Destroyer    | Blango Destroyer+   |                     |
|           | ATP: 384   ICE: 100 | ATP: 480   ICE: 200 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |         N/A         |                     | Dragonwood L. Sword |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 624   PAR: 190 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |     4* Village      |      5* Village     |      6* Village     |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     |->(B. Katana Dragon) | Tormentor           | Supremacy Blade     |
|           |                     | ATP: 912            | ATP: 960            |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      | Crimson Scythe      | Saber               | Wyvern Blade "Blood"|
|           | ATP: 624   FIR: 120 | ATP: 720   FIR: 350 | ATP: 768   FIR: 250 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     | White Mantis        |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 672   WAT: 210 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |->(Eager Cleaver)    | Devil Slicer        |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 720   THD: 450 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | Blango Decimator    |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 672   ICE: 250 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |->(Dragonwood LS)    |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |         N/A         |                     |*Wyvern Blade "Verde"|
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 768   POI: 300 |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

* Wyvern Blade "Verde"

    While this is technically able to be recieved, most players will 
    have difficulty getting a Rathian Plate this early in the game. If
    This is the case, then you'll be using Wyvern Blade "Leaf".


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| Gathering Hall ( Longsword
---------

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |   1-3* Guild (HR1)  |    4* Guild (HR2)   |    5* Guild (HR3)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Dragon    |         N/A         | Red Dragonsword     |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 768   DRG: 450 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |    6* Guild (HR4)   |    7* Guild (HR5)   |    8* Guild (HR6)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     |->(Supremacy Blade)  | Daimyo Cutter       | Divine Slasher      |
|           |                     | ATP: 960            | ATP: 1104           |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |->(W. Blade Blood)   | Lion Dance Saber    | Wyvern Blade "Maple"|
|           |                     | ATP: 816   FIR: 400 | ATP: 960   FIR: 340 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |->(White Mantis)     | Frost Ripper        |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 912   WAT: 240 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |->(Devil Slicer)     | True Devil Slicer   |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 816   THD: 520 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       |->(Blango Decimator) | Blango Destructor   |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 864   ICE: 350 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |->(Red Dragonsword)  | Smolder Dragonsword |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 816   DRG: 520 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis | Fanatic Dragonwd LS |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 816   PAR: 240 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |->(W. Blade Verde)   | Scythe of Menace    |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 960   POI: 320 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o


~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~:--------:
                                   Lance                             | (W.05) |
~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~:--------:

---------
| Village Chief  ( Lance
---------

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |     1* Village      |     2* Village      |     3* Village      |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Paladin Lance       | Spiked Spear        | Black Belt Lance    |
|           | ATP: 253            | ATP: 276            | ATP: 345            |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |         N/A         |                     | *Vacuum Striker     |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 184   WAT: 270 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |         N/A         |                     | Paralyzer           |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 276   PAR: 240 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |         N/A         |                     | Native Spear        |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 184   POI: 430 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Sleep     |         N/A         |                     | Lullaby Spear       |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 184   SLP: 160 |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |     4* Village      |      5* Village     |      6* Village     |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Undertaker          | Diablo Spear        |                     |
|           | ATP: 414            | ATP: 460            |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      | Crimson Warpike     |                     | Gatling Lance+      |
|           | ATP: 368   FIR: 280 |                     | ATP: 391   FIR: 160 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     | Ceramic Blos Lance  | Ceramic Blos Lance+ |                     |
|           | ATP: 322   WAT: 150 | ATP: 345   WAT: 200 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |         N/A         | Thunderspear        |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 322   THD: 300 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | Steel Ice Spear+    |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 345   ICE: 240 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         | Growling Wyvern     |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 345   DRG: 100 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis | Trident             |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 299   PAR: 300 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    | Basarios Venom Spear| Naag Serpentblade   |                     |
|           | ATP: 322   POI: 200 | ATP: 322   POI: 380 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Sleep     |->(Lullaby Spear)    | Requiem Spear       |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 276   SLP: 260 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

* Vacuum Striker -

    This is a joke weapon. I included it for the technicality it is
    available at this time. I do not advise getting this weapon except for
    collection purposes.


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| Gathering Hall ( Lance
---------

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |   1-3* Guild (HR1)  |    4* Guild (HR2)   |    5* Guild (HR3)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Dragon    |->(Growling Wyvern)  | Vermillion Rim      |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 368   DRG: 150 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |    6* Guild (HR4)   |    7* Guild (HR5)   |    8* Guild (HR6)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Hard Bone Lance+    | Great Ogre Tusk     | Black Tempest       |
|           | ATP: 483            | ATP: 483            | ATP: 552            |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |->(Gunlance+)        | Sanctioned Gunlance | Teostra's Roar      |
|           |                     | ATP: 414   FIR: 250 | ATP: 460   FIR: 200 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     | Aqua Spear          | Emerald Spear       |                     |
|           | ATP: 368   WAT: 350 | ATP: 414   WAT: 450 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |->(Thunderspear)     | Thunderlance        |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 391   THD: 500 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       |->(Steel Ice Spear+) |                     | Daora's Ice Fang    |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 437   ICE: 300 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |->(Vermillion Rim)   | Dragonic Rim        | Black Ruiner Lance  |
|           |                     | ATP: 414   DRG: 200 | ATP: 460   DRG: 380 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis | Dark                |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 322   PAR: 230 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |->(Naag Serpentblade)| Devta Serpentblade  | Gravios Venom Spear |
|           |                     | ATP: 368   POI: 450 | ATP: 437   POI: 270 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Sleep     |->(Requiem Spear)    |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o


~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~:--------:
                                  Gunlance                           | (W.06) |
~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~:--------:

Category Note(s):
- There are no Thunder elemented Gunlances.
- There are no Sleep elemented Gunlances.

---------
| Village Chief  ( Gunlance
---------

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |     1* Village      |     2* Village      |     3* Village      |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Iron Gunlance+      | Steel Gunlance      | Marine Fisher       |
|           | ATP: 253            | ATP: 276            | ATP: 299   WAT: 100 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |         N/A         |                     | Marine Fisher       |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 299   WAT: 100 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | Snow Gunlance       | Snow Gunlance MK.II |                     |
|           | ATP: 207   ICE: 100 | ATP: 253   ICE: 120 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |         N/A         |                     | Average Hitter      |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 299   POI: 180 |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |     4* Village      |      5* Village     |      6* Village     |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Special Ops Gunlance| White Cannon        |                     |
|           | ATP: 322            | ATP: 414            |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |         N/A         | Luna's Howl         | Luna's Roar         |
|           |                     | ATP: 345   FIR: 350 | ATP: 368   FIR: 400 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |->(Marine Fisher)    | Deep Fisher         |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 368   WAT: 200 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | Hellsting           | Hellsting+          |                     |
|           | ATP: 322   ICE: 250 | ATP: 345   ICE: 270 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |         N/A         | Dragonwood Gunlance |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 345   PAR: 180 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |->(Average Hitter)   | Grand Slam          |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 391   POI: 240 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o


---------
| Gathering Hall ( Gunlance
---------

Section Note: No change from Village Chief for 1-5* Quests.

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |    6* Guild (HR4)   |    7* Guild (HR5)   |    8* Guild (HR6)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     |->(White Cannon)     | Scissor Cannon      |   **(See Below)**   |
|           |                     | ATP: 460            |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |->(Luna's Roar)      |                     | Luna's Flare        |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 414   FIR: 480 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |->(Deep Fisher)      | Sea King Gunlance   |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 437   WAT: 350 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       |->(Hellsting+)       | Hellstinger         |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 414   ICE: 320 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     | Gun Chariot         |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 437   DRG: 320 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis | Gld Dragonwd GLance |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 391   PAR: 230 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |->(Grand Slam)       | Big Slugger         |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 460   POI: 320 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

** [Basic, HR6] -

    The competition is between Tigrex Gunlance, Akantor Gunlance and 
    Black Gore Cannon. The competition is based off of the shot and 
    practicality of combos.

    - If you use gunshots frequently: Tigrex Gunlance.
    - If you use gunshots scarcely: Akantor Gunlance.
    - Black Gore Cannon falls somewhere in between.


~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~:--------:
                                   Hammer                            | (W.07) |
~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~:--------:

---------
| Village Chief  ( 
---------

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |     1* Village      |     2* Village      |     3* Village      |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Iron Striker        | Kut-Ku Jaw          | Dynamic Hammer      |
|           | ATP: 624            | ATP: 676            | ATP: 728            |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     |         N/A         |                     | Anchor Hammer       |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 572   WAT: 100 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       |         N/A         | Conehead Hammer     |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 416   ICE: 180 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |         N/A         | White Cat Stamp     | Jail Hammer         |
|           |                     | ATP: 520   PAR: 200 | ATP: 624   PAR: 190 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |         N/A         | Cactus Creamer      | Venom Monster       |
|           |                     | ATP: 260   POI: 300 | ATP: 572   POI: 260 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Sleep     |         N/A         |                     | Teddy Bear          |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 260   SLP: 200 |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |     4* Village      |      5* Village     |      6* Village     |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Raven Torrent       | Bull Tusk Hammer    | Ancient Relic       |
|           | ATP: 728            | ATP: 936            | ATP: 988            |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |         N/A         | Jadite Mace         | Jade Mace           |
|           |                     | ATP: 780   FIR: 260 | ATP: 832   FIR: 300 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     | Anchor Hammer+      |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 728   WAT: 290 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | Conehead Hammer+    |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 676   ICE: 320 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         | Black Hammer        |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 728   DRG: 100 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis | Binder Mace         |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 780   PAR: 280 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    | Shell Hammer        | Graviton Hammer     |                     |
|           | ATP: 728   POI: 120 | ATP: 780   POI: 180 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Sleep     |->(Teddy Bear)       |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

---------
| Gathering Hall ( 
---------

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |   1-3* Guild (HR1)  |    4* Guild (HR2)   |    5* Guild (HR3)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Dragon    |->(Black Hammer)     | Dragonbreaker       |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 884   DRG: 330 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |    6* Guild (HR4)   |    7* Guild (HR5)   |    8* Guild (HR6)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Great Bone Axe      | Onslaught Hammer    | Diablos Chaos Broker|
|           | ATP: 1144           | ATP: 1092           | ATP: 1196           |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |->(Jade Mace)        | Sanctioned Hammer   | Torment (Purgatory) |
|           |                     | ATP: 832   FIR: 500 | ATP: 988   FIR: 370 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Water     | Lobster Hammer      | Anchor Crusher      |                     |
|           | ATP: 936   WAT: 200 | ATP: 884   WAT: 380 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |         N/A         | Great Nova          |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 936   THD: 300 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       |->(Conehead Hammer+) | Great Cone          | Daora's Colossus    |
|           |                     | ATP: 884   ICE: 400 | ATP: 988   ICE: 330 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |->(Dragonbreaker)    | Dragon Demolisher   | Fatalis Buster      |
|           |                     | ATP: 936   DRG: 410 | ATP: 1040  DRG: 240 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |->(Binder Mace)      |*Black Cat Hammer    |*Devil Masher        |
|           |                     | ATP: 676   PAR: 380 | ATP: 1040  PAR: 140 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |->(Graviton Hammer)  | Death Venom Hammer  |*Crater Maker        |
|           |                     | ATP: 936   POI: 350 | ATP: 988   POI: 200 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Sleep     |->(Teddy Bear)       |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

* Black Cat Hammer -

    Best Paralysis Hammer for inflicting paralyze status.

* Devil Masher -

    Best Paralysis Hammer for inflicting physical damage.

* Crater Maker -

    More damage and more blue sharpness then it's predecessor. 

~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~:--------:
                                Hunting Horn                         | (W.08) |
~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~:--------:

Category Note(s):
- There are no Sleep elemented Hunting Horns.
- There are no Water elemented Hunting Horns.

I'll be making this into 2 sections. The first will be just like the rest
of this guide. The second will be based off of the abilities the Hunting
Horn can give. If you're looking for a combination, refer to both charts.

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| Village Chief  ( 
---------

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |     1* Village      |     2* Village      |     3* Village      |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Ivory Horn          | Sonic Glass         |                     |
|           | ATP: 364            | ATP: 624            |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |         N/A         |                     | Khezu Horn          |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 624   THD: 200 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | Giaprey Balloon     | Giaprey Balloon+    |                     |
|           | ATP: 416   ICE: 100 | ATP: 520   ICE: 150 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |         N/A         |                     | Dragonwood Horn     |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 780   PAR: 140 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |         N/A         |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |     4* Village      |      5* Village     |      6* Village     |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | Sonic Glass+        | Striped Dragonga    |                     |
|           | ATP: 728            | ATP: 936            |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      | Basarios Rock       | Basarios Rock MK.II |                     |
|           | ATP: 676   FIR: 250 | ATP: 832   FIR: 280 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |->(Khezu Horn)       |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       |->(Giaprey Balloon+) |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |         N/A         |                     | Sakura Recorder     |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 884   DRG: 290 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis |->(Dragonwood Horn)  |                     |                     |
|           |                     |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |         N/A         | Blessed Ocarina     |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 832   POI: 290 |                     |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

---------
| Gathering Hall ( 
---------

Section Note: No change from Village Chief for 1-5* Quests.

O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Type      |    6* Guild (HR4)   |    7* Guild (HR5)   |    8* Guild (HR6)   |
O===========O=====================O=====================O=====================O
| Basic     | War Bongo           | War Conga           | Akantor Horn        |
|           | ATP: 1092           | ATP: 1196           | ATP: 1300           |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Fire      |->(BasariosRock MKII)| Volcanic Rock       |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 988   FIR: 320 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Thunder   |->(Khezu Horn)       | Blood Flute         |                     |
|           |                     | ATP: 388   THD: 380 |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Ice       | Giadrome Balloon    |                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 1040  ICE: 180 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Dragon    |->(Sakura Recorder)  |                     | Gold Recorder       |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 988   DRG: 380 |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Paralysis | Spirit Dragonwd Horn|                     |                     |
|           | ATP: 884   PAR: 220 |                     |                     |
|-----------+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------|
| Poison    |->(Blessed Ocarina)  |                     | Cursed Ocarina      |
|           |                     |                     | ATP: 936   POI: 410 |
o-----------o---------------------o---------------------o---------------------o

---------
| Horn Effects   (
---------

Section Note: Refer to DS31x's HH Note Guide for playing instructions.

O====================O============O===========================================O
|       Weapon       |    Time    |                List of Horn               |
|        Name        | Obtainable |                  Effects                  |
O====================O============O===========================================O
| Ivory Horn         | 1* Village | Attack Up [Sm], Health Max+20,            |
|                    |            | Windpress [Sm], Infinite Stamina [Sm],    |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Giaprey Balloon    | 1* Village | Antidote & Recover+20, Anti-Heat,         |
|                    |            | Freshness & Recover+30, Self-Move Up,     |
|                    |            | Self-ESP                                  |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Metal Bagpipe      | 2* Village | Attack Up [Sm], Defense Up [Lg]           |
|                    |            | Antidote & Recover+20, Self-Move Up,      |
|                    |            | Self-ESP                                  |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Sonic Glass        | 2* Village | Antidote & Recover+20, Dragon Resist [Sm],|
|                    |            | Recovery Speed Up [Sm], Ice Resist [Sm],  |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Bone Horn          | 2* Village | Attack Up [Sm], Health Max+20,            |
|                    |            | Windpress [Sm], Infinite Stamina [Sm],    |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Giaprey Balloon+   | 2* Village | Antidote & Recover+20, Anti-Heat,         |
|                    |            | Freshness & Recover+30, Self-Move Up,     |
|                    |            | Self-ESP                                  |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| War Drum           | 2* Village | Attack Up [Sm], Defense Up [Sm],          |
|                    |            | Fire Resist [Sm], Dragon Resist [Sm],     |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Khezu Horn         | 3* Village | Infinite Stamina [Sm], Elemental Attack Up|
|                    |            | Fire Resist [Lg], Water Resist [Lg],      |
|                    |            | Thunder Resist [Lg], Dragon Resist [Sm]   |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Dragonwood Horn    | 3* Village | Attack Up [Lg], Infinite Stamina [Lg],    |
|                    |            | Health Max+50, Self-Move Up, Self-ESP     |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Great Bagpipe      | 4* Village | Attack Up [Sm], Defense Up [Lg]           |
|                    |            | Antidote & Recover+20, Self-Move Up,      |
|                    |            | Self-ESP                                  |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Basarios Rock      | 4* Village | Anti-Cold, Negate Paralyze, Negate Quake  |
|                    |            | Dragon Resist [Sm], Ice Resist [Sm],      |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Sonic Glass+       | 4* Village | Antidote & Recover+20, Dragon Resist [Sm],|
|                    |            | Recovery Speed Up [Sm], Ice Resist [Sm],  |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| War Drum+          | 5* Village | Attack Up [Sm], Defense Up [Sm],          |
|                    |            | Fire Resist [Sm], Dragon Resist [Sm],     |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Striped Dragonga   | 5* Village | Attack Up [Sm], Health Max+30, Earplug,   |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Bone Horn+         | 5* Village | Attack Up [Sm], Health Max+20,            |
|                    |            | Windpress [Sm], Infinite Stamina [Sm],    |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Basarios Rock MKII | 5* Village | Anti-Cold, Negate Paralyze, Negate Quake  |
|                    |            | Dragon Resist [Sm], Ice Resist [Sm],      |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Khezu Horn+        | 5* Village | Infinite Stamina [Sm], Elemental Attack Up|
|                    |            | Fire Resist [Lg], Water Resist [Lg],      |
|                    |            | Thunder Resist [Lg], Dragon Resist [Sm]   |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Blessed Ocarina    | 5* Village | Windpress [Lg], Infinite Stamina [Sm],    |
|                    |            | Antidote & Recover+20, Self-Move Up,      |
|                    |            | Self-ESP                                  |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Bronze Bell        | 6* Village | Windpress [Drg], Infinite Stamina [Lg]    |
|                    |            | Water Resist [Sm], Thunder Resist [Lg]    |
|                    |            | Dragon Resist [Lg], Self-Move Up, Self-ESP|
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Sakura Recorder    | 6* Village | Auto-Detect, Windpress [Lg], Infinite     |
|                    |            | Stamina [Sm], Self-Move Up, Self-ESP      |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Giadrome Balloon   | 6* Guild   | Antidote & Recover+20, Anti-Heat,         |
|                    |            | Freshness & Recover+30, Self-Move Up,     |
|                    |            | Self-ESP                                  |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Spirit Dragonwd    | 6* Guild   | Attack Up [Lg], Infinite Stamina [Lg],    |
| Horn               |            | Health Max+50, Self-Move Up, Self-ESP     |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| War Bongo          | 6* Guild   | Attack Up [Lg], Defense Up [Sm],          |
|                    |            | Fire Resist [Sm], Dragon Resist [Lg],     |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Blood Horn         | 7* Guild   | Attack Up [Lg], Defense Up [Lg],          |
|                    |            | HP Recover +20, Recovery Speed Up [Lg]    |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Blood Flute        | 7* Guild   | Attack Up [Lg], Defense Up [Lg],          |
|                    |            | HP Recover +20, Recovery Speed Up [Lg]    |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Khezu Flute        | 7* Guild   | Infinite Stamina [Sm], Elemental Attack Up|
|                    |            | Fire Resist [Lg], Water Resist [Lg],      |
|                    |            | Thunder Resist [Lg], Dragon Resist [Sm]   |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Glass Queen        | 7* Guild   | HP Recover +20, HP Recover +30,           |
|                    |            | Recovery Speed Up [Sm], Divine Protection |
|                    |            | Dragon Resist [Lg], Ice Resist [Lg]       |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Volcanic Rock      | 7* Guild   | Anti-Cold, Negate Paralyze, Negate Quake  |
|                    |            | Thunder Resist [Sm], Dragon Resist [Lg]   |
|                    |            | Ice Resist [Lg], Self-Move Up, Self-ESP   |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| War Conga          | 7* Guild   | Attack Up [Lg], Defense Up [Sm],          |
|                    |            | Fire Resist [Sm], Dragon Resist [Lg],     |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Gaoren Bell        | 8* Guild   | Windpress [Drg], Infinite Stamina [Lg]    |
|                    |            | Water Resist [Sm], Thunder Resist [Lg]    |
|                    |            | Dragon Resist [Lg], Self-Move Up, Self-ESP|
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Tigrex Horn        | 8* Guild   | Attack Up [Lg], Defense Up [Lg]           |
|                    |            | Health Max+30, Windpress [Sm]             |
|                    |            | Earplug, Self-Move Up, Self-ESP           |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Cursed Ocarina     | 8* Guild   | Windpress [Lg], Infinite Stamina [Lg],    |
|                    |            | HP Recover +20, Antidote & Recover+30     |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Sakura Recorder+   | 8* Guild   | Auto-Detect, Windpress [Lg],              |
|                    |            | Infinite Stamina [Sm], Self-Move Up,      |
|                    |            | Self-ESP                                  |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Gold Recorder      | 8* Guild   | Auto-Detect, Windpress [Lg],              |
|                    |            | Infinite Stamina[Large], Negate Faint,    |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
|--------------------+------------+-------------------------------------------|
| Akantor Horn       | 8* Guild   | HP Recover +20, HP Recover +60,           |
|                    |            | High-Grade Earplug, Anti-Heat             |
|                    |            | Self-Move Up, Self-ESP                    |
o--------------------o------------o-------------------------------------------o



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GameFAQs will always have the latest version of this document

FAQ started on 10/24/07

Version 0.10 (10/30/07)
 - Completed Sword and Shield and Dual Sword Sections.

Version 0.25 (10/31/07)
 - Completed Greatsword and Longsword Sections.
 - Added Frequently Asked Questions.

Version 0.40 (11/13/07)
 - Completed Lance and Gunlance Sections.
 - Changed Lay-out slightly.

Version 0.60 (11/15/07)
 - Various corrections to previous sections.
 - Completed Hammer and Hunting Horn Sections.



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 - Guide Sources

     o- Xiamut, for which a great deal of the FAQ layout came from.
      \__ http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/47351.html

     o- SkiesOfCrimson, where my data numbers for comparing weapon came from.
      \__ http://www.skiesofrimson.com/mhf2

 - Monster Hunter message board users for providing information/feedback:

     o- Silenced-Wind  o- Freeside77    o- durecellrabbit o- LightJak07
     o- tommyvandyke   o- Cacovangor    o- KutKuSlayer    o- TTD2005
     o- MisterMurder   o- croda7        o- dan783         o- KYG
     o- Demon474

 - My girlie, who dislikes that I don't make these sweeter for her. <3 

 - Capcom, for the awesome game. I'm just sayin'



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 Q: Why do you list weapons at times of the game they are available, 
    yet don't give me instructions on how to make them?

 A: This guide is supposed to give you an indication of the best 
    weapon obtainable at any time. If you are looking for details 
    on receiving items and the such, there are plenty of resources 
    for this information outside this guide.

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 Q: Isn't Thunderbug Juice able to be acquired by 4* quests?
    Isn't FireWyvern fluid able to be acquired by 2*-3* quests?

 A: Yes. And? For the sake of this guide, I will not be addressing 
    the use of the following to get weapons before the time you can 
    face the monsters or areas responsible for giving some materials. 
    These are:

    1. Trenya
    2. Elder Trades
    3. Items transferred from a previous character.
    4. Special item tickets (i.e. HeroOfKktoBio, ElderThankYou, etc.) 

    This guide is for the intention of helping new players with a 
    guide for simply playing the game and weapons obtainable from
    killing monsters or gathering.

    Obscure methods are very much possible, but I'm not going to 
    track down every single one so you can get a Devil Slicer in 
    4* quests instead of 5* (Yes, this is possible).

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 Q: Can you help me with a quest?

 A: This isn't what this guide is about. Refer to the Walkthrough.

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 Q: Give me suggestions on what to use for such and such quest.

 A: Read the FAQ, then think of the monster weaknesses. If you don't 
    know the monster weaknesses, please read the Melee Damage FAQ.

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 Q: Where do you live? If lived near you and I wanted to play Monster 
    Hunter Freedom 2 with you, can I?

 A: I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, it is possible, so contact me about it.



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