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Table of Contents:
[1]  Legal
[2]  Introduction
[3]  Requirements & Details
[4]  Getting Started
[5]  Strategies
[6]  Carves
[7]  Silver Rathalos's Equipments
[8]  FAQs
[9]  Credits
[10] Version History

=====
Legal
=====
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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 web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, 
and a violation of copyright.

=====
Intro
=====
Hello,this is my first official FAQs that I've ever written.
and I was thinking what I'm gonna write for. and I found out that writing
some specific monster should help things up. well,enough for lousy 
greeting.

Silver Rathalos is one of the Rathalos's variation found in Monster Hunter
Freedom.
What's he looks like,you ask? well..
imagine Rathalos covered in silver,and.. that is all.
anyway,he's no ordinary Rathalos,since he's only available in G-Rank quest.
In this Guide I'll give you some basic explanation,tactics and for those
who wanted Rathalos Ruby so badly but can't farm him. sadly.

======================
Requirements & Details
======================
There are some requirements you'll have to fulfill in order to unlock
this quest:

Main requirements:
1.Get to HR6
 [this is the most basic requirement. how? see other FAQs.]
2.Clear all Rathalos-and-Rathian-related high rank quests
 [the whole 100 Remobras isn't true. sorry.]

Secondary requirements:
3.Good equipment
 [this applies to any quests. even the gathering quests need good
  gathering gear.]
4.Mentally healthy
 [I don't take any responsibility if you gone crazy after failing this 
quest many times.]

That'll unlock two quests. but we're discussing one of them.

==========================================================================
Deny the Silver Rathalos
==========================================================================
Quest Level 	 : ********
Contract Fee	 : 830z
Reward 		 : 9900z
Location	 : Tower
Main Monsters	 : Silver Rathalos
		   Remobra
Special Condition: HR4 or above only
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Goal Condition	: Hunt the Silver Rathalos
Fail Condition	: Reward Zero
		  Time Over
Client		: Wyverian Maiden
Quest Details	: I have a request to all excellent hunters, I would like 
                  you to hunt down the silver wyvern that lives in the 
                  forgotten tower,OK.. you don't even have to be excellent.
===========================================================================

*you'll fight him on Zone 10. once you entered the Zone. there's no turning 
back.don't worry about 'Rathalos's bad behavior' that waste your time by 
chasing him everywhere because he won't go anywhere.
If you KO'ed,you'll immediately restart at Zone 9. so there's no need to 
worry about climbing all way up again.

===============
Getting Started
===============
First of all,the most common items you'll have to bring is:
-10 Potions
-10 Mega Potions
-10 Honeys [usually,experts don't need this]
-2 Max Potions [in case you screwed it up]
-3-10 Gourmet Fish+
-5 Flash Bombs [if you haven't mastered 'the art of figthing Rathalos']
-10 Bomb Materials
-10 Flashbug
-Shock Trap [for capturing only]
-2-3 Tranq Bomb [in case you missed]
-Powertalon
-Armortalon

and the recommended set for armors:
-Rathalos Soul set
Rathalos for Rathalos! equipped with Earplug,Large Attack increase (add 1 
Attack jewel),and Affinity boost (again, add some Expert jewels)
it'll become the best set for beginners.

-Tigrex S set
Quick Eater skill obviously will be a great help in critical state.
also this set got Sharpness. yet good for all rounds.

-Ceanataur (SUUSS) set
Who doesn't want Sharpness+1,Sharp Sword, and Affinity boost in one 
set of armor?
Ceanataur SUUSS are the best choice for all-out attacker.but this need tons
of Jewels to maximize it's power

About the weapons, I personally prefer Great Swords or Long Swords.
but Hammers and Lances aren't bad choices. and ranged weapons are 
rather challenging.
High raw or Thunder elements are prefered.

Recommended weapons:
=Great Sword=
-True Dragon's Jaw
-Siegmund

=Long Sword=
-True Devil Slicer
-Gaelic Flame

=Hammer=
-Onslaught Hammer
-Diablos Chaos Broker

==========
Strategies
==========
First of all,what you will absolutely needed is to know his behavior
and attack methods.
Silver Rathalos's attack pattern are similiar with the Azure one.
which.. is quite different with thr Red one.
the main difference is their mixed attacks such on charging and flyover.
the Silver Rathalos's attacks are slightly difficult to guess even if
you could dodge the Red easily.

here's some of his attack patterns:


       Charging(!,2) <-> Bite(*)
     	         /      /
     Tail Whip(*!2)   Back off(*!) -> Take off -> Aerial Kick -> Land(*!)		
		/	    /	     	    /     /		      /	
      Fly over(*2) ------->/>--------------/   Aerial Fireball-------/
	 /	          /
 Fireball(*!) <----------/


(*)Can back to Charging again
(!)Can perform 'Taunt' after this
(2)Can repeat it immediately 


-Charging-
This is the most attack that he'll perform often. 
when he's turning fast to you that's the sign that he's going to ram you.
he runs at high speed toward you and it's 'homing'. this'll deal heavy 
damage if your armor is weak.
it ends with 2 ways. one,he'll go to Bite. two,he'll slide to end his run.
the best way is to sprint then roll,or block it if you are too close with
him.don't hesitate to Dive. because,if he charge from distance he'll follow 
you and it's harder to evade.
usually he'll perform this when he's far or close to you.

-Bite-
This is the next attack after Charging.
when he's charging,he suddenly stops and bite you. this deal light damage.
also,his tail will swing and send you flying if you're hit by it,so watch 
out.this is easy to evade since he only bite his left side and short ranged.

-Tail Whip-
This attack will only occur if you're close to him.or when he's Flashed.
he turn around his body twice. each turn rotate about 100 degrees.
so his head and tail will switch place after that. this deal decent damage
and will send you flying if hit.

-Back off-
He lift his head and do a back step while flying.
the dangerous point is that he'll spit a Fireball below his previous 
position and the Fireball deals good damage.
also his wing and landing will cause Wind effect. so your hunter will cover 
his face and leave an opening from any attacks. roll outside to evade this.

-Flyover-
He suddenly jump high and fly over you straight,and land right after.
this could damage you if you are way too close with him. and it's quite a
pain.after this there are 3 ways of his next attack.
one,slowly turns toward you and spit a or 3 Fireball. two,he'll charge you.
or three,he's going to Take off.

-Fireball-
Same as some wyverns. he'll spit a Fireball in straight line.
Silver Rathalos tends to spit only one Fireball. and it deals decent damage.
and the tricks to dodge it is simply roll or block it.
apparently,this is the easiest attack to be blocked.

-Take off-
He'll fly to the sky,simple no?
nah,this won't damage you even a little. the one that you'll have to keep an 
eye is his next attack.
there are 3 ways of his next attack.
one,he shoots one or 3 (or sometimes 6 in Rage mode) to the land. this is 
laughably easy to dodge if you're beneath him.
two,he's going to kick you. this is the most dangerous one. the only and the 
easiest way to dodge it is to go Dive.
or three,he'll circling around the area. this will buy you some time to heal
and sharpen your weapon. he'll circling about.. 2 times I think. before he'll
try to ram you in air. but this attack won't hit as long as you don't fall 
asleep.

-Aerial Kick-
From Take off he'll swing his tail and quickly kick you.
this.. is the most dangerous attack from Rathalos. it'll cause heavy damage,
Faint,and heavy poison. your health will last in  very long red portion and 
the poison will last about 2 minutes.
watch carefully the sign when he's going to do this. his tail and his feet.
he'll swing his tail forward and backward,then he'll come close at you and 
kick you.
the easiest method is to go Dive (he won't hit you),get beneath his shadow or
block it.
   
-Aerial Fireball-
He shoots Fireball(s) toward you.
there are big difference of his sign compared to Aerial Kick.
one,his tail are stay still. two,he lift his head.
this one is very easy to dodge. just stick close to his shadow.

-Taunt-
He scratch his feet and growling.
he's open for any attacks,especially his wing or head.
when he could do this? randomly. but mostly when he got Flashed.


Rathalos's ATP and Faint Points caused:
 _____________________________________________
|Attacks          |ATP (Element)|Power |Faint |
|-----------------+-------------+------+------|
|Dash             |50           |  30  |  20  |
|-----------------+-------------+------+------|
|Dash Mouth       |64           |  40  |  30  |
|-----------------+-------------+------+------|
|Tail Spin        |35           |  30  |  20  |
|-----------------+-------------+------+------|
|Glide Attack     |60 (Dragon)  |  40  |  30  |
|-----------------+-------------+------+------|
|Sky Raid         |76 (Dragon)  |  40  |  30  |
|-----------------+-------------+------+------|
|Sky Kick         |55 + Poison  |  40  |  50  |
|-----------------+-------------+------+------|
|Fireball [Ground]|65 (Fire)    |  20  |  10  |
|-----------------+-------------+------+------|
|Fireball [Sky]   |80 (Fire)    |  40  |  20  |
|-----------------+-------------+------+------|
|Wind Pressure[Lg]| 0           |  10  |   0  |
|-----------------+-------------+------+------|
|Roar [Sm]        | 0           |  40  |   0  |
|_________________|_____________|______|______|
Rage Mode Attack: Regular 1.6 / Azure 1.5 / Silver 1.4

I borrowed this from Deathslayer031's Player Damage Formula FAQ
all credits goes to him.

--------------------
Great Sword Strategy
--------------------

This is the main weapon I used to farm him. it's really has the Power
and can cut Tails. 

For the recommended Great Swords,see above

get him to notice you,for sure.
the easiest and safest tactic here is the one I gonna tell you about.
if he goes Charging,just dodge that. you won't be able to hit him now.
compared to Red Rathalos,he'll Take Off more often. and that's your cue,
prepare your Great Sword.

Try to cut his Tail first,it's pretty annoying and his Head Scales for
extra rewards.
when he goes Take Off,watch and determine his next attack,Kick or Fireball
there are big difference here and you'll knew it if you observe carefully.
if he goes for a Kick,run beneath him or just go dive for complete escape.
if he goes for Fireball(s) start charging your sword right in front of his 
wing.

if you don't time your charge,no doubt it'll miss. but luckily, I got
the Charging Timings here:

-Normal State :4-5 seconds right after he shoots the last or the only 
             Fireball start full charging.
-Rage Mode : RIGHT after the last Fireball,immediately start Charging.

How high he flew affect your charge timing,so if you wnat to master this
just keep observing and training.

depending on your weapon,he'll stagger right away if you full charged his 
wing.and he'll go into Rage Mode usually in 2 full charges.
when he goes Rage,don't worry. this even fasten the quest.
just adjust your timing Charges like I said above. and DON'T GET HIT.

if you want Tail or Head,just use the same strategy. but the main difference 
is..
I think you have known it. yes,it's YOUR POSITION.
the main reason that lots of people got killed after charging is that
they aren't ROLLING after charging. remember,after you release your charge
whether it hits or missed,roll aside and sheathe your sword then dodge his 
attack or charge another attack.

I have counted how many Charges that you'll need.
WITH PURE RAW GREAT SWORD
for his Tail,it takes about 2-3 Charges
for his Head Scales,it takes about 5-6 Charges
and for his Wings,one is enough for each.
for his Death? 
if all parts is broken you'll need to take about 8-12 Charges on his wings
to actually kill him. if you fully concentrate on his wings it takes 12-17 
Charges.

WITH ELEMENTED GREAT SWORD
I expect it'll take more than the Raw one.
because elemented Great Swords are not that great for Silver Rathalos compares 
to Raw powered one.

after few charges,he'll limb.
if he goes limping,you can either capture or kill him. it takes one full 
charge to waste him.
I suggest that you capture it because you'll get higher chance of getting 
Rathalos Ruby. one of the hardest item to get.

the risky way is the same as above,but you mainly focused on Draw Attacks on 
his wings.like for example.. after he finished Charging you,run beside him and 
Draw Slash him.

---------------------
Hammer Strategy
---------------------

All you need is a good raw Hammer like I've mentioned above. but this time you
will have to aim for his head. seek the opportunities to do Triple Pounds.

the safest way is to always Super Pound him when he's landing or shooting 
Fireball then roll away. just rinse and repeat and he'll be stunned.
once he's stunned,Triple Pound his head twice to score some damages.
you might want to break his wings with a golfswing move.

fighting with Hammer is a quicker way to farm him. but sadly,you can't cut his
tail. and trying that with Boomerang is a pain in the ass since Hammer does 
very minimal damage against his tail.

---------------------
Other Weapon Strategy
---------------------

COMING SOON


======
Carves
======

since Silver Rathalos is already G-ranked monster.he'll gives G-ranks materials.
so you won't find such as Silver Rathalos Shell.

here's the list of his carves and yet again it's not from me,all credits goes 
to Kawakami Hanabi for his Carving FAQ:

Reward For Breaking:
    Head-
        Silver Rathalos Scale+ X1 (61%)
        Silver Rathalos Carapace X1 (35%)
        Rathalos Ruby X1 (4%)
    Claw-
        Fire Wyvern Claw X2 (80%)
        Wyvern Claw X5 (20%)
Carve:
    Body-[X3]
        Silver Rathalos Scale+ (43%)
        Silver Rathalos Carapace (29%)
        Inferno Sac (10%)
        Silver Rathalos Wing (10%)
        Rathalos Webbing (5%)
        Fire Wyvern BrainStem (3%)
    Tail-[X1]
        Silver Rathalos Tail (50%)
        Silver Rathalos Scale+ (24%)
        Silver Rathalos Carapace (11%)
        Rathalos Plate (10%)
        Rathalos Ruby (5%)
Capture:
        Silver Rathalos Carapace X1 (48%)
        Silver Rathalos Scale+ X2 (30%)
        Silver Rathalos Wing X1 (10%)
        Rathalos Ruby X1 (7%)
        Silver Rathalos Tail X1 (5%)
Drop:
        Wyvern Tears (36%)
        Wyvern Sobs (35%)
        Silver Rathalos Scale+ (25%)
        Rathalos Ruby (4%)


*the same items that you can get from normal Rathalos are:
-Rathalos Webbing
-Rathalos Plate
-Rathalos Ruby
-Fire Wyvern BrainStem
-Fire Wyvern Claw
-Wyvern Claw 
-Inferno Sac
-Wyvern Tear
-Wyvern Sob


============================
Silver Rathalos's Equipments
============================


Like any monsters,he got his personal sets of armor,which is
adored by many hunters:

[][][][][][
BLADEMASTER
][][][][][]

======================
Silver Sol Helm	   OO-
======================
Defense		:  64
Fire Res	:  2
Water Res	: -1
Thunder Res	: -1
Ice Res		:  0
Dragon Res	:  1
----------------------
Fencing	: +2
Attack	: +3
Defense	: -2
----------------------
2 Slvr Rthlos Cpc
1 Slvr Rthlos Wing
1 Rathalos Ruby
1 Firecell Stone
======================

======================
Silver Sol Mail    OO-
======================
Defense		:  64
Fire Res	:  2
Water Res	: -1
Thunder Res	: -1
Ice Res		:  0
Dragon Res	:  1
----------------------
Fencing	: +2
Attack	: +2
Defense	: -1
----------------------
3 Slvr Rthlos Cpc
3 Slvr Rthlos Scl+
1 Rathalos Ruby
1 Rathalos Plate
======================

======================
Silver Sol Braces  OO-
======================
Defense		:  64
Fire Res	:  2
Water Res	: -1
Thunder Res	: -1
Ice Res		:  0
Dragon Res	:  1
----------------------
Fencing	: +2
Attack	: +3
Defense	: -2
----------------------
2 Slvr Rthlos Cpc
3 Slvr Rthlos Scl+
1 Rathalos Ruby
2 Wyvern Stone
======================
======================
Silver Sol Tasset  OO-
======================
Defense		:  64
Fire Res	:  2
Water Res	: -1
Thunder Res	: -1
Ice Res		:  0
Dragon Res	:  1
----------------------
Fencing	: +2
Attack	: +3
Defense	: -2
----------------------
2 Slvr Rthlos Cpc
4 Slvr Rthlos Scl+
1 Rathalos Ruby
1 FireWvrn BrnStm
=====================
======================
Silver Sol Greaves OO-
======================
Defense		:  64
Fire Res	:  2
Water Res	: -1
Thunder Res	: -1
Ice Res		:  0
Dragon Res	:  1
----------------------
Fencing	: +2
Attack	: +3
Defense	: -2
----------------------
2 Slvr Rthlos Cpc
3 Slvr Rthlos Scl+
1 Rathalos Ruby
3 Rare Scarab
=====================

Activated skills when one set is equipped:
-Attack Up (Small)
-ESP

Possibly skills gained:
-Sharpening Skl Inc  (5 Grinder Jewels)
-Attack Up (Medium)  (1 Attack Jewel)
-Attack Up (Large)   (2 Attack Jewels,1 Fierce Jewel)
-Defense Up (Medium) (5 Turtle Jewels)
-Sharpness +1	     (10 Artisan Jewels)
-Sharp Sword	     (10 Razor Jewels)
-Reckless Abandon +2 (5 Celebrity Jewels)
-Guard +2	     (5 IronCurtain Jewels)
-Guard Up	     (10 Hard Wall Jewels)
-Auto Guard	     (5 HvnlyShield Jewels)
-Filled Up	     (5 Fatso Jewels)
-Fast Eating	     (5 Fast Food Jewels)

and all skills that it's Jewel only require 2 slots or less.


][][][
GUNNER
[][][]

======================
Silver Sol Cap	   OO-
======================
Defense		:  32
Fire Res	:  4
Water Res	:  2
Thunder Res	:  1
Ice Res		:  1
Dragon Res	:  2
----------------------
PierceS Up : +2
ElementAtk : +2
Attack	   : +2
Defense	   : -1
----------------------
2 Slvr Rthlos Cpc
1 Slvr Rthlos Wing
1 Rathalos Ruby
1 Firecell Stone
======================

======================
Silver Sol Vest    OO-
======================
Defense		:  32
Fire Res	:  4
Water Res	:  2
Thunder Res	:  1
Ice Res		:  1
Dragon Res	:  2
----------------------
PierceS Up : +2
Attack	   : +2
Defense	   : -1
----------------------
3 Slvr Rthlos Cpc
3 Slvr Rthlos Scl+
1 Rathalos Ruby
1 Rathalos Plate
======================

======================
Silver Sol Guards  OO-
======================
Defense		:  32
Fire Res	:  4
Water Res	:  2
Thunder Res	:  1
Ice Res		:  1
Dragon Res	:  2
----------------------
PierceS Up : +2
ElementAtk : +2
Attack	   : +2
Defense	   : -1
----------------------
2 Slvr Rthlos Cpc
3 Slvr Rthlos Scl+
1 Rathalos Ruby
2 Wyvern Stone
======================
======================
Silver Sol Coat    OO-
======================
Defense		:  32
Fire Res	:  4
Water Res	:  2
Thunder Res	:  1
Ice Res		:  1
Dragon Res	:  2
----------------------
PierceS Up : +2
ElementAtk : +2
Attack	   : +2
Defense	   : -1
----------------------
2 Slvr Rthlos Cpc
4 Slvr Rthlos Scl+
1 Rathalos Ruby
1 FireWvrn BrnStm
=====================
=======================
Silver Sol Leggings OO-
=======================
Defense		:  32
Fire Res	:  4
Water Res	:  2
Thunder Res	:  1
Ice Res		:  1
Dragon Res	:  2
----------------------
PierceS Up : +2
ElementAtk : +2
Attack	   : +2
Defense	   : -1
----------------------
2 Slvr Rthlos Cpc
3 Slvr Rthlos Scl+
1 Rathalos Ruby
3 Rare Scarab
=====================


Activated skills when one set is equipped:
-Pierce Up
-Attack Up (Small)

Possibly skills gained:
All Gunnery skills that it's jewels only require 2 slots or less.




These high class weapons also needs Silver's materials:

==========================
(SnS) Shining Wyvern Blade
==========================
Requires 5 Carapace

================
(GL) Gun Chariot
================
Requires total 4 Tails,1 Wings,5 Scl+,and 1 Ruby


====
FAQs
====

Q : What's the purpose of this Guide?
A : I hate to write twice,see above.

Q : Heh! I don't think that Silver rathalos is a problem! Why you'd bother
    writing this crap?!
A : Well,maybe it's nothing for you,but out there are many newbs hunters 
    that stuck in this crap.

Q : That means you are noob?
A : I won't write this FAQ if I'm a newb. besides,I've taken down more than 
    30 S.Rathalos.

Q : Hah! That's it?! I've taken more even triple than yours!
A : Whatever.

Q : Your Grammars sucks!
A : I don't fully mastered english,since I'm asian and 17 years old.

Q : Don't you have any better job?
A : Shut up. ask about my FAQ,retard.

Q : Ok,why do we even bother to hunt Silver Rathalos?
A : okay I got few answers about this:
    -it's one of the required Quest for Akantor
    -his armors aren't a joke. it got great skills and slots
    -have the higher chance for R.Rubies compared to the Regular one
    -it's needed to create the strongest SnS and Dragon elemented Gunlance

Q : How much are his HP?
A : I don't know exactly,but apparently he got 4x HP of elder rathalos.
    it has been confirmed that his HP are 5600. Thanks for Ebiemaru Feb for
    emailing me about this

Q : His Weakness?
A : see above,but I'll tell for this once.
    Parts: #1 Wings #2 Belly
    Element: #1 Thunder #2 Water

Q : I can't destroy his head!
A : easy,relax,be patience. his head are hard-as-rock since his weakness
    is switched to his Wings. keep attacking his head and eventually it'll 
    break. and Hammers seems to be the best weapon for skull-crushing.

Q : some of your guide are false! gimme your E-mail!
A : Thanks,it's on above.


=======
CREDITS
=======
Thanks to Deathslayer031 of GameFAQs for borrowing part of his 
Damage Formula FAQ.
Thanks to Kawakami Hanabi of Game FAQs for borrowing part of his 
Carving FAQ
Thanks for Ebiemaru Feb for emailing me about Silver Los's HP
Thanks for Neoseeker,GameFAQs,and SkiesOfCroda for hosting my FAQ.
Thanks to my parents that bought me a PSP
Thanks to the God that I've been given a chance to live

===============
VERSION HISTORY
===============

works started since 11/25/08
Version 1.0 : Fixed the false rumor of unlocking. and added more strategies
Version 0.9 : Fixing minor mistake
Version 0.8 : Fixed Gunner armor value. which is totally false
Version 0.7 : Finished,submitted

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last word,if you've spotted minor/major mistakes such as name or grammars
please e-mail me and you be credited for sure.

THANKS ^^ V