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Whats the best weapon to use to kill kirin?
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GS-sigmund works better IMO.
make sure you eat first in your kitchen and take life and attack (dragon head+fatty tomato)
1.pierce: when near you and facing another direction, it'll turn to you and use horn to pierce.
2.charge: runs towards you from a far and rams you with its horn
3.summon thunder 1: on itself (vulnerable state)
4.summon thunder 2: on its front, very long range (vulnerable state)
5.summon thunder 3: around him, itll hit you even if you're reasonably far. (invulnerable state)
6.rage mode: everything he does is faster and twice the damage.
7.stand still: it just stands still while flailing its front hooves and waits for you to whack it. (extremely vulnerable state)
TIPS using GS:
*GS charge lvl 3 during summon thunder 1 or 2, behind it or beside it (not in rage mode) release when its about to face towards you.
*observe it while running around it in a fair distance away from it during summon thunder 3, because you'll risk getting toasted (95% hit rate) and wait till it leaves itself in a vulnerable state.
*during (7)stand still, run towards it, coming from the sides or back sides, aim for his face then triangle to deliver a slice down blow on the side of its face and then triangle+circle to upswing back to his face.
*during (7)stand still, go behind it, charge your GS to level 3, time it to the point he turns to your direction then wham.
*if you're low on health, don't even bother using flash bombs because it wont work, and don't even try healing when you are in the same area with it, just run to another area, then heal, sharpen sword, take power seed with or without armor seed, restore stamina, take hot drink (if in snow area), combine bombs.
*plant bomb+ far behind it, then when it charges towards you, strafe to the left or right then when its near the bomb, there's an 85% chance it will summon thunder and blow its own head off. (not literally to idiots who might take it literally as a form of childish trolling)
*don't plant bombs/heal/sharpen/or use any item during rage mode if you cant predict its moves very well.
*when you get rammed, pay attention to your health, because, it wont look like it does much damage because you just fall on your bottom, but it may take more than half of your health or a bit less than that.
*Summon Thunder 3 is extremely dangerous, don't go near it when it does this. just run around.
*to force it to summon Thunder 1: go near it after it does any attack. charge near it but not touching skin.
*to force it to summon Thunder 2: go in front of it after it does any attack. then strafe to the sides.
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you can use Longsword and Sword n Shield
It's easiest with SnS (sword and shield) because it can cut its hide with green sharpness at low and high rank quests. Personally the SnS "Golden Eclipse" or any form before it should work, since Kirin is weak against fire.
smolder dragonsword- Long sword
or if you are patient, the fatalis buster hammer. lol.
Raw damage is the most effective against kirin. Preferrably a hammer or sns. Be careful though, G rank kirin's need at least blue sharpness for a sns to not bounce.
Hammer is good, just charge and run around and release it (then roll away) when you have the opportunity.
Since im accurate that kirin is weak against fire element,,,use any strong weapon with fire...i also had this problem and the fire element helped me......it works.......
If your a newbie you can use a bow or a light bowgun, for the bow u can use black bow or a kutku stave, if u want thrill u can use long swords but dont use eager cleaver or any weapon that has thunder element coz the element won't work.
Or it is much easy to me using a gunlance, the iron one...
hmm... I have always used the sleep-bombing method.
this is when you take the weary finsword and the stuff to make as many of the largest bombs possible (Large barrel bomb +). beat on kirin until it falls asleep, and then plant bombs on its head. Make sure that you detonate the bombs with a rock, and not a small barrel bomb. the reason for this is that the first bit of damage to kirin is tripled while sleeping. if a small barrel bomb goes off, that will wake it up, negating the effects in my next sentence. a large b-bomb + does 225 base, that is 675 tripled. that plus the other 225 makes it close to 900 damage, give or take different variables. using this method, you should get a guarenteed kill without risking your life, because you are striking for heavy damage while it is safely asleep.
If you have high sandman spike (sns) you can sleep bomb ftw but otherwise hammers work well if you're patient
alternative to sleep bombing.. if you are lazy or cant get any access to sleep weapon or not used to those sleep weapon type, just use DS/GS.. drop a LBB+ on the floor and wait for kirin(non rage mode) to walk to it(not hard since kirin likes to ram you most of the time) and throw a paintball/stone/boomerang/whatever.. devil dance/triple charge as you like on his/her/its head to your liking.. this's how i made my kirin armor back in elder and feline elder quest..
Use ankator bow (make sure you have loading skill to get lv3 charge)and just aim to the horn or you bomber to beat him but i'm not sure in the higher rank.
A hammer with good raw damage is very useful. The best times to deal damage is when the kirin is standing still and pawing the ground, or alternatively, you can charge your hammer, wait until the kirin runs to you and stops nearby, and release the superpound.
Hunting Horn will work like Basarios HH endowed fire elem
just use a long sword and press the "R" button when the kirin turns and you'll strike it at the head if your timing is correct. roll away after that and repeat.
I'm afraid LS is the way to go, it can headlock Kirin and make swiss cheese out of him if you have at least a peerless slasher...
Just watch its moves an kill it with ease, i use hammer, hunting to make the fight quick, or any weapon of choice, i can beat it with any melee weapon im dumb in using range weapon, good luck though.
I recomend a long sword with fire attribute and must attack its horn because that its weakness
Sword and Shield is the best against it, Djinn do the job! Trust me, i used Djinn against it alot of times!! Here's why it's best:
1st-even if it only has green sharpness, it's already enough to peirce through it.
2nd-Movement is extremly high, you can change from offensive to evasion or defensive almost immediately.
3rd-Blocking is an ability one should not take to lightly. It's better to block an attack and suffer a small deal of damage rather than taking the full attack itself!
Sure raw damage is lower that other weapon types but these 3 reasons more than make up for it's flaws. I'll give you some tips:
1st-Use your speed. Kirin is very fast so limit your combos. I do about 2-3 hits then quickly dodge. Jump-slash(triangle if the sword is not drawn, triangle + circle if it is drawn) followed by afew hits then roll. Master this combo and you'll be able to land great damage to Kirin even if it's in rage.
2nd-Block can save lives, use it if you know you can't escape the coming attack. This is why you should keep your combos short and simple, so you can block quickly when needed.
3rd-Don't go very greedy. Your actions could mean life or death.
Well, hope that helps. Now go kick some kirin a**!! Good luck!! ^^"
Well for me i use a fire elemental hammer and get my best offensive armor....It's easy for the that i didn't use LS because of lack of tactics.....and you can easily trace kirin moves....
just good raw GS- from purple daymio hermitaur, G rank was down in 46 min
If your used to being a gunner you can use Fire Wrath, or Chronos Panzer cuz they have rapid fire for Fire S and use a Khezu armor for high Thunder Res. Worked for me dude.....
own the djinn G or other better fire elemented SnS , try to keep aiming his horn slowly and don't rush it or you will struck by it,s lightning i defeated G rank in 15 minutes with Djinn G usually
well quite honestly i believe it depends on what weapon you main. for example if i were to ask what weapon would be best for this most would say hammer/great sword but since i dont typically use those weapons they would be of no help to me. i main DS and SnS. The first time i fought a kirin i used a pair of water duals cuz i think the kirin is weak to fire and water if im not mistaken. After that though i switched to sleep bombing as it is highly effective on the kirin.
The simplest answer is high Raw damage on whatever weapon you choose. Kirin does take damage from Fire and Water, but both are at about 15% maximum whereas most wyverns you hit with Elements take about 30% damage from the elements they're vulnerable to.
Sleep bombing is an effective tactic, by hitting it with a Sleep attributed weapon, such as a Sandman spike (SnS) Kirin will happily fall asleep for you allowing you to place 2 LBB+ on its horn, then a SBB+ slightly further away or set it off with a Stone/boomerang/paintball. The reason for this is if the SBB hits Kirin, it gets the tripled wakeup damage instead of the LBB+ and you really don't want that, since you'll probably only get Kirin to sleep 3 or 4 times.
Guys, he obviously doesnt have a lot of the weapons you recommend if he has trouble with Kirin. And this question was asked 6 months ago, he probably did it by now. They have made FAQs for Kirin and other monsters.
The easiest way is with a good hammer(Onslaught).
With that you can knock it down easily and kill it
The first time I killed one I used kut-ku stave 2 and full khezu gunner set. For extra measure I added a few lighting/thunder jewel. The strategy is keep moving while charging and realising power coating arrows and bring extra empty bottles and nitroshroom ledging it is not advisable as most atacks have good range. Before trying to kill it you shoul intiate the quest just to study its attacs and the openings. You will probobly be able to stagger it (make it fall over) wich gives you a great chance to ain for the horn. A light bowgun that supports flame s and scatter is also good to use as the Kirin is weak to fire and scater will automatically hit the monsters weak points(aka the horn in this case) I hope this helped and good luck
Don't use a bow if you are not really good with it because the kirin is to fast for nubes with bows(if you are fighting a kirin chances are your not a nube) try a strong hammer with fire if possibal
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