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Best armor/bowgun setup for Rathian/Rathalos?

I'm tired of fighting them airborne so I was thinking about getting a bowgun. What are the best armor/bowgun combos for Rathian/Rathalos?


Kyocus answered:

They are week to lightning, so The Lagi bowgun might be a good choice for multi shooting lightning at em. Other than that Staying up is always better than a little offense. I would place a barrel with a shield on the bowgun, and Probably use Ian armor, or whatever has a skill set which works for you.
hope this helps.
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Auzzie_Wingman answered:

You should use a Lagiacrus Bowgun due to Rathian's weakness to Thunder. Then bring Thunder Shot, Slicing Shot and Dragon Shot (if possible to get, but I highly doubt it). You want to expend Slicing Shot on the tail to slice it off. You want to expend Dragon Shot on the head. Once the head is crippled, then expend heaps of Thunder Shot on her.

Assuming you haven't beaten Lagiacrus, and obtained the appropriate Barrel/Stock Codex (I think), then you will need to adapt the strongest weapon set that allows the firing of Thunder Shot and Slicing Shot.

For armour, you could go for either for Gigginox for Poison Immunity, or anything that will raise fire resistance. As a gunner, that shouldn't be too hard to do.

For items, potions, antidotes (if you don't have the resistance), steaks, firedouse berries (if you are too lazy to remember Stop, Drop and Roll) and any ammunition you don't mind expending, like Normal SLv3 (but more importantly, is compatible with your weapon set) and you should be fine.

Rathalos should just take a lot longer.
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vigegogames answered:

Rathian are almost always on the ground... but rathalos just wait till it gets bak down an use either hammer or greatsword element water or thunder
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ICBM_16 answered:

If you cant make rathling gun+ frame/stock go with this combo below.
My best bowgun for hunting them still is: Heavy bowgun frame, Thunducrus barrel, rathling gun stock.
I choose them because i can rapid fire Thunder S, but in a pinch i can use Dragon S (MAJOR DAMAGE!)
The armor i choose is Rathian, i have earplug skill. Plus you can use slicing shots to cut off there tails.
But now im going to use my Rathling gun+ frame, mainly for getting ready faster n_n
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woopwoop1297 answered:

Iknow this sounds stupid but i use lagiacrus armor with vulcannon the sheild takes away from fireballs and lagi gives element up so all elements increased incuding thunder andd water kiled world eater solo with vulcannon
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Tommygun7217 answered:

Probs your best bet:
barrage earring, lagiacrus vest + with element + jewel gemmed in, escadora arma with 1 salvo jewel, lagia+ waist and leggings
my set that i have with that armour is: load up, element attack up, bonus shot, sneak and evade+ 1 (sense+ 10 evasion + 3 o talisman)
what i usually use for rathian/los is rapid dragon rather than thunder and the gun i use for that is chaos wing barrel, rathling gun + frame, rathling gun (low) stock for less recoil, but if you wanna thunder i would use thundacrus barrel, rex frame n stock works best for me
i would agree to anyone that says bowgun is best for all monsters
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Lcoz answered:

Pierce setup ala BG FAQ.
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