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------------Monster Hunter Tri--------------
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---------Bowgun Damage Formula FAQ----------
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------------By VampireCosmonaut-------------
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---------------Version: 1.6-----------------
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Contents:

1) Introduction
2) Raw Damage Formula
3) Bowgun Ammunition Statistics
4) Range
5) Rapid Fire
6) Recoil
7) Reload
8) Felyne Skills and Armor Skills
9) Monster Hitzone Information
10) Credit
11) Contact, & Copyright


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1) Introduction
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Welcome to the newest incarantion of the Bowgun Damage FAQ!
This is the 3rd Bowgun Damage FAQ I have written for the Monster Hunter series.
In this guide I will fully explain the raw damage, elemental damage and status 
effects the bowgun inflicts. With the formulas in this guide, you will be able 
to accurately calculate the damage to a wyvern while gunning.


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2) The Formula
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Bowgun damage is calculated in much the same way you calculate 
melee damage.

Raw Bowgun Damage formula:
--------------------------

(ATP x PWR x RANGE x CRIT x HITZONE) / CLASS + DAM


ATP=      Attack Power of the Bowgun.

          Skills affect this value, as well as powercharms and 
          powertalons. Be sure to use the attack power listed 
          under the "status" screen.

PWR=      Ammuntion Shot Power x 0.01.
	  This is the percentage of the bowgun's power that the shot uses.

RANGE=    Range Modifier (1.5, 1.0, 0.8, or 0.5).
	  A bonus that is calculated by range betwen the gunner and the target.
	  This only applies to Normal, Pierce, and Crag shots.

CRIT=     Positive Affinity Hit - Red Flash - (1.25)
          Negative Affinity Hit - Purple Flash - (0.75)

HITZONE=  Percentage of damage that penetrates the wyverns defense 
          based on hit location.

CLASS=    Bowgun Class Modifier is (1.2).

DAM=      Explosive Damage from Wyvern Fire, Crag, and Cluster shot.
          This damage is only modified by DEF.


Elemental Damage Formula:
--------------------------------------------

Elemental Damage is also calculated in a similar way to melee damage.
The only exception is the fact that elemental shot is not modified by 
range or affinity.


(ELEMENT x HITZONE) / CLASS = Elemental Damage


ELEMENT= Raw elemental damage, see "elmt" entry on ammunition statistics

HITZONE= Percentage of damage that penetrates the wyverns defense based 
         on hit location.

CLASS=   CLASS Multiplier is only applied for elemental damage dealt by
         Flaming, Freeze, Water and Thunder shots. 

         DO NOT apply this multiplier for the elemental damage from 
         Crag, Cluster, Dragon, or Wyvern Fire. If you are calculating 
         that damage, ignore the division symbol and the CLASS entry.

         The Bowgun Class Multiplier is (1.2).


Total Damage:
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(Raw Bowgun Damage * SKLS) + (Elemental Damage * ESKLS) = Total Damage X DEF

DEF:
Defense ratings by quest rank, 1.0 (Elder and Normal),
0.95 (Low Rank), and 0.75 (High Rank)

SKLS:
Normal S Up: 1.10 - Normal Shot Only
Pierce S Up: 1.10 - Pierce Shot Only
Pellet S Up: 1.30 - Pellet Shot Only
Felyne Sharpshooter:  1.10 - Normal Shot Only (Stacks with Normal S Up)

ESKLS:
Elemental Attack: 1.20 - Elemental Shot Only

Rapid Fire Total Hit Multiplier is also used here.
Add the number of hits from the volley and multiply them by
the "power" value in the rapid fire chart.


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3) Bowgun Ammunition Statistics
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-Normal Shot-------------------------------------
LVL 1 | Pwr:  6 | Hits: 1 | Recoil: 8 | Reload: 5
LVL 2 | Pwr: 12 | Hits: 1 | Recoil: 9 | Reload: 6
LVL 3 | Pwr: 10 | Hits: 4 | Recoil: 9 | Reload: 7
-------------------------------------------------

-Pierce Shot--------------------------------------
LVL 1 | Pwr: 10 | Hits: 3 | Recoil: 10 | Reload: 6
LVL 2 | Pwr:  9 | Hits: 4 | Recoil: 10 | Reload: 7
LVL 3 | Pwr:  8 | Hits: 5 | Recoil: 10 | Reload: 8
--------------------------------------------------

-Pellet Shot--------------------------------------
LVL 1 | Pwr:  5 | Hits: 3 | Recoil: 10 | Reload: 5
LVL 2 | Pwr:  5 | Hits: 4 | Recoil: 10 | Reload: 6
LVL 3 | Pwr:  5 | Hits: 5 | Recoil: 11 | Reload: 7
--------------------------------------------------

-Crag Shot--------------------------------------------------------------------
LVL 1 | Pwr: 3 | Hits: 1 | Elmt: Fire: 30 KO:6  DAM: 20 | Recoil:11 | Reload:7 
LVL 2 | Pwr: 3 | Hits: 1 | Elmt: Fire: 45 KO:8  DAM: 30 | Recoil:12 | Reload:8
LVL 3 | Pwr: 3 | Hits: 1 | Elmt: Fire: 60 KO:10 DAM: 40 | Recoil:13 | Reload:9
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-Cluster Shot-----------------------------------------------------------------
LVL 1 | Pwr: 6 | Hits: 1+3 | Elmt: Fire: 2 | DAM: 25 | Recoil: 13 | Reload: 8
LVL 2 | Pwr: 6 | Hits: 1+4 | Elmt: Fire: 2 | DAM: 25 | Recoil: 14 | Reload: 9
LVL 3 | Pwr: 6 | Hits: 1+5 | Elmt: Fire: 2 | DAM: 25 | Recoil: 14 | Reload: 10
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-WyvernFire Shot-----------------------------------------------------------
LVL 1 |Pwr:-| Hits:2 | Elmt:Fire:20 | DAM:(0.18xATP) | Recoil:13 | Reload:9
LVL 2 |Pwr:-| Hits:2 | Elmt:Fire:30 | DAM:(0.20xATP) | Recoil:14 | Reload:8
LVL 3 |Pwr:-| Hits:2 | Elmt:Fire:35 | DAM:(0.25xATP) | Recoil:15 | Reload:7
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

-Sub Shot-----------------------------------------------------------
LVL 1 | Pwr: * | Hits: 2 air (3 underwater) | Recoil: 10 | Reload: 7
LVL 2 | Pwr: * | Hits: 3 air (5 underwater) | Recoil: 11 | Reload: 6
--------------------------------------------------------------------

-Elemental Shot---------------------------------------------------------------
Dragon  | Pwr: 1 | Hits: 5 | Elmt: Dragon : 64         | Recoil:13 | Reload: 9
Flaming | Pwr: 7 | Hits: 1 | Elmt: Fire   : ATP x 0.45 | Recoil: 9 | Reload: 6
Freeze  | Pwr: 5 | Hits: 3 | Elmt: Ice    : ATP x 0.15 | Recoil: 9 | Reload: 6
Water   | Pwr: 5 | Hits: 3 | Elmt: Water  : ATP x 0.15 | Recoil: 9 | Reload: 6
Thunder | Pwr: 5 | Hits: 3 | Elmt: Thunder: ATP x 0.15 | Recoil: 9 | Reload: 6
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-Slicing Shot----------------------------------------------------------------
Slicing S | Pwr: 1(8) | Hits: 1(3) | Added Effect: Cut | Recoil:9 | Reload: 7
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pwr in Parenthesis is Cutting damage, Hits in Parenthesis are Cutting Hits

-Exhaust Shot----------------------------------------------------------------
Exhaust S | Pwr: 10 | Hits: 1 | Stamina Down: 15 KO:15 | Recoil:10 | Reload:6
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-Poison Shot-----------------------------------------------------------
LVL 1 | Pwr: 10 | Hits: 1 | Status: Poison: 25 | Recoil: 11 | Reload: 7
LVL 2 | Pwr: 15 | Hits: 1 | Status: Poison: 50 | Recoil: 14 | Reload: 9
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

-Para Shot------------------------------------------------------------
LVL 1 | Pwr: 10 | Hits: 1 | Status: Stun: 25 | Recoil: 11 | Reload: 7
LVL 2 | Pwr: 15 | Hits: 1 | Status: Stun: 50 | Recoil: 14 | Reload: 9
----------------------------------------------------------------------

-Sleep Shot-----------------------------------------------------------
LVL 1 | Pwr:  0 | Hits: 1 | Status: Sleep: 25 | Recoil: 11 | Reload: 7
LVL 2 | Pwr:  0 | Hits: 1 | Status: Sleep: 50 | Recoil: 14 | Reload: 9
----------------------------------------------------------------------

-Tranq Shot------------------------------------------------------------------
Tranq S | Pwr:  0 | Hits: 1 | Status: Anesthesia: 80 | Recoil: 10 | Reload: 8
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-Paint Shot------------------------------------------------------------------
Paint S | Pwr:  0 | Hits: 1 | Added Effect: Paintball | Recoil:11 | Reload: 7
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-Demon Shot------------------------------------------------------------------
LVL 1| Pwr:  0 | Hits: - | Added Effect: Demondrug | Recoil:8  | Reload: 7
LVL 2| Pwr:  0 | Hits: - | Added Effect: Demondrug | Recoil:11 | Reload: 8
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-Armor Shot------------------------------------------------------------------
LVL 1 | Pwr:  0 | Hits: - | Added Effect: Armorskin | Recoil:8  | Reload: 8
LVL 2 | Pwr:  0 | Hits: - | Added Effect: Armorskin | Recoil:11 | Reload: 9
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-Recovery Shot----------------------------------------------------------------
LVL 1 | Pwr:  0 | Hits: - | Added Effect: Recovery: 30 | Recoil:10 | Reload: 7
LVL 2 | Pwr:  0 | Hits: - | Added Effect: Recovery: 50 | Recoil:12 | Reload: 9
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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4) Range Modifiers
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The range modifier functions in almost exactly the same way as 
sharpness for melee weapons. There are 2 seperate types of range 
modifiers, one for pierce type shot and one for normal type shot. 
Other ammo types are unmodified by range and recieve a 1.0 times 
modifier up to a range of 10, after 10 they do no damage.

It's worth noting that while the damage of pellet shot is not modified 
by range, the number of hits you will inflict is affected. It appears 
that the ideal distance to fire pellet is between 2 and 3 dodge rolls.

The normal type shot typically does more damage when you are firing 
closer to the monster, while pierce type does more damage starting
at a much further distance. The distance for modifiers is measured 
in full dodge rolls, so the optimal distance for normal one ends 
at more than 3 rolls from the wyvern.

The following is the Normal Shot Range chart. As I stated earlier, 
the numbers after the modifier are complete -standard- dodge rolls 
Evade Distance Inc. alters this measurement.

-Normal Shot------------------------------------------------------
Level 1 | 1.5 Mod: 0-3 | 1.0 Mod: 3-4 | 0.8 Mod: 4-5 | 0.5 Mod: 5+
Level 2 | 1.5 Mod: 0-4 | 1.0 Mod: 4-5 | 0.8 Mod: 5-7 | 0.5 Mod: 7+
Level 3 | 1.5 Mod: 0-5 | 1.0 Mod: 5-6 | 0.8 Mod: 6-7 | 0.5 Mod: 7+
------------------------------------------------------------------

The following is the Pierce and Crag Shot Range chart. There are two 
entries for the 1.0 times modifier due to the fact that pierce does 
less damage right next to the monster and do 1.0 times damage just 
outside of the optimal range. The crag range modifier only effects 
the initial hit, not the added damage or fire damage.

-Pierce Shot------------------------------------------------------------
Level 1 | 1.5 Mod: 3-5 | 1.0 Mod: 1-3/5-7 | 0.8 Mod: 7- 8 | 0.5 Mod:  8+
Level 2 | 1.5 Mod: 3-5 | 1.0 Mod: 1-3/5-8 | 0.8 Mod: 8- 9 | 0.5 Mod:  9+
Level 3 | 1.5 Mod: 3-7 | 1.0 Mod: 1-3/7-9 | 0.8 Mod: 9-10 | 0.5 Mod: 10+
------------------------------------------------------------------------

-Crag Shot----------------------------------------------------------------
Level 1-3 | 1.5 Mod: 3-5 | 1.0 Mod: 1-3/5-7 | 0.8 Mod: 7- 8 | 0.5 Mod:  8+
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

A graphical chart of ranged values is available at this location:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/psp/file/943356/57743

Firing your bowgun underwater will result in a halving of effective range.
All ranges above are halved while underwater.


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5) Rapid Fire
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Rapid Fire consumes 1 shot from your inventory and fires a volley of shots.
Each shot's power is modified by the value listed under "power".

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|Shot Type      | Power |
|------------------------
|Normal S Lvl 1 | x0.80 |
|Normal S Lvl 2 | x0.50 |
|Pierce S Lvl 1 | x0.60 |
|Pierce S Lvl 2 | x0.60 |
|Pellet S Lvl 1 | x0.80 |
|Pellet S Lvl 2 | x0.80 |
|Crag S Lvl 1*  | x0.60 |
|Elemental S**  | x0.60 |
|Poison S***    | x0.60 |
|Dragon S       | x0.85 |
|Recovery S     | x0.80 |
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*   The explosion from Crag S lvl 1 is not modified by this value.
    Only the Power 3 initial hit is x 0.60.
    You get full explosion and fire damage from each shot in the volley.

**  Both the Elemental and Raw damage is 0.60.

*** The Poison Status from Poison lvl 1 is not modified by this value.
    Only the Power 10 initial hit is 0.60.
    Each shot in a Poison lvl 1 volley deals 25 Poison status.


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6) Recoil
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Bowguns have 7 levels of recoil.

Bowgun Recoil Values:

Recoil Rating       Value
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Max		       0
High		       1
Average 	       2
Some		       3
Low		       4
Tiny		       5
Min                    6
Min+                   7+


It's worth nothing that while there isn't a displayed min+ recoil value.
It does exist in game and will lower the recoil of only Wyvern Fire Lvl 3.

Take the base recoil value of your bowgun and add/subtract these skill &
stock modifers to get your bowgun's recoil value.

Recoil Reduction by Stock and Skill:

Reduced Stock:     + 1 Level
Reduced+ Stock:    + 2 levels

Recoil + 1:        + 2 levels
Recoil + 2:        + 3 levels
Recoil + 3:        + 4 levels
Recoil - 1:        - 1 levels
Recoil - 2:        - 2 levels


The value listed next to the recoil strength is the value you subtract from
the recoil value of the shot you are firing to determine your bowgun's recoil
from firing that shell.

Recoil is calculated using the formula:

Bullet Recoil - Bowgun Recoil Value = Adjusted Recoil Value


You take the adjusted recoil value and use it to figure out how long it takes
to recover from a shot. Below is the chart used to determine the length of the
effect of recoil after you fire a shot.


Adjusted Recoil Value:

Result    Rating              Recovery
-----------------------------------------------------
Below 8  |   Recoiless       |     1 second recovery
9 - 10   |   Weak Recoil     |     2 second recovery
11+      |   Strong Recoil   |   2.5 second recovery
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7) Reload
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Bowguns have 9 reload speed levels in the MH: Tri.


Bowgun Reload Speed:

Reload Rating       Value
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Fastest                 6
V. Fast                 5
Fast                    4
Abv. Avg                3
Average                 2
Bel. Avg                1
Slow                    0
V. Slow                -1
Ext. Slow              -2


Take the base reload value of your bowgun and add/subtract these skill &
stock modifers to get your bowgun's reload value.


Reload Reduction by Stock and Skill:

Sm. Boost Stock:     + 1 Level
Lg. Boost Stock:     + 2 levels

Reload + 1:        + 2 levels
Reload + 2:        + 3 levels
Reload + 3:        + 4 levels
Reload - 1:        - 1 levels
Reload - 2:        - 2 levels
Reload - 3:        - 3 levels


The value listed next to the reload speed is the value you subtract from
the reload value of the shot you are loading to determine your bowgun's
reload speed for that shot type.

Reload is calculated using the formula:

Bullet Reload - Bowgun Reload Value = Adjusted Reload Value


You take the adjusted reload value and use it to figure out how long it takes
to reload a magazin e of that shot type. Below is the chart used to determine 
the length of the reload animation.


Adjusted Reload Value:

Result       Rating           Reload Time
-----------------------------------------------------
Below 4  |   Fast       |     2 second recovery
5 - 7    |   Medium     |     2.5 second recovery
8+       |   Slow       |     3.5 second recovery
-----------------------------------------------------


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8) Felyne Skills and Armor Skills
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Normal S Boost - 1.10 boost to Normal S Damage

Pierce S Boost - 1.10 boost to Pierce S Damage

Pellet S Boost - 1.30 boost to Pellet S Damage

Elemental Attack Up - 1.20 boost to Elemental Shot damage Only

Status Attack Up - Increases Status Damage Amount by 1.125 times

Felyne Sharpshooter -  1.10 boost to Normal S Damage

Felyne Bombardier - 1.5 times Crag Fire element amount and Explosion DAM
                    Increases damage of Ballista and Cannon by 10%

Felyne Temper - 1.05 bonus to Attack Power

Do not add bonuses together, multiply them each individually.

For example, if you had both Felyne Sharpshooter and Normal S boost, 
You would have 1.1 x 1.1 multiplied into your damage.

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9) Monster Hitzone Information
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Great Jaggi
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
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| Head     |   65 |   60 |   50 |   50 |   50 |   10 | |    120 HP     |
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| Body     |   58 |   60 |   50 |   50 |   50 |   10 | |    120 HP     |
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Great Baggi
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Head     |   55 |   50 |   20 |   20 |   -- |   -- | |    500 HP     |
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| Body     |   35 |   50 |   20 |   20 |   -- |   -- | |    350 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Qurupeco
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
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| Head     |   50 |   10 |   30 |   20 |   40 |    5 | |    150 HP     |
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| Body     |   70 |    5 |   15 |   20 |   10 |    0 | |    150 HP     |
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| Pouch    |   80 |    5 |   15 |   20 |   20 |    0 | |     50 HP     |
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| Tail     |   30 |   10 |   25 |   20 |   30 |   20 | |    120 HP     |
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| Wing     |   30 |   10 |   30 |   20 |   40 |    0 | |    100 HP     |
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| Foot     |   40 |    5 |   15 |   10 |   20 |    0 | |    130 HP     |
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Rathian
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Head     |   70 |   -- |   15 |   20 |   15 |   35 | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Neck     |   40 |   -- |   10 |   15 |   10 |   20 | |     90 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Back     |   30 |   15 |   10 |   15 |   10 |   25 | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Stomach  |   90 |   -- |    5 |   20 |    5 |   10 | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Tail     |   25 |   -- |    5 |   10 |    5 |   25 | |    140 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Wing     |   25 |   -- |   10 |   15 |   10 |   20 | |    100 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Foot     |   50 |   -- |    5 |   10 |    5 |   10 | |    180 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Rathalos
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Head     |   60 |   -- |   15 |   20 |   15 |   35 | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Neck     |   40 |   -- |   10 |   15 |   10 |   20 | |     90 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Back     |   30 |   15 |   10 |   15 |   10 |   25 | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Stomach  |   70 |   -- |    5 |   20 |    5 |   10 | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Tail     |   25 |   -- |    5 |   10 |    5 |   25 | |    140 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Wing     |   25 |   -- |   10 |   15 |   10 |   20 | |    100 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Foot     |   35 |   -- |    5 |   10 |    5 |   10 | |    180 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Diablos
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Head     |   20 |   -- |   15 |   15 |   30 |   15 | |    250 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Neck     |   30 |   -- |   10 |   10 |   20 |   10 | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Back     |   20 |   10 |   15 |   15 |   30 |   15 | |    350 HP     |
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| Stomach  |   40 |   -- |   10 |   10 |   20 |   10 | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Tail     |   60 |   -- |   10 |   10 |   20 |   10 | |    250 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Tail Tip |   10 |   10 |   15 |   15 |   30 |   15 | |    250 HP     |
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| Wing     |   45 |   -- |   10 |   10 |   20 |   10 | |    150 HP     |
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| Foot     |   35 |   -- |    5 |    5 |   10 |    5 | |    250 HP     |
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Gigginox
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  50  |  30  |  20  |  --  |  --  |  05  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Neck      |  35  |  25  |  10  |  --  |  --  |  05  | |    220 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Back      |  25  |  20  |  05  |  --  |  --  |  05  | |    220 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Stomach   |  50  |  30  |  15  |  --  |  --  |  05  | |    180 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  40  |  20  |  15  |  --  |  --  |  05  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Wing      |  10  |  10  |  10  |  --  |  --  |  05  | |    180 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Foot      |  15  |  10  |  10  |  --  |  --  |  05  | |    140 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Barioth
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  60  |  35  |  10  |  30  |  --  |  15  | |    180 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Body      |  25  |  25  |  05  |  20  |  --  |  10  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Stomach   |  40  |  15  |  --  |  10  |  --  |  05  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  35  |  15  |  --  |  10  |  --  |  05  | |    230 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Arm       |  30  |  15  |  --  |  10  |  --  |  05  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Wing      |  20  |  20  |  05  |  25  |  --  |  05  | |    180 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Foot      |  30  |  10  |  05  |  05  |  --  |  --  | |    180 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Lagiacrus
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  40  |  15  |  --  |  --  |  05  |  05  | |    230 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Neck      |  20  |  15  |  --  |  --  |  05  |  05  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Back      |  15  |  25  |  --  |  --  |  15  |  15  | |    100 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Body      |  35  |  20  |  --  |  --  |  10  |  10  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  15  |  15  |  --  |  --  |  05  |  05  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Foot      |  10  |  15  |  --  |  --  |  05  |  05  | |    180 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Gobul
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  40  |  15  |  --  |  20  |  05  |  --  | |    240 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Lure      |  50  |  10  |  --  |  25  |  05  |  --  | |     80 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Body      |  40  |  05  |  --  |  15  |  --  |  --  | |    280 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Chest     |  60  |  --  |  --  |  05  |  05  |  --  | |    280 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Stomach   |  35  |  --  |  --  |  20  |  --  |  --  | |    280 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Back      |  20  |  15  |  --  |  30  |  05  |  --  | |    280 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Fin       |  40  |  10  |  --  |  05  |  --  |  --  | |    120 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  35  |  05  |  --  |  15  |  --  |  --  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Royal Ludroth
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  65  |  30  |  --  |  05  |  05  |  05  | |    130 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Mane      |  40  |  40  |  --  |  15  |  10  |  --  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Back      |  35  |  30  |  --  |  10  |  05  |  05  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Stomach   |  45  |  35  |  --  |  10  |  10  |  --  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  40  |  25  |  --  |  05  |  05  |  --  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Front Leg |  25  |  20  |  --  |  10  |  10  |  --  | |    140 HP     |
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|Back Leg  |  30  |  20  |  --  |  10  |  05  |  --  | |    140 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Agnaktor (Regular)
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  45  |  --  |  25  |  10  |  15  |  05  | |    120 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Chest     |  45  |  --  |  25  |  --  |  10  |  10  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Neck      |  30  |  --  |  15  |  05  |  10  |  05  | |    400 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Dorsalfin |  20  |  --  |  20  |  05  |  10  |  15  | |    400 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Body      |  35  |  --  |  20  |  --  |  15  |  05  | |    400 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  25  |  --  |  15  |  05  |  20  |  05  | |    160 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Front Leg |  25  |  --  |  05  |  --  |  15  |  05  | |    160 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Back Leg  |  25  |  --  |  20  |  --  |  10  |  05  | |    180 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Agnaktor (Armored)
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  10  |  --  |  25  |  10  |  15  |  05  | |    120 HP     |
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|Chest     |  15  |  --  |  25  |  --  |  10  |  10  | |    200 HP     |
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|Neck      |  15  |  --  |  15  |  05  |  10  |  05  | |    400 HP     |
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|Dorsalfin |  20  |  --  |  20  |  05  |  10  |  15  | |    400 HP     |
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|Body      |  15  |  --  |  20  |  --  |  15  |  05  | |    400 HP     |
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|Tail      |  10  |  --  |  15  |  05  |  20  |  05  | |    160 HP     |
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|Front Leg |  15  |  --  |  05  |  --  |  15  |  05  | |    160 HP     |
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|Back Leg  |  15  |  --  |  20  |  --  |  10  |  05  | |    180 HP     |
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Barroth (Muddy)
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  15  |  --  |  50  |  --  |  15  |  --  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Body      |  40  |  --  |  30  |  --  |  05  |  --  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Neck      |  40  |  --  |  30  |  --  |  05  |  --  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Arm       |  45  |  --  |  25  |  --  |  05  |  --  | |    100 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  50  |  --  |  30  |  --  |  15  |  --  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Foot      |  35  |  --  |  25  |  --  |  05  |  --  | |    100 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Barroth (Mud Removed)
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  15  |  40  |  --  |  --  |  20  |  10  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Body      |  40  |  25  |  --  |  --  |  10  |   5  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Neck      |  40  |  25  |  --  |  --  |  10  |   5  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Arm       |  45  |  20  |  --  |  --  |  10  |   5  | |    100 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  50  |  25  |  --  |  --  |  20  |  10  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Foot      |  35  |  20  |  --  |  --  |  10  |   5  | |    100 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Uragaan
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  10  |  --  |  40  |  05  |  20  |  30  | |    300 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Neck      |  50  |  --  |  20  |  --  |  10  |  15  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Back      |  50  |  --  |  20  |  --  |  10  |  15  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Stomach   |  60  |  --  |  40  |  05  |  15  |  30  | |    500 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Arm       |  20  |  --  |  15  |  --  |  10  |  15  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  40  |  --  |  25  |  --  |  10  |  20  | |    350 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Foot      |  20  |  --  |  15  |  --  |  10  |  15  | |    250 HP     |
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Deviljho (Normal)
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  60  |  10  |  10  |  15  |  05  |  15  | |    400 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Stomach   |  45  |  15  |  15  |  25  |  10  |  25  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Neck      |  25  |  --  |  --  |  05  |  --  |  --  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Back      |  25  |  --  |  --  |  05  |  --  |  --  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Arm       |  30  |  10  |  10  |  15  |  --  |  15  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  40  |  --  |  --  |  05  |  --  |  --  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Foot      |  30  |  05  |  05  |  10  |  --  |  10  | |    300 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Deviljho (Rage Mode)
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  40  |  15  |  15  |  20  |  10  |  20  | |    400 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Stomach   |  75  |  20  |  20  |  35  |  15  |  35  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Neck      |  20  |  --  |  --  |  05  |  --  |  05  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Back      |  20  |  --  |  --  |  05  |  --  |  05  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Arm       |  30  |  15  |  15  |  20  |  --  |  20  | |    150 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  35  |  --  |  --  |  05  |  --  |  05  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Foot      |  25  |  10  |  10  |  15  |  --  |  15  | |    300 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Jhen Moran
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| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tusk      |  18  |  --  |  05  |  05  |  15  |  15  | |    1200 HP    |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Body      |  20  |  --  |  05  |  05  |  08  |  08  | |    2000 HP    |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Stomach   |  25  |  --  |  08  |  08  |  15  |  15  | |    2000 HP    |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Mouth Int |  50  |  --  |  20  |  20  |  30  |  25  | |    2000 HP    |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Mouth Ext |  25  |  --  |  08  |  08  |  15  |  15  | |    1800 HP    |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Chin      |  38  |  --  |  12  |  12  |  22  |  22  | |    1800 HP    |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Arm       |  25  |  --  |  08  |  08  |  15  |  15  | |    1500 HP    |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Back (1)  |  48  |  --  |  15  |  15  |  22  |  22  | |    1500 HP    |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Back (2)  |  48  |  --  |  15  |  15  |  22  |  22  | |    1000 HP    |
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Ceadeus
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Face      |  35  |  05  |  --  |  20  |  05  |  25  | |    600 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Horn      |  20  |  10  |  --  |  25  |  --  |  35  | |    600 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Beard(Lg) |  40  |  10  |  --  |  10  |  --  |  20  | |    600 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Beard(Sm) |  35  |  15  |  --  |  05  |  --  |  15  | |    500 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Back      |  25  |  05  |  --  |  15  |  05  |  20  | |    600 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Stomach   |  45  |  05  |  --  |  15  |  --  |  30  | |    800 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Fin       |  20  |  05  |  --  |  20  |  --  |  20  | |    200 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  25  |  10  |  --  |  25  |  05  |  20  | |    450 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Alatreon (Ground)
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  25  |  --  |  15  |  05  |  20  |  05  | |    700 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Neck      |  20  |  --  |  10  |  05  |  15  |  05  | |    350 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Stomach   |  15  |  --  |  10  |  05  |  15  |  05  | |    350 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  20  |  --  |  10  |  05  |  15  |  05  | |    400 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Wing      |  10  |  --  |  10  |  05  |  15  |  05  | |    300 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Foot      |  15  |  --  |  10  |  05  |  15  |  05  | |    250 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------

Alatreon (In Flight)
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
| Hitzone  | Shot | Fire | Watr | Thdr |  Ice | Drgn | | Stagger Limit |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Head      |  25  |  20  |  05  |  --  |  --  |  25  | |    700 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Neck      |  20  |  15  |  05  |  --  |  --  |  20  | |    350 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Stomach   |  15  |  15  |  05  |  --  |  --  |  20  | |    350 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Tail      |  20  |  15  |  05  |  --  |  --  |  20  | |    400 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Wing      |  10  |  15  |  05  |  --  |  --  |  15  | |    300 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------
|Foot      |  15  |  15  |  05  |  --  |  --  |  20  | |    250 HP     |
------------------------------------------------------ -----------------


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10) Credit
--------------------------------------------

This FAQ is the result of extensive testing of various ammo types
compared to my Bowgun Damage Formula FAQ for Monster Hunter Freedom 1 
and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.

This is solely an original work using the previous damage formula
as a reference.

The individual credits are as follows:

MH3@Wikia - Updated Shot Values.

Lord Grahf: Original melee damage guide.

DaiIchiban: Math and Testing for MH1, MHF1, and Unite Bowgun Formula

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11) Contact & Copyright
--------------------------------------------

Copyright 2010 - VampireCosmonaut

Any suggestions, questions, or complaints about the Bowgun Damage FAQ
may be directed to this address: vampirecosmonaut ( at ) gmail.com

This FAQ may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for 
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strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. This FAQ is only 
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