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          Monster Hunter Tri Armor Combinations

                 Sets For Every Occasion

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Version 2.0  (more bowgun armor sets to be added in next update)
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USE Crtl+F to find your desired Armor Skill or Weapon Type
and then see what can complement it!
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As a goal of mine, a good set should accomodate a variety of Talismans.
However sometimes one or two very rare Talismans are needed to make
a very good set.

Also, keep in mind that there aren't really any Armor Skills that
benefit Longswords and Switch Axes more than another weapon.  For those
weapons I suggest all-purpose skills such as Sharpness +1, High Grade
Earplugs, and Element Attack UP.

**Remember you can use Ctrl+F to find your desired armor skill(s).  Also
try using Ctrl+f for the words "HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE"

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Here’s the format:
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Set Name

Skills Endowed
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Weapon and Talisman requirements

Head Piece
Chest Piece
Arm Piece
Waist Piece
Leg Piece

Decorations

Description/Benefits/Uses/Notes

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All Armor Skills are classified as A, B, or C-skills.  When it comes to
Talismans, A-skills can have a maximum of +4 points (or +3 with 1-slot).  
B-skills can be up to +7 with 2-slots, and C-skills can be up 
to +10 with 2-slots.

Here is a list showing which skills are considered what.

A-Skills               B-Skills               C-Skills
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Awaken                 Attack                 BBQ
Carving                Bomb Boost             Cold Resistance
Elemental              Clust S+               Combo Plus
Evade Distance         Crag S+                Combo Rate
Fast Charge            Constitution           Current Resistance
Fate                   Critical Draw          Dragon Resistance
Fencing                Defense                Fire Resistance
Handicraft             Dungmaster             Fishing
Hearing                Eating                 Gluttony
Loading                Evasion                Heat Resistance
Normal S+              Expert                 Ice Resistance
NormalS UP             Flame Aura             Lasting Power
Pierce S+              Gathering              Map
PierceS UP             Guard                  Mud/Snow
Punish Draw            Guard UP               Oxygen
Rapid Fire             Health                 Paralysis
Recoil                 Hunger                 Perception
Sharpness              Pellet S+              Precision
Stamina                Poison                 Sense
Status                 Potential              Sleep
Tranquilizer           Protection             Steal
                       Psychic                Stun
                       Recovery Level         Speed Setup
                       Recovery Speed         Thunder Resistance
                       Reload Speed           Transport
                       Sharpener              Water Resistance
                       Speed Gathering        Whim
                       Swimming
                       Tremor Resistance
                       Wide Range
                       Wind Resistance

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At times it will be necessary to use an armor piece that grants
Torso UP.  One Torso UP will double the points in the Chest piece.
Two will triple it and three will quadruple it.  For simplicity I will just
say "Torso UP" for the armor piece in the sets.  Here is a list of 
equipment pieces that have Torso UP:

Head:   Skull Mask
Chest:  N/A
Gloves: N/A
Waist:  Vangis Coil/Coat
Legs:   Uragaan (low rank), Alloy+, Guild/Scholar

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                       High Rank Sets


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General Purpose Sets       [ SETS1 ]
Great Greatsword Sets      [ SETS2 ]
Hammer Sets                [ SETS3 ]
Lance and SnS Sets         [ SETS4 ]
Specific Use Sets          [ SETS5 ]
Bowgun Sets                [ SETS6 ]
HR31-40 Sets               [ SETS7 ]
Rare Sets                  [ RARE1 ]

**You may take notice that there are not headings for Switch Axe and
Longsword sets.  This is because while they are not bad weapons, there
are no armor skills that benefit solely SA or LS.  I suggest you use one
of the General Purpose sets for these weapons.  Try using one of the many
sets labeled, HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE, and come up with something that
fits your playing style.

**Remember you can use Ctrl+F to find your desired armor skill(s).  Also
try using Ctrl+f for the words "HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE"

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             UP AHEAD:  General Purpose Sets  [ SETS1 ]

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End-Game Everything Set  (HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE)

High Grade Earplugs, Sharpness +1, +10 B/A-skill, +10 C-Skill
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Any weapon with 1-slot is fine.  The Talisman is a +10 C-Skill
with 2-slots (but this can be played with depending on your
A/B-Skill of choice).

Ceadeus Helm+               OOO
Ceadeus Mail+               ---
Ceadeus Gauntlets+          ---
Ceadeus Coil (low rank)     ---
Vangis Legs                 OOO

Decorations:  Variable.  1 Handicraft jewel must be placed in the
Weapon or Talisman.  Other than that you have 8-slots to play
around with to get any B-skill you want.  I would suggest Crit Draw for
Greatswords, Focus for Hammers, Guard +1/2 for Lance, and Element Atk UP
or Status Atk UP for Sword and Shield.  Lots of choices here.

This is probably my favorite HR51+ set.  Good C-skill charms to hunt for 
are Speed Setup, Anti-Theft, and Perception.  NOTE:  If you choose 
Punishing Draw as your custom skill you WILL have Blunt Edge this set.
That is because the Punish Draw decorations give negatives to 
sharpness that the set can't afford.  It's easy enough to get Evade +2
on this set too; all you need is at least +7 Evasion in the Talisman.

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Pure Power Set

Sharpness +1, Attack UP (L), Adrenaline +2, Detect
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1-slot Weapon.  Attack +7, 2-slot Talisman

Vangis Helm                                 ---
Vangis Mail                                 ---
Barroth Gloves+                             OOO
Torso UP                                    ---
Black Leather Pants                         ---

Decorations:  Architect Jewel, Handicraft Jewel, Assault Jewel

This set is meant for one thing, damage.  It can dish out a ton of it.
I use this set with Anguish (P) to speed run Jhen Moran.

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Headless/Charmless HGE and Sharpness +1  (HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE)

High Grade Earplugs, Sharpness +1
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No Weapon Slots or Talisman needed.

EMPTY                       ---
Ceadeus Chest+              ---
Ceadeus Gloves+             ---
TORSO UP                    ---
Ceadeus Greaves+            ---

Decorations:  None

Lots of stuff you can do here.  Grab a 3-slot Talisman, 1-slot Weapon
and a Jaggi Mask to gem in Great Luck.  Or use your favorite earring.

NOTE:  If the monster only requires Earplugs, switch the Legs out for
Vangis Greaves.  This reduces HGE to Earplugs, but it nets you an
extra 3-slots to play with.

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Headless/Charmless Guard +2 and Razor Sharp Set (HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE)

Guard +2, Razor Sharp
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No Weapon or Talisman needed

EMPTY                                       ---
Agnaktor Mail+                              O--
Agnaktor Gloves+                            OOO (Unused Slots!)
Torso UP                                    ---
Agnaktor Greaves+                           OO-

Decorations:  2 Razor Jewels (1 in Chest), 1 Stonewall Jewel

This set gets you Guard +2 and Razor Sharp (the only good skills from
Agnaktor+) without using a helmet or a talisman.  It also has an unused
3-slot Arm Piece.  Grab a good charm, your favorite Lance, a Helmet
(earrings are nice for this), and see what you can come up with!

One of my personal favorite things to do with this set is use
Sabertooth (G), a Grace Earring, and a Perception +10 Talisman. Next, gem
in a 5-slot skill like Divine Blessing. This gets you Guard +2, Razor Sharp,
Divine Blessing, Wide Range +2, and Capture Guru.  Now go do the 
Double Diablos Event quest.  

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Headless/Charmless Evasion Set (HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE)

Evade +2, Evade Distance UP, Cold Cancel (Lo)
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No Weapon or Talisman needed

EMPTY                                       ---
Barioth  Mail+                              ---
Barioth  Gloves+                            O-- 
Torso UP                                    ---
Barioth  Greaves+                           ---

Decorations:  Jumping Jewel

Much like the set above, but geared towards those favoring Evasion.
Works great with just about any weapon.
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The Ultimate Capture Set

Capture Guru, Capture Expert, Great Luck, Focus, (Ice Res +10)
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At least +10 Perception is needed between Weapon slots and the Talisman.
If you find yourself with an extra slot, get Ice Res +10.

Jaggi Mask                  ---
Baggi Mail (low rank)       OO-
Baggi Gloves+               O--
Baggi Coil (low rank)       O--
Baggi Greaves (low rank)    O--

Decorations:  5 Fate Jewels, (0-5 Perception Jewels)

Capture the monster and reap the rewards.  I would strongly suggest that
you never use this set against Gigginox, Agnaktor, and Deviljho because
those monsters are better off killed than captured. (e.g. you can only
carve Unnerving Talons from Gigginox; they can't be won in rewards)
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Fixed Ranger Armor

Wide Range +2, Speed Gatherer, Carving Master
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1 Weapon Slot.  At lease +6 to Wide Range is needed on Talisman after slots

Ranger Headgear             ---
Guild/Scholar Chest         ---
Ranger Gauntlets            ---
Ranger Faulds               ---
Ranger Legs                 O--

Decorations:  2 Spree Jewels

So what if you want to kill the monster and not capture?  Well try this
set out.

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              UP AHEAD:  Great Greatsword Sets  [ SETS2 ]

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The Ultimate GS Set (some would say)

Sharpness +1, Focus, Crit Draw, Earplugs
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1-Slot Weapon.  At least +8 Crit Draw after slots.
or 2-slot Weapon and at least +5 Crit Draw w/ 1-slot

Baggi Helm+                                      OOO
Ceadeus Mail+                                    ---
Diablos Gloves+                                  OOO 
Torso UP                                         ---
Ceadeus Greaves (low rank) OR Torso UP           ---

Decorations:  2 Dynamo Jewels, Earplug Jewel. (Critical and Draw
Jewels as needed).

Really what we're focused on is Sharpness +1, Crit Draw, and Focus (no
pun intended).  But Earplugs is easily obtained so why not.

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The Ultimate GS Set 2 (harder version but SAME thing!)

Sharpness +1, Focus, Crit Draw, Earplugs
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At least +10 Crit Draw between the Weapon and Talisman is needed.

Baggi Helm+                                      OOO
Ceadeus Mail+                                    ---
Ceadeus Gloves+                                  --- 
Ceadeus Waist+                                   OOO
Ceadeus Greaves (low rank) OR Torso UP           ---

Decorations:  2 Dynamo Jewels, (Critical and Draw Jewels as needed).

If you happen to have the almighty Crit Draw +7 OO Talisman then grab this
set instead of the one above.  You can use a no-slot Weapon with it.
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Useful GS Set

Sharpness +1, Punishing Draw, Crit Draw, Earplugs
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Between the Weapon and Talisman you're going to need +8 to Crit Draw
and +1 to Hearing.  This can be accomplished with a 1-slot weapon and
a gem that has +8 Crit Draw after slots.

Or you can use a 2-slot weapon and get away with a Crit Draw +5 with 1-slot.

Damascus Helm               OOO
Ceadeus Mail+               ---
Diablos Vambraces+          OOO
Torso UP                    ---
Ceadeus Greaves (low rank)  ---

Decorations:  2 Checkmate jewels in the Helm and Gloves. 1 Earplug Jewel
Draw and/or Crit Jewels as needed.

This setup nets you Sharpness +1 and Punishing Draw WITHOUT the usual
downside of Blunt Edge.  Crit Draw is a must have GS skill.  Earplugs
will help get more Level 3 charges on weaker roaring monsters.

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Punish Louder Roars GS Set

High Grade Earplugs, Sharpness +1, Punishing Draw
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This requires a 2-slot weapon (Ala GS or High Seiglinde are good).  It
also requires a 3-slot Talisman or a Talisman with +4 Hearing.

Damascus Helm                             OOO
Ceadeus Mail+                             ---
Jhen Moran Gloves+                        OOO
Torso UP                                  ---
Ceadeus Greaves (low rank) OR Torso UP    ---

Decorations:  Silencer Jewel, 2 Checkmate Jewels, 2 Earplug Jewels

Not much to say.  If you like the skill-set then use it. 
One thing you could do is grab a 2-slot hammer and revert to your
skills of KO'ing from past monster hunter games.

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Lots of Power GS Set

Sharpness +1, Attack UP (L), Crit Draw
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1-Weapon Slot.  +7 Crit Draw, +3 Attack w/ 1-slot

Vangis Helm                           ---
Vangis Mail                           ---
Diablos Gloves+                       OOO
Ceadeus Coil+                         OOO
Vangis Greaves                        OOO

Decorations:  2 Onslaught Jewels, Architect Jewel, Draw Jewel.

The Talisman is pretty specific, but the set certaintly is amazing 
for greatswords.  Now if only Kirin was in this game to Sleep Charge...

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Sharpness +1 with Benefits

Sharpness +1, Crit Draw, Tremor Proof, Earplugs, Attack UP (S)
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A 2-slot weapon is needed.  The Talisman is fairly specific.  It must
be +7 Attack, +3 Tremor Res w/ 1-slot.

Diablos Helm+                               ---
Ceadeus Mail+                               ---
Diablos Gloves (low rank)                   ---
Torso UP                                    ---
Ceadeus Greaves (low rank) OR Torso UP      ---

Decorations:  Assault Jewel (weapon), Earplug Jewel (talisman).

While the talisman is pretty specific, one can't deny the usefulness of this
set against Uragaan.  It's got some cool things going on, but overall
you can probably find a better set.  This one is fun to use though and
looks great.

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Tremored Adrenaline GS Set

Attack UP (L), Adrenaline +2, Tremor Proof, Crit Draw
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No Weapon slots are needed (unless you need to compensate for a worse
Talisman).  The Talisman is fairly specific.  It must
be +7 Attack, +3 Tremor Res w/ 1-slot.

Diablos Helm+                               ---
Barroth Mail+                               ---
Diablos Gloves (low rank)                   ---
Torso UP                                    ---
Black Leather Pants                         ---

Decorations:  Attack Jewel

Again, the talisman is pretty specific, and the set isn't the absolute
best thing in the world, but it is a fun set to mess around with.
Since you won't have Sharpness +1 this is a viable set to use 
the Crimsonwall GS with.
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Charging Adrenaline GS Set

Adrenaline +2, Sharpness +1, Focus
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1 Weapon slot and a 3-slot Talisman are needed.

Baggi Helm+                                 OOO
Helios Mail+                                ---
Barroth Gloves+                             OOO
Torso UP                                    ---
Black Leather Pants                         ---

Decorations:  2 Dynamo Jewels, Architect Jewel, Handicraft Jewel

Get your charges in faster so you can get out of the way faster lol.

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                 UP AHEAD:  Hammer Sets     [ SETS3 ]

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Ultimate KO Hammer Set

High Grade Earplugs, Sharpness +1, Focus, +10 C-Skill
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Any weapon with 1-slot is fine, but I recommend Alatreon Metamorph.  
The Talisman must have 2-slots (+10 C-skill optional) or have +2 Focus.

Ceadeus Helm+               OOO
Ceadeus Mail+               ---
Ceadeus Gauntlets+          ---
Ceadeus Coil (low rank)     ---
Vangis Greaves              OOO

Decorations:  1 Handicraft Jewel, 2 Dynamo Jewels, 2 Fast Charge Jewels.

You'll notice that this is just the End-Game Everything set, but customized
for hammer.  Focus lets you get in more uppercuts and superpounds which will
lead to more KO's.  Since Sharpness affects KO value I suggest using
Alatreon Metamorph for the extra purple sharpness it has over the Jho hammer.

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Ultimate Damage Hammer

High Grade Earplugs, Sharpness +1, Attack UP (L)
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Any weapon with 1-slot is fine, but I recommend Devil's Crush (P).  
The Talisman must be Attack +7 with 2-slots.

Ceadeus Helm+               OOO
Ceadeus Mail+               ---
Ceadeus Gauntlets+          ---
Ceadeus Coil (low rank)     ---
Vangis Greaves              OOO

Decorations:  2 Onslaught Jewels, 1 Assault Jewel

You'll notice that this is just the End-Game Everything set, but customized
for hammer.  Attack UP (L) gives a huge boost and is well worth it.

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Adrenaline Hammer Set

High Grade Earplugs, Sharpness +1, Adrenaline +2, (+10 C-Skill)
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0-1 Slot Weapon.  Lost of choices for Talisman, but best Choices are 
either 3-Slot; or +10 C, +3 Potential

Ceadeus Helm +                             OOO
Ceadeus Mail+                              ---
Ceadeus Gloves+                            --- 
Ceadeus Waist (low rank)                   ---
Black Leather Pants                        ---

Decorations:  3 Handicraft Jewels (or 1 Architect Jewel).  If using a 3-slot
Talisman then:  Peril (or 2 Crisis) Jewel and Protection (or Asylum) Jewel

Good for those that can evade easily on their own.  This set actually works
with a lot of replacements.  You could switch out the gloves for Barroth+, 
or you could switch the Waist for the High Rank version or eve Torso UP.

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          UP AHEAD:  Lance and SnS Sets   [ SETS4 ]

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Status Set 1

Status Attack UP, Razor Sharp, Guard +2, Bombadier, (+10 C-Skill)
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Between the Weapon slots and Talisman you need at least +4 Bomb Boost.
The best choice is to grab a +10 C-Skill, 2-slot charm.

Agnaktor Helm+                             ---
Agnaktor Mail+                             O--
Agnaktor Gloves+                           OOO 
Bnahabra Faulds+                           O--
Gigginox Greaves (low rank)                O--

Decorations:  Razor Jewel, Iron Wall Jewel, 3-5 Bombadier Jewels

AS long as your Talisman takes care of that +4 to bomb boost in some fashion
this is weapon slot free making it perfect for the Great Azure Lance.
Notice that Bnahabra Faulds+ and Gigginox Greaves together give Status Atk UP
with just 2 pieces.  Try and make your own sets :)

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Status Set 2

Status Attack UP, Constitution +2, Wide Range +2, Razor Sharp
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Between the Weapon slots and Talisman you need +7 to Constitution.

Grace Earring                              ---
Bnahabra Mail+                             O--
Gigginox Gloves+                           OOO 
Bnahabra Faulds+                           O--
Gigginox Greaves+                          OOO

Decorations:  Cutter Jewel, 2 Razor Jewel, (Workout and Physique 
Jewels as necessary).

More so suited for an SnS than a Lance in my opinion, but use
as you like.

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Status Set 3

Status Attack UP, Razor Sharp, Guard +2, Speed Sharpening, Trap Master
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1 Weapon Slot.  Talisman must be +5 Guard w/ 1-slot

Alloy Helm+                                OO-
Agnaktor Mail+                             O--
Steel Gloves+                              O-- 
Bnahabra Faulds+                           O--
Bnahabra Greaves+                          O--

Decorations:  4 Trap Master Jewels, 2 Disabler Jewels, 2 Grinder Jewels

This set is great if you want to grab a Status SnS and support.
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Status Set 4

Status Attack UP, High Grade Earplugs, Sharpness +1, (+10 C-Skill)
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No Weapon slots needed.  Talisman must have 2-slots, so why not use
a +10 C-Skill w/ 2-slots.

TORSO UP                                   ---
Ceadeus Mail+                              ---
Ceadeus Gloves+                            --- 
Bnahabra Faulds+                           O--
Ceadeus Greaves+                           ---

Decorations:  1 Disabler Jewel, 1 Disabler+ Jewel

Feeling lazy and don't want to block the roars?  Or maybe just get a 
few extra hits in while the monster is roaring?  Hey, maybe you'll 
paralyze it and save a noob from death.
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Status Set 5

Status Attack UP, Razor Sharp, Guard +2  (HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE)
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No Weapon slots or Talisman needed.

Agnaktor Helm+                             ---
Agnaktor Mail+                             O--
Gigginox Gloves+                           OOO (Unused Slots!)
Bnahabra Faulds+                           O--
Torso UP                                   ---

Decorations:  2 Disabler Jewels (one must be in chest).

With 3 unused slots, weapon slots, and a Talisman you can put just about
anything you want in here save some of the A-Skills.

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Adrenaline Lance Set

Adrenaline +2, Guard +2, Evade +1 (possibly Evade +2!), Razor Sharp
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0-2 Slot Weapon.  The best Talisman would be +5 Evasion, +3 Guard w/ 1-slot.
However even with as little as +5 Evasion you could get the +3 Guard from 
2 weapon slots.  Notice you could upgrade to Evade +2 if you have a +7 Evasion,
+3 Guard Talisman w/ 1-slot AND a 2-slot Weapon (Sabertooth anyone?)

Barroth Helm+                              OO-
Agnaktor Mail+                             O--
Agnaktor Gloves+                           OOO 
Torso UP                                   ---
Black Leather Pants                        ---

Decorations:  Evade Jewel (in chest), Cutter Jewel, Lightfoot Jewel,
Razor Jewel, (possibly an Ironwall Jewel or Lightfoot Jewel in weapon)

If you want to sit there with 40% health and turtle the monster to death
then this set is for you.  With Guard +2 and Evade +1 you're essentially
invincible, and Razor Sharp will make it so you don't need to sharpen often.
Good solo set, but kinda cheap!
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Sharper Lance Set

Sharpness +1, Guard +2, Attack UP (S)
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You'll need at least +5 Guard and 2-slots between the weapon
and the Talisman.  Not too hard to obtain, although the 2-slots
MUST be together (not one and one).

Agnaktor Helm+                              ---
Agnaktor Mail+                              O--
Vangis Gloves+                              --- 
Ceadeus Coil+                               OOO
Vangis Greaves                              OOO

Decorations:  Attack Jewel, Assault Jewel, 2 Architect Jewels

There's lots of ways to get Sharpness +1 and Guard +2 together, 
but most of the sets I see don't have any additional skills.  This
ones easy to get and why not have the small attack boost?


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             UP AHEAD:  Specific Use Sets    [ SETS5 ]

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Awaken Tenebra D or Sinister Saints Set

Sharpness +1, Awaken, Element Atk UP, (+10 C-Skill)
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3-Slot Weapon.  +10 C-skill, 2-slots (OR a 3-slot Talisman)

Lagiacrus Helm+                             O--
Lagiacrus Mail+                             OOO
Lagiacrus Gloves+                           O--
Torso UP                                    ---
Lagiacrus Greaves+                          O--

Decorations:  2 Architect Jewels, 3 Handicraft Jewels, 1 Element Jewel,
1 Free Element Jewel, 1 Swimming Jewel (optional)

Brings out the potential of Tenebra D or Sinister Saints.  If you choose
to use a 3-slot Talisman you can get Olympic Swimmer, or you can just stick
with the +10 C-Skill route.

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Jhen Moran Solo set

Sharpness +1, Adrenaline +2, Fortify, Bombadier, +10 C-Skill
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1-Slot Weapon.  +10 C-skill, 2-slots

Blast Earring                               ---
Hellhunter Jacket                           OOO
Barroth Gloves+                             OOO
Torso UP                                    ---
Black Leather Pants                         ---

Decorations:  2 Architect Jewels, 3 Handicraft Jewels

About all the power you can get to solo Jhen+.  You actually only need a
2-slot Talisman (or handicraft +2) but the extra +10 C-Skill can be nice.
Something like Item Use UP would be most beneficial.  Not half bad looking
either, and that's always a plus.

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Alatreon Solo set

Sharpness +1, Adrenaline +2, Fortify, Critical Draw
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1-Slot Weapon.  At Least +7 to Crit Draw after slots in Talisman

Ceadeus Helm+                               OOO
Hellhunter Jacket                           OOO
Barroth Gloves+                             OOO
Torso UP                                    ---
Black Leather Pants                         ---

Decorations:  2 Architect Jewels, 2 Handicraft Jewels, Critical Jewel

Pretty good set to Solo Alatreon with a GS.  If you're going to go hammer
then there are better choices (HGE is nice).
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             UP AHEAD:  Bowgun Sets    [ SETS6 ]

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Rapid Fire Element Evasion Set

Element Atk UP, Evasion UP, Bonus Shot, +10 C-skill
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No Weapon Slots.  +10 C-Skill w/ 2-Slot Talisman

Escadora Cap                                OO-
Lagiacrus Vest+                             OOO
Escadora Arms                               O--
Torso UP                                    ---
Escadora Legs                               O--

Decorations:  1 Element+ Jewel, 5 Jumping Jewels, 1 Salvo Jewel.

If your gun has deviation then I suggest Precision +10 for the C-Skill.
If it's Deviation free I suggest Combo Plus +10.

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     UP AHEAD:  HR31-40 (just made High Rank)    [ SETS7 ]

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Greatsword User who JUST made High Rank.

Razor Sharp, Crit Draw, Status Attack UP, Tremor Proof (Optional Addition)
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You'll need 3 points of either Crit Draw or Tremor Res between the
weapon slots and Talisman, but the GS you should be using if you just made
it to high rank is High Seglinde, so there's 2 slots right there.
Even a 1-slot Talisman would be good enough.


Diablos Helm   (low rank)                   O--
Bnahabra Mail+                              O--
Diablos Gloves (low rank)                   ---
Bnahabra Waist+                             O--
Bnahabra Greaves+                           O--

Decorations:  Antidote/+ Jewel, 3 Draw Jewels, 3 Footing Jewels.

High Seiglinde goes great with this set.  Even though your main purpose
shouldnt be Poison with the GS, the Status Attack UP is basically there
for free.  Once you make it to HR40+ grab a Diablos Helm+ (but keep the
low rank Gloves).  It will remove the slot requirements off the weapon/charm.
This set also works well with the Alluring Lotus hammer, but you'll need
a better Talisman.

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Longsword or Hammer User who JUST made High Rank.

Razor Sharp, Status Atk UP, Attack UP (L)
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You'll need 6 points of Attack between the Talisman and your weapon slots.
Since this is an HR31-40 set, you do not have access to Onslaught jewels
(+5 Attack).


Barroth Helm+                               OO-
Barroth Mail+                               ---
Barroth Gloves+                             OOO
Bnahabra Waist+                             O--
Bnahabra Greaves+                           O--

Decorations:  1 Assault Jewel, 1 Attack Jewel, 2 Disabler Jewels, 
1 Razor Jewel.

Shadowbinder or Alluring Lotus go well with this set.  I'd recommend 
Shadowbinder (P) over Shadowbinder (G).
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Lance User who JUST made High Rank.

Razor Sharp, Speed Sharpening, Guard +2 (HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE)
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This set does not require any weapon slots or talisman.  Grab your
favorite charm and add another skill.


Lagiacrus Helm (low rank)                   OO-
Steel Mail+                                 O--
Steel Gloves+                               O--
Steel Waist+                                O--
Bnahabra Greaves+                           O--

Decorations:  4 Stone Wall Jewels, 2 Razor Jewels.

Not much to say, pretty good lance set to start off High rank with.  You can
always sacrifice Guard +2 for Guard +1 and gain 4 slots towards another skill
too if you want, but I'd go with Guard +2.
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Alternative Lance User who JUST made High Rank.

Guard +2, Speed Sharpening w/ Razor Sharp OR Element Atk UP (Choose one)
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This set requires 3 slots between your weapon slots and/or Talisman.
Or if you have a good Guard Talisman use that.


Lagiacrus Helm (low rank)                   OO-
Steel Mail+                                 O--
Steel Gloves+                               O--
Steel Waist+                                O--
Lagiacrus Greaves (low rank)                OO-

Decorations:  4 Stone Wall jewels and either 6 Element Jewels or 
6 Razor Sharp Jewels.

Note:  If you choose to have Element Atk UP you will also have 
Status Atk Down.  No big deal really.  This set is very absolete once you make
it to HR40 because then you can make Ironwall Jewels or Agnaktor+ Armor.
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Status Lance or SnS User who JUST made High Rank.

Guard +1, Razor Sharp, Speed Sharpening, Status Atk UP
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This set requires a 1-slot weapon.


Gigginox Helm (low rank)                    O--
Steel Mail+                                 O--
Steel Gloves+                               O--
Bnahabra Waist+                             O--
Bnahabra Greaves+                           O--

Decorations:  1 Razor Jewel, 2 Grinder Jewels, 3 Stone Wall Jewels.

A very nice set to kick off High Rank in.  Works well with any status lance
but the Gobul lance would be my personal choice.  This set doesn't need a
Talisman either, so with a good one you can add another skill.  Or use
a Guard +5 Talisman and upgrade to Guard +2.
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             UP AHEAD:  Rare Armor Sets  [ RARE1 ]

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These Armor Sets require fairly hard to acquire or Rare Talismans.
Many of these sets are amazing, but don't be discouraged if you cannot
make them.  Most of us can't, and few probably ever will.
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The hands-down BEST GS Set

High Grade Earplugs, Sharpness +1, Adrenaline +2, Critical Draw
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A 1-Slot Weapon is needed.  Anguish (P) is strongly suggested.
The Talisman MUST be Critical +7; Potential +3 w/ one slot.

Ceadeus Helm+               OOO
Ceadeus Mail+               ---
Ceadeus Gauntlets+          ---
Ceadeus Coil (low rank)     ---
Black Leather Pants         ---

Decorations:  3 Handicraft Jewels, Critical Jewel.

HGE for more openings; Sharpness +1, Critical Draw, and Adrenaline +2 
for major attack boosts.  Truly the best GS set.

(I actually have this amazing set lol)
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Awakened Hammer Set

High Grade Earplugs, Sharpness +1, Awaken
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A 3-Slot Weapon is needed.  Kurogane is suggested.
The Talisman MUST be Free Element +3 w/ one slot OR
Free Element +3; Handicraft +1

Ceadeus Helm+               OOO
Ceadeus Mail+               ---
Ceadeus Gauntlets+          ---
Ceadeus Coil (low rank)     ---
Vangis Greaves              OOO

Decorations:  3 Catalyst Jewels, (possibly 1 Handicraft Jewel).

Very specific use set.  Although it doesn't have to be used with a
Hammer.  Any 3-slot weapon with awaken potential will work.
e.g. Tenebra D, Sinister Saints
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Shadowbind Alatreon Set

Razor Sharp, Status Atk UP, Evade +2, Heat Cancel (HI)
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No weapon slots are needed (unless you need to compensate for 
Talisman deficiencies).  The Talisman must be +7 Evasion; +10 Heat Res

Jhen Helm+                    OOO
Gigginox Mail+                O--
Barioth Gauntlets+            O--
Bnahabra Coil (low rank)      O--
Bnahabra Greaves              O--

Decorations:  3 Breeze Jewels, Lightfoot Jewel, Evade Jewel

What can I say. Sometimes a team of 2 Para and 2 Hammers is fun for Alatreon.
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Alternative Shadowbind Alatreon Set

Razor Sharp, Status Atk UP, Evade +2, Heat Cancel (HI)
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No weapon slots are needed (unless you need to compensate for 
Talisman deficiencies).  The Talisman must be +7 Evasion; +10 Heat Res

Rathalos Helm+                OOO
Gigginox Mail+                O--
Jhen Gauntlets+               OOO
Bnahabra Coil (low rank)      O--
Bnahabra Greaves              O--

Decorations:  2 Breeze Jewels, 2 Lightfoot Jewels, 2 Evade Jewels

Maybe you like the look of this set better than the one above?
Personal preference really.


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Alright well that's it for now.  This list will be updated in the near future.
A lot more bowgun sets will be added for sure.

If you have any suggestion, questions, or comments 
ATTN topic me on the Message Board.