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Databases Damage Calc

There's a bunch of stuff on the Pink Entrance NPC in the compensation section for all players!
(各種道具的領取 > 領取補償道具)

Specifically this is 250x 80 Soul Festival Gems, 99x Lucky Bags, 99x Carving Charms and 99x Great Guts Tickets.

Some Voljang related quests are timeslotted to the following hours!
02:00~04:00, 07:00~09:00, 11:00~13:00, 15:00~17:00, 19:00~21:00, 22:00~24:00

Voljang is live at HR5 and GR1 levels! Voljang enables the first pieces with the skill Obscurity (雌伏) which can grant up to +300 Attack for skilled guard oriented play!

In addition to its own Origin set, Voljang also adds Origin level upgrades to the Teostra, Varusaburosu and Forokururu Gou sets!

Check in top left and on the Google Document for currently running events!
Fixed Damage Calculator handling of Stylish Assault and Consumption Slayer with multipliers.

About Site

This site contains information on playing the Taiwanese version of Monster Hunter Frontier for English speakers.

If you aren't sure if you want to play on TW, check this Server Comparison for pricing and basic differences.

If you are starting out, check the Basics and Starting Guide section in the sidebar to the left and read through the guide there.

Frontier G and Frontier Z are the same game. Z is simply a free expansion, it is not a PS4 exclusive or a new game!

Key Points
  • • Endless Free Trial  1 
  • • Does not need a VPN
  • • Multiregional with no bans
  • • First 30 days sub for around $5/£3/€4  2 
  • • 30 days of sub for around $9/£7/€8  2 
  • • Cheaper than JP version (50-75% cheaper for subs)  3 
  • • Exclusive TW Equipment  4 
  • • One major update behind JP
Other Points

Server Maintenance is 10:00 AM every Thursday TW time. Maintenance usually lasts until 16:00 but will rarely last longer for large updates or mistakes.

Frontier TW is behind the Japanese servers in terms of updates. Z should launch around June to July 2017 adding Extreme Styles and Zenith Monsters. MHF-Z is simply G11 and is not a new game.

If you want to play on a Playstation platform you will need a Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore or Malaysia region region account in order to actually subscribe, PSN accounts can not be used to play on the PC version and vice versa. PS4 will be added with the Z update, which is not likely to hit before mid to late 2017.

Free Trial

The free trial allows you to do most content up to HR4. All convenience features such as buying honey and gathering quests are disabled and you can only take quests with cyan coloured names.

There is a good amount of content below HR5 but it is firmly in the region of being more of a tutorial progression wise. While a lot of Frontier exclusives are avaialable, all of the newest additions are HR5 and higher, this includes the Frontier versions of newer mainline monsters like Zinogre, Deviljho, Brachydios, Barioth, etc.

The trial does not actually end and you can continue playing but rank progression is locked at HR99 along with any content past this rank. HR progression is much faster than Mainline with HR1-99 being more of an introduction than notable progression.

English Guild

The English Guild is called Cappuccino and instructions for joining are in the sidebar under English Guild and Guild Hall
Note: I am not Vamp, the Guild Leader. I'm Carnivean in game.

Reference Materials

The following google doc covers a lot of raw information you might need including monster names, items, etc.
There are more pages than those listed below and much of the content can also be found on this site.

Google Sheets:

Name Translations
(Monsters, Ammo Types, Weapons, Elements, Seasons, etc.)
Materials Index
(English, Japanese and Chinese names for materials / items with links to locate them.)
Combination List
Partner Skills
(The various skills you can give your Partner that you get at HR2 and their costs and requirements.)
Partnyaa Personalities
(Personality dictates the final totals for the various stats Partnyaas have.)
Event and Weekly Information
(A list of things that are limited while playing in trial mode.)
Other Stuff

Stray Pages
Hunting Horn Songs

Dualshock Drivers
DualShock 3 Drivers
DualShock 4 Drivers
I would recommend binding Select to pressing the touchpad.

Japanese Links
Ferias
A functionally complete reference for literally everything MHFG related.
Japanese @wiki
A JP wiki for MHFG.

Chinese Links
TW Ferias Clone
MHFG TW Capcom Homepage Weekly Quests
MHFOTW @wiki
@wiki Monster Index
@wiki Halk Info
@wiki Pugi Farm Info
@wiki Gook Farm Info
@wiki Materials Index

If you find any errors in the information provided here or on the spreadsheet or just have some things that could be added, contact me and I'll fix it up.

Basic Game Information

What is Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter is an action adventure game in which you are a hunter. The main goal is to hunt large monsters. To do this you gather materials by mining, gathering insects, fishing, and hunting. You can then use the gathered materials to craft weapons, armour and decorations.


Weapons and Usage

Try them all out! You start with one of each weapon type allowing you try all the weapons to at least get a feel of them. The weapons can be roughly broken down to:


Fast Cutting
Sword and Shield
Dual Swords
Long Sword

Slower Cutting
Great Sword
Lance
Gunlance

Impact
Hammer
Hunting Horn

Ranged
Weapons with which you fight from a distance
Heavy Bowgun
Light Bowgun
Bow

Melee weapons have a sharpness value, this is indicated by a bar on them and with a sword icon that has an associated colour, you will want this as high as possible. Having too little sharpness will cause you to bounce while striking foes causing problems. Sharpness goes down when landing attacks and can be regained by using a whetstone on your weapon.
Sharpness values are:
Red > Orange > Yellow > Green > Blue > White > Purple > Cyan
With the further right being the better to have.

Impact weapons can knock out opponents and are (usually) suited to hitting different areas of a monster than cutting weapons are.

Bowguns use various ammo types:
Normal S Lv 1 is a last resort.
Normal S Lv2-3 are standard shots.
Pierce S penetrates a target and hits multiple times.
Pellet S fires in a cone in front of you and has a mild homing effect to monsters if close enough to a weakspot.
Crag S are Clust S explosive rounds.
All elements and status effects have their own rounds.
Ammo can be purchased from the store or combined from various gatherable or purchasable materials.
Bowguns have a range at which you can start to crit, this is indicated by a white circle during flight:



Bows have infinite ammo and are drawn to be fired, which charges shots.
There are three levels of charge as standard with each level having higher multipliers on the shot type. Releasing this will fire a shot based on the level of charge, which will have it's own type and level associated. Pressing the secondary attack button while on a level two charge will also fire an arcing shot.

Bow Charge levels, Shot and Arc types included with each bow, they cannot be changed.

Getting Equipment

You can make weapons using materials from mining, catching insects, hunting and gathering. These weapons are made at a Blacksmith.

Weapon Quality

Depending on weapon type you may want to focus on certain things:
Great Sword and Hammer are more Raw damage oriented (large values on basic attack).
SnS and DS favour elemental (large values of elemental damage).
LS and Lances are fine with either.
Hunting Horn's most important stats are the song notes, followed by raw.
HBG is mostly Raw focused and as such is best with Normal S and Pierce S.
LBG is good with Normal, Ele and Status depending on how you use it and the Bowgun in question. LBGs can have Rapid Fire which will fire multiple rounds for the cost of a single round.
Bows should be matched to their target, if you can consistently hit an elemental weakspot with a certain shot type it's wise to use an elemental bow suited to that role. Raw bows can also still work well.

Decorations

Decorations grant skill points, each armour piece grants some amount of skill points to various skills. After amassing enough points in these skills you will gain some benefit. Decoration Gems can be inserted into any equipment possessing slots to give more skill points.

Getting Started

Do the tutorial, buy some picks and bug nets and go hunting! Mine and gather whenever you feel you can early on to try and keep up a pool of low rank materials. It might be worth watching some videos or reading some other guides

G10 changed early game entirely! This may be completely wrong and will be updated as soon as I get around to it!

Notably you now simply need to do Key Quests followed by Urgents to progress to G Rank, there is no rank grinding!

Set your System Locale to a Chinese variant or you will face many issues in game!
Simply google 'How to change System Locale' for help with this!
Applocale is not sufficient for this purpose! If you are not getting hourly messages from the server to take a break you will have issues playing with some players and seeing all chat

Basics

If you've never played a Monster Hunter game before, click here to see an overview of how the games work. I would not recommend frontier as a first title unless you have a friend willing to talk you through everything that might be confusing.

Signing Up

Signing up is a very simple process, visit the Main Site and then click the register link below the login button:


After clicking the register button you will be taken to a page to enter a username, E-mail and password.


After clicking continue you will be taken to a page asking if you want to make a full account, click the upper button and you're done (steps past 2 are optional).

Installation
Download and Install

The G10 installer seems to break High Grade Edition!

If you want to use HGE use the Old G9 installer (Google Drive mirror) and suffer through slow patching!
If you already installed with G10's simply uninstall and reinstall using this one!

After signing up you need to download the game, you can either grab it from here by clicking the leftmost brown square (官方載點). When using the Capcom hosted link, a download manager is recommended.

After it is finished simply launch the installer and install as you would any other application.

Set your System Locale to a Chinese variant or you will be unable to play with all players and will fail to receive messages from other players and the server!
Simply google 'How to change System Locale' for help with this!
Applocale is not sufficient for this purpose! If you are not getting hourly messages from the server to take a break you will have issues playing with some players and seeing all chat

System Locale can be changed by going into Region and Language in the Control Panel, clicking the Administrative tab followed by the Change system locale button. Any Chinese Locale will allow you to receieve all server messages and play with all players.
It's safe to simply leave locale as Chinese after changing it once and it shouldn't affect anything else much if at all.

Launching the Game
Launcher

Change your timezone to (UTC+08:00) Taipei whenever you want to log into the game, being in another timezone will cause logging in to fail. A quick guide can be found here.




A translation of the launcher options found under 'configure settings' can be found here.
Generally speaking you will only need to use the log in functions after setting your desired resolution settings and toggling between high grade or normal graphics. Detailed graphics settings for both normal and high grade modes are configured in-game.

Main Menu

Upon starting the game proper you will be put onto a menu with four options that are as follows:

Quick Start - Automatically selects a server for you
Choose Server - Allows you to pick a server to join and view which servers friends are on
Options
Quit

Character Creation

Character Creation will take place after choosing either to choose a server or to quick start:

The options are in English and each section has a master selection option with filters for individual sub-types (e.g. dark skin, long hair, light skin etc.). Select randomises your character and right stick or K and ; rotates your character.

After making your character visually you will be prompted to choose what weapon type you will have equipped. This is simply what you have equipped when you first start and can be changed later. As with mainline all characters start with basic versions of each weapon in their box..

Controls, Menus & Chat
Controller

Xbox One controllers and Windows 8 or 10 can cause issues with inputs, you may have to manually install different drivers to use one of these!

If you are a using a controller and want the game to play like the more recent MH titles, refer to the image guide here this will cause the game to use a set up similar to the PSP or 3DS games (Right analogue and dpad for camera), the default setting is similar to the PS2 MH games (Right analogue for attacks, dpad for camera).

Keyboard and Mouse

Keyboard wise there are a number of bindings by default with a default set up being:
WASD for Movement
Q for Item Use
R for Block etc.
Mouse for Camera
Number keys / Numpad / Mouse Buttons for Attacks

Chat and Gestures

You can access in game chat by pressing insert (or by holding L2 and R2, there are various filters and modes available.

You can toggle filters with the buttons at the top of the chat pane and change modes with:
Shift+Up/Down/Left/Right.
To whisper a player you can press square while in front of them or click their name in the chat window.
You can perform gestures by hitting # and then the F keys (6 will open the second page of gestures).

Chat Commands

@here will cause you to post a link to the server you are currently on that other players may click.

@re will cause insert the number of spots left on your quest.

@dice will post the results of a dice roll with a range of 1-100.

@clr1/@clr2/@clrall/@clrpast will clear the chat.

@help will display all available commands.

@a/@f/@p/@g/@u will send a message to certain chats. In order they are Global, Local, Party, Guild and Alliance.

<act1> through <act24> will cause you to perform a gesture.

Pasting in game

It's possible that if you attempt to paste into the game directly it will simply put out a string of ???? rather than Chinese characters, you should be able to remedy this by pasting into either an Office Suite, a Browser or the windows Character Map tool.
Microsoft Office, LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice should all work in terms of Office suites. And all browsers can potentially work with Edge having best results on windows 10.

Menus

Main Start Menu
Chat Menu
Getting Event Items, Purchased Items etc.
Check the Menus and NPCs section for detailed guides to the menus not covered here.

Town Guide
Click here to show town guide below (Image Heavy)
In-Game Tutorial

Please Note:
You start with an HR5 weapon and in general HR1 through HR4 is very easy compared to the rest of the game and ultimately mostly serves as a basic tutorial. The content ramps up somewhat harshly at HR5, HR6 and G Rank.
Urgents are also toned down to be soloable.
It's recommended to make a new weapon from scratch and disable NPCS (see menus section) if you want a harder beginning.

After you have made a character you will be introduced to an NPC on arriving in town, they will ask you a couple of questions and then you will be presented with the beginner quests, these quests must be completed before you can join a guild or do real quests.

Upon starting you will also be presented with your first Daily Bonus (a daily reward sent to either your Capcom Giftbox or to a Guildie in the Blacksmith) and prompted to look at the Hunter Navigation tasks.

Hunter Navigation tasks are achievements that give rewards for completion, you can immediately complete three by simply looking at the details for them. To see the challenges hit R1+R2 or Shift+C on the keyboard, to view details simply press Square or Z on keyboard.
A full list of Hunter Navigation tasks can be found here.

If you talk to the Helper NPC you will be railroaded to taking your first quest. This is hunting a Gogomoa. First you will need to skip through the various text prompts as they pop up (simply press whatever is cancel) and select 'No' when a prompt comes up.

After the prompt use the Blue Box. From this grab the coin and deliver it to the Red Box. This will allow you to exit to the north and actually kill the Gogomoa which will trigger the end of the quest.

After killing the Gogomoa you will get a standard quest end screen allowing you to take rewards, followed by a list of how much HRP you gained, monster stats etc.

When you get back to town you will be automatically taken to outside of the Blacksmith, talk to the NPC there again and it will cause you to enter and prompt you to make any single weapon of any type that is available. Simply craft something, skip through the prompts about facilities that are avaialble and exit.

After this you will be taken to outside of the Guild Hall, skip through the text and respond No (否) when prompted to avoid an infinite loop.

Next you will be taken to your house and asked to pull up the Hunter Navigation tasks menu, this can be done by hitting R1+R2 or Shift+C, after this he will enter the house and remain there until you hit HR2.

From this point you can talk to either the Guild Master or the Guild Girl in Black at the reception desks in the center of town. They will take you through a basic introductionary quest where you fight a bulldrome which will push you to the point you need to do an urgent. These quests are pretty straight forward and are the only things you can choose quest wise until the sequence is over.

It is worth noting that the weapon that characters start with is an Gou Weapon, if you want a proper experience you would be wise to swap to the weapon that is crafted in the sequence above.

You may also want to go into options (選項) followed by Chat Options (聊天) and simply disable all of the options from the bottom up to disable the NPCs shouting at you in chat and making sound effects while doing so:

After this progression becomes pretty free form, you can do whatever you want progression wise and the new menus on NPCs are fairly obvious in terms of what the sections are for.

After the Tutorial

It is highly recommended you work through the Hunter Navigation tasks, these give various materials and rewards which are incredibly useful and mostly do not need you to go too far out of your way to be completed. You can view details on achieving them in the Google Document.

Make sure to read the Detailed Weapon Information part of the Weapons section in the sidebar for an overview of the changes Frontier has made to the various weapon movesets, some of the actions are not something you may try naturally and as such it is definitely worth reading to ensure you don't miss anything.. You should start with the Key Quests indicated by a star icon followed by the first Urgent Quest which is an Abiorugu Daimyo Hermitaurs and 5 Small Hermitaurs, and optionally do story quests at the Yellow Guildie who gave you the initial tutorials to get a lot of hrp and materials for armours, gems, etc.

The quest line you want to actually complete is 新米獵人進階篇 which should be listed first. Do not start any others after starting the first or progress in the story line will be lost.
A full list of the quests and the most notable rewards can be found on the Google Doc.

For more detailed information check the Equipment and Items Box, Weapons, Armour, etc. sections on the sidebar and check out the [HR1] Hunter Rank section for an overview on things you should be doing as you level (seriously, read it.).

When to Subscribe

The trial lasts until HR4 and as such you do not have to subscribe to progress until you hit it. I would personally recommend subscribing as soon as possible or at HR4, HR4 is the point at which you gain access to the Pugi farm which is directly needed to get Frontier's equivalent of Talismans or Charms, see the House and AI Companions section for details on Pugis.

The biggest reason to subscribe is simply that you gain points daily from this facility and will not be able to until you are subbed.

Check the Subscriptions and Store section for information on subscribing and various other store items available.

New Players Server

There is a fifth tab of servers that has quests specifically for new and returning players wanting to catch up to G Rank, these give massive rewards for very little effort when compared to the normal quests (to the extent they are comparable to abusing custom quests in 4U or similar). Access to these servers is indicated by this icon: .

While it is certainly worth getting as much out of these servers are you can, doing nothing but these quests is a stupid decision as all aspects of them are massively different from real quests. Getting used to cheat quest rewards and damage output will likely cause you to have a terrible time when you have to do real quests and actually grind out carves and rewards.
Of course, using this tab will also mean you to need to actually subscribe in order to advance earlier than you would otherwise.

It is worth noting that with or during the G9 update (September 2016) all equipment prior to G Rank has the requirements and grind massively reduced, making abuse of the returning server less ridiculous compared to standard grind. Armour Stones are added in place of material grind allowing much faster creation of armour. Likewise weapons generally need less materials and the actual carve and reward percentages are increased on rarer materials on the monsters themselves.

Quests and Dailies
Quests

The main quests are taken from the Guild Master upon starting the game and then later from the Guild Girl who is wearing a black outfit. There are various quest types available, but without a subscription the only types of quests available are those with cyan coloured names. See the Quests section on the sidebar for more detailed on the various quest types available.


After Quests you will get stamps, upon completing a card you will get 1x 4,000 HRP ticket and upon a second 3x 4,000 HRP tickets. This will repeat in that pattern forever.
These tickets can be claimed from the Guild Girl in the Blacksmith by selecting her last option.
Taking them on a quest will give you 4,000 HRP upon its completion (gathering etc. excluded).

Daily Things

There are a number of things that you may be wanting to do somewhat frequently:

Daily: Claim NP from the pink store guildie (last option) and do a daily quest after claiming it alongside the NP. Resets at 12:00 TW time (AM).
The option that gives you NP will give you the Daily Quest. You need a sub to get full NP and to do Daily Quests.
Daily: Take Halk Pot from Halk / Partnyaa Area
Daily: Talk to Guild Cat and get daily gift (fourth item up from bottom)
After Quests: Use Gook Farm if desired.
Daily (HR3): Get points off Pugi Farm Girl / Give her gifts / Talk to her.
After Quest (HR3, Pugi on quest): Check dirt pile on Pugi Farm for extra items.
Daily (HR5): Check the sign near the Blacksmith for what monsters give boosted numbers of SR weapon tickets etc.
Daily: Check the Purple Guildie at the Town Entrance for any Event rewards she may be giving out.
There are not always items being given out, it is worth checking occasionally regardless.

Joining The Guild

Before you can talk to the NPC needed to join the guild you will first need to have completed the first couple of tutorial quests as detailed in the basics section.

To join the guild you will first need to go to the Guild Management NPC:

Upon talking to him choose the first option, followed by the first option again and then the 3rd option (above the one containing ID).

This will produce a box in which you should type 'Cappuccino' to find the guild, the guild leader will be listed as Vamp.
Note: I am not Vamp, I'm Carnivean in game and not the guild leader.

Confirm on the correct guild and on the next page select the middle option and you should be set. This sends a request to join the guild and will need to be approved before you can be a member proper.

If you are logged in when accepted you may need to relog in order to see guild chat proper.

AI Companions
Similar to the portable titles there are AI Companions that can fill the role of other hunters in a quest. There are currently four different types of companions you have control over, these are your Halk, Partnyaa, Rasta and Partner.
For more details on getting these check out the House and AI Companions section.
Daily Bonus & Quest Stamps
After completing a Quest Stamp Card or after you get your Daily Bonus for logging the first time each day (after midnight TW time) you will receive 4k HRP tickets and a bonus item respectively, these items are sent to the Warehouse NPC in the Blacksmith or, in the case of the VIP from the Daily Bonus and potentially other rewards, the main website's Giftbox.

Log In Boost

The Log In Boost is a set of five different boosts that are all on individual timers. You will gain the first weekly, the second every two weeks and so on.

These boost are all completely separate, taking the weekly one will not reset the timer on the fortnightly or higher ones meaning there is little to no reason to not use them as you get them.

These boost are all completely separate, taking the weekly one will not reset the timer on the fortnightly or higher ones meaning there is little to no reason to not use the lower tier ones as you obtain them.

Hunter Navigation Tasks

Hunter Navigation tasks function in the same way as most modern achievement systems do, they provide a set of items in exchange for the completion of a specific task. Most of these tasks are relatively simple and all of them are worth doing.

The Hunter Navigation tasks window can be brought up in town by hitting either Shift + C on keyboard or R1 + R2 on a controller, the challenges are broken down into sections that are ordered based on progression.

HR1 to HR4

The first four hunter ranks are very easy, the content is mostly scaled to be easily soloable and is just generally not too difficult when compared to the Equipment you start out with.

HR1-2 is technically Low Rank while HR3-4 is technically High Rank. Regardless of these monikers the ranks are very easy overall and there's not much reason to simply do Keys and Urgents to advance to HR5 as soon as possible.

Despite this recommendation, if you want to pad out the free content you can easily stretch this content for weeks by disabling the NPC companions and using only equipment you craft from scratch.

HR5 to HR7

HR5 is where the game functionally starts and can be seen as a similar step up to that of reaching High Rank in the Mainline titles. All Frontier exclusives added in recent years are HR5 or higher meaning there is a lot of variety if you want to linger here before progression to G Rank.

There are functionally three standard types of monsters at HR5 these are Goushu (剛種) and Henshu or Kishu (變種, 奇種). There is not much functional difference between these in terms of actually fighting them but most Goushu monsters will have equipment that upgrades to G Rank relevance while most Henshu or Kishu do not.

HR5 also gives access to Exotic Monsters, these are monsters importd from the newer generations of mainline titles and are some of the more difficult monsters at the rank. These monsters are unique in that they give Exotic Weapons and Armours. Exotic Weapons outright give Speed Eating when used while Exotic Armours will instantly give a skill if you have a single piece equipped. For example equipping a single piece Nargacuga armour (e.g. just the chest) grants Evasion +2 without taking up any skill slots or needing skill points.

HR5 also unlocks Style Rank and allows you to get new Styles for your weapon as well as to fight Hardcore versions of monsters, the vast majority of these are substantial changes beyond what you'd normally see in even Sub or Rare species of monsters and are definitely worth experiencing.

After hitting HR5 you can simply approach the Guild Master to begin your Style Ranks. You will automatically interact with her after talking to her which will grant you SR and automatically enable it.

If you talk to her a few more times you will eventually get a menu, from this you should choose 試煉選單 followed by 試煉的承接·確認 and then the option that contains your weapon's name. If you choose the wrong weapon you can simply select the cancel urgent option to take the correct one afterwards.

Hover for Chinese
  • Urgents
  • Take Urgent
  • Cancel Urgent
  • Manual
  • 試煉選單
  • 試煉的承接·確認
  • 試煉的取消
  • 聽取說明

The Urgent quests are simply hunting a certain type of Harcore Monster a number of times, the type and quantity are completely random and are rolled for when you first log in. This means if you get one you consider overly hard or tedious you can simply restart the game to get a new one.

As mentioned HR5 is the point where the game actually ramps up in difficulty, monsters have higher health pools, adjusted hitboxes and hit harder. Your free weapons are also functionally the baseline and are simply some of the least powerful HR5 weapons. Difficulty wise you should expect both Keys and Urgents from this point forward to be much closer to Online Quests in a typical Monster Hunter title.


You get a free set of armour and a bunch of materials at this point. The armour is a full set of the Coordination FY armour. This gives Earplugs and Wind Pressure which can greatly ease the struggle with future content. The materials are those used to craft Zerureusu weapons. These will likely be equal or better than whatever

After hitting HR6 you will gain access to 6★ quests, these are notably more difficult than any of the previous content and were at one time the absolute endgame. There is no Urgent after completing the 6★ key quests and instead you will be immediately promoted to HR7. This gives you access to new SR Skills and most players should immediately swap their main weapon to use Affinity +20% rather than any other SR skill.

The G Rank urgent is posted by talking to the G Rank guildie who is the girl with the umbrella. The quest is a Shantien repel. You will want to gather some ballista shots from the box on the deck of the airship in order to shoot using the ballista binders later in the fight. The fight is ultimately pretty straight forward and will have three distinct phases.

HR6 is what was previously SR300 and unlocks Supremacy monsters. These are very hard monsters that are required to upgrade Goushu equipment to higher ranks including G Rank. These are intended to be incredibly hard and even with endgame G Rank equipment they can one shot you.

HR7 is automatically progressed to after you clear your HR6 Key Quests and simply unlocks the option to take the G Rank Urgent on the G Rank NPC (Umbrella Girl).

G Rank

After repelling Shantien simply talk to the Guild Master and she will progress you to G Rank and allow you to choose which weapon you want to start GSR in. For ease it's sensible to immediately talk to her again and access the G級祕傳書選單 option to start all GSRs. There is literally no reason to hold off doing this and it's best to sort it quickly so you don't forget to and end up losing out on GSRP.

G Rank is pretty free form compared to Hunter Rank, everything except G Rank exotics are immediately available. Check the G Rank section for further details.

One key point to keep in mind for G Rank is that the ★ rating of a quest actively reduces defense, the table below details these reductions.

Zenith Stat Comparison
★1 Quests Full Defense
★2 Quests -150 Defense
★3 Quests -300 Defense
★4 Quests -450 Defense
★5 Quests -600 Defense
★6 Quests -750 Defense
★7 Quests -900 Defense
★8 and Zenith Quests -1050 Defense

At G Rank all weapons are individually ranked up for GSR, ranking them all up is especially important for future content as the new Extreme Styles in Z1 require you to be GSR300 to be unlocked. For Switch Axes and Tonfa you will be able to start GSR as soon as you have crafted a single one of the weapon type.

There is a chance that depending on the version of Z1 we start with that GR1 will be the requirement for Extreme Styles, the second content update (vaguely equivalent to Z1.2) that added Shagaru Magala reduced the rank requirement amongst other streamlining features.

Items and Materials

Identifying Materials
In-Game


While you are trying to craft anything and have the required materials list visible you can press in the Left Stick or press 1 on keyboard to highlight these, this will display basic information on the source of the Material. Naturally this will display monster names and location names in chinese and as such should be referenced against those.

The format of the message is fairly standardised for example:

可透過《HR1~99》的 《精靈鹿》獲得。
Obtained from 《HR1~99》 level 《Kelbi》。

The HR Ranges are currently still those of G9, the new ranges are:

HR1HR1
HR2HR2-31
HR3HR32-50
HR4HR51-99
HR5HR100
HR6SR300

Things to look for are:

Gathering Types
《採集》 Gathering 《採掘》 Mining 《捉蟲》 Bug Catching
《花園》 Gook Farm 《交換N點數》 N Point Store 《棰限征伐戰》 Conquest Reward
請於《官網》的《最新消息》《活動情報》做確認。 Time limited and or event items.
Location Names
《密林》 Jungle 《沙漠》 Desert 《沼澤》 Swamp
《雪山》 Snowy Mountains 《火山》 Volcano 《塔》 Tower
《森丘》 Forest and Hills 《樹海》 Great Forest 《峡谷》 Canyon
《高地》 Highlands 《潮島》 Tidal Island 《花田》 Flower Field
《極海》 Polar Sea 《白湖》 White Lake
Monster Names
Use the other available lists.
Externally

Use Ferias and the TW clone paired with the script in the tools section. You can also type in Chinese, Japanese or English names into the Database and it'll put out links to all matches including any within a fixed error margin. OCR paired with the database should find most things even if characters are botched as long as it's mostly correct.

Basic Items

Common items that are vital for basic playing are found below, please do not take this as anything close to a complete list. Refer to the Google Document for comprehensive lists including materials and combinations.

Common Item Quick Reference
藥草Herb增強劑Catalyst
蜂蜜Honey元氣飲料Energy Drink
回復藥Potion生命之粉Lifecrystals
回復藥‧大Mega-Potion生命粉塵Lifepowder
營養劑Nutrients生肉Raw Meat
營養劑‧大Mega-Nutrients半熟肉Rare Steak
解毒藥Antidote全熟肉Well-Done Steak
強走藥Power Juice全熟肉GGourmet Steak
強走藥‧大Mega-Juice素材球Bomb Material
鬼人藥Demondrug染色球Paintbal
鬼人藥‧大Mega Demondrug標記球Marking Ball
怪力藥丸Power Pill閃光球FlashConversion Bomb
硬化藥Armorskin音爆彈Sonic Bomb
硬化藥‧大Mega Armorskin網子Net
忍耐藥丸Armor Pill陷阱工具Trap Tool
冷飲Cool Drink地洞Pitfall Trap
熱飲Hot Drink麻痺陷阱Shock Trap
冷熱飲Hot + Cold Drink小爆彈桶Small Barrel Bomb
千里眼之藥Psychoserum大爆彈桶Large Barrel Bomb
萬里眼之藥Psychoserum大爆彈桶GLarge Barrel Bomb+
秘藥Max Potion急奔精華Power Extract
古老的秘藥Ancient Potion電龍精華Pale Extract
風茄Dragon Toadstool雷光蟲Thunderbug
忍耐種子Armor Seed染色果實Paintberry
怪力種子Power Seed捕獲用麻醉藥Tranquilizer
光蟲FlashConversionbug捕獲用麻醉球Tranq Bomb
黏著草Sap Plant精靈鹿角Kelbi Horn
爆雷針Lightning Rod活力劑Immunizer
Armour Spheres
IconCN NameEN NameMiningQuest RewardsGCP / NP / Festi Points
鎧玉Armour SphereHR1-2HR1-2 Quests30 / 6 / 20
上鎧玉Armour Sphere+40 / 8 / 30
尖鎧玉Adv Armour SphereHR3-4HR3-4 Quests50 / 10 / 35
堅鎧玉Hard Armour Sphere60 / 12 / 40
真鎧玉True Armour SphereHR5 / G RankHR5 Standard Quests70 / 14 / 50
重鎧玉Heavy Armour Sphere80 / 16 / 55
剛鎧玉Strong Armour SphereRewards OnlyHR5 Gou or Exotics, HR6 Supremacy Quests90 / 18 / 65
天鎧玉Divine Armour Sphere100 / 20 / 70
Combination

Frontier has two combination modes, 2 item and 3 item combinations. For example this means you can make an Ancient Potion by either combining:
Immunizer + Kelbi Horn or Catalyst + Dragon Toadstool + Kelbi Horn
This does not however mean that items are limited to two possible recipes.

No.Resulting ItemItem 1Item 2Item 3%Quantity
1Potion
回復藥
Day Herbs
太陽草
Blue Mushroom
青菇
95%1
Herb
藥草
Blue Mushroom
青菇
95%1
2Mega-Potion
回復藥‧大
Potion
回復藥
Honey
蜂蜜
90%1
Honey
蜂蜜
Day Herbs
太陽草
Blue Mushroom
青菇
90%1
Honey
蜂蜜
Herb
藥草
Blue Mushroom
青菇
90%1
3Nutrients
營養劑
Energy Drink
元氣飲料
Select Mushroom
嚴選香菇
75%1 [Alchemy]
Blue Mushroom
青菇
Godbug
不死蟲
90%1
Day Herbs
太陽草
Sunset Herb
落陽草
Blue Mushroom
青菇
90%1
4Mega-Nutrients
營養劑‧大
Nutrients
營養劑
Honey
蜂蜜
75%1
Energy Drink
元氣飲料
Aged Mushroom
熟成香菇
75%1 [Alchemy]
Honey
蜂蜜
Blue Mushroom
青菇
Godbug
不死蟲
75%1
5Antidote
解毒藥
Antidote Herb
解毒草
Blue Mushroom
青菇
95%1
6Immunizer
活力劑
Catalyst
增強劑
Dragon Toadstool
風茄
75%1
Honey
蜂蜜
Dragon Toadstool
風茄
Bitterbug
苦蟲
65%1
7Power Juice
強走藥
Catalyst
增強劑
Rare Steak
半熟肉
75%1
Rare Steak
半熟肉
Honey
蜂蜜
Bitterbug
苦蟲
65%1
Blue Mushroom
青菇
Toadstool
毒菇

超毒菇
65%1 [Alchemy]
8Mega-Juice
強走藥‧大
Well-Done Steak
全熟肉
Power Extract
急奔精華
65%1
9Demondrug
鬼人藥
Catalyst
增強劑
Power Seed
怪力種子
65%1
Honey
蜂蜜
Power Seed
怪力種子
Bitterbug
苦蟲
55%1
Special Mushroom
特產香菇
Select Mushroom
嚴選香菇
Aged Mushroom
熟成香菇
65%1 [Alchemy]
10Mega Demondrug
鬼人藥‧大
Demondrug
鬼人藥
Pale Extract
電龍精華
55%1
Catalyst
增強劑
Power Seed
怪力種子
Pale Extract
電龍精華
55%1
11Power Pill
怪力藥丸
Immunizer
活力劑
Power Seed
怪力種子
75%1
Catalyst
增強劑
Dragon Toadstool
風茄
Power Seed
怪力種子
65%1
12Armorskin
硬化藥
Catalyst
增強劑
Armor Seed
忍耐種子
65%1
Honey
蜂蜜
Armor Seed
忍耐種子
Bitterbug
苦蟲
65%1
Stone
石塊
Iron Ore
鐵礦石
Earth Crystal
大地結晶
90%1 [Alchemy]
13Mega Armorskin
硬化藥‧大
Armorskin
硬化藥
Pale Extract
電龍精華
55%1
Catalyst
增強劑
Armor Seed
忍耐種子
Pale Extract
電龍精華
55%1
14Armor Pill
忍耐藥丸
Immunizer
活力劑
Armor Seed
忍耐種子
75%1
Catalyst
增強劑
Dragon Toadstool
風茄
Armor Seed
忍耐種子
65%1
15Cool Drink
冷飲
Ice Crystal
冰結晶
Bitterbug
苦蟲
90%1
16Hot Drink
熱飲
Hot Pepper
辣椒
Bitterbug
苦蟲
90%1
17Psychoserum
千里眼之藥
Cactus Flower
仙人掌花
Thunderbug
雷光蟲
75%1 [Alchemy]
18Psychoserum
魔物體液
Ice Crystal
冰結晶
Sleep Sac
睡眠袋
55%1 [Alchemy]
19Herbal Medicine
漢方藥
Cactus Flower
仙人掌花
Bitterbug
苦蟲
90%1
Dung
魔物的糞
Garbage
不可燃垃圾
Insect Husk
蟲的屍骸
65%1 [Alchemy]
20Max Potion
秘藥
Mega-Nutrients
營養劑‧大
Dragon Toadstool
風茄
65%1
Potion
回復藥
Mega-Potion
回復藥‧大
Dragon Herb
龍藥石
90%1
Nutrients
營養劑
Honey
蜂蜜
Dragon Toadstool
風茄
65%1
21Ancient Potion
古老的秘藥
Immunizer
活力劑
Kelbi Horn
精靈鹿角
55%1
Catalyst
增強劑
Dragon Toadstool
風茄
Kelbi Horn
精靈鹿角
55%1
22Catalyst
增強劑
Honey
蜂蜜
Bitterbug
苦蟲
75%1
Aged Mushroom
熟成香菇
Piscine Liver
魚龍肝
65%1 [Alchemy]
23Energy Drink
元氣飲料
Honey
蜂蜜
Sunset Herb
落陽草
65%1
24Gunpowder
爆藥
Fire Herb
火藥草
Nitroshroom
爆炸菇
95%1
25Lifecrystals
生命之粉
Godbug
不死蟲
Wyvern Fang
龍牙
90%1
26Lifepowder
生命粉塵
Lifecrystals
生命之粉
Wyvern Claw
龍爪
65%1
Godbug
不死蟲
Wyvern Fang
龍牙
Wyvern Claw
龍爪
55%1
27Powertalon
力量之爪
Powercharm
力量之護符
Lao Shan Claw
老山龍的大爪
100%1
28Armor Talon
守護之爪
Armor Charm
守護之護符
Lao Shan Claw
老山龍的大爪
100%1
29Tranquilizer
捕獲用麻醉藥
Sleep Herb
眠草
Parashroom
麻痺菇
65%1
30Raw Meet
生肉
Burnt Meat
烤焦肉
Dung
魔物的糞
95%1 [Alchemy]
31Cooked Meat
調理肉
Raw Meet
生肉
Sunset Herb
落陽草
95%1
Raw Meet
生肉
Red Oil
辣油
95%1
Raw Meet
生肉
Power Lard
力量豬油
95%1
32Spicy Meat
調味生肉
Raw Meet
生肉
Hot Pepper
辣椒
95%1
33Cool Meat
清涼生肉
Raw Meet
生肉
Ice Crystal
冰結晶
95%1
34Poisoned Meat
毒生肉
Raw Meet
生肉
Toadstool
毒菇
90%1
35Tainted Meat
麻痺生肉
Raw Meet
生肉
Parashroom
麻痺菇
90%1
36Drugged Meat
睡眠生肉
Raw Meet
生肉
Sleep Herb
眠草
90%1
37Rare Steak
半熟肉
Thunderbug
雷光蟲
Velociprey Hide
迅猛龍皮
90%1 [Alchemy]
38Boomerang
迴力標
Whetstone
砥石
Sm Monster Bone
龍骨【小】
90%1
39Poison Throwing Knife
毒飛刀
Throwing Knife
飛刀
Toadstool
毒菇
65%1
40Sleep Throwing Knife
眠飛刀
Throwing Knife
飛刀
Sleep Herb
眠草
65%1
41Paralysis Throwing Knife
麻痺飛刀
Throwing Knife
飛刀
Parashroom
麻痺菇
65%1
42Tranq Throwing Knife
捕獲用麻醉飛刀
Throwing Knife
飛刀
Tranquilizer
捕獲用麻醉藥
65%1
Throwing Knife
飛刀
Sleep Herb
眠草
Parashroom
麻痺菇
55%1
43Bomb Material
素材球
Sap Plant
黏著草
Stone
石塊
95%1
Sap Plant
黏著草
Iron Ore
鐵礦石
95%1~2
44Paintball
染色球
Sap Plant
黏著草
Paintberry
染色果實
95%1
45FlashConversion Bomb
閃光球
Bomb Material
素材球
FlashConversionbug
光蟲
75%1
Sap Plant
黏著草
Nitroshroom
爆炸菇
Sunstone
陽光石
65%1
Sap Plant
黏著草
Stone
石塊
FlashConversionbug
光蟲
65%1
46Sonic Bomb
音爆彈
Gunpowder
爆藥
Screamer
鳴袋
75%1
Bomb Material
素材球
Sap Plant
黏著草
Screamer
鳴袋
65%1
Fire Herb
火藥草
Nitroshroom
爆炸菇
Screamer
鳴袋
65%1
47Dung Bomb
異臭球
Bomb Material
素材球
Dung
魔物的糞
75%1
Dung
魔物的糞
Territorial Dung
圈地盤用的糞
65%1~2 [Alchemy]
Dung
魔物的糞
Sap Plant
黏著草
Stone
石塊
75%1
48Smoke Bomb
煙霧球
Bomb Material
素材球
Ivy
常春藤葉
75%1
Ivy
常春藤葉
Sap Plant
黏著草
Stone
石塊
65%1
49Poison Smoke Bomb
毒煙霧球
Bomb Material
素材球
Toadstool
毒菇
75%1
Bomb Material
素材球
Poison Sac
毒袋
90%1~3
Sap Plant
黏著草
Toadstool
毒菇
Stone
石塊
65%1
50Farcaster
回歸球
Bomb Material
素材球
Exciteshroom
心跳加速菇
95%1
51Deoderant
除臭球
Bomb Material
素材球
Sunset Herb
落陽草
75%1
52Tranq Bomb
捕獲用麻醉球
Tranquilizer
捕獲用麻醉藥
Bomb Material
素材球
75%1
Bomb Material
素材球
Sleep Herb
眠草
Parashroom
麻痺菇
65%1
53Net
網子
Spiderweb
蜘蛛網
Ivy
常春藤葉
90%1
54Pitfall Trap
地洞
Net
網子
Trap Tool
陷阱工具
65%1
Spiderweb
蜘蛛網
Trap Tool
陷阱工具
Ivy
常春藤葉
55%1
55Shock Trap
麻痺陷阱
Trap Tool
陷阱工具
Paralysis Sac
麻痺袋
90%1
Trap Tool
陷阱工具
Parashroom
麻痺菇
FlashConversionbug
光蟲
75%1
56Lightningrod
爆雷針
Trap Tool
陷阱工具
Needleberry
針果實
Thunderbug
雷光蟲
75%1
57Small Barrel
小木桶
Sap Plant
黏著草
Sm Monster Bone
龍骨【小】
75%1 [Alchemy]
58Large Barrel
大木桶
Ivy
常春藤葉
Med Monster Bone
龍骨【中】
65%1 [Alchemy]
59Small Barrel Bomb
小爆彈桶
Small Barrel
小木桶
Fire Herb
火藥草
90%1
60Small Barrel Bomb+
小爆彈桶G
Trap Tool
陷阱工具
Small Barrel Bomb
小爆彈桶
Flame Sac
火炎袋
75%1
61Large Barrel Bomb
大爆彈桶
Gunpowder
爆藥
Large Barrel
大木桶
75%1
Large Barrel
大木桶
Fire Herb
火藥草
Nitroshroom
爆炸菇
65%1
62Large Barrel Bomb+
大爆彈桶G
Trap Tool
陷阱工具
Large Barrel Bomb
大爆彈桶
Flame Sac
火炎袋
65%1
63Bounce Bomb
木桶飛彈
Gunpowder
爆藥
Small Barrel
小木桶
Vespoid Wing
巨蜂翅膀
75%1
64Huskberry
空心果實
Huskberry
空心果實
Iron Ore
鐵礦石
75%5 [Alchemy]
65Normal S LV2
LV2 通常彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Needleberry
針果實
95%2~4
66Normal S LV3
LV3 通常彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Rumblefish
碎裂沙丁魚
95%2~4
Huskberry
空心果實
Large Rumblefish
大碎裂沙丁魚
90%3~5
67Pierce S LV1
LV1 貫通彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Velociprey Fang
迅猛龍牙
90%1~3
68Pierce S LV2
LV2 貫通彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Pin Tuna
針鮪魚
75%1~3
Huskberry
空心果實
Lg Pin Tuna
大針鮪魚
65%2~4
69Pierce S LV3
LV3 貫通彈
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
Pin Tuna
針鮪魚
75%1~2
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
Lg Pin Tuna
大針鮪魚
65%1~3
Large Bone Husk
空心骨【大】
Lg Pin Tuna
大針鮪魚
90%1~3
70Pellet S Lv1
LV1 散彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Scatternut
飛散核桃
90%1~3
71Pellet S Lv2
LV2 散彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Wyvern Fang
龍牙
75%1~3
72Pellet S Lv3
LV3 散彈
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
Wyvern Fang
龍牙
75%1~3
73Crag S Lv1
LV1 徹甲榴彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Burst Arrowana
破裂龍魚
90%1
Huskberry
空心果實
Lg Arrowana
大龍魚
75%1~2
74Crag S Lv2
LV2 徹甲榴彈
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
Burst Arrowana
破裂龍魚
90%1
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
Lg Arrowana
大龍魚
75%1~2
Large Bone Husk
空心骨【大】
Lg Arrowana
大龍魚
65%1~3
75Crag S Lv3
LV3 徹甲榴彈
Large Bone Husk
空心骨【大】
Bomb Arrowana
爆裂龍魚
95%1
76Clust S Lv1
LV1 擴散彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Bomberry
擴散果實
90%1
77Clust S Lv2
LV2 擴散彈
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
Wyvern Claw
龍爪
75%1
78Clust S Lv3
LV3 擴散彈
Large Bone Husk
空心骨【大】
Scatterfish
擴散金魚
95%1
79Flaming S
火炎彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Fire Herb
火藥草
90%1
80Water S
水冷彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Knife Mackerel
堅硬竹筴魚
75%1~3
Huskberry
空心果實
Lg Knife Mackarel
大堅硬竹筴魚
65%2~4
81Thunder S
電擊彈
Huskberry
空心果實
FlashConversionbug
光蟲
75%2~4
82Freeze S
冰結彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Ice Crystal
冰結晶
75%1~3
83Dragon S
滅龍彈
Large Bone Husk
空心骨【大】
Dragon Seed
屠龍果實
75%1
84Recov S Lv1
LV1 回復彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Herb
藥草
90%1
85Recov S Lv2
LV2 回復彈
Potion
回復藥
Huskberry
空心果實
90%1
86Poison S Lv1
LV1 毒彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Toadstool
毒菇
90%1
87Poison S Lv2
LV2 毒彈
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
Ioprey Fang
毒猛龍毒牙
75%1
88Para S Lv1
LV1 麻痺彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Parashroom
麻痺菇
90%1
89Para S Lv2
LV2 麻痺彈
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
Genprey Fang
痺猛龍麻痺牙
90%1
90Sleep S Lv1
LV1 睡眠彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Sleep Herb
眠草
90%1
91Sleep S Lv2
LV2 睡眠彈
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
Sleepyfish
眠魚
75%1
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
Lg Sleepyfish
大眠魚
75%1~2
Large Bone Husk
空心骨【大】
Lg Sleepyfish
大眠魚
65%1~3
92Tranq S
捕獲用麻醉彈
Tranquilizer
捕獲用麻醉藥
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
90%1
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
Sleep Herb
眠草
Parashroom
麻痺菇
75%1
93Paint S
染色彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Paintberry
染色果實
90%1
94Demon S
鬼人彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Power Seed
怪力種子
75%1
95Armor S
硬化彈
Huskberry
空心果實
Armor Seed
忍耐種子
75%1
96Empty Bottle
空瓶
Small Bone Husk
空心骨【小】
Whetstone
砥石
75%1~3
97Power Coating
強擊瓶
Empty Bottle
空瓶
Nitroshroom
爆炸菇
75%1~2
98Poison Coating
毒瓶
Empty Bottle
空瓶
Toadstool
毒菇
75%1~2
99ParalysisCoating
麻痺瓶
Empty Bottle
空瓶
Parashroom
麻痺菇
75%1~2
100Sleep Coating
睡眠瓶
Empty Bottle
空瓶
Sleep Herb
眠草
75%1
Empty Bottle
空瓶
Sleepyfish
眠魚
90%1
Empty Bottle
空瓶
Lg Sleepyfish
大眠魚
95%1~2
101Tuna Bait
鮪魚糰子
Worm
蚯蚓釣餌
Yambug
芋毛蟲
95%1
102
魚龍糰子
Cricket
蚱蜢釣餌
Bughopper
圓蚱蜢
95%1
103Goldenfish Bait
黃金糰子
Firefly
螢火蟲釣餌
Snakebee Larva
土蜂蛹
90%1
104Old Pickaxe
破爛十字鎬
Stone
石塊
Mystery Bone
謎樣的骨頭
75%1
Stone
石塊
Bone
棒狀骨
95%1
105Iron Pickaxe
十字鎬
Iron Ore
鐵礦石
Bone
棒狀骨
75%1
106Mega Pickaxe
十字鎬‧大
Machalite Ore
燕雀石
Bone
棒狀骨
95%1
107Old Bugnet
破爛捕蟲網
Net
網子
Mystery Bone
謎樣的骨頭
95%1
Spiderweb
蜘蛛網
Ivy
常春藤葉
Mystery Bone
謎樣的骨頭
75%1
108Bugnet
捕蟲網
Net
網子
Sm Monster Bone
龍骨【小】
75%1
Spiderweb
蜘蛛網
Ivy
常春藤葉
Sm Monster Bone
龍骨【小】
65%1
109Mega Bugnet
捕蟲網‧大
Net
網子
Med Monster Bone
龍骨【中】
95%1
Spiderweb
蜘蛛網
Ivy
常春藤葉
Med Monster Bone
龍骨【中】
75%1
110Universal Grill
萬能燒烤組合
Male Grill
男人烤肉組合
Grill Tools
萬能燒烤工具
100%1
Female Grill
女人的烤肉組合
Grill Tools
萬能燒烤工具
100%1
Cat Grill
貓的烤肉祖合
Grill Tools
萬能燒烤工具
100%1
111Universal Grill - Meat
萬能燒‧肉
Raw Meet
生肉
Universal Grill
萬能燒烤組合
100%1
112Universal Grill - Meat
萬能燒‧肉
Cooked Meat
調理肉
Universal Grill
萬能燒烤組合
100%1
113Universal Grill - Meat
萬能燒‧肉
Spicy Meat
調味生肉
Universal Grill
萬能燒烤組合
100%1
114Universal Grill - Meat
萬能燒‧肉
Cool Meat
清涼生肉
Universal Grill
萬能燒烤組合
100%1
115Universal Grill - Meat
萬能燒‧肉
Poisoned Meat
毒生肉
Universal Grill
萬能燒烤組合
100%1
116Universal Grill - Fish
萬能燒‧魚
Universal Grill
萬能燒烤組合
Knife Mackerel
堅硬竹筴魚
100%1
Universal Grill
萬能燒烤組合
Pin Tuna
針鮪魚
100%1
Universal Grill
萬能燒烤組合
Rumblefish
碎裂沙丁魚
100%1
117Universal Grill - Fish
萬能燒‧魚
Universal Grill
萬能燒烤組合
Lg Knife Mackarel
大堅硬竹筴魚
100%1
Universal Grill
萬能燒烤組合
Lg Pin Tuna
大針鮪魚
100%1
Universal Grill
萬能燒烤組合
Lg Rumblefish
大碎裂沙丁魚
100%1
118Health Flute
回復笛
Lifepowder
生命粉塵
Flute
角笛
65%1
Lifecrystals
生命之粉
Flute
角笛
Wyvern Claw
龍爪
55%1
119Antidote Flute
解毒笛
Flute
角笛
Antiseptic Stone
抗菌石
65%1
Flute
角笛
Earth Crystal
大地結晶
Bitterbug
苦蟲
55%1
120Demon Flute
鬼人笛
Mega Demondrug
鬼人藥‧大
Med Monster Bone
龍骨【中】
55%1
Catalyst
增強劑
Power Seed
怪力種子
Med Monster Bone
龍骨【中】
55%1
121Armor Flute
硬化笛
Mega Armorskin
硬化藥‧大
Med Monster Bone
龍骨【中】
55%1
Catalyst
增強劑
Armor Seed
忍耐種子
Med Monster Bone
龍骨【中】
55%1
122Honey
蜂蜜
Firefly
螢火蟲釣餌
Special Mushroom
特產香菇
90%1 [Alchemy]
123Herb
藥草
Sap Plant
黏著草
Insect Husk
蟲的屍骸
95%1 [Alchemy]
124Fire Herb
火藥草
Garbage
不可燃垃圾
Hot Pepper
辣椒
90%1 [Alchemy]
125Blue Mushroom
青菇
Antidote Herb
解毒草
Toadstool
毒菇
95%1 [Alchemy]
126Spicy Mushroom
特產香菇泡菜
Hot Pepper
辣椒
Special Mushroom
特產香菇
75%1
127Power Seed
怪力種子
Bomberry
擴散果實
Kut-Ku Scale
怪鳥鱗
65%1 [Alchemy]
128Armor Seed
忍耐種子
Needleberry
針果實
Velocidrome Claw
迅猛龍王爪
65%1 [Alchemy]
129Needleberry
針果實
Needleberry
針果實
Earth Crystal
大地結晶
75%5 [Alchemy]
130Antiseptic Stone
抗菌石
Earth Crystal
大地結晶
Bitterbug
苦蟲
75%1
131Sushifish
刺身魚
Antidote Herb
解毒草
Sleepyfish
眠魚
75%1 [Alchemy]
132Rumblefish
碎裂沙丁魚
Hot Pepper
辣椒
Sushifish
刺身魚
75%1 [Alchemy]
133Screamer
鳴袋
Frog
青蛙釣餌
Flute
角笛
75%1 [Alchemy]
134Power Extract
急奔精華
Dragon Seed
屠龍果實
Piscine Liver
魚龍肝
65%1 [Alchemy]
135Daora Scale
鋼龍鱗
Catalyst
增強劑
Lifecrystals
生命之粉
Decayed Drgn Scl
腐朽的龍鱗
75%1
136
秘境組合
-
秘境的指南針
-
秘境地圖
-
秘境5道具
100%1
137
祖龍之書
-
終結之書
-
傳說之書
-
古龍之書
100%1
138
古塔之書
-
古塔的斷章・前篇
-
古塔的斷章‧中篇
-
古塔的斷章‧後篇
100%1
139
主船帆
Blangonga Hide
雪獅子的毛
Blangonga Whisker
雪獅子的鬍鬚
100%1
Blangonga Hide
雪獅子的毛
Vivid Pelt
極彩色的毛
100%1
140
主船桅
Lg Monster Bone
龍骨【大】
Congalala Pelt
桃毛獸的毛
100%1
Giant Bone
大骨頭
Congalala Pelt
桃毛獸的毛
100%1
141Green Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・綠
Herb
藥草
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
142Green Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・綠
Antidote Herb
解毒草
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
143Green Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・綠
Potion
回復藥
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
144Green Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・綠
Mega-Potion
回復藥‧大
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
145Green Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・綠
Nutrients
營養劑
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
146Green Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・綠
Antidote
解毒藥
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
147Green Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・綠
Herbal Medicine
漢方藥
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
148Green Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・綠
Power Juice
強走藥
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
149Red Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・赤
Burnt Meat
烤焦肉
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
150Red Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・赤
Rare Steak
半熟肉
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
151Red Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・赤
Burnt Fish
焦魚
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
152Red Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・赤
Rare Fish
半熟魚
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
153Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Day Herbs
太陽草
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
154Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Sunset Herb
落陽草
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
155Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Fire Herb
火藥草
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
156Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Blue Mushroom
青菇
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
157Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Special Mushroom
特產香菇
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
158Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Select Mushroom
嚴選香菇
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
159Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Cactus Flower
仙人掌花
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
160Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
-
小電龍
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
161Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
-
超毒菇
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
162Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Rice Weevil
米蟲
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
163Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Wheat & Barley
寒冷麥
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
164Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Red Oil
辣油
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
165Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Dry Margarine
乾乳瑪琳
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
166Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Insect Husk
蟲的屍骸
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
167Yellow Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺・黃
Garbage
不可燃垃圾
Mocha Pot
摩卡醃壺
100%1
168Throwing Knife G
飛刀G
Machalite Ore
燕雀石
Knife Kit
飛刀組件
100%1 [Mission]
Special Items
Normal Items

The following are either items that adjust the rewards of a quest when taken on a quest or frontier exclusive items not found in the mainline games.

HRP / SRP / GRP / GSRP Tickets
4,000 HRP Ticket
(給公會的推薦信)

When taken on a quest this ticket gives you 4,000 HRP/SRP after its completion (gathering and simple quests are excluded) on top of the normal rewards.
The Stamps that fill up after a quest grant these in quantities of 1 or 3 after a card is completed, these can be claimed in the Blacksmith at the Guildie in Glasses who wears Brown and Yellow by choosing her last option.
Doesn't stack with other HRP tickets or with itself.
20,000 HRP Ticket
(公會特別推薦信)

When taken on a quest this ticket gives you 20,000 HRP/SRP after its completion (gathering and simple quests are excluded.) on top of the normal rewards. Doesn't stack with other tickets. Given as rewards for completing Hunter Navigation tasks, during Events and as Caravan Festival rewards.
Doesn't stack with other HRP tickets.
Consumable Items and Tools
Sword Crystals
(xx劍晶)

Functionally ammo for Blademaster weapons, they require their own set of skills to be used with three levels in each skill. Having the skills at +3 guarantees maximum damage or status output from the crystals.
Toxin
(方藥)

A purchasable consumable that takes away 10 health when consumed, extremely useful for trigger Adrenaline as it's based upon HP total rather than health percentage meaning you can simply eat any meal that gives -50 health and instantly be in Adrenaline range.
Gook Pickaxe
咕咕鴨的十字鎬
A Pickaxe that can potentially double the items mined with it.
Created with items occasionally gained from the Gook Farm after getting a Gook.
Gook Fishing Bait
咕咕鴨的釣餌
Fishing Bait that can potentially double the fish that are gathered with it.
Created with items occasionally gained from the Gook Farm after getting a Gook.
Gook Bug Net
咕咕鴨的捕蟲網
A Bug Net that can potentially double the insects gathered with it.
Created with items occasionally gained from the Gook Farm after getting a Gook.
Gook Gloves
咕咕鴨的拳套
Gloves that can potentially double any items gathered with it.
Created with items occasionally gained from the Gook Farm after getting a Gook.
Consumable Charms
Carving Charm
剝取的極意
Carving Charm, allows an extra carve from everything that can be carved, consumed on quest start
Large Lucky Charm
大激運的護身符
Large Lucky Charm, gives chances for more reward rolls and double successful rolls in post-quest rewards.
Super Lucky Charm
超激運的護身符
Super Lucky Charm, gives chances for more reward rolls and double successful rolls in post-quest rewards. Better than Large Charms.
Hunter Festival Gems
White Festival Gem
魂玉
魂玉G
20P Festival Gem, gives 20 extra souls when taken on successful hunts during a Hunter Festival.
There is no functional difference between the G and non-G versions, you simply get the ones branded with G while doing G Rank tasks.
Green Festival Gem
上魂玉
上魂玉G
40P Festival Gem, gives 40 extra souls when taken on successful hunts during a Hunter Festival.
There is no functional difference between the G and non-G versions, you simply get the ones branded with G while doing G Rank tasks.
Red Festival Gem
重魂玉
重魂玉G
80P Festival Gem, gives 80 extra souls when taken on successful hunts during a Hunter Festival.
There is no functional difference between the G and non-G versions, you simply get the ones branded with G while doing G Rank tasks.
Special Charms

Each of the following items are traded for by getting medals of the Guild Master in exchange for killing certain numbers of monsters, these can then be traded at the Combination Store for the charms in the below table.

Hover for Chinese
Guild Master
  • Hunt Medals
  • Claim and confirm rewards
  • 功獵選單
  • 功獵報酬的領取・確認
Combination NPC
  • Exchange Medals for Charms
  • Refund Charms
  • 護符交換
  • 退還護符

These will always affect the quest they are taken on, and are not consumed when taken on quests.

The wait time reducing Talismans will only work when playing solo, this makes them ideal for ranking up secondary SRs quickly or gathering quests. Each type of charm will only have the highest listed version active, this includes the gathering charms where the Maximum Gathering amount charm takes priority over the lower ones.

Be incredibly careful to not discard or replace these while on quests

Medal Trade Items
Impatience Charm
急躁之護符
【青】 / 【紅】 / 【黃】 / 【白】 / 【玄】
Decreases the wait time after quests, time reduction depends on the colour of the charm with the more expensive ones having higher reduction (-5, -10, -20, -30, -40). Only works while you are the only human player in quest.
Gathering Charm
集術之護符
【青】 / 【紅】 / 【黃】
Increases minimum times you can gather from a spot, with better results for more expensive charms (+1, +2, +3, can not exceed maximum amount).
Gathering Charm
集術之護符
【白】 / 【玄】
Increases maximum gathering chances, with better results for more expensive charms (+1, +2).
Health Charm
活源之護符
【青】 / 【紅】 / 【黃】 / 【白】 / 【玄】
Health increases when charm is taken on a quest, +10 per level of charm for a maximum of +50 (+10, +20, +30, +40, +50).
Stamina Charm
精膽之護符
【青】 / 【紅】 / 【黃】 / 【白】 / 【玄】
Stamina increases when charm is taken on a quest, +10 per level of charm for a maximum of +50 (+10, +20, +30, +40, +50).
Caravan Charm
獵人之護符【珠】
Caravan Charm that increases the number of Colour Points added to your Caravan Gem (2x).

If you are unaware of how gathering spots work mechanically, each one has a fixed maximum and minimum gathering range, the gathering charms alter these values.

For example the Insect Spot in White Lake Area 1 has a range of 4 to 8 gathers. If carrying a yellow minimum increase charm this would become 7 to 8 and with the black maximum charm it would become 4 to 10.

English Guild and Guild Hall Facilities

Equipment and Items Box

Using the Box

The Equipment and Item box is the heart of customisation and item management. It is where you change weapons, armour, pugi cuffs, presets and most other things except which gems are slotted into your gear.

You can access the main equipment box from the Blacksmith, your House, the Caravan's equipment tent or from the Guild Hall's changing room (if available). The smaller boxes allow you to do all item management but do not allow for the changing of Armour etc.

Main Menu, Equip Menu, Pugi Cuffs Menu

Sorting / Selling, Item Presets, Combination

Equipping Gear

Equipping gear is quite simple, simply navigate into the equip menu from the top menu of the box and then choose Equip.

This option will take you to a prompt where you choose which of your sets you are changing:

And after confirming which, you will be taken to your equipment box where you can see what armours and weapons you have and choose from them.

A Quest Set is what you take on quests with you.
A Town Set is what you wear around town, if it's enabled.
A Rasta Set is what the Rasta you contract to other players has equipped.

Increasing Box Capacity

There are two ways to increase the size of your box. Buying certain items from the store and simply increasing your Ranks.

Box Capacity Increase
Purchase Items:
收納高手·技之書
收納高手·力之書
重建高手·匠之技 (HR2)
重建高手·錢之技 (HR3)
+1 Page Each
+4 Pages Total
Reach Hunter Ranks:
100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300
400 / 500 / 600 / 700 / 800
As of G10, you will get all of these by HR7.
+1 Page Each
+10 Pages Total
Reach Style Ranks:
L00 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500
600 / 700 / 800 / 900 / 999
As of G10, you will get all of these by HR7.
+1 Page Each
+10 Pages Total
Reach G Rank:
1 / 500
+3 Page Each
+6 Pages Total
Obtain Caravan Rank Points:
689648 / 1153328 / 1799792 / 2492432
3185072 / 4180752 / 5176432 / 6257456
8028848 / 9926768
+1 Page Each
+10 Pages Total
Maximum Item Box Capacity 41 Pages

Equipment box will increase alongside the item box to a maximum of 20 pages. The equipment box does not get additional pages for Caravan Rank nor any for G Rank.

Item Presets

Item Presets are pretty simply, simply set up your character's active inventory to be exactly what you want to register a preset as and use the register preset option in the menus, choosing a preset from 1 to 4 to set it to.

You may have up to four presets registerd which you can trigger by pressing L1/L2/R1/R2 or F/Ctrl/C/Shift on Keyboard

Sorting Equipment Box

It is highly recommended to manually sort your equipment box.

Keeping your inventory sorted properly will help immensely if you do not have any knowledge of Chinese as it will guarantee your armour sets are sorted to be equipped easily. It's especially important when you get to G Rank as at that point you start to convert armour pieces into gems. If you are auto-sorting it may become incredibly difficult to keep track of what equipment you are actively wanting to convert into gems and what you want to keep.

Sorting is obviously all down to personal preference and as such this site will not tell you how to do it, the following are some images of how I personally sort things.

Armours to Keep on Pages 11-18 and armours to scrap for gems on page 19-20

Weapons on Pages 1-11 with two types per page.

Gear Presets

Gear Presets are relatively straight forward to set up, simply equip whatever it is you want to have saved as a preset and choose the Register Preset option:

You will be presented with a list of all presets you have, if any, and upon selecting one as a preset slot you will be prompted to optionally enter a name for the preset.

Equipping a saved preset is as simple as choosing the Equip Preset option and choosing your saved set, it will present you with a list of the gear you will equip, any decorations or sigils in the pieces and a list of skills that will be activated.

Keep in mind this does not save Pugi Cuffs. It is wise to have it so set names contain a note about what Cuff to equip.
(If G10 is out and I forgot to update this; Pugi Cuffs are now saved alongside equipment and decorations.).

Caravan Gem Skills

Caravan Gem Skills are unlocked after you hit HR2 and visit the caravan area to retrieve your Caravan Gem. This is indicated by a coloured orb next to your name. These Gems can grant up to three different skills to you without taking up any skill slots. These are separate from typical armour skills and grant things such as a flat 5% to the True Raw on your weapon, multipliers on KO damage dealt and the ability to stop flinching when you see a large monsters.

Detailed information Caravan and the way to unlock these skills can be found in the Non-Festival Caravan section.

Weapons

Both Tonfa and Switch Axe F are exclusively available at G Rank!
Use the Detailed Weapon Information, Tonfa Information and Switch Axe F Information links in the sidebar to view in depth overviews of all weapons!

Weapon Names
Weapon Names
單手劍Sword and Shield
雙劍Dual Swords
大劍Great Sword
太刀Long Sword
大錘Hammer
狩獵笛Hunting Horn
長槍Lance
銃槍Gunlance
穿龍棍Tonfas
斬擊斧FSwitch Axe F
重銃Heavy Bowgun
輕弩Light Bowgun
Bow

Both Tonfa and Switch Axe F require that you hit G Rank to be unlocked. Switch Axe is unlocked as soon as you are GR but using Tonfas requires you to do a string of specific quests. Check their unique section for details.

Making Weapons

Upon getting a Partner you will be prompted to choose if you want to make Equipment for them or yourself before hitting crafting menus. Which option you choose is immediately obvious because the partner will take your place if you are making things for them.

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Elements and Properties

Sharpness in MHF has 8 levels currently, ranging from red to cyan. The image below shows each level of sharpness with its Raw Multiplier on the top and the Elemental Multiplier on the bottom. Blue Sharpness or higher also adds an additional 10% Affinity.

Elements, Status and Properties
火屬性Fire
雷屬性Thunder
龍屬性Dragon
水屬性Water
冰屬性Ice
催眠屬性(累積值)Sleep
毒屬性(累積值)Poison
麻痺屬性(累積值)Paralysis
防禦力+Defense +
Combo Elements
光屬性Light (70% Fire, 70% Thunder)
炎屬性Blaze (70% Fire, 70% Dragon)
天翔屬性Tenshou (30% Fire, 100% Water, 70% Thunder)
雷棰屬性Lightning Rod (70% Thunder, 70% Dragon)
熾凍屬性Okiko (80% Fire, 80% Ice, 40% Dragon)
黑焰屬性Black Flame (50% Fire, 150% Dragon)
紅魔屬性Crimson Demon (50% Dragon, 150% Fire)
闇屬性Dark (80% Ice, 80% Dragon)
奏屬性Music (100% Water, 100% Ice)
響屬性Sound (100% Water, 100% Dragon)
風屬性Wind (80% Thunder, 80% Ice)

Combination elements always deal the damage of both elements, the visible element upon hitting a monster will be whatever that hitzone is weak to. So for example if you had a weapon with 100 Light and hit a hitbox that was weak to fire, you would deal 80 Thunder and 80 Fire but you would only see the fire damage visuals.

Image Quick References:
Weapon Elements
Also see this section of spreadsheet

Blademaster Weapons

Weapon Length (長度)
極短Very Short
Short
Normal
Long
極長Very Long
Gunlance Shots
【通常型】Normal Shot
【擴散型】Spread Shot
【放射型】Long Shot
砲擊LVShelling Level
Sword Crystals
爆擊劍晶Explosive Sword Crystal
強擊劍晶Power Sword Crystal
猛毒劍晶Poison Sword Crystal
麻痺劍晶Paralysis Sword Crystal
睡眠劍晶Sleep Sword Crystal
火焰劍晶Fire Sword Crystal
水激劍晶Ice Sword Crystal
雷神劍晶Thunder Sword Crystal
冰結劍晶Ice Sword Crystal
龍王劍晶Dragon Sword Crystal
GR200 Sword Crystals
業炎劍晶Inferno Sword Crystal
水獄劍晶Tsunami Sword Crystal
雷霆劍晶Storm Sword Crystal
冰刃劍晶Glacial Sword Crystal
龍帝劍晶Elder Dragon Sword Crystal

Weapon length is a mechanic unique to Frontier, the length adjusts the total reach of the weapon and the 'sweet spot' accordingly. For example, on a very short GS the entire hitbox of the weapon practically becomes the sweet spot at the cost of losing a lot of range with the opposite being true on very long ones.

Sword Crystals require you to have their individual skills to be used, there are three tiers of each with +3 giving the maximum damage or status infliction per crystal used. You can apply the crystals by either holding R2 and pressing the Right Analog in (R3) or by pressing Shift plus the Minus key (not on numpad) or by using the Touchpad on the Vita.

GR200 Sword Crystals are purely elemental and do around the same amount of elemental damage as three hits from normal ones. These crystals can only be purchased for GCP from the Pink store after hitting GR 200 at G rank.

Quick References

Weapon Lengths
Gunlance Stuff

Ranged Weapons
Bows

Bow Arc Shots
曲射Arc Shot Type
切斷型Arrow Rain
放散型Wide Pellet Rain
集中型Narrow Pellet Rain
爆裂型Explosive Shell
Bow Charge Types
貫通Pierce
連射Rapid
擴散Scatter
Bow Coatings
強擊瓶Power Bottle
爆擊瓶Crit Bottle
毒瓶Poison Bottle
麻痺瓶Paralysis bottle
睡眠瓶Sleep Bottle

Bow Sniper mode and Sniper Shots
Storm Style Sniper Mode is enabled by holding block and hitting item use while in Storm Style. This mode globally increases damage modifiers on all levels of charge at the cost of removing mobility. Modifiers are in the google doc quick reference link below.
Storm Style Sniper Shots are an additional level of charge that is added while in sniper mode, these are either level 4 or 5 depending on your skill set up. The normal shot is a single strong hit and at G Rank you can convert this into a piercing shot that does a lot of damage and can never be blocked by monsters (Gou Yama Tsukami shield, Supremacy Unknown fire aura). Modifiers are in the google doc quick reference link below (pre-G8 buff, assume everything is higher or equal).

Quick References:

Bows and Bowgun Hitbox Values (Gdoc)

Bowguns

Bowgun Reload Speed (裝填子彈)
稍慢Very Slow
Slow
普通Normal
稍快Fast
快速Very Fast
Bowgun Recoil (反動)
Medium
Small
稍小Smaller
Bowgun Ammo
通常彈Normal Shot
貫通彈Pierce Shot
散彈Pellet Shot
徹甲榴彈Crag Shot
擴散彈Cluster Shot
回復彈Recovery Shot
毒彈Poison Shot
麻痺彈Paralysis Shot
睡眠彈Sleep Shot
火炎彈Fire Shot
水冷彈Water Shot
電擊彈Thunder Shot
冰結彈Ice Shot
滅龍彈Dragon Shot
捕獲用麻醉彈Tranq Shot
色彈Paint Shot
鬼人彈Demon Shot
硬化彈Armour Shot
速射Rapid Fire
超速射Ultra Rapid Fire
Bowgun Abilities

Check the Detailed Weapon Information section for this.

Quick References:

Bows and Bowgun Hitbox Values (Gdoc)

Weapon Styles

HR5 unlocks Heaven Style for all non-G weapons and the option to take an Urgent for Storm Style. See the Style Rank section for more info on this process.

Both Tonfa and Swaxe F get Heaven Style immediately. Switch Axe F Storm simply requires you to take a standard non-G urgent. Tonfa requires you to be GSR100 in the weapon to take the Storm Style urgent and the urgent is edxclusively G Rank HC monsters.

Motion Values

See the Damage Calculator for all of these.

Hunting Horn Songs

Decorations

Standard Decorations

The most basic type of decoration in frontier. Standard decorations are simply crafted at the Blacksmith by using normal materials and typically give around 5 points total and potentially have negative points in certain skills for example the standard Artisan Deco (匠珠) has +2 Artisan, +2 Auto-Reload and -1 in Adrenaline.)

Many of these have multiple recipes, the above mentioned Artisan Deco (匠珠) can be made with either 1x Rajang Fur and 3x Monoblos Horns or with 2x Lunstra Horns and 3x White Monoblos Horns.

Generally speaking you will never need these beyond HR7 and they have very limited use.

G Decorations

G Decorations are basically more powerful Standard Decorations. These are either made by improving existing decorations or by gathering special materials specifically so they can be crafted.

Decoration Comparison

仙人珠

Expert Deco

Expert+4, Attack +1

修羅原珠x1,尖銳鳥嘴x1,彎曲角x2

Bloodrun Jewel x1, Garuga Beak x1, Diablos Horn x2

仙人珠G

Expert G Deco

Expert +5, Status +3, Quake Res +3, Attack -5

仙人珠x3, 魚龍種的濃血x15, 甲殼種的堅殼x15, 飛龍種的堅殼x15

Expert Deco x3, Piscine Blood+ x15, Carapaceon Carapace x15, F. Wyvern Carapace x15

避劍珠G

Dodging Sword G Deco

Evasion +5, Fencing +5, Sharpening +5

花葉原珠 x15,凍王龍的冰鱗 x5,凍王龍的甲殼 x5

Dodging Sword Specific Jewel x15, Toa Ice Scale x5, Toa Shell x5

Generally if a G Deco has a specific jewel item tied to it that item purely exists to enable creation of the jewel. For example the Dodging Sword G Deco above will instantly appear for crafting after you get the 15 jewels required and these serve no other purpose in the game other than to enable this decoration to be made.

The Specific Jewels will always have a dedicated quest for them, the above material is specifically from an HR5 Kushala Daora quest which will typically give between 2 and 8 of the material needed to craft the G Deco.

G Rank Decorations
Standard G Rank Decos

The typical way to get G rank gems is by refining Level 7 G Rank armours into them. Each piece will only yield a single gem and will be destroyed in the process.

Level 7 G Armour pieces can be refined into a single G decoration.
Level 7 GF Armour pieces can be refined into a single GF decoration.
Level 7 GX Armour pieces refine into one of GX1 through GX5 depending on which piece is being converted.

Headpieces are GX1, Torso are GX2, Arms are GX3, Waists are GX4 and Legs are GX5. This matches the order of the actual blacksmith.

There are a handful of armours that have multiple G or GF gems, these use the same numbering structure so for example if you want a GF3 decoration you will need to convert Level 7 GF Arms of the appropriate armour.

The skills granted by the gems are roughly based around those given by the piece being converted, for example the following is the Inagami GX1 Decoration:

The Ingami GX Blademaster Helmet itself gives:
Stylish +4, Issen +3, Expert +7, Three Worlds +4 and Adaptation +3

For a specific example of all possible gems from a monster, the following are all Gems that you can make from G Rank Silver Rathalos Armour:

G Rank Silver Rathalos Gems
Gem Total Upgrades
Piece Required
Skills Granted
G 7 levels
Any Piece
Edgemaster +2, Exploit Weakness +1, Expert +2
GF 14 levels
Any Piece
Edgemaster +2, Exploit Weakness +2, Expert +3
Vitality +2
GX1 21 levels
Helmet Only
Edgemaster +2, Exploit Weakness +2, Expert +3
Vitality +2
GX2 21 levels
Torso Only
Edgemaster +2, Exploit Weakness +2, Expert +3
Evade Distance +2
GX3 21 levels
Arms Only
Edgemaster +2, Exploit Weakness +2, Expert +3
Rage +2
GX4 21 levels
Waist Only
Edgemaster +2, Exploit Weakness +2, Expert +3
Movement Speed +2
GX5 21 levels
Legs Only
Edgemaster +2, Exploit Weakness +2, Expert +3
Issen +2

Most armours will follow a very similar pattern with GF being a flat out upgrade over G and GX having the same points as GF but with a couple points in an extra skill.

Some gems vary from the norm such as G Black Fatalis' on which the last two skills change per GX gem and Gougarfs who have a GF1 gem for helmets and a GF2 gem for all other pieces at GF level.

G Class Decos

There are a small number of G Rank level decorations that can be made immediately from very few materials relative to those required for a full standard decoration. To compensate for this, they also require you to fight the 7★ Elder Dragons or 8★ GR500 exotics. You can of course reduce their defense reduction to 1★ for the Elders but they are still rather challenging.

There are two Hypnocs under 1★ that give materials for two types of these decos, they are easier to get than Gurenzeburu decorations and are excellent for slotting into a Rasta when they stop being useful. This applies to all of these decos, their primary purpose seems to be bridging the gap to real sets using 15 GX decos and for making rastas without needing 15 true G Rank decos.

G Class Decoration Examples

G級·護閃珠

Issen +2

Three Worlds Protection +2

Rage +2

黑綠原珠x15,優玉x1,永久冰塊x1

Hypnoc Quest Jewel x15, GR1 Break Jewel x1, Everlasting Ice Cubes x1

G級·怒剛珠

Strong Attack +2

Three Worlds Protection +2

Rage +2

黑綠原珠x15,優玉x1,永久冰塊x1

Hypnoc Quest Jewel x15, GR1 Break Jewel x1, Everlasting Ice Cubes x1

G級·護痛珠

Three Worlds Protection +2

Issen +2

Exploit Weakness +2

獄炎的厚龍鱗x5,炎王龍的重殼x5,優玉x1

Teostra Dragon Scale x5, Teostra Heavy Shell x5, GR1 Break Jewel x1

G級·閃血珠

Issen +2

Three Worlds Protection +2

Vigorous +2

獄狼龍的重殼x5,獄狼龍的剛爪x5,優玉x1

Stygian Zinogre Cortex x5, Stygian Zinogre Hardclaw x5, GR1 Break Jewel x1

As stated, these seem to just be intended to be low effort G Rank level decorations. Likely their best primary use is in a Rasta from the skill sets available on them.

Diva Defense Event

Prayer Chapter

I haven't written this section yet :^)

War Chapter

I haven't written this section either :^)

Song Chapter

Not this one :^)

Z1 Update

Monster Hunter Frontier Z is simply the latest expansion for Monster Hunter Frontier, similar to the previous Season 1-10, Forward 1-5 and G1-10 updates.

Most notably it adds a new style for every weapon as well as hard content that available at a number of ranks and a number of quality of life fixes.

This is the same engine as previous versions but the game is also available on PS4 from Z1.

Extreme Styles

With Z1 each weapon gains a new additional style called Extreme Style (極之型). This style greatly enhances mobility by allowing you to run with all weapons and adds additional abilities to them. These styles are unlocked at GSR300 in the same way the Storm Style currently is and as such you may want to be at GSR300 in all weapons you wish to use Extreme Style with for Z1 launching.

Pretty much every one of these styles is a flat upgrade over using any other style. As such, it is very desirable to be ready to use these styles when they launch.

The second content update for the Z1 cycle rebalances these styles to only need GR1, this may mean we get this version immediately instead of the original Z1 release.

Tonfa Nerfs

Tonfas are nerfed rather hard with Z1, specifically in terms of Aerial and Short mode.

Motion MHF-G MHF-Z
Jump Evasion 5・5 5・5
Aerial 1 22 15
Aerial 2 15・15 10・10
Aerial 3 23・25 15・16
Aerial 3 (格鬥王) 31・33 23・25
Landing Kick 12・12 12・12
Glide Kick 14 14
Short Mode deals only 0.8x physical damage.

For Aerial this means that - depending upon how you play - you will have around a 45-50% DPS reduction best case. This is further affected by the Absolute Defense debuff below meaning that you will face up to a 60% DPS reduction worst case. It would certainly be wise to branch out if your current go to for anything remotely challenging is Earth Style Aerial tonfas.

Skill Changes

A number of skills are rebalanced as of Z1, specifically notable in terms of their adjustments are Absolute Defense, Fencing, Drawing Arts, Shiriagari and Caring.

Z1 Skill Balancing
Absolute Defense Debuffs you to only deal 0.8x damage while you are on the cooldown period. This is a gigantic reduction that has been added as the skill was very much a crutch skill. It's recommended to start weaning yourself off the skill if you intend to play high level with use of adrenaline in Z.
Fencing Fencing+2 has the 'stickyness' on the additional hit massively reduced. This especially notable on LS where it was barely worth taking Fencing+2 with the weapon.
Drawing Arts Only needs 15 points for +2 down from +20 and also grants Weapon Handling. This is especially notable if you are working on Raviente Decorations as it means you should never choose more than 3 of the decoration that gives points in Combat Supremacy and Drawing Arts as you will end up with excessive amounts of Drawing Arts points.
Shiriagari Attack increases much earlier and more drastically than previously, with a maximum buff of a massive +200.
1 Minutes: +20  3 Minutes: +50  >5 Minutes: +80  10 Minutes: +130  15 Minutes: +180  20 Minutes: +200
Caring +2 and +3 need less points to be activated. 15 and 25 total down from 25 and 45.
Vampirism Buffs your attack while you leech until you are hit by an attack. Maximum buff value of +80. Each weapon buffs at its own unique rate:
DS, Tonfa, LBG: +3  SnS, LS, Lance, GL, Swaxe F, HBG, Bow: +4  Hammer, HH: +5  GS: +7
It's worth noting that having Vampirism+2 does not in fact cause you to gain attack quicker or more frequently.
Vigorous Increases attack by 1.15x while at 100 HP or higher, up from 1.1x
Incitement Adds +40 attack while you are aggroing target monsters.
Reflect No longer has the ability to stagger allies while being activated.
Evade Distance Only needs 10 points to be activated, down from 20.
Expanded Diva Defense


The Diva Defense event gets new portions including a huntathon style base defense quest which can be invaded by the monster Keoaruboru. Keoaruboru is a huge Elder Dragon that randomly invades Diva Defense quests.

Keoaruboru is less powerful than you might expect but gives Armour and Decos with the skill Rush which is centered around rewarding skillful use of the Extreme Styles on each weapon. Specifically it adds up to +130 attack and causes running with weapons unsheathed to consume no stamina. This effect is instantly cancelled if you sheathe or use items (SnS, LBG Hiden)

New Monsters


Z1 comes with two standard new monsters, these are Gore Magala who is an Exotic Species and Zenaserisu which is a standard Flying Wyvern. Gore Magala gear grants Focus +2 as its Exotic skill. Zenaserisu gear is simply normal G rank gear that grands typical skills and the new Evasion Boost skill that is a hybrid of Evasion+2 and Evade Distance.


Z1 also has the Blinking Nargacuga Musou event. This is a super hard challenge quest that grants exclusive armour. Unlike most Musou quest armours this can be refined into very powerful decorations. As with Howling Zinogre there is both a Slay and a Repel quest. The Slay quest has effective HP of 600,000, the highest for a single normal monster in the game. The repel quest needs 90,000 damage to be dealt in order to cause Nargacuga to flee. The slay gives enough materials for 1 full set of the armour while the repel gives only the coins and needs to be completed 3 times minimum per piece.

Zenith Monsters


Zenith Monsters are variants of existing monsters that possess extremely powerful attacks and enhanced abilities such as Ultra Wind Pressure, Roars, Tremor, Sleep, Poison and Paralysis. All Zenith monsters are notably different from their standard counterpart in that they have a single highly developed part which - when broken - gives a specific material type depending on the rank.

There are four different ratings for Zenith monsters, ★1 through ★4, each of these levels increases the monster's Attack and Effective Health Pool.

Zenith Stat Comparison
G Rank Espinas (GR1) 21,500 Effective Health
★1 Zenith Espinas (GR200) 99,800 Effective Health
★2 Zenith Espinas (GR400) 119,800 Effective Health
★3 Zenith Espinas (GR600) 149,800 Effective Health
★4 Zenith Espinas (GR800) 249,600 Effective Health

★4 should be taken as some of the hardest required content in the game and should not be attempted without gearing properly.

Zenith Skills & Gear
Zenith Skills

Zenith Skills are similar in function to Burst, Origin or Socketed Tower Weapon skills but with a key difference, they are mostly used to enhance other skills or simply enable you to get more skills in general.

For example an Armour Piece may have Drug Knoweldge Up, this makes it so while using Drug Knowledge you would only lose 50% of your Status rather than losing 62%.

Outside of these skill buffing effects you can also get pieces that simply enable extra skill slots, this goes up to a maximum of 7, with 5 Zenith armour pieces, a Zenith weapon and a Zenith Cuff. ZP Armour also counts towards skill extension meaning you could theoretically have 19 hand picked skills on a ZP set up.

The Zenith Skills that launched with Z1 and their effects can be found in the Armour Skills section under Equipment, Decorations & Skills.

Zenith Weapons


Zenith Weapons are beyond current Lv50 G Rank weapons in terms of strength. They are especially notable in that each one has a Zenith Skill associated with them. For example Zenith Rathalos's Bow gives an additional Skill Slot when equipped.

Zenith Cuffs


Zenith Cuffs are fairly straight forward, they all require Zenith Monster materials to be crafted, take two slots and are all rated as SZ meaning they don't need a Premium Outfit. They do not naturally give skill points and instead give an additional Zenith Skill. For example you could buff Thunder Clad with an SZ Cuff or you could add an extra Skill Slot.

Zenith Armour

Zenith Armour has four levels, Z, ZF, ZY and ZX. Z and ZF only have 1 upgrade each and then ZY and ZX have the typical 7. All ZX armour eclipses standard GX or GP Armours and typically has at least 25 points across 5 different skills on it. On top of this it naturally also has a Zenith Skill associated.

There are Premium and Lottery Zenith Armours that have ZP upgrades with the current sets progression having GP upgrade straight into ZP. They have less defense than a standard ZX piece but more than a normal GX.

All Z pieces count towards the skill slot expansion mechanic for G Rank armour. 5 ZX pieces will allow you to equip 12 skills even if no piece has Skill Slots Up on it innately. Likewise if you had 1 piece with Skill Slots Up this would increase to 13 and so on.

Exterior Armour (外装変更)

Z1 adds the ability to extract the visuals from an existing armour piece and apply them to another in the same way that many MMOs offer transmogrification abilities to change the visuals of an armour without changing the actual stats of the piece. This process is done by simply talking to the Blacksmith and choosing the appropriate new armour.

You will need to have relevant materials in order go extract visuals so for example a Pokaradon armour will require Pokaradon materials and so on. For Premium Armours you will get tickets to release the visuals by talking to the same NPC that would give you the items for the premium kit to start with.

ZP Premium Kits

Older Premium Kits are getting their Armours upgraded to ZP levels. This includes Defense increases and the same Zenith skills as normal ZX armour has. These armours globally require Zenith Hypnoc materials to be upgraded meaning they require you to be at GR200 to reach ZP levels.

Specifically, the actual kits are the Asteli, Carrol and Lien sets. There is also a Miku Hatsune themed set that is currently unavailable on TW that gets upgraded that may become available during Z1 but as it is not currently available it does not have its stats listed below.
Asteli Kit Carrol Kit Lien Kit Miku Kit

The Asteli set is often used in an event for any new account creation. Simply making an account and during a certain time window will give you the Kit's tickets for nothing! This event is currently running through until the 1st of June and is likely to either stop completely or have another, less desirable armour replace it then.

Lien Premium Kit
Blademaster Skill Points
Piece GP Armour ZP Armour
Helmet Sharpness+6, Three Worlds Protection+4, Ice Attack+10, Weapon Handling+6, Stamina+5 Sword God+5, Obscurity+4, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Fortification+5 Skill Slots Up
Chest Fencing+5, Sharpening+5, Three Worlds Protection+4, Encourage+5, Eating+5 Sword God+5, Stylish+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+4, Issen+4 Quake Res Up
Arms Fencing+5, Sharpening+5, Three Worlds Protection+4, Encourage+5, Focus+5 Sword God+5, Crit Conversion+4, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Charge Attack Up+5 Skill Slots Up
Waist Fencing+5, Sharpening+5, Three Worlds Protection+4, Encourage+5, Guard+5 Sword God+5, Stylish+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+4, Issen+4Wind Res Up
Legs Fencing+5, Sharpening+5, Three Worlds Protection+4, Encourage+5, Artisan+5 Sword God+5, Crit Conversion+4, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Stylish Assault+5 Stylish Assault Up
Gunner Skill Points
Piece GP Armour ZP Armour
Helmet Ammo Combiner+6, Pierce Shot Up+5, Three Worlds Protection+4, Expert+7, Fire Attack+10 Mounting+5, Steady Hand+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Crit Conversion+4Crit Conversion Up
Chest Mounting+5, Recoil+5, Precision+6, Eating+5, Encourage+5 Mounting+5, Recoil+6, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Encourage+5Quake Res Up
Arms Mounting+5, Recoil+5, Precision+6, Eating+5, Focus+5 Mounting+5, Recoil+6, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+4, Issen+4Wind Res Up
Waist Mounting+5, Recoil+5, Precision+6, Eating+5, Gunnery+5 Mounting+5, Recoil+6, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Blazing Grace+5Skill Slots Up
Legs Mounting+5, Recoil+5, Precision+6, Eating+5, Strong Attack+4 Mounting+5, Recoil+6, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Thunder Clad+4Thunder Clad Up
Carrol Premium Kit
Blademaster Skill Points
Piece GP Armour ZP Armour
Head Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Expert+6, Eating+10, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Flash Conversion+4, Thunder Clad+4, Evasion Boost+5 Thunder Clad Up
Chest Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Expert+6, Rage+4, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Flash Conversion+4, Rage +5, Evasion Boost+5 Skill Slots Up
Arms Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Expert+6, Encourage+5, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Flash Conversion+4, Thunder Clad+4, Evasion Boost+5 Assistance Up
Waist Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Expert+6, Artisan+5, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Flash Conversion+4, Sword God+5, Evasion Boost+5 Flash Conversion Up
Legs Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Expert+6, Three Worlds Protection+4, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Flash Conversion+4, Three Worlds Protection +5, Evasion Boost+5 Hearing Protection Up
Gunner Skill Points
Piece GP Armour ZP Armour
Head Strong Attack+5, Auto-Reload+6, Expert+6, Eating+10, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Sniper+4, Flash Conversion+4, Bullet Saver+5, Evasion Boost+5 Skill Slots Up
Chest Strong Attack+5, Auto-Reload+6, Expert+6, Rage+4, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Sniper+4, Flash Conversion+4, Rage+5, Evasion Boost+5 Skill Slots Up
Arms Strong Attack+5, Auto-Reload+6, Expert+6, Steady hand+5, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Sniper+4, Flash Conversion+4, Steady Hand+5, Evasion Boost+5 Flash Conversion Up
Waist Strong Attack+5, Auto-Reload+6, Expert+6, Critical Shot+4, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Sniper+4, Flash Conversion+4, Stylish Assault+4, Evasion Boost+5 Stylish Assault Up
Legs Strong Attack+5, Auto-Reload+6, Expert+6, Three Worlds Protection+4, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Sniper+4, Flash Conversion+4, Three Worlds Protection+5, Evasion Boost+5 Hearing Protection Up
Asteli Premium Kit
Blademaster Skill Points
Piece GP Armour ZP Armour
Head Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Expert+10, Exploit Weakness+5, Issen+4 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Flash Conversion+4, Exploit Weakness+5, Issen+4 Flash Conversion Up
Chest Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Sharpness+6, Absolute Defense+6, Exploit Weakness+5 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Sword God+5, Absolute Defense+6, Exploit Weakness+5 Hearing Protection Up
Arms Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Eating+6, Adaptation+6, Charge Attack Up+5 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Thunder Clad+4, Adaptation+6, Charge Attack Up+5 Thunder Clad Up
Waist Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Fencing+6, Adaptation+6, Vampirism+5 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Sword God+5, Adaptation+6, Vampirism+5 Vampirism Up
Legs Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Focus+6, Absolute Defense+6, Edgemaster+4 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Sword God+5, Adaptation+6, Vampirism+5 Skill Slots Up
Gunner Skill Points
Piece GP Armour ZP Armour
Head Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Recoil+10, Exploit Weakness+5, Issen+4 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Recoil+10, Exploit Weakness+5, Issen+4 Skill Slots Up
Chest Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Weapon Handling+5, Absolute Defense+6, Exploit Weakness+5 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Ice Age+4, Absolute Defense+6, Exploit Weakness+5 Ice Age Up
Arms Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Auto-reload+5, Adaptation+6, Bullet Saver+4 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Sniper+5, Adaptation+6, Bullet Saver+4 Hearing Protection Up
Waist Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Eating+5, Adaptation+6, Vampirism+5 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Mounting+5, Adaptation+6, Vampirism+5 Vampirism Up
Legs Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Reload+5, Absolute Defense+6, Critical Shot+4 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Mounting+5, Absolute Defense+6, Thunder Clad+4 Thunder Clad Up
Content Update 1

The first content update was released 13 weeks into Z1, it fine tuned LS, HH, Lance and Switch Axe slightly and expanded both Equipment and Item boxes by 1 page for being GR500.

Other changes include reducing the amount of True Raw lost from using Length Up Sigils to a flat 25 down from 6-8% of the original weapon's value.

Content Update 2

The second content update was released 24 weeks into Z1, it adds Zenith Hyujikiki, Zenith Giaorugu and Shagaru Magala.

Other changes include removing the Storm Urgents, reducing the requirement for Extreme Styles to GR1, reducing the requirements for Exotics to GR100 and adding the ability to mass remove or add decorations as well as the ability to buy any materials that can be bought with Zeny or Points while upgrading equipment.

Quests and Events

Lunchboxes (Party Buffs)
Basics

Lunchboxes (or Bentos) are buff providing meals that you set to go alongside your quest when you post it, there are a number of foods you can buy with many combinations.

You can pack a Bento at the appropiate NPC, this is the dedicated food store in town or the caravan area and the Guild Store Cat in the Guild Hall.


After you have made any single meal it will be added to a quick list by default, you can instantly prepare any meal on this list by hitting X on a controller of Z on keyboard while posting a quest!

The meal will be remembered between quests so as long as you choose the correct food the first time you won't need to choose again unless seasons change!

Combinations

Basic combinations and locations for the ingredients are below, it's recommended to always post quests with buffs at least as good as those listed whenever possible.

Standard Combinations
Warm Season Fist Rice 拳頭米
Demon Mushrooms 鬼松茸
+50 HP / +50 Stamina
Cold Season Fist Rice 拳頭米
Frost Tomatoes 霜降番茄
+50 HP / +50 Stamina
Breeding Season Fist Rice 拳頭米
Power Lard 力量豬油
+50 HP / +25 Stamina
Adrenaline Combinations
Warm Season Fist Rice 拳頭米
Pugi Cracker 豬仙貝
-50 HP / +25 Stamina / Small Attack (+3)
Cold Season
Breeding Season Fist Rice 拳頭米
Hot Oil 辣油
-50 HP / +25 Stamina
Food Types and Locations
Guild Cat Store Spirit Mushrooms, 980z (鬼松茸)
Guild Cat Store Frost Tomatoes, 450z (霜降蕃茄)
Guild Cat Store Pugi Crackers, 450z (豬仙貝)
Lunchbox NPC Fist Rice, 550z (拳頭米)
Lunchbox NPC Hot Oil, 100z (辣油)
Lunchbox NPC Power Lard, 400z (力量豬油)
SR Food

As the name implies, SR Food is food that becomes available at Style Rank (HR6) these foods are notable in that they will provide incredibly high effects compared to other food types. For example there are combinations that grant -60 Health, +50 Stamina, Attack Up Large and Defense Up Medium, this puts party members immediately within adrenaline range for hunts on which it will be used, likewise there are combinations for normal non-adren quests with +50 health etc.

You cannot buy SR Food at the normal food stores, they are given as rewards for some special quests, as rewards for completing Hunter Navigation tasks and they can be obtained by spending either GCP (See Rastas in House and AI Companions) or Hunter Festival Points (See Festivals and Events).

SR Food Types
HC Quest Broken Parts Millenium Rice (千年米) (Also available for 12000CP)
Great Puffer (高級河豚)
Dragon Filet (龍菲力肉)
Silver Liver (銀色肝臟)
GCP or Festival Points Millenium Rice (七色生菜)
Queen Parsley (女王香芹)
Bitter Cheese (苦瓜起司)
Dancing Spice (跳舞香辛料)
Server Type

The server you are playing on dictates what quests will be available to you, there are currently five different types of server which all have their own tab:

You can change server by simply going to the town entrance and selecting the second option, you should do this if you find yourself unable to take quests of the types you want.

Quest Givers
Guild Master


The Guild Master gives new players their first quests and urgents, has Gook Quests, manages Style Rank Books and Urgents and gives Medals for killing large numbers of monster species that can be traded in at the Combination NPC for charms.

Story and Item Trading Guildie


The Story and Item Trading Guildie gives the lowest rank players quests after they do the very first parts of the initial tutorial. She gives out any story based event quests that may be ongoing and she can also trade items. Trading items with her is the only to get some materials.

Main Quests Guildie


The Standard Quests Guild Girl gives players all types of normal Quests right until G Rank.

Quest Types

It's possible to trigger completely different menus for quests, if you get menus that look nothing like those below you probably need to swap to a different server, this can be done at the Town Entrance. The first tab are the Beginners' Servers, the Second Tab are Standard Servers and the Final Tab is functionally Cheat Quests.

Not all Types of quests are always available. You will unlock the ability to see some of the quest types as you hit the rankings required to actually sign them.

There are also limits on the type of quests you can take on certain servers. The first tab servers only allow you to do quests requiring HR1-4, another tab is required to take HR5 or G Rank quests.

Main Quest Menu
Hunter Quests Sub-Menus

Urgent quests will only appear as needed and will be indicated by a rather obvious red exclamation mark above the NPC's head. There is no HR6 urgent and after doing the two keys you can simply talk to the G Rank NPC to get your Shantien urgent.

Other Quests Sub-Menus

The Other Quests section contains most quests that give rewards that are unique enough to warrant being separated but not necessarily 'special'.

Notes Quests give items such as Neo Notes that are used on things such as Tower or FX armour pieces.

Special Material Quests are quests that give things for any event stuff that has been made full time. The G8 quests are incredibly easy weapons to upgrade and are good at G rank.

G Deco Quests give the strongest non G Rank decorations in the game. They often have a total of 15 points across 3 skills on them.

Pugi Cuff Quests are for materials to make non-G rank standard pugi cuffs. These are the equivalent to Talismans in mainline, check the House section for info.

Long Term Quests are exactly what they say, quests designed to be carried out over a long period of time such as mass gathering.

Hunting Skill Quests rank everyone who participates with a score and declares a winner at the end.

Scheduled Quests

The Scheduled Quests section contains all quests that are on some kind of altering schedule or are otherwise very notable and deserving of their own section.

Active Events are those related to Events being ran on the server.

Exotic Quests are quests against Mainline imports such as Zinogre or Deviljho.

Daily Quests are quests you can take Daily after talking to the Pink Guild Girl and choosing the last option to claim NP.

New monsters with Gou variants will appear in Active if they have event quests along with HR5. Exotic monsters always appear in the exotic section.

Special Quests

Ranking Rewards gives special earring materials after hitting HR milestones.

Pawprint and Annual are quests to get materials to upgrade anything requiring Pawpring Coins and to get rewards for cashing in 48 weeks worth of EX and HL stamps.

Hiden Stone Deliveries are exactly what they say, each stone delivered gives 1 piece worth of weapon souls. Be careful when choosing as it is not weapon limited.

Superior Ticket Quests require you to use Superior Tickets obtained by gambling with real money on the lottery, being bought directly or from events.

Premium Quests are simply premium course locked quests with higher than usual rewards. These are pretty garbage and premium should not be used to access them.

Gathering Quests are map deliveries on all the non-G maps.

Ranking Points

Finishing quests will reward you with a bunch of different points depending on the NPCs you have with you on the quest:

Ranking Point Basics
Partner Rank PointsBased upon the GRP or HRP values assigned to a quest. Increases your partner's PR, maximum of PR999.
Partner Weapon Rank PointsBased upon the GRP or HRP values assigned to a quest. Increases your Partner's Weapon Rank, maximum of 999
Partnyaa Rank PointsBased upon the GRP or HRP values assigned to a quest. Increases your Partnyaa's Rank, maximum of 999
Guild Contribution PointsSpendable points gained at a rate of 1 per minute in a quest while you have someone's rasta contracted
G Rank PointsBased upon the GRP value assigned to a quest. Increases your GR rating, maximum of GR899
G Style Rank pointsBased upon the GRP value assigned to a quest. Increases your GSR rating, maximum of GSR999 per weapon

You can increase point gain by going on GHC hunts, using certain Sigil Skills, listening to the Diva Song, using the Log In Boost or by using Premium.

Going on normal non-G HC quests with a Rare-12 weapon after hitting G rank should multiply all NPC ranking point gains.

Quest Areas
Areas for quests are as follows:

Jungle (密林) Desert (沙漠) Swamp (沼澤)
Snowy Mountains (雪山) Volcano (火山) Tower ()
Forest and Hills (森丘) Great Forest (樹海) Arena (鬥技場)
Canyon (峡谷) Highlands (高地) Tidal Island (潮島)
Flower Field (花田) Polar Sea (極海) Battlefield (決戰場)
Large Arena (大鬥技場) Base (迎擊據點) Fortress (要塞)
White Lake (白湖) Top of Great Forest (樹海頂端) Cloud Viewing Fortress (雲見砦)
There is an associated image with each quest location, these can be viewed here
Quest Objectives

The following are the various quest components for goals in quests:

Deliver (繳納) Hunt (狩獵) Kill (討伐) Capture (捕獲)
Repel (擊退) Break (破壞) Cut (切斷) Fish (釣起)

The cut and break objectives can be for a large variety of parts such as the following:

Wing (翅膀) Head (頭部 / 頭冠) Tail (尾巴) Beak (鳥喙 / 喙) Horn ()
Shell (蟹殼) Chest (胸部) Pincers () Tentacles (觸手) Ears (耳朵)
Claws () Fin () Head and Body (頭與身軀)) Back (背部)
Searching for Quests

Accessing the green option on a quest giving NPC will give you access to the search function. You can search by entering text in the main text search or the rewards string search or simply by utilising preset options.

Pasting Chinese for the Text or Reward searches may not work depending on your locale settings, try pasting from a notepad window, a browser such as Firefox or Edge, or using the Character Map program that ships with windows.

A full list of the monsters and search parameters for both HR/SR and GR can be found here

Advertising Quests

Quest advertising is a relatively straight forward affair, the typical format you will see used is '@here / Quest Type / Monster Name / other info / @re'.
Assuming you can copy paste into the game it's pretty much a case of copy pasting the right information into the chat field.

General Terms:
@here - Automatically makes a link to where you are on the game servers
@re - Automatically adds the total number of slots left for the quest
有便當 / 有飯 / 飯 - Have Food Buff, useful if paired with numbers for adren etc. (e.g. -50 HP, -60 HP)
破頭 - Break Head
斷尾 - Cut Tail
求幫 - Seeking Help
來麻棍 - Bring Paralysis Tonfas (Other status and weapons may be inserted in same format, e.g. 來毒雙 for Bring Poison Duals) 秘火飯 - SR Adren Food
- Gou
遷悠 - Exotic
You can also just use HR with the numbers after it to advertise rank.

Conquest Terms:
Lv200 etc. - The level of the monster, required if advertising a Conquest because you have to be equal or below the host's level to advance your own levels.
+10/+15 - Notices for conquests for how many levels the host is going up if he doesn't cart.

Examples:
@here 剛金塵龍 斷尾 有飯 @re!
Gou Garuba Daora, requesting Tail Cut, have Food Buff

@here G遷悠 雷狼龍 破頭斷尾 有便當 有飯 @re!
G Rank Zinogre, Tail Cut and Head Breaks, have Food Buff, Requesting Help

As there are no bans for english players and because the game officially covers regions that don't speak traditional chinese you can also advertise using direct translations of things or even rough descriptions if needed.
@here 剛噬血龍! @re!
@here HR5 shixuelong!
@re! @here HR5 Blood Sucking Dragon! @re!

Quest Rewards

After finishing any quest you will naturally receive rewards based upon the quest, these will always be presented in the following format:

Caravan and Raviente

All information on Caravan has been moved to the Caravan and Raviente section.

Guild Quests

Guild Quests are taken in the Guild Hall, they give Guild Tickets which can be used for various pieces of equipment that are exclusive to them.
As well as standard Guild Quests you can also add sub-quests, these can be added to an already signed quest by simply talking to the Quest Cat again after signing a Guild Quests and choosing the 3rd option. A second smaller quest icon in the normal quest icon above your character indicating a sub-quest is selected.

Diva Quests

The Diva can be found in a side area of the main town on the steps leading to the square. Her questline grants various materials to make Diva exclusive equipment which is extremely good. The first chapter has no specific requirements, the second chapter needs you to be at Style Rank and every chapter after that requires G Rank.

English objectives and rewards for the various chapters can be found in the Google Document, you may have to talk to more people than the document lists.

Check the G Rank section for information on Diva Buffs which can only be utilised after you hit G Rank.

Monsters

Armour Skills

Sigil Skills

AI Companions

You can control your AI Companion priority in the options in the NPC section (press confirm to move options around):

And you can enable or disable the chat they send while in quests in the Chat options

Halks


A Halk is given to you from your first log in and will be with you in quests as long as you (or the quests) do not turn it off. Upon completing a quest there's a chance that the Halk will drop an egg for you to collect which can contain skills for it to use or items for use in combining and for general use.

You can access your Halk and manage it by going to your House's entrance and choosing the icon that is a Halk. Within this area you can feed your Halk and manage its Abilities and Training.

Feeding your halk consumes Fullness which is simply how full your Halk is. This will increase the various elemental and status stats it has listed and will cause it to change form upon reaching 100 in said stats (i.e. 100 in poison and dragon would result in a dragon element Halk that also uses poison.).

Training manages the five stats that your Halk has, filling all five bars completely will cause your Halk to level. Currently Halks are limited to level 3.

Skills for Halks are unlocked by picking up eggs dropped at the end of quests. A full list of Halk Skills that can be equipped can be found in the Google Document.

When you hit GR150 at G Rank you can equip a third skill to your Halk.

Once a day you can claim a Halk Pot from the ground near the Halk's rock. This provides a massive amount of damage reduction but has a limit of one per day with a maximum of five uses. At midnight TW time a new pot spawns and the buff limits reset, if you do not claim a pot you will lose it.

Once a day you can claim a Halk Pot from the ground near the Halk's rock. This provides a massive amount of damage reduction but has a limit of one per day with a maximum of five uses. At midnight TW time a new pot spawns and the buff limits reset, if you do not claim a pot you will lose it.

There are a number of items exclusively crafted using Halk Feathers that drop after quests. These include 本気飲料【会心】 which adds a flat 30% affinity onto your weapon for a 10 minute duration. There are also variants of this for each of the elements which add a flat 1.1x elemental multiplier onto your weapon. Recipes on these will be added here eventually.

Felyne Partnyaas

Even if you prefer having Fostas, you should immediately make a Partnyaa and send it to the Guild Hall. This benefits everyone in the guild and Guild Partnyaas are the only way to get some materials.

Partnyaas are Felyne companions similar to those found in MHFU and MHP3rd. They can be managed in the same area as Halks are. To hire a Partnyaa you simply need to talk to the Halk manager and choose his Partnyaa option, this will put you into Airou Creation mode:

There are five tabs for this which let you customise aspects of your partnyaa, they are:
Pattern (花紋類型), Eyes (眼睛類型), Ears (耳朵類型), Fur Colour (毛色類型) and Tail (尾巴類型)

After confirming your choice of visuals you will be asked to name your Partnyaa and they will appear on the island over the bridge. You can have 1-2 Partnyaas initially (2 if you are in a Guild, 1 if you are not.) and gain the option to get more when one is at PNR 300

After getting your Partnyaa you can change their equipment and manage their status from the notice board with cat ears next to the Halk manager:

This board will produce the following menu.

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  • Party Setting
  • Status
  • Equipment
  • Training
  • Dispatch
  • Priority
  • Give Gifts
  • Dismiss Partnyaa
  • Manual
  • 同行設定
  • 狀態
  • 裝備管理
  • 特訓指示
  • 派遣伙伴喵
  • 變更擅長行動
  • 送禮
  • 解僱伙伴喵
  • 何謂伙伴喵
Party Setting

This option allows you to set which of your Partnyaas is set to come on quests with you. This will also display if they have bene sent to the Guild Hall etc.
同行中 - Accompany on Quests
待機 - Standby
獵團小屋 - Guild Hall
集魂 - Collect Souls
萬能園地 - Sent to Pugi Farm

Status

Status allows you to check the status of individual Partnyaas in the form of a Felyne Guild Card. This shows things such as stats, gem buffs, etc.

Equipment

Allows you to change the equipment a Partnyaa has equipped. This equipment is crafted in the Blacksmith at the Cat Smith in a way very similar to normal equipment.

Training

Allows you to train a Partnyaa, increasing their stats.

Dispatch

Allows you to send your Partnyaa to the Guild Hall (獵團小屋, to Collect Souls during a Hunter Festival (集魂) or to your Pugi Farm 萬能園地 where they can enhance the various Cat Stalls there to produce new materials for Partnyaa Armour Gems.

Priority Adjust

Allows adjustment of a Partnyaa's priority in Quests and by extension what colour it is for use in Guild Halls. This requires a book that can only be purchased by a Guild Leader for 20 RP and then gifted to you, obviously this requires a guild. RP is gained every 30 minutes in game and can be donated for this purpose in options 1 - 2 - 2 on the NPC next to the Guild Hall entrance.

Give Gifts

Allows you to give your Partnyaa items that increases its bond level with you, the attack buff you get by gemming in the Bond skill is based upon this value (appears on the cat status as a smiling cat face

Party Setting

Allows you to gift items any Partnyaas you have either waiting to be dispatched somewhere or as your active in quest Partnyaa. This increases their mood and causes them to try harder on quests.

Dismiss

Help: Displays help for Partnyaa functions.

Usefulness of Partnyaas

Partnyaas are not terribly helpful in the actual killing of monsters however, having an active Partnyaa on a quest allows you to receive a second break roll on all parts you break. This is the only way to get additional break rolls on a quest. There is also a chance for them to steal materials from any monsters they attack and to gather whenever they are near gathering spots.

Fostas

Fostas are the free additional hunters you will see on quests if you have a free slot. Generally speaking they are quite strong for the earliest content but quickly drop off around HR5.

Rastas

Requires a Subscription

Rastas are clones of other players that can be given to up to three people. These will use the gear set on them by their owner and will join you on quests. Rastas are the only way to gain GCP which is used on your own Partner's skills, improving your rasta, buying items and for some combining.

HR2 is required to be able to create or contract a Rasta as is an active subscription to the game.

Rasta Guide Image explaining unlocking, hiring, the menus and the various mechanics.

Changing the equipment your rasta uses in other players' games is basically the same as changing your own equipment except you choose the rasta option instead of to equip for quests/town.
Guild Loyalty (公會忠誠度) increases Attack, Elemental and Status attack values. (On the Rasta you have contracted from someone else, other people need to upgrade this)
Guild Reliability (公會信頼度) increases Defense and allows for more skills to be activated.

Reliability
Skills Enabled
1-2 4
3-6 5
7-10 6
11-14 7
15-19 8
20 10
Legendary Rastas

Requires Premium to be active to be contracted!

If you are on any flavour of Premium/VIP (this is not the base subscription) you can take a Legendary Rasta. These Rastas are very strong and give you all the benefits you would receive from having a player contracted Rasta such as GCP as well as an additional 4 carves from the associated Legendary Pugi on all quests, including those taken solo. You can customise these much more heavily than standard Rastas and can turn on or off all the individual powders and throwing knives they have access to:

It is recommended to turn off all Throwing Knives as they tend to waste time rather than resulting in positive effects, these are slightly less terrible if you are using a Partner or Rasta who has a status weapon, but are still pretty bad as they insist on using all of them in one batch even if they are missing.

Standard VIP/Premium allows you to have 1 Legendary contracted. Grace Boost Course (Ultra VIP or NetCafe) allows you to take 2 Legendaries and will allow you to take 3 Legendaries in Z1

Partners

Any Armour or Weapons given to a partner are permanently lost from your own box.

Partners end up close to paid premium rastas in terms of DPS and superior in terms of support, it is highly recommended you put in effort to one.

Partners are very similar to a Rasta but rather than being a clone of another player they are a live in companion who you gear up and customise to your preference.

To get a partner you will first need to be HR2 and have purchased the first house size upgrade from the store (10,000z House Icon).
After this you will need to visit the rasta bar and talk to the legendary rasta with the weapon of your choice and will need to choose the Take Partner option (The best weapons to give to a partner are SnS or DS. HH is unreliable in the buff timing and ranged weapons have terrible AI. LS or GS may be better if you are a ranged weapon main for getting some tail cuts. Other weapons are servicable but generally perform worse than the prior.)

You will be prompted to choose a gender:

Followed by a personality for your rasta which will affect looks and the flavour text they use in quests: And finally you will have to confirm your decisions:




After going through these options you will need to head to your House where you will be greeted by the NPC you talked to in order to choose their weapon and you will be able to customise them:

If you mess up something while creating your partner you can cancel them by talking to the cat next to the bar, this will completely delete your partner and allow you to start over changing name, gender and personality. If you simply want to customise face or voice you can also use Premium Restyle Points from the Item Shop (costs real money). There is no way to change gender outside of dismissing and hiring a new partner.
Image Guide to Partner Interactions.

Main Partner Menu
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  • Talk
  • Status
  • Equipment
  • Skills
  • Items
  • 攀談
  • 查看狀態
  • 裝備設定
  • 技能設定
  • 道具設定
Partner Status

Partner Status displays the direct equivalent of the Guild Card for a Partner. This displays active skills, defense and attack values as well as the ranks of each weapon that is unlocked for your partner.

Partner Equipment

Any Armour or Weapons given to a partner are permanently lost from your own box.

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  • Give Equipment
  • Manage Equipment
  • 轉讓裝備
  • 伙伴專用儲藏箱

The Give Equipment allows you to simply give your partner any equipment you may already have from your own box, this will permanently remove it from your own, be very careful when using the Give Equipment option.

The Manage Equipment option allows you to change the equipment your Partner has in its possession. This includes managing its box, equipping it with different weapons and selling anything it has in its equipment box already.

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  • Change Equipment
  • Sort Box
  • Sell Equipment
  • 變更裝備
  • 整理裝備
  • 出售裝備

Partner Weapon Stats
Partner Weapons function differently from those on Humans or Rastas and instead uses a number of different things to define each of their weapons.

Raw Values are simply fixed based upon the tier of the weapon equipped on the partner, for example a standard G Rank Lance will have 736 Attack, this will be true regardless of it being Lv1 or Lv50.

Elemental Values scale based on the Weapon Rank your partner has for that specific weapon. For example at rank 999 with Tonfa every element will have a value of 1500, regardless of whether it is a hybrid element like Black Flame or simply normal Fire or Dragon. As above this completely disregards the actual values on the weapon outside of element type.

Status Values is the only value that is directly derived from the weapon, this will either be 100% of the value present on the weapon or 50% in the case of Tonfas. If you are intending your partner to use status as a support role Burst or Origin weapons can be ideal as they don't need the full 50 Levels a standard G Rank weapon would to get their peak Status values.

Weapon TypeSnS / DSGS / LSHammer / HHLance / GLSwaxe (Z1)RangedTonfa
Normal / Master's Mark210720780345-180-
SP2809601040460-240-
Gou29410081092483-252-
HC32211041196529-276-
Evolution35012001300575-300-
Heavenly Storm
HR5 Exotic
36412481352598-312-
Supremacy37812961404621-324-
Event / Premium / Fake G420144015606901620360296
G Supremacy / G Rank448153616647361728384432
Burst490168018208051890420486
G Exotic504172818728281944432495
Origin518177619248511998444504
Zenith532182419768742052456550

Weapons that innately grant skills such as Burst, G Finesse or Exotics do not grant these skills to partners. Likewise Zenith skills and buffs from Z1 are not granted to Partners.

Partner Armour Stats
Partner Armour is simpler than Weapons and just ignores all values of the Armour equipped completely outside of class. Any full set of normal G Rank armour at Lv1 will provide the maximum defense that Standard G Rank armour can. It's not really worth making Burst or Origin pieces for a Partner but G Exotic can be worth it.

Armour TypeDefense
Standard75
SP100
HC120
Gou130
Heavenly Storm140
Exotic145
HS150
Supremacy160
G Safeguard / G Supremacy220
G Rank230
Burst250
G Exotic260
Origin270
Zenith300

Armours that innately grant skills such as Exotics do not grant these skills to partners. Likewise Zenith skills and buffs from Z1 are not granted to Partners.

Partner Skills

Partners can make use of many of the same Skills a player has access to, unlike players however these are simply set from a list and purchased using GCP. There is a certain hierarchy to unlocking the skills and you will need to rank them up to PR999 to make use of some of the best (Encourage +2, Strong Attack).
All Skills for partners can be found on the google document, along with their prices, point cost and prerequisites.

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  • Learn Skill
  • Passive Skills
  • Equip Skills
  • Manual
  • 技能學習
  • 自動發動技能學習
  • 技能裝備
  • 技能情報

Learn Skills
The Learn Skills option simply produces a list of skills that you can currently purchase.
Black skills are those you can buy, Blue skills are those you have already purchased and gray skills are ones you cannot currently afford.

All Skills Unlock using GCP. The Caravan Festival is one of the single best sources of GCP if you want to rank up your partner's abilities as it can result in many thousands of GCP if you complete enough routes.

Passive Skills

Passive skills require your partner to have maxed a weapon's rank (999) and then started Kaidan by selecting the last option on the legendary in the same way you first unlocked a weapon or chose a partner.

Passive Skills are, as the name implies, always activated passive abilities. The basic options are Additional Skill Slots and Extra Cost Budget. The prior is not terribly useful compared to its GCP cost as you will end up lacking enough Cost to equip additional skills. The Cost budget increase however is definitely worth it.
In addition to the general skills above you will also unlock the ability to increase each weapon's maximum attack value after your partner has a weapon reach rank 999. This does not actively increase their raw values but instead gives a higher attack ceiling that is useful when utilising skills such as adrenaline.

Equip Skills
Equipping skills simply produces a list of skills and a list of those you have equipped. The values in the right column on the equipped status window show the cost of each skill with the total cost you can have equipped above them. It's fairly straight forward.
Do note that although you can stack skills that share the same effect this will not in fact stack their values. Equipping Strong Attack with normal Attack will not give you two separately added values and will instead simply deactivate the weaker skill while still wasting Cost.

Partner Items

The Items option allows you to set your Partner to use a variety of items for advancement and to aid in quests. The first menu is for HRP/GRP Tickets of various flavours while the second allows you to set your partner to use Wide Area Powders, Flutes, Throwing Knives or Traps. It's highly recommended you sync this with whatever the owner of your Rasta has their Rasta set to use.
For example if the Rasta you have contracted plays Flutes you would want the Powders to be set on your partner for maximum benefits.

Partners are incredibly useful when ranked up and assigned proper skills, they can provide party wide buffs and can easily deal damage on the level of another human player. Investing is highly recommended.

House Facilities

Main House

Your main House room is an area containing a few different things:
Equipment Box: A standard equipment box that allows you to manage items, change all your equipment and change pugi cuffs.
Bed: The bed allows you to test out weapons and their movesets. The ability to test SR movesets is unlocked a while after starting but before starting SR (contact me if you know specific numbers).
Bookshelf: The bookshelf allows you to check monster kills, see information on Elements and HH songs, change your house's style (costs GCP, not worth spending if you have anything else to spend it on) and to change the title displayed above your name in town.
Dining Tables: A fully upgraded house contains three dining tables, these allow you to feed two, four and eight people in your house. Using the bento function is much easier to manage than actually using your house for this purpose.

Outside of these it is also where your Partner and active Partnyaa reside. If you talk to them in here you can give them HRP Tickets to enable quicker ranking up for both.

Display Gallery

The display gallery is a customisable room that you can set up furniture and boxes in. This mainly serves as a way to get Gallery Gems and other items. These are decent gems that you can gain from getting the Furniture NPC to evaluate your house. There is not much purpose to this room outside of vanity as the prizes for the gallery rating are pretty much all outdated and have relatively little use.

Duck (Gook) Farm
Basics

The Gook farm contains a number of cats and an area in which you can make a home for gooks. Gooks give free items after quests sometimes and allow for the use of Gook Cooking which enables the refining of items into other types.

Farm Facilities

The Cats in your farm allow you to get materials after each quest by using various tools that are available by talking to the cat on the stump. You can upgrade your tools by making furniture for the Display Gallery, stamps are given based on totals spent which can be redeemed for the option to purchase better tools. You can follow the following guide to make furniture for stamps easily.
The Tools themselves are the following:

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  • Plants and Herbs
  • Tools and Junk
  • Cook Raw Meat
  • Ores and Stones
  • Insects
  • Mocha Pots
  • Bargains (Appears Randomly)
  • 澆水
  • 打掃
  • 烤肉
  • 採掘
  • 照顧蟲
  • 喵卡醉壺
  • 發掘物

Most of the options give what you would expect from taking their names literally and for the majority only have a true use before G Rank, with actual Farming always being better. Mocha Pots and Cooking are always useful to an extent.

The 'Bargains' option will occasionally appear underneath Mocha pots, this gives out various useful tools and materials such as Mega Pickaxes, Max Potions, Rare Ores, etc.

Most of these should be self-explanatory outside of the Mocha pots option which allows you to use a Mocha pot, a general guide to how these work can be found here, the minute boundaries are instead quests taken with the item in the ground with rainbow appearing after red. Mocha pots will need to be purchased in the shop and are named 摩卡醃壺.

Getting Gooks

See this guide for information on getting a gook.

You will need to adapt instructions to match the current version of the game until I get around to writing a proper guide.

Gook Tools

After getting a Gook you can periodically get batches of items (from the caretaker or the shinies) which can include materials for the creation of Gook Tools. Gook tools are special versions of Pick Axes, Bug Nets, Fishing Bait and a new Gathering Glove tool. These are unique in that they have a fixed chance of doubling anything gathered using them. This means for example if you use a Gook Fishing Bait you will have a chance of simply getting 2x of whatever you fish out rather than 1x.

Gook Tools
Tool Name Trade Materials

咕咕鴨的釣餌

Gook Fishing Bait

10x Tools for 1x 閃閃的東西

1x Tool for 1x 閃閃的碎片

咕咕鴨的十字鎬

Gook Pickaxe

10x Tools for 1x 亮亮的東西

1x Tool for 1x 亮亮的碎片

咕咕鴨的補蟲網

Gook Bug Net

10x Tools for 1x 清爽的東西

1x Tool for 1x 清爽的碎片

咕咕鴨的拳套

Gook Gloves

10x Tools for 1x 軟軟的東西

1x Tool for 1x 軟軟的碎片

迷路球

Lost Ball (Gook Farcaster)

10x Tools for 1x 軟軟的東西

1x Tool for 1x 軟軟的碎片

These tools are naturally very useful whenever you need to get a lot of any low percentage gatherables as they can double the stacks. The tools seem to break at around the same rate as the Mega versions of their associated tools.

You can carry up to three Lost Balls (迷路球). These can have up to four different effects depending on the situation:
Effect 1: Randomised between Farcaster and Nearcaster effects.
Effect 2: If the map has a random spawn, randomised between either warping to a random area or the Effect 1 results.
Effect 3: If you have a Gook Charm you will be warped to the secret area if it's available or when inside it or unavailable, you will get Effect 2.
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Gook Quests

On the Guild Master you will find new types of gathering quests that are special Gook Gathering Quests. Functionally these are just normal quests with Gook Junk (咕咕鴨的雜物) added to the item pool and a chance to encouter giant Gooks. Look up the Gook Junk item on the database to find maps if you want to grind out 99 of these for the Gook Charm. They are a flat 4% chance from gathering and 100% from finding Giant Gooks. Giant Gook spawn rates can be increased using G Rank Sigils.

Gook Junk Items
Gook Junk Items Trade Materials

咕咕鴨的護身符

Gook Charm

99x Junk for 1x Charm

An item that has a huge number of supposed effects but ultimately the biggest effects are simply that it makes it more difficult to break Gook Tools, can adjust how Gook Farcasters work and sometimes gives additional items from Gook Cooking (estimated at 1% or lower chance). This also enhances a number of the mostly useless Gook items such as the Gook Plushies.

減肥餐

Yase Yase Food

3x for 1x Food

Shrinks Gooks when used as feed

增胖餐

Plump Food

10x for 1x Food

Expands Gooks when used as feed.

Gook Cooking

After you have a Gook you will gain access to the ability to perform Gook Cooking (or Stewing), this allows you to refine a batch of items or single items into other types.

Cooking itself is simply a basic timing minigame. If you watch the pot lid bounce you will see that it does small bounces followed by a larger one lifting the Gook into the air, if you simply hit confirm when it lands back on the pot after the larger jump you will always be successful.

A recipe that is worth utilising is the one for making Mysterious Stones (謎之發光石) by cooking 10x Mysterious Shard (謎之發光碎片), you can buy the former item for 2200 GCP or the latter for 200 GCP. You can also simply go to the Island in the Jungle and gather infinitely. There is a flat 5% chance of getting a Mysterious Shard at any insect gathering spot in the game meaning you can simply hold gather down and wait to get enough.

Even choosing buying, it's worth having the Gook so you can save 200 GCP instead of wasting it when you can simply cook a 10 stack for less.

A notable recipe for mid to late game grinds are those for all items related to Hiden Grind. You can trade HC carves for Hiden Souls, GHC carves for Hiden Ribbons and Conquest Weapon Gems for Hiden Merits. As you will naturally get a bunch of at least two of these item types it can be a good help for this grind.

Lost Cat

The Lost Cat is an NPC that spawns in your Gook Farm with a certain chance after quests, he will ask you to help him find an item he has lost and gives items in return which can include Mystery Crowns and their G Rank Equivalent which are used to craft an Armour Set (深黑) that can not be acquired anywhere else in the game.

To quickly locate the item he has lost simply refer to the image below. Spam through his text once and then talk to him again, referencing the leftmost column of text to the image. I am currently lacking 2 images for this text meaning you may ocassionally have to look in those 2 areas if you roll that location.

Pugi Farm (My Tore)

It's recommended to have a sub after hitting HR3 to start on a Pugi.

Everything on the Pugi Farm is updated at 00:00 TW time.

About

The Pugi Farm (or My Tore) is a facility you gain access to after hitting HR3, it is a customisable area in which you can set up a Pugi, various facilities to train said Pugi and Airou (Felyne) Stores that provide unique items and combinations not found elsewhere.

Pugis themselves are exceptionally important, they are the Frontier equivalent to Talismans or Charms and can be used to add extra skill points to skills. The use of a Pugi is absolutely vital in setting up the overwhelming majority of endgame sets and should be the first priority going into the Pugi Garden.

Starting out

When you reach HR3 you will be able to enter the Pugi Farm (or My Tore), this is accessed at your house via the icon of a Pugi (Pig). You will initially be greeted by an NPC:

She will ask you a number of questions which will dictate which of the three potential managers you are assigned:

Answers Manager Assigned
YYY Middle
NYY Random
YYN Youngest
NYN Random
YNY Eldest
NNY Random
YNN Youngest
NNN Eldest

After waiting until midnight the following day (00:00 TW Time) and you will be assigned the Manager based on your choices above.

Manager Interactions

After being assigned your Manager you can talk to her to get presented with the following menu:

Tutorial: Chinese information on the Pugi Farm

Talk: Allows you to talk to her, she will sometimes make requests for items or ask questions. This affects her affection values, see Manager Requests below.

Gift Clothing: You can spend the daily P you get from her on clothing for her to wear. She wears this based upon her mood and it gives you no direct benefits.

Gift Items: Giving items to the Manager causes affection to increase and her to give you an item. See Manager Gifts section below.

Pugi Menu: Allows you to change your Pugi's options and buy or expand related facilities, see Pugi Menu section below.

Claim Daily Points: You get 1 then 2 points alternating days, do this every day.

Special Commissions: Completing the tasks listed in here give you special items such as Disposable High-Grade Earplugs or G Whetstones.

Convert Points to GCP: Converts the Daily Points into Guild Contribution Points that you get from having a Rasta and going on quests. The rate is 30P to 3000GCP. Useful when you've got all the facilities you desire.

Airou Plaza: See Airou Plaza section below.

Bonus and Forgotten Points
Every 100 HRs you may claim 10P by talking to the farm Manager. You may also claim any points you have forgotten to collect in the same manner (up to 14P are stored, any past this amount will be permanently lost).

What to Spend Points On

You should initially focus all points entirely on getting yourself a Pugi (增加噗吱豬, 30P) followed by a Departure Facility (出發用設施, 30P) after having both of these you should then either purchase a Premium Outfit or purchase one of the Standard ones (20P).

Standard Outfits cost 20P on top of the 60P required to get a Pugi and the Departure Facility, these outfits have two slots for any 1 or 2 slot Standard Cuffs to be slotted into. Premium cuffs cannot be used at all with these outfits.

Premium Outfits are overall a better choice, these outfits have two slots for either Premium or Standard Cuffs (or combinations of both). Premium Cuffs can only be slotted into Premium Outfits. The best cuffs available before G Rank are Premium Cuffs, especially for Blademasters. You can get cuffs granting Artisan which can enable Sharpness +1 where you would otherwise need multiple gems.

I would personally recommend getting a Premium Outfit regardless, Capcom have previously given out free lottery tickets have given out materials to craft Premium Cuffs. These would be completely useless to you without a Premium Outfit.

If you are going the paid method, I would personally recommend buying a premium outfit and later a pack of G premium skill cuffs. The non-G premium cuffs are not terribly necessary but are still quite nice if you have the money to spare. If you are getting a non-G pack, the actual pack you will want will vary, the first offers a variety of Artisan Cuffs that take both slots but provide either +3 Artisan or +2 Artisan & +5 In Another Skill, outside of the Artisan Cuffs there are multiple Cuffs that offer +5 Hearing Protection, +5 Quake Res, +5 Wind Pressure etc. and are generally rather easy to improve your armour with.

After getting the Pugi items I would recommend working on the Airou Plaza stores. It's also potentially wise to save points until you have 60P spare, this is because upon hitting G rank you will need to spend 60P on the G Rank Pugi Cuff License in order to utilise G Rank cuffs. This is required with both Premium and Normal cuffs and cannot be bypassed in any way.

Manager Requests

Most of the things the Manager asks you are simple questions of no real importance however, she can also request a number of items in order to heal your Pugi. This can only happen after obtaining a Pugi.

The Eldest Sister requests: 3x Sleep Herbs and 5x Ice Crystals (3x 眠草, 5x 冰結晶)
The Middle Sister requests: 4x Sleepy Fish and 3x Cold Meat G (3x 眠魚, 3x 冷烤肉G)
The Youngest Sister requests: 2x Nutrients and 1x Cold Drink (2x 營養劑, 1x 冷飲)

Cold Meat G is made by combining normal Cold Meat (冷烤肉) with a Universal BBQ kit (萬能燒烤組合) and then performing perfect cooking with the spit that results.
A universal BBQ Kit is made by combining a Female BBQ Kit (女人的烤肉組合) with a Universal BBQ Spit (萬能燒烤工具)
Cold Meat is made by combining Raw Meat (生肉) with Ice Crystals (冰結晶).

Manager Gifts

The Youngest Sister likes Yian Garuga Materials, the Middle Sister likes Rajang Materials and the Eldest Sister likes Gold Rathian and Silver Rathalos materials.

There are a number of special items you can be given from your Manager. Some of these item are exclusively given to you as gifts from her, others need to be gifted to you in order to unlock the item at the Airou Plaza Combination Store (see Airou Plaza section).

Gifts for individually preferred items (Combinable)
砥石GG WheststoneRecovers 200 sharpness (Normal whetstones recover 150)
高速砥石Hi-Speed WhetstonesRecovers 75 sharpness with a single swipe (Normal whetstones recover 150)
拋棄式耳塞Disposable EarplugsResists any roar that could be countered by Earplugs
Gifts for individually preferred items (Non-Combinable)
金水煮蛋Boiled Golden EggRecovers some health
銀水煮蛋Boiled Silver EggRecovers all health and maxes out HP bar (Max Potion effect).
無懼果實Anti-Flinching FruitStops you flinching and small knockback from attacks for a limited time.
拋棄式高級耳塞Disposable High-Grade EarplugsResists any roar that could be countered by High-Grade Earplugs
Gifts for Rare-5 Items
少女之心【體】Maiden's Heart [Health]1/8th chance of 20 Health Recovery. 1/8th chance of breaking.
少女之心【避】Maiden's Heart [Evasion]1/8th chance of reducing damage taken to 1. 1/8th chance of breaking.
少女之心【氣】Maiden's Heart [Stamina]1/8th chance of 25 Stamina Recovery. 1/8th chance of breaking.
Combined Maiden's Hearts (Level 3 Airou Combination Booth required)
少女的願望【體】Maiden's Heart [Health]1/8th chance of 30 Health Recovery. 1/8th chance of breaking.
少女的願望【避】Maiden's Heart [Health]1/8th chance of reducing damage taken to 0. 1/8th chance of breaking.
少女的願望【氣】Maiden's Heart [Health]1/8th chance of 75 Stamina Recovery. 1/8th chance of breaking.
Combined Maiden's Wishes (Level 3 Airou Combination Booth required)
少女的全部Three Maidens' Wish1/8th chance of reducing damage taken to 0 and recovering 30 HP and 75 Stamina. 1/8th chance of breaking.
Other possible gifts
Potion (回復藥), Mega-Potion (回復藥‧大), Nutrients (營養劑), Energy Drink (元氣飲料), Herbal Medicine (漢方藥), Max Potion (秘藥), Well-Done Steak (全熟肉), Well Done Fish (全熟魚), Farcaster (回歸球), Herb (藥草), Mega Juice (強走藥‧大)
Pugi Menus

The Pugi Menus are pulled up by choosing the appropriate Pugi option (噗吱豬) in the Manager's Menus. Selecting the Pugi Menu will present you will the following:

Check Status: Shows you information on your Pugis including Birthday, Level and Stats. See below.

Expand Pugi Facilities: Allows you spend Points on the various facilities related to the pugi, see the table below for details.

Increase Pugi Count: Allows you to get more Pugis and Standard Outfits. Each pugi costs 30P and you can have a maximum of 3. All outfits cost 20P and more are unlocked as you purchase them. This is where you get your first Pugi.

Change Clothing: Allows you to select your Pugi's outfit. White Names are Standard Outfits and Yellow Names are Premium Outfits. Only Premium Outfits may use Premium Cuffs.

Pugi Cuffs: Allows you to talk to her, she will sometimes make requests for items or ask questions. This affects her affection values, see Manager Requests below.

Carried Items (GR350): Causes your Pugi to use the selected item on you at a certain rate when it's valid for it to do so, this must be set every log in and uses the items directly from your box. Unlocked when at G Rank and at GR350.

Taking a Pugi on quests

To simply get a Pugi on quests you will want to spend points on three different things:
A Departure Facility within Pugi Facilities (擴建噗吱豬牧場 > 出發用設施 (30P)) 1 Pugi within Pugi Expansion (噗吱豬的增加 > 增加噗吱豬 (30P))
Either a Standard Outfit within Pugi Expansion (噗吱豬的增加 > 20P Items) or a Premium Outfit from the Item Mall.

You can equip a Pugi Cuff by talking to the Manager, the Blacksmith or by using an Equipment Box. G Rank cuffs require a license which can be bought within Pugi Facilities for 60P Pugi Facilities (擴建噗吱豬牧場 > 60P Item)

Pugi Stats

ENCNDescription
Name名字 The Pugi's Name.
Birthday生日 The Pugi's Birthday.
Hunger飢餓度 How hungry the Pugi is.
Health健康狀況 How healthy the Pugi is.
Clothing服裝 What clothing the Pugi is wearing.
Pugi Cuff技能鈕扣 What Cuff the Pugi has equipped.
LevelLV Increases maximum number of times the pugi can appear in quests. Increases chance of bringing items back to the Dung Pile. Lv = (Int + Str + Mot) / 5 (Rounded down).
Intelligence聰明度 Causes the Pugi to attempt to bring items more relevant to your situation.
Strength運動力 Increases the likelyness of the Pugi appearing when you are on low health or taking damage.
Motivation幹勁 Decreases the time between Pugi appearances in quests.
Item道具 The item the Pugi will use upon appearing in quests (Unlocked at G Rank at GR350).

Pugi Facilities Costs and Stat Changes

Facility Cost Int Str Mot
Obstacle Course Facility
障礙物運動用設施
30P+2~3+1-1
Climbing Facility
爬樹運動用設施
30P-1~2+1+3
Running Facility
跑步運動用設施
30P+1+3-1~2
Learning Facility
學習用設施
30P+3~4-2+1
Departure Facility (Trampoline)
出發用設施
30P-1+1+1
Using the Departure Facility means the Pugi will accompany you on quests.
This is what enables the use of Pugi Cuffs.
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Pugi Cuffs

Pugi Cuffs are the Frontier equivalent to Charms or Talismans. Unlike their mainline equivalents, Cuffs always have static skill point values, this means there's no RNG involved outside of that to get the items to create them, a Cuff that has +4 in Earplugs for example will only ever have +4 in Earplugs when crafted.

You can craft Pugi Cuffs at the Blacksmith. There are two types of Cuff that can be created, Premium and Standard. Premium Cuffs require items that are paid for and require that your Pugi has a Premium Outfit (also paid for) to be used, Standard Cuffs can be equipped in both Premium Outfits and Standard Outfits that cost 20P at the Pugi Manager.

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  • Weapons
  • Armour
  • Decorations
  • Pugi Cuffs
  • 武器加工
  • 防具加工
  • 武器加工
  • 裝飾品

Below G Rank standard cuffs are not terribly good when compared to Premium ones. At G Rank both Premium and Standard cuffs are incredibly good, with both being equally viable when trying to make an endgame level set.

You can equip a Pugi Cuff by talking to the Manager, the Blacksmith or by using an Equipment Box. G Rank cuffs require you to be GR50 and to get a license which can be bought within Pugi Facilities for 60P Pugi Facilities (擴建噗吱豬牧場 > 60P Item)

I would personally recommend getting a Premium Outfit regardless of your intentions towards Premium Cuffs, Capcom have previously given out free lottery tickets for lotteries have given out materials to craft Premium Cuffs. These would be completely useless to you without a Premium Outfit but potentially build enabling with one.

If you are going the paid method, I would personally recommend buying a premium outfit and when relevant, a pack of G premium skill cuffs. The non-G premium cuffs are not terribly necessary but are still quite nice if you have the money to spare. If you are getting a non-G pack which actual pack you will want will vary, I would recommend using the search function in the crafting window to find a Cuff you desire and work out if you want the first or second pack.

Airou Plaza
About

Airou Plaza is part of the Pugi Farm, it consists of a number of stores that you can set various Felynes to staff. To use Airou Plaza you must purchase Stores and Staff Capacity, you can then interact with the various cats that wander your square and attempt to hire them to staff the purchased Stores. You purchase stores by pulling up the Airou Plaza menu by selecting the last option on your Farm Manager:

Extending the Plaza

By selecting the Extend Plaza option you will be presented with a menu in which you can spend points on the following facilities:

FacilityCostPurpose
Staff Capacity Lv1~530P per Slot (Max 5)Allows you to hire more Felyne workers for stores.
General Store
雜貨店擴建
30P50P50PSells general purpose items such as Potions. Exclusively sells some items such as Mega Demondrugs, Mega Armourdrugs and Paintballs.
Combining Store
調合店擴建
Combines items, has a number of exclusive combinations for items such as Fast Whetstones or Heavy Bowgun Coolant.
Bar
飲食店擴建
Gifts items to anyone who visits your Pugi Farm. Can give you items when at Lv3.
Clothing Store
服飾店擴建
Allows you to purchase clothing that adjusts the items cats gather while out adventuring.
Adventure House
冒險屋擴建
Allows you to send cats out to specific locations to gather items.
Hiring Cats

To hire cats you simply need to talk to one of the various cats that will be wandering your Plaza (you can toggle this on and off by choosing the last option on the Cat Manager). After talking you will be presented with four options:
說話 - Talk
聽評價 - Listen to Desires
挖角 - Attempt to Hire
狀態確認 - Status

Choosing the Attempt to Hire option will present you with three more options:
用錢挖角 - Convince with Money
用道具挖角 - Convince with Items
用話術挖角 - Convince with Sweet Talking
As you likely cannot read the text that hints at what the cats wnat, the best option to choose is Convince with Items. Gifting decently rare monster materials or general materials such as Union Ores has a decent chance of working. Talking has low chances of working and giving money is likely to fail even if you try to bribe with 9,999,999z. You only get one attempt per cat so choose wisely. After you are successful in hiring a cat you can then use the manager to put them to work.

Managing Cats

Cats can managed by talking to the Cat Manager:

Selecting the second option will allow you to set what each of your employed Cats is currently doing:

Cats can managed by talking to the Cat Manager:
General Store (雜貨店) Combining Store (調合店) Adventure House (冒險屋) Clothing Store (服飾店) Bar (酒館) Standby (待機中) Dismiss (解僱)
Be careful not to choose dismiss by accident or you will lose the cat you had hired.

Exclusive Items

A number of items are exclusively sold or combined at the Airou Stores:

Airou General Store Exclusives
Clust S Lv3
LV3 擴散彈
Level 1Identical to the combined ammo.
Health Drink Powder
健康飲料粉
Level 1Combines to make special items at the Airou Combiner.
Paintberry
染色果實
Level 2Identical to the gathered item.
Immunizer
活力劑
Level 3Identical to the Combined item.
Demondrug
鬼人藥
Level 3Identical to the Combined item.
Armorskin
硬化藥
Level 3Identical to the Combined item.
Mega Demondrug
鬼人藥‧大
Level 3Requires Style Rank. Identical to the Combined item.
Mega Armorskin
硬化藥‧大
Level 3Requires Style Rank. Identical to the Combined item.
Hot Meat
熱烤肉
Level 3Identical to the Combined item.
Cold Meat
冷烤肉
Level 3Identical to the Combined item.
Antidote Meat
解毒烤肉
Level 3Identical to the Combined item.
Paintbal
染色球
Level 3Identical to the Combined item.
Smoke Bomb
煙霧球
Level 3Identical to the Combined item.
Poison Smoke Bomb
毒煙霧球
Level 3Identical to the Combined item.
Deoderant
除臭球
Level 3Identical to the Combined item.
Paint S
染色彈
Level 3Identical to the Combined item.
Dragon Seed
屠龍果實
Level 3Identical to the gathered item.
Airou Combination Store Exclusives
Stamina Vitality Drink
健康飲料【體力】
Level 1Grants a buff that takes the same slot as Food does, useful after fainting.
Health Vitality Drink
健康飲料【持久】
Level 1Grants a buff that takes the same slot as Food does, useful after fainting.
Attack Health Drink
健康飲料【攻撃】
Level 1Grants a buff that takes the same slot as Food does, useful after fainting.
Defense Health Shake
健康飲料【防禦】
Level 1Grants a buff that takes the same slot as Food does, useful after fainting.
Blast Coating
爆擊瓶
Level 1Used with Raviente Weapons (Useless until G9)
Warm Oil
保溫油
Level 1Increases length of HBG Heat Beam meter.
Cooling Oil
冷卻油
Level 1Decreases length of HBG Heat Beam meter.
Throwing Bomb
投擲爆彈桶
Level 2A thrown barrel bomb.
Mega Boomerang
迴力標G
Level 2An improved boomerang.
Horizontal Barrel Bomb
前射型木桶飛彈
Level 2A bomb that shoots forward along the ground.
G Whetstone
砥石G
level 2A whestone that increases sharpness by 200 (Normal Whetstone is 150)
High Speed Whetstone
高速砥石
Level 2A whestone that increases sharpness by 75 in a single swipe (Normal Whetstone is 150)
Disposable Earplugs
拋棄式耳塞
Level 2Blocks any roars that the Earplugs skill is capable of blocking.
Warm Powder
溫暖粉塵
Level 2Wide-area Hot Drink effect.
Cold Powder
清涼粉塵
Level 2Wide-Area Cold Drink effect.
Antidote Powder
解毒粉塵
Level 2Wide-Area Antidote Effect.
Maiden's Wish (Health)
少女的願望【體】
Level 3An improved Maiden's Heart.
Maiden's Wish (Evasion)
少女的願望【避】
Level 3An improved Maiden's Heart.
Maiden's Wish (Stamina)
少女的願望【氣】
Level 3An improved Maiden's Heart.
Wish of Three Girls
少女的全部
Level 3All Maiden's Wishes effects in one.
SR Challenge Room

The Challenge room is an area where you can take special stat increasing challenges. You can also take pure vanity challenges which provide special decorations within the room as well as view any of the individual weapon SR300 Hiden Sets that you may have crafted.

The quests to increase stats are especially important towards endgame as they increase the maximum attack value that you can have active, see the Style Rank section for specific information on this facet of the room.

Purchasing Things

Actually read the name of what you're buying.

Don't just stupidly assume the thing costing the right amount is the right thing.

Store Basics

Like many games and services Monster Hunter Frontier uses a Point system, these are commonly referred to as either simply Points or MH Coins. 100 Points or Coins is the direct equivalent of 100 Taiwan Dollars which converts to around $3.15/€2.80/£2.40 (as of August 2016).

Using the store is simply a case of using your preferred method to add the store's currency and then purchasing whatever you want from the individual pages of the various items and subs on sale.

Adding Money (PC)
MyCard Points Codes

You can buy MyCard Points Codes from various sites, the following sites stock MyCard Codes:

OffGamers
OffGamers are officially supported by MHFG TW and have even had promotions previously where you get in game items for buying their MyCard codes. OffGamers has a ranking system which causes prices to go down as you buy codes, with prices ending up decently under the actual exchange rate for TWD.

SEA Gamer Mall
SEA GM are decently priced and sell codes specifically for TW and HK regions. Their codes cost slightly above the exchange rate after processing fees with paypal rather than below and still slightly under if you use WebMoney as a payment option. Higher processing fees than OffGamers but should be guaranteed to work.

CN-USA
CN-USA are pretty expensive and their storefront is a lot less than smooth to use in general, but their cards are explicitly TW branded and work fine with MHFG TW. Not recommended due to the price.

Codes purchased on any other similar site will most likely work, but these are the only ones I have personally used on MHFG TW.

Process:

1. Purchase a MyCard Points code

2. Go to the Capcom Billing Site and sign in.

3. Click on the big Monster Hunter Frontier G image.


4. Click on the second MyCard link.

5. Enter your card details as you were provided. The first text box is for the Card Number or Code (卡號) and the second is for the Card Password (密碼).

6. Hit the button below the text boxes to redeem the points.

7. You can visit this page and choose the 一百八十天內 option to view all points added in the last 180 days, this serves to verify you have the points.

A video guide for the process above can be viewed here if you need it.

Direct PayPal Payments

Seems to be working for international users again as of April 2016, buy MyCard points instead if it fails.

You can add money directly using PayPal, this will cost you the exact value of points purchased in TWD (e.g. 300 points = 300 TWD) as converted via paypals exchange rates. However this may not work in all countries as it requires a verified PayPal account.

Process:
1. Go to the Capcom Billing Site and sign in.

2. Click on the big Monster Hunter Frontier G image.

3. Click on the first MyCard link.


4. Choose the total number of points you want, 300 points is required for a 30 day subscription.
(This is also your price in TWD, 100 TWD is roughly £2.20/€3.00/US$3.20).

5. Scroll down, find the PayPal option with a Capcom 30th Anniversary logo and click it. This is written plainly in English.

6. You will be redirected to the MyCard Billing site. Enter your E-Mail in the appropriate box and tick the Agreement box. Ignore the rest of the options and press Next, the next page will confirm your transaction details, hit the Submit button and you will be taken to the PayPal site.

7. Pay with PayPal as you would for anything else, as stated this does require a verified PayPal account.

8. You will be returned to the MyCard site which will process your payment and then return you to the MHFG site where you will see a message confirming your points have been added.

9. You can visit this page and choose the "一百八十天內" option to view all points added in the last 180 days, this serves to verify you have the points.

Unlike the above options, you do not need to redeem a mycard password or code, the points are simply added directly into your account to be spent on the actual store.

Buying Things (PC)
Buying Things

Process:

1. Visit the Item Mall store front and find your desired item or subscription, a guide to the various sections can be found below.

2. Click on the item you want after locating it and you will be brought to a page telling you pricing details and what you will get from the purchase.

3. Log in when prompted to and you will be directed to a page telling you what you will get from the purchase, how many points you have and how many will be left in your account.

4. Hit the "I agree" tickbox followed by the buy button (購買).

Claiming Purchases

1. If you have purchased something like a Premium Kit or other item that you will need to collect the item. Go to the Purple Guildie at the town entrance and choose 'Receive Items' followed by 'Purchased Items', if you get a warning message you likely need to make space for items in your box.

2. If there is a promotion on you may also need to repeat the 'Receive Items' steps and select the 'Event Items' or 'Promotional Items' options to receive extra items.

PS3 and PS Vita

You need a PSN account from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore or Malaysia to actually subscribe.

PSN accounts do not work on PC and vice versa. If you want to use High Grade graphics etc. don't bother with PSN.

PS3 and Vita players need to purchase MH Coins using the PSN store, this means you need an account in a suitable Asian region and prepaid PSN codes for said store as they will not accept international credit cards from other regions.

A guide for the subscription process on PSN can be found here, the process is specifically for the PS3 but Vita should be extremely similar.

Subscriptions

Basics

There are a couple of types of subscription available but these can basically be broken down into the Main subscription and Premium Courses.

Be sure to actually read what you are buying! both the NetCafe Course and the basic 30 Days Core Subscription cost the same!

How Subscriptions Work

Subscriptions are basically time blocks, if you buy 30 days you will immediately have an expiry date set 30 days later. You can stack these subscriptions without issue. If you bought 30 days of sub and 2 days of premium you would end up with 2 Days of Premium Courses and 32 Days of the Main Subscription, likewise two sets of 30 days would add 60 days to your total subscription time.

Subscriptions are non-recurring, you must manually buy time each month unless you decide to buy multiple months up front. You do not lose progress if you don't stay subscribed, you simply can't do any content that needs a subscription.

Core Subscription

This is not premium. This is required to play the game proper!

The Main Subscription (30日通行券) is what is needed to play the game proper. It includes the Hunter Life and EX courses.

Hunter Life gives access to all non-premium quests. This is required to take the vast majority of quests in the game. You will need this to rank up to HR5 and beyond and to participate in events.

EX course gives you access to all the extra functions in town including town boxes, buying extra items in the store such as Honey, Energy Drinks and Power Seeds and a bunch of Caravan convenience features.

You can't buy a one month subscription and then continue doing HR5+ content after it expires! If you do not have an active subscription you are still restricted to content of HR4 or lower even if you are HR5 or at maxed out G Rank!

This course costs around $9.90 a month with the first month being half price! Exchange rate based on April 2017.

Premium Course

This is premium and is completely optional!

The Premium Course (1日暢遊券 or 7日狩魂燃燒券) is a single day that includes all of the various Premium Courses from the Japanese version of the game.

This can be bought as either a single day (1日暢遊券) or as a pack of 7 Days (7日狩魂燃燒券). The prior option includes 24 hours of each course including the Core Subscription while the latter includes only the VIP parts, with 7 day you will need to already be subscribed to get the most benefits.

There are a couple of different flavours of Premium or VIP courses, ultimately all are for the same purpose which is to advance through the game's ranks or to get items without needing to invest as much time to do so.

Course Benefits
  • • PRP/HRP/GRP/SRP/GSRP x2
  • • Halk Pot Effect (disabled in a few quests)
  • • 4x GCP on quests
  • • 4x Caravan Points
  • • 4x Caravan Gem Colours
  • • Always +2 Hiden Materials, +5 on Priority Quests
  • • HC rates doubled (5% > 10% on HC, 2% > 4% GHC)
  • • Extra carve on everything carvable
  • • Most common materials on monsters can be rerolled (see note below)
  • • 4 fixed partner carve slots, 4 extra Legendary Pugi carve slots
  • • Great Luck effect always active
  • • Free Diva Song Buffs at max level (See G Rank section)
  • • Legendary Rasta and Pugi
  • • 1.25x damage dealt to monsters (disabled in some quests)
  • • Doubled Raviente G or Gg Gems
  • • Doubled Diva Defense and Caravan Festival Points
  • • Halks can only drop Skill Books
  • • Access to Premium Quests (mostly outdated)

Premium (and a certain Caravan Gem Skill) makes it so if you carve the most common material on something that can be carved there is a chance to reroll it, this removes the rerolled item from the pool making all the lower % items more common. This is not necessarily always a benefit if you actually want the most common carve but is estimated to be around 10% chance at best.

Reroll Mechanic
Normal MonoblosRerolled Monoblos
50% 一角龍的偉殼Removed
46% 一角龍的偉甲92% 一角龍的偉甲
3% 深紅之角6% 深紅之角
2% 深紅的豪角2% 深紅的豪角
Legendary Rastas

Legendary Rastas are powerful AI Companions who are available if you are on a Premium Course, these do not disappear like other AI companions and will actively ignore attacks by monsters and simply infinitely attack them.

To get a Legendary Rasta to accompany you, simply enter the bar and choose the 3rd option on them followed by confirming your choice. You can only have one Legendary Rasta at each time but can freely swap it with another while you have VIP.


After you have them contracted new options will appear to control what items they use on quests (Throwing Knives, Powders, Flutes) and what Weapons they are using.

NetCafe Course

The NetCafe Course (1日恩典暢遊券) also known as Super VIP or the Grace Course is an enhanced version of the above premium course. It is mostly identical to the above but it has higher multipliers, comes with a large amount of N Points and gives materials to make special headpieces.

Course Benefits
  • • All of the standard Premium Benefits
  • • PRP/HRP/GRP/SRP/GSRP x5
  • • 1,200 N Points
  • • NetCafe store items
  • • NetCafe Item Booster Set
  • • Headpiece Materials

The item set gives a number of items that are functionally unavailable outside of getting them as a Guild Daily Reward. These include Starving Wolf pots which instantly push you down to 25 Maximum Stamina. It is notable that you can claim these per character slot meaning if you have 7 characters you would get 7 days worth of the items for the day assuming you logged in on all characters to claim them!

The most notable part of this course is the N Points given. Some of the strongest gear is NetCafe equipment that uses thousands of N Points. It is not recommended to buy this course for N Points unless you are very wealthy or it is simply on an event where you get 3,600 N Points instead of 1,200. Typically you will need around 52,000 N Points to make an N Point weapon usable and around 73,600 to get it to Lv49 G Finesse. The final upgrade is generally not worth doing unless you really want to drop the points for marginal DPS as it costs 9,900 alone.

As you might have gathered, these are basically whale weapons.

NetCafe Boost Course

The NetCafe Boost Course (1日恩典增幅暢遊券) also known as Ultra VIP or the Grace Boost Course is a further enhanced version of the NetCafe course. It's mostly the same as the above but comes with additional fixed GRP, more N Points, a crutch skill similar Great Guts and access to two legendary rastas.

Course Benefits
  • • All of the NetCafe Course Benefits
  • • PRP/HRP/GRP/SRP/GSRP x5
  • • 2,400 N Points
  • • 25,000 fixed GRP on quests
  • • Can hire two legendaries
  • • Soul Resurgence active

Like normal NetCafe, the most notable part of this course is the N Points given. It is recommended to only buy this course for N Points while the event where you get 4,800 N Points instead of 2,400 is live.

Soul Resurgence is very similar to a Great Guts Ticket, it can proc once a quest and will save you and recover you to maximum health regardless of what HP you were on when it triggered. This can still fail to save you however on some multihit attacks such as Zinogre's nuke.

Pugi Outfits & Cuffs

A combination of Pugi Cuff and Pugi Outfit are the Frontier equivalent to Talismans or Charms, cuffs are basically decorations to slot into the outfits to give skill points.

A Pugi can be obtained after HR50 from the Pugi farm (see House and AI Companions) and the G Cuffs require you to be GR50 in G Rank and to have purchased a G Cuff License for 60P. In Total you will need to spend 120P to get a G Rank cuff on your pugi.

Premium Pugi Cuffs require the purchase of a Premium Outfit to be used.

If you don't want to wait the required days to get a Pugi and a Departure Facility, buying a G Aid Package will give you 60P which is enough to obtain everything required to use Cuffs and Outfits. Simply doing Hunter Navigation achievements should mean you do not need to do this and buying it is not recommended unless you want to get the G Rank Cuff license quickly after hitting G Rank.

Item Mall Pugi Outfits
Any Premium Pugi Outfit is required to utilise Premium Cuffs
Premium Pugi Outfits
(技能鈕扣P組合)

Previews of these outfits are here and they match the list of outfits in order from top left to bottom right (e.g. Fisherman first, Paria second, Gospel outfit third, Ham Shank fourth, Rainbow fifth etc.)

Item Mall Pugi Cuffs
Premium Cuffs can only be slotted into Premium Outfits
Premium Pugi Cuffs I
(技能鈕扣P組合)

The first set of premium cuffs, details on skills etc. can be found here
Premium Pugi Cuffs II
(技能鈕扣PII組合)

The second set of premium cuffs, details on skills etc. can be found here
Premium Pugi G Cuffs
(G技能鈕扣P組合)

The first set of premium G cuffs, details on skills etc. can be found here
Premium Kits


Premium Kits are basically sets of equipment that you can only obtain by purchasing their individual kit. Most kits come with the materials to make 2 Armour Sets with the intention being you can craft one Gunner and one Blademaster.

Kits do not include materials to upgrade the equipment they contain. Materials will need to be farmed just as with upgrading any normal set.

G Rank upgrades require G Tickets which are included in some premium kits and not others. These can be obtained by simply buying them or through the display gallery reward tickets if you have them. (Some kits will give these instead of actual G Tickets).

The Weapons in Premium Kits are generally only suitable at early G Rank, do not buy a kit expecting to see long term use out of the weapons within! G Rank is still required to craft Premium Kit Tonfas, you cannot pay to use them earlier.

At this point in Frontier, a majority of the Premium Kits are too outdated to be major use, carefully evaluate the skills listed on GP versions of the kits before you buy anything!

For example, the Vampire Hunter Premium Kit is actually garbage in terms of skills, both the sets end up points in the Hearing Protection and Monster skills, neither of which are at all desirable and can be considered to be brick skills realistically. This means you should only ever purchase it if you're a massive fan of Darkstalkers.

Premium Kit Recommendations

The four kits below are simply average currently!

They can still be utilised decently while working on a serious set, but are not really useful endgame!

When Z1 is released (June to August 2017) these will be the best kits to buy outright so you may want them early anyway!

The best premium kits currently available are those that get upgraded to Zenith levels (ZP) in Z1, this is simply because they enable you to both get Zenith Skills relatively easily as having skill points relevant to current meta and endgame.

Specifically, the actual kits are the Asteli, Carrol and Lien sets. There is also a Miku Hatsune themed set that is currently unavailable on TW that gets upgraded that may become available during Z1 but as it is not currently available it does not have its stats listed below.
Asteli Kit Carrol Kit Lien Kit Miku Kit

The Asteli set is often used in an event for any new account creation. Simply making an account and during a certain time window will give you the Kit's tickets for nothing! This event is currently running through until the 1st of June and is likely to either stop completely or have another, less desirable armour replace it then.

Lien Premium Kit
Blademaster Skill Points
Piece GP Armour ZP Armour
Helmet Sharpness+6, Three Worlds Protection+4, Ice Attack+10, Weapon Handling+6, Stamina+5 Sword God+5, Obscurity+4, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Fortification+5 Skill Slots Up
Chest Fencing+5, Sharpening+5, Three Worlds Protection+4, Encourage+5, Eating+5 Sword God+5, Stylish+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+4, Issen+4 Quake Res Up
Arms Fencing+5, Sharpening+5, Three Worlds Protection+4, Encourage+5, Focus+5 Sword God+5, Crit Conversion+4, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Charge Attack Up+5 Skill Slots Up
Waist Fencing+5, Sharpening+5, Three Worlds Protection+4, Encourage+5, Guard+5 Sword God+5, Stylish+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+4, Issen+4Wind Res Up
Legs Fencing+5, Sharpening+5, Three Worlds Protection+4, Encourage+5, Artisan+5 Sword God+5, Crit Conversion+4, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Stylish Assault+5 Stylish Assault Up
Gunner Skill Points
Piece GP Armour ZP Armour
Helmet Ammo Combiner+6, Pierce Shot Up+5, Three Worlds Protection+4, Expert+7, Fire Attack+10 Mounting+5, Steady Hand+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Crit Conversion+4Crit Conversion Up
Chest Mounting+5, Recoil+5, Precision+6, Eating+5, Encourage+5 Mounting+5, Recoil+6, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Encourage+5Quake Res Up
Arms Mounting+5, Recoil+5, Precision+6, Eating+5, Focus+5 Mounting+5, Recoil+6, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+4, Issen+4Wind Res Up
Waist Mounting+5, Recoil+5, Precision+6, Eating+5, Gunnery+5 Mounting+5, Recoil+6, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Blazing Grace+5Skill Slots Up
Legs Mounting+5, Recoil+5, Precision+6, Eating+5, Strong Attack+4 Mounting+5, Recoil+6, Three Worlds Protection+5, Strong Attack+5, Thunder Clad+4Thunder Clad Up
Carrol Premium Kit
Blademaster Skill Points
Piece GP Armour ZP Armour
Head Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Expert+6, Eating+10, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Flash Conversion+4, Thunder Clad+4, Evasion Boost+5 Thunder Clad Up
Chest Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Expert+6, Rage+4, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Flash Conversion+4, Rage +5, Evasion Boost+5 Skill Slots Up
Arms Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Expert+6, Encourage+5, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Flash Conversion+4, Thunder Clad+4, Evasion Boost+5 Assistance Up
Waist Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Expert+6, Artisan+5, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Flash Conversion+4, Sword God+5, Evasion Boost+5 Flash Conversion Up
Legs Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Expert+6, Three Worlds Protection+4, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Focus+6, Flash Conversion+4, Three Worlds Protection +5, Evasion Boost+5 Hearing Protection Up
Gunner Skill Points
Piece GP Armour ZP Armour
Head Strong Attack+5, Auto-Reload+6, Expert+6, Eating+10, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Sniper+4, Flash Conversion+4, Bullet Saver+5, Evasion Boost+5 Skill Slots Up
Chest Strong Attack+5, Auto-Reload+6, Expert+6, Rage+4, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Sniper+4, Flash Conversion+4, Rage+5, Evasion Boost+5 Skill Slots Up
Arms Strong Attack+5, Auto-Reload+6, Expert+6, Steady hand+5, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Sniper+4, Flash Conversion+4, Steady Hand+5, Evasion Boost+5 Flash Conversion Up
Waist Strong Attack+5, Auto-Reload+6, Expert+6, Critical Shot+4, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Sniper+4, Flash Conversion+4, Stylish Assault+4, Evasion Boost+5 Stylish Assault Up
Legs Strong Attack+5, Auto-Reload+6, Expert+6, Three Worlds Protection+4, Evade Distance+5 Strong Attack+5, Sniper+4, Flash Conversion+4, Three Worlds Protection+5, Evasion Boost+5 Hearing Protection Up
Asteli Premium Kit
Blademaster Skill Points
Piece GP Armour ZP Armour
Head Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Expert+10, Exploit Weakness+5, Issen+4 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Flash Conversion+4, Exploit Weakness+5, Issen+4 Flash Conversion Up
Chest Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Sharpness+6, Absolute Defense+6, Exploit Weakness+5 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Sword God+5, Absolute Defense+6, Exploit Weakness+5 Hearing Protection Up
Arms Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Eating+6, Adaptation+6, Charge Attack Up+5 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Thunder Clad+4, Adaptation+6, Charge Attack Up+5 Thunder Clad Up
Waist Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Fencing+6, Adaptation+6, Vampirism+5 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Sword God+5, Adaptation+6, Vampirism+5 Vampirism Up
Legs Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Focus+6, Absolute Defense+6, Edgemaster+4 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Sword God+5, Adaptation+6, Vampirism+5 Skill Slots Up
Gunner Skill Points
Piece GP Armour ZP Armour
Head Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Recoil+10, Exploit Weakness+5, Issen+4 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Recoil+10, Exploit Weakness+5, Issen+4 Skill Slots Up
Chest Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Weapon Handling+5, Absolute Defense+6, Exploit Weakness+5 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Ice Age+4, Absolute Defense+6, Exploit Weakness+5 Ice Age Up
Arms Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Auto-reload+5, Adaptation+6, Bullet Saver+4 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Sniper+5, Adaptation+6, Bullet Saver+4 Hearing Protection Up
Waist Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Eating+5, Adaptation+6, Vampirism+5 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Mounting+5, Adaptation+6, Vampirism+5 Vampirism Up
Legs Rage+4, Three Worlds Protection+4, Reload+5, Absolute Defense+6, Critical Shot+4 Rage+5, Three Worlds Protection+5, Mounting+5, Absolute Defense+6, Thunder Clad+4 Thunder Clad Up
G Tickets

10 G Tickets
(G強化券10張 )

G Tickets are used to upgrade the various Premium Kit weapons and armour to G rank level, some premium kits include a number of them, some do not. Check if you need them before you buy them but keep in mind no premium kit comes with enough to push everything to G Rank.
Item Packs


Item Packs or Aid Packages are functionally just packages of consumable items that cost far too much to be a sensible purchase. The exception is the G Aid Package which contains 60P which is enough to immediately get a G Pugi Cuff License at G Rank if you are lacking points.

Aid Package X
(導覽小姐協助包第X彈 )

A bunch of standard items, contains a number of consumable items (picks, special potions, items that give skills on quest start etc.) for a price.
G Aid Package
(導覽小姐協助包G)

A G Rank version of an Aid Package, notably includes 2x 30P tickets to enable the immediate purchase of a G Pugi Cuff License if desired. Still somewhat overpriced, details on contents.
Lotteries
Types of Coins



There are two different types of lottery, Step Up or Lottery G and standard lotteries. Currently both use the same Coins to be rolled for. You can buy various packs of coins ranging from only 1 to 170 coins, this makes the price per coin vary drastically depending on how many you are willing to buy.

Collaboration Lotteries (Madoka, Evangelion, etc.) always use their own unique types of coins. You cannot buy standard Lottery G Coins and use them to roll for things such as the Evangelion Lotteries. Note that internal capcom collabs do not have to follow this rule. Breath of Fire for example simply uses standard coins to be gambled for.

Lottery G Ticket
(摺扇貓的金閃閃小判G X張)

A Step UP lottery ticket, can be redeemed at the lottery cat in the blacksmith. Potential rewards and Step Up progression can be found here
Madoka Lottery Ticket
(遠坂凛之不可思議的寶石 X個)

A standard lottery ticket, simply redeemed at the Lottery Cat without needing to deal with Step Up mechanics. Potential rewards are here.
Buying 11 tickets outright gives you 15 armour tickets, always guaranteeing at least one fully maxed GX piece..
The sets are incredibly good but you will also lose a potentially large amount of money trying to complete them. Each set or weapon requires 60 of its Tickets to be fully crafted.
Using the Coins

Standard Lottery
The standard lottery coins can only ever be used for their specific lottery, these can be spent by talking to the Lottery Cat in the blacksmith and simply choosing the Standard Lottery option:

一般抽獎 / Standard Lottery

After selecting your desired lottery you can hit Square / X / Z on keyboard to see the odds of each individual prize.

Step Up Lottery
The Step Up lottery is a bit more complex than the standard lottery, it has a linear step progression that resets each day at 12:00 TW time. Each step gives a different number of lottery rolls and a different type of extra rewards.

金閃閃STEP UP抽獎 / Lottery Step Up
活動STEP UP抽獎 / Event Step Up
臨時倉庫 / Rewards Storage
新領域點數 / Frontier Points

After selecting the Step Up lottery you will be brought to the page where you can spend coins to upgrade steps and gamble, each Step's page will display the number of coins used for that step as well as the number of lottery rolls and any extras you will be granted. You can hit Square / X / Z on keyboard to see the odds of each individual prize.

Because the steps reset each day, you will need to put in a lot of coins at once if you want to hit the higher steps. In order to work out the best returns on coins you can check this calculator which automatically presents all rewards and allows for direct comparison of multiple steps vs. doing a single higher step etc.

After actually gambling you can claim any rewards in the Rewards Storage option, this will have a red exclamation mark if there are items in it.

Frontier Points
Frontier Points are yet another type of point in the game, currently these are exclusively used to get items tied to the Step Up lottery. You can outright get FP from progressing Steps or from using the Obtain Points option to convert Lottery Equipment tickets into them.

It is not recommendable to convert the Armour Tickets if you suspect you may ever want to use them but for the most part the weapons you can gain are bad and thus can be converted without issue. Weapon Tickets are converted into 1FP each and Armour Tickets into 3FP.

以點數交換 / Exchange Points
取得點數 / Obtain Points
ItemFP CostDescription
結雲生產券500FPYukumo Exotic Armour ticket (Great Luck)
蟲甲笛生產券300FPBnahabra Violin HH ticket
奇面生產券300FPCha-Cha and Kayamba DS ticket
鯊魚生產券300FPShark Warning Lance ticket
吹吹茶釜生產券300FPFelyne Blowgun LBG ticket
FP紋章生產券10FPFP Sigil Ticket
鍬鳳生產券500FPRhopessa Exotic Armour ticket (Status Attack Up)
啾咕生產券300FPTri SnS ticket
雷帝錘生產券300FPGaiasp Hammer ticket
玉米砲生產券300FPCorn Gunlance ticket
強狩獵弓生產券300FPArca Raptora Bow ticket
公會學識生產券500FPGuild Exotic Armour ticket (Wide Area+3)
W噬者生產券300FPWindeater LS ticket
B新星生產券300FPGreat Meteor HBG ticket
熔岩烈生產券300FPVulcanis GS ticket
劍魚生產券300FPHairtail's Hairblade ticket
秘擊玉1FP2x Raviente 100 G Gem
強狩獵弓生產券300FPArca Raptora Bow ticket

FP Sigils seem biased to roll the various individual weapon tech change and boost skills and have 75% chance of attack, affinity or elemental buff rolls.

You need 17,528 Raviente gems for a Lv100 HR5 weapon. This does not cover G rank upgrades and the gems can't be used for them. It is mostly not worth spending FP on these.

Restyle Points

Restyle Points
(導覽小姐協助包第X彈 )

A single premium restyle point. Can be used to change Voice / Face / Inner clothing at the cost of 1 point each. Three of these are required to completely change your character or partner. There are a decent amount of styles limited to these points and details can be seen here. The points themselves are redeemed at the Cat Hairdresser on its second option, which also serves as a way to preview the voices and faces in game.
Character Slots


They're character slots. You can have up to three different characters on a single account and they can all be of different genders. The Post Felyne on the farm can be used to transfer any standard items that go into the normal box between characters but there is no way to transfer equipment. G Rank items require you to be at G Rank to be removed from the box but all decorations including G Rank ones can be extracted without any rank requirement allowing you to be very overpowered while powering through the early ranks.

Premium Sigils Tickets

X Premium Sigil Tickets
(師傅貓的特別紋章G-X張組)

Premium Sigils are simply paid sigils, they can be Attack (9-30), Elemental (12-30), Crit Up (6-30), Elder Dragon Attack (12-45), Dowsing (15-45) or Money Expert (6-15). The lower end is more common with perfect rolls requiring three rolls of 5-20% chance depending on sigil, worse ranges than Sigils from Heavenly Conquests but guaranteed to have rolls only of the types listed on each type. Comes as singles and generally overpriced for what they are.
N Points
What are N Points?

N Points are literally NetCafe Points, they are primarily intended as a relief or reward mechanism for players who play inside NetCafes and as such pay for every day of playtime outright.

These points can be used to buy a good majority of the items in game including HC and GHC carves and a number of N Point exclusive materials for NetCafe gear.

NetCafe gear is amongst the best in the game as it is intended to be earned over a long period of time in a NetCafe. You get 5 NP a day for taking your daily and the Daily Bonus gives you 200 N Points fixed every month with 15 rolls with a low chance of giving 400 NP extra for the last 15 or so days of a month.

Unlike JP you can outright buy NetCafe course on all platforms which gives 1,200 to 2,400 N Points with events infrequently inflating these amounts to 3,600 and 4,800.

How to obtain

As mentioned, the best way to get N Points is simply to buy NetCafe subscriptions, no other method is reliable and is based on time or RNG.

You get 1,200 for each day of the NetCafe Course (1日恩典暢遊券) and 2,400 for each day of the NetCafe Boost Course (1日恩典增幅暢遊券). If there is no event on it is much more sensible to buy the NetCafe Boost course if you are purely wanting N Points as it gives N Points at a rate of 6NP/TWD compared to 4NP/TWD.

If there is a NetCafe Course event on the NetCafe is increased to 3,600 and NetCafe Boost to 4,800. This means they both give the same rate of points and which you buy should be down to how much you want to spend and how much actual NetCafe Course you want to end up with time wise.

What to use on

The best use of N Points is on the various pieces of equipment that are exclusive to it, the weapons are all very powerful and the armour is all good. The issue is of course that the price for most of these is whale territory, if you never intend to get N gear you might want to simply spend the points on G3%s, HCs or GHCs when you need them to save grind.

NP Price breakdown
Consumables1 - 4 NP
Gathered Materials1 - 26 NP
Standard Carves9 - 80 NP
G3% Carves100 NP
HC Carves100 - 170 NP
GHC Carves200 NP
N Weapon Materials100 NP
N Armour Materials500 NP
NP Total materials
N Weapon835 items
N Armour12 per piece, 60 per set

Typically individual armours pieces will cost 6000 NP with a full set being 30,000. Weapons vary quite a lot but they will need up to 835 to be maxed out.

There are often lotteries for the individual N Weapon upgrade materials, specifically the TW exclusive ones and any using the standard N Block materials.

Starting Out

In regards to the current progression HR1-4 should be considered an extended tutorial to early game at best. HR5 is where the game starts proper for all intents and purposes. This is why HR1-4 is the free trial, it is vaguely the equivalent of the first.

New Players Server

There is a fifth tab of servers that has quests specifically for new and returning players wanting to catch up to G Rank, these give massive rewards for very little effort when compared to the normal quests (to the extent they are comparable to abusing custom quests in 4U or similar). Access to these servers is indicated by this icon: .

While it is certainly worth getting as much out of these servers are you can, doing nothing but these quests is a stupid decision as all aspects of them are massively different from real quests. Getting used to cheat quest rewards and damage output will likely cause you to have a terrible time when you have to do real quests and actually grind out carves and rewards.
Of course, using this tab will also mean you to need to actually subscribe in order to advance earlier than you would otherwise.

The game also actively throws equipment at you until HR5 which to trivialises progression until the end of the trial.

After the Tutorial

This section assumes you have finished the tutorial quest line up until the point of having your first urgent available, check the basics section if you haven't reached that point yet.

Make sure to read the Frontier Base Movesets part of the Weapons section on the sidebar for an overview of the changes frontier has made to the various weapon movesets, some of the actions are not something you may try naturally and as such it is definitely worth reading to ensure you don't miss anything.

After completing the tutorial it's advisable you acquaint yourself with the town in general, check out the various NPCs and work out what they do and who sells what, help for that is in the NPC section.

A few facilities are available right from the start of the game, this includes the Gook Farm and the Helper Area.

The Gook Farm has farm tools similar to those in the portable titles, you can use tools to get various types of materials one time per quest taken and is where you can raise Gook ducks. The Gooks themselves also give various materials including those that make gook tools, these are versions of the Pick, Bug Net and Fishing Bait that can give double the item gathered when used.

Check the House and AI Companions section for more information on setting up Gooks.

The Helper Area houses both your Halk and any Partnyaas you have contracted, you can always contract two partnyaas with a third being unlocked later. Halks join you on all quests and provide configurable support, they are not huge game changers but they can be set up to heal, buff and simply attack enemies.

Partnyaas are functionally just felyne companions that add extra bag space to your inventory. Generally speaking, they are worse than normal AI companions or other players for actual hunting.

You should get a Partnyaa regardless of if you intend to personally use one, as they can be sent to the Guild Hall where they can go on Treasure Hunts, this allows access to many materials and items exclusive to the Guild Cats including Quick Potions, Mega Potions and Max Potions which have the effect of Eating (extremely fast consumption) built into them.

Check the House and AI Companions section for more information on setting up Partnyaas and configuring your Halk.

You should start on the Story Quests as soon as possible at the Yellow Guildie, you can find these in her first option and should focus on the one listed at the top of the window that presents you. This provides materials for all kinds of things such as Gallery Gems and Gogomoa Armour.

The quest line you want to do is 新米獵人進階篇 which should be listed first. Do not start any others after starting the first or progress in the story line will be lost.
A full list of the quests and the most notable rewards can be found on the Google Doc.

Keys and Urgents

After doing all your Key Quests you will gain access to your Urgent which allows you to progress to the next rank. All of these quests are below!

Hunter Rank Progression
HR1 Keys

Taikun Zamuza, Yian Kut Ku, Hypnoc

HR1 Urgent

Abiorugu

HR2 Keys

Rathian, Dyuragaua, Volganos, Gurenzeburu

HR2 Urgent

Espinas

HR3 Keys

Pariapuria, Rathalos, Nono Orugaron, Rajang

HR3 Urgent

Rukodiora

HR4 Keys

White Hypnoc, Orange Espinas, Kuarusepusu, Doragyurosu

HR4 Urgent

Akura Vashimu

HR5 Keys

Baruragaru, Diorex, Toridcless, Gasurabazura, Toa Tesukatora

HR5 Urgent

Supremacy Odibatorasu

HR6 Keys

Taikun Zamuza, Yian Kut Ku

HR6 Urgent

Automatic progression

HR7 Urgent

Shantien

The actual quests to take vary but are very clearly indicated by the star icon and should always sort first. It's very hard to do the wrong quests without intentionally ignoring the icons.

Additional Notes

HR2
Hitting HR2 and getting house upgrades unlocks the option to make your own Rasta and to hire your own Partner. You can contract another player as a Rasta at the bar as well as hire your own Partner there.

Contracting someone's Rasta ASAP and using them is advisable, you will start gaining Guild Contribution Points which you can spend on either upgrading the abilities of your hired Rasta or Partner, or on purchasing items at the shop that would otherwise be unavailable from a store.

Partners end up comparable to Legendary Rastas at the end game and can easily hold their own against almost anything in the game, it is highly recommendable to spend points and time investing into them.

Check the House and AI Companions section for more information on Partners and Rastas.

These story quests may not be available or useful with G10!
You should start on the Story Quests as soon as possible at the Yellow Guildie, you can find these in her first option and should focus on the one listed at the top of the window that presents you. This provides materials for all kinds of things such as Gallery Gems and Gogomoa Armour.

The quest line you want to do is 新米獵人進階篇 which should be listed first. Do not start any others after starting the first or progress in the story line will be lost.
A full list of the quests and the most notable rewards can be found on the Google Doc.

HR2 also unlocks the first Elder Dragons, Rukodiora is the first Frontier exclusive elder dragon you can fight. Previously, it was the standard Cookie Cutter set but the story quests listed above make the Gogomoa armour a more sensible decision.

Hunter Rank 3
HR3 is the start of High Rank. Similar to other games it simply allows you to fight stronger monsters and visit new locales.

The Pugi Farm

HR4 Unlocks the Pugi farm which will allow you to gain a Garden Manager who will give you points daily, sell you cat facilities and allow you to get a Pugi to take on quests with you.
Pugis are incredibly valuable assets, they can get you extra items when carving and they can grant you extra points in armour skills by equipping them with an Outfit and a Pugi Cuff.
The Cat Facilities include a Store, Combination Booth and an Adventure booth. Respectively these eventually allow you to purchase things such as Mega Demondrugs, create items like Quick Whetstones and send cats out to gather various unique materials.
Check the House and AI Companions section for more information on the Pugi Farm.

HR5, SP, Gou Quests and Gear

In regards to the current progression HR5 should be considered the real 'start' of the game. Equipment crafted from this point often upgrades all the way to G Rank and is relevant all the way until End Game.

Basics

HR5 is where you start to fight a lot of Frontier exclusive monsters and start being introduced to some of the unique systems, starting out you'll want to immediately talk to the Purple Guildie at the Town Entrance to claim a bunch of items. These will be gone into in detail in their own sections.

These items include materials for around three different Zerureusu weapons depending on which you make, these are incredibly good weapons which give you a massive boost on starting Gou level quests.

Outside of grabbing the items you should be aware that you can only take HR5 quests outside of the first tab of servers, the second tab onwards are all fine but the first time is the beginners' server and as such is limited to quests below HR5. If you were in a beginners' server when you hit HR5 you will need to move in order to take any of the new HR5 quests.

One mechanic unique to HR5+ is the idea of negative elemental weaknesses, these cause you to deal less raw damage if you are dealing the element that the monster has a negative weakness value in. This is in contrast to simply having 0 weakness value which would cause you to simply deal raw and zero points of elemental damage. Dealing damage on a negative res spot is indicated with a special elemental FlashConversion that looks darkened compared to usual

Negative resistances work in the same way they do for positive resistances, for example if 30 Elemental weakness would add 30 damage -30 Weakness would remove 30 damage (with some degree of difference for rounding).

There is an HR5 mixed set in the Armours and Sets section, this gives nice skills for HR5 players that can easily last until G Rank. You may need to recruit people to help you with grinding out the armour as it does require grinding Brachydios, Zinogre and Diorex.

SP Equipment

SP weapons are only really useful for Hunting Contests now. SP Armour has a long term use in gathering sets.
G10 may have made it so you don't get free Weapons.

SP Equipment is unique to HR5, all SP equipment uses materials new to HR5. Specifically, there are a number of coloured grass items (染色草‧X, X being the colour in Chinese) that you will need to gather to make most things.

The grasses are simply low% gathering items, you only need to find any colour as they can can be traded in a circluar pattern with the Veggie Elder at the Gorge (i.e. White for Red, Red for Blue, until you get back to White) until you get the ones you need.

SP weapons are completely average weapons that are solely for use on Hunting Contest Quests. Rather than normal weapon progression they simply have levels which marginally increases their stats.
You get a free SP weapon of every type (except Tonfa and Swaxe, which are G Rank exclusive) upon hitting HR5 from the purple Guildie.

SP armour is unique in that it gives no natural skill points, this is compensated for by allowing you to equip SP gems in it. Generally speaking SP gems will add at least skill alone, to compensate for how powerful SP gems are the SP Armour pieces they have relatively poor defense.

SP Gems give a large number of skill points in a single or multiple skills, they may only be equipped in SP armour.
some of these gems can be upgraded to be better than their initial versions.

HR5 Quests

There are functionally three different tiers of HR5 quests. Henshu (變種) and Kishu (奇種) are the first tier and Goushu (剛種) is the second tier and Exotics (遷悠) are the final tier.

Henshu (變種) and Kishu (奇種) are simply names to cover standard HR5 monsters. These are Normal and Sub-Species respectively (e.g. Diablos is 角龍變種 and Black Diablos is 變種奇種). These monsters are generally weaker than Gou monsters and typically are dead ends in terms of equipment progression.

Goushu (剛種) monsters covers the majority of the more powerful HR5 monsters, this includes any newer Frontier exclusives and more powerful monsters such as HR5 Elder Dragons. Most of these monsters have associated Gou Armour sets, these can almost all upgrade to G Rank levels (Burst or Origin) where they gain good skills and special abilities including boosting certain skills by a full tier (e.g. Expert+4 > Expert+5) and a large increase to damage in Critical Distance for all Ranged Weapons (30%).

Exotic (遷悠) monsters are simply mainline imports, they are typically ramped up from Mainline as there is no monster stamina system in the game and have new attacks. Exotics included in G10 are Zinogre, Deviljho, Brachydios, Barioth, Uragaan, Nargacuga and Stygian Zinogre.

As of G10 Gou Quests are simply mixed in with the other quests in ★5, they are indicated by the top of their quest card with 剛種任務 (Gou Species Quest). These are some of the harder HR5 content and are where you will find the majority of Frontier Exclusive monsters that have pre-G forms. The following table shows the various monsters and which section they fall under within their rank.

HR5 Monster Breakdown
GoushuHenshu & Kishu
Abiorugu Lunastra Akantor Hypnoc
Inagami Nono Orugaron Akura VashimuKhezu
Chameleos Harudomerugu Yian Garuga Rajang
Odibatorasu Baruragaru Yian Kut-KuRathian
Kamu Orugaron Pariapuria Espinas Rathalos
Gasurabazura Forokururu Plesioth Lavasioth
Garuba Daora Berukyurosu Gravios Rathian
Kirin Poborubarumu Gypceros Rathalos
Kuarusepusu Meraginasu Shogun CeanataurAkura Jebia
Kushala Yama Kurai Daimyo HemitaurKut-Ku
Gureadomosu Yama Tsukami Tigrex Espinas
Gurenzeburu Lao-Shan Lung Diablos Plesioth
Gogomoa Rukodiora Iodrome Gravios
Shen Gaoren GougarfsCephadrome Gypceros
Zerureusu Varusaburosu Gendrome Diablos
Taikun Zamuza Rusted Kushala Bulldrome Hypnoc
Teostra VoljangVelocidrome Khezu
Diorex ToridclessBlangonga Rathian
Dyuragaua GuanzorumuBasarios Rathalos
Doragyurosu Toa TesukatoraCongalala Lavasioth
Exotics
ZinogreDeviljhoBrachydiosBarioth
UragaanNargacugaStygian Zinogre Gore Magala (Z1)
Shagaru Magala (Z1)
Gou Weapons

Gou Weapons are made in their own section of the Blacksmith's crafting menu, these weapons are special in that they give ESP when you have 100% health and when upgraded and paired with upgraded Gou Armours give special bonuses on Gou and HR5 quests. They amongst the very best weapons available prior to G Rank.

Gou Weapons are made in their own section of the Blacksmith's crafting menu and generally will all require a 5 Proofs and a number of materials from the proof monster and Gou Elder Dragons.

After hitting Style Rank Gou weapons can be upgraded to Heavenly Storm weapons (天嵐武器), these grant an increase to the colour of each sharpness segment when taken on Gou or Supremacy quests when paired with Heavenly Storm armour (天嵐防具).

This means that a weapon that normally has Purple sharpness would have that turned into Cyan, which would usually be unavailable prior to G Rank. Gunners gain an affinity boost instead of the sharpness increase. Combined these boosts mean these weapons are perfect for tackling the hardest content below G Rank as they get buffs beyond that available on other weapons.

Gou Armours

Gou Armours, like weapons, are made in their own section of the Blacksmith's menus. They are very notable in that they give bonus levels to certain skills this bonus is based on the number of pieces of Gou Armour you have equipped and your own status (Details Here.)
Gou armours also give a lot of skill points in general making them ideal to mix and match with.

All Gou Armour pieces require proofs and 1 Gou Elder Dragon Gem (古龍種的稀玉) from Gou Rukodiora. There is a quest that can cycle in that has 100% chance of giving a gem which is ideal for creating Gou Armours. You will also be given 3 of these gems upon the creation of your first Gou Weapon.

A number of Gou Armours also upgrade all the way to G Rank as Burst Armour (烈種防具), these armour pieces are incredibly useful in that they always give you bonus levels to any boostable skills as long as you have a Single Piece equipped.

Exotic Monsters & Equipment

Exotic Monsters are the first mainline imports to MHF since Tigrex and Akantor were added in 2007. The base form of these monsters is available to be fought as soon as you hit HR5. Zinogre, Deviljho and Brachydios are all available with G8.

Reward Mechanics

There is currently no way to bypass the detrioration mechanics on standard Exotic quests. However, you need so many Tail carves and Break items for each set it ultimately does not make a massive difference.

Exotic Quests have a deterioration mechanic in place for quest rewards. The first three Exotic Quests each day after claiming your Daily and N Pointswill provide full rewards, the following will have 3 rewards, followed by 2 rewards and every quest after that point will have 1 reward roll (Full > Full > Full > 3 > 2 > 1).

Detrioration is reset by claiming Daily and N Points. Exotic quests using Tickets always have full rewards but tickets for these quests are functionally incredibly expensive and as such they might as well not exist for most players.

Carves, rolls from from breaking parts, your partner's carves and your Partnyaa's break rolls are not affected by this deterioration.

Due to Partners getting their carves regardless of if they were actually present on the quest it might be advisable to try and have your Partnyaa present to get their extra break rolls, this is especially true as you will need a large number of any break items to complete a full set of any Exotic armour.

Exotic Equipment

All standard weapons have HR5 equipment for Exotic monsters, this equipment does not upgrade at all until you are at G Rank at at rank GR500 but is very solid.

Exotic Weapons are unique in that they provide the Quick Eating skill while equipped, they also have a special slot type that is only relevant when at G Rank.

Exotic Armour is mostly the same as any other standard armour however, it is unique in that any equipping any single piece will always grant a set skill based on the set that you have equipped a piece from.

For example equipping any piece of Zinogre Armour whether it be the Head, Chest or any other piece will give you Thunder Attack [Large], this is completely free and does not affect any other skills nor does it need skill points.

Supremacy Quests

Supremacy Quests are quests against powerful variants of monsters that you can fight starting at HR5, they each give various items that are unique to the monster type within them which are used to upgrade Gou weapons and armour past Heavenly Storm levels.
Monsters with supremacy variants in are Pariapura, Unknown, Doragyurosu, Teostra and Odibatorasu.
Lavasioth has Aruganosu and Goruganosu as its supremacy form, they are a pair of Silver and Gold monsters which must always be fought as a duo and use various combo attacks that make use of the Ice and Thunder elements. They are unique in that they both must be reduced to 1hp in order for either of them to die, see the Monsters section for info.


Supremacy monsters are all extremely powerful and capable of causing an entire team to wipe instantly if not careful. Supremacy monsters also count as being HC for the sake of HC armour regen and HC bonuses. Odibatorasu is the easiest of the Supremacy monsters.

Supremacy quests all grant a number of unique materials to each quest, the quantity of these you get is based on a number of factors, carting and using a halk pot reduces the overall reward pool and RNG plays a role in getting extras. These materials are used to craft and upgrade Gou weapons and G Supremacy weapons later as well as for upgrading all Gou armours.

Things to do Every Day

If you're actively playing there's a few time based things you should be doing each day:

Guild RewardsAs long as you're a member of a Guild you get free items every day, check the English Guild section for details (resets at 00:00).
Pugi PointsIf you're HR4 you should be subscribed and getting points each day from your manager to work towards your Pugi and Cat Facilities (resets and updates at 00:00).
Halk PotsEach day the rock that your Halk rests on in the Helper Area will have a Halk pot, pick it up (resets at 00:00).
N PointsEvery day the Pink Guildie who runs the main Town Store has N Points available, grab these on the last option. This also adds the ability to take a Daily Quest (resets at 12:00).
Daily QuestA Daily Quest token is added after grabbing your N Point, you can only have one available and as such you must use one on a quest before you can be eligible for another. This does not stop you grabbing it and losing out on a Daily. This means you should always take your Daily before grabbing N Points. Daily Quests give a lot of good things such as large amounts of HRP or Event items. Grabbing your dailly also resets the Exotic quest deterioration.
Rasta MaterialsIf you have your Rasta contracted out to other players and they are actively playing, or vice versa, you will get small amounts of materials based around what has been hunted each day. (Obtained from the Bar, right Bar NPC last option.)

Style Rank

Basics

As soon as you hit HR5 you can begin Style Rank. Starting it is incredibly trivial and is automatically triggered when you walk towards the Guild Master after simply reaching HR5.

Style Rank enables a number of effects including special SR Skills, the use of two new movesets per weapon type and access to Hardcore monsters. You can test out the various weapons at the bed in your house to see how their SR movesets work and you can read detailed overviews in the Weapons Section under Detailed Weapon Information.

SR Movesets and Urgents

You can find detailed information on each weapon's SR movesets in Equipment, Decorations & Skills > Weapons > Detailed Weapon Info,the Standard Weapons covers all the normal Mainline weapons and Tonfa and Swaxe each have their own sections.

Your Book of Secrets must be equipped in order to use any alternative movesets and to get SRP from quests taken. As shown you can simply change the moveset you are currently using at any Equipment Box within the SR Book options. Every weapon starts SR with Earth Style (地之型) and Heaven Style (天之型) unlocked, Heaven Style is the first new moveset.

To get the SR100 moveset you will need to hit the required rank talk to the Guild Master and find the option that gives you your SR urgent.


The urgent for all SR100 movesets will always be hunting a random number of a random HC Monster. Both quantity and monster are rolled for when you first talk to the NPC.

If you do not feel up to the first option presented to you, simply quit and restart the game to get a new one. You can theoretically do this until you get something incredibly trivial such as hunting Two HC Bulldromes if you have the patience.

The quests taken for this urgent do not have to be of any specific rank* and as such you can simply hunt the weakest rank of the monster available, as long as you can toggle HC mode on the quest it is valid for the urgent quest, regardless of if it's HR1 or HR5.

After each kill a suitable monster you will hear a jingle and receive a message telling you how many you have left to be killed.

* Tonfas require GSR for their movesets and as such monsters must be GHC rather than HC.

Hardcore Monsters

HardCore is a toggleable option for SR quests that transforms the large monsters in the quest into HC monsters. If a quest can be made hardcore it is indicated by a flame icon in the quest list at the top right of its name . The Flame Icon itself does not mean the quest is HC, you have to actually turn HC mode on!

The HC option itself can be toggled on the final screen after selecting a quest where you confirm player numbers, password etc.:

HardCore Monsters are more powerful versions of monsters that have new skills, abilities and looks. Many HC monsters come with a boost to the levels of their Roars, Wind or Quake levels, protection wise this means you will need Super Earplugs, Quake Res +2 and Dragon Wind Breaker (Violent is useful only for Unknown and HR5 Raviente).

Completing a quest that is toggled to HC will grant you SR Weapon Souls (a ticket item visually), these are used in the crafting of some weapons and armour related to the weapon type (see Hiden Sets). If you are using a weapon within the Rarity Limit stated in your Book of Secrets you will gain a multiplier for HRP (3x), SRP (4x), Zeny (1.5x) and GCP (1.5x), this makes HC quests a very good way of gaining ranks.

The only difference in a Quest that you have made Hardcore is the monster or monsters themselves. If a quest has multiple large monsters they will all become their Hardcore variants.

Hardcore Carves
Basics

HC Carves are simply an additional type of carve available from HC monsters. Generally speaking, each type of monster will have one HC carve per tier they have (HR1-2, HR3-4, HR5-6, G Rank). Typically you only get HC Carves from actually killing and carving a monster but there are a small number of event quests that can reward them as normal rewards. You should assume you will have to actually kill the buffed versions of monsters for these Carves.

HC carves are used in a number of places, basically just taking the role of a low% carve like Gems or Plates.

If you carve an HC Carve you will hear a special jingle distinct from the normal carving success sound. HC carves may be carved by your Partner and will appear in the rewards after a quest (no jingle). While on Premium the Legendary Pugi can also get them in the same manner as your partner.

N Points and Festival Points (See Regular Events) can also be spent on HC Carves. These will cost around 100 N Points minimum and 500 Festival Points minimum.

Carve Mechanics

HC Carves are unique in that they are outside of the normal carve pool. This means that when you carve a monster you roll first for the pool from which you get an item and then after that the item itself.

Lavasioth HR2 Carve Tables
Normal Carve (95%)

熔岩龍鱗

Lavasioth Scale

48%

熔岩龍甲殼

Lavasioth Shell

38%

熔岩龍牙

Lavasioth Fang

14%
Hardcore Carve (5%)

熔岩龍的旋鰭

Lavasioth Rotary Fin

100%

For anything that can cause you to reroll carves such as Caravan Gem skills you will roll for the table on the second attempt too. As an example, if you initially carved a Lavasioth Scale and got a reroll you would have 5% chance of the new carve being a HC and 95% of it being either a Shell (73%) or a Fang (27%).

Weapon Souls

Weapon Souls are a per weapon ticket type that is rewarded for killing any HC monster. Each weapon has 4 different levels of Souls basd on the rank of the monster fought.

Weapon Soul Types
魂・序 Low Soul (HR1-2)
魂・中 Mid Soul (HR3-4)
魂・極 High Soul (HR5, non-Gou)
魂・天 High Soul (HR5, Gou)

For example fighting an HR17 HC Lavasioth with SnS would grant a SnS Soul (Low) (單手劍魂・序).

Weapon Souls are used to craft and upgrade certain weapons and armours. A lot of gear during and most decent gear past HR5 will require at least one of these to be upgraded or crafted.

Souls are heavily utilised in Hiden Grind which is typically started mid to late game, check the Hiden Grind section for more information on that.

Style Rank Skills

After you have Style Rank you will gain access to the ability to select a Style Rank Skill. These are permanently active buffs similar to armour skills but that do not take any slots.

Style Rank Skills
SR to GSR Skills

防禦力+170

Defense Up

Up to +170 Defense.

防禦力+170

Defense Up

Up to +170 Defense.

火耐性+34

Fire Res Up

Up to +34 to Resistance.

水耐性+34

Ice Res Up

Up to +34 to Resistance.

雷耐性+34

Thunder Res Up

Up to +34 to Resistance.

冰耐性+34

Ice Res Up

Up to +34 to Resistance.

龍耐性+34

Dragon Res Up

Up to +34 to Resistance.

全耐性+19

All Res Up

Up to +19 to all Resistances.

砥石全回復

Sharpening Up

+50 Sharpness or Maximum Sharpness from sharpening.

會心+24%

Affinity Up

Adds a flat +20% to +24% Affinity (GSR Swaxe and Tonfa add +2% each).
GSR Skills

[極]防禦+320

Conquests Defense

Up to +320 Defense on Conquests (non-shiten)

[極]攻擊+110

Conquests Attack

Up to +110 Attack on Conquests (non-shiten)
Every GSR999

守勢達人

Passive Master

Causes any monster attacks that would normally leave you completely knocked down to be partially recovered from

秘傳開眼奧義

Secret Technique

An ability that can be used once a day after 12:00 that deals massive damage after a long wind up animation. Bound to the Kick button or key.
11x GSR999

魂的再燃

Soul Revival

An ability that can be triggered once per quest that revives you after hitting 0 HP once and fills your health bar. Disabled with Determination. Unlocked on GSR999 weapons after yo have 11 GSR999 total.

At HR5 you gain the basic Defense Skill, at HR6 you gain all the various Elemental Res skills and the first version of Sharpening Up and at HR7 you get access to Affinity Up and max Sharpening Up. All of the Res and Defense skills progress naturally as you rank up in G Style Rank with some having the requirement of GSR999 in the weapon or multiple weapons to be unlocked or maxed out.

Style Rank Stats

The Book of Secrets status page shows everything immediately related to Style Rank, it can be accessed either through the Equipment Box or viewed through the menus (view only, no changing settings).

The most notable of these stats are the Attack Up (攻擊力) and Attack Ceiling (攻擊力上限解放) skills!

11 at HR5, 12 after HR6.

Style Rank Stats
Fixed based on Rank

HC適正武器稀有度

HC Rarity Suitability

The maximum rarity of a weapon that gets you additional multipliers on an HC quest. Rare-12 by HR7. Not displayed on a GSR weapon.

Mostly notable for getting ranks on AI Companions due to HR and SR being removed, Rarity Sigils on G Rank weapons count for these checks.

攻擊力

Attack Up

A flat increase to attack, each level is +1 true raw with a maximum of +100 at GSR999, equivalent to the Lone Wolf skill.

17 at HR5, 45 at HR6 and 50 at HR7. Gradual progression up to 100 at GSRR999.

裝備秘傳書

SR Status

The status of your SR, either Enabled (裝備) or Disabled (不裝備)

型態

Weapon Style

Which of the three styles you have equipped on the weapon.

特殊效果

SR Skill

Which of the above listed skills you have equipped. You can equip only 1 during SR and you gain the ability to equip 2 after GSR100.

裝備雙重秘傅

Hiden Buff

An additional 0.10x multiplier if you have multiple FX level Hiden Sets. Irrelevant at this point in Frontier.
Increased with My Missions (Below)

受傷窖量減輕

Damage Reduction

20 Levels. Reduces damage taken by a certain percentage (LV / 2)% with a maximum of 10% reduction.

攻擊力上限解放

Attack Ceiling

180 Levels. Increases the maximum value attack can have beyond the 800 True Raw limit. Increase is +40 per level with a maximum cap of 8000 potential True Raw.

忍耐力

Red Health Amount

25 Levels. Increases the amount of Red Health that you will be left with after attacks. 1% per level for a maximum of 25% additional Red Health.

復元力

Status Recovery

25 Levels. Reduces the duration of statuses by 1.5 frames per level for a maximum of 1.25 seconds reduction.
Attack Ceiling

To clarify, this does not directly buff your Attack but rather allows you to get beyond 800 True Raw worth of attack.

It is incredibly important that you raise the Attack Ceiling while you progress through G Rank, the default limit of 800 is incredibly easy to reach in recent updates. Z1 especially adds a lot of skills that stack attack and considering Zenith Weapons have up to 580 base True Raw and that the meta leans heavily towards Strong Attack +5 (+150 True Raw) you will find yourself going past 800 without even stacking skills.

Each weapon in Monster Hunter has its own internal multiplier that is applied to its True Raw value, you can divide the displayed attack on a weapon to see their True Raw.

Maximum Attack and Multipliers
SnS / DS1.41120
LS / GS4.83840
Hammer / HH5.24160
Lance / GL2.31840
Tonfas1.81440
Switch Axe F5.44320
Bowguns / Bows1.2960

Increasing the value of the Attack Ceiling is done by completing My Missions, these are detailed in the next section below.

My Mission

My Mission is a series of objectives that are unlocked after you hit HR5 and unlock Style Rank. There are two types of these missions, the first are the Medal Series that are purely vanity oriented and do not have any notable effects.

The second series is the Weapon Series which are used to enhance four different skills on all weapon types.

Medal Series

The Medal Series are the purely vanity challenges that have an associated Hunter Navigation Task that gives 30x Mission Accomplished Ticket (挑戰達成證) that allows you to skip the Weapon Series tasks. These tasks can be taken in your house in the SR Display Room which has a bullseye icon next to it, this unlocks at HR5.

Weapon Series

As mentioned the Weapon Series are global across all your weapons, you can view your active My Mission by looking at your Book of Secrets (狀態 > 秘傅書狀態). This will display the task number you are on, the target and any progress towards the goal. This progess is saved even if you log out.
Both the standard HR1-999 and G Rank quest NPCs have options dedicated towards these missions, selecting it will automatically search for relevant quests that meet the requirements. But you will still need to toggle HC manually if it is required by the mission you are on!

The number of SR Missions you should realistically take varies massively depending on your level of progression, the following are some estimated top ends to aim for at various levels of progression that will vary depending on your actual skill set used and play style:

Recommended Attack Ceiling
Early G Rank10
Basic Generic G Rank Set30
Basic Hiden Set40
Meta Hiden Set50
Determination Set60
Determination Hiden Set75
Recommended Attack Ceiling (Z1)
Generic Meta Set60
Meta Hiden Set50
Determination Hiden Set80

Using this site's Damage Calculator will generate you an accurate rating based on the skills entered.

Each of the missions given to you can be skipped by using certain items. Specifically you can use Mission Accomplished Tickets (挑戰達成證) which are fairly rare or outright pay to get lottery coins. You can find the skip option on the Guild Master from who you get SRs and GSRs.

Hiden
Hiden Basics

All weapons in the game have a number of associated Hiden Armours and Decorations. These provide points in their weapon's specific Weapon Tech Skill which is a skill catered specifically to a weapon type. This skill always grants Super High-Grade Earplugs and an attack multiplier of at least 1.2x for Melee and 1.3x for Ranged.

Having one of these skills is commonly referred to as having 'Hiden' for that weapon. Having Hiden means that you have at least 5 decorations for that specific Hiden type. These decorations are made by converting maxed out Hiden Armours into Decorations.

Getting your first Hiden is a very long process involving 775 hunts at minimum that will likely take at least 30+ hours of play with a good set. Do not go into G Rank thinking you should start Hiden Grind, it is very much something to do after you have an established set, starting it too early is incredibly likely to cause burn out! See the G Rank section on a guide on efficient grind that goes more in depth than this section!

Weapon Tech Skills

All weapon types in the game have an associated Weapon Tech skill, this is a skill that grants a skill that massively buffs its associated weapon type, these are detailed below:

30 Point Hiden Skills

單手劍技【劍聖】

SnS Tech (Sword Saint)

Super High-Grade Earplugs, Attack x1.3 when wielding a One-handed Sword., All Elemental Sword Stone Skills +3, All Status Sword Stone Skills +2, Bomb Sword +2, Faster Movement with SnS unsheathed and Fencing. The +3 versions of the Crystal skills will overwrite the +2 versions included in this skill if active.

雙劍技【雙龍】

DS Tech (Dual Dragon)

Super High-Grade Earplugs, Attack x1.2 when wielding Dual Blades, Fencing+1, Always recover 3 units of Stamina per hit while attacking in either Demon Mode. Faster activation of Demon Modes.

大劍技【劍王】

GS Tech (Sword King)

Super HG Earplugs, Attack 1.2x when wielding a Great Sword, Fencing +1. Guard slash counter block recovers half of the sharpness that would be lost, faster charging (stacks with Focus), charge remains at level 4 longer before dropping to level 2 charge (Storm Style). Perfectly timed blocks cause no knockback, can be evaded out of, drain no stamina and cause you to recover half of the sharpness that would be lost. Sharpness recovery effect works while using Sharp Sword and allows you to recover sharpness with +2.

太刀技【刀神】

LS Tech (Katana God)

Super High-Grade Earplugs, Attack x1.2 when wielding a Long Sword, Fencing+1, Spirit Bar Consumption Halved, Sharp Sword +2 while Spirit Bar is full and Attack x1.25 (originally x1.15) while the Spirit Bar is glowing (after being filled completely).

大錘技【鈍器獸】

Hammer Tech (Blunt Beast)

Super High-Grade Earplugs, Attack x1.2 when wielding a Hammer, Fencing and Attack x1.3 when releasing a perfectly timed charge attack for that entire combo (includes infinite).

狩獵笛技【奏帝】

HH Tech (Flamboyant Emperor)

Super High-Grade Earplugs, Attack x1.2 when wielding a Hunting Horn, Fencing+1, Performance mode Note Colour decision is made 34% faster.

槍技【天槍】

Lance Tech (Heavenly Spear)

Super High-Grade Earplugs, Attack x1.2 when wielding a Lance, Fencing+1, No damage taken when successfully blocking attacks, able to perform 4 hops instead of 3 and Motion Value +10 for final (3rd or 4th) Normal, Diagonal and Sky-Stabs.

銃槍技【砲皇】

GL Tech (Cannon Emperor)

Super High-Grade Earplugs, Attack x1.2 when wielding a Gunlance, Fencing+1, Wyvern Fire and Heat Blade Cooldown-time is halved, Heat Blade Activation Time reduced to 3 seconds. Normal Shells +2 Long Shells +1 and Wide Shells +1, stackable with Load Up (or Gentle Shot).

劍斧技【斬將】

Switch Axe Tech (Edge Marshal)

Super High-Grade Earplugs, Attack x1.2 when wielding a Switch Axe and Fencing. Successfully using certain actions successfully increases attack by 1.05x for a short time (Morphing in Earth Style, Sword Attacks in Heaven Style and Guarding in Storm Style). Stamina consumption for infinite swing combo is halved, attacking in axe mode increases phial gauge and attacks utilising the phial consume less meter.

穿龍棍技【穿凰】

Tonfa Tech (Piercing Phoenix)

Super High-Grade Earplugs, Attack x1.2 when wielding Tonfa, Fencing+1, and an additional 6th Combo / EX Meter segment is added.

輕弩技【銃傑】

LBG Tech (Gun Prodigy)

Super HG Earplugs, Attack 1.3 when wielding a Light Bowgun, Probability of Ammo bouncing off Monsters is reduced, can consume items while the weapon is unsheathed, Perfect Shot added to Just Shot meter that deals additional damage.

重銃技【銃仙】

HBG Tech (Gun Sage)

Super HG Earplugs, Attack x1.3 when wielding a Heavy Bowgun, Power (value) of Element/Status Ammo x1.2, Evade Distance Up, Melee Attacks and Crag/Clust Shots all do 15 KO Damage, Heat Beam does x1.2 damage and Perfectly-Timed Compression will result in more Attack Power for that 1 salvo.

弓技【弓鬼】

Bow Tech (Bow Demon)

Super HG Earplugs, Attack x1.3 when wielding a Bow, Arrows cannot be deflected, Power Coating Modifier increased by an extra 0.2x, Arc-Shot can be executed at Charge Lv2.

Hiden Armour granting these technically becomes available at HR6 but cannot be finished until GR500, completing one of these sets is one of the big grinds you can expect to undertake mid to late game.

Hiden Grind

A proper guide to this guide is in the G Rank section!
This section simply details the absolute basics of the grind rather than how to actually do it efficiently!

Creating Hiden Decorations is a long and involved process that lasts until late G rank. You can start working on Hiden Armour from HR5 but you cannot finish it until GR500. Hiden Armour requires multiple HC, GHC and G1% carves and lots of Weapon Souls, Ribbons and Merits gained from hunting HC, GHC and standard G Rank monsters.

Souls, Ribbons and Merits

As mentioned above whenever you hunt a HC monster you will gain a Soul for the weapon you used on that quest (e.g. LS on Gou HC grants a Longsword Soul (Top) 太刀魂·天), these are used to create the base Hiden sets.

To fully upgrade a Hiden set however you must also be at G Rank to get Ribbons and then at G Rank 500 to start getting Merits

Every day at 12:00 a set of monsters are promoted to Priority status, hunting these gives extra Souls, Ribbons or Merits. You will always gain 2 extra and they give an additional 5 if you are premium for a total of 8. These monsters follow a set pattern and a (presumed to be correct) schedule can be found here.

Soul, Ribbon & Merit Grind

Large numbers of all of the aforementioned items are required as well as large numbers of HC carves from monsters of all ranks and 1% carves from G Rank monsters, the following table details the number of Souls, Ribbons and Merits that are required to completely finish a Hiden set:

Souls () (SR)Ribbons () (GSR)Merits () (GR500)
Quest TypesTotalQuest TypesTotalQuest TypesTotal
Low ()
SR1-30
425Low ()
GSR1: ★1 - 2
500Low ()
GR1: ★1 - 2
250
Mid ()
SR31-99
975Mid()
GSR1: ★3 - 4
825Mid()
GR1: ★3 - 4
300
High ()
SR100
1375High ()
GSR1: ★5 - 7
825High ()
GR1: ★5 - 7
250
Top ()
SR Gou & Supremacy
425----


Actual details on how the flow for Hiden Grind actually goes can be found in the G Rank section under the appropriate header. You can of course casually work on the Souls as you rank up, having extra souls is never a downside.

SR My Mission Stats

At the bottom of the Book of Secrets there are four different stats that do not level naturally, these are those that are levelled up by killing assigned targets from the My Mission system. There are 180 missions total to max out the stats (110 levels in Attack Ceiling, 20 in Damage Reduction, 20 in Partial HP, 20 in Status Recovery. These stats are upgraded per weapon meaning you will need to do 180 missions per weapon type to get the most out of them.

As of G10 these are no longer per weapon and instead are global across all weapons making it a much smaller scale undertaking.

Damage Reduction:

20 Levels. A percentage reduction to all damage taken, 10% at maximum level (0.5% a level).

Attack Ceiling

It's incredibly easy to hit maximum attack at G Rank. All G Rank players strive to raise this stat!

180 Levels. This is the maximum value for attack as displayed on the guild card. By default the value is 800 true raw which is multiplied based on weapon type. You can see the multipliers and the vanilla max attack in the table below:

Maximum Attack and Multipliers
SnS / DS1.41120
LS / GS4.83840
Hammer / HH5.24160
Lance / GL2.31840
Tonfas1.81440
Switch Axe F5.44320
Bowguns / Bows1.2960

There are 180 levels that each raise this limit by 40 true raw. For example doing 50 missions would increase the base from 800 to 2800 true raw allowing 3920 Attack with a SnS or DS (2800*1.4).

Everything that increases the attack value on the guild card counts towards this limit, this includes the LS Spirit Bar, the Tonfa combo meters, DS Sharpens, Demon Drugs, Food Buffs, and SR Attack Increase levels. etc.
Things such as Critical Hits and Weapon Sharpness do not count towards it as they do not modify the value on the guild card.
You can verify what factors contribute to the Attack Ceiling on the Fist.moe Damage Calculator, the leftmost column shows you the level needed and My Missions (below) required to be cleared to attain that level.

Partial HP on Hit:

20 Levels. Simply increases the amount of red HP you will have left after you take a hit. Extra HP is simply Lv x 1% extra health.

Status Recovery:

20 Levels. Reduces the time that statuses affect you by up to 1 second. Time reduction is 1.5 x Lv worth of frames, up to 30 frames and therefore 1 second at 30fps.

SR My Mission Challenges

It's incredibly easy to hit maximum attack at G Rank. All G Rank players should do these missions to at least around attack ceiling level 20!

My Mission

Upon hitting SR500 you will be able to start completing My Mission tasks, these provide you with passive buffs and increase the maximum attack ceiling beyond the default limit of 800 True Raw.

Maximum Attack and Multipliers
SnS / DS1.41120
LS / GS4.83840
Hammer / HH5.24160
Lance / GL2.31840
Tonfas1.81440
Switch Axe F5.44320
Bowguns / Bows1.2960

Considering that with G Rank weapons can get True Raw values of over 600 without any skills or additions it's quite obvious to see why these missions are important, for example the G Rank Akantor Great Sword has 2548 Raw without any skills, if you added only Adrenaline+2 this would instantly be over 3840 Raw. You should aim to have at least 20 levels in the attack ceiling minimum to cover your bases after starting G. When approaching better sets you should push for higher and eventually around 80 to 100 total.

The Missions

You can view your active My Mission by looking at your Book of Secrets (狀態 > 秘傅書狀態). This will display the task number you are on, the target and any progress towards the goal.

Both the standard HR1-999 and G Rank quest NPCs have options dedicated towards these missions, selecting it will automatically search for relevant quests that meet the requirements. You will still need to toggle HC manually if it is required.

Level Recommendations

As mentioned above if you intend to play at anything resembling endgame you should consider these challenges completely compulsary, the game is constantly adding new skills that raise attack making the original 800 True Raw limit more and more irrelevant to G Rank play in general.

To get a precise number on what your level requirements will actually be you can use the Fist.moe Damage Calculator, simply enter the skills you'll be using and your weapon values in the left column and look at the calculator's output. If you simply want to estimate enter around 500-600 as base true raw for typical late to endgame numbers.

You can also click the Future Skills button if you want estimates based on the future skills coming.

Vanity Challenges

Upon hitting HR5 and starting Style Rank you will gain access to the SR Self Challenge Room, this room serves as a way to display all the weapons you have SR in as well as the Hiden Sets you have crafted.

There are two NPCs in this room, R and S.
R gives challenges that grant you medals for completion, they are mostly vanity quests but completing them all will give 30 Mission Accomplished Ticket (挑戰達成證) to skip S' stat quests.
S gives challenges similar to R's as well as quests that will improve the stats on your Book of Secrets. These can be taken from SR500 and will increase the four stats at the bottom of your Book of Secrets (see below). These quests will also appear on the main Quest Giver NPCs as soon as they are relevant meaning you should never have to actually visit this room for the sake of stats.

NPC Menus

Talking to either S or R produces a menu very similar to the following:

Select Challenge: Lets you select one of ten challenges from your currently selected set.
Change Challenge Set: Allows you to swap the challenges with another set. Each set has its own decorative disc which gets decorations added to it as you complete the challenges.
SR Stat Mission: Missions to complete in order to rank up the bottom four stats on your Book of Secrets. S and the standard Quest NPCs have this option.
Manual: Opens the online manual in your browser.

Missions and Challenges

Both Missions and Challenges produce a menu that's very similar to that of the SR100 Urgent, it will list a target of which you have to kill a certain number.

After taking an SR Stat mission from S you will be asked to skip it using items, this menu can also be accessed using the Guild Master in the main town square this appears as a dialogue option:

You will be asked if you want to use tickets or Lottery G coins to skip it, followed by confirming your choice.

Quests are persistent across sessions and will be automatically marked as completed after their goal has been achieved.

G Rank

Raviente

Tools

MHSX2G Armour Set Builder

Last Updated: 09/04/2017
MHSX2G is a tool for finding armour sets based on set criteria such as skills, number of each armour type, slots, etc.
The armour piece names are all in Japanese but the main GUI is mostly English. The version here goes up to the final version of G10 which means it includes unreleased monsters such as G Rank Kirin and upcoming Event armours. Be careful to set your filters correctly to avoid equipment you can't get!

TW exclusives such as the Leopard Cat set and the Blue Crystal N Point items are named in plain english within all versions of MHSX2G published here. Example Image

MHSX2G for G9

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MHSX2G for G9

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Skill Hunter

Should be working with G10 as of 9th March.

Skill Hunter is a tool to identify Armour Skills. It checks your screen for any visible Armour Skills sections and outputs a text dialogue listing them in the order they are visible.
Example Image
The script is capable of identifying the vast majority of skills currently in game, pending update for G7 skills.

This Tool requires AutoHotkey to be used.
Download
Current Version: 20160106
This tool requires chinese locale to be set up as your system locale. If your font in game does not resemble that in the image above, you may not be able to use this tool.

Sigil Hunter

Sigil Hunter is a tool that looks for Sigil Skills and outputs a text dialogue based on what it finds. This identifies all Sigils in at least a general sense, it will tell you if you have Ultra Rapid Fire but not the ammo type it uses, etc.
Example Image
This Tool requires AutoHotkey to be used.
Download
Current Version: 20160106
This tool requires chinese locale to be set up as your system locale. If your font in game does not resemble that in the image above, you may not be able to use this tool.

Name Hunter

This tool is not actively developed or supported, learn the monster names instead.
Name Hunter is a tool that checks for a set of monster and area names on screen and then attempts to identify them, presenting a dialogue showing what names it has found in order from top to bottom when done. The tool should successfully identify a majority of monsters and locations in the game with minimal user interaction. Only updated to G5 with no intentions of updating further.
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This Tool requires AutoHotkey to be used.
Download
Current Version: 20150618
This tool requires chinese locale to be set up as your system locale. If your font in game does not resemble that in the image above, you may not be able to use this tool.

True Raw Calculator

Deprecated, visit the Damage Calculator for equivalent functionality!

SR Attack Ceiling Calculator

Deprecated, visit the Damage Calculator for equivalent functionality!

English Ferias & Loxxol Script

A Greasemonkey / Tampermonkey / Whatever script that provides basic translations for use with Ferias and Loxxol.

• Translates hitbox quick link page on loxxol
• Allows viewing of individual LV2-49 G Rank weapon upgrades.
• Translates all loaded Armour Skills on armour pages if you hold down left click on an armour type section (e.g. G Rank).
• Translates all loaded Armour Skills on decorations and cuff pages if you click the fist icon in the top right of the page.
• Translates all loaded Weapon Flags on weapons pages if you hold down left click on a weapon type section's link (e.g. RNGou).

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Firefox users require and Greasemonkey to use this script.
Chrome users require Tampermonkey to use this script.
Other Browsers can google for alternatives, I guess.

Install
Current Version: 1.201700101

OCR Solutions

ABBY FineReader is an excellent OCR solution and can either be purchased on their website or you can search for some kind torrent for it.

Capture2Text is a completely free alternative that produces slightly worse results.

There are also a number of apps you can get on tablets or phones that will produce text based on photos such as Hanping.

Dedicated Pages

Damage Calculator
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Tower is not available throughout G10, it will return with Z1!

You can trade the various materials 1:1 or 40:40 for Tower ones during G10

(e.g. 40x 龍晶石 for 40x 古老的超鐵鋼).
1:1 Trading is on the Yellow Guildie and 40:40 is on the Lottery Cat.

Festivals and Regular Events

Full Event Cycle Equipment
Items and Requirements

Starting with G7 there are new Armours and Weapons that require items from all four cycling events, the equipment is all G Rank and is all exceptionally good. As of G9 there are two different sets of equipment, with the Light element weapons below being notably better than the new ones.

Specifically the events all up to 80 of an item type each, all four of which are required to craft and upgrade their associated equipment.

Event Reward Requirements
Sky Corridor Ancient Super Steel
古老的超鐵鋼
80x for hitting at least Floor 140
Ultimate Conquests Dragon Crystal Stone
龍晶石
40x for hitting at least lv200 in a specified Conquest Monster (two monsters for 80x)
Hunter Festival Ceremony Lyrics
祭典的抒情詩
80x for contributing at least 3,000 Souls
Caravan Festival Mirage Powder
海市蜃樓的金剛砂
80x for earning at least 150,000 Points
Weapons

The Melee Weapons all have a big chunk of cyan sharpness and high hybrid elemental values.

The Bowguns have solid raw, high affinity and maxed capacity for Normal, Pierce and the two associated elemental shots. The LBG also have rapid fire in certain shot types.

The Bows have very high hybrid elemental values, high raw, high affinity. Charges vary by Bow element.

There are currently three different weapon trees, one with Light Element (光屬性, 70% Fire, 70% Thunder), one with Darkness (80% Ice, 80% Dragon) and one with Wind (80% Thunder, 80% Ice).

Each Weapon needs 40 of each of the 4 cycling materials to be fully upgraded. They do not require any other materials outside of standard conquest rewards and so are very easy to make just by playing.

Armours

The Armours and their associated refined gems all have points in commonly utilised G Rank skills meaning they are useful in a wide variety of sets and can potentially be build enabling. The decorations specifically can easily add points in skills such as as Combat Supremacy and Assistance.

Each fully upgraded piece needs 40 of each of the 4 item types to be maxed, this means at most you can get two maxed armour pieces, decorations or weapons each full event cycle.

Hunting Competition

The Hunting Competition is an event that takes place during the sign up week that is the week prior to the Hunter Festival beginning. This is the week during which your Guild Leader will sign up to participate and you will find a colour assigned next to your name.

Team is randomly picked when your Guild joins the Festival, it can't be changed.

For the actual Hunting Competition a certain monster or set of monsters will be posted for Time Attack hunts with preset gear, these are ranked across the entire game's population with people coming in the top spots getting extra rewards. Some of the quests may only be limited to certain Rarity weapons, this is the place that HC weapons really shine as it is generally notably better than equipment matching its rarity that is not HC.

These quests generally take place during only the weekend, 14:00 on the Friday until 14:00 on the following monday. The quests are available on the main non-G Rank quest giver, which will likely be the Guildie wearing black.

They can be found in their own section for the Official Hunting Assembly (官方狩獵大會), there will typically be a couple variations available. You cannot take items on these quests outside of gunning items if applicable and will need to meet whatever HR, SR or GSR requirements are in place.

Simple particiation rewards include materials for Pugi Cuffs (鈕扣原料), Cat Decorations (貓珠原料) and various other materials for crafting other items.

Top 500: Artisan Tickets (匠票券) for equipment, White Ticket Halves (半券白) to take Special Quests.

Top 200: grants the above plus extra Festival Points if you win the Festival.

Top 100: grants the above as well as 100RP.

Top 10: grants the above with 500RP instead.

Top 3: grants the above as well as a vouchers to craft a special winners furniture piece that will be Gold, Silver or Bronze depending on which spot you took.

The Special Quests for the White Ticket Halves (半券白) can be found in the Arena (鬥技場) section of the normal Black Guildie in the HR1-31. The quest gives 20x Mega Juice, 20x Max Potion and 10x Disposable Earplugs.

Outside of the hunting events there will usually be some form of gathering competition on, this is usually for the largest fish of various types. Details on all quests may be viewed at the Purple Festival Manager.

Hunter Festival (Carnival)

Try your best or don't contribute souls.
Putting in a handful of soul points will actively fuck over everyone else in the guild who is actually trying their hardest.

To avoid contributing souls simply do not talk to the Purple Festival NPC during festival week.

Rewards for contributing soul points are evenly split across all contributing guild members regardless of their point totals. This means those contributing small numbers are screwing everyone who is contributing high numbers.

You will always get enough items to gain 700 Souls (魂玉x3, 上魂玉x3 and 重魂玉x3, these will have G on the end if you are G Rank) when the guild total contributed souls hits 700, this should happen literally within the first day. Alongside this there is always a daily quest to simply kill mosswine that gives 200 souls. You get enough items to take this 7 Times for contributing a single point. You can also send out one of your Partnyaas daily for 80-200 souls a day. This amounts to 2400-3500 souls without any effort.

It is highly advised to attempt to participate in every secret quest possible. Secret quests start on the hour during certain time windows (06:00-10:00 / 14:00-18:00 / 22:00-02:00) and the quests are up for two hours. These are normally only for the team that is currently behind except during weekend hours when they are always for both colours

Putting in a few points does not help anyone but yourself. Don't be that guy. Donate as many points as you can earn and if you don't think you'll be able to hunt a lot, don't donate any. The minimum for Cappuccino is considered to be 5000 points (or 0) .

Festival Week

Do the Mosswine daily quest and use your Festival Gems for a minimum of 1900 - 2100 free Souls over the week.
Cappuccino will temporarily kick you if you have more than 0 souls contributed but less than 5000 before maintenance.

Try to join as many Secret Quests as possible if your team is behind or if it is the weekend.
Secret quests start on the hour during certain time windows (06:00-10:00 / 14:00-18:00 / 22:00-02:00) and the quests are up for two hours. Go to the most populated servers to find out what these are as appropriate.
These are for the team that is behind on normal days but during Saturday and Sunday TW time they are always for both teams.

Participation in the actual Festival is incredibly simple, you just hunt things. After you hunt anything during festival week you will be granted Soul points, total points per monster are voted upon during the Hunting Competition week and will be given out after each quest containing those monsters. For example after you hunt a Teostra you may get something around 15 Souls.

Souls will always be displayed in the post quest messages, you will see your current count as well as how many were added by a quest. You can only carry 500 points. Souls are both what dictate which colour wins the festival and a currency to spend during Results Week on all kinds of items ranging from low% carves to Armour Decorations and various exclusive items.

Souls should be turned in semi-often to the Festival Manager near the blacksmith to avoid loss from disconnects or other issues, simply talk to her while you have points to turn them in.

If you are contributing it is incredibly important that you turn in points after quests and before logging out

Souls disappear completely after logging out. Not only does this mean you will have less Points to spend on rewards during the Results Week, it also affects the total reward pool for the entire guild and lessens the chance of your assigned colour winning.

Personal Targets

While contributing there are a number of personal soul totals that act as achievement points and give rewards, the first reward is 7x Purple Hunter Pass (獵人通行證·紫) which is given for contributing a single point. This is used to take the Mosswine killing daily quest which gives 200 souls.
You can claim rewards in 領取獎勵 (Receive Rewards) > 個人的目標褒獎 (Personal Goals) on the Purple Festival NPC

Other rewards include the various Ancient Hunting Books that level Transcend and the Ceremony Lyrics (祭典的抒情詩) items that are used to craft the weapons and armours that need participation in all four cycling events.

Personal Multipliers

To discourage people from simply putting in 1 point and being a disgusting leech there are various Personal Multiplier tiers.A lthough the total guild soul pool is divided by the number of people contributing, players can get more back by contributing more to get a higher multiplier after the souls are divided:

Contributed Points5000 or more 2000-4999100-99999 or less
Personal Multiplier3.0x2.0x1.0x0.5x

For an example of why donating small amounts of points is bad:
if 6 people contributed 50,000 points total and you had contributed only 1 soul point, you would receive 4,166 festival points (0.5 x (50,000 / 6)) while someone who contributed 10,000 soul points would get 25,000 festival points (3 x (50,000 / 6))).

In this same situation if you had simply not contributed the person who contributed 10,000 soul points would instead get 29,999 festival points (3 x (49,999 / 4))).
This means you would have fucked them over to the degree of 4,999 points.

It's important to either simply not contribute or to be sure to try your best because otherwise you are literally causing everyone else to get less because you are lazy.

The above ignores any multipliers for winning, losing or special festivals, if there are additional multipliers it simply means you will be screwing over people even harder if you are lazy.

Guild Targets

Guild Targets are identical to Personal Targets but are based on total points contributed by the entire guild, these goals grant extra items that are used to craft and upgrade Festival armour and weapons as well as to take Winners Quests.

As mentioned above, after 700 points are contributed everyone will receive enough items to get 700 souls (重魂玉x3, 上魂玉x3 and 魂玉x3), combined with the Mosswine quest items this is enough for 1900-2100 Souls with zero real effort required.
You can claim rewards in 領取獎勵 (Receive Rewards) > 獵團的目標褒獎 (Guild Goals) on the Purple Festival NPC

Secret Quests

During the Weekend Hours (TW time) all secret quests are available to both colours, not just the teams currently behind!

Secret Quests are a mechanic of the Hunter Festival to try and keep the soul totals across both teams close right up until the end of the Festival. Each day there are three Secret Quests, these are (usually) only available to the team that is currently behind and become available for two hours within four hour windows at 06:00 / 14:00 / 22:00 and are always up for two hours.

Secret Quests only start on the hour, this means for example that within the 14:00 to 18:00 window the secret quest can only start at 14:00, 15:00 or 16:00 as it always lasts 2 hours. If your team is behind or it's the weekend it's highly advised to go to the most populated servers during these four hour windows so you can immediately know if someone finds the secret quest!

As their name implies, secret quests are in fact secret and it is up to players to find them. Generally speaking your best bet to find one of these quests is to head to the single most populated server and check global messages, as soon as someone works out the quest they tend to be spammed.

Obviously if you are looking for messages about secret quests you should be sure to that your system locale is set to chinese, otherwise you may not even be able to see messages from whoever is advertising which quests are currently active.

Messages to look out for are ones that detail the number of souls a quest will be giving, for example if you saw the message "這裡! 逆轉99魂剛炎角火飯-3" you can see that they are advertising a secret quest that gives 99 souls (逆轉99魂) for HR5 Gou () Varusaburosu (炎角火) with a food buff and 3 slots remaining (飯-3). Obviously the actual important parts of the message are the Monster Name and the Soul Total.

In the case of monsters that have multiple quests at a certain rank you will either need to see what the quest is by joining one that is already posted or hope that someone is actively spamming the quest name itself.

Of course you can always simply ask in Global by sending "請問有逆任嗎? / 請問逆任是?", naturally you want to be on the most popular server if asking chat.

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These quests can be ridiculously good for building up a soul total and everyone looking to participate in the Hunter Festival should try to join them should one be found for the team you are on at a time at which you are playing.

If you want to try and find the quests yourself; they are always non-event non-G Rank quests. This however still leaves the vast majority of quests in HR1-100 as possibilities. There are only 8 quests assigned as secret each festival and they can repeat, so it may be worth keeping a note of any that are found even when you are ahead to try them later.

Results Week

All Participants in the Festival will receive points based on the total number of Souls gathered by their guild and themselves, these can be redeemed in a special Point Store for a large number of item types. This includes Low% Carves, Low% Gathering Materials, Armour Decorations, SR Food, Consumables, Standard Carves and a number of other materials. Many of the items in the festival point store are unavailable easily by other means and as such you should aspire to get as many points as possible to get the most returns.

If your team wins the the festival, you will be allowed to go on various Winners' Quests. These can be taken from the Cat NPC who sits next to the Festival Manager, to go on these quests you need to either spend Festival Tickets (祭典之證) or Festival Gems (祭典的熱氣), the amount of these you receive depends upon your performance in the previous week.

Completing Winners' Quests is the only way to get festival equipment, this includes Festival Weapons, Armour and Decorations, many of which are incredibly good and can be the key to completing some sets.

Caravan Festival (Pallone)

The Caravan Festival rewards are incredibly good, participation and completing all available routes is highly recommended.

General Info

The Caravan or Pallone Festival is an event in which you have to complete a number of different tiered Caravan Quests. These are grouped by Star Rating similar to how the other Monster Hunter titles sort their main quests.

Caravan Quests are quests in which you will need to complete a number of different objectives across multiple areas without returning to town. Some of these quests will allow you to return to a Hot Air Balloon and spend any CP you have gained during them on items, but generally most will simply be hunting between one and seven monsters in a row without restocking.

Completing each tier of the Caravan Quests grants rewards, and every quest taken will give you special Caravan Festival Points. These points all count towards extra rewards, the more times you do the various festival quests the more total rewards you will get.

Rewards directly from the Caravan Festival include things such as Money Tickets, HRP tickets, large numbers of Guild Contribution Points (Rasta Points), Equipment materials, Partnyaa Equipment materials and a lot more. It's definitely worth putting in the time to do the quests.

The quests themselves can simply be taken by the White Guildie in the town square, she will have new menus for the Caravan Festival week in place of the standard caravan quests menu.


Claiming Rewards

There are two sets of rewards for the Caravan Festival. The first can be claimed during the festival and the rest during the week following it, be sure to grab all rewards you earn!
Rewards for given for Full Completion of a ★ level (e.g. 801 through 805), for Full completion of all ★ levels (requires G Rank), completion of a certain number of full circuits and for amassing certain amounts of Pts.
Pts are granted after every caravan quest with the total gained varying based on factors such as performance and equipment used on it. This is separate from CP and only appears during the Caravan Festival and not during normal Caravan quests. Points however, are calculated based upon CP and will be in the region of 1/5th the total CP you gathered during a Caravan Quest.

You are ranked based upon your total points during a Caravan Festival, higher ranks bestow more rewards. The difference in amounts of rewards is not massive, so simply actively try to finish all Caravan Circuits that are available during the week of Festival and you will get plenty of return for your time investment.

 Caravan Gem

Caravan Festivals are great for ranking up your Caravan Gem as should be completing all of the circuits at least once (and ideally individual quests many times) if you don't want to miss out on exclusive rewards.

Since G10 you no longer get Caravan Gem points from doing caravan due to the retirement of the event! Check the Caravan section for details on how this functions now.

Extra Point Items

As with the other events there are items that you can take on quests to get extra points, these are:
Pallone Weave · Velveteen (熱氣球布匹·別珍) - Adds 2500 Points
Pallone Weave · Calico (熱氣球布匹·更紗) - Adds 5000 Points
Pallone Weave · Gold (熱氣球布匹·錦紗) - Adds 10000 Points

Currently the only way to obtain these items is from levelling in Conquests, eventually the lowest tier (Velveteen) will be available for trade at the Tower Medal Store for 8 Medals.

G Finesse Weapons

G Finesse Weapons are G Rank Weapons that have the skills Weapon Handling (Quick Sheathing) and Movement Speed +1 built into them. These weapons are either special caravan weapons or event weapons.

Upgrading the base weapon is the same as any other weapon but upgrading to G Rank requires special Caravan Boxes.

Doing G Ranked Caravan Routes will reward either Caravan Secret Boxes (商隊秘箱) or various Named Caravan Boxes (Caravan Moon Box 商隊月箱, Caravan Flower Box 商隊花箱, etc.).

Secret Boxes are required to take a number of special quests which give back Named Boxes, the exact box returned can be checked on the third page of their quest information.

Named Boxes are specifically for upgrading a certain preset weapon to G Finesse level. The weapon upgraded varies based on the box and you will need to work out which upgrades the weapons you desire to upgrade as you would anything else.

After upgrading a weapon to G Finesse level you will need to upgrade it as you do any G Rank weapon. These upgrades will exclusively use Pallone's Wisdom (熱氣球的智慧) as their upgrade material. These are books which you will naturally gain for simply finishing the caravan and for hitting various point goals. Upgrading weapons requires 3 books for a 100% upgrade and 1 book for a 60% upgrade. If you go for the minimum amount of books possible you will need 70 of these items, as getting all gambles is unrealistic and because the upgrades still use Conquest Materials it is probably a better estimate to assume each weapon will need around 100 books to be maxed.

As well as being the best in their class in many cases G Finesse weapons grant 20% additional points for Breaking Parts, Gathering, Carving and Emergency Missions during Caravan or Pallone quests. Coupled with their innate skills granted, this makes them both excellent general weapons and the ideal weapon to take on Caravan missions.

Premium Course Benefits

Being on Premium or VIP doubles the total number of points you gain in each course and quadruples the number of Colour PP you gain. For example if you had a rainbow gem and a quest would award 11,000pts and +11 in each colour without having premium, it would instead give 22,000pts and +44 in each colour with premium.

Conquests

Conquests must be completed to upgrade G Rank equipment.

Conquests are G Rank cycling events against some of the hardest monsters in the game, see the G Rank section for more in-depth information on them.
Sky Corridor

The Tower or Sky Corridor is a cycling event wherein you clear randomly generated floors of a huge Tower, these floors contain various traps, monsters and pieces of treasure. Participating in the Tower is the only way to craft Tower Weapons and the only way to get Tower Armour, both of which are potentially incredibly good. See the Sky Corridor section for more details.

Scheduled Quests

Every week after maintenance the Scheduled Quests change, any brand new monsters or content will generally appear as a Time Limited Quest before it enters the permanent quest rotation. Any unique event weapons or armour will also only be available through Scheduled Quests. You can check the google doc for details of any events that are currently happening, keep in mind this may not cover any less significant but still useful quests such as those for Gou Materials and it's worth checking through what's available yourself regardless.

Tower / Sky Corridor

Contact

If you want to contact me you can do so on the following:
Steam Account Twitch Account Twatter Account Discord Server

Twitch is rarely checked message wise and I will probably not see whispers as I mainly use livestreamer. Discord has other members who will probably also be able to answer any standard questions.

You can also email sirfist at some kind of rocketmail domain containing dot com, but that might take decades to be noticed compared to the above.

Alternatively you can reach me in MHF itself at Carnivean/CL48A6.

Video Tutorials

Using Armour Skills Identifier AHK Script
Great Sword Styles and Moves


From http://mhfo.virtualheaven.nl/
Subscribing with MyCard

Menu translation and some shops
Armory
Quest guide
Monster materials

FAQs

The game won't start!?

Not actually a question, but make sure your timezone is set to Taipei and that you aren't located in Mainland China, you can only connect to the game through PSN from Mainland China. Disable any Firewalls or Anti-Virus you have running or whitelist the Frontier processes including gameguard, they can cause issues with how gameguard works and make the game refuse to start.

How grindy is the game?

Despite what people seem to believe Frontier's carve rates are practically identical to all mainline titles, there are no sub 1% rewards as found in some MMOs so the rarest thing you will ever need will be 1%. There are also items to increase quest rewards and the number of carves you can perform, as well as a Guild Pugi who can be petted to functionally always have the effects of the skill Great Luck.

Deviljho Rates Comparison
Carve4UFrontier
Deviljho Shard35%40%
Deviljho Blackpiel28%20%
Deviljho Ripper20%20%
Deviljho Hardfang11%15%
Deviljho Gem4%3%
Deviljho Crook2%2%

Naturally due to this being a game in which a subscription is standard equipment will generally need more materials overall than it would in mainline. This is mainly true of G Rank Armour as each level requires materials rather than just mined armour spheres.

By endgame 5% HC carves 2% GHC carves are generally expected in order to max out pieces of equipment but you should also expect to never take more than 15 minutes solo in any but the absolute hardest hunts at this point.

Why should I play this over the Japanese version?

The Japanese version costs more, has historically banned foreign players for speaking English or bypassing the IP block, requires a VPN to connect at all if you are physically outside of Japan and has a number of pieces of equipment exclusively tied to expensive physical goods that are sold as virtual only on TW.

There are also less reference materials available for the JP version because no one has saved those that were made previously or created updated versions.

How much content is missing from TW version compared to JP?

Around 9 months worth. The Taiwanese version is updating at a faster rate than Japan originally got the content meaning we are slowly catching up. MHF-Z has been confirmed formally by the TW devs as being worked on so it should be around June as initially speculated.

How difficult is the game?

The difficulty is similar to MHFU or high rank upwards in MH4U with spikes at various points and some quests being incredibly hard outright.

HR1-4 is not hugely challenging but HR5-7 is a pretty big step up.

If you prefer playing solo, or are just worried about not always having people to play, you can gain a number of AI Companions to play with. These are your own customisable hunting Partner, a Felyne Partnyaa and a Rasta which is a clone of another player using equipment that player has assigned it. These combined make the majority of content completely manageable. The Rastas and Partners are far more competant than any of the mainline AI partners are.

Members of the English guild advertised on this site will also likely be willing to help you. However, helping and carrying are not the same thing and people will likely be unwilling to do the latter.

Is the game Pay to Win? Are there Microtransactions?

TL;DR: you don't need to buy anything but the main subscription outside of optimal endgame meta (and only if you don't want to be patient and wait for free alternatives).

The game is not Pay to Win and Microtransactions are always optional. A Subscription is however required to play content beyond HR5 making the game realistically Pay to Play.

In terms of premium there are only really three things worth mentioning which are Premium Subscriptions, Premium Equipment and Lottery Equipment.

There are three different types of premium subscription you can buy, these ultimately just act as a way to blast through ranking and trivialise content. Premium does not work on the Hardest content in the game and many quests are still very easy to fail if you are unskilled while on premium.

Premium Equipment is generally found in either the form of a Premium Kit or Premium Cuffs. Kits are full sets of armour that are easy to upgrade, these often come with weapons and other extra items. These weapons are almost always mediocre while the armour typically will have low defense but have skill points aimed at filling a niche in terms of skill points provided. This niche normally expires as new monsters and armour are consistently added to the game and as such the vast majority of these kits should not be purchased.

Lottery Equipment is basically the same as Premium Kit armour except you have to purchase lottery tickets to get the items required to create them. Most standard lotteries for armours have a number of the items at a fixed number of gambles meaning you can outright ignore RNG by spending money. Like Premium Kits these often are catered to filling a niche in the endgame meta and become outdated as time goes on.

How high is the language barrier?

The game doesn't require any fluency in Chinese to be played and reference materials for practically everything you will ever need are all provided on this site.

The game being Chinese is no harder than playing in Japanese as both games use Kanji for their skill and material names, which is generally the biggest source of problems in terms of the language barrier.
As reference, the creator of this site has zero chinese proficiency.

What do the Error Codes mean?

Error Code 12XX: Ping and packet loss issues. The connection of one of the party members is poor and is stopping the quest from starting, if you're responsible you can stop downloads, any heavy use on your connection, restart your router etc. basically the standard steps to fix bad internet.

Error Code 18XX: Firewall/connectivity issues. Disable your firewall if it's on as well as anything like anti-virus etc. that might be blocking connectivity. If you only get these with certain people it's likely they might have out of country IPs blocked by their ISP. You won't be able to play with these people without a VPN to their country.

Error Code 19XX, possibly others: Your locale setup cannot handle characters in a joining or hosting player's username. You need to set up actual Chinese System Locale to join them or see their chat.

The game opened on the wrong monitor or is very low resolution?

Press alt+enter, move the game to your preferred monitor and press alt+enter again, this will window the game and then maximise it again on the proper monitor. Simply press it twice in a row to fix the game being in the incorrect resolution.

My game is frozen and I can't close it, how fix?

Open up a Command Prompt window as administrator and type:
tasklist
This should produce a list of things running with numbers next to them, look for mhf.exe and the number next to it.

After finding this number type:
taskkill /pid number /f
For example if you saw mhf.exe 15000 in your tasklist you would type taskkill /pid 15000 /f
The command forcefully closes the process with the id of the number you entered, this is required due to gameguard actively hiding the process from task manager

When do I get Tonfas?

You can unlock Tonfas after starting G rank (which begins at HR999/SR999, after an urgent.) and completing 8 chapters of the Diva Quests. This obviously needs you to have subscribed, considering HR99 is the trial limit. Premium Kit Tonfas cannot be crafted before G Rank, but can be crafted before completing the Diva Quests. Premium Kit Tonfas are solid but end up poor compared to normal crafted ones, it is not advisable to buy a Premium Kit just to get the Tonfas within it.

When do I get Switch Axes?

Switch Axes are being added in G10 which is likely to hit TW around February 2017 at the earliest, unless they rush content to catch up to JP.

An OCR solution to copy text from the game is highly recommended and will greatly ease finding materials and working out any phrases you need to. More info on OCR can be found in the Tools section on the sidebar.

Even without an OCR solution or using an external reference, materials can be worked out by simply remembering the characters used for items. A majority of materials follow a very distinct pattern with most monster materials simply being 'Monster Name of Part Name' (e.g. 黑龍 (Fatalis) 的 ('s) 紅角 (Red Horn) or Fatalis Horn.)