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Sketchyyo
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PostSubject: First time monster hunter player.   Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:00 am

So i have a few question for one is there a best type of weapon or just a what ever your best with will do u the best.

And what is the best status effect to have on weapons.

Is there a place i can check upgrade trees cause im sick of using this bore hammer.

And last one for hammer users try to always gets shots in the face rather it be with your special or just normal attacks or hit the body/legs also.
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PostSubject: Re: First time monster hunter player.   Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:59 am

Hi Sketchyyo, welcome to the franchise and the forum as well. I hope you have a fun time in both.

Yes, it is a "whatever you're best with" scenario. There may be some monsters that are easier with some weapons for you, but generally it's about getting the monsters tells down and learning how to dodge it's attacks and hit it's weak spots effectively.

It really depends on how you want to play in that particular hunt, but alot of people prefer paralysis for all around hunting. Though, if you count blast as a status instead of an element, that is totally the best one.

Here is a link to some upgrade trees: http://monsterhunter.wikia.com/wiki/MH3U:_Weapons

If you are hammering a monster you either want to be A) hitting it's weakpoints for damage B) hitting it's face to KO/exhaust it C) hitting the spot you or your team are trying to break D) hitting an area to stagger or trip the monster. Coordinate your attacks with your team to get the best use out of a hammer, that way you don't end up sending your friends flying with a golfswing or superpound.
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PostSubject: Re: First time monster hunter player.   Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:38 am

Element and status mostly depends on the type of weapon you're using. Without going into too much detail, slower hitting weapons like the Great Sword and to an extent, the Hammer; element and status doesn't mean much; whereas on the Sword and Shield, when you're getting in a million attacks a second, status is much more useful and element can put out a lot of damage if you've chosen your specific blade accordingly.

If you're hammering, don't worry about it too much.
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PostSubject: Re: First time monster hunter player.   Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:20 am

Hammer users should target the head and legs, since they can't tail cut. Targeting the head will give a chance to stun, and targeting the legs will give a chance to trip.
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PostSubject: Re: First time monster hunter player.   Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:29 am

Also, when you stun the monster, triple pound their weak-point, unless you want to go for a head break.

There are a few tips for hammering:
1. Do not ALWAYS super pound. This is very inefficient because it requires a lot of stamina, may send your team mates flying, and you won't be able to dish out much damage.

2. Go for triple pounds when you have an open chance. A great time to do this is when you KO the monster. Triple pounds do more damage over time compared to super pounding

3. Use the other levels of charging. charge lvl2 is great for those monsters who's heads are too high to hit, or can be used if your didn't charge that lvl3 in time. There's also lvl1 charge which is great to use if you are too far away from the monster and want to get closer to get more attacks in. You must hold the analog stick forward though.

4. Not all monsters will require the same strategy. For example, hammering Alatreon will be extremely different and will feel different than compared to hammering Rathalos. You must have patience to learn all the monster to become decent at them.

Have fun with hammer. It is an extremely powerful weapon if used at its full potential.
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PostSubject: Re: First time monster hunter player.   Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:47 pm

Great hammer users are a total asset in team battles, as they get at least a couple ko's in a fight. Learn how to pound face effectively with super pounds and triple pounds, and your team will love you . . . if they are smart enough to stay out of the way. Experienced team players will leave the head mostly for you and focus on other parts. Now, that doesn't say they won't take a shot or two to the monster's face, should the opportunity present itself, so please try not to super-pound them, especially on something powerful like a lvl 3 charge with a GS.

Hammering is incredibly fun! Try it out on the Rathian, cuz she is about the easiest monster to KOin the entire game. Monsters who hold their heads higher (bruit wyverns in general) are a bit harder.
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PostSubject: Re: First time monster hunter player.   Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:37 am

@Sai_ wrote:
Also, when you stun the monster, triple pound their weak-point, unless you want to go for a head break.

There are a few tips for hammering:
1. Do not ALWAYS super pound. This is very inefficient because it requires a lot of stamina, may send your team mates flying, and you won't be able to dish out much damage.

2. Go for triple pounds when you have an open chance. A great time to do this is when you KO the monster. Triple pounds do more damage over time compared to super pounding

3. Use the other levels of charging. charge lvl2 is great for those monsters who's heads are too high to hit, or can be used if your didn't charge that lvl3 in time. There's also lvl1 charge which is great to use if you are too far away from the monster and want to get closer to get more attacks in. You must hold the analog stick forward though.

4. Not all monsters will require the same strategy. For example, hammering Alatreon will be extremely different and will feel different than compared to hammering Rathalos. You must have patience to learn all the monster to become decent at them.

Have fun with hammer. It is an extremely powerful weapon if used at its full potential.

5. Get familiar with the AXX combo to rush out Golf Swings, it isn't as powerful as XXX but the AX portion is faster and easier to cancel out of. Learning when to AX and when there is time to XX can make some fights considerably more bareable.

6. Don't get greedy, Hammers don't have a shield, but feature relatively good mobility without sheathing. Know when to stop pressing X, A and R to reposition yourself. In Arena quests especially, a single carting can make for a painfully slow hunt, and flinches, stuns and time spent flying add up to damage opportunities that were far more worth it than getting that one sweet hit in during a tell.

I started with the GS, but anything can be good. If I had to recommend a starting weapon though I'd probably recommend the LBG (Light Bowgun) or the SnS (Sword and Shield) since they are both very flexible and reliable.

EDIT: Also as a general tip for playiing Blademaster, sharpen proactively. You might spend more restocking on Whetstones, but the time and hazards you save from constantly having your weapon at an acceptable sharpness is key. New players often fall into the trap of relying on Speed Sharpener and Sharpness, which are both great armor skills, but moreso because they make maintaining Blue, White and Purple sharpness- while proactive sharpening minimizes times where you have to hide from a monster to sharpen.
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PostSubject: Re: First time monster hunter player.   Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:22 am

TL;DR

Good "noob" weapons in my opinion are Dual Blades and Long Swords. You should try both out. When you get more used to the game you should try out other weapons aswell. All weapontypes in this game are good, so just choose whatever you might think look cool or looks like it will hit good.
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PostSubject: Re: First time monster hunter player.   Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:37 pm

I actually think the best weapon for a newbie is the GS (Great Sword).

This game isn't a button masher, since success depends entirely on timing and good positioning. The GS will teach you both. The GS can also block which will give you a bit of security until you learn the monsters' moves.

You will primarily do unsheathe attacks (where while moving you unsheathe your weapon and perform a hit in the same motion), and after hitting usually immediately re-sheathe your weapon and reposition yourself and wait for an opening. When a monster is busy/trapped/down, you can perform a devastating charge attack (chain with spin attack, charge attack until the monster recovers).

Ultimately the game is about preference. Each type of weapon almost makes the game a different experience altogether.
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PostSubject: Re: First time monster hunter player.   Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:27 am

@Chojun wrote:
I actually think the best weapon for a newbie is the GS (Great Sword).


Tis a fair opinion, but I actually think CAPCOM hit it on the head for what weapon is
best for beginners. They actually place it as default on every new character(s) (Sword N'
Shield).

I find myself, even at really high level stuff, going back to SnS for it's pure versatility.
This is yet just another opinion though.
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PostSubject: Re: First time monster hunter player.   Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:49 am

If you are going to bow.

1.Learn and always aim for, the monsters weak spot.
2.Always fully charge your shots, you will have a much better damage output that way.
3.Try to always match a monsters elemental weakness
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