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This is the list of Ammos and Coatings found in the Monster Hunter Universe.

Bowgun Ammo List

Attack Ammo

Normal S Lv1

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconNormal S Lv1 Inexpensive ammo for novices, but don't expect much. Unlimited shots. Free 1

Where to Obtain

  • Can be found in most Supply boxes or purchased at any shop for 1z.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • All Light Bowguns can handle this ammo type, but not all Heavy Bowguns can.

Normal S Lv2

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconNormal S Lv2 Normal ammo that is more powerful than Normal S Lv1. Maximum of 99 shots. 99 1z 1

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 3z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Needleberry (95%). Makes 2~4 Ammos.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: All except Agnablaster and Diablozooka
  • MH3 Barrels: Light Bowgun, Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Royal Launcher, Jaggid Fire, Barrozooka, Thundacrus, Aquamatic Needler, Thundacrus Rex, Diablazooka, Jhen Cannon, Devil's Grin, Chaos Wing
  • MH3 Stocks: Light Bowgun, Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Tropeco Gun, Poison Stinger, Rathling Gun, Aquamatic Needler, Blizzard Cannon, Rathling Gun+, Diablazooka

Normal S Lv3

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconNormal S Lv3 Normal ammo that causes more damage than its predecessor. Max of 99 shots. 99 2z 2

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 5z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Rumblefish (95%). Makes 2~4 Ammos.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: Light Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Tropeco Gun, Poison Stinger, Rathling Gun+, Diablazooka, Jhen Cannon, Devil's Grin, Chaos Wing, Vulcannon
  • MH3 Barrels: Tropeco Gun, Barrozooka, Bloodguilty Maw, Rathling Gun, Thundacrus Rex, Rathling Gun+, Diablazooka, Devil's Grin
  • MH3 Stocks: Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Thundacrus, Poison Stinger, Rathling Gun, Blizzard Cannon, Thundacrus Rex, Rathling Gun+, Jhen Cannon, Chaos Wing

Pierce S Lv1

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconPierce S Lv1 Piercing round that causes multiple hits to monsters. Max 60 shots. 60 1z 2

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 14z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Velociprey Fang (90%). Makes 1~3 Ammos.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: Light Bowgun, Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Jaggid Fire, Tropeco Gun, Aquamatic Spark, Thundacrus Rex, Rathling Gun+, Aquamatic Longshot
  • MH3 Barrels: Light Bowgun, Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Jaggid Fire, Tropeco Gun, Barrozooka, Bloodguilty Maw, Diablazooka
  • MH3 Stocks: Thundacrus, Diablazooka,

Pierce S Lv2

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconPierce S Lv2 Piercing round that causes more hits than Lv1 ammo. Max 60 shots. 60 2z 2

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 20z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Pin Tuna (75%). Makes 1~3 Ammos.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: Jaggid Fire, Thundacrus Rex, Blizzard Cannon, Rathling Gun+, Diablazooka, Jhen Cannon, Devil's Grin, Vulcannon
  • MH3 Barrels: Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Jaggid Fire, Barrozooka, Bloodguilty Maw, Thundacrus, Rathling Gun, Aquamatic Needler, Thundacrus Rex, Rathling Gun+, Diablazooka, Devil's Grin
  • MH3 Stocks: Light Bowgun, Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Rathling Gun, Blizzard Cannon, Thundacrus Rex, Rathling Gun+, Diablazooka, Jhen Cannon

Pierce S Lv3

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconPierce S Lv3 Piercing round that causes the most hits in the class. Max 60 shots. 60 3z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 28z.
  • Combine Sm Bone Husk and Pin Tuna (75%). Makes 1~2 Ammos.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: Blizzard Cannon, Diablazooka, Aquamatic Longshot, Devil's Grin
  • MH3 Barrels: Medium Bowgun, Jaggid Fire, Tropeco Gun, Jhen Cannon, Devil's Grin
  • MH3 Stocks: Blizzard Cannon

Pellet S Lv1

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconPellet S Lv1 Sprays a wide area and can cause multiple hits at close range. Max 60 shots. 60 1z 2

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 12z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Scatternut (90%). Makes 1~3 Ammos.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: Light Bowgun, Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Royal Launcher, Jaggid Fire, Tropeco Gun, Poison Stinger, Agnablaster, Thundacrus Rex, Rathling Gun+, Vulcannon
  • MH3 Barrels: Heavy Bowgun, Barrozooka, Bloodguilty Maw, Thundacrus, Rathling Gun, Thundacrus Rex, Rathling Gun+,
  • MH3 Stocks: Light Bowgun, Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Tropeco Gun, Poison Stinger
  • Tail String

Pellet S Lv2

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconPellet S Lv2 Sprays a wide area, causing more hits than Lv1 ammo. Max 60 shots. 60 2z 2

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 18z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Wyvern Fang (75%). Makes 1~3 Ammos.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: Royal Launcher, Thundacrus Rex, Rathling Gun+, Diablazooka, Jhen Cannon, Chaos Wing, Vulcannon
  • MH3 Barrels: Light Bowgun, Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun
  • MH3 Stocks: Light Bowgun, Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Royal Launcher, Thundacrus, Poison Stinger, Rathling Gun, Agnablaster, Blizzard Cannon, Thundacrus Rex, Rathling Gun+, Diablazooka, Jhen Cannon, Chaos Wing

Pellet S Lv3

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconPellet S Lv3 Sprays a wide area, causing the most hits in the class. Max 60 shots. 60 2z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 24z.
  • Combine Sm Bone Husk and Wyvern Fang (75%). Makes 1~3 Ammos.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: Light Bowgun, Aquamatic Spark, Agnablaster, Blizzard Cannon, Chaos Wing
  • MH3 Barrels: Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Bloodguilty Maw, Devil's Grin, Chaos Wing
  • MH3 Stocks: Heavy Bowgun, Chaos Wing


Crag S Lv1

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconCrag S Lv1 Penetrates and explodes in its target. Quite powerful and stunning. Max 9 shots. 9 4z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 41z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Burst Arrowana (90%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: Tropeco Gun, Aquamatic Spark, Poison Stinger, Agnablaster, Rathling Gun+
  • MH3 Barrels: Light Bowgun, Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun
  • MH3 Stocks: Aquamatic Needler, Jhen Cannon

Crag S Lv2

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconCrag S Lv2 Very powerful & stunning shot. Penetrates and explodes. Max 9 shots. 9 7z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Sm Bone Husk and Burst Arrowana (90%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: Jaggid Fire, Tropeco Gun, Rathling Gun+, Diablazooka, Aquamatic Longshot, Jhen Cannon
  • MH3 Barrels: Jaggid Fire, Rathling Gun, Aquamatic Needler, Rathling Gun+
  • MH3 Stocks: Medium Bowgun, Diablazooka

Crag S Lv3

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconCrag S Lv3 Tremendously powerful and stunning shot. Penetrates and explodes. Max 9 shots. 9 (?)z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Lg Bone Husk and Burst Arrowana (95%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: Poison Stinger, Aquamatic Longshot, Jhen Cannon, Devil's Grin
  • MH3 Barrels: Bloodguilty Maw, Aquamatic Needler, Jhen Cannon, Devil's Grin
  • MH3 Stocks: Agnablaster, Aquamatic Needler, Blizzard Cannon, Thundacrus Rex, Rathling Gun+, Diablazooka, Jhen Cannon, Chaos Wing

Clust S Lv1

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconClust S Lv1 Splits into 3 bombs upon impact. Beware of friendly fire. Max 3 shots. 3 4z 2

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 38z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Bomberry (90%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: Royal Launcher, Tropeco Gun, Poison Stinger, Agnablaster, Aquamatic Longshot
  • MH3 Barrels: Bloodguilty Maw
  • MH3 Stocks: Heavy Bowgun, Royal Launcher, Poison Stinger, Aquamatic Needler

Clust S Lv2

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconClust S Lv2 Splits into 4 bombs upon impact. Beware of friendly fire. Max 3 shots. 3 6z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Sm Bone Husk and Wyvern Claw (75%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH3 Frames: Jaggid Fire, Aquamatic Spark, Agnablaster
  • MH3 Barrels: Rathling Gun+, Diablazooka, Jhen Cannon, Devil's Grin, Chaos Wing
  • MH3 Stocks: Agnablaster

Clust S Lv3

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
AmmoIconClust S Lv3 Splits into 5 bombs upon impact. Beware of friendly fire. Max 3 shots. 3 10z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Lg Bone Husk and Scatterfish (75%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • (?)

Elemental Ammo

Special Ammunition Types for exploiting the elemental weaknesses of certain Monsters. If you're not sure what your target is weak to, look it up! This is a Wiki, after all!!! And if for some reason you do not have internet connection, yet you can mysteriously look up this page. Go to your armor dealer and look up the armor set's elemental negativity.

Flaming S

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
MH3icon-Ammo-RedFlaming S Shot effective against monsters vulnerable to fire. Max 60 shots. 60 2z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 20z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Fire Herb (90%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MHFU Bowguns: Assault Conga, Melynx Ragdoll, Felyne Ragdoll
  • MH3 Frames: Light Bowgun, Medium Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Tropeco Gun

Water S

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
MH3icon-Ammo-CyanWater S Shot effective against monsters vulnerable to water. Max 60 shots. 60 2z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 20z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Knife Mackerel (75%). Makes 1~3 Ammos.
  • Combine Huskberry and Whetfish (75%). Makes 1~3 Ammos. (MH3)

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • Tail String+
  • 46th Div Minigun 1

Thunder S

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
MH3icon-Ammo-YellowThunder S Shot effective against monsters vulnerable to thunder. Max 60 shots. 60 2z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 20z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Flashbug (75%). Makes 2~4 Ammos.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • MH1 Shotgun (emerald)
  • Tail String+

Freeze S

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
MH3icon-Ammo-BlueFreeze S Shot effective against monsters vulnerable to ice. Max 60 shots. 60 2z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 20z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Ice Crystal (75%). Makes 1~3 Ammos.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • Tail String
  • Tail String+

Dragon S

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
MH3icon-Ammo-RedDragon S Mysterious ammo that can't be used in normal Bowguns. Maximum of 3 shots. 3 10z 5

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Lg Bone Husk and Dragon Seed (75%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

Status-Affliction Ammo

Ammo for dealing Status Afflictions.

Poison S Lv1

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
MH3icon-Ammo-PurplePoison S Lv1 Poisons target, but may require several shots. Maximum of 12 shots. 12 2z 2

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 17z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Toadstool (90%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • Light Bowgun

Poison S Lv2

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
MH3icon-Ammo-PurplePoison S Lv2 Uses a stronger poison, but may require several shots. Max 8 shots. 8 2z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Sm Bone Husk and Ioprey Fang (75%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • (?)

Para S Lv1

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
MH3icon-Ammo-YellowPara S Lv1 Paralyzes target, but may require several shots. Maximum of 12 shots. 12 3z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 26z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Parashroom (90%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • (?)

Para S Lv2

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
MH3icon-Ammo-YellowPara S Lv2 Stronger paralysis effect, but may require several shots. Max 8 shots. 8 5z 4

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Sm Bone Husk and Genprey Fang (90%). Makes 1 Ammo.
  • Combine Bonehusk S and Parashroom (90%). Makes 1 Ammo. (MH3)

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • (?)

Sleep S Lv1

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
MH3icon-Ammo-CyanSleep S Lv1 Puts target to sleep, but may require several shots. Maximum of 12 shots. 12 2z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 17z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Sleep Herb (90%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • Tail String

Sleep S Lv2

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
MH3icon-Ammo-CyanSleep S Lv2 Stronger sleep effect, but may require several shots. Max 8 shots. 8 3z 4

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Sm Bone Husk and Sleepyfish (75%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • Tail String

Support Ammo

Ammunition for support purposes, such as healing or buffing.

Recov S Lv1

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
Recov S Lv1 Restores a small amount of Health to the target. Maximum of 12 shots. 12 2z 1
    • Basically a potion in shot-form. Use it on an ally. Recovers about the same amount as herb.

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 8z.
  • Combine Huskberry and Herb (90%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • Tail String

Recov S Lv2

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
Recov S Lv2 Restores a moderate amount of Health to the target. Maximum of 12 shots. 12 2z 1
  • Recovers a great deal more than Recover S Lv1. Recovers about the same amount as a Potion.

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 15z.
  • Combine Potion and Huskberry (90%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • Tail String

Paint S

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
Paint S Marks a monster's position on the map for a set time period. Max 99 shots. 99 6z 1

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Huskberry and Paintberry (90%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • (?)

Demon S

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
Demon S Said to bestow the strength of Asura on the target. Max 5 shots. 5 9z 3
  • Temporarily boosts attack power of a target. Value = ???

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Huskberry and Power Seed (75%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • Tail String

Armor S

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
Armor S Said to make the target's skin as hard as stone. Maximum of 5 shots. 5 7z 3
  • Temporarily boosts defense power of a target. Value = ???

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Huskberry and Armor Seed (75%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • Vulcannon

Tranq S

Name Description Shots Sell Price Rarity
Tranq S Tranquilizer for use on large trapped monsters. Max 8 shots. 5 4z 4
  • (Unobtainable in MHF)

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Tranquilizer and Sm Bone Husk (90%). Makes 1 Ammo.

Bowguns Capable of using the Ammo:

  • (?)

Fortress Ammo

Special ammunition only available in fortress quests Lao-Shan Lung, Shen Gaoren, Fatalis & Jhen Mohran

  • Ballista S
    • Ammo only usable by the giant Bowgun known as the Ballista. You select the ammo with your ordinary items and then hit Square while standing in front of a Ballista to activate. Controls are similar to a Bowgun.
  • Cannon S:
    • Ammo only usable by the cannons, it must be carried in the same way as an egg, meaning you must handle it with care. Dropping it will result in a small explosion that hurts just the tiniest bit.

Bow Coating List

Activate a coating by having the bow armed and pressing Circle and Triangle together. Coatings will not lose ammo during slash-attacks with the Circle button, but still have their effects applied.

CloseRngCoating and Paint Coating are exclusive to MHFU.

Poison Coating

Name Description Max Sell Price Rarity
Poison Coating Bows loaded with these bottles poison enemies on shaft impact. Max 20. 20 2z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 17z.
  • Combine Empty Bottle and Toadstool (90%). Makes 1~2 Bottles.

Bows Capable of using the Coating:

  • (?)
  • Queen Blaster I,II,III

ParalysisCoating

Name Description Max Sell Price Rarity
ParalysisCoating Bows loaded with these bottles paralyze enemies on shaft impact. Max 20. 20 3z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 26z.
  • Combine Empty Bottle and Parashroom (90%). Makes 1~2 Bottles.

Bows Capable of using the Coating:

  • Hunter's Bow I, III
  • Wild Bow I
  • Blango Fur Bow I, III
  • Kut-Ku Stave I
  • Daimyo's Warbow I
  • Sonic Bow I
  • Dragon Bow Halo
  • Dragon Bow Earth
  • (?)

Sleep Coating

Name Description Max Sell Price Rarity
Sleep Coating Bows loaded with these bottles will put enemies to sleep. Max 20. 20 2z 3

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 17z.
  • Combine Empty Bottle and Sleep Herb (90%). Makes 1~2 Bottles.

Bows Capable of using the Coating:

Power Coating

Name Description Max Sell Price Rarity
Power Coating Bows loaded with these bottles will have high attack power. Max 50. 50 3z 2

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 32z.
  • Combine Empty Bottle and Nitroshroom (85%). Makes 1~2 Bottles.

Bows Capable of using the Coating:

  • Hunter's Bow I, III
  • Blango Fur Bow I, III
  • Kut-Ku Stave I
  • Daimyo's Warbow I
  • Blue Blade Bow I
  • Sonic Bow I
  • Prominence Bow I
  • Tiger Arrow I
  • Dragon Bow Halo
  • Dragon Bow Earth
  • Blue Blade Bow
  • (?)

CloseRngCoating

Name Description Max Sell Price Rarity
CloseRngCoating Bows loaded with these get higher close-range power & melee Sharpness. Max 20. 20 3z 1

Where to Obtain

  • Can be purchased from the shop for 27z. MHFU-Exclusive.
  • Combine Empty Bottle and Knife Mackerel (85%). Makes 1~2 Bottles.

Bows Capable of using the Coating:

  • Hunter's Bow I, II, III
  • Wild Bow I
  • Blue Blade Bow I
  • Sonic Bow I
  • Dragon Bow Earth
  • Icicle Bow I, II
  • Black Bow I, II (?)
  • (?)

Paint Coating

Name Description Max Sell Price Rarity
Paint Coating Bows loaded with these can make monsters appear on the map. Max 99. 20 6z 1

Where to Obtain

  • Combine Empty Bottle and Paintberry (90%). Makes 1~2 Bottles.

Bows Capable of using the Coating:

  • (?)

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