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List of armor skills found in MHFU. The most important skills will be finished first. Credit for this information goes to KingofMH from GameFAQ's. Compound skills credited to Frostflare2 [1]

Status System

Armor Skill Description Pts Skill Effects Skill Effects Description
Attack

Increases or Decreases the hunter's attack power.

  • Example: see below.
+20 Attack Up (Large) Increases attack power by a multiplier of 20
+15 Attack Up (Medium) Increases attack power by a multiplier of 15
+10 Attack Up (Small) Increases attack power by a multiplier of 10
-10 Attack Down (Small) Decreases attack power by a multiplier of 10
-15 Attack Down (Medium) Decreases attack power by a multiplier of 15
-20 Attack Down (Large) Decreases attack power by a multiplier of 20
Defense Increases or decreases hunter's defense. +20 Defense +40 Adds 40 points to defense.
+15 Defense +30 Adds 30 points to defense.
+10 Defense +20 Adds 20 points to defense.
-10 Defense -20 Subtracts 20 points from your defense.
-15 Defense -30 Subtracts 30 points from your defense.
-20 Defense -40 Subtracts 40 points from your defense.
Health Increases or decreases the hunter's maximum health. +20 Health +50 Adds 50 points to maximum health.
+15 Health +30 Adds 30 points to maximum health.
+10 Health +20 Adds 20 points to maximum health.
-10 Health -10 Subtracts 10 points from your maximum health.
-15 Health -20 Subtracts 20 points from your maximum health.
-20 Health -30 Subtracts 30 points from your maximum health.
Hunger Affects the rate at which the hunter's stamina bar increases or decreases. +20 - -
+15 Hunger Negate Stamina bar does not decrease.
+10 Hunger Halved Stamina bar decreases x0.5 slower.
-10 Hunger Inc[Lo] Stamina bar decreases x1.5 faster.
-15 Hunger Inc[Hi] Stamina bar decreases x2.0 faster.
-20 - -
Heat Resistance Affects the rate in which the hunter's health decreases. +20
+15 Heat Cancel[Hi] Immunity to Heat any place.
+10 Heat Cancel[Lo] Immunity to Heat at specific areas.
-10 Heat Inc[Lo] Health decreases x1.5 faster.
-15 - -
-20 - -
Cold Resistance Effects the rate in which the hunter's stamina decreases. +20
+15 Cold Elim[Hi] Immunity to Cold anyplace.
+10 Cold Elim[Lo] Immunity to Cold at specific areas.
-10 Cold Inc[Lo] Stamina bar decreases x1.5 faster.
-15 - -
-20 - -


The Attack Power added is either 3,5 or 10 of pure Attack Power, which is multiplied by the Weapon Class Multiplier and added to the total Attack Power.

The follow are the Weapon Class Multiplier:

Great Sword/Long Sword - 4.8

Sword&Shield/Dual Swords - 1.4

Hammer/Hunting Horn - 5.2

Lance/Gunlance - 2.3

Light&Heavy Bowgun/Bow - 1.2

Example: The Hunter is using a Great Sword with Attack Up (Large), so 4.8 x 20 = 96.0 Attack Power added, all decimals are dropped. The end result is that the total Attack Power will increase by 96.

Blademaster System

Armor Skill Description Pts Skill Effects Skill Effects Description
Artisan Visible sharpness will be added to the weapon. +20 - -
+15 - -
+10 Sharpness +1 Adds visible weapon sharpness.
-10 - -
-15 - -
-20 - -
Sharpness Skill increases or decreases sharpness lost on the weapon. +20 - -
+15 - -
+10 Sharp Sword Decreases sharpness lost on weapon, reducing it by half.
-10 Blunt Edge Increases sharpness lost on weapon, roughly by x2.
-15 - -
-20 - -
Fencing Skill prevents attacks from being deflected, so combos will not be interrupted. +20 - -
+15 - -
+10 ESP Prevent attacks from being deflected.
-10 - -
-15 - -
-20 - -
Sword Sharpener Affects the usage of Whetstone(s). +20 - -
+15 - -
+10 Sharping Skl Inc Whetstone usage speed increases.
-10 Sharp Skl Halved Whetstone restores x0.5 sharpness.
-15 - -
-20 - -
Guard Affects weapons that are given the ability to block. +20 Guard+2 Block reduces stamina usage/damage/push back.
+15 - -
+10 Guard+1 Block reduces stamina usage/damage/push back.
-10 Guard-1 Block increases stamina usage/damage/push back.
-15 - -
-20 - -
Auto-Guard Enables auto-guard, which automatically blocks attacks if weapon permits. +20 - -
+15 - -
+10 Auto-Guard Automatic guard if possible.
-10 - -
-15 - -
-20 - -
Sword Draw Affects the weapon unsheathing attacks. +20 - -
+15 - -
+10 Art of Unsheathing

Any unsheathing attack will result in a 100% chance of a Critical hit.

-10 - -
-15 - -
-20 - -

Gunner System

Armor Skill Description -15 -10 +10 +15 +20
NormS Up Increase damage of NormS/Rapid Shots by +10% NormS/RapidBow Up Increase damage of NormS/RapidBow.
PierceS Up Increase damage of PierceS/Pierce Shots by +10% PrceS/PrceBow Up Increase damage of PierceS/PierceBow.
PelletS Up Increases damage of PelletS/Spread Shots by +30% PellS/ScattBow Up Increase damage of PelletS/ScattrBow.
NormS Add It enables the ammo type to the bowgun that could not have been previously used. The amount of ammo available from the added skill varies from bowgun to bowgun. The skill does not affect bows. NormS LV1 Add Norm LV 1 is enabled. NormS All LV Add Norm LV 1, 2, and 3 are enabled.
PierceS Add It enables the ammo type to the bowgun that could not have been previously used. The amount of ammo available from the added skill varies from bowgun to bowgun. The skill does not affect bows. PierceS LV1 Add Pierce LV 1 is enabled. PierceS All LV Ad Pierce LV 1, 2, and 3 are enabled.
PelletS Add It enables the ammo type to the bowgun that could not have been previously used. The amount of ammo available from the added skill varies from bowgun to bowgun. The skill does not affect bows. PelletS LV1 Add Pellet LV 1 is enabled. PelletS All LV Ad Pellet LV 1, 2, and 3 are enabled.
CragS Add It enables the ammo type to the bowgun that could not have been previously used. The amount of ammo available from the added skill varies from bowgun to bowgun. The skill does not affect bows. CragS LV1 Add Crag LV 1 is enabled. CragS All LV Ad Crag LV 1, 2, and 3 are enabled.
Clust Add It enables the ammo type to the bowgun that could not have been previously used. The amount of ammo available from the added skill varies from bowgun to bowgun. The skill does not affect bows. ClustS LV1 Add Clust LV 1 is enabled. ClustS All LV Ad Clust LV 1, 2, and 3 are enabled.

Auto
Reload

Auto Reload allows bowguns to use an ammo type until the ammo is depleted, the Hunter has loaded a different type of ammo or current ammo has rapidfire. For bows, vials will be applied automatically. Also for bowguns, it brings the recoil to strong and can not be negated by any recoil reduction. Auto Reload No reload until next ammo type.
Reload The skill increases or decreases the reload speed of the bowgun. It also increases the speed of vials being equipped to the bow. Reload Speed -2 Reload speed decreases by 2. Reload Speed -1 Reload speed decreases by 1. Reload Speed +1 Reload speed increases by 1. Reload Speed +2 Reload speed increases by 2. Reload Speed +3 Reload speed increases by 3.
Recoil The skill increases or decreases the recoil on the bowgun. It does not affect bows. Recoil Inc +2 Recoil from bowgun increases by 2. Recoil Inc +1 Recoil from bowgun increases by 1. Recoil Reduct +1 Recoil from bowgun reduced by 2. Recoil Reduct +2 Recoil from bowgun reduced by 4.
Capacity The skill adds an additional bullet slot to the available ammo type to the bowgun. For bows, one charge level is added, to a maximum of 4. Load Up +1 to available ammo/bow charge level
Precision The skill affects the shots from bowguns and bows. Target Range Up Being off-center increases. Target Range Down Being off-center decreases.

General System

Armor Skill Description -10 +10 +15 +20
Expert Reckless Abandon: Each Reckless Abandon level adds or subtracts Affinity, in 10% increments. For weapons with 0-25% affinity, the skill will add an extra 5% at blue sharpness, and 10% at white or purple sharpness. -1 Reckless Abandon Decreases affinity percentage by -10%. Reckless Abandon+1 Increases affinity percentage by +10%. Reckless Abandon+2 Increases affinity percentage by +20%. Reckless Abandon+3 Increases affinity percentage by +30%.
Special Attack The skill increases the numerical number displayed on the weapon's status ailment, if available, by x1.125. Status ailments includes poison, paralysis, and sleep. Spc Atk Up Increases status ailments by x1.125.
Elemental Attack Increases the damage of Fire, Water, Ice, Thunder, and Dragon attacks. Elem Atk Up Increases elemental damage by x1.2
Guard Up Enables the ability to block previous attacks that could not be blocked, Ex: Gravios Beam, Fatalis Fireball, etc. Guard Inc Able to block all attacks.
HearProtct Provides immunity to screams, roars, etc. Additional Info: Following monsters require high grade earplugs: Khezu, Basarios, Gravios, Diablos, Monoblos, Tigrex, Lao Shan Lung, Fatalis, and Akantor. This skill will not prevent the knockback that several roars have. Earplug Immunity to small roars. High Grade Earplug Immunity to all roars.
Wind Press Provides immunity to Wind Press. Additional Info: Following monster require dragon wind breaker: Kushala Daora, Chameleos, Lunastra, and Teostra. High wind press: Rathalos, Rathian, Monoblos, Diablos, Tigrex, Lao-Shan Lung, and Fatalis. Low Wind Pres Immunity to small Wind Press. High Wind Pres Immunity to large Wind Press. Drg Wind Breaker Immunity to all Wind Press.
Gunnery Gunnery King increases the damage of BallistaS, CannonS, Gunlance Shells and Wyvern's Fire by x1.1. It also increases CragS damage by x1.5. Gunnery Master only increases both BallistaS, and CannonS. Gunnery Master Increases dmg of BallistaS/CannonS. Gunnery King Increases dmg of Balis/CanS, Gunlance shells/Wyvern's Fire, and CragS.
Short Charge Increases or decreases the amount of time needed to charge Bows, Great Swords or Hammers Distracted Increases charging time Focus Decreases time needed to charge
Guts

Saves Hunter from instant death hit when health is above 65

Guts Saves hunter from 1-hit KO if health is above 65

Map System

Armor Skill Description Pts Skill Effects Skill Effects Description
Map The skill makes it so that you automatically see the map of the place you're in without having a map in your inventory. +10 FarSight Allows you to see the entire map without the map item.
-10 No Map No map shown even with the map item.

Monster System

Armor Skill Description Pts Skill Effects Skill Effects Description
Psychic Vision Affects your ability to keep track of the monster. +20 - -
+15 Autotracker Shows on your map a constant indication of where a large monster is, i.e. a dragon/wyvern has a mini dragon picture, a "drome" is just a blob, certain pelagus (congalala & blangonga) are shown as a monkey. This also shows how active a certain monster is, i.e. blue is calm, red is angry or the monster has noticed you.
+10 Detect Gives detailed information on painted monster (blue when calm, red when angry. You still have to paint it yourself).
-10 - -
-15 - -
-20 - -
Perceive Painted or Auto-tracked target turns yellow when ready to be captured. +20 - -
+15 - -
+10 Tranq Guru Shows if the monster is dying or not,in the mini map where you see the monster (Paint it or Auto tracker,) the monster will appear yellow (means dying).
-10 - -
-15 - -
-20 - -
Tranquilizer Captured monster yields more rewards. +20 - -
+15 Tranq Celeb Often will increase the chance of more rewards from Captures.
+10 Tranq Whiz Sometimes will increase the chance of more rewards from Captures.
-10 - -
-15 - -
-20 - -

Elemental Resistance System

Armor Skill Description -20 -15 -10 +10 +15 +20
All Res Increases or Decreases the hunter's resistance to all elemental damage. All Res -10 All Res -5 All Res -3 All Res +3 All Res +5 All Res +10
Fire Res Increases or Decreases the hunter's resistance to fire-based elemental damage. Fire Res -15 Fire Res -10 Fire Res -5 Fire Res +5 Fire Res +10 Fire Res +15
Ice Res Increases or Decreases the hunter's resistance to ice-based elemental damage. Ice Res -15 Ice Res -10 Ice Res -5 Ice Res +5 Ice Res +10 Ice Res +15
Water Res Increases or Decreases the hunter's resistance to water-based elemental damage. Water Res -15 Water Res -10 Water Res -5 Water Res +5 Water Res +10 Water Res +15
Thunder Res Increases or Decreases the hunter's resistance to thunder-based elemental damage. Thunder Res -15 Thunder Res -10 Thunder Res -5 Thunder Res +5 Thunder Res +10 Thunder Res +15
Dragon Res Increases or Decreases the hunter's resistance to dragon-based elemental damage. Dragon Res -15 Dragon Res -10 Dragon Res -5 Dragon Res +5 Dragon Res +10 Dragon Res +15

Ailment System

Armor Skill Description -15 -10 +10 +15
Paralysis Resistance Affects lasting time of paralysis status. Paralysis duration doubled Paralysis duration halved Paralysis negated
Sleep Resistance Affects lasting time of sleep status. Sleep duration doubled Sleep duration halved Sleep negated
Poison Resistance Affects lasting time of poison status. Poison duration doubled Poison duration halved Poison negated
Antiseptic Gives immunity to territorial dung. Additional info: only Congas have this status ailment. Immunity to territorial dung
Quake Resistance Gives immunity to Quake Immunity to Quake
Snow Resistance Gives immunity to snowman status. Additional info: only Giadrome, Blangonga, Tigrex (snowy area), and Kushala Daora (snowy area), and Ukanlos have this status ailment. Immunity to snowman
Terrain

Affects terrain damage received. Additional info: Teostra's aura, Lunastra's aura and stepping on the lava is considered as terrain damage

  • Note: Stepping in lava and being in Teo's or Luna's aura at the same time will deplete health even with Terrain Damage Negated.
Terrain damage increased (High) Terrain damage increased (Low) Terrain damage reduced Terrain damage negated
Faint Affects lasting time of Faint status. Additional info: player can recover faster by repeatedly tapping X. Faint duration doubled Faint duration halved Faint negated
Fatigue Affects lasting time of fatigue status. Additional info: only the Chameleos and Vespoid Queen can deal this status ailment. Fatigue duration halved Fatigue negated

Item System

Armor Skill Description -10 +10 +15 +20
Wide Area Party receives the Potion effect as well when a potion is used. Wide Area +1 Item effects are spread 50% Wide Area +2 Item effects are spread 100%
Throw Increases distance of thrown items (throwing knives, stones, paintballs, flash/sonic/tranq bombs) and reduces the chance of boomerangs breaking. Throwing Sk Up
Bomber Strength Up Increases damage dealt from Bombs or bomb based attacks by x1.5. Raises combination success rate for bombs to 100%. Bomber
Gluttony Creates a chance for a 25 point stamina increase from item usage. Filled Up Can get a stamina increase from fish steaks

Scavenger Can get a stamina increase from healing items

Recovery Increases or decreases the amount of health recovered by healing items. HltRecItemWeakened Healing items effectiveness drops by 25%. HealthRecItemsImprvd Healing items effectiveness increases by 25%.
Recovery Speed Affects how fast the Red portion of your health recovers. Damage Rec Spd-1 Red portion of health recovers 2x slower than usual. Damage Rec Spd+1 Red portion of health recovers 2x faster than usual. Damage Rec Spd+2 Red portion of health recovers 4x faster than usual.

Combination System

Armor Skill Description -10 +10 +15 +20
Combination Success Rate Increases all combo's success rates. Comb Suc-10% Comb Suc+15% Comb Suc+25% Comb Suc+45%
Shot Mix Maxes out the amount of Shot/Coatings that can be made on each combination. Bullet Limit
Alchemy Allows player to use Alchemy. Alchemy

Torso System

Armor Skill Description
Torso Increase

Adds the same value of the skill points of the plate armor.

(NOTE: If a plate has +2 points of a skill, one Torso Inc will increase the value to +4. A second Torso Inc. armor piece will increase

the value by +2, bringing the total to +6. It won't double the value to get +8 points)

Hunting/Collecting System

Armor Skill Description -15 -10 +10 +15 +20
Gathering Affects chances of amount of gathering at one location. Gathering-2 Large chance of decreased gathering Gathering-1 Small chance of decreased gathering Gathering+1 Small increase to chance of gathering extra Gathering+2 Large increase to chance of gathering extra
High Speed Gathering Increases speed of Carving, Mining, Gathering, and Bugnetting HighSpdGather
Fishing Expert Increase time to hook fish when bait is eaten Fishing Expert
Carving Affects Carving. Carving Iron Man Carving won't be interrupted from a small attack e.g.:Vespoid Carving Celebrity Can carve one extra time off any carving
Whim Affects Pick axes, Bug nets and Flutes breaking. Devil's Whim Doubles chance of breaking 50% of the time Spectre's Whim Doubles chance of breaking 25% of the time Spirit's Whim Prevents breaking 25% of the time Divine Whim Prevents breaking 50% of the time
Backpacking Movement speed when carrying eggs increases and can fall from greater heights. Backpacking Exp

Other System

Armor Skill Description -20 -15 -10 +10 +15
Sneak Increases or decreases a wyvern noticing you sneaking. Taunt Boss monsters will target you more often than your team-mates. Stealth Boss monsters will target you less often than your team-mates.
Protection Affects the chance of preventing or receiving extra damage. Demonic Protection 20% chance of receiving 30% more damage from an attack. Divine Protection 20% chance of receiving 30% less damage from an attack.
Anti-Theft Chance of resisting a pick pocket. Steal No Effect Immunity to stealing.
Fate Increased or Decreases amount of Rewards. Calamity Greater Chance for decreased rewards. Bad Luck Chance for decreased rewards. Good Luck Chance for increased Rewards. Luck Boost Greater Chance for increased rewards.
Evade Increases invulnerability time during dodges Evade +1 Slightly increases invincibility time during rolling and diving. Evade +2 Greatly increases invincibility time during rolling and diving.
Evade Distance Increases distance cleared when dodge rolling and diving Evade Distance +1 Increases rolling and diving distance

Constitution

Decreases the amount of stamina used by rolling

Constitution +1 Stamina used to roll/dive is halved.

Constitution +2 Stamina used to roll/dive is greatly reduced.
Potential Defense and strength changes when Health is below 40%.

Worry Cuts Attack by 30% Increases defense.

Adrenaline+1 +90 Defense Boost'. Adrenaline+2 +90 Defense Boost, +30% Attack Boost.
Everlasting Item effects (i.e. cool drinks) last longer. Item Usage Decline Items effect duration cut by 40%. Item Usage Improved Items effects last 50% longer.
Stamina Affects amount of Stamina used when using Stamina-using actions. Flat Footed Stamina Usage Increase. Runner Greatly reduces stamina consumption speed while performing any kind of stamina-draining actions. (Running, Demonizing, Charging your Bow/Hammer/Lance)
Cooking Affects the speed with which you consume items. Slow Life Decreases eating speed. Quick Eating Increases eating speed.
BBQ Affects cooking meat on a BBQ Spit.

So-called BBQ King Makes it hard to cook steaks

BBQ Celebrity Makes it easier to make Well-Done Steaks and makes it possible to cook Gourmet Steaks.
Comrade Guide Increases your Comrade's power (not shown), interest in quest, etc.

Comrade Guidance Increases Felyne Comrade experience points received after quests

Comrade Guidance&Trade Increases Felyne Comrade experience and skill points received after quests
Horn Affects Flutes and Hunting Horns.

Flute Expert 50% chance to prevent flute breaking and adds 1 minute to all Hunting Horn songs.

Compound Skills (MHFU)

Armor Skill Description +10
Resist Status Resists all abnormal status effects. (Only available through G-Rank Fatalis armor)

Self-Defense: Immune to Sleep, Poison, Paralysis and Faint status effects

Fury Able to survive deadly hit and deal major damage during low health (Only available through G-Rank Crimson Fatalis armor) Emboldened: Guts and Adrenaline+2
Edge Master

Gains initial sword sharpness and increased attack (Only available through G-Rank White Fatalis armor)

Stellar Hunter: Sharpness +1, Attack Up (Large).

Steady Hand

A combination of Normal S/Pierce S/Pellet S Up for bowguns, and Rapid/Pierce/Spread Shot Up for bows.(Only available through G-Rank White Fatalis armor) Straight & True: Has the effect of all shot bonuses.
Anti-Fire Dragon Gives Hunter an increase to Fire resistance and will not be harmed from terrain (i.e. lava/fire veil) (Only available through G-Rank Kushala Daora armor). Metallic Protection:

Terrain Damage Negate and Fire Resistance +10.

Anti- Chameleos Gives Hunter full immunity to all status ailments given by Chameleos, including Poison, Steal, and Fatigue (Only available through G-Rank Teostra or Lunastra armor). Fiery Protection:

Immune to Poison, Steal and Fatigue.

Anti-Daora Allows Hunter to not be affected by wind or be turned into a "snowman" (Only available through G-Rank Chameleos armor). Frosty Protection:

Snow Resistance and Dragon Wind Breaker.

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