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Contents

Usage NotesSkill List
A - FG - LM - RS - Z


Skill List

A - F

Skill Tree Description Level Effect

Affinity Sliding

Sliding increases your affinity for a short time. 1 Increases affinity by 30% for a short time after sliding.

Agitator

Increases attack power and affinity when large monsters become enraged. 1 While active, grants attack +4 and increases affinity by 3%.
2 While active, grants attack +8 and increases affinity by 6%.
3 While active, grants attack +12 and increases affinity by 9%.
4 While active, grants attack +16 and increases affinity by 12%.
5 While active, grants attack +20 and increases affinity by 15%.

Airborne

Increases the damage caused by jumping attacks. 1 Jumping attack power +10%

Artillery

Strengthens explosive attacks like gunlance shells, Wyvern's Fire, charge blade phial attacks, and sticky ammo. 1 Increases power of each attack by 10% and reduces Wyvern's Fire cooldown by 15%.
2 Increases power of each attack by 20% and reduces Wyvern's Fire cooldown by 30%.
3 Increases power of each attack by 30% and reduces Wyvern's Fire cooldown by 50%.

Attack Boost

Increases attack power. Also improves affinity at higher levels. 1 Attack +3
2 Attack +6
3 Attack +9
4 Attack +12
Affinity +5%
5 Attack +15
Affinity +5%
6 Attack +18
Affinity +5%
7 Attack +21
Affinity +5%

Aquatic Expert

Improves mobility in water. 1 Prevents water from slowing movement.
2 Prevents water from slowing movement and improves evasion while in water.
3 Prevents water from slowing movement and greatly improves evasion while in water.

BBQ Master

Improves your skill at cooking meat. 1 Makes it easier to cook well-done steaks.

Blast Attack

Increases the rate of blast buildup. (Elemental buildup has a maximum limit.) 1 Blast buildup +5%
Bonus: +10
2 Blast buildup +10%
Bonus: +10
3 Blast buildup +20%
Bonus: +10

Blast Resistance

Grants protection against blastblight. 1 Delays blastblight and reduces blast damage.
2 Greatly delays blastblight and greatly reduces blast damage.
3 Prevents blastblight.

Bleeding Resistance

Grants protection against bleeding. 1 Reduces damage while bleeding.
2 Greatly reduces damage while bleeding.
3 Prevents bleeding.

Blight Resistance

Grants protection against all elemental blights. 1 Reduces the duration of all elemental blights by 30%.
2 Reduces the duration of all elemental blights by 60%.
3 Nullifies all elemental blights.

Blindsider

Improves the effectiveness of flash attacks and items. 1 Increases the success rate of flash effects.

Bombardier

Increases the damage of explosive items. 1 Explosive power +10%
2 Explosive power +20%
3 Explosive power +30%

Botanist

Increases the quantity of herbs and other consumable items you gather. 1 One extra consumable herb item per gather.
2 One extra consumable herb, fruit, nut, or seed item per gather.
3 One extra consumable herb, fruit, nut, seed, or insect item per gather.
4 One extra consumable herb, fruit, nut, seed, insect, or mushroom item per gather.

Capacity Boost

Increases the gunlance's shell capacity and charge blade's phial capacity. 1 Loading capacity +1

Carving Pro

Prevents knockback from attacks while carving. 1 Prevents knockback while carving.

Cliffhanger

Decreases stamina depletion when evading while clinging to walls or ivy. 1 Reduces stamina depletion while climbing by 25%.

Constitution

Reduces stamina depletion when performing stamina-draining moves such as evading, etc. 1 Reduces fixed stamina depletion by 10%.
2 Reduces fixed stamina depletion by 20%.
3 Reduces fixed stamina depletion by 30%.
4 Reduces fixed stamina depletion by 40%.
5 Reduces fixed stamina depletion by 50%.

Critical Boost

Increases the damage of critical hits. 1 Increases damage dealt by critical hits by 30%.
2 Increases damage dealt by critical hits by 35%.
3 Increases damage dealt by critical hits by 40%.

Critical Eye

Increases affinity. 1 Affinity +3%
2 Affinity +6%
3 Affinity +10%
4 Affinity +15%
5 Affinity +20%
6 Affinity +25%
7 Affinity +30%

Defense Boost

Increases defense. Level up to improve resistances as well. 1 Defense +5
2 Defense +10
3 Defense +15
4 Defense +20
All Elemental Resistances +3
5 {{{Effect 5}}}
6 Defense +30
All Elemental Resistances +3
7 Defense +35
All elemental Resistances +3

Detector

Shows rare gathering points on the Wildlife Map. 1 Marks rare sites on the wildlife map.

Divine Blessing

Has a predetermined chance of reducing the damage you take. 1 While active, reduces damage taken by 15%.
2 While active, reduces damage taken by 30%.
3 While active, reduces damage taken by 50%.

Dragon Attack

Increases dragon element attack power. (Elemental attack power has a maximum limit.) 1 Dragon attack +30
2 Dragon attack +60
3 Dragon attack +100
4 Dragon attack +5%
Bonus: +100
5 Dragon attack +10%
Bonus: +100

Dragon Resistance

Increases dragon resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels. 1 Dragon resistance +6
2 Dragon resistance +12
3 Dragon resistance +20
Defense +10

Dungmaster

Makes monsters hit with slinger dung pods more likely to run. 1 Makes slinger dung pods more effective at making monsters run away.

Earplugs

Grants protection from large monsters' roars. 1 Slightly reduces the effects of weak monster roars.
2 Reduces the effects of weak monster roars.
3 Nullifies weak monster roars.
4 Nullifies weak monster roars and reduces the effects of strong monster roars.
5 Nullifies weak and strong monster roars.

Effluvia Resistance

Gain a resistance to effluvial buildup. 1 Reduces effluvial buildup.
2 Greatly reduces effluvial buildup.
3 Prevents effluvial buildup.

Effluvial Expert

Nullifies or reduces environmental damage in the Rotten Vale. 1 Nullifies damage from effluvia and reduces damage from acids.

Entomologist

Decreases the chances of destroying the bodies of small insect monsters, allowing them to be carved. 1 Increases the chances of a corpse being left behind.
2 Greatly increases the chances of a corpse being left behind.
3 Makes it so corpses will always be left behind.

Evade Extender

Increases evade distance. 1 Slightly extends evasion distance.
2 Extends evasion distance.
3 Greatly extends evasion distance.

Evade Window

Extends the invulnerability period when evading. 1 Very slightly increases invulnerability window.
2 Slightly increases invulnerability window.
3 Increases invulnerability window.
4 Greatly increases invulnerability window.
5 Massively increases invulnerability window.

Fire Attack

Increases fire element attack power. (Elemental attack power has a maximum limit.) 1 Fire attack +30
2 Fire attack +60
3 Fire attack +100
4 Fire attack +5%
Bonus: +100
5 Fire attack +10%
Bonus: +100

Fire Resistance

Increases fire resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels. 1 Fire resistance +6
2 Fire resistance +12
3 Fire resistance +20
Defense +10

Flinch Free

Prevents knockbacks and other reactions to small damage. 1 Prevents knockbacks.
2 Prevents standard knockbacks. Tripping is reduced to a knockback instead.
3 Prevents knockbacks and tripping.

Focus

Increases the fill rate for weapons with gauges and the charge rate for weapons with charge attacks. 1 Increases gauge fill rate by 5% and reduces charge times by 5%.
2 Increases gauge fill rate by 10% and reduces charge times by 10%.
3 Increases gauge fill rate by 20% and reduces charge times by 20%.

Forager's Luck

Increases the chance of finding rare gathering points. 1 Increases the likelihood of rare gathering points respawning.

Fortify

Increases your attack and defense every time you fall in battle. (This effect can stack twice.) 1 Increases attack by 10% and defense by 15% with each use.

Free Elem/Ammo Up

Unlocks your weapon's hidden element. Also increases bowgun loading capacity. (There is a cap to loading capacity.) 1 Draws out 33% of hidden element and expands clip size for some ammo.
2 Draws out 66% of hidden element and expands clip size for many ammo.
3 Draws out 100% of hidden element and expands clip size for most ammo.

Free Meal

Gives you a predetermined chance of consuming a food or drink item for free. 1 Adtivates 25% of the time.


G - L

Skill Tree Skill Name Points Skill Description

Geologist

Increases the number of times you can use a gathering point. 1 Allows you to gather one extra time from bonepiles.
2 Allows you to gather one extra time from bonepiles and special item gathering points.
3 Allows you to gather one extra time from bonepiles, gathering points, and mining outcrops.

Guard

Reduces knockbacks and stamina depletion when guarding. 1 Very slightly decreases the impact of attacks.
2 Slightly decreases the impact of attacks and reduces stmina depletion by 15%.
3 Greatly decreases the impact of attacks and reduces stamina depletion by 15%.
4 Grearly decreases the imapct of attacks and reduces stamina depletion by 30%.
5 Massively decreases the impact of attacks and reduces stamina depletion by 50%.

Handicraft

Extends the weapon sharpness gauge. However, it will not increase the gauge past its maximum. 1 Weapon sharpness +10
2 Weapon sharpness +20
3 Weapon sharpness +30
4 Weapon sharpness +40
5 Weapon sharpness +50

Health Boost

Increases health. 1 Health +15
2 Health +30
3 Health +50

Heat Guard

Nullifies damage from heat. 1 Nullifies heat damage.

Heavy Artillery

Increases the firepower of ballistae and cannons. 1 Firepower +10%
2 Firepower +20%

Honey Hunter

Increases the quantity of honey you receive when gathering in the field. 1 One extra honey per gather.

Horn Maestro

Increases the effect duration of hunting horn melodies. 1 Extends melody effect duration and increases health recovery.

Hunger Resistance

Reduces maximum stamina depletion over time. 1 Extends the time until your stamina cap decreases by 30%.
2 Extends the time until your stamina cap decreases by 60%.
3 Prevents your stamina cap from decreasing.

Ice Attack

Increases ice element attack power. (Elemental attack power has a maximum limit.) 1 Ice attack +30
2 Ice attack +60
3 Ice attack +100
4 Ice attack +5%
Bonus: +100
5 Ice attack +10%
Bonus: +100

Ice Resistance

Increases ice resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels. 1 Ice resistance +6
2 Ice resistance +12
3 Ice resistance +20
Defense +10

Intimidator

Reduces the chances small monsters will attack after spotting you. (No effect on certain monsters.) 1 Discourages monsters from engaging you even if you've been spotted.
2 Highly discourages monsters from engaging you even if you've been spotted.
3 Prevents monsters from engaging you even if you've been spotted.

Iron Skin

Grants protection against Defense Down. 1 Reduces the duration of Defense Down by 30%,
2 Reduces the duration of Defense Down by 60%.
3 Prevents Defense Down.

Item prolonger

Extends the duration of some item effects. 1 Item effect duration +10%
2 Item effect duration +25%
3 Item effect duration +50%

Jump Master

Prevents attacks from knocking you back during a jump. 1 Negates knockback during jumps.

Latent Power

Temporarily increases affinity and reduces stamina depletion when certain conditions are met. 1 While active, increases affinity by 10% and reduces stamina depletion by 10%.
2 While active, increases affinity by 20% and reduces stamina depletion by 10%.
3 While active, increases affinity by 30% and reduces stamina depletion by 30%.
4 While active, increases affinity by 40% and reduces stamina depletion by 30%.
5 While active, increases affinity by 50% and reduces stamina depletion by 50%.

Leap of Faith

Alows you to do a dive-evade when facing towards large monsters, and extends the dive-evade distance. 1 Enables Leap of Faith.


M - R

Skill Tree Skill Name Points Skill Description

Marathon Runner

Slows down stamina depletion for actions which continuously drain stamina (such as dashing). 1 Reduces continuous stamina depletion by 15%.
2 Reduces continuous stamina depletion by 30%.
3 Reduces continuous stamina depletion by 50%.

Master Fisher

Improves your skill at fishing. 1 Increases the time window for reeling in fish, and makes it easier to catch large fish.

Master Gatherer

Allows you to gather more quickly, and also prevents attacks from knocking you back while gathering. 1 Speeds up gathering and prevents knockbacks while gathering.

Master Mounter

Makes it easier to mount monsters. 1 Makes it easier to mount monsters and down mounted monsters.

Maximum Might

Increases affinity when stamina is full. 1 While active, increases affinity by 10%.
2 While active, increases affinity by 20%.
3 While active, increases affinity by 30%.

Mushroomancer

Lets you digest mushrooms that would otherwise be inedible and gain their advantageous effects. 1 Lets you digest blue mushrooms and toadstools.
2 Additionally lets you digest nitroshrooms and parashrooms.
3 Additionally lets you digest mandragoras, devil's blight, and exciteshrooms.

Muck Resistance

Reduces impairments to mobility while stuck in monster muck. 1 Reduces limits on movement speed and evasion.

Non-elemental Boost

Powers up non-elemental weapons you have equipped. 1 Raises base attack for non-elemental weapons.

Normal Shots

Increases the attack power of normal ammo and normal arrows. 1 Increases the power of normal ammo and normal arrows.

Palico Rally

Powers up Palicoes. 1 Increases Palico attack power and defense by 5%.
2 Increases Palico attack power and defense by 10%.
3 Increases Palico attack power and defense by 15%.
4 Increases Palico attack power and defense by 20%.
5 Increases Palico attack power and defense by 25%.

Paralysis Attack

Increases the rate of paralysis buildup. (Elemental buildup has a maximum limit.) 1 Paralysis buildup +5%
Bonus: +10
2 Paralysis buildup +10%
Bonus: +10
3 Paralysis buildup +20%
Bonus: +10

Paralysis Resistance

Reduces the duration of paralysis. 1 Reduces the duration of paralysis by 30%.
2 Reduces the duration of paralysis by 60%.
3 Prevents paralysis.

Partbreaker

Makes it easier to break or sever parts of large monsters. 1 Part damage +10%
2 Part damage +20%
3 Part damage +30%

Peak Performance

Increases attack when your health is full. 1 While active, grants attack +5.
2 While active, grants attack +10.
3 While active, grants attack +20.

Piercing Shots

Increases the attack power of piercing ammo and Dragon Piercer. 1 Increases the power of piercing ammo and Dragon Piercer.

Poison Attack

Increases the rate of poison buildup. (Elemental buildup has a maximum limit.) 1 Poison buildup +5%
Bonus: +10
2 Poison buildup +10%
Bonus: +10
3 Poison buildup +20%
Bonus: +10

Poison Functionality

Allows you to apply poison coatings. 1 Lets you use poison coating.

Poison Resistance

Grants protection against the effects of poison. 1 Reduces the duration of poison by 30%.
2 Reduces the duration of poison by 60%.
3 Prevents poison.

Power Prolonger

Allows long swords, dual blades, insect glaives, switch axes, and charge blades to stay powered up longer. 1 Bonus duration +10%
2 Bonus duration +20%
3 Bonus duration +30%

Pro Transporter

Increases your speed while transporting items and decreases the likelihood of dropping them, 1 Increases movement speed while transporting and reduces downtime on landings.

Quick Sheath

Speeds up weapon sheating. 1 Slightly increases sheathing speed.
2 Moderately increases sheathing speed.
3 Greatly increases sheathing speed.

Recovery Speed

Speeds healing of recoverable damage (the red portion of the health gauge). 1 Doubles the speed at which you heal recoverable damage.
2 Triples the speed at which you heal recoverable damage.
3 Quadruples the speed at which you heal recoverable damage.

Recovery Up

Increases the amount recovered when restoring health. 1 Recovery +10%
2 Recovery +20%
3 Recovery +30%

Resentment

Increases attack when you have recoverable damage (the red portion of your health gauge). 1 While active, grants attack +5.
2 While active, grants attack +10.
3 While active, grants attack +15.
4 While active, grants attack +20.
5 While active, grants attack +25.

Resuscitate

Improves evasion and reduces stamina depletion when afflicted with abnormal status effects. 1 While active, greatly improves evasion invulnerability time and reduces stamina depletion.


S - Z

Skill Tree Skill Name Points Skill Description

Scenthound

Increases your scoutflies' gauge fill rate when you find tracks and other traces left by monsters. 1 Increases gauge fill rate by 50%.

Scholar

Speeds up progress on research levels and special investigations. (Effect is applied at the quest results screen.) 1 Speeds up progress on research levels and special investigations.

Scoutfly Range Up

Expands your scoutflies' detection range. 1 Expands your scoutflies' detection range.

Sleep Attack

Increases the rate of sleep buildup. (Elemental buildup has a maximum limit.) 1 Sleep buildup +5%
Bonus: +10
2 Sleep buildup +10%
Bonus: +10
3 Sleep buildup +20%
Bonus: +10

Sleep Resistance

Reduces the duration of sleep. 1 Reduces the duration of sleep by 30%.
2 Reduces the duration of sleep by 60%.
3 Prevents sleep.

Slinger Capacity

Increases the loading capacity for slinger ammo obtained in the field. 1 Increases the loading capacity for slinger ammo collected from the ground or plants.
2 In addition, increases the loading capacity for some slinger ammo dropped by monsters.
3 In addition, increases the loading capacity for all slinger ammo dropped by monsters.

Slugger

Makes it easier to stun monsters. 1 Stun power +10%
2 Stun power +20%
3 Stun power +30%

Special Ammo Boost

Increases the power of bowgun special ammo and Dragon Piercer. 1 Increases the power of bowgun special ammo and Dragon Piercer by 10%.
2 Increases the power of bowgun special ammo and Dragon Piercer by 20%.

Speed Crawler

Increases movement speed while crouching. 1 Increases movement speed while crouching.

Speed Eating

Increases meat-eating and item-consumption speed. 1 Slightly increases item use speed.
2 Moderately increases item use speed.
3 Greatly increases item use speed.

Speed Sharpening

Speeds up weapon sharpening when using a whetstone. 1 Removes one cycle from the sharpening process.
2 Removes two cycles from the sharpening process.
3 Removes three cycles from the sharpening process.

Sporepuff Expert

Recover health when using sporepuffs. 1 Sporepuffs restore 20 health.
2 Sporepuffs restore 35 health.
3 Sporepuffs restore 60 health.

Spread/Power Shots

Increases the attack power of spread ammo and power shot arrows. 1 Increases the power of spread ammo and power shot arrows.

Stamina Surge

Speeds up stamina recovery. 1 Stamina recovery speed +10%
2 Stamina recovery speed +20%
3 Stamina recovery speed +30%

Stamina Thief

Increases certain attacks' ability to exhaust monsters. 1 Exhaust power +10%
2 Exhaust power +20%
3 Exhaust power +30%

Stealth

Makes it easier for monsters to lose sight of you. 1 Makes it slightly easier for monsters to lose sight of you.
2 Makes it moderately easier for monsters to lose sight of you.
3 Makes it much easier for monsters to lose sight of you.

Stun Resistance

Reduces stun duration. 1 Reduces the duration of stun by 30%.
2 Reduces the duration of stun by 60%.
3 Prevents stun.

Thunder Attack

Increases thunder element attack power. (Elemental attack power has a maximum limit.) 1 Thunder attack +30
2 Thunder attack +60
3 Thunder attack +100
4 Thunder attack +5%
Bonus: +100
5 Thunder attack +10%
Bonus: +100

Thunder Resistance

Increases thunder resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels. 1 Thunder resistance +6
2 Thunder resistance +12
3 Thunder resistance +20
Defense +10

Tool Specialist

Reduces the recharge time for specialized tools. 1 Shortens time until reuse by 5%.
2 Shortens time until reuse by 10%.
3 Shortens time until reuse by 20%.

Tremor Resistance

Grants protection against ground tremors. 1 Nullifies minor ground tremors.
2 Nullifies minor ground tremors and reduces the effects of major ground tremors.
3 Nullifies minor and major ground tremors.

Water Attack

Increases water element attack power. (Elemental attack power has a maximum limit.) 1 Water attack +30
2 Water attack +60
3 Water attack +100
4 Water attack +5%
Bonus: +100
5 Water attack +10%
Bonus: +100

Water Resistance

Increases water resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels. 1 Water resistance +6
2 Water resistance +12
3 Water resistance +20
Defense +10

Weakness Exploit

Increases the affinity of attacks that exploit a monster weak spot. 1 Attacks that hit weak spots have 15% increased affinity.
2 Attacks that hit weak spots have 30% increased affinity.
3 Attacks that hit weak spots have 50% increased affinity.

Wide-Range

Sllows the effects of certain items to also affect nearby allies. 1 Items affect nearby allies with 33% of their efficacy.
2 Items affect nearby allies in a wider radius with 33% of their efficacy.
3 Items affect nearby allies in a wider radius at 66% of their efficacy.
4 Items affect nearby allies in a much wider radius with 66% of their efficacy.
5 Items affect nearby allies in a much wider radius with full efficacy.

Windproof

Grants protection against wind pressure. 1 Slightly reduces the effects of minor wind pressure.
2 Reduces the effects of minor wind pressure.
3 Negates minor wind pressure.
4 Negates minor wind pressure and reduces the effects of major wind pressure.
5 Negates minor and major wind pressure.