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Plesioth Armor

for Male and Female
Rarity: 3, Total Slots: 4
General Information
Total Defenses:
Initial Defense 136
Max Defense
Fire Resistance -16
Water Resistance 16
Ice Resistance 8
Thunder Resistance -16
Dragon Resistance 0
Skill Effects: Runner
Armor Pieces
MH3icon-Helm Head Plesioth Helm
MH3icon-Plate Torso Plesioth Mail
MH3icon-Gauntlets Arms Plesioth Vambraces
MH3icon-Waist Waist N/A
MH3icon-Leggings Feet Plesioth Greaves

Slots & Description

Armor Piece Name Slots Description
Plesioth Helm
O Made from Plesioth fins and scales. Weak against Thunder.
Plesioth Mail
O Plesioth scales sewn closely together and made into mail. Can nullify any impact.
Plesioth Vambraces
O Plesioth scales sewn closely together and curved into vambraces to block attacks.
Plesioth Greaves
O Plesioth scales sewn closely together and made into greaves. They fit perfectly.


Items Required Cost
MH3icon-Helm Plesioth Scale x3, Monster Fluid x1, Cephalos Scale x3, Bomb Arrowana x3 4150z
MH3icon-Plate Plesioth Scale x3, Monster Fluid x1, Ioprey Hide x2, Piscine Fang x2 4150z
MH3icon-Gauntlets Plesioth Fin x1, Monster Fluid x1, Piscine Fang x2, Plesioth Scale x3 4150z
MH3icon-Waist N/A
MH3icon-Leggings Plesioth Fin x1, Machalite Ore x2, Cephalos Scale x3, Plesioth Scale x3 4150z
Plesioth Scale x12, Monster Fluid x3, Cephalos Scale x6, Bomb Arrowana x3, Ioprey Hide x2, Piscine Fang x4, Plesioth Fin x2, Machalite Ore x2

Armor Stats


Fir Wat Ice Thn Drg
MH3icon-Helm 34 -4 +4 +2 -4 0
MH3icon-Plate 34 -4 +4 +2 -4 0
MH3icon-Gauntlets 34 -4 +4 +2 -4 0
MH3icon-Waist N/A
MH3icon-Leggings 34 -4 +4 +2 -4 0
TOTAL 136 -16 +16 +8 -16 0


Skill Points Total
MH3icon-Helm MH3icon-Plate MH3icon-Gauntlets MH3icon-Waist MH3icon-Leggings
Stamina +3 +1 +3 X +3 +10 Runner
Cold Res +2 +2 +2 X +2 +8
Heat Res +2 +2 +2 X +2 +8
Paralysis -2 -2 -2 X -2 -8


  • A 4-piece armor, it lacks a waist piece. This is not a bad thing though: it already has Runner and 4 open slots, so with a good waist piece it's possible to get any other skill you want. Runner lowers stamina usage when running, charging and demonizing, making it a great armor for Hammers and Dual Swords. It has no other skills though, but it has 8 points in both Cold and Heat Resistance. It also has -8 points in Paralysis, but since only Faint Jewels grant additional negative points in Paralysis, it's not something to worry about. Even though the armor grants 34 defense per piece, the highest average for any Rarity 3 armor, with 4 piece it still has a lower defense then most armors unless a waist piece is added.
  • Though there are a lot of good combinations with this armor, these are the most notable. Generally it's better to switch the Torso, because it grants only +1 Stamina, the same as 1 Marathon Jewel. Using the Hornet Mail and Waist, inserting 4 Earplug Jewels and 1 Marathon Jewel will activate Runner and Earplug. Using the Lobster Mail and Waist with 4 Evade Jewels and 1 Marathon Jewel will grant Evade +1 and Runner. Using the Hermitaur Mail and Waist with 5 Defense Jewels grant Defense +20, and with 1 weapon slot and a Marathon Jewel it grants Runner and 37,2 defense per piece on average.
  • A recommendation to get for Dual Swords and Hammer users and when it's combined with the right pieces, it's great armor to use throughout Low Rank. It can be difficult to get though and pretty frustrating to defeat all the Plesioth needed for the whopping 12 Plesioth Scales needed, but the time spent won't be in vain.