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Rathian Armor is a good set to launch you into the single player 5* quests. With a health boost and fire resistance, it is a good set to tackle wyverns with.

The only issue with it is the insane amount of luck required to collect the Rathian Plate drop for the chest piece, as it is only 3% chance on tail carves and 3% chance as a quest reward after breaking the head of a Rathian.

The Wyvern Claws used to make the greaves are a quest reward item but can also be obtained by trading with the Argosy captain.


Armor Piece Slots Description
MH3icon-Helm Rathian Helm O Striking yet frightening head armor, imbued with the Queen's grace and power.
MH3icon-Plate Rathian Mail O Chest armor that lives up to the name of the Queen, with scales harder than metal.
MH3icon-Gauntlets Rathian Vambraces OO Armguards made from magnificent green scales. Superior Fire resistance and Defense.
MH3icon-Waist Rathian Faulds O Regal viridian waist armor. Will intimidate even the most vicious monster.
MH3icon-Leggings Rathian Greaves OO Greaves imbued with Queenly might. Wear them to make the earth itself your ally.


Materials Required Cost
MH3icon-Helm Rathian Scale x4, Rathian Shell x3, Flame Sac x2, Isisium x3 3600z
MH3icon-Plate Rathian Shell x2, Rathian Plate x1, Rathian Webbing x2, Lightcrystal x1 3600z
MH3icon-Gauntlets Rath Talon x2, Rathian Scale x3, Rathian Spike x1, Isisium x2 3600z
MH3icon-Waist Rathian Webbing x2, Rathian Shell x2, Rathian Scale x3, Isisium x2 3600z
MH3icon-Leggings Rathian Scale x3, Rathian Shell x3, Rathian Spike x1, Wyvern Claw x10 3600z


Rathian Scale x13, Rathian Shell x10, Rathian Spike x2, Rathian Plate x1, Rathian Webbing x4,
Flame Sac x2, Wyvern Claw x10, Isisium x7, Lightcrystal x1, Rath Talon x2


Rarity Upgrade

This armor can be upgraded into Upper Rank.

Items Required Cost
MH3icon-Helm Rathian Carapace x2, Rathian Scale x4, 9400z
MH3icon-Plate Rathian Carapace x2, Rathian Scale x4 9400z
MH3icon-Gauntlets Rathian Scale+ x3, Rathian Shell x3 9400z
MH3icon-Waist Rathian Carapace x2, Rathian Webbing x3 9400z
MH3icon-Leggings Rathian Scale+ x3, Rathian Shell x3 9400z


Rathian Scale x8, Rathian Carapace x6, Rathian Shell x6, Rathian Scale+ x6, Rathian Webbing x3


Armor Stats


Fir Wat Ice Thn Drg
MH3icon-Helm 16 28 74 3 0 0 -2 -4
MH3icon-Plate 16 28 74 3 0 0 -2 -4
MH3icon-Gauntlets 16 28 74 3 0 0 -2 -4
MH3icon-Waist 16 28 74 3 0 0 -2 -4
MH3icon-Leggings 16 28 74 3 0 0 -2 -4
TOTAL 80 140 370 15 0 0 -10 -20


Skill Skill Points Skill Effects
MH3icon-Helm MH3icon-Plate MH3icon-Gauntlets MH3icon-Waist MH3icon-Leggings Total
Fire Res +4 +2 +3 +2 +2 +13 Fire Res +10
Health +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +10 Health +20
Hearing +1 +1 +1 +3 +2 +8
Protection -2 -2 -1 -2 -1 -8


  • Overall effectiveness is questionable. This is the earliest set of armor to get Earplugs without a talisman, but the other attributes may be obtained in other ways. Health+50 can be obtained by eating Meat+Meat, and the kitchen AuL or DuL aren't very good. FireRes can be gotten by eating a Fireblite berry at the beginning of a mission.
  • Can be easily decorated with 3 vitality jewels (+2 to Health skill each) to cause a constant 50+ health bonus instead of the normal 20+.
  • Another good decoration tactic is to add 2 earplug jewels (+1 Hearing/ -1 Protection each) to boost the armor's 8+ hearing skill to 10+ and give you immunity to most wyvern roars. Unfortunately, this has the side effect of debuffing you with the Demonic blessing negative skill, increasing the damage you take in battle. This can, however, be easily offset by adding a single Protection Jewel which removes the effect.
  • This leaves you with: 50+ health (A full health bar), 10+ fire resistance and immunity to most roars, as well as a maximum of 140 armor.
  • Another option for the last slot can be a crimson jewel (fire res. +2) to have +15 fire resistance
  • If you get a +4 Poison talisman and by using gem slots, you can also fit this set up with the following skills: Earplugs, Negate Poison, Health +20 and Fire Res +15, which makes it a quite perfect low rank set for farming Rathian, Rathalos and Gigginox.
  • Here is one effective way to use the Rathian Armor (intended for Low Rank):
  • Any Weapon with at least 2 Slots and 1 Health Talisman with at least 5+ Health Points.
    • 1 Health Talisman that offers a minimum of 5+ Health Points. This gives you Health 50+. This is much more efficient when compared to equipping 3 Vitality Jewels (Health 2+ per Jewel) to your armor. You will end up saving 1 slot which makes a big difference with this Skill Set. If you are not sure why you save 1 slot with this approach, here is the reasoning. If you are aware of the reason, continue to the next point:
      Unless you manage to find a very rare Talisman Jewel that works even better than the Health Talisman for this armor, your Talisman Charm will more than likely not be used to its potential. Also, the maximum slots a Talisman Charm can have is 3, but this is a Low Rank set and getting a Talisman Charm with 3 slots is impossible in Low Rank. Therefore, 2 slots is the only possible option. That means a Health Talisman that offers 5+ Health will cost you only 2 slots. If you attach Vitality Jewels, it will gots 3 slots to achieve the same result. 3 - 2 = 1, therefore you save 1 slot, critical in maximzing this set.
    • 1 Crimson Jewel (Fire Res 2+) which gives you Fire Res 15+.
    • 2 Earplug Jewels (Hearing 1+, Protection 1- per Jewel). This will give you Earplugs (Total of 10+ Hearing), but will also give you Demonic Blessing (Total of 10- Protection).
    • 1 Protection Jewel (Protection 1+): To counter the Demonic Blessing skill.
    • By now you should still have 4 slots used and 3 slots open for you armour. With 2 slots still unused from your weapon of choice, you now have a total of 5 open slots. This leaves you open for quite a number of possibilities. Use the Jewel Decoration List and look at your options for Jewels with 2+ points. With the 5 remaining slots, fill them up with a skill the suites you best.
    • Here are some ideas for the last skill:
      • Sneak (Ninja Jewel - Sense 2+) - Reduces chance of being attacked. Not tested, some people have said it doesn't work.
      • Halve Hunger (Hungerless Jewel - Hunger 2+) - Slows down Stamina depletion
      • Cold Cancel (Lo) (Warmth Jewel - Cold Res 2+).
      • Speed Sharpen
      • Capture Guru
      • Trap Master
      • Bombardier
    • In the end, this is what you should have:
      • Health 50+
      • Fire Res 15+
      • Earplugs
      • Your choice of a Jewel with 2+ points. I`d go with any of the last 5 C skills, depending on your preference.

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