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SnakeByte asks: Added Aug 18th 2006, ID #65228

Question for Monster Hunter

Hey I'm on the level five urgent quest "Attack of the Rathalos". My weapons are, Valkyrie Blade, Iron Lance, Hydra Bite+, Gradios (dual sword), Iron Katana "Grace", and Arablest.
Witch weapon is best against the Rathalos?
Also my gunner armour is only vespoid vest and legs so it's not that good.
My blademaster armour is Kehzu helm, Diablo mail, hornet arms, rathalos tasset (from online), and Plesioth Greaves ( From trading with the forest elder). Should I upgrade my armour more? Also any good tips on slaying the Rathalos in Forest and Hills area would be great. I also play alot online so suggestions including online only items are appreciated also. Thanks alot!
 
 
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SUPERduperXD answered: Added 22nd Aug 2006, ID #144269
I'm assuming you are offline for the urgent quest (I don't have online). Your Valkyrie Blade is a perfect choice for slaying him! It is stronger than the Dragon Agito and many people got their first Rathalos kills with that weapon. Just bring Whetstones, Traps, and Barrel Bombs. MANY BARREL BOMBS if you wish to slay it quickly. Now what I would do is go to Area 3 where you witness the scene and paint him and run away. Chances are when you hit him with the paintball, he will fly away or something. Wait for him to attack and wait for his landing. MEMORIZE HIS LANDING AREA, FOR THIS IS WHERE YOUR PITFALL SHALL BE USED.

Now if he didn't fly, wait for him to attack. Don't stand right in front of his face, because that will only get you killed faster. Wait for him to turn towards you. If he turns fast, he will charge. Slow turns result in Fireballs. What you want him to do is the Fireball. When he commits this attack, start your attack by hitting him on the side of the head with your Valkyrie Blade. If you can hit him enough, you will stagger him (he lowers and shakes his head). This is your chace to run. Continue this and use Flash Bombs when necessary to make the fight go by faster. The only time you should use your Whetstones is when he isn't in the area or you flashed him.

Now when he's flying around, place a Pitfall Trap where you KNOW he will land and quickly (that's why I told you to memorize the landing spot). When you are done setting up, hide behind the rocks and wait for him to land there. When he does, set up your bombs and ignite them. Continue igniting more while you have the time and he's trapped. When he escapes from the trap, he will possibly be hurt enough to fly away to another area. Chase after him unless it is Area 9 or 10, where I don't fight him at all. Then continue to execute these strategies until you witness the fall of the Rath. If you can, cut off his tail :D

And NO, you have GREAT armor. If you can't handle the Rathalos with that equipment, I don't know what your problem is (jk :]). Anyways, good luck and don't suck. If you still can't beat him, try your luck at him during the 2* Quest "Raid the Wyvern's Nest." It is much easier seeing as he doesn't fly around as much as during that urgent quest.
 
 
 
 
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