Armour Skills FAQ by spydr101
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                     Skills FAQ
                     By:  Kevin Poe (Spydr101)
                     spydr101 (at) gmail (dot) com
                     Version: 1.5



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-------------------WHAT THIS GUIDE IS-------------------
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       This Guide is to show the skill effects from the
different skills that you get from armor.  Each piece of
armor gives either + or - to skills, and  at  a  certain 
value, you will get a  skill.  When  you  have  negative 
skills, the effects are usually bad. Plus to skills will
give you great skills, and are always recommended to get.
Certain skills are not very worthwhile, such  as map, or 
fishing.

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How to use this table:
Skill name:  This is what the skill name is under the armor listing
Value:  The amount of points needed to "unlock" an active skill
Activated skill:  The name of the skill when the point value is acheived
Skill Effect:  What the activated skill does.


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|Skill Name     Value           Activated Skill                 Skill effect  |
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|Attack           25            Attack UP <Large>       H52/G48/L23/S14/D14/B12
|Attack           15            Attack UP <Med>            H26/G24/L11/S7/D7/B6
|Attack           10            Attack UP <Sm>              H15/G14/L6/S4/D4/B3
|Defense          15            Defense +15                              Def+15
|Defense          10            Defense +10                              Def+10
|Defense         -10            Defense -10                              Def-10
|Defense         -15            Defense -15                              Def-15
|Strength         25            Strength+30                           Health+30
|Strength         15            Strength+20                           Health+20
|Strength         10            Strength+10                           Health+10
|Strength        -10            Strength-10                           Health-10
|Strength        -15            Strength-20                           Health-20
|Hunger           15            Hunger Negated      Stamina bar never decreases
|Hunger           10            Hunger[0.5x]     Stamina Bar lowers  .5x slower
|Hunger          -10            Hunger[1.5x]          Bar decreases 1.5x faster
|Hunger          -20            Hunger[2.0x]            Bar decreases 2x faster
|Cold res         15            Anti-cold           No stamina decrease in cold
|Cold res         10            Cold [0.5x]        Stamina decrease .5x in cold
|Cold res        -10            Cold [1.5x]       Stamina decrease 1.5x in cold
|Cold res        -15            Cold [2.0x]       Stamina decrease 2.0x in cold
|Heat res         15            Anti-Heat           HP decrease negated in Heat
|Heat res         10            Heat [0.5x]             HP decrease .5x in heat
|Heat res        -10            Heat [1.5x]            HP decrease 1.5x in heat
|Heat res        -15            Heat [2.0x]            HP decrease 2.0x in heat
|Gluttony         25            Spd Eater                  Eat fast like a god!
|Gluttony         15            Eating+2        Eating foods adds +50 more stam
|Gluttony         10            Eating+1        Eating foods adds +25 more stam
|Throw            10            Throw+1     Distance and dmg of throwing items+
|Backpacking      10            Backpack Expert      Run faster with eggs/stone
|BombStrUp        10            Bomber                    Bomb damage increased
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|Skill Name      Value          Activated Skill                 Skill Effect  |
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|Artisan          10            Sharpness+1     Visible added sharpness to weap
|Sharpness        10            Sharp Swrd               Sharpness lasts longer
|Sharpness       -10            Blunt Swrd              Sharpness lasts shorter
|Fencing          10            ESP                    Don't bounce off wyverns
|SwrdShrpner      10            Fast-Grinding       Whetstone takes 1sec to use
|SwrdShrpner     -10            SharpeningSkl .5    Whetstone effectiveness .5x
|Auto-Guard       10            Auto-guard                  Auto-Guards for you
|Guard+           15            Guard +2              Able to block all attacks
|Guard+           10            Guard +1        No-Push back from strng attacks
|Guard+          -10            Guard -1              Take more dmg while block
|Guard+          -15            Guard -2              Take more dmg while block
|X ShotUp         10            X ShotUp            X Shot dmg is increase 1.1x
|X ShotAdd        15            X ShotAdd                  Able to carry lvl2+3
|X ShotAdd        10            X ShotAdd                   Able to carry lvl 1
|Load             25            Loading speed +3      Loading time is shortened
|Load             15            Loading speed +2      Loading time is shortened
|Load             10            Loading speed +1      Loading time is shortened
|Load            -10            Loading speed -1     Loading time is lengthened
|Load            -15            Loading speed -2     Loading time is lengthened
|Load            -25            Loading speed -3     Loading time is lengthened
|Running fire     10            Running fire           You can run and shoot =)
|Map              10            Farsight                  Auto-displays the map
|Map             -10            Map-invalid         Map will never be displayed
|Fishing          10            Fishing expert        More time to catch a fish
|Fate             15            Luck Booster      Best chance of better rewards
|Fate             10            Good luck         Good chance of better rewards
|Fate            -10            Bad Luck           Bad Chance of better rewards
|Fate            -15            Calamity         Worst chance of better rewards
|PsychicVis       15            Autotracker       Monster is always seen on map
|PsychicVis       10            Detect             wyvern detailed when painted
|Worry            10            Stealth                      Wyverns ignore you
|Worry           -10            Provocation            Wyverns attracted to you
|WindPress        15            Wind pressure[Lrg]           Immune to all wind
|WindPress        10            Wind pressure[Sm]      Immune to sm wyvern wind
|HearProtect      15            High-Grade earplug          Immune to all roars
|HearProtect      10            Earplug            Immune to small wyvern roars
|Whim             15            Divine Whim     Chance of nets/axes break-lower
|Whim             10            Spirits Whim      Chance of nets/axes break-low
|Whim            -10            Spectres Whim    Chance of nets/axes break-high
|Whim            -15            Devils whim   Chance of nets/axes break-highest
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|Skill Name      Value          Activated Skill                 Skill Effect  |
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|FireRes          25            Fire resist +10                 Fire resist +10
|FireRes          15            Fire resist +5                   Fire resist +5
|FireRes          10            Fire resist +3                   Fire resist +3
|FireRes         -10            Fire resist -3                   Fire resist -3
|FireRes         -15            Fire resist -5                   Fire resist -5
|FireRes         -25            Fire resist -10                 Fire resist -10
|ThunderRes       25            Thndr resist +10               Thndr resist +10
|ThunderRes       15            Thndr resist +5                 Thndr resist +5
|ThunderRes       10            Thndr resist +3                 Thndr resist +3
|ThunderRes      -10            Thndr resist -3                 Thndr resist -3
|ThunderRes      -15            Thndr resist -5                 Thndr resist -5
|ThunderRes      -25            Thndr resist -10               Thndr resist -10
|WaterRes         25            Water resist +10               Water resist +10
|WaterRes         15            Water resist +5                 Water resist +5
|WaterRes         10            Water resist +3                 Water resist +3
|WaterRes        -10            Water resist -3                 Water resist -3
|WaterRes        -15            Water resist -5                 Water resist -5
|WaterRes        -25            Water resist -10               Water resist -10
|DragonRes        25            Dragon Resist +10             Dragon Resist +10
|DragonRes        15            Dragon Resist +5               Dragon Resist +5
|DragonRes        10            Dragon Resist +3               Dragon Resist +3
|DragonRes       -10            Dragon Resist -3               Dragon Resist -3
|DragonRes       -15            Dragon Resist -5               Dragon Resist -5
|DragonRes       -25            Dragon Resist -10             Dragon Resist -10
|All res UP       25            All resists +10                 All resists +10
|All res UP       15            All resists +5                   All resists +5
|All res UP       10            All resists +3                   All resists +3
|All res UP      -10            All resists -3                   All resists -3
|All res UP      -15            All resists -5                   All resists -5
|All res UP      -25            All resists -10                 All resists -10
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|Skill Name      Value          Activated Skill                 Skill Effect  |
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|Protection       10            Divine Protection    25% chance of 30% less dmg
|Protection      -10            Demonic Protection   25% chance of 30% more dmg
|Spc Attack       10            Ab.StatusAtkUp        Status elements up 1.125x
|Faint            15            K.O. Negated              Immune to K.O. Status
|Faint            10            K.O. x.5               50% chance of evading KO
|Faint           -10            K.O. x2                        K.O. Duration x2
|Paralysis        15            Stun Negated                     Immune to stun
|Paralysis        10            Stun [0.5x]                   Stun duration .5x
|Paralysis       -10            Stun [2.0x]                    Stun duration x2
|Poison           15            Poison Negated                 Immune to poison
|Poison           10            Poison [0.5x]                   Poison time x.5
|Poison          -10            Poison [2.0x]                    Poison time x2
|Poison          -15            Poison [3.0x]                    Poison time x3
|Poison          -25            Poison [4.0x]                    Poison time x4
|Sleep            15            Sleep invalid                   Immune to sleep
|Sleep            10            Sleep [0.5x]              Sleep duration halved
|Sleep           -10            Sleep [2.0x]             Sleep Duration Doubled
|Gathering        15            Gathering +2      Best chance of more gathering
|Gathering        10            Gathering +1      Good chance of more gathering
|Gathering       -10            Gathering -1      Good chance of less gathering
|Gathering       -15            Gathering -2      Best chance of less gathering
|HighspdGathr     10            HiSpdGathering    Carving/Gather speed increase
|Wide-rec         15            WideAreaRecover           Heals teamates nearby
|Wide-rec         10            HerbalMedWide             Heals teamates nearby
|StealNoEff       10            Anti-Theft           Cats unable to steal items
|Recovery         10            RecItemsInc               1.25x heal efficiency
|Recovery        -10            RecItemsWeak              0.75x heal efficiency
|Rec Speed        25            recovery speed +2     4x faster red hp recovery
|Rec Speed        10            recovery speed +1     3x faster red hp recovery
|Rec Speed       -10            recovery speed -1     3x slower red hp recovery
|Rec Speed       -25            recovery speed -2     4x slower red hp recovery
|Wide-Cntr        10            WideAreaAntidote        Antidote heals teamates
|WideEffect       10            WideAreapwr   Power/armor seed/drug area effect
|Flute            10            Flute Expert            Flutes break less often
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|Skill Name      Value          Activated Skill                 Skill Effect  |
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|Alchemy          10            Alchemy                    New combos available
|MixSucRate       25            Combine success +20%          Combine rate +20%
|MixSucRate       15            Combine success +10%          Combine rate +10%
|MixSucRate       10            Combine success +5%            Combine rate +5%
|MixSucRate      -10            Combine success -5%            Combine rate -5%
|MixSucRate      -15            Combine success -10%          Combine rate -10%
|MixSucRate      -25            Combine success -20%          Combine rate -20%
|ShotMix          10            Bullet limit    Make max of ammo when combining
|RapidFire        10            RapidFire          Never reload until next ammo
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|About Torso+X, and Torso Inc skills                                          |
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They are both skills listed under armor, but they have no activated skill name.
     Torso+X adds X number to all the skills currently on you torso armor.  For
example, if you are wearing torso that had Recovery+2, Fate-3, and sleep+1,
after equipping a piece with torso+2, your skills for the torso would be:
Recovery+4,Fate-1, and Sleep+3.
     The skill TorsoInc multiplies the skills you have on your current torso
armor piece.  This is a VERY useful skill if you want to save tons of money by
using a really good torso, but use black belt equipment for the rest.
For example, if your torso armor had attack+4, fire res+2, strength+2, and
water res-3, wearing just a waist with torso inc will double the skill effect
on the torso.  The skills would then be 8, 4, 4, and -6, respectivly.  Adding
Another armor part that adds torso inc (such as a helm), will triple the effect
- making it 12, 6, 6, and -9, respectively.  You can wear up to 4 armor parts 
that have Torso Inc, therefore making a simple armor such as rathalos mail give
skills like Atk Up (lrg), Recovery Speed+1, Provocation, and Dragon Res-3.0
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Any and all errors, please email me and let me know, I will be glad to
include you for credits in the FAQ and update it ASAP.  I am also missing names
of some of the activated skills.  I will try to get around to finding out this
info, but if you know the names, just drop me an email and I'll also fix it.

People who have helped:
Ocu_87
BadBoy_AC
SoulEatingFreak
Karyuudo
Kamaitachi
Never_Forget - For telling me the easy way to fix my formatting =/
MHxOGRE - Eating +2 skill
LunarEdge - for letting me use a good copyright =)
Xeno_Bryan - Letting me know about the 15 point skill for wide-rec
SilverFoxfire
Luisluix

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