Lance FAQ by rigaTony
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Lance FAQ

BY: rigaTony (rigatony789@hotmail.com)
Version 1.0

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Table-o-Contents~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1.
-Introduction....................................(INT)
-Reasons Why......................................(RW)

2.
-Why Use Lances..................................(WUL)
-How (Controls) To Use Lances....................(CRT)
-Against Who Are Lances Affective................(WYR)

3.
-Different Lances................................(LNC)
-How To Make These Lances........................(LNC)

4.
-Different Lancing Styles........................(SYL)
-Different Strategies............................(STG)

5.
-Legal...........................................(LGL)
-Special Thanks..................................(STY)
-Whats Coming....................................(WSC)

(INT)-----------------Introduction-----------------

This guide is to help people learn the magic art of Lancing. I have always been
a fan of lances ever since I first played Final Fantasy Tactics and was able to
attack opponents 2 spaces away. Now in Monster Hunter Lances were the most
powerful weapons in the game, now while this might sound like an opinion
its not… They did more damage, they were quick, and everything else that is
good about death. Now in Freedom Lances were “nerfed” (weakened) and now
they have been balanced out to equal the other weapons, this does not however
make them bad weapons in fact by making them weaker it just means that you
can use them more :). Now in this guide I will be showing you many things such
as how to use lances, the different lances in the game, and which wyverns they
are affective against.



	
(RW)--------------------Reasons Why--------------

I have created this guide for a number of reasons:

1)	I'm tired of people constantly dying whilst using my beautiful lances.
2)	I believe that lances are often misused and while this won’t end it I think
it can only help…
3)	Lances are good and I like talking about them…yeah I know.



(WUL)----------------Why Use Lances-------------

Now even though lances have been weakened and can no longer Head Lock
there are still numerous advantages to using them. Such as there high attack
and element combinations, or there high speed attacks and great ability to
block, attack while blocking, and moving while walking.


(CTR)--------------Controls--------------------------

Forward Stab-  /\

Upward Stab- ( )

Charge- /\ + ( )

Back Step- X

Side Step- X + Analog 

Put Weapon Away- [ ]

Block- R

Block and Attack- R + /\ or R + ( )

Block and Move- R + Analog

Block While Running- R + /\ while running



(WYR)------------Wyverns Weak Elements------------------

In this section you will se the following three things
1) Weak Point (were to hit it)
2) Weak Element (Listed as "Good" Element)
3) Strong Element ( Listed as "Bad" Element)

-------------------------

--Yian Kut Ku-
Weak Point = Wings
Good Elements = Water
Bad Elements = Fire

--Blue Yian Kut Ku-
Weak Point = Wings
Good Elements =
Bad Elements =
--Gypceros-
Weak POint = Tail
Good Elements = Fire
Bad Elements = Thunder 

--Purple Gypceros-
Weak Point = Tail
Good Elements = Fire
Bad Elements = Thunder

--Cephadrome-
Weak Point = Tail
Good Elements = Thunder and Fire
Bad Elements = Water

--Basarios-
Weak Point = Stomach
Good Elements = Dragon
Bad Elements = Water and Thunder

--Plesioth-
Weak Point = Stomach
Good Elements = Thunder and Fire
Bad Elements = Water

--Green Plesioth-
Weak Point = Stomach
Good Elements = Thunder and Fire
Bad Elements = Water

--Gravios-
Weak Point = Stomach (Only when both plates are broken)
Good Elements = Dragon and Water
Bad Elements = Fire

--Black Gravios-
Weak Point = Stomach (Only when both plates are broken)
Good Elements = Water
Bad Elements = Fire and Dragon

--Rathalos-
Weak Point = Head
Good Elements = Water and Dragon
Bad Elements = Fire

--Blue Rathalos-
Weak Point = Head
Good Elements = Dragon
Bad Elements = Fire

--Silver Rathalos-
Weak POint = Wings
Good Elements = Thunder
Bad Elements = Dragon and Fire

--Rathian-
Weak Point = Head
Good Elements = Dragon
Bad Elements = Fire

--Pink Rathian-
Weak Point = Head
Good Elements = Dragon
Bad Elements = Fire

--Gold Rathian-
Weak Point = Wings
Good Elements = Thunder
Bad Elements = Fire and Dragon

--Khezu-
Weak Point = Feet and Neck
Good Elements = Fire
Bad Elements = Thunder and Water

--Red Khezu-
Weak Points = Feet and Neck
Good Elements = Water
Bad Elements = Thunder and Fire




(LNC)----Different Lances And How To Make Them------


The Follwoing section will include the Lances, How to make them, there
attributes, and the sharpness. To Find The weapon you want simply do 
Ctrl + F and type in the weaopon or part, as i won't put this in order until
later on. :).

Ex:
	Name
	Attack	{Sharpness	}
	Element Value
	Defense + Value
	Required Materials:
	xxxxx
	xxxxx
	xxxxx


	True BlackDragon Spr
	529 	{RRROOYGGB	}
	Dragon 340
	Defense + 10
	Required Materials:
	8 Platinum Tickets
	2 Fatalis Gore
	1 Fatalis Evil Eye
	
	
	
	

OK? Now this part may take me a while so i will start with those lances that
i can make straight from the menu, and some others but eventually ill have them
all. If the item can be made from a menu then that will be the value written,
and a Upgrade value will also be written if it can also be upgraded from 
something. Eventually  I will also put the Sharpness + 1 sharpness value...


Ok here we go...




	
	Iron Lance
	138	{RROOYY         }
	Required Materials:
	3 Iron Ore

	

	Knight Lance
	184  	{RROOYY		}
	Required Materials:
	2 Machalite Ore
	20 Iron Ore
	8 Earth Crystals
	5 Velociprey Scales


	Steel Knights Pike
	322	{ROOOYGG	}
	Defense + 1
	Required Materials:
	10 Dragonite Ore
	20 Machalite Ore
	20 Earth Crystals
	8 Monster Bone+


	Dragon Knight's Pike
	391	{ROOYGGG	}
	Defense + 1
	Required Materials:
	20 Earth Crystals
	30 Machalite Ore
	20 Dragonite Ore	

	
	Dragon Rider Spear
	552	{ROOYGGGGGB	}
	Defense + 4
	required Materials
	10 Carbalite Ore
	10 King Scarabs
	5 Firecell Stone	

	
	Valhalla
	414	{ROOYGGGGGGGGB	}
	Required Materials:
	1 Novacrystal
	10 Dragonite Ore
	5 Lightcrystals
	10 Monster Bone+

	
	Dark Lance
	368	{RRROYY		}
	Paralysis 100
	3 Hornet Heads
	3 Hornet Bladefins
	10 Monster Bone+
	3 Stun Sacs


	Aqua Spear
	230	{ROYYYY		}
	Water 110
	Required Materials:
	2 Plesioth Fins
	4 Cephalos Fins
	5 Machalite Ore


	Aqua Spear+
	253	{ROYYYYYGG	}
	Water 210
	Required Materials:
	4 Plesioth Fin
	2 Cephalos Fin
	1 Demondrug


	Lullaby Spear
	161	{ROYYYY		}
	Sleep 140
	Required Materials:
	3 Plesioth fins
	4 Cephalos Scales
	1 Sleep Sac
	2 Demondrugs


	Bone Lance
	161	{RRROY		}
	Required Materials:
	2 Sm Monster Bone
	1 Iron Ore

	Longhorn
	207	{RROY		}
	Required Materials:
	1 Lg Monster Bone
	10 Sm Monster Bone
	2 Machalite Ore


	Diablo Horn
	437	{ROYYYYYG	}
	Defense + 1
	Required Materials:
	1 Diablos Spine
	1 Majestic Horn
	3 Diablos Shell
	5 Dragonite Ore


	Diablos Spear
	529	{ROYYYYYGG	}
	Defense + 3
	Required Materials:
	3 Diablos Spine
	1 Ancient Potion
	2 Blk Gravios Shl

	Dragonlance
	437	{RRROOYYG	}
	Dragon 260
	Required Materials:
	2 Fatalis' Horn
	2 Fatalis' Crust
	10 Dragonite Ore

	Vacuum Striker
	138	{ROOYG		}
	Water 270
	Required Materials:
	1 Pale Lips
	3 Gold Tickets

	
	Hyper Vacuum
	276	{RRRRRROOYGGGGBW}
	Water 340
	Required Materials:
	1 PineFlynMealPass
	5 BmboFlynMealPass
	2 Pale Khezu Steak

	
	Thunderspear
	299	{RRROOYG	}
	Thunder 270
	Required Materials:
	3 Kirin Horns
	2 Kirin Manes
	8 Thunderbugs
	3 Rubbery Hides	

	
	Black Dragon Spear
	483	{RRROOYGG	}
	Dragon 270
	Defense + 1
	Required Materials:
	2 Fatalis Horns
	1 Fatalis Crust
	1 Fatalis Eye

	
	True BlackDragon Spr
	529 	{RRROOYGGB	}
	Dragon 340
	Defense + 10
	Required Materials:
	8 Platinum Tickets
	2 Fatalis Gore
	1 Fatalis Evil Eye


	Black Ruiner Lance
	506 	{RRROOYGGB	}
	Dragon 400
	Defense + 4
	Required Materials:
	8 Platinum Tickets
	2 Fatlis Crmsn Hrn
	2 Fatalis Devl Eye

	
	Native Spear
	184	{ROOYGGGGGGGGBBW}
	Poison 340
	Required Materials:
	1 Master Skull
	3 Gold Tickets
	1 Ancient Potion
	4 PineFlynMealPass


	Venom Lance
	437	{RROOYG		}
	Poison 120
	Required Materials:
	1 Basarios Wing
	20 Machalite Ore
	10 iron Ore




-Don't worry more will be coming...



(SYL)----------Lancing Styles---------------


I have a couple different styles that I would like to show you, then I will
tell you a few strategies, whats the difference? well styles are different ways
of using lance while strategies are how to apply these styles to fight wyrvens.



OK here are the styles:


1) Hit And Run

2) Suicide Tank

3) Cutter / Breaker

4) Cautious Tank

5) Tripper






And here are the explanations and requirements for the different styles.



------------------------Hit And Run---------------------

Requirements: Stamina, bring Well Done Steaks.


	This strategy is pretty self explanatory, hit the wyrven then before
it can attack, run away. Wait for an oppurtunity and repeat. The stamina is of
course for running from the wyvern.


------------------------Suicide Tank--------------------

Requirements: Strong Armour, Strong Lance, Alot of Potions.

	
	This is one of the funnest strategies. Its simply this, hit the wyverns
weakest point again and again and dont worry about getting hit, gaurd if you 
can but c'mon thats what the armour and health is for, also eat Royal Cheese
and Blessed Wine for the Health and Stamina Boost.


------------------------Cutter / Breaker----------------

Requirements: Sharp Lance w/ good attack, Stamina, bring Steaks.

	
	This is basically for online play but it can be utilized offline of course.
Put simply you break the stuff, cut the tail, and whatever the situation might
call for. Now while Guns of course are required for being the Breaker on Lao,
Lance are good for just about anything else.


------------------------Cautious Tank-------------------
 
Requirements: Strong Lance, Stamina (Power or Mega Juice), good blocking
ability and/or protection Peircing, Anti Roar is a good skill to have.

	Now while the peircing is of course optional this is different from the 
regular / suicide tanker in 2 ways. 1) You will not be taking as many hits but
2) You won't be doing as much damage... take your pick.
	Now in this style you have to damage the weak points of the wyvern however
you must also be wary of approaching attacks, i usually play this role as I
perfer weak armour with good skills than strong armour with garbage skills.


------------------------Tripper-------------------------

Requirements: Strong, Sharp Lance with good blocking abilities, Anti Roar
is a bonus.

	This one can be the difference between a 25 minute Diablos and a 10
minutes Diablos. You use the /\ attack to hit the legs. Continue to hit the
legs even once tripped.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------



(STG)-------------------Strategies----------------------


	1st in this section I will tell you which styles work well on whcih wyverns
and then some little tips for each wyvern.





1-------------Hit and Run--------------

Works Well On:

Rathalos
Rathian
Gravios
Basarios
Yian Kut Ku
Diablos
Monoblos
Khezu

2-------------Suicide Tank-------------

Works Well One:

Rathalos
Rathian
Basarios
Khezu

3-------------Cutter / Breaker---------

Works Well On:

Everything But:

Khezu
Plesioth
Cephadrome
Yian Kut-Ku

Because they have nothing to break.

4-------------Cautios Tank-------------

Works Well On:

Rathalos
Basarios
Khezu
Rathian
Gravios
Gypceros

5-------------Tripper------------------

Works Well On:

Rathian
Diablos
Monoblos (offline only)
Khezu
Plesioth
Yian kut-Ku

------------------------TIPS----------------------------
    ----All----Tips-----Are-----For---lances----


--------------------Yian Kut-Ku

-Its weak at the wings, i can kill an offline Kut Ku in 5 hits to the wing with
a Black Tempest, use it.

-It trips easily, trip it and hit the tail, another weak point.

--------------------Rathalos

-Its weak point is the head, and its very weak vs. dragon so the Dragon Lances
are good but anything will work, hitting the head is key to a quick battle.

-It doesn't trip as easily as its female counterpart, dont spend time hitting
the feet focus instead on breaking: Both Wings, Tail, and Face Plate.

--------------------Rathian

-Its weak point is the head, and its very weak vs. dragon so the Dragon Lances
are good but anything will work, hitting the head is key to a quick battle.

-It, unlike Rathalos, trips fairly easily, after its head and wings are busted
and the tail is cut, knock it down.

--------------------Gypceros

-Its weak point is the tail, and Fire. Combine them both for a quick kill.

-Its crystal can be broke, once gone it can't use its flash attack.

--------------------Plesioth

-Its stomach is the weak point, and Thunder and Fire are very effective,
however because the only thunder lance... sucks, dont use it focus on raw
attack or Fire instead.

-It Trips very easily however doesnt remain down for long, trip it anyway than
charge at it { /\ + ( ) }.
--------------------Cephadrome

-Its Tail is its weak point , and Fire/ Thunder are also good, but because
there is no real good thunder lance, raw attack and Fire are great.

-Its neck is also weak, attacking this is a great way to kill quickly.

--------------------Monoblos

-Break the horn, once its gone charging attacks do less damage.

-Its weak point is at the beginning of the tail, water is its weak element.

-Tripping it, combined with hitting the beginning of the tail is a great way to
kill quickly.
--------------------Diablos

-Break the horns, once their gone charging attacks do less damage.


-Its weak point is at the beginning of the tail, water is its weak element.

-Tripping it, combined with hitting the beginning of the tail is a great way to
kill quickly.
--------------------Khezu

-Its weak point is the neck, and its weak Vs. Fire.

_It trips INCREDIBLY easily, trip it and while its tripped continu to hit the
feet. Rinse and Repeat and you have 1 dead Khezu.

--------------------Gravios

-Once both chest plate are broken that is its weak point, however that may take
a while. Dragon is the best element to bring.

-Don't flash it unless you have anti-roar armor as it roars alot while flashed.

--------------------Basarios

-Its tail can be broken even though its just the very tip, also its chest plate
can be shattered.

-Don't flash it unless you have anti-roar armor as it roars alot while flashed.


(LGL)-------------------Legal---------------------------

	This FAQ is mine and mine alone, any use of this FAQ on anyother than GameFAQs
without my consent is Illegal and if you take this and put it on your website 
or blog ect, I will sue you e-mail me at rigatony789@hotmail.com and ask me for
it I will most likely say yes so have no worries, but remember ask me 1st.


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(STY)-------------------Special Thanks------------------

Special Thanks To-

-Capcom
-GameFaqs
-And Me... 

Any contributions are welcome just e-mail me.

(WSC)-------------------Whats Coming--------------------

-Colored Wyvern Details (Strategies, Tips, ect.)

-Kirin, Lao (see my Lao FAQ for more detailed Info), and Fatalis Details

-More Weapons 

-More Strategies, and Tips for all wyverns and Dragons.

-I May add Drome (Veloci,Gen, and Io) Information. E-Mail me if you want 
it so I know wether or not to do it. 

-IF YOU HAVE ANYOTHER SUGGESTIONS OR INFORMATION JUST SEND IT TO ME.



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