Monster Hunter World – here are all the armour skills revealed so far

By James O'Connor, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:08 GMT

Monster Hunter World is getting close – get ready in advance by studying up in its armour skills.

Arekkz has played the game quite a bit, and has the low-down on all the armour abilities he was able to see and learn about in the game. He speaks broadly about the skills he encountered without getting into the specific numbers too much, because they have not been finalised.

Armour skills are basically what they sound like – abilities that are present on particular pieces of gear. Equip them, and they’ll provide you with bonuses. Some of these abilities level up over time, too – we’ve included information about how many levels the ability has whenever it is provided.

Monster Hunter World has heaps of different armour to equip, and plenty of skills to go with them. Make sure you get the whole squad kitted out in the best stuff when the game comes out.

Here’s the video, but we’ve also transcribed the abilities below.

  • Attack Boost – increases attack power, improves affinity at higher levels (7 levels)
  • Critical Eye – increases affinity (7 levels)
  • Affinity Sliding – sliding increases your affinity for a short time (1 level)
  • Water Attack – increases water element attack power (3 levels)
  • Fire Attack – increases fire element attack power (3 levels)
  • Thunder Attack – increases thunder element attack power (3 levels)
  • Ice Attack – increases ice element attack power (3 levels)
  • Poison Attack – increases the rate of poison build-up (3 levels)
  • Paraylsis Attack – increases the duration of paralysis (3 levels)
  • Artillery – strengthens explosive attacks like gunlance shells, Wyvern’s Fire, charge blade phial attacks, and sticky ammo (3 levels)
  • Special Ammo Boost – increases the power of bowgun special ammo and Dragon Piercer (2 levels)
  • Defense boost – increases defense. Level up to improve resistances as well (7 levels)
  • Water Resistance – increases water resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels. (3 levels)
  • Thunder Resistance – increases thunder resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels. (3 levels)
  • Fire Resistance – increases fire resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels. (3 levels)
  • Ice Resistance – increases ice resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels. (3 levels)
  • Poison Resistance – grants protection against the effects of poison (3 levels)
  • Paralysis Resistance – reduces the duration of paralysis (3 levels)
  • Stun Restistance – reduces stun duration (3 levels)
  • Windproof – Grants protection against wind pressure (5 levels)
  • Muck Resistance – Reduces impairment to mobility while stuck in monster muck (1 level)
  • Evade Extender – increases evade distance (3 levels)
  • Evade Window – extends the invulnerability period when evading (5 levels)
  • Stealth – makes it easier for monsters to lose sight of you (3 levels)
  • Constitution – reduces stamina depletion when performing stamina-draining moves such as evading, etc (5 levels)
  • Marathon Runner – slows down stamina depletion for actions which continuously drain stamina (such as dashing) (1 level)
  • Stamina Thief – increases certain attacks’ ability to exhaust monsters (1 level)
  • Hunger Resistance – reduces maximum stamina depletion over time (5 levels)
  • Master Gatherer – allows you to gather more quickly, and also prevents attacks from knocking you back while gathering (1 level)
  • Scoutfly Range Up – expands your scoutflies’ detection range
  • Slinger Capacity – increases the loading capacity for slinger ammo obtained in the field
  • Scenthount – increases your scoutflies’ gauge fill rate when you find tracks and other traces left by monsters
  • BBQ Master – increases your skill at cooking meat
  • Health Boost – increases health (3 levels)
  • Slugger – makes it easier to dizzy monsters
  • Horn Maestro – increases the effect duration of hunting horn melodies
  • Entomologist – decreases the chances of destroying the bodies of small insect monsters, allowing them to be carved
  • Quick Sheath – increases the speed of sheathing
  • Honey Hunter – increases the quantity of honey you receive when gathering in the field
  • Aquatic Expert – improves mobility in water
  • Speed Eating – increases meat-eating and item-consumption speed
  • Intimidator – reduces the chances small monsters will attack after spotting you
  • Palico Rally – powers up palicos
  • Fortify – increases your attack and defense every time you fall in battle, up to two times
  • Speed Crawler – increases your movement speed while crouching
  • Stamina Surge – speeds up stamina recovery
  • Pro Transporter – increases your speed while transporting items and decreases the likelihood of dropping them
  • Item Prolonger – extends the duration of some item effects
  • Speed Sharpening – speeds up weapon sharpening when you use a Wheatstone
  • Sporepuff Expert – recover health when using sporepuffs
  • Botanist – increases the quantity of herbs and other consumable items you gather
  • Guard – reduces knockbacks and stamina depletion when guarding
  • Focus – increases the fill rate for weapons with gauges and the charge rate for weapons with charge attacks
  • Jump Master – prevents attacks from knocking you back during a jump
  • Master Mounter – makes it easier to mount monsters
  • Cliffhanger – decreases stamina depletion when evading while clinging to walls or ivy
  • Recovery Up – increases the amount recovered when restoring health
  • Recovery Speed – speeds recovery from temporary damage (the red portion of the health gauge)
  • Adrenaline – Temporarily reduces stamina depletion when health is at 40% or lower

Monster Hunter World releases on January 26, 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One. A PC version will follow.

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