Skills MH3

Skill Lists
Check out Skills for an explanation of what they are, what they do, and how to customize sets.


This is a list of skills and a description for each in Monster Hunter Tri.

Contents

[edit] Attack and Defense

Skills Skill Name Effect Low Rank Sets High Rank Sets Activation Points
Potential Adrenaline +2 Greatly Increases Attack and Defense when Health is under 40% Barroth+ +15
Adrenaline +1 Increases Attack and Defense when Health is under 40% Barroth Black Leather Pants +10
Worrywart Decreases Attack and Defense when Health is under 40% -10
Survivor Fortify Attack Increases Massively when you fall in battle SoulHunter Jacket +10
Attack Attack Up (L) Greatly Boosts Attack +20
Attack UP (M) Moderately Boosts Attack Rathalos Deviljho, Great Jaggi+ +15
Attack Up (S) Slightly Boosts Attack Jaggi, Barroth Barroth+ +10
Attack Down (S) Slightly decreases Attack -10
Attack Down (M) Moderately decreases Attack -15
Attack Down (L) Greatly decreases Attack -20
Expert Critical Eye +3 Boosts Affinity by 30% +20
Critcal Eye +2 Boosts Affinity by 20% Alloy+ Rathalos+ +15
Critical Eye +1 Boosts Affinity by 10% Alloy Rathalos Gobul+ +10
Critical Eye -1 Lowers Affinity by 5% -10
Critical Eye -2 Lowers Affinity by 10% -15
Critical Eye -3 Lowers Affinity by 15% -20
Elemental Attack Element Attack Up Boosts Elemental inflicting damage Lagiacrus Lagiacrus+ +10
Element Attack Down Lowers Elemental inflicting damage -10
Status Attack Status Attack Up Boosts Status inflicting damage Bnahabra Gigginox Bnahabra+ Gigginox+ +10
Status Attack Down Lowers Status inflicting damage -10
Defense Defense Up (L) Greatly Increases Defense +20
Defense Up (M) Moderatetly Increases Defense Uragaan Uragaan+ +15
Defense Up (S) Slightly Increases Defense Qurupeco Qurupeco+ +10
Defense Down (S) Slightly Decreases Defense -10
Defense Down (M) Moderately Decreases Defense -15
Defense Down (L) Greatly Decreases Defense -20
Protection Divine Blessing Has a 25% chance of reducing damage from attacks Ludroth Ludrtoh+ +10
Demonic Blessing Has a 25% chance of increasing damage from attacks Rathian Ceadeus Rahtian+ Ceadeus+ -10

[edit] Health and Stamina

Skills Skill Name Effect Low Rank Sets High Rank Sets Activation Points
Health Health +50 Increases Max health by 50 points Chainmail+ Rahtian+ Damascus +15
Health +20 Increaces Max health by 20 points Chainmail Rathian +10
Health -10 Decreases Max health by 10 points Gigginox+ -10
Health -30 Decreases Max health by 30 points -15
Rec Speed Recovery speed +2 Recovers red bar fastest Jhen Mohran+ +15
Recovery Speed +1 Recovers red bar faster Loc Lac Jhen Mohran Loc Lac+ +10
Recovery Speed -1 Recovers red bar slower -10
Recovery Speed -2 Recovers red bar slowest -15
Constitution Constitution +2 Greatly reduces stamina depletion while blocking and evading Ludroth Ludroth+ Gigginox+ +15
Constitution +1 Reduces stamina depletion while blocking and evading Ludroth +10
Constitution -1 Increases stamina depletion while blocking and evading -10
Constitution -2 Greatly Increases stamina depletion while blocking and evading -15
Stamina Marathon Runner Reduces stamina depletion for sprinting Barroth Barioth Bone+ Barroth+ Dober +10
Short Sprinter Increases stamina depletion for sprinting Agnaktor Agnaktor+ -10
Hunger Negate Hunger Negates maximum stamina depletion Bone Bone+ +15
Halve Hunger Halves Stamina depletion +10
Raise Hunger Raises maximum stamina depletion Deviljho -10
Double Hunger Doubles maximum stamina depletion -15
Oxygen Oxygen Up Decreases the use of oxygen underwater Piscine Piscine+ +10
Oxygen Down Increases the use of oxygen underwater -10

[edit] Evade and Blocking

Skills Skill Name Effect Low Rank Sets High Rank Sets Activation Points
Evasion Evasion +2 Extends invulnerability for a longer time while dodging Barioth Guild/Scholar's Barioth+ +15
Evasion +1 Extends invulnerability time while dodging Qurupeco Hunter+ +10
Evade Distance Evasion Up Further Evasion Distance Barioth+ Escadora +15
Guard Guard +2 Greatly decreases knockback from an attack Agnaktor Agnaktor+ +15
Guard +1 Decreases knockback from attacks Steel Steel+ +10
Guard -1 Increases knock back from attacks -10
Guard Up Guard Boost Allows hunters to block unblockable attacks Ingot Agnaktor Ingot+ Damascus +10
Auto Guard Auto Guard Automatically blocks attacks for the hunter (when possible) Auto Guard talisman +10

[edit] Movement

Skills Skill Name Effect Low Rank Sets High Rank Sets Activation Points
Transporter Pro Transporter Increases Movement speed when carrying eggs or podwerstones Loc Lac Loc Lac+ +10
Swimming Olympic Swimmer Increases movement speed underwater Lagiacrus Piscine Lagiacrus+ Piscine +10
Doggy Paddler Decreases movement speed underwater Steel Steel+ -10

[edit] Resistances

Skills Skill Name Effect Low Rank Sets High Rank Sets Activation Points
Hearing High Grade Earplugs Negates the effects of all loud monster roars Helios Helios+ +15
Earplugs Negates the effects of some loud monster roars +10
Poison Negate Poison Negates the effects of Poison Gigginox Gigginox+ +10
Double Poison Doubles the damage of Poison Bnahabra Bnahabra+ -10
Paralysis Negate Paralysis Negates the effects of Paralysis +10
Double Paralysis Doubles the length of Paralysis -10
Sleep Negate Sleep Negates the effects of Sleep +10
Double Sleep Doubles the length of Sleep -10
Stun Negate Stun Negates the effects of Stun Gobul+ Jaggi+ +15
Halves Stun Reduces chance of being Stunned Gobul Jaggi +10
Double Stun Takes longer to fight being Stunned -10
Heat Cancel Heat Cancel (Hi) Negates all Heat damage Loc Lac+ Rathalos+ +15
Heat Cancel (Lo) Negates most Heat damage Rathalos Loc Lac+ +10
Heat Surge (Lo) Increases damage from heat Barioth Barioth+ -10
Heat Surge (Hi) Greatly increases damage from heat -15
Cold Cancel Cold Cancel (Hi) Negates all Cold +15
Cold Cancel (Lo) Negates some Cold Barioth Barioth+ +10
Cold Surge (Lo) Increases stanima deduction speed -10
Cold Surge (Hi) Greatly increases stamina deduction speed -15
Current Res Current Res (Hi) Negates the effects of Current from monsters Piscine+ +15
Current Res (Lo) Reduces the effects of Current from monsters Royal Ludroth Piscine Royal Ludroth+ +10
Wind-Proof Wind Res (Hi) Negates the effects of Wind Pressure Ingot Ingot+ Rhenoplos+ +15
Wind Res (Lo) Reduces the effesct of Wind Pressure Rhenoplos +10
Tremor-Proof Tremor Res Reduces effects of Quakes made by monsters Diablos Diablos+ +10
Mud/Snow Mud/Snow Prevents Snowman and Mudball Effects Rhenoplos Rhenoplos+ +10
Fire Res Fire Res +20 Increases Fire Resistance by 20 +20
Fire Res +15 Increases Fire Resistence by 15 +15
Fire Res +10 Increases Fire Resistence by 10 Rathian Rathian+ +10
Fire Res -10 Decreases Fire Resistence by 10 -10
Fire Res -15 Decreases Fire Resistence by 15 -15
Water Res Water Res +20 Increases Water Resistence by 20 +20
Water Res +15 Increases Water Resistence by 15 +15
Water Res +10 Increases Water Resistence by 10 Gobul +10
Water Res -10 Decreases Water Resistence by 10 -10
Water Res -15 Decreases Water Resistence by 15 -15
Thunder Res Thunder Res +20 Increases Thunder Resistence by 20 +20
Thunder Res +15 Increases Thunder Resistence by 15 +15
Thunder Res +10 Increases Thunder Resistence by 10 Ingot Ingot+ +10
Thunder Res -10 Decreases Thunder Resistence by 10 -10
Thunder Res -15 Decreases Thunder Resistence by 15 -15
Ice Res Ice Res +20 Increases Ice Resistence by 20 Great Baggi +20
Ice Res +15 Increases Ice Resistence by 15 +15
Ice Res +10 Increases Ice Resistence by 10 Great Baggi +10
Ice Res -10 Decreases Ice Resistence by 10 -10
Ice Res -15 Decreases Ice Resistence by 15 -15
Dragon Res Dragon Res +20 Increases Dragon Resistence by 20 +20
Dragon Res +15 Increases Dragon Resistence by 15 Dober{Blademaster} +15
Dragon Res +10 Increases Dragon Resistence by 10 Dober{Gunner} +10
Dragon Res -10 Decreases Dragon Resistence by 10 -10
Dragon Res -15 Decreases Dragon Resistence by 15 -15
Blight Res Blightproof Negates the Effect of blights Escadora(Alatreon) +10

[edit] Item Related

Skills Skill Name Effect Low Rank Sets High Rank Sets Activation Points
Speed Setup trap Master Speeds up trap and bomb setup time. Increases combination rate for traps to 100% Alloy Alloy+ +10
Bomb boost Bombardier Increase bomb damage and raise combination rate for all explosives to 100% Uragaan Blast Earring Uragaan+ +10
Combo Rate Combination +45% Increases combination rate by 45% Pursuit Earring +20
Combination +25% Increases combination rate by 25% Chanmail Chainmail+ +15
Combination +15% Increases combination rate by 15% +10
Combination -5% Decreases combination rate by -5% Jhen Mohran Jhen Mohran+ -15
Combination -10% Decreases combination rate by -10% -15
Combination -15% Decreases combination rate by -15% -20
Combo Plus Combination Pro Guarantees maximum possible combination output Chainmail Chainmail+ +10
Lasting Power Item use Up Increases item effect durations Bone +10
Item Use down decreases item effect durations -10
Wide Range Wide Range +2 Certain item effects are carried over to other members in the same area(Herbs, potions, and seeds) Qurupeco+ Grace Earring +20
Wide Range +1 1/2 of certain item effects are carried over to other members in the same area (Herbs, potions, and seeds) Ranger +10
Eating Speed Eating +2 Greatly increases item and meat consumption speed Gobul Gobul+ +15
Speed Eating +1 Increases meat eating speed Rhenoplos Rhenoplos+ +10
Slow Eater Decreases meat eating speed Uragaan+ -10
Rec Level Recovery Up Boosts the efficiency of health recovery items Qurupeco Qurupeco+ +10
Recovery Down Lowers the efficiency of health recovery items Alatreon -10
Gluttony Scavenger Increases the efficiency of items that increase stamina +15
Gourmand sometimes increases the efficiency of items that increase stamina Great Jaggi Great Jaggi +10
BBQ BBQ Expert Makes cooking well done steaks easier Hunter +10
Fishing Fishing Expert Causes fish to always bite on the first cast Chainmail +10
Dungmaster Dung Bomb Expert Increases dung bomb efficiency. Raises dung bomb combo rate to 100% +10

[edit] Blademaster Exclusives

Skills Skill Name Effect Low Rank Sets High Rank Sets Activation Points
Handicraft Sharpness +1 Increases the sharpness of melee weapons Helios Helios+ Deviljho +15
Crit Draw Critical Draw All draw attacks will deal critical hits Diablos Diablos+ Dober +10
PunishDraw Punishing Draw When the player draw attacks a monsters' head, the weapon will also inflict KO damage Uragaan Uragaan+ Damascus +10
Fast Charge Focus Decreases the time it takes to perform a charge attack, and also charges the spirit gauge and switch axe gauge faster Baggi Yamato/Hinata Baggi+ Yamato/Hinata+ +10
Distraction Increases the time it takes to perform a charge attack, and also the spirit gauge and switch axe gauge -10
Fencing Mind's Eye Allows weapons to follow through with an attack regardless of current sharpness level Rathalos+ Sword Saint earring +10
Sharpness Razor Sharp Decreases the rate at which your weapon's sharpness drops a level Bnahabra Lagiacrus Yamato/Hinata Bnahabra+ Agnaktor+ Yamato/Hinata+ +10
Blunt Edge Increases the rate at which your weapon's sharpness drops a level Helios Helios+ -10
Sharpening Spd Sharpening Decreases the time it takes to sharpen a weapon Alloy Steel Alloy+ Steel+ +1-
Slow Sharpening Increases the time it takes to sharpen a weapon -10
Free Element Awaken Gives Elements and Status effects to weapons without either Lagiacrus+ Escadora +15

[edit] Gunner Exclusives

Skills Skill Name Effect Low Rank Sets High Rank Sets Activation Points
Pierce S Up Pierce S Boost Increases the damage of Pierce Shots Diablos Diablos+ +10
Pierce S+ Pierce S All Up Allows a bowgun to fire all Pierce S levels +15
Pierce S Lvl Up Allows a bowgun to fire Pierce S lvl 1 Diablos Diablos+ +10
Pellet S Up Pellet S Boost Increases the damage of Pellet Shots Great Baggi Great Baggi+ Dober +10
Pellet S+ Pellet S All Up Allows a bowgun to fire all Pellet Levels Dober +15
Pellet S Lvl Up Allows a bowgun to fire lvl 1 Pellet shots Royal Ludroth Royal Ludroth+ +10
Normal S Up Normal S Boost Increases the damage done by Normal shots Lagiacrus Rathalos+ Agnaktor+ +10
Normal S+ Normal S All Up Allows the bowgun to fire all Normal levels Alloy Alloy+ Agnaktor+ +10
Crag S+ Crag S All Up Allows the bowgun to fire all Crag levels +15
Crag S Lvl Up Allows the bowgun to fire Crag level 1 shots Rhenoplos Rhenoplos+ +10
Clust Clust S All Up Allows the bowgun to fire all Clust Levels Mutsu+/Amagai+ +15
Clust S Lvl Up Allows the bowgun to fire Clust level 1 shots Mutsu/Amagai +10
Loading Load Up Increases clip size for all useable ammo by one Helios/Selene Helios+/Selene+ Vangis Barrage Earring +15
Rapid Fire Bonus Shot Allows one extra shot to fire when rapid firing Lagiacrus+ Escadora(Gunner) +10
Recoil Recoil Down +3 Recoil from firing is reduced greatly +20
Recoil Down +2 Recoil from firing is reduced moderately Ingot Uragaan Rhenoplos+ Ingot+ Uragaan+ +15
Recoil Down +1 Recoil from firing is reduced slightly Rhenoplos Mutsu/Amagai Mustu+/Amagai+ +10
Recoil Down -1 Recoil from firing is increased slightly Ceadeus Ceadeus+ -10
Recoil Down -2 Recoil from firing is increased moderately -15
Recoil Down -3 Recoil from firing is increased greatly -20
Reload Reload Speed +3 Greatly decreases reload time +20
Reload Speed +2 Moderately decreases reload time Agnaktor Damascus +15
Reload speed +1 Decreases reload time Bnahabra Bnahabra+ +10
Reload speed -1 Increases reload time -10
Reload speed -2 Moderately increases reload time -15
Reload speed -3 Greatly increases reload time -20
Precision Steadiness +2 Greatly decreases deviation while aiming +15
Steadiness +1 Decreases deviation while aiming +10
Steadiness -1 Increases deviation while aiming -10

[edit] Misc.

Skills Skill Name Effect Low Rank Sets High Rank Sets Activation Points
Map Farsight Extends the map during quests, without the need for the map supply item Hunter Hunter+ +10
Psychic Autotractker Marks on the map the location of a large monster. Shows greater detail than detect Hunter Guid/Scholar's Hunter+ Vangis Hawkeye Earring +15
Detect Marks the location of a large monster on the map - like a paintball +10
Preception Capture Guru Alerts the player when the monster is ready for capture. Note: the paintball dot on the map will begin to flash when ready. Bone Bone+ +10
Tranquilzr Capture Expert Provides additional reward items for capturing monsters Baggi Baggi+ Guild+ +10
Fate Great Luck Often increases the number of reward items received at the end of a quest +15
Good Luck Sometimes increases the number of reward items received at the end of a quest Guild Jaggi Mask Guild+ +10
Bad Luck Sometimes decreases the number of reward items received at the end of a quest -10
Horrible Luck Often decreases the number of reward items received at the end of a quest Ranger -15
Carving Carving Master Grants carving pro effects and gives 50% chance of an additional carve Ranger +15
Carving Pro Prevents knock back while carving (aside from wind) Guild+ +10
Gathering Gathering +2 Greatly increases the chance of gathering the maximum number of times Leather+ +15
Gathering +1 Increases the chance of gathering the maximum number of times Leather +10
Gathering -1 Decreases the chance of gathering the maximum number of times -10
Spd Gather Speed Gatherer Increases gathering speed Leather Ranger Leather+ +10
Whim Divine Whim The chance of gathering tools breaking decreases considerably Leather+ +15
Spirit's Whim The chance of gathering tools breaking decreases leather +10
Spectre's Whim The chance of gathering tools breaking increases -10
Devil's Whim The chance of gathering tools breaking increases considerably -15
Sense Sneak Monsters are less likely to target the hunter +10
Taunt Monsters are more likely to target the hunter -10
Flame Aura Flaming Aura Causes monsters to react to you as though you were carrying a torch Agnaktor Agnaktor+ +10
Theft Anti-Theft Prevents item theft +10
Torso Up Doubles the amount of skill points on the chest piece Alloy Greaves/Leggings Uragaan Greaves/Leggings Skull Mask Alloy+ Greaves/Leggings Vangis Coil/Coat N/A

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