While Youtube has certainly allowed me to spread knowledge and fun about Monser Hunter, the video format can sometimes obscure the thought process I go through when planning sets. I mentioned a long time ago that I had put together a excel spreadsheet listing ideal rapid elemental bowguns. Having set up this blog, I figure it’s as ideal a place as any to show this listing off.
I’ve gone ahead and added a number of other standard bowgun types as well, primarily normal 2 and pierce 1.
I’m not going to assume anything about people’s armor sets, so I figure a good companion sheet would give some ideas about how to outfit yourself:
For the first three sets we’re going for the most basic approach possible: Basic damage output. Of course, the greatest weakness of the rapid fire elemental set isn’t so much the damage output, but the ability to recover quickly from the 4 shots and recoil you’re going to have. Strong status support to immobilize the monster a good ability to aim is essential. Otherwise, consider finding using the lagiacrus set gemmed with evasion instead.
To be honest, the set I’d recommend first to most people gunning would be some variation of the pierce shot set. Why? Learning to gun with adrenaline on can be frustrating and embarrassing. In high rank (or greater!), you’re looking at the possibility of being killed in one attack by many monsters.
At first, you’ll likely find yourself shooting shots in a very paranoid matter, staring down the monster in a frenzy. However, over time, your observations of the monster will make you a better gunner. Hunt after hunt, you should learn the moments of opportunity for you to fire. Not only this, but you’ll gradually adjust your positioning such that you get the range multiplier for pierce shots (about 3-5 rolls away).
This experience will open you up to the rapid fire elemental bowguns, which allow for greater flexibility in range, but less in monster openings.
I hope this blog can serve as a great supplement to my youtube channel. Thanks for visiting!