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Recommended High Rank Armor List

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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide to know the best and recommended armor when in high rank, specific for different weapons in the game.

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Armor Set For High Crit Chance On Monster Weak Spots

Armor Set For High Crit Chance On Monster Weak Spots

Recommended High Rank Armor Set

Equipment Name Skill
Head Bazel Helm β Earplugs (Lvl 2)
Chest Dober Mail β Attack Boost (Lvl 1)
Arms Nergigante Vambraces α Agitator (Lvl 2)
Attack Boost (Lvl 2)
Waist Bazel Coil β Earplugs (Lvl 2)
Leg Nergigante Greaves β Maximum Might (Lvl 1)
Charm Exploiter Charm II Weakness Exploit (Lvl 2)
Deco Earplug Jewel 3
Attack Jewel 1
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Critical Jewel 2
Earplugs (Lvl 1)
Attack Boost (Lvl 1)
Weakness Exploit (Lvl 1)
Critical Eye (Lvl 1)
Critical Eye (Lvl 1)
Critical Boost (Lvl 1)

Armor Set Stats & Skills

DefFireWaterThunderIceDragon
304
6
4
-15
-3
-6
Armor Skills
Skills
- Earplugs (Lvl 5)
- Attack Boost (Lvl 4)
- Agitator (Lvl 2)
- Maximum Might (Lvl 1)
- Weakness Exploit (Lvl 3)
- Critical Eye (Lvl 2)
- Critical Boost (Lvl 1)

*All armor slots are needed to equip all decorations

Raises Crit Chance To Deal Heavy Damage To Weak Points

This armor set is very useful by focusing on raising your weapon's crit chance & damage towards monster's weak spots. With "Earplugs", you can avoid stuns from monster roars and do continuous damage to your target.

Versatile High Rank Armor For Melee Weapons

Versatile High Rank Armor For Melee Weapons

Recommended High Rank Armor Set

Equipment Name Skill
Head Rath Soul Helm β Critical Boost (Lvl 1)
Chest Rathalos Mail β Weakness Exploit (Lvl 2)
Arms Kaiser Vambraces β Weakness Exploit (Lvl 1)
Waist Nergigante Coil β Attack Boost (Lvl 2)
Leg Dober Greaves β Attack Boost (Lvl 2)
Charm Master's Charm III Critical Eye (Lvl 3)
Deco Attack Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Critical Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Attack Boost (Lvl 1)
Critical Eye (Lvl 1)
Critical Eye (Lvl 1)
Critical Eye (Lvl 1)
Critical Boost (Lvl 1)
Critical Boost (Lvl 1)

Armor Set Stats & Skills

DefFireWaterThunderIceDragon
298
8
1
-3
-5
-5
Armor Skills
Skills
- Critical Boost (Lvl 3)
- Weakness Exploit (Lvl 3)
- Attack Boost (Lvl 5)
- Critical Eye (Lvl 6)
Set Skills
- Critical Element (Rathalos Mastery)

*All armor slots are needed to equip all decorations

Armor Set Dealing Heavy Damage With Any Melee Weapon

If you're not keen to changing armor every time you switch weapons, this armor set is great in dealing heavy damage with a high crit chance on monster weak spots.

★6 Melee High Rank Armor List

Armor Set Focusing On Weapon Sharpness

Armor Set Focusing On Weapon Sharpness

Recommended High Rank Armor Set

Equipment Name Skill
Head Zorah Headgear β Handicraft (Lvl 1)
Chest Bone Mail α Attack Boost (Lvl 2)
Arms Bone Vambraces α Slugger (Lvl 1)
Attack Boost (Lvl 1)
Waist Kulu Coil α Item Prolonger (Lvl 2)
Leg Hornetaur Greaves α Handicraft (Lvl 1)
Dragon Attack (Lvl 1)
Charm Handicraft Charm I Handicraft (Lvl 1)
Deco - -

Armor Set Stats & Skills

DefFireWaterThunderIceDragon
194
7
-7
-3
-5
-5
Armor Skills
Skills
- Handicraft (Lvl 3)
- Attack Boost (Lvl 3)
- Slugger (Lvl 1)
- Item Prolonger (Lvl 2)
- Dragon Attack (Lvl 1)

Armor Recommended When Starting High Rank

This armor set is recommended for Hunters who have just reached High Rank. It focuses on prolonging weapon sharpness and boosting attack power.

Evasion Focused Armor Set

Evasion Focused Armor Set

Recommended High Rank Armor Set

Equipment Name Skill
Head King Beetle Vertex β Evade Window (Lvl 2)
Chest Kulu Mail α Stamina Surge (Lvl 1)
Critical Eye (Lvl 1)
Arms Kadachi Vambraces α Evade Extender (Lvl 2)
Waist Jagras Coil α Fortify (Lvl 1)
Speed Eating (Lvl 1)
Leg Alloy Greaves α Speed Sharpening (Lvl 2)
Charm Handicraft Charm I Handicraft (Lvl 1)
Deco - -

Armor Set Stats & Skills

DefFireWaterThunderIceDragon
202
-5
-5
2
-2
3
Armor Skills
Skills
- Evade Window (Lvl 2)
- Critical Eye (Lvl 1)
- Evade Extender (Lvl 2)
- Speed Eating (Lvl 1)
- Speed Sharpening (Lvl 2)
- Handicraft (Lvl 1)
Stamina Surge (Lvl 1)

Recommended Armor For Evading Monster Attacks

With both Evade Window and Evade Extender in this set, you'll be able to dodge and evade monster attacks. The armor focuses on consuming items speedily & sharpening weapons faster to keep you mobile in the hunt.

★8 Ranged High Rank Armor List

Armor Set For Increased Ammo Capacity

Armor Set For Increased Ammo Capacity

Recommended High Rank Armor Set

Equipment Name Skill
Head Nergigante Helm β Maximum Might (Lvl 2)
Chest Rath Soul Mail β Free Elem/Ammo Up (Lvl 1)
Arms Kaiser Vambraces β Weakness Exploit (Lvl 1)
Waist Nergigante Coil β Attack Boost (Lvl 2)
Leg Nergigante Greaves β Maximum Might (Lvl 1)
Charm Awakening Charm II Free Elem/Ammo Up (Lvl 2)
Deco Critical Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
Critical Boost (Lvl 1)
Critical Boost (Lvl 1)
Weakness Exploit Lvl 1
Weakness Exploit Lvl 1
Critical Eye (Lvl 1)
Attack Boost 1

Armor Set Stats & Skills

DefFireWaterThunderIceDragon
312
9
2
-6
-3
-12
Armor Skills
Skills
- Maximum Might (Lvl 3)
- Free Elem/Ammo Up (Lvl 3)
- Weakness Exploit (Lvl 3)
- Attack Boost (Lvl 3)
- Critical Boost (Lvl 2)
- Critical Eye (Lvl 1)
Set Skills - Hasten Recovery (Nergigante Hunter)

*All armor slots are needed to equip all decorations

Lessen Reloading By Increasing Ammo Capacity

In this armor set, you'll have increased ammo capacity with the Free Elem/Ammo Up skills. This lessens your need to reload, allowing you to deal more hits in an extended period of time.

High Rank Armor Set For Special Ammo

High Rank Armor Set For Special Ammo

Recommended High Rank Armor Set

Equipment Name Skill
Head Dragonking Eyepatch α Weakness Exploit (Lvl 2)
Chest Kaiser Mail β Special Ammo Boost (Lvl 2)
Arms Kaiser Vambraces β Weakness Exploit (Lvl 1)
Waist Nergigante Coil β Attack Boost (Lvl 2)
Leg Nergigante Greaves β Maximum Might (Lvl 1)
Charm Mighty Charm II Maximum Might (Lvl 2)
Deco Critical Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Elementless Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
Critical Boost (Lvl 1)
Critical Boost (Lvl 1)
Critical Boost (Lvl 1)
Non-elemental Boost (Lvl 1)
Critical Eye (Lvl 1)
Attack Jewel (Lvl 1)

Armor Set Stats & Skills

DefFireWaterThunderIceDragon
326
8
-4
-4
-4
-4
Armor Skills
Skills
- Weakness Exploit (Lvl 3)
- Special Ammo Boost (Lvl 2)
- Attack Boost (Lvl 3)
- Maximum Might (Lvl 3)
- Critical Boost (Lvl 3)
- Critical Eye (Lvl 1)
Non-elemental Boost (Lvl 1)

*All armor slots are needed to equip all decorations

Increase Damage With Special Ammo

This armor set increases the damage of Special Ammo used by Bowguns & Bows. This is recommended for ranged weapon users who want overall better DPS with good crit chances.

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