Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on the difference between alpha (α) & beta (β) armor sets - including appearance, skill & armor slots, & more.
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Alpha Vs. Beta Armor Reference Chart
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Differences Between Alpha (α) Vs Beta (β) Armor
Alpha (α) Has More Skills Per Armor Piece
An Alpha (α) armor piece will usually have more skills than a Beta (β) piece. This allows you to have more skills on your hunter, changing the way you hunt & move in battle.The Skill System Activation Here!
Choose Alpha (α) For More Skills
Hunters who like to have a lot of skills involved in their gameplay should focus on forging Alpha (α) armor pieces. They will be able to build their skill levels more easily with these pieces.
Beta (β) Has More Armor Slots
On the other hand, Beta (β) pieces will have more armor slots than its Alpha (α) counterpart. This allows you to decorate your armor with jewels, customizing your stats and skill not included in the armor piece.
Choose Beta (β) For Personalized Gameplay
Beta (β) pieces can create a very personalized game experience in Monster Hunter World. It provides a vast amount of freedom that allows hunters to specifically choose which skills they want to activate.
Alpha (α) & Beta (β) Have Different Appearances
Alpha (α) & Beta (β) armor sets look different from each other even if they are crafted from the same amount and type of material.
What Are Alpha (α) & Beta (β) Armor Sets?
Armor Crafted From High-Rank Monster Materials
Alpha (α) and beta (β) armor pieces are those you can craft once you reach High Rank in Monster Hunter World. These can be created from High Rank monster materials.
Different Defense Value & Skills From Low Rank
These armor pieces have a different defense value and skills from their low rank versions. They have higher defense power to help you survive in battle with more powerful monsters.