HI-HO, SILVER: Ah yes, silver, the color of space-faring surfers and werewolf-slaying projectiles. In Monster Hunter, however, silver is the calling card of the king of airborne wyverns, the リオレウス希少種 or Silver Rathalos. The majestic beast is the target of many a hunter obsessed with forging its shimmering armor (cough, Pacman and Ke$ha, cough), causing them to drag some other poor hunter (cough, Gaga, cough) to "Silver and Gold" dragon hunts over and over and over so they can complete their dragon armor set. To commemorate our return to "honster munting" after an extended break. We recently decided to test our rusty skills on this very beast by hunting a Silver Rathalos in MHP3. Now we're adding a Silver Rath guide to Loc Lac Kitty Karters' list of offerings to help out folks embarking on Monster Hunter Ultimate for the first time.
TABLE 1: Damage Values
|SLVRATH||Cutting||Impact||Bullet||Fire||Water||Ice||Lightning||Dragon||Dmg. to Flinch|
TABLE 2: Status Proc/Infliction
|SLVRATH||Effect||Impact/Duration||Initial Dmg. Req’d.||Extra Dmg. Req’d. Per Proc||Max Dmg. Req’d.|
|Poison||Yes||150 dmg/60 sec.||180||100||580|
TABLE 3: Item Effectiveness
|SLVRATH||Effect||Normal Status||Rage Status||Fatigue Status|
|Flash Bomb||Yes||25 sec.||25 sec.||35 sec.|
|Shock Trap||Yes||8 sec.||8 sec.||15 sec.|
|Pitfall Trap||Yes||12 sec.||12 sec.||25 sec.|
Rage mode: If you notice fire constantly seeping from a Silver Rathalos' mouth, that's a telltale sign that the creature is in "rage mode." During rage mode, the Silver Rath gets a 1.5x boost in attack power as well as a 1.2x boost in speed. It also gets a lot more aggressive and takes flight more frequently. Watch out for fireball spamming when facing an enraged Silver Rath and don't be afraid to zone out if you get overwhelmed or things get hot and heavy. This monster's rage mode lasts for 75 seconds.
Fatigue mode: Signs of a fatigued Silver Rathalos include drooling and a tendency to just stand around. When fatigued, the monster gets a .90x reduction in speed and becomes susceptible to tainted meat. This condition represents a great opportunity to mount an offensive as the Silver Rath not only is slower but also prone to tripping. It will end up shooting blanks if it tries to launch a fireball as well, giving you more opportunities for aggressive play. Note that it may try to eat some Gagua's to replenish its strength at either area 2 or 7 of the mountain pass stage so get ready to hustle to those areas to either counter it or give yourself a free attacking opportunity while it chows down. Fatigue mode lasts for 120 seconds.
Note: Some information in this article was taken from a combination of Japanese wikis and guide books.