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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Upgrading the Kinsect

Vincent Lau

How can you make your Kinsect evolution-ready to the right Kinsect path? Every Kinsect evolution has a required number of points in each stat, plus points total. Feeding a Kinsect Nectar, regardless of how it alters the stats, will give stat points. So if you feed the Kinsect the wrong kinds of Nectar, you can still max out the stat points gauge. I will reiterate, you can permanently mess up your Insect Glaive and will have to start over.

Pick your points carefully to make sure that your Kinsect meets the minimum requirements, which will be noted when viewing equipment at the forge. Note that once your Kinsect evolves, the minimum stamina, speed, and power will jump up, and after that, the stat is locked. It can grow, but it cannot decrease! So, for example, you could pour points into speed, and evolve your Kinsect to a speedy Kinsect path. Then the minimum speed meets the speed that you grew. Now you can feed your Kinsect any kind of Nectar that will decrease speed, but the speed will not decrease. This is why ordering the way you grow stats is incredibly important.

Kinsects also have their own skills they can attach to your Insect Glaive. The most remarkable is Buff Extend , but this Kinsect is also equally remarkably hard to obtain. Buff Extend will extend the time buffs are in effect by another 30 seconds. To obtain this Kinsect, pour points into power, then stamina, and then speed, so that stats are not subtracted too superfluously, and keep upgrading along the power Kinsect path .

All Kinsects are great though, and if you choose your Kinsect because it is the coolest-looking Kinsect around, that’s just as awesome!

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    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 March 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Cassie Sun, Vincent Lau

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En route to Val Habar, what begins as a bumpy ride in the great desert quickly descends into the fight of your rookie hunter’s life, as a dangerous Elder Dragon appears out of nowhere, threatening to level your ride and the town ahead.

After somehow surviving the attack, your efforts impress the Caravaneer and you’re quickly enlisted into the Caravan. Your mission? To discover the secret of a mysterious “Article”, which will almost surely involve hunting bigger and deadlier monsters in a magical, colorful world that is the world of Monster Hunter.

Overwhelmed? Not so sure what to do? This guide will give you the reference point you need to not only complete the solo campaign with flying colors, but look awesome while doing so!

  • Information regarding Key Quests for both Caravan and Gathering Hall quests.
  • Tips for becoming the best hunter possible–from preparations to Palicos.
  • Breakdown of the 14 unique weapon types and how to wield them to their full potential.
  • Detailed maps and insights for all of the major hunting grounds.
  • Inside scoop on every monster you will face in battle (select postgame monsters pending).

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