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Akantor

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Vincent Lau

Akantor, while classified as a flying wyvern, has lost its wings and become a flightless behemoth. No less fearsome, Akantor packs the power of an Elder Dragon, and even other Elder Dragons fear it and its catastrophic effects on the lands it attempts to invade. It calls Ingle Isle, a forsaken realm that is now uninhabitable, its home, but do you dare breach its territory to prevent it from destroying the rest of the Monster Hunter world?

Areas: Ingle Isle

Attacks

Akantor moves extremely slowly. Like, extremely slowly. And you thought your stubborn cat who won’t get off your keyboard moved slower! But when Akantor prepares for an attack, you’d better run. Akantor might not attack much or attack quickly, but, especially in rage mode, what it does is more than capable of bringing you from full health to no health. If Akantor moves to the far corner of Ingle Isle, do not attempt to chase it. Rather, begin sprinting, and prepare to dive when it unleashes its Sweeping Cyclonic Breath.

Charge: Akantor will slowly charge towards you. It can curve its path slightly to home in, so be prepared to dive to save yourself. Akantor will end its charge attack with a powerful bite. But if it does not, it will charge again.

Bite: Akantor will do a powerful bite, and sometimes do it multiple times. While it hits like a truck, it is the least threatening of its attacks.

Body Slam: Akantor will lift itself up, then come slamming down. Causes tremors and will deal massive damage.

Burrow: Akantor will burrow underneath the ground. It will not erupt in any dramatic fashion, however, it will merely emerge and then pull the rest of its massive girth from the ground and resume its usual patterns of attack.

Eruption: Sometimes when Akantor is underground, magma pools will open up in the ground and erupt into lava geysers. They are easy to see coming and don’t really home in on you.

Tusk Sweep: Akantor will begin what appears to be a side chomp, but will continue the attack by sweeping its head the other way, sending any unlucky hunter in its way—like you—flying through the air.

Tusk Bore: Akantor will charge forward, then jerk its head up to send you flying. This, like the rest of its attacks, does massive damage and will send you flying.

Cyclonic Breath: Akantor will fire a wind-tunnel like breath of pure wind straight out from its mouth. Dive to avoid.

Sweeping Cyclonic Breath: When Akantor travels to the edge of Ingle Isle, be prepared to dive. This attack will one-hit kill you. As it sweeps across the field, dive.

Breakable Parts

Tail: Akantor’s tail can be severed and carved twice.

Back Spikes: There are two sets, each can be broken.

Chest: A scar will appear and Akantor will take more damage after breaking the chest.

Tusks: Akantor’s tusks can be broken. They will have the tips chipped off.

Front Claws: Each front claw can be broken.

Weaknesses

Elemental: Dragon, Thunder

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Capcom
  • Platforms,
    3DS
  • Genre
    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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