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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate


Vincent Lau

For those who played Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, you will remember there was an aquatic monster, Plesioth, who has now been relegated to Felyne fishing fodder. Well, if you missed the little guy terribly, don’t be too sad! Cephadrome, the alpha of the small minions Cephalos, is basically a humongous land Plesioth that even looks twice as derpy!

**Area** **Start** **Roam** **Rest**
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Cephadrome is, similar to Plesioth, very confusing, because it will not roar or do anything intimidating to indicate Rage Mode or even aggression, it just flops around, acts derpy, attacks, continues to flop around, and then ends up on the other side of the stage by burrowing. Also, just like Gravios and Plesioth, Cephadrome’s unusual height results in some very wacky hitboxes. They are not as bad as Gravios’s hitboxes, but keep in mind that what wouldn’t hit you in real life will hit you in this game. It appears Cephadrome has learned how to use the Force.

Tail Swing: Cephadrome will do a double 180 tailswing. If the tail does not hit you but you are below it, it could hit you.

Hipcheck: Just like Gravios, this hipcheck has an iffy hitbox.

Side Chomp: Like other Flying Wyverns, Cephadrome can do this pitiful little attack.

Wriggling Charge: Cephadrome will flop around on the ground and wriggle towards you like a beached whale, only a little bit faster.

Sand Swimming: There’s no underwater fighting in this game, but Cephadrome can swim in the sand and charge at you while protected by the ground.

Sandblaster: Cephadrome will rear its majestic head and then spit sand at you. This causes Waterblight.

Ambushing Charge: Cephadrome will burrow into the sand and then leap majestically out of the ground, and chain it directly into a wriggling charge to try and ambush you.

Breakable Parts

Head: Scars will appear on its face.

Tail: The tail cannot be severed but will appear frayed.

Fin: The fin webbing will appear frayed.


Elemental: Ice, Thunder

Status: Blast

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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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