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MH Rise Sunbreak - Armor Augments

Qurious Armor Crafting allows you to augment your armor pieces to improve its Skills, Defense, and Decorations slots. Read on for the best skills to roll for when augmenting armor, as well as a list of the best armor to augment!

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New Features in Title Update 3

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Free Title Update 3 (TU3):
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New Skills Added To The Pool

As of Title Update 3, the team confirmed that these skills can now be rolled via armor augments!

Confirmed Skills Added to the Augment Pool
Bloodlust Adrenaline Rush Blood Rite
Sneak Attack Buildup Boost Element Exploit
Chameleos Blessing Status Trigger Guts
Furious Kushala Blessing Teostra Blessing
The team's currently confirming if there are more skills! If we missed any, let us know in the comments!

How to Unlock New Augment Methods

The two new Augment methods, Augment: Stability and Augment: Skills+, are easily unlocked as you increase your anomaly research level or update the game.

These new way of augmenting armor greatly reduces the RNG when rolling for stats by focusing on either Defense or Skills!

Method Unlock Condition
Augment: Stability Unlocked upon updating to Title Update 3
Augment: Skills+ Update to Title Update 3 and reach Anomaly Research Level 121.

Augment Stability

Augment: Stability is a more stable way of augmentation that makes large defense boosts more likely to appear. Don't expect to get amazing skills for these!

DISCLAIMER
This augment method assures huge defense boosts & skills not getting removed, but also for skills to not roll at all.

If you're specifically looking for Skills to add to your armor, don't waste your essences here!

Augment: Skills+

Augment: Skills+ is another stable way of augmentation that results in more superior skills to appear! Use this if you're targeting armor skills rather than defenses.

DISCLAIMER
This augment method assures more powerful skills to show up more commonly, but guarantees that one or more skill will be removed from the armor.

Be careful when you use Augment: Skills+!

New Amber Essence Tier

With Title Update 3, it is now possible to get an even higher tier of Amber Essence called Royal Amber Essence. It has twice the value of Prime Amber Essence at 80pts!

The earliest you can get them is from Level 91+ A7 monster investigations.

Royal Amber Essence: How to Get and Uses

Best Armor Augment Skills

Best Armor Augment Skills to Roll For

Best Armor Augment Skills
Weakness Exploit Attack Boost Critical Eye
Critical Boost Chain Crit Blood Rite
Bloodlust Element Exploit Buildup Boost

Try to Get Offensive Skills

The best skills to get when augmenting your armor are mostly skills that boost your offensive potential. These skills boost your Attack stat or Affinity, which will allow you to deal more damage when hunting monsters.

Several armor pieces lack these skills, especially those with multiple Decoration slots, so it is a good idea to augment those armor and try to get one of mentioned skills.

Low Chance to Roll Offensive Skills

Unfortunately, the skills listed above also have a low chance of being rolled when augmenting armor pieces. If you want to obtain these skills, you need to keep rolling until you get them when augmenting, as well as getting a steady supply of the required materials to keep augmenting armor.

Rarity 8 Armor Augment Rate
(After 112 Augments)
Skill No. of Times Appeared
Weakness Exploit 0
Attack Boost 0
Critical Eye 1
Critical Boost 1
Chain Crit 2
Rarity 9 Armor Augment Rate
(After 100 Augments)
Skill No. of Times Appeared
Weakness Exploit 0
Attack Boost 0
Critical Eye 0
Critical Boost 0
Chain Crit 0
Rarity 10 Armor Augment Rate
(After 211 Augments)
Skill No. of Times Appeared
Weakness Exploit 1
Attack Boost 0
Critical Eye 0
Critical Boost 1
Chain Crit 1

Optional Armor Augment Skills

Optional Armor Augment Skills
Redirection Quick Sheath Focus
Offensive Guard Rapid Morph Artillery
Agitator Peak Performance Maximum Might
Razor Sharp Master's Touch Handicraft
Rapid Fire Up Ammo Up Spare Shot
Guts Adrenaline Rush

Consider Alternative Results

The skills listed above are some examples of commonly-used skills in builds which do not see much priority and rather support the featured skills in a certain build.

Consider keeping the armor when one of these skills pop up in your augmentations!

Aim For Additional Decoration Slots

Occasionally, your augment roll might give you additional decorations slots instead of a skill.

Increasing an armor piece's Decoration slot can make it more functional than its original state, as you can insert more Decorations and add quality of life or safety skills to your build.

Unconfirmed Armor Augment Skills

Unconfirmed Armor Augment Skills
Mail of Hellfire Bow Charge Plus Critical Element
Intrepid Heart Dereliction

After augmenting armor pieces hundreds of times, we have hypothesized that the following skills are not in the pool of options that you can get when augmenting armor.

If you do happen to obtain these skills in your augments, please do let us know in the comments!

How to Get Best Armor Augment Skills

Use Augment: Skills+

With Title Update 3, a new augment method called Augment: Skills+ is introduced in the game. This method makes more powerful augments to appear more frequently but guarantees that one or more skill would be removed from your armor.

If you want to keep all the skills in your armor, use the normal Augment method instead.

Do NOT Use Augment: Stability

As mentioned in the title, Augment: Stablility assures that your skills will be more intact but this also means you won't be able to roll any skills at all. This method focuses solely on Defense so skills won't be touched.

If you're rolling for skills, do not use this. We recommend using this for 'final armors' with your preferred armor skills though - I mean who doesn't like increased defense?

Keep Augmented Armor with Good Skills

If the armor you augmented came up with a skill that you think will be useful, accept the augmentation result and keep the armor as it is better to have it in your inventory than throwing away a good roll.

If you want to keep rolling for better skills, simply create a new armor piece from scratch and use the newly-crafted item to continue your augment attempts.

Low Rarity Armor Get Better Augmentations

Augmenting Low Rarity Armor Augmenting High Rarity Armor

When augmenting armor pieces, the lower the rarity of your armor, the better the changes you can get after the process!

After making several armor augmentations, we have ascertained that the Defense stat changes for low rarity armor are higher than the rarer ones.

Average Defense Increase Per Rarity

Average Defense Increase
Rarity 8 16
Rarity 9 5.8
Rarity 10 3.86

Farm Amber Essences in High-Level Anomaly Investigations

Armor augmenting may be relatively tedious as it relies on luck, so it is recommended to clear high-level Anomaly Investigations and obtain Amber Essence, Amber Essence+, Prime Amber Essence, and Royal Amber Essence to have a stock of materials to use when augmenting your armor.

Anomaly Investigations Guide

Best Armor to Augment

Armors suggested here either have really good base skills or have unnecessary skills.

Best Armor to Augment
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Best Head Armor to Augment

Armor Decoration Slots Skills
Head Arc Helm / Storge Helm
Rarity 9
③ーー
Coalescence Lv. 2
Bloodlust Lv. 1
Head Kaiser Crown X
Rarity 9
①①①
Critical Eye Lv. 3
Head Malzeno Helm
Rarity 9
②②ー
Head Lunagaron Helm
Rarity 9
②②ー
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Head Chaotic Helm / Nephilim Helm
Rarity 10
④②ー
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Strife Lv. 1
Head Risen Kaiser Horns
Rarity 10
③②ー
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Head Archfiend Armor Cerato
Rarity 10
④②ー
Resentment Lv. 2
Head Onmyo Toukan
Rarity 10
④①①

Best Torso Armor to Augment

Armor Decoration Slots Skills
Torso Kamura Legacy Garb
Rarity 8
①①ー
Critical Eye Lv. 1
Wall Runner Lv. 1
Torso Hermitaur Mail
Rarity 8
①ーー
Ammo Up Lv. 1
Guard Lv. 3
Load Shells Lv. 1
Torso Barioth Mail X
Rarity 8
②②①
Torso Kaiser Mail X
Rarity 9
①①ー
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Ballistics Lv. 2
Torso Kushala Cista X
Rarity 9
②②ー
Ammo Up Lv. 2
Handicraft Lv. 2
Recovery Up Lv. 3
Torso Pyre-Kadaki Mail
Rarity 9
②②①
Torso Malzeno Mail
Rarity 9
②①ー
Partbreaker Lv. 1
Blood Rite Lv. 1
Torso Zinogre Mail X
Rarity 9
①①①
Latent Power Lv. 1
Torso Sailor Suit
Rarity 9
①①ー
Evade Window Lv. 4
Torso Chaotic Mail / Nephilim Mail
Rarity 10
③①ー
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Strife Lv. 1
Torso Risen Kushala Iram
Rarity 10
③②①
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Razor Sharp Lv. 2
Spare Shot Lv. 2
Torso Risen Kaiser Mail
Rarity 10
②②ー
Critical Eye Lv. 3
Torso Archfiend Armor Baulo
Rarity 10
③②ー
Resentment Lv. 1
Burst Lv. 1
Torso Silver Solmail
Rarity 10
④③①
Fire Attack Lv. 3
Torso Sinister Grudge Garb
Rarity 10
④①ー

Best Arms Armor to Augment

Armor Decoration Slots Skills
Arms Rhenoplos Braces X
Rarity 8
②②ー
Artillery Lv. 2
Load Shells Lv. 1
Arms Velociprey Braces
Rarity 8
③①ー
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Arms Barioth Vambraces X
Rarity 8
②①ー
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Arms Barroth Vambraces X
Rarity 8
②①ー
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Spread Up Lv. 1
Arms Ceanataur Braces
Rarity 8
②ーー
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Pierce Up Lv. 1
Grinder (S) Lv. 1
Arms Jaggi Gauntlets X
Rarity 8
①①ー
Attack Boost Lv. 3
Arms Utsushi True Braces (H) / Channeler's Hope (Spring)
Rarity 9
②ーー
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Evade Window Lv. 1
Arms Malzeno Braces
Rarity 9
④ーー
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Arms Lunagaron Braces
Rarity 9
②①ー
Agitator Lv. 3
Arms Archfiend Armor Epine
Rarity 10
④ーー
Resentment Lv. 1
Dereliction Lv. 2
Arms Chaotic Vambraces / Nephilim Vambraces
Rarity 10
③ーー
Resentment Lv. 3
Bloodlust Lv. 1
Berserk Lv. 1
Arms Risen Kushala Grande
Rarity 10
④②ー
Burst Lv. 2
Wind Mantle Lv. 1
Arms Risen Kaiser Braces
Rarity 10
④④ー
Critical Eye Lv. 1
Ballistics Lv. 1
Arms Golden Lunebraces
Rarity 10
④②①
Burst Lv. 1

Best Waist Armor to Augment

Armor Decoration Slots Skills
Waist Rathalos Coil X
Rarity 8
②ーー
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Windproof Lv. 3
Waist Anjanath Coil X
Rarity 8
④①①
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Waist Malzeno Coil
Rarity 9
①①ー
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Partbreaker Lv. 1
Blood Rite Lv. 2
Waist Utsushi True Tassets (H) / Channeler's Obi (Spring)
Rarity 9
②ーー
Agitator Lv. 2
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Waist Sailor Skirt
Rarity 9
③ーー
Ballistics Lv. 3
Waist Chaotic Faulds / Nephilim Tassets
Rarity 10
③①①
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Resentment Lv. 2
Strife Lv. 1
Waist Risen Kushala Cocoon
Rarity 10
③①ー
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Recovery Up Lv. 3
Waist Risen Kaiser Coil
Rarity 10
④③ー
Ballistics Lv. 2

Best Leg Armor to Augment

Armor Decoration Slots Skills
Legs Astalos Greaves
Rarity 9
①①ー
Razor Sharp Lv. 3
Spare Shot Lv. 3
Legs Gore Greaves
Rarity 9
①①①
Agitator Lv. 3
Speed Eating Lv. 1
Legs Utsushi True Greaves (H) / Channeler's Hakama (Spring)
Rarity 9
①①①
Agitator Lv. 1
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Evade Window Lv. 1
Legs Archfiend Armor Sceros
Rarity 10
③②②
Resentment Lv. 1
Dereliction Lv. 1
Legs Bazelgeuse Greaves X
Rarity 9
③ーー
Agitator Lv. 1
Artillery Lv. 2
Guard Lv. 1
Legs Grand God's Peer Feet
Rarity 9
①①①
Flinch Free Lv. 2
Latent Power Lv. 1
Legs Silver Solgreaves
Rarity 10
②②①
Redirection Lv. 1
Legs Lambent Gaiters
Rarity 10
③ーー
Ammo Up Lv. 2
Handicraft Lv. 2
Sneak Attack Lv. 1
Legs Chaotic Greaves / Nephilim Greaves
Rarity 10
③ーー
Coalescence Lv. 3
Bloodlust Lv. 1
Berserk Lv. 1
Legs Risen Kushala Crus
Rarity 10
④④ー
Burst Lv. 1
Wind Mantle Lv. 1
Legs Risen Kaiser Cuisse
Rarity 10
④①①
Fire Attack Lv. 2

Choosing the Right Armor

Armor with Useful Original Skills

Armor pieces that already have useful skills, usually those commonly used in a variety of builds, can be improved even further when it is augmented.

It is possible to increase the level of an armor piece's skill which can make a big difference in hunts, especially if it is a skill that you are trying to maximize but do not have enough Decoration slots to do so.

Additionally, you may also add more Decoration slots or raise its Defense after augmenting.

Armor with Unnecessary Skills

Some builds have armor pieces that possess skills which do not contribute anything to the build. You can augment these armor pieces and try to replace the unneccessary skill with something else that may improve your build.

Furthermore, you can also improve its Defense and add additional Decoration slots to further improve the armor, especially if your build includes low rarity armor.

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