Trippy - Jan 28, 2013 22:17

MOI training...

... or masochism? xD

I've been practicing MOI rolling recently. I started using it against nargacuga/green narga and I've got it pretty much figured out, with the exception of roars - which I've only managed to MOI roll through twice! It felt awesome and I'd like to improve.

So, I have a few of questions on this subject:

1. What do/did you practice this method of evasion on? Do you have any reccomendations on which monsters to practice MOI on?
2. What is the technique when rolling roars? In fact, what am I dodging when I roll through one - are there any visual (or auditory?) cues, or is it just a matter of precise timing?



(FYI: I don't need to be lectured on the evade + / evade distance inc skills! I know what they do.)

Best Answer

Azel Backer - Jan 28, 2013 23:17

1. Good monsters to practice this on: Nargacuga / Nargacuga sub, Qurupeco, Deviljho, Jinouga, Rathian, Rathalos in that order of ascending difficulty, at least for me. Bad ideas to try and practice this technique on: Agnaktor / Agnaktor sub, Akantor, Ukanlos and basically anything long and big with bad hitboxes. Those monsters' attacks can of course be avoided by rolling through them as well, but it's just not a good starting point.

2. Roars in particular is all about timing. There's no way to teach this, you learn from experience. Every monster's timing is different, and you just end up learning their roar animation by practice. Your goal is that you are at the invincible frame of your roll the exact moment their roar sets off (ie when the circle visual effect appears around their head, not when they actually start some kind of sound).

As a final tip, remember that if you're trying to roll attacks with this method, you should actually be trying to roll towards the monster and through the attack, so you need to be very close to where the attack hitbox will be, otherwise it makes more sense to just roll away normally. For example, if you're fighting a Deviljho and he rears up to use his breath attack, it's much easier to roll away from it safely than try this method. However, if he walks forward towards you to use the breath, you're better off trying to roll through the breath and towards jho at the moment the breath is about to touch you.

4 Comments  •  2 Upvotes

LoachyNot that I'm disagreeing but I've never had someone recommend Qurupeco for MOI practice before.

Jan 28, 2013 23:44

AzelNormal peco's tail swipe has no wind press and a clear hitbox since it's a small tail. His beak ... poking attack is also fairly easy to roll through. His projectiles are small, smaller than rath fireballs, and they have a splash effect when they land similar to fireball explosions, but smaller. All in all, it's like a kid friendly version of rathalos in terms of learning timing for rolls, for me.

Jan 29, 2013 00:13

AshnSilvercorpor just roll under deviljho. If you keep pressing towards him, his breath is nothing.

Jun 23, 2013 19:07

SyntarusAny recommendations for MHFU?

Dec 4, 2013 03:39