What does it mean when your attack bounces off a monster


I just fought my Qurupeco, and quite a few of my attacks bounced off him, sending me recoiling back a bit.

What exactly happens with attacks like this? Do they still damage the monster at all? Do they decrease my sharpness more than normal?

Best Answer

Hitting certain parts of a monsters body will result in a deflective hit if your sharpness isn't high enough. A deflective hit still does damage to a monster, but less than a normal hit does. It also reduces your sharpness more than a normal hit.