This is our quick start guide to beating pursuit lvl 1 Kulve Taroth which are at least twice as fast as traditional farming methods.
When you know what you are doing, a typical P1 KT run takes 10-13 minutes to get max gold rewards for those juicy relic weapons. And armed with the knowledge in this guide you will know how to do them!
Quick Start Guide
Step by Step in-depth guides
If you would like to learn more about her mechanics and the strategies in depth then we have in depth guides to P1 KT runs!
This one is an area by area guide to Pursuit lvl 1 hunts on KT, the fastest way to farm Kulve Taroth weapons. It also has an in depth look at area 4 and how to break her horns.
Recommended Kulve Taroth Builds
If you’re interested in detailed builds and weapons guide, please check our Kulve Taroth PC Guide: Basics, Best weapons/builds Guide by Jinx&Tuna and Advanced Kulve Taroth Tips and Tricks Guide!
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?233,84,62,86,60,86,76,aff,aff,aff,30,0,0,30,30,0,57,0,0,9,10,0,19,0,0,10,10,0,2,Recoil,Recoil,Recoil@P1-P3@Thunder RF LBG set for Clothed KT. By far the highest DPS but has less concentrated damage so it struggles more at breaking specific parts rather than just breaking all da things. Heavily recommended as your started option due to it being very safe from the range + mobility. KT’s hitboxes are weird and she hits really hard.!brFeel free to swap bomber decos for expert decos if not using bomb strats. But bombadier is very recommended bc Thunder LBGs damage is already stupidly good enough.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?281,99,67,86,60,60,59,aff,aff,0,30,0,0,84,30,0,30,0,0,30,9,0,35,0,0,58,0,0,3@P1-P3@Thunder Bow for Clothed KT. One of the 2 best concentrated damage options next to the Thunder DBs. This is one of the few cases where we consider Crit eye more valuable than bombadier because you can’t fit much affinity otherwise in this set without it. Unless you run affinity booster for area 2, in which case switch the expert decos to bombadier decos.!brDefinitely the best weapon choice for breaking off the horn plating.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?82,67,60,86,66,110,76,health,0,0,0,0,0,30,30,0,30,0,0,30,30,0,75,30,0,90,30,0,2@P1-P3@There are 2 DB options for Clothed KT. Honestly they end up hitting around the same, one is better with different attacks on DB so use whichever you want. However Kirin DBs outperforms the DDs when running bombadier decos. Switch expert decos for bombadier decos if using bomb strats. !br Mushie level 1 is a byproduct of the set but nice bc 10 blue mushies for healing is naisu.!br Health aug is a very good idea on every melee weapon because KT can chip you a lot with the lava breath attacks, and damage uptime pressure is important so healing that up through attacks instead of megapotioning is very helpful.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?68,99,60,62,66,86,65,aff,aff,health,71,0,0,90,30,0,30,0,0,19,0,0,75,30,0,9,9,0,3@P1-P3@Same as above, change expert decos for bombadier decos if using bomb strats although Kirin DBs will outperform the DDs in that case.@https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?44,95,94,80,66,76,76,aff,health,0,0,0,0,57,0,0,57,75,0,16,0,0,16,30,0,30,30,0,2@P1-P3@This is a TEMPLATE build for any jho weapons you might want to run against Clothed KT. Just change the weapon out to your favorite choice. Jho weapons tend to outperform blos options on Clothed KT at this point due to needing partbreaker in the set, which blos builds struggle to fit in.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?70,67,60,80,56,76,62,aff,aff,health,75,0,0,30,30,0,30,0,0,16,0,0,16,0,0,38,38,0,3@P4@Ice DBs for Nekked KT. If you don’t want bombadier bc you aren’t using bomb strats then switch out the charm for attack charm and change an expert deco to an attack deco. HOWEVER bombs are heavily recommended to use against Nekked KT, its a lot of free damage when you can get all 9 mega bombs off. !br Fire and Ice also works well, Blast Math is hard to crunch especially against KT so we aren’t 100% sure which will be better. But we’re leaning towards Freeze chains due to the higher ice HZVs. But either work well, the build doesn’t change with fire and ice just switch out the weapon.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?275,88,72,62,60,70,59,aff,0,0,0,0,0,30,30,30,30,38,10,58,0,0,84,0,0,35,0,0,3@P4@Ice bow for Nekked KT. Affinity booster is very recommended with this build but you’ll still be dealing high damage per arrow without crits tbh. Not as high as most melee options but you have the advantage of very high damage uptime because you can shoot the head basically all the time.!br Focus is purely a sideeffect of the armor choices, it doesn’t really do anything useful. !br Non bombadier version is below.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?275,88,94,84,60,60,59,aff,0,0,0,0,0,30,30,30,58,30,0,30,30,38,35,0,0,84,0,0,3@P4@The only really useful thing you gain from losing bombadier is 10 affinity so it’s honestly very MEH. But if you aren’t planning on using bombs then this is the best set for pure arrow damage.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?195,95,94,110,56,76,62,aff,health,0,0,0,0,16,0,0,57,75,0,90,30,0,16,0,0,30,30,0,3@P4@This is another TEMPLATE build for jho weapons vs Nekked KT. Use whatever jho weapon you like most, they are the strongest options vs KT due to her 35 HZVs for Dragon Damage. Again, bombadier very recommended, but none bombadier version is below.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?44,95,94,84,56,78,65,aff,health,0,0,0,0,16,0,0,75,90,0,30,30,30,16,0,0,57,0,0,3@P4@None Bombadier version of the TEMPLATE jho build vs Nekked KT. You gain 10% affinity and 1 more handicraft which is nice. Personally we still recommend using bombs against KT but this is the best option if you don’t want to.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?245,88,62,84,60,86,62,aff,0,0,57,0,0,30,30,30,57,0,0,30,30,94,57,0,0,94,38,0,3,Recoil,Recoil,Recoil@P4@Ice LBG for Nekked KT. It is HEAVILY recommended you use bombs with ice LBG and your mines bc it simply doesn’t deal that much horn damage so you want to squeeze what damage you can in. Howver Ice LBG is nice for building trips because of the body damage pierces that build up towards tripping KT. !br Extremely high dps uptime though due to the range on ice ammo.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?248,95,88,87,86,86,83,aff,aff,0,0,0,0,71,0,0,94,94,0,30,0,0,90,10,0,10,10,0,2,Recoil,Reload,Reload@P4@Slicing LBG build for Nekked KT. Again, bombs are highly recommended because you don’t deal too much damage per shot with slicing and you run out of ammo fairly fast. Same with mines, you want to squeeze in what damage you can. !br The sleep ammo on this is nice for getting 1 sleep off for double bombing, and the stickies can land 1 KO although fairly slowly tbh.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?264,103,88,88,86,86,19,slot,att,0,62,62,0,10,10,10,94,94,0,71,0,0,62,78,0,78,78,0,3,Recoil,Recoil,Reload@P4@CC HBG for Area 4 KT. Slot augment isn’t 100% needed, all it gains you is 1 SAB which is honestly negligible. !br It is generally recommended that you learn CC HBG before CC bow because it is way more lenient on chaining. You can afford to miss a few shots here and there and still chain the CC just fine. Bow can afford to miss 1-2 shots the whole time at most. !br However HBG is a lot more resource heavy and deals much less damage after the chain than bow, so tradeoffs.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?275,88,94,84,108,70,19,aff,0,0,0,0,0,62,62,62,58,64,0,78,78,78,64,10,0,61,0,0,3@P4@CC Bow Build for KT. This can get a 5 CC chain solo (Sleep > Para > KO > Sleep > Para). The second KO after the chain will be very reliant on teammates adding some KO damage since unlike the console set this one does not have stam cap up in it, which you need to have enough lvl 4 KOconuts to get the second KO. !br Ice bow is used bc it lets you hit 30+ per arrow after the CC is done and you switch to powercoatings. !br Credit to Tear in the MHGH discord for coming up with this set@
/////////////////// POST KT BUILDS //////////////////////////
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?611,84,62,60,66,86,62,aff,0,0,19,0,0,30,30,0,57,0,0,30,0,0,19,9,0,9,9,0,3,Recoil,Recoil,Recoil@Post KT P1-P3@Pierce thunder lbg. Set is the same. Basically you trade 10% affinity for 8(+4 +2 +2) more damage per shot when not critting and 12(+6 +3 +3) when critting. So overall ends up being more worth it.!br 2 free fire resistance is a nice bonus. !br Use Tobi lbg set from the old video if you don’t have R8 Pierce.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?312,99,62,60,66,86,59,aff,0,0,84,0,0,35,10,0,19,0,0,10,0,0,58,9,0,9,9,0,3@Post KT P1-P3@KT Thunder Bow set. No way to fit bombardier 3 without ditching something else like a thunder attack. CE 2 isn’t worth dropping the 2 bombardier unless you literally never use bombs. !br Fire Res 2 is a nice bonus@
Thunder Bow Cons 1
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?312,99,62,86,60,86,76,aff,0,0,84,0,0,35,30,0,58,0,0,10,10,0,64,0,0,10,9,0,2@Post KT P1-P3@Thunder bow set Con 1. If you eat for felyne blackbelt and use dash juice this build hits 45% stamina use reduction, which caps at 50 so it’s pretty much the same as cons 3 sets + dash juice gameplay wise. !br Gains 2 lvl 1 slots, so bombardier lvl 3 and whatever 1 lvl 1 slot you want.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?68,110,60,62,97,76,76,aff,aff,health,71,0,0,19,10,0,10,0,0,75,0,0,90,10,0,9,9,0,2@Post KT P1-P3@DDs thunder DBs. Basically KT armor got it a point of agitator and handi which is pretty nice. Compared to Kirin DBs:!br DDs are slightly better when running no bombardier(add 3 crit eye) !br Kirin DBs are slightly better when running bombardier !br Kirin DBs are in the previous videos, sets didn’t change.@
DD 1 CB build
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?68,67,60,80,97,86,76,aff,aff,health,19,0,0,30,10,0,10,0,0,44,0,0,75,10,0,9,9,0,2@Post KT P1-P3@Alternate DD Thunder DBs set. Has crit boost instead of 1 handi + 1 agi which makes it deal a teensy bit more damage. !br Personally I’d go with the more Handi version, but this is the MAX DEEPs version.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?561,84,60,62,97,86,76,health,0,0,75,0,0,10,10,0,10,0,0,19,0,0,90,9,0,9,9,0,2@Post KT P1-P3@SA is the only other weapon to have a better option than Jho AFAIK. !br Hits about 20% harder than jho SA in sword mode, pretty juicy. !br Other weapons though have shit Thunder options so jho is the go to for them, those sets are next.
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?65,95,99,80,66,76,83,aff,health,0,0,0,0,19,0,0,75,30,0,16,0,0,19,10,0,10,10,0,2@Post KT P1-P3@Template Jho set for Clothed KT. Gained 1 lvl 1 slot from KT gear XD !br Use this on pretty much every other melee weapon that isn’t DBs. If using GS, still use the Gas Powered Stick but switch the polish deco to a NEB deco. !br Switch bombardier decos to AB if not using bombs. Use 4 expert decos if you don’t have 4 AB decos, AB is only worth more if you hit lvl 4.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?187,84,99,80,76,76,74,aff,health,0,0,0,0,10,10,0,75,10,0,16,0,0,57,0,0,5,5,0,2@Post KT P4@Template Jho Bombardier set for Nekked KT. !br If you don’t have 2 AB decos, switch coil to odogaron and throw in 2 expert decos. AB is only worth it if you hit AB 4. !br Again, use this on every melee that isn’t DBs. GS same deal, use the Gas Powered Stick but change polish deco to a NEB deco.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?187,95,99,80,76,76,83,aff,health,0,0,0,0,75,0,0,16,5,0,16,0,0,57,0,0,5,5,0,2@Post KT P4@Template Jho no bombardier build for Nekked KT. !br Also happens to be the new Jho META set for PC. Same thing as above, if you don’t have enough AB decos just switch coil to Odo Coil and use expert decos instead. CE 5 is better than AB 4 or lower for this build.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?361,67,60,99,97,76,62,aff,0,0,71,0,0,30,30,0,30,0,0,75,30,0,90,38,0,38,38,0,3@Post KT P4@KT Ice DBs build. Juicy damage on this one in fact best DPS option vs KT, but best to run it with a CC hunter bc RIP hitting horns on DBs otherwise XD !br Switch charm for masters charm if you don’t run bombs. But you seriously should in area 4, its a lot of free damage on sleeps and mounts.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?361,67,99,62,97,86,74,aff,0,0,44,0,0,10,10,0,90,10,0,75,0,0,16,38,0,38,38,0,2@Post KT P4@KT Ice DBs build with Affinity booster. I included an Affinity booster build bc DBs generally pair with CC chains since they can’t hit horns well otherwise. During CC chains you should have an affinity booster. !br Gains 2 CB out of dropping the crit eye. Pretty nice.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?275,88,99,62,80,60,59,aff,0,0,0,0,0,30,30,30,84,10,0,58,0,0,10,10,0,35,0,0,3@Post KT P4@Ice Bow set. Compared to the old set, it trades 1 CE for 1 Ice because I realized that was actually better. And it gains 1 critboost, which I’m pretty sure doesn’t even gain you 1 more damage per arrow. !br Sub in expert decos for bombardier decos if not using bombs but again, it is strongly recommended you do use bombs in Area 4. Especially since you have sleep+ coatings on the legi bow.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?275,88,22,62,60,70,48,aff,0,0,0,0,0,30,30,10,38,38,0,58,0,0,84,0,0,35,0,0,3@Post KT P4@Ice bow Cons 1 build. SAme as thunder bow, hits 45%/50% stamina use reduction if you eat for felyne blackbelt and use dash juice. Which makes it play pretty much the same as a cons 3 set. !br You gain 2 crit eye which is pretty worth trading for a voucher.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?613,88,62,60,56,86,62,aff,0,0,57,0,0,30,30,30,57,0,0,38,0,0,57,0,0,94,94,0,3,Recoil,Recoil,Recoil@Post KT P4@KT Spread Ice set. Despite it’s name, the KT Spread is a terrible spread lbg. Best Ice lbg atm though. !br Set didn’t change from Pre KT except now it has 2 free fire resist. If you don’t have spread, use Daora’s Hornet. Set is exactly the same except for Spread has 10 more tRaw. !br Again not the best option for a P1, but its a solid and safe option nonetheless.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?248,95,88,87,86,86,83,aff,aff,0,0,0,0,71,0,0,30,10,0,10,0,0,90,10,0,94,94,0,2,Recoil,Reload,Reload@Post KT P4@Slicing LBG set. Didn’t change.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?264,93,88,99,86,86,62,att,att,0,51,0,0,94,0,0,62,62,0,51,62,0,51,78,0,78,78,0,3,Recoil,Recoil,Reload@Post KT P4@CC cannon post KT. Gains 1lvl 1 slot so you don’t need the slot aug anymore, which is cool.@
https://honeyhunterworld.com/mhwb/?275,88,64,66,70,70,59,aff,0,0,0,0,0,10,62,62,51,0,0,58,62,0,78,78,78,61,0,0,3@Post KT P4@Improved CC bow set.
It doesn’t actually gain anything from post KT. Other than me reinvestigating optimizing it and realizing you can fit 2 focus in there which is actually useful to CC bow XD.@