I've noticed this a couple times now that during a mission my max stamina is suddenly lower then it was before, up to a point where I run out of stamina after a running for half a second.

What causes this and how can I get back to a bigger stamina bar? It is pretty detrimental to my damage output and general survival.

  • Stamina is hunger; you need to eat on a regular basis to keep up your energy.
    – Frank
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 15:01

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Your maximum stamina will gradually decrease over time. You can recharge your stamina by eating Rations, Steaks (Well-Done restores more than Rare)and Energy Drinks. Dash Juice and Mega Dash Juice can also be consumed in order to temporarily give you unlimited stamina. The Hunting Horn Song "Negate Stamina" also temporarily grants unlimited stamina. If you're in a cold climate (your bar will be blue) your maximum stamina will decrease faster, but you can use a Hot Drink to negate that. The Cold Res skill and Hunting Horn song will counter the coldness effect as well (although Cold Res -10 will make the effect worse). Certain Feylne Chief food combinations you can eat before a quest will increase you maximum stamina as well.

There are also skills which will influence your maximum stamina. Ferocity makes it so that "Steaks temporarily grant unlimited Stamina." Carnivore also grants unlimite stamina for eating Steaks, and also you to consume Raw Meat to regain lost stamina. Gluttony +10 makes steaks grant more stamina when consumed, and the +15 version gives all items a chance to grant stamina when consumed. The Eating skill doesn't impact you maximum stamina, but does allow you to eat meat quicker (or slower,if you have the -10 version). The Hunger skill will make halve max stamina depletion at +10, and remove it all together at +15. The -10 and -15 versions will increase the depletion rate.

It's also worth noting that Waterblight and Iceblight are conditions which can be inflicted when being hit by water and ice elemental attacks. They don't impact your maximum stamina consumption/recovery, but they do impact your stamina. Waterblight makes stamina regenerate slower, and Iceblight causes all your stamina consuming actions to use more stamina. Both of these effects will wear off over time, but you can also use a Nullberry to get rid of them. There are also several other skills which impact your stamina consumption/recovery as well, and you can find list of those skills (and all other skills in the game) here.

  • There are also armor skills like halve/double stamina loss, like Carnivore. It may be worth mentioning that.
    – Frank
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 14:31
  • @Frank Good suggestion. post updated.
    – Wipqozn
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 15:11
  • It's worth mentioning that eating at the canteen affects initial maximum stamina as well, depending on how many fresh things you select. Ancient Potions also maximize your stamina.
    – Pyritie
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 16:54
  • I believe there is a fish that increases your stamina bar too?
    – Rapitor
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 20:16
  • @Rapitor: Sushifish!
    – Pyritie
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 10:23

In all the Monster hunter series in normal condition stamina decreases for 25 roughly every 8 min of play, double the rate in cold climates.

To replenish the stamina you can use ingame food, like the rations that you can get in the blue chest at the begining of the mision, every mission ration gives 25 points of stamina

You can bring or cook well done steaks or rare steaks . well done steaks give 50 points of stamina and rare steaks 25 points of stamina

to cook these steacks you need a grill and some raw meat, and play a minigame.

There exist other food and items that can replenish and give extra effects but they are rather advanced, i think that for the moment the basic stuf can help a lot


You gradually lose stam as you get hungry, you can cook the meat from the herbivores you kill if you have a barbeque though.

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