Guard Lv. 5 already allows you to block truly ludicrous things such as a Rathalos' fireball or even the Nergigante's dive bomb attack.

There is however the set bonus of the Uragaan armor:

Uragaan Protection - Allows you to guard against ordinarily unblockable attacks.

What exactly is meant by an "ordinarily unblockable attack"?


Beam or gas attacks are normally unblockable, but can be blocked with Guard Up. This includes:

  • Pukei-Pukei's poison cloud
  • Radobaan's and Uragaan's sleep clouds
  • Uragaan's fire cloud
  • Kirin's lightning attack that hits a long area across the ground
  • Teostra's supernova
  • Vaal Hazak's beam attacks
  • Xeno'jiiva's beam attacks
  • Kulve Taroth's lingering fire pools
  • Lunastra's fire puddles igniting from a different fire attack
  • Behemoth's ground shockwave

Additionally, some attacks can not be blocked even with Guard Up, such as:

  • Behemoth's horn impale
  • Behemoth's Ecliptic Meteor
  • Ancient Leshen's "bird nova", the attack that sends out Revoltures in all directions after charging up
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    Do note that there are completely unblockable attacks even penetrates through Guard Up. Examples include Behemoth's horn grapple, and collaboration monsters' novas (Ecliptic Meteor, crow storm). – Arle Camille Nov 7 '19 at 13:14

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