If you want to make short work of your enemies as you play through Monster Hunter 2: Wings of Ruin, you’re going to need to master the game’s battle system.
Being effective in battle in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings or Ruin largely comes down knowing which of the three available attack types to use in each situation. Standard attacks, as well as many skills, come in three varieties: Power, Technical, and Speed. It’s important to remember that Power beats Technical, Technical beats Speed, and Speed beats Power. Once you have that knowledge firmly lodged on your head, you’ll find performing Double Attacks with your monstie much easier.
Basically, in order to perform a Double Attack in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, you need to perform the same type of attack as your monstie. That’s not all, however. You also need to ensure that the type of attack you use wins a head-to-head. A head-to-head is commenced when you attack an enemy monstie that is also attacking you – look for a line linking you the enemy on the battlefield.
The hardest part in performing a Double Attack is correctly anticipating what type of attack an enemy will do in order to win the head-to-head. After playing the game for a while though, you’ll get the hang of it. Fast enemies, for example, are likely to come at you with Speed type attacks, so you’ll want to use Technical type attacks against them. Large monsties that hit hard, on the other hand, are likely to use Power type attacks, so you’ll want to use Speed type attacks.
So, if you hit an enemy that’s targeting you with an attack type that beats theirs, and your monstie also hits with the same attack type as you, a Double Attack will be performed. It sounds a little complicated, perhaps, but it’s simple enough once you get the hang of it. And it’s worth doing so, as it can really change your fortune in battle.