The Great Nova is a Hammer type weapon.


Monster Hunter Freedom Unite編集

Hammer-Icon.png Great Nova / (?) (MHFU)
Weapon179.png Attack 936 Buying Cost Upgrade Cost
Attribute Thunder, 300 N/A 50,000z
Affinity 0% Buying Materials Upgrade Materials
Sharpness Mred.JPGMora.JPGMyel.JPGBgre.JPGTblu.JPG N/A Novacrystal (3)
Basarios Carpace (8)
Thunder Sac (5)
Slots OO
Bonus None
Rarity 6
Description Made of the hardest of crystals. Absurdly priced, it is offered by the Guild.
Family Tree:
Upgraded From >> Hammer-Icon.png Great Nova >> Upgraded Into
Crystal Nova Super Nova
MHF2 and MHFU: Hammer and Hunting Horn Tree


  • In MHF2, the only Hammer known to have the Thunder Element. In MHFU however, it is one of two Hammers that have the Thunder Element. Made from High Ranked ores, as well as Basarios and Khezu materials, this Hammer can be obtained as soon as HR5 in MHF2/MHFU. It is rivaled by the Purse Bop, which has less Elemental power but more Raw.
  • The Great Nova has a good amount of Raw and Elemental power, which make this a balanced Hammer, suitable for hunting monsters weak to the Thunder Element such as the Plesioth, Gold Rathian, Silver Rathalos, Shogun Ceanataur, Daimyo Hermitaur and many more.
  • It has an impressive upgrade in G-Rank, in which its Raw and Sharpness gain a huge boost, its Elemental power will also gain an incredible boost which ultimately makes it one of the best Thunder-Element Hammers in MHFU, rivaled only by the Khezu Thunder.
  • Recommended for all Hammer users to make.