I must say that I’m quite impressed with the new monsters in Tri. The pace has been taken up a notch and most of the patterns aren’t as easy to read anymore. This kind of makes the hunts a little more chaotic since you can never be quite sure on where the wyvern or dragon will strike next. Agnaktor in specific is quite a troublesome fellow. You would think that it should be easy to land hits on a monster with such a huge body, but hell no! Agnaktor is incredibly fast and will, if you’re not careful, burn you to a crisp before you have time to even realize he’s attacking.
My first Agnaktor hunt was quite a thrilling experience. Many of his moves are similar to those of Lagiacrus (for example the bodyslam or the firebeam) but he also plenty of original moves. Actually it wouldn’t be so hard to take the Leviathan down, but the environment, namely the volcano area, gives that beast a huge advantage. It will dive through the lava and hit you from all possible (and impossible) directions. Also you have to be careful not to get too close to the molten stone in order to keep your HP up. All this while you have to evade the attacks of an oversized, lava carrying seahorse. I found hitting that thing on his chest and head to be the most effective ways to deal a decent amount of damage. However your primary focus should be to evade all of his attacks and wait for a propper opportunity to strike. Sometimes he will purposely create an opening which then proves to be a trap. Usually hitting it at the moment where it does a turn or when it does the fire-beam is most efficient and safe. Still, I imagine that taking this thing down ought to be way easier with 2 or more people instead of a whiny Cha-Cha -_-‘