A blunt weapon used to smash monsters with powerful attacks. It can stun monsters with repeated blows to the head.

Weapon Type Melee
Damage Type Blunt Damage
Upgrades ??

Hammer (ハンマー) is a weapon category in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Like all Weapons, it features a unique moveset and an upgrade path that branches out depending on the materials used. Please see Weapon Mechanics for details on the basics of your hunter tools.


Hammer Weapon Tree

For full details, please see Hammer Weapon Tree 

Hammer Traits & Abilities

  • Charged Attacks are powerful but allow hunters to move while charging
  • Unlike other weapons, players can roll to cancel a charged attack
  • Stuns (KO) monsters and drains their stamina


Hammer Guide

  A heavy weapon that, unlike cutting weapons, is designed to stun and break monsters parts with blunt force. This weapon does not allow blocking but unlike the greatsword will allow you to charge your attacks while running. When there is a opening your goal will be to hit the monsters head to stun it for the rest of your fellow hunters. This weapon has no cutting power like blades so after breaking the head it is normally best to focus on anything else besides tails such as wings, legs, claws. etc If all parts are broken besides the tail you can go back to focusing its head. 



Hammer Advantages

  • Very High Raw Attack Power
  • Players can run even with the weapon unsheathed
  • Charged attacks are extremely powerful
  • Attacks with the hammer drain Monsters' stamina and can even KO them.


Hammer Disadvantages

  • Heavy and Slow attacks require practice to get right
  • Each attack costs Stamina
  • Very low sharpness and Elemental Damage
  • Short reach for such a heavy melee weapon


Hammer Controls 

  • Controls


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All Hammers Alphabetical

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