A weapon coupled with a highly defensive shield. Lance users can block while moving and also counter-attack. You can also charge forward with this weapon and perform a Jumping Attack,except in Striker Style.

Weapon Type Melee
Damage Type Cut Damage
Upgrades ??

Lance (ランス) 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.


Lance Weapon Tree

For full details, please see Lance Weapon Tree



Lance Traits & Abilities

  • Lance Hunters can quickly block incoming attacks and thrust forward to poke monsters immediately
  • Excellent range and high attack power
  • Charged attack (costs stamina)
  • Very useful "back steps" to avoid enemy damage.


Lance Guide

 The lance is a weapon with a balance of defense and power with good range. Hide behind a shield while poking away at the monster. The lance does cutting damage but not as much as other cutting weapons. If the monster is stunned or immobilized you can use a lance charge to rush forward and deal many attacks. For example lets say a monster is stuck on its side you will want to move to the tail and use a lance charge so you will run into the tail but not accidently go under or past it. This attack will keep going until you run out of stamina or the weapons sharpness drops to a certain level. 



Lance Advantages

  • Ability to block and counter-attack quickly
  • Best range of all melee weapons
  • High Attack Power and Sharpness
  • Best Guard / Block of melee weapons
  • Availability of Buffs


Lance Disadvantages

  • Slow and heavy
  • Dodging is difficult


Lance Controls 

  • Controls


|  Bow  | |  Charge Blade  | |  Dual Blades  | |  Great Sword  | |  Gunlance  | |  Hammer  | |  Heavy Bowgun  | |  Hunting Horn  | |  Insect Glaive  | |  Light Bowgun  | |  Long Sword  | |  Switch Axe  | |  Sword & Shield  |


All Lances Alphabetical

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