Long Sword


A nimble weapon capable of extended combos.Charge up energy with each attack to use your powerful Spirit Blade.

Weapon Type Melee
Damage Type Cut Damage
Upgrades ??

Long Sword (太刀) 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.


Long Sword Weapon Tree

For full details, please see Long Sword Weapon Tree 

Long Sword Traits & Abilities

  • Attacks charge up a "Spirit Gauge" that unlocks "Spirit Blade"
  • Spirit blade is a 30 second buff that grants +12% attack power


Long Sword Guide

  A fun cutting weapon that requires practice to use as you can not block and needs build up before using its full potential. This weapon has a spirit gage that builds up the more you attack a monster. This spirit gage has multiple levels. The first level if not completely full will slowly drain until you fill it by attacking monsters. At level 2 the spirit bar will glow white. At level 3 the spirit bar will glow yellows. At level 4 the spirit bar will glow red. With each new level you will deal more damage and attacks are less likely to bounce off a monster. At level 2 and up you have access to the spirit combo. The spirit combo will allow you to chain together attacks in a fluid motion for high damage. To effectivly use this weapon you have to know when to be agressive and when to focus on defense with evading monsters attacks.



Long Sword Advantages

  • High Attack Power and fast attack speeds
  • High mobility and agility
  • "Spirit Blade" is useful for targetted monster damage
  • Long range for a melee weapon
  • Good Elemental Damage


Long Sword Disadvantages

  • Despite fast attacks and overall high mobility compared to Great Sword, it's slower than Sword & Shield and Dual Swords
  • Cannot Guard or block, forcing players to roll. Rolls cannot be performed mid-combo, making the hunter vulnerable.
  • Very high sharpness deterioration rate.
  • The wide sweaping nature of it's attacks frequently trip up teammates. 


Long Sword Controls

  • Controls


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


All Long Swords Alphabetical


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