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Weapons in Monster Hunter World are equipment that assists players during their hunts by helping them deal damage to Monsters. Weapons are divided into categories, each with special requirements and a unique moveset, complete with strengths and weaknesses. To understand the basics of MHW Combat mechanics, please see the Weapon MechanicsElemental Damage and Status Effects pages.

Weapons fall into one of three attack types: Cutting, Blunt and Ammo. Monsters' resistance and vulnerability to these types will vary by body part. Players can deal extra damage if they target a part that is more vulnerable to their weapon's type of attack.

 

Cutting Attacks

Sword slashes, lance thrusts, etc: Can be used to cut the tails off certain monsters.

Blunt Attacks

Shield bashes, hammer smashes, etc: Reduces Monster Stamina and stuns them if  hit on the head.

Ammo Attacks

Projectiles, Arrows, Bowgun: Special properties depending on the attack.

 

 

Monster Hunter World Weapons

There are fourteen different weapons at the Hunter's disposal, each with their own unique characteristics and attacks. Many hunters acquire proficiency in multiple types, while others prefer to gain mastery in one.

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Great Sword

Large, powerful but slow heavy-damagers

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Sword & Shield

Balanced, mobile & beginner friendly

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Dual Blades

Light but extremely fast flurry of attacks.

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Long Sword

Nimble and with great melee range

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Hammer

Slow but heavy & stunning attacks

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Hunting Horn

Easy and long range support weapon.

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Lance

Strong Defense and Offense

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Gunlance

High offense, limited range.

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Switch Axe

Versatile, fast & elemental damage.

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Charge Blade

Versatile, powerful and fast

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Insect Glaive

Mobile, aerial attacks and buffs

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Bow

Fast, ranged debuff attacks.

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Light Bowgun

High mobility, rapid fire ranged weapon

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Heavy Bowgun

Slow but powerful ranged attacks.

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