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 Mechanics, Elemental 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.
Sword slashes, lance thrusts, etc: Can be used to cut the tails off certain monsters.
Shield bashes, hammer smashes, etc: Reduces Monster Stamina and stuns them if hit on the head.
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.
Large, powerful but slow heavy-damagers
Balanced, mobile & beginner friendly
Light but extremely fast flurry of attacks.
Nimble and with great melee range
Slow but heavy & stunning attacks
Easy and long range support weapon.
Strong Defense and Offense
High offense, limited range.
Versatile, fast & elemental damage.
Versatile, powerful and fast
Mobile, aerial attacks and buffs
Fast, ranged debuff attacks.