Affinity in Monster Hunter World (MHW) is the weapon's chance to deal more or less damage on attacks. Affinity is determined by the weapon and skills that are being used. This works on a percentage so for example at -100% you will always deal less damage. At 100% you will always do more damage. Attacks that crit deal +25% more damage, while the opposite is -25%. Successful critical hits are signaled by a flashy slash animation and a specific sound effect.
- Please note that affinity ONLY applies to "Raw Damage". You must have the "Critical Element" skill active for it to apply to Elemental Damage.
Skills that Increase Weapon Affinity
The following skills increase your weapon affinity. Note that with the Crit Draw skill you will always Crit on a draw attack.
- Critical Eye
- Affinity Sliding
- Attack Boost
- Weakness Exploit
- Maximum Might
- Latent Power
- Critical Boost
- Critical Element (unlocks elemental criticals)