Builds, or Mixed Sets, are player-created combinations of equipment for Monster Hunter World. Hunters can change builds by crafting Weapons and Armor, obtaining Charms and Decorations, and then equipping them via their Item Box "Change Equipment" menu.

Players often create different builds for different purposes, accounting for the strengths and weaknesses of their target monster, quest or their favored weapon. Below is a list of player-submitted builds. You can add your own by adding a row to the table. Some users have also submitted builds to the Fextralife Blog here.

See Loadouts for information on configuring a complete and efficient Hunter arsenal.


rare-1-bow-mhw_tree Bow Builds

 Iceborne Endgame Bow Builds(by Elpsyodey):

 Iceborne Endgame Craftable Bow Builds(by Elpsyodey):

Master Rank Progression Bow Album(by Elpsyodey): 

World Endgame Bow Builds

rare-1-charge-blade-mhw_tree Charge Blade Builds

 Charge Blade Builds(by Tom):

Anti Alatreon Charge Blade Builds (by Karma)


rare-1-dual-blades-mhw_tree Dual Blades Builds

Iceborne Endgame Dual Blades Builds

Iceborne Frostcraft Dual Blades Builds

Dual Blades Progression Album (by Refia)

Pre-Fatalis Dual Blades Builds

World Endgame Dual Blades Builds

World Endgame Dual Blades Builds (no Kjaar)

rare-1-greatsword-mhw_tree Greatsword Builds

Iceborne Endgame Greatsword Builds (by GodHi)

Greatsword Progression Album (by Den)

World Endgame Greatsword Builds (by GodHi)

Anti Alatreon Greatsword Builds (by Karma)

rare-1-gunlance-mhw_tree Gunlance Builds

Iceborne Endgame Gunlance Builds (by GodHi)

Gunlance Progression Album (by Lautus Pluma)

World Endgame Gunlance Builds (by Lautus Pluma)

rare-1-hammer-mhw_tree Hammer Builds

Iceborne Endgame Hammer Builds (by Moonmadness)

World Endgame Hammer Builds (by Wedgewood)

Hammer Progression Album (by Den)

Anti Alatreon Hammer Builds (by Karma)

rare-1-heavy-bowgun-mhw_tree Heavy Bowgun Builds

Iceborne Endgame Heavy Bowgun Builds

Pre-Fatalis Heavy Bowgun Builds (by Ultimate Chad Gamer and Gangplank)

Sticky Heavy Bowgun Builds (by HungryDave)

Master Rank Progression Album for Spread, Pierce, Normal (by Nekokami)

Anti Alatreon Heavy Bowgun Builds (by Nekokami)

World Endgame Heavy Bowgun Builds (by Nekokami)

rare-1-hunting-horn-mhw_tree Hunting Horn Builds

Iceborne Endgame Hunting Horn Builds (by EchoesPartOne)

Pre-Fatalis Hunting Horn Builds (by EchoesPartOne)

Craftable Hunting Horn Builds

Hunting Horn Progression Album (by Selkie)

Anti Alatreon Hunting Horn Builds (by Pickle)

World Endgame Hunting Horn Builds (by Griffted) 

rare-1-insect-glaive-mhw_tree_tree Insect Glaive Builds

Iceborne Endgame Insect Glaive Builds (by Qwas)

Pre-Fatalis Insect Glaive Builds (by Taters and Qwas)

Master Rank Progression Insect Glaive (by Qwas)

Anti Alatreon Insect Glaive Builds (by Taters)

World Endgame Insect Glaive Builds (by EchoesPartOne)

rare-1-lance-mhw_tree Lance Builds

Iceborne Endgame Lance Builds (by RhytmWiz)

Pre-Fatalis Endgame Lance Builds (by RhytmWiz)

Anti Alatreon Lance Builds (by String)

World Endgame Lance Builds: Kjaar & Non-Kjaar

rare-1-light-bowgun-mhw_tree Light Bowgun Builds

Iceborne Endgame Light Bowgun Builds

Sticky Light Bowgun Builds (by HungryDave)

Master Rank Light Bowgun Progression

Anti Alatreon Light Bowguns Builds (by Korb)

World Endgame Light Bowguns Builds

rare-1-longsword-mhw_tree Longsword Builds

Iceborne Endgame Longsword Builds (by GodHi)

Pre-Fatalis Longsword Builds (by Karma)

Anti Alatreon Longsword Builds (by Karma)

Anti Fatalis Longsword Builds (by Karma)

Longsword Progression Album (by Karma)

World Endgame Longsword Builds (by Karma)

rare-1-switch-axe-mhw_tree Switch Axe Builds

Iceborne Endgame Switch Axe Builds (by RhytmWiz)

Anti Fatalis Switch Axe Builds (by Rougeric87)

Pre-Fatalis Switch Axe Builds (by RhytmWiz)

Anti Alatreon Switch Axe Builds (by Alternum and Theyon)

Master Rank Progression Switch Axe Album (by Theyon)

World Endgame Switch Axe Builds (by Rougeric87)

rare-1-sword-shield-mhw_tree Sword and Shield Builds

Iceborne Endgame Sword and Shield Builds (by Mathalos)

Pre-Fatalis Sword and Shield Builds

Anti Alatreon Sword and Shield Builds (by HungryDave)

Support Sword and Shield Builds (by HungryDave)

Sword and Shield Progression Album (by HungryDave)

World Endgame Sword and Shield Builds: Kjaar and Non-Kjaar




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    • Anonymous

      Yes, I have to agree with these comments, the dragon king does require careful attention

      • Anonymous

        The support healer tank is useless and broken. Xeno set isn't meant for tanking and there are no tank skills whatsoever. And horn maestro is a useless skill if it was meant for GS users and really it's just Xeno armor that was made to heal others which there are better builds for

        • Anonymous

          I just used full Nergi armor and a defender V hammer along with some decors and jewels and I'm set. Some of these builds are just useless and kinda disappointing for some of them...

          • Anonymous

            A good build is the paralysis build for console ps4 it consists of Head: Rath helm alpha Body: diablos mail alpha Gloves: bone gloves alpha Coil: nergigante coil alpha Legs: girros boots alpha Weapon: dark ripper3 Or dark scimitar 3 Charm: immobilize charm 1 or 2 Decoration: are attack decorations only

            • Anonymous

              has anybody tried a crit build with tempered teostra armor w/ the kulve chest and dragonking eyepatch (xeno ls), you can get above 1.1k damage

              • You’d think a build called “Dragon Slayer” would be a pure-DPS build that is Val Hazzak or Deviljho centric with an emphasis on actually improving dragon element and damage. It’s especially scary that neither of the tank builds tell you to use Uragaan armor, which has a set bonus that screams “I’M THE TANK ARMOR!” The one “tank” build is clearly more focused on solo-survivability than actual tanking, and the other is a DPS build that’s improperly labeled. Hell, why would THAT HIGH of Earplug tank ever be necessary for a tank?? The only monster that it’s sensible against is Lunastra because it’s the only monster that is an actual threat while you’re roar-staggered, and that’s only after it uses it’s AoE Elderdragon Ability.

                • Anonymous

                  Yeah I'm inclined to agree these aren't early game builds and should be removed. Also all of the tank builds are worthless compared to mine keep ur 1k defense wont save you from heavy impacts or one shots. My build can fully block behemoth and it only uses 450 defense.

                  • Added my 3 main builds. Insect Glaive, Charge Blade and Long Sword. Give me your feedback if you think you can help me to improve it ! They're not "Meta" builds but after multiple tests, they are definitely viable. :D

                    • Anonymous

                      Someone delete this entire section. It's a waste of time and energy. It's unrealistic to think that anyone would be able to forge any of these builds at even close to the listed ranks considering quite a few of those gems are farmed from T2 tempered quests. You should change this entire list to about HR 20+ minimum. In fact, just delete it. Some of these builds are complete wastes. Then again, what to expect from a copy paste job eh?

                      • Anonymous

                        You can tell no work/effort was put into the "Blue King" build. 5 slots basically have nothing. Somebody please delete this...

                        • Anonymous

                          Bow Build: (any bow) Dragonking helm a flawless jewel II (x1) Nergigante mail b resistor jewel I (x1) flawless jewel II (x1) teosra bracers b flawless jewel II (x1) xeno jiva tasset a migthybow jewel II (x1) Kushala greaves b forceshot jewel III (x1) fitness charm III total skills bow charge plus (1/1) normal shots (1/1) special ammo boost (1/2) peak performance (3/3) weakness exploit (3/3) evade extender (2/3) constitution (3/5) stamina surge (2/3) blight resistance (3/3) for me personally I feel like evade extender lv 2 and the minimal stamina help is enough to keep me safe and getting constant value from peak performance however if you feel like you're taking too many hits or running out of stamina feel free to swap out your least favorite damage jewel(s) for extra evade extension or constitution. hope this helps :)

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