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Charge Blade (チャージアックス chyaaji akkusu, "charge axe") 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.
Sword mode boasts mobility and high guard capabilities, while axe mode boasts more powerful attacks. Store up energy while in sword mode, and then use it to deal high damage in axe mode.
Charge Blade Weapon Tree
For full details, including the Rare 9 and above Iceborne Expansion Weapons please see Charge Blade Weapon Tree
See the new Master Rank Iceborne Charge Blades.
Charge Blade Traits & Abilities
- A complex weapon with a sword & shield form and an axe form that both use a phial system.
- Sword & shield form strikes a balance between mobility, defense, and attack.
- Axe form trades out defense for powerful attacks, good reach, and the phial's bonus.
- Sword & shield form builds up charge that can be stored into phials and unleashed in axe form.
Charge Blade Guide
The most complicated melee weapon in the game, the Charge Blade has two forms and a phial system. Sword & Shield form is the default form and has a nice blend of mobility, defense, and attack. Its combos revolve around alternating between swift and charge strikes with the sword with the occasional shield jab. The main goal of sword & shield form is to build up charge by hitting the monster, and then storing the charge into the phials. The phials are then used in axe form. Axe form has high damage and impressive reach, but its true power comes from its Element Discharge attacks. Element Discharge attacks use phials, and cause phial bursts when they impact. The Charge blade only has 5 phials(6 with capacity boost skill), so these explosive attacks are limited. A third option is also available, where instead of unleashing the phials in the axe, they are used to charge the shield. A charged shield causes phial damage when you block and jab with it, and sword attacks can also have the phial's explosive bonus if charged. If a hunter can build up more phials before the shield's energy wears off, they can unleash all phials in a massive explosion while in axe form.
Sword: Condensed Element Slash
By chaining Charge Phials into a Condensed Element Slash while your shield is charged, your sword becomes charged and its attacks will also benefit from phial effects for 40 seconds.
Attacks with a charge blade will not deflect when its phial effects are active, which is useful when targeting tough body parts.
Various attacks have periods which hold your shield in front of you that will block attacks automatically if hit, such as the beginning of Sword: Morph Slash, or the end of Sword: Spinning Slash.
With phials stored, chaining (Super) Amped Element Discharge into Savage Axe Slash will enable Savage Axe mode until all phials are depleted, causing all attacks in axe form to shred through monsters, at the cost of increased sharpness loss.
Charge Blade Advantages
- Sword & Shield form is versatile with decent offensive and defensive capability, as well as excellent mobility
- Axe form is capable of massive damage
- Guard points allow experienced hunters to stay protected while maintaining pressure
- Phial effects can be accessed in both forms and provide extra damage and/or stunning power
Charge Blade Disadvantages
- Complex moveset takes practice to learn
- Guarding against attacks deteriorates sharpness
- Axe form has extremely low mobility
Charge Blade Controls
Each move has its own Motion Value (MV), which is used when calculating Raw (physical) Damage. See the article on Attack Power for more information.
- : Standard Attack (can be chained up to three times). MVs:
- Weak Slash: 12
- Return Stroke: 15
- Spinning Slash: 30 (guard point)
- (Hold): Charged Slash. MVs:
- Charged Rising Slash: 13
- Charged Double Slash: 27 + 18
- after any Charged Slash: Spinning Slash
- + : Forward Slash. MV: 20
- + down a slope: Sliding Slash. MVs: 18 + 16
- after Sliding Slash: Jumping Rising Slash (can be followed with midair attacks). MV: 21
- + after any attack: Shield Thrust. MVs: 12 + 8
- + after Shield Thrust: Amped/Super Amped Element Discharge
- during AED/SAED windup: Element Roundslash. MV: 30 (guard point)
- + during SAED windup: Amped Element Discharge
- during AED/SAED windup: Savage Axe Slash (consumes one phial, activates Power Axe mode). MV: 30 (guard point)
- + after Shield Thrust: Amped/Super Amped Element Discharge
- + after any attack: Sliding Slash. MV: 30 (guard point)
- : Guard
- + : Charge Phials (Requires charge, yellow charge fills 3 phials while red fills all 5)
- (Hold) during Charge Phials: Condensed Element Slash. MV: 60
- + : Sword Morph Slash (morphs to Axe). MV: 50 (guard point)
- : Standard Attack (can be chained indefinitely). MVs:
- Rising Slash: 38
- Overhead Slash: 48
- + : Dash Slam. MV: 52
- : Element Discharge (expends one phial if available, can be chained up to 3 times or into Stardard Attacks). MVs:
- Element Discharge I: 25
- Element Discharge II: 20 + 66
- ( a while after ED2) Smash: 50
- Amped Element Discharge (consumes one phial if available): 82
- (Charged Shield) Super Amped Element Discharge (consumes all phials if available): 15 + 82 + 66
- ( + during SAED windup) Amped Element Discharge
- ( during AED/SAED windup) Element Roundslash (morphs into Sword) (guard point)
- ( during AED/SAED windup) Savage Axe Slash (guard point)
- + : Rushing Element Discharge I (same MV and follow-ups as Element Discharge I)
- + : Amped/Super Amped Element Discharge
- : Morph Slash (morphs into Sword). MV: 30 (guard point)
- after any attack: Slinger Burst
- Midair : Jumping Slash. MVs: 22 (Sword) / 55 (Axe)
- Midair : Jumping Morph Slash (morphs and performs Jumping Slash)
- Phial bursts can't crit and are unaffected by affinity.
- Elemental phial damage ONLY increase by increasing element attack. Artillery DO NOT have any effect with Elemental phials.
- Savage Axe mode doesn't add phial bursts but physical hits with a MV of 5 each.
- Shield Charge adds 10% extra damage to all attacks in Axe form
Charge Blades are a type of Weapon in Monster Hunter World (MHW). This page shows a visual gallery of all different styles for Charge Blades. Weapons are often upgraded based on previous decisions, with different paths leading to different looks and necessitating different materials. You can find detailed upgrade path information in the Charge Blade Weapon Tree or by clicking each individual weapon below.
Iceborne Charge Blades are Master Rank Charge Blades in Monster Hunter World Iceborne (MHW). These rare 9 and above weapons were added with the Iceborne Expansion and can only be obtained by players who own the expansion. The weapons use Master Rank Materials that can be obtained by completing quests and doing endgame content.
Iceborne Charge Blades
Charge Blades Gallery MHW
Charge Blade Ore Weapons
Charge Blade Bone Weapons
Kulve Taroth Charge Blades
Bow ♦ Dual Blades ♦ Great Sword ♦ Gunlance ♦ Hammer ♦ Heavy Bowgun ♦ Hunting Horn ♦ Insect Glaive ♦ Lance ♦ Light Bowgun ♦ Long Sword ♦ Switch Axe ♦ Sword & Shield
I think that great sword is way more complex
The moves are incomplete: by pressing circle while charging the phials you can instantly chain into element discharge 1
If you can get your Super-Duper-Pooper Ultra Boomstick gauge to 133%, you can do the SUPER DUPER AWESOME AMAZING EXQUISITE GRAND ASTONISHING FORMIDABLE MAGNIFICENT DAUNTING FEARSOME STUNNING ULTRA STUPEFYING OVERWHELMING SPECTACULAR WONDERFUL WONDROUS TRANSCENDANT EXALTED SHOCKING BOOM BOOM AMPED ELEMENTAL BURST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Once you fill the super charge demon phial shield axe sword mode build units you can do the most powerful attack: the Ultra Mega Intense Power Super Amped Element Discharge
okay but which is the strongest one?
Charge blade: Really complicated moveset that can be really hard to pull off
Gunlance: Has to worry about sharpness and reloading, complicated
Hunting horn: is trying to be helpful by playing buffs that are hard to memorize
So can Power phials crit or nah?
Okay. Fine. So what are the skills the Charge Blade benifits from?
You know...the important stuff that decides what to hunt, carve and equip and what not?
Shield charge also increases Amped Element Discharge's elemental phail damage by 30%. Can anyone confirm this?
I kid you not this beast can slay tough monsters easily under 15 mins in the right hands. If you have hard time mastering it don't see it as a single weapon divide it into 5 sub-weapons: blade/charged blade, shield/charged shield, axe, buzz saw axe and phial charge stance. Then just remember the inputs to combo between them.
what is the difference between the two types of phials?
For pc people using keyboard: you load your phials into the shield with the M1+M2 attack (three times). to then get savage axe mode, you need your shield charged and extra Phials, which then you do the combo M1 + M2 > M1 + M2 > R.
To charge your blade do M3 ( or your shield button) + M2 > M1 (Hold m1 until the blade enters the shield). charging the sword is like the charged blade attack (gotta hit the sweet spot)
Yeah,power shield + chainsaw axe deals INSANE dps on virtually any monster
i've heard that CB axe mode deal blunt damages, is it true?
It should also be input that skills like Artillery, only affect Non-Elemental Phial attacks, such as Impact Phials, where as elemental Perks, like Bolt, can raise elemental electric phial damage and base weapon damage.
Just a tip for iceborne version with savage axe mode. The savage axe slash should be done AFTER you charge your shield because if you do it beforehand and then convert you phials to your shield you will lose the savage axe mode and have to get it all over again. Another benefit to doing this after AED is that it will stay in axe mode and you can perform an SAED with the savage axe slash on the poor monster your fighting :)
How is this weapon eiser to use for me then the dualblades!?! I'm not even joking, I use dualblades I'm stuck in place swinging wildly in the wrong direction. When I use charge blade I can already do the SAED attack in less than a minute!
I'm returning to MHW: Iceborn after a long time and can't figure out what one of the CB's UI icons is. It's the sword icon beneath the sharpness, to the left of the shield and phials. I don't recall it being a thing before Iceborn and other weapons do not have a similar symbol.
I think the fact that "charged sword does not bounce/has minds eye" should be added
What is this savage axe attack? Circle + Triangle + L2? I don't have this option in game. Is it Iceborne only?
Lol i see too many people strugling to use this weapon and try to use this weapon for every monster, sure this weapon is great once you master it, "but" its not the greatest weapon for all monster, like when you fight azure rathalos that keep flying or odogaron that moves around to fast if i use the CB sure i can finish it but if use IG on the A.rathalos and DB on odogaron it will be much quicker, so dont force yourself to only use one weapon try using many other, it will be fun. Oh and if you realy want to learn how to use this weapon i suggest try learning the basic first you can watch areks guide or someone else tutorial aboit it and then try hunting baroth using the CB after that hunt diablos, thats is the two easiest monster for me when i use CB, and after you r@pe those two monster go fight the spiky boi Nergigante once you can kill the spiky boi with CB without fainting then youll most likely have mastered the CB, and for tips learn GUARD POINT it will save your live especially from the dive bomb from the spiky boi
Does the guard skill affect a Charge Blade's Guard Points??
700+ of playing this (ONLY this weapon), and i still didn’t get Ironwall jewel RNG hates me :(
Just recently started using this weapon in the field, after days of training with it. It's so very satisfying when you can pull off your super-amped elemental discharge so cleanly. Very easy to get tripped up though, like when youre chasing down monsters running all over the place while either trying to build up your phials, or getting constantly punished by a raging/rushing/flying monster, missing your amped up attacks in axe mode. When you finally get those smacks in, watch those huge numbers add up, you'll feel like a barbarian!
Ok so I’ve been seeing this charge blade that has the shape of the Cheome Guardian but has the horns of the Diablos Tyrannis and also has a little bit of gold on it. Does anybody know what or which charge blade this is and how I can get it?
Recently started the game and went directly for this weapon, and can say it's a lot easier that you'd think. the hardest part is nor choking and wasting phials
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Not to be “that guy” but the Japanese katakana translation should read “chyaaji akkusu” rather than “cyaaju”
I believe it's strongest move is called the... LIMIT BREAKING ULTRA BURST OVERDRIVE ASCENDED ELEMENTAL COCKBLAST
By how much does the charged shield increase axe damage by?
What phial types in game and what is difference in them?
How to gain phials: Sword Form charged circle gives a lot, normal auto attacks give a bit. Press R2 and circle to enter Charge Phials stance. This gives you phials. How to cash in phials and charge your shield: Press R2 during Amped Element Discharge. Your hunter will pull his weapon back and do a weapon transformation. During this, press R2 to load up your phials into your shield. In sword form, the fastest way to charge your shield is Charge Phials > Shield Thrust > Amped Element DIscharge > Cancel with R2 into sword form. Technical Input: R2+Circle > Triangle+Circle > Triangle+Circle > R2 In Axe form, just press Triangle+Circle while standing still. Once your shield is charged, you can inbue your sword by doing Charge Phials > Condensed Element Slash Technical Input: R2+Circle > Hold triangle and release on second transform animation (the sword goes into the axe)
I fought kushala daora a couple of times (without success) with different weapons I've used (p.s., I was HR14) and none did the job. Then I went on a guide and it said it was for more advanced, experienced players and I was like "... the time has come."
WHO NEGLECTED DANTE’S DEVIL SWORD ON THE WEAPON LIST!?
Once you get the hang of it it’s actually pretty easy
If you have trouble with positioning the impact of your SAED
(assuming you're already had the shield charged)
lock on your hunt,
PS4: Triangle -> analogue stick + Circle (slide slash)
the trick is to make use of the slide slash animation to create small space from your mark before commiting into SAED.
This way you won't have to worry about being too close from the mark & missing a lot of damage.
Amped elemental discharge does not consume all the phials immediately. It consumes only one phial like a regular discharge. It becomes Super Amped element discharge (all phials released) when phials have been loaded into the shield. The number of phials loaded into the shield depends on how many were remaining. More phials means the enhanced shield effects last longer. Also when mounting the monster, the finishing move is either Amped or Super Amped depending on the state of your shield.
Note, the Capacity Boost skill (high metal coil) increases your phials by 1! it's not upgradeable, though.
Note that the artillery skill increases phial damage.
cool Charge Blade , damage 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 x 900?! 0.o attack boost 7 Capacity Boost 1
hey, u should also add that to use the super elemental discharge (the one that uses all phial) you need to charge your shield by pressing triangle and O at the same time but afterwards click r2 to charge the phial into the shield, then you recharge the phial and press triangle and O at the same time and this time it will do the super elemental discharge instead of the regular one.
PLEASE ADD THIS ADDITIONAL INFO: YOU NEED TO CHARGE YOUR SHIELD FIRST BEFORE YOU CAN DO THE ELEMENTAL DISCHARGE THAT CONSUMES ALL YOU PHIAL: TRIANGLE + O BUTTON