Critical Draw is a Skill in Monster Hunter World (MHW).
Critical Draw Effect
Critical Draw is increased in level based on the amount of Equipment with this skill the hunter is using. Each level works as follows:
- Level 1: Draw attack affinity +30%
- Level 2: Draw attack affinity +60%
- Level 3: Draw attack affinity +100%
Critical Draw takes effect for the first attack performed after drawing a Weapon. In most cases, this will require a moving draw attack, as movement of any kind - including attacks after a stationary draw - will cancel the effect.
Exceptions to this rule are the Hammer when drawing with its Charge ability, the Light and Heavy Bowguns, and the Bow. For the Hammer, activating Power Charge will cancel Critical Draw; for the Bow, the effect is maintained even if the drawing chargeup is transitioned into Dragon Piercer; for Bowguns, only a stationary attack within a very short time (likely 0.75s) of hitting the draw button will be affected. The only way to achieve this is with a Light Bowgun firing with low or average recoil, as higher levels of recoil will make a draw attack take slightly longer.
Critical Draw universally takes effect with aerial draw attacks, even if the attack is able to charge up.
Note that only the first hit of a multi-hit attack will be affected by Critical Draw, with the exception of the Bowgun's Spread Ammo and the Bow's multi-arrow attacks and Dragon Piercer.
Equipment that grants Critical Draw
You can increase the level of Critical Draw by equipping the following items.
- Diablos Helm (x1)
- Diablos Helm Alpha (x2)
- Diablos Helm Beta (x2)
- Pukei Lagoon Hat Alpha + (x2)
- Pukei Lagoon Hat Beta + (x1)
- Diablos Helm Alpha + (x2)
- Diablos Helm Beta + (x2)
- Gala Suit Jacket Alpha (x1)
- Gala Suit Jacket (x1)
- Pukei Lagoon Mail Alpha + (x1)
- Frostfang Mail Alpha + (x1)
- Rimeguard Mail Alpha + (x1)
- Rimeguard Mail Gamma + (x3)
- Diablos Coil Alpha (x1)
- Diablos Coil Alpha + (x1)
- Pride Coil Alpha + (x1)
- Frostfang Coil Alpha + (x1)
- Bazel Greaves Alpha (x1)
- Legiana Greaves Alpha (x1)
- Vespoid Greaves Alpha + (x1)
- Vespoid Greaves Beta + (x1)
- Legiana Greaves Alpha + (x1)
- Rimeguard Greaves Alpha + (x2)
- Rimeguard Greaves Beta + (x2)