Defense Boost

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Increases Defense.
Level up to increase resistances as well.

 Defense Boost is a Skill in Monster Hunter World (MHW).

 

Defense Boost Effect

Defense Boost is increased in level based on the amount of Equipment with this skill the hunter is using. Each level works as follows:

 

Equipment that grants Defense Boost

You can increase the level of Defense Boost by equipping the following items.

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      26 Sep 2019 03:58  

      Why do capcom even bother putting this skill in the game? Health boost 3 and divine blessing 5 are far superior defensive skills

      • 01 Aug 2019 13:32  

        This skill is op in iceborne. They buff the charm to have 5 levels and change the skill so it gives 10% more total defense on top of 35 defense and buff elemental res by +2. With end game armor you will have around 750 to 850 defense without this skill and hunting horn defense large buff. May not even lose that much damage because you can slot skills in mantles now too.

        • Anonymous

          15 Sep 2018 17:31  

          Just to those curious if +elelment def.. lvl 4 def boost upgrading to level 5 does NOT stack, not tested upto LVL 7...

          • Anonymous

            13 Feb 2018 19:31  

            I bet this will be one of the least equipped decorations in the game..... People never account for how important defense is until Nergigante 1-shots them.

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