Empress Cannon "Styx"

Rarity 8
mhw-defense -
mhw-decoration gem-level-1 gem-level-3
 Attack Power 285
 Affinity 10%
 Element Damage -
Deviation Low
Custom Mods -
Special Ammo Wyvernsnipe
Skills guard-skill-mhw Razor Sharp/
Spare Shot

Empress Cannon "Styx" is a Heavy Bowgun Weapon in Monster Hunter World (MHW). All weapons have unique properties relating to their Attack Power, Elemental Damage and various different looks. Please see Weapon Mechanics to fully understand the depth of your Hunter Arsenal.



Empress Cannon "Styx" Information









Empress Cannon "Styx" Crafting and Upgrades

Empress Cannon "Styx" has 4 different upgrade levels. It follows its own path, detailed below.

  Rare Attack Power Sharpness Affinity Element Damage Deviation Special Ammo Skill Decorations Defense
heavy gunbowEmpress Cannon 7 285
0% - Low Wyvernsnipe - gem-level-1 -
Craft with: Lunastra Scale+ x4, Lunastra Horn x3, Lunastra Mane x3, Lunastra Gem x1, 32000 x zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki

heavy gunbow Empress Cannon "Blaze"
8 285
20% - Average Wyvernsnipe



Level 1

gem-level-1 -
Craft with: Research Commission Ticket x1, Lunastra Horn x2, Teostra Horn+ x 3, Bazelgeuse Gem x1, 56000 x zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki

heavy gunbowEmpress Cannon "Ruin"
8 300
0% - High Wyvernsnipe


Hasten Recovery

Level 1

gem-level-2 -
Craft with: Research Commission Ticket x1, Lunastra Wing x3, Nergigante Horn+ x 3, Nergigante Gem x1, 56000 x zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki

heavy gunbowEmpress Cannon "Styx"
8 285
10% - Low Wyvernsnipe


Razor Sharp/
Spare Shot

Level 1

gem-level-3gem-level-1 -
Craft with: Research Commission Ticket x1, Lunastra Tail x2, Xeno'jiiva Horn x 3, Xeno'jiiva Gem x1, 56000 x zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki


Empress Cannon "Styx" Upgrade Tree

Empress Cannon "Styx" is part of an upgrade path for the Heavy Bowgun Weapon Tree. Below is an excerpt of the relevant Independent tree.

Heavy Bowgun Independent Tree



Heavy Bowguns
Aqua Assault I  ♦  Aqua Assault II  ♦  Aqua Assault III  ♦  Arma Destroyer I  ♦  Baan Roar I  ♦  Blacksteel Cannon I  ♦  Blazing Assault I  ♦  Blazing Assault II  ♦  Blazing Assault III  ♦  Blooming Shooter I  ♦  Blooming Shooter II  ♦  Blooming Shooter III  ♦  Bone Shooter I  ♦  Bone Shooter II  ♦  Bone Shooter III  ♦  Cartilage Blaster  ♦  Chrome Assault I  ♦  Crusher Gold Cannon  ♦  Dark Devourer  ♦  Datura Blaster I  ♦  Deadeye Destroyer  ♦  Defender Heavy Bowgun I  ♦  Defender Heavy Bowgun II  ♦  Defender Heavy Bowgun III  ♦  Defender Heavy Bowgun IV  ♦  Defender Heavy Bowgun V  ♦  Diablos Shooter I  ♦  Dragonbone Cannon I  ♦  Dual Threat  ♦  Empress Cannon  ♦  Empress Cannon Blaze  ♦  Empress Cannon Ruin  ♦  Flash Gold Cannon  ♦  Gama Cannon I  ♦  Gigacles  ♦  Glutton Gold Cannon  ♦  Gluttonous Cannon  ♦  Gluttonous Fangcannon  ♦  Gold Blast Cannon  ♦  Gold Icewater Cannon  ♦  Gold Support Cannon  ♦  Horn Gold Cannon  ♦  Iron Assault I  ♦  Iron Assault II  ♦  Iron Assault III  ♦  Jagras Assault I  ♦  Jagras Assault II  ♦  Jagras Assault III  ♦  Jagras Cannon I  ♦  Kadachi Lion I  ♦  Kjarr Assault Horn  ♦  Kjarr Assault Ice  ♦  Kjarr Assault Magma  ♦  Kjarr Assault Rage  ♦  Kjarr Assault Spark  ♦  Kjarr Assault Water  ♦  Luminous Assault I  ♦  Luminous Assault II  ♦  Luminous Assault III  ♦  Magda Gemitus I  ♦  Magma Gold Cannon  ♦  Nergal Roar  ♦  Power Shooter I  ♦  Pulsar Shooter I  ♦  Pulsar Shooter II  ♦  Pulsar Shooter III  ♦  Quickcaster  ♦  Rage Gold Cannon  ♦  Spark Gold Cannon  ♦  Spew Gold Cannon  ♦  Spiked Shooter I  ♦  Steel Assault  ♦  Steel Assault I  ♦  Tar Gold Cannon  ♦  Taroth Assault Blast  ♦  Taroth Assault Crusher  ♦  Taroth Assault Flash  ♦  Taroth Assault Glutton  ♦  Taroth Assault Horn  ♦  Taroth Assault Icewater  ♦  Taroth Assault Magma  ♦  Taroth Assault Rage  ♦  Taroth Assault Spark  ♦  Taroth Assault Spew  ♦  Taroth Assault Support  ♦  Taroth Assault Tar  ♦  Teostra's Artillery  ♦  Water Cannon I  ♦  Xeno Jiiqa


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    • Anonymous

      My preference for best hbg. Not the best damage but the inherent spare shot means you pop shots for days without restocking, it also has access to every pierce ammo (my favorite) as well as normal 3 if you like long barrel and a nice variety of status/element. Again, all of these can be fired far more before reloading/restocking. 10% affinity and 2 lvl3 gem slots which allows max pierce up leaving your armor free for whatever the hell you want.

      • Anonymous

        Very Important Note For Customizing.
        When at one Recoil Mod. The Pierce 2 Ammo has less recoil than the pierce 1 ammo. Both 1 and 3 will use the same animation for recoil.

        • Anonymous

          One of the best HBGs in the game. King of Pierce and Thunder Ammo, has Wyvernsnipe, Low Deviation, positive affinity, Sleep II Ammo, Wyvern Ammo, mediocre damage and comes with inbuild Spare Shot (Xeno'jiiva set bonus) skill. Can also use utilize Normal Ammo 3, which is a bit underwhelming in the current meta but works out. If you're not a mongoloid who thinks blast weapons are good, this should be the first thing that comes to mind when you want to spend your lunastra crafting materials.

          • Anonymous

            For some reason whenever I look at the gun all I can think of is the name crestfallen. The legendary hunter shot the monster and it became crestfallen.

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