Flinch Free

flinch-free-skill

Prevents knockbacks and other reactions to small damage.

 Flinch Free is a Skill in Monster Hunter World (MHW).

 

Flinch Free Effect

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

  • attack-boost-skill-mhw-wiki Level 1: Prevents knockbacks.
  • attack-boost-skill-mhw-wiki Level 2: Prevents standard knockback. Tripping is reduced to a knockback instead.
  • attack-boost-skill-mhw-wiki Level 3: Prevents knockback and tripping.

About Kinsect

In Iceborne, Flinch Free has been buffed to allow each point of the skill to add +1 to Earplugs (up to a max of +3), Windproof (up to a max of +3) and Tremor Resistance (up to a max of +2). So, if you slot in 2 Earplugs, 2 Windproof and 1 Tremor Resistance, on top of your Level 3 Flinch Free, every time you have your full Kinsect Buff (Power, Armour, Speed combined) you will then have 5 Earplugs, 5 Windproof and 3 Tremor Resistance.

 

Equipment that grants Flinch Free

You can increase the level of Flinch Free by equipping the following items.

 

 See also Shara Ishvalda Divinity

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    • Anonymous

      Flinch Free [MHW Wiki]19 May 2020 16:00  

      I've been using flinch free lvl 3, all Kinsect buffs and I still got stunned as hell by monsters roar... I guess it only works if you have earplugs, tremor and windproof slotted in your build already... In this case is kinda meh.... You still lose a lot of slots... Would be good if it worked from zero...

      • Anonymous

        28 Apr 2020 13:05  

        In Iceborne, Flinch Free has been buffed to allow each point of the skill to add +1 to Earplugs (up to a max of +3), Windproof (up to a max of +3) and Tremor Resistance (up to a max of +2). So, if you slot in 2 Earplugs, 2 Windproof and 1 Tremor Resistance, on top of your Level 3 Flinch Free, every time you have your full Kinsect Buff (Power, Armour, Speed combined) you will then have 5 Earplugs, 5 Windproof and 3 Tremor Resistance. And of course, the Level 3 Flinch Free is a nice touch to avoid your allies from tripping up your style. Hope this helps, happy hunting! Akabane101

        • Anonymous

          23 Feb 2020 07:12  

          1 level is very handy to avoid getting tripped by other players. I almost exclusively play with a single friend and we voice chat on discord so tripping isn't a huge issue, but it's still nice to not have to worry about it at all, so we both always take it anyways. Kinda useless otherwise, even level 3 doesn't seem to have any impact on most attacks from actual monsters.

          • Anonymous

            08 Feb 2020 12:33  

            For those wondering about the kinsect buffs. Max rank gives you ear plugs 3, wind resist 3, and tremor resit 3. All you have to is slot in ear plugs 2 and wind res 2 in your build and you will have all 3 of those maxed when all yours buffs are on.

            • Anonymous

              13 Jan 2020 11:18  

              I main the IG and I've heard that the kinsect extract buff adds 1 level of Earplugs? Does anyone know if this is true and if so, does anyone know what level it is and if there is any other buffs, depending on the level of Flinch Free that also gets added to the kinsect?

              • Anonymous

                16 Sep 2019 23:32  

                so this item now reads that it also increases "some Kinsect exctract effects". any info on what its buffing ?!

                • Anonymous

                  20 Jun 2019 03:07  

                  So what level with counter kushalas winds? It said on the wiki windproof doesn't work and to use this instead

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Oct 2018 10:17  

                    Seems to have a pretty negligible effect vs. monsters. It may be beneficial to avoid getting knocked around by other players, but it seems the attacks of especially heavier weapons (the kind you really don't want interrupted) have natural flinch resistance anyways. I at least know I've never noticed any difference.

                    • Anonymous

                      05 Sep 2018 13:49  

                      I would always take 1 level of this in any of my sets when im using a melee weapon. It helps when your combos wont be interrupted from friendly fire

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