Hunting Horn

 
 
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A blunt weapon used to smash monsters with powerful attacks. It can stun monsters with repeated blows to the head.

Weapon Type Melee
Damage Type Blunt Damage

Hunting Horn (狩猟笛 shyuryou fue, "hunting animal flute") 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.

The hunting horn is a blunt weapon that can bestow positive status effects on yourself and your allies. Use it to perform melodies that can boost attack power, restore health, and grant other beneficial effects.

 

Hunting Horn Weapon Tree

For full details, including rare 9 and above horns added with Iceborne please see Hunting Horn Weapon Tree

You can also see Master Rank Iceborne Hunting Horns.

 

 

Hunting Horn Traits & Abilities

  • Attacks make notes which can be weaved into melodies.
  • Wide varity of team buffs
  • Blunt weapon that allows for repeated stunning

 

Hunting Horn Guide

A light hearted weapon, the Hunting Horn is a welcome addition to any hunting party. The main feature of the Hunting Horn is its ability to play music. Every attack adds a music note to a music sheet and once the correct sequence of notes are played, a melody is made and added to a melody sheet. Up to three melodies can be stored on the melody sheet with new ones replacing old ones. Hunters can play any melody they have stored at any time. The exact sequence of notes required for a melody, and the melody's effects, vary from Hunting Horn to Hunting Horn. The effects of a melody can range from attack buffs to immunity to monster roars to curing poison, and they effect every hunter near the Hunting Horn; user included. Once the hunter has played all the melodies they wanted to, they can still attack the monster. The Hunting Horn is still a weapon after all, and a very viable one at that. High damage and a simple moveset makes for a strong offense, while dealing only blunt damage makes the Hunting Horn very good at stunning the monster.

 

Advanced Performance Techniques

You can perform your stocked melodies in order by pressing R2. You can also press R2+another attack button at the same time to start your performance from the second or third stocked melody.

 

Using Performances to Attack

The initial shockwave created by the hunting horn Performance has high attack and stunning power, making the move completely viable as an attack in its own right. You can also chain a normal attack into a Performance, and then cancel the Performance with a dodge roll.

 

Performance Effect Radius

You can tell if a party member is within range of your Performance effects by looking at the icon next to their name. 

 

Hunting Horn Advantages

  • Superb team support
  • Solid damage output
  • Blunt damage allows for easy stunning

 

Hunting Horn Disadvantages

  • Somewhat slow attack speed
  • Limited move set

 

Hunting Horn Controls

Each move has its own hidden Combo Move multiplier (CM), which is used when calculating Raw (physical) Damage. See the article on Attack Power for more information.

Note: These figures are estimations reached through community testing.

  • : Attack with note 1. CM:
    • Forward Slam: 27
    • Left Slam: 22
  • : Attack with note 2 (Pressing another attack while this attack's animation is still going will play that note without needing to go through the attack itself.) CM:
    • Right Slam: 26
    • Double Right Turn: 15 + 13
  • + : Attack with note 3 (All three attacks can be chained with themselves and each other.) CM:
    • Backward Slam: 35
    • Superpound: 15 + 40
  • : Perform melody 1. CM:
    • () Recital Attack I: 31 + 28
    • (Upward + ) Recital Attack II: 30 + 28
    • (Left + ) Recital Attack III: 30 + 28
    • (Right + ) Recital Attack IV: 30 + 28
    • (Downward + ) Recital Attack V: 31 + 28
    • ( after Recital Attack I) Continuous Recital Attack I: 35 + 28 + 35 + 28 (*3)
    • (Upward + after Recital Attack II) Continuous Recital Attack II: 35 + 28 + 29 + 31 + 28 (*3)
    • (Left + after Recital Attack III) Continuous Recital Attack III: 35 + 28 + 35 + 28 (*3)
    • (Right + after Recital Attack IV) Continuous Recital Attack IV: 35 + 28 + 35 + 28 (*3)
    • (Downward + after Recital Attack V) Continuous Recital Attack V: 35 + 28 + 35 + 28 + 31 + 28 (*3)
  • + : Perform melody 2
  •  + : Perform melody 3
  • After performing any melody, : Encore (Extends the duration or increases the power of the previous buff)
  • key-btnl2 after attact: Echo attack. (Some melody effects require the echo marks created by echo attacks.)
  • key-btnl2 then  after attack: Impact Echo Wave
  • key-btnl2 then  +  after attack: Extended Health Recovery

 

Hunting Horn Melodies

This is a comprehensive list of Hunting Horn Melodies! A Hunting Horn's melodies will depend on its notes, however multiple melodies can create the same Effect.

Note 1 Note 2 Note 3 Note 4 Effect
  or    or      Speed Up Self
  or    or      Deflected Attack Prevention Self  (Encore, second use)
  Attack up (S)
  or    or    or    or    or    or    Attack up (S) All 3 of these melodies appear only on the Baan horn. It appears they do not stack with each other.
  or  Attack Up (L)
  Health Boost (S)
Health Boost (L)
  or    or    Defense up (S)
  or    or  Defense up (L)
Attack and Defense up (S)
Attack and Defense up (S)
or Earplugs (S)
  or    or  Earplugs (L)
  or    or    Health Recovery (S)
Health Recovery (M)
Health Recovery (L)
Health Recovery (S) + Antidote effect
Health Recovery (M) + Antidote effect
Affinity Up (S) and Health Recovery (S)
  Recovery Speed (S)
Recovery Speed (L)
  or    Stamina Use Reduced (S)
  or    or     or    or  Stamina Use Reduced (L)
  Stamina Use Reduced (L)
  or    or    or    Scoutfly Power up
Divine Protection
Divine Protection
  Muck Res.
  or    or  or    Wind Pressure Negated
All Wind Pressure Negated
  All Wind Pressure Negated
  Envir. Damage Negated
  Stun Negated
  or    Paralysis Negated
  Tremors Negated
All Ailments Negated
  Sonic Waves
  Tool Use Drain Reduced (S)
  Tool Use Drain Reduced (L)
  Ice Res Boost (S)
  Ice Res Boost (L)
  Fire Res Boost (S)
  Fire Res Boost (L)
  Water Res Boost (S)
  Water Res Boost (L)
  Thunder Res Boost (S)
  Thunder Res Boost (L)
  Dragon Res Boost (S)
  Dragon Res Boost (L)
Elemental Attack Boost
Elemental Attack Boost
Abnormal Status Atk. Increased

 

Hunting Horn Trivia

  • First Wyverian statistics: Hunting Horns are the least favorite weapon with only 1% of hunters using it.

 

Hunting Horns are a type of Weapon in Monster Hunter World (MHW). This page shows a visual gallery of all different styles for Hunting Horns. 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 Hunting Horn Weapon Tree or by clicking each individual weapon below.

Iceborne Hunting Horns are Master Rank Hunting Horns 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 Hunting Horns

 

Name Attack Affinity Element Rare
Sforzando I gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 0% Paralysis (300) 9
Sforzando II gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 0% Paralysis (330) 10
Sforzando III gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1092 0% Paralysis (360) 11
Raven Shamisen gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1092 20% poisonPoison 210 10
Lightning Drum IV gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
882 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 270 9
Usurper's Growl gem_level_2 mhw-note13-icon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 300 10
Usurper's Growl + gem_level_2 mhw-note13-icon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1050 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 270 11
Taghrid al-Nasr I n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
966 25% Sleep Sleep (390) 9
Taghrid al-Nasr II n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1092 25% Sleep Sleep (420) 10
Striped Dragonga n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1050 -20% waterblight Blast (270) 10
Striped Dragonga + n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1092 -20% waterblight Blast (300) 10
Tigrex Horn n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1176 -20% waterblight Blast (330) 11
Royal Chordmaker + gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 25% fireFire 270 9
Regal Flute gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 25% fireFire 300 10
Water Tamtam IV gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
882 0% waterWater 360 9
Laguna Drum I gem_level_2gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 0% waterWater 450 9
Laguna Drum II gem_level_2gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 0% waterWater 540 10
Hidden Harmonic n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 10% poisonPoison (480) 10
Hidden Harmonic + n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
966 15% poisonPoison (540) 10
Cry in the Night n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 20% poisonPoison (600) 11
Legia Sectored + n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
882 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 390 10
Hoarcry Sectored n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 570 10
Lilim Glacia n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 600 11
Mad Bone Horn I gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
966 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce (270) 9
Mad Bone Horn II gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1050 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce (300) 10
Mad Bone Horn III gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1176 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce (330) 11
Icespiel decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1092 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 240 11
Sonorous Eisfyl decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1134 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 270 12
Gama Chorus I gem_level_3gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 0% waterblight Blast 210 9
Gama Chorus II gem_level_3gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 0% waterblight Blast 270 10
Hell Horn gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 0% fireFire 240 10
Hell Horn + gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 0% fireFire 270 10
Glavenus Horn gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1092 0% fireFire 330 11
Anjanath Hum I n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
966 -20% fireFire 480 9
Anjanath Hum II n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1134 -20% fireFire 600 10
Fulguring Horn I n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 10% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 270 10
Fulguring Horn II gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1050 20% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 330 10
Sulfurteinn Svild decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1134 0% Paralysis (300) 10
The Rasping Ballad decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1218 0% Paralysis (330) 11
Datura Maestro I gem_level_2gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
840 0% poisonPoison 600 9
Datura Maestro II gem_level_2gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 0% poisonPoison 660 10
Icicle Horn I n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
966 20% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 270 10
Icicle Horn II gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1050 30% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 360 10
Lumu Drone I gem_level_3gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1080 10% waterWater (630) 9
Lumu Drone II gem_level_3gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1050 10% waterWater (690) 10
Nyx Barone I gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 0% Sleep Sleep 390 9
Nyx Barone II gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 0% Sleep Sleep 450 10
Rooksearer Drum gem_level_2gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 -10% waterblight Blast 240 11
Bazel Valdi Rooksearer gem_level_2gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1092 -10% waterblight Blast 300 12
Queen Vespoid Horn + decoration_level_4_mhw_wikigem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 0% Paralysis 360 10
Queen's Flute II decoration_level_4_mhw_wikigem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1092 0% Paralysis 420 11
Baan Rattle I n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 0% Sleep Sleep 300 9
Baan Rattle II n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1050 0% Sleep Sleep 330 10
Brachydios Horn I gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
966 0% waterblight Blast 300 10
Brachydios Horn II gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1050 0% waterblight Blast 510 10
Dragonseal Aldhorn I gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
882 0% Dragon 570 10
Dragonseal Aldhorn II gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 0% Dragon 720 11
Austere Paradise gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1176 0% Dragon (510) 12
Thunderwail Feyhorn n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1008 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 660 11
Hydros Horn gem_level_1 mhw-note13-icon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1134 10% waterWater 450 11
Teostra's Musica n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1092 10% waterblight Blast 420 11
Fate's Dirge n/a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1176 -30% Dragon 330 12
Denden Daiko  gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1218 -15% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 90 11
Denden Doomsounder  gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1302 -15% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 120 12
Ruinous Desolation  gem_level_1  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 1218 0%  Dragon 210  12
Despot's Thunderclap gem_level_2 mhw-note13-icon 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1092 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 450 12
Accursed Wail    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1176 -30% Sleep Sleep 210 11
Ogrebite    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1218 -30% Sleep Sleep 270 12
Gold Chordmaker  gem_level_1  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1134 25% fireFire 420 12
Soulfire Chorus "Blaze"  gem_level_1gem_level_2  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1050 20% waterblight Blast 270 12
Soulfire Chorus "Ruin"  gem_level_2gem_level_2  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1134 0% waterblight Blast 210 12
Soulfire Chorus "Styx"  gem_level_1  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1060 10% waterblight Blast 330 12

 

 

 

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Hunting Horns
Anja Barone  ♦  Aqua Bagpipe  ♦  Baan Horn  ♦  Blacksteel Dragonhorn  ♦  Blazing Horn  ♦  Blooming Horn  ♦  Bone Horn  ♦  Dancing Davul  ♦  Dancing Duval  ♦  Datura Horn  ♦  Dragonbone Auldhorn  ♦  Fortissimo  ♦  Gama Horn  ♦  Glacial Bagpipe  ♦  Glass Royale  ♦  Great Bagpipe I  ♦  Hard Bone Horn  ♦  Heavy Bone Horn  ♦  Kula Duda  ♦  Kulu Duda  ♦  Lightning Drum  ♦  Lumu Barone  ♦  Lumu Horn  ♦  Metal Bagpipe  ♦  Sonic Horn  ♦  Spiked Horn  ♦  Thunder Gaida  ♦  Thunderbolt Horn  ♦  Thundercry Horn  ♦  Water Tamtam



    • Anonymous

      14 Sep 2019 02:54  

      did someone take off the song lists? I feel like someone thought it'd make things look cleaner and more simple when in reality it just makes it irritating to try and understand which each horn does.

      • Anonymous

        29 Mar 2019 05:11  

        Something interesting to note, starting a performance at the second or third queued melody plays different audio compared to starting with the first.

        • Anonymous

          23 Jan 2019 21:54  

          I will never understand why they'd add a hunting horn song useful for literally ONE monster in the entire game..

          • 14 Jan 2019 08:46  

            If you want to use hunting horn, the best ones are Desolation's Overtune, Teostra's Orphée, Deep Vero. Deep Vero being the best one. Surprisingly enough, you can actually do damage while buffing. Corner horners are bad HH users.

            • 13 Jan 2019 12:54  

              In the list of Hunting Horn Melodies there are 2 Divine Protection melodies in the list of Hunting Horn Melodies. When I searched in the Hunting Horn Weapon Tree, I found only one Divine Protection melody in the the Hunting Horn Teostra's Orphée. What Hunting Horn also have the Divine Proctection melody or is only one Divine Protection melody ?

              • Anonymous

                09 Sep 2018 03:37  

                Quick maths- if you have 100% uptime of Attack Up L, you basically have to deal 40% as much damage as you would normally do. Which means that there's actually no reason not to have a horn user in each party. If we assume that attack up XL adds 30%, then you basically don't have to do anything. Just stad there, buff and land 1 in 10 hits and you'll still be mvp.

                • Anonymous

                  07 May 2018 22:23  

                  Can you have what effects each song does too please? Some are kind of self explanatory like stun negated but ones like sonic waves I can't find a good explanation for.

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Mar 2018 09:26  

                    seems like this is the type of weapon you'll have variants for, and it also seems like 1 of the few support weapons in video games that actually can holds its own weight in damage. I don't ever feel like im not doing enough damage using this weapon.

                    • Anonymous

                      22 Jan 2018 12:33  

                      In addation when you have stock 3 melodies if u only press R2 (PS4) and wait your character will perform all 3 songs and the encore will affect the 3.

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