Hunting Horn


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
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Hunting Horn (狩猟笛) 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.


Hunting Horn Weapon Tree

For full details, please see Hunting Horn Weapon Tree



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 it's 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. 



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 

  • Triangle: Attack with note 1
  • Circle: 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)
  • Tirangle + Circle: Attack with note 3 (All three attacks can be chained with themselves and each other)
  • R2: Perform melody 1
  • R2 + Triangle: Peform melody 2
  • R2 + Circle: Perform melody 3
  • After performing any melody, R2: Encore (Extends the duration or increases the power of the previous buff)


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All Hunting Horns Alphabetical


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