Insect Glaive


The Insect Glaive pairs a powerful glaive with Kinsects, insects that harvest extract from monsters to power you up. The Insect Glaive provides the hunter with great mobility and the ability to perform Jumping Attacks even on flat terrain.

Weapon Type Melee
Damage Type Blunt Damage
Upgrades ??

Insect Glaive (操虫棍) 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.


Insect Glaive Weapon Tree

For full details, please see Insect Glaive Weapon Tree 

Insect Glaive Traits & Abilities

  • Rapid, flowing attacks with good range
  • Unparalleled aerial abilities
  • Kinsect provides strong self buffs


Insect Glaive Guide

The Insect Glaive is a fast, fluid weapon with unmatched aerial abilities. On the ground, the Insect Glaive has rapid combos with good range. However, this weapon truely shines with it's pole vault ability. Anytime, anywhere, the hunter can pole vault to launch themselves into the air. From there, the Insect Glaive can do air dash up to two times to get a better position, attack mid air, or drop attack. If the air attack hits the monster, the air dash resets, allowing it to be used again. Using this, a hunter could stay in the air until their stamina runs out or they miss the monster. All attacks made in the air do mounting damage, making the Insect Glaive ideal for mounting monsters. The other half othe Insect Glaive is the Kinsect. The Kinsect is a large insect that sits on the hunter's arm. The hunter can command the Kinsect to go out, hit the monster to collect essense, and then  come back. Four types of essense are available: Red, Orange, White, and Green. Red is an attack buff, orange is defence, white is movement speed, and green is healing. Collecting red, orange, and white buffs will create a max buff, extending the time those buffs last and making them stronger. 




Insect Glaive Advantages

  • Extreme mobility
  • Good at mounting monsters
  • Fast attacks
  • Powerful self buffs


Insect Glaive Disadvantages

  • Relatively low attack power
  • Must rely on dodging for defense
  • High stamina cost


Insect Glaive Controls 

  • Triangle: Standard Attack (First attack is slightly diffrent if moving forward, can be chained up to 3 times)
  • Circle: Strong Attack (Is slightly diffrent if moving forward, can be chained with Standard Attacks)
  • L2 + Triangle: Kinsect Harvest Extract (Sends the Kinsect out to retrieve essense, can be aimed before firing unless the target has been marked)
  • L2 + Circle: Kinsect Recall
  • L2 + R2: Fire Marker (Fires a marker that the Kinsect will target)
  • Midcombo: Melee Mark (Leaves a marker that the Kinsect will target, also gathers extract if Kinsect is available)
  • R2 + X: Vault (Launches the hunter into the air, costs stamina)
  • Midair, Triangle: Aerial Attack (Does mounting damage, hits multiple times if inital attack connects)
  • Midair, Circle: Jumping Advancing Slash (Hits multiple times if inital attack connects, resets dash count)
  • Midair, X: Midair Evade (Can only be done twice, costs stamina)


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All Insect Glaives Alphabetical


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