In Monster Hunter World (MHW), all Insect Glaives have a bonus in their description, which improves the Kinsect at some point, for example, increasing the kinsect's flying speed, the healing extract, or another thing. Bonus only affects the kinsect of the same owner of insect glaive. In Iceborne, you can also improve your kinsect using slinger ammo with the Kinsect Charge move.
Kinsect Charge Bonus
|(Power)||Gathered from monster dropped slinger ammo. Gives the Kinsect 1.5x raw damage, 3.5x elemental attack power and 1.15x dust strength, increases Kinsect healing and decreases time between dust deposits. Also extends individual extracts duration by 50%.|
|(Spirit)||Gathered from field Slinger Ammo. Doubles the Kinsect maximum stamina and stamina regen rate. Also extends all extracts duration by 50%, including triple buff.|
Note: In order to receive the buff duration extension from the kinsect charge, you must get the full triple buff after performing kinsect charge.
Kinsect Charge Duration
Every slinger ammo type has a different buff duration, being the rule of thumb the less capacity for this ammo, the more it lasts.
|Ammo Type||Buff Type||Duration (Minutes:Seconds)|
|Brightmoss, Crystalburst, Torch Pod, Scatternut||Spirit||2:00|
|Thorn Pod, Piercing Pod, Bomb Pod||Power||5:00|
Note: Power Prolonger has no effect on Kinsect Charge duration.
The Insect Glaives may have only one of the following bonuses:
|Speed Boost||Increase the flying speed of the kinsect, does not attack more often within a same period than the others|
|Stamina Boost||Increase the speed of stamina regeneration of the kinsect, does not attack for longer than normal|
|Health Boost||Increases green extract healing potency|
|Element Boost||Increase the element damage of the kinsect|
|Sever Boost||Increases slicing damage of the kinsect with sever attack type|
|Blunt Boost||Increases blunt damage of the kinsect with blunt attack type|
|Spirit & Strength||Charging your kinsect with any slinger ammo gives both the Power and Spirit bonus.|
|Stamina & Healing||Increases kinsect stamina recovery speed, stamina uptime and extract healing potency|