Lance

lances mhw

A weapon coupled with a highly defensive shield. Lance users can block while moving and also counter-attack. You can also charge forward with this weapon and perform a Jumping Attack.

Weapon Type Melee
Damage Type Cut Damage

Lance (ランス ransu, "lance") 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 lance is better at guarding than any other weapon. In addition to its long reach, its thrust attacks can be executed with little exposure to enemy attacks. Great for defense-oriented combat.

 

Lance Weapon Tree

For full details, including rare 9 and above weapons added with Iceborne please see Lance Weapon Tree

You can also see Master Rank Iceborne Lances.

 

 

Lance Traits & Abilities

  • Strongest blocking ability in the game, matched only by its cousin, the Gunlance
  • Excellent range and high attack power
  • Charge attack that hits multiple times
  • Very useful "back steps" to avoid enemy damage.

 

Lance Guide

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

An unstoppable juggernaut, the Lance is a mighty weapon capable of going toe to claw with all but the strongest of monsters. Where other weapons would falter or dodge, the Lance blocks and retaliates. The Lance's shield is capable of blocking all but the strongest of attacks, and from the safety of the blocking stance, it can do a variety of attacks. When not blocking, the Lance only gets stronger with the ability to charge forward and skewer the monster, hitting it repeatedly. The Lance's basic attacks are accurate and long reaching, allowing it hit hard to hit targets with ease. Mastery of the Lance requires standing firm where other hunters would run, and striking with impunity.

 

Power Guard

Power Guard greatly diminishes pushback during a guard reaction. It also enables you to perform a quicker counterattack which you can chain further into an attack in any direction.

 

Dash Stepping and Guard Dashing

By combining Dash Steps with Guard Dashes, you should be able to stick close enough to a monster to maintain your offensive.

 

Dash Attacks

 During a dash attack, you can also perform other actions like sidesteps, 180-degree turns, jumps, and guards.

 

Lance Advantages

  • All moves either are blocks or can transition into moves that block, allowing for constant aggression with little fear for the user's own safety
  • Very long range and high reach
  • Best Guarding ability out of all weapons
  • Precise attacks minimizes risk of bouncing on several notable monsters
  • Surprisingly mobile due to guard dash and dash attack
  • Counter claw, when successful guarantees a claw weapon attack or flinch shot

 

Lance Disadvantages

  • Low attack power
  • Slow movement speed with weapon drawn, reliant on guard dash and dash attack to reposition
  • Can only hop to evade, which has inferior distance covered and i-frame compared with rolling
  • High attack speed leads to fast sharpness deterioration
  • Requires precise strikes on monster weak zones to achieve optimal damage
  • The Guard ability is almost mandatory, as without it blocking causes chip damage and drains a lot of stamina.

 

Lance Controls

Each move has its own Motion Value (MV), which is used when calculating Raw (physical) Damage. See the article on Attack Power for more information.

  • triangle ps4 controls small: Mid Thrust (Can be chained up to three times and with High Thrust). MVs:
    • Mid Thrust I: 20
    • Mid Thrust II: 20
    • Mid Thrust III: 27
  • circle ps4 controls small: High Thrust (Can be chained up to three times and with Mid Thrust). MVs:
    • High Thrust I: 22
    • High Thrust II: 22
    • High Thrust III: 27
  • triangle ps4 controls small + circle ps4 controls small: Wide Sweep. MV: 20
  • r2 ps4 controls small: Guard
  • r2 ps4 controls small + triangle ps4 controls small: Guard Thrust. MV: 20
  • r2 ps4 controls small + circle ps4 controls small: Counter-thrust (Blocks and then returns with a powerful thrust). MVs:
    • Cancel Thrust: 22
    • charged Counter-thrust: 40
  • r2 ps4 controls small + x ps4 controls small during Counter-thrust: Power Guard (drains stamina rapidly, improves guard immensely; gains Guard Up properties after a while).
    • triangle ps4 controls small during Power Guard: Leaping Thrust
    • circle ps4 controls small during Power Guard: Counter-thrust (charged)
    • triangle ps4 controls small + circle ps4 controls small during Power Guard: Dash Attack
  • r2 ps4 controls smallleft stick ps4 controls + triangle ps4 controls small: Guard Dash. MVs:
    • (triangle ps4 controls small after Guard Dash) Shield Attack: 14 (blunt damage)
    • (circle ps4 controls small after Guard Dash) Leaping Thrust: 8 * number of hits
  • r2 ps4 controls small + triangle ps4 controls small + circle ps4 controls small/ r2 ps4 controls small down a slope: Dash Attack (Gets faster and more damaging over time). MV: 11 * number of hits
  • Midair r2 ps4 controls small: Dash Attack. MV: 25 (only for the aerial hit)
  • x ps4 controls small during Dash Attack: Stop (cancels Dash Attack)
  • triangle ps4 controls small during Dash Attack: Finishing Thrust. MVs:
    • Finishing Thrust: 50
    • Finishing Twin Thrust: 25 + 50 (requires at least one level of charge)
  • forward ps4 controls small + x ps4 controls small during Dash Attack/triangle ps4 controls small down a slope: Advancing Jump
    • triangle ps4 controls small / x ps4 controls small during Advancing Jump: Advancing Jump Thrust. MV: 30
  • back ps4 controls small + triangle ps4 controls small during Dash Attack: Reverse Attack. MV: 50
  • side left stick ps4 controls + x ps4 controls small during Dash Attack: Dash Step (does not stop Dash Attack)
  • back ps4 controls small + x ps4 controls small during Dash Attack: Dash Turn (does not stop Dash Attack)
  • triangle ps4 controls small off a ledge: Jumping Thrust. MV: 30
  • l2 ps4 controls small (Hold): Guard Shot
  • l2 ps4 controls small + circle ps4 controls small: Counter Claw. Being attacked in this state causes the hunter to grapple onto the monster, provide hyper armor (Rocksteady Mantle effect) temporarily, thus guaranteeing a weapon attack or flinch shot. Note that this move does not make the hunter invulnerable, they can still take damage but will not be knocked off the monster. MVs: 8 + 16 (2nd hit is blunt)
  • l2 ps4 controls small + r2 ps4 controls small: Slinger Burst
  • l2 ps4 controls small + triangle ps4 controls small: Leaping Thrust
  • l2 ps4 controls small + triangle ps4 controls small + circle ps4 controls small: Dash Attack
  • l2 ps4 controls small + r3 ps4 controls: switch between Guard Shot and Aim Slinger

 

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

Iceborne Lances are Master Rank Lances 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 Lances

You can search by Name, Rarity, Affinity, or Element. Just type into the search box what you are looking for.

Quick Search of All Lances 

Name Attack Affinity Element Rare
Chrome Drill I gem level 1gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
506 0% (Paralysis Paralysis 300) 9
Chrome Drill II gem level 1gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% (Paralysis Paralysis 330) 10
Chrome Drill III gem level 1gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 0% (Paralysis Paralysis 360) 11
Incessant Raven gem level 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 20% PoisonPoison 210 10
Legiana Halberd III -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
483 0% iceblight severe mhw status efect sIce 420 10
Hoarcry Halberd gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 0% iceblight severe mhw status efect sIce 540 10
Nyx Halberd I gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
506 0% Sleep Sleep 360 9
Nyx Halberd II gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% Sleep Sleep 450 10
Minqar al-Nasr I -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
483 25% (Sleep Sleep 390) 9
Minqar al-Nasr II -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 25% Sleep Sleep 420 10
Tusk Lance -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
506 25% iceblight severe mhw status efect sIce 330 10
Tusk Lance + -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 25% iceblight severe mhw status efect sIce 360 10
Sabertooth -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 30% iceblight severe mhw status efect sIce 420 11
Gama Drill I gem level 3gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
460 0% Blastblight Blast 240 9
Gama Drill II gem level 3gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% Blastblight Blast 270 10
Hidden Hastur I -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
483 15% (PoisonPoison 390) 10
Hidden Hastur II gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 20% (PoisonPoison 570) 10
Lightning Bolt I gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
483 0% mhw thunder damage s Thunder 270 9
Lightning Bolt II gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 0% mhw thunder damage s Thunder 300 10
Thunderpierce I gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% mhw thunder damage s Thunder 360 10
Thunderpierce II gem level 2gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 0% mhw thunder damage s Thunder 420 11
Datura Stalk I gem level 2gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
460 0% PoisonPoison 600 9
Datura Stalk II gem level 2gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% PoisonPoison 660 10
Laguna Pike I gem level 2gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
506 0% waterblightWater 510 9
Laguna Pike II gem level 2gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% waterblightWater 540 10
Blue Prominence + gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
506 20% fireblightFire 330 10
Soul Prominence gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 20% fireblightFire 360 10
Grand Halberd I gem level 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 0% (PoisonPoison 270) 9
Grand Halberd II gem level 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 0% (PoisonPoison 300) 10
Grand Halberd III gem level 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
644 0% (PoisonPoison 330) 11
Iceborer decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 0% iceblight severe mhw status efect sIce 330 11
Knightly Ectis decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 0% iceblight severe mhw status efect sIce 360 12
Love's Tragedy gem level 2gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% mhw dragon damage s Dragon 360 11
Love's End gem level 2gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 0% mhw dragon damage s Dragon 480 12
Abyss Aggressor I gem level 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
460 0% (Blastblight Blast 300) 9
Abyss Aggressor II gem level 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 0% (Blastblight Blast 360) 10
Svarog Blazer gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
506 0% fireblightFire 300 10
Svarog Blazer + gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% fireblightFire 390 10
Glavenus Granat gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 0% fireblightFire 480 11
Barroth Halberd I gem level 2gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 -20% (Paralysis Paralysis 420) 9
Barroth Halberd II gem level 2gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 -20% (Paralysis Paralysis 450) 10
Dios Halberd I -
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% Blastblight Blast 420 10
Dios Halberd II gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 0% Blastblight Blast 480 10
Odogaron's Misery I -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
506 30% (fireblightFire 300) 10
Odogaron's Misery II -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 35% fireblightFire 330 10
Death Garon Lance gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 25% mhw dragon damage s Dragon 300 10
Water Spike IV gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 0% waterblightWater 330 9
Hydros Ullr -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 10% waterblightWater 390 11
Tiger Stinger -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 -20% (Blastblight Blast 270) 10
Tiger Stinger + -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 -20% (Blastblight Blast 300) 10
Tigrex Lance -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
644 -20% (Blastblight Blast 330) 11
Sulfurteinn Keton decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 0% (Paralysis Paralysis 300) 10
The Solvent Spindle decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
667 0% (Paralysis Paralysis 330) 11
Dragonseal Aldspear I gem level 1gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
483 0% mhw dragon damage s Dragon 540 10
Dragonseal Aldspear II gem level 1gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% mhw dragon damage s Dragon 630 11
Unblinking Gatekeeper gem level 1gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
644 0% (mhw dragon damage s Dragon 510) 12
Blasting Siegespear gem level 1gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 -10% Blastblight Blast 270 11
Bazel Rocket Rooksearer gem level 1gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 -10% Blastblight Blast 330 12
Naar Thunderlance -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 10% mhw thunder damage s Thunder 600 11
Daora's Regulus gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 10% iceblight severe mhw status efect sIce 270 11
Fate's Spindle -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
644 -30% mhw dragon damage s Dragon 360 12
Demon Lance decoration level 4 mhw wiki 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
667 -15% mhw thunder damage s Thunder 90 11
Great Demon Lance decoration level 4 mhw wiki 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
713 -15% mhw thunder damage s Thunder 120 12
Ruinous Perdition gem level 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
667 0% mhw dragon damage s Dragon 180 12
Silver Prominence gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 20% fireblightFire 390 12
Accursed Stinger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
644 -30%  Sleep Sleep 300 11
Backbite
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
667 -30% Sleep Sleep 330 12
Lost Babeldecoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 0% fireblightFire 360  11
Soulfire Spike "Blaze"gem level 1gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 20% Blastblight Blast 270 12
Soulfire Spike "Ruin"gem level 2gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 621 0% Blastblight Blast 210 12
Soulfire Spike "Styx" gem level 3gem level 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 10% Blastblight Blast 330 12
Infernal Warlance gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 0% DragonBlightDragon 270 11
Infernal Warlance + gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 0% DragonBlightDragon 330 12
Incessant Wolf gem level 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 25% PoisonPoison 240 11
Sweeping Gale Lance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 0% Sleep Sleep 270 11
Xeno Zauta + decoration level 4 mhw wikidecoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
644 15% DragonBlightDragon 210 12
Safi's Hellsnout decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
635 5%  fireblightFire 120 12 
Safi's Aquasnout decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
635 5%  waterblightWater 120 12  
Safi's Boltsnout decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
635 5%  mhw thunder damage s Thunder 180 12  
Safi's Frostsnout decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
635 5%  iceblight severe mhw status efect sIce 120 12  
Safi's Draksnout decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
635 5%  mhw dragon damage s Dragon  120 12  
Safi's Bindsnout decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
635 5%  Paralysis Paralysis 120 12  
Safi's Dreamsnout decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
635 5%  Sleep Sleep 120 12  
Safi's Shattersnout decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
635 5%  Blastblight Blast 120 12  
Safi's Venomsnout decoration level 4 mhw wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
635 5%  PoisonPoison 120 12  
Guild Palace Tower gem level 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 10%  waterblightWater 450 10
Royal Grace Pike gem level 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 15%  waterblightWater 540 12
Demonlord Rajang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
667 15% mhw thunder damage s360 12
Lightbreak Lancedecoration level 4 mhw wikigem level 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
690 0% Blastblight Blast 270 12
Alatreon Lance gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 0% mhw dragon damage s Dragon 510 11
Alatreon Gleam gem level 2gem level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
644 0% mhw dragon damage s Dragon 660 12
Saber Fang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
635 15% iceblight severe mhw status efect sIce 540 11

 

 

 

 

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Weapons
Bow  ♦  Charge Blade  ♦  Dual Blades  ♦  Great Sword  ♦  Gunlance  ♦  Hammer  ♦  Heavy Bowgun  ♦  Hunting Horn  ♦  Insect Glaive  ♦  Light Bowgun  ♦  Long Sword  ♦  Switch Axe  ♦  Sword & Shield

 

   

Lances
Aqua Horn  ♦  Barroth Stinger  ♦  Barroth Stinger I  ♦  Blacksteel Lance  ♦  Blooming Lance  ♦  Bone Lance  ♦  Carapace Lance  ♦  Chrome Lance  ♦  Dark Stinger  ♦  Datura Pike  ♦  Dragonbone Lance  ♦  Flame Lance  ♦  Gama Pilebunker  ♦  Garon Dhara  ♦  Garon Lance  ♦  Glacial Lance  ♦  Hard Bone Lance  ♦  Heavy Bone Lance  ♦  Iron Lance  ♦  Kulu Hasta  ♦  Kulu Lance  ♦  Legiana Halberd  ♦  Lightning Spire  ♦  Shooting Star Lance  ♦  Steel Lance  ♦  Taurus Lance  ♦  Thunder Lance  ♦  Water Spike



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    • Anonymous

      I like become a tank, i play alot of game and i enjoy when i become a tank, a shield for my friend.
      I main Braum on LOL
      i main Mars and Axe on Dota2
      I enjoy use Zhongli on Genshin
      More and more and more
      That why i use Lance, i am not a losser hiding behide the shied, i just enjoy facing the danger, protect my freind...
      It's is my play style and i think or there player have the same thinking of it.
      We have 14 weapons to choose, everyone have they fvr weapon to use.
      So plz dont trash talk to orther weapon, i tired of hearing about it.
      (sorry for my english, it's not my main language)

      • Anonymous

        Pro: pretty much constant offense. Monster stays still? Poke. Monster attacks? Counterpoke. Monster moved away? Bullrushpoke! Cons: boring AF. You are just poking, no flashy attacks, no big numbers, just your triple poke combo.

        • Anonymous

          Fun fact: The lance charge is actually faster than raider ride. If you have the proper stamina, and there's no climbable walls in your way, feel free to dash past the other hunters and assert your dominance.

          • Anonymous

            Lance: from my experience the lance is pretty strong against most monsters; dealing consistent damage and in most cases better at cutting tail than other weapons. I would say Lance struggles with higher tier monsters that deal heavy damage i.e. Rajang and AT Namielle where, although it may be possible to guard, you are required to sheathe your weapon and run like everyone else. Things that are great: cutting tail before longsword or greatsword claw counter (98% immunity from getting knocked even while monster enraged) guard dashing / evade offensive guard is made for this weapon Things that are bad: monsters dealing high damage that can't be blocked (even with Guard 5) monsters that pin (Jho, Rajang, Zino) monsters with aoe damage/pools (Sav Deviljho, Luna, KT, Kushala, G.Rath) Additional Comments: Lance is pretty solid although I would like to see a little bit of a bump in either damage or innate guarding. It seems fairly linear compared to other weapons that just straight out get buffs with new monsters i.e. Dual Blades, Bow, Charge Blade, etc.

            • After 700h I come to the conclusion the game wasn't made with Lances/Gunlances in mind. You are slow as a turtle, poke is the worst attack against fast moving targets and the need to block is forcing you to make compromises constantly in damage output in order to survive the impact of the next beast. Lances lack in the offense, shelling of the Gunlances cut through your sharpness like a hot knife through butter. And you are constantly forced to reload on top of the sharpening. Time in which you can't deal damage! And if your target has wings and a ton of hp, or just can't stand still, Rathalos and Xeno for example...well good luck then. It's not just a matter of skill. These things are fundamental.

              • Anonymous

                Objectively the best weapon for Solo Play for players who don't have the monster attack patterns memorized. Just block everything, stay in the monster's face, and poke it to death. No need to spend time learning the monster when you can just tank everything it throws at you. An incredible weapon.

                • Anonymous

                  PSA: The Evade Extender skill also applies to the all hop animations of the Lance, including the guard dash move. Since the Lunastra Alpha helm already has 2 levels of that, just slap in a jumping jewel and viola, maxed out Evade Extender. Combine this with lv5 Guard and you got a rook build straight out of a chessboard.

                  • On the old Monster Hunter games there was a cheat called Locking, you could keep hitting Rathalos in the head and he would stay in kind of stun mode, Hope they bring back Fatalis used to be the best Dragon Lance on the game, looked really cool also.

                    • Anonymous

                      You guys are a total failure at MH, you should
                      1) Drop the game
                      or
                      2) Play some other games of the brand

                      Every player who's a little bit more experienced than those who only played MHW would know that the most effective way to lance is Evade Lancing and THAT WEAPONS HAVE NO SPECIFIC ROLES.

                      • Anonymous

                        In the list of "Lance Controls" it does not include the 3 attacks available after a power guard. One specific one is the circle input that is unique to that move.

                        • Anonymous

                          Wide Sweep seems to do more tripping damage to the legs than other attacks. It seems really easy to trip monsters with it in single player.

                          • Anonymous

                            Guarding and then pressing Tri+Cir allows you to initiate a dash; holding up on L3 and then pressing X allows you to jump up, at which time you can use a jump attack. Is it possible to mount monsters this way without the use of a ledge or a slope?

                            • Anonymous

                              "Slow and Heavy" Are you kidding me? The only thing even remotely bad about Lance's mobility and speed, is maybe turning, and how stamina-intensive it is.

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