Lance

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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

  • Ability to block and counter-attack quickly
  • High Attack Power and Range
  • Best Guard / Block of melee weapons
  • Allows for consistent offensive play with incredible safety
  • Precise attacks minimizes risk of bouncing on several notable monsters

 

Lance Disadvantages

  • Slow and heavy
  • Dodging may be difficult
  • Requires precise strikes on monster weak zones to achieve optimal damage

 

Lance 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.

  • : Mid Thrust (Can be chained up to three times and with High Thrust). CM:
    • Mid Thrust I: 21
    • Mid Thrust II: 21
    • Mid Thrust III: 29
  • : High Thrust (Can be chained up to three times and with Mid Thrust). CM:
    • High Thrust I: 23
    • High Thrust II: 23
    • High Thrust III: 29
  • + : Wide Sweep. CM:
    • Wide Sweep I: 21
    • Wide Sweep III: 21
  • : Guard
  • + : Counter-thrust (Blocks and then returns with a powerful thrust). CM:
    • Canceled Counter-thrust: 23
    • Charged Counter-thrust: 42
  • + L + : Guard Dash. CM:
    • Shield Attack: 14
    • Dive Thrust: 9 + 9 + 9
  • + + : Dash Attack (Gets faster over time). CM:
    • Dash Attack: 11 * number of hits
    • Accelerated Dash Attack: 13 + number of hits
  • During Dash Attack, : Cancels Dash Attack
  • During Dash Attack, : Finishing Thrust. CM:
    • Finishing Thrust: 52
    • Two-Step Finishing Thrust (Accelerated): 26 + 53
  • During Dash Attack, L forward + : Jump. CM:
    • Dash Jump Thrust ( + ): 25 + number of hits
    • Dash Jump Finishing Thrust ( during Dash Jump Thrust): 30
    • Accelerated Dash Jump Thrust: 26 * number of hits
    • Accelerated Dash Jump Finishing Thrust: 58
  • During Dash Attack, L back + : Turn around. CM:
    • Reverse Attack: 51
    • Accelerated Reverse Attack: 54
  • During Dash Attack, L left or right + : Side Dash (Does not stop Dash Attack)
  • During Counter-thrust or at moment of blocked attack, + : Power Guard (Drains stamina rapidly, improves guard immensely)
  • Hold key-btnl2: Guard Shot
  • Hold key-btnl2 + : Slinger Burst (Allows you to fire a slinger burst while maintaining your guard. The Slinger burst is a more powerful version of your regular slinger shot that's more likely to make monsters finch.)

 

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

 

Name Attack Affinity Element Rare
Chrome Drill I gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
506 0% ( Paralysis 300) 9
Chrome Drill II gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% ( Paralysis 330) 10
Chrome Drill III gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 0% ( Paralysis 360) 11
Incessant Raven gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 20% poisonPoison 210 10
Legiana Halberd III -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
483 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 420 10
Hoarcry Halberd gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 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-monster-hunter-worldIce 330 10
Tusk Lance + -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 25% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 360 10
Sabertooth -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 30% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 420 11
Gama Drill I gem_level_3gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
460 0% waterblight Blast 240 9
Gama Drill II gem_level_3gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% waterblight 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 Thunder 270 9
Lightning Bolt II gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 300 10
Thunderpierce I gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 360 10
Thunderpierce II gem_level_2gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 0% mhw-thunder-damage 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% waterWater 510 9
Laguna Pike II gem_level_2gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% waterWater 540 10
Blue Prominence + gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
506 20% fireFire 330 10
Soul Prominence gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 20% fireFire 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-monster-hunter-worldIce 330 11
Knightly Ectis decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 360 12
Love's Tragedy gem_level_2gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 360 11
Love's End gem_level_2gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 480 12
Abyss Aggressor I gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
460 0% (waterblight Blast 300) 9
Abyss Aggressor II gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 0% (waterblight Blast 360) 10
Svarog Blazer gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
506 0% fireFire 300 10
Svarog Blazer + gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% fireFire 390 10
Glavenus Granat gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 0% fireFire 480 11
Barroth Halberd I gem_level_2gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 -20% ( Paralysis 420) 9
Barroth Halberd II gem_level_2gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 -20% ( Paralysis 450) 10
Dios Halberd I -
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% waterblight Blast 420 10
Dios Halberd II gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 0% waterblight Blast 480 10
Odogaron's Misery I -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
506 30% (fireFire 300) 10
Odogaron's Misery II -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 35% fireFire 330 10
Death Garon Lance gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 25% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 300 10
Water Spike IV gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 0% waterWater 330 9
Hydros Ullr -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 10% waterWater 390 11
Tiger Stinger -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 -20% (waterblight Blast 270) 10
Tiger Stinger + -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 -20% (waterblight Blast 300) 10
Tigrex Lance -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
644 -20% (waterblight Blast 330) 11
Sulfurteinn Keton decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 0% ( Paralysis 300) 10
The Solvent Spindle decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
667 0% ( Paralysis 330) 11
Dragonseal Aldspear I gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
483 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 540 10
Dragonseal Aldspear II gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
552 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 630 11
Unblinking Gatekeeper gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
644 0% (mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 510) 12
Blasting Siegespear gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 -10% waterblight Blast 270 11
Bazel Rocket Rooksearer gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 -10% waterblight Blast 330 12
Naar Thunderlance -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
529 10% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 600 11
Daora's Regulus gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
598 10% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 270 11
Fate's Spindle -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
644 -30% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 360 12
Demon Lance gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
667 -15% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 90 11
Great Demon Lance gem_level_2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
713 -15% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 120 12
Ruinous Perdition gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
667 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 180 12
Silver Prominence gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 20% fireFire 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% fireFire 360  11
Soulfire Spike "Blaze"gem_level_1gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 20% waterblight Blast 270 12
Soulfire Spike "Ruin"gem_level_2gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 621 0% waterblight Blast 210 12
Soulfire Spike "Styx" gem_level_3gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 10% waterblight Blast 330 12
Infernal Warlance gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
575 0% Dragon 270 11
Infernal Warlance + gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
621 0% Dragon 330 12
Incessant Wolf gem_level_3 621 25% poisonPoison 240 11
Sweeping Gale Lance 598 0% Sleep Sleep 270 11

 

 

 

 

Lances Gallery MHW

 

Lance Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Lance Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kulve Taroth Lances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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



    • Anonymous

      12 Jul 2018 21:41  

      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.

      • 14 Jun 2018 08:15  

        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

          25 May 2018 17:05  

          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

            17 Apr 2018 15:42  

            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

              10 Apr 2018 21:37  

              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

                27 Feb 2018 19:13  

                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

                  05 Feb 2018 11:48  

                  "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.

                  • Anonymous

                    Lance [MHW Wiki]30 Jan 2018 02:53  

                    Don't Know the name of it but r1 and 0 , while it's charging press x, depletes your stamina fast though

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