Long Sword

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A nimble weapon capable of extended combos.Charge up energy with each attack to use your powerful Spirit Blade. The long sword enables fast, fluid movement and combos, but it cannot be used to guard.

Weapon Type Melee
Damage Type Cut Damage

Long Sword (太刀 tachi) 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.

 

Long Sword Weapon Tree

For full details, including Iceborne Expansion Weapon Tree please see Long Sword Weapon Tree

See Iceborne Long Swords for a list of the expansion weapons.

 

Long Sword Traits & Abilities

  • Attacks charge up a Spirit Gauge that increases attack damage and unlocks Spirit Blade attacks
  • Well rounded moveset with good reach and vertical ability
  • Able to roll out of most attack chains

 

Long Sword Guide

An elegant weapon, the Long Sword is a well rounded offensive weapon. Its attacks are relatively fast, deal decent damage, and have good reach. Hunters are able to roll out of most of the Long Sword's combos, making it a very mobile weapon. On top of its solid base move set, it has a unique Spirit Gauge system. Every non-Spirit attack from the Long Sword fills the Spirit Gauge a little bit. The Gauge decays overtime, however filling it completely locks it for a time, preventing the decay. This Gauge can be spent on Spirit Attacks. Spirit Attacks do extra damage, won't bounce off a monster's hide, raise the Spirit Gauge one level upon completing a full combo. Level zero is the starting level, level one will have a white glow on the Spirit Gauge and the Long Sword itself, level two will have a yellow glow, and level three is red. Each level raises the attack power of the Long Sword by a fair amount. If you don't do the Spirit Attack combo, the glow around the Spirit Gauge will decrease and when it's gone, the level will go down by one. The higher the level, the faster the Gauge's glow will deplete. Keeping the Spirit Gauge at level three is paramount to using the Long Sword effectively.

 

Spirit Roundslash

Landing a Spirit Roundslash on a monster will increase your Spirit Gauge by one level, increasing your attack power. Your attack can be boosted up to three levels.

 

Spirit Thrust

A high-powered attack that consumes one level of the Spirit Gauge to execute. It deals the most damage when the Spirit Gauge is red.

 

Foresight Slash

 Foresight Slash allows you to dodge an enemy attack and deliver an immediate counterattack. It can also be chained into a Spirit Blade. 

 

 

Long Sword Advantages

  • Well rounded with decent to good damage, speed, and mobility
  • Spirit Blade and Spirit Gauge make you stronger as the fight wears on
  • Long range for a melee weapon

 

Long Sword Disadvantages

  • Cannot block, forcing players to roll out of harm's way
  • Wide sweeping nature of its attacks frequently trip up teammates

 

Long Sword 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.

  • : Standard Attack (Can be chained up to 4 times.) CM:
    • Draw Slash: 25
    • Vertical Slash: 23
    • Thrust: 13
    • Rising Slash: 20
  • : Thrust (Can be mixed into the standard chain)
    • CM: 13
  • While moving left, right, or back, + : Fade Slash (Can start a Spirit Blade Combo but is not a Spirit Attack itself)
    • CM: 23
  • : Spirit Blade (Drains Spirit Gauge, can be chained up to 3 times, complete chains will raise the Spirit Gauge level)
    • Spirit Blade I: 27
    • Spirit Blade II: 33
    • Spirit Blade III: 13 + 15 + 35
    • Spirit Roundhouse: 42
  • Mid combo, + : Foresight Slash (Getting hit during the slash allows 2 Spirit Blade attacks. First one fills the Spirit Gauge, the second raises the Spirit Gauge level.)
    • CM: 27
  • + if successful, : Spirit Thrust and Spirit Helmbreaker. (Costs one Spirit Gauge level, causes the gauge to fill automatically if it hits.) CM:
    • Spirit Thrust: 27
    • Helmbreaker with White gauge: 11 + 11 + 11 + 11 + 11 + 10 + 10
    • Helmbreaker with Yellow gauge: 18 + 18 + 18 + 16 + 16 + 16 + 16
    • Helmbreaker with Red gauge: 30 + 30 + 30 + 30 + 28 + 28 + 28

X-Box Controls:

  • Y : Standard Attack (Can be chained up to 4 times.) CM:
    • Draw Slash: 25
    • Vertical Slash: 23
    • Thrust: 13
    • Rising Slash: 20
  • B : Thrust (Can be mixed into the standard chain)
    • CM: 13
  • While moving left, right, or back, Y + B : Fade Slash (Can start a Spirit Blade Combo but is not a Spirit Attack itself)
    • CM: 23
  • RT : Spirit Blade (Drains Spirit Gauge, can be chained up to 3 times, complete chains will raise the Spirit Gauge level)
    • Spirit Blade I: 27
    • Spirit Blade II: 33
    • Spirit Blade III: 13 + 15 + 35
    • Spirit Roundhouse: 42
  • Mid combo, RT + B : Foresight Slash (Getting hit during the slash allows 2 Spirit Blade attacks. First one fills the Spirit Gauge, the second raises the Spirit Gauge level.)
    • CM: 27
  • RT + Y if successful, Y : Spirit Thrust and Spirit Helmbreaker. (Costs one Spirit Gauge level, causes the gauge to fill automatically over time if it hits.) CM:
    • Spirit Thrust: 27
    • Helmbreaker with White gauge: 11 + 11 + 11 + 11 + 11 + 10 + 10
    • Helmbreaker with Yellow gauge: 18 + 18 + 18 + 16 + 16 + 16 + 16
    • Helmbreaker with Red gauge: 30 + 30 + 30 + 30 + 28 + 28 + 28

Long Sword Trivia

  • First Wyverian statistics: Long Swords are hunters' favorite weapon with ??% of them using it.

 

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

Iceborne Long Swords are Master Rank Long Swords 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 Long Swords

Name Attack Affinity Element Rare
Iron Eschaton I gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
726 0% (waterWater 210) 9
Iron Eschaton II gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
792 0% (waterWater 240) 10
Iron Eschaton III gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
858 0% (waterWater 270) 11
Daito Crow gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
858 20% poisonPoison 210 10
Usurper's Boltslicer gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
792 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 240 10
Usurper's Boltslicer + gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
825 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 180 11
Blinding Blaze I gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
726 0% (mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 450) 9
Blinding Blaze II gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
858 0% (mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 480) 10
Ambertooth I -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
726 20% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 210 10
Ambertooth II gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
792 20% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 300 10
Rafiq al-Nasr I -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
693 25% (Sleep Sleep 360) 9
Rafiq al-Nasr II -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
825 25% (Sleep Sleep 420) 10
Hidden Saber -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
726 10% (poisonPoison 360) 10
Hidden Saber + -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
759 15% (poisonPoison 450) 10
Deepest Night -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
792 20% (poisonPoison 540) 11
Brazenreach I decoration_level_4_mhw_wikigem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
792 -10% fireFire 210 10
Brazenreach II decoration_level_4_mhw_wikigem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
957 -10% fireFire 240 10
Glavenus Spada I gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
759 0% fireFire 240 10
Glavenus Spada II gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
825 0% fireFire 270 10
Wyvern Blade Blossom gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
759 10% poisonPoison 360 9
Wyvern Blade Blossom + gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
858 10% poisonPoison 390 10
Wyvern Blade Indigo + gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
726 15% fireFire 300 10
Wyvern Blade Empyrean gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
792 20% fireFire 330 10
Grand Khopesh I gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
759 0% (Sleep Sleep 300) 9
Grand Khopesh II gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
825 0% (Sleep Sleep 300) 10
Grand Khopesh III gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 0% (Sleep Sleep 300) 11
Icebrink decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
858 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 210 11
Reverent Elusarca decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
891 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 270 12
Tigrine Edge -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
825 -20% (waterblight Blast 210) 10
Tigrine Edge + -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
891 -20% (waterblight Blast 240) 10
Tigrine Need -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 -20% (waterblight Blast 330) 11
Rooksearer Long Sword gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
792 -10% waterblight Blast 240 11
Bazel Prozio Rooksearer gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
858 -10% waterblight Blast 300 12
Anja Direfang I -
 
 
 
 
 
 
759 -20% fireFire 480 9
Anja Direfang II -
 
 
 
 
 
 
891 -20% fireFire 600 10
Gnashing Fulgur I -
 
 
 
 
 
 
792 10% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 240 10
Gnashing Fulgur II gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
825 20% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 330 10
Dipterus Varzea I gem_level_3gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
759 0% waterWater 390 9
Dipterus Varzea II gem_level_3gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
858 0% waterWater 420 10
Mammoth Longblade I decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
825 0% (iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 330) 9
Mammoth Longblade II decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 0% (iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 510) 10
Deathblade Vaal Grosser gem_level_3gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
825 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 480 11
Acid Scimitar I decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
891 0% ( Paralysis 360) 10
Acid Scimitar II decoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
957 0% ( Paralysis 390) 11
Kadachi Daito I gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
693 15% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 450 9
Kadachi Daito II gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
759 15% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 510 10
Crimson Viperfang I gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
759 15% Paralysis 210 9
Crimson Viperfang II gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
825 15% Paralysis 240 10
Legia Stealer + -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
693 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 420 10
Hoarcry Stealer -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
726 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 510 10
Apsara Glacia -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
792 0% iceblight-monster-hunter-worldIce 540 11
Abyss Piercer I gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
660 0% ( Paralysis 270) 9
Abyss Piercer II gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
759 0% ( Paralysis 300) 10
Brachydios Scimitar I -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
726 0% waterblight Blast 330 10
Brachydios Scimitar II gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
792 0% waterblight Blast 480 10
Dragonseal Aldblade I gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
693 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 510 10
Dragonseal Aldblade II gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
792 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 630 11
Radiant Flow gem_level_1gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 0% (mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 450) 12
Magdaros Volcansword gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 -20% waterblight Blast 480 11
Hydra Tornaria -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
858 15% waterWater 210 11
Black Tornaria -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 15% waterWater 270 12
Imperial Flickerflame -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
858 10% waterblight Blast 480 11
Consummate Katana -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 -30% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon 330 12
Soulfire Lash "Styx" - gem_level_3gem_level_3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
825 10% waterblight Blast 330 12
Soulfire Lash "Ruin" - gem_level_2gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
891 0% waterblight Blast 210 12
Soulfire Lash "Blaze" - gem_level_2gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
825 20% waterblight Blast 270 12
Hellish Slasherdecoration_level_4_mhw_wiki
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon  180 11
Tigerfang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
924 -30% Sleep Sleep 240  11
Ravenbite
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
957 -30% Sleep Sleep 390 12
Wyvern Blade "Pale" - gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
891 20% fireFire 420 12
Wyvern Blade "Luna" -  gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
957 10% poisonPoison 420 12
Ruinous Extermination -  gem_level_1
 
 
 
 
 
 
957 0% mhw-dragon-damage Dragon  180 12
Despot's Boltbreakergem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
858 0% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 450 12
Demon Halberdgem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
957 -15% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 90 11
Great Demon Halberd gem_level_2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1023 -15% mhw-thunder-damage Thunder 120 12

 

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