Inflicts Poison Status on the target, slowly draining their health

Poison is a Status Effect in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Poison will slowly drain the hunters health but can be cured using an antidote. You can tell if a monster has been poisoned by the purple goo drooling from its mouth. Some monsters inflict Deadly Poison, which drains your health more rapidly than regular poison but can also be cured by an antidote.


Poison Effect

  • Inflicts Poison Status on the target, slowly draining their health.
  • The effect can be recognized by this symbol: mhw-poison-status-effect
  • Players may see their health bar turn reddish if they are poisoned.
  • Cured by: Antidote
  • Formula details go here


Monsters and Poison

The following Monsters cause Poison Status:

The following Monsters are weak to Poison Status:


Poison Skills

The following Skills affect poison effect.


Equipment that affects Poison

The following Equipment affect poison effect.

  • Armor 1
  • Armor 2
  • Weapon 1
  • Weapon 2


Status Effects
Abnormal Status Attack Increased  ♦  Affinity Up  ♦  All Ailments Negated  ♦  Attack Up  ♦  Blastblight  ♦  Bleeding  ♦  Blight Negated  ♦  Defense Down  ♦  Defense Up  ♦  Divine Protection  ♦  Dragon Element Resistance Up  ♦  Dragon Res Boost  ♦  Dragonblight  ♦  Effluvial Buildup  ♦  Elemental Attack Boost  ♦  Evasion Enhanced  ♦  Fire Element Resistance Up  ♦  Fire Res Boost  ♦  Fireblight  ♦  Health Increase  ♦  Ice Element Resistance Up  ♦  Ice Res Boost  ♦  Iceblight  ♦  Knockbacks Negated  ♦  Muck Res  ♦  Natural Recovery Up  ♦  Paralysis  ♦  Paralysis Negated  ♦  Recovery Up  ♦  Resistant to Heat  ♦  Self-Improvement  ♦  Sleep  ♦  Stamina Use Reduced  ♦  Stun  ♦  Stun Negated  ♦  Thunder Element Resistance Up  ♦  Thunder Res Boost  ♦  Thunderblight  ♦  Tremor Negation  ♦  Water Element Resistance Up  ♦  Water Res Boost  ♦  Waterblight  ♦  Wind Pressure Negated  ♦  Wind Pressure Nullified


    • Anonymous

      24 Aug 2018 11:09  

      Does poison deal always the same amount of damage ? Is there a way to know how long the effect will last on monster ? Actually i was only able to see it inflict 10 damage every 5 seconds during a short period on every monster (tried with different weapon on every monster from rank 1 to 4 quest, even poison resistant ones). Wasn't able to look at a timer, so the total damage is still unknown.

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