Inflicts Poison Status on the target, slowly draining their health


status_effect-noxious_poison_mhwi_iconNoxious Poison

Cured By

Consuming an Antidote, Herbal Medicine or Herbal Powder

Poison is a Status Effect in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Poison will slowly drain a target's Health.


Poison Effect

On Monsters

  • Triggering the effect requires buildup inflicted by:
  • Buildup damage is modified by a Monster's resistance to Poison
  • Duration and damage depends on Monster resistance to Poison. Damage is doubled when affecting Monsters in High Rank Quests
    • 10 damage if weak to Poison (⭐⭐⭐) for 130 total over 25 seconds
    • 8 damage if neutral against Poison (⭐⭐)  for 80 total over 18 seconds
    • 5 damage if strong against Poison (⭐) for 40 total over 15 seconds
    • 0 damage if completely resistant to Poison (resistance-x)
  • Effect is identifiable by purple saliva hanging from a Monster's mouth.
  • Each successive trigger of Poison requires more buildup than the last, but deals the same amount of damage each time.
  • Poison buildup only occurs when the Monster is not under the effects of Poison. Remember to conserve Poison Ammo and Coatings.


On the Player and Allies


Monsters and Poison

The following Monsters cause Poison:

The following Monsters are weak to Poison:

 The following Monsters are resistant to Poison:

The following Monsters are immune to Poison:

Poison Skills

The following Skills and Equipment modify Poison on Monsters and the Player

Equipment that Wields Poison

The following Equipment can cause Poison buildup:






Status Effects
Abnormal Status Attack Increased  ♦  Affinity Up  ♦  All Ailments Negated  ♦  Attack Up  ♦  Blastblight  ♦  Blastscourge  ♦  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  ♦  Noxious Poison  ♦  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  ♦  Zombified Status

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