Stamina Thief

Stamina Thief

Increases certain attacks' ability to exhaust monsters.

Stamina Thief is a Skill in Monster Hunter World (MHW).


Stamina Thief Effect

Stamina Thief is increased in level based on the amount of Equipment with this skill the hunter is using. Each level works as follows:

  • Stamina Thief Level 1: Exhaust power +20%
  • Stamina Thief Level 2: Exhaust power +30%
  • Stamina Thief Level 3: Exhaust power +40%
  • Stamina Thief Level 4: Exhaust power +50% (requires Stamina Thief SecretIceborne only
  • Stamina Thief Level 5: Exhaust power +60% (requires Stamina Thief SecretIceborne only


Stamina Thief affects any attack that deals exhaust damage. Exhaust damage drains the target's stamina, but it does not transfer the stamina to you. Weapons that deal exhaust damage include any blunt/impact attack hitting the monster's body (every weapon except Longsword, Dual Blades, and Insect Glaive). Exhaust ammo only deals exhaust damage when hitting the body.


Equipment that grants Stamina Thief

You can increase the level of Stamina Thief by equipping the following items.



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    • Anonymous

      20 Sep 2020 08:53  

      Insect Glaive can deal blunt damage with the Pheromone Swing/Kinsect (Mark Target), and one of the hits from Decending Thrust (Midair R2); not to mention Kinsects with Blunt damage types.

      • Anonymous

        17 Jul 2019 13:20  

        ever since i started using these jewels, it doesnt matter what weapon im using my target gets exhausted, heaving for breath and can barely fight back

        • Anonymous

          01 Feb 2019 02:28  

          Bow caltrops deal exhaust dmg, {the raining crap from the sky}, and its effect is increased by crit. one of the most effective stamina drain builds in the game is aloys war bow augmented for crit and the enervate charm 3. its an excellent way to slow down tempered deviljho, however anytime a monster enrages they are immune to drain and will have full stamina agian when they come out of enrage

          • Anonymous

            17 Jan 2019 05:02  

            Please specify which weapon deals this kind of damage and which does not, dont be in middle by saying "Increases certain attacks' ability". BTW, does bowgun's pierce shot deal exhaust damage?

            • Anonymous

              13 Aug 2018 05:55  

              welp im not sure about that one but i think some bow attacks do exh dmg cause i got a lot of situations where boss were just standing in place or looked too tired to use some of his abilities at the end or middle of the fight

              • Anonymous

                04 Apr 2018 16:49  

                Exhaust damage is a sub-category of Impact damage ;
                Impact damage to the head will do KO damage, Impact damage to the rest of the body deals Exhaust damage.
                Also, breaking parts with any damage type/weapon will deal Exhaust damage.
                Hammers, Hunting Horns and weapons with Impact/Exhaust phials are the most common sources of this damage type.
                Hope this helps.

                • Anonymous

                  08 Mar 2018 19:36  

                  So only hammers and hunting horns deal standar exhaust damagae?? I want to deal exhaust damnage with my gunlace but i don't know if it'll work or not

                  • Anonymous

                    Stamina Thief [MHW Wiki]05 Mar 2018 21:14  

                    Monsters have an invisible "stamina gauge" that is drained by exhaust attacks. Once that gauge is depleted, the monster begins drooling and may stand still, move slower, or be unable to use certain attacks, e.g, Rathian failing to shoot fire. Blunt weapons like Hammer and Hunting Horn deal both Stun and Exhaust, Hammer specializing in Stun and HH in Exhaust. Some other attacks like environment damage, staggers, breaks, tail cuts, and knocking out of the air may also deal exhaust damage, but you may not see the monster actually become exhausted if you're not using a blunt weapon.

                    • Anonymous

                      Stamina Thief [MHW Wiki]20 Feb 2018 05:05  

                      apart from bowgun ammo and exhaust phials, the hunting horn will do great exhaust damage. Hammer does KO while HH does uxhaust, so definitley skill in stam thief to a horn build if you can! to fully answer your question though, exhaust damage will
                      come from discharge attacks used in sword mode with an exhaust phial, using exhaust ammo, and to my knowledge using hunting horn in general as long as your hitting the head or legs

                      • Anonymous

                        03 Feb 2018 21:41  

                        "Stamina Thief - Increases certain attacks' ability to exhaust monsters." Which attacks exhaust monsters? is it weapon-specific? Power attacks? etc.?

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