Status Effects are special buffs or ailments in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Both hunters and monsters can receive buffs and ailments from skills, the environment and attacks. Players should take note of Elemental Damage, and understand that Abnormal Statuses are somewhat different. Abnormal Statuses (Poison, Stun, Blast, Paralysis, Sleep) have a buildup until they kick in and affect the target, whereas Elemental Damage adds immediate damage to the target, occasionally building up to a "Blight"
All Status Effects in MHW
Character Status Effects
These are effects that appear on your character. You can identify them by these symbols shown on your UI.
Fire Res Boost (S) / (L)
Thunder Res Boost (S) / (L)
Dragon Res Boost (S) / (L)
Hunting Horn Status Effects in MHW
Movement Speed Up
No Cold & Snow Res
Element Attack Up
Health Inc [Lo] - [Hi]
Scoutfly Power up [+1]
Envir. Damage Negated
Hear Protect [Lo] - [Hi]
Fire Res Up [Lo] - [Hi]
Fire Res Increased
Water Res Up [Lo] - [Hi]
Water Res Increased
Thunder Res Up [Lo] - [Hi]
Thunder Res Increased
Ice Res Up [Lo] -[Hi]
Ice Res Increased
Dragon Res Up [Lo] - [Hi]
Dragon Res Increased
Tool Use Drain Reduced
Deflected Attack Prevention [Lo] - [Hi]
Deflected Attack Prevention Increased
Negating Blights and Abnormal Statuses
Blights and Abnormal Statuses will impart negative effects such as health loss. Remove them as quickly as possible using the appropriate items or actions.
Blights and Abnormal Statuses are indicated by marks next to your character's name.
Blights are contracted mostly from monster attacks. You can speed up your recovery from elemental blights by continuously performing dodges. Blights can be prevented by having 20 resistance in the corresponding element.
This blight gradually depletes your health without leaving recoverable damage.
You can remove it by rolling up to three times on the ground, roll immediately by dodging on a wet surface or by using a Nulberry.
This blight makes it easier for monster attacks to stun you.
You can remove it by rolling up to seven times on the ground, or you can remove it immediately by using a Nulberry.
This blight negates your weapon's elemental and abnormal status properties.
You can remove it immediately by using a nulberry.
Abnormal Status in MHW
Poison gradually depletes your health.
It will wear off after a certain amount of time, but it can also be cured with antidotes or similar items.
The stun status incapacitates you for a short time.
You can recover by being attacked or by waiting a short time for the status to expire. You can speed up recovery by continuously moving left stick.
Paralysis makes you unable to move for a short time.
Paralysis will wear off by being knocked airborne by an enemy or after waiting a short time for the status to expire. You can speed up recovery by continuously moving Left Stick.
Sleep causes you to become drowsy, quickly succumbing to sleep right where you stand.
You can fight off sleep by quickly using an energy drink before you fall asleep. Otherwise, after you fall asleep you will recover after being attacked or waiting a short time for the effect to wear off.
Blastblight will cause a damaging explosion after a certain amount of time has passed, or upon sustaining a heavy impact.
You can recover by performing repeated dodges.
Bleeding causes you to lose health whenever you move.
You can recover from bleeding by crouching in place for a short amount of time, or by eating a meat item, such as a well-done steak. After recovering from bleeding, your natural recovery will be enhanced for a short amount of time.
Effluvial buildup lowers your maximum health.
You can recover by leaving an area with effluvium and waiting a short time for the effect to wear off, or by using a nulberry.