The Weapon Mechanics Guide for Monster Hunter World (MHW) helps players understand how to best utilize the game's arsenal. In the world of Monster Hunter there is a lot more that goes into hunting than bashing and slashing one's way to victory. Many different factors play a part in the damage dealt and receives by Hunters.

 

See Augmentations and Upgrades for information on improving the equipment in your arsenal, including Weapons.
See Elderseal as well for endgame hunting and Free Elem/Ammo Up for information on weapons with greyed-out Elemental and Status Damage.

 

The following is a display of several individual pages.

Jump To: Sharpness | Raw (Physical) Damage | Elemental Damage | Affinity | Status Effects.

 

 

Sharpness

Sharpness in Monster Hunter World (MHW) is a factor in determining the cutting power of a Weapon and its damage output.

For a more complete rundown on combat with Monsters, see Weapon MechanicsDefense, and Elemental Resistances.

 

The Sharpness level of a weapon will degrade over the course of a fight. When wielding a Blademaster Weapon is is important to keep it at its maximum Sharpness with Whetstones. This will make cutting Monster parts easier (blade weapons only) and lower the chance of an attack being deflected.
There are 6 levels of Sharpness. Damaging Monster parts sometimes requires a weapon to currently be at a certain level.

 

Low Level Sharpness

 

 

Red - This is the first and lowest level of Sharpness possible. Most if not all attacks made at this Sharpness will cause a blade (or blunt weapon) to bounce off the hides of monsters. 

 

Orange - The second level of Sharpness that is not much better than red. Many attacks will be deflected.

 

Yellow - The third level of Sharpness. At this level some hits can be landed on a monster in the early stages of the game.

 

Medium Level Sharpness

 

 

Green - The fourth level of Sharpness. This is where most attacks will be successful. 

 

Blue - The fifth level of Sharpness. Attacks will be even more successful unless striking monsters hard parts.

 

High Level Sharpness

 

 

White - The sixth level of Sharpness. All attacks will be successful unless striking some monsters hard parts (particularly on Master Rank monsters).

 

Purple - The seventh level of Sharpness. Master Rank weapons only. All attacks will be successful unless striking some monsters hard parts.

 

In addition to reducing chance of deflection, Sharpness will also increase Raw (Physical) Damage and Elemental Damage.
See Attack Power for more information.

Sharpness Raw Damage Multiplier

Red Orange Yellow Green Blue White Purple
0.50 0.75 1.00 1.05 1.20 1.32 1.45

Sharpness Elemental Damage Multiplier

Red Orange Yellow Green Blue White Purple
0.25 0.50 0.75 1.00 1.0625 1.125 1.20

 

 

 

Sharpness Consumption by Weapon and Motion

Sharpness consumption rate is often -1 Sharpness per hit. Some weapons or attacks for specific weapons may consume Sharpness at a faster rate.

Please note that guarding against roars, wind pressure and tremors does not cost any Sharpness.

Motion Sharpness
Any weapon regular attacks (hit) -1
Any weapon regular attacks (bounce) -2
Guarding (Great Sword or Charge Blade), resulting in small knockback -1
Guarding (Great Sword or Charge Blade), resulting in medium knockback -2
Guarding (Great Sword or Charge Blade), resulting in large knockback -10
Gunlance Normal Shells -2
Gunlance Long Shells -2
Gunlance Wide Shells -3
Gunlance Wyvernfire -10
Weapon When Sharpness
Bow Attacks using Close Range Coating Significant Bonus
Great Sword Level 3 charged attacks Significant Bonus
Great Sword Level 2 charged attacks Medium Bonus
Melee attacks Effect of Demon Ammo is active Small Bonus
Great Sword Level 1 charged attacks Small Bonus
Long Sword When at maxed spirit gauge Small Bonus
Sword & Shield All attacks Very Small Bonus
Great Sword Hitting monster with the middle portion of your sword Very Small Bonus
Long Sword Hitting monster with the middle portion of your sword Very Small Bonus
Lance Using Cut damage in a Blunt hitzone Significant Penalty
Blademaster weapons Hitting monster at end of a swing, during yellow Sharpness Significant Penalty
Blademaster weapons Hitting monster at start of a swing, during yellow Sharpness Very Significant Penalty

 

 

 

Raw (Physical) Attack Power

Attack Power or Raw Damage is a damage statistic in Monster Hunter World (MHW). Monsters also have raw damage, which is offset by the hunter's Defense stat.

For a more complete rundown on combat with Monsters, see Weapon Mechanics, Defense, and Elemental Resistances.

 

How Attack Power is Calculated

Raw Damage - also called Physical - is calculated separately from Elemental Damage and Status Effect buildup. The higher the Attack on your weapon the more Raw Damage you will deal to a monster.

 

Formula for Physical Damage displayed

 

Raw Base x Sharpness x Combo Move x
x Monster Part x Quest Difficulty x Rage Status

 

For example, hitting a Great Jagras' tail with a Wide Slash from the Buster Sword III, assuming Quest Difficulty and Rage status multipliers of 1.0 and no boost to Attack from Items or Skills, will yield:

 

100 (Raw Base)

x 1.2 (Sharpness multiplier for blue-level sharpness - non-elemental)

x 0.26 (Combo Move multiplier for Great Sword's Wide Slash attack)

x 0.45 (Monster Part multiplier for Great Jagras' tail against Cut Damage)

= 12 damage (rounded down)

 

 

Raw Base or True Raw

The Attack value displayed on the Attack Status portion of the Equipment Info screen is a bloated value obtained by multiplying a weapon's Raw Base by a modifier specific to the weapon's type. Changes to Raw Base made by Skills such as Attack Boost or Items such as Demondrug are also subjected to this multiplier. The weapon type modifiers are as follows:


Hammer (x 5.2)

Great Sword (x 4.8)

Hunting Horn (x 4.2)

Charge Blade (x 3.6)

Switch Axe (x 3.5)

Long Sword (x 3.3)

Insect Glaive (x 3.1)

Lance (x 2.3)

Gunlance (x 2.3)

Heavy Bowgun (x 1.5)

Sword and Shield (x 1.4)

Dual Blades (x 1.4)

Light Bowgun (x 1.3)

Bow (x 1.2)

 

 To calculate a weapon's Raw Base, simply divide its displayed Attack value (without boosts from Skills or Items) by its type-specific modifier.

 

Notes

While trying out weapons in the Training area, note that the Monster Part multiplier for the large training post is 0.8 for Physical damage and 0.3 for Elemental.

Refer to Sharpness, Weapons and Monsters for more information on these multipliers.

Refer to Affinity to see how it can affect displayed damage numbers.

Remember that Raw Damage is subdivided into three types: Cut, Blunt, and Ammo, and that Monster Body Parts have individual Body Part Multipliers for each.
Refer to Damage Types to see how different weapons may perform in combat.

 

Skills that Affect Attack Power

The following Skills boost Raw Base when granted by Armor or Charms:

 

Weapons with the Highest Attack Power

 

rare-1-greatsword-mhw_tree Great Sword - Anguish - (1104)

rare-1-sword-shield-mhw_tree Sword & Shield - Fatal Bite (308)

rare-1-hammer-mhw_tree Hammer - Diablos Shatterer II, Devil's Crush (1196)

rare-1-lance-mhw_tree Lance - Fiendish Tower (529)

rare-1-charge-blade-mhw_tree Switch Axe - Axe of Demons (805)

rare-1-insect-glaive-mhw_tree_tree Insect Glaive - Tyrannis Glaive II (713)

rare-1-light-bowgun-mhw_tree Light Bowgun - Devil's Madness (299)

 

rare-1-longsword-mhw_tree Long Sword - Reaver “Calamity” (759)

rare-1-dual-blades-mhw_tree Dual Blades - Diablos Clubs II (322)

rare-1-hunting-horn-mhw_tree Hunting Horn - Deep Vero (984)

rare-1-gunlance-mhw_tree Gunlance - Insatiable Gunlance (529)

rare-1-charge-blade-mhw_tree Charge Blade - Diablos Tyrannis II (828)

rare-1-bow-mhw_tree Bow - Villainous Brace (276)

rare-1-heavy-bowgun-mhw_tree Heavy Bowgun - Dark Devourer (345)

 

 

 

 

 

Elemental Damage

 

Elemental Damage or Elements in Monster Hunter World (MHW) refers to the secondary damage dealt by Weapons and Monsters and lowered by specific Resistances.

For a more complete rundown on combat with Monsters, see Weapon MechanicsDefense, and Elemental Resistances.

FAQ: Some Weapons have Elemental Damage that is grayed out and in parentheses. These Weapons require a skill called Free Elem/Ammo Up in order to take effect.

 

 

Elemental Damage

Each monster has weaknesses and resistances that will cause it to take more or less damage from specific sources. For example a fire monster may take more elemental damage from weapons that deal water damage but less or zero elemental damage from weapons that deal fire elemental damage.

Monsters can also deal elemental damage to the hunter. Armor with high resistances to certain elements will cause you to take less damage and reduce the effects of Elemental Blights.

Some important things to note when considering Elemental Damage against Monsters

  • Elemental weakness is not always a given. Just because a monster uses fire does not mean it is weak to water.
    The ingame Monster Field Guide contains information on Monster weaknesses.
  • Some monsters possess resistances that change during the course of a fight because of breakable defenses.
  • Elemental Damage is normally not affected by a weapon's Affinity. The Critical Element Skill will allow Elemental Damage to strike critical hits.
  • Poison, Sleep, Paralysis, Blast and Stun are Status Effects, which are separate from Elemental Damage and Raw (Physical) Damage. They do not deal damage with each hit, but rather cause a hidden buildup that will eventually trigger an effect.

See Elemental Resistances for more information on resistances possessed by Monsters and the Player & Allies.

 

 

Calculating Elemental Damage

Like Raw Damage, Elemental Damage is modified by Sharpness and Monster Body Part multipliers; it is not affected by Combo Move multipliers or weapon type, however. This means that, for the most part, Elemental Damage is a flat addition to a weapon's damage.

The formula for the Elemental portion of damage displayed during combat is:

 

Starting Elemental / 10 x Sharpness
x Monster Part x Quest Difficulty x Rage Status 

 

 

 

For example, hitting a Great Jagras' tail with a Wide Slash from the Red Wing (180 Fire Damage), assuming Quest Difficulty and Rage status multipliers of 1.0 and no boost to Fire Damage from Skills, will yield:

18 (Starting Elemental value / 10)

x 1.0625 (Sharpness multiplier for blue level sharpness towards elemental)

x 1.15 (Monster Part multiplier for Great Jagras' tail against Fire Damage

= 22 Fire Damage

 

Notes

Displayed Damage numbers are an addition of both Physical and Elemental Damage (if any).

While trying out weapons in the Training Area, note that the Monster Part multiplier for the large training post is 0.8 for Physical damage and 0.3 for all types of Elemental.

Refer to the Sharpness, Weapons and Monsters  pages for more information on these multipliers.

Refer to Affinity to see how it can affect displayed damage numbers.

 

 

Elemental Ammo

Elemental Bowgun Ammo is noteworthy for having both a Raw (Physical) component and an Elemental component. The Elemental component is calculated much like Physical damage in that it begins with the current value for Attack, and is subjected to both a Weapon type multiplier and a Combo Move multiplier.1 Skills that boost Elemental Damage increase this starting value taken from Attack, before the Weapon type multiplier is applied.

The formula for the Damage displayed from Elemental Ammo is:

 

Attack / Weapon Type x Combo Move  x Monster Part
+ (Attack + Skill) / Weapon Type x Combo Move x Monster Part

 

 

 

For example:

With no Fire Attack Up Skill, Flaming Ammo from a Magda Gemitus II (329 Attack) against the Large Training Post will yield:

329 / 1.5 (Attack modified by Weapon Type)

x 0.05 (Physical Combo Move multiplier for Elemental Ammo)

x 0.8 (Body Part multiplier for Training Post against Physical)

+ (329 + 0) / 1.5 (Starting Elemental value modified by Weapon Type and Skill)

x 0.27 (Elemental Combo Move multiplier for Elemental Ammo)

0.3 (Body Part multiplier for Training Post against Elemental)

= 27 Damage (rounded up)

With Fire Attack Up level 3, Flaming Ammo from a Magda Gemitus II (329 Attack) against the Large Training Post will yield:

329 / 1.5 (Attack modified by Weapon Type)

0.05 (Physical Combo Move multiplier for Elemental Ammo)

0.8 (Body Part multiplier for Training Post against Physical)

+ (329 + 100) / 1.5 (Starting Elemental value modified by Weapon Type and Skill)

0.27 (Elemental Combo Move multiplier for Elemental Ammo)

0.3 (Body Part multiplier for Training Post against Elemental)

= 32 Damage (rounded up)

 

 

In the case of Elemental Ammo striking a critical hit (Affinity,) the critical hit multiplier will normally be applied to the Physical portion only.

With the Critical Element Skill active, the critical hit multiplier will additionally apply to the Elemental portion.

If the critical hit multiplier is increased by the Critical Boost Skill, only the Physical portion and the +30/60/100 etc. bonus (if any) will be affected by the higher critical hit multiplier; the starting Elemental value will still be affected by the normal critical hit multiplier.

See Light Bowgun and Heavy Bowgun for information on Combo Move multipliers of Ammo and more.

 

 

Types of Elemental Damage

The following are the five types of Elemental Damage that can be wielded by Hunter Weapons or Monster attacks.
See Status Effects for more information on their corresponding Elemental Blights and Elemental Resistances for information on defending against Elemental attacks.

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Fire Element is usually strong against Ice but weak to Water. Taking fire damage can cause Fireblight, which slowly depletes Health and leaves no recoverable damage. This can be removed by rolling repeatedly. Rolling through water will remove it instantly. 

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Water Element is usually strong against Fire but weak to Thunder. Taking water damage can cause Waterblight, which slows Stamina recovery.

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Thunder Element is usually strong against Water and Dragon, but weak to Ice. Taking thunder damage can cause Thunderblight, which increases susceptibility to Stun.

 

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Ice Element is usually strong against Thunder and Dragon, but weak to Fire. Taking Ice damage can cause Iceblight which increases Stamina use. 

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Dragon Element is quite a bit different from other elements. Its the only element in the game that is usually weak to itself. Frequently, it is also weak to Thunder and Ice. Taking Dragon damage can cause Dragonblight, which lowers weapon Affinity, completely removes a Weapon's Elemental Damage, and lowers the Status buildup of Poison, Paralysis, Sleep, and Blast attacks.
 

 

 

Improving Elemental Damage

Skills

The following Skills and Effects can be used to improve Elemental Damage performance on Weapons. Note that the bonuses granted by the five Elemental Attack Up Skills display to the nearest 10 and are capped at 30% of the Weapons starting Elemental Damage value. This 30% cap also applies to Elements that are fully or partially affected by the Free Elem/Ammo Up Skill.

 

 

1 Information taken from a Reddit post made by user mltsquigs and confirmed ingame.

 

 

 

Affinity

Affinity, also known as Critical Chance, in Monster Hunter World (MHW) is a weapon's chance to deal a bonus or a penalty to Damage on attacks. Some Weapons have innate Affinity, but it can also be increased with Skills and Equipment

For a more complete rundown on combat with Monsters, see Weapon MechanicsDefense, and Elemental Resistances.

 

How Affinity Works

Affinity is determined by the Weapon and Skills that are being used, and is displayed as a percent value in the Attack Status portion of the Equipment Info screen. At 0% Affinity there is no chance for a bonus or penalty to damage. A positive Affinity value denotes the chance for an attack to "crit," which applies a bonus of 25% to Physical (Raw) Damage. A negative value, on the other hand, denotes the chance to "blunder," which applies a penalty of 25% to Physical Damage.

The bonus Damage applied by critical hits can be increased by the Critical Boost Skill.

The effect of Affinity is signaled by a flashy slash animation and a specific sound.

Please note that Affinity ONLY applies to Raw Damage under normal circumstances. You must have the Critical Element skill active for it to apply to Elemental Damage.

 

Increasing Weapon Affinity

The following Skills and Equipment increase your weapon Affinity. Note that with the Critical Draw skill you will always Crit on a draw attack.

 

Weapons with High Affinity

 


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The Equipment Info Screen showing a Weapon's innate Affinity


 

 


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Striking a critical hit with a high-Affinity Weapon


 

 

 

 

  

 

Status Effects

Status Effects are special buffs or ailments in Monster Hunter World (MHW) which come in the form of Player-and-Ally-only Effects, Elemental Blights, and Abnormal Status Ailments. Both Hunters and Monsters can receive Effects from Skills, the environment and attacks.

For a more complete rundown on combat with Monsters, see Weapon Mechanics, Defense, and Elemental Resistances.

 

Status Effects that affect only the Player and Allies are granted from Items, the Canteen, Hunting Horns, and the Coral Orchestra Palico gadget.
Elemental Blights are inflicted on the Player and Allies by Elemental Monster attacks.
Abnormal Status Ailments are inflicted on the Player and Allies by certain Monster attacks. Some can also be inflicted on Monsters by Weapons which wield that status damage.

 

Character Status Effects

These are effects that appear on the Player and Allies granted by the Coral Orchestra Palico gadget and Hunting Horns. All Coral Orchestra Effects can also be applied by Hunting Horns.

See Coral Orchestra and Hunting Horn for Effect statistics.
See Items and The Canteen for information on the Status Effects available from them.

Additionally, the EvasionEnhanced Evasion Enhanced and KnockbacksNegated Knockbacks Negated effects can also be applied to the Player and Allies.

 

palico_gadgets_icon-mhw Coral Orchestra Effects

 

AttackUp Attack Up

DefenseUp Defense Up

StaminaUseReduced Stamina Use Reduced

AffinityUP Affinity Up

NaturalRecoveryUp Natural Recovery Up

HealthIncrease Health Increased

DivineProtection Divine Protection

EnvironmentalDamageNegated Negate Environmental Damage

StunNegated Negate Stun

ParalysisNegated Negate Paralysis

WindPressureNegated Wind Pressure Negated

EarplugS Earplugs (S)

TremorNegation Tremor Resistance

mhw_hunting-horns-icon Hunting Horn Melodies

 

ElementalAttackBoost Elemental Attack Boost

FireResBoostS FireResBoostL Fire Res Boost (S),(L)

WaterResBoostS WaterResBoostL Water Res Boost (S),(L)

ThunderResBoostS ThunderResBoostL Thunder Res Boost (S),(L)

IceResBoostS IceResBoostL Ice Res Boost (S),(L)

DragonResBoostS DragonResBoostL Dragon Res Boost (S),(L)

AbnormalStatusAttackIncreased Abnormal Status Attack Increased

BlightNegated Blight Negated

AllAilmentsNegated Ailments Negated

EarplugS EarplugL Earplugs (S),(L)

 WindPressureNegated Wind Pressure Negated

WindPressureNullified All Wind Pressure Negated

Self Improvement

Movement Speed Up

Attack Deflection Protection

Scoutfly Power Up

Tool Use Drain Reduced (S),(L)

 

 

Elemental Blights

Blights will impart negative effects such as health loss or performance impairment. Remove them as quickly as possible using the appropriate items or actions. Blights are contracted mostly from certain Monster attacks, and can be prevented by having 20 Resistance toward the corresponding element. The effects are indicated by marks next to the Player's name in the HUD. Blights cannot be triggered on Monsters by the Player

See Elemental Resistances for information on resisting Blights.

 

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Fireblight gradually depletes the Player's health without leaving recoverable damage.

It can be removed by rolling up to three times on the ground or into water, or by using a Nulberry.


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Waterblight slows down the Player's Stamina recovery.

It can be removed immediately by using a Nulberry.


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Thunderblight makes it easier for monster attacks to inflict stun.

It can be removed by rolling up to seven times on the ground, or by using a Nulberry.

Though its visual effects are similar to Paralysis, it is triggered and resisted independently.


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Iceblight increases the Player' Stamina consumption.

It can be removed immediately by using a Nulberry.


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Dragonblight negates the Player's Elemental and Abnormal Status Damage.

It can be removed immediately by using a Nulberry.

 

 

Abnormal Status Ailments

Abnormal Status Ailments act similarly to Elemental Blights, although some can be inflicted on Monsters by the Player and Allies through the use of Weapons, Environmental Hazards, and some Items.
The effects are indicated by marks next to the Player's name in the HUD.

 

When affecting Monsters, Abnormal Status damage from Weapons work by building up to a threshold, whereupon the Ailment will trigger.

Poison, Sleep, Paralysis, Blast, and Stun can all be inflicted upon Monsters through Weapon attacks. With the exception of Stun, each of these is wielded by a Weapon in place of Elemental damage. Stun buildup is caused by particular weapon attacks, sources of Blunt Damage when dealt to the head, and Flash Pods.

When a Blademaster Weapon wielding Ailment damage strikes a Monster, it has a 1/3 chance of contributing toward that Monster's threshold for that particular Ailment. Ailment Coatings for Bows and Ammo for Light and Heavy Bowguns have a 100% chance of applying buildup.

Each time an Ailment's threshold is reached, the Ailment triggers and the Monster's threshold value increases. This increase often requires about twice as much buildup before the next trigger. A Monster's resistance to an Ailment will modify the speed at which that Ailment builds up. In the case of Poison, a Monster's resistance also modifies the total damage dealt. Ailment resistances can be found in the ingame Monster Field Guild along with Elemental Resistances.

Additionally, some Ailments can be inflicted on Monsters through the use of Slinger Ammo, Environmental Hazards such as Paratoads, and Items such as Poison Smoke Bomb, Poisoned Meat, Tainted Meat, and Drugged Meat.

See Skills for information on how to boost Ailment performance or resistance.

 

Poison 

Poison gradually depletes the health of the target.

It will wear off on its own, but it can also be cured with Antidote or Herbal Medicine.

This Status can be applied to both the Player and Monsters.


Stun 

The stun status incapacitates the target for a short time.

The Player can recover by being attacked or by waiting for the status to expire. Recovery can be sped up by continuously using movement input.

This Status can be applied to both the Player and Monsters.


Paralysis 

Paralysis makes the Player unable to move for a short time. The effect is longer than that of Stun, and will wear off over time or when the Player is knocked airborne by an attack.

Recovery can be sped up by continuously using movement input.

This Status can be applied to both the Player and Monsters.


Sleep 

Sleep causes the Player to become drowsy, quickly succumbing to sleep right where they stand.

The Player can fight off sleep by quickly using an energy drink. Otherwise, the effect will wear off after a short time or when the Player is attacked.

This Status can be applied to both the Player and Monsters.


Blastblight 

Blastblight will cause a damaging explosion after a short period, or upon heavy impact. When affecting Monsters, Blastblight causes an instant damaging explosion.

The Player can recover by performing repeated dodges.

This Status can be applied to both the Player and Monsters.


Bleeding 

Bleeding causes the Player to lose health when performing actions such as dodging or attacking.

The Player can recover by crouching in place for a short time, or by consuming a Sushifish Scale or Astera Jerky.

After recovering from Bleeding, natural recovery will be enhanced for a short time.


Effluvial Buildup 

Effluvial Buildup lowers the Player's maximum health.

The Player can recover by leaving an area with effluvium and waiting for the effect to wear off, or by using a Nulberry.

 

 

 




    • Anonymous

      18 Aug 2019 03:51  

      Im confused on the raw damage. Is the example right? They said the raw damage for the Buster Sword III is 149. If i'm doing this right the buster sword has a attack power of 480. I then divide 480 by 4.8 for the great sword modifier. That gives me 100....where does the 149 come from? How is 149 the raw damage?

      • Anonymous

        15 May 2018 16:41  

        Are abnormal status effects an element or not? Meaning elementless should work on a weapon that has poison, para, sleep and blast.

        • Anonymous

          15 Apr 2018 18:49  

          Can the player inflict elemental blights (or anything similar) to monsters, or a elements just straight damage?

          • Anonymous

            19 Mar 2018 22:01  

            There is a skill that boosts attack power for non-elemental weapons ( I forgot what the skill is called) but as I look at the weapon tree, Pretty much everything has some sort of elemental dmg. Can anyone help me understand the use of the skill?

            • Anonymous

              26 Feb 2018 18:49  

              So I just learned that matching up elemental weapons to a monsters weakness isn't always the best bet, and that it's probably better to use fast weapons if you want elemental damage and try to stick with base damage for slower ones. But what about something like longswords that have a medium speed? Is it better to focus on base dmg or elemental?

              • Anonymous

                21 Feb 2018 04:04  

                For the weapons that have "fire (180)" dimed out. could you explain how that works. E.G. Charge blade Odium (Odogaron tree) its element is grey and dimmed.

                • Anonymous

                  13 Feb 2018 20:44  

                  In case anyone was wondering, there is no purple sharpness. White is the max, and can be reached easier with the handicraft skill.

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Feb 2018 13:47  

                    Example: Flame Blade I. If I attack an Anjanath is the fire damage affix all that's being negated? OR is the overall damage from the weapon being lessened due to it being a fire type weapon? What I'm trying to determine is if it's in my better interest to use a really high power weapon (even with a fire affix) versus using an equivalent GS with ice or water affix that has significantly LESS attack power.

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Feb 2018 19:07  

                      I don't understand I have a weapon with 363 atk power and one with 462 a big differrence but on the same monster (great jagras ) I aproximately do the same amount of damage is there something i did not understand ?

                      • Anonymous

                        06 Feb 2018 00:33  

                        Skills that increase elemental attack say there is a maximum limit to how much this can be increased to. I have heard it is different for each weapon type does anyone know what these limits are?

                        • Anonymous

                          31 Jan 2018 19:34  

                          Hello, I have a question about bow. when you land a shot, there is a diamond symbol and do more damage on the number. Is that a Crit ( affinity) ? I know the number colur turn yellow means it land on the weak spot. and when I play melee, there is red flashing light when you have affinity.

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