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Weapons in Monster Hunter World are equipment that assists the player during their hunts by helping them deal damage to Monsters. Weapons are divided into categories, each with special requirements and a unique move-set, complete with strengths and weaknesses. To understand the basics of MHW Combat mechanics, please see: 

Weapons fall into one of three attack types: Cutting (Sever), Blunt and Ammo. Monsters' resistance and vulnerability to these types will vary by body part. Players can deal extra damage if they target a part that is more vulnerable to their weapon's type of attack.

 

cut-damage-mhwCutting Attacks

Sword slashes, lance thrusts, etc: Can be used to cut the tails off certain monsters.

blunt-damage-mhwBlunt Attacks

Shield bashes, hammer smashes, etc: Reduces Monster Stamina and stuns them if  hit on the head.

ammo-damage-mhwAmmo Attacks

Projectiles, Arrows, Bowgun: Special properties depending on the attack.

 

 

List of All Weapons
List of Weapon Categories

 

Great Sword Gallery MHW

 

Great Sword Ore Weapons

 

 

 

 

Great Sword Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

Sword & Shield Gallery MHW

 

Sword and Shield Ore Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

Sword and Shield Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

Dual Blades Gallery MHW

 

Dual Blades Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Dual Blades Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

Long Sword Gallery MHW

 

Long Sword Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Long Sword Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

Hammers Gallery MHW

 

Hammer Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Hammer Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

Hunting Horns Gallery MHW

 

Hunting Horn Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Hunting Horn Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

Lances Gallery MHW

 

Lance Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Lance Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

Gunlance Gallery MHW

 

Gunlance Ore Weapons

 

 

 

 

Gunlance Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

Switch Axes Gallery MHW

 

Switch Axe Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Switch Axe Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

Charge Blades Gallery MHW

 

Charge Blade Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Charge Blade Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

Insect Glaives Gallery MHW

 

Insect Glaive Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Insect Glaive Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

Bows Gallery MHW

 

Bow Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Bow Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

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Light Bowguns Gallery MHW

 

Light Bowgun Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Light Bowgun Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy Bowguns Gallery MHW

 

Heavy Bowgun Ore Weapons

 

 

 

Heavy Bowgun Bone Weapons

 

 

 

 

Monster Hunter World Weapon Categories

There are fourteen different weapons at the Hunter's disposal, each with their own unique characteristics and attacks. Many hunters acquire proficiency in multiple types, while others prefer to gain mastery in one.

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Great Sword

Large, powerful but slow heavy-damagers
Great Sword Weapon Tree

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mhw_sword-shield

Sword & Shield

Balanced, mobile & beginner friendly
Sword & Shield Weapon Tree

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mhw_dual-blades

Dual Blades

Light but extremely fast flurry of attacks.
Dual Blades Weapon Tree

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mhw_longsword

Long Sword

Nimble and with great melee range
Long Sword Weapon Tree

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mhw_hammer

Hammer

Slow but heavy & stunning attacks
Hammer Weapon Tree

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mhw_hunting-horn

Hunting Horn

Easy and long range support weapon.
Hunting Horn Weapon Tree

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mhw_lance

Lance

Strong Defense and Offense
Lance Weapon Tree

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mhw_gunlance

Gunlance

High offense, limited range.
Gunlance Weapon Tree

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mhw_switch-axe

Switch Axe

Versatile, fast & elemental damage.
Switch Axe Weapon Tree

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mhw_charge-blade

Charge Blade

Versatile, powerful and fast
Charge Blade Weapon Tree

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mhw_insect-glaive

Insect Glaive

Mobile, aerial attacks and buffs
Insect Glaive Weapon Tree

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mhw_Bow

Bow

Fast, ranged debuff attacks.
Bow Weapon Tree

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mhw_light-bowgun

Light Bowgun

High mobility, rapid fire ranged weapon
Light Bowgun Weapon Tree

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mhw_heavy-bowgun

Heavy Bowgun

Slow but powerful ranged attacks.
Heavy Bowgun Weapon Tree

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    • Anonymous

      24 Apr 2018 03:38  

      hello! yes! hi! i am a glaive main, and i thought.... to all those glaive mains out there, lets all have some fun! like if you agree! pls reply! i am very humbled by all the glaive mains out there, but... how many? its okay if you dislike, this is a crappy post. but.... thanks for all da support, and the fifth fleet honors you!

      • Anonymous

        23 Apr 2018 23:47  

        is a glaive a blade or gun? it says it shoots a pheromone bullet, so does that mean its a gun? pls halp meh on this one!

        • Anonymous

          22 Feb 2018 19:29  

          Once you reach HR 10 you unlock high rank quests unlocking so many new eapons that are much stronger than their predessecors. also the weapon tree does grow quite large

          • Anonymous

            22 Feb 2018 18:39  

            Kinda disappointed at how small the weapon tree is. And that you cannot just flat out craft a weapon using the raw materials

            • Anonymous

              09 Feb 2018 23:49  

              If a weapon has "?" on it it has to mean that you havn't discovered the materials for it. However I don't have it memorized but I don't think you can get the materials for a rarity 5 or above until you are above rank 10 for spoilery reasons.

              • Anonymous

                07 Feb 2018 15:19  

                I'm rank 9 on my character and for some reason even though I have all the mats I cannot build a rarity 5 hammer that I need. Any idea why it'd be showing up as ???? on my screen?

                • Anonymous

                  06 Feb 2018 23:18  

                  Why is everything that doesn't stem from the Ore or Bone trees tossed under "Bone?" Blacksteel and Dragonbone are their own unique trees. Heck, Teostra's Artillery even gets Wyvernheart instead of Wyvernsnipe (The special ammo typically given to ore HBG's vs. the Bone HBG's)

                  • 02 Feb 2018 18:22  

                    So I was takin' a gander and just wonderin' are all these lil' weapon thumbnails fer the top level of that specific path? That sure be what it seems like, least to me and my Ham head. Anyway thanks fer makin' this wiki, it's one lovely source of information.

                    • Anonymous

                      31 Jan 2018 07:48  

                      Does anyone know what the element in parentheses means? Attacks dont look like they have the element added to the attacks.

                      • Weapons [MH:W Wiki]29 Jan 2018 19:05  

                        Been using the Longsword since I first saw it come out on MHF2 on the PSP, felt like riding a bike when I started using it again in this game

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