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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

 

 

 

 

 

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

      19 Sep 2018 15:57  

      Well I was lost on weapon choice at first, so in my view for anyone newer: as much as I hate to say it after 100 hours what I heard when I first started playing MH world seems to be right: Greatswords are pretty solidly the best melee weapon overall. Simply put it's the best at fitting the most damage into the smallest windows of opportunity, which ultimately is most of what combat is about in MH. As lackluster as the GS seems and as tempting as I found fancier weapons like the charge blade, unfortunately as time went on and I encountered faster, stronger monsters/multiple monsters where openings can be fleeting maintaining a charge became more and more of a burden; by the time a charge blade/long sword/insect glaive is set up to deal real damage, a GS is already out there landing 750 damage combos. Add to that special sitiuations where speed is irrelevant vs. raw damage, like jumping attacks/mounted finishers, or most importantly wakeup attacks where, for ex, my leviathan blade generally does just below 1k damage not including barrel bombs, and IME it becomes tougher and tougher to justify using other melee weapons outside niche circumstances. I mean, I guess the real (let's see if that works) choice of pros is bows as used by all those ludicrous speed runners, but they only start becoming really impressive once one has a proper fancy armor/jewel setup to support it.

      • Anonymous

        09 Aug 2018 18:39  

        is there any weapon that can cut both tail and breaking horns? i'm planning to play solo since my internet kinda suck

        • Anonymous

          Weapons [MH:W Wiki]16 Jul 2018 20:48  

          do it my style for each weapon type get 1 elemental type attack, for example dual swords paralyze, Hammer thunder ...etc you will find your self playing all weapons with many different elements + the play style.
          soon pc ver will be released can't wait to start playing

          • 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

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