Weapons in Monster Hunter World are equipment that assists players during their hunts by helping them deal damage to Monsters. Weapons are divided into categories, each with special requirements and a unique moveset, complete with strengths and weaknesses. To understand the basics of MHW Combat mechanics, please see:
Weapons fall into one of three attack types: Cutting, 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.
Sword slashes, lance thrusts, etc: Can be used to cut the tails off certain monsters.
Shield bashes, hammer smashes, etc: Reduces Monster Stamina and stuns them if hit on the head.
Projectiles, Arrows, Bowgun: Special properties depending on the attack.
Great Sword Gallery MHW
Sword & Shield Gallery MHW
Dual Blades Gallery MHW
Long Sword Gallery MHW
Hammers Gallery MHW
Hunting Horns Gallery MHW
Lances Gallery MHW
Gungunlances Gallery MHW
Switch Axes Gallery MHW
Charge Blades Gallery MHW
Insect Glaives Gallery MHW
Bows Gallery MHW
Light Bowguns Gallery MHW
Heavy Bowguns Gallery MHW
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.