Xeno Shmaena

Rarity 8
mhw-defense -
 Attack Power 558
 Affinity 15%
 Element Damage Dragon 120
elderseal_icon Low
Kinsect Bonus Stamina Boost

Xeno Shmaena is an Insect Glaive Weapon in Monster Hunter World (MHW). All weapons have unique properties relating to their Attack Power, Elemental Damage and various different looks. Please see Weapon Mechanics to fully understand the depth of your Hunter Arsenal.



Xeno Shmaena Information



Xeno Shmaena Crafting and Upgrades

Xeno Shmaena has No different upgrade levels. It follows the Bone path, detailed below.

  Rare Attack Power Sharpness Affinity Element Damage Decorations Defense
Xeno Shmaena 8 558
15% Dragon 120 -
Craft with: Xeno'jiiva Claw x4, Xeno'jiiva Shell x6, Xeno'jiiva Tail x2, Xeno'jiiva Gem x1, 56000 x zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki



Xeno Shmaena Upgrade Tree

Xeno Shmaena is part of an upgrade path for the Insect Glaive Weapon Tree. Below is an excerpt of the relevant Xeno'jiiva tree.

Insect Glaive Independent Tree


Insect Glaives
Aerial Magus III  ♦  Aerial Rod I  ♦  Aerial Rod II  ♦  Alatreon Dragonspire  ♦  Alatreon Embrace  ♦  Aqua Rod I  ♦  Aqua Rod II  ♦  Aqua Rod III  ♦  Azure Bolt  ♦  Bad Wing  ♦  Blacksteel Glaive I  ♦  Blooming Glaive I  ♦  Blooming Glaive II  ♦  Blooming Glaive III  ♦  Bone Rod I  ♦  Bone Rod II  ♦  Bone Rod III  ♦  Chrome Blade I  ♦  Chrome Blade II  ♦  Chrome Trident  ♦  Claw Gold Naginata  ♦  Crusher Gold Naginata  ♦  Daora's Entom  ♦  Daora's Tethidine  ♦  Datura Blade I  ♦  Datura Storm III  ♦  Decay Gold Naginata  ♦  Defender Glaive I  ♦  Defender Glaive II  ♦  Defender Glaive III  ♦  Defender Glaive IV  ♦  Defender Glaive V  ♦  Demonlord Cudgel  ♦  Destroyer Bo I  ♦  Diablos Rod I  ♦  Dragonbone Glaive I  ♦  Dragonseal Aldstaff  ♦  Empress Cane Blaze  ♦  Empress Cane Ruin  ♦  Empress Cane Styx  ♦  Fatalis Glaive  ♦  Fenrir Rose  ♦  Firedance Rathmaul  ♦  Flame Glaive I  ♦  Flammenkaefer  ♦  Flash Gold Naginata  ♦  Freeze Gale I  ♦  Gae Bolg  ♦  Gama Cane I  ♦  Gama Cane II  ♦  Garon Rod I  ♦  Gold Ice Naginata  ♦  Gold Paralysis Naginata  ♦  Gold Water Naginata  ♦  Grunge Storm  ♦  Guild Palace Rod  ♦  Hard Bone Rod I  ♦  Hard Bone Rod II  ♦  Hazak Entoma I  ♦  Horn Gold Naginata  ♦  Indigo Flash  ♦  Iron Blade I  ♦  Iron Blade II  ♦  Iron Blade III  ♦  Kadachi Pillar I  ♦  King Gold Naginata  ♦  Kjarr Glaive Crusher  ♦  Kjarr Glaive Decay  ♦  Kjarr Glaive Ice  ♦  Kjarr Glaive King  ♦  Kjarr Glaive Paralysis  ♦  Kjarr Glaive Spark  ♦  Kjarr Glaive Water  ♦  Kulu Blade I  ♦  Kulu Blade II  ♦  Kulu Blade III  ♦  Lightbreak Press  ♦  Luminous Blade I  ♦  Luminous Blade II  ♦  Nergal Reaper  ♦  Nexus Gae Bolg  ♦  Pulsar Rod I  ♦  Pulsar Rod II  ♦  Pulsar Rod III  ♦  Rathmaul  ♦  Royal March Banner  ♦  Ruinous Catastrophe  ♦  Spark Gold Naginata  ♦  Spew Gold Naginata  ♦  Steel Blade I  ♦  Steel Blade II  ♦  Steel Blade III  ♦  Taroth Glaive Claw  ♦  Taroth Glaive Crusher  ♦  Taroth Glaive Decay  ♦  Taroth Glaive Flash  ♦  Taroth Glaive Horn  ♦  Taroth Glaive Ice  ♦  Taroth Glaive King  ♦  Taroth Glaive Paralysis  ♦  Taroth Glaive Spark  ♦  Taroth Glaive Spew  ♦  Taroth Glaive Thief  ♦  Taroth Glaive Water  ♦  Temptation's Trident  ♦  Thief Gold Naginata  ♦  True Gae Bolg  ♦  Tyrannis Glaive I  ♦  Verdant Levin  ♦  Vice  ♦  Water Glaive I  ♦  Xeno Shmaena +  ♦  Ya-Ku Wrath I


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    • Anonymous

      Xeno Shmaena is a high-end late-game weapon. Use it only if you have the jewels that can bring out its potential, better if you can augment it. Until then, stick with Catastrophe's Light.

      For a damage build, I wouldn't advise investing too much on Handicraft (if at all) since you'll lose out on charm/decoration slots that you'll need for damaging power. Instead, as the previous poster said, go for the Protective Polish decoration to keep the white sharpness up. This is very important.

      Maxing out Agitator, Weakness Exploit and Crit Boost works wonders for me and I've seen my Tornado Slash hit Nergi for up to 160-180. Also keep in mind that with the added affinity that this one has out of the box, you'll have more consistent crits (and thus, more damage) with the smaller hits.

      With the upcoming buff to the Kinsect extracts, I'd expect the Shmaena to widen its gap over Catastrophe's Light.

      • Anonymous

        I have both weapons and mho is, catastrophe has huge raw damage when paired with increased affinity and attack ( I use attack 4, critical eye, and critical boost aka eyepatch, as well as agitator aka 3 pcs nergigante armour). Xeno has fairly similar raw damage, about 100 less, but way more elemental damage. If you are playing with a group that knows what there roles are, then Xeno would be a better weapon; in terms of support. Since you can seriously slow down a monster that is weak to dragon, allowing your teammates with weapons meant for breaking parts, to do so easier. the glaive is not a horn breaker weapon, so high raw damage doesn't really make sense for a glaive main. I like the catastrophe however, when playing with randoms along with the bandit mantel, so I can collect more materials and sever tails. However, you have to keep in mind that Xeno has higher affinity, white sharpness!! (+1.32 attack vs. 1.2 for catastrophe) and better jewel spots for very special level 3 jewels. Pair the Xeno with the rare protective polish jewel, and that white sharpness will not go down for a whole minute. Meaning the Xeno would have basically the same raw damage as catastrophe, with affinity boosts. Also max attack boost is over rated affinity is capped after level 4, so you could get away with level 4 attack and then use masters charm level 3 and eyepatch, for more crit damage than full attack boost. Hope this helps.

        • Anonymous

          Using this weapon with maxed Attack Boost, Crit Boost, Weakness Exploit and some Handicraft. Still doesn't seem to deal that much damage compared to Catastrophe's Light (built with just Level 6 Attack Boost and Level 1 Crit Boost).

          Anyone out there who's Augmented this? Will the crit damage be stronger than that of Catastrophe's Light? Can the white sharpness make up for the huge difference in base damage?

          If not, then this glaive is...for inflicting statuses...?

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