Monster Hunter World Skills Guide – Base, Toggle, Weapon Abilities, Recommended Skills

By   /   Jan 25, 2018
Monster Hunter World Skills and Talents Guide

There are a lot of unique skills in Monster Hunter World. This guide will help you understand the skills and which one you should improve while playing this game. Hence, each skill enhances your performance so try to upgrade the most effective one for your play style. In this Monster Hunter World Skills Guide, you will be looking over abilities, skills, equipment skills and what are some of the best skills that you should use in the game.

Monster Hunter World Skills

Monster Hunter World the most anticipated game by Capcom, will be launching this January. In this ecosystem, players will role-play as a hunter slayer where they will find ferocious beasts and try to slay them. Alone or as squad up to four you can take the quest and make your way to task location. Team up hunt monster by cutting off their head and attacking the weak areas of the monster.

There are three types of skills: Basic Skill, Toggle Skill, and Set Bonuses. Basic Skills the easy more point you upgrade the stronger you get. The toggle is ‘On and Off’. Set bonuses depend on the matching set armor to pork, it’s a Special Ability. Monster Hunter World will benefit your abilities given in-game by your charms, armor, and decorations. Equipped items give Skills Point to certain skills.

Basic Skills

Attack BoostEnhances Attack Power also buffs Affinity.
Defense BoostEnhances Defense that also increases Elemental Resistances.
Stun ResistanceTime spent while stun reduces.
Recovery UpAddition HP restored when healed.
Critical EyeEnhances Affinity.
Affinity SlidingShort time Affinity enhanced while sliding.
Special Ammo BoostBuffs the power of Bow/Gun special ammo and Dragon Piercer.
Muck ResistanceWhen stuck in Monster Muck, mobility impairment reduces.
Stamina ThiefEnhance Monster Slayer ability to drain monster stamina.
Slinger CapacityEnhance the loading capacity for Slinger Ammo captured/received in the field.
SluggerThis skill makes it easy to dizzy beasts.
Honey HunterGathering honey increases in the field and also its quality.
Palico RallyPolicies get empowered.
Pro TransporterSpeed while transporting items increases as the dropping chance of these items also reduces.
BotanistHerbs and other consumable items quality increases.
Master MounterThis skill helps in mounting Monster much easier.
Evade WindowWhile evading the invulnerability period prolongs
Slinger CapacityLoading Capacity on Slinger increases.
StealthChances of Monster sighting you reduced.
Speed EatingConsuming items and other eatable speed increases.
Fire AttackPower of Fire Attack enhances.
Poison AttackPoison build-up rate increases.
Poison ResistanceProtects against Poison Attacks.
Evade ExtenderEvade distance increases.
Hunger ResistanceReduces total Stamina depletion over time.
ScenthoundScoutflies gauge fill rate when finding tracks and other traces left by Monster increases.
Horn MaestroDuration of Hunting Horn melodies enhances.
Aquatic ExpertMovement in water increases.
FortifyAttack and Defense every time you die increases, up to two times.
Item ProlongerDuration increases for some items.
GuardKnockbacks and stamina depletion while guarding reduces.
AdrenalineFor a short-while, stamina depletion reduces when at 40% or lower.
Water AttackThe power of Water Attacks increases.
Thunder AttackEnhances the power if Thunder Attacks.
Ice AttackThe power of Ice Attacks increases.
Dragon AttackThe power if Dragon Attack increases.
Recovery SpeedThe red portion of health while damaged for a short time quickly recovers.
Paralysis AttackEnhance the build-up rate of Paralysis Attack.
Paralysis ResistanceTime spent in Paralysis reduces.
ConstitutionWhile performing stamina-required moves, stamina cost reduces. Such as evading, etc.
Master GathererIncreases gathering speed and also stops attacks from knocking you down while looting these items.
BBQ MasterMeat cooking skill increases.
EntomologistDestruction of small insect body reduces, enabling them to be carved.
Speed EatingMeat eating and other consumption speed increases.
Speed CrawlerIncreases mobility while crouched.
Speed SharpeningWeapon Sharpening Speed increases when using a Whetstone.
FocusThe fill rate for weapons with gauges and the charge rate for weapons with charge attacks increases.
Fire ResistanceFire Resistance increases and also improves protection.
Water ResistanceEnhance Water Resistance and also improves Defenses.
Ice ResistanceIncrease Ice Resistance also improves Protection.
Dragon ResistanceIncrease Dragon Resistance also improves Defense.
ArtilleryImproves explosive attacks like Gunlance Shells, charge Blade Phial Attacks, Wyvern’s fire and sticky ammo.
WindproofProtection against Wind Pressure increases.
Scoutfly Range UpExpands Scoutflies detection range.
Health BoostExpands HP.
Quick SheathWeapon Sheathing speeds ups.
IntimidatorThe chance of attack by Small Monster reduces.
Stamina SurgeStamina regeneration increases.
Sporepuff ExpertHealth recovers when Sporepuff used.
Jump MasterStops attackers from knocking back while jumping.

Toggle Skills

Master MounterMounting monster becomes easier.
CliffhangerStamina depletion reduces when evading while clinging to walls or ivy.

Best Skills

With plenty of Monster Hunter World Skills to choose from, you may be wondering which skills you should opt for, especially if this is your first Monster Hunter game. In this section of the guide, we have provided you with some recommendations based on our experience with the game. In our opinion, these skills should not be missed by any Monster Hunter player out there.

Attack Boost increases base damage of the weapon, the most basic attack that the weapon does. Having more Attack Power means having more damage, this will make the boss much easier to slay in much quicker and successful manner.

Evade Extender or Evade Window
Evading attacks is the most basic tactic in the Monster Hunter World. Evade Extender and Evade Window skills enhance your evade range and invulnerability period.

Sharpness is one of the easiest and most effective skill compared to other skills. It instantly enhances the damage output and also increases the color of the weapon since sharpness multiple makes it more powerful.

Best Weapon Skills

Weapon TypeRecommended Skills
BowFocus, Special Ammo Boost, Evade Window or Extender
Charge BladeArtillery, Guard, Razor Sharp
Dual BladesSpeed Sharpening or Razor Sharp, Element Attack, Stamina Surge or Constitution, Status Attack
GreatswordFocus, Quick Sheath
GunlanceSharpness or Razor Sharp, Quick Sheath
ArtilleryEvade Window or Extender, Sharpness
HammerSpecial Ammo Boost, Evade Window or Extender
Heavy BowgunHorn Maestro, Evade Window or Extender, Sharpness
Hunting HornSharpness or Razor Sharp, Evade Window or Extender, Mount Master
Insect GlaiveSharpness, Guard
LanceElement Attack, Status Attack, Evade Window or Extender, Bonus Shot
Light BowgunFocus, Sharpness, Evade Window or Extender
Long SwordEvade Window or Extender
Switch AxeEvade Window or Extender, Speed Sharpening, Element Attack , Status Attack
Sword and ShieldFocus, Special Ammo Boost, Evade Window or Extender

This is all we have in our Monster Hunter World Skills Guide. If there is anything else that you would like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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