Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Loadouts Guide

Monster Hunter: World Iceborne offers players a ton of different types of armor, weapons, and skills to choose and put together. New items are added with every expansion. As the new Iceborne expansion has just rolled out, putting all these together can seem a bit intimidating. Don’t worry though, in this guide, we’ve assembled all the best Monster Hunter: World Iceborne loadouts for you.

Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Loadouts

The following are some of the best loadouts that you can use in Monster Hunter: World Iceborne expansion:

Great Sword All-Purpose Loadout

This loadout is an all-around, general-purpose loadout. The weapon for this Great Sword Loadout is the Wyvern Ignition “Impact”.

The most important feature of this loadout is that it allows you to employ skills without the need for any equipment. The Wyvern Ignition “Impact” weapon can be obtained from Event Quests. However, if you do not have it, the Jagras Hacker III performs well with this loadout too.

If you also do not have enough Expert Jewels, feel free to use Attack or Paralyzer Jewels instead.

This loadout’s weapon, skills and armor pieces, with their respective decorations are as follows:

Weapon Decorations
Wyvern Ignition “Impact” Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1

Armor Decorations
Dragonking Eyepatch α Mighty Jewel 2
Damascus Mail β Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Kaiser Vambraces β Might Jewel 2
Damascus Coil β Sheath Jewel 1
Sheath Jewel 1
Sheath Jewel 1
Empress Greaves β Mighty Jewel 2
Elementaless Jewel 2

Skills
Health Boost Level. 3
Handicraft Level. 3
Quick Sheath Level. 3
Critical Eye Level. 4
Maximum Might Level. 3
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Focus Level. 3
Non-elemental Boost

Great Sword Fire-Heavy Loadout

This loadout also uses the Wyvern Ignition “Impact” weapon. The main focus of this loadout is to have a lot of firepower to deal a ton of damage.

One thing to keep in mind is that the Focus Charm can be substituted with an Attack Charm, if you wish to increase your damage output further, at the cost of the weapon gauge refill rate.

Weapon Decorations
Wyvern Ignition “Impact” Attack Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1

Armor Decorations
Dragonking Eyepatch α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Mail α Mighty Jewel
Drachen Vambraces α Mighty Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Coil α Elementaless Jewel 2
Drachen Greaves α Charge Jewel 2
Focus Charm II

Skills
Critical Eye Level. 7
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Critical Boost Level. 3
Power Prolonger Level. 1
Master’s Touch
Attack Boost Level. 4
Focus Level. 3
Maximum Might Level. 2
Non-elemental Boost

Long Sword Sharpness Based Loadout

The main focus of this loadout is to maximize the Divine Slasher’s sharpness. The Drachen armor here makes the needed decorations equip-able. These decorations strengthen the sharpness and damage of the weapon.

Weapon Decorations
Divine Slasher Brace Jewel 3

Armor Decorations
Nergigante Helm β Expert Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
Drachen Mail α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel
Drachen Coil α Critical Jewel 2
Drachen Greaves α Elementaless Jewel 2
Handicraft Charm III

Skills
Critical Eye Level. 7
Critical Boost Level. 3
Handicraft Level. 3
Flinch Free Level. 1
Power Prolonger Level. 1
Airborne
Attack Boost Level. 4
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Maximum Might Level. 2
Non-elemental Boost
Master’s Touch

Long Sword Survivability + Damage Based Loadout

This loadout is based around increasing your damage as much as possible, while also boosting your survivability as to not make you a glass cannon.

Weapon Decorations
Taroth Sword Rage Earplug Jewel 3

Armor Decorations
Drachen Armet α Earplug Jewel 3
Attack Jewel 1
Drachen Mail α Elementaless Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Gala Suit Tail α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves α Vitality Jewel 1
Earplugs Charm III

Skills
Earplugs Level. 5
Critical Eye Level. 4
Critical Boost Level. 3
Airborne
Slinger Capacity Up
Elemental Airborne
Attack Boost Level. 4
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Health Boost Level. 3
Non-elemental Boost
Master’s Touch

Sword & Shield Barroth Club Based Loadout

This decorations in this loadout offer incredible damage output. Plus, the armor is not very difficult to make.

Weapon Decorations
Barroth Club III Tenderizer Jewel 2
Attack Jewel 1

Armor Decorations
Dragonking Eyepatch α Elemental Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Drachen Mail α Flawless Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces α Critical Jewel 2
Might Jewel 2
Drachen Coil α Mighty Jewel 2
Drachen Greaves α Mighty Jewel 2
Unscathed Charm II

Skills
Critical Eye Level. 6
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Peak Performance Level. 3
Power Prolonger Level. 1
Attack Boost Level. 4
Critical Boost Level. 3
Maximum Might Level. 3
Non-elemental Boost

Sword & Shield All-Purpose Loadout

This loadout boosts health, defense and damage output, making it a very well-balanced loadout. Your evade window will also be increased with this loadout, making it easier for you to dodge and stay alive for longer.

Weapon Decorations
Fatal Bite None

Armor Decorations
Kaiser Crown γ Tenderizer Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Drachen Mail α Critical Jewel 2
Kaiser Vambraces α Expert Jewel 1
Empress Coil γ Mighty Jewel 2
Kaiser Greaves γ Mighty Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III

Skills
Critical Eye Level. 7
Critical Boost Level. 3
Handicraft Level. 3
Evade WIndow Level. 2
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Health Boost Level. 3
Maximum Might Level. 2
Master’s Touch

Dual Blades Demon Mode Based Loadout

Your time in Demon mode will be increased by this loadout and it allows you to swap blades for each element in it. Changing the blade will grant you the exact same result. With this build, you can acquire Health Level. 3.

Weapon Decorations
Dual Blades for each element None

Armor Decorations
Rath Soul Helm β Grinder Jewel 1
Grinder Jewel 1
Rathalos Mail β Grinder Jewel 1
Kushala Grip β Tenderizer Jewel 2
Diablos Coil β Evasion Jewel 2
Death Stench Heel β Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III

Skills
Handicraft Level. 5
Speed Sharpening Level. 3
Marathon Runner Level. 2
Critical Boost Level. 1
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Evade WIndow Level. 3
Health Boost Level. 2
Critical Element

Dual Blades Kjarr Dagger Based Loadout

This loadout helps you take advantage of the monsters’ elemental weakness. With this loadout, you are free to change the jewels and weapon so other elemental dual blade weapons can be accommodated for.

Weapon Decorations
Kjarr Daggers “Water” Stream Jewel 1

Armor Decoration
Drachen Armet α Handicraft Jewel 3
Stream Jewel 1
Drachen Mail α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kushala Cocoon γ Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves α Attack Jewel 1
Attack Charm III

Skills
Attack Boost Level. 7
Critical Boost Level. 3
Handicraft Level. 3
Airborne
Elemental Airborne
Critical Eye Level. 6
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Water Attack Level. 2
Critical Element

Hammer Taroth Hammer Sleep Based Loadout

The Taroth Hammer Sleep hammer is up there with the highest damage-dealing weapons in the game. This loadout utilizes it to its full potential; squeezing out every ounce of damage it is able to deliver.

Weapon Decorations
Taroth Hammer Sleep Elementaless Jewel 2

Armor Decoration
Drachen Armet α Critical Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Mail α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces α Mighty Jewel 2
Mighty Jewel 2
Kushala Cocoon γ Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel
Nergigante Greaves γ Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Attack Charm III

Skills
Critical Eye Level. 7
Critical Boost Level. 3
Handicraft Level. 3
Airborne
Attack Boost Level. 7
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Maximum Might Level. 2
Non-elemental Boost

High Stability Loadout

The idea with this build is to let you get right up in the monsters’ faces and punish them. The high stability with this build will prevent you from being rag-dolled.

One thing to note with this loadout is that you are free to swap the Vitality Jewels with whatever other decoration you desire, making this build quite versatile.

Weapon Decorations
Diablos Shatterer II Elementaless Jewel

Armor Decoration
Bazel Helm β Earplug Jewel 3
Dober Mail β Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kaiser Vambraces α Vitality Jewel 1
Bazel Coil β Brace Jewel 3
Death Stench Heel β Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III

Skills
Handicraft Level. 5
Attack Boost Level. 2
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Non-elemental Boost
Earplugs Level. 5
Health Boost Level. 3
Flinch Free Level. 1

Hunting Horns Survivability Based Loadout

The skills used int his loadout increase your defense by a very significant amount. One of the standout skills is ‘Guts’ which can prevent you from being knocked out instantly.

Weapon Decorations
Empress Roar “Blaze” Sonorous Jewel 1

Armor Decoration
Bazel Helm β Tenderizer Jewel 2
Attack Jewel 1
Drachen Mail α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Drachen Coil α Jumping Jewel 2
Drachen Greaves α Jumping Jewel 2
Earplugs Charm III

Skills
Guts
Critical Eye Level. 6
Attack Boost Level. 4
Critical Boost Level. 3
Horn Maestro Level. 1
Earplugs Level. 5
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Evade Extender Level. 2
Power Prolonger Level. 1
Master’s Touch

Hunting Horns Balanced Taroth Pipe Sleep Based Loadout

This loadout grants high damage coupled with great defense. Making for a very well-balanced loadout.

Weapon Decorations
Taroth Pipe “Sleep” Evasion Jewel 2

Armor Decoration
Nergigante Helm β Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Nergigante Mail γ Earplug Jewel 3
Elementaless Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Drachen Vambraces α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Empress Coil γ Earplug Jewel 3
Nergigante Greaves γ Tenderizer Jewel 2
Sonorous Jewel 1
Earplug Charm III

Skills
Earplugs Level. 5
Critical Eye Level. 4
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Evade Window Level. 3
Non-elemental Boost Level. 1
Attack Boost Level. 4
Health Boost Level. 3
Maximum Might Level. 3
Horn Maestro Level. 1
Hasten Recovery

Lances All-Purpose Loadout (Non-Gamma) Loadout

This loadout is very versatile. It will work well in pretty much every situation, without the need of gamma armor. One of the best features of this loadout is that you have very high stamina, so you can fight for a very long time.

Weapon Decorations
Perdition’s Hand Expert Jewel 1

Armor Decoration
Empress Crown β Brace Jewel 3
Empty Slot 3
Nergigante Mail β Critical Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Kaiser Vambraces α Expert Jewel 1
Odogaron Coil β Tenderizer Jewel 2
Uragaan Greaves α Empty Slot 1
Ironside Charm III

Skills
Guard Level. 5
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Evade Extender Level. 2
Critical Boost Level. 1
Critical Eye Level. 5
Stamina Surge Level. 2
Flinch Free Level. 1

Lances Versatile Taroth Crest Claw Based Loadout

The weapon used in this loadout, the Taroth Crest Claw, is one of the best weapons in the game; having great damage, sharpness, affinity and it can even inflict fire damage. The skills used in this loadout help this weapon to perform to its maximum potential.

This loadout is also very versatile. You can swap the Jewels in it for other ones, depending on what monster you’re about to fight.

Weapon Decorations
Taroth Crest Claw Attack Jewel 1

Armor Decoration
Drachen Armet α Elementaless Jewel 2
Ironwall Jewel 1
Drachen Mail α Flawless Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kushala Cocoon γ Ironwall Jewel 1
Ironwall Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Unscathed Charm II

Skills
Critical Eye Level. 4
Critical Boost Level. 3
Peak Performance Level. 3
Handicraft Level. 2
Master’s Touch
Elemental Airborne
Attack Boost Level. 4
Guard Level. 3
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Airborne
Non-elemental Boost

Gunlances Inexpensive Well-Balanced Loadout

This loadout will serve well in most of the battles you will get into, without being difficult to craft. This loadout also provides a lot of room for customization, so feel free to mess around with it.

Weapon Decorations
Empress Howl “Styx” Empty Slot 1
Empty Slot 3

Armor Decoration
Dragonking Eyepatch α Brace Jewel 3
Bazel Mail β Empty Slot 1
Empty Slot 1
Uragaan Vambraces β Jumping Jewel 2
High Metal Coil β Vitality Jewel 1
Empress Greaves β Tenderizer Jewel 2
Jumping Jewel 2
Artillery Charm III

Skills
Guard Level. 3
Health Boost Level. 3
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Evade Extender Level. 2
Capacity Boost
Razor Sharp/Spare Shot
Health Boost Level. 3
Flinch Free Level. 1
Artillery Level. 3

Gunlances Taroth Buster Water Based Loadout

Weapon Decorations
Taroth Buster Water Magazine Jewel 2


 

Armor Decorations
Xeno’jiiva Headgear γ Tenderizer Jewel 2
Ironwall Jewel 1
Ironwall Jewel 1
Drachen Mail α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Elementaless Jewel 2
Xeno’jiiva Spine γ Ironwall Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Xeno’jiiva Spurs γ Attack Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
Artillery Charm III

Skills
Critical Eye Level. 5
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Guard Level. 3
Blight Resistance Level. 2
Critical Boost Level. 3
Attack Boost Level. 4
Power Prolonger Level. 1
Artillery Level. 3
Capacity Boost
Non-elemental Boost
Razor Sharp/Spare Shot
Elemental Airborne

Switch Axes Survivability + Damage (Non-Gamma) Loadout

Another well-balanced loadout. It gives high damage accompanied by good defense. Also, it is rather easy to craft as you don’t need expensive gamma armor.

Weapon Decorations
Power Smasher II Tenderizer Jewel 2

Armor Decoration
Nergigante Helm α Vitality Jewel 1
Drachen Mail α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Drachen Coil α Vitality Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves α Vitality Jewel 1
Attack Charm III

Skills
Health Boost Level. 3
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Attack Boost Level. 7
Critical Boost Level. 3
Maximum Might Level. 2
Critical Eye Level. 6
Power Prolonger Level. 1
Elemental Airborne
Master’s Touch

Switch Axes Terror Tyrannos Based Loadout

This loadout utilizes the Terror Tyrannos is one of the strongest weapons in the game, having great sharpness and attack power. This loadout enables the weapon to deal its high damage without sacrificing its sharpness.

Weapon Augment
Terror Tyrannos Attack Increase
Attack Increase

Armor Decorations
Nergigante Helm α Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Mail α Critical Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Coil α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Greaves α Mighty Jewel 2
Handicraft Charm III

Skills
Critical Boost Level. 3
Handicraft Level. 3
Critical Eye Level. 7
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Attack Boost Level. 4
Maximum Might Level. 3
Power Prolonger Level. 1
Elemental Airborne
Master’s Touch

Charge Blades Stability (Non-Gamma) Loadout

This loadout allows you to get very close to the monsters and fight them from the inside, instead of battling for afar. The skills used here all synergize together very well to let you do that.

Weapon Augment
Diablos Tyrannis II Attack Increase
Health Regen

Armor Decoration
Bazel Helm β Earplug Jewel 3
Ironwall Jewel 1
Damascus Mail β Artillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Diablos Nero Braces β Magazine Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Bazel Coil β Elementaless Jewel 2
Death Stench Heel β Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III

Skills
Artillery Level. 3
Focus Level. 3
Earplugs Level. 5
Health Boost Level. 3
Guard Level. 1
Handicraft Level. 5
Capacity Boost
Non-elemental Boost

Charge Blades Super High Damage Loadout

The weapon employed in his loadout, the Diablos Tyrannis II, is one of the very high damage weapons in the game. This loadout enables the weapon to reach that high damage potential.

Weapon Augment
Diablos Tyrannis II Attack Increase
Health Regen

Armor Decoration
Dragonking Eyepatch α Handicraft Jewel 3
Nergigante Mail γ Elementaless Jewel 2
Elementaless Jewel 2
Ironwall Jewel 1
Kushala Grip γ Artillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Nergigante Coil γ Handicraft Jewel 3
Attack Jewel 1
Nergigante Greaves γ Charger Jewel 2
Magazine Jewel 2
Handicraft Charm III

Skills
Focus Level. 3
Artillery Level. 3
Handicraft Level. 5
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Agitator Level. 1
Attack Boost Level. 4
Maximum Might Level. 2
Guard Level. 1
Hasten Recovery
Non-elemental Boost
Capacity Boost

Insect Glaives Stability Loadout

This loadout is more focused on stability and versatility, instead of damage. This loadout will make it very easy for you to mount monsters.

Weapon Decoration
Empress Cane “Styx” Mighty Jewel 2
Attack Jewel 1

Armor Decoration
Bazel Helm β Mighty Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Xeno’jiiva Hide β Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Drachen Vambraces α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Coil α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Greaves α Critical Jewel 2
Earplugs Charm III

Skills
Health Boost Level. 3
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Earplugs Level. 5
Power Prolonger Level. 3
Critical Boost Level. 1
Critical Eye Level. 4
Attack Boost Level. 4
Maximum Might
Razor Sharp/Spare Shot

Insect Glaives Grunge Storm Based Loadout

The Grunge Storm is probably the most powerful Insect Glaives in the game. This loadout utilizes it to its full potential, allowing for great damage. However, the defense here is a bit underwhelming. So, you’ll have to be cautious while in battles.

Weapon Augmentation
Empress Cane “Styx” Attack Increase
Attack Increase

Armor Decoration
Drachen Armet α Critical Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Mail α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces α Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Coil α Mighty Jewel 2
Nergigante Greaves γ Mighty Jewel 2
Mighty Jewel 2
Handicraft Charm III

Skills
Critical Boost Level. 3
Weakness Exploit Level. 3
Handicraft Level. 3
Critical Eye Level. 7
Power Prolonger Level. 1
Attack Boost Level. 4
Maximum Might Level. 3
Master’s Touch
Airborne
Elemental Airborne

3-Star Ranged Weapon Loadout

The Heavy Bowgun loadout is based on boosting evasion and stamina restoration.

 Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Kadachi Helm Constitution (Level 1)
Chest Kulu Mail Stamina Surge (Level 1)
Arms Barroth Vambraces Marathon Runner (Level 1)
Waist Pukei Coil Poison Attack (Level 1)
Leg Jyura Greaves Focus (Level 1)

Armor Stats

Def 62
Fire 0
Water -15
Ice 3
Thunder 6
Dragon 0

Bow Loadout

This bow loadout is based on boosting stamina as much as possible.

 Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Kadachi Helm Constitution (Level 1)
Chest Kulu Mail Stamina Surge (Level 1)
Arms Kadachi Vambraces Evade Extender (Level 1)
Waist Kulu Coil Item Prolonger (Level 1)
Leg Kulu Greaves Critical Eye (Level 1)

Armor Stats

Def 66
Fire -4
Water -6
Ice  0
Thunder  0
Dragon  1

Bowgun Loadout

This bowgun loadout works with special ammo.

 Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head King Beetle Vertex Evade Window (Level 1)
Chest Tzitzi Mail Constitution (Level 1)
Arms Anja Vambraces Special Ammo Boost (Level 1)
Waist Anja Coil Fire Resistance (Level 1)
Leg Anja Greaves Artillery (Level 1)

Armor Stats

Def 100
Fire  8
Water -10
Ice -5
Thunder -4
Dragon  2

Bow Loadout #1

This bow loadout offers a stamina surge.

 Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Lumu Hat Stamina Surge (Level 1)
Chest Tzitzi Mail Constitution (Level 1)
Arms Barroth Vambraces Marathon Runner (Level 1)
Waist Pukei Coil Poison Attack (Level 1)
Leg Anja Greaves Artillery (Level 1)


Armor Stats

Def 84
Fire -3
Water -1
Ice -3
Thunder -4
Dragon  1

Bow Loadout #2

This bow loadout offers Level. 2 Marathon Runner.

Slot  Equipment Name Skill
Head King Beetle Vertex Evade Window (Level 1)
Chest Anja Mail Marathon Runner (Level 1)
Arms Barroth Vambraces Marathon Runner (Level 1)
Waist Kulu Coil Item Prolonger (Level 1)
Leg Jyura Greaves Focus (Level 1)

Armor Stats

Def 80
Fire -2
Water -10
Ice -1
Thunder  1
Dragon  2

Heavy Bowgun Loadout

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head King Beetle Vertex Evade Window (Level 1)
Chest Rathalos Mail Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Arms Kadachi Vambraces Evade Extender (Level 1)
Waist Odogaron Coil Critical Eye (Level 1)
Leg Kulu Greaves Critical Eye (Level 1)


Armor Stats

Def 108
Fire  4
Water -4
Ice -1
Thunder  1
Dragon -1

Bow Loadout

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Kadachi Helm Constitution (Level 1)
Chest Tzitzi Mail Constitution (Level 1)
Arms Odogaron Vambraces Constitution (Level 1)
Waist Diablos Coil Marathon Runner (Level 1)
Leg Jyura Greaves Focus (Level 1)

Armor Stats

Def 110
Fire  4
Water -5
Ice -8
Thunder -5
Dragon  2